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Anybody left from the 2003 crowd?

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Apparently I've been reading here on and off since... 2000?  wacko.png

 

And I still have no idea how to program myself out of a wet paper bag...

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*Raises hand*

 

Although I have always mainly been a lurker...

 

What happened to Oluseyi, is he still around? I used to see his nickname quite often in the days.

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What happened to Oluseyi, is he still around? I used to see his nickname quite often in the days.

Oluseyi *is* his name (not just a nickname). I think he's still active on the IRC channel, but I almost never visit there so I can't say for sure.
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What happened to Oluseyi, is he still around? I used to see his nickname quite often in the days.

Oluseyi *is* his name (not just a nickname). I think he's still active on the IRC channel, but I almost never visit there so I can't say for sure.

 

 

Haha, now I feel stupid...

 

I remember the story about leaving without keys in the night and having to break into his own apartment. hehe

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Right from the GameProgramming99 + Game Programmers Megasite days... using the name 'maniacwolf' then. It stand for "Master of Animation and Coding, Lone Wolf". But after graduated realized that 'maniac' does sound hackerish (i was introduced to programming and computer graphics from the demo scene anyway) it doesn't sound nice professionally.

 

So now I'm Fable Fox. Which is sad really, because it came from the fable about the fox and the (sour) grapes. It about that sometime you can't have what you want in life...

 

Oracle DBA now... never worked in the animation, or game programming industry. For quite a while not even in the IT industry. Now that I'm doing DBA (therefore codes in SQL here and there) I'm refreshing Python/C/C++ programming and OpenGL to help Blender (open source 3d animation software) where I can.

 

I guess you can take a person out of programming + computer graphic industry, but you can't take it out of him...

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I was here, but I made a new account during one of my 'time for a change' episodes. It was partly shame since I was all talk for a long time.

True change didn't come from a new forum handle but from actually working at it - go figure.

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I registered my nickname in 2003. Haven't posted in ages, though.

 

I've noticed that this forum doesn't get quite as many posts per day as it did back then. Kind of strange. You can now see threads last posted to a week ago on the first page of the Lounge.

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What happened to Oluseyi, is he still around? I used to see his nickname quite often in the days.

Oluseyi *is* his name (not just a nickname). I think he's still active on the IRC channel, but I almost never visit there so I can't say for sure.

 

 

Haha, now I feel stupid...

 

I remember the story about leaving without keys in the night and having to break into his own apartment. hehe

 

As I was just telling Promit on IRC, I saw those pictures about a year ago. I've lost that drive now, either as part of an overzealous cleaning out or in a moving mishap. Oh, well…

 

/me waves :-)

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I registered my nickname in 2003. Haven't posted in ages, though.

 

I've noticed that this forum doesn't get quite as many posts per day as it did back then. Kind of strange. You can now see threads last posted to a week ago on the first page of the Lounge.

 

Matured game engine  makes people dispersed to various game engine websites. Most notably, Unity since it was easy and also free for commercial version (basic), which include export to android and ios. And windows 8 + mobile. The rest who plan to do it professionally would try to master UDK or CryEngine. Things have changed.

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Don't forget stackoverflow.

 

Indeed. All of my questions go onto Stackoverflow now. It's just a better format for Q&A.

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Yeah, it allows to mark questions as solved ;)

 

It's much easier to find relevant questions to answer. The tagging system on GDNet is simply broken. And as you said, you can't find a list of unanswered questions here.

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I hardly ever post any more, but I'm still here! Been a member since I was 13 years old in 2001.

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I miss MindWipe's drunken pub-crawl pics sad.png

 

Haha, I was going to post the same thing biggrin.png I still have this old gif on my hard drive - I have no idea what the context was.

 

EDvM46H.gif

 

I also miss Andy-Pandy. I see his awesomely weird comics popup on reddit from time to time - I sent him an email a while ago and he seems to be doing good smile.png

 

 

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Those usernames...

 

 

Geez just looking at that old forum design - brings back memories. 

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I miss the black theme too... too bad we can't switch between this one and a black one. Black is easier on the eyes imo. Btw, why is every freaking sites whites nowadays???

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I registered my nickname in 2003. Haven't posted in ages, though.

 

I've noticed that this forum doesn't get quite as many posts per day as it did back then. Kind of strange. You can now see threads last posted to a week ago on the first page of the Lounge.

 

I am reletively new on this forum (about 4 months or so),

and can only say abou today state - I could say that today

I do not feel any geek climate or something like that here,

it is all very neutral here

 

as to number of post for me it is too big to read most of them 

it is even to big to scan the eventually interesting by titles

- they are tbadly grouped, there should be other way groupped

so one could filter out the uninteresting ones, especially 

"what to chose, what to start" topics should be filtered out

to some begginer forum 

 

also aestethics of this forum is to plastic and 'neutral'

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I was not around that early, but I was here circa 2005 maybe, under another name.

 

Things seem to be much less active these days.

 

Not that that is all a bad thing...  I remember a lot of political discussions fed by LessBread, who I disagreed with mightily.  The technical discussions do seem to be down as well, though, which is somewhat discouraging.

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Boolean (who wrote/drew the comics) has just returned with a new completed game and marketing experiment, there are various others still around, and a lot of other regular members from around those times are now moderators

 

I remember that comic. I joined this site way back in 2000, but I stopped coming here a while back when I gave up programming. I came back here and everything was different so I didn't even bother checking to see if my old user name still worked. I didn't post much back then, kind of like now so I've never been popular.

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