Many software developers and prominent members of the Quake community make their ideas and goals known publicly by writing these into a file that becomes associated with their e-mail address on their home server. This file, known as a .plan file, can be accessed by the UNIX "finger" command. Many news sites have these commands within a hyperlink, allowing you to view a person's .plan with a single click. The news contained in such files is often just humor, but some, like John Carmack, use this as a primary way of dissemination information.
Quake Finger is the definitive source of .plan file information. Dweomer has created a site that presents the myriad of daily .plan updates in an intelligent and orderly fashion. Presently, the site has the following features:
.plan Summary displays automatically generated summaries of .plan updates
.plan Archive lets you browse old .plan files - great for reminiscing or just checking up on what you might have missed
.plan Search allows you to do keyword searching on all .plans in the archive
Entire site is constantly updated and dynamically created using server-side scripting
Below is a list of some of the many "fingers" available on the Quake Finger:
This page is maintained by Darren L. Tabor,