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Very true. I would have laughed too, if it hadn't taken me a full ten seconds to figure out why we were targeting Windows 3.1 (answer: we're not).
I kind of hiccuped when I read the original line, but that made me lol hardcore.
09-24-2007 at 02:00 AM
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As I write this, there are still many, many e-mails left to deliver for notifying people. And they are still trickling out. If you haven't got one (or twenty-one) yet, I will make a guess that your e-mail address on file with your account ends in:

@yahoo.com
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These are the ones that take much longer to get delivered because there are many recipients at those domains and we have to throttle mail sent per-site.

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I'm at Gmail and I only got one...none ended up in the spam folder either.

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Same here. Yay!

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Yep, the people that have common e-mail domains aren't expected to get dupes. Just like last time.

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09-24-2007 at 07:29 AM
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Eight copies of the illumination in my mailbox... déjà vu enters stage. At least it wasn't ten, I guess.


It's a complicated algorithm based on the recipients popularity. The less popular you are, the more times you receive it, to make you feel better.

You got 8 copies - I got 3 copies.. Someone uber-cool will receive only 1.


I'm uber cool :glasses . (well gmail is, anyway)

And I must confess I had a moment of queasiness when I looked at the beta title.

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09-24-2007 at 07:34 AM
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Awwwr...I only got one. I'm all very depressed about how other people got more. Can you send me like 15?

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Huh. Last time I got just the one, and figured I was lucky. This time I got none. Good thing I've been visiting the forum often lately.
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As I write this, the official bar estimate is 99.5% done, and there is one bug left to fix. (No pressure, Schep!!!!!!!!!!!)

For the record, the thing I was working on when Mike said there was one bug left is done and has been in the 3.1 beta builds for a few days now. So I assume the last 0.5% is for this final Grand Testing phase.


I want to add that everyone who wants to do some TCB testing is welcome to post in this
thread. It doesn't have to be much, 1 or 2 levels will do. All help is greatly appreciated!!

EDIT: And I received 12 Illuminations. I don't really care though, It's ok with me as long as I receive the Illumination.

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Based on this:
"It's a complicated algorithm based on the recipients popularity. The less popular you are, the more times you receive it, to make you feel better.

You got 8 copies - I got 3 copies.. Someone uber-cool will receive only 1."


I must have become very unpopular :weep I received 15 in one mail box! :~(

Congrats to TFMurphy - well deserved by the sounds of it. :thumbsup

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Yep, two just came in to my gmail account. That's expected though because I have two accounts and for some reason I can't remember I signed up on both of them. :)
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I only got one, and it didn't even say "Bulk mailing is good" :~(

Oh, and congrats to TFMurphy, you're really worth it :)

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Well done, TFMurphy. :hooray

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I want to add that everyone who wants to do some TCB testing is welcome to post in this
thread. It doesn't have to be much, 1 or 2 levels will do. All help is greatly appreciated!!




Just to note: Anyone who has spare cycles is invited to help the final testing push for the patch. Follow the link in the quoted area of the text.

I am, in fact, actively bribing participants with my share of mod points. Win-win, right?

Josh

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09-24-2007 at 08:37 PM
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A few things:
* First of all, good to see The Illumination back. I did miss ErikH2000's point of view on so many varied thoughts as we've had.
* Congratulations to TFMurphy of course. By your participiation, I reckon you shocked even those who aren't known as being shockable.
* Email wise, I received exactly one email (hotmail.com address even though it's in the UK - had this address pre hotmail's ".co.uk")

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I have received one email. Huzzah!

I appreciate the fact that Erik finally had time to compose an Illumination. :)

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Okay, after taking a look at the two emails in my inbox, I'm getting confused. One email is the Illumination, and the other is just a link to unsubscribe. Nothing else.
09-25-2007 at 12:00 AM
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Okay, after taking a look at the two emails in my inbox, I'm getting confused. One email is the Illumination, and the other is just a link to unsubscribe. Nothing else.

gmail's auto-quoting feature? ('Show quoted text')
09-25-2007 at 12:15 AM
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I'd like to say that I was editing the emails mid-flight, just to confuse and annoy... but I'm not!



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Aheh. Um, well... thanks, all of you. I really appreciate it.

A nickname, huh? Let's see....

Well, calling from references that I currently love and adore did occur to me (maybe something to do with Riskbreakers, or maybe Godot (not the play))... as did certain somewhat obscure chain-links (Magus sprung to mind, but that's just three steps removed from DROD 3.1).

But, let's face it. 3.1's important, so it should mean something more to everyone, right?

The game industry has a phrase called "gone gold", meaning the final version of a product, ready for release. Sure, TCB was technically released in April, but the term still applies: those CDs are still waiting, after all. So, 3.1 is gold.

But gold what? Sounds kinda boring on its own. Let's DRODify it a little.

So, a few words attempted, I settled on... well. How about we just try it.

"The Golden Fegundo".

Works well enough for me - and I'm sure you can find your own interpretation of the meaning behind it. There's so many to choose from, after all.
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I like it!
09-26-2007 at 01:33 AM
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So the patch is going to blow up in someone's face, rise again in another incarnation, blow up in someone else's face, and so on, until no one is left? And it's golden?

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Disclaimer: This patch is not for use over pits, in water, or near explosives. Do not attempt to use this patch over another patch. Power token required, sold separately. Patch, however golden, has cash value 1/1000 Greckle (1 Grubble).

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About. Time. It's almost OCTOBER!

Yay for Illumination!

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I got one. Yep. One. In Thunderbird. Linked to my gmail account...

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I beat you all to it! I HAVE 0 OF THEM! ...seems something is wrong.

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I beat you all to it! I HAVE 0 OF THEM! ...seems something is wrong.


Sorry! I got negative 1 Illuminations. Does that make me cooler than everything else?

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