Just a little note to let you know I am still kicking. I will, hopefully, have my own connection next month some time. I have had a hard time finding an ISP that I could afford down here in Austin.
Even though I haven't been online, I have been working on a few things. I have an ascii (of course) space trading game in the works. Over 500 computer generated star systems to explore, numerous alien races, full economics model including banking and stock market, trade legally or smuggle or both, tactical combat system, create a space corporation or remain small and mobile, with open-ended game play. The object is to gain a least a billion credits but you play the game as long as you like.
I am also kicking around the idea of a book on rogue-like development using ascii. There might be a small market for that type of book since people are still interested in RL development. We'll see how that goes.
I hope everyone is well. See you all soon.