FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Who are you?

I am a professional game developer currently living in Edinburgh, Scotland, but originally from Santa Cruz, California. Online I use the name Meico. For quite silly paranoid reasons I don't like having my real name easily found in web searches so it does not appear in obvious form anywhere on this site. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments.

Why did you make ths site?

Well, I guess you could say it's an expression of my ego (but not too big of one I hope). It's here because I think that other people might enjoy and learn from the things here and I hope that maybe it might even change the world a little bit for the better.

The site is really just a central repository of stuff I wanted to make available to the world. :) The site as a whole can be a bit eclectic, but isn't the interesting stuff always at the edge of chaos?

How do I read the date format for your news pages? And why do you use it?

The format reads from left to right [year]:[month]:[day] and uses only numerals.

I've never liked the non-numerical style of date formats and felt that one that incrimented like normal numbers (smaller on the right and getting bigger as you head left) would be much better. Also, there are several popular yet incompatible date formats across the globe, so picking from any one those would alienate some group.

How did you make this site?

This site was made entirely by hand without any special editors or tools (I'm old school). The site uses plain XHTML with CSS and JavaScript.

Why is this site so fast?

I use a client side cached JavaScript file to build the layout and navigation elements of the page with only the actual content being done in straight XHTML.

This design forces a one time initial download of a massive 18.4k (for site.js, style.css, and 2 images) which is then cached on your local machine... after you only ever download a few k for the unique content in each page.

Hopefully that means the site is extremely snappy and has an identical appearance on all modern browsers... Please contact me if you have any problems with it.