State of the blog 2023.

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Holy crap. It’s 2023.

This is the year where we should be running around in man-bikinis in the UK worshipping a God that vomits guns Zardoz style! Okay Zardoz, the penis may be evil. You MAY have a point. But we’re keeping it regardless of how many H&K fully automatics you try to give us.

Okay, we know Zardoz is set in 2293 because the movie tells you and thus the meme is wrong. Guess the internet is impatient and can’t wait another 270 years. The consolation prize is that anything that gets people to watch this hot mess of sci-fi is bonus points in our book!

Looking beyond that. We at S-Config wish you guys a happy new year. A look back on 2022. Perhaps what we hope to accomplish in 2023. Read on if you want to know more.

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2nd try at the Fediverse.

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Twitter is a shit show. So let’s try the Fediverse… Again!

It’s no surprise to anyone who has read my previous articles that we had a bad taste in our mouths during our first Fediverse run. So much so that we took down our pro-mastodon post when individuals within the instance we were on decided to shout out their communist manifesto stating sites like mine should be destroyed (we’re already dancing madly on a lip of a volcano, we really don’t need help in downing the server.) We published, much like Facebook, Twitter, and every other major corporate site out there. We are a centralized model. Just without a spaceman with a child-like temper throwing billions of dollars at us.

We decided to give the Fediverse another spin because of the infinite popcorn machine known as Twitter. We’ll discuss that one too. Why the fuck not?

Proceed if you wish to read on about our diatribes.

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It’s FOSS promo time.

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(FOSS) – Free and Open Source Software.

It’s the duty of a blogger who writes about freeing oneself into a state of web independence to eventually talk about all of the software that is used in accomplishing such a task. That you must use, contribute, promote, and ultimately let others know about said software so that the user base grows and becomes better each and every year. Because sadly. The clear-net search engines are no longer on the side of these people. It’s up to bloggers, businesses, and other websites to drive the point home that a name of a free piece of software isn’t some shit ad space that you sell to the lowest bidder.

Read on if you want to hear my diatribes and rants.

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200mm PC case fans!

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Just when you thought we were being obscure with Ouya blog posts…

We’re going to step it up a level!  This is a supplement to our sleeper PC case article and crossing off one of the items on our list about replacing the final (and largest) fan with a better quality one. And, the lengths that we went through to maintain that sleeper case aesthetic.

Read on we guess?!? I’m sure there’s ONE dude that digs giant PC fans. So here you go!

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The SecondLife Photo Album (001)

State of the blog 2022

Interesting how time flies within a metaverse engine.

For those who have visited my metaverse section even, we would admit this area is a little anemic. But watching Mark Zuckerberg pour BILLIONS into facebook meta only to achieve results that a 2003 engine known as second life was able to accomplish. It kind of speaks volumes as to how much of a catastrophic failure his metaverse engine is. To add insult to injury. “The Zucc” had the balls to say that his metaverse is “The first of its kind.”

The arrogance of this man is just incredible. He has no idea how much barbeque sauce he could’ve put on his shelves with that kind of money!

However, time moves in the metaverse differently than it does in reality. Places come and go, and there’s never a “Mark” left behind. Well, this blog hopes to share some of that history.

Warnings and disclaimers:

Some of the places and pictures captured may contain adult imagery. It’s not hardcore porn. I would disclaimer-wall the fuck out of that. but it can qualify to be right on the border so if you’re freaked out by pixelated boobies and bulges promoting their sexual grit. You probably wouldn’t want to go through some of the galleries on this site. Also, note that because we spent most of our time in furry communities on SecondLife that is the aspect we will be focusing on and doesn’t represent the entire metaverse of SecondLife.

Anyhow. read on if you would like a tour of my life within SecondLife.

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I2P Service is online.

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Welcome to our site I2P protocol users.

In a similar vein to Tor; I2P (Invisible Internet Project) is another style of encrypted network designed to communicate between machines in a private and anonymous way. It was originally brought to our attention via the many sites within the webring folders that as many of them are running their webpage on raspberry pi’s they too are also running their site with Tor and I2P protocols enabled. It was high time we got our shit together and did it too!

If you want to know more about I2P as a client you can always go to https://geti2p.net/ and go from there.

If interested in my own diatribes: Read on if you want to hear me ramble about our experiences with this.

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Corsair and ASUS is bad at software.

Corsair iCUE vs. OpenRGB title.

We at S-Config.com and Corsair will never see eye to eye. And ASUS too!

We will see eye to eye on almost nothing! Corsair refuses to address any problems they’ve had. And has in fact doubled down on their horse shit!

When we first decided to retire our classic Microsoft Intellimouse (shout out to Logitech actually)that we used (and have beaten) LAN games as well as single-player games throughout the years. We decided to update our rig with a decent mechanical keyboard and mouse. Well, with our hatred for Razer destroying Ouya as well as repairing a lot of my friends Razer based hardware that company was an obvious no-go for me. We thought buying Corsair would be a good alternative.

TLDR version: We were wrong! Buy RedDragon instead. At least all of RedDragons keyboards and mice operate perfectly fine without shit bloatware! Depending on the model of RedDragon you can repair it! But for better or worse, we purchased Corsair, we’re going to make the best of it by replacing the software with something else!

Read on if you want to read more!

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AVIF animation vs. FireFox.

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Quick blog article about the subject of animated images.

When designing my web-ring integration in the cellar door. We noticed something when our cron.job went to work by converting old standards of jpg png and gifs into newer standards. Simply put it stopped firefox from processing animations.

The short story is, that Firefox is aware of it. Here’s the bug report. 2 years since the report. Not much progress.  Read on if you want to know more.

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Webrings – History, Death, and Rebirth.

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Webrings in the past.

Bloggers, Artists, Writers, Developers, and Musicians would often be part of a “Webring” which is a group of links that can take the reader away from their site and over to someone similar. If the webring was big enough and certain people a part of that ring; The webring brought in a lot of traffic benefiting others. It was a very Niche thing that a community can get together and build up.

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