LANuary and a Map Reset

A better map for all! Well... for Tinkerknock.

I hosted a LAN for the first time in a very long time at the weekend. A good excuse to get everyone over to see the new place, but also to escape reality a little, catch up and shoot some baddies. A good mix of games played too... KF2, Garry's Mod, Civ6 etc.

During the night, a friend was testing out the server and identified that it was actually quite the rubbish map. So now that she has a new rig, and is back on the MC hype, I reset it and have been on a fair bit in the last day or so.

Just a quick view of "Spawn". We need to think of a new name...

2020-01-09

Planet PowerShell - Featured

I don't know how much use I'll be, but it is nice to be included in the Community.

So whilst I have been messing about with the design, I got a github notification to advise that my pull request had been approved and I have been added to the PlanetPowerShell repo. I had a look this morning to see that I am now "published" on the community authors page. That is pretty neat. I had to update the location, as I had moved since I originally submitted it... but I am here...

It is exactly typical that it happens when my blog is currently down, whilst I tinker with the design. However, it has given me the urge to get more content posted and maybe it will be of use to someone. You'll have to excuse the old content coming back when I merge it all together later down the line. For now though, I get to put a little image on the site to show that I am now featured.

2020-01-09

Because Windows 95

I thought I would try something a little different. It was entertaining to make, at least.

Quite a bit has been going on recently, primarily moving house again. Now I'm settled, I can get back into tinkering with design and generally all the things. There was no real reason behind this other than I played on a "Win98 Simulator" type app that brought back the earlier memories of Win95 and I thought I'd push for that kind of design for a while. I loved the days of messing about with "system32" files to see what they did and regularly breaking the first home PC we had as a family. I learnt so much from those days and it set me up to break and learn forever more.

The Win95 design is entirely written in CSS. It was entertaining to work out the margin and padding combinations to mimic the "depth" offered by the different colours surrounding the "windows". I think it has got off to a good start and I'll continue in my free time to work out more... just because. :)

2020-01-05