cycloid's Doomworld Forums Blog

cycloid's Doomworld Forums Blog

"Hey cyc, your doom site isn't working" October 15, 2010, 4:51 pm
"and hasn't for 3 months..."

Thanks guys for pointing that out


Finally Upgrading (Win 98SE -> 2000!) July 28, 2007, 2:54 pm
That's right in 1 week to 10 days time (pending delivery of a couple of 160GB HDs) i'm finally taking the plunge into the twenty, er, th, century and upgrading my beloved endlessly tweaked 98SE machine to 2000:Professional (another machine is already 2000:Server, i do know how to use it, just don't for leisure-windowsing).

Of course, the very existence of chocolate doom has helped me make this gargantuan leap forward. Anyone got any advice (aside from: build yourself a Pentium 133mmx box to play dos games on properly), aside from "download all the drivers first, fool"

BTW: pentium 4 , 2.8 ghx ... should be able to handle the upgrade :-)

BTW2: it already dual boots ubuntu, which will not change, just need to remember to back that partition up too!

Online! (2 years later) June 21, 2007, 2:52 pm
Yup, after borrowing, stealing or sneaking internet for nearly two whole years i've only gone and paid money to have my own personal connection again (having babies was tight on the budget!). no more burning cds full of $TheInternet at work to bring home or transferring doom wads,demos and screenshots to work/the library via floppy disk.

So, apart from arguing about kdizd, what's happening?

I see no new demos for scimitar.wad, tut tut

oh, and i'm nearly finished on my next (smaller) project, expect an update, oh, eventually.

Bloody Firewall May 4, 2007, 7:49 am
hello, i've not died or emigrated or anything but alas the firewall at work was turned up to eleven a few months ago so in the library doing a whole bunch of crap on ebay/paypal that got left hanging! anyway, will get broadband finally sorted in the next month or two and i'll be back. heh. now to read my new posts, bet that's a big list!

(no point anyone replying i've only got ten mins left!)

see yer all later


I'm back online, but no new newstuff!? November 14, 2006, 5:59 am
Moved house, gained a new daughter (31st Oct, Eleanor). But i see no Newstuff for the past two weeks, what gives? where's the scathing deathzor review of my beloved scimitar.wad?

Right, I'm off to get married June 8, 2006, 6:33 am
right now, well, leaving work today, getting hitched 3pm saturday. that's right kids: half time england vs paraguay, i'm really popular with my brothers because of that, not, no wander the saturday afternoon slot was empty, we had no idea, heh.

anyway wish me luck, then we're off for our honeymoon for a week, taking the little hellspawn to a cottage in wales. that's right, scant little electrisity and not even telly reception, i've also been informed that the mobile coverage is basically zero. oh dear.

so beta test my wad (see wad's and mods) and i'll see you all monday 19th


looky: new site engine October 21, 2005, 9:18 am

bored at work = finally got around to coding a site engine.

[stop here if you dont give a monkeys]

actually it's much like a blog engine, allows people to add comments to news articles, basically.

[stop here if you're not a web tech nerd]

i'll be adding this functionality to the other parts of my site (my personal blog with baby photos! and the techie ASP main site) though that will be a bit more difficult as i wont really have the luxury of bashing it together from scratch.

but yeah, i have three seperate web sites hosted in that web space and i coded database engines for them all.. and they're all completely different and incompatible! someone at MS should give me a job :-)

my site has moved September 6, 2005, 10:35 am
new url in sig. yeah i know there's nothing there at the moment. existing direct links to content on the old address will probably work forever unless they do a massive clean out as i only replaced index.htm with the redirect link hastilly before moving house and ditching my account with them for good. at the moment my email address still works there but soon will be dead too (it gets stoooopid amounts of spam so, good riddance!)
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my site updated May 14, 2005, 10:19 am
just a shameless plug that i've updated my site, not much in the way of new content, just a few new screens from my megawad and a clean up and shift about of the site. the demos page now has more info and links to the wads and such too, which i thought was sensible it as seems to get the most hits :-)
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i'm gonna be a dad! December 12, 2004, 3:19 pm
we've known for a couple of months but we've been sitting on the info for some time and are now making it official. mrs cycloid is getting bigger and cycloid junior is due next summer... hence my lack of getting around to working on my megawad lately. was going to refurbish the kitchen next summer, but now i have to get a lot of shit done a lot sooner! nothing like an immovable deadline to get one's butt in gear!