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December 2021 Update

With December finally upon us, it is once again time to discuss the traditional End of Year tournament.  The map which will likely be our battlefield for 2021 has been posted (albeit later than usual) and is open to play testing.  Like last year, this will be a moderated tournament and Steam Link will be used to stream the game from the Datacenter floor.  Unlike last year’s fully remote attendance, this one is expected to be in person.

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November 2021 Update

It’s been two months since my last update.  I promise I haven’t abandoned this site.  I’ve just become busy with real-life activities.  My free time has been dedicated to making the Afghanistan scenario which is becoming a big time sink.  As soon as I can get back on track, updates will start becoming more frequent.

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EDIBLE Site Layout Updated

I am finally updating the layout of EDIBLE.  The library has been in its current format for for several years and the layout has been the number one complaint about this site ever since I updated it.  As a result, I plan to completely separate the Journal website from EDIBLE and allow them to work independently.  Everything should continue to be available on this website, but behind the scenes things will be different.

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Gaming Goes Too Far

Last week, the news headlines in the gaming world were focused on a leak of classified information to justify a point made on a gaming forum.  Anyone who was around when I was still running NOE remembers that this exact topic of discussion came up.  The hyper-realistic simulator had the opportunity to misuse information on several occasions which is why I took the stance of only using publicly defensible data in any argument to justify the in-game statistics of people or equipment.  This recent leak is a reminder of how modern games can sometimes be confused with reality.

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May 2020 Update

It has been a while since my last activity, but I assure you things have been happening behind the scenes.  There are some upcoming performance improvements to this site as well as a large MUD revamp in the works.  I am also pleased to say that I am in the process of converting a homegrown campaign from Pathfinder 1E to 2E.  I will be happy to share my lessons learned from that once it is finished.

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March 2021 Update

It is time for a much belated status update!  There is some good news to report and a lot of bad news.  However, it all points to a positive outcome long-term for this site as well as many of my projects which are currently on hold.  This is also an incredibly busy time for me in real-life which is making free time a scarce commodity for the time being.  All of this is adding up to fewer updates in the near term, but more promises for the long term.

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We Are Back (Partially)

I have resolved the error that brought the website down yesterday.  I will forever be referring to this event as the Server Outage of January 25, 2021.  I am still working on repairing the damage to EDIBLE and hope to have everything fully restored by the end of the day today.  All the of the files are still be available if you have the links.  The outage is on the web front only as the storage server is still working correctly.  I also have backups of all files and can post them separately if I’m not able to bring EDIBLE back up in a timely manner.

This outage is almost 5 years to the day when I lost everything during the 2016 server crash.  That was one the most painful losses in my history of maintaining this repository.  Luckily, this outage was superficial as no files were lost or corrupted.  Still, is serves as a wake up call that some upgrades to this site are needed urgently.  I will be putting a few items on hold until I can implement some immediate fixes.