The madness of nostalgia
Posted by Trixter on January 19, 2006
I recently butted heads with someone I had never met before yesterday and got into a heated argument over… CGA’s color index #6. Is it yellow or brown? The answer is brown (mostly), but more important than the stupid answer was how I acted with this person. Up until a few days ago, it had been a very long time since I had gotten into a Nerd Tempest over something so trivial and insignificant. Honestly, I’m glad I left that kind of behavior behind… although it has robbed me of some of my drive for my other projects.
What really bothers me is that, if we had met under different circumstances, I would have just loved this guy: He and I have the same passion for the same oldskool pc things, he’s just as knowledgable about CGA as I am, and the ultimate goal of both our hobbies is to preserve computing history. But because of this stupid nerd argument, I have the feeling he’s never going to give me the time of day again. I apologized, but he’s ignoring me. Such is life.