Staff Changes

Slight changes will be done on the staff page. I need to add one pending his title and whether or not he wants to add anything. I’ve got another person, a friend of mine from another network and is co-staff for an anime group I’m part of, who will join us as a Local IRC Operator for ShadowHime. I still have to get the necessary information from him, but otherwise he’s good to go.

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.

MikuMikuDance Projects

Some may not know that I’ve been messing around with MikuMikuDance. It’s a program used to manipulate bone structures of the various Vocaloid and Utauloid models available, among other random things people do.

So, to start off, let’s post the stuff that I have been working on. (Note: the last two images are actually a series of pictures for a small little project I’m working on.)

Rin Singing

I made this one out of boredom and made a simple pose for Rin Kagamine. It’s just her in a singing pose, as if singing a song.

Rin and Len Pose

This is the first out of several series of pictures I’ll be posting as I progress. I made this from an idea I got about doing a group pose for all of the vocaloids, Miku being the star. It’s still got a long way to go as I get everything just the way I want, but it’ll get there soon enough.

Len & Rin, Haku, and Luka

While the second image is this one. Rin and Len still show, now being joined by Haku and Luka. And like others, I’ll probably clean them up a little, fix a few things, and all that good stuff.

Dark Miku Annoyed

Miku Zatsune, or.. I dub Dark Miku. This was the most difficult to do due the the way I had to position the legs and the hands. But, I think in the end, I did a pretty good job.

Welp, that’s pretty much a start. Noratetsu and I will be posting various things as time goes on for our little projects, mainly for fun. I’ll eventually start posting actual animation stuff once I get around to 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. ^_^

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.