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Mark Smith ([staff profile] mark) wrote2010-04-14 02:49 pm

Two weeks overdue...

Happy Second Birthday to the Dreamwidth project!

The project was officially named and rolling on a small scale on March 29th, 2008 (that's when the domain was registered). So -- happy belated birthday, us.

Sometimes the project feels so new, I think that we're just in the beginning. We are definitely in the beginning of the project, but we're not so new as all that. We've been public for coming up on two years, actually, since it was announced June 11th, 2008.

Of course, it took us a year to get to the point where we were ready to take on users, so our first anniversary of Open Beta is coming up soon.

And this is me rambling a bit. Marking things down. I need to go back sometime and dig up the original emails that started it all and put them in here so that they are recorded and don't just disappear. There was some interesting discussion back then.
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[personal profile] sharpest_asp 2010-04-14 10:31 pm (UTC)(link)
I think it would be a very good idea to document it, and have it there to access for you guys.

Happy Birthday, DW. Keep being awesome.
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[personal profile] aedifica 2010-04-14 10:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Happy birthday, Dreamwidth!
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[personal profile] foxfirefey 2010-04-14 11:33 pm (UTC)(link)
I am a horrible person, so when you write Marking things down, I make a pun in my head.
Edited 2010-04-14 23:34 (UTC)
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[personal profile] foxfirefey 2010-04-15 01:29 am (UTC)(link)
"I'll Mark you...WITH MY FIST!"
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[personal profile] pauamma 2010-04-15 03:35 pm (UTC)(link)
So you'll get Marked all red?
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[personal profile] blnchflr 2010-04-15 05:51 am (UTC)(link)
Happy belated - it's incredible it's already so old (in internet time)!
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[personal profile] pauamma 2010-04-15 03:37 pm (UTC)(link)
"It's people like this who make you realize how little you've accomplished. When Mozart was my age, he had been dead for 2 years." --Tom Lehrer.
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[personal profile] blnchflr 2010-04-15 04:17 pm (UTC)(link)
I don't even want to know how young Mozart died - no, seriously, don't tell me :oD !!
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[personal profile] ten 2010-04-15 07:38 am (UTC)(link)
Happy Birthday!
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[personal profile] afuna 2010-04-15 09:48 am (UTC)(link)
*cheers* Happy belated birthday, Dreamwidth project. So happy to be here <3

(I for one am curious about what the emails say, exactly! I have an idea of how they probably go from hearing you and D at storytime, but I'd love to see the actual emails *g*)
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[staff profile] denise 2010-04-15 10:01 am (UTC)(link)
biz was registered 4/25/08, so two-year anniversary of that is coming up...
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[personal profile] azurelunatic 2010-04-15 12:06 pm (UTC)(link)
Yes! My documentation addict would be very happy!
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[personal profile] iridesce 2010-04-27 05:45 pm (UTC)(link)
It has long been my belief that origin stories, be it Superman or my son's, are very powerful.

Rereading emails of Linus' ' here's what I did, what do you think? ' or EFF's founder's " How do we educate the FBI " bring physical rushes when realizing what they led to.

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[personal profile] turlough 2010-04-15 01:27 pm (UTC)(link)
Happy belated birthday!
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[personal profile] princessofgeeks 2010-04-15 02:18 pm (UTC)(link)
YOU ROCK!!!!!!
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[personal profile] lanterne_rouee 2010-04-18 03:43 am (UTC)(link)
happy belated birthday!
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[personal profile] gushi 2010-04-20 05:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Wow, 3/29 is my birthday :)