I thought I would do a fun page on a topic unrelated to Oracle database administration. The one computer game I play somewhat regularly is called nethack. I first ran across nethack my freshman year at Harvard during the 1983-1984 school year. Our Vax computers with their character based terminals had nethack installed and it was a great way to waste time when you should be doing school work. I also had a PC version at the time which ran on my Compaq portable computer with its two 5 1/4 inch floppy drives.
Ascension end game dumps:
Blank diary – I print this out for each game to keep track of things and put it in a binder
rec.games.roguelike.nethack – USENET news group with good nethack discussion – I used to post as firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reddit nethack forum – web based nethack discussion forum
Nethack wiki – Nethack site with a bunch of information
patches – site with source code patches you can apply to the base code.
variants – modified versions of the vanilla code.
irc chat – real time discussion about nethack games and development
Simple patch I created: Coins dropped on altar patch
I use this email alias for nethack related conversations: email@example.com
Anyway, it is a fun game mainly for nostalgic reasons for me. Plus is it cool to have the source code.
Here is my youngest daughter’s interpretation of nethack: