as a Teen of the 2000s, this was my BASE OF OPERATIONS
@catgoat checks out
@catgoat is it weird I kind of miss everything being beige instead of GAMER COLORS
@Gwyndolin i respect this
@catgoat I just stopped using my wrt 54gl two years ago heh
@catgoat hooooly fuck, that’s some potent nostalgia infused in that photo
@catgoat I feel personally called out right now
@aredridel i see you're feeling me on my high quality base of mIRC operations, perl-based "chat bots", and php scripts
i even bought a mandrake linux cd at compUSA
@catgoat Oh geez, my Mandrake CDs were all downloaded on the T1 at work (I was a support tech), and was more of a pIRCh user. That black hole wallpaper tho.
@aredridel I think this was right after we got cable internet (through Adelphia!), and a little too early for me to have a job outside of "that kid in the neighborhood you pay $10 to fix your email"
but yeah, that fuckin...2000s wall paper. I have some fine screen shots from that era too
@catgoat Heh, that kid was SO ME. Eventually realized they'd pay me basically whatever, and they respected me more the more I charged.
@ScienceBird this was so weirdly nostalgic!!
@catgoat I love you
@catgoat I see Furcadia 👀 and yea I didn't play active worlds but I know someone who did
@roxy oh yeah I was on furcadia a lot!! Even wrote a couple little bot pals for it, somewhere I have old portraits for furcadia too!
@catgoat I used to play it a ton but now whenever I go on I can't find anyone to talk to ;;
@roxy awww, yeah it’s sad how online spaces become ghost towns like that over time ;;
@catgoat I’m very intrigued by whatever this jenova-looking pile of meshes is in the center of the map here (assuming everybody is spawned on top of each other)
@coda i have another shot of... something similar, i think the spines coming out of the dude was a jester hat???
@catgoat I remember that cat!!
@cyborgfloof I never said I made wise choices as a middle schooler,
@catgoat TOUSA SNAME
@caitquerc omfg lmao that dude
@caitquerc SNARG dnfjfjff
@Sig ITS THERE!!! I have some old portraits
@catgoat gosh that wallpaper set to centered with a black background was great
@noiob i kinda wish I still had it!
@catgoat it's a default wallpaper, I have an installation that should have it right here gimme a minute
@catgoat sorry for the German filenames lol
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