Screenshots from WoW

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I’ve always been kind of uninterested in taking screenshots, even though they can be really fun. I think it stems back to my older computer(s) that would freeze up whenever I tried to take them. The game I’ve played the longest is probably World of Warcraft, and while I don’t have many screenshots, compared to others, I do have quite a few. I was going through my WoW folder and discovered some screenshots dating back to The Burning Crusade, although a majority are from after that point. Figured I’d put them on my site — I didn’t catalog as much Continue reading

Outraged at Fellow Gamers

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At least, I was at first. A few weeks ago Zelda Williams made news in tech, as well as news news, over disgusting harassment sent to her just two days after Robin Williams’s passing. Made all my more tragic over her trying to raise money for St. Judes. Trolls online suck. Anonymity breeds asshole behavior, although anyone who works in retail knows such jerks exist in the offline world as well. Not to be callous, but the truth is that trolls come with the territory. The internet isn’t exactly a super friendly place 100% of the time. Yeah, that sucks, Continue reading

Stuff

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I’ve been working on my ‘backend’ setup for awhile, the last few weeks I’ve basically just been letting things go to see how stable they are — as far as I can tell they’ve been great. I’m planning on a post or two detailing some of my experiences running my own VPS with digital ocean, and what I miss from shared hosting. For instance, I took email for granted. I’m still not sure if my SIMPLE AND BASIC forward (neo@kupatrix) works or not; I’ve been running into an issue with gmail auto-flagging system emails from my backend as spam :(

Listening to VG Music from the Past

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I’ve been going through my files, some date back to ancient times, when dialup was standard, and blinking html was cool. In the past I used to have a Drupal-powered website, this was before I learned about WordPress, and I admit that I enjoyed it, I don’t think I really had that much trouble with it, but as far as a running a single person site, it seemed overkill. Eventually I moved on to WordPress, but in doing so I wiped my old site clean, along with it some various sections and files. Why does any of that matter? Well Continue reading

Moving from Shared to VPS: Goodbye Dreamhost, Hello Digital Ocean

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I happened across a promo deal with this startup canadian company, offering seemingly crazy “one-time cost” VPS hosting. And I thought, what the heck I’ll go for it. So $35 later I’ve got my own VPS. Which is a scary thought since I’m prone to break things… except on a VPS that’s not a problem! After I broke and re-imaged the server a few times I was starting to get the hang of things. I’ve never been a complete novice when it comes to command line stuff (after all I am a web geek), but I’ve not at all a Continue reading