Health Update and Birthday’s just around the corner…

Well, seems that my nostrils want to fuck around with me just before my birthday. And to be honest, I don’t need more shit right before my birthday… Although, if anything, I’d probably blame it on the weather since we’re currently in Winter and August, which is my birth month. I’ve already had one nostrils’…

July Blog Update

Well, what a rough fucking few months it has been. I guess we can all thank the human malware that is COVID-19 for that. From government restrictions going in full force to them being lifted and finding myself trying to keep afloat in a sea of client callouts and other jobs, it’s been crazy. I…

FixedUpdate, Networking Cycles and Mirror Networking

Alright, it’s time for a blog update and this one might be a bit of a doozy but here goes nothing. Originally, I wanted to do a post of a rant about some “micro optimizations” being rejected from Mirror, but that’ll be another day. For those who aren’t familiar with Mirror Networking, it’s a network…

Why using Mobile Devices as Game Servers is a bad idea

As a developer of the Mirror Networking stack, sometimes I look in the help channels and see people wanting to use Android or iOS for game servers, where people would connect to each other’s phones and have a game session. Before I dive into the nitty gritty, I’m going to say it now: Using Mobile…

Google Cloud Servers: Unity says “Magic number is wrong: 542”

This apparently is a mono bug, and seems to happen if you try to invoke a Linux headless build on a Google Cloud VPS instance. From what I understand it’s something to do with the terminal emulator that the Google Cloud Console uses. If you used SSH to log into the server and started that…

Mirror Networking: List Server “Missing chunk error” (Outdated installed erlang version)

Time for a change of pace and this time it’s a Mirror Networking post. The Problem Sometimes when you have purchased the Mirror List Server, which is written in Erlang and is a very robust old-school list server (think Quake/Call of Duty/Battlefield 1942) interface following the KISS principle, you’ll face an error regarding Erlang on…

Blue Vows: Character Audio Rip (v1)

Blue Vows is one game that I’ve had my eye on for some time, mainly because it’s literally a carbon chinese copy of KanColle Arcade, which is a 3D arcade adaptation of the Kantai Collection browser game hosted on the DMM Games platform. This game is in Chinese and has no English UI, so unless…

Another day, another bait…

In case you aren’t aware, I’m the developer of the Ignorance Reliable UDP transport, and I can’t help but shake my head (and maybe sometimes laugh) when I see comments like this from known trolls. This guy randomly tries to throw a dagger at me and hopes he can inflict a response or something. To…

30 Second Review of the TP-Link TL-SG1016DE Smart Ethernet Switch

It’s fucking good with 16 Gigabit LAN Ports. Easy to setup, unfortunately this model doesn’t have Power over Ethernet so I have to use 2 power bricks for my PTP Access Point and Security Camera. Very quiet too – no fan perhaps? I do see a huge heatsink on the CPU inside through the vents….