Amazing Grace

Salutations Buds,

In 2001, I registered the domain www.yourethemannowdog.com after seeing Sean Connery perform his famous line "You're the man now dog!" in a digital trailer for Finding Forrester. I didn't know what to do with it, and for the first few months it hosted nothing but some ascii text in the form of a landing page. Shortly after that I arrived at the format it has remained in to this day.

Ten years ago today, on April 1st, 2004, I registered the domain ytmnd.com. It was intended to be a quick little website that would host small sites that were in the same format as www.yourethemannowdog.com. These sites had been popping up rapidly at that time and just as rapidly disappearing due to lack of hosting. Now we're nearing almost one million YTMNDs made, and almost a third of my life working on and "maintaining" a site that was started as a joke.


I didn't expect this site to last as long as it has, but even as our community is dwindling in size (and quality) I find myself with a desire to work on YTMND more often. I think it's time to begin another development cycle on YTMND; ample time has passed since I've done any real development. I'd like to dispose of Flash altogether now that browser audio support is more widespread, but converting the entire site over is not an insignificant amount of work.

The last few weeks have had me doing system administration (the wiki server that we were fundraising for suddenly began having issues and is being RMA'd now) and T-shirt fulfillment. There is a lot more server setup/virtualization to do in the coming weeks, but it should hopefully reduce our bills and make things run more smoothly in the future.

I wanted to write more of a news post on this, the first day of the 10th year of YTMND's birth, but frankly, I procrastinated and am now exhausted from juggling this and work (and the obituary).

I'll update in a day or two when I get the original /contrib/ directory back up and running.

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May 31st, 2017
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if YTMND is about being overly political, then we are missing out on its real charm.
July 9th, 2017
276th
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I'm going to flip out the day this site goes down. Too much of my life and work was spent here for it to disappear. Hopefully we can get status updates regarding funds and needed donations. I'm sure the internet masses will help keep hosting up.
July 13th, 2017
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What about the Poetry Section?
August 6th, 2017
280th
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We're approaching the anniversary of the Gizmodo article. Looks like YTMND will be around forever.
August 7th, 2017
281st
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RIP YTMND
October 17th, 2017
287th
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...then who the hell have I been paying with all of these site sponsorships??
August 24th, 2017
282nd
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Still here...still here. May YTMND never die.
September 29th, 2017
284th
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what will happen first?

will William Shatner die, or will YTMND shut down?

Gene Roddenberry died before YTMND, or even the world wide web started.

we need a KHANection to funny stuff out there.
October 9th, 2017
285th
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:')
October 17th, 2017
286th
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...then who the hell have I been paying with all of these site sponsorships??
December 14th, 2017
293rd
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I hope it pays for the YTMND servers to continue running, but the money might go toward funding the Angry Video Game Nerd's Cinemassacre company if you were to sponsor some elephant feces sites.
October 29th, 2017
288th
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Love me or hate me I am going to put full effort into reviving YTMND as a place for autistic people to make creative memes and chill. This site will no longer remain an anti social slum as I will try my hardest to form a community.
November 12th, 2017
289th
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keep the community alive.
November 14th, 2017
290th
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November 28th, 2017
291st
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I come here to cry
December 9th, 2017
292nd
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Donald Trump will fix YTMND.
February 3rd, 2018
296th
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despite up and coming being empty, covfefe
April 15th, 2018
314th
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but now, Donald Trump is getting sued by Stormy Daniels for not fixing YTMND
January 11th, 2018
295th
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February 25th, 2018
297th
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Wow, this site is dead as fuck. I don't understand, is Max still paying domain/hosting fees but still ignoring this site? This is a fucking graveyard of my internet adolescence.
March 11th, 2018
300th
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I wonder what John McCain thinks about all this drama?
March 21st, 2018
302nd
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http://yournewswire.com/duterte-new-world-order-isis/
March 21st, 2018
303rd
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Why, E.E., why!?
March 31st, 2018
308th
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kwF1MXavYs
March 23rd, 2018
304th
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am I gonna be the last one to comment here?

only days away before April
March 23rd, 2018
305th
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Is the last blog in here was in 2014?
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March 23rd, 2018
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Is the last blog in here was in 2014?
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March 31st, 2018
307th
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Max: please delete this account.
March 31st, 2018
309th
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max please do something tomorrow
March 31st, 2018
310th
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it's good to have change if we can implement it
April 3rd, 2018
311th
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4 years and counting. I wonder how much longer the servers are gonna stay up.
April 6th, 2018
312th
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GameFAGS is for jocks who can only talk about video games. They don't even talk to each other -- you start a thread and all you get is a bunch of completely irrelevant spam in response.
April 10th, 2018
313th
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even if shitty sites get sponsored, they will still save YTMND if somebody breaks their paycheck to sponsor them.
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