News related to the Emulation Realm

Updates on hold.

Once again, the demands of real life have left me with very little spare time. The overtime at work will not end anytime soon and family has to come before hobby.
With any luck I will be back sometime in the near future, but no promises.

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Real Life

I've been working 12 hours a day 5-6 days a week. Not much time for the the Emulation Realm, nor much else. 

I have the next week off work and will try and get things caught back up.

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Server Tweaks and New CDN

I've had the week off work and have been tweaking cache and other settings on the server.
I've switched to a different CDN and have managed to speed up page loading by about 20%.
These tweaks will probably be more noticeable to those visiting my site from outside the U.S.
I'm pretty happy with end results and believe the site is now running as fast as possible.

score

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Welcome to the Emulation Realm v3.1

The Emulation Realm is a rather extensive archive of emulators and emulator related software available for most popular operating systems.

This site has been designed to be hassle free with only one ad banner and no login required. Downloads are freely available and hosted locally, no file sharing site links here.

The Emulation Realm v3.1 changes:

- Removal of forums. They were only being used by spammers.
- Membership no longer required for comments. I have integrated Disqus into the website. (This will require signing up for an account with Disqus)
- Increased font size for old farts like me :)
- Since everything on the site is now available without login I have removed member registration. (This will make the site more secure)
- Improvements to Responsive design. (site should render better on smaller screens)
- Integrated GTranslate. Use the little flags at the top of each page to Translate the entire site to your native language. (Uses Google Translate)


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Very Little Free Time

My job, yard work, housework, and children/grandchildren are keeping me very busy as of late.

Everytime I try to update the site I end up having to work on the server or fix something with the website itself. I had a little chrome extension that posted news to both Facebook and Twitter that quit working so I had to create two apps. Since this is new to me it took all week just to get them working, kinda.

I will try and get things back up to date in the next couple weeks. I have a weeks vacation at the end of the month so things should be back to normal soon.

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Server Upgrade

I upgraded and tweaked the server today.

As usual things did not go as smoothly as I would of liked so sorry for the down time.

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Android Downloads Fixed

I just discovered that many of the android files (apk) I've been uploading have spaces in the file names. This is a big no no for any unix based system. I have corrected this oversight and Android files should now download to Android devices.

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Hard Drive Died

Not much luck lately. I am in the process of installing all needed software on a new WD 1T.

I have owned roughly 30 Hard Drives and only 2 have died. Both were Seagates ... both were less than six months old .... don't think I'll ever own another.

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Sorry

Sorry about the down time this morning. I did a system update that went horribly wrong and of course I had real life stuff to attend to.

To those out there who may be using Joomla.... DO NOT UPGRADE TO 3.2! It's supposed to be a "stable" bug and security update. *Hugh* totally f***ed my site up.

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