I think the first time I ever used the internet was back in 95-96 on school computers.
I got myself a p1 166 MHz ( Doom/Doom2
) without internet in 97 and I pestered the hell outa my dad to get the internet but being the paranoid guy
he is he never let me have it.
Fast forward to fall 2002. I saved a month and a half's pay from my greasy job at McDonald's and bought myself my current machine (P4 2.4GHz
and got myself a seperate phone line and unlimited dial-up internet acces (No DSL here) . Ah the fun I had getting the phone wire from the basement up
to my second floor room. Lucky for me the chimney passes trough my room and there is about an inch between the actual chimney and the wall that covers
it. I had so much fun trying to get that dam wire all the way down, took me a whole afternoon.
I soon discovered online gamming (Warcraft 2),
emails, and chating. Within a month or two I discovered ATS but didn't notice the forums, it wasn't as obvious back then on the main page. In the
Spring or 2003 I discovered forums! The first one I joined and still am member of is Sanangeles.net, a mod community that was working on a total
conversion mod for Vice City called San Angeles(They where gonna call it San Andreas but R* made them change the name because they intended to use it
and have now made it!!!). They now go by the name of International House Of Evil Doings (long story) and are working on the EOS project which is a
game they are creating.
When I went off to university last fall I got myself DSL over there and joined ATS in January. When I came back for summer last month DSL still
wasn't availible here so I got Cable. I had to go trough the same ordeal to get the Cable TV cable up to my room that I went trough with the phone
Now I'm so hooked to the internet I salvaged an old computer (P1 133MHz) out of someone's trash about 2 weeks ago. It is networked with my main
machine and serves 3 purposes.
1. SETI@home cruncher
2. allows my brother to go online and leave me alone instead of having him sit next to me for hours and hours whaiting for me to get up so he can use
my computer to go online. ...I guess he's as hooked as me!!!
3. When I play games on my main machine, the salvaged one allows me to use MSN Messenger, that way I don't miss my friends when they come online!!!
Both machines are positioned in a way that I can use them from my bed
Both machines are on at all times, I've goten so used to the sound of
computer fans that its wierd for me to try to sleep without them on the few rare occasions I did turn them off. The only time it doesn't bother me
is when I have a chick in my bed (or am in her's)
wonder why.... ....guess I'm not a total geek after all
[Edited on 23-5-2004 by Ranger]