11/12/2001: Where the hell have I
its only been 5 months! All kinds of crazy stuff has been happening to
me since we last spoke, and so this is my lame excuse for no doing a
damn thing to this site in ages. I moved from Philly to DC (Wankers). I
got me a job with the goverment (dept. of Ed). And moved into a house
with my girlfriend (driving me nuts). But the best I can say is I'm
sorry for taking so long to put out a version of BQServer that works.
But here it is, and I hope it makes your day a happy one. There were all
sorts of goofy issues that ID's latest network code created. You'll
notice that BQServer isn't as lightning fast as it used to be. Well, we
can thank ID for only allowing rcon commands to be sent no closer than a
half a second. Ten commands sent to Quake3 = Five seconds of your
precious time. So to compensate for this, I really optimized the
BQServer Web Admin, and how often it sends rcon commands. The first time
you connect to a server will take the longest. Once you are connected, a
lot of the data is stored in a session variable, until something is
changed. It seems to work pretty damn good. I would also like to mention
here and now that Will Lowman saved my ass once again.
That is all...
If any of you folks out there live in the DC metro area, and likes to
drink mass quantities of beer and watch hockey... send me off an email.
I don't know anybody around here and I'm quickly losing my tolerance to
alcohol. We need to have a Quake Nerds Bar Crawl or something. We all
need to get out and socialize. Meet some girls and get thrown out of
clubs. And yes, you have to stay out past 10pm!
5/8/2001: Bare with me folks!
Well, its been an interesting few
weeks. I think I've released about 20 versions of the Web Utility, and
I'm far from done. I have to thank a lot of guys out there who have been
diligent in sending me bugs they've ran into. It makes my job a lot
easier, believe it or not. But eventually I'm going to get busy with
work again, and I won't have the time I've had recently to work on
BQServer. I promise I'm nowhere near abandoning it! But the beauty of
BQServer is that the source is yours to do whatever you want with. So if
you do something great with it, let me know. I can add it to the main
download off this site. I happily take submissions, for mod support and
even support for new games besides Quake2 or 3. I would love to have
QuakeWorld, HalfLife, and Unreal be a part of the BQServer! But I almost
never play those games, and I'll likely never get around to supporting
them all by myself.
5/2/2001: A New Release
Hey, its time for another official
release of the Admin Utility! Mod support is a whole hell of a lot
better now. Not to mention the auto refresh feature, and a slew of bug fixes. Plus I have included
direct support for Urban Terror, GridIron, Weapons Factory, and Western
Quake. There will be more to come in the future, and you can always make
Download the update today!!
4/26/2001: The Day After
Wow, I was not expecting such a great
turn out! I was expecting a couple dozen visits, and instead there were
over 700. If I knew you was coming, I'd a baked a cake. PlanetQuake has
been great to me. This is the encouragement I've needed to continue
working. Thanks again for stopping by!
4/25/2001: BQServer Officially
After about a month of fiddling
around, BQServer is ready for public trial. Perhaps no one but its
creator sees the need for a web based Quake admin utility. Well its too
late for second thoughts now! Download it for
yourself today. Its free and its relatively painless*. Be the first
nerd on your block who can admin their quake server from a web browser.
*in rare cases, people who
have used BQServer have experienced such mild side effects as headache,
nausea, and agonizing death. Although rare, if these symptoms occur,
please consult your local mortician.
4/18/2001: Old Lappy goes into
|After 5 years of
dedicated service, Old Lappy the Pentium 166 laptop, has gone into
retirement. As is typical in the working world, Old Lappy has been
replaced by a younger faster computer. A Celeron 466 by the name
of Homer, has taken her place as web and game server.
In late 1996, Lappy was brought home, to
be used as she was made to be... As a portable computer. She worked as a
portable for almost 4 years. Suddenly on day, her lights went out. Her
LCD display went into shock. Doctors did all they could to save her
sight, but it was too late and too costly to save. Since then, Lappy has
been without a screen. But being a trooper, Lappy did the one thing a
computer without a screen can do. Be a server! And for over a year,
Lappy worked day and night, without a fan, tucked away behind a couch.
She spent most of her time there as a Quake2 and web server. And a damn
fine one at that.
It goes to show, you're never to old to
be useful. Shine on you crazy laptop. We'll miss you.