Archive for June, 2003

Hardfought LAN #4, other stuff

By K2 on June 12th, 2003 at 1:23 am EST

Hello again gang… one last news post here before I ship out for my first duty station. Leaving here in a few hours for Dallas to turn in my truck to have it sent out to Hawaii, then I fly out from there the next morning for Honolulu. It’s gonna take about a month or so for the Army to have my truck and all my personal goods (including my computer… ack!) delivered to me, so until then you wont be seeing very much of me. I’ll pop in from time to time to make the occasional msgboard post and what-not, but at least I wont be non-existent like before while I was at boot camp. I’m sure I can get a hold of a computer somewhere in the interm ;-)

Soooo… what do we have that is news-worthy? I’d say the next Hardfought LAN party, part IV is good for starters. Judging by the current discussion threads on the msgboard here, it’s looking like mid-August in Dallas will be the next time and date chosen. That is subject to change of course, but hey, get in there and add your two cents worth if you plan on making this one. The past three were a huge success and a lot of fun, and I don’t see why number four would be any different in that regard. Wish I could make this one folks, really do :-/ That’s ok though, because number five will be in Hawaii… ;-P I’ll fire up ye ol’ sign-up form whenever the date and time for the event is solidified, and I’ll also have a photo album category setup for picture uploads as well. Whatcha waiting for? Get in on the discussion threads and let us know when you can make it :-)

Quakecon 2003 sign-up started about 48 hours ago… I’d tell ya to go register at their website ( but I think they’re already full ;-) This years event is looking to be the biggest ever, with over 3000 attendees I think. Looks like id software decided the old Mesquite location wasn’t good enough anymore, so they’ve moved it to a hotel somewhere closer to downtown Dallas. Cash prizes are in the quarter-million dollar range this year, and attendence is still FREE… heh. I remember the three I made it to, I had a lot of fun. I highly recommend attending this event if ya can… even if ya aren’t a ‘quaker’ :-P

What else… oh yeah. Word has it that the Texas HFC CS server will be shutting it’s doors soon due to price hikes by their server host, and all CS traffic will be redirected to the Hardfought Legacy CS server. Dunno if that’s 100% true or not. If it’s not… hey, I guess I just started a rumor ;-) Mr_Diggler or Frankie would know for sure, you can find ’em in the Hardfought IRC channel if you wanna ask.

To wrap up – pretty much finished tweaking code and stuff on the webiste. Also had a lil mini-crisis earlier today… the database for the msgboard/photo gallery became corrupt, and almost couldn’t repair it. I was on the phone with my webhost tech support while we were fixing it and I was saying something along the lines of we could always go back to the backup database if we can’t repair the current one and he was like ‘Um… what backup… ?’

Just imagine the expletives that rushed forth from my mouth after hearing that statement ;-)

Seems HostRocket doesn’t do auto-backups of their clients data anymore unless explicitly stated in their initial contract (for an extra fee of course). What a load of shit, wish they had fuckin’ told me after that policy change had gone into effect. Note to self – schedule regular manual dbase/file backups of the website. Another note to self – in the future, try not to bad-mouth your webhost on the website they are hosting for you :-P

That’s all I got for now folks. See ya in a few weeks. Until then…