Originally started as a school project one sunny autumn back when year numerals started with MC and dial-up internet was still the norm, purplehaze.ch has since taken us for one hell of a ride.
In the early days of its existence purplehaze.ch had its own hardware which we used for hosting websites, application servers, databases and email. During school purplehaze.ch quickly became an important tool for communicating and working with peers from the same and other classes.
Later on purplehaze.ch helped pupils throughout Switzerland get good grades by hosting the go to repository of info on the finals for computing science schools throughout the country.
Even though we had gotten our hands on decent hardware by the end of school, purplehaze.ch did not survive the aftermath of the finals.
Working full time as newly graduated computer scientists at various companies didn't leave much time for looking after purplehaze.ch and after we had a hardware breakdown most users left. Basically the only thing that worked most of the time, was keeping the domain name registered.
At first getting some passwords unblocked was the reason for using purplehaze.ch again. After some time we added jabber/xmpp to the mix and purplehaze.ch has become indispensable again.
Apart from email and jabber/xmpp purplehaze.ch is also hosting some simple static content as well as redirecting to archive.org for content on inexistent urls that still get requested.
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