March 05, 2004

Learning to Live a Life of Leisure

It has only been two days since I handed in my GameSpy green fedora, but it remarkable how much time was packed into each of the days. This is the first time since 1997 that I have not been involved with the operation of a gaming community-focused website. Iím accustomed to frenetically checking news sites and e-mail every 15-20 minutes. It feels strange to not have to worry that a website in Finland just released a demo that may or may not have been stolen from a game developer in the Ukraine. It is strange, but I think I can use to it.

Posted by Darren at March 5, 2004 08:35 PM


"It is strange, but I think I can use to it."

Trust me, you will. :)

Besides, you should be spending all your time reading up on pregnancy, childbirth, and related topics.

Also, something's odd about your comments template. It doesn't seem to parse HTML or line breaks.

Posted by: Jamie at March 5, 2004 10:16 PM

Odd. I'll have to take a look at the template. Of course, that probably means that I will be asking someone else to help me figure it out. ;-)

Posted by: Dakota at March 5, 2004 10:34 PM

It's a setting in MT. Can't remember the section exactly, but you need to explicitly enable HTML in posts. How cool is it that I'm adding comments to your site from my bed? WiFi is cool!

Posted by: Tungsten at March 6, 2004 11:18 PM

WiFi is pretty cool. :-)

I think I found the proper setting in MovableType.

Posted by: Dakota at March 7, 2004 07:47 AM

Don't worry. Even if Mossad agents pilfered the source code for the "GROM 2" demo from Rebelmind studio's office in Poland, nobody would give a crap anyway. "Mortyr 2" on the other hand...

Posted by: mtc at March 8, 2004 11:24 AM


and so forth...

html appears to work. Linebreaks do not. Two separate settings? That's a really easy PHP thing... just nl2br(); on the text string.

Posted by: chris at March 8, 2004 12:26 PM

Weblog config -> Preferences -> Comment Configuration -> Text Formating for comments -> Convert line breaks.

Having a deja vue here, I had this exact conversation with Tungsten ;)

Posted by: Joost Schuur at March 11, 2004 09:35 PM

Hey Dakota,
Just snooping around, and I thought I'd drop you (and shaithis) a little thank you note for all the work you have done to improve the average gamer's day over the past 5 years. It really was a shame to see you both leave, but I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors to come. =)

-[HELP]Toph, GameSpy Arcade

Posted by: [HELP]Toph at March 16, 2004 06:07 PM