We used to be the MIT webmasters, back when we ran www.mit.edu. Then
MIT Information Services and Technology took it over. Our new server is
stuff.mit.edu, which makes us
stuffmasters rather than webmasters.
Well, we know you all are desperately interested in the ever-intriguing
lives of those exciting few, the MIT SIPB Webmasters, so here's a page of info
about us just to allow you to feel all that much closer to us and permit us to
feel all that much more important. (no, we don't really look like that picture)
There are fifteen +/- 2 webmasters, and we are all students or
graduates of MIT. With classes (and jobs), we're doing our best to
keep up with mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We're all members of a volunteer group at MIT, the Student Information
Processing Board (SIPB). Each of the webmasters
deals with a slightly different part of the web maintenance, allowing us to
spread the work out. Please feel free to send us feedback
and commentary. By the way, here are some of our policies and Frequently Asked Questions. And here's a
table of contents:
The story of our server.
Once upon a time ...
The original www.mit.edu:8001 was first started in
July(?) 1993; it may be among the first 100 WWW servers in the world. The
original webmasters were:
- Matthew (mkgray), who thought the web was cool.
- Chad (yandros), who did some web hacking.
- then Bert (bert), who also did both of the above.
As time went on, they began collecting moss, I mean more webmasters:
- Jessie (sorokin), who preached about the web to the masses.
- Fred (tritan), who maintained the activities listing.
- Eric (nocturne), who wrote neat scripts.
- Eri (rei), who did a bunch of graphics and volunteered to add homepages.
- etc etc (?)
Here is a list of others who have been webmasters at one time or another:
- Fred (email@example.com)
- Fred maintained the MIT Activities and
Academics pages. He also writes some perl code
which helps maintain our documents, like a database and html generators
for the Home Pages lists.
- Jake (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Jake is back in town and working as a webmaster again. His current
projects involve hacking out CGI scripts, answering user mail, and
thinking of absurd projects to do on the web server.
- Yonah (email@example.com)
- Yonah is now working on getting the server to handle its load better.
- Kevin "Bob" Fu
- Kevin resurrected the weather script and handles some maintenance
He is now one of the older (but not oldest!) webmasters. His
current web interests are security and wireless HDML/WML. He's
also married to another SIPB webmaster.
- Teresa Lai
- Teresa has been chipping away at our queue of requests for a
several years. She's also married to another SIPB webmaster.
- Matthew Gray (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Matthew has returned as a webmaster. He has upgraded the server to Apache and is working on various
tweaks to server performance.
- Richard J. Barbalace
- Richard is currently blurbless.
- Ann-Marie White
- Ann-Marie is a new webmaster who is also helping out with the home
page addition requests. One day she'll update her own home
- Sly (email@example.com)
- Can you describe webmaster sly?
Would you say she does not wear a tie?
That would not describe webmaster sly.
Could you describe her with a quote?
I could not describe her with a quote.
I would not say she wears a coat.
I could not describe webmaster sly. --by mhpower
Of course others call her Devil in the Shape of a Woman
- Sepherke (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- This is sepherke the webmaster =D
This is sepherke when she is happy =)
This is sepherke when she is tooling too much %=[
This is sepherke when she is being silly =P
Sepherke is also known as a Double Headed Female GenderBender
She worked on a bunch of other web projects
EY Laboratories) before
becoming a www.mit.edu webmaster. Sepherke is brought to you
by the letter C and the number 22.
- Grant Emery (email@example.com)
- grant is the lemur in your midst
he likes script hacking and this is most of what he does
as a webmaster
- Christa Ansbergs (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Also known as Xta, Cadillac Attack, ChuckVest@aol.com, email@example.com
Xta is learning new and wonderful things about webmastering every day.
Xta loves cars, horror movies, cars, writing HTML, cars, rain, cars,
ice hockey, cars, making chain-mail, cars, art (in many forms) and
cars. Xta's car is named Ecco.
- Rex Min (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Rex developed the initial HDML wireless
- Eric (email@example.com)
- Back before anyone had ever dreamed of putting a URL on a can of soup,
Eric used to spend a lot of time keeping up with mail to webmaster,
extensions to our server, like the finger and machine information gateways. But he's been
busy with other projects for quite a while now (life, and a real job),
and thus mostly inactive as a SIPB Webmaster. He still follows the
other webmasters around from time to time and corrects their
typographical and grammatical errors.
- Richard Basch (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- did the wonderful service of improving the weather gateway and
other such nasty jobs.
- Eri (email@example.com)
- Eri provided some of the pictures for the web server, helped answer
questions, wrote some explanatory blurbs, wrote or helped write a
couple server scripts, and so on. This was especially fun in the
early days, before URLs were advertised on billboards.
- Jeff (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Jeff brought many of our pages (including this one) into line with the
HTML RFCs, and made a few improvements to our CGI scripts (including the
ability to query for homepages by full or partial names).
- Mike (email@example.com)
- Wrong Mike
- Web Serf and Perl Peasant, he is currently
working for I/S on the official MIT web server, as well as trying in his
copious spare time to hack together a threaded version of httpd.
There, wasn't that exciting? Sorry I had to remove the sex and violence
and the epic, sweeping romances. It would have overloaded our server.