Space RPG: Version 3

Space RPG has evolved a lot since its last release, but it has done so fairly quietly. However, with the advent of TAB’s server opening, it’s had its second wind. Whether you’re a newcomer or a veteran, you might be wondering what’s in store – and justly so. This post will explain what the new features are like and how the old ones have been reworked. Continue reading Space RPG: Version 3

Space RPG: Introduction

Space RPG has evolved a lot since its last release, but it has done so fairly quietly. However, with the advent of TAB’s server opening, it’s had its second wind. Whether you’re a newcomer or a veteran, you might be wondering what’s in store – and justly so. This post will explain how to get started with the new version. Continue reading Space RPG: Introduction

Ruby: Extracting ACDSee Metadata

So I’ve recently taken to using the Ruby programming language for writing utility scripts, not for any practical purpose, but because the language looks interesting and I want to try it out. I feel like this utility script might be useful to someone else, so I decided to publish it. It’s a script that extracts embedded and sidecar ACDSee metadata from images – keywords in this case – and stores it in an easy-to-use hash. Continue reading Ruby: Extracting ACDSee Metadata

New Year 2015: Twenty Years Ago

Well, another year has come to an end, and 2015 is almost upon us (only some 45 minutes for me). Still, despite being almost halfway through the decade, many of us, including yours truly, still refer to the 1990’s as ‘ten years ago’. Admit it, you do. So, to celebrate the advent of the mid-decade point annd to make you and myself feel ancient, here’s a list of some of the major events that happened in 1994 – twenty years ago. Continue reading New Year 2015: Twenty Years Ago