DOCIS 3.0 is here. No really, it’s here in my home slowly devouring time and space! It has created a rip in the space time continuum that is allowing for blazing fast internet speeds! 22MB/s minimum! Death to lag!
But oh how part of me longs for playing Quake 2 on a 56.6K modem and having to anticipate a players move by firing far ahead of them. Setting super high network latency in StarCraft to deal with slower players. The frequent drops in SC that caused everyone to sit around for a minute and hope beyond all hope that the player would return.
Sigh… The good old days. Not that I play games online anymore anyway, but I miss them.
Now I can stream videos with little to no lag. Websites are just popping up with no load times. It’s like getting high speed cable all over again! Awesomeness is all I can say.
A long time ago. More than a decade now, actually, if you can believe that! I had a website called The Ace Rimmer Page, or tARp (Yes, the irony today is noted). Back then my online identity was Ace Rimmer. That was my ‘nik’ when I would play games, log onto forums, the works. Once high school ground on and I had better things to do, I let that site die.
Today more than ever our lives are tied with our online lives. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn… So I thought that it was time to reestablish my online presence with who I am today, myself.
Ten years ago the internet was populated by Star Trek nerds and Quake clans, now its not quite so exclusive. People who made fun of me for having a website in high school are now checking their Facebook updates every ten minutes and Tweeting their bowel movements. So, with one bold step I have again claimed my place in the World Wide Web! Welcome to stephennielson.com. Here you will find all that you could ever possibly want to know about me, my ramblings and any of the projects that I am working on. Enjoy!