Monday: 05.June.2006

RADIFIED's 6-year anniversary

Hey, hey. Today is RADIFIED's anniversary. Hard to believe it's been 6 years since the Rad reactor first went critical. And we've been online ever since. Happy birthday to us.

You can read the very first entry, which is posted at the bottom of this page (scroll down).

Six years is a long time on the web .. kinda like living dog years. You'll find that many sites haven't been online nearly that long. Many of them, as you probably know, have fallen by the wayside.

Even many of the good ones didn't survive the dot.com collapse. (RADIFIED was born amidst the bursting dot.com bubble.)

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Much has changed since I made that first entry. Thinking back to those early days, it doesn't even seem like I'm the same person. I certainly don't feel like the same person.

I feel like I've been thru a lot these last six years - both good and bad - and grown as a result. Regulars will recall the recent trials & tribulations.

Old-timers will recall both the joys and heartaches. Gotta admit, we've had fun, while learning a thing or two along the way.

Thru the years, I've always endeavored to write as clearly & concisely as possible, so my readers (for whom I have the utmost respect) are able to grasp what I'm trying to say, with as little effort as possible, so as not to waste their precious time.

This is one place where I feel RADIFIED distinguishes itself, compared to other sites. I mean, if somebody is going to take the time to read what I've written, I want it to be written cleanly as possible.

The best part of having a site like this one is the ability to exchange ideas with so many people .. from all over the planet.

Never ceases to impress me how many intelligent people there are out there, and how much insight they possess .. on a myriad of topics .. and how funny they can be, and helpful.

The first Rad server was physically located in Kansas City. Then my web host, Communitech, was bought by Interland (now web.com?), who put the server on a truck and moved the thing to Atlanta (the little apple).

Recently tho, we've had reliability problems with that old Interland server, so in February I changed hosts and moved the site to Lunarpages, whose servers are physically located in downtown Los Angeles. I'm happy with them.

I'll close today with a random quote taken from my new book on friendship: There is no better provider of friendship than shared adversity.





Posted by Rad at June 5, 2006 10:03 AM

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