(but who is Dave, sorry for my bad knowledge
Hey, I'm Dave, AKA DaveE, AKA Dave Eaton, AKA davee123! And as your new admin, I claim the right of Primum Figurae Femininae, the right to all your first female minifigures! ... Or... no? I'm being told no. Darn.
I've been in the LEGO community since 1999, back when LUGNET was pretty much the be-all, end-all place for LEGO discussion. That was one of the first places where castle fans battled space fans, and I put in a good fight to keep our post count higher than those ne'er do-well space-heads. At the time, I was a prominent castle builder (I built mostly castle and Star Wars at the time), and got a few awards at some of the early BrickFests (2001-2006). My Medieval Village
from 2001 was considered really cool at the time, and was featured in Ikros. I also built some Rock Golems
and a Red Dragon
which have been referenced in Classic-Castle's Brick-Built-Beasts
. In more recent years, I haven't done as much building and posting as I'd like (I've got a son who's now 19 months old), but you might remember my Viking Village
from CCC VIII.
In my day job, I'm a developer. A web developer, as it turns out. I've done a few projects for the LEGO community, like a LEGO Scale Converter
, a BrikWars 2001 Vehicle Scorer
(back when it was painful to score vehicles by hand), the current CCC system for Classic-Castle (since CCCVI), a LUGBULK interface for my local club (which I've been trying to get LEGO to adopt), and a BrickLink price history utility (similar sad fate, awaiting approval by BrickLink admins), and even some minor work on LUGNET, Peeron, and (technically) LDraw.
As mentioned, I've been here on Classic-Castle since ... pretty much the beginning. I joined back in June of 2004 (a short 9 months after C-C started), I've just never been uber-vocal. And on that note, I'm probably not going to be doling out reprimands for abuse in the forums, or sponsoring any new building contests or anything. I'm more interested in doing some fun things with the site software itself-- like improving the CCC code to allow other management of other contests, turning the set guide into a bona fide database, and maybe getting a different CMS set up for various content.
Anyway, that's me!