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Old 06-04-2009, 11:38 PM   #1
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Memories from Apogee/3D Realms #7
It isn't really a story as much as a couple of pictures.

The first picture was my office last October (was the most recent pic I could find of my entire office).

The other two are from this past Monday (Jun 1, 2009) when I went in there to clear out my office. I had done some of it before I formally stopped working, but then my kid was born, and I was delayed in getting back to clear out all my stuff.
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:51 PM   #2
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That actually reminds me I still have stuff at my old job to go pick up. They aren't getting my chipburner!
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:55 PM   #3
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That's a sad metamorphosis...

Anyways, congratulations for becoming a father, Joe. Is it a boy or a girl?
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:58 PM   #4
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Good lord... the tea and energy drinks...

I wish you'd counted how many you've had in the past decade.
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Old 06-05-2009, 03:24 AM   #5
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That's a sad metamorphosis...
That sums it up quite nicely.

Also hello to your newborn. Hope everything went well with birth... :thumbsup:
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Old 06-05-2009, 05:35 AM   #6
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I can see the GAD sheet in the first one.
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Old 06-05-2009, 06:34 AM   #7
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Wow...so much junk. Random question: were all those snacks yours or was your office the storage closet?

Every time I've moved out of my college dorm it is something like that...leaves an interesting feeling when you see what was once full of all your stuff, some of it what makes you, completely empty.
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Old 06-05-2009, 07:14 AM   #8
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Joe was in charge of refilling the machines in the kitchen so I guess he had to store the overstock in his office.

Hey Joe was that your own 360 you had in your office?
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Old 06-05-2009, 10:29 AM   #9
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No, that was my test machine - it's what I worked on Duke3D XBLA on.
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Old 06-05-2009, 12:39 PM   #10
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T'was a neat office, and I hope it's yours again soon, or if not, that you have one again soon. And congrats on the baby!
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:33 PM   #11
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I see the old old computer and monitor hiding under the desk . Is that a old AT or a early ATX?
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Old 06-05-2009, 11:43 PM   #12
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I see the old old computer and monitor hiding under the desk . Is that a old AT or a early ATX?
Actually, that looks like the same computer as in the first shot. Can't tell for sure. I believe it's a DELL, and they've had all kinds of things in them, up to Pentium III 800s, that I knew of, anyway.
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Old 06-06-2009, 12:51 PM   #13
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Actually, that looks like the same computer as in the first shot. Can't tell for sure. I believe it's a DELL, and they've had all kinds of things in them, up to Pentium III 800s, that I knew of, anyway.
Which one are you talking about - there's two computers in the shots. The one towards the left was a Dell Insipron something or other. The white one in the lower right hand corner was a VERY old PC we kept around. It had MS-DOS 6.22 on it, and was never upgraded. It was kept that way for the occasional customer support question we had to answer. All of our DOS programs were on there and installed.
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Old 06-06-2009, 06:28 PM   #14
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Which one are you talking about - there's two computers in the shots. The one towards the left was a Dell Insipron something or other. The white one in the lower right hand corner was a VERY old PC we kept around. It had MS-DOS 6.22 on it, and was never upgraded. It was kept that way for the occasional customer support question we had to answer. All of our DOS programs were on there and installed.
ah yes my initial thoughts on the old machine (beige) was right... a dos AT machine. That kinda takes me back to my good ol dos days.
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:36 AM   #15
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Which one are you talking about - there's two computers in the shots. The one towards the left was a Dell Insipron something or other. The white one in the lower right hand corner was a VERY old PC we kept around. It had MS-DOS 6.22 on it, and was never upgraded. It was kept that way for the occasional customer support question we had to answer. All of our DOS programs were on there and installed.
I was referring to the bottom-right one, I guess I was wrong.
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:12 AM   #16
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Here's three more pictures to go along with this.

The first one was actually taken the same time as the others, but I didn't use it initally, as it's a bit blurry. But it does show the DOS 6.22 machine a little more clearly under the desk. The TV there was where I did all my testing for Duke XBLA on in 2008.

The second one is a picture I took of myself my last night of work, then printed, signed, and taped to my door.

The third one is the whiteboard above my old desk and what I wrote on it minutes before leaving (although the picture wasn't taken until about two weeks later).
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Old 06-08-2009, 01:38 AM   #17
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you seems to be very nice person and i was wondering where you the only one at 3DRealms i can't seem to find any other that post anything in here
Anyway you seem also to loved the company sorry to see you go Joe never fun but on other hand now it is maybe time for you to continue and doing some more awsome job elsewhere
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Old 06-08-2009, 03:34 AM   #18
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Any chance of getting all of your photo's uploaded into a folder somwere. im very interested in all of this lol....i remember when i was quite young i used to play all of your old games. kinda sad to see the development team got closed
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Old 06-08-2009, 03:57 AM   #19
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That whiteboard pic is amazing.
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Old 06-08-2009, 06:07 AM   #20
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Here's three more pictures to go along with this.

The first one was actually taken the same time as the others, but I didn't use it initally, as it's a bit blurry. But it does show the DOS 6.22 machine a little more clearly under the desk. The TV there was where I did all my testing for Duke XBLA on in 2008.

The second one is a picture I took of myself my last night of work, then printed, signed, and taped to my door.

The third one is the whiteboard above my old desk and what I wrote on it minutes before leaving (although the picture wasn't taken until about two weeks later).
I thought you guys liked Coke there?

Also, sucks you had to leave.
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Old 06-08-2009, 03:18 PM   #21
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Thanks for taking the time to post in here. Bittersweet as it is.
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Old 06-09-2009, 12:05 AM   #22
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Anyway, congratulations on child number two!

I'd love another one too, but my two-year-old is already more than the wife can handle
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Old 06-09-2009, 06:03 AM   #23
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Congrats Joe and thanks for the pictures. That whiteboard is sad indeed.
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Old 06-10-2009, 05:24 PM   #24
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someone love his job and need that to feed his family and another one keep wasting thousands of dollars in gambling (SiN) , The world is not fair
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Old 06-24-2009, 02:27 PM   #25
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I had done some of it before I formally stopped working, but then my kid was born, and I was delayed in getting back to clear out all my stuff.
the baby was delivered in your office?
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Old 06-25-2009, 03:09 PM   #26
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the baby was delivered in your office?
where the hell did you take that from?
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Old 06-26-2009, 09:46 AM   #27
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where the hell did you take that from?
From the way it reads, it sounds like Joe was just sitting at his desk, removing the last bit of personal info from his computer and suddenly his wife busts in the door, does a somersault, lands on Joe's desk, opens her legs and out pops the baby. It probably made the Microsoft tada.wav sound when it came out.
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Old 06-27-2009, 07:08 AM   #28
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:44 PM   #29
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Congrats on your second child Joe. I hope you are doing well finding a new job too ?
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:36 PM   #30
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Hey Joe how has it been goin
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:13 AM   #31
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Lovely...
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:34 AM   #32
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Which one are you talking about - there's two computers in the shots. The one towards the left was a Dell Insipron something or other. The white one in the lower right hand corner was a VERY old PC we kept around. It had MS-DOS 6.22 on it, and was never upgraded. It was kept that way for the occasional customer support question we had to answer. All of our DOS programs were on there and installed.
whoa LOL

that's how you did all your dos troubleshooting huh? lmao I guess you guys will have to start making more games so your most popular game isn't something from the stone age which requires dos machines to test for troubleshooting dos game problems
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:38 AM   #33
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DOS machines weren't the stone age of computers.

This was.
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Old 07-23-2009, 04:37 AM   #34
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i spy an old white dell under the desk. i have a dell r450 that i hopped up to 1.4ghzvia to cpu adapters and itran wow at 25 to 30 fps. hehe i like old computers.
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Old 07-26-2009, 04:00 PM   #35
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DOS machines weren't the stone age of computers.

This was.
I'd wager that'd be worth a lot of money right now.
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:24 PM   #36
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these pictures make me feel sad
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Old 09-24-2009, 02:40 AM   #37
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I always had a feeling that you had a Matrix poster on your wall. ;-)
I always had this feeling you secretly were pissed at my anti-matrix behavior.
I always wanted to apologize for cutting it to pieces in that old thread "why the matrix sucked and was somewhat good" but really... I just wish I had posted that stuff on my website rather than cluttering up the forums and eventually seeing the thread get deleted on one of it's time being dredged up from page 3 of the boards.
Funny to see all the drinks still piled up in your office. :-)

Thanks for all the memories... Peace!
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Old 11-01-2009, 05:33 PM   #38
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Which one are you talking about - there's two computers in the shots. The one towards the left was a Dell Insipron something or other. The white one in the lower right hand corner was a VERY old PC we kept around. It had MS-DOS 6.22 on it, and was never upgraded. It was kept that way for the occasional customer support question we had to answer. All of our DOS programs were on there and installed.

That is really showing how 3DR cared for all their software and had it's games installed on their systems , and all this even after allll this years.

priceless.

But sadly the capitalism and business strategies just screwed all the greatness up. Take Two sucks
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Old 12-03-2009, 07:48 PM   #39
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That is really showing how 3DR cared for all their software and had it's games installed on their systems , and all this even after allll this years.

priceless.

But sadly the capitalism and business strategies just screwed all the greatness up. Take Two sucks
I don't think it's an indicator of care, more of professionalism. I agree on the capitalism part, but Take 2 seem to be doing quite well with their business strategies, they are raking the cash in.
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Oh man that's sad, seeing those 2 monitors with the Duke Nukem Forever wallpaper on it!
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