bunnyhero labs – news

site updates and such

monster attack attacked! ;)

November 9th, 2004

i’ve temporarily taken down the monster attack page. it got linked to from metafilter and my ISP suspended my site due to the massive amount of traffic. for any metafilter visitors, welcome! sorry about the monster page being down. i’ll probably put it back up after that metafilter entry drops off the front page :)

in other news– i regret to tell you that i am not going to be updating the “adopters list” page any longer. you may have noticed that it hasn’t been updated for over a month, anyway. i was using a mix of automated and manual techniques to keep it updated, but i had to do too much manual clean-up for each update. sorry about that. the adopters list might return if i can figure out a better way of having it updated. this might require user logins, though.

thanks to everyone for their patience! and i’ll try to get back onto making more pets soon!

brief update

August 28th, 2004

unfortunately, i have been extremely busy with work recently. this doesn’t leave me with as much time or energy to work on this site, and the pets, as i would like. my apologies.

i am aware that some of you are having trouble loading up the second page of the adoption centre. i am looking into this issue now. sorry for any inconvenience!

i know i’ve been promising dragons for a long time, and you’re probably sick of waiting, but as i mentioned above, i really haven’t had the time to work on them. they are going to be more complex than the current pets. on the other hand, i have been working on some of the basic technology that will be going into the dragons. for example, multiple colours in one pet. the first pet that will have this feature will be a cockatiel! i hope the cockatiel will be ready within the next week or two.

for those who have emailed me asking to put your pet on the adopter list: for me to do this, i need you not just your name and your pet’s name, but also the page where your pet is living. if your pet does not have its own web page, i need the HTML code for your pet. that way i can be sure i have all the correct info for the list.

thanks everyone for visiting the site, and for adopting pets!

(ps. i am behind on responding to your emails, sorry about that…)

more adopter list delays

July 24th, 2004

i had a very busy week, so i am a week behind in updating the adopters lists! my apologies. i am working on a more efficient system.

thanks for your patience…

adopters list slow updates

July 14th, 2004

sorry for being so behind in the adopters list. i’ve updated it some but not completely… i’m about 4 days behind! thanks for your patience…

also, i think i may add a search function to the adopters list, since it’s so crazy long now! and maybe some sort functions.

a cool dragon toy

July 6th, 2004

check this out, stikfas dragon. or see their whole product line

unfortunately it seems to be hard to find them in stock, online, anywhere…

schedules and stuff

July 4th, 2004

first, let me thank everyone for all your dragon suggestions! i’ve already been checking out some of the movies and books and sites mentioned, and i will be getting to the rest of them soon! and i also see that many of you want to be able to raise dragons from an egg, etc. so i will take that under serious consideration.

however, the dragons are a lot of work, and i don’t want to ignore the rest of the site while i’m working on it. so i am going to work on other things as well. unfortunately this means that you won’t see any dragons till at least a couple of months from now. and you will be seeing other things pop up on the site (new pets, for example) before you see any dragons. sorry about that… but not to fear, the dragons are still coming! it’s just going to take longer than i had hoped.

thanks everyone for your support!

site outage, dragon update

June 18th, 2004

sorry the site was down for so long. i forgot to pay the hosting fee for this month, oops! anyway, your pets should be safe and sound.

i have a huge backlog of entries for the adopters list. i will be updating that later tonight. thanks for your patience!

speaking of patience, work on the dragons is going slowly. i want to make the dragons really special, and i plan to have advanced customization for them: multiple colours, changing the size of wings, different backgrounds, stuff like that. i will probably have to be a little less ambitious, though, if i want to actually want to get anything done!

however, i seem to have hit something like writer’s block. i need some more dragon inspiration. i will probably watch some dragon movies, and read some dragon books. if anyone has any recommendations, please post them here! thanks!

virtual pet catalog

May 20th, 2004

the adoption centre now has a small catalog of virtual-pet-related products available from amazon. it’s just barely started, check it out. any purchases you make from that page will help support the site, too!