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DC Gamer Club / Re: Latest Game Giveaway
« on: March 17, 2023, 05:15 PM »
Chenso Club is free to redeem on Steam from Fanatical if you sign up for their newsletter:


DC Gamer Club / Re: Valve Announces Steam Deck: A Handheld PC
« on: March 14, 2023, 04:15 PM »
I installed CryoUtilities mostly to get better performance with emulation than with Steam games, which seems to have helped. :Thmbsup:

DC Gamer Club / Re: Valve Announces Steam Deck: A Handheld PC
« on: March 11, 2023, 11:43 AM »
Yes, I have. But I haven't really tested it yet on any games that used to struggle to keep a constant framerate.

DC Gamer Club / Re: Valve Announces Steam Deck: A Handheld PC
« on: March 08, 2023, 02:11 PM »
That anniversary link sent me down a rabbit hole and somehow I ended up here:

Steam Deck Performance Boost with CryoUtilities

General Software Discussion / Re: Form letters for medical use
« on: March 08, 2023, 12:43 PM »
This is a different direction, but I've heard that a lot of organizations are finding ChatGPT to be very helpful for customizing/personalizing form letters.

DC Gamer Club / Re: Latest Game Giveaway
« on: March 06, 2023, 10:42 AM »
Figment is also free on GOG for the next 3 days:

DC Gamer Club / Re: Latest Game Giveaway
« on: March 02, 2023, 01:47 PM »
To celebrate the release of the sequel, Figment 2: Creed Valley, the first game, which is just called Figment, is free to keep on Steam if you claim it by March 9:


I agree. Anyone is free to code whatever they like! If you feel like taking on a coding snack request that has already been answered, then go for it! Similarly, anyone is free to donate to anyone else for whatever reason they like, including donations for "duplicate" coding snacks.

The only point of clarification I would add is that if someone has posted a bounty/reward when requesting a coding snack, I wouldn't expect to claim the reward from the original requester if someone else has already answered the call and provided a solution. At least not without their pre-approval.

If a guy here got pregnant, what would they name the kid?


DC Gamer Club / Re: Valve Announces Steam Deck: A Handheld PC
« on: February 18, 2023, 07:05 PM »
The latest stats from Check My Deck:

52% Playable+
  • VERIFIED: 170 games (17.36%)
  • PLAYABLE: 342 games (34.93%)
  • UNSUPPORTED: 128 games (13.07%)
  • UNKNOWN: 339 games (34.63%)

I've found workarounds for quite a few "Unsupported" titles and they seem to work just fine. Sometimes it's as simple as using GE-Proton. Other times it involves something more complicated. For an example of a more complicated one, I finally got Burnout Paradise Remastered working on the Deck. But to be fair, I think that once I finally found working instructions, it was easier/faster to get it working on the Deck than it was for me to get it working on Windows. Stupid EA/Origin!

DC Gamer Club / Re: Latest Game Giveaway
« on: February 16, 2023, 04:09 AM »
Alien Breed Trilogy is free on GOG for the next ~28 hours.

DC Gamer Club / Re: Valve Announces Steam Deck: A Handheld PC
« on: February 13, 2023, 02:50 PM »
I heard about that backplate. I don't think it's for me.

So far I haven't really played anything on the Deck that maxed out the system and made the fan run at full bore. I'm not feeling the need for the device to run a few degrees C cooler. And also the exposed heatsink does get hot to the touch. That's probably not a problem while you're holding it while playing (or while docked) but it's not uncommon for me to put the Deck to sleep and then lay it down on my lap while I take care of something else momentarily. I don't think my leg would appreciate the heat. And I wonder how it would affect my willingness to shut down the Deck or put it to sleep and then immediately put it in its carrying case and zip it up, knowing all that heat is right there.

By the way, if you're willing to remove the backplate of your Deck, then that's pretty much all that's required to do other things such as swap out the internal storage. Not that you'd need to with the 512GB model. Just saying that I was pretty nervous about it at first, but once I did it I realized it was pretty easy and fairly non-invasive. :)

Just make sure you remove your microSD card first.

Living Room / shutting down March 1, 2023
« on: February 08, 2023, 01:42 PM »
I got this in my email today:

We regret to inform you that the web hosting service will be shutting down on March 1, 2023. Although the service was a great showcase for the kinds of cool things that could be built with Keybase, the usage of this product never took off. The continued cost of maintaining the site has led us to make the difficult decision to shut it down. If you are hosting any content on, we strongly recommend moving that content to a new hosting provider as soon as possible.

No Keybase Filesystem (KBFS) data will be removed from any user public folders. All data will remain safe and viewable by others running Keybase. Other features of Keybase including Chat, KBFS, Teams, Git, Wallet and others will continue to run normally as well.


N.A.N.Y. 2023 / Re: NANY 2023 Release: QR Code Warlock
« on: February 07, 2023, 02:37 PM »
Perhaps the overlay size could be clamped at a maximum of 1/3 of the QR code size, and the user could adjust the overlay to be smaller than that maximum value.

N.A.N.Y. 2023 / Re: NANY 2023 Release: QR Code Warlock
« on: February 06, 2023, 03:14 PM »
Perhaps you could add a setting or slider for the user to adjust the size of the overlay?

Again, this is just minor nitpicking for something that doesn't affect the functionality of the QR codes output by this app. So feel free to turn down this request.

Living Room / Re: It's all about DC's software
« on: February 05, 2023, 06:11 PM »
Indeed. Mouser has shaped this place into something special. Thanks very much for nearly 20 years of association with the wonderful folks and wonderful software on DC!

N.A.N.Y. 2023 / Re: NANY 2023 Release: QR Code Warlock
« on: February 05, 2023, 06:00 PM »
I mean the overlay is not aligned to the "pixel grid" of the QR code. A QR code is made up of various squares, the size of each square depends on how much data is being embedded into the code. All of these squares have a uniform minimum size for any given QR code. I'm calling the smallest squares "pixels" because they are basically just a single pixel magnified enough to be properly identified by a camera. And the "pixel grid" I'm referring to is just a grid where each cell (or pixel) is the size of these squares.

In the image below, I've outlined a few of these squares ("pixels") to show their size and how some of them are only partially covered by the overlay image.

QR Code Pixel Grid.png

In the image below, I've outlined the entire area where the overlay covers some of these squares only partially.

QR Code Outline.png

In my opinion, QR codes would be more aesthetically pleasing if the overlay image snapped its dimensions to a multiple of the "pixel grid" size, so there are no partial squares showing.

N.A.N.Y. 2023 / Re: NANY 2023 Release: QR Code Warlock
« on: February 03, 2023, 01:09 AM »
I had forgotten to check it out, and KodeZwerg's post reminded me of this. Useful utility! Nice, simple, and effective.

One minor nitpick/feature request: Is there any way to align the size of the overlay (or its background) to the pixel grid so there's not partial pixels sticking out from behind it? IMO it would generate much more aesthetically pleasing QR codes that way.

Not that it much matter, but why does it show my used path with a drive letter of "?" ?

The Quick Tips in the OP says ?:/ is a kind of macro which represents the same drive the app is on.

DC Gamer Club / Re: Latest Game Giveaway
« on: January 20, 2023, 07:07 PM »
Haven Park is free on GOG for the next couple of days:

DC Gamer Club / Re: Valve Announces Steam Deck: A Handheld PC
« on: January 10, 2023, 12:16 AM »
Yeah. I haven't done as many different things with the Deck (so far) as I expected to. But I've done a ton more gaming because of it than I've done in recent years. :D

DC Gamer Club / Re: Valve Announces Steam Deck: A Handheld PC
« on: January 09, 2023, 06:27 PM »
I've been eagerly awaiting the "next" stable update to Steam OS which was supposed to include the feature of automatically mounting any external drives that were formatted to the ext4 filesystem. I have an external drive connected to the dock by my TV with some games installed to it that I figured I'd pretty much only want to play when I was at the TV, such as local multiplayer games.

Well, I learned that the update I was waiting for actually happened some time in mid-December and yet... I'm not seeing my external drive automatically get mounted when I connect or boot up the Deck in the dock. :(


Hilarious submission of lyrics for O Fortuna.

Very funny! ;D :P

... but the cake is a lie!

DC Gamer Club / Re: Latest Game Giveaway
« on: January 05, 2023, 01:58 PM »
Kerbal Space Program is free on Epic this week. Also a Shadow Tactics standalone expansion.

Living Room / Re: Happy birthday Deozaan
« on: January 02, 2023, 12:07 AM »
Heh heh. Thank you! ;D

I take it that my response in this thread gave the impression that I was saying today is my birthday. But just to clarify: I didn't say today was my birthday and I didn't intend to give that impression. :)

Nonetheless, I'm very delighted by the response. It certainly brightened my day. :D I've been grinning like an idiot for the past ten minutes while figuring out what prompted this thread. So thank you, once again!

Living Room / Re: Everyone is 2022 this year!
« on: January 01, 2023, 06:18 PM »
Unless you've already had your birthday this year. 8)

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