The Daily Grind

Random ramblings from a random admin.

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Sometimes I forget about how funny a man I am.  Really, I do. For those not in the know, I programmed the WingedMonkeyBot that’s featuring in todays exciting instalment. [00:00] *** Daz is now known as Guest6224848 [00:00] *** Guest6224848 is now known as dazzer [00:00] <dazzer> SmileySmileySmileySmileySmiley [00:00] [dazzer:#RolePlay SOUND] thinks that’s very […]

Ok, so those with IE might notice I’ve been playing with embedded fonts. (c: The complaints continue.  And not just about the font! I received a nice little email from (it doesn’t take much to find out where the server is now hosted) forwarding me on a complaint and asking me to deal with […]

Well due to fairly fortunate timing of a RAID meltdown RPoL (and thus this little page of ramblings) is now hosted in America. Some of you may be aware that times have been rather interesting for me of late, least of all being Internet stalked.  Oh yes, and what jolly fun it is. Unless you’ve […]

I give up!

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RPoL’s been extremely hard on the server it shares, utilising quite a bit of the CPU (and I’d guess other resources). I’ve been thinking that I should probably move off Berkeley DB, so I decided to port the user database to a mySQL one.  I then ran some benchmark tests to see how much better […]

I am evil!


We’ve always known you should keep small children away from me, but here’s an e-mail I just received… I’m writing on behalf of Sir Apple Strudle, GM of Strawberry Flan, who has been somehow blocked from accessing RPOL.NET from China.  Apple is on the last few months of teaching English in Shanghai.  Access was blocked […]

6:30pm I was napping on the study floor, I kid you not.  Bed probably would have been a more comfortable choice, however if I’d done that I would not have made my 7:30 squash game.  Setting an alarm is just way too complicated. So now it’s 1:30am, and of course I’m awake.  I knew this […]

Massive thanks to those who recently sent me emails of support, plus to those who don’t need to `cos they express their support in other way.  Though the whole thing is ridiculious and without merit, it’s extremely disheartening to know that someone is actively trying to ruin your career and a web site you have […]

This is a fun read.  Honest. It all started on Tuesday morning (my time) when I read my morning mail… One “Thomas J Dawe” sent me the following: Ok, colour me confused… again. My last public post on RPOL was October 9, a harmless off-site advertisement in a message section made just for that purpose. […]

My faith in humanity has been restored. No, wait, I’m wrong.  It’s all gone to shit. Once more friendly users have struck.  Those who demand a mile but won’t budge an inch.  Those who cry unfair while managing to be insulting. It’s a finely crafted skill, I’m convinced of it.  People can’t be this pathetically […]

Are you 1337?


No, I’m 31. Rather than going elbows deep into the code for RPoL today and yesterday I’ve instead been wresting with this thing `ere.  After a long, bitter and hard fought struggle with HTML tables I’ve surrendered and can’t get the thing to do what I want, so I’ve done the same thing a different […]