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1  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Courier Prime on: March 17, 2015, 08:56:08 AM
"It's Courier, just better."

These fonts are pretty nice. The sans-serif variants are probably the most attractive monospace sans-serif I've seen.

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Courier Prime is a lovely font designed with screenwriters in mind (but suitable for all).
Now type designer Alan Dague-Greene and screenwriter/developer John August have released Courier Prime Sans - designed to be used as a generic text editing font - and Courier Prime Source, optimised for coders.
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Courier Prime Source features larger line height, new asterisk, slashed zero and straight-legged italic “f.”
All released for free under the SIL Open Font License (OFL) license.

-Source
2  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Vivaldi, the new Web browser for power users on: March 16, 2015, 11:19:00 AM
I'm trying the x64 version in a W7 x64 VM.  So far it refuses to do the ordinary expected things.  Like increasing font size with Control NumPad Plus.  Also I can't move the window with the mouse.  Pretty weird.  It has this extended glass area where the caption would be and below it a gray caption bar with the usual min/max/close buttons.

It seems too freaky to try.  Being in a VM on a Laptop it's going to be unsmooth.  But it still feels weird even so.  smiley

Keep in mind also, the 64 bit version is listed as "experimental"... yeehaw!
3  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 10th Anniversary - long time member check-in thread on: March 09, 2015, 04:57:36 PM
I got my head back together mostly by reviving an interest in long-distance cycling. I worked up to doing a couple of 200+ mile rides last year, and have hosted a few passing international tourists.   I'm still looking for enough employment to stop the savings eroding.  Sad

Hey, come join us for RASDAK!
4  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: DuckDuckGo as viable Open Source builder on: March 09, 2015, 10:38:26 AM
Love DDG... took a bit to get used to it, but once I switched, there was no looking back. It has been years now and I couldn't be happier with it. When its results won't suffice, and there are such occasions, they make it real easy to look elsewhere. !g to turn the search over to google, !images for images, etc. Seamless.

I still haven't gotten used to the goofy name.

But then, I never cared for "Google" or "Bing" either. I'm getting old, I just don't like search engine names anymore... Web Crawler and Lycos. Those were good names.
5  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: 10th Anniversary - long time member check-in thread on: March 09, 2015, 09:52:03 AM
Whew... managed to make the minimum necessary contribution to stay off the Lost list. Wink

(I some times feel bad I'm not around more than I am any more...)
6  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Vivaldi, the new Web browser for power users on: March 09, 2015, 09:49:44 AM
I've loved Opera since the 90's, and was quite saddened by its move to Chromium. As you can imagine, I am excited to follow the Vivaldi story but if I'm being completely honest, I'm quite skeptical it'll go anywhere. The first two releases were in close succession, but it's been quiet since...

Aren't the vast majority of power users hooked on add-ons? How will they switch to a new browser? I honestly can't, without at least 8 add-ons I consider must-have also making the jump.

I have a few I cannot live without as well... Vivaldi is by no means ready for prime time (It doesn't even support bookmarklets yet). But much is coming, if it's coming. smiley

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We want to build a powerful, feature packed browser to minimize your need for extentions. They can impact browser performance and increase security risks. Still, we understand you might want more, so extension support is coming. Stay tuned.
7  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Your favorite podcasts? on: January 19, 2015, 11:22:15 AM
I'm a regular listener of Group Therapy with Above & Beyond (previously Trance Around The World) - I try and download the split versions and keep the tracks I like. I don't have words to express the amazing, positive impact this show has to my life. Not even being dramatic.  Grin

You absolutely must check out Ajuna Deep.
8  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Want to be in my story? See inside. on: January 07, 2015, 08:43:01 PM
well that offers some interesting options.  Perhaps you can be a female, but a descendant of Annie Jones.

The man(?), the myth, the legend.

Stay tuned, kids.
9  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Want to be in my story? See inside. on: January 06, 2015, 02:36:44 PM
I need more female characters, so they get priority.

I shaved off the beard so you could basically sketch me as a guy or a girl. It's all fiction anyway.  Wink

Either way, I'm probably wearing short running shorts and have hairy legs. (Ok, that's true).

Somewhere between sardonic and deadpan. Is that a shade of yellow?
10  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: which phone? on: December 18, 2014, 08:05:31 AM

Plus with Android, you can't remove what you've previously installed, (and probably no longer use), from the list kept in your account at the online Play Store - which is a f'n PITA.

Actually, if you go into the play store -> my apps -> all, you can remove apps you no longer want in the list.
11  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: which phone? on: December 10, 2014, 02:21:29 PM
I used Windows Phone for a couple years, starting with WP7 through Cortana. I am presently using Android. I enjoyed using/having a windows phone more than Android. It's a far more consistent, streamlined and intuitive experience.

Honestly, I do not like Android. I don't care for it. It's a convoluted mess of Vendor, OS, and everything inbetween. It is loaded with apps I don't want that I cannot install. As an ecosystem, Android brings me no joy. . . but I wouldn't trade it for Windows Phone today, because Android Just Works, with everything, pretty much all the time. A new service, app or device comes out, it works with Android. Windows Phone, you have to beg, wait, and hope support comes along. And when it does, it's usually half-baked.

Long story short -- I prefer the Windows Phone OS, but you can do a lot more with Android.
12  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Old City on: December 06, 2014, 08:48:07 PM
@SB -  wouldn't something like Old City be great with something like an Oculus Rift headset? Too bad OC's probably well beyond the budget and/or capabilities of most indy game shops. Some of the best work seems to be coming from that quarter.

I agree, The Old City would be absolutely amazing -- on fully realized VR tech. On the Oculus Rift, however, notsomuch. The problem right now isn't budget/capabilities of the indy game shops. . . if it were worth their while, it would probably be manageable (if not trivial) for them to rise to it. The real problem is that OR display resolution is awful. I got to try one out a couple months back at the office. The roller coaster demo was neat, but the resolution was so pixelated it was like a 360 degree N64 game. For now, I'd take the gorgeous art of the old city on a flat screen over the OR any day. That is, until the VR tech catches up.
13  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sponsor me! 100 miles in 10 Days for Charity on: December 05, 2014, 12:31:59 PM
10 miles x 10 days in a row?
That sounds crazy.  I'm going to donate but i'd still feel better if you didn't try to complete it if it risks injury.
He's got plenty of time- at a typical human running speed in the 8-12 MPH range it probably won't be much more than 2 hours a day of travelling sustained for the 10 days.

It adds up to well more than my usual weekly mileage, but I'm good for it. 10 miles is really no problem (except finding the time!) but after several consecutive days without rest it takes its toll.

At least I'll be traveling with well under 80lbs of gear!
14  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: The Old City on: December 05, 2014, 12:28:45 PM
Looks really interesting. Unfortunately I can't run the trailer for some reason. It refuses to load in FF and crashes completely in Chrome.

Weird. Well, their website is a little janky. Try it on YouTube
15  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / The Old City on: December 05, 2014, 10:20:53 AM
I've been looking forward to this "Game" for quite some time. I haven't had a chance to play it yet, but it looks sublime. It's not so much a conventional game as a puzzle/exploration game. I think like Myst but in real time first person 3D.

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A decaying city from a civilization long past. A sewer-dwelling isolationist and his hunt for knowledge. A forgotten childhood and the few memories that remain.

Set in the outskirts of a long-abandoned metropolis, The Old City: Leviathan drops you into a strange world accompanied by nothing but the protagonist's poetic musings and an atmospheric score. You'll need to explore and absorb the world around you if you ever hope to understand the history of the eponymous city, and how you came to be there.

This is a world that morphs and changes when you least expect it, teetering on the boundary between dreams and reality. Your only goal: to understand.

We sought to discard the esoteric puzzles and repetitive gameplay loops of traditional games in favor of a pure narrative experience that delves into philosophical themes oft neglected by the medium.
A common phrase used in this context is “gameplay first.” The assumption is that anything other than the gameplay mechanics themselves is secondary and even unnecessary. Dear Esther was one of the first to challenge that concept, opening the door for titles such as The Stanley Parable and Gone Home, and we intend to build upon that foundation.

Players have the option to simply walk from start to finish, but the real meat of the game lies in the hidden nooks and crannies of the world; in secret areas, behind closed doors, and in a 30,000 word novella that reveals itself as the game progresses.

Up to five hours long in its own right, The Old City: Leviathan is the first part of a larger story, and is set to be released late in 2014.


It's out now, and 25% off on steam for a limited time.
16  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sponsor me! 100 miles in 10 Days for Charity on: December 05, 2014, 10:14:53 AM
Thanks guys! Afterwards, I swore I'd never do it again. And wasn't sure I ever wanted to run again.

A few days later I was running again. (Duh)

And now I'm doing it again. Sigh. smiley
17  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sponsor me! 100 miles in 10 Days for Charity on: September 11, 2014, 08:50:33 AM
I am now mentally psyching myself up for the final 10 miles. I'm sore, tired and ready for a break but [hopefully] no worse for wear. Thank you Donation Coder for the donation/sponsorship!
18  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Your favorite podcasts? on: September 08, 2014, 07:57:27 AM
I'm a regular listener of Group Therapy with Above & Beyond (previously Trance Around The World) - I try and download the split versions and keep the tracks I like. I don't have words to express the amazing, positive impact this show has to my life. Not even being dramatic.  Grin

I'm excited to add this to my queue for today's run, thanks!
19  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Your favorite podcasts? on: September 05, 2014, 08:49:32 AM
My most listened to podcasts is Euphonic Sessions with Kyau & Albert - Nice and LONG trance play lists, for those long runs.

Ah! I'll need to check that out. I used to listen to a lot of Armin Van Buren and Phil somethingsomething (forget at the moment).

Definitely check out Euphonic Sessions, you won't regret it. While A State of Trance is great, ES is by far my favorite. Paul Van Dyks podcast is pretty good too. Get back to me on this Phil guy...
20  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Your favorite podcasts? on: September 05, 2014, 08:13:01 AM
Mostly lit and sci-fi audio stories for me:

Thanks! I've been looking for something to fill the gap since I finished We're Alive and Leviathan Wakes.

My most listened to podcasts is Euphonic Sessions with Kyau & Albert - Nice and LONG trance play lists, for those long runs.

I really enjoy a number of NPR podcasts, favorites are Wits (comedy) and Radio Lab.
21  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Sponsor me! 100 miles in 10 Days for Charity on: September 03, 2014, 08:13:57 AM
10 miles x 10 days in a row?
That sounds crazy.  I'm going to donate but i'd still feel better if you didn't try to complete it if it risks injury.

Thanks mouser! I am pretty sure I'm up to the challenge, keeping the pace nice and easy. 10 miles down, so far so good!
22  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: collaborative software, note strong, for small biz on: September 02, 2014, 04:59:06 PM
Not the silver bullet you're looking for, but what has worked for me the last year or so is Draft for collaborative document editing and Asana for... well, everything else.
23  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Sponsor me! 100 miles in 10 Days for Charity on: September 02, 2014, 04:45:54 PM
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I'm running 100 miles in 10 days to support a good cause -- I'm looking for sponsors in the For Lucas 10 x 10 challenge. To sponsor my run, go to forlucas.com. You can either donate in my name (Allen Day) or mention me in the comments. If you want to donate now, great--that'll put the pressure on. If you want to donate by the mile after I finish, even better, but please let me know you're doing it. It'll serve as encouragement to finish... and maybe run a couple extra miles.

For more info on the challenge and charity, check out the for lucas 10 x 10 running dad challenge.

Thanks, and please spread the word if you're so inclined!

Via Facebook
24  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: web hosts on: April 22, 2014, 07:10:59 AM
Thanks for the input all, getting a nice little list of options to mull over!

I'm still here representing Seraphimlabs.

At the moment my own site is down indefinitely, it is in dire need of an overhaul and redesign that I just plain haven't gotten to. But I do have servers still active, and can set you up with an account.

I appreciate the offer, and if it was just me I'd probably jump on it. For present purposes though it's probably not what we're looking for. We're generally deploying 1-3 standalone client-owned sites per month and my parent company is going to require a service with a more obvious support structure to lean on when/if things do get bumpy.
25  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: web hosts on: April 21, 2014, 11:43:44 AM
Thanks guys, keep 'em coming!
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