Warm Welcome to WingZero!

http://www.shadowhime.net/staff/wingzero0079/

There’s his staff page, have a read. =P

Seriously though, we’ve known each other for a couple years, high school friends, and been hanging around since then. He sums it up pretty well, so yeah. He’s a replacement for Noratetsu who hasn’t shown up in IRC for about.. 2 months I believe. EvilEntity got Global IRC Op status, and WingZero makes good for local IRC Op. He’s still learning things about IRC, but I’ve written a few tutorials already for staff members.

I believe that about takes care of this post. I’ll keep updated on the server status, so please read the comments, if any, in the previous post.

Server Move

ShadowHime will be moving to a new server based in the UK due to a prolonged DDoS on the current box. No one really knows why, but I was informed the UK datacenter appears to be much more quiet and should prove to be more stable. If this appears to be the case, I can go ahead and continue running the server as planned and we can add an additional server or two for fall-back in the event something does occur.

Stay tuned and I’ll try to keep everything up-to-date. irc.shadowhime.net may temporarily stop working if a new IP is obtained from this move. If this is the case, I’ll get it updated and it should work within 24 hours. Shorter if your ISP’s flush out DNS caches frequently.

[Update1] Read the comment below.

DNS Issues [Fixed]

This is an odd one. The irc.shadowhime.net has been working, but now it doesn’t. I think when I renewed the domain, the arecord got deleted somehow which provided the ability to use irc.shadowhime.net to connect to the server. Funny, because my shippo.shadowhime.net still works fine for stuff I do locally and all that. Well, I sent in a request to my web host and see what he has to say. If anything, this should be fixed by the time you even see this post.

[Fixed] Read the comments.

New Logo~

So uh yeah, Noratetsu failed me and I waited long enough. Took upon myself to do something simple unless someone wants to do something a bit more fancy. Is it the best? No, far from it. I’m no expert in Photoshop and I barely know anyone who is. And anyone who does do graphics often require money, money of which I don’t have.

Anyway, for me, its alright. At least its anime-esque for once, so I guess that’s all that matters. I’ll see about fine-tuning a couple things when I get a chance, but I think for now, it’ll do.

IRCd Upgrade Done

I had a bit of time and found out a way to make a backup of all the configs, and the databases for the services, so I got those which saved me a bit of time, thankfully. We’re running the latest stable version of InspIRCd now, which is 2.0.5. I had to muck around with it a bit and fix some dumb mistakes I did (I’m human too~) to get it running again, so took a little longer than intended.

Now on another matter. The server has been rather up and down lately, or a daily PMS. Its getting stupid, I know.. but its beyond my control. However, EvilEntity is getting a box prepared for me to use as a server box, and I’ll just self-host the IRC server itself. I’ll post more updates regarding that as time goes on, but if luck is with me, I should have it by the end of the month at the latest.

IRCd Upgrade Soon

I’m gonna plan out upgrading the IRCd soon to the latest stable version that’s available. I need to copy the configs so that they match and that’s going to take me a while. The copy of the configs I have locally are not quite as up-to-date as I’d like, but they only need minor tweaking to fix that, so they’re not far off. I’ll post more updates as I can and when available.

Far as features go, I don’t believe anything new will be around for public use, maybe a few updated/new channel and user modes perhaps to play with. I’m not sure, I’ll do some documentation if needed and update where necessary.

On another note, it may be apparent that there have been issues on the server. I do apologize (rather late) for that, and I’m trying to figure out what to do. I have two friends who are going to help me out with obtaining a couple boxes and we’ll just self-host ShadowHime. I’m tired of piggy-backing and its time to self-host things. The web server will remain where its at, but the IRC itself will move and hopefully it’ll be seemless. At least that way if an issue occurs, I’ll have plenty of people to talk to in case something goes wrong and I don’t know how to fix it. You can thank EvilEntity for one of those boxes as he’ll be able to provide a box for us here, so be sure to give him a beep if you see him online in #insanity_refuge.

Fried Tofu!