Tag: 2018

The EU Are Killing The Internet

The EU Are Killing The Internet

I guess this is a nice segway from the last post which was about the Internet being open for everyone to curate, the EU are planning to abolish that so that’s fun…

On the 30th May, we got warned that the EU have plans to put in place a law on the 20th June which abolishes all fair use laws and will make it illegal to upload anything to websites or services which have copyrighted material in it. For example; Pictures with brands in them, memes, fair use content, parody and edits. Even if you credit the original author, it will still be copyright infringement according to this new EU law as linking to different services is now illegal as well. *claps*

Furthermore, there will be a heavy censoring field on all websites that let you upload and if that website doesn’t abide to these new EU laws, the website will have to make users pay for uploading content and monitor everything you upload which is just outrageous.

Here’s a run down of what happens if this EU law is passed; “The European Commission and the Council want to destroy the Internet as we know it and allow big companies to control what we see and do online. Should Article 13 of the Copyright Directive proposal be adopted, it will impose widespread censorship of all the content you share online.” – https://saveyourinternet.eu/ is the website which that paragraph and pictures are lifted from and is also where you should go to “Save Your Internet”. Write to your local MEP if you live in the UK, or any country in Europe to help save the Internet as we know it and don’t let your memes be dreams.

Hopefully this stupid article doesn’t get passed because if it does, kiss good bye to the Internet.

Thanks for reading.

Open Internet (RANT)

Open Internet (RANT)

Believe it or not, the Internet is meant to be open so that anyone can create their own web space and create their own things. Centralisation was made popular by Google originally and it was never what Tim Burners Lee wanted. Internet decentralisation is something which he is working towards as well which is great. The whole thing that seems to be the craze now is stealing people’s dynamic IP addresses and either DoSing or just jacking them off in an IRC chat or Discord server. For example, this site is not protected by CloudFlare as for some reason it really messes up the CSS and WordPress, I wanted my own blog however so I could ramble on my own platform and not be tied down to stupid centralised platforms such as the real WordPress site or Tumblr or even BlogSpot. Just because this site shows the dynamic IP address, doesn’t mean you have the right to post it anywhere or perform illegal take down acts. The Internet is open and allows people to do anything they want which is in the law. If you do perform illegal take downs on this address, I can always change it, that’s the point of a dynamic IP address.

The only reason CloudFlare exists is because this generation can’t seem to grasp the concept of morality and reason so they would rather commit illegal acts with people’s Internet protocol addresses. I’m so glad I was born in this era of AIDS.

Rant over.

Vivian 10.0.1.1

Vivian 10.0.1.1

We’ve released a new version of Vivian, changes and download are below:

1. Fixed a bug which would cause an exception when searching on any search engine.
2. Fixed a bug which would not allow you to cut, copy and paste the contents of this application
on another application.
3. Fixed a bug where creating new CSS or HTML document on ‘Web Studio’ would not work
properly.
4. Updated malicious website blocker.
5. Changed ‘About’ dialogue sound.

Download it here.

Vivian 10.0.1.0

Vivian 10.0.1.0

We’ve released a new version of Vivian, changes and download are below:

1. Fixed a bug where the back button on the ‘Web Studio’ Settings Panel would not work.
2. Updated the malicious website blocker.
3. Updated malicious website blocker dialogue to match the style of the application.
4. Added error sound to error dialogues.
5. Changed default search engine to DuckDuckGo.
6. The status bar is now smaller allowing for more of your content to be displayed.
7. Fixed a bug where DuckDuckGo wouldn’t search.
8. Fixed a bug which would not allow the user to change the home page.
9. Fixed a bug where Quick Start would not resize when resizing or maximising the window.
10. Fixed a bug where the minimum size of the main window was not set correctly
11. Fixed a bug where the save dialogue for Web Studio wouldn’t show up.
12. Fixed a bug where fonts and colours would not work when editing CSS.
13. Saving from the Unsaved Changes dialogue now shows the correct options.
14. Fixed a bug which prevented menu options from working when editing CSS on Web Studio.
15. Fixed a bug where typing special characters into the address bar would crash the application.
16. Removed messages that appear when changing font or colour on Web Studio.

Download it here.

Summer 2018 Plans

Summer 2018 Plans

I’ve got some plans for my stuff over the summer and I’d love to share them with all of my readers. As many of you know, this year has been quite a bumpy year already with various hacking attempts on my servers and people trying to take my services down (most people who use our services on a regular basis didn’t like that as you would imagine). We did plan to keep the Fighting is Magic: Aurora April Fools build available until the 8th April but that’s when the hacking started so we had to sort that out instead, sorry for all of the people who wanted to try the build out but didn’t get a chance to. Anyway, onto the plans;

  1. I plan to release new updates and features for Fighting is Magic: Aurora, Hub and Vivian.
  2. I’m going to rework my servers to make our services even more accessible for people on slower Internet connections, this includes Remote Desktop Connections sessions on my Community VM.
  3. We’re going to make a new sub-domain for my service statuses so you can get an overview of what’s up, what’s being maintained and what’s down. This site will also serve as a place for quick updates on what the situation is with services or server issues.
  4. I’m going to be updating my Terms of Service, Privacy Policy and Software Agreement to make it more appealing to read while also giving you the information you need to know.
  5. I’m going to be making an actual website page for Fighting is Magic: Aurora as people are confused on where to go to download the game, that’s understandable and I see your concern. I’ll be working on this page and hope to get it up soon.

So, those are the plans for summer 2018, are you excited? I am excited to provide you with better services every single day and these plans are going to be amazing moving forward as they provide more clarity over everything we do and what we want for our users.

Thank you for reading this news and we hope to start providing you better services, starting late May 2018.