Somehow, purely by accident, cliftonburt.tumblr.com has existed for five years; a half-decade.
Five years ago, the U.K. was flooding and Bangkok was rioting. The space shuttle was still working and kicking ass for America. Usain Bolt set another world record, and the Leaning Tower of Pisa was stabilized for the first time. Sameer Mishra was winning the 81st National Spelling Bee, with the winning word of “guerdon”, a noun meaning “a reward” and a word I’ve still never seen or heard in use. And somehow, for reasons unknown even to me, all of this combined to create the perfect time for me to post this, the triumphant first post to cliftonburt.tumblr.com:
WebShell is a web-based ssh shell.
Wow, thrilling. I have no idea why that captured my attention so much that I thought “What a great first post for my new tumblr!” But there it sat for a couple of days until, apparently, I started posting all kinds of shiny objects that were catching my attention.
I did, eventually, begin to post things that are pretty interesting to look back on. Here’s a short list of my favorites in no particular order:
Rob Brydon and Steve Coogan facing off with their Michael Caine impressions. Please do watch this clip if you’ve never seen it.
What in the hell IS THIS?
This five-year birthday kind of came out of nowhere. It seems like I just began. I guess it’s time to get to work on the next half-decade of cliftonburt.tumblr.com.