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My father says almost the whole world's asleep. Everybody you know, everybody you see, everybody you talk to. He says only a few people are awake. And they live in a state of constant total amazement.
-Joe Vs. The Volcano

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Artificial Intelligence vs Computational Intelligence

@date=2024-01-24
@tags=ai

These two terms are sometimes used interchangeably, and there are many conflicting definitions that sometimes switch the roles of these terms.

To me, artificial intelligence is the effort to simulate the real intelligence of humans. For this Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) and other simulation...

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Javascript game development resources

@date=2024-01-11
@tags=codin

https://github.com/luser/gamepadtest

https://github.com/ungoldman/gamepad-tester

https://www.reddit.com/r/electronjs/comments/ncfiwc/electron_allowed_us_to_make_a_big_steam_game/

https://github.com/greenheartgames/greenworks

https://duckduckgo.com/?t=ffab&q=electron+steam&ia=web

https://gith...

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3 exercises a day

@date=2024-01-11
@tags=exercise

So I have been doing two workout days for a while, and each one takes nearly an hour, and it becomes hard to get myself to be motivated to do it, it isn't a daily routine, and trying to fit in that big of a time block can be challenging during the day.

I thought about it a bunch, as this is the ...

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Haikus about technology failing

@date=2024-01-8
@tags=programming

First snow, then silence. This thousand dollar screen dies so beautifully.

-- Simon Firth

The Web site you seek cannot be located but endless others exist

-- Joy Rothke

There is a chasm of carbon and silicon the software can't bridge

-- Rahul Sonnad

To have no errors Would be life without m...

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Perfect quote about the hard part about programming

@date=2023-12-11
@tags=programming

"This is what I constantly tell my students: The hard part about doing a tech product for the most part isn't the what beginners think makes tech hard — the hard part is wrangling systemic complexity in a good, sustainable and reliable way.

Many non-tech people e.g. look at programmers and t...

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Updating Elf Factory

@date=2023-12-08
@tags=elf-factory, playdate, gamedev
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So I built Elf Factory initially when I didn't have a playdate, and created some tiny fonts to make it so a decent amount of text could appear on the screen.

That looked great on my computer monitor, but apparently not so much on the playdate.

Now that I have one in hand, I was able to tweak a...

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Mountain forest and lake

@date=2023-12-07
@tags=art

2023-12-07 Mountain lake and forest.png

Downloading youtube videos

@date=2023-11-21
@tags=youtube, videos, music

If you ever have a need to download some video from youtube, this is the best tool I found: https://github.com/yt-dlp/yt-dlp

It gives you lots of options for output sizes and types and can download channels and playlists.

Tapping out a muscle group with 20 reps

@date=2023-11-16
@tags=exercise

I started doing a slight tweak to my workout routine.

I do 1 set per exercise, and push to do 20 reps of that set. If I don't make it, I rest for 30 seconds and try to squeeze out some more, and repeat until I hit 20 with minimal rest.

I write down the weight and the number of reps of my f...

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Online tool for quick photo edits

@date=2023-11-16
@tags=tools, art, image-editing

I needed to drop out a background and turn it transparent, and I found this great site which allows you to do that and so much more with images: https://www4.lunapic.com/editor/

You can create animated gifs, do art style filters, do some basic drawing and modifications, etc.

Many of the thinks ...

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Pointing away from the pointless

@date=2023-10-31
@tags=agile

This is a response to this article https://medium.com/@kobalazs/five-fallacies-of-estimations-in-software-development-897c5bc0630f

I disagree with the whole team doing pointing thing. It always devolves into a much taller normal curve centered at 3 or 5 points. And it takes forever to come up w...

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Failure state for computers and AI

@date=2023-10-15
@tags=ai

Dishwasher that wouldn't run because it thought it wasn't draining but it was Car backup sensor thought there was something there, but wasn't and wouldn't let me back up, but car had an override The airplane that they were pulling up in, but ignoring the stall warning Teslas that people let drive...

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Light painter picking up blur

@date=2023-10-03
@tags=design, light-painter, excelidraw

2023-10-03 Light painter picking up blur.png

Tree sketch

@date=2023-10-03
@tags=drawing, sketch, excelidraw

2022-08-18 Tree sketch.png

Being yourself after you forget yourself

@date=2023-09-18
@tags=links, self

https://sambleckley.com/writing/alzhiemers-and-habits.html

Done manifesto

@date=2023-09-22
@tags=inspiration, motivation
2023-09-22 Done manifesto.png
  1. There are three states of being. Not knowing, action and completion.
  2. Accept that everything is a draft. It helps to get it done.
  3. There is no editing stage.
  4. Pretending you know what you're doing is almost the same as knowing what you are doing, so just accept that you know what...

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Why isn't VR exploding into the mainstream?

@date=2023-08-28
@tags=vr
2023-08-28ValveDeckard.png

You have two real options:

  1. PC VR with a huge upfront expense, a required dedicated space, and a wire attached to your head
  2. Quest - A tightly controlled platform with limited experimental titles. It is a pain in the ass to develop for, and if you don't make a smash hit, you won't be ac...

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Alternative to zoom, google meet, and teams

@date=2023-08-22
@tags=tools

https://meet.jit.si/

How to run a company the Netflix way

@date=2023-08-22
@tags=business

https://hbr.org/2014/01/how-netflix-reinvented-hr

45 going on 46

@date=2023-08-21
@tags=thoughts
2023-08-21 dumbell.png

So I am 45, about to be 46. My father is 83. He is pretty far along with dementia, is in a VA home in Alabama, and nearly died, but that was due to being in a really bad state care facility prior that seemed to prefer to drug and leave their patients in a room to die rather than take care of th...

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Movie review: the stand in

@date=2023-08-21
@tags=movie-reviews
2023-08-21 the stand in.png

In this movie, Drew Barrymore plays as both a slapstick comedy movie actor (Candy) that is famous, as well as her stand in (Paula).

In it Candy hates her career as a character that basically is a mix of Johnny Knoxville and Adam Sandler. The Paula is the person who is there to stand in for he...

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Writing it down

@date=2023-08-21
@tags=writing

Writing things down is a way of thinking. Not a way of recording what you wrote. One way to do this is to create a TIL - today I learned.

Another way is to apply the...

The Feynman Technique

The Feynman Technique is a method named after the physicist Richard Feynman, designed to help indiv...

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Solid - useContext

@date=2023-08-21
@tags=solidjs

I created a context system in SolidJS for forms

export const FormContext = createContext<Form>();

export interface Form {
  data: any;
  set: (data: any) => void;
  validationResult: Accessor<Joi.ValidationResult<any> | undefined>;
  touched: Accessor<TouchedData>;
  setFieldValue...

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Tailwind

@date=2023-08-07
@tags=coding, css
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Tailwind is a css framework that with some html code that looks like this:

You can style your site without css.

Instead, you throw classes on dom elements and then tailwind will ladle some css on your element to get it to look the way you like.

As someone who has done scss for a long time, ...

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Joel Spolsky makes you a wizard at excel

@date=2023-08-03
@tags=excel, data, video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0nbkaYsR94c

Custom tags to get over divitius

@date=2023-08-03
@tags=html

(note: update at end as there some issues with method)

Very often html looks like a soup of divs in projects

<div class="item">
    <div class="name">Toothpaste</div>
    <div class="description">Used to clean teeth</div>
    <div class="price">$20</div>
    <div class="actions"><button>add to cart</div>...

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Chatbot

@date=2023-07-21
@tags=art, pen

2023-07-21 Chatbot.jpg

Password validation done better

@date=2023-07-11
@tags=coding, security
xkcd-passphrases.png

One of the most annoying user experiences is registering and trying to create a password that passes a bunch of validation rules, such as must contain a uppercase, lowercase, special character, etc.

This doesn't always create the strongest password, and more importantly it doesn't create the mo...

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Firefox youtube downloader add on

@date=2023-07-07
@tags=hacks, youtube

It seems that any addon related to youtube downloading gets zapped form the Firefox and Chrome app stores. :(

Here is one I have used on Firefox that disappeared:

If you want to audit it before installing it, change the extension to zip, and unzip it (xpi is just a zip file). It looks like i...

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Making a laptop holder

@date=2023-07-03
@tags=3d-printing
before-cuts.png

I like to use my 3d printer a lot, but sometimes when there is a problem, I drop out of use for a while. Recently, a big ball of melted plastic formed around the hot end, and I didn't have an urge to fix it for a while.

Since we were doing the Nightmare Before Christmas as the theme for our card...

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Cardboard Boat Regatta

@date=2023-07-12
@tags=fun, projects
2023-07-02-cardboard-boat-building.jpg

Longview has an annual cardboard boat regatta, and I wanted to participate this year.

The theme was Christmas in July, and my daughter Chloe's favorite movie is Nightmare Before Christmas, so of course we had to do that.

I had my neighbor Scott and my son Jevon help with the construction.

...

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You have to check yourself

@date=2023-07-01
@tags=time-management, social-media

I have various timers. I use to remind me to take time away from my screen to walk around, play some violin, lift weights, or just grab a cup of coffee and take a minute to chat with my wife and have a moment with the kids.

If I am deep in thought or work or even some distraction, I will skip ...

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Brought in my google plus backup

@date=2023-06-29
@tags=blogging, googleplus, ai

About 5 years ago google plus went by by, but I made sure to export using their checkout feature all the posts.

Turns out that I was a pretty prolific poster there with about 250 posts. Each exported file was a way too cluttered blob of html and style code.

I had the goal of copying them into...

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Doubled strength about 1 year since workout charting

@date=2023-06-27
@tags=exercise
strength spreadsheet 2022.png

So this marks about a year since I started charting my weightlifting journey, and for most of the exercises I have doubled my strength.

In my older age, I have found that more reps and less weight is the way to avoid pulling muscles - a thing that in the past has hampered progress, keeping m...

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Tenacity

@date=2023-06-27
@tags=motivation

Do the imperfect.

Do that which is tedious in whatever way gets you through it.

Though it may suck, both the doing and how well you do it, it is far better than to not do the thing you are looking to do.

Everyone is always intimidated that the thing they want to do is populated by those who ar...

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Created a new blog render

@date=2023-06-26
@tags=coding, blog, obsidian

I wiped out RobKohr.com as I haven't touched it in over 5 years, and replaced it with this blog.

It was built just using one long markdown file called blog.md that I edit in obsidian and each article is separated by ## Blog titles, and under that I use @date and @tags to specify those two value...

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Stackoverflow instead of beating your head against the wall

@date=2023-06-22
@tags=stackoverflow, coding, programming

Often you will get deep in some code and come up against a wall. After working through it, and reading some documentation, if you haven't figured it out, it is time to go to stackoverflow.

I have been on stackoverflow for a little over 14 years now, and while I don't answer a lot of questions (t...

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Popular YouTubers - look at their old stuff

@date=2023-06-22
@tags=youtube, motivation

I kinda love going to a popular youtuber's channel, going to their videos section, and sorting by oldest.

What is now a polished producer of content that makes you feel intimidated to even attempt to make videos was once someone with a crappy camera, shooting in their back yard with a bad audio...

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Learned how to spell Labyrinth

@date=2023-06-22
@tags=life-goals, rpg

Just remember it starts with Laby.

Just a word I gave up on trying to spell right long ago. I have never been a good speller, and I think I have a slight bit of dyslexia, so I never really saw the inner spelling of the word, but finally I just decided to split the word into pieces, and remember...

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Every day I am shuffling

@date=2023-06-20
@tags=side-projects, focus, motivation

Consistency is what I have been progressing more to. It helps to have lots of ideas and passion, but to do something big: build strength, learning a music instrument, run for office, build a side project, etc, requires doing something every day towards that goal in an endless way. I am actually d...

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Reddits fall - maybe turn Neverall into a Reddit clone?

@date=2023-06-16
@tags=reddit, neverall, social-media

Finish up the analytics part, and then create a reddit clone on Neverall. The url could be something like neverall.com/n and then the subreddit name. I could have neverall.com/g be for games, and neverall.com/s for sites, and neverall.com/p for projects, and neverall.com/b for blogs, and neverall...

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How you move a mountain, one stone at a time

@date=2023-06-16
@tags=workout, exercise, fitness, motivation

I have been working out using a google spreadsheet to track workouts. I aim to do a 20 rep max each week for each exercise that is slightly above the previous week. So far, it has lead to a nice continuous improvement... assuming I don't ever skip weeks. Each time I skip more than 2 weeks it push...

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Cardboard boat regatta 2023-06-15

@date=2023-06-15
@tags=fun

Scott and I are building a 5 person boat for the Longview Go 4th cardboard boat regatta. It is difficult to find time to work on it though.

attempt 2 at making sourdough starter

@date=2023-06-13
@tags=bread
Yeast starter.jpg

First one dried out from a day of neglect.

I am attempting to do this to make bread at home to help with Ella's gluten intolerance. Apparently even rustic breads from the grocery store are very high in gluten from the sped up process of bread making that helps keep it fluffy and more shelf stabl...

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My daily process with Obsidian

@date=2023-06-09
@tags=obsidian

I have grown to love Obsidian, the notetaking app.

I think about making a blogging app, but I l...

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Ice Cream

@date=2023-05-13
@tags=art, spen

Ice cream 2023-05-13.jpg

future space lady

@date=2023-06-07
@tags=cassette-futurism

TheVindicationCover.jpg

Haiku - woodworking

@date=2023-03-21
@tags=haiku

sawdust in my prints

Grinding dust - I imagine

stacking in warm light

Getting a little torn between svelte and SolidJS

@date=2023-03-09
@tags=webdev

I have been playing with svelte, and liking it, but things just seem to mysterious. With SolidJS, I know what to expect.

I got to creating some input components with svelte and started to do a registration form. Going to try again with SolidJS to build the same thing. Let's see if it goes a litt...

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I made a thing for a school auction

@date=2023-03-09
@tags=woodworking

Letter Board.jpg

You gotta ...

@date=2023-03-04
@tags=untagged

know when to hold em, know when to fold em, know when to walk away, know when to run

McDonalds Breakfast

@date=2023-03-04
@tags=art, spen, food

McDonald's breakfast_2023-03-04.jpg

Telemarketing speed bump

@date=2023-03-01
@tags=telemarketing-speed-bump

Start a timer and see if you can beat your all time score. Just listen and talk to them. Remember, every 10 seconds you are on the phone, they are losing out on harassing someone else - you are really helping a lot of people and costing them money, thus destroying a bit of their scammy business. ...

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AWS

@date=2023-02-28
@tags=aws, servers

And just like that, I now understand so many more aws services https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIbIYCM48to I like that you can tap into things like brackets to work with quantum computers.

I still do think that AWS is like sticky fly paper to tech organizations. Yes, come use all of our fancy sm...

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Svelte

@date=2023-02-28
@tags=coding, svelte

The best tutorial on it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AXwgpUvLiwk

AI generated image of a mushroom house - Midjourney

@date=2023-06-26
@tags=ai

Mushroom House.png

Santa & Elf Drawings

@date=2022-12-20
@tags=art, spen

Santa - 2022-12-20.png

Elf 2022-12-20.png

Movie Review: Press Play

@date=2022-12-05
@tags=movie-review

Being a fan of time travel movies, and my wife being a fan of romantic time-travel movies, this was an easy choice. This is a story of a girl who lost the love her life in a tragic accident, and getting a chance to go back in time to save him with at time traveling mix tape. The catch is that she...

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On game development

@date=2022-12-05
@tags=gamedev

My mind gets such a buzz from taking an idea and spinning it into the concept for a game and then making it so (the last part being so ardurious that it rarely comes into being). This fun open ended thought process that then needs to be rangled by the realities of time and effort to actually make...

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Inserting political messaging into education

@date=2022-08-22
@tags=politics
10 Other books to ban immediately.png

The actual samples of things the press actually show from the rejection list are things like math textbooks using "What me, racist?" and then having the student use racial bias data that is questionable to solve a problem. This is subtly pushing the racial focused narrative, and they are findin...

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Desk

@date=2022-08-18
@tags=art, spen

Desk 2022-08-18.jpg

Designing playground structure using AR

@date=2022-08-15
@tags=ar, drawing, playground, design, woodworking

Designing playground structure using AR - 2022-08-15.png

Concept art for space fighting game - 2022-07-26

@date=2022-07-26
@tags=space-battle-game, art, concept-art

Concept art for space fighting game - 2022-07-26.jpg

On Nostalgia In The Evolution of Music

@date=2022-02-14
@tags=music, philosophy

I looked up 2000's music yesterday on spotify. I am a child of the 80's and 90's and when I listen to music, I really lean heavy into those decades, and like most people when they hit middle age, they tune into the newest music on the radio, and feel that the music of their childhood is way super...

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Mushroom Container

@date=2021-12-25
@tags=art, spen

Mushroom Container - 2021-12-25.jpg

Favorite Movies List

@date=2021-09-20
@tags=movies

To be updated with new ones from time to time:

Mind racing, can't nap

@date=2021-08-27
@tags=self-improvement

Put a note pad next to your bed. Write down everything going through your mind. Keep writing while you are thinking until everything is covered. Now no more reason to think about things and you go to sleep. You can review the stuff when you wake up.

Concepts for work time

@date=2021-08-27
@tags=productivity

Allow 30 minute blocks for things, and only have one active task at a time. Count how many 30 minute blocks you use... this should be equal to the points... maybe? Not really very scrummy, but might be a good thing to track.

6 points a day = 30 points a week.z

John Cleese On Creativity Summary

@date=2021-08-27
@tags=self-improvement

Original video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb5oIIPO62g

(There are also some other videos of him talking about creativity)

Creativity is derived from play.

We exist in one of two states: Open and Closed

Closed is for when creativity is decided on and should be the follow up to being open. ...

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Balancing and doing side projects

@date=2021-08-15
@tags=untagged

Consistency with side projects is only accomplished with scheduling tasks on a consistent basis.

Pivotal tracker for personal use

@date=2021-08-15
@tags=getting-things-done, scrum
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Having a family, side projects, main work, hobbies, etc can just be too much to keep track of, and also to allot time to. How often do you say "I'll do X around the house" and you just never get around to it.

Recently I have fallen in love with Pivotal Tracker for work purposes in managing tas...

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On typescript

@date=2021-08-15
@tags=typescript, webdev
2021-08-15-11-32-29.png

After working with typescript a lot on work projects, I typically skip it on personal projects as it just seems tedious at times.

Well, I just threw it into the neverall project while working on an alerting system, and by golly did it help clean up some things.

The issues I find are related t...

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Boston dynamics dancing robots

@date=2021-07-19
@tags=robots

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03QJJBN2hGI

I wonder how long it took to create this script and how much it was don't virtually without the machine, and how much of it was done directly with the machine.

These are glorious self balancing machines that have perfected the challenging AI task of p...

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Pick some great colors for your website or game

@date=2021-05-25
@tags=web-design

Cohesive colors is a color palette randomizer that does a great job picking a set of 5 colors that work really well together, and also allows you to throw a hue adjustment on them all.

This would be good for a quick way to colorize game levels or websites t...

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Web based free replacement for photoshop

@date=2021-05-25
@tags=graphic-design, art

Pixlr photo editor really fulfills what I am looking for in a photoshop replacement without spending big bucks on what is basically 31 year old technology.

As someone who way the hell back in the late 90s liked to do silly things with mashing up different photos and doing...

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One codebase to rule them all

@date=2021-05-25
@tags=web-dev, react, seo, adhd

A little over a decade ago, I went on a binge and made a bunch of web apps of various sorts:

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Easy instant github branch deployment

@date=2021-04-23
@tags=servers, web-dev, react

Want to have your server update itself whenever you deploy to a github branch? Piece of cake:

https://github.com/RobKohr/github-hook-handler

Standardizing portable board games

@date=2021-04-23
@tags=3d-printing, boardgames

I have a bit of a thought that 3d printing boardgames would be great, particularly portable ones with nice cases.

For sizing, I am thinking of basing it off of the iso 216 paper sizing formats. Most people will think of this relating to the A4 printer pap...

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Considering surfing

@date=2021-01-03
@tags=fun

I am thinking it would be fun to go surfing at the oregon and washington coast this summer.

Coding productivity

@date=2020-12-04
@tags=programming

One thing that I find that helps is to open up a text file and start typing what your thoughts are and be unfiltered (I sometimes look away from my screen so I don't proofread). Try and get everything out, and let yourself brainstorm.

Keeping it all in a conversation in your head creates too man...

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Game performance by tag and modding

@date=2020-10-23
@tags=gamedev

This is a great article about what games perform well on steam based upon their tags (categories).

Some games like strategy war games, which I have a gre...

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Bringing things under one roof

@date=2020-10-20
@tags=webdev, seo

This is a great article about using subdomains vs subfolders for seo:

subdomains vs subfolders

I looks pretty clear that subfolders are the way to go.

With a single server with nginx on it, you can reverse proxy to multiple servers usi...

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The uneasy peace of nuclear weapons.

@date=2020-10-13
@tags=war, politics

Just some thoughts I had after watching this video:

Simulation of a Nuclear Blast in a Major City

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3RzNEzJyzo&ab_channel=NeilHalloran

Nuclear weapons are the reason we haven't had multiple world wars since WWII. The game mechanics of warfare changed when any maj...

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Thoughts on using grommet for web app design

@date=2020-10-08
@tags=web-dev, design, react

I used Grommet for a react project, and here are some of my thoughts on it.

Things I like

Things I don't like

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Next.js vs Create-React-App

@date=2020-10-08
@tags=web-dev, react

When doing react, I have on worked with CRA up until now. I just took over a next.js app, and when built and deployed, it is speedy, but didn't like some of the details of development:

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6 degrees of separation on wikipedia

@date=2020-10-08
@tags=random

This is pretty fascinating stuff: https://www.sixdegreesofwikipedia.com/blog/search-results-analysis

With just 3 clicks on average, you can get from any wikipedia article to any other wikipedia article.

place setting

@date=2020-10-07
@tags=doodles

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cats

@date=2020-10-07
@tags=doodles

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7 days away from the time wasting websites

@date=2020-10-07
@tags=productivity

I have a problem with time wasting websites such as youtube, facebook, twitter, etc. I start going down rabbit holes that suck away my work day.

As such, I am putting all social media sites on a 7 day time out. I have added them all to my /etc/hosts file so that visiting them just goes to an err...

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Cloudflare effects on users

@date=2020-09-22
@tags=editthis.info, web-development
2020-09-22-15-12-53.png

For the last few years I have been using cloudflare in front of editthis.info. On the 21st I dropped it, and saw an immediate decrease in average load times (from google analytics):

This was without any changes to the system at all, and with about 800-900 active users per day.

Also, as mentio...

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Disney during covid

@date=2020-09-22
@tags=vacation, covid

My wife and I went to Disneyworld for our honeymoon this month and it was fantastic. Due to pandemic fears, flights were super cheap, the disney resort was discounted and nearly empty, and lines were nearly non-existent at the parks. Most rides were about a 5 minute wait, with some of the more po...

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Editthis.info overhaul

@date=2020-09-21
@tags=editthis.info, completed-projects
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EditThis.info has long been overdue for an upgrade. I've been postponing it for a while, and now that I have just finished a big move, a wedding, and a honeymoon in Disney (covid be damned), I am circling back on it.

Task list (this article will be updated as things are c...

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Instaboardgame.com - play board games instantly with friends

@date=2020-09-03
@tags=instaboardgame, in-progress-projects

Instaboardgame will be a place for people to instantly play and create boardgames with their friends wherever they may be.

Think of it like a big box of board game pieces that you can pull out and start playing with.

To start with, you create a table, then you can e...

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Hacker Newsletter

@date=2020-08-28
@tags=reading, tech

I use rss feeds, reddit, twitter, news sites, etc, etc, but the most distilled grouping of great new things to read on the web regarding programming, science, design, and many other things is Hacker Newsletter. It is a weekly email newsletter that is a curated ...

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Shareable web based boardgame update

@date=2020-06-04
@tags=instaboardgame, in-progress-projects
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Last month I made a doodle post of an idea for an instant online board game system.

Well, progress is coming along fast:

So far I have:

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Setup ssl websockets from node using nginx and certbot

@date=2020-06-04
@tags=nginx, nodejs, web-development, instaboardgame, websockets
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Certbot is the tool from letsencrypt.org that lets you generate ssl certificates for your site without having to pay the likes of Verisign ever again. Basically I love the heck out of them for what they do.

Nginx runs on your server to redirect examplesite.com to loc...

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1000 Blank White cards sounds like a fun game

@date=2020-05-20
@tags=boardgames
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I was reading this BGG page:

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/4550/1000-blank-white-cards

And it looks like a fun game to play, especially with some jumbo index cards.

Some ideas for a go...

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An attempted simple guide for react hooks.

@date=2020-05-14
@tags=react, programming, guides
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React hooks is what got me to actually like React enough to make it my primary web development framework (at least at this date). They break away from the ugly class based heavily nested object form of React, and make it truly more functional, while giving allowances for managing state in a sta...

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Started on a shareable web based boardgame system

@date=2020-05-07
@tags=shareable-board-game, software-ideas, instaboardgame, boardgames

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Going through notebook directory

@date=2020-05-07
@tags=notebook

I am going through my notebook directory where I have a bunch of little jottings, and these next posts are from those files all brought into this blog so they can be deleted.

Some quotes from the Art of Manliness blog

@date=2020-05-07
@tags=quotes

Make hay while the sun shines.

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Movies for me to watch... again

@date=2020-05-07
@tags=movies-to-watch

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Good fermented foods for probiotics

@date=2020-05-07
@tags=food

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Weighted Task Chooser

@date=2020-04-09
@tags=projects, launched
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Weighted task chooser is a command line node script that will select a randomly weighted task to do out of a tasklist markdown file.

So you have a list of tasks to do in a markdown file:

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WET vs DRY coding

@date=2020-04-09
@tags=programming
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This is roughly a reply to/inspired by Write everything twice, just not a third time.

This is really a heavy "it depends". The goals of making it so you have one source of things to be debugged and modified ...

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Idea: VR game where you play with fairies

@date=2020-04-02
@tags=vr, software-ideas

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Using 5x8 index cards for random notes and ideas

@date=2020-03-30
@tags=index-cards, writing
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I started working with using index cards for writing ideas similar to the slipcard (Zettelkasten Method). I started working with 3x5's but found they were too small to write ideas on. Now I am using 5x8's. This works well, because I use them in portrait orientation and they fit in the [box I got ...

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So many ways to write

@date=2020-03-19
@tags=writing
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I have gotten so interested in different writing systems lately. I have more notebooks than I know what to do with. I use a daily notebook.md file which I use to track work tasks. I have this blog, which is generated from a blog.md file. I recently got index cards and am trying to figure out ho...

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Backlog tracking

@date=2020-03-19
@tags=software-ideas
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Using a long notebook file has made it easier to keep track of what I need to do each day. On any day I grab things from the backlog, and stick them under the header for today's date. Then I checkmark competed items. Incomplete items just move to the next day (or back to the backlog).

Perhaps ...

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Buying cheap during coronavirus

@date=2020-03-19
@tags=stocks

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A lot of stocks are really down, some much more than average: Cruise ships, amusement parks, Dave and Busters, movie theater chains.

Selling all of my stock index funds and buying up whatever is cheap.

UPDATE 2 years later: everything went great :D

Everything in visual studio code

@date=2020-03-19
@tags=untagged

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It amazes me how much can be done with VS code. It is really the perfect editor thanks to all of the extensions.

FAANGs are sucking us dry

@date=2020-02-22
@tags=business, startups
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The FAANG's of the world are doing us a big disservice. They filter out the best of the best programmers in the world, and then shackle them with 300K+ golden handcuffs to work on meaningless tasks on already developed products.

I was talking with a recruiter many years back about when Yahoo had...

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Octomaze review

@date=2019-12-08
@tags=other-peoples-projects, review

Octomaze is a A good puzzler that gets you thinking, is challenging, but not so much that I have gotten stuck yet.

The mechanics and style of this game concept are great, but what really makes this shine is how much obvious th...

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Screenshot Saturday Dec 7th 2019

@date=2019-12-07
@tags=godot-asset-store, screenshot-saturday

On youtube

Progress update on https://godotassetstore.org

What works

In progress

Next Up

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Remove annoying EU cookie banners

@date=2019-12-05
@tags=css, govt, automating-life
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Tired of having to annoyingly see those accept cookies messages that EU bureaucrats have foisted upon us all? Use the StyleBot chrome extension and then open stylebot->options->Edit Global Style Sheet, and the...

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Programming Elevator Action

@date=2019-12-02
@tags=other-peoples-projects, games
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Elevator Saga is a javascript programming game where you have to write code to control elevators in the most efficient possible manner to be increasingly difficult levels. Warning: this is totally a nerd trap that will suck your attention if you are a programme...

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Bringing back the pipes

@date=2019-11-30
@tags=tools

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Node red this is a very similar thing to yahoo pipes back in the day. It is a self hosted tool to pipe things into each other and do operations on them (best to watch the video there).

I want to try out your Indie Local Multiplayer Game

@date=2019-11-27
@tags=games

I have a PC hooked up to a TV with a bunch of controllers, and I love local multiplayer games with my kids. If you have a game you would like us to beta test, and write a review of, just send me a message on twitter.

On game design: make them cry

@date=2019-11-26
@tags=game-design, other-peoples-projects, game-review

I was talking with @octagon_game_st about his game Octomaze

I didn't finish the demo, and well, I figured I should paste it in as I think it is a good breakdo...

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Super Pitfall 30th Anniversary Edition

@date=2019-11-26
@tags=nes, other-peoples-projects

NesRocks made this very cool refreshed version of Super Pitfall that is a rom hack that updates graphics and music. He really does a great job in keeping true to the original designs.

![super pitfall](https://nesrocks.c...

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Angular is just easier to make most web applications in than React

@date=2019-11-25
@tags=angular, react

UPDATE: My feelings about this have changed quite a bit, a follow up article is to come. The summary is that React has gotten so much easier with React hooks that my recommendations here have changed.

A little background

I did about 5 years of AngularJS (not newer Angular) development, 1.5 ...

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Domain names are too cheap

@date=2019-11-23
@tags=domains, things-that-piss-me-off

It is way too difficult to find a domain that isn't being squatted on. Take any two random words in the dictionary, put them together for a domain name, and some squatter will own it.

As painful as it would be to raise prices, a domain name should be $100 per year rather than $10. This would des...

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USB micro and usb c Magnetic Charging Cables

@date=2019-11-22
@tags=shopping, reviews, amazon

I have a bunch of devices that use micro-usb, and as such I have chargers for them everywhere, but inevitably the tips on those cables start to fail, and devices have to be wiggled around and set just right to charge. On top of it, the devices themselves start to w...

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Oculus Quest

@date=2019-11-21
@tags=vr, oculus, vive

My vive has died in all the ways:

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Godot languages

@date=2019-11-21
@tags=languages, localization, godot-asset-store

Looking at much of the traffic on the asset store, and non-USA visitors seem to be a big part of it (China, Russia, etc).

To satisfy this market (and target them for SEO), I will do something relating to using the google translate api to translate the various assets and text in the site. Urls wi...

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ConstantSail doing surprisingly well

@date=2019-11-21
@tags=projects, constantsail

Constant Sail Pirates and Traders analytics seems to do consistently well despite being a page with no content on it other than an old video. I should make it a priority to make this game again with newer tech to support more users than before as there is just a continu...

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registered godotassetstore.org

@date=2019-11-21
@tags=projects, godot-asset-store, nginx, certbot

I just registered godotassetstore.org for the Godot Asset Store. It seems like it would be an easier name to share with people and the media than godotasset.store, which just seems a little odd. I'll have to set an nginx redirect for it on the server and set up cert...

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A blog generator

@date=2019-11-20
@tags=blog, projects, announcements, github, open-source

And just like that, now we have a dead simple blog generator tool:

Github / dead-simple-markdown-to-static-blog-creator

This was used to create the site you are currently on!

A very very simple blog

@date=2019-11-20
@tags=blog

This blog was created with a simple markdown file and a directory of images. Trying to come up with a good way to host it will be interesting

I should come up with a new username on twitter and domain name to match it.

Burning the midnight oil

@date=2019-11-20
@tags=habits

3am is often the time I wake up, eat some cereal and do about an hour or so of hacking before heading back to bed at 5am. It just seems to be the most productive time for me (assuming I don't get wrapped up in social media).

Godot Asset Store

@date=2019-11-19
@tags=godot, godot-asset-store, projects, in-progress, angular, nodejs

I started developing the Godot Asset Store a few weeks ago. It is built with Angular and node.js as the backend api with nginx as the frontend.

I am getting to the tricky parts now:

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Stack overflow

@date=2019-11-01
@tags=stackoverflow

Stack Overflow is like a magic wish granting genie, if all your wishes are constrained to be answers to technical problems. Pretty much and far flung technical question I put in there, the right person comes along and provides an answer.

Started working on the Godot Asset store

@date=2019-10-25
@tags=godot-asset-store, started-project, projects, godot

10/25/2019 is the day I started the Godot Asset Store, and so I am inserting this entry for that day. After creating my first godot app (the tutorial dodge game), and after years of dipping my toe into Unity but never making much of anything, I see great potential in Godot.

One of the biggest pa...

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Govt law monitoring site

@date=2019-04-24
@tags=concept-art, govt

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submarine playhouse

@date=2019-04-24
@tags=concept-art, playhouse

2019-04-24%20submarine%20playhouse.jpg

Mix Match Domains

@date=2019-01-24
@tags=projects, launched

Generate domain names from keywords using mixmatchdomains.com

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First play through of Unseen Diplomacy

@date=2018-05-17
@tags=vr

Watch me struggle :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=orsDtzhR71g

Butchering the basics

@date=2018-02-01
@tags=music

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=URkGWoNTDlA

Firebird On Ice - Comedy Show Class Ending

@date=2016-12-16
@tags=comedy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WdVkZtA4NPg

X-ing

@date=2015-06-07
@tags=dreams
xing.jpg

I wrote this a long while back about a dream I had about a race that happens every year. This isn't a normal race, but one where participants can bring all manner of things to race with (skateboards, bikes, etc) but most chose to go by foot.

The race starts in the dark of night, in a dense ci...

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Netflix Jump scroll

@date=2015-05-12
@tags=browser-extensions

I created a new google chrome extension that changes the functionality of the netflix left/right scroll buttons. Instead of doing the annoying slow scroll, this makes it jump to show the next set of movies in the carousel. 

[Netflix Jump Scroll](https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/netflix-j...

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Git Tower

@date=2015-03-16
@tags=git

After years of using git from the command line, I pretty much only handle git from this app now. I started using it 4 months ago for work, and now also use it to manage my personal github stuff. It makes managing and visualizing git a breeze. 

[Tower - The most powerful Git client for Mac](http:...

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Offworld trading company

@date=2015-02-16
@tags=rts-games

This looks like a really fun original game. Basically you are one of a number of companies competing to develop on Mars and you acquire resources and trade them on the market trying to outdo your competitors. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LHdh9jDWDRM&feature=autoshare

Islandwarfare

@date=2015-02-13
@tags=projects, island-warfare, webgame

I am working on a game at islandwarfare.com

Sign up now to receive an email when it is launched!

It will be a game where you build up the resources and units on an island and use them to capture other neighboring islands.

Bitcoin pricing

@date=2015-02-12
@tags=bitcoin

I see so many charts posted predicting the future value of bitcoin.

I love it when people put lines all over price charts hoping to predict the subjective valuation of thousands of irrational actors. 

Trends are meaningless, and mass action will come in response to events out in the wor...

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Google plus is pretty great

@date=2015-02-10
@tags=google-plus-post

Starting to re-find my love of google+. Facebook tends to just be a collection of highschool and other old friends' updates about their lives: marriage, kids, etc. It is nice to browse, but in the end I don't think I get much from it. Also, since I was in politics for a while, and made a lot of p...

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Depression Quest: An Interactive (non)Fiction About Living with Depression

@date=2015-02-10
@tags=game-i-like

I was reading an article in Gamasutra about novel game design and he told a little story about how this game helped snap him out of depression (and also helped him realize that games can provide more than just casual fun).

If you know anyone that might be dealing with depression, send them the li...

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Go Tetris

@date=2015-02-09
@tags=games-i-like

If you like Go and Tetris, give this a try.
Warning: it is super hard. 

Play Go Tetris! 1.1

Fontello - icon fonts generator

@date=2015-02-06
@tags=webdev

This is so cool! You can take and mesh together icons from different font sets along with svg images and define the names of the icons however you like.

This is the most awesome way to make an icon set for your website!

With this you can scale things as you like, and make icons any color you lik...

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Net Neutrality Laws

@date=2015-02-06
@tags=netneutrality

The internet is a functioning thriving ecosystem that works with the current very light regulation regime, and it has been for decades. 

How about this: when the telcoms get around to screwing the consumers by throttling their youtube and netflix (yes ignoring that one incident) then we can ...

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The joys of JS

@date=2015-01-29
@tags=javascript

javascript : how could a loosely typed, prototype-based, asynchronous language, with complex scoping rules, and a propensity for complex callback loops be possibly dangerous :)    

It does make for some fun surprises

Cool, I love Bjork

@date=2015-01-25
@tags=music

Cool, I love Bjork

Bjork in the New York Times Magazine

http://whowillsaverockandroll.blogspot.com/2015/01/bjork-in-new-york-times-magazine.html

Parody atari game covers

@date=2023-06-29
@tags=funny, retro-gaming

2015-01-07T10:52:54-0500

Parody atari game covers... many look like they would have been fun :)

http://mightygodking.com/2008/04/21/fun-from-yesterday/

Monty Python Universe song

@date=2015-01-06
@tags=funny

Because...  Just because.

From the meaning of life we have the Monty Python Universe song. A great rendition that shows just how amazing the universe really is from one ridiculous movie. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yq4uCWtQE24

Javscript for math

@date=2014-12-19
@tags=javascript

I use the javascript console as a calculator, and it is funny when binary <- -> decimal rounding/conversion errors pop up unexpectedly.

This is a good reason to be careful when doing if(x==someNumber) conditionals in your code.

Bitmessage

@date=2023-06-29
@tags=crypto

If you would like to contact me via bitmessage, my address is 
BM-2cUH7jMop6tgKaNTt6KG5hhzvjqti1XWyQ

http://bitmessage.org 

Update: I no longer have access to this address

Teacher for all of childhood

@date=2014-06-23
@tags=education

It would be interesting if kindergarten teachers went with you all the way up to senior year of high school. They wouldn't just be a teacher for a grade level, but for the lifetime of a kid till they go off to college. 

Yep, I can see plenty of problems with this and plenty of work arounds t...

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Full vinyl albums on youtube

@date=2014-06-19
@tags=youtube, music

This will list  recorded full albums on YT

full album vinyl - YouTube

Digital Ocean

@date=2014-06-16
@tags=webdev

Loving DigitalOcean.com vps. Only $5 a month for a base one, but if you are using it for development, you can snapshot it and shut it down, and only pay a few cents for the hours you had it running. 

Basically I treat snapshoting and shutting down like putting away my toys for playing with l...

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dieselsweeties saucer seperation

@date=2014-06-06
@tags=comics

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Trucrypt not secure?

@date=2014-06-03
@tags=crypto

So, Truecrypt posted that they are no longer secure anymore and you can no longer download their software and ... oh yeah, you should start using Microsoft's Bitlocker instead. Never mind that it is closed source and that MS promises that they won't put in a back door for the NSA.

The nice thing...

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Cool breaking bad party

@date=2014-05-30
@tags=tv

Cool craftiness

I'm in the empire business -- Breaking Bad season finale party

Facebook bought your face

@date=2023-06-29
@tags=vr

Oculus rift is being bought by facebook. Now we can have facebook for your face.

Hurrah for price increases

@date=2014-05-13
@tags=domains

So it looks like Verisign has increased domain registration prices to over $10 for .coms:

 After 7/1/2013, prices change
    .com from $10.99 to $14.99 per year.
    .name, .ws and .biz from $12.99 to $14.99 per year.
    .ca from $11.99 to $14.99 per year.
    .org, .info, .net and ...

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Wow, that's it. Game over for Nintendo, XBox, and playstation

@date=2014-04-02
@tags=games

Wow, that's it. Game over for Nintendo, XBox, and playstation. It is so easy to make a game on android and put it on this store, consoles and their gated developer communities don't stand a chance. 

There have been a few android game consoles that were made by small firms and a bunch that were i...

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Hacking on a new version of Tank!

@date=2014-03-14
@tags=games-by-me

Hacking on a new version of Tank!

googlePlusPhotos/Photos%20from%20posts/3-14-14/19ihyd5ah7waq.jpg

https://github.com/RobKohr/tank

Test if spen

@date=2014-03-13
@tags=spen

Test if spen

googlePlusPhotos/Photos%20from%20posts/3-13-14/19if80pbt4ouq.jpg

Google+ post

@date=2014-03-13
@tags=spen

googlePlusPhotos/Photos%20from%20posts/3-13-14/19if83l8kmiyq.jpg

googlePlusPhotos/Photos%20from%20posts/3-13-14/19if83m2ofd0y.jpg

Look a blimp

@date=2014-03-13
@tags=news

Look a blimp

googlePlusPhotos/Photos%20from%20posts/3-13-14/19ifkm0dltfgi.jpg

One of my favorite mobile apps is Mind Wall. It is a simple puzzle game where...

@date=2014-02-24
@tags=games, ld48

One of my favorite mobile apps is Mind Wall. It is a simple puzzle game where you need to chip off one square of a wall to fit a tetris like block through the wall. It is mildly challenging, and makes for a good spacial puzzle. It was created for ld48

iOS: <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="...

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This is advice I would have taken had I known when I started college. I would...

@date=2014-01-17
@tags=college

This is advice I would have taken had I known when I started college. I would pass this on to anyone you know that is going to college soon.

Testing Out: How to “Moneyball” Your Way to a Debt-Free College Degree

http://www.artofmanliness.com/2014/01/14/testing-out-how-to-moneyball-your-way-to...

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I used to work in e-commerce, and one term you might not heard of is called a...

@date=2014-01-17
@tags=webdev

I used to work in e-commerce, and one term you might not heard of is called an "abandoned cart." It is when a user is about to check out, but then leaves the site. This happens frequently, and many savvy e-commerce sites try to recover these abandoned carts.

If you got through much of the process...

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I am using

@date=2013-11-05
@tags=crypto

I am using redphone now, so feel free to call me using it.

Google Extension Idea: Check out elsewhere for amazon.

@date=2013-11-05
@tags=untagged

Google Extension Idea: Check out elsewhere for amazon. I use a chrome extension called "the invisible hand" which shows you what other online stores are charging in comparison to amazon. It would be great if there was an extension called "check out elsewhere" where your whole cart could be dro...

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IdeaNeedsHackers

@date=2013-11-05
@tags=coding

#IdeaNeedsHackers Have a good idea that you want to get some hackers on board with? Just put it out there and use the #IdeaNeedsHackers  hash tag. You should state whether or not you can contribute to the development effort, or if this is just an idea that you want to kick out into the world and...

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Android Bitcoin Venerability

@date=2013-08-19
@tags=google-plus-post

If you or anyone you know is using bitcoin on android, there is a issue with how android was creating random numbers which made transactions generated on android wallets vulnerable where the private keys could be reverse engineered. 

I use BitcoinSpinner, and I upgraded BitcoinSpinner, and then i...

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No database for node.js

@date=2013-08-15
@tags=webdev

So I have been using node.js and mongo for some time, and yeah, it works fine and all, but I am starting to wonder, why bother with a db at all?

When you are using PHP each load of a page restarts the PHP app, and the only way you can have any state stored for anything is to use some database sys...

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The end of HP

@date=2013-07-15
@tags=google-plus-post

For some reason I have been thinking a lot about health bars, HP in RPGs, and RTS'

The idea of diminishing health until a character is dead just seems to be very far from reality. If you get hit by a sword or arrow or bullet, you are either critically wounded (crippled), dead, or maybe it was ju...

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Google Distopia?

@date=2013-07-08
@tags=google-plus-post

Google Distopia?

So I was watching this video Google Glass - The First Fight & Arrest Caught on Glass - July 4 Wildwood, N...

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dictionary of numbers

@date=2013-05-26
@tags=comics, numbers

http://blog.xkcd.com/2013/05/15/dictionary-of-numbers/

Dictionary of Numbers | xkcd

http://blog.xkcd.com/2013/05/15/dictionar...

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This looks to be big

@date=2013-05-26
@tags=google-plus-post

This looks to be big: https://bitmessage.org/wiki/Main_Page

Bitmessage Wiki

https://bitmessage.org/wiki/Main_Page

https://bitmessage.org/wiki...

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ConstantSail Nodepdx

@date=2013-05-18
@tags=google-plus-post

Demo of http://ConstantSail.com for nodepdx ( http://nodepdx.org/ )

This was done completely with node.js using mongodb as the data store, and using jQuery Mobile as the front end framework. Also used was express.js and ejs as the templating engine.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMJFhzbe7_...

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A quick and easy way to make Chrome web browser more secure

@date=2013-03-06
@tags=extensions

A quick and easy way to make Chrome web browser more secure:

Go to this url: chrome://plugins/

and start disabling plugins. The number 1 on your hit list is Java, which accounts for 50% of the security issues in the last year. (source: <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://www.reuters.c...

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This is my first phone app I have m...

@date=2013-03-04
@tags=google-plus-post

Now available in the iTunes store!

This is my first phone app I have made in over a year. It is a simple RPG dice roller. More apps to come :)

Quick RPG Dice

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id603097725?mt=8&ign-mpt=uo%3D4

"Go Go Red Team"

@date=2013-02-28
@tags=google-plus-post

"Go Go Red Team" "Go Go Blue Team"

Whatever side you are identified yourself with, you are identifying yourself with a side that supports an evil financial system, an imperialist military system, and a corrupt bought out political system controlled by career politicians who's main focus is gettin...

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Photoshop wasn't handy, and gimp is a pain to use.

@date=2013-02-12
@tags=apps, graphics

Photoshop wasn't handy, and gimp is a pain to use. After trying to find a decent alternative, I stumbled upon sumopaint, a free web based photo editor. It might be a bit weak for super-advanced users, but for me it worked just fine. 

It does layers, magic wand selection, and 98% of all of the oth...

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I put out my first android app today. :)

@date=2013-02-12
@tags=google-plus-post

I put out my first android app today. :)

Wow, this looks like it will be a really fun game.

@date=2013-02-01
@tags=google-plus-post

Wow, this looks like it will be a really fun game.

Artizens

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/artizens/artizens-0

Google+ post 2013-01-11

@date=2013-01-11
@tags=google-plus-post

Nomination seals break with past policies - FT.com

http://on.ft.com/VGryJ6

bitcoins mined

@date=2013-01-01
@tags=bitcoin

So 25 btc are mined every 10 minutes, 3600 per day. At $13 a piece, that is $4800 per day. Considering the number of people that are doing bitcoin mining, it doesn't seem like a lucritive investment - unless you have free/subsidized electricity.

Google+ post 2012-12-07

@date=2012-12-07
@tags=google-plus-post

Printcoins

@date=2012-12-07
@tags=printcoins

PrintCoins - Physical Bitcoins Bills For Your Your Wallet

http://printcoins.com

Wow, the fiscal cliff sounds great

@date=2012-11-11
@tags=google-plus-post

Wow, the fiscal cliff sounds great: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_fiscal_cliff Basically both parties hate it as i...

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Watch the debates between the 3rd party candidates. This is likely to have a ...

@date=2012-10-24
@tags=politics

Watch the debates between the 3rd party candidates. This is likely to have a lot more "meat" than the watered down thing that is called a debate between the two major parties.

Free & Equal - Fighting for a more equal election process

http://freeandequal.org/

http://www.c-span.org/Campaig...

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This is the first time I funded a kickstarter. Although I don't do miniat...

@date=2012-10-06
@tags=google-plus-post

This is the first time I funded a kickstarter. Although I don't do miniature gaming, I love these little houses that you can pop apart and put back together, and think they would be great for the kids. 

I funded this for $15 to get the "Fisherman's Cottage" which comes with a cool sod roof.

...

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I know everyone is all heated up about the presidential race, but if you are ...

@date=2012-10-05
@tags=google-plus-post

I know everyone is all heated up about the presidential race, but if you are local to oregon, check out James Buchal who is running for Attorney General. He is a liberty oriented candidate who got on the Republican ticket through a write in campaign. 

Issues that are important to him are ...

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Google+ post 2012-09-28

@date=2012-09-28
@tags=google-plus-post

googlePlusPhotos/Photos%20from%20posts/9-28-12/180jaeu40rs2a.jpg

I am in on the October Challenge for Ludum Dare, and will be developing

@date=2012-09-28
@tags=google-plus-post

I am in on the October Challenge for Ludum Dare, and will be developing http://islandwarfare.com

You can sign up for email/rss/twitter updates on the website. ...

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I think conspiracy theories are sometimes conspiracy in themselves.

@date=2012-09-25
@tags=google-plus-post

I think conspiracy theories are sometimes conspiracy in themselves. 

ZeroHedge put the RT as a bullet point, and feel that it requires a little comment. 

I think that the RT is nothing more than a russian news puppet show that is similar to our leaflet bombings of enemies in prior wars. Their pu...

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So I now have two separate projects on github where people are forking and me...

@date=2012-09-23
@tags=google-plus-post

So I now have two separate projects on github where people are forking and merging in code. 

I now see the delight in the git experience. :)

After using mongodb for quite some time and building several systems with it,...

@date=2012-09-22
@tags=PHP, LAMP, MySQL, Nodejs, mongodb, coding

After using mongodb for quite some time and building several systems with it, I am starting to drift back into preferring structured data in a mysql db. 

I think the seco...

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Google maps has a bike mode and a mass transit mode. It would be great if the...

@date=2012-09-20
@tags=googlemaps

Google maps has a bike mode and a mass transit mode. It would be great if they had a mixed mode which just showed the speediest way to get there assuming you could skip mass transit things that are too slow.

A new way to round - rand_round

@date=2012-09-08
@tags=google-plus-post

A new way to round - rand_round So in grade school you are taught the basics of rounding. If the decimal portion of the number is < .5 round down to the integer so 5.3 becomes 5. If it is >= .5 round up, so 5.8 becomes 6.   This is well and good if you are doing something that has an even d...

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Ebay's failure as an auction sitego to eb.

@date=2012-08-31
@tags=google-plus-post

Ebay's failure as an auction site

Too often when I go to ebay now, I just find merchants filling the search results with either "buy it now" items, or auctions with too high of a starting price.

I wish they would do something about this. A simple solution would be a 5% charge of the listing pr...

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This is a pretty no-fills website that has been running since 1999. It emails...

@date=2012-08-27
@tags=google-plus-post

This is a pretty no-fills website that has been running since 1999. It emails you whenever a web page changes. I use it whenever a site doesn't provide rss or a newsletter, but I want to keep track of when there are updates.

ChangeDetection - Know when any web page changes

https://www.changed...

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Gary Johnson bumper sticker I just ordered.

@date=2012-08-27
@tags=politics

Gary Johnson bumper sticker I just ordered. 

Vote For Gary Johnson from Zazzle.com

http://www.zazzle.com/vote_for_gary_johnson-128745434855684710

This was a response to a message posted from an occupy wall street support wh...

@date=2012-08-05
@tags=politics

This was a response to a message posted from an occupy wall street support who felt the occupy movement has nothing to do with libertarians. They also were speaking about the need to regulate business:

Most libertarians are against the bail out of wall street, which I suppose the occupy wall stre...

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The original plot of the Little Mermaid was more dramatic than Disney's v...

@date=2012-07-22
@tags=google-plus-post

The original plot of the Little Mermaid was more dramatic than Disney's version.

The Little Mermaid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Mermaid#Plot

Book review of Starship Troopers I posted on Amazon.com

@date=2012-07-06
@tags=google-plus-post

Book review of Starship Troopers I posted on Amazon.com

This is totally different than the movie, but only in good ways. Heinlein is a expert of political philosophy applied to science fiction and paints a world of a fascist government that is embraced by its citizens, and you can sympathise ...

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First done, first paid :)

@date=2012-06-29
@tags=google-plus-post

First done, first paid :)

I need a simple image fix for this image - 0.75 BTC

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=90701.msg998158#msg998158

Oregon Delegate Convention & Romney Camp's Dirty Tricks

@date=2012-06-24
@tags=ronpaul, politics
googlePlusPhotos/Photos%20from%20posts/2012-06-24/17qrl497rh4si.jpg

So of the 13 delegates, we were able to get 11 of our slate elected in the first two ballots. We also got 2 out of the three electors and the treasurer position. Then the nastiness started. 

So two more ballots were not done. This is because to move forward to each ballot, the previous ballot mu...

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We are doing well in oregon gop convention. First ballot we got 9 out of 10 o...

@date=2012-06-23
@tags=politics

We are doing well in oregon gop convention. First ballot we got 9 out of 10 of the delegates

Google+ post Clang

@date=2012-06-09
@tags=google-plus-post

CLANG

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/260688528/clang

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/260688528/clang

The code isn't going to write itself

@date=2012-06-04
@tags=google-plus-post

"The code isn't going to write itself"

I constantly tell myself that every time I wonder why things aren't getting done at the speed that I expect for personal projects. Typically it comes down to being overzealous with my project timelines, or just doing too many things that are distracting me f...

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My shaving arsenal - similar to your grandfather's

@date=2012-06-03
@tags=google-plus-post

My shaving arsenal - similar to your grandfather's:

http://www.amazon.com/Merkur-Model-180-Handled...

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Burger time

@date=2012-05-28
@tags=google-plus-post

Burger time

googlePlusPhotos/Photos%20from%20posts/5-28-12/17o2p76icx8xu.jpg

Google+ post make a slingshot

@date=2012-05-24
@tags=google-plus-post

DIY Weekend Project: How to Make a Slingshot

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheArtOfManliness/~3/ks4RTnqVz6I/

When we reach 21 Million Bitcoins, will their be no economic activity, and...

@date=2012-05-09
@tags=google-plus-post

When we reach 21 Million Bitcoins, will their be no economic activity, and a deflation spiral? #bitcoin
I think an assumption here is

Fixed monetary quantity = deflation.

The increase or decrease in money value is not entirely based upon scarcity.

A major factor in inflation is monetar...

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Google+ post Oregonians for Liberty

@date=2012-05-09
@tags=google-plus-post

Oregonians For Liberty - Google Groups

https://groups.google.com/d/forum/oregonians-for-liberty?fromplusone=1

gop rules

@date=2012-05-07
@tags=google-plus-post

http://www.fairvote.org/response-to-a-rogue-convention-how-gop-party-rules-may-su...

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A little rally we had down in Beaverton this weekend.

@date=2012-05-07
@tags=politics, ronpaul

A little rally we had down in Beaverton this weekend.

googlePlusPhotos/Photos%20from%20posts/2012-05-07/17lxjevgznsn6.jpg

lorem ipsum

@date=2012-05-03
@tags=google-plus-post

http://slipsum.com/

Lorem Ipsum Generator - Samuel L Ipsum

http://slipsum.com/

http://slipsum.com/

Need a decent rating system for a matched based game system?

@date=2012-04-26
@tags=google-plus-post

Need a decent rating system for a matched based game system?

I just implemented the glicko-2 rating system (similar to ELO, except much better) in javascript: <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://github.com/RobKohr/glicko" class="ot-anchor bidi_isolate" jslog="10929; track:click" dir=...

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Tey were really looking forward to pie.

@date=2012-04-23
@tags=google-plus-post

photo

http://tragedyseries.tumblr.com/post/15907855352

I am surprised it took people this long to strap a gun to a quadrocopter. Unf...

@date=2012-04-23
@tags=google-plus-post

I am surprised it took people this long to strap a gun to a quadrocopter. Unfortunately, FPS is right. This is the future. Though I can see a person controlling a semi-autonomous squad of them rather than just a single one.

One would be the eyes of the operator, and with a mouse he could click mu...

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ChangeDetection.com is a great way to monitor a website that you go to infreq...

@date=2012-04-15
@tags=google-plus-post

ChangeDetection.com is a great way to monitor a website that you go to infrequently (in this example, once a year). They email you whenever a change happens

The link below is for google code jam's change log, and it is fun to see some of the minor copy tweaks the make over time.

ChangeDetect...

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If you have had enough of high res flashy backgrounds, and you would like som...

@date=2012-04-09
@tags=google-plus-post

If you have had enough of high res flashy backgrounds, and you would like something a little simpler.

Simple Desktops

http://simpledesktops.com

Have a mac, here is how to check if your infected

@date=2012-04-07
@tags=google-plus-post

Have a mac, here is how to check if your infected. *Open terminal run this

defaults read /Applications/Safari.app/Contents/Info LSEnvironment and this defaults read ~/.MacOSX/environment DYLD_INSERT_LIBRARIES

If both those commands come back with something that ends with "does not exist" you ...

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Don't talk to police

@date=2012-04-05
@tags=google-plus-post

Dont Talk to Police

An law school professor and former criminal defense attorney tells you why you should never agree to be interviewed by t...

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Unity is giving away iOS and Android add ons until April 8th for free.

@date=2012-04-04
@tags=google-plus-post

Unity is giving away iOS and Android add ons until April 8th for free.

UNITY: Game Development Tool

https://store.unity3d.com/index.html

They put all over this that this is conceptual design, and not actual gamepla...

@date=2012-03-29
@tags=google-plus-post

They put all over this that this is conceptual design, and not actual gameplay. But I hope they make it look even a little like this as it is pretty hot.

This will require a constant internet connection as they are implementing stuff that will have economic balancing with other cities in your "re...

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On FB and G+ games, they don't allow you to modify the permissions for th...

@date=2012-03-29
@tags=google-plus-post

On FB and G+ games, they don't allow you to modify the permissions for the games. What if I don't want to give you my email address and all of my info?

Checkboxes would be nice, and the game creator will then have the chose of refusing me if I don't give enough info.

For game creators, don't ask...

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When I mouse over a person who just circled me, it would be great to see thei...

@date=2012-03-21
@tags=google-plus-post

When I mouse over a person who just circled me, it would be great to see their most recent post(s) without having to click them.

Answers are just the embryos of new questions.

@date=2012-03-21
@tags=google-plus-post

Answers are just the embryos of new questions.

I wish there was 2x, 4x, 8x speed modes for youtube and other video sites. So...

@date=2012-03-15
@tags=google-plus-post

I wish there was 2x, 4x, 8x speed modes for youtube and other video sites. Some interesting talks take to long.

I remember this was a feature on my iphone, and I used to use it for some podcasts.

Can anyone sum up why the google policy changes are important. I would like t...

@date=2012-02-29
@tags=google-plus-post

Can anyone sum up why the google policy changes are important. I would like to know the tl;dr version.

Singing with headphones on is like driving without looking at the road.

@date=2012-02-27
@tags=google-plus-post

Singing with headphones on is like driving without looking at the road.

I can't stand out of office auto-replies.

@date=2012-02-24
@tags=google-plus-post

I can't stand out of office auto-replies.

I send a message to 10 people and 3 back. I don't care that you took off on friday.

It would be great if when you send out an email you can tack on #noOOO or something like that, and the auto-reply system will not send those back.

Or maybe reverse it...

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So the banks are being incentivised 63 cents on the dollar for the for every ...

@date=2012-02-17
@tags=google-plus-post

So the banks are being incentivised 63 cents on the dollar for the for every dollar of a mortgage that is forgiven. This will be paid for with tax funds.

That is huge.

If you are in forclosue is time to give the bank a call and negotiate.

There is a Mongolian place we go to where one of the bins of meat is labeled ...

@date=2012-02-09
@tags=google-plus-post
googlePlusPhotos/Photos%20from%20posts/2012-02-09/17czchqxocgma.jpg

There is a Mongolian place we go to where one of the bins of meat is labeled "Turkey Shrimp." The legendary Turkey Shrimp is a crowd favorite.

This is a sketch of a live turkey shrimp drawn by +<a class="proflink bidi_isolate" href="http...

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Google+ post 2012-02-09

@date=2012-02-09
@tags=google-plus-post

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-8NugB0sJbT0/TzP1ceEH8LI/AAAAAAAAHIA/U2Jy6I6xvfE/w288-h288/scan%2Bme.png

Google+ post 2012-02-06

@date=2012-02-06
@tags=google-plus-post

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Bdp6gNOMhRA/Tyrz2C3AYRI/AAAAAAAAMIc/9-OaXwI_tAY/w288-h288/421968_367813913248068_205344452828349_1366480_1278801186_n.jpg

**Follow everyone that someone else is following on twitter**

@date=2012-01-29
@tags=google-plus-post

Follow everyone that someone else is following on twitter

I opened up a second twitter account, and I wanted to follow everyone my first twitter account was following. I went to the "following" page for the first account and started clicking away, till bordom ensued. Then I did an inspect ele...

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Virus=very yes

@date=2012-01-25
@tags=google-plus-post

Virus=very yes

Strong Bad Email

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oiGj2ZiDxQ

Digg/Reddit like News site. Voting is based on Bitcoins!

@date=2012-01-24
@tags=google-plus-post
googlePlusPhotos/Photos%20from%20posts/2012-01-24/17bdnmnuwt2b6.png

Digg/Reddit like News site. Voting is based on Bitcoins!

http://coinsmack.com

I created a site where you can post links, videos, images, and blobs of text (h...

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This will make it so you can click a button to open iTerm in any finder folde...

@date=2012-01-23
@tags=google-plus-post

This will make it so you can click a button to open iTerm in any finder folder:

Download *<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="https://raw.github.com/gist/905546/e1a34cf2d217d44858146af71d76546d3289c4b0/finder-open-iterm-here.scpt" class="ot-anchor bidi_isolate" jslog="10929; track:click" dir...

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XKCD has a great comic about how to create a strong yet easy to remember pass...

@date=2012-01-22
@tags=google-plus-post

XKCD has a great comic about how to create a strong yet easy to remember password: http://xkcd.com/936/

And this site created a generator for it: <a rel="nofollow"...

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Pissed about SOPA, it will be back. Here are some better ways to keep it from...

@date=2012-01-20
@tags=google-plus-post

Pissed about SOPA, it will be back. Here are some better ways to keep it from coming back:

Make sure these pricks don't get reelected:

Lamar Smith (R-TX) -- introduced the legislation Harry Reid (D-NV) Howard Berman (D-CA) Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) Mary Bono Mack (R-CA) Steve Chabot (R-OH) J...

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Particle physics have come a long way.

@date=2012-01-20
@tags=google-plus-post

Particle physics have come a long way.

This is a new Multiphysics simulator by Lagoa Technologies Inc.

http://www.vimeo.com/13457383

It looks like SOPA and PIPA have likely been stopped as politicians have drop...

@date=2012-01-19
@tags=google-plus-post

It looks like SOPA and PIPA have likely been stopped as politicians have dropped support for it.

It was a great move for freedom, but on a more sour grapes note: where was this outpouring of popular dissent when so many non-internet freedoms have been taken away.

It looks as though without yest...

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Cueflash sopa

@date=2012-01-18
@tags=google-plus-post

editthis.info and cueflash.com ...

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Picture wars is a forum based game where a 2-d sidescroll style map is used. ...

@date=2012-01-18
@tags=google-plus-post

Picture wars is a forum based game where a 2-d sidescroll style map is used. 2 or more players each use their own sprite pack armies in a turned based war game.

Each turn, players move their units and attack things by updating the image. Whatever makes sense is considered acceptable. Along with ...

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The best thing ever to come out of FOX news.

@date=2012-01-16
@tags=google-plus-post

The best thing ever to come out of FOX news.

For media black-outs: http://www.reddit.com/r/RonPaulCensored Is the NY Times Ignoring Ron Paul Deliberately?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2DLrhoOlZo Need to Black Out Ron Paul for 12.5 Minutes? - CBS Shows You How It's Done: http://www.youtub...

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virus comix

@date=2012-01-16
@tags=google-plus-post

http://www.viruscomix.com/page559.html

Strongbad techno

@date=2012-01-12
@tags=google-plus-post

Techno

Strong Bad makes a techno song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwZwkk7q25I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwZwkk7q25I

Nostradamus, eat your heart.

@date=2012-01-11
@tags=google-plus-post

Nostradamus, eat your heart.

This is Ron Paul's famous Predictions speech from April 24, 2002. This is the original video compiling recent images and video to give his speech a chilling effect. "I have no timetable for these predictions, but just in case, keep them around and look at th...

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I dropped google a couple weeks ago as my default search system in favor of

@date=2012-01-11
@tags=google-plus-post

I dropped google a couple weeks ago as my default search system in favor of duckduckgo.com. The reason was that the results for technical terms started getting mor...

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Great comment on hacker news

@date=2012-01-11
@tags=google-plus-post

Great comment on hacker news: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3451527

sunchild 27 minutes ago This is such an important point: there is...

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Top 50 entries for the 48 hour game development competition.

@date=2012-01-10
@tags=google-plus-post

Top 50 entries for the 48 hour game development competition.

Ludum Dare » Ludum Dare 22

http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-22/?action=top

Fake Amazon Reviews

@date=2012-01-08
@tags=google-plus-post

Fake Amazon Reviews

Important when looking at reviews on Amazon: click on their profiles and see what else a person reviewed.

I find a lot of reviewers are fake, and are really just sock puppets of the person selling the item.

When the person reviewing the item only ever reviewed this item,...

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iphone Games in real life

@date=2012-01-05
@tags=google-plus-post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrsoluSjuKc

Obama signed the NDAA today

@date=2012-01-02
@tags=google-plus-post

Obama signed the NDAA today.

The Act legislatively codifies the President's authority to indefinitely detain terrorism suspects without trial. This can include US citizens on American soil.

(at this point I had about a dozen sarcastic remarks about Obama, but really I think none are needed.)

Being a father of a 4 year old, I have watched someone learn their first lang...

@date=2012-01-02
@tags=google-plus-post

Being a father of a 4 year old, I have watched someone learn their first language. He really understands english very well, but he has shown me the many inconstancies and exceptions in our language. It would be great to use a survey of common "mistakes" a child makes in understanding the english l...

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Anyone interested in minatures should check out shapeways.

@date=2012-01-02
@tags=google-plus-post

Anyone interested in minatures should check out shapeways.

You can have them 3d print pretty much anything you can come up with.

#rpg #gaming

Shapeways | Gallery

http://www.shapeways.com/gallery?mg%5Bpage%5D=2#mg

Glico rating system

@date=2012-04-28
@tags=projects, launched, open-source

Javascript implementation of glicko-2 rating system along with a ffa-team based setup.

Elo_rating_graph.svg.png

Thinking of setting up a utility to have the amazon turk sort out all of the ...

@date=2011-12-28
@tags=google-plus-post

Thinking of setting up a utility to have the amazon turk sort out all of the good photos in my photo albums.

A better way to fight SOPA

@date=2011-12-26
@tags=google-plus-post

A better way to fight SOPA

GoDaddy has been a supporter of SOPA which has caused many to boycott them.

Here is an even better way to hit them in the bottom line...

Add this somewhere in your webpage (you can just stick it somewhere in the footer)

GoDaddy is #1 in google for "Domain Registrati...

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Reminds me of the girl from Real Genius

@date=2011-12-22
@tags=google-plus-post

Reminds me of the girl from Real Genius

Triangles!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o6KlpIWhbcw

Google+ post 2011-12-22

@date=2011-12-22
@tags=google-plus-post

FAIL! !!!!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WlEzvdlYRes

Google has been manipulating their algorithm, with the goal of making it more...

@date=2011-12-22
@tags=google-plus-post

Google has been manipulating their algorithm, with the goal of making it more friendly to users.

This means it will find results that do not match all of your criteria, but are more "meaningful" ~= higher page rank.

They have also ditched the + operator (+keyword) which forces only results that ...

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It is really annoying when source code download sites don't provide a url...

@date=2011-12-21
@tags=google-plus-post

It is really annoying when source code download sites don't provide a url that you can use with curl (usually it is some html redirect page that does tracking for them).

I want to download the code onto the server. I don't want to download it locally and then scp it to the server.

What I love ...

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It looks like the next batman movie is a mortal kombat crossover

@date=2011-12-20
@tags=google-plus-post

It looks like the next batman movie is a mortal kombat crossover: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scorpion_(Mortal_Kombat)

The D...

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After futzing with Adobe Illustrator for a while, and getting fed up, I hand ...

@date=2011-12-13
@tags=google-plus-post

After futzing with Adobe Illustrator for a while, and getting fed up, I hand coded an SVG file and imported it in. So much easier when you want to be accurate. Trying to tell the software what you want with pointing and clicking just isn't as good as typing in

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Bitcoin ecommerce

@date=2011-12-06
@tags=google-plus-post

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=53869.0 I added a description of how I handle ecommerce.

Best practises for making a serious...

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An image of a bitcoin mining rig. It is so industrial, it looks almost like e...

@date=2011-12-04
@tags=google-plus-post

An image of a bitcoin mining rig. It is so industrial, it looks almost like equipment to do real physical mining.

Pictures like this remind me never to get into mining. <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lq9z4zJUom1qfy0bho1_500.jpg" class="ot-anchor bidi_is...

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Using my kids' playroom as a photo studio can be amusing in retrospect.

@date=2011-12-02
@tags=google-plus-post

Using my kids' playroom as a photo studio can be amusing in retrospect.

googlePlusPhotos/Photos%20from%20posts/2011-12-02/175cnoc8bb9he.jpg

Ron Paul Bitcoin cheque.... when you aren't fringe enough...

@date=2011-12-02
@tags=google-plus-post

Ron Paul Bitcoin cheque.... when you aren't fringe enough...

googlePlusPhotos/Photos%20from%20posts/2011-12-02/175rwtrvbd8tu.jpg

printcoin check

@date=2011-11-29
@tags=google-plus-post

http://printcoins.com/images/gallery/cheque.jpg

Bitcoin cheques now available on <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://printcoi...

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I am sharing the share of my own post ... and deleting original. ...

@date=2011-11-29
@tags=google-plus-post

I am sharing the share of my own post ... and deleting original. ...

Nice, someone has pulled videos together for all of these academic classes.

@date=2011-11-22
@tags=google-plus-post

Nice, someone has pulled videos together for all of these academic classes.

Academic Earth | Online Courses | Academic Video Lectures

http://academicearth.org/

Really, set up any command to run on startup as a service

@date=2011-11-18
@tags=google-plus-post

Really, set up any command to run on startup as a service (and have "start/stop myprocess" commands available to you).

Much easier than init.d

Run Node.js as a Service on Ubuntu

http://kevin.vanzonneveld.net/techblog/article/run_nodejs_as_a_service_on_ubuntu_karmic/

Buckyballs bb gauss rifle

@date=2011-11-17
@tags=google-plus-post

bucky balls/bb gauss rifle

This video was uploaded from an Android phone.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7iVdXivmlQ

http://www.youtube....

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I run a UGC site on a dreamhost virtual private server called

@date=2011-11-16
@tags=google-plus-post

I run a UGC site on a dreamhost virtual private server called cueflash.com. A user posted up content that was copyrighted, and dreamhost recieved a DMCA takedown not...

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So someone sent a DMCA notice to my service provider. They were complaining a...

@date=2011-11-08
@tags=google-plus-post

So someone sent a DMCA notice to my service provider. They were complaining about content that they considered their copyright in a wiki I am hosting. It was a page about their news station WHKY TV. Looking through the history of the page, I could see that a bunch of people worked together to crea...

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I wish I could pay not to see ads on youtube. I would pay $10 a year to not s...

@date=2011-11-08
@tags=google-plus-post

I wish I could pay not to see ads on youtube. I would pay $10 a year to not see them. Surely that is worth more than the advertisers are paying you.

I got tired of being distracted by that little red notification, and was abou...

@date=2011-11-08
@tags=google-plus-post

I got tired of being distracted by that little red notification, and was about to write an extension to hide it. Thankfully someone beat me to it.

Hide Google+ Notification - Chrome Web Store

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/ogcfegjiehdakiogchpnllekccphhebd

http://amitaytweeto.com/t...

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Ludum Dare

@date=2011-10-31
@tags=google-plus-post

http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/october-challenge-2011/?uid=4337 Launched <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://c...

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brilliant

@date=2011-10-31
@tags=google-plus-post

brilliant

The Knights of the Round Staples : diesel sweeties robot webcomic & geeky t-shirts

http://dieselsweeties.com/archive/2923

code at the end of the post

@date=2011-10-24
@tags=google-plus-post

What happens when you round 3.6 ---> you get 4.

What about in a game? Should every time a player kills 3.6 of an enemy, should it be really 4?

Probably not, but the math might have that happen all of the time. It should be that it rounds up 60% of the time. Over time, the average player would ...

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Avoiding a deep stack of callbacks

@date=2011-10-20
@tags=google-plus-postjavascript

When working with mongodb especially, but also in other cases, you can create a deep stack of calls that can get pretty ugly in javascript.

To avoid this I created a function that will recursively go through an array of things you want to process in a callback stack.

Follow link to read more...

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Working hard on Constant Sail: Pirates & Traders for the October competit...

@date=2011-10-19
@tags=google-plus-post

Working hard on Constant Sail: Pirates & Traders for the October competition. It is a pirate game where you sail around a world and trade goods. It is multiplayer and web based with a big emphasis on PvP fighting.

As you can see, even though I am making this for the web, it is being formatted to ...

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Visited the portland occupy protests today and had some great chats with some...

@date=2011-10-18
@tags=google-plus-post

Visited the portland occupy protests today and had some great chats with some revolutionaries :)

This is what 3d should really be.

@date=2011-10-17
@tags=google-plus-post

This is what 3d should really be.

Using the infrared camera in the Wii remote and a head mounted sensor bar (two IR LEDs), you can accurately track the location of your head and render view dependent images on the screen. This effectively transforms your display into a portal to a virtual enviro...

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Totally into ...

@date=2011-10-14
@tags=google-plus-post

Totally into ...

We're going on tour in October, check it out!!! Pomplamoose 2011 West Coast Tour Los Angeles October 21 @ The Troubadour Tickets: http://www.ticketfly.com/event/62829/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/#!/event.php?eid=150526285036434 Santa Barbara October 22 @ SoHo (21+) T...

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Anyone accept #Bitcoin on any e-commerce or game site?

@date=2011-10-14
@tags=google-plus-post

Anyone accept #Bitcoin on any e-commerce or game site?

Does anyone want the domain

@date=2011-10-13
@tags=google-plus-post

Does anyone want the domain: PopulationMatrix.com ? I had plans on building something like Survey Monkey with it, but I don't think it would be worth my time.

I think it is a pretty awesome name, but not worth it to me to do the $10 renewal. If you want it, let me know (though keep in mind it wi...

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Result set pagers are really annoying

@date=2011-10-12
@tags=google-plus-post

If you have a search results page on your website, try to minimize the amount that users have to use the pager on those results.

Google gets away with showing only 10 results, because they are awesome at delivering what you are looking for in that first page. Your results probably aren't that su...

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Destiny is for people who are too lazy to create alternate timelines.

@date=2011-10-06
@tags=google-plus-post

"Destiny is for people who are too lazy to create alternate timelines." (http://www.dieselsweeties.com/archive/2907)

http://www.dieselsweetie...

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If I were at the NYC protests, this is what I would have on my banner

@date=2011-10-05
@tags=google-plus-post

Greed is not the problem. Capitalism is not the problem. Corporate control of the government is the problem.

What is amazing is that there are so many interesting products that you can b...

@date=2011-10-03
@tags=google-plus-post

What is amazing is that there are so many interesting products that you can buy now. Looks like a great way to get some cool presents for people for christmas.

quirky | social product development

http://www.quirky.com/

1994 - Pulp fiction & Inflation

@date=2011-09-30
@tags=google-plus-post

1994 - Pulp fiction & Inflation

There was a scene that really focused on the cost of a $5 milkshake. This was between two characters that probably blow plenty of money on coke and heroin.

Today, a $5 milkshake is no big deal. Heck, that is how much a coffee is (the cheapest beverage to make on e...

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I am looking forward to the race to the bottom in the tablet wars.

@date=2011-09-29
@tags=google-plus-post

I am looking forward to the race to the bottom in the tablet wars.

Give me a call when they are priced right above the raw materials it took to produce them.

What do people in Ludum Dare use for timelapse on Mac.

@date=2011-09-28
@tags=google-plus-post

What do people in Ludum Dare use for timelapse on Mac.

Want to add jquery to a page you are viewing on your browser for some quick h...

@date=2011-09-28
@tags=google-plus-post

Want to add jquery to a page you are viewing on your browser for some quick hackery?

Create a bookmark with this as the location:

javascript:void((function(){j=document.createElement("SCRIPT");j.src="<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://code.jquery.com/jquery-latest.pack.js" class="...

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What a great video.

@date=2011-09-27
@tags=google-plus-post

What a great video.

Official video for 'The Stampede' by Biting Elbows from our debut EP - 'Dope Fiend Massacre' Click to Tweet: http://clicktotweet.com/7fIbn Buy @ iTunes http://goo.gl/07jyf @ Amazon http://goo.gl/53Kcl facebook: http://www.facebook.com/bitingelbows www.BitingEl...

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Minecraft

@date=2011-09-27
@tags=google-plus-post

Minecraft

The Bottom Feeder: The Hardest Game. For Adults.

http://jeff-vogel.blogspot.com/2011/09/hardest-game-for-adults.html

Attempted to play Dwarf Fortress last night. It is a tough game to get into.

@date=2011-09-27
@tags=google-plus-post

Attempted to play Dwarf Fortress last night. It is a tough game to get into.

Bay 12 Games: Dwarf Fortress

http://www.bay12games.com/dwarves/

http://www.vayapotra.es/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/2rmqi6o.gif

Build a house for less than 5000

@date=2011-09-26
@tags=google-plus-post

http://ciracar.com/build-a-house-for-less-than-5000/

Build a house for less than $5000 | Cira Car

http://ciracar.com/build-a-ho...

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The Jumpers

@date=2011-09-26
@tags=dreams, stories

The Jumpers

The year was 2016, and researchers at the CTEX2 particle accelerator lab discovered a way to slow time around a local area to near zero. Anyone within this field would feel that they jumped forward in time in a flash.

Before long, the jumpBooth became a commercial product, retailing...

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I had to take down both of the games I had on the iPhone due to a takedown re...

@date=2011-09-26
@tags=games-i-made

I had to take down both of the games I had on the iPhone due to a takedown request from Atari for copyright violations. Guess it wasn't a good idea to create a nock off of games that were from the 70s. (They were a very similar to Asteroids and Atari Combat)

http://www.iphonenows.com/Pictures/all...

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Octocoptor

@date=2011-09-23
@tags=google-plus-post

http://hackaday.com/2011/09/...

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If you send a newsletter and your unsubscribe link requi...

@date=2011-09-23
@tags=google-plus-post

It is simple:

If you send a newsletter and your unsubscribe link requires me to log in, fill out a form, or do anything for that matter, I go back to the email and just mark as spam.

If you are too lazy to make it easy to opt out, I am too lazy to help you with your email deliverability.

Unsub...

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Been researching the Cetera audial algorithm after hearing about

@date=2011-09-23
@tags=google-plus-post

Been researching the Cetera audial algorithm after hearing about (and experiencing) the Virtual Barber Shop for the first time. The technology in itself is incredible, and it surely opens an entire world of alternative entertainment and media. It's a surprise no one's really capitalised on it yet...

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Portal clone that instead of just traversing space, you do a snapshot and can...

@date=2011-09-21
@tags=google-plus-post

Portal clone that instead of just traversing space, you do a snapshot and can connect moments in time (moving you and other things through time).

in which i rip off portal and snapshot http://www.superfundungeonrun.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph60iKWmtos

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

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This looks very cool. Interesting concept. I wonder how well it plays out.

@date=2011-09-18
@tags=google-plus-post

This looks very cool. Interesting concept. I wonder how well it plays out.

Mystic Empyrean - Create. Discover. Become.

http://kck.st/r2lB41

http://kck.st/r2lB41

_scoreTag allows you to tag your posts the same way you could using twitter #...

@date=2011-09-15
@tags=google-plus-post

_scoreTag allows you to tag your posts the same way you could using twitter #hashTags

It is has a _chromeExtension which turns a _scoreTag into a link. This allows users to quickly find other posts regarding a particular topic.

Why not just use #hashTag? Well, google ignores the # symbol when i...

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Calling a PHP File From HTML's Script Tag

@date=2011-09-15
@tags=google-plus-post

Calling a PHP File From HTML's Script Tag

Calling a PHP File From HTML's Script Tag

http://www.impressivewebs.com/php-file-html-script-tag/

Have you been programming in php for years and need to write some javascript,...

@date=2011-09-14
@tags=google-plus-post

Have you been programming in php for years and need to write some javascript, only to find you really could use a php function to solve a js problem.

Well stop before you rewrite it.

<a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://phpjs.org/" class="ot-anchor bidi_isolate" jslog="10929; track:c...

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An Elephant in Bantha Clothing

@date=2011-09-13
@tags=google-plus-post

http://sale.images.woot.com/An_Elephant_in_Bantha_Clothing7leDetail.png

http://sale.images.woot.com/An_Eleph...

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Currently #1 on Ludum Dare. Pretty crazy game.

@date=2011-09-13
@tags=google-plus-post

Currently #1 on Ludum Dare. Pretty crazy game.

http://chevyray.com/art/ld21/5/FleeBuster_512.swf

http://chevyray.com/art/ld21/5/FleeBuster_512.swf

http://www.ludumdare.com/compo/ludum-dare-21/

Fun and challenging game. It requires deep thought, but not as heavy as chess...

@date=2011-09-12
@tags=google-plus-post

Fun and challenging game. It requires deep thought, but not as heavy as chess and go. This is a good thing as it makes it easy to play a bunch of rounds of it without being overwhelmed.

Don't lose your marbles -- make them stronger with this classic marble strategy game from Foxmind. See mor...

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This is a pretty unique game

@date=2011-09-09
@tags=google-plus-post

This is a pretty unique game.

In it you create a fleet and send it into battle, but the catch is that you don't control anything once play begins.

Most of the actual interaction you have with the game is tweaking the ships, and you can do it in extreme detail. This is basically where you grit ...

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Ha!

@date=2011-09-09
@tags=google-plus-post

Ha!

Cell Division

http://shirt.woot.com/

Fairy tales of old were pretty scary.

@date=2011-09-07
@tags=google-plus-post

Fairy tales of old were pretty scary. http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimm047.html

Grimm 047: The Juniper Tree

http://www.pitt.edu/~dash/grimm047...

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This was a semi-sarcastic comment I made on how all politicians are controlle...

@date=2011-09-01
@tags=google-plus-post

This was a semi-sarcastic comment I made on how all politicians are controlled by political donations: "Maybe to remove the whole illusion, we should just literally vote with dollars. Those dollars can than be used by the govt in place of taxes. Could lead to an interesting distopia or utopia. Who...

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Grizzly awesome

@date=2011-09-01
@tags=google-plus-post

Grizzly awesome

http://ronpippin.com

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-qRt9uekcJQI/Tl-cwxL1bBI/AAAAAAAAehk/xIeLQYyKefM/s184/3b72e442b59c.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OJDIjnx2hT4/Tl-cx_WM0-I/AAAAAAAAeho/jEEj2ITFgyo/s134/40ec41209c5b.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-37XuuTOkO7Y/...

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So my 3 year old is totally into video games (in particular a game on the wii...

@date=2011-08-27
@tags=google-plus-post

So my 3 year old is totally into video games (in particular a game on the wii called Excite Truck).

This game and a bunch of games on the iphone that he likes has led me to one conclusion.

Menus suck (especially if you can't read).

What would be best is a big Go button that is green and flashi...

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I would love it if google allowed you to sort your stream by how often you +1...

@date=2011-08-26
@tags=google-plus-post

I would love it if google allowed you to sort your stream by how often you +1 posters.

I am working on a programming game where you control an army of robots via a ...

@date=2011-08-25
@tags=google-plus-post

I am working on a programming game where you control an army of robots via a web api.

You can send orders to robots, or you can install javascript code in robots, and when they are out of communications range from your command center, they can use that code to work autonomously.

The robots wil...

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Hi John, this seems like a good cheatsheet for you:

@date=2011-08-25
@tags=google-plus-post

Hi John, this seems like a good cheatsheet for you: http://startuplawyer.com/startup-issues/if-i-launched-a-startup

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Going to see The Protomen tomorrow night. Totally psyched.

@date=2011-08-24
@tags=google-plus-post

Going to see The Protomen tomorrow night. Totally psyched.

The first music video of The Protomen. For more info. visit http://www.protomen.com/ [Lyrics] Narrator: No one was left who could remember how it had happened, how the world had fallen under darkness. At least no one who would do anythin...

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Needed a simple painting application, but with the ability to do layers, tran...

@date=2011-08-22
@tags=google-plus-post

Needed a simple painting application, but with the ability to do layers, transparency, and a few of the things I take for granted in photoshop. Also needed it on Mac.

This worked well: <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://seashore.sourceforge.net/The_Seashore_Project/About.html" class=...

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Have you ever played the board game Diplomacy before? I am looking to start a...

@date=2011-08-22
@tags=google-plus-post

Have you ever played the board game Diplomacy before? I am looking to start a postal game (where you mail stamped letters to each-other) where the adjudication is done via the web (there is no game master). I set up a game that starts in 6 days at the link. Join up, and send me an email with your ...

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Google+ post NYC female keyboardists playing vintage keyboards

@date=2011-08-19
@tags=google-plus-post

Filmed and Directed by Amy Hobby. Edited by Tony Zajkowski. Over 20 different NYC female keyboardists playing vintage keyboards at Joe McGinty's Carousel Studio in Brooklyn, NY. Available on iTunes! http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/tubular-bells/id398862997 Featuring: Kaia Wong (Mixel Pixel...

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Not shown on the menu bar in Hacker News, their is a page called

@date=2011-08-19
@tags=google-plus-post

Not shown on the menu bar in Hacker News, their is a page called "best," which has less updates per day, and is nice if you don't want to get too sucked in to what is "hot". <a rel="nofollow" target="_blank" href="http://news.ycombinator.com/best" class="ot-anchor bidi_isolate" jslog="10929; track...

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Here's something for the punk rock fans. The Misfits are releasing their ...

@date=2011-08-19
@tags=google-plus-post

Here's something for the punk rock fans. The Misfits are releasing their first album in 12 years this October. I guess I know what to give my brother for Christmas.

Inside the Misfits' First Album in 12 Years | Rolling Stone Music

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/inside-the-misfits-...

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I am now registered republican. Mission: help Ron Paul win the primaries.

@date=2011-08-18
@tags=google-plus-post

I am now registered republican. Mission: help Ron Paul win the primaries.

If you need to generate a sound for events (clicking on things, explosions, e...

@date=2011-08-16
@tags=google-plus-post

If you need to generate a sound for events (clicking on things, explosions, etc) this works great. Works on OS X, windows, and linux.

DrPetter's homepage - sfxr

http://www.drpetter.se/project_sfxr.html

Blown away

@date=2011-08-16
@tags=google-plus-post

Blown away

Industrial Revolutions is the amazing new film from street trials riding star Danny Macaskill. Filmed and edited for Channel 4 's documentary Concrete Circus. Industrial Revolutions sees Danny take his incredible bike skills into an industrial train yard and some derelict building...

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Speedcrunch is a great calculator application that is available on all major ...

@date=2011-08-15
@tags=google-plus-post

Speedcrunch is a great calculator application that is available on all major OSes

It works very much like a scientific calculator, with variables and complex expressions. It also gives you updates to the calculation as you are typing. Though it is seems complex, it is my favorite to use even for ...

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Google+ post 2011-08-15

@date=2011-08-15
@tags=google-plus-post

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2jZ1MqXTcOY/TiVWGWj0waI/AAAAAAAACDA/WlwlX5s6eSo/w288-h288/7970_89bb.jpg

Due to really poor sales in the app store (kinda expected since it was just a...

@date=2011-08-15
@tags=google-plus-post

Due to really poor sales in the app store (kinda expected since it was just an astroids clone) space rocks is now free. When I get around to it, I will post up the source code on github. It was written with JS using the canvas element for drawing. It was bundled into an iOS app using phonegap.

If...

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Full of awesome

@date=2011-08-13
@tags=google-plus-post

Full of awesome

Banish JavaScript in Web Forms with HTML5

http://www.elated.com/articles/banish-javascript-in-web-forms-with-html5/

http://www.findmebyip.com/litmus/

And even more really awesomeness.

@date=2011-08-13
@tags=google-plus-post

And even more really awesomeness.

7 Lovely Things About HTML5 Markup

http://www.elated.com/articles/7-lovely-things-about-html5-markup/

Google+ post 2011-08-12

@date=2011-08-12
@tags=google-plus-post

How to draw squiggles like a Hilbert.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ik2CZqsAw28

I like this channel on turntable for electronic music.

@date=2011-08-12
@tags=google-plus-post

I like this channel on turntable for electronic music.

It would be nice if they gave a nice title and description view for sharing

Turntable - invite only beta

http://turntable.fm/electronic_music_snobs_return

This is the best TANK! game ever created. In the fantastically 80's vein ...

@date=2011-08-08
@tags=google-plus-post

This is the best TANK! game ever created. In the fantastically 80's vein of classic arcade games...TANK! is simple, fun and satisfying. Play someone else on your iPhone and relive all the fun that old skool video games used to be.

NOTE: This is a two player game only (on the same device), so be...

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Google+ post 2011-08-05

@date=2011-08-05
@tags=google-plus-post

Mitchell Park Address: Portland, OR 972...

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What is this fed thing anyway?

@date=2011-08-04
@tags=google-plus-post

What is this fed thing anyway? http://i.imgur.com/20wIm.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/20wIm.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/20wIm.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/20wIm.jpg

Google+ post 2011-07-21

@date=2011-07-21
@tags=google-plus-post

Rowan Atkinson comes across an invisible drum kit while sweeping. He's not too bad with it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Sf_pogZ8jE

The Portland Oregon Trail

@date=2011-07-20
@tags=google-plus-post

http://thoughtballoonhelium.blogspot.com/2011/06/portland-oregon-trail.html

INCIDENTAL COMICS: The Port...

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Google+ post Cooking With A Top Hat

@date=2011-07-20
@tags=google-plus-post

Marvel once again at the wonders of the natural world with Monty Buggershop-Hooty, author of Cooking With A Top Hat and Wilderness Ponce.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZH5GFe8Gmk

Google+ post 2011-07-20

@date=2011-07-20
@tags=google-plus-post

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-iZu54AIiesI/TiXmMrvMjsI/AAAAAAAAGhg/3At_PYlx8LQ/w288-h288/circle_of_life.jpg

Google+ post 2011-07-20

@date=2011-07-20
@tags=google-plus-post

Michael Fishbach, co-founder of The Great Whale Conservancy (GWC), narrates his encounter with a young humpback whale entangled in local fishing nets. At first, the animal appeared to be dead, yet Fishbach investigated and quickly discovered that the poor creature was tangled in a fishing net. ...

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Awesome.

@date=2011-07-20
@tags=google-plus-post

Awesome.

*DISCLAIMER: Dear movie studio and Benny Benassi- this video is not intended for commercial use. It is simply a side project created for the fun of it. I like apes and monkeys, I like classic movies like this one, I like dance music, I like Benny Benassi, and I used to like glowsticks w...

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Test message

@date=2011-07-19
@tags=google-plus-post

Test message

So much sexier than the more modern versions.

@date=2011-07-19
@tags=google-plus-post

So much sexier than the more modern versions.

The late great Peggy Lee, a favorite of mine (I'm a huge Jazz fan). Peggy was a singer in The Benny Goodman Orchestra before going solo. You may also know her as the voice of the Siamese Cats in Disneys 'Lady and The Tramp.'

http://www...

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Google+ post 2011-07-19

@date=2011-07-19
@tags=google-plus-post

googlePlusPhotos/Photos%20from%20posts/2011-07-19/16s65q35h8cdu.png

So nice. I was fiddling with Gimp to edit an image, but aviary is so much eas...

@date=2011-07-15
@tags=untagged

So nice. I was fiddling with Gimp to edit an image, but aviary is so much easier to use.

Aviary's Simple Embeddable Image Editor

http://www.aviary.com/

No more blogging

@date=2009-11-30
@tags=constantsun-blogger-post, blogging, editthisinfo

I created a google group here:

http://groups.google.com/group/editthisinfo

from now on status messages and updates will be posted there. A blog is very much a one way form of communication, and I feel it goes against the collaborative nature of a wiki service. This group will be where problem...

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cueFlash now on Slicehost

@date=2009-11-30
@tags=constantsun-blogger-post, cueflash

After being on Dreamhost for a long time, I have switched for Slicehost. They have great uptime, cheaper prices, and allows you to do more geeky things with your webserver.

This isn't a big jab against Dreamhost though. I am still a big user of them, but their VPS service doesn't give me the...

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Editthis.info upgrade

@date=2009-11-30
@tags=constantsun-blogger-post, editthisinfo

Editthis.info has gone through a major upgrade over the last week. It has been moved to a new database system (mysql->sqlite) and has been upgraded from mediawiki 1.5.5 to 1.15.1. This is basically a 3 year jump in versions.

Some of the reasons for the upgrade:
*Stability - The massive MyS...

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Character encodings for different languages

@date=2009-04-27
@tags=constantsun-blogger-post, editthisinfo

Editthis.info now handles foreign characters properly (just tested cyrillic and french).

For those that are a little geeky, it seems that the php function htmlentities doesn't have a multibyte string version.

Server Errors

@date=2009-04-27
@tags=constantsun-blogger-post, editthisinfo

There have been a lot of server errors recently, and they are the result of system resources being overwhelmed (using up system memory and processor).

I suspect that this is due to another app I have been working on - a real time web game called constantsail.com.

I am now setting up a separate ...

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EDI attacked

@date=2009-04-16
@tags=constantsun-blogger-post, editthisinfo

It seems that editthis.info was attacked by a distributor of malware. I have reverted the site code that was modified and removed the offending code they added (they add iframe tags that make it so when you visit editthis.info, you were also visiting their site in the background).

I have sinc...

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A new way to round - rand_round 2008-11-28

@date=2008-11-28
@tags=blogger-post, coding

So in grade school you are taught the basics of rounding. If the decimal portion of the number is < .5 round down to the integer so 5.3 becomes 5. If it is >= .5 round up, so 5.8 becomes 6.

This is well and good if you are doing something that has an even distribution after the decimal point. Bu...

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Constantsail initial post

@date=2008-11-08
@tags=constantsun-blogger-post, constantsail

I am working on a great new web game at: http://constantsail.com/ It is currently somewhere between alpha and beta phases, and I am

Head and tail - super large outputs and inputs

@date=2008-10-09
@tags=blogger-post, coding

If ever you are dealing with a really large file in head (1GB+) and you need to grab a large segment of it (such as half the file), don't use -n option to get lines. Instead, do ls -l to find the the size of the file in bytes, figure out how many bytes you need (perhaps a portion of the of the to...

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islandwarfare.com coming soon

@date=2008-07-11
@tags=constantsun-blogger-post, islandwarfare

I am currently looking for users to beta test Island Warfare, which is a new game I am developing. In it you start with an empty island that you can build various types of buildings on, train soldiers, and sail off to conquer other players islands.

To sign up to become a beta tester go to: http:/...

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Image upload issues

@date=2008-07-06
@tags=constantsun-blogger-post, editthisinfo

So Dreamhost recently locked out creation of new files on the account that hosts editthis.info. It turns out that that account had 250,000+ files, and huge file systems have been a problem for them regarding stability. Almost all of the files were in the image upload...

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Transfering old wikis

@date=2008-06-08
@tags=constantsun-blogger-post, editthisinfo

Some of the wikis still reside on the previous server. There is now a transfer system in place. Simply go to your wiki's url and it will ask you if you want to transfer. Click the link and it will add you to the transfer queue.

If the transfer queue gets stuck (no wikis are disappearing off the ...

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Wiki Creation back up and running

@date=2008-06-07
@tags=constantsun-blogger-post, editthisinfo

.....
UPDATE: Ok, not quite working yet. Debugging...

.....
Updated update: didn't really do anything, but it seems to be working now.

Editthis.info downtime

@date=2008-04-06
@tags=constantsun-blogger-post, editthisinfo

Editthis.info will be down from Friday May 23rd to roughly Friday May 30th. My family and I are moving from New Jersey to San Francisco, California, and it will take about a week before the server is set up out there. My goal is to have it set up in 5 days, but I think 7 is more realistic.

I wil...

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cueFlash version 2 is here!

@date=2008-04-06
@tags=constantsun-blogger-post, cueflash

The new version of cueflash is now out. It has been rewritten from the ground up with the following goals:
*Easier to add features to - my previous version was pretty poorly coded
*Decks are no longer copied when imported by new users - this created a bloated db
*People can edit each other'...

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EditThis.info .... fast

@date=2008-02-11
@tags=constantsun-blogger-post, editthisinfo

The network seems to be back up to speed. I am still going to moving off the current ISP, as I haven't been happy with their service recently.

EditThis.info .... sloooowww

@date=2008-02-11
@tags=constantsun-blogger-post, editthisinfo

I am currently research new ISPs since recently it has had intermittent slowness/outages. I didn't really have a problem with them when they were out for a power outage, or a downed line, or a nearby transformer bursting into flame. That is just the way the network crumbles. Now it just seems to ...

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cueFlash version two!

@date=2008-02-11
@tags=constantsun-blogger-post, cueflash

A new version of cueflash is in development and will be released shortly. It will feature deck ratings, ajax card loads (just loads the content of the cards to speed up card viewing), comments, and a cleaned up interface.

The current design (not really functional) is at:
[http://robkohr.co...

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ConstantSun blog moved to blogger

@date=2008-01-23
@tags=constantsun-blogger-post

In an effort to maintain information flows during down times, I have moved the ConstantSun status blog to blogger.

Please go here for to check for updates:
http://constantsun.blogspot.com/

Thanks,
Rob

PS: Old posts will still be available [here](htt...

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ConstantSail Pirates and Traders

@date=2008-12-06
@tags=projects, suspended

Constant Sail is a pirate and sailing massive multiplayer game that is in development
constantsail.png

Island Warfare

@date=2008-08-30
@tags=projects, suspended

Island Warfare will be a game where you build up your islands and the armies on your island to go take over other user's islands

Politics And Small-Fry smashing in Massive Multiplayer games

@date=2007-11-26
@tags=blogger-post

Inselkampf is a game of diplomacy pretending to be a game of war. It mimics real politics in many ways. Small nations get trampled on so that the big get bigger, and the big nations have continual face offs that lead to few actual conflicts. When conflict occurs between big nations, there are mas...

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Cueflash flashcard study tool

@date=2006-02-26
@tags=projects, launched

Cueflash is a study tool where you can create and share flashcards (cuecards). As you study with it, it will adapt to you and show you cards more frequently based upon how well you know them.

cueflash.png

Editthis.info

@date=2005-01-13
@tags=projects, launched

Editthis.info is a wiki hosting service where you can create your own wiki in seconds for free!

editthis.png

Rotation of angle around a point

@date=2005-02-26
@tags=math
 Sin(a)   Sin(b)   Sin(g)
------ = ------ = ------
  A        B        C


Where A, B, and C are the lengths of the sides of a triangle, and a, b, and g are the angles directly opposite those sides...


       /|
      /b|
   C /  |
    /   |A
   /    |
  /     |
 /a    g|
 --------
    B

... 

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Dolphin Dream

@date=2004-11-09
@tags=dreams

Had a crazy dream where I was preparing to climb up the cliff face of a cove. After stopping at a little wooden shack that rented out the climbing equipment I headed down to the water. It was a beautiful blue and it was cold and refreshing. The cove was a deep lake that was surrounded by huge cli...

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Superhot Speedrun

@date=2018-06-06
@tags=vr

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jT9DfnzzLig

Blogger Post June 1, 2004

@date=2004-06-01
@tags=blogger-post

I just started a movie making group. I am pulling people together through craig's list and using yahoo groups as a forum. I also set up this site: http://moviemakers.robkohr.com

I figure this will be a fun hobby to start on. I always loved watching movies, I figure it might be intresting to make...

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Blogger Post May 23, 2004

@date=2004-06-01
@tags=blogger-post

Went up to play diplomacy in nyc and had a good time despite losing quickly.

Blogger Post May 19, 2004

@date=2004-05-19
@tags=blogger-post

Just bought a new cell phone,

It is pretty cool, and has a camera on the back

So I am going to start a little blog here with images from places I visit.

U...

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Blogger Post Dec 31, 2003

@date=2003-12-31
@tags=blogger-post

Put up this fine web site I also put together my image gallery. Feel
free to browse around it and leave comments and stuff.

A little while back I had a video game night. I put the photos of that
night here.
It includes the final scoreboard of tournament.

Hap...

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Photoshop thing I did in the computerlab

@date=2000-01-01
@tags=funny

Jeeves-2000ish 2.jpg