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Last Shout - Posted by: Bernie - Sep. 09, 2020, 04:40:16 PM
WTF is up NW?!!!! ;D

Author Topic: Gonna need new webspace or have to shutdown for a while + Anniversary.  (Read 2318 times)

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My friend who has been providing me great free web space for the past couple of years has informed me that he was asked if he could be moved off the current server by March 1st... He was in the process of moving to his own web space and this left me in a sort of limbo (he was letting me share web space meant solely for him, basically), but there is now confirmation that I'll have to move also or face a shutdown for a while.

To the point, if someone can help me get new web space, you must contact me immediately to work something out! The web server must run on apache and have mysql, php, & perl runtime presence. I need at least 300 MB disk space as well. That about covers it, so lemme know if you can help. If not, well, taking a further break won't be so bad. None of my time will go towards the maintenance of this site and that's objectively a good thing since I still have a lot of more important issues to handle. But yeah, if it does come to that, know that it wasn't an intentional shutdown and that it doesn't have anything to do with the events that transpired this past year.

On a different, yet always present subject, yesterday marked the one year anniversary of an unfortunate incident. Yesss, indeed, it was on that day, Jan 29, 2007 at 3:21 pm PT when an individual created a temporary account named 'GF_Alt' on GameFaqs/Gamespot in order to leak my Felghana BETA patch, thus permanently altering the future of my work here...

I never did confirm the true identity of whoever was behind the 'GF_Alt' leak account, but if I was a guessing man, I would say it was a deranged degenerate by the name of zmonkey (http://www.gamespot.com/pages/profile/index.php?user=zmonkey). He had a big chip on his shoulder as you would able to tell had you read his commentary following the leak; you would think I skull-fucked his mom, burned his house down, killed his dog, that sort of thing. I was struck by this very peculiar sort of rage on display, unique only to him, which stood out from most of the other degenerates that took part in the leak thread, although I'm certain I've never exchanged any words with him before. Just the type of man to have done it in my estimation.

I'd say the way it worked is after creating the GF_Alt account, he played off of the leak action with his real account to create the impression he wasn't responsible (supposed to be clever, I guess). The thread was eventually completely deleted, but not before plenty of damage was done with the spreading of the patch, needless to say.

Anyway, I wish this issue could've long been resolved, but I guess it won't be. I lack certainty, time and motivation to deal with it - If I had to pinpoint when my window of opportunity really closed, it would be around April of 2007 when I realized I could not finish the patch proper to deal with this because of time constraints and that my investigation into the leak yielded little results.

Too bad, isn't it ? What a fantastic Falcom masterpiece and an English patch to go along with it to have been scarred/ruined in such a way. For a long time, it was very difficult to accept that my greatest work went down the tubes by a band of utterly worthless, cackling, mentally unstable, low-IQ warez degenerates... Alas, it's a reality that had to be accepted as that's exactly what happened. Well, we'll see where we go from here.


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