COURTESY RULE: Use an asterisk(*) to denote messages without bodies. Even if you don't a (nm) will be added to your subject line anyway but make sure to put that asterisk in there... you know what, even put it in there if you have like half a sentence in the body... that's not really a "full" post anyway so you might as well throw that bad boy in there just because. The world is your oyster! Use discretion or don't.
"code" class added to CSS for "pre" tags in message bodies. - Changed to just style basic "pre" tags the same. No CSS class needed.
Threads sorted by activity and regular buttons are back.
Looks like Santa's Delivery Rush is going to come out before the Halloween game. Just didn't have time to get it out before today and I don't want to miss SDR's final release after being pushed out a year now.
Well, the deadline for this has come up way faster than I would have thought and I'm wayyyyyy behind (read: I spent 20 minutes one night playing with an idea). I got caught up updating the DiscApp site so that the email subscription service is integrated into the main code base. That opened a can of worms which lead to some rewriting of things and tweaking of others. Long story short, that code change should be done now. I have my local dev instance running with the daily emails queued to... more
This has been starting to bug me a little bit. I've been using Linux for almost 20 years now and ever since upgrading to Ubuntu 22.04 the amount of times I've had to restart my computer due to an update has been more than I'm used to. I only really remember full system reboots for updates required when the kernel was updated. I feel like I'm getting messages to restart from an update once a week with this new version. Maybe I've just been out of the loop on how Ubuntu was trending with this due... more
Okay... usually I just post the rotten pumpkins at the bottom of the page, but this year is a bit different. I have this one pumpkin that seems have mummified itself like I've never seen before. I'm not sure how it happened, I've left it in the backyard since probably November. It's been out in the elements yet it still continues to exist. It doesn't smell and is super light. What's interesting is there were two other pumpkins with it. One rotted like normal. The other one rotted into a flat... more
Package arrived some point yesterday. I didn't notice it until I brought my kid outside after work. For some reason it was all the way by the sidewalk but still inside the gate. Hopefully the UPS guy was just lazy and dumped it over the fence instead of someone starting to steal it before having a change of heart/too many witnesses. In any case, it's here! Thank you so much for all this stuff! That was really really generous of you. I know in a previous post I said I was done porting Wry for... more
I wrote a very short Wry style text adventure testing out the keyboard after getting it working again finally (I'll update the Atari 400 thread at a later time with how that's going). I forgot to clear the screen before most choices and the way I threw it together, it wasn't easy to pop in a screen clear later without rewriting a bunch. Also, if you note in the video, "Retrace your steps" is actually a death for "wandering" #2. Another case of it was too much of a pain to fix for a simple demo.... more
So, Ubuntu came with Python 2.7 installed on it when I first installed the OS way back however many years ago that was. Somehow, I managed to mangle up the "pip" package manager to the point where it would just crash out whenever I tried to use it. I ended up installing Python 3 as everyone says to avoid using 2.7 due to it being obsolete. No worries, Python3 installed and worked fine. (This was around the time of the DiscApp imports when we first switched over). That pip package manage also... more
I received an email from Heroku today that they're shutting down their free services completely 11/28/22. That's a bummer as my Perl test site will no longer be a testing ground and more importantly, the daily subscription email service for this site will be shut down. Now I have to migrate the notifier code into the main code base so that it kicks off the emails each night instead of a separate service. The main code base is already a "god" project that should be split into four smaller projects... more
My experience as a "logged in user" is probably different than when not. For me, the messages stay highlighted if there's a new message until I read the them. So I can click on the main link and then navigate down to the new thread that was posted. Better yet, I get the daily email with new posts so I can just click on those links there or the reply notification links. But when not logged in, I can see it being sort of annoying. If you're here within 24hrs of a message getting posted, you'll get... more
I was curious if I could throw up a Perl website on my hosting account. There was thankfully a non-official build pack that let me do it. I created a test subdomain and threw together a very very simple "leave a message" site just to see if it works. ...and it does! It has a very simple DB backend to save the messages posted. Originally, I had them just in memory for testing but wanted to see if the DB connection functionality worked as well. I'm not really sure what else I'm going to do... more
I have made a new section of my site listing my old computers in my collection. Not all of them are up yet. actually I think only half are up. I am currently moving and so I'm remembering some of the dinosaurs I have, and being reminded that my parents house still has a couple 386s :) and my Commodore 64. https://techypriest.com/techypriest-computer-museum/
Testing posting from my Sega Dreamcast's Web Browser 2.0. So far, seems like the site works just fine. The only thing I noticed is that on the BBCode board, the buttons don't work and it looks like the log in functionality doesn't work either. Other than that, it seems to work just fine which is pretty cool and crazy at the same time. Oh, CSS doesn't display at all either so NEMB looks like black text on a white background which is super weird. Yep... so.... I guess that... more
I think I've finally reached the point where I've implemented all user facing message board features and such from the original site. Thankfully the original site is still up with the 1.html Help forum and the one forum that took over so I could still use them for reference. I wish I still had access to the admin section. I'm curious how far I strayed over these past 3(!) years from the original. I'm thinking it hasn't been much and I tried to fit in my new features so they fit the same style... more
Keeping with this weird pumpkin tradition.. here's the 2020 pumpkins! First one made it to the back edge of the yard: link
Second one wasn't so lucky...It rotted too bad on the porch and just got kicked off the side: link 2
I honestly don't know how I don't have a pumpkin patch growing in the back of my yard with all the pumpkins that have been left there.
No rotten pumpkins yet for 2021.. They're still kicking and looking good from October even though it's now December. I guess we'll see how this month goes and how these pumpkins hold up. Honestly, I think this is the longest I've ever had pumpkins last for!
Well... January was not kind to them. One is completely gone, another in a well rotten state. The bumpy looking one is still holding strong some how. I wonder how far we'll make it into 2022 with that one staying solid? Link
Now we're into May 2022 and still going.. The 2021 pumpkin progress/saga can be found here from here on out: Link