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

Day: October 6, 2000

In addition to the online forums here, as requested, is the blueprint mailing list hosted by eGroups. I host all of my projects’ mailing lists with eGroups and they’re a pretty good service (shameless plug). Just click below to subscribe to the list. I’ll be setting up more permanent information on the mailing list later this weekend.

On a side note, you might notice that the blueprint mailing list is called blue_print. I’m actually the owner of the “blueprint” mailing list when I started it last year. It was disbanded after several people abused it. Unfortunately eGroups doesn’t let you create another one with the same name (even though I deleted the first) so I had to use this name. Silly huh? It’s the little things in life that irk me. BTW, while I won’t delete the mailing list this time around (or at least try not to) please don’t abuse the list. It’s there for your information and enjoyment, not to be bashed, screwed, morfed or otherwise abused.

Click to subscribe to blue_print

Just a reminder. I am never going to charge for blueprint. Just remember that simple fact. It seems there are quite a few people that are considering the poll about how much you would pay for blueprint to a be a vote of some kind. It’s not. I’m just being the nosey programmer that I am to see how many of you out there would pay for it, given the choice. That’s all. No secret committee that’s putting a CD together to appear in game stores near you.

Another thing is the lack of reading people seem to do when they get to a webpage. This I thought was a pre-requisite for surfing. Go to the downloads page and somewhere near the bottom it has a section for blueprint. It also says that blueprint is not yet available. I’m not sure how many languages I need to say that in, but I’m getting wads of mail with questions like “I went to your downloads page and it says blueprint’s not available. Where can I download it?”. “Oh, you must mean ‘Where is the secret blueprint website where I can actually download it?’ not this fake one I put up to gain popularity” should be my response. Do you see the insanity building?

I’ve enabled the forum so feel free to post whatever you like on blueprint or blueprint’ish stuff. Please try to restrain yourself from posting a) messages about your cat b) messages about your friends cat c) messages about anybody elses cat. The forum is for blueprint discussions, technical help and the like. I’ll be checking the forums daily to keep up with what’s happening and try to respond as quickly as I can. Enjoy.