Google just announced that they've expanded their Usenet Archive to go all the way back to 1981! They made a big Announcement with lots of 'Firsts': First mention of Microsoft, the Commodore 64, first post from AOL, first serious spam, etc etc.
December 12, 2001
So I've been going a little nuts going over my old posts. Here's the first one of mine I could find. (Actually, the searching mechanism seems a little buggy, you can see it by fiddling with the dates, so it's probably not my first first post.)
Ok. Time to prove my true navel-gazing geekdom. Here's a handy chart of all the accounts I used to post, and related info:
|firstname.lastname@example.org||28 Apr 1993 -
14 May 1993
|email@example.com||14 Sep 1993 -
05 Jun 1994
|firstname.lastname@example.org||15 Jun 1994 -
27 Feb 1995
|email@example.com||23 Mar 1995 -
25 May 1997
|firstname.lastname@example.org*||26 May 1997 -
28 Sep 1997
|email@example.com||28 Sep 1997 -
29 Jul 1999
|firstname.lastname@example.org||03 Aug 1999 -
12 Jul 2000
|email@example.com||15 Jul 2000 -
01 Sep 2001
|firstname.lastname@example.org||01 Sep 2001 -
11 Dec 2001
I'm a little alarmed that the average posts per day has doubled lately. It may be a spike, since it's a smaller than average sample, and I posted a lot right after September 11th...
Funny of the Moment
> Actually, I have heard rumors that Howard Stern
> and H Ross Perot are one and the same. (Have we
> ever seen them in the same room, huh? huh?)
No, that's not true: in fact I have them both in my room right now:
say Hello, Ross:
Hello! I'd l
That's enough Ross, thank you. Howard?
This is fucking ridicu
Thank you, Howard.
Kirk "and the truth shall make you free" Israel--from this 1993 talk.rumors post. Every once in a while I'm worried that I used to be funnier.