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blog:finally [2015/12/18 11:31] (current)
sam
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 +====== Finally... ======
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 +I've been running [[http://​vis.nu|vis.nu]] for 17 years now.    I was 19 when I started it up, to put things into perspective. ​  It started out on a couple dumpstered 486s on an ISDN line in the south suburbs of Chicago. ​ Back then, it really was a community project. ​ Other people used it, other people worked on it, etc. etc.  We all used pine or mutt.   ​Nontrivial processing power was devoted to tinyfugue. ​  Most people on it used MacOS 9, or Windows 98, so shell on the desk wasn't particularly common. ​  I was using a SPARCclassic.  ​
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 +Since then, it's survived marriages, a divorce, interstate moves, three start ups, podcasts, broadcasting,​ OpenBSD, virtualization,​ you name it.  And I always thought of it as more than just me.  So I kept my personal stuff off to the side, leaving the front door open for everyone, or at least something representative.
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 +That changes now.   With this newest version of vis.nu (and the biggest change in a decade), combined with a forthcoming "New Year's Resolution"​ thing I'm working on, I've decided running the two websites separately is annoying. ​  Other people still use vis.nu services, and more people will use it in the future... but vis.nu **is** me.   I should reflect that.
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 +So now, sam.vis.nu just goes to vis.nu. ​  And there'​ll actually be something useful here.   Also, the server has moved to Quebec.
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