Automated Load Balancing & Auto Scaling

I’ve just discovered the load balancing & auto scaling functions of AWS EC2, and I immediately put them to use for Wildfire. I love the feature; it scales automatically depending on the amount of activity Wildfire is having. The servers in the screenshot were created by the auto scaler and not me. I don’t have to worry …

Always backup, backup, and backup. Did I say to backup?

I replaced the SSD in my system a week ago and sold off the old SSD, which had an encrypted local partition with Wildfire’s source-code on it. Now, Wildfire’s source-code (as well as the source of some of my other projects) is stored on an encrypted drive on my server, so I didn’t need the …

GameTracker: Tracking the money, not gameservers

As some of you might know, GameTracker’s GameSpy V2.0 querying is broken, so I opened a post in the support area of their forum giving them all the details they needed to verify that it is a GameTracker problem and requesting that the issue is fixed (it affects other games as well). I recieved a …