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Infinitely Prolonged enough.

The time has finally come to take Wowbagger, the Infinitely Prolonged offline.

As far as I can tell, I have been using Wowbagger as my primary web and mail server, as well as a general dumping ground for miscellaneous files since January 7th, 2003. Well, technically the mail server went up on March 21st, 2003. This obscurely named machine was accessed by tens of people using the equally obscurely named Dynamic DNS address, Notlob.

Since I now have a legit (and incredible) domain name and managed web hosting, it’s finally time to put the old beast to rest. The fact that my parents are remodeling my old bedroom where the server lives, is of course, merely a courtesy detail.

I have imported an archive of my old photo gallery for all to enjoy in all its nostalic glory.

If you’ve read this far without needing to ask what the hell Wowbagger or Notlob are referencing, you are probably interested in the specs of this machine. Here you are:

  • 233MHz Celeron
  • 187 MB RAM (doesn’t sound right to me, but that’s what /proc/meminfo says)
  • 12GB HDD
  • Mandrake Linux v2.4.19-16 (I suck at updating, bite me)

Genghis Khan, you are a wanker; you are a tosspot; you are a very tiny piece of turd. Thank you.

::sniffle:: So long, Wowbagger, and thanks for all the insults.

A good fish, and an asshole.

On April 27, 2003, Jessica brought home a beautiful little Beta fish. We named her Hio.

Hio enjoyed squishing her head between the marbles at the bottom of her bowl. If she wasn’t squishing her head at the bottom, she’d float sideways up at the top. Presumably because she’s wished for death since the moment she met me, and because she was an asshole.

Mom enjoyed talking to Hio in a high-pitched voice for tens of minutes at a time, petting her through the glass.

This morning, after having had her for 3 years, 7 months and 14 days, I found her unresponsive to being fed. Hio died doing what she loved, both with her head squished between the marbles, and floating sideways.

Funeral processions will be held tonight, in the garden by the side of my apartment.

You were a good fish, Hio. I’ll miss you.