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Interesting emails

December 8th, 2009 · No Comments · Personal, Software

Two emails dropped in my Inbox this past week that were rather interesting.

The first regarded Galaxy Conquest, an old game I worked on with some friends back when Blade Edge was considered to be a software company. The guy apparently owns the copyright to Galaxy Conquest, which he was planning to make in an RTS (not too far from our vision of a turn-based strategy game). He’s also made me aware of yet another person who owns some sort of rights to the name Galaxy Conquest. Given the fact that we didn’t hide behind any code names or anything, and were in fact rather prolific in talking about our game around the ‘net back when development was in full steam (I blogged about it a lot, for one) I’m surprised it’s taken this long for anyone to step forward and claim rights. Luckily this guy was cool about it and realized the game’s pretty much dead at this point.

The second email was in regards to, of all things, my tail number in Flight Simulator. All registered aircraft in the US have a tail number that starts with N and is followed by a short string of letters and numbers. I decided to build mine off my birth date and initials, so it came out to “N727DS”. The game lets you stick this tail number on your aircraft (if you look back at my flight journals you’ll see this both in the external shots and on my instrument panel). Well, it turns out this guy actually owns a real plane registered as “N727DS”. He Googled the registration out of curiosity and my blog posts came up, only the search results didn’t tell the whole story (that I was using a flight sim) and so he was like “Who’s this guy flying my plane in NJ?!?” Hahaha. So he wanted to know what was the reasoning behind my tail number. He flies a Piper Comanche and seems like a cool dude.

So yea. That’s all 🙂

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