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Shad Time For a Drink!

Oct 4th, 2019

Wow, can you believe Techo Hut is 21 years old!? It is officially legal for it to get an alcoholic drink. Honestly, I'm not sure what to say. This is probably the last milestone I feel the need to celebrate. My Techno Hut is now all grown up and ready to make its own destiny.

It's time to sit back, have a beer and remember all those "good times". Your destiny is what you want to make of it. It's been a fun ride, but it's not over yet.

(I'm so tired and not able to word good, so leave me alone.)


Master Roshi Beer


Shad 20 Years Ago...

Oct 4th, 2018

20 Years of Techno Hut

Holy heck! Can you believe this place has been a thing for 20 years!? My mind is genuinly blown. There's not many fan pages left on the net from the early 2000's (that's probably a good thing), but I'm still here and kickin' (that's probably a bad thing)!

It's hard to believe my high school self published v1.0 of the ol' Techno Hut on Xoom.com way back in 1998. Back then there was no Crunchyroll and anime content was passed down Pony Express style, from one website creator to another. My friends and I would spend all night just surfing from site to site, finding new pictures, midis or even MP3s from our favorite anime of the time. I created the Techno Hut because I wanted to share what I had gathered with other "Otaku". I wanted all those Sailor Moon fans to be able to watch Sailor Stars. I wanted people to know what happened in Dragon Ball after Freeze blew up Krillin. There was so much that we in the West didn't have ready access to and I created the Techno Hut to share what I could with those who shared similar interests.

As I write this, I'm listening to an OC Remix of the Ducktale's Moon Theme. It's bringing back some crazy-great memories from back when the Techno Hut was new and all that anime stuff was so mysterious and strange. (*sigh* good times).

So, while a lot has changed in my life over the last 20 years, some of my personal interests probably won't ever change. I'm still into anime, video games and all the stuff associated with it. Who knows what the next 20 years will hold, eh? My first kid was born last week, so perhaps I can get them into Sailor Moon and Dragonball so we can geek out together! In the mean time, keep looking towards the future and don't stop dreaming!


Sailor Moon Excited

Oh, and I feel like I'm obligated to share this link to Techno Hut v2.0. It's not the very first itteration of the Techno Hut (that's probably lost to time), but it'll give you a glimpse into how bad the internet could be in the early 2000s.


Shad 19 Years and Counting...

Oct 4th, 2017
07:45 PM

Luckily I have work today, or else I might not have been bored enought to give the T-Hut an update for it's birthday/anniversary. 19 years and counting. One more and it'll be the big TWO-OH. Now that's pretty crazy.

I've had the urge recently to actually revamp the site and do something with it. I won't be arrogant to assume I have the knowledge or skill to make it "modern", but I feel like I should at the very least make an attempt at consolidating things and making the site a bit more focused on certain things vs others.

I don't intend to turn it into a blog or something, because (let's be honest), there's enough of that junk already on the internet and no one needs more of it. And my life, while fun and enjoying to myself, doesn't really offer much excitement to the 1 or 2 people each year who somehow stumble across this place.

(Seriously though, who the heck would ever find this place!?)

Anyways, peace out until that not-promised-and-likely-won't-happen revamp, or until next year when the T-Hut turns 20!


Shad The 18th Birthday is the Important One

Oct 4th, 2016
07:45 PM

And now we hit the 18 year mark. The Techno Hut is legally old enough to buy porn and vote. I think we both know which of those is the superior privelage (especially with how this year's election is turning out).

Happy Birthday Techno Hut. Go out and enjoy your no-longer-age-restricted benefits!

Happy 18th Birthday!


Shad Happy Sweet 16 Techno Hut!

Oct 4th, 2014
11:34 PM

Well, it did it! The Techno Hut is 16 years old today! If it had the motive means to do so, it could legally drive. I have created an image to celebrate this momentus milestone. Go on Techno Hut. Enjoy that open road while I raise a toast to your longevity.

Happy 16th Birthday!


Shad Another Year to Celebrate

Oct 4th, 2013
2:50 PM

15 years ago I was toying around with a terrible web design program called AOL Press. I now realize just how awful that was as a web design tool, but with its use came the birth of the Techno Hut. After that day, the internet would never be the same! (This last sentence is technically factual and I stand by it.) Gone are the days of struggling against Xoom (who even remembers them?) and Anglefire's restrictive policies. Now the Techno Hut has a nice place free from the haters, where it can peacefully watch over the interwebs of the past, like a grandpa sitting in his rocking chair on the porch of the multiverse.

See? This is why I don't write poetry.

Happy Birthday Techno Hut! Next year on your sweet 16 I'll get you a car of your own, so you can cruise the internet in style.



Shad The Annual Update

Oct 4th, 2012
9:30 PM

Here's the annual update:

The Techno Hut is now 14 years old. Two more years and it can get it's own driver's license and travel the open road. Wild and free. Then, before you know it, it'll be going out on dates and finding that special someone it wants to spend the rest of its life with. Then come the wedding bells and empty nest syndrom. *sniff* They grow up so fast, don't they?


Happy Birthday Techno Hut!




Shad It's Been An Amazing Ride, Part 2

Oct 4th, 2011
11:00 AM

Exactly one year ago today I celebrated the Techno Hut's 12th birthday. A year has passed since then and looking back, there's not much more I feel I can add. The T-Hut's been good to me over the years and I don't plan on letting it go anytime soon. With these thoughts in mind, I will leave my previous post below, because it says everything I can say about the site.

Oh wait! There is one more thing. Be sure to check out Techno Hut v2.0, a version of the site dating back to 2000! I found it on a dusty old CD a few months back and It reeks of web 1.0. It's a great look at what the web was like in the late 90s and early 2000's.

Happy 13th Birthday Techno Hut!
You're officially a teenager now. Don't get too angsty, ya'here?

Original message from Oct 4th, 2010

I know it's a cliche thing to say, but it doesn't feel like it's been that long. Well, I suppose in some ways it does, but it also feels just like it was less than a few years ago. It's unlikely that more than a handful of people will even see this message, but I couldn't help but make a note of this event. I missed Techno Hut's big ONE-OH, but that doesn't mean I've forgotten about this site and what it means to me. Although it's now mostly just a portal to other pages I host here on Techno-Hut.com, this particular site still holds a special place in my heart. I created this place years ago to share files, music, images, and AMVs with fellow anime fans. Back then the internet was a different place and bandwidth was a precious, rare commodity. Somehow, over the years, the Techno Hut has survived. If you're interested in seeing the evolutionary progress of the Techno Hut, I urge you to visit it's past incarnations, forever fossilized on the interwebs thanks to webarchive.org



I raise a can of Mt. Dew in your honor Techno Hut. Thanks for all the good times! May there be many more in the future.


Shad Just when I thought I'd seen it all...

Oct 8th, 2006
7:40 PM

Another semester begins. Well, actually, it's in effect. I started my fourth year here at WSU in late August and so far it has been about as busy as my previous semesters. This is kind of a surprise because I had honestly felt that this semester would have been a walk in the park. No worries though, I'm managing rather well. We just got back from our 5 day architecture field trip to Chicago. I never knew a whole lot about the town before this trip and now I can say I have been rather well educated about this so-called "Chicago-land", at least from an architectural stand-point. Despite the enjoyment I obtained in this massive urban jungle, the trip itself was physically grueling. Mind you, I'm not making a comparison to those of you in the armed forces, but for a group of students who spend more time at their desk than in sunlight, all the miles upon miles of walking everyday was torture. But, I made it back in one piece and disease-free, at least I think so...

On another note, about a month ago I went and checked two new anime series that peaked my interest. Some of my friends can attest that I am not what one may consider an "anime junkie" I might watch 3 new series each year, if that. So that fact that I'm currently watching two animes simultaneously is quite remarkable to say the least.

Fate Stay Night

Though I feel it could've been much, much more than what it delivered, I still felt like I hadn't wasted my time watching the series either. I suppose my respect for Fate Stay Night is because of Saber, one of the main characters in the series. Saber is possibly the most elegant and well-developed female character I've ever seen in an anime. If only Shirou, her male counter-part, wasn't half-breed with Shinji's pussy genes, it would've been a completely awesome anime.

Air Gear

Now this is what I'm currently wrapped up in. Let me say it as simply as possible. If Jet Set Radio ever became an anime, this is what it would be. After watching the first three episodes of Air Gear, I was compelled to go grab my copy of Jet Set Radio and get my old rollerblades out so I could get back into the whole in-line thing. I can't be more serious when I say that if you enjoyed Jet Set Radio, you WILL enjoy Air Gear. Its over-the-top action and storyline are all based around AT's (the Air Gear equivalent to Jet Set Radio's Neutron skates). I would like nothing more than to continue trying to persuade those reading these words that Air Gear is worth checking out, yet I'm sure those who would enjoy this series (i.e. former Jet Set lovers) have already gone to goggle in search of this gem. It's still being made over in the land of the rising sun, so this series is about as fresh as any anime fan could wish for.

I'd like to make some awesome conclusion to this whole post, but the latest episode of Air Gear just finished downloading and I'm off to watch that....C'ya.



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