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Post by bob » 06/21/10, 2:42 am

I think I'm going to quit updating. Really losing my motivation to update each night after 12 or 13 years....
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Post by aktiwers » 06/21/10, 9:27 pm

Thats quite understandable :)
I used to love all your updates, but since I dont use Windows anymore I don't check back that often. Though I still do sometimes to see what you guys have for me.

I am sure a lot of people will miss them, and I will too.

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Post by bob » 06/21/10, 11:46 pm

thanks akt. The site just isn't going anywhere--users leveled off years ago. Our google ranking sucks these days. Just not seeming all that worthwhille.
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Post by Don_U » 06/22/10, 2:37 am

Things have changed. I realized this as an exec. was attempting to tell me how to build because he had a copy of Dream Weaver. Now days that ignorance just pisses me off.

The web has become stupid and and serialized we were hashing the reasons out but the outcome has been a serialized pathological approach to information.

What ever happened to contextual information? The home office comes up with a new search engine at that is quicker and contextual at a time when people are becoming serialized.

But as always I digress....

I always enjoyed SC. (and you :lol:)

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It starts @run and monitors Win and other apps for wallpaper changes then automatically saves changes to a wallpaper folder that way you never lose a wallpaper. But what do I know?
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Post by bob » 06/22/10, 3:28 am

That's not it, Don. I've really never updated the site -- well, new content daily -- but the structure of the site is now so oldskool it probably turns a lot of people off.

I don't want to make the same mistake with DR.

We can certainly keep the message board going.
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Post by Gerry » 06/22/10, 4:25 am

Don't you dare get rid of the message board! LOL. I'll be sad to see SC go, but at the same time as a mostly linux user I don't really use it any more. Although it's headlines still rank the highest on DR.
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Post by JohnT » 06/22/10, 11:41 am

I would hate to see anything change about the site but its understandable, after so long. It's an institution. Times they are "a'changin". Keep the board and DR at least....keep the maintenance down without an all out retirement.We appreciate all your work Bob and know what dedication it takes after all this time.
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Post by bob » 06/22/10, 3:22 pm

Thanks for the kudos guys. I won't take anything down. This won't affect Daily Rotation, which I'll keep running and improving.
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Post by mouser » 06/24/10, 11:14 am

Shell City has been a beacon of light in the wilderness for many of us. Bob and the Shell City community was so supportive of our projects when we started, it made such a difference, I can't tell you.

Bob -- Whatever you decide to do know that there are many of us who appreciate what you have done over the years, and we still love Shell City :)

Maybe it's time to look for some young whipper snappers to hand over the reigns to for a bit and let them see how they can re-envision it... or maybe you just need to take a well deserved vacation.

Whatever you decide to do don't hesitate to ask for some help from those you generously helped in the past.

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Post by bob » 06/24/10, 3:27 pm

we'll see, mouser
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Post by RedRage » 06/25/10, 6:05 am

i'm along the lines of still updating just maybe weekly or maybe even a little less than that. pretty much when ever you see a cool app :-)

finding new apps every day is now bs because there is so much crap.

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Post by Don_U » 06/25/10, 7:39 pm

there is so much crap
what red said- quality over quantity

@mouser your apps and site are certainly the exception to the rule. sigh All Things Must Pass
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Post by JohnT » 06/26/10, 7:31 am

I remember first coming here from skinz.org. I was messing around with LS in those days. Man that LS blew me away....I spent sooooo many hours configuring and making graphics. Those were the days for me. :P
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Post by bob » 06/26/10, 7:29 pm

Fun here--this is the earliest version I could find without digging up an old CD. (Heh! This is still in my on-drive archive.)

http://www.shellcity.net/1stshellcitynet/index.htm

The site has never been optimally organized...

Here's a good one--2000--and be sure to check out the message board.

http://web.archive.org/web/200011090953 ... lcity.net/
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Post by RedRage » 06/26/10, 8:41 pm

wow times have changed

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