Posted by Teri Lyn Fisher & Jenny Park | July 13, 2014
Today we’re celebrating Bastille Day, a national French holiday that celebrates the beginning of the French revolution. We’re celebrating with lots of champagne and these little Black Pepper Gougère BLTs. We love the crisp exterior and custard-like interior of these French appetizers. We incorporated black pepper to balance out the creaminess of the pastry puffs, and to also give them a small ‘bite’. Since it is a celebration, we wanted to be extra decadent and decided to stuff them with small strips of bacon, spicy arugula and fresh sliced cherry tomatoes. These bite sized BLT’s are full of flavor and the gougères create the perfect bun for the filling.
Note: Although we stuffed our gougères with a BLT filling, you can stuff these little guys with a myriad of things! These are great because all of the prep can be made ahead of time. You can bake the gougères 2 to 3 days before you need them, and just refresh them in the oven a couple hours before your event. You can also fry the bacon the night before and stick them in the oven to reheat and to re-crisp the strips, when refreshing the cheese puffs. Then when it is time for your get-together all you need to do is assemble. These quick and easy appetizers are easy to throw together, and such a crowd pleaser. If you’re looking to whip something up for an upcoming cocktail party or just for a last minute Bastille Day snack, we recommend making these insanely delicious savory bites!
Here is a quick little Tmux trick for nesting a session in a session.
First, we need to add a line to .tmux.conf, so that we have a different prefix for issuing commands to a nested Tmux:
# nested tmux, obey me
bind-key a send-prefix
Next, once we’ve used the powerful Tmuxinator to start a Tmux session, we’ll start an additional Tmux session in one of our panes, first issuing the following command in the pane where we’d like the session to occur:
$ unset TMUX
Finally, we’ll bend the nested Tmux session to our will by using the nested prefix we defined in .tmux.conf:
Notice that we’re sort of double-doing the Tmux command. Now we can cycle through windows and panes within our nested Tmux session. HIGHFIVE!
Yo dawg I heard you like tmux sessions inside your tmux sessions was originally published on Something Different
This is my D&D table. What you see here represents two weeks physically building the table and two weeks programming the table and the editor. Maps are created and NPCs are placed using the editor on the laptop. The editor also controls the table wirelessly to load maps, control rotation and zoom, and move NPCs. I used Direct3D to render across the six monitors. Each player has their own mouse and cursor to control their character.
This was built before everyone had an iPhone or Android phone. Nowadays I would probably replace the mice with smartphone and tablet clients. Back then LCDs were still pretty expensive. That is why there are six 17″ monitors here. A newer version would probably use one large LCD TV or a Microsoft Surface type touch screen. The software was written to work with an arbitrary number and layout of monitors and mice.
I intentionally didn’t program dice rolling or any rules into the table because I didn’t want to detract from the pen and paper experience. There’s something about flipping through rule books and rolling dice that is important to the experience. This was really meant to replace the battle mat and miniatures we used during our games.
Pasted from <http://the-generalist.com/component/content/article/46-programming/208-computerized-dnd-table-2004.html>
Potential Project: Computerized DnD [table] was originally published on Something Different
It’s sad to see Star Wars Galaxies (SWG) shutting down. Besides being Star Wars, there was a lot of interesting depth to the game. Here are some features I found interesting or unique about that game.
A specific resource would only exist for about a week in game before it was gone forever. There was a whole tree to the resources. For instance Metal -> Ferrous Metal -> Steel -> Specific Type of Steel -> Specific Spawn. Each specific spawn would have random stats within a range for that material. You might find a specific resource that was great for melee weapons and armor, but bad for range weapons. In some cases, a type of resource wouldn’t spawn for long periods of time. There were certain resources on Bria (the server I played on) that only spawned with decent stats very early in the game. This was well before people were prepared to mass harvest them. This put a premium on certain items until another spawn occurred. I remember a lucky grab on an amazing resource early in the game. I hand mined a few thousand of an aluminum with great stats that I never used. It turned out later that it was needed for lightsabers. The price of this resource skyrocketed once players started to unlock Jedi. It made resource gathering something more interesting than click the button repeatedly and added greatly to the crafting system.
Dim response As Variant
response = InputBox("Prompt", "Title")
Select Case StrPtr(response)
'OK not pressed
'Carry on your routine, variable response contains the InputText
Pasted from <http://www.ozgrid.com/forum/showthread.php?t=15628>
VBA InputBox Example was originally published on Something Different