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Our 14th Birthday is Coming

Posted in Site News at 2:19 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Happy Birthday

Summary: We’re turning 14 shortly and we need ideas from readers (things that can be done to mark the event and celebrate ‘on-line’)

THIS coming spring Tux Machines will have turned 17. It started in 2004. Techrights turns 15 later that year and it turns 14 in a few weeks.

“The good news is, this past year has been the best for Techrights in terms of traffic.”Back when parties were still permitted we celebrated the 15-year anniversary of Tux Machines. We were in full lock-down this year when it turned 16. For Techrights this year will be the first (in years) without a cake; 2 days ago we entered lock-down again. It’s going to be a quiet passage, not much of a birthday.

The good news is, this past year has been the best for Techrights in terms of traffic. The same is true for Tux Machines, which in this past week broke its all-time traffic record (despite slow news weeks/cycles).

Happy BirthdayWe’re trying to think what to do for the 14-year anniversary and next year’s 15-year anniversary, seeing that the FSF has just celebrated its amazing 35-year anniversary. Suggestions would be more than welcome. It needs to be something international and geeky, not consumerism like exchange of gifts.

In the case of Tux Machines we had some fun with unicode, making a bunch of unicode art like Ⓣⓤⓧ Ⓜⓐⓒⓗⓘⓝⓔⓢ, 🅣🅤🅧 🅜🅐🅒🅗🅘🅝🅔🅢, Tux Machines, 𝐓𝐮𝐱 𝐌𝐚𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬, 𝕿𝖚𝖝 𝕸𝖆𝖈𝖍𝖎𝖓𝖊𝖘, 𝑻𝒖𝒙 𝑴𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒆𝒔, 𝓣𝓾𝔁 𝓜𝓪𝓬𝓱𝓲𝓷𝓮𝓼,. 𝕋𝕦𝕩 𝕄𝕒𝕔𝕙𝕚𝕟𝕖𝕤, 𝚃𝚞𝚡 𝙼𝚊𝚌𝚑𝚒𝚗𝚎𝚜, 𝖳𝗎𝗑 𝖬𝖺𝖼𝗁𝗂𝗇𝖾𝗌, 𝗧𝘂𝘅 𝗠𝗮𝗰𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀, 𝙏𝙪𝙭 𝙈𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨, 𝘛𝘶𝘹 𝘔𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘦𝘴, ⒯⒰⒳ ⒨⒜⒞⒣⒤⒩⒠⒮, 🅃🅄🅇 🄼🄰🄲🄷🄸🄽🄴🅂, 🆃🆄🆇 🅼🅰🅲🅷🅸🅽🅴🆂, Túx Ḿáćhíńéś, イuメ ᄊムcんノ刀乇丂, Շપซ ๓คƈɦٱกﻉร, тυχ мα¢нιηєѕ, Շยא ๓คςђเภєร, Гцх МасЂіиэѕ, ፕሁሸ ጠልርዘጎክቿነ, 𝔗𝔲𝔵 𝔐𝔞𝔠𝔥𝔦𝔫𝔢𝔰, Ṫüẍ Ṁäċḧïṅëṡ, ᴛᴜx ᴍᴀᴄʜɪɴᴇꜱ, Ŧᵾx MȺȼħɨnɇs, ₜᵤₓ ₘₐcₕᵢₙₑₛ, ᵀᵘˣ ᴹᵃᶜʰⁱⁿᵉˢ, ʇnx ɯɐɔɥıuǝs, sǝuıɥɔɐɯ xnʇ, TUx MAↄHiᴎɘꙅ and ꙅɘᴎiHↄAM xUT (backwards).

We don’t have a budget for any kind of real “party” per se; but maybe we can do a marathon of articles about the history of the site? Or maybe a live video chat? Maybe something else? Suggestions wanted.

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