With Word 97 I learned to touch type. Word 2002 was the last version I used at home. Those were the days.
Another splendid trip down memory lane. This time to Boxgrove Early Hominid site, a quarry in Sussex, where I spent several weeks in the summers of 1995 and 1996. We lowly trowellers sang the "Elsan Blues", drinking late into the night, kipped in a barn on hay bales and kept a low profile when the media descended as the site yielded incredible half a million year old hominid fossils.
The path of memories is often blurred, and the light gets distorted by recollections. But they will never fade, just like the memory of that walk in Schönbrunn, almost ten years ago.
Do you have projects that you never released for one reason or another?
7 (s-e-v-e-n) years ago I started developing a small budgeting/expense app, which went nowhere because.. not sure really. :D
I was proud of a very simple interaction, which made lots of sense to me: swipe away from you to add an expense, swipe towards you to add a income.
@katchwreck You’re a saint! Here’s a bag of quarters for your magnanimous gesture! 🪙💰
I already knew @internetarchive was rad, but to host emulators?! Im learning all sorts of cool things thanks to @Mastodon. Grateful to have found such a cool community.
At some point in the 2000s Opera had a built in feature to turn your web pages into green text only 1990s web 1.0 looking stuff. No pictures. Only text and links.
The browser also had a built in side panel that listed all of the links available on a page, even the sub links under the fancy graphics. That truly made browsing worlds better.
Tonight after the show, it's been a year since we started MNR, but do you really know how it all began? Hop in the time machine with me as we take a look back at the origins of MNR on the desk of chaos over on #substack subscribe for free and get email deliveries!
#streaming #twitch #blog #memorylane
Esta es una foto de mi banda “Personal Autorizado” en 1993, en el concurso de Valores juveniles Bacardí. Mi bajo es un Yamaha TRB6 (primeros bajos de 6 cuerdas en México). Hoy nos estamos reuniendo varias generaciones de participantes. #memorylane
My mom just sent me this photo: 17 years ago yesterday I defended my PhD thesis and my family came from Galicia for the defense ❤️
All of us looked so young!
I took this photo 1998 in Las Vegas, in the Hilton, for the Star Trek Experience.
When I set up my camera on the tripod, a bunch of bulky security guards came to me, and I was scared as hell!
But they just told me NOT to take any photos of their slot machines. Everything else was fine.
And then they asked me if I needed them to cordon off some space and the stairways, so I could take some photos with no people on them.
Those were the days!
Ooit, in lang vervlogen tijden (20 jaar geleden) toen ik nog van de ruimtevaart was bij ESTEC in noordwijk, was Sander van Hoorn m’n vaste contact voor alle ruimte-onderwerpen. En kijk nou, look who’s back 😅 #memorylane
Memory Lane 276
Show first broadcast on:
Mad Wasp Radio
22nd February 2023
Small Faces, Ashton, Gardner & Dyke, Elvis Presley, Be-Bop Deluxe, Minnie Riperton, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Armageddon, Wings, Buzzcocks, Led Zeppelin, John Lennon, Frank Zappa
Memory Lane Extra
is a supplement to our regular show which is currently broadcast every Wednesday on Mad Wasp Radio
Show 007 online now 🎧
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This weeks show features tracks from:::
Richard Hell & The Voidoids, The Rutles, The Fire Escape, Ian Matthews, Blondie, Disco Tex & The Sex-O-Lettes, Blue Mink, Captain Beefheart, Neil Diamond, Earth, Wind & Fire, Dave Edmunds, Kiki Dee, The Vibrators, John Cale, Motörhead, John & Beverley Martyn
Memory Lane 268
Now online 🎧
first broadcast on
Mad Wasp Radio
28 December 2022
The Doors, Elvis Presley, Bell & Arc, Little Feat, The Rolling Stones, Sutherland Brothers & Quiver, Robin Trower, Paper Bubble, Manfred Mann's Earth Band, Television, Bram Tchaikovsky, Creedence Clearwater Revival, T. Rex, Daevid Allen
Link to show in bio
BTW, I recently had a trip down #memoryLane and realized that I might technically count as a #publishedAuthor. The story goes like this: a long long time ago in an Internet far far away, there was a social network that started in the best way: as a #POSSE aggregator. The name of the network was #FriendFeed, and apparently it reached its highest reach among users in Italy and Turkey.
(Why? No idea.)
Memory Lane Extra 001
Supplement to our weekly
Mad Wasp Radio show
Queen, Minnie Riperton, Fleetwood Mac, Elton John, Climax Blues Band, Tim Buckley, Albert Hammond, Stevie Wonder, 10cc, Budgie, Dave Edmunds, Steely Dan, Van Morrison and New Riders of the Purple Sage
"I'm forever blowing bubbles
Pretty bubbles in the air
They fly so high
Nearly reach the sky
Then like my dreams
They fade and die.
Fortune's always hiding,
I've looked everywhere,
I'm forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air."
~ James Kendis, James Brockman & Nat Vincent
As a kid I used to repeatedly doodle Leo Baxendale's comic character #GrimlyFeendish on my school exercise books. For my sins, or despite them, I went to a Catholic school 😬 and classes had to take turns organising the weekly mass, as a budding artist I got the job of designing the promotion posters ... Cue Grimly and his bizarre monster chums bidding children to "Go to Mass". 😄 🦇
#MemoryLane #Comics #ComicBookArt #LeoBaxendale
Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu, performed on the veena, the ghatam, & the guitar! You don't normally associate this tune with such instruments
Performed by the Raman Sisters of Shivamogga (Shimoga), Karnataka: Sandhya Raman, Vidya Ashok, & Mangala Raman
However, they look pretty serious for such a light-hearted song!
"Hallo Mister! How do you do?"
Lovely instrumental rendition of the evergreen song Mera Naam Chin Chin Chu, from the 1958 Hindi film Howrah Bridge. It was sung by the incomparable Geeta Dutt, & O.P. Nayyar's sprightly music is rendered with gusto by Nakul Jogdeo on the #piano
“Keep your crayons sharp, your sticky tape untangled and always put the tops back on your markers.” - Ernie Coombs A.K.A. Mr. Dressup
⌨️ I was impressed by this intro when I first saw it on the #Amiga in 1993. But beware, it is scary. 🙀
PS Please don't listen to it on headphones; it can mess with your brain because of some limitations of the Amiga sound chip.
Ok, I'm doing this. Trip down #MemoryLane. Screenshot is of my first #website that had some decent traffic. I was sharing my "learning to code" experience. In a funny way I may be doing sth similar now at #University just for #research
I started putting websites together from 1998 on. I was 12. I had just visited a summer course at my local University of Ulm on using #HTML for website development.
It was transformative.
I am getting old but this all reminds me of what I felt then.