1991: They Call It "The Internet" - remember this? Highlights…
Getting back onto ICQ was going to be such a non-event I’m only starting this now. I’ll get to why later.
After ringing a long time friend, Clarkey, who still had an active ICQ account, I quickly found my long lost ICQ Number which at 8 digits, holds some prestige (although I was quickly put in place, by new friends with even older account including a 6 digit).
Download the 2001b version (heard terrible reports about the new version) from Old Version. Again, no problems, installed quickly ran like a dream. C
Great. Sorted. UIN and Password. Fuck. Now I need my old password. What password was I using when I was 15? After failing to remember at all. It was onto the retrieval. Tried all my previous email accounts. Nothing.
Double checked my account in the people directory. Yep – I’m still there. OK, need another avenue.
According to my profile ID (again, spied through the glass of Clarkey’s ICQ list) the website I was working on at the time was Ex Industria. This quickly told me I was using the program later in life than I thought.
The site isn’t up. It’s been down and the URL doesn’t respond. But I know there must be contact details on that site.
Fuck. Nothing. Not a god damn thing*
Options? Might need to contact ICQ. I’ll try again soon