Remember in July (and probably earlier) when I said that I was going to make it possible to search for games by graphics mode? Well, I finally converted my database to MySQL, and the site is now searchable by genre, publisher, legal status, and year released. Searching by graphics mode (including ASCII) is next, so this is kind of a sneak preview of what's to come. Actually, it's just the tip of the iceberg if my ambitious plans for the site pan out.
Another gaming site offered to buy my website, with the condition that I come to work for him creating content for his own site as an expert on DOS. I declined to sell the site, but I agreed to write content for his website as a way to get some free advertising for my site, and on the condition that I would have carte blanche to blog about whatever I wanted, including non-DOS games. (Remember all of the video game consoles I mentioned in my interview? I have a lot to say about gaming on other platforms!)
I wrote a first article shamelessly promoting my own accomplishments, and have half a dozen articles in my mind that I'm eager to publish, but I haven't heard anything from this fellow in quite a while. At this point, I'm prepared to start my own blog as a way to express the creative energy that I can't normally write about in the brief reviews on my fact-based website, and expose visitors to my personal brand of insanity. I'd like to write about the legacy of ASCII while I'm at it, so we'll see how that goes.
Anyway, I'm done talking about myself. Best regards to everyone at ASCII-World!