I am old by internet standards, born in 1981. I always had a computer (thank you, dad) and my first one was a Commodore 64. I was around before the worldwide implementation of TCP/IP as THE protocol. I remember the precursor to the modern internet - BBSs in the 80s/90s. I can still identify a few dialup noises in regards to modulation type and baud rate. I remember the wild west days of the very early internet in the 90s, rocking my Mosaic browser and my usenet client. I watched the early internet turn in to a parody of itself. I watched the dearly held and widely lauded virtue of privacy ripped to shreds. There is much more to learn here on the internet now, truly a blessing, but the sense of community has been all but lost.
I haven't really gotten in to vaporwave. Maybe I will explore it a bit though. I do, however, remember the prevalence of an underground feeling in some areas of the internet. I remember when rave culture and techno-geek culture were very interconnected. I remember the 2600 zine, in hard copy. I remember the anarchist's cookbook. I remember wardialing and wardriving.
I'm here because this place reminds me of those times, already largely faded from collective internet memory.
I'm a big gamer, and I like to make orchestral remixes and covers of obscure video/computer game music. The more obscure the better, but it has to speak to me in some way emotionally.
In regards to shows, I really liked Halt and Catch Fire. Gordon very much reminded me of my dad, RIP.
I am 'one of the normies that found out about this place through the dead internet theory article', though in this case, I do intend to participate.
I also like to cook and read, and I play the electric violin and a bit of keyboard. I generally prefer staying indoors, where the temperature is controlled.