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AI Game Programmers Guild

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

About a month or two ago, I launched something that I did not bother to mention here. Mostly, that is because I have been fairly busy with other things. Also, I have found that most of the small announcements that I have to make, I have been doing on Twitter. However, realizing that there are people who may subscribe to this blog, or visit in the future, that may not follow me on Twitter, I figured it was worth a mention here.

Over three years ago, Steve Rabin and I formed the AI Game Programmers Guild. However, it was only a few months ago that we decided that we needed to put up a web site. Actually, to be more accurate, we decided to put out a web site over a year ago. We just never got around to it. Thankfully, our good friend Steve Woodcock decided that he was no longer going to be able to keep up his website. He also had a really nifty domain name: GameAI.com. We initiated a transfer of the domain so that I could start taking care of it. All I then set about setting up the new web site for the guild.

The guild web site, has many links to all sorts of information. We are hoping to continue to expand that over the years. In particular, links to people’s presentations at places such as GDC will be hosted on there. Also, links two papers on artificial intelligence, especially in the game industry. There is a news feed on that site as well where I will announce as we enter more information over the course of time. When appropriate, I will try to remember to cross-post on this blog as well.

Migration Completed

Monday, May 24th, 2010

The web host migration and subsequent move from Blogger to WordPress is done.

Make sure you update any subscriptions to this blog back to this URL as the “iaonai.intrinsicalgorithm.com” is going away again.

Migration from Blogger to WordPress

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Well, after the migration to the “New Blogger”, I discovered that they won’t support my php includes so that the blog can fit into the rest of my site. Therefore, I am going to ditch Blogger entirely.

After having worked as an author for a couple of other blogs that used WordPress, I figure that it was a decent solution. Therefore, I am going to begin installing WordPress and see if I can get all my existing content over to it. Things may look ugly for a bit but hopefully I can get it taken care of.

Oh… and a big thank you to Google/Blogger for screwing up dozens (if not scores) of hours of my work. Good work, folks.

Blog Migration

Friday, April 30th, 2010

Because Blogger is doing away with their FTP publishing as of May 1st, I have to convert this blog over to a new type of system with them. Unfortunately, because I have their custom code embedded in my Intrinsic Algorithm pages, this is likely not going to go smoothly. Hopefully, there will be very little down-time. Please accept our apologies if something goes amiss.

Now on Twitter…

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

While I have been rigidly avoiding getting sucked into the vortex that is Facebook, I figured it was time to get onto Twitter. You can follow me as “IADaveMark“. I promise not to bombard you with useless messages… for a while, anyway.

Lost Contacts

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

I lost my email and contacts file in a virus escapade right after GDC. If I am supposed to have your email address, please tag me so I can re-add you.

Additionally, if you attended the AI Summit at GDC and I didn’t get a chance to meet you, feel free to introduce yourself. You can find my contact information here.

Thank you.

Web site troubles… new posts coming!

Friday, May 9th, 2008

Ok folks, I know this is getting old. I have been having horrible problems with my ISP since early April. I won’t name the ISP yet, but you can look it up for yourself, I suppose. I have been with this company for 6 years and things started fairly well. However, in recent years, especially since a buyout, things have been a little more dicey. Well, this latest issue has to do with a server move gone awry. If the issue persists, I won’t hesitate to name them… at about the same time as I go shopping for a new ISP – something I don’t want to have to waste time doing.

Because the site has been up and down for 5 weeks, I’ve been a little hesitant about posting. I have plenty of material I want to put on IA on AI and have been wanting to start putting some new observations on Post-Play’em. I have been assured that the ISP issue will be solved soon (although I was told that over a month ago). However, I think that I may just start writing some of this material anyway. Since I use Blogger, everything is stored on their site first anyway. It wouldn’t take me much to republish if I were to lose things.

Anyway, for those of you who have been checking the blogs and finding only errors, I apologize. I appreciate your loyalty nonetheless.

Thank you,

Dave Mark

Changes to RSS feed

Sunday, March 9th, 2008

Just in case anyone has any problems, I have routed the RSS feed for this blog through Feedburner. I think I did all I was supposed to in order to get it all to work correctly… and even forward correctly for those of you that have subscribed. If you are visiting because your feed was giving an error, however, please use the links on the top right to update the new feed address.

The reason I wanted to do this was to keep track of the subscriber numbers… that counter on the Feedburner chicklet should be jumping up in the next few days as everyone checks in!

Sorry for any trouble. Thanks for subscribing!

Post-Play’em does “MarioKart: Double Dash” AI

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Make sure you check out Intrinsic Algorithm’s other blog, Post-Play’em for my new analysis of the AI of MarioKart: Double Dash for Nintendo GameCube!

Welcome!

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

This is now the place where I will be linking to all the nifty stories about the world of game development and especially AI-related items.

Enjoy!

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