Slashdotted [and Boinged]

I think the Slashdot / Reddit effect has more or less passed.  Phew.  My regular 12 (now, 11) readers should have no trouble getting to the site now.

Mom: “What’s the Slashdot effect?”

Oh man, that’s really going to be hard to explain… 🙂

Update: Welcome, Boing-Boingers.  (One of my favorite, er, “directories.”)  I hope the server holds up.


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0 Responses to Slashdotted [and Boinged]

  1. Sam says:

    I think I found your site through Reddit, but I’m subscribed now. My first computer was an Atari 65XE back in the DAY. So your article was facinating. I am now the proud owner of an Atari 65XE again (thank you eBay!) and look forward to my 3 year old having as much fun as I did growing up.

  2. Mike Souza says:

    Well, you might just have picked up a few new regulars/soon to be regulars. Dunno. I probably would have never found this blog (or any blog for that matter) if it weren’t for it being slashdotted.

  3. Phil says:

    It’s not completely over, as I subscribed to the feed.

  4. Joshua Doss says:

    Hey, you picked up a few regular readers along the way, too. At least I think so. I’m one of ’em. 😉

  5. Benjamin Brown says:

    Slashdotted? Just wait `till you get the Digg effect!
    Consider me a new reader. I remember the Atari800 affectionately, but that is a story for another time.


  6. Josh Perry says:

    hahaha well, i think you have found yourself at least one new regular reader 😀

  7. Graham says:

    I found your asm/donkey kong article through reddit and have subscribed to your feed. I find the jedi art of 8-bit assembly games programming fascinating, being a mid-20’s programmer who’s never touched it himself. Keep on rockin dude 😉

  8. Ed Swangren says:

    I also found you through Slashdot. That Donkey Kong article was great, so add 1 to your active reader list.

  9. I suscribed as well…keep count of your regular readers. Nice article btw.

  10. JustMe says:

    Make that 14

  11. spangle says:

    I’m subscribed now… Count me in! You’re a very interesting writer, keep it up!

  12. Petzl says:

    Well, watch out: because you’ve been boing-boing’ed….

  13. cecrosslin says:

    Boinging is a powerful, powerful thing.
    I’m on the good ship subscriber for good. Count my ass in.

  14. matt says:

    After reading all the entries back to march 2007, I’m hooked too. Good stuff.

  15. Barb says:

    Yet another reader thrown your way from BoingBoing! + RSS feed

  16. GDmac says:

    /me Waiting for that other story (1040 ST / STE / STF / STfm)
    which was my (own) first computer…

  17. markoos says:

    yeh, another ‘boinger here, just wanted to reply to say I find it really interesting to read about coding etc from an insiders’ perspective, even though I only understand, what, five percent of what you’re actually referring to – you still make it an interesting read.

    There is another reason for my reply – or rather a request – how would you feel about scanning your artwork, designs and details from your Myriapede project and making them available as PDFs? I think it would be pretty interesting to see an old skool game in an old skool format – you know, hand rendered, authentic pre-digital make up, fingerprints an’ all. What do you say?

    markoos, chester-le-street

  18. jono says:

    It think you might have a tad more than 11 readers now. 🙂 Keep up the good work.

  19. Demian says:

    Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter!


  20. Ben says:

    And GMSV had you too…

    Add another reader… No RSS for me I actually go to pages.

    Keep up the great writing.

  21. Brian says:

    I found you through Daring Fireball and read your excellent Donkey Kong and Me article.

  22. Wormbrain says:

    /raises hand
    Slashdotter here. Very interesting blog.
    I was born in `77. It’s kind of surreal to read about the behind-the-scenes for games I grew up playing.

  23. John says:

    Don’t know where I found you ( I think), but Donkey Kong is an ever present part of my childhood.

    As a developer, your blog has served to remind me (to coin a cliche), I am merely standing on the shoulders of giants, and fascinating ones at that.

    I’d love to see your commented assembler code!

  24. Jefferson says:

    You’ve been dugg!

    I must’ve spent at least $500 in quarters playing Donkey Kong. Thanks for making it 🙂

  25. Mike Souza says:

    Looks like you experienced the Digg effect too, heh. Way to be late Diggers :P.

  26. Andrew hoffman says:

    I found it through Digg and plan on being a regular reader too.

  27. Ryan Arnold says:

    I found it through a links post on GameSetWatch which led me to a an article on Gism Butter about yard sales and specifically Atari 400 carts which led me to your article on the Donkey Kong cart. Totally fascinating blog. I’m having a great time reading it.

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