Patreon Again ————^

Okay, ever since someone decided to actually give me money on Patreon it’s had me scrambling to think about taking it more seriously since I still have no income.

Benefits of supporting me on Patreon
– You can tell me what you’re supporting me on Patreon for. Thus giving me an incentive to work on a given project. Even a project I may have dropped.
– You give me a steady income of which I’ve never experienced before and could really use.
– I’ll develop more odd or unique tools, which you may or may not use

You can access get to Patreon using this link or the one at the top of the site. I appreciate any amount you give me. Honestly.

 

I have decided

The project that will be released this year will be KanjiKana. However, I plan to do another full rewrite of it before I release it. This time I will be using modern frameworks and such as to seem edgy and on top of the playing field…also so that I can learn some of these frameworks people use in modern website development that I never bothered to learn. A good portion of the code will be from the second version of KanjiKana, but I just wanted it to be easier to modify the interface and such. Essentially, I’m just trying to clean it up since in its current state, it’s not pretty. The UI handling is just, not good. It’s not good. It’s ugly and I don’t like it one bit.

 

Surprise

Later today, surprise, it will come…on Github. Or GitLab. Or GitSomethingOrAnother. 漢字を勉強する? これはあなたへのソフトウェアだ! 今、あなたは勉強している! バハハハハハ!

 

Account Purge 2018 – Summer Edition

I’m purging all accounts except mine and my brother’s account. If you wish to make an account after this, you’ll have to do so after filling out the form again with reCaptcha.

Edit: Okay, so I accidentally purged my brother’s account. I also didn’t purge any accounts with gravatars after the letter E. A-D were deleted completely. It may have deleted posts and other things as well. It was not intentional.

Edit: I’d also like to re-mention, that you don’t need an account on my site to post comments. You need a Disqus account to post comments. You only need an account if you’re posting on the forums. Also, get RSS if you want to be informed of new posts.

 

boldr

Help fund the successor to MiniC N.Edition (MCNE), a multi-platform, multi-paradigm, scripting language that has been affectionately dubbed “boldr” (pronounced “boulder”)

It started off as “boldr–” which was pronounced “balderdashes” but the name was trimmed to something slicker and easier to remember.

Support the project over at Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/nrgsoft

More information and source code will be coming in the next few months as I prepare releases across different platforms.

 

Adjusting

Bots seem to be going full tilt and getting through the like 5 layers of verification. Being just plain obnoxious with all of their bullshit. So I’ve enabled a security mode for the site until the bots recede back into the darkness of the asshole from which they spawned.

I apologize for any inconvenience it causes for the moment.

Update 7/5/18: reCaptcha has been implemented as CloudFlare is failing at its job.

 

Laziness

I just looked over at my projects page and realized that I released no new software in 2017 and so far in 2018, also haven’t released any new software. To be fair, I’ve been studying a lot of my time, but that’s no excuse for not producing anything.

My goal by the end of the year is to release at least one of these things…

– KanjiKana 2.0
Japanese practicing software, now completely rewritten and only in JavaScript (no more php, SQL, etc.). It might also include the wk2kk which automatically converts WaniKani data into a compatible format for KanjiKana.

– WordChainGame
This is a “Chain Reaction” like game with over-the-network play. I haven’t worked out the kinks in the networking yet, and hence why it hasn’t been released.
Edit: On second thoughts, looking over the code (after I made this post), I have to rewrite most of it because it’s clear I didn’t understand .NET handling of networking until later in the code where it became much cleaner.

– CopyScrub
This one copies a file and then scrubs the original. It seems to be detected by antiviruses though as something bad. So I may choose to not release this one as I didn’t realize they hated file scrubbing.

 

Privacy Policy (or GDPR response)

I don’t reside in Europe and the servers do not reside in Europe and by that measure I don’t really give a crap about foreign laws like the GDPR. Although I thought I should write about what collection of data is done to make it clear.

– IPs – This is stored for a few years mostly for sorting out spammers, not regular people (unless you’re trying to falsify login info).
– Downloads – I record download statistics, but they are not directly linked with any IPs, it’s just a raw numbers. Although there are logs that link to direct IPs, I almost never read them unless abuse is detected. I’m looking at you EDUs.
– Google Analytics – I use it to track raw count of how many people visit my website monthly. If you aren’t interested in being analytics data tracked from Google, install uBlock Origin, Adblock, or other adblocking software. I think most of them come with analytics blocking too.

Once again, I don’t have to follow any new laws and I didn’t have to tell you what I collect, but I decided to anyways. If you run a site one day, you’ll understand that what I bother to collect information wise is probably one of the most minimal you’ll come by. That’s because I really don’t have time to look over logs. It’s just too much work and frankly I’m not interested. This is a one-man show after all. I’d rather be programming or gaming than spending time looking at what pages you visited on a given day. Plus, there’s like a 1000 of you that come every month. That’s too many people.

 

Fortune Cookie Fortunes

“Being an able man. There are always.”

Hmm…not sure I understand what that means.

Also, fun fact (below the fortune), 小 also means “small” in Japanese. Although, 小さい is really more of the word for small.

 

Hard Disk Drives

 

Apparently it’s working

The SSL I mean. I would have expired 3 months ago and I just realized that it auto-renewed 3 months ago (and 2 months ago, and 1 month ago). So apparently it’s working now. Hurray for SSL working without me having to do anything!

With that said, LD41 results. I didn’t finish the game to that incredibly stupid “theme” (*cough* rule >_>), “combine 2 incompatible genres”. – I know the Ludum Dare has bad themes sometimes, but this was an oxymoron by definition; as when you combined the genres you would then find yourself with an incompatible compatibility. Get what I mean? We attempted to combine racing and turn-based combat. This did not go well. However, despite that, I plan to finish the game somewhat and release it in a few days/weeks (depending on how I feel). It’s not good, but I’m at least going to release it to show why you don’t combine these two things together. Or, at the very least, why you don’t combine them together the way we tried to.

 
 
 
© 2018 NRGsoft