New Domain Name

This is a short, admin type message.  I’ve moved my blog.  It’s been on joe.siegler.net for ages, but I went and registered one of the new domain name extensions for it.   If you are seeing this, it is on its new home: http://joesiegler.blog.  The content is all the same, just the site URL is different.

For the most part, I view the newer domain extensions as silly, but the .blog one worked for me, so I jumped on it.   If you happen to find any errors, or anything that still refers back to joe.siegler.net please let me know using the “email me” link at the top.

Thanks.

The Story of Rise of the Triad

I've written about Rise of the Triad many times on this blog before.  I will write about it again.  I loved my time working on that game, and I have a ton of fun memories of the people who were on ROTT with me.  But that's not why I'm writing.  I'm … [Continue reading]

So, you want a website, eh?

I've been doing websites a long time.  First ones I ever put online were back in the summer of 1995, almost 22 years ago now.  In all that time I get asked a lot about doing websites for people.  Those who know the Internet and know how it works have … [Continue reading]

Turning 20 in 2017

I worked on many titles in my years at Apogee/3D Realms.  As I age, I realize things are getting old.  I looked over the release list for 1997, and noticed that several titles (a couple of them notable) will turn 20 years old this year.   I don't … [Continue reading]

Dropbox Linux Command Line

On my web server that I run several sites (including this one), I wanted a relatively cheap backup option.   My host will offer me a backup option, but it's more than I wanted to pay, so I looked into a few other options. I settled on a … [Continue reading]

History of PC Sidescrollers

Several people I have called friends, or have just worked with in some capacity speak in this really awesome documentary on the making of PC Sidescrollers. Several of these games I had a small hand in working on back in the day. One of my all time … [Continue reading]

Call Apogee and Say Aardwolf

As has been documented elsewhere on this blog, I worked for Apogee/3D Realms for almost 17 years in the 90's and 2000's.   I did several things there, but one of the things I did in my earliest days was handle phone support.   Back then (which was … [Continue reading]

Amazon Locker Review

Going into last year, I've seen an option on my Amazon checkouts called "Amazon Locker".  I wondered what that was, and did some research.  It's basically a place where you can have your Amazon packages delivered to in place of your home or work, and … [Continue reading]

Happy Trails, Duke Nukem!

Duke Nukem as a character as been part of my personal and professional life for some time.  Given today is December 31, 2015, I thought I'd take a moment and look back at the games that meant something to me over the years.  There's been quite a few … [Continue reading]