The Dudes, with their abject failure of a literary agent, O Ceallaigh (aka OC and The Amoeba), first descended onto the blogosphere from a rented room in Berkeley, California on New Year’s Day in 2006. They’ve moved from California to Maine to Washington to Hawaii to Washington again to Hawaii again (where they’ve finally managed to stay put, for now anyway), picking up a Quilly along the way. They’ve stayed on the blogosphere (on four different sites, two of which have since vanished), while the thing that was the blogosphere in 2006 moved to Facebook to Youtube to Twitter to Instagram to Tiktok. And a lot of, um, stuff has gone down. O Ceallaigh thought it might amuse someone out there to see just what kind of stuff has gone down over the last fifteen years, and how it looked at the time to OC and the Dudes and their gaggle of weird buddies.
One year ago this week: The Dude and Dude 45 In Rear View
Two years ago: Reg and Syd: That Sucking Sound Is Coming From the Cloud
Five years ago: Amoeba’s Lorica: Indistinguishable From Magic
Ten years ago: TSA Jack: Tray Chic
Fifteen years ago: Of Long Drops, Land Crabs, and the Prerequisites For a Life in Science