Monday, February 1, 1999

Sorry for no updates over the weekend.

While chatting with some friends online on Saturday, we were talking about the RTS design I’ve worked up, and it was suggested that I start with a text-based version. If I really believe my game is that much fun, making it text-only would be quite the test. I think I’m going to do it, too. Check back here for more updates.

I just stumbled across a site called Golgotha Forever, an RTS that’s being developed for multiple platforms. Looks interesting, though the site isn’t very good at overviews. Hard to tell exactly what the game is, how it’ll work, and so forth.

Yes, I watched the Super Bowl on Sunday, with some friends. Sadly, I had to skip the Trivia Blitz; the invitation came up rather suddenly.

I’m suddenly wondering what it would be like to experience an online Super Bowl party, where all the participants are internet chatting as they watch the game. I imagine it would be best when the computer is right next to the TV, so one doesn’t have to turn around to see the picture, or go into another room. Still, it could be a lot of fun, particularly if you had a good organizer who could do trivia, little giveaways, that sort of thing. Of course, maybe this is just my massive geekiness showing through.

I also see that Senator Conrad Burns (R-Montana) is trying to beat back strong encryption laws (the ones that say that non-trivial encryption can’t go out of the U.S. unless the government has a way to crack it). There’s evidently been enough support over the past year or so that he thinks he might be able to do it this time (he’s tried twice so far). This according to a news story on Yahoo! Daily News.

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