Minequery is Now a Bukkit Plugin

Since Bukkit is going to replace hMod as the creator has decided to stop updating hMod, a Bukkit version has been created for Minequery. It basically has the same functionally as the hMod version. The hMod version of the plugin is no longer supported.

Thanks to Blake Beaupain (blakeman8192) for creating the Bukkit version of Minequery and getting it started.

Version 1.1 of Minequery can be downloaded from here.
The source code of Minequery can be found on GitHub.

More information about Minequery can be found on Minestatus.

Introducing Minestatus and Minequery

I have created a new website called Minestatus and a hMod plugin called Minequery for Minecraft servers.

Minestatus

MinestatusMinestatus is a server list that keeps track of the overall uptime percentage of all Minecraft servers that are added to the list. The uptime is determined by making periodic connections to the server to test if it is online. Players can vote on each of the servers on the list for the ones they like to play on best. The score is then determined by the uptime percentage, how many votes a server has, and the age of the server being listed. The servers with the highest scores appear on the top of the list.

In addition to this, for servers that have hMod and theĀ Minequery plugin, Minestatus can pull the players online and the max players the server can hold. It will even list the players name on the server’s page.

Each server also has it’s own dynamically updating image for placing on websites and forums.

Minequery

Minequery is a hMod server plugin for Minecraft. It creates a small server that listens for requests and responds with the port of the Minecraft server, the current amount of players online, the max players cap, and the entire player list.

Minequery

It works by when sending:

QUERY

It will respond with:

SERVERPORT 25565
PLAYERCOUNT 1
MAXPLAYERS 20
PLAYERLIST [KramerC]

This can then be displayed on a website, as it is on Minestatus. There is a PHP class and as well as a Ruby on Rails plugin that can help interpret the response from Minequery.

lolz.ws and lulz.ws Are Shutting Down on August 9

I have decided to shut down my URL shortening sites, lolz.ws and lulz.ws, on August 9.

Here are some of the reasons why I have come to this decision:

  • The lack of traffic on these sites.
  • Most URLs were created by spammers.
  • lolz.ws was in the jwSpamSpy spam list for which reasons I do not know, causing it to be blocked by some web filters.
    • No email has ever been sent from this domain since the day I registered it.
    • It has since been taken out of the spam list as I requested but some filters still block the domain.
  • lolz.ws was once blocked for pornography.
  • The fact that there are many other URL shortening sites out there.

Plans on Two New URL Shortening Sites

Recently I bought the domains, lolz.ws and lulz.ws. What am I going to do with them is make them URL Shortening sites.

Imagine linking to something funny on Twitter, Facebook, or to a friend using lolz.ws:
http://lolz.ws/alias

Imagine linking to something you are doing the lulz for using lulz.ws:
http://lulz.ws/alias

Of course it will be possible to use both URLs for just about anything. It will be a while before I get these sites up.