I still remember picking up a book on game development - I think maybe one of the isometric ones - edited by Andre Lamothe and published by someone I can't quite recall (had the black and neon green covers). There was an ad flier in the back pages of the book for GDNet. My first reaction, upon pulling up the site on my shiny new cable modem, was incredulity. For some reason or another I wandered back a few months later, and lurked for a while before registering my first account.
With rare exceptions, GDNet has been an almost daily stop for me ever since.
Feels weird to think that it's been so long.
I have that book... I think it's Isometric Game Programming with DirectX 7.0
There was some really cool information in the isometric forums and articles sections on the old site. I wish there was still a forum for those topics, but it's dated, I suppose.