Happy 2015! Hopefully it’s better than 2014. I did nothing to celebrate the new year really.
Apart from that, we have comments now! Now YOU, reading live on your computer, can insult me over the internet, without even needing to send an e-mail.
Oh also my mouse replacement finally got here. Newegg ran out of stock, so they refunded instead of replaced, but didn’t tell me. I bought it like $15 cheaper on Amazon so I actually saved money. It still makes a high-pitched whine, but much quieter, to the point where I don’t notice it. Good enough I guess.
So I’ve redone the back-end of the site a bit to now run from an SQLite database instead of flat files. The image thumbnails also do this. There’s (hopefully) no noticeable changes to you, if everything went well, but things are easier for me now. Next step I think is to finish making the site totally modular and reusable, to the point where I can publish it and let you guys download it. It’ll be a lot of work, but make things more extensible in the end.
Apart from that I’m on winter break for the next few weeks, so at least it’ll give me something to do. I’ll try to write more posts, I have some ideas for things to ramble on about. I’ve still got posts from 2012 on the front page.
Oh also plain text is gone, maybe back soon. Also RSS feed, I need one of those.
Yo just a heads-up, I’m way more active at streaming than I am at updating this site. You should go follow my Twitch.tv channel, I stream there a few times a week. At the very least, I’m doing an OoT speedrun bingo every Saturday with a game of AI War right afterwards.
Oh I also recently got a new keyboard and mouse. My old ones were actually the last parts left over from my very first computer: a Compaq prebuilt from about ten years ago I think. For keyboard I went with Corsair’s K70 RGB with browns. Having a mechanical keyboard is really nice, especially when I go back to a rubber dome keyboard. Apart from that the lights are neat I guess, if a bit overkill for what I needed. I just wanted a mechanical keyboard but without any stupid programmable keys messing up the layout, and this works nicely.
For a mouse I got the SteelSeries Sensei Frost Blue. Here I just wanted a good mouse that didn’t have a bunch of buttons all over the place, didn’t look like some sort of futuristic car, and didn’t have a crappy rubber coating that would wear off and get a gummy. It was nice, but it emitted an annoying high-pitched whine, so I RMA’d it though Newegg and actually haven’t had it for like 2 weeks. Maybe it’ll get here this week, who knows.
I meant to just write a quick stream thing but I guess this got a little long. There’s actually a lot more I want to write and add to the site but it’s late. Maybe I’ll do that tomorrow.
So I bought a new domain name: crazyfarmsexy.com.
There’s nothing there yet but at some point there will be.
Yo. So as you can see the site has a brand new look, and it’s now running on a custom PHP back-end, no more static HTML!. It also no longer crashes Apache! Oh I’ve also added some new programs to the Projects page, so check that out. I’ll write up a proper news update with what I’ve actually been doing sometime soon. Oh finally, I added all of the old news posts (as much as I could find) dating all the way back to 2007 when this site was founded, so that’s cool.
WE ARE MOVING
WE ARE MOVING DOMAIN NAMES. IN ABOUT A WEEK LONGCAT.DYNDNS.ORG WILL NO LONGER WORK, FIND US HERE: http://long-cat.net
Rip in peace
I just got an E-mail from Dyndns (the free DNS provider I use) letting me know that in 30 days they’re shutting down their free domain services. At some point in the near future I’ll be moving to a new domain, I’ll keep you posted.
RIP in peace longcat.dyndns.org 2007–2014.
So I had ONE news post in 2013. The problem is I kept telling myself that I was going to overhaul my website, and I should wait until then to write a news post. Only I never did. Anyway I’m still alive, I’ll write a more in depth news post later. Or something.
So I need to work on updating the site a little bit more. I had a mere four news posts in 2012. So it’s a new year, the world didn’t end. First off I got some computer upgrades. Swapped my 9800 GTX out for EVGA’s GeForce GTX 680 SC Signature+. Full stats are on the computer page linked above. I also doubled the RAM and reluctantly upgraded to Windows 7. I fell victim to XP’s one weakness: no good 64-bit version. But I’ve manged to wrangle it into shape and it’s good enough. I’ve also added some programs that I’ve been working on to the projects page, go check them out! Also updated the contact page with some more information. That’s pretty much it. At some point in the future I’d like to move the site from HTML over to PHP and MySQL, working on the LAN site really turned me onto PHP. Problem is that it’d be lots of work to convert a big site like this, but maybe, at some point in the future it’ll happen.
Thanks to my friend Craze I’ve put some new parts in my server! It’s got a faster CPU, from 2.4 to 3.2 GHz, and I was able to double the RAM, and also upgrade to DDR2. I’m also working on turning his failed NAS project into a sweet server for LAN parties. You can check out the details on these by clicking on the ‘Computers’ link above.