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hadocon
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Oct 17, 2021, 10:06 PM
 
Today is my forum birthday! Check out my sig!

Wow, things sure have changed since I joined this forum 20 years ago with my dual G4 800 MHz setup. A full 6 years before the iPhone, on the eve of OSX 1.0 and the original iPod... heck, 20 years ago we were still watching old Standard Definition 4:3 porn, vs the immersive 360 UHD VR porn I can view tonight in my Facebook VR mask that I won at a church raffle.

Sucks to see S.J’s passing, but in many ways we see the revival of Newton, and the Knowledge Navigator in the iPhone.

Looking forward to another 20 years on MacNN Forums!
20+ year MacNN forum member. MacBook Air 11" 1.6Ghz 4GB 128GB Backlit Keyboard, 4S, iPad Mini
     
subego
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Oct 18, 2021, 12:02 AM
 
Well, you’re just a veritable forum baby compared to me.

I came on board because this was the spot to keep track of OS X native software. ‘Member OmniWeb?
     
reader50
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Oct 18, 2021, 12:34 AM
 
OmniGroup is still around. Their products are still great. Though I miss their OSX game ports. I was a beta tester on one of those.
     
subego
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Oct 18, 2021, 06:33 AM
 
I use OmniFocus!

Fallout is one of my favorite games ever, so their ports are near and dear to me. I actually wrote them a thank you email when it came out.
     
andi*pandi
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Oct 18, 2021, 10:37 AM
 
Congrats to all us forum veterans!
     
Laminar
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Oct 18, 2021, 11:10 AM
 
I went back and read some of my posts from ~2000ish. Yikes. Let's keep the past in the past.
     
BLAZE_MkIV
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Oct 18, 2021, 01:08 PM
 
kinda miss all the activity
     
andi*pandi
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Oct 18, 2021, 01:35 PM
 
So far blaze is winning this thread as older member, unless laminar had a previous account...

Hadocon's church has some interesting raffle items.
     
Laminar
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Dex13
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Oct 18, 2021, 05:23 PM
 
i'll take zimp and cash over twitter any day
     
subego
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Oct 18, 2021, 05:52 PM
 
You’ve set the bar very low.
     
OAW
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Oct 19, 2021, 01:45 PM
 
I'm not the oldest member but I'm definitely "OG" status!

OAW
     
ShortcutToMoncton
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Oct 19, 2021, 04:23 PM
 
Old people unite

Edit—I had an earlier account than this one on ‘NN but it has been lost in time, like years in rain.
Mankind's only chance is to harness the power of stupid.
     
OreoCookie
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Oct 19, 2021, 09:23 PM
 
It's a pity that I missed my anniversary … But it is amazing to think that when I first joined, I was in my second year of university … 
I don't suffer from insanity, I enjoy every minute of it.
     
Thorzdad
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Oct 20, 2021, 08:16 AM
 
Huh. I just looked and saw I missed my 20-year anniversary in August.
     
MacNNFamous
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Oct 20, 2021, 09:51 AM
 
     
Spheric Harlot
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Oct 20, 2021, 02:34 PM
 
Nov. 7, 1999 here.
     
Brien
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Oct 21, 2021, 01:27 AM
 
The glory days.
     
aashish13
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Oct 21, 2021, 07:00 AM
 
Glad some people are still around to reminisce. Congrats on the Forum Birthday!
     
MacNNFamous
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Oct 21, 2021, 11:45 AM
 
How do you know what day of the month Spheric?

Edit: Damn. November 20th. Spheric wins.
     
Spheric Harlot
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Oct 22, 2021, 03:15 AM
 
Originally Posted by MacNNFamous View Post
Spheric wins.
Heh.

Now, where are Superchic[k]en and Zimphire/Kevin?
     
MacNNFamous
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Oct 23, 2021, 12:57 PM
 
Where's Kilbey? Fuck that guy
     
Jawbone54
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Oct 25, 2021, 02:41 PM
 
Glad to see you guys are still kicking.

But yeah, I refuse to go back and look at my old posts.
     
dav
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Nov 3, 2021, 11:13 AM
 
0.20 posts per day
one post closer to five stars
     
MacNNFamous
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Nov 3, 2021, 12:06 PM
 
I miss the old internet, forums like this one and a few others, pre facebook, when you had to have a few braincells to at least sign up for forums with an email, get approval, and then post things. FB just lowered the barrier of entry so all the boomers joined in and just spam their stupid non fact checked slightly racist memes.
     
Laminar
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Nov 3, 2021, 01:12 PM
 
Originally Posted by MacNNFamous View Post
I miss the old internet, forums like this one and a few others, pre facebook, when you had to have a few braincells to at least sign up for forums with an email, get approval, and then post things. FB just lowered the barrier of entry so all the boomers joined in and just spam their stupid non fact checked slightly racist memes.
And people from before you were on the internet lament the time when idiots like you and I were able to get on the internet and shit all over everything.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_September
     
Thorzdad
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Nov 3, 2021, 06:14 PM
 
Yep.
     
subego
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Nov 3, 2021, 06:47 PM
 
I’ve always been curious why “troll” survived as lingo, but “flame” did not.
     
Brien
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Nov 3, 2021, 10:14 PM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
And people from before you were on the internet lament the time when idiots like you and I were able to get on the internet and shit all over everything.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eternal_September
I definitely miss late 90’s/early 2000’s Apple forums. Felt like a much tighter-knit community back then. Also before SM/apps killed forums, and paywalls and data mining killed everything else (IMO).
     
Thorzdad
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I miss Firefly. I met a lot of fun people there.
     
Thorzdad
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Nov 4, 2021, 07:44 AM
 
Originally Posted by subego View Post
I’ve always been curious why “troll” survived as lingo, but “flame” did not.
My take is that "troll" has deeper roots in childhood fairytales and the like, and easily conjures a very ugly, negative image in people's minds. There's also the whole DnD/sorcerer/majiks underbelly of geek culture that "troll" really appeals to.

"Flame" on the other hand, just isn't as colorful or evocative.
     
subego
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Good theory!
     
Laminar
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I was digging though photos this morning and stumbled on one from probably 2007 or so.

     
Thorzdad
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Nov 9, 2021, 08:08 AM
 
Look at the wear on that MacBook's trackpad.
     
Laminar
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Nov 9, 2021, 09:43 AM
 
Not a MacBook
     
MacNNFamous
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Nov 9, 2021, 12:10 PM
 
Ooo throwback setups, I like it. I'll go. This was 2000 or so. Maybe 2001.



I actually still have this thing, and I'm still pretty sure it's the most upgraded 1st gen iMac in the world. Harmoni 600mhz G3 upgrade w firewire port, Gamewizard 3dFX voodoo2, maxxed ram, huge 12 gig HDD. Haven't booted it up in years.
     
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Nov 9, 2021, 07:33 PM
 
I love the design of those iMacs.

I was rocking an iBook G3 600 MHz or 800 MHz back then. The latter is probably my favorite computer ever. The battery lasted 5 hours of typing and Mac OS X looked like an OS from an alien space ship. It gave me access to all the power of Unix, but I could just plug in a USB printer and print. The 800 MHz version was the first machine that was fast enough for OS X. I just wish Apple had stuck to colors for longer.
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subego
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Nov 9, 2021, 07:51 PM
 
I had a pair of iMac DVSEs. One of my favorite macs. Also one of the few times Mac hardware was more affordable than the PC equivalent.

My first OS X rig, too.
     
Jawbone54
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Nov 10, 2021, 11:55 AM
 
That iBook G4 was my first Apple laptop. Similar (if not identical) to Laminar's. I had the 1.0 GHz model.

The last days of the PowerPC.
     
ghporter
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
I was digging though photos this morning and stumbled on one from probably 2007 or so.

That’s clearly a staged picture…. Way too neat. . I should also compliment you on the laptop stand. My AirPort Extreme sits on a PVC stand to raise it over the steel shelving unit that the rest of my networking stuff lives on.

I didn’t get my first Mac until I’d been here for about 5 years. The VA gave me a (then new) 15” MBP for school in 2006. I bought my Aluminum iMac (the 20” version) in 2007, and two years later we got my wife an early Unibody MacBook, also for school.

My computer desk always seems to have stickies and notebooks on it. Not to be handy, but for reference, usually on last week’s projects, or what I want to be working on. Thus my comment above.

Glenn -----OTR/L, MOT, Tx
     
Thorzdad
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Nov 10, 2021, 02:52 PM
 
My first "Mac" was a Powercenter 150 clone. It wasn't the tower model or the big chunky desktop model. It was the "slimline" pizzabox model. Damned if I can find a pic of it anywhere, though. Had the matching PowerComputing monitor, too.
     
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Nov 11, 2021, 08:18 PM
 
Performa here. 7.5.3. Whoo.
     
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Nov 11, 2021, 10:10 PM
 
My first ever Mac was special, it was a fully decked out PowerBook G3 Kanga. I bought it on atrada.de, a platform that was bought by ebay.com a bit later, for 75 % off. It had 160 MB RAM and a 5 GB hard drive in 1998. My friends with their puny PCs had I think 32 MB on average.
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Nov 12, 2021, 10:19 PM
 
Happy 20th!
     
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Nov 13, 2021, 12:30 AM
 
Mac Classic here, ya amateurs
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subego
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Nov 13, 2021, 01:06 AM
 
512Ke
     
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LCIII.
     
BLAZE_MkIV
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Mac Plus, Still have it.
     
MacNNFamous
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Nov 15, 2021, 02:16 PM
 
I thought this was about 2000 setups, not first setups.
     
Spheric Harlot
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SE 1/20. second revision — no longer the squirrel-cage fan, but not yet the computery smooth whooshing hiss of the later fans. A warm, purring noise very much like our fishtank pump.
The hard drive was a 20 MB Seagate that didn’t tick on access, it squeaked.

So you had this friendly little box purring at you and incessantly twitter-twitting at you as soon as you turned it on.

Later upgraded to 40MB Quantum and 2.5 MB RAM.
I still miss it.
     
 
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