I got a job, thought I should mention that. It’s here in Seattle but I’m not looking forward to the commute times. So at least Google indexbots will read this. Don’t forget to check out my Twitter and Twitch (links on the left).
I thought about redoing the backend of the site (again), I’ve got some ideas but it’ll take some work. I ran into some weird Apache issues but I think I figured them out, conflicts between mod_dir and mod_rewrite. For some reason mod_rewrite rules override mod_dir rules (the DirectorySlash directive) but only in httpd.conf, not in .htaccess. I fixed it by disabling DirectorySlash and wiring a mod_rewrite rule that did the same thing. It’s just pounding out some PHP at this point, I think I can work though it piecemeal.
2 of my friends were so nice as to get me computer upgrades as a present because they felt Q6600 was ‘quo2quouo’. I got an Intel Core i5 6500 CPU, ASUS B150M-C motherboard, 8gb of DDR4 2133 RAM, and an Intel 535 120GB SSD. It’s super fast and cool but I’ll still need to buy a new capture card or sound card since it’s only got one PCI slot. And despite his guarantees that I have the fastest CPU of all of us now I still have the slowest.
I’m the first guy I know to have DDR4 though, completely skipped DDR3.
I finally got around to making a version of my reverse image search program that will work for everyone. You can check it out on the projects page.
Not too much changed in 2015. I’m still streaming and doing the same stuff for fun, I still don’t have a job, and this website still sucks and crashes all the time. I did make quite a few posts in 2015, which was good. I finally finished the anime I was watching, after like a year or more lol. I also played through a route of The Idolm@ster SP and streamed some of that, I should do more. I’d play some of the other games but I don’t have the console and they’re not translated. I have tons more anime I want to watch but I just never get around to it. Same with games I guess, which is why I stopped buying games on Steam for the most part.
I’ve done some programming on and off, the flight simulator I posted a video of I went ahead and redid from scratch almost. It’s almost done and should be way more extensible once it’s finished.
I started playing lots of CS:GO, a game I’ve wanted to get into for a while. Eternal drama with ranking up and down I guess. I was MG1 for the longest time but now I’m GN3. I’m not too concerned about rank though, it’s just for fun. I stream it tons too so check that out if you’re interested (nobody is).
AI War is kinda on hiatus or something. A few of us were getting kind of tired of it and I guess my friend just opted me out. The rest are doing new campaigns but nobody is streaming that.
I didn’t do anything for the new year really. Chilled at home and drank and ate some good snacks. I think at midnight I was streaming CS:GO surfing.
I guess 2015 wasn’t that good or remarkable, I dunno. I graduated from college with a BS in aerospace engineering, which I guess is an achievement even though it’s been good for nothing, I’m gonna end up having to work at mcdonalds or something lol.
I should do something cool with this site in 2016. We’ll hit 50k hits soon, and the site turns 9-ish years old (I’m not sure when exactly I started it).
I got a laptop IDE adapter from my friend, with the intention of going through the laptop hard drives I have to see if I could find the one from my old ‘server’ (which was a laptop). I plugged in the one I thought was it, but it was only 8GB and wasn’t the right one. I know the one from the old server must be like 40GB or so since I had at one point installed Garry’s Mod on that laptop but I don’t have any drives that large. So no clue where it went, all the data from the old Kusaba site is still missing, maybe it’ll turn up one of these days.
We had a power outage last night, at least long enough to knock my server and main computer offline. This ended my uptime record on this server, which had been on since December 11th, the previous time the power went out. That’s an uptime of 227 days. It could be longer if I had a UPS, but whatever, I had some Windows updates to install anyway.
So the 4th went well. A friend and I went up to the reservation and spent several hundred dollars on illegal fireworks. I ended up having our whole Skype group over and we lit off fireworks and had a LAN party as well, it was pretty fun. We actually didn’t play that many games. We were in the middle of a match of Garry’s Mod when my Dad came in and let us know that the park just down the road was on fire. So like all 6 of us sprang into action, filled some buckets and ran down there and put the fire out. Some other neighbors also showed up with some fire extinguishers. I guess the story was that some kids were in the park (it was closed) and doing things like mortars without a tube, they split once the fire started. Anyway we got the fire out before the firefighters got there and it was probably the best 4th I’ve had.
The mysterious Goldar Squad firefighting team:
I added a little thing to the twitch.tv link on the left, now when I go live it should show a little message there. My Twitch is probably more active than this site.
Wow that was fast.
I fixed the site hitcounter, it shouldn’t reset again. It’s probably still accurate within a thousand or so, I don’t know how many it’s missed in the little periods it’s been down.
Oh and I turned 21 a few days ago, so that’s cool I guess, I didn’t really do anything to celebrate. I don’t even think most people knew it was my birthday. I’m also graduating soon, which would be cool if I had a job lined up. It would be nice if I could find an aerospace job that wasn’t in fucking Missouri or Alabama or some place like that. You’d think, being in Washington, that Boeing would be hiring aeronautical engineers but I guess not. Hopefully I won’t end up having to move to the middle of nowhere just to find work in my field, I don’t see anything but misery if that happens.
Also someone posted a link to crazyfarmsexy on /a/. I don’t think they knew it changes every time you refresh the site though. If you’re reading this, you should try a permalink next time. Mostly I’m just impressed someone that wasn’t Google read the site.