“Digital matchmakers such as Match.com and Yahoo Personals’ ClubConnect are all the rage these days among singles searching for sweethearts. Who knew your soul mate was a mouse click away?” Read the rest of the story at ZDNet. Our Take: Well, I did find my beloved husband on the net, exchanging (angry) emails “discussing” technical details of the nVidia TNT2 and BeOS, as a follow up of a news story on BeNews, exactly two years ago. The emails were followed by IRC & ICQ chats, and the rest is history…
Can a Computer Help You Find True Love?
2002-02-14 Humor 24 Comments
I met over a computer network of some sort. I started out on my college’s Solaris system, running the “who” command to see who was logged in. Then I’d run “finger” on each username until I found a female. From there, I’d use the *nix “talk” program to try and start a conversation.
Then I discovered IRC and used that around the same time period as *nix talk. When I got out of college I no longer had access to the Solaris system…but then I discovered Yahoo! Personals. One girl I met on there turned out to be the daughter of a lawyer that works for the law firm in my office building…that was weird.
So, to make a long story short, I met my fiance using iVisit.
BeOS has NetPositive effects on people’s lives!
Long Live BeOS!
Ummmm … if you’re looking for romance, I wouldn’t look to find it online if I were you.
Although there are some exceptions (but very few), there is ALWAYS a catch with the people you meet online. Either they’re married, are financially/emotionally unstable, so ugly that you could roll their face in dough to make gorilla cookies, or any number of things. Heck, why else would they be looking online? Because they are pathetic losers .. just like you.
People look online because it’s a new medium begging to be tried out. Believe it or not, you can actually look at pictures/video of people and talk with them for months on end online and/or telephone. That process pretty much filters out anyone you do not want to meet.
And, I would hardly call Eugenia and JBQ losers. The latter was a *BeOS* engineer for pete’s sake!
Aren’t we all ugly, married, and/or emotionally/financially unstable at some stage? :p I don’t think anything’s different in the real world….so what difference does it make what medium people choose to meet others? I say none. Sure beats limiting yourself to your home town and/or living a depressing lonely life alone or <insert depressing alternative>.
(take with a grain of salt)
searching for female asm coder with strong mathematic/engineering background, sportive, between 18 and 25 years old, non-smocker, looking decent and computer addicted.
hrm.. I might as well apply for a space trip, got better chance to meet one
>searching for female asm coder with strong mathematic/engineering background, sportive, between 18 and 25 years old, non-smocker, looking decent and computer addicted.
Find her here (check under ‘GirlWare’ section): http://cfemales.paraknowya.com/“
Can you find true love /at all/?
Develop an OS you love, with the one you love…
Personally I don’t see how an online romance can have the same drunken-ohh-my-god-where-the-buggery-am-i-ness of real life relations…
I think I’m going to cry
I am getting married on the 28th! I was learning how to use BeOS and I installed Baxtor for IRC, I never used IRC before and I was just messing around with different apps under BeOS. We chatted, emailed, chatted met and the rest will soon be history. I love(d) BeOS (but not as much as my future wife.) Of course if you asked me if I thought the Internet was a good place to look for love romance… I would say no. I can’t imagine it working this well for all that many people. Having said that it’s better than trying to meet someone at a Night Club! At least you can actually exchange views and get to know each other.
That while I wasn’t actually looking I am so ugly that you could roll my face in dough to make gorilla cookies, but the girl I am going to marry is the most beautiful I have ever met in my life. Maybe because she didn’t see my ugly head first and got to know my thoughts and my heart first, when she saw me she didn’t see ugly. Think about it. (I’m not actually that ugly, I think you understand my point.)
But I wasn’t looking. 2 years after we first started chatting online, during which time we became each other’s best and closest friend, we both became single. And decided why the hell not. We had not met, nor strived to see what we look like.
I guess it’s just lucky for me that she’s a babe.
Anyone who still thinks internet dating is for weirdos and freaks is an arrogant, out-of-touch, judgemental, unaware fool. I’m sure in the 1920s they said “If you get to know someone over this new ‘telephone’ you simply must be a first rate jerk or an unhandsome spinster.” Get hip and lose the attitude. I’ll tell you what, if I did it, you can be sure I wouldn’t be embarraed about it.
“Well, I did find my beloved husband on the net, exchanging (angry) emails “discussing” technical details of the nVidia TNT2 and BeOS,”
Discussing? lol. Do TNT2s work in BeOS? I think I tried sticking my freind’s TNT2 in my BeOS machine and it didn’t work, but i’m not 100% sure if it was a TNT2…
Well, you ain’t gonna to find it down a T1 line…..
no, you need a T3
>Do TNT2s work in BeOS?
>Well, you ain’t gonna to find it [love] down a T1 line…
Well, I was on a 56k modem and it worked out fine. Download times were just about 2-3 months, but it worth the wait.
“Well, I was on a 56k modem and it worked out fine. Download times were just about 2-3 months, but it worth the wait.”
I found my fiance online. I actually wasn’t looking for love of any sort. We just me online in a chat room and became friends. 3 years later we met, cause I moved to a place close enough to drive to her place. We still weren’t thinking anything romantical. But now 3 years after meeting in real life, we have fallen in love, and eventually got engaged. Although if anyone asks me if I think meeting the love of their life online will work, I’d tell them no. I just lucked out that I met someone and we became good friends, and then things just grew from there.
I am a bit drunken now, hitted under the massive sound of a nice trance song (http://www.pouet.net/prod.php?which=4584) and don’t think of nothing… (Yeah,. I thought to write an article for a diskam g “To drunk or no t to deorunk?” I have accidentalyl discovered the forum from the link of Eugenia and my nbedstadt… (I am the crazy creator of cfemales)
It’s perhaps the vest time for writting things?
Because I am drunken I can talk abou tthis things easier without remembering the thing that my friends say about electronic romamce…
I have so many things to say.. (Oj,. and I nede to sleep)
It’s the best things cause every thought comes out now without caring!
I don’t know. Lately a dileema came,. but perhaps friends are making me afraid. It’s the usal thing the tell you about,. that online romance is bullshit and stuff,… but why? I don’t care at all about everything now!!! But I should do this wihtout having to drinmkk,.. (Yeah,. and I am a bit reactive even in normal times..
Ok,. it’s the faqing distance they say. And more… u don’t have seen the girl, how can you love her..
I figured other things too. Why doing a page like this? Why beeing so crazy about girls in computers???
I found things,. and I still find about myself. It’s not only about the hobby,. it’s more than the hobby (Someone could say: How romantic can be computer? How can computer with love be mixed???) It’s not only that… it’s perhaps that I was searching for something else. Ok,. I am crazy I know.. at least for me. It’s these girls are diferrent, special, like you… whenever the common people of the mass don’t understand you,. it’s so crazy to find a girl in computers,. so rare,.. possibly see is rare diferrent and understands you cause you are more close to each other.. Of course there can be exception,. but a bit fell diferrent to see a girl talking to me about her latest dream she wants to do on computer it’s crazy…
You may return back oneday and look back! Why all these? You may be afraid of it… but it’s a good thing. You may be afraid if it’s normal thing to love a girl because of computer or something (And it’s not computer really as I said,. but the fact that a girl in this field could be diferrent, extreme, understanding strange people like you..) afraid because you don’t see other people doing it, a mass doing it..
Something slipped in my mind sometinmes. I had a vision and I forgot it now.. from the first sentence of my paragrapolh
it sounds a silly thing..
I enjoy doing the page,. (cfemales.paraknowya.com) and I feel sympathy. It’s diferrent,. why computer? Where does it stick??? I told u it’s not only compuiter..
I just feel nice now..
I am strange I know….
I don’t care sometims.. (The romantism is good that adds,. and even distance and the fact you can hardly see that girl adds to the romantism)
Other times I care.. (My friends scare me,. they say find to fuck before it’s too late. I don’t like their nootropy. Whenever I should find the mood too.. (I don’t have any mood with current girls. Only reasons I should do it is for sex and escaping my fear.. lame things..))
I should keep myself fun and not care about!
But it’s a thing I wouldn’t kill,. I wouldn’t like to kill electronic romantism or something, and it’s not the computer/hobby actually,. but something more inner inside it (That you find a girl of your own kind perhaps)
I am crazy I know..
Yes why not? Electronic romantism!
ok,. I have to live..
Thanks to Eugenia for mentioning my site,. moving me from nedstadt (I saw massive movement!!! =) to this forum,. and made me wrote these things! Even,. if my state of mind is not good now,. drunken shit,.. but perhaps there is something in the text there. And I am happy you found your electronic partner or something from BeOS, Eugenia
It’s a funny thing and I luv it!
I have unforturnatelly to stop in here.. sorry for bothering wth the fourm.
It’s a bit crazy,. because it’s a bit rare to find through internet. But I don’t think it…
I don’t think ” I SHOULD find through internet”
I just think that I want some diferrent girl like this.. (Beleivce there are several interestin gthin girls outher)
I leave my self fly!!!