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The end of an era. - Tina Marie's Ramblings
Red hair and black leather, my favorite colour scheme...
skywhisperer
skywhisperer
The end of an era.
I shut off my Usenet server today.

Because "The September That Never Ends" really did never end.
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ptomblin_lj From: ptomblin_lj Date: June 3rd, 2010 07:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
I still keep mine open, but mostly because of the bofh.* groups.
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: June 3rd, 2010 07:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
I couldn't tell you the last time I actually looked at mine. I know one or two people on my server still used it occasionally (because I run leafnode, and it tells me these things), but the price per month I was paying for the feed wasn't justified by the usage.
ptomblin_lj From: ptomblin_lj Date: June 3rd, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wait, you *paid* for a feed?
arthur_sc_king From: arthur_sc_king Date: June 3rd, 2010 08:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Sigh. Pathetic, innit?

Fuck you, Cantor & Siegel! Fuck you both to hell!
ptomblin_lj From: ptomblin_lj Date: June 3rd, 2010 08:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Did you see Joel Furr was on a panel at a con recently with Siegel? I asked him if he could smear a few pounds of feces on Siegel's face, since that's what Sielgel did to my server.
arthur_sc_king From: arthur_sc_king Date: June 3rd, 2010 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Good lord, he's still around? (And who's Joel Furr, pardon my ignorance?)
grahamwest From: grahamwest Date: June 3rd, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
She, I think. Jerry Cantor and Martha Siegel IIRC.

Joel Furr was a big Usenet name in the early 90s or so. He was involved with a lot of alt.* stuff early on I believe.
skywhisperer From: skywhisperer Date: June 3rd, 2010 10:23 pm (UTC) (Link)
He has his own wikipedia page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joel_Furr
grahamwest From: grahamwest Date: June 3rd, 2010 08:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow, Joel Furr, there's a name I haven't heard in a long, long time.
alioth1 From: alioth1 Date: June 26th, 2010 01:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well, depends which NG. I still use ptomblin's server, uk.rec.motorcycles and the uk.rec.cycling.moderated are good groups. And of course I read the scary devil monastery (but post there very seldom). And comp.sys.sinclair.
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