Happy Ninth Blogiversary! Bottlerocketscience began publishing May 2, 2000, nine months after the founding of Blogger. For the first several years, it was published by WYSIWYG HTML and cuteFTP and focused much more on daily goings-on in my personal life. (It seems like there were more of them then.) It was discontinuously updated ever since, and has survived from the geological time of the early World Wide Web.