Some Prehistory

My thought a few weeks ago was to start an online Conservative community. Why? The reason was I saw a need that was not being met properly. I wanted a simple, stable, and secure site.

I talked to a few friends. One friend, Stu in Tokyo, told me about his woodworking community. I thought I would use that model and use the same forum software package. Before I started I wanted to run the idea by John Walker.

John Walker surprisingly was thinking on similar lines. As we were exchanging ideas he offered to put up a basic installation with server connections. My understanding it would take a couple of weekends. (I will let you know when those couple of weeks is up.)

The decision to start the site happened on December 9th. I thought it would have little functionality but usable. I thought it would take months to be presentable. I dreamed of major problems and setbacks. I was wrong.

Originally I thought of calling the site some variation of Lint Trap. It was to work off of the Sock Puppet motif. I had no idea that John was the founder of www.ratburger.org. I was surprised by the Ratburger name but have grown to like it.

I write this because I like history and love to know how things come about. Who knew less than a week ago we would be here?

A Member sent me a PM saying Christmas came early this year by having this site. I think that sums things up nicely.

 

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8 thoughts on “Some Prehistory”

  1. I have learned from experience through the decades when I was hairy guy, the hair went grey, and I tore it all out fighting with tetchy software that one should always save pictures of inflection points, even if you don’t appreciate them at the time.  There’s no picture of Autodesk’s absurdly crowded booth at COMDEX Fall 1982: nobody thought to take one.

    Here’s the baby picture of Ratburger: the first post after the site started to work on a private IP address.

    Ratburger baby picture

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  2. Beat me to it.  I registered rabbleredux.com/.org/.net after the tkc incident, with something like this in mind, but haven’t had a chance to do anything with them.

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