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Writing Bootstrap 2.x themes in 2018: an adventure in backwards combatability
Blake Thomas in development

(warning: rant ahead)

Robotics has this fancy little web app for tracking dimension drawings and the parts that get made for them, and one of the things you can configure in the user settings is what colorscheme it should use. Obviously, once I discovered this, my first thought was to ask the guy who maintains the site to add a Solarized theme, to which the response was "go find a Bootstrap theme you like and make a PR". So, ... (Read more)

The NetHack server source code is now on Github!
Blake Thomas in development

It's at this repo. I honestly have no idea if this will compile and/or run on anyone else's system (it definitely needs a working dgamelaunch and postgres installation), so YMMV.

Something is wrong with the NetHack server
Blake Thomas in development

This morning, a bunch of people on Discord told me that the Nethack server looks like this:

It's not supposed to look like that, so I started to investigate.

This looked like some client-side problems I had to deal with while writing the client in the first place, so I decided to start debugging ... (Read more)

The blog engine source is now on Github
Blake Thomas in meta

In case anyone was interested in the 150-line blog engine.

Edit: Addition of CSS has pushed it to 215 lines.

So people apparently want me to write a blog
Blake Thomas in meta

Crazy, innit? I tried to start a blog a few years ago but stopped because nobody was reading it. Now that there's some interest, here goes for round 2.

This blog is a set of static pages auto-generated by a bash script. I decided to roll my own blog engine after being disappointed with various off-the-shelf solutions (most of which do not generate static pages well). The computer that runs this site is an overworked Amazon EC2 instance that doesn't need to deal with pushing three ... (Read more)