PAX East 2013 - Day 1

Day 1 is wrapping up at PAX East. Not much to say from the expo hall yet since the only booth I really looked at was the Square Enix booth and the only thing I really saw was the Saints Row 4 presentation. Which wasn't really much of anything, although they did show off a bit of the new plot. (It's an alien invasion.) You are no longer just the boss of the Third Street Saints, you are now the President of the United States and you have super powers. It's at this point that I can't help but assume that Volition is just screwing with us, but who knows, it could work.

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PAX East 2013

PAX East 2013 has come and gone. This story used to provide my tweets from the event. You can read my highlights from day 1, day 2 and day 3; as well as some pictures I took.

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Colossal Cave Adventure web port version 0.10

I've updated my Colossal Cave Adventure JavaScript port. It fixes a few bugs related to the Plover room, but probably more importantly, adds the ability to save the game. Save games are done by creating a new link that can be bookmarked. The URL can be loaded in order to restore the game to whatever state it was at when the game was saved.

Getting Ready for PAX East 2013

It's time to start getting ready for PAX East.

This should be fun! I haven't decided exactly what panels I'm planning on attending, but hopefully for once I'll actually post some stuff from PAX East.

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Screw you all, have a CAPTCHA

I resisted doing this for the longest time, but, well - it's just really not possible to have a publicly accessible website and not protect it with CAPTCHAs.

So now CAPTCHAs are required for creating accounts and posting comments.

I hope you're happy, spammers.

New Year, New Theme

It's a new year, which means its time for a new theme! I'm sure there are some bugs left to work out, but this new theme is CSS3 up the wazoo, with a ton of neat new features like some effort put into implementing a "responsive design" that changes with page sizes.

I've only tried the new theme in Firefox 17 and Internet Explorer 10 for now. I'm pleased to say that everything just works in IE10. All the CSS3 things that I'm doing in Firefox worked exactly the same in IE10. Nice!

Google Maps is available for iOS

Google Maps is finally available for iOS. Which is nice, because Apple Maps is kind of horrible. Not as bad as some people would say, but definitely deficient in several key areas.

Fixing my Windows 8 Start Screen

When I open my Windows 8 Start screen, right click, and select All Apps, the shell crashes. (I get a few entries in the Application Event Log, including "[t]he shell stopped unexpectedly and explorer.exe was restarted.") Note that the "shell" includes the Start screen, all open File Explorer windows, and the desktop itself. Kind of annoying, especially because it meant I couldn't access everything installed on my computer.

My brother clued me in that the problem was probably caused by existing entries in the Start Menu.

He was right.

Quick list of Half Minute Hero PC Annoyances

Half Minute Hero: Super Mega Neo Climax Ultimate Boy is out on Steam now. It - well, it runs on PC. Apparently it contains all the original PSP content too. (I haven't played far enough to verify that.)

But the PC port has some... issues. Here's my brief list of them.

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PAX Prime 2012

Apparently I didn't manage to miss out the joy of PAX Pox, despite not going to the 2009 PAX Prime. I still got a terrible cold after returning home from PAX Prime this year. Although I think I most likely got it from the flight home and not PAX itself.

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