July 17th, 2008

marcus 2013

More Clancy - another Forgotten Futures update - and holidays

Another bit I forgot from The Bear and the Dragon
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In other news, I forgot to say that having tried more solutions to the HTML conversion thing, and not liked any of them much, I decided to start doing it the old way, in a text editor. I've now got about a third done, so it looks like I was worrying about nothing. It turns out that being a bit rusty on HTML isn't a huge handicap, because I've been using the editor's built in HTML coding features more than I used to, and they are making things a lot easier. Also, the most complicated tables are, of course, just variants on similar tables in the main Forgotten Futures rules, which are already HTML, and it's easy to paste in the old version and make the changes, rather than doing it all from scratch.

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When I hear back from Jo I will probably have to make a few corrections, but that just means I'll have to correct two documents, not one, and I can live with that.

Another hour or so and the kids will go off to church, and I can go round the labs and shut everything down for the summer and save a small fortune on electricity. I was expecting to have to work tomorrow, but fortunately the building will have no power due to rewiring, and everyone has been told to stay home. So after this afternoon I won't have to be in work until the 18th of August. I can relate to that...
marcus 2013

Ads on basic accounts

It looks like Livejournal plans to "reintroduce Basic accounts"

http://news.livejournal.com/109461.html

Except that what they're actually talking about is an account that carries adverts, and it looks like this will apply to all basic accounts including the old ones:

http://community.livejournal.com/lj_2008/4376.html

I've got a permanent account, but if this happens the two Basic accounts I use - the sdaleconspiracy community and ffutures_news, the account I use for game-related announcements and show on my web sites - may start to show adverts if anyone who isn't a paid or permanent user looks at them. And apparently some of the advertising livejournal runs is for things I would dislike or consider inappropriate to my interests etc.

I'm not too bothered about sdaleconspiracy since I think most of the people using it have paid accounts, but if this happens ffutures_news will certainly have to go, and I'll need to replace it with some other simple way to put news on my sites, hopefully without horrendous amounts of coding or using FTP etc. Can anyone suggest a good alternative?
Watchmen

Looking promising

Pointed out by sbisson - the Watchmen movie trailer



One day I will be able to look back at vast quantities of bad fanfic and say "I wrote dialogue for Rorschach before most of you had even heard of him..."

later: and I probably read the books before most of the authors were born...