Hi ho. Back again after an exhaustive few days of political battles and corporate fire-fighting. Life is grand. Seems like I’m doing nothing but updates with no new content. Things should pick up and I’m glad you’re hanging in there. So let’s go down the list:
Argh. I really hate this but the testers are still in a holding pattern. I’m still trying to get things going here and it’s coming along, but slowly. So for the testers, you’ll be contacted soon and we’ll get things rolling. Sorry I haven’t replied to everyone yet. You’ll be getting an email shortly but for now this is the best I can do. For the rest, lots of great things coming.
As you may (or may not) know, SimFreaks is looking at a solution to the ever growing problem that all popular Sim sites are facing. Covering the costs of bandwidth. This is an ongoing problem and some sites have shut-down because of it. It’s very simple. ISPs and Webhosting services charge a fair amount of money for bandwidth (you know, everytime you load this page?) and it costs. A lot. Unlike TSR, which runs off their own servers and a part of a huge collective, SimFreaks and other sites have to pay for this monthly and the charges get into the hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars. Whoever said the Internet was free obviously needs a kick in the head. Anyways, even though SimFreaks will probably be charging for access (and frankly, it’s not a bad deal given the huge amounts of stuff they put out), I will not be charging for access to this site, nor will I ever charge for any software I write. I’ve always stood by this motto since my own feeling is that software is like sex, it’s better when it’s free.
Yes, there’s a bunch of stuff still coming and here it is 2 weeks later and I’m still talking about it. Argh. Contrary to what the Rolling Stones say, time is not on my side these days.
Sims Book Project
Still no name on the project but I’m completing the legal dance with Maxis however they’re a little bogged down with Hot Date so things are on hold until that gets resolved. The issue of releasing Edith still is not confirmed yet. Everyone wants to release it and it’ll get out to you, they’re just working out how and when.