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Status update for August

Permanent Linkby MirceaKitsune on Sun Aug 05, 2018 6:00 am

I once more find myself in a problematic situation, which continues to reoccur every few months now. Due to personal issues, a good friend who's also an important patron can no longer keep supporting me and will have to remove their pledge by the end of this month. This comes after Patreon's pledge processing issues which were induced by changes to their payment processors, causing a lot of people's payment methods to be considered invalid. From the looks of things, I'm going to be left under 300$ by the end of the month, which is not enough to live off and another crisis waiting to happen.

As usual I've thought of changes I can make to my page, how I should better handle the workflow of my projects, etc. However I've already done all that in the past... there isn't anything new I can think of doing differently at this stage! More quantity isn't possible, as both animation and games take a long time to finish and I'm just one person doing it all alone... some days I'm working from the...

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How you can help distribute my DTube videos

Permanent Linkby MirceaKitsune on Mon Jul 09, 2018 7:29 am

As some of you probably know from my previous discussion about the platform, DTube uses IPFS for video storage. IPFS is a file system that essentially works like a torrent: You upload files to it using the command "ipfs add" in a console... whenever another IPFS node then accesses that file, it will also cache and seed it to other nodes for a limited amount of time. The more nodes a file is on, the closer those nodes are to your location geographically, and the faster their internet connection is... the greater your overall download speed will be when you're downloading this file through your local gateway.

Despite its beauty, this format of storage comes with one drawback: For a file to remain available in the network and downloadable at decent speeds, it needs a lot of people accessing it on a daily basis in order to reseed it periodically. When this isn't the case, it requires nodes to explicitly pin those files and seed them permanently like a server. If a file runs out of...

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⚠ URGENT: Stop internet censorship in Europe! (Article 11 / 13)

Permanent Linkby MirceaKitsune on Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:49 am

I haven't been as active on those subjects recently, both due to how sick I am of them and being very busy. However it's extremely urgent that we spread the word about this one immediately.

For those who don't know, the European Union has been working on an internet censorship scheme unlike anything ever seen before. It dwarfs even SOPA / PIPA / ACTA or the censorship in countries like Communist China, and already it's halfway through the EU debate processes. It consists of two measures part of a new copyright directive, known as Article 11 (Link Tax) and Article 13 (Censorship Machines).

  • Article 11: This makes it obligatory for everyone to pay news sites when posting links to their articles, as long as you're using any snippet of text with a link (even a few words). News sites cannot even waive this obligation: The law would essentially mandate people to take money by force from anyone posting links to their websites!
  • Article 13:...
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mega.nz directory for my animations

Permanent Linkby MirceaKitsune on Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:26 am

Recently I announced that my videos are back up on the decentralized video platform DTube. If you haven't seen that post, please check out the following submission first:

https://aryion.com/g4/view/467264

I wanted to let everyone know that on top of this, I've now uploaded my animations on mega.nz as a secondary backup. If for any reason DTube isn't working for you or you'd like to avoid its long loading times (d.tube currently uses a busy therefore slow IPFS gateway), you can watch or download them from this location instead. New animations will also be added to this directory as they are posted. Let me know below if you encounter any problems with the link, although I tested it in another web browser and anyone should be able to view the directory without any issues.

https://mega.nz/#F!Il1iVaqI!IbNzeh5bXCSe3TLiJHcoqA ...

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Surprise Project - Final announcement available on Patreon

Permanent Linkby MirceaKitsune on Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:03 am

Just a heads up to let everyone know that the final announcement for my new game / mod has just been published. Go to the following link for more information and installation instructions:

https://www.patreon.com/posts/19484785

The post is available to the $1 tier until the end of the month, after which I will repost it publicly for everyone else as promised. Keep in mind that the game itself is already openly available... if you want to install it on your own for the time being, you can find it in my repositories on my Github profile; I just won't talk about it as much outside of the Patreon post until later this month.

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