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Offline Erik Luken

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Just in case...
« on: July 17, 2014, 12:06:34 AM »
You are curious, near as I can figure these forums will be 11 years old in 8 days.
 

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Re: Just in case...
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2014, 05:39:42 AM »
Happy birthday aurora2.pentarch.org!  8)
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« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2014, 07:51:02 AM »
Erik, I assume you mean the boards for Arkayn Game Designs.  Congrate's,  that's a fair bit of time.
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Re: Just in case...
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2014, 08:24:00 AM »
Erik, I assume you mean the boards for Arkayn Game Designs.  Congrate's,  that's a fair bit of time.

Actually, I mean these boards. For Aurora.

Based on my increasingly senile memory, sometime in the 90s I hosted a mirror for Steve's website for SFA. Around the same time was the Rigellian Diary Yahoo group. Which transformed into the Aurora message list. And then here.
 

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« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2014, 09:27:53 AM »
Nice!
 

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Re: Just in case...
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2014, 09:35:20 AM »
only a year or two more until girl forums make it feel nervous and sweaty.

I hope it's a fair assumption that Aurora is a boyforum.
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Re: Just in case...
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2014, 10:15:56 AM »
only a year or two more until girl forums make it feel nervous and sweaty.

I hope it's a fair assumption that Aurora is a boyforum.

Girlforums are like alien swarms. They have cooties and must be destroyed ;)
 

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Re: Just in case...
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2014, 10:26:19 AM »
Erik I'm with you on the "senile memory"!  ;D   As you many recall though, I was one of the more vocal participants in the great schism over Starfire 3rdR around '04/'05.  Those events led to Steve first starting the Rigellian Diary Mailing list which he them migrated to the Yahoo group in Sept '05.  (Yes I had too cheat and at least lookup dates to SFA downloads and the YahooGroup archives)

Up until about a year ago I still had archives of both the Starfire and RigellianDiary mailing lists.  Lost those when the drive they were stored on finally crashed.  Stupid me never backed them up offline.  

As I recall, with the help of the Yahoo Group archive, Steve started Aurora around June of '06.  Based on my own start date here, you started this board Sept of '06.  Your mirror of SFA obviously predates that, but I have no recollection since I would get my updates straight off of Steve's site.

So, while Aurora may only about 8 years old, I have not doubt that your support/envolvement with SFA is easily 11+.
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Re: Just in case...
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2014, 10:43:16 AM »
Erik I'm with you on the "senile memory"!  ;D   As you many recall though, I was one of the more vocal participants in the great schism over Starfire 3rdR around '04/'05.  Those events led to Steve first starting the Rigellian Diary Mailing list which he them migrated to the Yahoo group in Sept '05.  (Yes I had too cheat and at least lookup dates to SFA downloads and the YahooGroup archives)

Up until about a year ago I still had archives of both the Starfire and RigellianDiary mailing lists.  Lost those when the drive they were stored on finally crashed.  Stupid me never backed them up offline.  

As I recall, with the help of the Yahoo Group archive, Steve started Aurora around June of '06.  Based on my own start date here, you started this board Sept of '06.  Your mirror of SFA obviously predates that, but I have no recollection since I would get my updates straight off of Steve's site.

So, while Aurora may only about 8 years old, I have not doubt that your support/envolvement with SFA is easily 11+.

I'll bow to your research. :) Though I do recall playing Aurora at work (shhh) in 2005 or 2006. Well, I was at that job 2005-2008.

I know the mirror was in the 90s because it was on one of my Avalon.net accounts, which I had from 94 to 98. If the wayback machine is still around it should be accessible there.

Now I'm wondering why my account creation date here is 2003. These forums are the second or third iteration and it shouldn't be that far back.
 

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Re: Just in case...
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2014, 11:27:02 AM »
I'll bow to your research. :) Though I do recall playing Aurora at work (shhh) in 2005 or 2006. Well, I was at that job 2005-2008.


At my last job I was "the database guy" and did work on arcane spreadsheets and data entry programs no one else understood. I think I took to aurora because it's the easiest game in the world to play at work.
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Re: Just in case...
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2014, 01:09:28 PM »
At my last job I was "the database guy" and did work on arcane spreadsheets and data entry programs no one else understood. I think I took to aurora because it's the easiest game in the world to play at work.

I was (in that job) IT helpdesk. My day consisted of maybe unlocking one or two accounts, and to unjam a printer. So a lot of time for myself.
 

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Re: Just in case...
« Reply #11 on: July 19, 2014, 03:51:50 PM »
I'll bow to your research. :) Though I do recall playing Aurora at work (shhh) in 2005 or 2006. Well, I was at that job 2005-2008.

I know the mirror was in the 90s because it was on one of my Avalon.net accounts, which I had from 94 to 98. If the wayback machine is still around it should be accessible there.

Now I'm wondering why my account creation date here is 2003. These forums are the second or third iteration and it shouldn't be that far back.

I just looked at my email archive.  The final collapse of the 3rd Design Group was late 04, with the emails I have for the 3DG petering out in January 05. 

Kurt
 

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Re: Just in case...
« Reply #12 on: July 21, 2014, 01:00:29 PM »
I just looked at my email archive.  The final collapse of the 3rd Design Group was late 04, with the emails I have for the 3DG petering out in January 05. 

Kurt

Wow 10 years! I remember being very annoyed at the time but it seems to have worked out OK :)
 

 

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