punkwalrus (punkwalrus) wrote,

And the past shall come back to haunt thee...

Back in the early 1990s, when I was on the Bessel account at the University of Maryland, we used to have a Usenet Newsreader called, simply, "trn." Before you sent a post on Usenet, it said:

This program posts news articles to thousands of machines
throughout the entire civilized world. Your message will cost
the net hundreds if not thousands of dollars to send
everywhere. Please be sure you know what you are doing.

Are you absolutely sure you want to do this? y/n

Good warning. I have always felt this warning should still be used, because the Internet achives almost everything. While looking myself up to link to an article I had written, I found my old signature.

From 1992.

I was 23 years old. Forgive me:

=================<<< <  <   < *Punk Walrus* >   >  > >>>=================
[  \||/  |       ---------------------------------------       |  \||/  ]
[  (o-)  | "It might be in the     ||  walrus@bessel.umd.edu   |  (o-)  ]
[   /\   |  basement, I'll go up-  ||  Punk Walrus on the      |   /\   ]
[ Punkus |  stairs and check..."   ||  FanTek BBS 301-203-9582 | It's   ]
[ Walrus |       -- M.C. Escher -- ||  SF&F Author Extrordinare| Punkie!]
All whales are mammals... all mammals have hair... so all whales have hair.
                       ....SHAVE THE WHALES!

This entry was originally posted at http://www.punkwalrus.com/blog/archives/00000200.html
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