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16 years ago

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:54 pm
by Rkiver
I joined here on October 1st 2002.

16 fucking years ago. Where the hell has the time gone?

Since then, I have gotten married, have a daughter, started my own business, travelled to the US, Amsterdam for IBC, going to conventions in the UK....
And played a lot of games, every single one of Introversions games, so recently I took them all back out,and played them all again. And they actually still hold up pretty damn well.

So, all of the rest of you old timers, if you are even still around, what the hell have you done in the past 16 years?

Re: 16 years ago

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2018 4:15 am
by VoiD88
Sad to say, I've not been that successful in the past... Mainly because I've been sort of a slacker in RL.

But as they say, a fault confessed is half redressed: I finally managed to get started on a second apprenticeship in August after applying and re-applying all over the country for 4 years. Here in germany, not having finished an apprenticeship is a real career killer, you can't do anything but the most menial jobs since no company is going to hire you. I'm 34 years old now, that's why it took me 4 years to finally find one (most companies want apprentices just out of school, where the person can still be shaped like they want them to be).

My new boss is actually a brit, even more reason for me to like the UK much more than my own effing country. If I had the money, I'd move to England :mrgreen:

So now I fully intend to throw everything I got into this apprenticeship. After 15 years of doing the most crappy jobs, I fully realize by now that this is the last chance I'm going to get to make something out of my life. And I will not let this chance go to waste, even though I'd have liked an apprenticeship in a different speciality of this profession; I wanted to become IT specialist for application development, but my new company only trains IT specialists for system integration. Doesn't matter, I'm finally in the IT business, I can still specialize in a different field after my apprenticeship is done! :D

Re: 16 years ago

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 12:12 pm
by ScareyedHawk
I entered and left my teen years, joined a fire juggling crew and did a few gigs across the country, started studying automation until I left because our teachers were completely incompetent, moved in with my girlfriend (been together 10 years next May), started working for a major hosting company in Sweden, abandoned Windows and joined the battle for open source, traveled South America for two months including walking the Inca trail to Machu Picchu and biking down the death road in La Paz. A few years ago a colleague talked me into trying Dungeons and Dragons, so naturally I got completely fucking hooked. I currently play in one campaign and DM two others weekly. My main campaign takes place in a desert where magic is feared and forbidden due to its corruptive powers.

Brewed my own mead for a while, joined a band, quit the band, started collecting fountain pens and started learning how to write in copperplate. Bought a large plot in northern Sweden with a beautiful view we'll hopefully start building on soon. I currently go by "gycklarn" almost everywhere else on the interwebs, including in #uplink where we still get people getting pissed daily because they wasted 4000c.

Guess I should get back to work, now.

Re: 16 years ago

Posted: Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:04 am
by husurt
Awesome. Glad to see some people made it so far. I just joined here but in 2002, I was only in elementary school. Since then I went to university, graduated, got a job, toured europe, USA, singapore, and malaysia, found my first serious love, gotten engaged to that first serious love, broke the engagement with that first serious love, and now, gotten a scholarship to a digital marketing course for a change of career.

Re: 16 years ago

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:21 pm
by WolfLord
Playing Uplink is the first step in a chain that ends up with me married and living in the UK. Pretty weird!

Some people are still around on #uplink but good luck finding anyone not idle. Mostly just people joining, swearing at us in strange languages, and leaving.

Re: 16 years ago

Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 2:39 am
by xander
I heard Nirvana on the radio today. I then found out that I was listening to an "oldies" station. I cried a little.

Re: 16 years ago

Posted: Thu May 02, 2019 4:54 pm
by NeoThermic
Back in my day...

Re: 16 years ago

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 1:37 am
by tabasco boy
joined the navy and now a civilian again and able to continue being part of the PC Master Race.... and logging on this forum now and then...

Re: 16 years ago

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:09 am
by RoystonD12
16 years (and... three? usernames) ago, crikey... In 2013 I was finishing off my A-levels before moving to Dundee for uni (and dropped out 3 years in... D'oh!)
I then spent the better part of the last 10 years living and working in Dublin, then Finland, before moving back to Scotland in 2015.

These days I work from home doing IT, as well as dabbling with music composition/production, hobby game dev, stuff like that.

<3

MegaDeth/CrazyPixieBitch (Thanks for that TGF :P)/CrazyPixie/Pixotic

Re: 16 years ago

Posted: Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:56 pm
by WolfLord
Come to IRC, where it's still 2003!

Re: 16 years ago

Posted: Sun Jul 21, 2019 2:25 pm
by detelina
16 years when it seemed to me so much. Now I am 42 years old. I have two teenage children. I have a university degree and law practice. But after a while, I realized that I did not enjoy life. Now I am catching up. My children teach me to live in a new way. I work with my daughter in the fitness room. I ride my bike with my son and daughter. And recently, children have opened for me a new hobby of mine. This is a game of quests. We select different quests for London through https://nowescape.com/london-uk-escape-rooms. This is convenient because there is a description of quests and prices. Quests have different themes. With the quests I remember the story and develop the logic.

Re: 16 years ago

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:52 pm
by seribrin
16 years for someone it's an eternity. For some, 16 years may seem like one day. In any case, you need to value time and what is happening around us. We need to learn how to pass through the tests that fate gives us and not be afraid of change. In life, there are many things that make us upset. But after rain, there is always sun

Re: 16 years ago

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:06 am
by klavushkin
I got married 16 years ago. A few years later, my daughter was born. I was happy. My happiness was so great that I was blinded. I did not notice what was happening with my husband. I pulled home, family, work. My husband worked and did his hobbies. My insight came to our wedding anniversary. When my husband forgot about this date and went fishing with friends. He arrived a day later and was drunk. I divorced my husband earlier this year. I did not sue for property and money. It suited him. I moved to another city. I found my new job on the job search site https://uk.jobsora.com/. It helped me start a new life. And this life is beautiful

Re: 16 years ago

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:42 pm
by MonsterBeat
I 've got married a year ago in Thai. I hired a really great wedding team to organize it at a high level!

Re: 16 years ago

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:24 pm
by Loloky
Bro! I know wht you are talking about. There is oly one good wedding team in Thai. Look at samui wedding photographer dimasfrolov.com/ to know more about what they did that year. Maybe there are your photos on the website!