Tag: 2019

Tweeter 3.1.0.0

Tweeter 3.1.0.0

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

1. Fixed a bug where the ‘Twitter settings’ menu option under ‘Account’ did nothing.
2. Removed link to @windowslogic Twitter profile.
3. System tray menu now looks the same as other menus.
4. Added ‘Settings Panel’ option to the system tray menu.
5. Added sound to ‘Error’ dialogues.
6. Fixed a bug where the set user colour would not appear on the ‘About’ dialogue.
7. Renamed ‘Feedback’ window.

Download it here.

Coca-Cola Energy… It’s Okay…?

Coca-Cola Energy… It’s Okay…?

So, today I tried Coca-Cola Energy because it’s been advertised everywhere, especially in the city where I work and I decided to try it today since it was only £1 and I didn’t know when else I was going to actually try it because I’m an “illusive bastard”. The taste is quite interesting since it says on the can that it has that, “great coca-cola taste” when in fact it actually tastes like someone took regular Coca-Cola, mixed it with Red Bull then swished it around their mouth for five minutes and spat it out. Maybe I’m being picky, but I love the taste of regular Coke and utterly hate the tastes of Diet Coke and Coke Zero as it doesn’t taste like the actual thing; to me, that’s a rip off in it’s own right. Don’t cecum to advertising practices, as if it’s too good to be true, it probably is and Coca-Cola Energy is exactly that. If you want a great tasting energy drink where you get more for your money, get Relentless if you live in the UK, if you don’t then I can’t help you since I don’t know what energy drinks you have in your country and I can’t be bothered to look it up. Furthermore, at least it’s better than Red Bull taste-wise, yuck!

 

Thank you for reading, see you in the next post.

Fighting is Magic: Aurora For Windows XP & macOS

Fighting is Magic: Aurora For Windows XP & macOS

And… I’m Back!

It’s been a while since I made any news updates for anything, but this one is to do with Fighting is Magic: Aurora 1.0 support when it’s released since I want a wider audience to be able to play the game on their systems.

What’s The Plan?

The plan is quite simple, it involves ways to get Fighting is Magic: Aurora working on Windows XP (all service packs) and macOS through various means of either emulation or fudging.

How Will This Work On Windows XP?

For Windows XP, this is pretty simple. I shall be making a bare-bones version of the Fighting is Magic: Aurora launcher which will handle updates in a similar way to the launcher for Windows Vista Service Pack 2 and above. The Windows XP launcher will include all the functions of the main launcher except the ability to send feedback and get developer updates (when the game is released). I shall be making a YouTube video showing off this Windows XP-designed launcher and showing the differences between the regular launcher and this bare-bones one.

How Will This Work On macOS?

Wine. Wine is a tool used for running Windows applications on macOS or Linux if you use the Linux version. Technically this version for macOS will work on Linux if you’re into that sort of thing. Downsides of the macOS compatible Fighting is Magic: Aurora are that it will not have a launcher or any way to update the game and will be just be the game in an executable file while you run with Wine. WineBottler will be included in the package and there will be a tutorial for it on my YouTube channel when this version is released.

Will Updates On These Operating Systems Be Slower?

Sadly, yes. Updates for these operating systems will be slower than the regular release as they will be worked on after the regular version has been released. Updates for Windows XP and macOS will be anywhere from a day to a week later than the regular updates.

Will DLC Be Available On These Operating Systems?

Yes, of course. I would never limit users based on their operating system of choice and all updates, regardless of which operating system you’re on will get DLC updates. People on macOS will have to download the updates manually but the DLC will be included in the manual download.

Thank you for reading this blog post and I hope this has cleared some things up about the direction I’m heading in with Fighting is Magic: Aurora.

Scheduled Server Downtime

Scheduled Server Downtime

Servers will be undergoing maintenance on the 12th April 2019. All services will be down except for the status page (use that to see the status of the servers). During this time, you will not be able to download applications, update applications, access help documentation in my applications or access main websites. The downtime duration will be anywhere from 1 hour – 6 hours depending on if I can get everything done. If worst comes to worst, expect roughly a day to get everything back up.

 

Thank you for your understanding.

EU Article 11 & 13 Passed?! (Welcome to Orwell’s 1984!)

EU Article 11 & 13 Passed?! (Welcome to Orwell’s 1984!)

I’m going to start by saying that it’s a dark time for the Internet in the EU. The tl;dr of this post is that the Internet is dead and content creators are fucked.

So, today (as I’m writing this on the 26th March) the European Parliament passed article 11 and 13, these stop people from using copyrights fairly and introduce a link tax which means you cannot create anything which uses a copyrighted asset or link to anything that is external. All content creators on every platform are fucked if they live in the EU since they will not be able to use anything that has a copyrighted logo, trademark or anything to do with a company. Welcome to Orwell’s 1984, enjoy your stay.

Vivian ESR 10.3.0.0

Vivian ESR 10.3.0.0

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

1. Cleaned up code.
2. Fixed a bug where the zoom function was not anchored to the corner of the status bar.
3. Fixed a bug where the “No” button would not work on ‘Delete All Save Data?’
4. Fixed a bug where ‘Help’ would not work in ‘Web Studio’.
5. Fixed a bug where clicking a link with, “#” would cause an exception.
6. Updated design of ‘Quick Start’ and main browser window.
7. Added new default background.
8. Removed ‘Malicious Content Blocker’.

Download it here.

Vivian ESR 10.2.2.0

Vivian ESR 10.2.2.0

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

1. Fixed a bug in ‘Web Studio’ where inserting HTML would only work on first line.
2. Fixed some inconsistencies in the user interface.
3. Fixed a bug where dialogues would not display properly.
4. Fixed a bug while in ‘Quick Start’ where it would not close when opening a page from ‘Pins’ or ‘History’ in ‘Settings Panel’.
5. Fixed a bug where the ‘View Certificate’ button would completely disable, even when opening
the dialogue on a secure/unsecure website.
6. Added new icon on the ‘Donate’ button on ‘Quick Start’.
7. Added ability to zoom in, out and reset zoom.
8. Added ability to delete cookies, temporary internet files and all saved data.
9. Fixed a bug where the browser wasn’t respecting HTTP or HTTPS values. Sites were still
connecting securely, but you weren’t being shown and that was a problem.
10. ‘Automatic Updates’ now connects through HTTPS (even though it did server-side regardless).
11. Changed icon for ‘Web Studio’.
12. Help is now online only.
13. Updated malicious content blocker.

Download it here.

WordPress Protection

WordPress Protection

I know it’s been a long time coming, but we finally have SSL encryption on this news blog since a new plugin allowed it! I’m happy to note that this is no longer plagued with people stealing my IP address and either flooding the upload bandwidth or flooding my entire Internet connection (DoS attacks). What I’ve essentially done is made a condom for my news blog and it’s just another way we’re moving forward to protect your data and your connections to this site as well as our other ones. Since I have a dynamic IP address, that’s been easily changed and it is now hidden.

 

Thank you very much for reading, see you in the next post.

Hub ESR & Vivian ESR End of Support

Hub ESR & Vivian ESR End of Support

Hub ESR Discontinued

I recently discontinued development of Hub ESR, this was because the project didn’t make much sense when Windows 10 isn’t as flawed as Windows 8.1 was when I first made it in 2014. Windows 8.1 didn’t have a Start menu or very intuitive ways to access your applications so Hub was made as a front-end for Windows to make it easier to access your applications and use Windows in a small sub-environment.

What comes after Hub ESR? Will there be another front-end?

I am working on a new project which will be called Hub 11, this will make Hub into a “Hub” for everything WindowsLogic and will be based on Gecko. There will be no further development of a front-end. Front-ends are so 2015, ya know?

Vivian ESR Discontinuation Date

Vivian ESR will be discontinued on the 14th July 2019. This means that there will be no new updates for installed copies of Vivian, all support will be ceased and the ability to download will be taken down from my website. Copies of Vivian ESR which have been installed before the end of support date will continue to operate but will contain a message that reads, “This application has reached end of support. There will be no more updates, bug fixes or optimisations made to this application and it is recommended that you find an alternative.” I recommend that you grab a copy of Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome to continue browsing if you used Vivian ESR as your main browser.

Will source code be available after discontinuation?

Short answer, no. I will not be releasing source code for Vivian ESR since it still contains many technologies which are still in use on my other applications. Making these technologies open source could stop future development of my other applications entirely.

Why are you discontinuing Vivian ESR?

I feel that there’s not really any point continuing to develop it since the Internet browser market is saturated. Other Internet browsers are much better than Vivian ESR and people would rather use what other companies offer and don’t want to use something made by a, “lonely programmer”.

I hope this cleared any concerns you may have had about the future of my ESR applications.

iPhone XS 256 GB in Gold

iPhone XS 256 GB in Gold

So, since the recent stealing of my iPhone SE (let’s not go into detail about that), I saved up enough money to get myself a new iPhone XS in gold with 256 GB capacity. Yes, it’s a ton of storage, yes I can probably fit all of my music on it, yes I know it’s a huge upgrade from the SE and yes I know it’s a £1149 phone, but it’s very good quality and I think the price is justified. “Why do you think the price is justified?”, look at the technology that has gone into it, the amount of sensors and cameras on the top and the ten total sapphire lenses on the back cameras, I’m surprised this phone doesn’t cost more honestly. What I’m not that impressed about is the OLED display, it doesn’t look as good as LCD and it seems like there’s a small checkerboard effect on the screen. I really don’t see why people are that fussed about OLED. The cameras are much better than the iPhone SE obviously, and the Face ID is more secure than Touch ID in most respects. The gestures are fluent and I had no trouble learning them, they feel natural and a joy to use. The build quality is on point for an Apple product and the X/XS with their glass backs feel like a callback to the Steve Jobs era of Apple. Overall, I’m very happy with my iPhone XS, even if the price for some people is a bit steep. All I have to say for that is, get a job and git gud, maybe you’ll be able to afford things then.

Thank you for reading this post, see you in the next one.