Its been so long...

Posted by Glen on Dec. 28, 2021, 1:05 p.m.

Glad to see 64D is still up and running.

I hope all is well. So many dev memories here. I recently built a home server. First rack build ever. Running Ubuntu. 16 cores (32 threads) 128gb RAM, 10 HDD… Not sure what I'm going to do with it yet. For now its just a cool project. Working with Linux. Self hosting project sites/experiments. Might host my own cloud storage.

Haven't built a game in a very long time. I think 2014 was the last time I was actively programming

. Since then I've been working with websites more than anything. HTML/php/JavaScript.

I was surfing the web today and thought of 64D. Seem much lighter than the past. (64D v1 and v2). Loads fast. Has more focus on blogs I see. Is the game publishing and voting system completely gone? I used to use 64D as a source for game maker files. Lots of neat tutorials and templates.

Oh and I'm 30 now! That makes you all old too now! Muwhahaha.


Astryl 2 years, 6 months ago

Welcome back!

That's a nice sounding server - what CPU are you running in there?

As for the site, it's frozen in the middle of a reconstruction effort - the old games and such still exist in the DB and on the server, but none of the volunteer devs (Myself being one of them) have had time to expand on the core functionality.

I'm personally wanting to take a bit of time this coming year to start tinkering with functionality on the site to get it back up to its former state, or close to it (At least a game browser to start with, so the old catalog can be accessed)

Glen 2 years, 6 months ago

So, its a Dell PowerEdge R720XD. It has 2x Intel Xeon E5-2670 CPU's. It has 128gb ram with max capacity being 768gb. It came with 10x 600gb HDD. It has room to expand to 26x 2.5" hard drives. I upgraded the power supplies to two 1100w power supplies. At its current state its using 300w on idle. Has a lot of room to grow.

Bought it refurbished. Its in great condition.

One reason why I went with this model was the limited amount of Dells that support Ubuntu 20 LTS. The other reason obviously budget. I was looking for the best bang for my buck.

Ferret 2 years, 6 months ago

How dare you remind me how old I am :(