This wayback machine needs better airbags.
So I just learned that two bloggers have died that I read when I first started getting into the community back in early 2000. Going through the MetaFilter comments put me right back to '00. All the people I read and left comments were there. It was a trip down memory lane, but not for the right reasons. It made me sad, ya'll. And very, very nostalgic. We've grown up. Our lives are different - our words are different. It feels like a lifetime ago, and when I look back at who I was then, it really, really was.
RIP Brad. And belated RIP Leslie. I was a fan of both of you, and while I never met either of you, I know we've shared a thread or two in these halls. You have my respect.