"Last Man Standing" En Garde Tournament at HoD

Thursday, December 24, 2009

How long can you stay undefeated on an En Garde track? This is your chance to show your strength!

Heart of Dragons [SLURL] will have 3 tracks set up for competition from December 26th. And you have more than a week to attempt to get the most wins in a row. The 3 best players - with the longest winning streaks - by January 3rd, are awarded.

Please don't scrape me

Saturday, December 19, 2009

I spent some time today going through my server logs, trying to figure out why my CPU usage has gone up 200% this week. I found that someone has been running a script to grab the En Garde ranking scores every two minutes. I'm not sure why anyone would want to do such a thing, except maybe to redisplay them somewhere else.

Please don't scrape data from this site like that. If you do need statistics please contact me first; maybe we can work something out.

Whoever was doing the scraping has been banned from the site. So if you're seeing a bunch of "Access Denied" when you try to get to playprocyon.com, send me an email or IM.

Instant Message Chaos

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Second Life has started sending or resending old IM's. It's not clear if these are repeats of messages that were previously sent several months ago, or if they never got sent in the first place and are only now getting through, or even if they were originally sent to me in the first place.

With the large volume of customer requests I get, it makes it impossible to sort out which are the real ones and which are "ghosts." So, if you've sent me a question or request via IM in the past 48 hours and haven't heard back from me, please send it again, but use my email address this time. I can be reached at rifkin (at) playprocyon.com. That's the safest way to contact me.