So, part of this whole moving back thing was that I got my old volunteer gig at the Corvallis library back. This is awesome for many reasons, not the least of which is awesome people work there, and new awesome people since last I did. Also, I do juvenile check-in, which means that I come into contact with a very high percentage of books featuring kittens per 2 hour block, and really, with that many kittens how bad can your day possibly get. However, that is not what I wish to share with you today. Instead, I want you to click here. There’s nothing I can possibly add to that, so I won’t. Enjoy.
So, writing a program in Visual Basic .NET, the details of which may never become interesting to anyone but me (generating monster stat blocks is thrilling, I know), and I have cause to check and see if somewhere well over a hundred and maybe even two hundred text boxes actually have values, or if they’re actually empty. You end up needing to do something like this: If txtStrength.Text “” Then iStrength = Int(txtStrength.Text) Else iStrength = 0 End If Which, when you total it all up is several hundred lines of code, and takes for damned ever to write. However, if you have the intelligence of your average first year programmer, which is to say people who have been doing […]
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In which I’m going to take a moment out from my busy schedule of doing things in Oblivion mods to talk about D&D for a moment. “But this is an all Oblivion, all the time blog!” you cry. And indeed, you are not far from wrong. But, as it happens, I’ve been running a D&D game of one sort or another for a long time now. Used to be AD&D 2nd edition, then through the various editions of D&D 3 and 3.5, then into D&D 4th edition, and now back to 3.5. With that reversion to 3.5 comes one of those things I had thought about at the time, forgotten while I was running 4e, and is now back full […]
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So, to explain that video in the last post slightly better, I’ve been a gamer since approximately the dawn of time by the reckoning of those dang kids today, and from time to time I like to play games that, were they people would be in high school about now. Yeah, most of my readers who are older than me, I know. In the Days of Yore, that meant episodes like this one, but as time advances and my Jurassic hardware falls to the stone clubs and axes of rampaging Neanderthals, other solutions are needed. Which is where Microsoft Virtual PC comes in. And since it turns out that games from the mid-90s are so old they won’t even run […]
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