more people who can't cope with irc

July 17, 2008  🤤

If you can’t handle even this light amount of attitude, you probably should stick to … I don’t know what. Support from consultants?

johnny cash playing on mexican radio

July 13, 2008

I really liked “Mexican Radio,” the one hit by one-hit wonder Wall of Voodoo. I bought their album, Call of the West, in college, and I liked it, and that was that. I didn’t know they’d been around before or after that album, and hadn’t really thought to look into it.

bizarre email headers, part 23412

July 10, 2008  📧

I see a lot of crazy email content and headers. I should post more of them, just for giggles. Here’s one I found sitting in wtf.msg in my home directory at work:

the neighbors moved

July 10, 2008

My house is a three home unit. There are three living units side by side, each with a third of the porch, a third of the yard, and the same amount of space, more or less. Our unit is at the south end of the house. For much, much longer than we’ve lived here, the residents of the north end of the house were unchanged.

first impressions of dnd 4; part 4

July 1, 2008  🎲 ⚔️

I skimmed both the DM’s Guide and the Monster Manual today. I’ve been really busy and I don’t think I’m going to give either one a really good read, although I read one or two chapters of the DMG in full.

first impressions of dnd 4; part 2: rules and non-rules

June 29, 2008  🎲 ⚔️

It’s been ages since I played AD&D 1E, so these memories may be a little confused. As I recall, there was no unified skill system. You had such and such percent chance to be able to climb a rope or jump a certain distance, but they were all just table after table of lookup. Every class had its own table for all manner of common things. When I played AD&D, my friends and I had memorized all kinds of tables, or at least the page on which to look. (I seem to recall that an important lookup table is on p. 91 of the 2E PHB.)

where hiveminder fails me

June 26, 2008  🌀 💾

So, several months later, I’m still mostly using Hiveminder, though not as fastidiously as I once was. I still like it, and I have no plans to abandon it for some other next big thing, but there are places where it lets me down and where I wish I could Just Send Patches or something. I mean, who knows if I would, but it’s easy to convince myself that I would be all over fixing it up if I could.

please erect no barriers to entry for bug reports

June 24, 2008  🤤

Yesterday, we found a serious bug in the IMAP library used by RoundCube. To report the bug, we had to click through a pile of links and sign up for an account. When we tried to send a report to the mailing list, it was rejected (500 error) because you may not post in the first few minutes of being a list member.