Welcome to the FAQ--here
are some Frequently Asked Questions.
(Well, "Frequently" might be
overstating it a bit. In fact, no one has ever directly asked me
any of these questions. I just thought they could be questions
that people might want to know answers for. I guess this should be
the "QTPMWTKAF" page. But how would *that* look on a banner?
It'd look ridiculous, is what it'd look like. It only has one
freaking vowel. I'd have to design a larger banner to make
everything fit. I've got better things to do than muck about with
the banner image just so I could have it say "Jeeshman's QTPMWTKAF.")
What is the purpose of this website?
I decided that in addition to the
Thunderpoint Information Page, I'd create a new site devoted
almost entirely to gaming so that Andy, Pat, Dan and Vess, dubbed by Stacie Eastman
as the Merry Band Of Geeks, have access to information resources
on the various games we like to geek out with. Earlier gaming info
was included as a "hidden" section of the Thunderpoint Page, and it was
devoted solely to Neverwinter Nights.
Why shell out money on a
different domain and create this site? What was wrong with the old
Well, for one thing I felt bad
about utilizing the
www.thunderpoint.com site for my own personal stuff. It's supposed to be a resource for all Eastmans, and
I'm the only Eastman interested in page after page describing a
Neverwinter Nights module that came entirely out of my brain (well, I
suppose Andy is too, but that's only two out of a jillion Eastmans.
--Alright, Vess is a member of the family also so that's three, but... fuck off
Secondly, the website hosting
company I chose for the thunderpoint.com website has proved itself to
really, really suck ass in a serious way. This website
constitutes a "test" of a different webhosting company which so far has proved itself to be head and shoulders
above thunderpoint's hoster. For one thing, I get 250 MB of
space here, as opposed to 50 MB on thunderpoint. That will make
posting NWN (and in a year and a half, NWN 2) modules much easier
since I won't exceed my space limitations. Also, although I'm
not sure who the heck will want an email that ends with "jeeshman.com,"
I get unlimited email addresses here, whereas I'm limited to 25 with
thunderpoint's hoster. If this website hosting company turns out
to be decent, I intend to transfer thunderpoint.com over to here and
tell the old company to take a flying leap.
What the hell possessed you to register "jeeshman.com?"
I was trying to go for a website name that would
be easy for the Merry Band Of Geeks to remember. Since Dan and
Pat called me "Jeeshman" throughout college, and the rest of you know
me by that nickname by now, I figured that would be an easy one to
type into an address bar.
Plus, jeeshman.com was actually available.
I tried "mwbe.com," but apparently the Minority and Women-owned Business
website already took it. (Nowhere on their site do they explain
what the "E" is for. Apparently it's important to them to have an
imaginary "E" at the end of their organization's name.) I also
tried "mbog.com" for Merry Band Of Geeks, but that one was already
taken too. As was cots.com (Clan Of The Sword), but that one
would become less and less relevant as we move away from that
particular storyline in NWN anyway, so I didn't seriously consider it.
Your website design is waaaay too
nice-looking/tasteful/gay. Why not just use the same style as
the Neverwinter Nights page?
I always wanted to redesign the Thunderpoint
Page. This is the style I'm considering. I'd appreciate
your comments on whether you think it's a good design or not.
I can get a "jeeshman.com" email address?
If I receive any interest in people getting a
jeeshman email address, I'll set up an info page on it. Shoot me
an email and let me know what you'd like for the address. (This
is perhaps the only reason you might want such an address; there are
no names 'taken' so you can have whatever you want. Dan Kelley,
for example, could have
firstname.lastname@example.org for an address. Where else is he going to
find that "dan" isn't taken yet? He could even get
so on. Or he could get
email@example.com since there's no filter for things
like that.) Note that none of those examples are actual email
addresses at the moment, so sending a message there won't work.
But I'm guessing if anyone wants an email, it'd be one of the "thunderpoint.com"
email addys, which also are available.
Why is there so many fucking expletives on
Hey, I just slapped this together in about two
hours and decided since initially only Dan, Pat, Vess and Andy would
be viewing the thing, I'd go nuts and post whatever I wanted on the
censor myself if more people start hearing about the site or if
you want to be able to let your significant others or children check
it out. But until then, I'm going to take advantage of being
able to call people chicken fuckers.