Professor von Explaino's Journal Page 2

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RSS/ Atom feeds already work great for sharing content. I’ve never stopped having an RSS reader and keep up with tonnes of blogs and comics that way. All my blogs have RSS feeds because syndication in this way is just easier, and reading things like comics/ big articles is better RSS fed than Tumblr fed IMHO. But the standards haven't evolved with how we're using the web these days. It's more interactive than firehose.

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Code of the Coder

It's taken me a long time, but I've finally finished and published my book

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Nearly there

I've nearly got this working.

Changing Ways

I’m a big fan of Werewolf the Apocalypse. The Onyx Path created W20 edition (2oth anniversary) was a masterpiece of modernization, taking a fatalistic "We're doomed, but we're going down fighting" and making it "We are mostly doomed, but if we don't give in there's a chance." Giving the werewolf a world/ millennia spanning history/ culture/ purpose/ feel was a tough follow up to White Wolf’s previous Vampire games, but boy did Werewolf deliver. After years of regret I’ve managed to acquire my Glasswalker dog tags, and already I’m annoying the Princess of Amber by wearing it everywhere.

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I've been experimenting with Pandoc, a tool for converting between document formats. At work I worked out how to convert from Markdown into Word for automating a number of imports. At home I've started working on getting some cool Word templates for self-publishing of Tech and RPG books. It... works really well and I'm enjoying the heck out of the challenge.

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Seven Seals of Software Review

I watched as the change representative opened the first of the seven seals. Then I saw one of the four living approvers mail in a text like thunder "System Architecture!" I looked, and there before me was a blank page! Its author held a red pen, and he was given a stamp, and he rode out like an madman bent on correction.

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GURPS character generator revamped

The GURPS character generator code has had an entweakening, using some new lessons learned. It also has, after demand, a PDF output! Please feel free to toy, test and tell me what I've done wrong.


Parody: Host in the Cloud

With apologies to all artists behind Send in the Clowns. A 10-minute-to-write parody.

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