Wayback DACT

The Life History of a Nobody

I have been writing and creating online since 1999, first with html editors and ftp. My First Website was at sites.netscape.net and later geocities, tripod, nbci ... etc.

In the early ninety's i have used things like norton editor(ne), vi editor, awk, Lotus 123, Informix and understood a little about data.

My computing experience started with DOS, Win 3.11 and SCO Unix. Around 286, 386 times. The only Connected Internet Like thing was Delrina Win Fax on a Gateway 2000 Modem, then BBS, and later my world changed with Netscape 3.04 and an update would take all night on 33 Kbps DUN.

My first dual file manager XTree Gold and norton commander(ftp) and accounting was done with quicken and myob in the early 90s.

FTP was WS-ftp and mail client was Eudora.

I have been thru the dotcom boom as a Nobody. Xdrive gave 5Mb free Online Storage and NBCI broke records with 500Mb where people stored mp3 for winamp.

Peedy the parrot kept me company, it was AI Bird that was pretty dumb. He would sing “Daisy Bell” when he was in a good mood. He was a Secret Microsoft Agent.

An old Deskshot from my 386

Then came free domains and email. I had a mail.com and email.com pop3 free email. Yahoo too gave free pop3 later. All things disappeared in a couple of years or less.

In Y2K Dilbert movies on TV gave me worldly wisdom that only Scott Adams can boast of.

Around 2005 iGoogle brought much happiness to many. I made a few widgets too. Listed below.

iGoogle days

JR — Friendly Giant Monster used to work for iGoogle‎. He has now moved on to the African Coast after he became Little People.

A Doodle that reminds me of Google Code in the goog old days, now GitHub has taken its place. Google wears dark Glasses and does not recognize old friends now.

The Goog old Google of those days