Apr 112010

Got bored and added a Wordsearch based on all of the text options I use for the Character Name Generator Thingy.

This is a totally, utterly, and completely developed by Robert Klein, his SourceForge page for it here.

Go play around with it.  You can even make your own WordSearch shapes.

Plus, it’s all online and is a horribly delicious time-waster.

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Apr 092010

In trying to punch out a chat client that I could validate the originating client from, I decided I needed to come up with a simple method of some sort of tokenized, time-based encryption.  I also needed to be able to do this in both Javascript and PHP (and I have even adapted the same methods over to ASP/VBScript).

I figured the best thing to do would be to pass down a token that the receiving end knew about, and have it encrypted with a Unix EPOCH timestamp.

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Apr 092010

I had been struggling for a short time trying to figure out how to fix a problem I had encountered with images and style sheets (CSS) disappearing when I added a trailing slash to a URL (especially when the URL was straight to a file).

Apparently, this is the way things are SUPPOSED to work.   This makes relative paths truly relative.

Naked pages are truly a blight.

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Apr 022010

I been a on a bit of a kick with these silly name generator thingies.

I made yet another one that makes a random lunch menu based on real restaurant menus.

Just even more silliness.

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Mar 262010

My original intention was to replicate a random name generator (I was afraid the word generator over at Oh The Huge Manatee dot net might go away), and I ended up with Happenstance.

Well I finally got around to the name generator and, although it is a simpler, much more limited version of the one over at OTHM dot net, it does the job nicely giving me names that are reasonably spiffy and gives me a quick way to check whether the names might be a little off-kilter.

Go on, give it a try:  http://halytech.net/wownames/index.php

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Dec 182009

Added an RPG here I think I like… Very customizable and tweakble and simple.

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Legend of the Green Dragon can be had here.  Try it out.  Let me know what you think.

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Dec 102009

Which PHP thin chat client should I use?  Looking at others, but these have a nice price point (free) and a very small footprint:

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Dec 092009
ARGH!

ARGH!

After installing a few sundry PHP applications and databases, I found that I was regularly (and easily) producing 500 errors.

Support can be very frustrating… Resolution after the break…

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Dec 052009

I think I’ll be installing a chat area and BlackNova shortly (as BlackNova is a very addicting but fun multiplayer space trading simulator).

Links will be here for BlackNova and here for the chat.

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