• Minecraft Website Update

    I spent yesterday doing some much needed updates to the Minecraft section of my website.  I had yet to add several of the new locations, and a handful of other pages needed some pictures changed out. I also updated most of the provincial maps for the empire, as the roads have been redone to look more natural.

    Here are some links to the updated pages if anyone is interested in checking them out 🙂

    Minecraft: Alpha

    Tycon City

    Imperial City

    Cair Denbar


  • Sometimes I Amaze Myself

    For ages now, I’ve been having issues with WordPress and uploading pictures or any type of file.  You get these stupid annoying time-out errors, and have to try uploading the file numerous times, over and over.  Believe me, its been annoying.

    I finally fixed the problem!  I sat here last night updating a TON of Minecraft pages here on my site, and had very few upload errors!  I simply had to change the site over from running FastCGI to regular old CGI.  Apparently it has longer timeout periods, and voila! the issue is no more.

    It honestly makes me very happy!!

  • Possessed Smartphone

    I think my phone may be possessed.  I was sitting on my deck earlier, and out of the blue my phone started playing the sound from some random ad while in my pocket. I pulled it out to see what the hell was going on, and found that no apps were even open. The audio was coming from NOWHERE.  It eventually stopped, and I rebooted the phone out of pure confusion.  Hasn’t done it since.  But still, a little bit odd.

  • The New & Improved Dreadfort

    I spent the last week working on overhauling the Dreadfort.  It is one of the oldest places I’ve built in Alpha, and its never had any real work done to it, aside from re-purposing it once.  It was originally setup as a castle for an evil sorceror, then it was changed to be a fortress for an elite battle-mage squadron of my empire’s military.

    It needed a lot of work. Some of the floors were too low, rooms were tiny, etc.  I fixed the short floors, made the main structure slightly wider, and redid the entire lower section.  I even found a shiny new 3×3 piston gate that opens FAST!  And its only one block deep, as opposed the old 3×3 door there – whose mechanics took up an insane amount of space.

    The Dreadfort is now setup as a royal palace for the Imperial Royal Family.  I needed another residence, sort of a get-away location.  The Dreadfort is isolated on a mountain in the middle of a desert, so it works.  Now I just need to figure out what to do with my Battle-Mages.  I took their home, and need to build them a new one somewhere.

    Here are some before and after pictures.


  • Virtual Private Hosting

    I’ve been having a lot of weird issues with my WordPress websites lately…  I decided it might be time to finally look into Virtual Private Hosting.  In the past, I’d avoided it as it was just too expensive. I looked today, and its only $45/yr more for the base plan over what I’m currently paying for Shared Hosting.  I think I really need to look into this, as it would give me a lot more control, and should fix most of the issues with WordPress.

  • Busy Day

    I had a busy day in Milo today.  I went up for the grand opening of the shiny new Visitor’s Center that the Kiwanis built.  Saw some people I hadn’t seen in awhile, took a few pictures (that my phone then magically decided it never took).

    I spent the afternoon helping Dad clean out his shed. I ended up with a literal truck load of STUFF that was once mine.  On the upside, I did find my big awning tent that Dad thought someone else had.  It was just hiding in the far back of the shed.  I also found my NES and SNES!  I haven’t even dared to plug them in yet… Especially since the case of the NES is in two pieces for some odd reason.  Now if I could just locate the missing box with all the games in it… Only found a few with the systems.  I also managed to grab my hammock!

    Dad and I then spent a bit of the afternoon wandering around Evergreen Cemetery in Milo.  I was going over a bunch of the genealogy stuff I’d found lately, and suddenly we were looking for graves in the cemetery.  We didn’t find much we didn’t already know about. I need to put together a list and he’s going to talk to his buddy Bob who runs the cemetery. He has a fancy book with the location of everyone in it and can at least point us in the right direction.

    Now I must go, Buddy is being needy and wants attention. He hates that I left him alone last night.