AOL Underground Podcast Interview about AOL-Files.com

A screenshot of AOL-Files.com circa 2001

Back in 1998 when I was 13 years old I got heavily involved in the AOL hacking scene, originally building add-on software called progs (Revolution, Meridian), publishing code libraries called bas files (Alpha32), and later co-founding AOL-Files.com (where I went by the hacker alias Tau), which became a massive community and educational resource for folks interested in that scene.

These experiences got me hooked on programming and building products which has had a huge impact on my life that continues to this day.

Recently Steve Stonebraker, creator of the AOL Underground podcast, reached out to see if I was interested in being interviewed about that time period. I jumped at the chance.

For anyone interested in hearing me reminisce about the good ‘ol days of AOL hacking, you can listen to the full interview here: Tau – Co-creator of AOL-Files.com. We cover how I got started building progs, co-founding AOL-Files, many of the major exploits that followed, and much more.

5 thoughts on “AOL Underground Podcast Interview about AOL-Files.com

  1. Revolution – Matt Mazur

  2. Meridian – Matt Mazur

  3. That screen shot is awesome. Kinda makes me a little sad, life was so different back then. I think most of us would agree that if we could relive that time period and do all of that again, we most certainly would! Thanks Tau for keeping AOL memories alive and the AOL Underground Podcast and Tonyshowoff.

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