>> Monday, June 2, 2008
Small update to let you know CD-i member "XCLTempest" may surprise us with a new CD-i website later this year! Bernard: "I would love to write some articles, but I just do not have the time right now (I could do it in the summer holiday, and I am planning on making a personal blog/website, that could also include cdi-related articles). I would like to write articles about the different players (maybe opening the cases and making pictures of the inside), or a "unboxing" article (these seem to be all the rage on the net these days and I have a new CDi-660 and CDi-370 in box in my collection). I also have some cdi collectables (demonstration versions of some titels, a lot of magazines and some cd-i branded cdi cd pouches), maybe they could form a basis for an article. I also experimented with ways to make your own videocd disc WITH cd-i subtitles (Already successful, just not so user friendly yet, and I'm pretty sure that no tool available on the internet can do that yet). A second cdi related experiment I like to write about is the cd-online discs. I haven't had any success in getting my cdi player online yet, but I have been reading up on the old SLIP protocol used, so I may be able to get it working."
Bernard continues: "I want to get familiar with the Django framework (a Python based framework for web development). So I want to use a personal blog/website as my testing ground. I haven't decided yet what the precise focus will be, but it most likely will not be cd-i only. I want to focus on some of my "geeky" interests and projects (mostly about automation using small programming scripts, but also strongly hardware oriented) . Some of these projects are definitely cd-i related. I'm also thinking about a tips and tricks site for cd-i games. I have collected a lot of tips/cheaps/tricks from magizines from the '90's that would be nice if it is available for anyone playing cdi games. Not many sites have cdi games in the tips/tricks section." It's a long wish to include these in Interactive Dreams, there are over 20 posts in the draft section already! I'm looking forward to this!