Sunday, April 05, 2009

Five years of Uploads and counting

It's been five years since I started The Daily Upload. Let's see, five years at 365 uploads a year -- that's 1,825 posts. But wait a minute ... looking back over my posts, I see that I'm actually only up to 567, including this one. So maybe I should have called it The Once Every 3 Days or so Upload. More accurate perhaps, but not that as catchy.

My first posts were actually made on April 3, 2004, so I've missed my own anniversary by a couple of days. But we're in the ballpark. I put up three posts that first day. Two were about the 2004 version of March Madness, while the third pointed to a report about the Spanish train bombings in Madrid. I'll reprint theme all here, since they're pretty short.

Hurray for March Madness

The NCAA Final Four is on. This is what basketball is all about. The skill level of the players and the coaches - heck, even the referees - is something to behold. I've played basketball or been involved with it for most of my life, and it's weekends like this that convince me that it's still the best sport out there.
posted by Dave @ 7:20 PM

There's an interesting story here about the Spanish bombing.
Bomb Rocks Madrid Suburb (
posted by Dave @ 8:28 PM

Let's all get ready to party

The Final Four is down to two. What a pair of games they were...Georgia Tech and UConn on should be great!
posted by Dave @ 8:38 PM
I've covered a lot of topics in these past five years. There have been some very personal posts, plenty of comments on current events and a few opinions. I've pointed to funny things going on around me and sad things too. But reading through some of my past posts its clear that this is a personal journal.

When I created The Daily Upload I wrote a description of what it would be - and it's still the same one that's at the top of the page today:
This blog is where I track things I’ve read or heard in the wider world. Like you, I read the paper, visit websites, read blogs, listen to podcasts, watch TV, chat with smart people, put up with others, etc. It all adds up to the substance of my thoughts and opinions. And then I use this blog to share them with you.
From humble beginnings the worlds' wisdom flows... always downhill, of course.

I'm looking forward to the next five years.


Donna Papacosta said...

Congratulations on your blogging anniversary. Dave, I may not comment often, but I want you to know that I always enjoy your posts and your photos!

Dave said...

Thanks Donna. It's always nice to hear that people are enjoying this blog. I also don't comment on people's blogs that often, but I do read yours regularly and listen to all the podcasts and I appreciate your wisdom.