The beginning is always a good place to start. Since 1998 when I started tinkering with the Internet I have always wanted to have a website. I did some brief experimentation that year but never bothered to publish a page because, at the time, I really had no idea of what to put there. I discovered Internet Relay Chat (IRC) in the meantime and found a network called EFnet an interesting place. The users there spend a fair amount of time taking over each other’s rooms more-so than chatting. At times I got involved but never bothered to make a full time occupation of it. Like anything, it was fun for a while and then I moved on. At any rate it was not long after that that the server, which incidentally belonged to Telstra (no relation to Bigpond Chat which I will talk about shortly) suffered repeated hack attacks. The admin eventually got over trying to keep it online and shut the server down. So I had to find another IRC network.