Hi, I am Spirit, formerly known as "Spirit of 85" (if you see someone using that nick nowadays it is probably a close friend who still thinks that nick is cool, ha ha ha!). I am in my mid-twenties, live in Germany and got a problem with data hoarding.

You can send me mails at spirit ät quaddicted döt com. Please use PGP, 11CE4CA2, I'll reply faster to you as reward. ;)

Back in 2004 (22.10.2004) I started a Quake news site, "Spirit of 85's Quake Weblog" where I attempted to post everything that happened anywhere in the Quake scene day for day. The Quake scene felt very fragmented back then which annoyed me, so I tried to fix it. Feedback was great, I remember being so excited when it hit Planetquake.com.

Over time I realised that those guys who made those maps and mods were people too. IRC and discussion on random sites got me deeper into the community and as a side effect improved my english (Quake is good for you!).

Quaddicted was launched on the 17th March 2005. Files were hosted at a friend's server first (I actually send him CDs with the files on them, god bless ISDN). I tried hard to make it a self-contained news site where people would post "their" news but that never took off. But it attracted many very helpful people. I shall continue writing this later.