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January

28th - David Murphy (drjolt) tragically died. David was a Redbrick founder, former committee member and a system administrator and he will be missed by all of Redbrick.

February

3rd - The Redbrick Wiki was defaced by spammers. The wiki was temporarily taken down.

6th - The Redbrick Wiki was restored.

25th - Short meetup in DCU to exchange old photos/posters/junk for potential anniversary collage/book. (singer, venus, kpodesta, drusilla, atlas, markpb, charlene)

March

(27th - 4th) Week 4 - Techweek. Poster

4th - Wavehunt 2 - Pictures

11th - Collage of old posters & photos made in DCU by drusilla, atlas, markpb, charlene, shadow, kpodesta.

16th - Redbrick 10th birthday party. Bojangles nightclub, Harcourt st.

18th - Singer implements the newsgroups reorganisation (this had been proposed over a year ago, but was left unimplemented after there was no real feedback or suggestions). Surrounding the 10th birthday event there was some discussion on the boards about what could encourage new members on to redbrick, and the question of a newsgroups cleanup was again revisited, and singer acted on it! Boards were deleted & renamed!

29th - Colmmacc announces on the boards that Sun Microsystems are donating a T2000 server. (http://www.sun.com/servers/coolthreads/t2000), which will arrive in about a month's time.

30th - link logs into wiki as yaac123 and adds this to TimeLine2006 entry to confirm he is fully logged in

31st - wiki brought back online after some more hacking (anonymous editing had been disabled on it, but accounts could be created anonymously, which is how hackers got in).

April

11th - AGM held in QG13 at 7pm. All positions filled except for one admin. The new committee are:

  Chairperson: Charlie Von Metzradt (phaxx)
  
  Secretary: Jessica Ní Chonchúbhair (jesjes)
  
  Treasurer: Andrew Harford (receive)
  
  Events: Kat Farrell (angelkat)
  
  Public Relations Officer: Padraig O'Connor (landa2)
  
  System Administrators: Eoghan Gaffney (atlas) & Sarunas Vancevicius (svan)
  
  Webmaster: John Doyle (art_wolf)
  
  Education Officers: Simon Kilroy (gizmo), Kevin Fox (undone) & Diarmuid Bourke (drag0n) 



May

25th - phaxx orders people to update the scant timeline.

August

1st - Murphy (murphy.redbrick.dcu.ie) becomes the new login server

September

14th - joe5ie disusered for a period on one week for attempts to tell other users to run forkbombs, defacing the wiki.

23rd - receive notices that there is a timeline and adds stuff at phaxx's request

October

3rd & 4th - The 12th generation of brickies join at C&S days. MoJu is the first gen12 to appear in chat (he managed to get in weeks before the accounts were created), and seems to already be spending an obsssive length of time online.

10th - RedBrick freshers ball is held in the Vaults Night Club. Not many freshers actually turn up, most likely due to the storm conditions that night. Unusual amounts of lesbian activity entertain those that came though. - gallery.redbrick.dcu.ie/receive/ca2/rbfreshers

11th - EGM is held to elect the third admin position. Werdz, Abolo and Igy pass the test and run for the position. Igy was elected.

23rd - The new dell rack is installed in the server room and tolka is moved out - gallery.redbrick.dcu.ie/phaxx/redbrickrackreplace/

28th - receive wastes a large amount of time trying to put stuff in to the wiki, and finds himself still there at 4.30am

November

There was a lengthy discussion on the newsgroups (redbrick.babble) about "Redbrick 2.0", initiated by cammy (i.e. should Redbrick combine all it's different web services to make "Redbrick on the web" for our members, make things easier to use ala Bebo, should we get rid of the command line NNTP newsgroups). (Copy of the posting can be see on cammy's blog. [1]) Redbrick web forums were started as a web alternative (parallel?) to the newsgroups.

  • Plans for Tech Week 2007 begin...

2nd - Halloween Party held (after Halloween of course) in Isaac Butt's opposite Busaras.

December

6th - Redbrick IceSkating trip in Smithfield cooker3's pics

7th - Christmas Party held in The Slipper with Drama and Games Soc tnkrbell's pics atlas' pics