by Wintermute on Apr.16, 2015
As everyone should aware, Miles approached me because his engineer was having issues restoring the official LGPedia. The engineer seemed to think that the copy of the database Miles had provided was missing some tables. So I provided both the files and the database for the unofficial version I had managed to pluck from archive.org. Once he had those restored, he still couldn’t get the database Miles had provided to work correctly, so Miles approached for assistance, asking if I could log in to the server and check things out. Instead, I asked for the database files and and html/php files he may have. Did I have an ulterior motive in asking that? Why yes. Yes, I did. ;) Turns out, what was provided to me contains a lot more than just LGPedia, which is exactly what I had hoped. So, after restoring all the databases to a tiny server at home, I got to work resoring LGPedia. After a little work, I was successful. The “skin” was broken, so I used a default one instead. But the data is newer than what archive.org has, so, despite looking a little different, the original LGpedia should be coming back Real Soon Now.
Also in the files sent to me was a database dump of the forums circa 2007. So, I checked the phpBB version according to the database dump, and tracked down that ancient version using a bit of Google-fu. And, just like it was 2007, I’ve spent way more time than I’d like to admit browsing the restored forums. I’m sure when the Pedia officially comes back, the forums will, too :)
Also, the are database dumps for Harpers Globe, a couple versions of Umbrella (which was proprietary, so, without the source code to the site itself, will take some real effort to resurrect), n1ckopedia, Inside LG15, and more. The most notable of which is the old LG15.com wordpress site which hosted the comments board. It appears to have used some custom plugins with dealing with videos, so the greatest value is in the comments themselves.
At any rate, I am working to restore what I can, and, once restored, will move everything to the server Miles is using. I am calling this the “lonelygirl15 resurrection project,” but I could just as easily call it the “CassieIsWatching resurrection project,” as it is my love of CiW that is driving this effort.
For a preview of my efforts, you can go to my little home server for a list of links to what has been and is in the process of being restored. The links will either go to the official server that Miles is using, if it has been copied over yet, or to a local copy, possibly a work-in-progress version, on my little home server. So, please be gentle on the server. while browsing :) Oh, and, regardless of what Miles does with the “official” versions, the restored versions will remain on my little home server. I’ve just been unlinking each site and linking to a redirect script as I get them moved over.
I’m excitedly waiting for Miles to make an official announcement about LGPedia and the forums. In the meantime, enjoy the preview. :)
by Wintermute on Apr.03, 2015
by Wintermute on Apr.02, 2015
Looks like our friend @WeTheEnd is at is again with another LG15Chat clue:
From April 1st’s chat logs:
= 09:39:59 –> | LG15Chat [b862b8fb@gateway/web/freenode/ip.22.214.171.124] has joined #LG15chat
= 09:40:49 < LG15Chat>| 6/5/15
= 09:41:23 < LG15Chat>| The date to remember.
Notice the similarity to the last time they were about to launch something? ;) So, just to be sure, I decided to GeoLocate the IP address:
wintermute@bbs:~$ geoiplookup -f /usr/share/GeoIP/GeoLiteCity.dat 126.96.36.199
GeoIP City Edition, Rev 1: US, AZ, Arizona, Peoria, N/A, 33.580601, -112.237396, 753, 623
Hmmm… Seems we know a certain PM near there whom I outed last time around because they don’t know how to hide an IP address in IRC ;) Maybe this time around, they’ll remember Freenode has a limit on line length in their web client, so when they start posting morse code, the end isn’t chopped of. Even if they forget, WE remember, so we won’t get so confused like last time around. ;)
by Wintermute on Mar.27, 2015
My wife just picked up a copy of The Skeptics Guide to Conspiracy Theories [affiliate link] for me, and it seems hilarious so far. You just know that any book that starts out “I have to write this fast because they’re on to me” or somesuch is gonna be great. And the “notes” in the margins by a paranoid “reader” are especially funny. Loving it so far! :)
by Wintermute on Mar.25, 2015
Just wanted to let everyone know that the site redesign that I had planned on doing is on hold indefinitely. I’ve decided to wait until the Miles gets the official LGpedia back up before messing with it. That way we can avoid any LGpedia downtime :) In the meantime, I’m playing with some theme ideas on a test version of the site.
by Wintermute on Mar.24, 2015
The other day, my wife and I decided check out The Guardtower, which is a local gaming store that we haven’t been to for ages. While we were there, checking out the stuff from Steve Jackson Games, we decided to pick up Zombie Dice [affiliate link]. We haven’t been able to quit playing the game since. We’ve played it so much, that I dreamt that I was a zombie and people kept getting away from me. If that’s not an endorsement for a game, I don’t know what is ;)
by Wintermute on Mar.17, 2015
I have some exiting news about LGpedia that I hope is OK to share. If not, I apologize now.
Miles approached me for an assist with getting the official LGpedia back on-line! He put me in contact with his engineer, and I sent him everything I have in the hopes that it helps him get LGpedia back up and running again :)
Now, once it’s back up, I do not plan on taking the unofficial one down. I simply plan on redirecting users to the official version automatically, but leaving the unofficial version where it is. I also plan on mirroring the official version every now and then to keep my unofficial version in sync, even though no one will have access to it. This way, should something happen at some point and the need arise, I can remove the redirect and the unofficial version will be immediately available again.
by Wintermute on Mar.11, 2015
If you don’t already have it, this upcoming Netflix original series is reason to get it…