The Dragon King
Goodbye.... 
Monday, February 25, 2008, 11:48 AM - General Site News
No news isn't always good news I'm afraid. I've spent the last week or so struggling over this decision and believe me when I say it's been a difficult one for me. After a lot of soul searching I've decided to leave byoac forums indefinately. It just seems like it isn't a healthy environment for me to be involved in anymore. Before speculation as to why I'm leaving pops up everyone needs to know that it's no one person's fault or even any group of person's fault, I just feel I will be a lot healthier and happier on my own. I hold no ill-will towards anyone and I hope by explaining myself somewhat I will be leaving on good terms. I honsetly feel like a pompus jerk making a big announcment like this, but when somebody who's been on the forums nearly every day for 10 years suddenly leaves in the middle of a big release the rumors get started as to why they left, so I wanted to squash that right here and now.

I just want to leave to keep some of the stress off of me so let's leave it at that.

This doesn't mean I won't be making applications and utilites anymore, it simply means that the general public won't be a part of the process and I'll release them whenever, without wip or warning. Unless it's a brand new app I probably won't even make a news announcment on byoac's main page, so you'll have to check my homepage regularly. You might see me make a brief visit once in a blue moon, but definately not anytime soon. If you want to get ahold of me, you'll need to do so here or via email as I won't be checking my byoac stuff anymore.


Of course I realize the irony of this announcment as I've just recently moved my homepage to the byoac server. To be honest I haven't figured out what to do on that front. Saint has always treated me like gold, for better or worse and he was nice enough to give me this space after oscarcontrols went down. I'm not sure how appropriate it is for me to keep the space considering I won't be contributing to byoac directly anymore. On the other hand, I don't want all of my applications wiped from existance and would like them to still be available to the community if they should want them. I'm thinking about setting up my own web-space, but I'm not sure if it'd be worth it, because I can guarantee you that new releases will be few and far between for a good while. So for a while, with saint's blessing of course, I'd like to leave everything as-is and consider the whole site a working archive.

In case you are wondering, no dk will not be released at the end of the month as I promised. For one thing, I haven't worked on it in the last two weeks, so I'm way behind schedule. Also I've ran into a minor stumbling block that'll be difficult to fix and I don't have it in me anymore to work on things that aren't fun. What'll probably end up happening is sometime within the next month or so I'll be so bored one weekend I'll give it another look and I'll fix the issue and go ahead and make the final release. No promises though.


If and when I start coding seriously again, I intend to change direction. I'll still be working on emulation related things, but less with the front-ends and utilites and more on the actual emulators and simulators. Yes, believe it or not, I've progressed far enough with my coding to attempt (keyword attempt) to start work on some emulators/simulators for some very obscure consoles and arcade devices that nobody else is touching. So, I'm ok... don't start weeping or something. ;-)


So long story short, goodbye and thanks for all the fish. I've had fun, everyone as a whole has been a joy to interact with and I've gotten a lot of help over the years that can never be repaid. Take care of yourselves and drop me a line once in a while. Who knows, I might pull a "frosty the snowman" one day just don't hold your breath.

If anyone wants to relay this post in the byoac forums I'd be very grateful. I'd do it myself but I'd be tempted to stick around for a response and the whole viscious cycle would start again.
10 comments ( 322 views )   |  related link

Happy New Year! (No I'm not Dead) 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008, 02:08 PM - General Site News
There hasn't been much activity because the holidays kept me busy. Unfortunately, there probably won't be any significant releases for a while still. I've been experimenting with new programming languages and (gasp!) some hardware programming as well. There are a few neglected releases that are over-due that I'll hopefully release before the month is out so keep your eyes peeled.

About Johnny 5 added 
Thursday, August 16, 2007, 12:29 AM - General Site News
Just more of the clean-up process. Check the about J5 link if you are confused to it's usage and want some helpful links. Also the about InterOp page has been added.

Enjoy! :-)

Site Changes in Progress 
Tuesday, August 14, 2007, 04:35 AM - General Site News
One of the things I've really neglected over the years is the documentation and explaination of my various apps. I thought this would be a good time to go back and document some of the more popular applications so newbies can understand exactly what they are downloading. If you look in the MAME InterOp section you'll see the start of my new about page for mame hooker. (Note the sweet new logo I made!) Hopefully this will stop all the questions about what mame hooker is. More about pages are to follow seeing has how I have to clean things up for my remaining uber releases. (Hint! Hint!)

Regarding Downloads (Part 2) 
Sunday, July 1, 2007, 01:16 PM - General Site News
The issue appears to be resolved. It was a very localized event only affecting people using winrar. If you had trouble downloading files in the Misc Utilities section, try again, as they should be fixed now. Again, if you find any problems please leave a comment or contact me.
3 comments ( 13 views )   |  related link


Back Next