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Get your Gameboy Cufflinks!

Nintendo Gameboy Cufflinks: Why didn't you think of these?Nintendo Gameboy Cufflinks: Why didn't you think of these?I know what you're thinking...How did I possibly live without these babies for so long? Well, the wait is over. Get your Gameboy Color Color Cufflinks from Ahchay's Etsy Shop today. However, I might warn you: These will, in all probability, seriously crimp your suave 007 style. Unfortunately, they aren't playable. Well, perhaps that's not so unfortunate.

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My Status

Bill recently posted about his status, so I thought I'd do the same. Cecil and I have been working on the site, trying to work out the few remaining bugs and get things up to snuff on a systems-level. Drupal just released the official 4.7, and Cecil is working on updating the site to the new specs. Hopefully, this update will fix the annoying double log in nonsense.

Meanwhile, this is my last week of school, so I will soon have plenty of free time to work on everyone's ideas for improving the look of the site. What I want to do first is really bear down and make sure I thoroughly understand the CSS and PHPTEMPLATE system. I'm tired of tinkering with it; I want to understand it. Afterwards, I intend to work on some new templates (and I'll be passing on requests for graphics and such as I find a need for them) to the team. When I've got all these finalized, perhaps we can select the very best one for the default (but, heck, if the others are good, we could always leave them available as options).

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My Latest Status

OK, not to get into it, but I spent the past three days in the hospital with my daughter and wife, so missed valuable "work" time before our vacation, which we leave for on Thursday (the 4th) and return from late Friday (the 12th). I wish to maximize my contribution and time, so if there's anything outstanding that needs doing, please let me know. As for my opinion about anything, unfortunately I just have to say use your best judgement and I'll abide by whatever decisions are made in my absence. I appreciate the thoughts though about my opinion on things, but I don't want to hold anything up.

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Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade

Screenshot of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. One of the problems with a screen like this is that it isn't clear to the player what objects can be manipulated and which can't--and there are a lot of prominent objects on display here.

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Testing Image and Img Assist Module

Simon the Sorcerer: Pits of Rondor.Simon the Sorcerer: Pits of Rondor.All right...I'm just testing this out. Looks like there are some major CSS problems here. Also--apparently the system only accepts JPGs for now. I couldn't get bmps or pngs to work...Checking into it. Also, the inline bit isn't working...text here...Okay...so maybe now it works? This is pretty strange.

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Wondering if I should be doing someting.

I have checked in a couple of times and it seems there is little happening here as the updates to the software are going on. Is there someting I can help out on Matt, or shall we wait for you to finish the upgrade?
-Cecil

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AA logo Whiteboard v2

AA logo Whiteboard v2
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AA Banner based on Mat's design based on mine

AA Banner based on Mat's design based on mine

With the bigger texted aligned right or left....

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We've been HACKED AGAIN!!!!

Fuck, we've been hacked by those asshole hackers again! If anyone knows how to stop this from happening, I'm all ears or just do it! www.armchairaracade.com keeps getting hacked! Even AFTER we changed everything! This does not bode well. I'm going to point away from the gateway page permanently. No wonder it's a ghost town on there.

Armchair Arcade Test Banner (Based on Mark's Design)

Armchair Arcade Test Banner (Based on Mark's Design)
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