Thursday, October 11, 2012

Resurrection

Hello :)

I got good news. I'm starting to patch up the site and once that is done I will be posting new material. Now when I say "patch up the site" I am talking about re-uploading all past links. This will take some time but it needs to be done.

Please note that I will be making some changes. When I started this blog I posted everything in MP3 although I always posted in the best quality possible to the format (basically 320kbps CBR MP3 using Lame). Later on I decided to start adding Lossless FLAC rips. Well from now on I will ONLY post Lossless FLAC rips. If you want MP3 or some other format you will have to convert it yourself.

Another change is that I will be uploading files using 7z compression. Why not RAR files? Well I've been a fan of Linux for a while and lately I've started using it more and more. At the heart of Linux is the idea of free and open source programs and software. WinRAR is neither. However there is a free open source program called 7-Zip which can compress to a variety of formats, including 7z compression. So moving forward all my files will be 7z compressed files which have been created with this 7-Zip software. The good news is that 7-Zip is available for all major platforms including Windows, Mac and Linux. Here is a link: http://www.7-zip.org/

Please note that file verification is another important aspect of file sharing. I create what is called a MD5 files for all of my uploads. There are ways of checking this to ensure that what you get after downloading is 100% the same as I uploaded. You see errors can occur when uploading/downloading software and so it is always a good way to double check and MD5 seems to be the best and easiest way to do it. There are a variety of ways to create and check MD5 files but for those who are using Windows I suggest getting the program QuickSFV. This program only makes SFV files (which is a different type of checksum file) but it can be used to verify MD5 checksums and once it is installed you simply double click on the MD5 and it will start to check the files. I highly recommend it for Windows users. If you use a Mac or if you use Linux then a simple Google search should give you ideas on how to use MD5 checksums in those Operating Systems. Anyway here is a link for QuickSFV: http://www.quicksfv.org/

That's all that I can think of for now. Once I'm done completely updating the site I'll post again as a reminder that it is all done. I expect this to take a couple of weeks or so. After that it will be new posts with new material.

Don't forget to support me if you like this blog. I have a simple means of donating via Pay Pal and yes it really does and will help me out if you can do that.

Now you'll excuse me but I have a lot of uploading to do ...

Friday, January 20, 2012

MegaUpload is gone

Well people we have a problem. MegaUpload got shut down. Some of my links were with RapidShare but most were with MegaUpload. This means almost all my links are dead now. I'm not happy about this especially since I had just uploaded a bunch of stuff and was about to post it here for your enjoyment.

Anyway I'm not going to stop but I don't want to post anything new until I get all the old posts working again and that will probably take a while.

Right now I'm not sure where I will be hosting the files. Obviously MegaUpload wasn't the only company offering file sharing services but I don't want to pick the wrong company again (not that anyone could have imagined this happening the way it did). I do have some ideas but if anyone would like to chime in on this then please do so.

The sad news about MegaUpload: CLICK HERE