Middleton's probably off on some tropical island sipping a daiquiri while blissfully unaware of our new desperate
Actually I spoke to middleton several months ago, and since I've been using his bios on every board I provide to members of the community I offered to distribute his contact info with a request to send him a dollar or two for his work. He politely declined my offer, which speaks volumes to his motives that have been questions because of the topic he posted his bios updates in being about paying for the work, but those who criticize don't notice it wasn't middleton that posted the topic, it was another member and although at first middleton was accepting donations, he is no longer seeking any. I also know that he is aware of the bios update but has no plans on redoing his work because this update is insignificant since it only effects the modem which works fine with his bios. I don't have all the specifics about the update as I've lost all interest in dial-up technology, but I believe it's only to apply new support for voice over dialup usage so you can send and receive voice phone calls while using dialup on the same line. A couple decades ago that would have been revolutionary, but today it's just... Yawn... *eyes glaze over* yeah, what were we talking about again? lol
Anyway, at the time I talked to him he had no intention of ongoing updates, but if something did come up that needed updating, I'm sure he would either help us, or share his work with another engineer to continue in his footsteps, since much of his work was also based on other work of other modders. If I'm not mistaken, he was just the final piece of the puzzle, removing the sata2 cap, the other mods were completed by others and incorporated by him.
By the way, if you're reading this Mr Middleton, come to the usa sometime and I'll buy you a drink,