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Touhou Puppet Dance Performance / Re: TPDP Wiki Logo Contest
« on: December 23, 2015, 11:58:38 PM »
I'm kind of depressed that there was very little submission, but I suppose I should have expected as much, especially when literally everyone kept telling me it would end this way because of the way the community is.

I suppose if nothing happens today I'll just pick Rhetco's unless Agastya or Derx objects.

Touhou Puppet Dance Performance / TPDP Wiki Logo Contest
« on: December 11, 2015, 05:51:40 AM »
So who's ready for a contest? I love contests! WOOOOOOO YEEEEAAAAHHHhhhhhlet's just get it over with

The tippydippy wiki has been seeing some nice advancements lately, with the english patch boosting views by a significant margin, we have:

  • Made a cool, neato-keen front page courtesy of Derxwna
  • Moved over several templates and streamlined the look and feel of the wiki
  • Transferred the entire thing over to a more dedicated shared hosting account, with less limits on space, transfer and even includes cloudflare support
  • and even got a fancy domain name (* to go long with it.

The only thing we truly missed out on was the inability to pick a .tips TLD and thus had to miss out on making the domain name ',' but despite that, with hemo's expansion on the horizon and the english patch team on the ready (I hope) we can expect to see even more traffic than ever and the wiki will enjoy some great success over the coming year or two.

So why don't we go the extra mile and make a more fitting logo that isn't just a generic sprite rip?

The logo that wins this contest will sit in the top left corner of every page on the wiki and be seen by hundreds of thousands of people over the coming year, so make it a special one! It needs to be at most 135x135 size and should use alpha transparency. It should also not be larger than 25KB or bad things will happen (specifically to you.) There are little laws otherwise in which you can make the logo, so long as it's relevant to TPDP in an obvious way; feel free to even use assets from the game if you feel the need to since we're already doing so. Once you've finished, upload it somewhere such as imgur or minus and post a link or embed it into your post here and at the end, me, Agastya and maybe a few others will weigh on what's been done and we will choose the great and honorable winner that will have it's shame put on display for years to come.

That's not all though! If you win, not only does your work get displayed on every page of the wiki, but you also get:

  • A special mention on a 'contributions' page on the Wiki
  • A special forum rank on the forums
  • An image of a delicious looking cookie in your forum inbox

The contest will end on December 24th and we will take anywhere between one week to one minute to decide the winner. Any entries submitted after the 24th will not be accepted. That's all I have to say on the matter though so get to that arting stuff you guys are so good at!

Off-topic / So.
« on: December 02, 2015, 09:28:32 AM »
How's it going?

What'd I miss?

I've been alive, just not here because I kind of forgot this place existed.

Was debating on whether or not I should play tippydippy but Agastya started liveblogging it so it's uncool now.

Hey, let's play some dice. :rolldice:

Off-topic / Re: RMRKMon is now opensource
« on: December 02, 2015, 09:27:22 AM »
... it's pretty funny that I see this the same day I'm told an extension for tumblr had implemented pretty much the same exact feature...

Off-topic / Re: Ohaiyou! New member here!
« on: August 28, 2015, 05:17:42 AM »
こんにちわ! 最近どう? あなたがここにそれをお楽しみください。

Shoddy Touhoumon Info/Discussion / Re: Shoddy Touhoumon 2 [Status: Down]
« on: August 07, 2015, 06:00:45 AM »


Shoddy Touhoumon Info/Discussion / Re: Shoddy Touhoumon 2 [Status: Down]
« on: August 06, 2015, 06:58:40 AM »
So I have some good news and bad news.

The good news is that I got the new machine up and running and it runs like a dream. Hooray!

The bad news is that it's a different architecture hardware wise so I have to recompile shoddy and this means sifting through 340,000 different files and finding it's dependencies (I wish I was joking)

I'll work on this as much as I can but I am only one person. One person with many responsibilities. So the server will be down for quite some time. I'll post when it's back up. If you need a place to chat, #TPDP on Rizon is still active enough for it.

So I made a really stupid mistake and got the wrong PSU... it's a miracle that I've built three difference machines without realizing the importance of the PSU to casing relationship, really.

I'm probably about $30 to $50 behind now as a result. The upgrade will also take much longer but since the current machine has been behaving recently (go figure) I'm not too worried about it right now. But if I want to continue with the upgrade proper, I'm going to need some more money. I'm really, REALLY sorry for this screw up and it's highly unprofessional (not that I ever claimed to be professional) but, well, you live and then you learn. I'll make another post when I've procured enough funds to buy a new PSU, which will be a while since I still have to return this one...


The case came in earlier than most of the other parts. The rest should be here either tommorrow or on Monday, at which point I'll start assembling it. The server will be down for a significant amount of time during that. Here's hoping things go over smoothly!

The drive is over. I've ordered the parts and they'll arrive in about a week or so. Thanks to everyone who contributed and thanks to everyone for your support! I'll keep updating this post with progress on getting and building the new rig.


I've had to replace a couple things due to a shortage of stock or a sale ending. The result is that, as of right now, we are just under twenty dollars shy of our goal (though I would need a little more than that due to donation fees, accursed paypal has taken about $10 in them). I wasn't expecting to be done with the drive so soon, but if two more people donated ten dollars, or if five people donated just five, then we might be able to squeeze by. Thank you, all of you, for your generous donations and thoughtfulness to keep the server alive.

As you may have noticed, the shoddy server has been on and off very frequently. This is because the machine it is hosted on is reaching the end of it's life. I haven't yet determined what could be the problem and if I could, I might be able to skimp by on minimal costs and solve the problem myself, but it would be both easier and more beneficial to just replace the whole thing and start from scratch. The machine upgrade will improve performance globally and things like battles and the find function will not hang and go by slightly faster. Most importantly, uptime will be dramatically increased as Shoddy will not be on a machine that's about to hit the end of it's lifespan. Disconnections may still happen in the future as my internet isn't of the highest quality, but there will be significantly less of them occuring due to the machine just going kaput.

This is what components the new machine will have, roughly. They are, of course, subject to change in the future, depending on various factors. I am open to suggestions for component replacements and I may shop around again when I have enough money to actually get what I need. I'm mainly looking for longevity; the actual server software I host on this machine, which includes shoddy and a few other applications, don't use a whole lot of CPU, and of course, it being a server machine, things like graphics, audio, and other multimedia stuff is unnecessary. A combination of a steady CPU with a decent amount of RAM (I made sure I got an extra large amount for what I'm running on the off chance there's a leak) should be enough to keep the software running nice and smooth, and the case and power supply will keep the hardware cool and running in good condition.

So here's the biggest problem; I'm poor. I have no money. Any money I want needs to go to more important things, like food and shelter, and of course the internet to keep this whole show running. Preferably, I would like a commercially hosted machine to host shoddy and everything else on, but that is such an extreme amount of money that I would never be able to sustain, it is precisely the reason why I've hosted the server in my own home. I've done my part, made my maintenance, now is the time to upgrade and get better. This is where the rest of you come in. If thirty people donated ten bucks towards this goal, I would immediately be done and ordering the parts right now. And that would be more than what I would need at the moment; As you can see from the image, sales right now push the price below $250. If I end up going over, I'll probably pocket the difference, but I will be checking the donated amount twice a day and updating this topic with the current donated amount so you guys will always know what kind of progress we're seeing.

If you want to feel special, I can dole out some rewards for people who donate money towards this cause. Include your username together with any donation of $5 or more and I'll set your forum rank to something that will reflect your donation status. (Something like "Shoddy Server Donor") Donors of $10 or more can include a short message to use as an entirely custom rank altogether. Note that your forum rank is different from your custom message or anything like that, and it will also not affect any forum privileges that you have (provided I'm good at SMF). I haven't thought about rewards for higher amounts but let me tell you, the more money you send, the more grateful I will be. Maybe later on down the line I'll think of something interesting or fun.

I can't think of anything else to post here for the time being but if I've forgotten something, then please do tell me.

You can donate towards the cause here.

I'll post donation drive updates later when some progress has gotten going. Remember; any little bit helps.

Current Donation Amount: $263.83! All done! I hate donation fees...

My apologies for taking so long to approve it. You should be activated now.

Shoddy Touhoumon Info/Discussion / Re: Touhoumon Damage Calc
« on: May 11, 2015, 08:04:26 AM »
I updated the web version.

Shoddy Touhoumon Info/Discussion / Re: Shoddy Touhoumon 2 [Status: Up]
« on: April 19, 2015, 07:27:30 PM »
Downtime due to server malfunction again. That necessary hardware upgrade creeps ever closer...

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