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  1. [Category:Redbrick History](/Category:Redbrick_History "wikilink")
  2. ## January
  3. Redbrick gets donated two Alpha servers. One from HEAnet and the other
  4. from DCU CSD.
  5. ## February
  6. 5th - DCU students and students from other colleges and universities
  7. protest in Dublin city centre against a possible rise in college fees.
  8. DCUSU put buses on for the protest.
  9. 11th - Redbrick Table Quiz in the Old Bar. It was a great success with
  10. about 75 teams competing. The team \"Fuckin\' Class We Are\" (which
  11. included jasper@rb) came first and won a DVD Player each. The team
  12. \"Sun\" (which included sandman@rb) came second and won a digital camera
  13. each. The team \"The Cynics\" (montoya\'s team) came third and got a
  14. lava lamp each for their trouble.
  15. 15th - Anti-war protest in Dublin attracts between 80,000 and 100,000
  16. people.
  17. 18th - New Redbrick site design goes live.
  18. 18th - Redbrick Alt.rag Ball in Isaac Butt\'s featuring DCU computer
  19. graduate turned comedian Neil Delamare and Podge (aka Funk) and his
  20. band. The bar supported the event with €3 pints of Budweiser.
  21. 19th - Redbrick brings Prof. Kevin Warwick to the Venue in DCU to give a
  22. talk which is streamed live from the Venue in the Hub thanks to all the
  23. work from memeber volunteers, espically the efforts of Grimnar and
  24. Dimples.
  25. 26th - Lance Spitzner (from Honeynet project) gives talk for Redbrick on
  26. honeypots in CG-86.
  27. ## March
  28. 10th - Cain leaves Redbrick and many tears are shed.
  29. 12th - Architecture meeting for admins to discuss Redbrick\'s admin
  30. issues.
  31. 19th - Redbrick begins selling caps with the Redbrick logo on them.
  32. 20th - The war in Iraq starts.
  33. 20th - Redbrick.war is created.
  34. 21st - Redbrick.gm created for general meetings.
  35. 26th - Semnet is held for the first time. This event was mainly
  36. organised by Kpodesta on behalf of Redbrick.
  37. 31st - Jon \"Mad Dog\" Hall gives talk for Redbrick.
  38. ## April
  39. First issue of Flashback appears. It is edited by griffin.
  40. 15th - AGM. Emperor is elected as chair. Purdy and Roro also ran. Cns is
  41. elected as secretary. Dimples is elected as treasurer. Aeris is elected
  42. as PRO. Dramaq is elected as ents officer. Colmmacc, Dizer and Prolix
  43. are elected as admins. Skyhawk is elected as webmaster. Cambo, Keloe,
  44. and Sunshine are elected to helpdesk. Dr_gonzo also ran. The AGM was
  45. held at 8pm (previous years it was 6.30 or 7) apparently because some of
  46. the committee were on INTRA or else because it was the earliest they
  47. could get the room. The post AGM event was in the Turk\'s Head.
  48. 22nd - Prodigy uptime reaches 131 days before a power cut stops it.
  49. ## May
  50. 3rd - redbrick.events created to discuss Redbrick events.
  51. 7th - Redbricks new server arrives and is installed in the new Redbrick
  52. Room
  53. `(~) > ping deathray.redbrick.dcu.ie [16:06]`\
  54. `deathray.redbrick.dcu.ie is alive`
  55. 12th - Redbricks new server goes live and is named Deathray. The name is
  56. from a joke about dimples using Redbrick\'s money to finance a death
  57. ray.. or something.
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  64. ## June
  65. 5th - lists.ilug newsgroup created so users can follow the mailing list.
  66. 21st - Special Olympics starts in Ireland. DCU hosts some events.
  67. 21st - redbrick.computing.networking newsgroup created.
  68. ## July
  69. ## August
  70. 20th - Deathray becomes the primary login server, all logins now
  71. accepted at login.redbrick.dcu.ie, redbrick.dcu.ie is no more.
  72. 29th - Deathray is renamed [carbon](/carbon "wikilink"). Its cooler and
  73. it has \"rb\" in it. Apparently admins did a \"grep \'.\*rb.\*\'
  74. /usr/share/lib/dict/words \| less\" and thought that carbon was the pick
  75. of the bunch.
  76. ## September
  77. 9th - Google celebrates its 5th Birthday
  78. 23rd - Prodigy is down for two days for a complete reinstall/upgrade of
  79. Solaris. After the reboot ftp is disabled permanently spelling the end
  80. of ftp for redbrick. Users must now use scp
  81. 25th - Prodigy comes back online, some stuff does work \"Mail
  82. Deliveries, IMAP, Webtree access, Webserver, Mailman, IRC,
  83. [MySQL](/Rbwiki_MySQL "wikilink")\" and some stuff doesnt
  84. \"Postgresql,[SpamAssassin](/Rbwiki_SpamAssassin "wikilink"), Peered
  85. News, Webmail\" Prodigy should be fully operational in about a week.
  86. ## October
  87. 8th - Clubs & Socs Day The 9th generation of Brickies join. Redbrick
  88. signs up \~200 new members. A Redbrick booklet was also available.
  89. (2.6M)
  90. Redbrick and Filmsoc are once again relegated to the upstairs of the Hub
  91. for the second year running. All Clubs & Socs had to use and official
  92. book w/ receipts, to sign up members.
  93. 14th - The redbrick events page is created. Now members can see upcoming
  94. events,posters and pictures from previous events.
  95. 15th - Redbrick E.G.M - The first E.G.M of the year was held @ 5pm in
  96. QG13. Positions up for grabs were Treasurer and System Administrator.
  97. Mael was elected Treasurer replacing Dimples. Tuama was elected Admin
  98. replacing Colmmacc.
  99. 15th - Redbrick Freshers Event Venue: Temple Bar Music Centre Who
  100. played: Myles & Dara from Juno Falls, Label, Popstar, Sinister Pete(DJ)
  101. Some pictures of the event might be found here
  102. 19th - Daraom is the first generation 9 Redbrick member to login @ 15:14
  103. 19th - Alcoanto is the first generation 9 member to post to the boards @
  104. 16:08:54
  105. 21st - The first Redbrick tutorial of the year covering the \"Basics of
  106. Redbrick\" was held in LG25 @ 7pm.
  107. 28th - Halloween Event - Redbrick held a Halloween event in Matt
  108. Weldon\'s. Fancy dress was optional but encouraged.
  109. ## November
  110. 3rd - Intersocs event, was in UL. Subject: Tech talks and retro gaming.
  111. ## December
  112. Second issue of Flashback published. This edition later wins a smedia
  113. for best magazine.
  114. 9th - Redbrick Christmas Party was held in Coyote Free Sweets, Games,
  115. Mystery Santa(art_wolf@rb) Pictures of the event can be found here.
  116. 10th - Redbrick Deathray Depreciation Day Use of the hostname
  117. \"deathray\" deprecated today.
  118. 11th - Deathray Returns In associstion with RAT redbrick got a new Dell
  119. Poweredge Server, with - Dual 3.06 GHZ Xeon\'s - 4 GB\'s of RAM - 5 x
  120. 73GB 10,000 SCSI Disks - External SCSI Card - 3 Year next business day
  121. support :)
  122. Heres the post to .announce, some pictures if the install and the motd
  123. 13th - Sadam Hussein was captured near his home town of Tikrit in an
  124. operation codenamed \'Red Dawn\'. He was found hiding in a 6ft x 8ft
  125. hole in the ground.
  126. 18th - Shadowmap is updated to include C100, the MMA only lab in the
  127. Henry Grattan. The first people to appear on it were wexy & thor.
  128. [Category:Timeline](/Category:Timeline "wikilink")