SPUDSTALKER

2015

Saturday 20150704

I have converted my previous "link" approach to serving video to using the HTML5 "video" tag and Javascript for on-the-fly bitrate selection.

It should work in any modern browser, including mobile ones.

Your browser needs to support HTML5 video, first of all, and either the WEBM or MP4 containers.

Future upgrades are on the "back-end" and include a video tag for simple page editing.

Hopefully, this will lead to more video content on the site.

Wednesday 20150624

I have added some more content to the "My Launchers" section, in an attempt to showcase some earlier works I think were important (to me).

Tuesday 20150616

I've updated the template over the past few days to something a little more modern. It utilizes PNG and alpha blending pretty heavily so it will only work with relatively modern browsers, but so far nothing breaks too horribly on the most popular ones.

It brings the size per page load up a decent margin but I'm not too worried about it since it's only three images and they're the same for every page.

In the meantime, stay tuned for more actual content.

Saturday 20150606

Well, the good old offline templating method that has been used since nearly the very beginning has been replaced.

I completely re-wrote the site to work with Jekyll, purely for the reason that I may use the blogging features at some point in the future.

This should not affect anything, I changed the template when I did this which is why the site may look slightly different.

Monday 20150525

I added a few videos to random pages on the site... they're WEBM so they'll play in pretty much any modern browser, except for Safari and Internet Explorer... I guess you'll just have to wait for the developers of those to get onboard with HTML5 video as it's supposed to be.

Monday 20150525

Nothing much new. Changed the template around a little bit and added an errata section for random stuff.

Saturday 20150509

amidoinitrite?

Thursday 20150430

Finally got around to adding a SSL certificate to the site, so https should work with no problems now (self-signed certificates were used in the past).

With this in mind, I went ahead and also enabled HSTS, so you should be seeing https:// in your address bar right now.

Have fun.

Saturday 20150425

Well, there's been a few changes...

The first big one is something you can't even see, and has to do with the back-end of things (on my laptop where I generate the HTML for this site). Let's just say the offline templating method outlined here is now a little out of date. However, I plan on simply releasing the script I use to generate this site sometime in the future anyway. The scripts are now a lot more flexible and "general purpose" and allow recursive menu's like the one on the left...

Speaking of which, the old JQuery method of collapsing and expanding menu items has been removed for static HTML. This allows a more concise menu on browsers not supporting javascript.

When I get around to it (it's a little on the late side here seeing as I have other stuff to do) I'll be replacing the div-based menu with a more simplistic ul/li one, for better semantic markup, but a CBF'd now.

Other than that, little changes have occurred... I do plan on adding Something Awful smilies to this site sometime soon, so stand by for that...

Sunday 20150405

spudstalker.ninja is now an XMPP server. There's a 24 delay between registering multiple accounts per IP to keep down on spam accounts. When you're in, there's only one chat room.

Little vague? It's supposed to be.

Update 20150426: I have recently removed this functionality, after several weeks and no registrations. I guess nobody likes me...