Emily Maxwell

Thanks, China 

You know, I tried moving to a smaller server to save money, but within an hour of moving I was being bombarded by thousands of requests from Chinese IPs, trying to brute-force the server. Unfortunately, while GCP gives you a small, free instance, what they don't give you is unlimited bandwitdh. With that, I've rebuilt my web server on my previous host, and will be hosting it there. Things could be weird for the next 24 hours while DNS hand-offs happen, but if anything goes horribly wrong, please write me an email.

It's really a shame that sometimes it feels like everyone is out to get you on the internet. Nobody is going to get much use out of an instance with 700 MB RAM and 20% of a single CPU, but they're still gonna try.

Sigh. I would have loved to have spent all these hours working on PeriFX, but I guess it went into making a webserver, trying to protect it, giving up, and making yet another webserver.

Fixed the Downloads 

Moving to the new web server, naturally, caused some things to break. I've published the latest build of CEE into the path it should be in, so updates and downloads should be working now. Further to that, I've also provided a link to a ZIP, if you would rather not use the ClickOnce installer (I couldn't blame you if that's the case; ClickOnce is the worst. Anyway, you can find the downloads here.

Today's update was really just fixing things, but assuming I've done everything right, you guys should be able to download everything without issue, now.

Cheers! <3

New Web Server 

Hello, world!

I know, it's been a while since I've posted. I'm sorry, stuff is crazy.

Work on the replacement to CUE, now called Peripheral FX, or PeriFX for short, is still underway. I've made great headway, actually, and am hoping to have a preview build out early in the new year!

I've moved to a new web host, which will serve to save me some money. With this move, I've also dumped the idea of hosting my own email server. It's a huge pain in the arse and breaks every time someone on the planet sneezes. I'll update the link in the footer to reflect the new email address.

I typically like to write a personal reply to anyone that sends me a donation. I've been having a hard time with my previous email server, and I think I missed a few. To anyone that sent me a donation, thank you so much! You've really helped ease the burden!

Once again, thank you all for your patience and your support. We're getting close!

Screenshots! 

Okay, so a lot of people have been wondering how things are looking. Keep in mind we're still talking pre-alpha, here, but I wanted to show a few images of the work in progress. There will be several images on this page, so instead of posting it on my main blog, I've posted it on a separate page. You can access the page by clicking on the title of this post, or by clicking here.

There's still loads left for me to do, but I'm slowly going to be getting back into it. I'll be getting my new car - to replace the totalled one - later this week, and we're moving Saturday! Once we're settled in, I'm sure I can sit down and code some more.

As always, I'd like to extend a huge thank you to everyone that has been supportive through these difficult times, and an extra thank you to anyone who has sent me a donation! It helps me out a lot!

I've had a crash 

We were stopped on the highway in traffic, and the 21-year-old driving a fully-loaded dump truck behind us decided that his phone was more important than paying attention on the road. He slammed into us and thoroughly destroyed my car, but thankfully we weren't seriously injured. I'm so happy we bought a strong car, but I'm devastated that it's been destroyed. It was my dream car (a Mitsubishi Lancer), and now they don't even make them any more.

As many of you know, we're about three weeks away from closing the deal on our first house. Now we have a totalled car in the mix, and likely thousands of dollars out of pocket because insurance sucks. I will not have time to work on the replacement for CEE for the next few weeks. There is simply too much to do, and I'm probably going to have to do several 60-hour workweeks to make up the extra money, so that we don't default on our first payment for our house.

I'm sorry, guys. Pulling my life together is my top priority, now. It's going to be a rough couple of months.

Stay safe out there.