I ran into him on RockPaperShotgun a few times. He's still prone to shouting matches with commenters, he still makes absurd claims about his games, but he seems to have grizzled up a bit (i just made that a verb) and I can't say I don't envy his game collection. Besides, in this era of Actiblizzard titans, it's hard to vilify one guy determinedly making overambitious, buggy games for a small but devoted audience and then giving them pretty decent if still ultimately inadequate support, still living the dream of a man who gets to work on the games of his childhood fantasies. I'm glad Derek Smart exists. He stands for something. I don't know what, but I think it's out there.