February 11, 2005

Phase 2 of the great Elegant Chaos relocation is about to get underway.

As a result, the web site may be down for the next week or so. Normal service will be resumed as soon as possible…


January 04, 2005

… by Sam, aged 35 (and a bit).

I’ve written a Drupal filter module called [autolink], which works in a similar way to the glossary module except that it creates links to external sites.

The idea is that every time I enter a particular word or group of words (like Tom Smith for example), the filter module will automatically create a link for me.

This is obviously a bit of a blunt instrument (what if I want to refer to a different Tom Smith?), but it is a handy way of avoiding having to enter common links again and again.

I am thinking about ways of making it a slightly sharper instrument, but for now the basic thing works and will be published here soon!


November 26, 2004

I’ve switched things over that my new Drupal based site is live. For the time being you can find the old site at

There are still quite a few things that I haven’t moved across - some because I haven’t got round to it, others because they are no longer relevant.


November 09, 2004

Well my experiment with iBlog ended, and I’ve decided to switch to a different approach.

I am now using Drupal to manage my whole site - including the blogging. It’s early days yet, but so far I like it.

As a result, expect more disruption to this site in the short term!


November 09, 2004

As of the end of October, I am no longer working for Sports Interactive!

The parting was entirely amicable (I actually resigned in May, but continued to work at SI until the release of FM was out of the way), and I still have a great deal of time for everyone at SI, and wish them well for the future!

I don’t feel that it would be professional to go into details in public about my reasons for leaving, so all I’ll say is that I disagreed with some of the decisions being made, particularly about the technical side of things, and felt that my views and experience weren’t really being valued.

It’s a shame, because I love the game, and the company is generally a great place to work.