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Happy Birthday

It's 10th August 2001, the Halfbakery's 2nd birthday
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Happy Birthday to the HalfBakery, our chief bakesperson Jutta, and all those who have devoted their lives to adding new ideas and annotations.
hippo, Aug 10 2001

Chez Monitor http://web.archive....idea/Chez_20Monitor
See Jutta's annotation [hippo, Aug 10 2001, last modified Aug 07 2009]

Floating Birthday Candles http://www.halfbake...0Birthday_20Candles
for those who prefer beer. (sorry about the shameless self-publicity) [st3f, Aug 10 2001, last modified Oct 05 2004]

http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/ Just for your amusement. [jutta, Aug 10 2009]

time travel radio by [jutta], posted March 7, 1997 [notexactly, Nov 01 2018]


       Maybe we should get the stuff together for a party. I'll bring the ...(see link)
st3f, Aug 10 2001

       Awww. Thanks!
jutta, Aug 10 2001

       Shouldn't that be the 4th halfbirthday?
angel, Aug 10 2001

       Half my bread is missing, so let them eat cake.
beauxeault, Aug 10 2001

       Everybody, sing!   

       "Half a birthday to you,
Half a birthday to you!
Half a birthday, dear Halfbakery,
Half a birthday to you!"
PotatoStew, Aug 10 2001

       Strange but true, it's also my farm's jockey's birthday...so as I read this, having just logged on today, I am eating cake with frosting and a horse on it.   

       Fortunately, the cake is not halfbaked so it it not half-bad although the frosting could do with half the sugar......   

       Croissant for the b-day of the 1/2 B, a big "thank you" to Jutta for giving us this slice of life, and a piece of cake to [hippo] for noticing and bringing this to our attention.
Susen, Aug 10 2001

Susen, Aug 10 2001

       Happy birthday halfbakery and congratulations jutta on a job more than half done. Although its actually now the 11th (hey! it was a choice between logging on or drinking more beer. Some of us have a sense of priorities you know.)
DrBob, Aug 10 2001

       ::::::::applause and croissants for all:::::::::::::
El Pedanto, Aug 11 2001

       Halfy Birthday To you
Halfy Birthday To You
Halfy Birthday Dear .5Bakery...
Halfy Birthday to yoooooou...

       Susen, shouldn't that be 'whicker'?
StarChaser, Aug 11 2001

       or (s)nicker..... I think horses whinney, neigh, and nicker.....as well as snort, trumpet, and blow.....   

       UB....really small horse...actually made out of plastic....about 1 hand high.   

       (Funny, when I told the lady at the Dairy Queen that I wanted an ice cream cake with a horse on it, she didn't give me all this trouble! At least El Pedanto isn't teasing me!)
Susen, Aug 11 2001

       (Belated) happy 1/2 Bday to bakery and bakeperson alike.
Dog Ed, Aug 13 2001

       Better late than never.   

       Outstanding job, [jutta].
phoenix, Sep 04 2001


Oops - I was sunning myself by a pool in Italy this year on 10th August, and failed to mark the occasion.
Belated birthday cheer to the Halfbakery!
hippo, Aug 27 2002

       What Dog Ed said (last time round) - cheers dear Bakesperson.
po, Aug 27 2002

       So the birth of HB has been revealed to us newbies: 8/10/99. Thanks, all (tear) for making it all possible, especially, our dear queen, [jutta].   

       ...any stale cake left for me?
XSarenkaX, Aug 27 2002

       Happy 17 day late Halfbakery 3rd birthday!
BinaryCookies, Aug 28 2002

       Happy third birthday Halfbakery. Thanks jutta for making it happen (and sticking with it for three years).
madradish, Aug 28 2002

       Thoroughly Babelfished Happy birthday song:   

       The commemoration day when it is valuable inside you in the place where the bakery is happy this line luck percentage L time of it at the time of the L it will be happy inside you commemoration day, commemoration day, the flag nyem one it is happy inside you and in the place
RayfordSteele, Aug 28 2002

       We should be able to vote each year on this one.
angel, Aug 28 2002

       Belated happy birthday wishes to the halfbakery (dear god I'm insane I'm, wishing well to a website), and congratulations [jutta] for managing to stave off madness all these years.
kaz, Aug 28 2002

       The HB has the same birthday as my mother. This is great - if I'm still wasting, sorry, *spending* time here in a year at least I won't forget her birthday. Or at least I'll find out I've forgotten it on the day. Actually, I only noticed this thread 17 days after it was posted...   

       Oh well, it would be an improvement anyway.   

       Congrats [jutta] - your baby is now entering its third year. There's something beautifully circular in the way that the HB is the best idea of all time.
sild, Aug 28 2002

       Hurray! Tomorrow marks my half-birthday on the halfbakery - 6 months already!
modular, Dec 17 2003

       15th? same as no 1 son. happy birthday Rods
po, Dec 17 2003

       Hippo Barfday, Tiger!
k_sra, Dec 17 2003

       I've yet to see Mr Branagh come up with the kind of amazing stuff that you have, [Rods] - maybe he's a late developer.
PeterSilly, Dec 18 2003

sartep, Dec 18 2003


Posting this slightly early (not that early though if you live in NZ) as I'll forget otherwise:

Happy 5th Birthday!
hippo, Aug 09 2004

       Hip, Hippo, Hooray! (or "Hurrah!", depending upon your age, sex, land of origin, and literary predilection)
jurist, Aug 09 2004

       Now the 10th, at least here. Happy birthday bakery!   

       (Well remembered hippo. Do you have this marked on a calendar or something?)
RobertKidney, Aug 09 2004

       Excellent Half-Birthday Cake graphic.
hippo, Aug 10 2004

       Happy birthday HB! Thankyou Jutta! Having only found you a few short months ago and still being unable to keep up with the influx of new ideas, I am aghast at having to recap five years of input.
wagster, Aug 10 2004

       Ahh..lets see who can blow out the virtual candles!"Oh and thanks Jutta"
skinflaps, Aug 10 2004

       Nice cake. Don't know who ate half of it though <looks at ceiling and whistles> Well done Jutta.
Fishrat, Aug 10 2004

       Happy anniversary hb. Thanks & congratulations to jutta.
po, Aug 10 2004

       Happy 5th birthday! Top piece of cake for top, top corner of the Interweb.   

       (Does the 'bakery go to elementary/primary school this year?)
Jinbish, Aug 10 2004

       HB HB
Many thanks to the bakesperson and all the moderators.
gnomethang, Aug 10 2004

       Mmmmm! Cake!

Many thanks for all your efforts jutta. Put your feet up and have a nice cup of tea as a reward.
DrBob, Aug 10 2004

       Five years without a price bump or cost of living adjustment to the prix fixe menu. This must be the best bargain on the internet! For all you have created and so selflessly continue to give, thank you, Jutta.
jurist, Aug 10 2004

       Happy Birthday HB, and a big slice of cake for the Bakesperson and moderators.
spacemoggy, Aug 10 2004

       <wonders what jutta's birthday wish would be>
Thank you, jutta and the moderators.
calum, Aug 10 2004

       Thank you very much to Jutta and all her helpers. I've only arrived recently, but now find it hard to imagine life without the halfbakery. I love this place. Thanks again. Many happy returns.
Ichthus, Aug 10 2004

       what Ich. said.
dentworth, Aug 10 2004

Thanks for the cake, Jutta. Who sucked the middle out of my piece?
lintkeeper2, Aug 10 2004

       Cupcake! Yummy-cute!
Happy boithday! ;)
XSarenkaX, Aug 10 2004

       is it me or that everytime I look at that cake another bitesize piece has gone?
po, Aug 10 2004

       It's you, po - it's always you.
Ichthus, Aug 10 2004

       I thought the two-and-a-half candles was a nice Halfbaked touch.
lostdog, Aug 10 2004

       [lostdog] Nice. Actually I still can't work out whether it's a cleverly photoshopped photo or a drawing.
hippo, Aug 11 2004

       HB, HB!
xaviergisz, Aug 11 2006

       HBday, and thank you, Jutta, for a great deal of fun.
normzone, Aug 11 2006

Three cheers for the Halfbakery, and to Jutta, its most obedient slave and master.

       ... An oasis of intense frivolity, dedicated to imagining the almost-possible!
csea, Aug 11 2006

       Doh! A day late...again!
DrBob, Aug 11 2006

       It's quite a few days for me... 8th Aug: my halfbirthday, 9th Aug: my birthday, 10th Aug: The Bakery's birthday. I'm all partied out.
wagster, Aug 11 2006

xandram, Aug 11 2006

       It's that time again - Happy birthday everyone!
hippo, Aug 10 2007

       This reminds me...   

       Happy birthday by the way!
theleopard, Aug 10 2007

       Happy Bakery!
skinflaps, Aug 10 2007

       Yaay! Made it on time this year. Happy Birthday 'bakery!
DrBob, Aug 10 2007

       oh, look! here we are again. i just made it back in time. <throws {biodegradeable} confetti>   

       thanks, [jutta].
k_sra, Aug 10 2007

       Oooo. Happy Birthday!
Jinbish, Aug 10 2007

       happy birthday, hb.
po, Aug 10 2007

       [Blows noisemaker] *toot* Wow, eight years. Thanks for sticking it out this long!
jutta, Aug 10 2007

       Coincidentally, I joined the 'bakery three years ago today. That means that in two years I will have been a member for half of it's existence. Keep on baking everyone!
wagster, Aug 10 2007

       Eight years! That is what, a century in internet time?
Galbinus_Caeli, Aug 10 2007

       //Thanks for sticking it out this long!//
No, thank *you*!
calum, Aug 10 2007

       Custard cake anyone?
hidden truths, Aug 10 2007

       oh, there you are, [hidden_truths]. i didn't see you standing back there...
k_sra, Aug 10 2007

       Thank you all, my extended half family.
normzone, Aug 10 2007

       What [normzone] just said. Happy Birthday HB, and cheers, half-bakers, for all the doses of illumination, inspiration and insanity you've provided over the past year!
imaginality, Aug 10 2007

       isn't [imaginality] and all our new friends just gorgeous
po, Aug 10 2007

       HB to the HB. Many half-y returns to Jutta, and to all the rest of you who make this place what it is!
lostdog, Aug 10 2007

       woof! write soon.
po, Aug 10 2007

       Happy b-day 'Bakery. I wonder why noone has posted a happy half-birthday idea on February 10th... Hmm...
acurafan07, Aug 10 2007

       // I wonder why noone //
There's a kind of hush...
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Aug 10 2007

       Many halfy returns!
csea, Aug 11 2007

       I won't have access to the internet on Monday so I thought that I'd get in first with a special 10th Anniversary, great big hug for jutta and the halfbakery! SURPRISE! (sp: corrected)
DrBob, Aug 07 2009

       (sp. "SURPRISE")

Wow - 10 years.
hippo, Aug 07 2009

       10 years! happy birthday hb.
po, Aug 07 2009

       Happy 10th Birthday & thanks for being the Halfbakery!
afinehowdoyoudo, Aug 07 2009

       Wow - so Jutta's only ten now!
xenzag, Aug 07 2009

       Apparently, the HB and I share a birthday.   

       Here I was thinking this was meant for me. :)   

ericscottf, Aug 07 2009

       //I won't have access to the internet on Monday //
You *will* survive - just be strong.
coprocephalous, Aug 07 2009

       Will there be hats and jelly?
Dub, Aug 07 2009

       Happy 10th Birthday!
hippo, Aug 10 2009

       ah yes, here we are: tinfoil birthday hat, inflatable walrus, blow-dart kazoo...   

       Happy Birthday HB:   

       a mime has been stuffed and mounted just for you.   

       thankyou Jutta
FlyingToaster, Aug 10 2009

       10 years! Thank you, jutta.
calum, Aug 10 2009

       Half a score years ago our bakesperson brought forth on this interweb a new community, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all half-baked ideas are created equal.   

       We are simply not worthy.   

       Thanks [jutta].
coprocephalous, Aug 10 2009

       Happy 10th Birthday Halfbakery - what an achievement!
zen_tom, Aug 10 2009


       HB HB!
Jinbish, Aug 10 2009

       Hippy Bathday hb!
skinflaps, Aug 10 2009

       nice cake [bigsleep]
po, Aug 10 2009

       yay! big 10 Happy birthday H'b'y
dentworth, Aug 10 2009

       birthday bun [+]
jaksplat, Aug 10 2009

       "'Space Command to Zoom, all systems are go for your message to the Halfbakery...'   

       'Hey Bakery, it's your birthday, I'm in charge of the stars and I'm hear to say Hey Bakery, you're the big star today! My name is Zoom and I live on the moon, and I came down to earth just to sing you this tune...'"
RayfordSteele, Aug 10 2009

       !Happy Birthday!
Keep up the good work everyone and Thanks once again, Jutta!
gnomethang, Aug 10 2009

       We need ten candles alit, atop the croissant.
Wow, 10 years of fun, education, distraction,
romance, sadness, bewilderment, befuddlement,
bemusment, loss, and all around love...

       Thank you jutta, thank you so much.
blissmiss, Aug 10 2009

       (sniff) 10 years old already...
They grow up so fast, the little ones...
neutrinos_shadow, Aug 10 2009

       Amazing! I sometimes wonder if the HB will be around in a century's time, or what could bring it to an end, and whether some day when we're all dead and gone, our ideas and annos will stay here as a monument to us all. That's already happened to some of us, of course.
nineteenthly, Aug 10 2009

       Thanks yet again, [jutta], for all the fun.
normzone, Aug 10 2009

       Ha! I'd completely forgotten about this one. Thanks all for the virtual cake (oooh, I'm virtually full!) and the wishes. I hope some of your ideas get built, or at least fail in memorable ways.   

       [blows out candles] Yay!
jutta, Aug 10 2009

       //or at least fail in memorable ways.// Exactly the encouraging words my dear old ma used to say...
blissmiss, Aug 11 2009

       It's my half-birthday today! 3 half-years old! Hooray!
theleopard, Oct 11 2009

       But you look so young...(Happy half day, halfbaker.)
blissmiss, Oct 11 2009


Is everyone baking cakes to celebrate the Halfbakery's 15th birthday, which is in less than a week?
hippo, Aug 05 2014

       Happy halfbirthday bakery.
mitxela, Aug 09 2014

       It's the 10th somewhere, so Happy Birthday halfbakery. May you shine for many years to come. And thank you jutta, for keeping the bakery going after all these years.
blissmiss, Aug 09 2014

       Here's to halfbakers left behind. Happy birthday.
Voice, Aug 10 2014

       A very happy halfcakery to everyone, especially [jutta]
po, Aug 10 2014

       Happybake birth halfyday!
Halfbirthery bakeyday hap!
Bakebirthhalf happyday!
Happy birthday halfbakery! Finally got it right!
Thankyou to [jutta] and all the others who make this mad place, our place.
neutrinos_shadow, Aug 10 2014

       hb hb
xandram, Aug 10 2014

       Happy 16th birthday!
hippo, Aug 10 2015

       //Here's to halfbakers left behind.// What's wrong with their right behinds? Are you saying they're all half-arsed?   

       But I digress. Many happy returns to the Halfbakery.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 10 2015

xenzag, Aug 10 2015

       have a great baking day...
po, Aug 10 2015

       Somebody really dropped the ball on that one, Ian. Goofball.   

       Hey for real, happy birthday bakers, here, there and everywhere. Love you all.
blissmiss, Aug 10 2015

       16? Does this mean the 'bakery gets a vote? Can drive a car? (Watch out Google!) Get married? Take illegal drugs? Woo hoo!
pocmloc, Aug 11 2015

hippo, Aug 10 2016

xenzag, Aug 10 2016

       Damn, these seem to sneak up on us quicker every year...   

       Happy Halfbakey day to all halfbakers!
neutrinos_shadow, Aug 10 2016

       Happy Birthday to all my old friends in the asylum. It's been real. Happy Birthday, jutta. And thank you for your patience all these years.
blissmiss, Aug 10 2016

       Well done, and many happy returns of the bun.
smendler, Aug 11 2016

       18 - the Halfbakery can now vote and buy drinks in pubs (in the UK)
hippo, Aug 10 2017

       So <clinks glasses>
po, Aug 10 2017

       *strawpedos eleventh bottle of blue WKD, spews on freshbought snaffle-bit loafers, cries*
calum, Aug 10 2017

       Just like every other evening then [cal] ... ?   

       // the Halfbakery can now vote //   

       Is that a good thing or a bad thing ?   

       What would the HB want to vote FOR ? Virtually every shade of opinion from neo-Maoist tree-hugging anti-globalization vegans to Camo-wearing gun-toting cat-strangling Nazi survivalists seems to be represented here ... what would the consensus, if such a thing were possible, be ?   

       The only thing we can envisage is an HB candidate standing on a pro-Oxygen ticket ... pretty much everyone agrees that oxygen is a Good Thing ...
8th of 7, Aug 10 2017

       Net neutrality. Or maybe net reverse. 2nd gear seems jammed.
RayfordSteele, Aug 10 2017

       // Just like every other evening then//
Don't be ridiculous, I can't afford to buy a new pair of loafers every day - my name's no Carnegie!
calum, Aug 11 2017

       HB hb...so I'm a bit late. belated HB
xandram, Aug 12 2017

       That is an excellent idea
hippo, Aug 12 2017

       {nods} Halfy Birthday!
Dub, Aug 12 2017

       // 2nd gear seems jammed //   

       Try double-declutching, the synchromesh cones are pretty well worn on 2nd ...
8th of 7, Aug 12 2017

       Happy birthday! - slightly late this year because of the Great Outage Of 2018
hippo, Oct 13 2018

po, Oct 13 2018

       And quite the outage it was. Thought we were goners for sure.
blissmiss, Oct 13 2018

xenzag, Oct 14 2018

       Speaking of birthdays and the outage, I had been hoping the site would be back up in time for what I thought would be its 20th birthday, and when I saw today* that it was back up, I was glad that it was. You see, I had somehow never seen this Happy Birthday post (even though it must have come up in "recent" last year), and I misremembered the date on the oldest idea I've seen [link] as being in December 1998. Because that was posted by Jutta, and it seemed to be the oldest, I thought it was on the same day the site went live. However, the actual date of that idea is even earlier: March 7, 1997! There are a few others from 1997 too. But this post suggests the site went live on August 10, 1999. Can somebody deconfuse me?   

       *I checked pretty often through July, slowed down in August, and had stopped entirely by September. Today (Halloween!) I relaunched my browser on a computer that I don't use as often, and one of the tabs it session-restored was here (which I'd left open in hope of the site coming back up), and I noticed that there was no corresponding "Problem loading page" entry in the window menu.   

       Anyway, I'm really glad the Halfbakery is running again! While it was down, I thought of hardly any ideas to add to my "things to halfbake" list. It seems that exposure to everyone else's ideas on here plays an important role in how I come up with ideas.
notexactly, Nov 01 2018

       I don't remember exactly, but one possibility is that I had a few separate ideas in text files, and used the create- or last-modified-date on those files as the idea creation time while initially populating the site. Partially because it made sense at the time, partially because it helped me to test the view rendering code -- there's some logic in there to spread things out across different time granularities, and you can't really test the handling of months and years if everything's from the same ten minute interval of loading data into an empty site.
jutta, Nov 01 2018

       // exposure to everyone else's ideas on here plays an important role in how I come up with ideas. //   

       The word you're looking for is "plagiarism", but don't let it bother you.
8th of 7, Nov 01 2018

       [notexactly] It's explained in [jutta]'s 3rd October 2000 annotation to the "Chez Monitor" idea (see link)
hippo, Nov 01 2018

       I'm confused. Is "deconfuse" an actual word? If so I've been missing out on a really good thing for a whole lotta decades.
blissmiss, Nov 01 2018

       Aha! Thanks both. I should have looked through the links here first.   

       And Chrome put a red underline under that word when I typed it in, but I'm not letting that stop me. I think it's a perfectly sensical word.
notexactly, Nov 02 2018

       Happy (slightly belated) Halfbirthtery!
st3f, Nov 02 2018

       Happy Birthday (tomorrow)!
No longer a teenager!
hippo, Aug 09 2019

       Happy 20th, Halfbakery! Many thanks to [jutta] and all the others that let us nutters have this corner of the internet to ourselves.
neutrinos_shadow, Aug 09 2019

       Happy birthday, Halfbakery.   

       I cannot imagine a world where the Halfbakery does not exist.
MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 09 2019

       Happy 20th halfbakirthery, to this beautiful collection of weirdos and to jutta. May the next 20 find us in more peaceful and saner times, each and every one of us. Namaste.
blissmiss, Aug 11 2019

       // I cannot imagine a world where the Halfbakery does not exist.//   

       Can you magine the Halfbakery where the world does not exist, tho ?   

       Next year the HB will be 21 and legally allowed to do all sorts of things. A half-baked cake would seem appropriate ...
8th of 7, Aug 11 2019

       oops - missed the Halfbakery's 21st birthday! It's now old enough to drink alcohol in the USA
hippo, Sep 03 2020

       It's now old enough to *legally* drink alcohol in the USA. Not the same thing at all ...
8th of 7, Sep 03 2020

       It could use a shot of tequila, and so could I. (just watched a little news, that'll send ya running to the liquor cab at 8 am.)   

       Happy Birthday, you big old group hug you.
blissmiss, Sep 03 2020

       // cannot imagine a world where the Halfbakery does not exist. MaxwellBuchanan, Aug 09 2019// I cannot imagine the Halfbakery where MaxwellBuchanan doesn't exist, yet here we are. I still feel like a newbie, even with 1394 ideas here. How did that happen? Happy Birthday indeed.
xenzag, Sep 03 2020

hippo, Aug 10 2023

       That must be nearly as old as you now [hippo]
pocmloc, Aug 10 2023

       Bravo to the Soup Dragon! Thick Lincoln Pea is this year's flavour.
xenzag, Aug 10 2023

       Came here to say what [xen] said in 2020.   

       We missed a few since then; where are we?! We seem to have awoken in someone else's odd and disorienting dream.   

       Anyway, Hoppy Biffday BathHackery! So glad you're in the world! The world needs more haitch-bee!
Sgt Teacup, Aug 10 2023

       Happy something or other! And thank you Jutta. This is a really old site as websites go. Venerable even.
Voice, Aug 11 2023

       I misread that as a really odd site
pocmloc, Aug 11 2023

       belated birthday greetings xx
po, Aug 13 2023

       Crikey. Not many things I speak of that I can say took place a lifetime ago. The lesson is, hang your hat on some good ideas. œ4eva
reensure, Aug 17 2023

       // 24!   

       Surely you meant 48 * 1/2
tatterdemalion, Aug 21 2023

whatrock, Aug 22 2023

       Or perhaps 620448401733239439360000
pocmloc, Aug 22 2023

       {looks in, leaves the odd-shaped, badly wrapped present next to the fridge, tiptoes out}
pertinax, Aug 22 2023

       pertinax, not once, not even by accident, have I been able to wrap a present really well. They all come out the same. Misshaped, pointy paper corners, with a bow that falls off if someone sneezes. That's all I got. See ya next year, hahahaha
blissmiss, Aug 31 2023


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