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CP - 8+ years as a registered user, have been a leecher for some time before that.
CodeGuru - About a year, I think somewhere in 2008 or so. (not active anymore)
BaseNotes - Since 2010 or so. (less active, but very much into it)
I'm also on LinkedIn - and I get job opportunities as close as 250 miles away to prove it - but that doesn't mean I am part of it as a community.
To me, it seems to be a community made wholly of lazy, stupid recruiters...
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I am from the UK but currently based in the US. I once applied for a job in Kuala Lumpur I had found through LinkedIn. I didn't get it but now I get lots of "opportunities" considerably further away than 250 miles!
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
Member since Wednesday, December 13, 2000 (12 years, 8 months) and I was visiting it before without logging in...
It is amazing to see how things have changed from those days...
Apart of that I've not been member of any other community like in CP, robot-forum, which I use to answer and ask questions about industrial robots and apart of that mostly some Facebook (which is currently forgotten), Twitter (Which I use it only to read some people) and LinkedIn (which I have to reconfigure to not receive that amount of spam mails).
I'm only really active in 3 now (for different reasons)
CIX - well over 20 years, still use it every day - by far and away the best threaded conferencing system ever (and still is), but a hard sell these days as it's text only and behind a paywall.
CodeProject - just about the most useful for code related things.
Facebook - contact with friends and family.
I have also used:
Experts Exchange - a very comprehensive site, but the increasing demands to get you to pay for it (despite being an active contributor in the early days) or answer ever more questions, almost regardless of quality of answer, has gradually pushed me away
various other specialist fora
None of which have ever held my attention, really.
Baen's Bar - late spring/summer 2001. Don't have a hard date because of multiple platform migrations since then.
HardOCP - 2005-08-06 for my current account. I had an account from around the same time but it was deactivated for inactivity at some point.
Code Project - 2005-05-13
Einstein @ Home - 2005-09-04
WarfareHQ/wargaming website name of the month club/Don Maddox's continually renamed site - joined around 2000; left around 05 due to a combination of getting bored with the main game that kept me there and mounting dysfunction in the site. IF it's not dead now, I'm not sure what it's called.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
Quite a few know that this UK town recently won the ugliest town award. On Auntie's Radio 4 this morning a journalist living in nearby Berkhamsted poked fun out of Hemel Hempstead but he could have been describing any crap town. There was nothing in what he said that wasn't true of the crap town I live in, Crawley, so it's comforting to know that where I live, we are not alone.
Yesterday, another radio programme I was listening to talked about the same award and compared Hemel Hempstead to the nearby historic city of St. Albans. The presenter likened it to someone in St. Albans who having eaten tomatoes, has a dump and passes the tomato seeds into the sewer parcel-wrapped in you-know-what. Where the sewer pipe exits, the tomato seeds take root and lots of tomato plants begin to grow. That's what he likened Hemel Hempstead to. I sometimes feel that Crawley is like that compared to Burgess Hill.
If you live in a crap town, be proud.
If there is one thing more dangerous than getting between a bear and her cubs it's getting between my wife and her chocolate.
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