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So Long and Thanks for All the Fish! (01/09/2022)

So Long and Thanks for All the Fish!
Posted on Sunday, January 09, 2022 at 09:56 PM (GMT) by Nanzy (Source: In-house)

Some 20 years ago, I developed a passion for beta versions of Internet Explorer 6 and the Microsoft operating systems at the time. From today's perspective, this seems rather unlikely, if not awkward.

But what started as a tiny news site, where I literally hand-crafted the news entries in static HTML files, quickly became a thriving community. During its golden era in the mid-2000s, we had thousands of active users and it was really an exciting experience for me, for which I am still very grateful today.

Having said that, this wouldn't have been possible at all without the help from all the friendly folks that helped me with hosting and moderating this beast. Thank you so much for being part of this journey!

If you are feeling nostalgic, you may also want to take a look at the Wayback Machine of the Internet Archive. They have archived snapshots of both the ieXbeta frontpage as well as the ieXbeta Board from various time frames.

And finally, if you want to see some folks from those good old days again, be sure to check out The Lonely Duckz, as that pond still got water in it :)

Kind regards,
- Nanzy