I was trying to give something to someone who was having trouble downloading it as it was chugging along a 7mb/second =======:O due to peak-time ISP BW strangulation. We have all this nice technology but we are moonwalking backwards due to the global economy having been run into the ground by the greedy. HBA* said it sounded like 1996. Truly a blast from the past that is less like a boogie-down and more like an icy wind.
We waxed nostalgic (well, a tiny bit) talking about the olden days, however. I taught myself to upload using a command window, and to build websites (I taught myself so it's no wonder I have rather spotty knowledge), and HBA said DOS was FUN - agreed with by me. It was a James Bond-y jamboree figuring out secret coded things and as HBA said, led to a real feeling of accomplishment. Not that my achievements were large, by any means, but just realising I could upload things puts me far ahead of most people I know who still don't get it. After I realised everyone with an ISP got server space I told all my friends I'd build them sites for fun.
* With whom I was talking at the time, but not his d/l problem.
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