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General Software Discussion / Re: Need CSS Help, please
« on: May 08, 2023, 06:18 PM »
Thanks, that works!

General Software Discussion / Need CSS Help, please
« on: May 08, 2023, 04:11 PM »
Hey, I'm working on an Ink/Twine project. I don't know diddly about CSS. I'm trying to get hyperlinks to have the same exact font as body text. I'm attaching my style sheet. Any help appreciated.

From this link:

A utility called Ghostpress that purports to break low-level hooks any keyloggers might try to establish. Is it legitimate software? The admins at say it is...

Sounds good, rgdot. Could you PM me an email address where he could reach out to you?

I have an author friend who wants his Wordpress site revamped. Don't know full scope of changes desired.
Anyone know of anyone qualified and interested. If I can collect names/emails, I'll put the author in touch.

General Software Discussion / Any Freenet users here
« on: September 08, 2019, 07:09 AM »
Any Freenet users here willing to share contact info to become Freenet "friend" nodes of mine?

Living Room / Re: Does anyone here use Bitcoins?
« on: July 12, 2019, 12:42 PM »
Has anyone mined any of the Litecoin varieties and, if so, setup cost and return on investment thus far? I'm not about to use *coins for my savings account, but I am intrigued...

Thanks for all the great feedback. It's definitely helped us create a list of possibilities.

My stepdaughter is starting the University of Kentucky this Fall and will be in a Civil Engineering program. She is required to have an i5 or i7 laptop, minimum 16 GB ram, 2.8GHz or faster processor, and Win 10 Pro/Enterprise/or Educational. If it supports a discrete or add-in graphics card, that's a plus. Can anyone recommend a good deal. We want to get her a machine that suffices, but we don't want to pay through the nose any more than we have to...

I've been working on a unique roleplaying game. I'll link to the in-progress PDF below (note: hasn't been finished, nor formatted for easiest possible reading). I either want a player/players able to post almost daily on or who could manage 60-90 minute session once weekly on


Wish I could go; but, alas: work.

Living Room / Blades in the Dark
« on: January 27, 2019, 08:03 PM »
Anyone here played Blades In The Dark?

Looks intriguing. I think the mechanics could lend themselves to a strategic RPG game.

CodeTRUCKER, you may also want to investigate IronPython. It leverages the .NET framework.

Living Room / Re: What are your 2019 New Years Resolutions?
« on: January 24, 2019, 07:41 PM »
I've resolved to lose 20 lbs (175 → 155 lbs). I'm only 5'8", and although I'm currently much healthier than two years ago (when I was at 202 lbs), I'm only averaging 11'30"-11'45" pace on my 3-5 mile runs. Some extended research (reading, consulting my doctor) suggests I might be able to discontinue my blood pressure medication (Already I've cut the dose in half since 2016) if I lost this additional weight. And I'd like to reach my goal of completing a half-marathon (13.1 miles) in 2 hr 18 min. That would represent an improvement in my pace from 11.5-12 minutes/mile to 10.5 per. I think I can achieve this, and I'm committed to it. It would be interesting to have a pinned thread where we each describe our resolution and make regular check-ins throughout the year to report progress/regression.

Developer's Corner / Re: MyRolodex
« on: January 23, 2019, 05:34 PM »
The download in the previous post passes VirusTotal, GlarySoft Malware Hunter, and Malwarebytes Premium:


Kyrathaba Software / Re: Kyrathaba's Rolodex
« on: January 23, 2019, 05:27 PM »
I've updated the program so that, in addition to searching for keys, the user can opt to search for a substring within the data associated with each key:

See OP for download link for the most recent version of app.


Developer's Corner / Re: MyRolodex
« on: January 23, 2019, 05:25 PM »
Now, the program can search not only for keys, but it can search for a substring within the data associated with each key. Download link.


Developer's Corner / Re: MyRolodex
« on: January 21, 2019, 04:45 PM »
^ Updated program with rudimentary Search (in case you wind up with many keys). Note: Keys are listed in alphabetical order.

Kyrathaba Software / Re: Kyrathaba's Rolodex
« on: January 21, 2019, 04:41 PM »
See OP for download link.


Developer's Corner / MyRolodex
« on: January 19, 2019, 09:43 PM »

Thought I'd post this link to a small utility I wrote this week. Having quit using LastPass due to concerns, and not wanting to trust other freeware password keepers, I rolled my own.

Download link

Kyrathaba Software / Kyrathaba's Rolodex
« on: January 19, 2019, 09:39 PM »
A small utility (25 Kb) program written in C#. MyRolodex allows you to pair a key (enter some unique string) with associated string data and save securely to file in an encrypted format. If you choose not to password a particular pairing, you won't have to enter a password to view it but it still will only be viewable using this utility. If you do password a saved pair, the utility will require you to enter its associated password before it will display the data.

Note that regardless of whether you password a particular pair, the file it is saved in is encrypted with a simple string encryption algorithm.

Files created by this program are saved in the current user's AppData\Roaming\MyRolodex directory.

Kyrathaba Software / Kyrathasoft's Earth Apotheosis
« on: January 11, 2019, 08:05 AM »
I'm working on a game written in C# called Earth Apotheosis. At first it was going to be a living card game, but now I've decided that that will be a feature in the game: collectible cards that have various powers (think MTG blended with the cards in Zelazny's "Amber" series).

Painted in broad strokes, the game will contain the following elements:

  • discovery/exploration
  • world-building persistence
  • a far-future post-apocalypse setting
  • single-player only
  • occasional downloadable expansions
  • multiple paths to power (economic, eldritch, politics, conqueror, mastery of certain artifacts)

Expansions may provide any combination of the following:

  • new areas to explore/settle
  • new equipment items/artifacts
  • new non-player characters
  • new monsters

You can manually create your character, or allow the game to generate it. There are five races you may choose from when creating your character:

  • Birdfolk
  • Centaur
  • Human
  • Leonine
  • Lizardfolk

An overarching theme prevalent throughout  gameplay over an extended period of time is that of putting clues together about past ages of the world and why the world is as it is today. But it is optional whether the character digs into this theme via exploration and discovery coupled with taking skills that aid these activities.

Your character has a finite lifetime but there are ways to extend it, and possibly even stave off death indefinitely.

There will be a mechanism for players' characters to exchange/buy/sell items via in-game shops, bazaars, fences, etc.

Living Room / Re: Working on a DCTCG and found this resource
« on: November 21, 2018, 01:01 PM »
I run 10ks fairly regularly, but I am nowhere near being able to run a half marathon

I wasn't prepared for the half-marathon, and walked the last 4-5 miles  :P  In the weeks since then, I've been gradually lengthening my runs. Longest to date is 10.14mi. I will train throughout the winter, because my running buddy and I want to be in the full 26.2 mile marathon in Nashville next April. I won't even consider enrolling unless I can work up to 26 mile practice runs.

Living Room / Re: Working on a DCTCG and found this resource
« on: November 21, 2018, 12:53 PM »
I decided to write the computer RPG version before working on the card game:

Here's a couple of screenshots and an excerpt from the tutorial introduction:


Welcome to Earth Apotheosis, a game that allows you to roleplay to your preferred depth. If you just want to own and run an inn, you can end your advancement there. On the other hand, you can embroil your character in plots, relationships — even a form of politics.

In the Earth of the far future, societies have collapsed, science has languished, magic has emerged, and the world has begun to renew itself from whatever cataclysm has left such sketchy evidence of the past.

Moreover, not even the most learned scholars of the current day can accurately estimate the current date in relation to the Gregorian calendar of the "ancient" world.

Life is hard due to disease, monsters, marauders, violent weather, and scarcity. It's made even tougher by suspicion, stigma, and violently contested resources.

The general technology level is medieval. There is a quad-level caste system (Rolshîm) observed by those who choose the marginally greater safety of community living, while those with some command of eldritch forces or ancient artifacts sometimes choose to risk a life of exploration and the seeking of answers about the past.

Living Room / Re: Working on a DCTCG and found this resource
« on: November 08, 2018, 08:16 PM »
I did 8 miles this afternoon:


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