The Evolution of LilNick to Wildernetic: A Journey Through Time and Technology
Illustration of the transformation from LilNick to Wildernetic, showcasing vintage computer equipment, mailing list envelopes, young LilNick character, modern tech, outdoor adventure gear, and mature Wildernetic character seamlessly merged to depict the passage of time. Wildernetic on Midjourney

Welcome to the LilNick Story πŸš€Β 

Back when I was 18/19 years old, embarking on my IT career, I had a persona called "LilNick." At that time, I worked for a now long-expired company called "Studio Computers Limited" in Barry, South Wales. The name "LilNick" was given to me because there was another Nick in our small team of around 35 staff. He was known as "Big Nick," while I was "Little Nick," which eventually became "LilNick." has been around since at least 2001, and back in the day, it hosted a mailing list called "Friends of LilNick." Our community shared silly things we found on the internetβ€”surprisingly similar to today's memes and tropes. We had a system where members could vote others off the list if they stepped out of line, but overall, it was a fun and engaging experience.

However, as the years passed, I moved away from the LilNick persona, and it's been over a decade since I last used the name. Some friends still call me LilNick, but that's usually because we haven't spent much time together recently.

🌳 Embrace the New Adventure with Wildernetic πŸ“‘

Now, as we move forward, I invite you to join me on a new journey with Wildernetic, where I share my experiences and insights at the intersection of technology and outdoor adventure. I'm excited to connect with like-minded people who share my passion for IT, networking, security, open-source projects, as well as hiking, climbing, and other outdoor pursuits.

If you had fun with LilNick back in the day, I'm sure you'll enjoy Wildernetic just as much, if not more. So, don't hesitate – hop on board and let's create new memories together!

This article was updated on April 21, 2023

🌳 Wildernetic πŸ“‘

Blending tech and adventure, Nicholas Llewellyn shares insights and experiences at the intersection of IT and outdoor activities. Discover tips, news, and inspiration in the realms of networking, security, open source, hiking, climbing, and more. Follow Wildernetic for your dose of digital and natural exploration!Β Β