Ok, over on streetrod3.com I put up some adsense ads. I'm not looking to profit, I just hope that I can eventually make enough so that it breaks even. That's all. Just to pay for itself. If I was in it for the money, I wouldn't have GPL'ed the code.
Yes, Streetrod3.com has risen from the grave. After much time, finagling, hassle, and personal expense, I've wrested the domain and data from others, and begun to restore things. Eventual plan is to totally redo the site, but, as things stand, better to have the old site up, rather than a squatter's page.
What does this mean about the project? Well, contrary to popular belief, it was never officially canceled (Unless you count the brother of the webmaster as someone who has that authority). That posting on the website was made without the prior knowledge or consent of the SR3 devteam. In fact, we were in the middle of prepping a new release at the time. Unfortunately, all it served to do, was piss off the devteam and make most of them quit. As things stand now, I'm the only devteam member left. What I would like to do is start recruiting some programmers (Sorry modelers, we need to get some coding done first), and begin work again. I have a few bits of code I want to add to the code base, but most of the changes that was made for the release being worked on at the time of shit hitting the fan has been lost in a drive crash. That included work on tools to make new tracks.
Still, all is not lost. We have the code from the last release, we have the site again, so, we can pickup and carry on.
Looks like the SR3 page and forums are down. Dunno when they'll be back up. Will let you all know later on what the deal is.
The good – Got some cool stuff on the way, like parts to get the plotter going again. Also got SR3 to compile. Plus the carshow sunday went pretty good. Few other cool things going on but don't want to jinx anything.
The bad – SR3 compiles, however crashes when you goto race, the net connection has been spotty, arm and leg hurts, and sunburnt all over from sunday.
The ugly – just had to restart Funkyshit. Tip for the wise, do not loop network shares. On each of my machines I have shares setup to see the my home director of the others. Well, while looking at funkyshit's shares on monstershit, I accidentally loaded up monstershits share. Samba on both machines locked up, and on funkyshit was so bad that it turned into a zombie. 37 days, 4 hours, 10 minutes.
Also, still have people bugging me for SR3. One guy I had talked to about 14 hours ago and asked how it was coming along. He just now asked me again if I had it ready for release. DO NOT BUG THE PROGRAMMER! It'll be released when its able. I'm working as fast as I can on it. Things are running better, but still not as good as they should. If I keep having to field answers, thats less time I can work on SR3.
Tonight I have the car club meeting.