Edited to include funny sample. It was literally a hack to make the chat client better. How nerdy was/am I? Hah: https://github.com/ryancole/broodwar-chat-enhancements/blob/...
Although there may not be games to reverse engineer (where I got my start 14 years ago as well) there are plenty of other equally fun applications of this skill set. :)
I'm the founder and currently on a plane but if you email adam (a t) socialfortress com we will get back promptly.
It was good times. I miss it all the time.
<-- Soul, from way back then. I'm having a blast looking at soupbot, though I have to admit I'm more than a little jealous that your code looks so much cleaner than mine was!
"Here are a few examples of things you can't really do well in a web application:
1. Create a fast drawing program
2. Build a real-time spell checker with wavy red underlines
3. Warn users that they are going to lose their work if they hit the close box of the browser
4. Update a small part of the display based on a change that the user makes without a full roundtrip to the server
5. Create a fast keyboard-driven interface that doesn't require the mouse
6. Let people continue working when they are not connected to the Internet"
It makes me smile that all of these are now incredibly trivial to implement in web apps :-)
Really? That was not my experience with one month off the grid using a Cr-48 in 2011.
Be as much like him as possible. Necktie optional.
Your team did a seriously great job. I had never used Quicken before switching to the Mac. When I did, I couldn't believe what a steaming pile of user experience pain it was compared to Money. There were so many little details that were right in Money and head-slappingly wrong in Quicken. So often my experience with a lot of other MS products has been that if you wander the little dark corners, edge cases are lurking to bite you. I just never got that feeling when using Money.
For all interested, here is the link to download the latest version for free.
Though the Quicken that just came out with mobile app support is tempting the hell out of me...
It's possible that MS has archived the source off of their development repositories, since nobody should be doing anything with that code.