Archive for the ‘ IRC ’ Category

Server open to the public!

Yep, that’s right. Server is open to the public! The address is the exact same as before, no differences. The only real differences are the channel and user modes, as some may have changed around. Most have stayed the same, but a couple have changed from the last version. Please see the tutorials page for further information.

ShadowHime is Coming Back!

Yep, that’s right. ShadowHime is coming back! And with a few changes to boot…

So why haven’t I posted in forever? Because I’ve been too busy with other things. But I am very active in the anime community though, so if you know how to search for me, you’ll see. Anyway, a good friend of mine, Kalshion, was kind enough to purchase an IRCd package for his website, Insanity Stories Prelude and I manage the IRC server, so to speak.

Now here’s the thing. Due to a hard drive crash on my laptop, I actually did lose all my original configs, so I had to make new ones and all that. Not a fun thing mind you, but it can’t be helped. Even the databases were lost because the backup I did have was actually corrupt from the start. Go figure….

I’ve already made some changes to the Channel Modes so they are not up-to-date. User-modes will be updated soon enough, and I’m sure you noticed a change or two since I have been updating WordPress off and on as it is updated. Stay tuned for further updates before I let this server go public. Channels will be updated, and this time, there will not be as many official channels, so just bare that in mind. Which reminds me, I need to set up a page for Kalshion maybe since well.. he will be part of staff of course. Noratetsu I’m not sure…… I’ll think about it. *whistles*

One final note, HostServ rules may get a small revision, but I’m going to have to read them and see if any changes are needed. I know of one now, but that’s about it.

Server is now gone

Yep, this is final. The server is down, I turned off the processes, and there is no turning back now.

I have put in a final request to cancel the payments and the server is now offline. Don’t try and change my mind, I’m not this time. After I’ve been contacted for a possible use, I never got a reply back and now I feel somewhat stupid for doing that. (waiting about a week or two didn’t really seem to help the matter)

With that, the ShadowHime IRC is now gone, but not dead. I kept the configurations if I want to revive it in a different form at some point in the future. But for now, there’s more important things to do than keep an IRC running when no one is going to use it.

The blog will remain here, but I doubt I’ll put out any updates or anything for quite a while. I still have my CG stuff on this domain anyway that I manage, so one way or another, this place is staying unless I do something different for it.

Upgrading IRC

Yep, with the module testing going very well and with little problems, we’re going to be upgrading the IRCd we use.

Now, the IRC will probably be offline for a few hours from the point I posted this. Or, it could be done for a day or two, but I doubt that. =^.~=

From this post, the IRC is officially not available and will be back up soon enough. I’ll edit and comment when the changes are done, because I have to recompile the services as well to a newer version in the SVN (stable branch, so ya know, so no tricky bugs or anything like that), but I will make sure that nothing gets lost. I have made a backup of the stuff on my computer before I begin doing all the changes.

Anyway, stay tuned. ^_^

[edit]
Ok, upgrade is complete. There are also some new modes for everyone to use as they please. They are under the Tutorials page for Channel Modes. I will probably have to re-write it a little due to the fact that the upgrade might have changed a few things from the previous version.

As always, if you need any help, don’t hesitate to join #help, we’ll do the best we can to help you out. Also, our #general channel isn’t the help channel, so please, from now on, /join #help if you need to ask a question related to the network.

IRCd Upgrade (maybe)

Seems as one of the developers for the services we use is going to be coding a module for the version that we use to support an upgraded version of the IRCd we use.

Though, the IRCd is at 1.2 RC3, the reviews for it have been relatively good and stable to consider upgrading and using it on a production environment. So, I’m actually considering on upgrading soon to see how beta testing the module goes. If all goes well, then I’ll get the stuff upgraded and be done with it.

Don’t worry, no information will be lost. All of the service stuff has their own database, and the IRCd upgrade will actually help us IRC Operators with some of the new features provided by the upgrade. There will hardly be a change in how the lot of you would talk in the IRC, as a lot of this stuff is behind-the-scenes and all that.

Server Closed

Yep, effective now, the server is pretty much closed. Whether or not we’ll come back as an IRC network, who knows… No one is really coming here, did as much advertising as I could, but nothing actually helped. So, I’ve canceled future payments and all that.

[edit] June 25
Mk, I lied for now. The very night I posted this, apparently someone I knew from some time ago came on looking for an IRC. Grant it, I closed off the server to anime-fans only, but right now, I’m waiting to see how things go for a couple weeks before I make a true cancel on the payment.

I’ll make yet one more post to see whether or not ShadowHime is actually going to stay. So, its all up in the air right now.

Fried Tofu!