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July 21, 2004
July 21, 2004, 00:00:00
Hello everyone. Another few months have passed, and I feel I'm long overdue for an update here. So what's up? Nothing so far for the game itself-- I've made a list of the bugs that are in v20.00 beta 1, and I intend to take a few days to bust them all, before I can finally release the final v20.00 and start working on more regular updates. Fact is, I wanted to publish the new website before I'd finish work on v20.00, so I've been spending (really!) these last two months on rebuilding it nearly from scratch. Unfortunately I have to admit it did take more work than I expected, and, being the perfectionist I am (which is, currently, a bad thing, but without that Kyodai Mahjongg wouldn't be half as good as what it is now, isn't it?), I remade the site's layout several times before I found something that was satisfying to my eyes. Strangely enough, that design is closer to the current design than what I had originally envisioned. Beats me. It is, though, much better than what you are seeing right now.  I'm quite eager to publish the new site, but I'd like to implement an automated news system with searchable archives and so on, and this is what is taking me most of my time presently. Let's keep our fingers crossed and wait for the site this summer. By the way, Valentine will be on vacation in August, so you should expect technical support to be suspended (or at least severely slowed down, for as I may say, I can't do everything at the same time) during that time frame. She's done some great work these last years and she deserves some time off, doesn't she? Smile
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May 5, 2004
May 05, 2004, 00:00:00
Last month, the website had serious hosting problems... Our host has moved from Paris to Marseille and crashed all its backups in the meantime -- as a result, Kyodai.com was offline for a day. Additionally, the account I use at another host for the older versions of KMJ has been killed on the very same day (the files were offline for several days). This is probably a good example of the Murphy law. Anyway, I was very upset about all of that. I'm trying an alternative hosting service and will decide later which account I'll keep. In the meantime, I've been spending, as usual, most of my time on the new design for the website. I'm trying to do something that wouldn't disorient visitors too much, and that would still look more "modern" that it currently does. I'm currently quite satisfied with the results, and hopefully I'll be able to upload a preliminary version of the new website later this month. It will serve as a basis for the dynamic website, which should be interfaced with the next version of Kyodai Mahjongg (21.00, or maybe 20.00 if I manage to do everything smoothly).  I don't see too many people download the new beta version. There are less downloads than for older versions of the game, so I'd like to invite you to try it if you haven't yet. Don't worry, it won't break your machine, actually it's much more stable than version 19.99. As always : have fun Wink
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November 27, 2003
November 27, 2003, 00:00:00
And yet another delay... I did some work on making kyodai.com fully dynamic, and failed making something that would be as good looking as it currently is, and easier to update. So I'm just keeping the static website for now, and will be adding dynamic pages as needed in the future. In case you didn't notice, I centered the page as well, and added a small header. It looks good. I like that. Oh, and the website's index page broke through 7 million visitors a week or two ago. It still amazes me how easy it seems. I think my e-mail answering delays are even worse than ever. I've been ill for weeks now, some real-life issues, and generally being away from my e-mail program, for which I'm really sorry. I'll try to do better in the next two months. I'd like to quote some here (hi Joann) : "If you don't receive an answer to your e-mail, it's not because your mail is bad. It's because I'm mean. So send it somewhere else." (Such as the technical support e-mail address, where there's a beautiful and lovely lady always ready to answer politely and complain to me about how I can let down all my fans like that, etc, etc, I told you I was mean.) Well, seriously, I'm definitely going to have to come back to actual work, don't you think so ? I have this minor but really nice update which has been ready for months and still isn't out. Well, maybe I could fit in a couple of simple tests for the online hall of fame thing. I have to do that. Would be a nice Christmas present... Smile
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March 21, 2003
March 21, 2003, 00:00:00
Hello... Sorry for being so late in updating the website... Well, at least I have a new version to offer at the same time (v19.80), which is only a maintenance release with several bug fixes. I've been busy with translating more episodes of the show I was talking about last December 18. It was both a rewarding and frustrating job. Now, back to work on KMJ... Wink  Oh, I just realized we reached another milestone : 6 million visitors to main page of Kyodai.com ! I can hardly believe it. In fact I thought it would take over a year to reach that (it took about one year to go from 4 to 5 million visitors), but it actually only took just 6 months and a half ! What's happening ? I don't know... But thank you everyone for visiting ! Wink
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August 24, 2001
August 24, 2001, 00:00:00
Three million visits on Kyodai.com !!  Yeah, eh.  Party on !  (And whoever gets the 3-million visit mark, send me a screenshot, just for fun Wink)  Update : the 3.000.000 mark is supposedly won by Nancy Galvan (who sent a copy of the HTML file and not a screenshot Wink). Marc Lesselberg comes to a close second with 3.000.001 and this screenshot... Wink
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