Introducing my latest project, LamboCreeper's CDN - a one stop place for all of your CDN needs. LamboCreeper's CDN (or LCCDN for short) contains various CDNs avalible for you to use. On the site, you can easily search for a CDN you need - or if you know LCCDN offers the CDN you want you can just referance http://cdn.lambocreeper.uk/<CDNNAME>.<FILETYPE> in your document - it's that simple.
You may wonder, why is there a need for another CDN system, and there isn't - I just wanted an easy way to load tools I regually use without having to find the CDN offered or download a local copy.
Yesterday, I made a form on TypeForm collecting data about which servers people like, which games people like and more. In this blog post, I'm going to be showing you the data I found and showing you some graphs.
I went to MineTrack and got the top six servers: Hypixel, Mineplex, CubeCraft, The Hive, Badlion and GommeHD. It was no surprise to me that Hypixel recieved the most votes (21 of 23 people voted for them). I was surprised to see that Badlion received the same amount of votes as Mineplex, I thought Badlion would receive more and Mineplex a lot less. The anomaly of the data was GommeHD, a German MiniGame network. You can see the data in this bar chart:
MiniGames and Gamemodes
I wanted to know which MiniGames and Gamemodes people actually enjoyed, since there are so many to choose from. To start of with, I wanted to know if people actually enjoyed MiniGames and Gamemodes. MiniGames seemed to be more popular and Gamemodes seemed to have died out.
I then went on to ask people which MiniGames they liked, SkyWars stood out of the crowd massively with BedWars slightly behind and then followed by EggWars. All the other entries were only voted for once.
Then, I went on to ask about Gamemodes. Interestingly, SkyBlock was more popular than PvP; I thought PvP would be more popular with the popularity of UHC based games with servers like Badlion.
So, what did I find out? Well, I've learnt that Hypixel is the most favourable server which is no surprise with it's player count reaching 61,012 at one point (data provided by MineTrack). We also learnt that MiniGames are more popular than Gamemodes with SkyWars being the fan favourite.
I purchased the Pi Zero W on the first day straight after my friend told me it came out. I ordered the 'Mega Kit' which comes with the Pi itself, some pins, a HDMI converter, a USB dongle and a power supply of your choice. Remember to be careful and select the right one: I ordered an EU instead of UK and was unable to change my order. However, you can just use a normal micro USB cable to power it (an Android phone or camera normally comes with one).
When it arrived I was very happy with it: it was very small (smaller than it looks in the pictures), easy to set up and overall good quality. I plugged the Pi directly into a spare TV I had laying around for power and then connected it via HDMI for video. For a keyboard and mouse I plugged a USB hub into the dongle so I could have more than one peripheral plugged in - I recommend you purchase one. Set up was super easy, once you get NOOBS and Raspian installed it's pretty self explanatory, if you have experience using Linux based operating systems it'll be very familiar. The only issues I've had was at first I couldn't connect to my internet (wasn't putting in my password right) and I'm still unable to connect to my Pi using SSH, SFTP or VNC from my Mac (not sure why, probably an issue to do with firewalls).
Overall, it was an amazing purchase and definitely worth the money. Whether you want one to build a robot or just to store media on it it's totally worth it.
Wow. MCStatus has now been out for an entire month now and what a month has it been. In the first month alone MCStatus has been installed by over 60 people and used by over 10,000 unique people (that's a lot of people to me). When I started MCStatus, I never had any plan of it actually getting big: I thought the idea was cool, so I decided to make it because I was bored. Let me tell you, I'm glad I did make it. For it's first month of being around, I've decided to announce MCStatus' website, which you can visit here.
You may ask "Well, what's in store for the future?", so my next plan for MCStatus is to bring out a compare command. This will allow you to compare two different servers statistics. For example, I might want to compare Hypixel and The Hive's player count. I would do this by simply typing @MCStatus compare mc.hypixel.net hivemc.eu, this would then generate and embed containing two sets of data I can easily compare. (If I really try hard enough I might even make it generate a graph).
I would just like to thank you all for helping MCStatus grow, if you want to improve the quality of MCStatus feel free to donate so I can buy it a better server to run on. <3
After thinking about it, I remembered that I actually enjoyed blogging. It was a great way for me to just type about random things that interested me. So, I've decided to build a custom blog platform just for this website and that's what I'm going to talk about in this article.
How does it work?
It's actually pretty simple. I have a little foreach() loop running on the index.php which basically creates a new Modal and Column for each blog post. All of the posts are saved in a MySQL database and edited in Sequel Pro (a MySQL Database Manger) because I can't really be bothered to write my own admin panel for just me. The MySQL data is then processed through a Markdown interpreter called Parsedown which basically allows me to use Markdown to customise my styling.