Posted by on 2021-12-21
  • Additional Characters
  • Community Spotlight
  • Pets of Donut Team
  • Web Services
Introduction

Hey everyone, this is Loren from Donut Team and welcome to another Tuesday Topics blog post!

This week, I want to talk a bit about a few different subjects.

Itchy & Scratchy Release

The first order of business today is that we are finally releasing @maz and @Borb's Itchy and Scratchy character models in a new update to our Additional Characters resource pack!

It's the Itchy and Scratchy moooooo-od!

More System Administrators

This past week or so, I've spent some time further restructuring how our newer web services (currently, this website and our API) run on our server.

Among other things, this involved moving them to dedicated user accounts rather than my personal accounts on the server.

The main driving goal behind this change was to allow other members of the team, namely @EnAppelsin and @Josh / Proddy, access to manage services and perform maintenance tasks in the event I am unavailable.

As part of this change, I've also added a new "System Administrator" role to those two, Lucas and myself on the Team page to better reflect what we are responsible for to someone browsing the site.

Lastly, this also means changes to the site, including new releases, can be pushed without me needing to do it which should help streamline the eventual release of certain projects we are working on.

Community Spotlight

This week, we'd like to mention a small but cool mod released by a member of the community.

Hell Toupée Homer

This mod by @Shaiky1681 recreates Homer's appearance in the classic Hell Toupée short from Treehouse of Horror IX.

While this is not the first time we've seen this costume within the community, we'd still like to commend it for being a great execution of it!

Hopefully he's not about to commit a crime...

You can try out the mod with the link below!

Pets of Donut Team

As a fun little extra this holiday season, inspired by us featuring @Sparrow's cat back in Tuesday Topics #16, we wanted to give the team an opportunity to show off our furry (or feathery!) friends.

So, without further ado, here are (some of) the pets of Donut Team:

Charlie

To start things off: this is my bird, Charlie.

Fun fact: He's older than everyone on Donut Team at the age of 31!

Kevin & Jeffrey

Next up, these adorable guinea pigs belong to @Mochapoke!

Kevin (Left) & Jeffrey (Right)

Panda & Buddy

Moving on, we have two lovely cats that belong to @The Butter Apple!

Panda (Left) & Buddy (Right)

Jack, Mia, Milly & Poppy

Lastly, we have the many cats of @Sparrow's household.

Jack (Left) & Mia (Right)

Milly (Left) & Poppy (Right)

Conclusion

Thanks for reading another one of our Tuesday Topics posts!

We will be taking off next week in observation of Christmas and New Year's. We wish you all some very Happy Holidays and we'll be back again early next year with more Tuesday Topics!

- Loren from Donut Team

P.S.: Borb thinks you should listen to this and also this.