Archive for December, 1999

HBO News Archive item 792

December 31st, 1999
Thanks a million to Ferrex (Dead), who sent along the fix for the forum cookie expiry problem. You'll need to actually post a message to get your cookie back, but the problem is solved (for 11 years, at least). Thanks again, Ferrex!

HBO News Archive item 791

December 31st, 1999
Ugh! The alt.games.diablo SETI team trounce the Halo SETI marines in the SETI club rankings by churning out over 3 times the number of units in the last 24 hours. Come on Marines! Let's go to work.

HBO News Archive item 790

December 31st, 1999
Mike Wessler has put up a new version of his java applet that simulates a halo orbit... and this one shows much more stable movements. Go take a look! (Mac users: you'll need either Internet Explorer, or the Applet Runner that Apple distributes with all system software to run this, Netscape's java implementation is broken.) Thanks, Mike. Pax.

HBO News Archive item 789

December 31st, 1999
SETI Marines continue to crunch, gain two new members! Go check out the 24 hour stats.

HBO News Archive item 788

December 31st, 1999
Flasback writes to let us know that HALO-NET has received YET ANOTHER makeover (emphasis his, although appropriate ;) )... go check 'em out!

HBO News Archive item 787

December 30th, 1999
Marty O'Donnell (Total Audio) to speak at next year's Game Developers Conference so the Marathon's Story page points out. Music to our ears. Check the Music page for details on Marty, Total Audio and Halo's music.

HBO News Archive item 786

December 30th, 1999
Today is a good day! The Halo team moved 6 units ahead of alt.games.diablo in the SETI club rankings. Help us stay ahead by joining up today.

HBO News Archive item 785

December 30th, 1999
SETI returns all missing units! The Halo Marines jump 6 places in the club standings, to 126. Check out the 24 hour stats.

HBO News Archive item 784

December 30th, 1999
SonicStorm writes to let us know that Battleground:Halo will be making use of the two weeks preceding its launch to put up a "species series"; different images each day, giving details of various aspects of Halo. The current one is a Human image, and old versions will be archived and available. Go check it out!

HBO News Archive item 783

December 29th, 1999
The winter break is taking its toll... the SETI Marines are crunching fewer units. See who's slacking in the 24 hour stats!

HBO News Archive item 782

December 29th, 1999
More thanks to Robert Cox, who sends us yet another Halo logo for our Logos page. Seems he's trying out a new graphics program.

HBO News Archive item 781

December 28th, 1999
Thanks to Robert Cox, who sends us another Halo logo for our Logos page. Hmm... gonna have to come up with another organization scheme soon... suggestions? Pax.

HBO News Archive item 780

December 28th, 1999
A bigger overview of the movers on the Halo SETI team can be found in the 14 day stats, compiled today.

HBO News Archive item 779

December 28th, 1999
SETI crunching continues unabated, the Marines undaunted by the prospect of Y2K. Go check the 24 hour stats.

HBO News Archive item 778

December 28th, 1999
Leave it to the MIT boys... Mike Wessler has written a java applet to demonstrate what a Halo orbit is. (Pretty easy to understand, even.) Read about it on our forum. Thanks, Mike!

HBO News Archive item 777

December 28th, 1999
Robert Cox writes to let us know that 100% HALO will be going down again. When it comes back, it can be similar to what it is, or an order site, or nothing... send him mail and let him know what you think.

HBO News Archive item 776

December 27th, 1999
Oops... things slip through on Holiday weekends. Mojo posted this yesterday on our forums... Guess Halam isn't completely out of the picture. We're getting back to work... really!

HBO News Archive item 775

December 27th, 1999
Need a free, web-based email account? Flashback writes to tell us that Freemail at HALO-NET is up and running. Stop by and sign up today! Pax.

HBO News Archive item 774

December 27th, 1999
Welcome to Chris Barker, whose addition to the SETI Marine ranks this weekend swelled our units coffers by 215. 72 hour stats posted... see who continued crunching over the Christmas weekend!

HBO News Archive item 773

December 27th, 1999
Thanks to Dead Glory, who sends in a halo-inspired screen for our Miscellaneous Art page. (You can find it at the end of the Bungie section.)