Archive for March, 2008
Any more shenanigans from you, Peter Peter Bandwidth Eater, and you better start running.
Everybody else…please download responsibly. No direct linking to files if you can help it; pages are fine, though.
For those of you who have been paying attention, this is likely old news.
I don’t know why, I don’t know who, but something is eating my site’s bandwidth. Maybe Googlepages is just sucking as usual, or some prankster thinks it’s funny to download the same file over and over, or maybe some innocent newbie found something they liked and showed it to 200-or-so different friends…
In any case, nobody (including myself) can access the content on my site, so for the time being I’ve deleted everything – everything – excluding, obviously, the actual web pages themselves. Because I can track the hits those get, unlike the files, and I’m not receiving nearly enough traffic to warrant the Orange Screen of Death coming up every time I try to access one of my files. Hopefully this (drastic) measure will dissuade any pranksters from DDoS’ing me, or persuade the Series of Tubers to actually check my webpage and find out just how they’re clogging the pipes.
In brief: yes, I know you all love my reading of Repercussions of Evil, but please, if you want to keep hearing it, download it to your hard drive instead of adding to the server load. The Internet thanks you.
…Well, not really, but work has resumed in earnest on the BoF2 retranslation. d4s has kindly given me the source code, so I’ve begun hammering out some tweaks that will make the finished product play much more like the original.
That’s a good thing, BTW.
For the sake of aesthetics, d4s intentionally broke a few features like the ability to buy items in bulk and the AP cost display in the magic menu. Basically, they just wouldn’t fit. It was a sacrifice he was willing to make to fit longer item and spell names into the space allotted with minimal effort. I decided the wrong things got sacrificed. So I went back and tweaked his work a bit further: we still have longer item and spell names, but now you can buy stacks of items just like in the original, and the AP cost display has been restored (though now it’s a single-column menu, and hence a bit harder to navigate). The item menu will undergo a similar change to restore the original HP displays.
But why listen to me prattle when you can see for yourself?
Won’t be too long now. See you next progress update.
A bit late, but I’ve updated the Structure Deck Marik list on the Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Monsters OCG Structure Deck Card Listing page to use the official “Malevolent Catastrophe” name instead of “Calamity of the Wicked”.
Jury’s still out on “Viser Des”, but I’ll keep you posted.