Art Comments

Yesterday night I installed a plugin for Disqus on my art site and connected it to my account. That means it’s now possible to post comments on my art.

Disqus requires logging in either with a Disqus account, facebook, twitter or google. So if you want to comment you need one of those. I like having comments on things. I like comments. As long as they’re useful or insightful of course, but I don’t mind non-useful comments either, but I’m not very likely to respond to those.

I do mind bad comments though, such as pointless hate or threats or such. That’s a given.

Life Things

A not-so-brief update on my life.

I’ve not written anything in a while. I realize I didn’t have a distinct plan for this blog thing when I set it up. It seems I’ve decided it’ll be a mix of personal stuff and posts about various projects.

Things are happening, good things! I just left a part-time job, that I held for about a month and a half, for a full time job at a place I worked earlier this year. At the time they weren’t able to keep two programmers on board, but now the other programmer left for a different job and I got to replace him.

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Slight artjustments

In the previous post I detailed how the modifiers have the ability to multiply the score bonus which is how it worked when I wrote the article. About a day after writing it though I changed how modifiers work. I decided that the multiplication business was too complicated.

Now a modifier just has one value, this value is multiplied by the input (such as the number of characters) and added to the total. The minimum threshold determines if the modifier should be displayed in the log or not. There is no point printing 1 character to the log. But anything above that will show.

That’s pretty much it, except some minor adjustments to the interface.

More art-counting

 

Hello! Here’s another update about the art-counter system! Just in case that interests anyone besides me! (Seems unlikely)

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Honest Work!

A short update about what’s been happening recently.

Hello! As usual it’s been a while since the last entry. Almost 2 months.

But I’ve been busy with things, also as usual. I have a number of my own projects to do, websites to work on, applications to develop, other things. I also now have a job. My first real job, at least as far as I’m concerned. Continue reading “Honest Work!”

Art for points

This entry is about how drawing something daily, which I realized I’d probably not be able to keep up with, lead to me creating a website for myself that would keep track of how much I’m supposed to have drawn.

This is the history of that site, and how it’s changed (pretty rapidly)

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Arts

I’d be surprised if anyone actually noticed, but I removed the links to the gallery pages that were on here a while ago. Try as I might I haven’t been able to find a good gallery plugin for WordPress. Not good according to me at least. The best one I’ve found so far, and the one I have installed right now is NextGen Gallery. But while it works fine I haven’t been able to find one that lets you browse images in a ¬†way I like.

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Hexagons

UPDATE!

I’ve changed how the bottom part of the page looks a bit. I think it’s a bit nicer, but not 100% satisfied with it. Not much I can do at the moment though since I’ve yet again run out of ideas for it.

I’ve also made the center hex do something. When clicked, assuming you have javascript enabled (which the rest of the page doesn’t require), a popup will appear with some contact details in it, such as my email address. The reason this uses javascript is because I don’t want my contact details stored in the page on load to avoid them being scraped by bots. Instead when the hex is clicked a request is sent to a simple API endpoint I wrote, that fetches them and fills in the dialog before showing it.

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Hey! I just updated my front page! By front page I mean the portal page at http://towerofawesome.org

The old one was one I designed early on when I first set my server up, and it’s stuck around since then. It wasn’t really bad-looking, but it wasn’t particularly pretty either. It used to be a lot worse, but I’ve changed a few things.

old-portal-screenshotAs you can see. Simple and functional. The logo used to be gigantic, taking up well over 50% of the page height, which was terrible design. But eventually I realized and fixed it, resulting in what you see in this picture. I was young.

One of the problems with this is that it looks a bit messy. The icons are uniform in size and positioning, but not in their colors and overall design. This makes the page slightly unappealing. And like I said there is no focus on myself, just links to my various sites, which does little to represent me and what I do.

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Oh hey, I stream now

It’s been a while hasn’t it? I kinda forgot about this blog until just now. I’ve been busy with the YouTube channel, studying and working on a few projects, as well as enjoying myself and relaxing as usual. But I need to remember to write about what I’ve been doing occasionally. For no other reason that it’s fun to do!

I’ve started streaming which has been fun. Definitely a different experience from regular videos. In part because of the live interaction with the for now small audience, but also because I can relax, not worry about editing or mistakes. It still gets turned into a video that ends up on the channel as bonus content for those interested.

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