29181. bhelpuri - 10/5/2020 11:13:35 AM
21 years of Le Mote + some 4 years being in touch via The Fray, Yahoo Chat and WorldCrossing before that. when this all began I still had hair on my head, and now my oldest son (whose birth was announced on this site) will himself turn 21 in just over 3 months.
a long strange trip, indeed. salute to the Motards!
29182. vonKreedon - 10/5/2020 4:49:40 PM
Hey Major, a salute to you.
29183. bhelpuri - 10/5/2020 5:58:32 PM
29184. vonKreedon - 10/5/2020 10:38:00 PM
Where do you live these days?
29185. winstonsmith - 10/6/2020 3:17:06 AM
Seems like whenever I come by, I wonder if the site will still be up. And still, it persists!
I think maybe I first came across the fray when Bill Clinton was in office. I didnít post much but read articles on Slate and was entertained and enlightened by the lively and sometimes contentious debate.
Congrats you guys on what has to be one of the longest runs in Internet history. I suspect it has pretty much run itís course but it really has been a success.
29186. AlistairConnor - 8/25/2021 4:35:44 PM
Hey, to my shame, the mote was down for nearly a year... Probably somebody told me but I had other stuff going on at the time [insert embarassed emoticon here]
Wow remember the days before emoticons?
29187. Ms. No - 8/31/2021 8:59:10 PM
Gonna start trolling folks to see if anybody's still around. :-)
29188. wabbit - 9/1/2021 11:55:32 AM
Wow, we're back! I just renewed the domain name a week or so ago.
Hey AC and Ms. No, great to see you!
29189. Ms. No - 9/3/2021 3:43:54 PM
I'm so glad to see you!
I kiss you!
29190. arkymalarky - 9/3/2021 6:05:38 PM
YAY! Group hug!!
29191. arkymalarky - 9/3/2021 6:09:31 PM
Wabbit, gotta let you know that dad's hanging in there at 90. Winding down pretty fast now. I'll tell him that I "saw" you. Hope everything's good with all y'all. I've missed you.
29192. wabbit - 9/11/2021 1:45:47 PM
Hey Arky - tell your Dad hello for me! So great to see you and Ms No again!
Twenty two years ago today we went live, hard to believe.
29193. alistairConnor - 9/19/2021 6:36:06 PM
Hum... I wonder what would happen if we sent out a "reminder" email to the entire Mote database?
80% bounced emails, no doubt... but who knows?
Actually, that's a scary idea...
29194. arkymalarky - 9/19/2021 6:46:49 PM
Worth a shot. I did that a long time ago and got busy with real life and stopped in the middle of it, but I got Mostly non responses, some hellos, nice responses, and a few hell no I wouldn't come on back On that site if they were the last people on Earth.
29195. arkymalarky - 9/19/2021 6:47:59 PM
I will Wabbit. We're going over there tomorrow
29196. vonKreedon - 9/21/2021 5:40:55 PM
Yay! The Mote exists once again! Hi all!
29197. arkymalarky - 9/25/2021 1:24:06 AM
29198. vonKreedon - 10/1/2021 10:32:43 PM
Hey Arky, happy October.
29199. arkymalarky - 10/3/2021 4:03:15 AM
You too! I've been ready for it this year.
29200. Ms. No - 10/7/2021 7:31:25 PM
I got all excited about being back up and then disappeared into the beginnings of school again.
So good to see folks!
Finally starting to get a little bit cooler weather here in Sacramento, but it's been a long time coming. It's finally cool enough to go out and work in the yard --- a desperate need after having been in a hotel for most of last year while repairs were being done.
This week has been a re-pipe. Not exactly how you want to spend money on your house, but with 80yo galvanized steel pipes, it's past time. Rusty water, weak pressure etc. - plus it was time for a new water heater.
I've gone tankless and will be excited to run water in my house that I don't worry about.