So, this is just a test?
Will the forum posts here be archived forever, or will the random coder take this forum away from us just as cruel cruel Joel did?
By the way, who ended up determining that CrazyOnTap was to be the official successor and that ectopia is just temporary?
January 25th, 2006 11:58am
Good question. There is a bit of jockeying for position going on right now, and during the struggle we might find outselves under just as uncaring of a dictator. This does needs to be resolved before people start committing.
January 25th, 2006 12:00pm
muppet decided this will be the only place he visits, putting his foot down.
There was never any poll taken or anything, but peronsally I prefer this for two reasons. One, the domain name is in some small way a tribute to Chris, and two, it's an almost perfect replica of ?off and I'm too old to cope with change. :)
January 25th, 2006 12:01pm
Totally agree Mat. I greatly appreciate Simon's efforts, but this is just far more transparent and easy of a transition for people. Hell, it runs a lot faster too, so it's really superior to Joel's shop. Wonderfully done.
January 25th, 2006 12:02pm
January 25th, 2006 12:03pm
I think it was more a case that in the last few hours John offered the url and AHA & mat to do the work.
BUT Ectopia was already in place and running albeit at about one post a month. So we all headed there quick. I think the first Simon knew about it was waking up this morning to live forum on his doorstep and a few emails along the lines of "did you know..." Remember Simon, like me, is on GMT so it all kicked off late evening for us.
It was a little like waking up and finding a bomb had gone off across the pond.
I didn't intend to create a clone in the first place just somewhere with a similar low barrier to communication and as an alternative when the JOS servers appeared to be unstable.
It won't cost me anything more than my current hosting already does whether people use it or not. Its there with its own idiosyncrasies.
I can't say as the crazy name gives me any kind of warm fuzzy feeling but people probably feel the same about ectopia. All the varieties of Off Topic are taken though.
January 25th, 2006 12:14pm
Ectopia reminds me of ectopic pregnancies, and those don't sound fun. So I guess I prefer Crazy On Tap. Less bad mental imagery.
January 25th, 2006 1:07pm
My homepage is linked from the top of the sidebar? Where the "Business of Software" button used to be?! weird. ;-)
January 25th, 2006 1:08pm