Happy 10th Birthday, Advogato

Posted 5 Nov 2009 at 20:18 UTC by robogato Share This

Advogato.org is officially 10 years old. Raph made the first Advogato diary post on Nov 5, 1999 and the first article was posted on Nov 6, 1999. Ten years may not seem like much, but it's a long time in Internet years. Not many blogging or social networking sites can claim to be that old. Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday, posted 5 Nov 2009 at 22:20 UTC by cdfrey » (Journeyer)

Thanks for keeping track. I'm glad Advogato exists, and has been around for so long. I joined the party a bit late, but better late than never.

Time to break out the cake!

Happy Birthday., posted 5 Nov 2009 at 22:24 UTC by shlomif » (Master)

Happy Birthday to Advogato!

Here's my first Advogato blog post (dated 15-Aug-2001). Since then I've moved my blogging elsewhere (and hope to get host my blogs on my own domain soon), but I'm still syndicating my aggregated feed here.

I was happy that I got my "Master" status on Advogato, and hope to see Advogato becoming more active in the future. Perhaps I should write more Advogato front-page features.

Cheers to another great year!, posted 6 Nov 2009 at 05:35 UTC by zanee » (Journeyer)

Time sure does fly! It'll be interesting to see if advogato as a community can survive another decade but I can't see why not.

Congratulations, posted 7 Nov 2009 at 17:10 UTC by fxn » (Master)

Congratulations, thanks for running Advogato.org for so many years.

I've been around since 2001. I love this community, the diversity, and the casual style of our once called "diary entries".

Grizzled veterans, posted 11 Nov 2009 at 14:16 UTC by chalst » (Master)

I'm pleased Advogato made it this far, and in as good shape as it is: it didn't always seem like it would make it this far...

Some links from Advogato's early days

Back then, Advogato was busy making itself felt as a centre of the free software community, due to a fairly consistent supply of valuable articles (cf. lkcl's complaint: i'm bored of advogato not having more stuff posted on it. y'know. original stuff. interesting stuff. stuff not posted by me). I guess the story of Advogato's decline is more to do with the failures of the article creation process than people having weblog software elsewhere that is more to their liking. If we had a higher signal-to-noise ration, then maybe, just maybe, people would think Advogato? Now that's not a bad place to post my great thoughts about where FS is and is going...

In the meantime, we grizzled few can talk past each other on recentlog.

Any ideas? How about a "post a front-page-fixing patch to mod_virgule" competition?

Congrats!, posted 19 Nov 2009 at 19:43 UTC by DeepNorth » (Journeyer)

It's great that people have kept the faith here.

WRT articles -- I have *tons* of stuff pending and will certainly be putting things up here in the coming year. I think this is a terrific platform for putting an article in front of people I can usually trust to critique with reason.

I have no doubt that many quiet/lapsed members of this community have plenty to say. Like me, though, they probably have very little time to say it.

Here's to another ten years!

Here, BTW, is an idea for an article: what will that future look like? I predict the demise of ordinary hardware devices as we know them and bandwidth that is more critical than ever, but much larger than we had dreamed of. What happens in a world where ordinary bandwidth is free, storage unlimited, Cycles in the cloud are available anywhere, any time for peanuts and broadcasting as we know it (radio, television, newspapers, magazines) has ceased to exist?

Here's something gruesome: late 20th century (1990s) 'stuff' will become retro and we will start to speak of the 20th century the way we used to speak about the 19th Century.

Discuss.

Post it then!, posted 20 Nov 2009 at 09:13 UTC by chalst » (Master)

No time like the present: you've got the title and your kick-off prediction figured out!

I will there predict that we will become cyborgs, part human, part cloud-computing devices. Resource competition will become more important: finding water, food and space will be hard for many, particularly if we screw up the whole global warming thing, and our descendants will additionally face psychological challenges from the permeable boundary between self and the egoless cloud.

The Rules of St. Benedict, posted 4 Dec 2009 at 17:08 UTC by sye » (Journeyer)

I don't know how, I get this guilty feelings of inviting consultants to our Christmas Party today. I was told by our office secretary the reason why invitation wasn't extended to 'the other' members is because the calculation of work hours. Consultants are paid by their hours.

I sensed the hidden rule: 'happy hours' should be excluded from work hours unless ...

My great uncle in-law, reverend Craig Eder passed away recently. I asked my better-part what he remembered about his great uncle. He told me that his great uncle Craig made this _most boring_ 45 min.'s program about 'the order of St. Benedict'. He only watched it for the benefits of his grandparents.

I was curious to find out more about the Benedictine Confederation.

We also had a little warm exchange on our understanding of the saying 'Perfection is the enemy of good'. He says: perfection is God's love and 'Good' is human desire. The statement speaks a truth in that sense. My understanding has always been 'perfection' is what's right in linguistic frameworks and 'good' is what works in my life. The statement thus reveals a truth in that sense.

Merry Christmas and Happy 10th Birthday of Advogato.

More reflections on our decennial, posted 30 Apr 2010 at 15:44 UTC by chalst » (Master)

I put up a little chronology of Advogato at my other weblog, Ten Years of Advogato. It sort of looks like a boxing match: the strong start, the punishing middle rounds, the knock-down of raph giving up on it, and the come-back with Steven's takeover. But we're not back to our past best form yet.

I'm hopeful that proclus's latest articles are going to mark the beginning of a new chapter of stuff worth reading on the front page.

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