Gonzo blogging from the Annie Leibovitz of the software development world.

Day: September 24, 2004

A little free time…

Then I have to head off to work this weekend to fix some things, make some plans for work that’s coming up, draft a few dozen blueprints for new (and old) projects, and generally catch up. However I finally got to sit down tonight and work out some personal-vanity web stuff.

This site has been a bit of a pain for me. It’s all PHP-based which is nice as I can make the pages pretty modular. I think I’ve been successful with that. I’ve abandoned a data-driven website like some of my co-horts but might incorporate it someday for a particular purpose (I still have a TODO for Regan to get a user-editable “Cool Site” link thingy setup) and I’ve wanted to create an online recipie swapper. Found some good PHP based ones that I can hook up to mySQL backend that runs on this server. Just need some time to get things rigged and published.

I have updated the “Freaks and Geeks” links on the sidebar (including Jared’s Magical Robot Blog) and added a few people that I should have got around to awhile ago (although these days not too many people are updating their sites, probably just as few people that read this dribble). In the meantime, I’m doing some recoding on the pages and styles (so some of this may look crappy at times, or crappier than it normally looks) and getting some new photo sections up like our teams participation in the IntensIT competition this year.

So… uh, yeah. Come back later when things look prettier.

Sims 2 Modding

My Sims 2 install has stabilized and now I get to check out all the cool stuff in it. Still never have time to play it (but then nobody really “plays” The Sims, I consider it more of a toy than a game). Interesting stuff going in in the modding community as people pick apart file formats and talk about mods. As for any Sims 2 software coming out of this shop, I still need to wrap up on my previous updates that I can return to now.

I’ve added 2 new forums, one on general discussions and one on file formats for The Sims 2 to the forums here. Check it out if you’re interested in these things. Also be sure to check out ModTheSims2.com for lots of great Sims 2 techy info.