Happy Earth Day 2011

Happy Earth Day 2011!

A reminder that Dreamhost, the hosting provider running this site, is a green provider, which means that this site is (slightly) less bad for the Earth than those other, useful websites you visit!


Let's Play The Wonderful End of the World

This was originally posted to the Short Game Theater thread on Something Awful, but I may as well duplicate it here.

This is the first game that Dejobaan Games released on Steam, and is basically the earliest game of theirs you can still buy. (Despite what gets said in Part 1.)

It is a completely original, never before seen game that has most certainly never been done before by a Namco game that was designed by Keita Takahashi. Definitely.


Xenoveritas.org is Back Up

Dreamhost, the hosting provider I used, suffered some down time earlier today that brought the site down.

It's now back up and running and everything appears to be working again.

PAX East 2011 Calendar

I've created a calendar of PAX East events. You can view it, and get a link to the Perl script used to generate it, after the break.


Oscar Picks 2011

The 2011 Oscar Awards are coming up, and I guess the thing to do is to make picks about who you think is going to win.

Unfortunately, I don't know movies. The only movie I saw in 2010 was Avatar, and, well, it already got its awards. So, since I can't make any picks, I have a much better idea: let MD5 make picks.

I'm going to be allowing the MD5 hashing algorithm decide. For the sake of this blog post, lowest hash value of the movie name plus who was nominated wins. (Or which song in the case of the Music, Original Song category.) Full results after the break.


Welcome to Drupal 7

I've updated the site to use Drupal 7. You should notice new features such as ... well... nothing, really. There are still some quirks I need to fix with the redone theme, but for the most part, the site is up and running Drupal 7.

Upgrading to Drupal 7...

I've been working on updating the site to use Drupal 7. You might notice that at present, it's still using Drupal 6. There's a reason for that: it hasn't been exactly a smooth process.

First off, you're going to want to make sure you disable any custom modules and custom themes. They won't work initially. Then set your current theme to Garland.

So far, I've run into two empty tables that block the update process. I'm not sure what created them, but it's safe to just drop them: role_permission and date_format_type. (Update: Drupal 7 created them, and the MySQL script I was running to "reset" the database wasn't clearing everything.)

Drupal 7.0 is out

Drupal 7.0 is out! I guess it's time for me to get around to upgrading the site. Eventually.

Happy Annoy Fox News-idays!

I might as well throw up the existing Christmas theme for the site. I'm aware that it's hard to read text over the background on certain devices and will be replacing it eventually. But for now, I might as well throw up what I've got rather than waiting until it's way too late.

Update: I've killed the offending background. You may need to refresh to force the stylesheet to reload.

Colossal Cave Adventure

Well, since I've actually got the thing working for the most part, try playing the Colossal Cave Adventure, ported to JavaScript! This (should) be the entire mostly-original game, playable right from in your browser.


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