Thursday, March 06, 2008

Star Wars, Daddy-O

Thanks to Wil Wheaton for bringing this to my attention!

A double helping of awesome sauce.


Things you can do when you aren't working

For the last two days I've been redesigning our robotic combat club's website.

I have to say, I'm pretty happy with the results. The headers turned out great, and the design-y stuff looks just like I want it to. I rebuilt the site using Adobe Dreamweaver (I can't code, sorry) and I couldn't be happier with how the program works. Pretty much everyting that was bedeviling me the first couple of days I've managed to figure out. Eventually I'll need to read up on the advanced stuff, but for what I need to do right now, I'm managing just fine.

The goal is a site that:
  • Provides current members with rules and event updates
  • Provides robotic combat fans a cool place to find out about local events, see pictures and videos.
  • Provide new builders with resources so they can get started with ease.
The site manages the first one fine, the second one sort of (no videos yet) and doesn't really help new builders at all. There's work to be done.


Wednesday, March 05, 2008

The World Isn't Funny. This is.

(Even if it is just a Zero Punctuation Rip-Off)

How to Behave on an Internet Forum


Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Gary Gygax - RIP

Reported by CNN

I never met Gary, though I believe he made several trips to the Wizards of the Coast offices while I was working there. If I did pass him in the halls or attended a function he was at, I am unaware of it. I sort of wish I had made more of an effort to shake his hand back when I would have had the chance to.

I've said before that everything great about gaming sprouts from revolutionary ideas. Dungeons & Dragons is a great example of that. While D&D is over 30 years old, the spirit that created it remains the future of our hobby. A hobby that defines so many of us in so many profound ways. It's our work, our play, our imaginations given form. Gary Gygax was a pivotal figure in bringing all of that to all of us. Thanks.

Gary's heaven is a heaven I look forward to.