Site News

Welcome to the site news! Here, I will post news about this site, as well as news regarding my opinions about stuff. The background on this page, as well as other pages on this site, are also from various games including Doom, Duke Nukem 3D, and Touhou.

05/18/2023 at 6:19 PM EST: Yes, the site was closed for a few days. Everything is fine now. Anyway, I suppose I should try to acknowledge the existence of the upcoming Touhou game, Unfinished Dream of All Living Ghost. I seriously doubt Cirno is gonna be in it. She hasn't appeared since Hidden Star in Four Seasons (unless you count the card appearance in Unconnected Marketeers, which I don't). I will definitely talk if Cirno appears at all in the game. But given that most of my thoughts about Touhou revolve around Cirno (who ZUN does not seem to really care about), don't be surprised if I end up not saying much about this new game. I mean for god's sake, the guy literally forgot what Daiyousei's hair color was. He does not care about Cirno and co at all. He's more focused on whatever Reimu and Marisa are doing. I wonder if fans of Nazrin are happy right now, though, since the mouse is getting her first playable appearance here.

05/10/2023 at 8:45 AM EST: Every single YouTuber WILL eventually fuck up and gain some kind of controversy about them. It's happened before, it's gonna happen again. Blindingly placing your trust in a YouTuber and then claiming to be disappointed when controversy starts brewing is an idiotic move. See, the thing with these people is that the moment they start regularly (keyword is "regularly") making content every day or every week or something like that, they pretty much lose any credibility they may have. Being a YouTuber in this day and age is NOT a good idea, and if you've got integrity, then you would simply just avoid trying to become a YouTuber. The point I'm trying to make is that in this day and age, due to the way YouTube handles content nowadays, basically all YouTubers are sellouts the moment they start regularly uploading videos, which is exactly what YouTube wants. Quantity over quality. If you're working at a fast-food restaurant and you want to become a YouTuber instead... I'm VERY sorry to say this, but it's probably best that you don't. And DEFINITELY don't become a TikTokker either.

04/27/2023 at 8:40 AM EST: Nothing prompted this, but I'd like to share my thoughts on a topic that comes to my mind from time to time. Linux gaming, Steam Deck, WINE/Proton, etc... people keep saying that Linux usage is increasing because of the Steam Deck and all this stuff... I'm sorry if you see me as some kind of "debbie downer", but these are my thoughts on the matter. While I think it's great that Linux usage is increasing, I really don't know how many Steam Deck users care that much about Linux itself. I wouldn't be surprised if many of them didn't even know it ran Linux or cared at all. Maybe those who have modded it and put another Linux distro on it know it's running Arch, but I don't know about the majority of people. I don't really know if I can consider this an increase in Linux usage, since I don't think a lot of the Steam Deck users were buying it to use the operating system, pretty sure they were using it just so they could play Steam games portably. Speaking of the games, let's talk about WINE. Valve's fork of WINE is called Proton. WINE is a compatibility layer that has been developed for many decades now that makes Windows applications compatible with Linux. While I think this could be good in theory... I'm not liking how it's affecting native Linux software development. I believe that native software development for Linux is a very important thing. I do think that Linux is still kinda lacking on the gaming side of things since most developers don't have much of a reason to develop a game for Linux at all, and WINE/Proton kinda... I don't know... deviates from the point of Linux? You know, back in the 1990's, part of the reason why OS/2 failed, in my opinion, was because it could run Win16 applications, so many developers didn't feel the need to develop for OS/2 natively. I believe that a similar thing is currently happening with WINE and Linux. I don't know about you, but I think that if someone's a Linux user and most of the applications they run are from WINE, then it just feels kinda wrong to me. What Linux needs more of is native software development, especially for games.

04/24/2023 at 10:10 AM EST: So... I got COVID. Like, a few days ago I think. I haven't spent much time thinking about this site or really anything at all due to this. I lost my sense of smell, I had a sore throat, and I kept coughing. I'm getting better but it still sucks that I had it.

04/20/2023 at 7:50 PM EST: Alright, listen up! TikTok is KILLING KIDS! That's right, you heard me! KILLING KIDS! TikTok's algorithm is designed to drive young people to suicide! A little boy committed suicide after being manipulated by TikTok's algorithm to do so! This boy was a fan of stuff like Batman and basketball! And those were the terms he searched for on the site, and what did he get? He got a bunch of videos glorifying suicide! THIS IS NOT OKAY WHATSOEVER! TikTok has a death count, and if that app doesn't shut down anytime soon, it's just gonna keep getting higher and higher!

04/19/2023 at 10:05 AM EST: Last night, I had found out that someone who I live with had gotten COVID-19. Hopefully nothing bad happens to me. Also, tomorrow is the 24th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre. Please pay your respects to the 13 victims.

04/10/2023 at 5:30 PM EST: We're fucked. We're fucked. We're totally, totally fucked. My generation is fucked, America is fucked, and the world is utterly fucked. If the bill passes, ShitTok will get banned (which is supposed to be a good thing) but they now have this other application that was made to circumvent a possible ban called "Lemon8" and then VPN's are gonna get banned too. But if the bill doesn't pass, ShitTok won't get banned (which is supposed to be a bad thing) but now ByteDance will be starting a new monopoly on social media applications with ShitTok and Lemon8 and whatever future data-collecting services they may have in store for the world. And in the world today, the usage of TikTok is becoming normalized and everyone just freaking conforms to it. Richard Stallman seems to be viewed as some "crazy old man who won't stop talking about how software should be free", but he's right about a lot of the things he says. He's very worried about the way things are going in the world with data collecting and whatnot, and he has tried to suggest alternatives. But he (and people like me who are trying to reduce our reliance on big tech) get ABSOLUTELY SHAT ON by people who value convenience over anything else and can't understand why anyone would want to do something like switch operating systems or switch to software with publicly-available source code. Yet some of those same people complain about being spied on by Meta or Alphabet or whoever. IF YOU AREN'T WILLING TO MAKE A CHANGE IN YOUR LIFE (WHICH MAY BE A LITTLE LESS CONVENIENT), YOU NEED TO FORFEIT YOUR RIGHT TO COMPLAIN ABOUT IT! You know who else tried to warn us? Nathan Lineback. He tried to warn us many times that things were going to be this way and, as he said it himself, nobody ever listened to anything he had to say.

03/23/2023 at 7:08 AM EST: I'm STILL waiting for Half-Life 3. I don't care about Counter-Strike 2.

03/18/2023 at 10:05 AM EST: Nobody needs smartphones, especially not to go to a damn waterpark. Also, updated the Cirno page once more.

03/14/2023 at 10:
40 AM EST: Updated the Cirno page to add information regarding Cirno's latest appearance in Hidden Star in Four Seasons.

03/13/2023 at 6:39 AM EST: Just like Kugee said, DST suuuuucks... They need to get rid of it so we can quit changing clocks. Not every country has to deal with DST. Also, I removed the message about this page being hard to read once I had received something from someone saying the "All About Cirno" page was harder to read.

03/07/2023 at 5:49 PM EST: ShitTok needs to go down! No if's, and's, or but's!

02/25/2023 at 10:48 AM EST: A bit late on this, but I'm going to put in my two cents regarding a recent subject. There is not a big chance that AI will be regulated or even banned for that matter. Governments have much bigger things to worry about, including some political stuff I'm not even going to bring up, than the issue with AI-generated works replacing the ones made by humans. What I'm saying is: There may not be anything done about this, and voice actors and artists alike can do nothing other than just sitting and watching as their jobs get replaced by the AI.

02/17/2023 at 9:45 AM EST: Do not expect YouTube to get much better after this. Remember: With these types of companies, they are out to please their investors first and foremost. You are not the customer, you are the product.

02/13/2023 at 11:50 AM EST: There is a difference between coding and programming. Do you know what the difference is? If not, then please go look it up.

02/08/2023 at 6:55 AM EST: After having developed this website slowly (on and off, due to motivation coming and going repeatedly) since late 2022, I have finally released it to the public. I don't exactly think this website is "finished", but it's in a state now where I can say it is accessible. I hope that people can visit this website on older computers and older web browsers. Also, flatrute, if you're reading this, welcome to the website! I don't know what happened to get you to stop commenting on Razorback, but I'm sorry.