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Registration works now

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

I hate e-mail, it always causes problems. Anyway, registration e-mails are now going out again.

MediaWiki Dead

Monday, August 18th, 2008

The MediaWiki database has died after a MySQL update, and I did not bother to restore it because I want to move the entire site to WordPress anyway. Could take a while, though. In the meantime, the front page redirects to the blog.

Search engine working again

Monday, August 11th, 2008

The search engine was broken due to a malformed annotations XML file. Should not happen again. Relaunch

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

Just look at the main page: all new stuff, fancy logo, Semantic MediaWiki and all. There is not that much new content yet, but I think it’s already a vast improvement over the rapidly decomposing MyThreads site. The “dossiers” should be pretty cool once I manage to write up enough of them to cover a broad range of topics.

New ZX Spectrum Game

Friday, August 31st, 2007

If you haven’t noticed yet, I have put online a Sinclair ZX Spectrum game I wrote for my wife’s birthday last year: “Jib Goes Shopping“. I don’t really remember why I wrote this for the Spectrum, but I found it a really neat machine to program for.

Good news, everybody!

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

No, I am not Doctor Nick Riviera, even though I have been watching a lot of Simpsons episodes lately. The CVS server is back, and thanks to some plastic surgery it has become an SVN server. You may call her Francine.

2000th Entry!

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

I have just added the 2000th entry to the directory: Congratulations.
Update: I had to delete a couple of broken entries, falling back to 1997, so I quickly added a few new ones, meaning we now have a second 2000th entry, CellarDoor. And, of course, there has always been Heimcomputer, the 2000th link if you do not take deleted entries into account…

Server moved

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

To save money I have moved the site from a physical to a virtual server. By now everything except the CVS server should be working again.

Ditched AdSense

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

I just removed the AdSense ads for There are hardly any commercial offerings for vintage gaming enthusiasts, resulting in both CTR and CPC near zero. There is no point in annoying everybody (including myself) with it.

Wikipedia popups

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

I have finally implemented a way to integrate the numerous relevant Wikipedia pages into the directory without adding hundreds of identically-looking entries. There are now over 800 keywords followed by a small question mark that when clicked on pop up the corresponding Wikipedia article. This effectively adds more than 600 Wikipedia pages to the directory.