Hello Steemit, I am Yuppa

in #introduction5 years ago (edited)

I don't know if there are any other dinosaurs from the beginning of the modern internet age but I will post here and give a little history.

I started a bbs with a friend in 1986 called Dark side of the moon. As far as BBS's were concerned, it became very popular with many 'doors' (that's what we called the online games back then). We ran Spitfire bbs and even got a dedicated phone line just for it!

Being kids with a lust for knowledge, I was wardialing local numbers when I came across a shell login. It was 1988 and my first exposure to unix was through an anon login via a bank of montreal server. Once I figured out how to telnet out wow - mind was blown! Soon I had shell accounts all over the world and by 1990 was a heavy user of irc and began to get deep into the warez scene. Also around this time, I put my first MUD online. (Multi User Dungeon - a text based MMO).

The first couple muds I put online weren't that great and we had problems with sharing admin powers, however by 1992 the MUD Entropy was online and had a healthy player base. My guru was a random unix teacher from the university of arizona who spent a lot of her personal time teaching me how to use unix. We drifted apart over the years, but I still think of her often. She was old, and ran (maybe still does) the "official" wheel of time mud. When I went searching for a more stable server to put my MUD on, I was referred to an administrator on the US Army network, and lo and behold by 1994 Entropy was running on a military mainframe! I was over the moon, all my friends and peers were in awe and the userbase of Entropy swelled to over 100 ppl logged in at any given time! We had a lot of military personal playing, and even had someone playing from a submarine when they had the chance! I miss those old days. Unfortunately in 1996 civilian access was revoked from the network and I had to move my MUD again.

Combined with the rise of graphical games around this time (think ultima online, later everquest, ashrons call and others) and my own personal struggle to find meaningful employment, the mud began to peter out. While I still kept it active until its final shutdown in 2003, the playerbase at that time was only a couple people.

I also retired from the warez scene in 2000 as what I considered a game in my youth, and just a way to get free games, as I was now entering adulthood - and responsibility for my actions, the scene was becoming way to serious. The last straw was seeing the irc channel users dropping their emergency messages as a co-ordinated 56 country piracy bust left many groups in tatters; long time friends online never seen again and more. That was it for me.

Since then I've just been a normie scrub like everyone else, working shitty IT jobs, never really using my potential and drifting through life. Feel free to ask me anything!

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