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Living Room / Re: Gadget WEEKENDS
« on: April 20, 2024, 02:09 AM »
I'm very much considering building a raspberry pi based device that you can plug an old standard analog telephone into, and have a game software interact with you over the phone.

In the video above I also talk about my board game, High & Low: https://boardgamegee.../418459/high-and-low
(from that link you can download and play a mystery case that I wrote for it).

I am now in the process of writing a web service to assist other authors in creating new cases for the game.

Third anniversary of my youtube channel:

Android Apps / Re: Any chance to update WhenLast?
« on: April 08, 2024, 12:36 AM »
i'll give it a try.

General Software Discussion / Back once again to Django
« on: April 05, 2024, 06:10 PM »
Over a decade ago I used Django, the Python web development / content management infrastructure.
I used it for a web project that was eventually abandoned.
A few years after that I started my own library for doing somewhat similar things on a smaller scale (mewlo), focused on providing user-management infrastructure, but that eventually was abandoned unfinished.
I had a love-hate relationship with Django.
I've recently gone back to it to work on a web service for my board game system, and I am finding myself impressed by its suitability to get up and running with code quickly, providing lots of scaffolding for managing data, etc.
So far it's been more love than hate, but I'm just getting started.
Anyone have experience with Django recently?

Third livestream developer diary is up here:

N.A.N.Y. 2024 / Re: New Apps for the New Year 2024 section is open
« on: January 03, 2024, 10:27 PM »
You probably have till the end of the week before it gets written up.

I've written TONS of code in the last 6 months for the High & Low project, but I guess the one tool that is of a bit more general use is what I will use for my NANY.
It's a commandline python utility for making analog "game books" for games like Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective.

It's open Sourced on github here:
It's very ugly alpha state prototype, but it does work and could be useful if you are into this kind of thing.

For a sense of what it does, it takes this:

And makes it into this:

Living Room / Merrry Christmas and all that
« on: December 24, 2023, 05:26 PM »
For all who celebrate it or just celebrate by buying yourself some fun presents, merry christmas and I hope everyone gets to spend some time relaxing or celebrating in your own way.

-jesse (mouser)

My second livestream design diary will be on sunday, where I talk about progress on the game:

I apologize for the frustration this must be causing and the creative workarounds you've been willing to create for it!
I will try to fix. 
This seems like a good clue: "1) Farr doesn't actually crash at runtime, it crashes when it's hotkey (alt space) is pressed."
FARR has some code that tries to fix up the window position if it is off screen -- something must be going wrong here.

Quick question first, have you tried changing some of the options that tell FARR whether you want it to automatically position itself on the monitor when it shows?

Thank you :) Still so much to do but making progress.

I will be doing a livestream game design update/diary this sunday october 8th, at 12 noon CST, if anyone is interested:

Latest map sample:

thumbnails of all neighborhoods:

Giant pdf (80mb):

Screenshot Captor was made for things like this.  You can set a hotkey to do "Grab repeat last size+position" so that your first capture is a selection of the area on the screen, and after that just hit the hotkey to recapture from the same area on screen.  And you just need to tell screenshot captor to save each capture without popping-up the post-capture dialog and it will just stay in the background after each capture and auto save them.

Living Room / Re: Where is Mouser ?
« on: August 24, 2023, 05:46 PM »
I'm still around :)

I do have to apologize for being so quiet for the last year -- nothing went wrong I just seemed to fall down this rabbit hole of making youtube boardgame videos (https://www.donation....msg443025#msg443025), and for some reason it seems to be harder than normal for me to multi-task.  Probably because the youtube project is such an unnatural thing for me.  I have ended up doing quite a bit of coding related to the project (Adobe Premiere video editing plugins, and OBS livestreaming plugins), but my windows software has gotten largely ignored for the last couple of years.

In the last 6 months or so I have also been devoting a lot of spare time to designing a narrative mystery detective tabletop game (set in NYC in 1940s), and have spent a lot of time coding Python support tools for it.

I really do want to get back and do some rounds of work on it, I just have to learn to multitask better.


ps. I want to express my deep thanks to Deozaan and others who have been keeping the forum free of spam!

Living Room / Re: Recommend some music videos to me!
« on: June 25, 2023, 05:06 AM »
Have we already posted about the band Heart?

LaunchBar Commander / Re: Changes won't save anymore...
« on: June 15, 2023, 09:33 PM »
how strange!!! yes please let me know if it happens again or if you discover any more clues..

LaunchBar Commander / Re: Changes won't save anymore...
« on: June 13, 2023, 04:32 PM »
Gut instinct is that its saving to one place and loading to another.. But I suppose it could be something else.   Can you try a Save As and verify that it is saving the file as a new file, and then load that file explicitly, and see if its still not showing changes?

I have embarked on a daunting project of creating a mystery tabletop game (similar to Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective), which is set in New York City in the 1930s.
It's a giant project that is likely to fail, but I'm going to make a go of it.
A big chunk of what I have to do is prepare game maps for the city, and a fascimile directory.
I've spent the last few weeks coding tools to help me manage real public domain New York City GIS/geospatial data.

So I think this year my NANY may be (Python) tools for working with this GIS data for generating game-related maps and data.

Some screenshot samples:

You can read about the game project on the boardgamegeek section for my youtube channel: https://boardgamegee...high-and-low-stage-2

N.A.N.Y. 2024 / New Apps for the New Year 2024 section is open
« on: May 31, 2023, 08:30 PM »
The NANY 2024 (New Apps for the New Year) section is now open.

2.5 years later: Ten subscribers away from 2000 subscribers.  421 videos.
These are not good numbers, but they are numbers.

Other Software / Re: My OBS Plugins
« on: April 30, 2023, 08:23 AM »

Other Software / Re: My OBS Plugins
« on: April 02, 2023, 04:18 PM »
New tool created, a custom plugin for Elgato Streamdeck to send user-configurable websocket messsages to OBS.  I pair this with a small custom OBS plugin to let me use streamdeck to do anything I want in OBS, but it could be used to communicate more generically with websocket tools.


I'm considering whether it might be worth it to extend this plugin to support multiple independent websocket servers (currently it just supports one).

Screenshot Captor / Re: Screenshot Captor print option problem
« on: March 31, 2023, 02:53 AM »
I think I fixed a printing problem in the beta version of screenshot captor which I still havent promoted to official.  Can you try the beta version of SC and see if that solves it: https://www.donation...dex.php?topic=3474.0

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