Do you all remember me telling you how hot Tennessee was/is? Well, I decided to beat the heat. -- I moved down to... Dallas Texas!!! And you?re thinking I?m crazy, right? Actually, no. Its been on average about 10 degrees cooler here in Dallas than it has been in Tennessee. Why? I have no idea. They/we are having a mild summer here I guess.
By now I'm sure a thousand questions are conjuring up in your mind: ?Texas? what the heck are you doing there??.
Quite simple actually. With enough motivation, you can move to strange places on this planet.
About 6 weeks ago, I got a call from a company down here called Stratus Technologies (I can see half of you hitting the google link in your browser bar) who hired Handyman and I for Software Engineering positions with the company. We moved down to Dallas about 3 weeks and have been working full time for Stratus since then. Its been great though, Handyman and I are enjoying working together once again.
But we also really love Texas and the people here. Its a great Country. (for those of you who did not know, Texas really does seem like another Country apart from the rest of the U.S.)
So this may explain my somewhat sporadic absence from the forums recently. This is due to the fact that Handyman and I are trying to get settled here, as well as trying to finish up some duties for one of the companies that we had worked for in the past (they just can't let go!!). Plus, all my duties with the MOD Team, which has increased very recently. Both Igor (eviL<3) and I have to pick up a lot more duties due on the MOD team due to some circumstances recently.
Handyman and I got to spend lunch this afternoon with drathbun (Dave Rathbun of the Modifications Team). With only 40 or so Team Members spread throughout the world, its pretty awesome that two of them live within 20 minutes of eachother.
Okay, yes, thats nuts. you can all feel free to call me crazy now, though haven't we always been crazy? And thats the reason StarTrekGuide/phpBB Academy exists for all of YOU!
This Newsletter I created really quickly and after midnight, its very short notice, and I apologize, but sometimes its really difficult to find a good slot of time to get this out.
Tomorrow (today for some of you), Marshalrusty (Yuriy Rusko) will be joining us on the phpBB Weekly LIVE podcast at 16:00 UTC (12:00 noon Eastern Time), see below announcement for how to determine when it will be on in your timezone. -- We will discuss many issues especially pertaining to spam, spam prevention, including the phpBB3 CAPTCHA. -- As most of you know, Marshalrusty is a spam prevention wizard. So if you have any specific questions you would like answered, please send them in by replying to the below topic, or best of all, write them in the chatroom on Talkshoe during the show. -- We also encourage you to call in and ask your questions, so don't be shy!!
I'll expect a few of you there to give us a good hassle too, over the Official phpBB Podcast, which was just released 2 days ago. (yes, Marshalrusty and I were on that podcast as well) There has been a lot of podcasting going on around here lately, what can I say? -- See the announcement below on the phpBB Podcast, its a great episode of 45 minutes packed full of awesome discussions many of you will want to hear. Hey, how else are you going to get the *inside* scoop?
Also this Newsletter, we have the Style of the Month by Frost (Dark Frost on phpBB.com). A Vista based style that looks INCREADIBLE!!! -- Go have a peak at the demo and let Frost know what you think. I?m no Windoz fan, as most of you know I'm a Mac Gui, but I have to admit that style looks like a top-5 phpBB3 Style.
We have the Handyman Display Posts Anywhere MOD, which has been highly popular for phpBB3. He tells me that its nearing completion (actually, hes working on it as we speak). Go have a look!
Well, thats all for tonight. It's past midnight and I have to be up early in the morning.
I'll see all of you on the boards, and HOPEFULLY hear from you in the chatbox of Talkshoe or if you call in.
Until next time!
- David ?Highway of Life? Lewis