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End of an era

Thursday, January 2nd, 2014

I know I don’t have a huge following – but my stats show that at least a couple people a month still wander over here to download my stuff.

My Simming computer finally gave up the ghost about two months ago.  I built it myself way back in 2006 – so it had a good run.  I guess it was inevitable, it was still running Windows XP (you’ll pry XP out of my cold dead hands!) and support for that goes bye-bye in April.  I don’t want to use Windows 8 – I’m not even sure TS2 will run on Windows 8. I also can’t clutter up our “family” computer with my Sims stuff – not so much can’t as don’t want to – bad enough I already have TS3 on there languishing.

I any case – this is a just a long winded version of saying I’m likely never to update this blog again – not that  have updated it in 10 months anyway.  I had a couple things in the works, they just needed to be playtested and screenshot – probably not going to happen now. Anyway, I won’t take down the blog for those who do come here – I may in the future, but if I do I will put the downloads somewhere.

So my fellow simmers: Be excellent to each other and party on dudes!



So, there’s that.

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

In a stunning reversal of my last site admin post (over 18 months ago), I will be now be uploading my creations to this site.

The Brief Version:  Though I’ll leave my Sim LJ up for an archive, I will be using this blog as my main Sim repository.  Here are my naming conventions and use policy, such that they are.

The Director’s Cut:

1. I’ve been paying for my webhosting all along, and really only using it as a disk space for downloads that I post on other sites.  My hosting costs are not that expensive, so it’s not that, but it’s merely my frugal nature that makes me want to utilize what I’m paying for better than I currently am.

2. LJ has been circling the drain for some time now, I can barely bring myself to even log in a couple times a week.  I haven’t updated my personal journal in over a year and the last time I posted on my Simming journal I got no comments and maybe 5 hits on the download. I’m not blaming this all on LJ.  I admit I am not active, nor popular so I don’t have many people reading anyway – and maybe the object I created (a couple magazine recolors) were not a hot item.  [OMG – shut up already.]  OK to sum up: LJ does not seem worth my effort anymore.

Also, a warning (NOW, a warning?!) – I go through fits and spurts.  Sometimes I am totally into Simming and will glut.  Other times I will go months, even a year without playing or creating.  My Sims 2 computer is aging (I built it in 2007) so it sometimes frustrates me and I shun it. I also occasionally play The Sims 3 (they were cheap, so I got a couple EPs for Christmas) and Skyrim.  I also knit, read and watch a buttload of TV.  What I’m trying to say is: Updates to this blog may be sparse, in fact I can almost guarantee that.

Aren’t you all excited?



Information Please

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Why haven’t I updated this site since May?

I just don’t have the time or energy to update two sites simultaneously.  I really only put this blog up so that people coming to download my stuff would see something besides a big old blank page if they worked back to the domain name.

Maybe someday I’ll have time to keep up this site – but for now, I post my creations are on my Simming LJ I changed my mind on that

Naming conventions:  I name my stuff as either anadandy and simdandy.  They’re both me, it just depends on where I post them first.  For creations I post origianally on my LJ – they will be simdandy.  For creations I post elsewhere first (such as PBK) and then re-post to my LJ, they’ll be named anadandy.  I don’t care which name you use for credit 🙂

Use Policy: I don’t really have one, since mostly all I do is recolor Maxis or other creators meshes.  For custom meshes, please follow the use policy of those creators as I try to do.  For Maxis meshes, credit is appreciated but not required.  The only hard and fast rules is: NO PAYSITES. Even if the original mesh maker says it’s ok – if it’s my recolor, it can only be shared for free.