Bash Colors for Minecraft Shell Scripts

If you ever wanted to write scripts in Node.JS (or any JavaScript runtime) for Minecraft, one may be interested in the ability to convert the Minecraft Color Codes into their Bash Color Code versions. I have wrote a few methods (color map credit to mcrcon) that will help with outputting colored text using Minecraft color […]

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Async Development – Task Chain – Java Control Flow for Bukkit

Reposting because Google has bugged out and ended up dropping this from Google :/ So making it look new to get it back on Google. So as any Bukkit developer knows, the API is not thread safe! And to make matters worse, there is no concrete Java Control Flow API in Bukkit. However at Empire […]

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Productivity – A key skill in development

Been a while since I posted, but I’ve recently got a few things down lately I felt the need to share. A major asset to being a developer is the ability to be productive. Remember, time is money. One thing that always irks me when working with junior developers or designers is them doing actions […]

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Apache Macros – Simplify your config

Many people host small time hobby websites or even websites for family members, friends and clients on a single server. This will lead to quite a lot of repetition for the same apache site definitions over and over again. Thankfully Apache Macros mod will solve many of these issues. This mod will let you create […]

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Filtering Spam before Forwarding Email with Postfix/SpamAssassin

One feature many cPanel/Shared Webhosts has is an option to forward your email to a different address. Very useful if you want to have multiple email addresses but check it all in one place (Gmail) like I do. But if you’re like me, you’ve likely migrated onto your own dedicated server you manage yourself, and […]

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Ubuntu Live Streaming to Twitch.tv!

Good news for Linux users, the popular application for live streaming on Windows “Open Broadcasting Software” commonly known as OBS has been rewritten and now supports Linux. Ubuntu Live Streaming is now a thing with OBS. First off, you will need a more up to date ffmpeg, found at the very common¬†ppa:jon-severinsson/ffmpeg PPA. sudo apt-add-repository¬†ppa:jon-severinsson/ffmpeg […]

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NVIDIA SLI + Triple Display on Ubuntu 14.04!

For many months I’ve had a 3rd monitor on my desk, but could not use it as I could not get it to work. Any time I enabled the monitor using Xinerama, the desktop would freeze on login. I’ve now learned about how the whole XOrg and Nvidia Settings system works. The trick is that […]

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Apache 2.4, PHP 5.5 with php-fpm and mod_rewrite

So recently I’ve had trouble with the host I had been using for years (bad support, billing broke, DDOS Attacks on their other customers constantly affecting me), so I decided to move my web infrastructure to the same datacenter I run all of our game servers out of, HiVelocity. I decided to fully build this […]

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The problems with Bukkit and Contributing

I spend quite a lot of time improving the CraftBukkit’s core code, in order to make it perform better, more efficient and overall do things in a better way. I’m responsible for some of the biggest performance improvements that’s been made to the Minecraft Server. However, if you’re not apart of the Spigot community, it’s […]

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Blog Activity on Aikar.co?

Yes, you’re eyes are not deceiving you. I am writing! Though, I am cheating and doing many of these post all at once and scheduling them, but I am wanting to get more content up on this blog to share some of my recent learnings with building out my new server. So, here is to […]

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I am Senior Software Engineer and Entrepeneur. I am an enthusiast and love creating things. I operate my own side company in my free time called Starlis LLC, working in Minecraft.

I enjoy doing things right and learning modern technologies.