Adoptive step-father to the Sega Xtreme forums while IceMan is out getting milk.
Emerald Nova: What names are you known by in the Sega Xtreme and Sega Homebrew community?
dibz': dibz` and dibz without the backtick.
Emerald Nova: When did you come into the Sega Xtreme and Sega Homebrew community?
dibz': Not from the very beginning. Sometime in the 90s probably.
Emerald Nova: How did you find the community?
dibz': Short story even shorter, I have no idea. SX was pretty easy to come across back then when it had more general Sega content. The community was pretty hoppin' back then.
Emerald Nova: What projects you have contributed to in some form? Who did you work with on these projects?
dibz': I haven't actively contributed to a real homebrew project since...the SNES.
You could probably count a Saturn bios dump I did back then, which I believe was the first time that particular bios version was released. It was neat to see the same BIOS show up in MAME so many years later, "confirmed accurate" by someone involved in the forum thread it was released in.
If you consider the forum/website itself a project, I've worked on the forum and website for a long long time. Some years ago, IceMan turned the site itself over to me -- though he still contributes financially and pops his head in from time to time because he's awesome like that. I've provided the hosting and server maintenance and such for quite a while now.
Emerald Nova: Is there anyone you think is in danger of being forgotten or lost to time that made contributions to the community?
dibz': Plenty of people, too many to count really. It's one of the reasons I made sure to keep the forum online after all this time. Some people don't show up much past the old content that's either buried deep or currently unavailable on the site, so I do hope to get all of it back online in a maintainable way eventually.
Emerald Nova: Is there anything else you could think of that should make it into the Saturn Homebrew history pages?
dibz': Probably. I'm basically a goldfish as far as memory goes though.
Emerald Nova: Do you have any previous history in game development or the game industry?
Emerald Nova: Thank you for your time!