Sunday, 12 February 2012

The history of Copyright

Here is a nice video I found from my friend at Stonkington Manor. It's a brief (~55minute) history of copyright and how it affects us today. This really gives you a good insight on how things work behind the scenes and also how the big media companies (Disney, WB etc.) screw over the creators and keep this copyright running so that they are able to take a large cut of the royalties.

Take a look and tell me what you think!
Personally, I think we need to eliminate copyright all together (like the speaker mentions) and move to a new format that helps foster new content and new ideas through the Internet.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Well now, there goes another.

So BTJunkie was shut down. These are indeed dark times on the interwebs. I really hope people start to notice that their favorite websites are now in jeopardy of being shut down illegally.

Lucky for us, Wikipedia has a great link of alternative search engines one can use if one did require to do so. Not that I encourage this kind of thing.

I do feel that with more and more restrictions coming into place people will find away around them and even possibly move off of the Internet as we know it today and onto these meshnets I've been hearing about. It's just a matter of time.

Monday, 30 January 2012

Not much to write...

Greetings all,

Don't have much to write at this point in time as I've been busy with things at work and a death in the family.
I will join you all again shortly with some new pics from our Minecraft server along with some more SW TOR updates etc.

Take it easy!

Friday, 27 January 2012


My apologies for the lack of updates, I've been rather busy with work etc.

Just a heads up to those in cyberspace, the governments of the world are trying to pass another SOPA/PIPA style law called ACTA. So please have a read up on it and do what you can to spread awareness of it.

We are entering very scary times...

Monday, 23 January 2012


I've just found out that the new Minecraft patch (1.1) has come out! A few friends and I run a private server and we've just fired it back up for this patch. There are some pretty cool new additions that were pushed out with this latest update. 

Check 'em out below (from the Minecraft Wiki):
  • Bows are now enchantable, with four new enchantments specific to bows: Power, Punch, Infinity, and Flame.
  • Arrows which are on fire now set entities they hit on fire.
  • Golden Apple recipe changed to use gold nuggets instead of gold blocks.
  • Golden Apples now fill 4 hunger rather than 10 and cause regeneration for 4 seconds rather than 30.
  • 56 new language translations, including fictional ones such as Pirate, Klingon, and Quenya.
  • Infrastructure for improved mob AI added, allowing for more complicated behavior than before. These behaviors themselves have not been implemented yet.
  • Slightly smoothed color transitions between Biomes.
  • Swamp land and water colors now smoothly transition to other biomes.
  • Re-added beaches.
  • Taiga biomes now contain snow and ice.
  • Decreased randomness of enchantment levels at Enchantment Tables.
  • Biomes are slightly more varied, with differing elevations of land in previously flat biomes.
  • Reduced brewing time to 20 seconds from 30.
  • Added Spawn Eggs to Creative Mode.
  • Added a world type option (available types: Superflat and Default).
  • Removed collision box from Ladders.
  • Sheep eat Grass (converting it to Dirt) and Tall Grass to regain their Wool.
  • Sheep only drop 1-3 wool per shearing.
  • The collision box on Fence Gates now matches that of Fences instead of being square.
  • Fence Gates can now be opened and closed with Redstone.
  • Leaves now have a 1/200 chance of dropping Red Apples.
  • Blacksmith buildings in NPC Villages now hold chests with loot of the same type as Strongholds
  • Void fog removed in creative mode.
  • Melons and Pumpkins can now grow on Dirt, instead of only on Farmland.

    This is only a short list of what has been updated, so check out the Wiki for more in depth stuff.

    I'll be posting more and more screenshots of our map once I get it upgraded to 1.1!

    Keep on digging!

Sunday, 22 January 2012


My apologies for the lack of posts, I've been playing many TOR marathons this weekend haha!

I will be back in posting action this week if I'm not too busy :P

See ya next time!

Friday, 20 January 2012

So about Mega Upload...

Wow, today has been incredible! I can't believe the gall the feds have for shutting down Mega Upload and all their related services. Sure there may have been some illegal content on there, but it doesn't mean you can take down the entire website and all it's subsidiaries!

Imagine if someone posted a copyrighted image on, another party could claim it was their image and this entire website and all our hard work will be gone... in the hands of the government.

These are worrisome times we live in folks, please keep your eyes, ears and minds open to everything. We cannot let them take away our internets! It's the most integral part of human society as we know it.

What do you all think about this latest development? It sure is going to be an interesting year...