This summer it will be 10 years since a very bored student me stepped into the irc channel #Industrial on altnet. I was very dubious about the whole chat room thing and such. I had lived with a girl who was spending more time in front of her computer chatting than she saw ppl irl. That wasn’t going to happen to me…oh well. On altnet I met people I am still good friends with today, like Xtal and Kan. I also met my beloved Johan who I don’t know what I’d do without. And of course I also met that person who is now in our kitchen sorting out our dinner. Later I moved on to the undernet #industrial and met shed loads more people many of them I have now met in person, spent lovely holidays with and some people who I have never met but I am still in touch with via twitter or online somehow. I never really expected that boring summer at university that my whole life would change…oh very cheesy ending but nevermind!