29th September 2001
Found an excellent site for hard-to-find vinyl or CD's ,
here's an example of Pink Floyd products available. Also related to
music ~ do you want music posters?
Click here for over 5000 hard to find promo and concert posters.
24th September 2001
I received an email from David Allen, former CEO of Artifact
Entertainment letting me know he's "alive and well and extremely
busy". Interesting link associated with his message was to a
place-marker on a new web-site with the domain name pharaoh-productions.com
Later on 11th September 2001 ...
"It's the end of the world as we know it ..."
Early on 1th September 2001 ...
Thanks Thorson ~ just had to add this for all the other Sasquatch out there
1st September 2001
Labor Day weekend has rolled around again, never seems to be enough time to do the things I want to do on the site!
Music news ... NoŽlle Hampton and company are playing at Sweetwater, Mill Valley tonight and
The Cole Tate Trio plays at the Sand Dollar Restaurant, Stinson Beach tomorrow evening.
Games-wise I've now learned of a number of independent games either "in progress" or "released" so I will set up a page with links, I am always interested in different RPGs !
Two new storefronts set in place, the Library for computer books and the
Laboratory for computers and accessories.
20th August 2001
Blues Basement has been around for a while, but under pressure from various
sources added a more general music store also ... calling it Decklin's Music
Hall unless I can think of something better soon :) Both are accessed
from my main music page. Yes - I get a
modest commission from sales but I have to do something to try and offset the
cost of running this site don't I? Let me know what you think of them ...
17th August 2001
Completed modification of a Perl script obtained FREE from BigNoseBird that replaces the ListBot
newsletter mailing list sign-on used for "Decklin's Domain" and
"Demise goes Public" newsletters. Thanks to Mithrandir for
testing the management console for us .... so far everything seems to be working
7th August 2001
Cole Tate schedules for August include a LEO
Birthday Party at the Sand Dollar, Hwy 1, Stinson Beach California on Friday
August the 10th approx. 6:30 pm till whenever ... then remaining Thursdays at
the Sand Dollar, remaining Fridays at Tonic, Polk and Union, San Francisco ~
"happy hour" 6pm to 8pm and the Cole Tate Band (3/4 of them anyway ...
) at the Sand Dollar Labor day weekend ... specifically Sunday 2nd September!
31st July 2001
Sadly neglecting the Wotz New department lately! Received NoŽlle
Hampton's August schedule today, which has been duly added to her page "here"!
21st June 2001
Surprise announcement today from David Allen of Artifact Entertainment ..
It's been a long 4 years in the
life of DEMISE - the work and effort, blood and sweat that has
gone into the development of the game still lingers with me;
however as you know, I have now set my focus on Artifact's next
massive project, HORIZONS. Unfortunately, due to the fact that
our investors are only interested in our completion of HORIZONS,
we have no funds or manpower to support or patch DEMISE. While
from a business point of view, I supported and understood the
decision, on a personal level I feel obligated to the DEMISE
community to do whatever I can to continue supporting the
players who have made DEMISE the great game it became.
It is for this reason that we have decided to release DEMISE as
open source to the public. It is our hopes that this decision
will keep the game alive, and allow the players to evolve the
game into what they always wanted it to be.
Exactly when we're going to release the source is still in the
air; but it will be soon - we have to put together some
legalities relating to the release, as well as the source
I will keep everyone up to date as to the status of the
preparation of the source release, and inform the DEMISE
community of the projected release date shortly.
20th June 2001
Lots of music news today, see email from Wendy
DeWitt below. Cole Tate has gigs a'plenty
too including a 'new' venue, Water Street Grille, 650 Bridgeway, Sausalito
(formerly Houlihans) on Saturday June 23rd 8.30pm to 11.30pm and a
headline appearance of The Cole Tate Band at
Sweetwater, Mill Valley on Thursday June 28th at 9pm. Eugene Huggins plays from 6pm to 9pm Saturday and
Sunday June 23rd and 24th at Saylors Landing also in Sausalito ~ finally NoŽlle Hampton will be at Sweetwater, Mill Valley
on Saturday June 23rd also.
Hi Folks -
Tonight I'm at the No Name in Sausalito from 8-11. Solo boogie and blues,
including a couple of new things, but what I'm really wanting to tell you
Monday, June 25th
Biscuits and Blues - Mason St. in San Francisco, one block west of
Benefit for Red Archibald
Our buddy is down with a pretty serious ailment and we want him to know we
are thinking about him.
The show features a whole lot of Red's friends including Steve Freund, R.J.Mischo and me, and for the whole skinny on Red's very interesting
musical past, and more on this show, go to
If the links won't automatically click for you, just copy and paste
into your browser.
See you soon!
With love - Wendy
11th June 2001
An interesting weekend following some problems with the Artifact
Entertainment site and the news that Utildayael, one of the only A-E employees
still actively looking after the official Demise boards, has been "let
go" ... given the past history with the company's struggles there's an air
of gloom over the boards. On a more positive note, the winners of the Scavenger Hunt have been announced ~
congratulations Sortiri, KC and Greg!!
6th June 2001
A few days ago our attention was drawn to yet another struggling multiplayer
game company and we've added a link on to the cork
board so you can get an update on Dragon Fantasy ... !!
31st May 2001
Well - first opportunity to edit this web in over a week due to
"upgrades" by the host service. The Scavenger Hunt was extended
several times but it is now "officially" over. Hope to get the
results posted within a few days.
20th May 2001
Frantic weekend! Planned Decklin's Scavenger Hunt around Active Server
Pages (ASP) - which "The Pub" chat room also uses, and my host's ASP server
crashes Friday evening and doesn't come back up till a few hours before midnight
last night! Anyway - its up, I'm late but at least it may get underway by
Noon today. Here's the link to "The Rules"
which will take you on to the competition if you click the pumpkin! If you
want to skip the rules and dive right in here's the link to Decklin's
5th May 2001
Completed my first attempt at a chat room which is now accessible from the
parlour menu. Working on the next DEMISE "get-together" which will be
on 20th May. Other "Work In Progress" includes a guest book,
calendar for the music pages, maps for the venues and transporting some of the
content over to decklinsdomain.net. More Music News .... Cole Tate has his own web-site starting up "here"!
26th April 2001
Two musical news items ~ Cole Tate
performs at Tonic, corner of Polk and Union Streets, San Francisco this Friday
and again at Saylors Landing, Sausalito this coming Sunday from 6:00 to 9:00.
Late breaking news from Noelle Hampton ~ see
this email about the California Music Awards:
We know it's pretty last minute (what's new), but it has just been
confirmed that Noelle and the band will be performing at the California
Music Awards this Saturday night at the Henry J. Kaiser Arena in
Oakland. We'll be playing one song around 8pm, plus Noelle has
asked to present an award later in the show. Part of the proceeds for this year's show
will go to the Oakland School for the Arts. Tickets are still
available--call Ticketmaster at (415) 421-8497, or go online to
Ticket prices are $135 (floor seating),
$65, $35, and $25.
Also, if you're up early tomorrow (Friday) morning, Noelle and Andre
will be appearing on KNTV San Jose, and WB SF for the morning show.
should be on around 7:45am.
Thanks for all your support--Wish us luck!
Noelle and Andre
15th April 2001
Music pages are being worked on today ... adding four venues and including
photographs of John Lee Hooker's Boom Boom Room and The Saloon, San Francisco ~ Cafť Amsterdam, Fairfax and Sweetwater Saloon, Mill Valley.
13th April 2001
Spotted this on the official DEMISE boards, for those of you who, like me,
missed the "ALL YOUR BASE ARE TAKEN" fad you can catch up by looking
at http://www.allyourbase.org click on
'for the uninitiated' then 'the original movie' ...
8th April 2001
Of course I forgot to update this section in a timely manner .... the DEMISE
experiment turned out to be moderately successful, although not in the manner
expected! We had 10 people on the full server and over time five on the
demo. Some of the people brought companions, there was a fight ... and the
rest is history! (Photos are here.)
7th April 2001
Busy day working on cosmetic improvements just about everywhere, FreeDrive
changing its behavior - no more "free" 50M of drive space, now its 20M
and if you want more with less adverts you have to pay! Big DEMISE
experiment tomorrow, see how many players I can get on the server at one time
.... will take 'group photo' *grin*!
6th April 2000
My vote for the best site of the year so far ....
If you haven't got flash on
your browser yet this site alone is worth the download.
28th March 2001
New CD from the Cole Tate Band is due very soon, got a copy of the cover
art and added it here. Also set up newsgroups
for my DEMISE friends and for the Cole Tate Band.
25th March 2001
~ decklinsdomain.net, hosted by LooseFoot.com, made it
through all the Network Solutions configuration processes just after 5pm
this afternoon. Front Page publishing worked well and a 'mirror' of the
site is now at either http://www.decklinsdomain.net
or http://decklinsdomain.net this
site will be used for custom cgi, asp, java and anything else I can think of
that I can't do on the current *.com host. Eventually the two sites will
be integrated - the chat facility will be on *.net as will the forums.
24th March 2001
Caught most of the last set, NoŽlle Hampton and company at Cafť Amsterdam,
Fairfax. The band have been working hard the past few days on a 5 track
demo CD. Took a few photographs to see if the simple analog camera I have
is useful for inside shots. Still unable to up-date the main site.
23rd March 2001
Guess what - Site Manager is now suggesting 26th March as the time when
Front Page extensions will be re-enabled! We'll believe that when we see
21st March 2001
OK - can't deal with being unable to fiddle with the site on a daily basis -
registered the *.net and *.org names with Network Solutions and signed up with
LooseFoot hosting. Will give me a back-up and a host that will let me play
20th March 2001
Great disappointment - Site Manager is 'up' - but Front Page extensions not
enabled .... they say 23rd!
18th March 2001
Still unable to up-date the site - notice up suggests a couple more days ...
16th March 2001
St. Patrick's day at Smitty's - Caledonia Street, Sausalito. Cole Tate
Band and Eugene Huggins performing in their usual professional manner - a quiet
start to the evening built up to a resounding 'finish' - graced with the
appearance of no less than three Elvis Presleys amongst the usual amazing
15th March 2001
NoŽlle Hampton has been nominated for the
2001 California Music Awards for Best Female Vocalist!! Vote online at www.insidebayarea.com/cama.
Site problem: unable to update the site due to what must be a major
upgrade/overhaul of "Site Manager" - the basis of the bCentral
system. Site was unavailable for six hours, and then was available but
could not be edited. No information as to why or when - not very
good customer relations in my opinion!
14th March 2001
Worked on the games pages this evening, adding a couple more book links to
The Bard's Tale section and arranging links to the forums. Decided there
was already a neat forum at the Black Smoke Inn so I provided
a link for that for Bard's Tale fans.
13th March 2001
Neglected to update this section for a few days, been busy with a lot of
little cosmetic changes. Re-arranged the music pages, ready for expansion
and added Decklin's Blues Basement ... always wanted a record store :] You
can visit it here!
9th March 2001
Here's an interesting news item I received from Moreover ...
Don't let the Web bugs byte
* Some companies are placing invisible Web bugs on their site
which can do anything from track your movements to invade your
files for personal information. Read up on this strange phenomenon
and the tools to combat it.
8th March 2001
Changed the visitor's book from a 'forum' entry to a 'true' guest book ~
Couldn't resist adding 'Curious George' to the page @.
1st March 2001
Added footers to many pages, realizing also that I should add 'Meta' tags to
ensure page descriptions are correct ... the site is beginning to turn up in a
few search engine listings (!)
24th February 2001
Set up a link allowing site users access to 50MB of files storage for
downloading, swapping files via SSL etc. Main access via a link in The Parlour.
23rd February 2001
A sad tale indeed ... received an email from Wendy
DeWitt reproduced below:
Wendy here, back with a sad tale. On Friday, Feb. 9, at about 8 p.m. some
musical gear was taken out of a car in San Francisco's North Beach. Please
forward this to everyone you know who has anything to do with the musical
Any info, please call 510/223-8499. Reward!!!
Gibson hollow body electric guitar. Double cutaway. Brown natural stain finish. See photo attached.
1971 Gibson ES 335 TD Walnut finish, double round cutaway,
semi-hollow bound body, arched maple top, f holes, raised layered black
pickguard, maple back/sides, mahogany neck, 22 fret rosewood
fingerboard, pearl dot inlays, tune-o-matic bridge/stop tailpiece, black
peghead w/pearl crown, logo inlay
3 per side tuners (not original - Shallers)
2 covered humbuckers
2 volume / 2 tone
3 position switch
Serial Number 641978
Small ATA Anvil type brief case. This is hard shell, has extruded aluminum
edges and corners, and is black. There may be stickers on it indicating Wendy DeWitt, Wette Music, and inside on the top velcro closured document
pouch, some type of band or backstage logo sticker.
Contents of brief case:
blue plaid cloth covered guitar cable with one angled end, one straight end
Quick release mic stand male and female ends
low to hi mic cord impedence adapter: female XLR, male 1/4"
Hammond volume pedal with custom Hammond female plug. My organ is almost
useless with out this.
Roland volume pedal, no cord attached.
Stereo 1/4 inch cord for Roland volume pedal.
set lists in pouch, mic clip
maybe a couple of other little things. Most important is the Hammond volume
The guitar has been reported missing to the San Francisco police, as of the
date of the crime.
The briefcase was not noticed until yesterday, as I was out of town until
Your help is much appreciated. Please spread the word.
17th February 2001
Anticipating Cole Tate releasing a new CD in a few weeks, I started some
editing of the Cole Tate Band page - in particular adding links to his German
record company Taxim (pronounced Tax-eem!).
I'm nearly ready to start adding some significant RPG content, hoping to
complete all my proposed initial game write-ups within a few more weeks.
To this end, I loaded my initial "Forgotten Realms" text here ...@
16th February 2001
Over the last few days, added more maps for levels 2 and 3 and corrected a
link error (brought to my attention by a web-crawling robot of all things)
10th February 2001
Overall, made some minor cosmetic changes, added the DEMISE "spoiler page" to contain links to
other sites and detailed thumbnailed dungeon maps eventually ( only 1st level
added today as I was working out the best way to prepare the maps using my
screen capture program).
3rd February 2001
Inspired by Tracy Nash, dedicated Demo-zen Extraordinaire, I took some
screen-shots showing parts of the dungeon available only to those of us who buy
the "Gold" version and spun them into a little picture book ... @
( as usual, click on the thumbs to view the full pictures, and use your browser
back button to return to the page). Trace ~ when you get a chance, a
couple of POY's would be appreciated :D !
1st February 2001
Expanded some of the DEMISE notices, covering the issues of character
preservation when upgrading from the DEMO version to GOLD ... and sequence of
patch application, which should be simple but isn't really. The index for
this section is here ... @
28th January 2001
Received a copy of an extraordinary picture by email (thank's Anne!) which
for want of a better location is currently here ~ @
26th January 2001
Until I work out how to run it from my own site, Alexander Jean-Claude's
excellent Java Pacman clone (with sound!!!) can be found by clicking on PacMan2
in "The Parlour" .... Once you have it
running, you may want to download a certificate so the game has full
functionality, you can do that here: @
25th January 2001
Added link to the Cork Board ~ Hotel Navarra, Brugge ... anyone who has a trip
to Europe MUST visit Brugge ... and here's a great place to stay! @
24th January 2001
Added page description of Willie Higinbotham's contribution to
the history of computer games @
Added page for Art Gallery contributions @
4th December 2000
Added sound clips to Cole Tate page @
3rd December 2000
Finalized front page of "Music" set and sampled track of Wendy
DeWitt with Eugene Huggins to play when the page is opened. In view of need
to keep file sizes down, used SUN *.au format. Music page is found ... @
3rd November 2000
Set up website with domain name at bCentral, virtually no content at this point