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Welcome to Destructoid's new server! Also, cocks filter testing

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As promised we've migrated to new server hardware as of last night. We moved the site from a cluster of overpriced Pentium 4 computers to mo' betta Quad-core Xeon systems to keep up with the ever-growing number of Tyra Banks photos uploaded daily. Seriously though, Destructoid serves over 100 gigs of bandwidth a day and its been a real mission to maintain that from preventing the site from grinding to halt. The fix also appears to have resolved the issue where the page stopped loading halfway randomly. Most of the other patches were for things the editors needed, not worth mentioning. While its an improvement we're still making various changes that will continue to speed page load. Its an uphill battle.

I'd also like to thank Necros for the epic post yesterday and wanted to respond to point 9 addressed to me. Did you know that "cocks" was actually not supposed to be filtered from the page page? It was intended to only filter the singular "cock" as to not interfere with the tradition. So what happened? Previously it might have written "Lobster Milkshakess", clipping the root word because (a) I suck at programming and (b) didn't notice until someone pointed it out to me. I changed it to "cock " with a space, that should fix it. I also wanted to note that we don't actually filter on the cblogs pages or wordswap them in the editorial at all -- its primarily so that Google doesn't flag Destructoid as an adult site. We're happy to be your best source for beast and location otherwise.

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About Papa Nieroone of us since 9:58 PM on 03.16.2006

I've been writing about video games on Destructoid for almost 12 years. It would be insane to stop now. I do a lot of stuff behind the scenes here, but mostly my job is to keep Destructoid weird.

Also I'm a playable character in Retro City Rampage:


(along with the whole 2009 Dtoid Editorial team)

Sometimes I have a villainous mustache



My dog CoCo checks all my work for bugs:



I've been to Japan a dozen times. Tokyo's my favorite place, ever. Good food, good people.



Sometimes I do volunteer stuff between gigs:



My advice to people who want to work in videogames is to just start doing the work, even if you do it incredibly poorly at first, until it just happens.

You want to be a writer?

Write daily. Eventually, you become a writer. Don't overthink it, that's all there is to it.

Live your dream! You only have one ticket, you may as well go for it.

Until then, here's a photo of me doing the nightly site backups of the community blogs:


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