As with all years, things just get bigger. Bigger joy, bigger disapointment. 2001 was no different. So then, I suppose a month by month analysis is in order. Actually, that seems rather dull. So then, the good, the bad, and well the ugly (maybe).

The Good:

  • I got a 2.1 with Honours in Software Engineering
  • I went to Alton Towers to celebrate end of Uni
  • I built my own computer, from scratch and got it to work. 
  • Lord of The Rings
  • PS2 & GameBoy Advance
  • Actually enjoy going out to the pub n stuff
  • Made my own LAN at home
  • I’ve got better at Q3
  • LSR won the league in BWQ3DML 
  • LSR got our own Q3 Server
  • I got a hamster called Ryo-oki

The Bad:

  • The Dreamcast was officially cancelled
  • This years ECTS sucked big time
  • The|ecronom had bad times in May due to hosting problems.
  • Finished Uni

The Ugly

  • September 11
  • The|ecronom officialy closed (died?) in November.
  • No jobs for a web designer, even one with skills

I think that’s the main lot. Things changed a bit this year. At the begining where there were 5, now there are 3. And where there were 4, now there are 3. I don’t feel this is the place to dicuss those matters, as it is not something open for discussion. It simply is. Even as bad and as painful as it is, it is. 

The|ecronom, once a great website created by me died. You can see it in the numbers. Hits just went down and down. I tried to liven things up a bit with a complete relaunch, using a great backend system but that just made things worse. A terrible year for the site. In May it died. The host just died on us. To make things worse I was taking my last ever exams at uni. It really didn’t help to think that while taking those exams, my site was just dying and there was nothing I could do to change that. I just had to work. 

I don’t regret anything that’s happend this year. There’s no point. It happened, I am where I am. I have what I need to go further in life, which is 2002. 2002 will again be a year of bigger. Its possible I could leave home and go live in some strange part of the UK. Its also possible I could end up working in Tescos staking shelves.

It’s funny really. While I don’t regret the past, I do dwell on it too much. I suppose theres only one thing I regret. Yes, it is that. That bag of narbles I keep wrapped up in a little dark corner. Thats the one. Other than that…nuffin.

Anyway, the last few hours are upon me. Here’s a run down (chart style) of my top tunes in 2001. The top 20 are actually ordered, the rest after that aren’t. As you can see, Linkin Park – In The End is my fave track. Quite fitting for the date today, and for many things that happened this year.

  1. Linkin Park – In The End
  2. Linkin Park – Paper Cut
  3. ROGER SANCHEZ – Another Chance (original edit)
  4. Linkin Park – Crawlin
  5. Linkin Park – Forgotten
  6. BT – Godspeed (Brothers In Rhythm)
  7. Chicane – Saltwater -Thrillseekers Remix
  8. Daft punk – one more time (celebrate)
  9. Feeder – Just A Day
  10. Electrasy – Cosmic Castaway
  11. Metallica – No Leaf Cover.mp3
  12. Face2Face – I Wont Lie Down
  13. Static Revenger – Happy People (Original Mix)
  14. Limp Bizkit – My Way
  15. Limp Bizkit – Break Stuff
  16. Dave Seaman – Porcelain
  17. Fatboy Slim – Ya Mamma
  18. Wheatus – Teenage Dirtbag
  19. Linkin Park – One Step Closer
  20. BT – Dreaming
  21. BT – Flaming June (Chicane Remix)
  22. BT – Godspeed
  23. BT – Never Gonna Come Back Down
  24. Chicane – Offshore
  25. BT – Satellite
  26. Daft punk – Aerodynamic
  27. Daft Punk – Digital love
  28. Destiny’s Child – Independent Woman Part I
  29. Faithless – God Is A DJ
  30. Fatboy Slim – Love Island
  31. Fatboy Slim – Renegade Master
  32. Fatboy Slim – Star 69
  33. Fatboy Slim – Sunset (Bird Of Prey)
  34. Fatboy Slim – Weapon of Choice
  35. Feeder – Buck Rogers
  36. Feeder – Seven Days in the Sun
  37. Garbage – Androgyny
  38. Garbage – Parade
  39. Limp Bizkit – My Generation
  40. Limp Bizkit – Rollin (Radio Edit)
  41. Linkin Park – A Place for My Head
  42. Linkin Park – By MySelf
  43. Linkin Park – My December
  44. Linkin Park – Point Of Authority
  45. Linkin Park – Runaway
  46. Linkin Park – With You
  47. Lit – Over My Head
  48. Markus Nikolai – Bushes (Norman Cook Remix)
  49. Michael Jackson – You Rock My World
  50. Sum 41 – Fat Lip
  51. The Thrillseekers feat. Sheryl – Steve Helstrips’ Essential Mix
  52. Titan AE – The Urge – It’s My Turn To Fly
  53. BT – Dreaming (Album Mix)

Well, have a good night everyone. Happy New Year…roll on 2002!

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