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A weblog by Michael Moncur

Last Build Date: Thu, 23 Apr 2009 14:21:21 +0000


Comment on The unrecognizable Internet of 1996? by Earl

Thu, 23 Apr 2009 14:21:21 +0000

Interesting to read some of the earlier days of the Internet. It always seems like good times looking back.

Comment on The unrecognizable Internet of 1996? by Owen

Tue, 24 Mar 2009 19:08:41 +0000

Fascinating to know that you were one one of the only quote sites back in the day. Good times eh? @Jeet: I'm pretty sure that's right.

Comment on The unrecognizable Internet of 1996? by Jeet

Wed, 11 Mar 2009 07:05:51 +0000

I first started using internet in 1997 and I had 24/7 access from day 1. You have a good point about emails. I also used yahoo directory to find sites, unlike today where I simply 'google' things. Search engines were lame in 1996.

Even in 1997 I had bookmarked a lot of sites and regularly followed some 'bookmark lists' my college seniors had made.

At that time there was plenty of activity on internet using usenet groups (I used tin and slrn and later used deja).

IIRC livejournal started in 1996 as well. Didn't it?

Comment on The unrecognizable Internet of 1996? by Karl Foxley

Tue, 03 Mar 2009 00:44:27 +0000

It's amazing to think of the internet back then and see how things started to take shape. I also like looking at sites using the 'way-back' sites on the web... it's interesting to see the development of the big names online today like Amazon and how their site designs have changed with the times.

Thanks for posting.

Comment on Bloglines | News by John Hunter

Tue, 25 Nov 2008 01:25:14 +0000

I agree, I switched to Google Reader and have liked it. It is annoying how many managers seem to think Dilbert's boss is an appropriate person to model their behavior on.

Comment on Bloglines | News by Laura Moncur

Wed, 22 Oct 2008 16:47:11 +0000

I switched over to Google Reader and haven't gone back to Bloglines. I used to love them, but things were so buggy that I decided to try out Google Reader. They have gotten a lot better since I first tried them and I'm pretty happy with them.

Comment on My iPhone Thinks I’m in Minnesota by jared

Wed, 06 Aug 2008 07:41:36 +0000

I'm in SLC and (ironically bc I'm from there) it thinks I'm in PA near Philly.

Comment on Firefox 3: Google Browser Sync Discontinued, No Firefox 3 Support by Laura Moncur

Thu, 19 Jun 2008 15:48:32 +0000

Holy &%#)%* What are we going to do?!

Comment on The worlds 50 most powerful blogs | Technology | The Observer by Laura Moncur

Wed, 12 Mar 2008 15:34:54 +0000

Wow... I've only heard of 11 of them. I certainly wouldn't consider Boing Boing to be "powerful." I think it's mainstream journalism that's out of the loop.

Comment on Spammers lose a few more IQ points by Sohnee

Thu, 06 Mar 2008 10:43:56 +0000

Love the article - I've seen the same behaviour, as even the "use a character not a letter approach" doesn't work anymore! Gr3at n3w5!