atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#5146: TEN YEARS

Can you dig it? It's been ten years since the first post of Atomic Fungus went up.

At 10:22 PM tonight it will have been a decade since April 3, 2006, and my first two posts were an introduction and a longish post on anime.

I just don't know what else to say about all this. But the anniversary post is number 5146, which makes an average of 514.6 posts per year, or 1.41 posts per day. We've had some adventures, some good times, and some bad.

It's a daily habit, one I don't have any particular need to shake; even if no one else reads it, I'm happy to continue to bang the keys and put up posts.

Atomic Fungus got started after I had broadband Internet service again. When I lived in Iowa I'd taken the plunge to get cable TV, and working for a high technology company had gotten me used to having access to a fast Internet connection which was always on. So I got a cable modem and ditched dialup; but when I moved back to Illinois in early 2004 I found myself with no disposable income and no way to pay for broadband, so I went back to dialup using NetZero...and there I stayed for two years, until early 2006, when I received confirmation that my job at Target was indeed permanent rather than seasonal. (It had been permanent all along, but no one had told me.) DSL was cheaper than cable--the bunker already had DirecTV and my parents weren't inclined to switch--so I paid the freight and got DSL...and didn't look back.

It was not long after that that I decided to try my hand at blogging...and here we are. My DSL connection has been supplanted by a cable connection that makes the DSL look like dialup, and I've gone through a couple of generations of computers in the meantime, but it's still me and the basic HTML editor and stream of consciousness.

Here's hoping for another ten or twenty.

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