Posted on Sunday the 17th of January 2021

UPDATE 3: Make sure to click the install update button at the bottom of the launcher!
UPDATE 2: Oh, and I completely missed the release of v1.16.5 on Friday, so I've updated to that as well (only fixes a couple of server crash issues).
UPDATE: Barely 12 hours in and I've already updated the pack with some quality of life mods. Check below for details.

A new Minecraft server has been brought online. This one is a vanilla Minecraft server currently running on v1.16.4. It is …


Posted on Saturday the 28th of March 2020

The Craft@Home server is FINALLY back online! It was all a little messy but I think it's finally sorted out to the point other people can use it.

If you would like to join and haven't already, you need to register first. This is because it is a whitelisted server. At the moment, whitelisting is restricted to friends and family. This may change in the future.

Once you've registered, verified your email (be sure to check your SPAM folder) and have been approved to join the server, a download link for the …


Posted on Saturday the 7th of March 2020

Website registrations are now open to prepare for those who would like to play on our Craft@Home server. Just a reminder that this server is only for friends and family for the time being.

The server is progressing nicely with just a few more tweaks and hardware setup to go. There's also a couple of mod updates that I'm waiting for before starting up the server. In light of that though, I'm opening registrations on the website. This allows me to get your Minecraft username (required because it's a white-listed server) and to easily …


Posted on Sunday the 2nd of February 2020

The Craft@Home Modded Minecraft server is coming back!

The launcher is currently in initial testing and once that's complete, work will start on the modpack itself. The modpack will likely be based on Minecraft v1.12.2 as that's the most stable modded version available at the moment. The launcher will have the option to run other versions of Minecraft. I'm not entirely sure how I want that to work yet but it's something I've wanted to do for a while. I like my Minecraft profiles separate but portable and hopefully this launcher can do that.

If you've played on the previous Craft@Home server you'll know what the launcher is and how it works. It's pretty much exactly the same but updated to work with the latest Minecraft releases and easier to run / install. So, for now, that's all I can share but it shouldn't be to long before we're up and running again!


Posted on Sunday the 2nd of February 2020

You might notice a new weather link in the menu bar above. I've spent a few days integrating the website with a Weewx database connected to my weather station. I have most of the important information done, which is step 1. I now want to include some third-party stuff as well (like radar, forecast, etc).

The weather station is a Fine Offset WH3081. I've had a my fair share of issues with it but overall it works OK. The only major downside is the solar sensor is NOT made for Australian conditions. Our sun just gets so hot …


Posted on Monday the 27th of January 2020

Another year, another fresh start... Seems to be routine for my website now.

A lot of things have happened behind the scenes with a bunch of new hardware and a completely new software setup. I will go into more detail in later posts but for now I'm just happy to get things rolling again.