Eight years old!

So I didn’t realize until now, but the domain jumpingmushroom.com turned eight now in April! I’m impressed that I have been able to keep the domain for that long.

So there is a little back story on how I ended up with this domain. The name itself came from an old scene demo I saw at Norvegia LAN party in Skien back in early 2000. I can’t recall which one it was, but I’m sure you can find it here under either 2001 or 2002 Norvegia. The demo consisted mostly of pulsating mushrooms, or “junping” mushrooms in my case, and they inspired med to get the domain.

Initially I bought the domain through Netbox, and had my mail, hosting, dns etc there for quite a while. However, I did not like their control panel, and when they decided to leave all the old customers (ie. me) on the same system, while moving newer customers to their new interface; I decided it was time to move somewhere else.

According to the whois information, the creation Date was: 2006-04-08 13:49:46 UTC, which means it was a Saturday. I’m not surprised that I decided to get a domain on Saturday, but I’m a bit confused about the time of day. Usually I make these odd decisions during the evening or night when I’m getting bored. Now, the time says UTC, which means it was really even earlier in the morning, 11:49 in fact, which means I must have either been pulling an all nighter, or I had just gotten out of bed with the idea for a new domain. Either way, I was living in Trondheim at the time, with no job and no doubt just wanted something to play around with.

That’s basically what I wanted to put out there at this time. I know this page has been neglected for a looong time (almost three years to be exact), but it doesn’t mean I don’t maintain it with security updates and move it with me where ever I set up my server. Hopefully I will get back to posting on it on a regular basis, but for now it’s just to celebrate that it’s still up.