To see if you've found the right MC I thought I'd mention some of my older e-mail addresses and other online contact information. Please don't try to use these. Instead, see my current contact information.
In chronological order from 1990(?) to the present:
something(at)bugend.edvina.se - A Waffle BBS with a UUCP feed,
where I don't remember the "something", possibly "mikcar".
cardell(at)lysator.liu.se - The Lysator Academic Computiong Society
at the Linköping University.
lysator.liu.se!closet!mc - My UUCP feed from Lysator. Defunct.
mc%closet(at)lysator.liu.se - Ditto.
mc(at)lysator.liu.se - Still works but messages silently deleted.
mkc(at)bull.se - My official work adress while working as Systems
Engineer at Bull, department of Telco Solutions. Defunct.
mc(at)iis.se - A UUCP feed to my official work address while
working as a programmer at IIS Medicinsk Informatik, now known as
Cambio Healthcare Systems. The domain has since been resurrected by
another organization. The address is defunct.
mc(at)signum.se - My official work adress while working as a
programmer and consultant at Signum Support AB, later called Cendio
(see below) and Ingate. Defunct.
mc(at)sics.se - My official address at the Swedish Institute of
mc(at)relogic.se - My official address as a consultant at Relogic
mikael.cardell(at)bredband.com - My official address as a
programmer at the large Swedish ISP B2. Defunct.
mc(at)codefactory.se - My official address as a programmer at
CodeFactory AB. The address, as well as the company, is now
mc(at)hack.org - My private address since 1996. Use this if you
want to send me e-mail.
I've used several more work e-mail addresses since, but mostly for internal communications.
I was usually known as “MC” or “Cardell” during the BBS days of the 1980s.
Some of the BBSes I frequented from 1986 to ~1991 were:
For a while during that time I had my own unnamed BBS using my own software running during evenings and nights in the 0650 area code.
From 1991 to ~1992 I was fairly active on
and a few others in the Linköping area.
After that, I set up The Hackmachine BBS, later known as IBKOM, on a
Sun 3/60 and later a DIAB DS/90. The UUCP node name was
A user “foo” on The Hackmachine and IBKOM was known via UUCP as
lysator.liu.se. Contact me if you were one of my
I used to have a user at a DEC 2065 called AIDA in Uppsala. I was participating in the KOMv6 HACKOM and AIDAKOM at the end of their lives.
I'm still available on modern day KOM conference systems such as the LysKOM server at Lysator. I used to be on CD-KOM (RIP, CD!) and SnoppKOM as well.
Occasionally I'm on the Common conference system.
I was available on many Fidonet nodes in the 1980s, but I think this
was the most used address:
Mikael Cardell, 2:205/223, IIRC.
My first official DECNET mail address on the SUNET DECNET was
ANGELA::CARDELL. ANGELA was a large VAX at the
Ctrl-C academic computer society.
I was very active on IRC in 1991—1992 as teakettle. I was usually on #sweden and #tea when the #-channels appeared. At the time there was only one IRC network.
During the next ten years or so I visited the EFNET network occassionally, usually using the nick stavrogin.
Nowadays I'm usually idling as mchack on Freenode and OFTC, and EFNet.
I used to play the LPMUD known as NannyMUD for some time in 1991. My character there was known as Teakettle.
I was active in the MediaMOO of the MIT Media Laboratory for a while, perhaps in 1993? I believe my character there was called Teakettle as well, but I also had a character called Mumrik. I usually hung around the Future Culture crowd.
Of course, I visited many other MUDs as well, but I wasn't very active. Mizar at Uppsala University and Genesis at Chalmers comes to mind.
For a long time you could look at my profile and plan by
$ finger email@example.com
$ finger firstname.lastname@example.org
and you would get something like:
Login name: mc In real life: Mikael Cardell Directory: /home/mc Shell: /bin/bash On since May 29 10:08:35 on pts/41 from mcnet-he-dyn.hack.org Mail last read Thu May 28 22:16:12 1996 Project: To break the long, dark tea-time of the soul. Plan: Michael Cardell Widerkrantz, usually known as MC. Hacking mostly network stuff. Possibly available for contract work. See my personal files at http://hack.org/mc/
There was actually a machine called "lysator", but most people weren't actually logged in to that machine, so if you wanted to know where someone was, you would do:
$ finger @lysator.liu.se
and get a list back based on
rwho showing where all current users on
the Lysator network were logged in. After that you could chat in
real-time (really real-time --- talk showed all your kepresses
directly) by doing
$ talk email@example.com
if I was logged in on lage.
I really don't like web communities, mostly because of the often hideous user interfaces, but I guess I'm the curious type...
Many years ago I was somewhat active on the Helgon.net (now closed) web community for Swedish goths. I started out as Stavrogin, deleted my user profile and came back as Mersault, deleted it again, then came back as Freudedivision, deleted it yet again and came back as KamratS and then changed that name back into Stavrogin. Phew.
I was also active on the Lunarstorm community some years ago, perhaps from 2001 to 2002. I was known there as Stavrogin.
You can get a shiny green point if you figure out where all the names came from.
Last updated: <2015-05-29 10:16:40 MEST>