Dispatches, thoughts, and miscellanea from writer Jon Konrath

Tag: the old internet

  • Finger

    There was an interesting post that came up recently about the history of the unfortunately-named finger command in unix here. This jogged a few memories for me, because I remember finger as being the early precursor to blogs, web pages, and social media platforms. Back in the days of unix and logging into mainframes and…

  • Every day I don’t delete this blog is a goddamn miracle

    I can’t believe there was a time I used to write here daily. I really can’t believe there was a time I used to write here daily, write in a journal, write books, plus write a dozen hours a day at my actual job. Now I write here…¬†checks posts… five times in 2022. Why? Why…

  • COVAD-99

    Ever since the COVID stuff started, I’ve had the term COVAD stuck in my head. There’s a reason for that. Let me explain. So back in 1999, I moved to New York to freelance and write fiction and do that whole lifestyle, and it lasted about six months and I ended up at a full-time…