I've been doing stuff on the web from before the time there was a "web", back when it was USENET and Archie and Veronica and WAIS and Gopher, along with telnet-ing to random IPs to find BBS's that had just been attached to this "internet" thing. But somehow (mainly through this terrible case of curiousity I have) I've been able to keep up to date on many of the developments in tech since then. I have fond memories of the old days. There was a culture of geeks online back then that has mostly died out. It was a grand time, and I'll never forget it. But living in the future is actually pretty awesome, and I wouldn't trade it for the world.
As a shout out to my former self:
-----BEGIN GEEK CODE BLOCK----- Version: 3.12 GAT d+ s: a+ C+++ UL++++ P+++ L++++ E--- W+++ N++ o K++ w++++ O M++ V PS++ PE- Y++ PGP+++ t+ 5 X+ R+++ tv-- b++++ DI++ D+ G++ e++ h--- r+++ y++ ------END GEEK CODE BLOCK------
This was generated with The Geek Code: online codec in English, French. There's a decoder there as well if you're curious what this is.
I affim my belief in the Oxford comma, two spaces after a stop, and the essential superiority of vi over emacs, although these days I use Visual Studio Code more often than not.