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Some website turbulence is imminent...

Thursday, March 14th, 2019 by Holy at

Exit: Don't worry!

Update: A new software release announcement with information is attached to this blog post’s Discussion Forum counterpart.

Update: There’s a new release centered around a new feature called SoftMSM that blends lighting where cells touch in-game.

Heads up, my web-hosting service provider (WebFaction) is in the process of being bought-out/taken-over by GoDaddy. I don’t understand the nature of this kind of transaction myself, since it’s basically just disappearing, by summer. It’s not like GoDaddy is continuing the service, and so it’s hard to gauge what is the value of such a buyout to an entity like GoDaddy. The customers are all going to leave, or are having to leave. I don’t know if GoDaddy is “buying” the infrastructure (old, aging computer stuff, buildings) or what?! Or if it helps the WebFaction owners get out from under a crushing rock of some kind. There’s scant details and no transparency.

My host (since this website, and others, has existed) seems like it was pretty unique, in serving niche for software developers, on a tight budget. I’m not seeing a lot of alternatives to change over to. I may even have to consider giving up on having website(s) for a little while. But I want everyone reading this site to know that everything (except for the vagaries of hosting website(s)) is going very well for Sword of Moonlight. And even though, I should probably keep this a secret for a little longer, I want to share that there are plans underway to resurrect King’s Field, for which the coast seems clear. And also very good things are happening/developing on the VR integration front.

It’s just that, my web-host is going to go offline, permanently, this summer. The truth is, I’ve never had the time and resources to manage a website. None of my sites’ software is up-to-date. Its web-software is all ancient. So it might be a good thing to take some time off. My account is paid through November, but I don’t know what that will mean under GoDaddy. I should probably try to contact them to see if I can rule out any possibility of staying there. The only provider that looks like a possible ship to jump over to is called SSD Nodes. Their operation looks a little dodgy, but it’s probably fine. My 3 options are 1) go nomadic, no websites, retain the domain names for later; 2) start migrating ahead, all but ruling out the possibility of staying with GoDaddy; 3) see if GoDaddy goes smoothly. Option 2 means buying years of service that are nonrefundable. So, there will likely be a period of downtime. Option 3 is just option 1 with a happy ending. Therefor, I think probably there will be at least some days when the sites will go dark, for a while. This post will remain here until the site goes down.

If GoDaddy honors the money in my account, at the same rate, I will be able to put a message up until November. And it should be possible to redirect to a temporary site, where you can follow my efforts to bring the site back, or make other arrangements.

Continued: Some website turbulence is imminent…

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2016: off to a fresh start

Friday, January 29th, 2016 by Holy at

Exit: And so it begins,

I’ve taken it upon myself to rewrite my Patreon homepage for Sword of Moonlight:

I’ve deliberately tried for a warmer approach this time. I am very methodical personally, as you’d expect from a software engineer, so to me it reads like a lot of superficial non sequiturs, from one incomplete thought to the next, but for pithiness sake, and because I think this is more like how most people communicate! I reckon a change is for the best. Plus it offers an opportunity to be more up-to-date about the exciting goings on of late.

The change was prompted by the decision at Patreon to switch to a new “streamlined” presentation. I just finished finalizing the necessary adjustments. Details are on the page.

I am still working on what will become Sword of Moonlight’s all new 3D modeling side. So I have nothing to report this month. There is three months of programming work now available in the CODE folder, under DAEDALUS. But it’s incomplete. It marks a milestone, but I was just wary to continue working on it any longer without committing some of the files to online repository for safe keeping. So, I guess that’s all. Until next month then! Thoughts in the Forum Discussion!!

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It's Work - Songs for Drella

Tuesday, October 29th, 2013 by Holy at

Exit: Goodnight


The musician Lou Reed has died. A legend of the New York rock scene, Reed co-founded The Velvet Underground before going on to a prolific solo career. In his later years, he took part in civil rights and environmental activism along with his wife, the musician and artist Laurie Anderson. In one of his final public appearances last month, Reed discussed the power of music to effect change.

“There’s only one great occupation that can change the world, that’s real rock ‘n’ roll. I believe to the bottom of my heart, the last cell, that rock ‘n’ roll can change everything. And I’m a graduate of Warhol University, and I believe in the power of punk. To this day, I want to blow it up. Thank you.” Lou Reed, 2013~1942

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Happy belated holidays!

Saturday, January 7th, 2012 by Holy at

Exit: The Third Dimension

So I failed to blog in December. Well in my defense I’ve been laboring over this: (stop! are you using a WebGL compatible browser? If not look into that now). Pretty neat wasn’t it. I am glad you thought so. If you would like to discuss what you just saw there is a group meeting in the west wing after 5.

And no, this is not the January blog. Just thought I’d knock the lame November blog down a peg. What’s that? Yes yes, I see. Hah! The blog says its the first blog of 2012 and is therefore deserving of special recognition as a transannular panderling. Oh hell! Now the November blog is accusing me of favoritism…

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