Debug

April 16, 2002

Debug is online and functioning, and has changed roughly one iota as compared to serv.pl

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usernames

March 23, 2002

I honestly don’t remember what the first BBS I joined was, though it was probably something like Allentown Tech or The Nucleus, both of which were boring-but-dependable local boards. I probably had to use my real name on whatever it was. Eventually, of course, I found out about boards that focused less on PD software and HAM radio, and more on 0-day warez and post/call ratios. A handle was required. Now, I’m not sure about all the handles I used, or their order, but I’ll try and reconstruct the history as best I can.

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software

March 14, 2002

For over a year now, I’ve been working at the same job. It’s a pretty good job. I make enough to pay the bills and still have spending money, I’m doing something I generally enjoy, and I don’t have much of a commute. My job title is ‘Information Technology Developer.’ I do a lot of different things, but my core duties revolve around writing software. As someone who deals daily with writing, implementing, and modifying software, I have some opinions on the subject.

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the black box

March 14, 2002

One of the best ideas in modular programming (and in much of design, really) is ‘the black box.’ A black box is a mysterious device that accepts a given type of input and operates on it in such a way as to produce a desired result reliably. Its workings are hidden from view, but because the relationship between its input and its output is known, its workings don’t matter.

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The Church of the Machine God

January 27, 2002

Born in the summer of 1998, the Church of the Machine God was a proud but short-lived venture undertaken by Brothers OT (that’s me), Kevin, Søren, and Drew.

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Kevin

January 27, 2002

Shortly after I began college, I started playing on some multi-user online RPGs. They weren’t, overall, very good, but I knew some of the players and admins from school, and gaming with them was fun. Eventually, I became an admin, too, and made some more friends among the staff.

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