Now if we could find anyone that old who didn't just wander off for ten years or so and let his brother carry the torch for him, like Numbers maybe?
Let me do some digging through memory lane.
First message on netsc Yahoo Group (some kind of a different group back then, before Yahoo bought them) - 18 Apr 2000. I was posting well before then, so we could say that I've been around since late 1998-1999.
More precisely, looking at the PoNaF archive, I can place myself somewhere around mid-1999. The early 1999 has the wrong font in the news updater. So summer-September 1999 by that count.
Scott Irving is another very old person around here.
Finland was quite awesome, I bought Kalevala stuff for my wife.
Oh! We're reminiscing. I feel like something of a veteran, though I haven't been here quite as long as Angelfish and Numeric. I started on the old-old-old forum, but not the old-old-old-old forum. I believe that an influx of new members would do this place some good; it's too quiet lately. It doesn't bother me if they're bronies (and I'm not just saying that because I'm an employee of Hasbro, Inc); that's just how things are these days. I tried to get my eight year-old to watch that show with me, to see what it was all about, and he "no-sirred" me.
Damn, but I'm maundering.
Anyway, I'm still waiting for Chad to appoint a replacement mod so I can quit enforcing the rules around here and go back to breaking them. Will my labors never cease?
In other news, my gross yearly income has now surpassed $230k/year. That puts me in the top 5%, but not quite in the top 1% yet. Once my new hedge fund launches, I'm hoping to crawl across the $500k/year line by the time I'm 30. That'll put me in the top 0.5%. The bar just keeps climbing higher after that, 1.1mm for top 0.1, 5.35mm for top 0.01. Fuck, I'm poor.