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Happy Bockday!
Post Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 9:46 am
May I wish everyone a happy Bockday. As I’m sure you are aware, Bockday (25th November) is an international holiday; people the world over are given the day off work or school, and everyone gets free cake, and balloons and flags festoon the streets. Parades featuring giant inflatable Sega characters are held in major cities, and the Eiffel Tower is hung with a banner reading “C’est plus fort que toi”. Children attend and play Janken furiously in the streets for high stakes. In the evening, fancy dress parties are held where the partygoers dress as terrorists, and a prize is given to the most convincing disguise. Meanwhile, throughout the day innocent 8-bit coders undergo a voluntary imprisonment as they are set to the task of creating some kind of demo before midnight in their chosen area on that day; many choose Hawaii out of a desire to cheat extra minutes out of the system, but few pay heed to their pathetic arguments, realising that the true deadline is midnight BST (Bock Standard Time). The propensity for bug reports in related software packages is indicative of the rise in 8-bit coding activity, as is the audible background hum of “Gah!” being mumbled over and over again as bugs are found and then hunted down in these demos.

So, as you are tucking in to your traditional Bockday roasted turducken, spare a thought for those poor souls busy programming, not having time for food, personal hygiene or even toilet breaks. As they wallow in their filth, please remember that it is only through their toil and labour that you get cool demos to watch and/or play on Bockday night. Your support means a lot to them. And don’t believe the crap that today is America’s “Thanksgiving”, we all know it’s really Bockday.

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Post Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 10:48 am
I for one am certainly thankful for MEKA.
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2004 3:49 pm
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> I for one am certainly thankful for MEKA.

If you read carefully, I think that Maxim was referring to himself. Suggesting that he plan to release something at midnight (MST)...

I liked this positive view of a SMS future.
Maxim, you should devote yourself writing SMS-related novel.

Thanks.
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2004 7:17 am
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> > I for one am certainly thankful for MEKA.

> If you read carefully, I think that Maxim was referring to himself. Suggesting that he plan to release something at midnight (MST)...

Well, I didn't release it yet :( There has been some private sending of stuff to Bock but sadly I did not get enough coding time to finish in time for yesterday, which I thought people would figure out but apparently many didn't; Bockday is an international holiday commemorating Bock's birthday.

My demo will be released, but it may well be in a week or two. I can only apologise and self-flagellate.

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> I liked this positive view of a SMS future.
> Maxim, you should devote yourself writing SMS-related novel.

What do you think my PS disassembly/retranslation is? It'll be my life's work at the rate it's going.

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Re: I know it's late : /
Post Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2004 4:57 am
...but I'd like to wish you a happy Bockday : )


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Happy Bockday!
Post Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:48 pm
Today is 25th November so it must mean it's International Omar Cornut Appreciation Day, a.k.a. Bockday. Congratulations Mr. Bock, you have survived another year! Must be all those 1-ups and continue cheats, right?
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 4:44 pm
Happy B-DAY be it Birthday or Bockday!
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 6:58 pm
Happy Birthday, Mr. Cornut! Thank you for your efforts on keeping the SMS alive! =)
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 8:51 pm
Grats!
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Post Posted: Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:38 pm
Happy Bockday, Omar !
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 26, 2010 12:25 am
Happy Bockday!
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 3:48 am
Thank you all!
I turned 30 - quite an event. And ahem, maybe time to grow :)
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:16 am
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Thank you all!
I turned 30 - quite an event. And ahem, maybe time to grow :)


Maybe by 60 we'll have all the protos found and dumped. :)

Hope you had a nice Bockday!
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 9:48 am
Happy Bockday!
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:14 am
It's that time of year again... The long dark nights, turkeys with worried looks on their faces, mince pies in the shops for the last two months... It must be Bockday!

Let's all gather around the Bockday tree and exchange cartridges, drink ALE OR MEAD, transform into Mouse-Man and walk on the ceiling, and wish Omar happy birthday and good luck for whatever he does next...
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:00 am
Happy Bockday!
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 11:40 am
Happy B-Day!
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:09 pm
Happy Birthday, Bock!
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Happy Birthday!
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:22 pm
Happy Birthday Bock!
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 5:44 pm
Happy Birthday.
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Happy birthday!
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 6:23 pm
Happy Bockday, Wonder Boy!
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 9:03 pm
happy birthday
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Post Posted: Tue Nov 25, 2014 10:04 pm
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As I’m sure you are aware, Bockday (25th November) is an international holiday; people the world over are given the day off work or school

My boss wasn't aware of that :(

Happy Bockday :D
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Post Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 8:46 am
Happy birthday!!
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Post Posted: Wed Nov 26, 2014 10:19 am
Thanks all !
Starting to have white hairs popping up.. I'll keep pretending I am getting wiser :)
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 10:44 am
Bockday 2016! Congratulations on surviving another year, Omar! Did you get a birthday present for us?
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:22 pm
Cheers Omar, Happy Birthday! Thank you for all the things you did (and still do) for us =)
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:48 pm
Born on Black Friday? Cool!!! :D ;)
Happy Birthday! :)
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 2:48 pm
Un bon anniv Bock !
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Happy Bockday!
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Happy Birthday.
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:22 pm
happy bockday!!
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Post Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:44 pm
Thanks everyone =)
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 1:29 am
Joyeux anniv mec!
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:12 am
Happy bockday,
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:07 pm
oops, have a good one Omar !
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 5:48 pm
Feliz Aniversário Bock!

(Where is 2016's traditional homebrew tribute? :D)
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Post Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:06 pm
Happy Bockday!!
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Post Posted: Wed Dec 28, 2016 6:55 am
Happy belated Bock Day!!!!!!

There would be no SMS / GG forums without Bock and Maxim :) Thanks for sharing your knowledge and love of classic Sega with us!

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Post Posted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:38 pm
"spare a thought for those poor souls busy programming, not having time for food, personal hygiene or even toilet breaks."

Haha, that was amazing.
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:57 am
Bockday 2017 is here! Happy anniversary of continuing to be alive, Omar! What did you all find under the Bockday tree?
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 12:10 pm
Jeez that time again? I'm getting old :(

Happy Bockday dude!
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 2:07 pm
Joyeux anniv Mec!
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:05 pm
Wow, time really flies! :D
Happy Birthday!
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 3:12 pm
Happy Birthday Bocky, enjoy your special day!
Thank you for everything you do for the Sega fanbase all over the world by discovering unreleased gems and releasing the Wonder Boy remake.
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Post Posted: Sat Nov 25, 2017 6:06 pm
Have a good one Super Bock !
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Post Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:13 am
Thank you all :) it's always a pleasure to see this thread reappearing (complete with Maxim's initial post). I miraculously managed to spend the 25 without a computer!
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Post Posted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 9:36 am
Bockday!! I completely forgot. Well, that is the best part about this time of year. One of the greatest superheros among us who makes the Master System live on and on and on... ! :D
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