Hi, I am Spirit, formerly known as "Spirit of 85".

You can send me mails at spirit ät quaddicted döt com (replace the "ät" with an "@" and the "döt" with a "."). If you know how to, please use PGP, I'll reply faster to you as reward. Don't try it for the first time just for me, it's probably a waste of time.

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 should continue writing this later…