Posts related to sports or games. There's really not that many of them so I've grouped them all together into one category.
A couple of months ago I got an email from someone named Cecilia D'Anastasio stating that she was a writer at Kotaku and wanted to do an article about the Sleeper. It immediately piqued my interest, I haven't thought about the sleeper since, uh, the last time I thought about the Sleeper, which was maybe half a decade ago. So this was definitely a blast from the past sort of thing, and after checking the name I found a PGP key so I sent an encrypted email to verify who I was talking to. The email never got decrypted but I didn't think I was being phished or SE'ed so we continued to talk.
A friend of mine made me aware of a new Cracked.com article about The 7 Biggest Dick Moves in the History of Online Gaming and noted that #5 on the list was Despawn of the Sleeper (EverQuest). Hey, I remember that. I showed the article to a couple of friends who remembered back in 2003 when I opted to spend 4 hours or so sitting in front of a computer rather than take up the offer to go to a bar and hang out with friends that I hadn't seen in a while, and some of them noted that the article only gave half of the story. Wikipedia's EverQuest article removed the part about us actually killing the Sleeper (I added it back in with references), but I remember back in the day when they had a dedicated article about Kerafyrm, that eventually got merged into the main EverQuest article.
This got me wondering what remaining info and insights on the encounter still existed on the internet. So I went around and collected some of them, and when the pages were long gone, I went to archive.org to look for a capture. There was a Sleeper Revisited post I made several years back that had a bunch of links, but most of them are dead. Here's a list for posterity's sake:
Skate 2 by EA Sports
Everquest Screenshots (April 11, 2007)
Random Update + Superbowl (February 9, 2006)
Vintage GP (July 17, 2005)
End of Wudan (March 9, 2005)
The Sleeper (November 21, 2003)