– 10 Years Ago Today

10 years ago today, Alex West, Ben Yau, and I got together at my brother’s house in Huntington Beach with several computers and a bunch of scary snacks that Ben brought and we coded & launched to build on the Barflies mailing list that I had been running for the previous year and the SocialD message board that Alex had been running for the 4 years previous.
In the normal way of things, I should have thrown a big party tonight to celebrate 10 BIG YEARS on the internet. I have spent the last two months trying to find where all the early contributors of the have gotten themselves off to (Hey Amber & Erik Jansen, where are you? Email me!), so that Julie Wanda and I could throw a good thank you party and Hey, We are Still Going Strong party.
In typical, Wanda and Jen fashion, we are running fashionably late. Expect a party announcement soon.
Happy 10th Anniversary to!