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  1. ## January
  2. <STRONG>Redbrick\'s machine \"mother\" goes live</STRONG>. Members need
  3. new passwords for their accounts on this system.\
  4. DCU Bar closes due to staff problems (staff were caught drinking after
  5. hours or resigned or something).
  6. ## February
  7. <STRONG>12th - Mother goes online and members log on for first time to
  8. mother</STRONG>.\
  9. It\'s officially decided to allow members to have multiple accounts.
  10. <STRONG>23rd - Rag Week</STRONG>.\
  11. 24th - Redbrick hires a bouncy castle for DCU.\
  12. \
  13. <STRONG>28th - First Redbrick baby is born</STRONG> to wibble and
  14. sarah.\
  15. His name is Michael.\
  16. \
  17. ==March==
  18. 7th - Shadowmap is written and used.\
  19. \
  20. 16th - Sherro gets disusered, prompting the \"FREE SHERRO!\" thread on
  21. the newsgroups.\
  22. \
  23. <STRONG>19th - Social in Isolde\'s Tower</STRONG>.\
  24. Pictures from the event are
  25. [here](http://www.redbrick.dcu.ie/~venus/tower/).\
  26. \
  27. 27th (ish) - \"Spike\" happens. Redbrick goes offline for 3 weeks.
  28. Redbrick loses outbound access to everything, including tolka and all
  29. other DCU servers. When Redbrick came back up, Itchy NUTS was gone
  30. forever.
  31. <STRONG>31st - AGM</STRONG>.\
  32. Cain is elected as chair.\
  33. Spock is elected as secretary.\
  34. Bootie is elected as treasurer.\
  35. Celery is elected as PRO/ents officer.\
  36. Ace, Macbain, and Bob are elected as helpdesk.\
  37. Pooka, Plop and Valen are elected as admins.\
  38. Drjolt is elected as webmaster.\
  39. \
  40. ## April
  41. 6th (19:41) - Redbrick shut down by CSD for \"taking up too much network
  42. bandwidth\".\
  43. This [board](http://www.eeng.dcu.ie/~itg/board_html/Redbrick/) was setup
  44. around that time and was used a bit while redbrick was down.
  45. <STRONG>15th - Night in the Funnel in associate with Atmosphere Music
  46. Soc</STRONG>.\
  47. Music by Kid Icarus, Muse, and Stocious.\
  48. Poster is attached \[docs/funnel.doc here\].\
  49. This nightclub was on Sir John Rogerson\'s Quay but is closed since 1999.\
  50. \
  51. 28th (18:22) - Redbrick is back up, and ppl can log on again.
  52. ## May
  53. ## June
  54. Perlhey was originally written by afrodite\'s brother in TCD. Cthulhu
  55. added features like titles, borders, success messages etc. when he was
  56. in first year (i.e. sometime around now). C-hey was written after perl
  57. hey this year.\
  58. Also CSD took down rbhouse and so hey became popular as a way of
  59. communicating for freshers and older users. hey was popular before this,
  60. but with no chat program, hey was now the only way to communicate with
  61. other users.
  62. 25th - Windows 98 launched.\
  63. \
  64. ## July
  65. Plop resigns from committee for personal reasons.
  66. ## August
  67. Eircell(later Vodafone) and Digifone(later O2) allowed their users to
  68. send text messages to phones on each others\' networks sometime this
  69. year.
  70. ## September
  71. The Fourth generation of brickies arrives in DCU.\
  72. \
  73. New res is opened about nowish.\
  74. \
  75. <STRONG>Google was launched this month.</STRONG>
  76. ## October
  77. <STRONG>6th - Freshers\' Event in the Mean Fiddler</STRONG>.\
  78. Kid Icarus played. DJ Thayl did the dj thing.\
  79. \
  80. Redbrick is now the largest society on campus for the first time.\
  81. \
  82. 22nd - Kachun(plop) incident happened (see
  83. [encyclopedia](http://www.redbrick.dcu.ie/community/encyclopedia/?heading=p&file=plop.encyc)).\
  84. \
  85. <STRONG>28th - Intersocs event in Break For The Border</STRONG>.\
  86. In association with TCD and UCD Netsocs.\
  87. \
  88. Pooka resigns as admin.\
  89. Bob resigns from helpdesk.\
  90. ## November
  91. <STRONG>EGM</STRONG>.\
  92. spinal (John Bolger) and grimnar (Colin Whittaker) were elected as
  93. admins.\
  94. singer (Brian Scanlan) was elected as webmaster.\
  95. bubble (Barry O\' Neill) was elected to helpdesk.\
  96. tibor and p sat the test but never ran for election.\
  97. \
  98. <STRONG>12th - Bacchus social</STRONG>.\
  99. Pictures from the event are
  100. [here](http://www.redbrick.dcu.ie/~elmer/pics.html).\
  101. \
  102. Business school maps added to Shadowmap.\
  103. \
  104. <STRONG>26th - Games night</STRONG>.
  105. ## December
  106. <STRONG>9th - Night in the Bar</STRONG>.\
  107. \
  108. <STRONG>16th - Christmas party in the Castle Inn</STRONG>.\
  109. \
  110. Free pizza for all and with Santa in da house!\
  111. \
  112. Pictures from the event are
  113. [here](http://web.archive.org/web/20011007150200/enigma.redbrick.dcu.ie/~thayl/usal.html).\
  114. [Category:Redbrick History](/Category:Redbrick_History "wikilink")
  115. [Category:Timeline](/Category:Timeline "wikilink")