I have a new favourite thing
Watching download services report my download speed, typically 1.5-5MB/second :D
Coming out: Who's missing the server. Be honest.
thedailyblock: Because I know I am… Me. Been playing some 1.9pre4 and it’s not the same, as I’m just alone. So I tried to mod it, and bam, won’t load now. So, back to 1.8.1, bored and alone…
#OccupyOakland Camp Destroyed, Protesters Attacked... →
stfuconservatives: Interesting that this happened at Oakland, a renowned trouble spot… that’s been totally peaceful whilst Occupied.
Prose: taking chances
They strode confidently around the blackened husks of buildings, calmly picking through foundations and the blasted remains of walls. The stones beneath their feet, once swept and crisp, were coated in a thick film of frothing ash, but the air was damp and cold. The shorter of the two held up a hand, lazily indicating a call to halt, as he silently drifted inside the remains of a storehouse. The...
thedailyblock: Found what’s causing the lagg on the server. There’s been continuous DDos attacks on the server since it first went down (last Thursday). Because our network is so robust, its taken a while to realise what’s been happening. This has been affecting performance of the server, and as a result, we have removed the server from our network temporarily. No time frame at all on this,...
The Guardian: Jarvis Cocker →
Music’s changed in that way. People still listen to it, but it’s not as central, it’s more like a scented candle. It sets the mood. Also, because people like to multitask, in a way if you’ve got a bit of music on in the background and the lyrical content is making you want to listen to it, then… He’s right; I have music I have in the background while doing things, and music I...
Prose: Ever Alert
Lhosken crouched on the bough of the mighty oak, and scanned what remained of his patrol area. His cloak, caked in ash and mud, hid him from prying eyes anywhere but on his level - a position only a fellow ranger would take. He cursed that his duties had taken him to the far reaches as the assault had taken place, as the servants of the Charred One had once more destroyed a wide area of land,...
Minecraft SMP: after TDB getting DDOS...
…I’m okay! After a long slog/sail, I randomly got to my house. It’s fine, as is Creeper Sphinx. Proof: \o/ So, uh, yeah, I’d say that epic amount of work Alex put in to making it work again worked :D
Prose: Auspicious Starts
He had wandered these lands for three days. His feet were blackened with the soot of the forest’s now charred trees, reduced to mere cinders in the space of minutes. His village had recently befallen the same fate; now, he wandered towards the setting sun, desperately searching for a township or fiefdom left untouched by the ravages of the Enkindlers. He felt the eyes of the surviving...
shortformblog: soupsoup: enjen: FOOTAGE. Woman arrested at Citibank 555 Laguardia (around West 3rd/Bleeker). She’s wearing a business suit, clearly not protesting, just there to close her account with the bank as part of a group action. NYPD surround her, scare the shit out of her, and arrest her. For closing her bank account. THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING. If anyone has more information...
The Daily Block: the reason i was arguing with my... →
thedailyblock: the reason i was arguing with my mum was because she kept going on and on and on after i’d told her to drop it, dad had hinted at it even by trying to change the topic. i left the room because i wasn’t going to listen to shit that wasn’t true, and bullshit that i don’t need/want to hear. i went… This is one of the things I will be doing once we’re back on our feet...
Reblog if you're a Whovian. How many of us are...
A Short Guide to an English Household
(Scene: in the kitchen, packing for moving) Sam: I’m at a loss now. I don’t know what to pack next… Me: Well, there’s all the tea jars and stuff. Sam (mortified): but then how would we make tea?
kinokashi: THERE is just TOO many peope on TDB server my stuff got griefed!! my farm, just.. ARGG!!!! i missed when there was a bit of us online :( i’m so mad my stuff got griefed Where are you, map-wise? I’m running out of ideas ATM and I can pop on and help out tonight…
joethought asked: As someone who had been admiring Jobs (and Woz) from a very early age, thank you for that beautiful post. A fitting tribute, but with a barbed analysis indeed. Again, thanks.
Steve Jobs: RIP to a legend.
So, news has hit everywhere on the internet that one of the great innovators of our time, Steve Jobs, is no longer with us. My Tumblr feed, and my Twitter feed, are both full of outpourings of grief. Ditto my Google+. Facebook? Oh come on! It’s a troll pit, and trolls trolled. My first memory of an Apple device is visiting my sister’s friend with her to pick some stuff up. She was...
There may be no greater tribute to Steve’s success than the fact that much of...– President Obama on the death of Steve Jobs. (via thedailyfeed) Probably the best summary of who the world lost.
More SMP goodness: my first build!
So, I’ve been back in SMP on Minecraft. AGAIN. This time, I had a goal, and it needed graph paper. The idea was simple: I’m in a desert biome. What’s most famous for being in a desert? The Sphinx! But this is Minecraft, a standard sphinx will not do. No, I need a CREEPER sphinx. And here it is! It was all my construction - yup, I did the lot, in about an...
Even more SMP: building the mineshaft
So, I was back on TDB’s server (tdb.dreamix.org) for quite a long time last night, in phase 2 of the house: mineshaft to the bedrock. So! I logged on, said my hi’s, had a chat with Parsons (who someone told I was the anon whiner! No, LOVE THE PARSONS!) before getting some help to bedrock it off him. Then, poof, off he tp’ed, and I started branching off. And found this: Yup,...
tumblrbot asked: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE INANIMATE OBJECT?
So, a while back I talked about changing the blog a little. Well, it’s now active. There’s an Ask box (the bit marked “Questions? Shoot!”) and replies are now active (I didn’t realise I’d never switched them on *_*). So, officially open! ASK AWAY!
Minecraft SMP: more TDB server goodness
So, I’ve spent a good few hours again today on The Daily Block’s community server. There’s been deaths, recovery deaths (going to get your death drop can be hazardous if you forget why you died at all), discoveries (it seems there’s a lot of ravines with abandoned mines in them), and a bit of world exploring (some amazing builds on the server). That was mostly in the...
Prose: Free as a Bird
Jake loved to fly. He soared over the rooftops, gliding between towers and diving down to the streets teeming with cars and people below. He flew through parks, stopped to watch people talking or jogging, flew past office blocks full of people in their rows of cubicles working away like bees in a hive. He flew over the airport, tried to follow planes as they took off, saw happy returns and...