Okay, well, apparently I missed a bunch of thumbnails between December 29 and January 10, because nearly 160 threads were full of 4chan leech images for no readily apparent reason. I manually fixed the lot of them (well, using a script, but still had to do it one-by-one to double-check myself). If you notice anything clearly broken, please let me know so I don't spend a couple hours fixing shit.
The IRC, TF2, SHOUTcast, etc. are all down temporarily as the virtual server resizes. When it comes back up, it'll have an 80GB drive and twice the RAM, so it's worth the temporary outage. The site itself is still working (as you can plainly see), but it'll be a short while before the other stuff comes back up.
ps. I really will be removing those dead characters from the DH thing, just you wait
While I'm doing the whole housecleaning thing, I've decided I should probably delete the older Dark Heresy characters from the chargen. There are presently 17,058 characters in the database, and very few of them are likely still in use in their present state (even after a single session your charsheet's probably changed in some way).
I'm going to clean out everything but the last 1-3 months' worth of characters, so if for some reason you still need a character prior to this, get it now. I'll be deleting them at some point in the near future.
Heeey I'm finally going to start cleaning out the archive! Happy day! It's only been... most of a year!
As a result of the really... really long while it's been since I've purged the unwanted content from the archives, I'm going to try to delete as much shit as possible as quickly as possible. This means no more funny comments, unfortunately (except for really egregious threads), and I'm going to cull pretty much everything in the red.
I made myself some new tools to make it easier to cull shit, so hopefully I'll get rid of more, faster, and more accurately (e.g. easily removing all threads tagged "troll"). As usual, I'll put everything deleted into a graveyard first to allow people to save copies of anything they think deserves saving.
Hey everyone, 4chan changed its board locations during the scheduled maintenance yesterday, and as an unfortunate result the archives are missing images from pretty much any thread archived on December 22. If anyone happened to save these threads manually, particularly the quest ones (Lord Quest X, Lictor Quest XI, Final Take, etc.), let me know.
Also someone keeps pestering me to move Collective Game/Quest threads into a separate archive page. Does this sound like a good idea y/n
Hey everyone, MxSavior's apartment got robbed today. He lost a lot of valuable things (and what wasn't valuable to pawn shops was trashed, because people can't help but try to go for fucking asshole high scores when they're already destroying your life), including his computers and RPG books. If you have a few dollars you'd like to pass his way as an early Christmas present, you can donate to him at r.hizami(at)gmail.com on PayPal. Thanks for anything you can give.
Internet went out for a couple hours last night, and like an idiot I forgot to install my update client on a computer where it mattered, so the DNS didn't synchronize to the new IP address after it came back up. It's now, like, 7am and the sun's coming up and I'm just now fixing it, so it's been down for five or six hours now. derp.
Edity: Oh yeah, I've finally settled on an activity for Halloween: Dead Before Dawn L4D campaign Livestream. I'm not sure when or with whom, but we're doing this. I'm also going to be replaying a variety of movies, mostly the crowd favorites and possibly one or two unseen titles. Should be fun.
Edity #2: Okay, so a lot of people want to play in the L4D stream, but half of them so far have told me "... but I may not be able to make it." So here's the deal, if you're interested, post what times (with timezones, you mongbats) you'll be available on Halloween to play. Personally, I'm likely going to be helping my grandmother hand out candy to the neighborhood children from around 6-8pm EST; some point after that will be best for the stream. Also please note how sure you are that you'll be available so I can get backups for any missing players.
Oktoberfest's kicked off to a great start, with Dog Soldiers and Jacob's Ladder so far. You'll also notice a aesthetic change for the duration, just a little celebration for the month. I've also been hosting a number of horror games on the Livestream, including Afraid of Monsters, Korsakovia, AVP2 Alien and Human campaigns, and even a couple Left4Dead playthroughs. I'm open to suggestions for more games to play, though I have my hands full with Oktoberfest as it is.
In actual traditional-gaming-related news, the Eclipse Phase books should be shipping this month, and I should get my copy around mid-October (I hope). I haven't started the character generator yet, mostly due to a lack of time. I've also failed to make good on my promises to clean out the archives (including combining quest threads, yes I saw your request Gnome, I'll clean up the Dwarf Quest threads and compile them under the proper roof), change up the site content, rework the layout, and even related topics like finishing my Artificial Girl 3 horror story. Work's been too busy for me to take time to really do any of these things, and I continue to fill my off-hours with real-life chores instead of online chores. I'll get them done, though, they're on my to-do list, I swear.
There seems to be a problem with the VPS instance at the moment.It went away!HOT POCKEEEETS Emergency server is thisisnotatrueending.com directly if shit really hits the fan, but it's 5am so I'm going to bed.
In non-outage-related news, I did a Livestream of Afraid of Monsters last night. It was a lot of fun. I might clip it down and make a Let's Play out of it on YouTube or something, or string together the entire play into a single two-minute clip accompanied by Yakkety Sax. WHO KNOWS WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS? You can view it below or go to the stream at http://www.livestream.com/lordlicorice
Edity: I made a new streaming page, which includes everything from my Livestream to instructions on connecting to the SHOUTcast.