Heck no! I love Rush. And I know Darkcanuck (though absent lately) is at least somewhat of a fan. Big thumbs up from me for the SnowDog naming scheme. :-)
Great! I'll start working on that as soon as I fix ÉpéeistMicro.
Speaking of Darkcanuck, does he still manage the rumble server? Both Tkiesel and I requested USA flags, but we haven't gotten them yet.
I'm not sure what's up with Darkcanuck. We haven't heard from him in a while on the wiki, and I even emailed him a few months ago and never got a response. Apparently someone's still paying for darkcanuck.net, since we still have a rumble server. But it is at the point I'd consider moving to a new rumble server just to be safe.
I emailed about getting a key for the query API awhile back and haven't heard anything. But hard to know if it's even the right email address. At one time I think I offered to help support any ongoing maintenance costs. That offer still stands for whoever hosts in the future, be it Darkcanuck or someone else.
Really? Maintenance costs are what were preventing me from trying to raise another server. Free clouds severely limit resources, and I was thinking in implementing a Ranked Pairs ranking system, which consumes a lot of main memory to calculate in a reasonable time.
Current APS, PL and ELO systems can be implemented with fewer resources in free clouds, but I wasn´t willing to go all the way only to repeat what is already being done in Darkcanuck´s and Skilgannon´s servers.
I'm also willing to pitch in (or purchase) if we need a new RoboRumble server (or App Engine account or whatever).