I now have a Samsung Galaxy 6 and need to move forward from a Samsung Tocco. Fortunately, I have only the phone contacts to move forward, I used Kies to get them off to my laptop, make .vcf copies, then copy the .vcf files to a folder in the ./Downloads folder on the Galaxy device, using drag and drop, then use “Contacts -> Settings” to import the .vcf files.
How easy it is it to write and deploy to Google App Engine? Continue reading “Google App Engine”
Sometimes, you cant be arsed to wait for an exit point. Here’s the runes… Continue reading “NWN2 Swapping Party Members now”
This is going to be a shit storm. The CJEU has ruled that US owned storage is not “adequate protection” under EU data protection laws and that their laws around warrants are not an “effective remedy”. They have torn up the so-called self-harbour treaty. Here are some links. Continue reading “Who broke the internet?”
As I have said, I don’t like Crafting in my fantasy fiction; it’s not what I see as heroic, although there are some stories that make something of it, for instance the centre of De Laurentis’ “Conan the Barbarian” is the riddle of steel and weapon forging is a small part of the story, and there’s Griswold, the Blacksmith from Tristram with his pride in the weapons of men. It seems that it’s needed in the NWN2 Official Campaign. The recipes are found in books and the material components are found all over the shop, often by killing monsters. Continue reading “Crafting in NWN2”
Grobnar the Bard in NWN2, needs more of an explanation than I gave in my walkthrough. There is little in the story for which he is compulsory but he can add enormous value. Here are some notes I made. Continue reading “Playing NWN2 with Grobnar the Bard”
About fighting Tholapsyx, the ancient Red Dragon. We are looking for the Belt of the Ironfist Clan so that we can recruit the Dwarves to the Neverwinter Alliance. This is started at the Iron Fist stronghold where we get more of Khelgar’s backstory; he is a compulsory party companion for the Ironfist caves and Mount Galardrym This post contains spoilers, although not much, since you are unlikely to be looking for this if you found the fight easy; it also has some notes and links and uses some of the same words as in my diary/walkthrough. Continue reading “Fighting Tholapsyx”
I have started to use 1and1’s newsletter tool. It comes with my package. I using it because I need to send to more than 100 people/blast. Here’s some do’s and don’ts and some gotchas. Continue reading “1and 1 News Letter tool”
What started it
I found myself doing some reading about recent British Defence strategy and policy. It started with a blog by John Snow, questioning the British military’s obsession with supporting the US, it’s a sort of trickle down, but we can’t afford the technology any more. Military technology works because its new and different and expensive to copy and counter. Snow points at James Meek’s review of five books about Britain’s War in Afghanistan, called “worse than defeat” in the London Review of Books. Continue reading “Defending the UK”
I am crawling towards encrypting my mail. I have adopted enigmail, a Thunderbird addon and use it to sign emails from the one Thunderbird instance in which I have it installed. It seemed sensible since I use it even on the Mac, but suddenly, I discover that as I now have access to a 1and1 SNMP server, Apple’s imail wizard now works and so I could use the prettier, or is it merely different imail client. Choices, choices! The rest of this post is a collection of links about enigmail or PGP on a Mac.
If the short code is before the More line, then it appears on the Home, if after only if one enters the page itself. (So make a tiny article that looks like part of the header and pin it? We now have some PHP, see below/overleaf. )
I have taken to wasting my time with Sim City on my phone,called SCBuildIt. It’s reminiscent of Sim City, that and warcraft. Here are some guidelines. Continue reading “SCBuildit”
I fancied a desktop clock for my elementary builds. I found
cairo-clock, which has a bunch of default themes and a bunch of add-ons also. It can be obtained via the package managers; I found this, as the package documentation and I found a bunch of additional clock faces here. Continue reading “Cairo Clock”
It’s a very long time since I have had to deal with binary code translations, but when dealing with HTML and JSON with Python, I need to get to grips with it. The € symbol for instance requires the extended character set support and rss should be written in utf-8. This page collects the notes I made in learning about Python’s support for unicode/ascii translations. Continue reading “Unicode in Python”