Yesterday one of my best friends came over to talk to me about the best way to get the most of my blog in terms of making it self-sufficient, and maybe even profitable eventually (i.e. I might have to get over myself and start adding ads and such, but we’ll see). The biggest issue I have with my beloved blog here, however, is managing my time and energy. I tell ya, if I could work full-time on this blog, I’d pound out the content, but I’ve been dealing with a lack of time and energy that’s coming from a bunch of factors. I won’t go into those, but I do wanna talk about the results of our chat, which was very productive.
Hey y’all! I’m chiming in because I wanted to do something a bit different for our next podcast. I was hoping to get readers of the site here together to have a roundtable discussion on the games we’re thankful for and why, to mark the Thanksgiving holiday here in the U.S. Would you like to join us? We record on Tuesdays at 7 PM Pacific (11/26/13 in this case), so if you’d like to come on, use the contact form above to hit me up for more details. Thanks guys!
Edit: Hey guys, the site migration is all done and I’m now on a server with more RAM and everything. There was just a bit of a kerfuffle with getting the database set up properly. Everything should be working fine, but if you run into any problems, please let me know. Thanks!
Hey folks, FYI, on Friday, 11/8/13 between 14:00 and 18:00 UTC (here’s a handy time converter if you need it), this site will be migrated to a new Webfaction server. I’m doing this so I can move the site to a server that allows for RAM upgrades, as my current one doesn’t, and the site has been increasingly using more RAM as it gets more popular (YAY, it’s getting more popular!). The site will be down for a spell during the migration, but that should, at most, hopefully only last a few hours at most. I apologize for any inconvenience, but this is being done to hopefully make the site even better for everyone as a RAM upgrade should hopefully help the site run even more smoothly. Thanks for your patience and patronage! :)
Thanks muchly to nixon66 on Broken Forum for letting me know about this. There’s this tool called shapeWright.com by Dolf Veenvliet which uses WebGL to make browser-based interactive constructs. One of the tools on the site is a ship constructor which assembles a ship based on the words you give it. Above is the USS Brian Rubin, while below is the USS Space Game Junkie. Nifty huh? Try it out yourself, and enjoy! Edit: Hey guys, I was just informed (thanks Raife) that the tool responds differently to capitalized and lower case letters! Neat!
Hey y’all, how are ya? I’m chiming in to let you know that I’ve been thinking long and hard on how I do news updates, and I want to try to make them more varied, engaging and, time permitting, all-encompassing. Therefore, here’s what I’ve decided to do.
- If I have time on a given day, I’ll likely post a piece focusing on particular bits of news that I find interesting on that day, such as a new game release, significant update or something nifty like the Kerbal educational piece. This way cool stories can get a little more focus.
- If I don’t have time, or if a story doesn’t have as much gravitas as some others (such as minor patch or some such), I’ll collect it into Pocket as I’ve always done. When I get to a reasonable amount of stories (maybe between ten to thirty), I will gorramm make the time to put up the usual digest of stories as I’ve been doing. ;)
This way, interesting stories get an extra bit of focus, and everything else still gets covered in a timely manner. This way I hopefully don’t let whole weeks go by without posting a news piece as the news piles up to over 100 stories in Pocket (as it just did) and I feel a bit overwhelmed as a result.
I’m hoping this keeps us all engaged and informed as best as I have the time to provide, as well as keeping me focused so I don’t let things slide for so long, as I’ve been doing lately. If you have any questions or suggestions, please don’t hesitate to voice them in the comments, and as always, thanks so much for visiting! :)
Hey folks! How are ya? I’m chiming in because a while back I signed up for a SGJ Twitch.tv channel because…Twitch.tv is popular and…it seemed like the thing to do, you know? However, I’ve been putting all my videos on YouTube because they’ve mostly been solitary affairs. However, with the release of Privateer 2 the other day, I had a thought…maybe I could play Privateer 2 a bit on Twitch.tv and we can all revisit how awful (or awesome, depending on your POV) it is/was. ;) What do ya think?
Alternatively, is there something else you’d like to see on Twitch.tv? I’m totally open to suggestions because I’ve not really been sure what to do with the thing…
Hey y’all, just FYI, but the weirdest thing is happening. For some reason, when one tries to click on an individual article, the result is a missing page, which is just wackadoo. I’ve contacted my host to see if they can help and am preparing a restore file from VaultPress as I type this, but I’m hoping it’s a simple fix that won’t require a full restore or anything weird. I’ll keep you posted, and thanks for visiting.
Edit: We seem to be good now. Apparently the .htaccess file got all funky.
Today one of my best friends took me to a bookstore I’d never been to before, The Last Bookstore in downtown Los Angeles. I had a lovely time, and picked up thirteen books in total, of which included these, which I’ve always wanted to read.
Hey y’all, how are ya? I’m chiming in because I’ve been working on a little something on the side I’ve been thinking to try. Now, I love, love, LOVE this site, and while space gaming is THE BEST type of gaming, I like playing all types of games, and I really can’t talk about ‘em here because of the site’s laser (heh heh) focus. ;) Therefore, I wanted to create a place where I could post little random musings on gaming in general. One that wouldn’t take time and energy away from this place, but still let me flex my writing muscles a bit.
I’d therefore like to introduce Neural GameShake. It’s a WordPress-based microblog in which I’ll be just posting quick thoughts on what I’m playing, reading or talking about in gaming. Since it’s a microblog, the posts are quick and simple, so no time will be taken away from this, my beloved blog. :) I hope y’all check out the site, and please feel free to hit me with any questions, concerns or critiques. Thanks as always folks for your visit. :)
Hey y’all, my workload just went from “alright” to “insane”, so I might not have time/energy to update the news and such this week. If I can, I will, but I just wanted to give y’all a heads up regardless. Have a good one.