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Future of ShadowHime

I think I got a better idea of what I want to do with the site.

I’m still going to keep a limited IRC presence here, but its more of a front for my bots I run which I need to re-do that page anyway; and set up a CRON again… I hate CRON btw.

Anyway, the idea I’m thinking is to basically wipe everything about the now-defunct IRC Server I used to run that went absolutely nowhere. About the only mentions of IRC after the revamp will be reduced to just about the XDCC bots really for Exiled-Destiny. The purpose I’m probably going to use this blog for is to qwip about things online, what I’m doing, post my thoughts on anime and games probably; so I’ll still be around here, but not what one would think.

I’ll also be posting some information on projects I’m working on for said games too, like the one I’m working on for Moero Chronicle for instance. The Twitter account will remain, I’ll probably just change up a detail or two or something; or I may change it over to the main twitter account I use which is @TwinShadow_SH. (TwinShadow was taken, so.. yeah)

So, in short:

  • Total revamp of the blog.
  • Removal of about 90% of IRC mentions. (I’ve gotten a couple emails recently about them, which is weird..)
  • New logo.
  • Brand new theme. (I’m exploring options of premium themes, but I may stick to the current one, but actually purchase it because I LOVE it that much.. However, if I find a suitable dark theme, I’ll look at it.)
  • Among other things.

There you have it. I’ve left this blog alone for so long that its about time I did something again. Maybe make it a fun side-project because I do want to do something for this site again and be able to link to it again.

Recent Site Downtime

Apologies for the recent downtime. For some reason, something got knocked off and the blog couldn’t connect to the database. Oh well, that gave me an opportunity to change it to something much stronger since apparently.. it was stupid weak…… Yeah yeah, I know. I learned my ways now.

Anyway, site is back up and operational. Mostly as a placeholder for now until I feel like actually doing something with ShadowHime again. I don’t know what I want to do with the site or just do something entirely different from the ground up or something. I have no clue…

Still Here!

Yeah, we’re still around. Not dead at the moment. Me personally, I’ve just been busy with work the past few months now and all that. Servers are still up and welcome for anyone to join in. Course, I noticed some spam comments and what appeared legit, but from the wording and the posts that were commented on seem out of place, so they’ve been removed.

NickServ Tutorial Revision

So, thought I’d let y’all know that I did a little revision of the tutorial for NickServ. This is because of one major change that was done: NickServ Accounts.

When I updated the services, I decided to change from nickname ownership to account-based to be easier to identify to a single account, instead of a name. This should also make it a bit easier for those who just want one vhost across all of their nicks, but I haven’t explored much into that bit.

I have more changes coming, and I am planning to do a small re-format of the BotServ page, and ChanServ is getting some additional notes on a brand new system that was introduced for managing access rights in channels: Flags. This will mean that not only will the xOP and ACCESS systems remain, but a third one is introduced. I will have more information regarding those in the future. It’ll take me a while to find a bit of time to get all of this done, but the NickServ revision is the beginning.

Front Page on IRCIndexer

So random bit of news. After just randomly finding out earlier in the night, our network here is on the front page for the week of July 27th and I’m only just now finding out. Well, hey, better late than never. XD

For those curious, IRCIndexer is a service for searching and indexing IRC Networks and I submitted mine after SearchIRC died a long while back. IRCIndexer took its place and I submitted this network there to maintain the information.

Mmm boy…

Uh, well now this is a conundrum. I don’t look at this site for a while and thinks sorta broke behind the scenes in one of the WordPress updates. Guess I’ll be shopping around for a new theme I guess. Shame, I’m quite attached to this one.. Well I guess things have to come to an end with the old.

The packlist thing had been left not updated mostly due to my fault because… quite embarrassingly, I forgot the FTP password briefly. I finally figured it out and get it updated, though the page date won’t reflect that. Not sure why or anything, but likely due to the theme being somewhat out of date. Well, eventually I’ll get a new theme I guess. Depends if I can find any that will suit all those damn pages I have. (which is why I liked this theme in the first place..)

Fried Tofu!