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

FF14: Thoughts So Far

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I’ve been busy lately tinkering with my site, but I thought I’d like to post something before too many days go by. So let’s talk FF14! For the record I have a level 50 Monk (finished the story quests!), and three level 50 crafters (Goldsmith, Culinarian, Carpenter), and 1 level 50 gatherer (Miner). I have some scattered lowbie fighter classes too, like a Lancer too 22~ sort of thing. My first impression of this game was back during the beta, and I was amazed. To put things into perspective, I never pre-order games unless I’m absolutely sure I’m going to Continue reading