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601  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Ludum Dare topic for other games on: May 07, 2014, 06:28:20 AM
It would be great if you would link to the respective LD29 entry page instead of (or in addition to) linking directly to these games so that people who play them can also rate them. Thmbsup

Sure that makes total sense, I think I just began to drift. ; )

602  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Chicken / Observations of an Internet Middleman on: May 06, 2014, 10:07:27 PM

And right on time, here's something similar from Vox.

http://www.vox.com/2014/5...8080/voxsplaining-telecom

603  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox with multiple rows of tabs!? on: May 06, 2014, 07:02:26 PM
There we go!

So great work gang!

604  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Ludum Dare topic for other games on: May 06, 2014, 06:07:41 PM
Blackwald Forest
https://dl.dropboxusercon...udumDare29/blackwald.html

The LD Page:
http://www.ludumdare.com/...ion=preview&uid=25793

A fairly big team visited the German forests and did lots of 3d photo render scanning of the actual forest. The graphics on this one are amazing! I can't get the hang of the game mechanic but someone with really good hand-eye skills should be able to do pretty well.

605  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Ludum Dare topic for other games on: May 06, 2014, 03:21:15 PM
Some of today's Ludum Dare investigations:

Doomsday Bunker
http://www.zyxer.net/ld/doomsdaybunker/

The LD Page:
http://www.ludumdare.com/...ion=preview&uid=20509

- a cute little "Sim-Bunker" game, though the difficulty is calibrated a bit tight. The "limiting factors" are food, water, and air, and then when the bombs drop those start to go down. So you can add more people, and more storage for food and water, but it sorta grinds you down after a while. I like sim games that are a bit softer.

Delve
http://www.ludumdare.com/...ion=preview&uid=31095

The LD Page
http://www.ludumdare.com/...ion=preview&uid=31095


More of interactive art, with a minor game mechanic. But it's all about grand technicolor art!

Scary Ugly Face
http://jonochrome.itch.io/scary-ugly-face

The LD Page:
http://www.ludumdare.com/...ion=preview&uid=36840

A when xkcd and Hyperbole-and-a-half get drunk and end up in bed together!
Grin

606  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox with multiple rows of tabs!? on: May 06, 2014, 03:14:12 PM
I'd recommend going through all the tab mix plus options to see what's possible

I did briefly, but nothing jumped out at me. It does a lot of stuff like duplicate tab rename, freeze, reload, etc, but I didn't see what I'd think would have been a numerical setting like tabs/row.

But good enough for now!

607  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox with multiple rows of tabs!? on: May 06, 2014, 09:12:36 AM
That's most of the way there! But is there any way to adjust how many tabs / width per tab before it creates a row, maybe a toggleable setting? Right now it seems to be ten.

608  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) on: May 06, 2014, 09:10:32 AM
Yeah, basically. Except now because it's "just websites" and I'm still lost what makes this thing more secure than a garden variety username and password. And didn't we just get done watching Heartbleed hit the internet highways? Everyone said "Oh well, change your passwords." But you can't change this thing.

So I'm really confused what they think the magic bullet tech concept in this is.

609  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Firefox with multiple rows of tabs!? on: May 05, 2014, 09:03:41 PM
When I poke around/research, I start wherever, then spawn "child pages" into the new tabs. But I have a limited capacity for dealing with the holistic flow after about seven tabs or so, especially because half way through I start with a new "top node page".

I'm not so worried about every last pixel of vertical space - so it would be an amusing addon that you can have multiple rows of tabs so if your have say five main topics going on, each topic gets its own line and then you intuitively know all the spawned tabs belong to that top node. (Maybe a couple misc junk lines you don't care about at the bottom.)

The best I can do so far is use my desktop splitter, then multi browser tabs, x tabs per browser, and the browser windows are color coded because FF main is orange and Palemoon is blue.

But multi tab rows would be neat.

smiley

610  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Interesting "stuff" on: May 05, 2014, 08:54:52 PM
Major Star Wars Plot Holes You Probably Never Noticed[/url]

The reverse question is, what are some movies with the tightest integrated plot you've seen?
611  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) on: May 05, 2014, 08:32:54 PM
Heh what often annoys me about the SuperCourt is how often they either decline cases or purposely avoid ruling sticky parts of the case.

(Imagined pseudo conversation)
"Dear Supremes. Rule on this case, the whole thing."
"No."
"Sudo Rule on the whole case NOW!"

Then you return to Vurbal's aforementioned mountain of stupid. (But look, it's the *next mountain over* now! Cue "Climb every mountain!" )

smiley



612  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Will you miss newspapers when they're gone? on: May 05, 2014, 08:20:06 PM
I'm sure we'll soon see the day when books and music will have limits on them, such as, "You have 180 days to read this [e]book; after that, it is digitally erased from your collection via DRM."

And I swear I've seen some of the rumbling early attempts at that already, I just don't have references handy. One of you net researcher types can poke around if you want.

613  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Ludum Dare topic for other games on: May 04, 2014, 12:12:45 AM
Here's a 625 man win.

[attachthumb=#]

This is rated Phoenix Easy-Plus or Easy/LowMedium
614  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Happy 50th Birthday, BASIC!! on: May 03, 2014, 11:52:49 PM
Or something. I made about eight programs on a C128 and never programmed again. ; )

These days I am an accountant jack of all trades UI specialist, or something.
615  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Ludum Dare topic for other games on: May 03, 2014, 11:07:51 PM
Okay, my first favorite today so far is this one:

http://www.ludumdare.com/...tion=preview&uid=5172
The Gathering - oatsbarley - 48 Hour Compo Entry

This is a pretty clean mini version of Civilization.

Plus it's relaxingly easy - this is the kind of game I'm glad isn't that hard.

I beat it twice this afternoon.



Okay, trying for a "new game in the game", I've gotten a couple of results and equilibriums around 500-600 people. I think with a little work someone can top 700 but that's prob close to the logistical game limit. (I am impressed though for a Ludum Dare it still does the math sorta right with 600 targets.) (I ran into a strategic mistake if your guys are too far away they get stuck in cycles.)

616  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: 4 (Maybe more) Absolute top go-to programs on: May 03, 2014, 08:22:50 AM
Great lists gang!
617  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft Races To Fix Massive Internet Explorer Hack on: May 03, 2014, 08:20:34 AM
Quit clouding the issue with facts. We people of the internet do not take kindly to people who cloud.  Wink

Heh that's just *made* for the Simpson's Homer voice!
smiley
618  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Ludum Dare 29: April 25-28 Weekend on: May 02, 2014, 07:53:00 PM
@Tao - is that your interview voice smiley

Heh you just made me watch five episodes of Win Ben Stein's Money! : )

619  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 29 - soooooo similar to Chrome on: May 02, 2014, 12:17:12 PM
Great, thanks for that! It narrowed Chrome's advantage down to about 1 pixel, which I can live with Wink

You bet! Hehe "All the goodness of Firefox for one pixel!" (End used car salesman voice)
620  Other Software / Developer's Corner / Re: Ludum Dare 29: April 25-28 Weekend on: May 02, 2014, 12:15:48 PM
<Ben Stein> Deozaan? Tomos? </Ben Stein>

smiley
621  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft Races To Fix Massive Internet Explorer Hack on: May 02, 2014, 12:08:54 PM
I put my XP update through this morning. On to see what next crisis MS will support after ending support! At this rate we could be getting into "Bob Hope Retiring" territory!
Grin
622  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 29 - soooooo similar to Chrome on: May 02, 2014, 12:05:30 PM
Incidentally, using the Classic Theme Restorer, I managed to bludgeon back all the junk and my FF is actually usable again. With a bit of work, the important "top left" is back to old school style complete with menubar. But the funny thing is "if I get nostalgic" I have both the "Firefox button" and the new "Hamburger button", both of which have *different* subsets of the complete features laid out in the old school menus!

Sounds like a play question for you logic types, if you take 7 menus with 11+8+6+5+8+8+9=55 visible features/menus and try either of two attempts to smush it into 18 or 12, then stuff you used to know where to find gets harder! But I guess peoples "usability studies" decides that all those menus were "too hard" or something. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think in modern UI a "menu" (by any other name) can't be avoided. It's just whether it says "File", or "Firefox" or ("Hamburger Icon") or ("Sprocket").




623  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Firefox 29 - soooooo similar to Chrome on: May 02, 2014, 11:43:45 AM
I don't think the global Windows theme is at work here, I think it's the "Title Bar" that's making you grumpy.

I tried out the  Hide Caption Titlebar Plus 2.8.2 plugin here:
https://addons.mozilla.or...aption-titlebar-plus-sma/

Then you go into its options and try the following settings (different from how they start).

[attachthumb=#]

Though the orange button reappears, it's pretty close vertical space wise. I get:

[attachthumb=#]



624  Main Area and Open Discussion / General Software Discussion / Re: Ludum Dare topic for other games on: May 02, 2014, 05:34:10 AM
This one is a cute little text based mine simulator. It's a 10 round turn each time so you can blast through your games really quick. It's also in my range of "relaxingly easy" because I beat it in ten minutes. : )

(When you're testing Ludum games it's nice to have a few you can zip through!) : )

http://hybridmind.com/game/in-the-black/

Tip: If you worry too much about "improving efficiency" reports, the numbers come back counter-intuitive/buggy. Other things get in there besides the "base" efficiency.

The LD page:
http://www.ludumdare.com/...ction=preview&uid=234





625  Main Area and Open Discussion / Living Room / Re: Microsoft Races To Fix Massive Internet Explorer Hack on: May 02, 2014, 04:44:58 AM
Wouldn't be surprised is MS knew about this before April 8 and waited to release the info to add even more marketting pressure to dump XP.

Beginning to want to wipe Windows 8 off this laptop and put XP back just to say screw MS

Yeah right.

I installed Win7 over Xp in my old machine, when Xp support was ceased.

But now planning to overwrite back to Xp, anyway Win7 runs toooo slow in the old machine and I use FF.

Regards,

Anand


Yeah I'll have to think about that too Anand, if the cost was just the raw OS and the time to rebuild a hundred programs, it's one thing, but having to sacrifice the entire hardware is another!
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