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Changing Output Device with PulseAudio
Posted Saturday, August 31st, 2013 23:07

Y'know, when I first started this section, I just called it "code" and figured most of the things I did would actually involve code. Now, most of it just seems to involve non-coded Linux usage. Well then, from now on, Linux it is.

I hate PulseAudio. I know it should be a good thing, in theory, but in practice, I always ended up removing it from my Linux desktop distro. It seems like too much software I use doesn't play nice with it, the command line interface has too much if you only want to do a little, it is hard to switch output devices with it from the command line, and -- worst of all -- I can never find good answers to PulseAudio problems on the interwebs.

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Time is in a hole somewhere...
Posted Wednesday, July 31st, 2013 22:41

If you are wondering where I have been these past two?! months, just look back to the previous update. Where else does all time go, never to be heard from again? At least I've been getting back into making Minecraft Mods. However, this time around, I am focusing entirely on the server-side so that users won't have to alter their own client in any way.

  • Mob heads can be collected by using a Silk Touch Axe.
  • Very rarely, mobs can wear a mob head as a "helmet".
  • The last few lines of the chat buffer are sent to a player when they first sign-on (or when coming back from a connection interruption).

You might be able to tell that I don't want to change the fundamental concepts of the game in anyway; I still want Minecraft to be Minecraft. They are very inoffensive changes that could be applied to any server. Not quite sure how to distribute them, however. Could I set up a GitHub to distribute patches for patches?

Reality's End and Minecraft
Posted Saturday, June 1st, 2013 23:59

Did you know that today is the fourteenth-year anniversary of Reality's End? Did you know that every anniversary of this site is usually introduced with "Did you know...?"?

This time around, I'll celebrate a way done only once before -- on the first anniversary. Well, before that, actually: the zeroeth anniversary. Zero comes before one, so the previous statement did make sense.

That's right, every-every, welcome to Reality's End!

No, not this Reality's End. The other one, the new one: www.realitysend.net

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Image Security Error
Posted Friday, April 26th, 2013 22:27

Allow me to geek-out, if you will. I expect that this sort of thing will happen a lot more often now. As I had previously mentioned, I am intending these little tidbits I discover to become Googlebait.

I recently came across an issue when trying to test out a local web page. Now, I run my own Apache server for testing most web functionality, but I wanted to deploy an embedded target that would not be running a server of any kind. The idea was for it to display HTML5 pages, so anything server-side was unnecessary. Thus, I wanted to use the file:/// schema to show local files as pages (That is, file:///absolute/path/to/file.html) instead of pointing to http://localhost and running an httpd.

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Start of a RE-volution
Posted Sunday, Palm Sunday 2013 21:48

Ah, now, back to business.

It has almost been a year since I posted an update on this site regularly. Sure, I meant to post this particular update at exactly one year (thus this being late and last week being filler and also late), but not being bound to an arbitrary and largely symbolic schedule is one of the reasons I gave up following an arbitrary and symbolic schedule. Or, y'know, all the reason.

But like I said in last week's update, I have been working on the site. What you are looking at right now in the fruit of that work. It might not look like much, but updated updates (with comments!) mean that there can be a lot more communication around here, and that is what has been sorely missing in recent years.

See, I have always held the stance of anti-blogging. I disliked social media before it even was labeled such. I just hate people who try to talk about themselves all the time. This site is supposed to be about what new fun distractions are being offered up to you -- not the weird, scary dude who coded them.

But now, I gots some talking I gotsta do.

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Silence Broken
Posted Sunday, St. Patrick's Day 2013 23:59

No, you are not reading things wrong. It has almost been a whole year since I last posted an update, but if you have been paying attention to the last update I made, you would notice that I never stopped working on the site.

Recently, I have been working on a rather sweeping change to the site's infrastructure. Most noticeably, all comment pages have a much more approachable interface and human-readable URLs instead of mangled query garbage. (Less noticeable, hopefully, is anything I probably broke.) Link cleanliness is something I have really been pushing for, but I guess I'll have more on that for you soon in the coming days. For realsies.

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