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Happy Birthday

2002-10-02 10:39:35+00 by meuon 6 comments

Happy 8th Birthday - Thank You Dan! On October 2nd (a Monday) in 1994 Chattanooga Online went online to the general public. It was born of idea's in Dan's, Debbie's and Mike's heads... and is still an internet company serving Chattanooga with much of the same vision. As children go, this is one Dan should be proud of.

[ related topics: Children and growing up Coyote Grits Chattanooga Net Culture ]

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#Comment made: 2002-10-02 12:53:04+00 by: ziffle

Dan and his children - now there's a thought to cause a choke on his morning coffee..

#Comment made: 2002-10-02 16:52:33+00 by: Dan Lyke

Meuon, let's give pioneering credit where pioneering credit is due. We were providing Usenet feeds and writing HTML in 1993.

Ziffle, while the nice thing about mind-fucks is that you can't catch anything, they do tend to spawn all these little ideas that run around and drain your resources for a few decades.

#Comment made: 2002-10-02 17:01:17+00 by: Larry Burton

Aren't we suppose to reminisce on these days? Good. I remember walking into y'alls office to see if any of y'all wanted to go to lunch the day the T1 went live. The scene kind of reminded me of the old b&w Frankenstein movie with Dan bouncing around shouting, "It's alive, it's alive!" He was there by himself and had just gotten the first response from a ping seconds before I walked in the door.

#Comment made: 2002-10-02 17:28:50+00 by: Dan Lyke

I guess it was the day before that Aaron had helped us configure everything, because any of my changes to TCP/IP configurations actually working was pure chance. If I'd known then what I know now...

(If I'd known then what I know now, when Mike came in and said "I've ordered a T-1, but it's okay because we've got 90 days to pay the bill"...)

And credit to to Robert, who, in conjuction with Gonzo (I think), came over and got an Apple laptop talking to my BBS machine (a 386/25) via PPP and KA9Q, which it seems to me to have happened long before the Usenet via 9600 baud satellite downlink thing started.

#Comment made: 2002-10-02 19:52:15+00 by: meuon

If ANY of us had known what we know now.. we'd be basking on the beach of our own island..

#Comment made: 2002-10-02 20:27:46+00 by: alecmarlow [edit history]

meuon: If ANY of us had known what we know now.. we'd be basking on the beach of our own island..

sooo true.

i wonder what dan will say when i ask him if i can set up a lineage server at Chattanooga Online? probably somethin like "Alec, get a life..."

oooo check out dan's links for sporatic comics "deamonology 101" very good comic ^^