Long Overdue Update is Long | (01/12/2019)
Decided it's about time I made an update to the News page considering I've been silent for an entire month now and I don't want to leave people hanging.
So, where the Hell have I been? Short answer is Australia, long answer is well.. Long. I've largely been dealing with a whole bunch of stressful visa bullshit for my Australian waifu, dealing with moving to a new house now we're back in the UK, dealing with job hunting, dealing with other personal stress, and the list goes on. This isn't to say that this pile of stress is finished yet (because you betcha' it isn't), but as of late, I just haven't had the time to sit down and work on Peelopaalu despite wanting to several times over the last few weeks.
So, what's happening with the site? A lot, actually. It's just that most of what's being done is very much behind the scenes and under the hood type stuff. For example..
Rebuilding the entire goddamn website:
In case you didn't know, the directory is made (pretty much entirely) out of (badly put together) HTML tables - The website is essentially duct-taped together. I never really expected Peelopaalu to even go online, let alone grow to almost 500 links, so I never thought that this would prove to be an issue. I was wrong. This is proving to be an issue when it comes to updating the directory given that Neocities page editor just about has a stroke when I need to add more links. The solution to this is to do-away with the current system and completely rewrite the directory to make it less of a ball-ache to work with. RSA is currently chipping away at this so I don't lose my marbles with everything else that's going on, so big thanks to him for that one.
Working on a randomiser:
So, given that the userscript I spoke about on my Neocities feed is apparently something people want as an actual feature, I figured that should be something to work on. This is currently in the works and will be added in a future update when I get around to it. You can read more about the userscript in question by clicking here.
Working on the next directory update:
The next update to the directory is still currently in the works and is steadily being worked on, but naturally, due to my free time being about as rare as a Tasmanian Tiger recently, I just haven't had time to add to the list. I still get the odd suggestion from friends here and there but getting around to adding stuff to the live website is another thing. This shouldn't be an issue for too much longer hopefully, and I can start work again digging stuff up and adding it to the list at least somewhat more frequently, but it's currently a slow process.
I hope this has been sufficient to fill you in on everything, and I apologise profusely for the massive tl'dr nature of this news post, but I feel somewhat responsible for making sure anyone visiting this place is at least kept somewhat in the loop about what's going on. If you want to know any details, or just want to email me to say hi, you can do so by dropping me a line here
P.S: I've also recently created a personal webpage over at s.neocities.org if anyone wants to check that out.
First Addition to The Obituaries. | (29/10/2019)
Figured I'd make a news post about this considering that it's the first (of hopefully not too many) in Peelopaalu's history. I received an email this morning from someone notifying me that two links on the directory had gone down and needed to be moved to the obituaries. This sucks, but I figured I'd use this as an opportunity to both write a little about both of these sites, and also to let you know which two sites have taken their places on the list.
WiiChan (RIP: 2019 - 2019):
WiiChan was a Nintendo WII themed hacking, gaming, and random discussion imageboard hosted on a heavily modified Nintendo WII console running Linux Debian. This site was set up by (I believe) someone from 4Chan's /g/ board in July 2019 and went down with seemingly no notice sometime in October 2019. There is fortunately a browsable Wayback machine link for this website.
BlockChan (RIP: 2019 - 2019):
BlockChan was a relatively new open source imageboard hosted on the Ripple blockchain. Ironically, the idea behind hosting this imageboard on the blockchain was to prevent it from ever being taken down. BlockChan went up sometime around late August 2019 and was down by October 2019. There is sadly not a browsable Wayback machine link for this website.
If either of these sites are ever brought back up, they will be re-added to the directory as soon as noticed.
Now, for the sites taking their place on the directory.
Phrack is an ancient phreaking and hacking magazine/e-zine originally started in the mid-80's (yes, I said the mid 1980's, that's not a typo), and went online sometime around May 2001. Phrack is currently home to 69 issues written by numerous people and was last updated in 2016.
LeoPets is a NeoPets private server/clone aiming to create a ''pre-conversion'' version of NeoPets. Registrations are closed at the moment, but their homepage says that they open on the first day of every month. I know very little about NeoPets, but I'm assuming this is something like those Habbo Retro servers and OSRS private servers but for NeoPets players. If you enjoyed NP as a kid, this is probably your jam.
Despite the fact that we've lost two sites from the directory, I hope that the addition of these two new ones gives you all something new to explore. The web is an ever-changing landscape.
102 New Links Added! | (21/10/2019)
The latest update was added to Peelopaalu today at 18:06 and consisted of 102 new links! Also worth noting is that according to our site traffic, we're fast approaching 25,000 unique hits which is a huge milestone for the site. Thanks a lot for your continued support of whatever it is I do! Here's to the next 25k.
Given how busy I've been with visa crap lately I didn't think that this update would be out so soon, but thanks to my good friend RSA writing a Python script that makes the process of updating the directory much smoother I managed to pull my head out of my ass and get er' done in record time.
Just a short newspost this time to keep you all in the loop of what's happening. As always, if you want to email me for whatever reason, you can do so by clicking here. I look forward to hearing from you!