Ten long years Iíve been here. Seen a few changes, I can tell you! And some debates. When I first started coming here, there were about fifteen or so regulars, but none of them are around now (Robert K, Dave O, Noite Escura Ė where are you now? ).
The main discussions I remember from back then were about bottlenecking, power supplies and cooling. CPU speeds were increasing very rapidly on a monthly basis, and the other components were struggling to keep up, so these three issues were foremost on the list of problems faced by machine builders, and this was the place that people came to ask about such things. Nowadays, Iím finding the major issues most people seem to have are graphics related or network connections, and the software issues are down to malware or other aspects of security, whereas back in the day, it was incompatible drivers.
I remember very clearly the debates we had about 11th September 2001, which was only a few months after I arrived. In August 2003 we started putting a FAQ project together, but many people on the steering committee quickly became bored and it unfortunately never really took off.
On the whole, over the years, Iíve had some fun here. There have been some interesting people to talk to, and some muppets who were just asking to have the p!ss taken
So, Iíd like to say thanks to Sander, Sverre, Vitaliy, Dan Mepham and Darren K for giving me a place to have my say, even if the site initially seemed to want me to say it as ĎDave Haltoní
Hope everyone has a nice day, and I look forward to seeing what the next 3,652 days hold, but Iíll be almost 50 then, so probably wonít approve of any frivolity
Oh, and anyone who hasnít yet got a Google+ invite who wants one, post your e-mail address here (or PM me if you prefer) and Iíll ship one out sharpish.
~ The manual said "Requires Windows '95 or better" ...so I installed Linux!
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ÖHope everyone has a nice day, and I look forward to seeing what the next 3,652 days hold, but Iíll be almost 50 then, so probably wonít approve of any frivolity
Well, it's nice of you to write back in your 10 years anniversary in HWA. But seriously, another 3,652 days?! I don't think this forum will even last half that long in its currently state. There is a general decrease of desktop hardware enthusiasm, due to the increase popularity of laptops and decrease intelligence of computer users. On top of that this site was neglected by its owner for years, and the forum itself is the only active element remained. I don't think it will take that long for the "fire" provided by the hand full of remaining members to extinguish.