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Offline fielder

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What happened to Mark Sibly?
« on: December 22, 2020, 09:00:07 AM »
I see that the webpages of Monkey2 are just a standard templates now (lost domain?)
there is new project that he was working on? ( and and i don't think was WasmBasic.. freezed about 1 year ago )

there is a chance that Mark can re-join his most successfull project ( Blitzmax ) ?

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Re: What happened to Mark Sibly?
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2020, 10:17:00 AM »
Yep. And I’m visiting grandma for Xmas  :P

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Re: What happened to Mark Sibly?
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2020, 12:40:54 PM »
As far as I know he's given up with language creation and gone got himself a proper job.  And besides, given that everything he's ever created has ended up abandoned - and that's some accolade - my best guess would be no.
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Re: What happened to Mark Sibly?
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2020, 02:37:50 PM »
Uuuuu, I can see that Brucey would love this. A lot.



I see that the webpages of Monkey2 are just a standard templates now (lost domain?)
there is new project that he was working on? ( and and i don't think was WasmBasic.. freezed about 1 year ago )

there is a chance that Mark can re-join his most successfull project ( Blitzmax ) ?

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Re: What happened to Mark Sibly?
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2020, 07:34:31 PM »
I heard he ran away with the milkman!

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Re: What happened to Mark Sibly?
« Reply #5 on: December 23, 2020, 01:08:36 AM »
Blitz languages had a good run.

Nothing lasts forever.
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Re: What happened to Mark Sibly?
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2020, 01:31:05 AM »
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Blitz languages had a good run.

Nothing lasts forever.

Well yes, if the author ignores what his customers want!
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Re: What happened to Mark Sibly?
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2020, 11:38:24 AM »
"Nothing lasts forever."

I've heard MacDonalds burgers have had a good go though! ;)

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Re: What happened to Mark Sibly?
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2020, 01:33:51 PM »
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Blitz languages had a good run.

Nothing lasts forever.

Well yes, if the author ignores what his customers want!


Well, tell him that calmly on Twitter in 2017 got him calling me an Asshole and banning me.  :))  Guess he was very sensitive on that topic back then.

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Re: What happened to Mark Sibly?
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2020, 03:35:59 PM »
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Blitz languages had a good run.

Nothing lasts forever.

Well yes, if the author ignores what his customers want!


Well, tell him that calmly on Twitter in 2017 got him calling me an Asshole and banning me.  :))  Guess he was very sensitive on that topic back then.

Haha, yes he would be very sensitive regards bugs and requests, and in the end very rarely went on the offical site to answer questions.

He would often add features and not fix bugs so for example, what was supposed to be a language that ran on Windows, MacOS and Linux, just became a Windows only language because it was broken on Mac and Linux!  And that was his best language!  BlitzMax.
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Re: What happened to Mark Sibly?
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2020, 04:15:31 PM »
may i ask what is
WasmBasic ?

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Re: What happened to Mark Sibly?
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2020, 04:36:02 PM »
Wasm is Web Assembly, so I would hazard a guess that it would use basic to compile a portable application. I've read that it's possibly the next big thing so could be interesting, but I've not seen a specific wasmbasic myself.
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Re: What happened to Mark Sibly?
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2020, 12:14:14 AM »
And besides, given that everything he's ever created has ended up abandoned - and that's some accolade - my best guess would be no.

Well, not really abandoned. He at least released the source code of his works, when he lost interest in them, so they are not lost, and other people can still continue his job and support it.

Many other authors wouldn't have had such a care, and would have just destroyed the sources.
I admire what he did

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Re: What happened to Mark Sibly?
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2020, 04:33:43 AM »
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Well, not really abandoned. He at least released the source code of his works, when he lost interest in them, so they are not lost, and other people can still continue his job and support it.

Many other authors wouldn't have had such a care, and would have just destroyed the sources.
I admire what he did
  Ditto  :o :D ;)

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Re: What happened to Mark Sibly?
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2020, 10:37:36 AM »
Many other authors wouldn't have had such a care, and would have just destroyed the sources.
I admire what he did
Yep.. but he switched from requesting a lot of money (this was the major issue of Blitzmax for me) to giving it completely free.... just sell it at 10$ to increase "population" of developers .. and maybe after 1 year give sources to everyone... i know a lot of people not buying Blitzmax just for the price...
BTW i think that the end of forum was the major issue for Blitzmax...

 

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