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    Default Girder 10 Year Anniversary Competition

    With the release of Girder 5 comes a little time of reflection and how far Girder has come since those small beginnings in a student dorm in Eindhoven, the Netherlands in the fall of 1998 to a full fledged company in Santa Barbara, CA supplying commercial, industrial and home automation solutions to the world. It has been a great ride and as the CEO of Promixis I am proud of how far it has come.

    To celebrate this occasion until September 30, 2008 (noon Pacific time) we will have a contest.
    (If no more submission come in for a while we might call the contest earlier)

    Find the OLDEST reference to Girder on the web.

    Prizes!

    1. The finder of the oldest reference to Girder will receive the Promixis Girder & NetRemote WHP Bundle free!! ($200 value)
    2. The finder of the 2nd oldest page receives a free copy of NetRemote or Girder.

    Rules:


    1. There are no losers, if you enter a valid URL mentioning Girder you get a 20% discount on Promixis Software (valid through September 30, 200
    2. Who ever posts in this thread a link to the oldest page mentioning Girder wins.
    3. If two people come up with the same link, first post wins
    4. No, you cannot create a webpage and date it back, we have our ways to find out! Besides what is more fun then a real hunt!
    5. If no conslusive date can be found on the reference we might not be able to count the submission for the grand prize.
    6. No purchase nessecary
    7. If you won the first spot you cannot also win the second spot
    8. Girder is defined as the automation software by Promixis, back then by Ron Bessems.
    9. These rules might be amended if nessecary,.. I know you cheaters


    FYI version 1.x was never released beyond my friends and I believe 2.x never had any great exposure, but if you can find it on the web I would be very impressed.

    Semi Current Status (as of my last check)
    1: January 11, 2000 Jonkjon Looks like an old announcement translated to polish,.. and back again
    2: February 23, 2000 NJKen (The actual Girder 2.x webpage)
    3: March 24, 2000 etron (Search engine listing)
    Last edited by Ron; October 6th, 2009 at 02:13 PM.
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    Okay, Ron, I found told oldest known reference to "Girder" on the Internet. It's when you registered the Girder.nl domain name back in May 14, 2001.

    http://www.whois.ws/domain_information-nl/girder.nl/
    -Michael


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    Alright! That's a start, but not the beginning. I know of earlier references.
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    Default Try this...

    There is a foreign language reference to Girder on this page back from Mar 03, 2001
    http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://...rderplugin.htm

    While I don't speak this language, Girder is mentioned on this page many times. I know this is the same Girder because I've used this site author's plug-in under Girder 3.x.

    But if you count references to Ron's earliest incarnations of Girder, back before it was called Girder, this could be it:
    http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://...rrc/index.html
    The Oct 10, 1999 version wasn't online when I tried to open it but the Nov 14, 1999 clearly shows an IR remote control project. And the page source of the page has Ron Bessems' name in it.

    -Ken

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    A Sourceforge project recommends Girder on Nov 09, 2000 here:
    http://web.archive.org/web/*/deinter...ge.net/FAQ.htm

    "We also suggest the use of Girder from Ron Bessems..."

    -Ken

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    http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://...rrc/index.html

    Does not refer to Girder, this was a parallel project under Linux. Surely some stuff learned was used but not Girder. Good find though.
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    Ok I'm bite first.

    Here 's May 14, 2001 reference. The day girder.nl was registered by Ron.

    http://www.domain-registry.nl/ace.ph...x=16&zoek.y=12
    My setup:
    -Windows Home Server w/Girder 5.0.9.543
    -Wifi remote control via Netremote 2.0.21.144 Dell Axim x50v, x51v
    -Whole house audio distrbution/control via Russound CAV6.6 with Girder plugin. A-Bus subzone
    -IR distribution via IRTrans SBus devices
    Sources:
    -Win7 WMC for TV/music in three zones for Music. Live365 Internet Radio, Blu-Ray via PS3, OTA for HDTV
    Displays:
    1080p-Bedroom, 1080p-Familiy room, 1080i-Kitchen

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    http://www.search-holland.com/search...&q=girder&Cnt=

    Homebrew including Lilo-colors, Videobase girder. - Zoek in zelfde kategorie
    Updated: 24/03/2000 http://www.stack.nl/~stilgar/lilo
    Reverse engineered from Martian technology.

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    Here is a sourceforge link for DScaler mentioning girder:

    http://deinterlace.sourceforge.net/FAQ.htm

    Last Update: September 7th 2001

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    NJKen, Good find! Girder 2.0.4 :-) Too bad the screenshots are not there.
    Dan, great to see you!
    ghaun, welcome aboard!
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