Random, but I found the Hobby Lobby post in a snapshot...
Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:00am

Of the board I apparently took on 2005-12-29.

I'm not really sure why I did it. Maybe it was a wget test? I have the thread bodies too but they're not linked. Maybe I should import them into this site just to have them for the heck of it.

NEMB screenshot from 2005

Upload the index page as it takes up little space:

    • Ahhhh.. I do have one memory that's earlier... - Message Board, Sun Apr 26 2020 12:07am
      It's chained from an old post referencing a now lost post but I can remember from Jan 3, 2005!
      • Random, but I found the Hobby Lobby post in a snapshot...- Erik_, Thu Apr 22 2021 2:00am
        • I manually imported all those posts... never again. - Erik_, Tue Apr 27 2021 12:53pm
          I imported all those posts that were in the wget dump from December 2005 one by one by hand and then linked the parent ids and thread activity... It was some mind numbing work. If I come across anymore stuff like this or maybe from I'm writing a Python script to do it. haha Anyway... more
          • So that's the context of "Forces act when not restrained" - Puckdropper, Wed Apr 28 2021 3:56pm
            It was well worth the time to import.
            • Well worth the time to import. Haha. But seriously, I also thought it was interesting when I saw the "Forces" post. What are the chances that the Hobby Lobby post and that one just so happened to be on the random one page snapshot I had buried in a hard drive backup from 16 years ago? It also ... more
              • Belch & Fart? - Puckdropper, Sat May 01 2021 10:18pm
                Maybe I missed that somewhere. I think that was a concern. Retna's board and mine and Joe's got deleted because the NEMB was just so awesome.
                • This is the thread in all its historical glory... - Erik_, Sun May 02 2021 2:21am
         Retna's and Joe's board might have disappeared before the PHP2BB boards, but I think yours was around until then, no?
                  • It might have been... When did I get real hosting? - Puckdropper, Mon May 03 2021 12:31am
                    Um, 2016 with Inmotion Hosting, but I had someone else before that. Maybe it was the Godaddy reseller account? I'm pretty sure it was gone when I had real hosting. I'll say it was gone between 2001 and 2005. Oh and I moved the thread up... We should randomly like once a random number of mon... more
                    • Was that the switch from to... - Erik_, Mon May 03 2021 4:22pm
             I sort of remember there was a lapse or something that happened which caused you to get a different domain name... but maybe I'm thinking of something different than your hosting site changing. Glad to see the thread activity worked on those old threads. I just set them to t... more
                      • Yeah, it might have been at that time. - Puckdropper, Tue May 04 2021 12:39am
                        I'd have to pull the whois up to see how long I've had I think the guy gave me when I couldn't use the domain (now dead) to redirect to the webspace he gave me. When he disappeared, the registration eventually expired, and I had to get m... more
                        • WHOIS has it in 2006. - Erik_, Thu May 06 2021 11:44am
                          Updated Date: 2019-04-09T09:35:12Z Creation Date: 2006-11-12T22:46:25Z Registry Expiry Date: 2028-11-11T23:59:59Z Was the original through someone as UCL? Seems weird that they would just disappear out of the blue like that and leave you hanging.
                          • We had the domains, but not the hosting. - Puckdropper, Thu May 06 2021 5:30pm
                            I guess the guy got some new e-mails or something... or I've also seen 18-year old kids with a good heart and some ideas but life takes them some other way. (He strikes me now as a young kid type.) The original guys, Peter Holowaty and Stephen Pearce gave up UCL and we rebuilt it. Our mistake w... more
      • Wow, I remember that post - Puckdropper, Tue Apr 28 2020 6:30pm
        Retna's assessment of Hobby Lobby is still right! Except the ladies were a bit younger at my local one... Or did I notice when the middle-aged ladies weren't that much older than me?
        • Yeah it's still spot on to this day. - Erik_, Thu May 07 2020 4:16pm
          My wife loves that store so I've been dragged there more than I would have liked. haha (well, not so much lately...)
    • It's sort of a bummer we forget so much. - Erik_, Sat Apr 25 2020 9:30pm
      I don't have a ton of memories being less than 10 but I can think of some from the ages of 5/6 to 10 years old. Anything younger than that just doesn't exist anymore. It's not like those memories aren't there when you're that age or even when you're a kid still you can remember back. It's like s... more
      • Sometimes it's good though. - Puckdropper, Tue Apr 28 2020 6:27pm
        After all, who wants to remember peeing their pants several times when they were potty training?
        • For situations like that it's good. - Erik_, Thu May 07 2020 4:19pm
          It would be nice to be able to remember family members that may have passed that you knew when you were young though. Like, I only have 1 or 2 "flash" memories of my grandmother before she was in the nursing home and still had her memory.
          • You're right - Puckdropper, Sun May 10 2020 5:23pm
            I sure wish I could remember more about some of my relatives.
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