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Offline Cassiel

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Happy Birthday TOSEC!
« on: January 18, 2012, 11:13:21 PM »
I am proud to announce that today is the TOSEC project's 12th birthday!

For over a decade we have been dedicated to the cataloging and preservation of software, firmware and resources for microcomputers, minicomputers and video game consoles.

As of release 2011-12-29, TOSEC catalogs over 200 unique computing platforms and continues to grow. As of this time the project has identified and cataloged 433,460 different software images/sets, consisting of over 3.16TB of software, firmware and resources.

We've come along way in 12 years, but that's nothing compared to what we have planned for the next 12. Now let the cake cutting begin!



Offline PandMonium

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Re: Happy Birthday TOSEC!
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2012, 11:37:29 AM »
Happy Birthday to the project! Out of curiosity, when did you start working with TOSEC, i guess you are the oldest member (out of the active ones).

By the way, i think the date was 18/01! :P

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Re: Happy Birthday TOSEC!
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2012, 12:04:42 PM »
I posted '18-01-2012, 23:13:21'! Maybe showing different date depending on timezone. I'm only a few miles from Greenwich though, so I'm claiming it!   ;)

Yeah, guess I probably am. Been 'around' since maybe a year in, chipping in my 2cents etc. Wasn't until 2004/2005 I got more heavily involved in renaming, then later pushing the TNC forward too (even during those two (?) periods when the project was 'dead' for all intents and purposes). Would also get involved in instigating and following through bigger 'projects' such as our switch over to proper distinct, ISO based, Language and Country flags for example.

Think for a long time [idoru] and I were the only ones still uploading DATs to Grendel's (never working or even checked!) FTP server. Very glad to see the project still thriving (with a stable 'infrastructure' around it, for want of a better word) even with all these bumps in the road.

Feels weird realizing I'm probably most senior person still around... and old!

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Re: Happy Birthday TOSEC!
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2012, 06:21:01 PM »
Doesn't mean you're the older one in RL :P

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Re: Happy Birthday TOSEC!
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2012, 06:26:41 PM »
Happy duodecennial, guys! *raises stein*

Offline Maddog

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Re: Happy Birthday TOSEC!
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2012, 11:58:11 PM »
WTF, 12 years already...
Seems like yesterday. :)

Here's to another 12!

Offline Vicman

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Re: Happy Birthday TOSEC!
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2012, 04:06:41 PM »
wow, 12 years allready !?
I know TOSEC since 2007 and it was/is an amazing project !

Happy Birthday TOSEC ! And a BIG Thank You to all peoples who has worked on/in it.
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Re: Happy Birthday TOSEC!
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2012, 04:42:59 PM »
Happy B-day, TOSEC!  :D I'm surprised to read TOSEC has been cataloguing bits for 12 year already!  :o Thumbs up!
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Re: Happy Birthday TOSEC!
« Reply #8 on: May 21, 2012, 11:56:53 AM »
Nice achievement ;) Grats. I dont even feel it has been this long since it started.. dang time goes by..