unrelenting.technology

Quake Champions is awesome (as in the gameplay — performance is meh).

Amazon Web Services is not awesome: it wasn't really obvious that promotional credits aren't spent on reserved EC2 instances :( Also HardenedBSD was behaving weird on it (secadm kernel panic, Python libssl segfaults).

But with regular FreeBSD I've set up a Matrix homeserver (Synapse) on EC2! I am now @greg:unrelenting.technology :) It's working as my new IRC bouncer, so with that I've been able to say goodbye to the previous VPS that served this website (which was still running my ZNC).

Ingress with monsters” is the new “Elder Scrolls with guns

I made a thing that lets me post Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup game logs to my website!

It has… kind of a long story, actually. So back in 2013 when I was a huge fan of App.net, I wanted to make an App.net client that would be “like Battlelog but for Crawl”. (Why would anyone use that instead of the Tavern, I don’t know. I thought I could get DCSS players to sign up for App.net :D)

So I wrote clj-dcss, a working parser for DCSS morgue files (out of date by now; also turns out it’s a bad idea to parse the whole log), and rxjava-http-tail for following logs on public servers. And Crawllog itself was also somewhat complete, but I never actually deployed it.

Fast forward to 2016, I no longer use App.net, I’m a huge fan of the IndieWeb and I made a new Crawllog :D

Trying to get into NetHack again, after several years of playing Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup when I wanted to play a roguelike. I missed the complex item interactions and stuff, but not the frustration. Crawl is just SO much better designed.