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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #700 on: August 03, 2013, 03:28:52 PM »
Be alerted, 40hz, it ends on a cliffhanger. A couple of reviewers have griped about that, but they also both said they HAVE to buy volume 2, to find out what happens (see my plan?) I'd appreciate your review on Goodreads and Amazon when you've read the book :)

Works for me. Once I find something I like, I want more of it. Probably why I like really good mystery writers so much. The authors just keep cranking the titles out - and I keep buying them. ;D

And I will do a review. Promise.

BTW - Sorry I dropped out of the editing process. Got busy for a week or so. And in the meantime, you (and your hounds) were so on it, and so far ahead of me, that I figured I'd best leave y'all to it! Besides, it looked to me like you already had enough exceptionally good editor/readers. Sometimes having too many people offering input makes for more confusion than not.

You and your team did an exceptional job btw. Finished the first three chapters before I had to stop and go do things.

I must say I'm impressed. :Thmbsup:

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #701 on: August 03, 2013, 03:46:17 PM »
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I must say I'm impressed.
Ah, sweet words to my ears (or, in this case, eyes).

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #702 on: August 03, 2013, 04:56:27 PM »
If possible and you get the chance, no hurry, let me know the shipping/handling to Canada.

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #703 on: August 03, 2013, 05:53:18 PM »
When my copies arrive,  I'll look into it at my local post office. Cost me about 5 USD to send a similar weight book to a friend for his birthday,  but that was intranational...

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #704 on: August 03, 2013, 08:53:41 PM »
Need help.

I have the WP plugin for GeSHi installed, and here's the code I'm using (what's in quote tags is what's in my editor before I click Update on the post:

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<pre lang="csharp">
using System;
using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
using System.Windows.Forms;

namespace MoveFormWithoutTitlebar {
public partial class Form1 : Form {

public const int WM_NCLBUTTONDOWN = 0xA1;
public const int HT_CAPTION = 0x2;

[DllImportAttribute("user32.dll")]
public static extern int SendMessage(IntPtr hWnd,
int Msg, int wParam, int lParam);

[DllImportAttribute("user32.dll")]
public static extern bool ReleaseCapture();

public Form1() {
InitializeComponent();
}

private void Form1_MouseDown(object sender, MouseEventArgs e) {
if (e.Button == MouseButtons.Left) {
ReleaseCapture();
SendMessage(Handle, WM_NCLBUTTONDOWN, HT_CAPTION, 0);
}
}
}
}

</pre>

But I get this single line instead of a nice multi-lined formatted code output:

formatCode2.jpg
« Last Edit: August 03, 2013, 11:07:01 PM by kyrathaba »

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #705 on: August 03, 2013, 10:50:49 PM »
I don't see a closing tag... I'm assuming you have one, but just wanted to be sure...

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #706 on: August 03, 2013, 10:56:10 PM »
I know you've been busy with the website and all but did you get to look at the few comments Perry and I put against the last GDocs version?

I'm thinking, just in case you wanted to amend anything before it got set in stone, (or on paper as it were)  :)

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #707 on: August 03, 2013, 11:10:44 PM »
@4wd: Yep, spent a bout 90 minutes looking at the docs: I downloaded them a few days ago.

@wraith: closing tag is there, but won't show within DC quote blocks. It's the closing "pre": left angle bracket,  slash, "pre", right angle bracket.

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #708 on: August 04, 2013, 03:05:24 AM »
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Just loaded it up on my hand-me-down Nook. (EPub looks fantastic - love the cover!)

Perry is amazing isn't he? He's also the reason paperbacks are now available. I couldn't wrap my head around the CreateSpace exacting specifications for front/spine/back graphic.

So it's working now? I've still got my breath held ;)

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #709 on: August 04, 2013, 08:06:54 AM »
@wraith: closing tag is there, but won't show within DC quote blocks. It's the closing "pre": left angle bracket,  slash, "pre", right angle bracket.

So I guess the next question is... which WP Plugin for Geshi do you have installed?  There are several...

A good list: http://www.wpsquare....r-wordpress-plugins/

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #710 on: August 04, 2013, 09:34:16 AM »
It is "WP-GeSHi-Highlight" by Jan-Philip Gehrcke, version 1.1.0

website: http://gehrcke.de/wp-geshi-highlight/

From this page, I know my argument is correct following the opening <pre ...
« Last Edit: August 04, 2013, 09:55:48 AM by kyrathaba »

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #711 on: August 04, 2013, 12:12:45 PM »
Hmmm... not sure past that.  Your syntax looks right...

My suggestion: life's too short to try to debug an extension when you're doing things right, and there are several options out there.

I'd try http://wordpress.org...-syntax-highlighter/ :)

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #712 on: August 04, 2013, 01:23:44 PM »
Installed Crayon plug-in. Used the Crayon button on the editor to enclose my code in tags:

<pre class="font-size:9 lang:c# decode:true " >
.
.
.
a closing pre tag here


Still get this:

notWorking.jpg


So, it must be some other setting problem within my Wordpress config, that's causing it to all be put on a single line?

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« Reply #713 on: August 04, 2013, 01:32:41 PM »
Hmmm... try to copy the code to a plain text editor, then copy it back.  What you're trying to do is remove any extraneous characters that might be affecting the output. 

If that doesn't work, I'm not sure.  I've not seen that before... :(

I'll try it on my blog...

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« Reply #714 on: August 04, 2013, 01:39:32 PM »
If you haven't tried it yet ... sometimes, despite what is 'normal', these things should be pasted or typed in WordPress' text input and the not visual one

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Re: Sci-fi novel now available from DC member kyrathaba!
« Reply #715 on: August 04, 2013, 02:21:47 PM »
Hmmm... It does appear to be something with your installation- I took your code and pasted it on my blog:

http://thinkshui.net...sting-crayon-plugin/

I used the crayon plugin window to paste the code into with the default options if that helps.

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« Reply #716 on: August 04, 2013, 02:30:33 PM »
Thanks for the test. I notice even in your test, the closing braces aren't indented correctly. I wound up just linking to two separate listings of the code snippet.

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« Reply #717 on: August 04, 2013, 02:56:43 PM »
Thanks for the test. I notice even in your test, the closing braces aren't indented correctly. I wound up just linking to two separate listings of the code snippet.

Yeah... it just highlights... not indents.  You have to do the indents yourself, although I think there are settings for that.  For example:

Code: C# [Select]
  1. using System;
  2. using System.Runtime.InteropServices;
  3. using System.Windows.Forms;
  4.  
  5. namespace MoveFormWithoutTitlebar {
  6. public partial class Form1 : Form {
  7.  
  8. public const int WM_NCLBUTTONDOWN = 0xA1;
  9. public const int HT_CAPTION = 0x2;
  10.  
  11. [DllImportAttribute("user32.dll")]
  12. public static extern int SendMessage(IntPtr hWnd,
  13. int Msg, int wParam, int lParam);
  14.  
  15. [DllImportAttribute("user32.dll")]
  16. public static extern bool ReleaseCapture();
  17.  
  18. public Form1() {
  19. InitializeComponent();
  20. }
  21.  
  22. private void Form1_MouseDown(object sender, MouseEventArgs e) {
  23. if (e.Button == MouseButtons.Left) {
  24. ReleaseCapture();
  25. SendMessage(Handle, WM_NCLBUTTONDOWN, HT_CAPTION, 0);
  26. }
  27. }
  28. }
  29. }

The DC code highlighter uses GeSHi also, so it doesn't indent either.

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« Reply #718 on: August 06, 2013, 12:14:13 PM »
WooHoo, I'm a featured author on eBookOnFire, and will do a phone interview that will be aired on streaming radio:

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« Reply #719 on: August 06, 2013, 12:15:12 PM »
That's cool!  Congrats!

And keep posting updates... you continue to give me motivation :)

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« Reply #720 on: August 06, 2013, 12:51:37 PM »
Author of "Knightfall", Robert Jackson-Lawrence, is about 70% done reading Kyrathaba Rising, and will be reviewing it soon on Goodreads and Amazon. And 40hz and mouser are gonna review it too. So, slowly accumulating those important reviews.

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« Reply #721 on: August 06, 2013, 01:06:26 PM »
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My first box of paperbacks is already sold out (I autograph each copy). I'm putting together another, larger order. Anyone who wants an autographed copy, please let me know. The cost is $10.80. If I have to mail it to you (you're non-local to me), I'll tack on Shipping & Handling, of course. The book makes a great gift :)

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« Reply #722 on: August 06, 2013, 02:07:06 PM »
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Special offer (click image above) to go to blogged details.

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« Reply #723 on: August 06, 2013, 02:32:49 PM »
You've done a good job with your site... that contact button still bothers me, though LOL :)

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« Reply #724 on: August 06, 2013, 02:36:22 PM »
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that contact button still bothers me, though LOL

What do you recommend?