|Ten years online! Sun, 16 Dec 2012 at 6:00 PM CST|
| Well I'm a day late and a dollar short, but yesterday my site turned 10 years old. I know this anniversary is kinda meh since I've done little since earlier this year. Well every time I look toward the SSBB and 3DS 3D Galleries, I try a few things to see if I can improve page load times and then I go off to other stuff when I realize the attempts failed.
Well this time I may be onto something, so I'm using this anniversary update to try out something with those two sections. Here's hoping this works (and if not, I'll have to go back to the drawing board and try something else). Also I updated the RC and Links sections. If I successfully nail the new changes to the two galleries and improve page load performance, I can finally resume updating more often instead of rarely... Until next time folks.
|Months later...again. Sun, 6 May 2012 at 10:00 AM CDT|
|I finally got off my backside and made some time to update the Links Section. If you're wondering what took so long to make this update, let's just say laziness, real life, and new video games have been keeping me busy. Until next time everyone.
|Things move fast and I move too slow. Tue, 31 Jan 2012 at 2:10 PM CST|
|So when I last checked in here, the internet had just come off their day of blackouts and anti-censorship protests. Soon after SOPA and PIPA were shelved for an indefinite time. They aren't gone for good, so the fight is not over. SOPA and PIPA can be revived at any time or spiritual successors can be spawned from those bills. And knowing modern American government, these bills will come as soon as the current election season ends (this is so these bills can be backdoored into law with nobody looking and the heat is off politicians).
So I've changed out the anti-SOPA and PIPA button and it's link to the American Censorship page for an anti-internet censorship button and a link to the EFF, a group that fights for digital rights in the 21st century. If you want to learn about current threats to the internet and how you can get involved to peacefully protest against them, visit the EFF. Because if a SOPA or a ACTA (another dangerous bill) becomes law, kiss goodbye to fair use laws and get prepared to be sent to jail and/or pay tons of money for e-mailing a fan-art Mega Man birthday card to a family member who is a fan of Mega Man.
EDIT at 2:36 PM CST - Scratch the no update. The coding I was using to display a message upon loading the Brawl and 3DS Galleries is too messy and doesn't work in IE (surprise, surprise). So now visiting those galleries doesn't give a message that the galleries are loading. If anyone has any ideas as to how to make those galleries more load friendly, e-mail me.
|And I'm back. Wed, 18 Jan 2012 at 10:30 PM CST|
|If you were checking this site earlier today, you may have found part of my site blacked out for the internet-wide strike against a pair of dangerous bills in Congress which are SOPA and PIPA. I joined the strike as if those bills became law, just using the internet becomes illegal resulting in anything from your sites being taken down without due process and people being arrested and sued and/or fined heavily for just using something copywritten without permission or coming across unapproved copywrite usages.
Don't get me wrong. I oppose piracy, but these bills go too far. If you like to learn about what SOPA and PIPA are and what you can do to peacefully protest them, click the anti-SOPA & PIPA banner at the top of any page on my site. I now return you to (ir)regular updates with three new items added to my 3DS 3D Gallery! I've been enjoying the new games I've picked up during the last holidays.
I've finished Skyward Sword (not 100%), got five sparkling stars in Super Mario 3D Land, and I'm currently working through Ocarina of Time 3D (not going to 100% it though -- I've already done that many times with the N64 original and the GCN version).
Oh and if you noticed activity on my YouTube account, I've uploaded some results of some online matches I've had in Goldeneye 007 Wii and Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Feel free to go enjoy them now before SOPA and PIPA take them away...
|Ninth anniversary! Thu, 15 Dec 2011 at 3:30 PM CST|
| Well today marks the ninth anniversary of my website! I never thought my website would last this long when this launched on Angelfire way back on December 15th, 2002. And despite some challenges over the years including transitioning from sprite comics to game photography and changing hosts twice, I still keep going. Here's to nine more years!
I've had The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for nearly a month now and I figure I'm past the half-way point in the game. The game has some quirks like trading in some exploration for linear gameplay, but the changes in the core gameplay makes me excited for Zelda's possible future whether it's on Nintendo 3DS or the upcoming Wii U.
Sometime later when I get significant time to work on this site, I'll put up two of my custom Pushmo puzzles for you all to enjoy. Back to video gaming for me!
|One month later... Fri, 18 Nov 2011 at 7:20 PM CST|
|I got three new 3D pictures up in the 3DS 3D Gallery for you 3DS Internet Browser users, added a link to my YouTube in the Extra Section, and updated the Links Section (no new links added though). Sorry, I don't have any more to update with here, maybe next time I'll have more Brawl snapshots restored to my Brawl Gallery.
So who's excited for The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for Wii? Once I claim my mitts on that game and with the holidays coming up, I'm going to be busy as hell gaming. I'll probably make some time though to celebrate my website's 9th anniversary (coming up on December 15th) and list any games I get as holiday gifts.
Until next time.
|Whew! This update is a doozy! Mon, 17 Oct 2011 at 6:00 PM CDT|
|Here is what is I updated:
1) 40 Brawl snapshots put back up in the Brawl Gallery which makes a total of 100 snapshots currently up! 150 snapshots are remaining until my gallery is fully back online.
2) 5 new stereoscopic pictures (including 2 stereoscopic Brawl snapshots) added to the 3DS 3D Gallery. View them on your 3DS Internet Browser!
3) 1 new link added to the Links Section.
Well back to the grind for me...when I'm not video gaming, watching things, and other distractions.
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