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  • SamwiseFilmore

    A number of years ago I stumbled upon a game called Minetest. It's an open-source voxel engine that promotes extensive modding (to the point where the actual game is just a collection of mods...). The game in of itself is not that impressive, although it has merit simply for being so extensible, as well as being open source. The engine is written in C++, so rendering is much faster, and FPS is much higher, especially on lower-end hardware. However, all modding is done with a language called Lua, which if fast (for a scripting language) and fairly easy to learn.

    If you're interested in modding, the learning curve is a lot less steep than forge modding for minecraft, and in addition, the open source nature of the engine means that if you need…

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  • SamwiseFilmore

    New Skin

    June 13, 2017 by SamwiseFilmore

    How does everyone like the new wikia skin? I personally think it is very clean and seems to be very modern. Although it is a change, and will take some getting used to.

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  • SamwiseFilmore

    So this evening I spent some considerable time helping MilkMC out with his server that he's running, namely giving him security advice, and scanning his server, seeing what vulnerabilities he's got going. I'm pretty bored right now, so I thought I'd offer my services to any server owners that want them.


    If you would like to have me scan your server and try my best to get in, just post in the comments. However, I do have a few rules for who I will hack:

    1. You can't be registered with a specific Minecraft host. If you are subscribing to a minecraft hosting service, I won't hack you. I'm only offering this to server owners who have a box in some datacenter someplace.
    2. You have to give me permission to have terminal access to your server. This doesn…

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  • SamwiseFilmore

    As I was digging through some answers to an issue I was having online, I came across this article on how to ask good questions. At the time of writing this, I'm halfway through, and I'm thinking about how much easier my job as an admin here would be if people would just read that article before they post questions here. The topics aren't all applicable, but the underlying social aspect totally is. I recommend it to everyone. Responses to the article can go in the comments. :P

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  • SamwiseFilmore

    GUI Programs

    April 11, 2017 by SamwiseFilmore

    Recently I discovered PyQt, which is basically a library for building guis using the Python language. I thought I'd make this quick blog post because I have no good ideas on what I should make using this framework. Since Guis are designed so that programmers can make tools that non-technical people can use more easily, I thought that it would be the perfect time to ask all my friends on this wiki what you guys think I should write using PyQt. Does anyone have any cute and simple applications that they always wished existed but didn't? One good example is the java argument generator on planetminecraft, which does some things. That would be the kind of suggestions I'm looking for.

    Comments are greatly appreciated!

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