Tuesday, September 07, 2004

15 Years . . . .

It's heard to believe that I've spent the last 15 years (to the day) of my life here. This is the longest I've ever been in any one place. But more interestingly, in this time I,
  • Went to School
  • Had a few jobs (6 and counting)
  • Got married
  • Had 2 daughters
  • etc, etc, etc
This is the longest I've ever been in any one place

Saturday, September 04, 2004

On the Net . . . . .


I have been "on the Net" for about 11+ years now. Like a lot of my fellow "netters" I too started with archie, gopher etc in the very begining. Then I slowly progressed to the Usenet (initially using rn and later upgrading to trn) and the WWW.

My very first post was probably to soc.culture.bangladesh. At least that's what I am able to find by Googling for "Manzoorul Hassan" under "Google Groups". The earliest article seems to have been posted July 1993. But I could have sworn my earlier postings were in all caps. I know, I know that's NOT the polite way of posting. But at that time I didn't know any better. On my terminal it (the all caps) was simply easier / better to see. But since I can't seem to Google it, I'll just believe that I am mistaken ;o)

While I was fairly active in the Usenet, I never got involved in the BBS (online chat) type activities and still have not quite got on the Instant Msg thing. I have finally gotten on the Blog thing (which I'm still fairly new at) and am really enjoying it.

In my most active days I used to read, and post to,

  • soc.culture.bangladesh
  • rec.travel.*
  • rec.video.*
  • austin.food (which I still am fairly active in)
  • rec.food.*
  • comp.os.linux.*
  • comp.os.os2.*
  • rec.sport.cricket
  • rec.sport.soccer
  • rec.sport.tennis
  • etc

    I have finally picked blogging (technically I picked it back in late '03, but haven't really posted anything yet) and though I'm still a novice (you can tell from this, my very first, blog), I have a good feel for this.

    - manzoor