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AlisonW

Not playing at politics

1 min read

Way back in June 2008 I headed off to Iceland to meet with the developers at CCP, creators of the EVE-Online MMORPG. A couple of months previously I was elected to the 'Council of Stellar Management' they had set up as a player-elected group to liase with the devs in creating new content.

Given there were 66 candidates from all over the world, I was rather chuffed indeed to be one of the nine elected, especially as unlike most of the other successful candidates I didn't have a guaranteed body of supporters from being part of a large player alliance. Probably the most successful election I've stood in therefore!

For such an unusual event the New York Times sent a reporter to cover the five-day meeting. Seth Schiesel's article (with a terrible picture of me) can be read at

https://www.nytimes.com/2008/06/28/arts/television/28eve.html

AlisonW

Diary matters

1 min read

I've kept my calendar online since around 2003, forward events publicly available throughout. Initially it was file-based with a two appointment records per day* in a text file per month, a few years later moving to a MySQL database, where it still resides. Currently at diary.alisonw.uk the domain has changed occasionally depending on which ones I happen to own at the time (!) and though the Internet Archive says it existed in 2005 their earliest copy - looking very similar to the current edition - appears to be from 2007**.

In the past it's been useful for family, friends, and lovers to check where I am (I used to travel a lot) and for me when booking appointments / finding out what I'm supposed to be doing.

* day, evening
** https://web.archive.org/web/20070320035249/http://diary.alisonwheeler.com/diary/

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AlisonW

Yes: In person for first day, online or in person on second day.

AlisonW

I've had a number of blogs, sites, infodumps and everything online for around 25 years, this is just the latest in that long line.
My main blogs used to be based on a version of Chryp which I tried to continue maintaining after it ceased being active more widely about eight years ago, and though I added some really great functionality to it the product was desparetly showing its age. Casting around for alternative light-weight FLOSS solutions I found Known [1] so I've forked it to play with and see it will suit my current purposes.

Hello!

[1] https://withknown.com/