Sweet Sixteen

By K2 on October 22nd, 2016 at 6:00 am EST

Hardfought turns sixteen years old today. Imagine that ;)

So I’m actually writing this post a couple days early, and it’s scheduled to post on the 22nd. I’ve got drill this weekend, so I won’t be around to actually post or ‘celebrate’ if that’s what we do anymore when Hardfought gets a year older. Anyways, happy 16th Hardfought – on with the news.

I made a post a few weeks ago in the web server section of the forum outlining plans to move the website away from paid hosting, and to run it from a dedicated box from the house. We’re coming full circle after over a decade of hosting. The hardware is in, I just need time to put it together, get the OS and other components installed (Ubuntu + LAMP), get the domain pointed here and initiate the transfer. The site will understandably be down for a bit when I kick things off… hoping to get this done before Christmas. I’ll make the announcement before I initiate.

That’s all for now folks. Until next time…


Nethack 3.6.0 released

By K2 on December 9th, 2015 at 2:16 pm EST

Yesterday, a new version of Nethack was released, bringing the version up to 3.6.0 – this is the first new release of this game in over 10 years. Lots of bug fixes, incorporation of many of the most popular patches, and new content. The download and release notes can be found here – http://nethack.org/common/index.html

Love this game, it’s one of my all-time favorite computer games I’ve ever played. And arguably the most difficult computer game ever made just got harder with this release. Enjoy.


Happy 15th Birthday Hardfought

By K2 on October 22nd, 2015 at 4:29 pm EST

In true fashion, I’ve waited an entire year to do a news post. Hardfought turns 15 years old today… fifteen – friggin’ – years. Not bad for a site that doesn’t do much of anything anymore other than the occasional forum traffic. I’ve re-upped the domain for another five years, so you’ll be seeing a 20th year announcement five years from today, hah. Not too many websites that I can think of that are still up and running after this long. Maybe Beer for Breakfast but I think I have a year or so on them. Hey, kudo’s to BfB.

Anyways. If you’re reading this, you must be a long-time member. So thanks for stopping by. Drink one for Hardfought tonight in celebration.

Oh yeah… what do ya think about Back to the Future Day being yesterday? Crazy, yeah? Too bad the Mets put the smack down on the Cubs, one less prediction that came true. Have a good one everybody, cheers.


Fourteen years old!

By K2 on October 22nd, 2014 at 5:24 am EST

Hardfought just turned fourteen years old today! Happy birthday Hardfought!! Weeee… hrm. Ok. Enough of that silliness ;) So, what all has happened around here since this time last year? We delved into the world of Bitcoin for a few months and played around with that for awhile. Had a real-time ajax-based chatroom put on the site, which is being used as I type this. Finally got around to getting a solid SSL certificate installed (yay). We’re now back to folding, and with a vengeance at that. And last but not least, the latest game craze appears to be some console title known as ‘Destiny’. It’s some Halo knock-off made by the folks over at Bungie that has most everyone here all hot n’ bothered. Whatever, Nethack still rules them all :)

Cheers, HF. Can’t wait to do the 20 year post…


5000 days

By K2 on July 1st, 2014 at 7:16 pm EST

Nice little milestone was reached today. Hardfought has been in exsistence for 5000 days straight, or 13 years, 8 months and 10 days. Noticed that this morning when I loaded up the site. Pretty neat. Commence celebration, go :-)