Born in the 70s, grew up in the 80s. First computer owned was a Commodore 16. I played games and typed in programs from magazines. I was never good at programming and I found it difficult to stay focused enough to learn much. So I mostly just played games. I didn't own a C64 until the late 80s. My all time favourite computer was the Commodore Amiga. Firstly an Amiga 500 and then later the A1200. A lot of hours were spent making music with OctaMED and Protracker. I was also a Nintendo fanboi, playing games on the NES, Snes, N64 and then the Gamecube. By the time the Wii was released I had lost all interest in consoles and had moved to PC.
Homepages are cool. Self hosting your own content is even cooler. I also enjoy running my own server, configuring and maintaining everything.
A favourite quote: "There is no 'cloud', just other people's computers" -- Richard Stallman
I'm also (very lazily) learning full stack web developement - Doing this is my hobby and what you are seeing here are the results of that. Oh... and I wanted to make a site that qualifies for the 512KB Club
Telemetry, ads, privacy, you know what I mean.. I prefered the old internet.
Back in the glory days websites were static. If you found an interesting page you could spend time reading and browsing its content, without distractions.
I remember learning about Linux and installing Red Hat 6. I remember using IRC for the first time to get help with computer stuff and making online friends. I remember sharing links to cool and interesting sites, forums and undergound FTP servers hosting all kinds of files to download and fill up a hard drive. I was an avid collector of "warez", funny mpeg video clips and midi music. I can remember when the MP3 format, Napster and BitTorrent changed everything. I remember user homepages the most and how much I enjoyed exploring them.