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Minecraft Open Source Contribution

by ianrandmckenzie

The rich and prolific map art community on Constantiam led me to tinker with various map art tools, including MC Pixelart Maker, an open-source site that helps determine how to create schematics for map arts. I noticed a part of the UX that was a bit annoying for me, and when I discovered it was open source, decided to go ahead and try to resolve it. A few days later, the owner merged my work into the main branch! It always tickles my pickle when my code enters the open-source ecosystem, ...read more
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Server Name: Constantiam
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Participated in June 2021 CMEC

by ianrandmckenzie

So, uhhh, I fucked up. FlyingBroccoli trusted me enough to help setup the June 2021 CMEC build called Chadville. I did a bit of tinkering and made a poem that I copied and specially signed for each confirmed attendee. The part where I fucked up, is... well, I got home after having a couple of pints from the brewery and accidentally leaked the coordinates. It would have been funny if I hadn't completely betrayed Brocc's trust. You see, I went through all the effort of masking the screensho...read more
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Server Name: Constantiam
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Invited to Project Atlas

by ianrandmckenzie

A somewhat secretive network of outpost bases, this group creates fun, interesting, and functional outposts providing food, horses, saddles, etc. Founded by Beithir/postmark, a player that made a name for himself by turning a KiwiSlider-maintained Constantiam Trading Outpost into an elaborate and remarkable build. In a very different quadrant of the world, another base was founded with similar ambitions. Tucked away on the shores of this build that was eventually griefed, is a build by me...read more
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Server Name: Constantiam
Server Address: constantiam.net
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Minecraft Mini-Vacation Begins

by ianrandmckenzie

In the midst of the absolute insanity of Objektiv Digital growing like crazy, I really needed a break. I couldn't afford to spend my time on Minecraft, but I also couldn't afford to not take a break. So, off to Minecraft I escaped. I knew I needed to keep things casual, so I started memeing around (as seen in the featured image). I also got the privilege of being invited to the wilfree biome as he began to carry momentum into his 2021 presidential campaign. Unfortunately, the day after, i...read more
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Server Name: Constantiam
Server Address: constantiam.net
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Swamped with Work Again

by ianrandmckenzie

On hiatus again while I work through my work backlog!read more
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Server Name: Constantiam
Server Address: constantiam.net
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I Finally Archive Sanvar's Red/Blue Pilled Kit

by ianrandmckenzie

The kit you are about to see is a culmination of so many of my efforts, past and present, to make archiving kits as awesome as it can be. From adding icons with the enchantment animation to adding enchantments themselves to getting icons to link to other archives, making leather armor dye-able, and finally my most recent addition: banner archives and adding them to your kits. I'd like to thank everyone for their testing, feedback, bug reports, prais...read more
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Distant Worlds Expedition

by ianrandmckenzie

After a lot of hype, the Distant Worlds Expedition by KiwiSlider has finally begun. I got my KiwiBrand explorer kit and have set out on my way. Here is the kit that Kiwi gave to all participants: To kick off my journey, I wrote, of course, a poem to commemorate the occasion: So far, I have found many interesting places throughout spawn. Most of it all in ruins, but some things still in-tact... for now. I won'...read more
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Participated in the Pirate Party

by ianrandmckenzie

On a Saturday morning, I woke up to FlyingBroccoli sending me the coordinates of the Pirate Party! I wasn't sure I was able to make it because of how chaotic my sleep schedule is, but the timing was right and I made my way to the destination. I found the portal that took us all there, greeted with skull and bones banners adorning the nether portal taking us to the high seas. I wish I had taken more screenshots. There were cool ships, a trading post, and even a Kraken! As expected, Viktis...read more
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The Crystal Forest + Other Builds

by ianrandmckenzie

As I continued with my prolific writing, I did some random builds along the way. One of them, the Crystal Forest, is part of a little quest that gives away the location through my rhymes. Here's the poem: Being that the forest is full of end crystals, there's a stable for your mount's safe keeping: After the Crystal Forest, I made this cozy little island garden home: I...read more
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Became a Man of Status

by ianrandmckenzie

Less than a week after my return, the famous PvPer and venture capitalist KiwiSlider was taking notice to my writing exploits. With poems written about multiple players and groups, it seems I had proven myself to be a true figure in the Constantiam community. Kiwi chose to honor my efforts with a gift of his rare, un-dupable KiwiBrand Status Tenue kit: And here's the certificate of authenticity: No doubt, I h...read more
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