wiki.ryliejamesthomas.net

August 27th, 2017

I’ve been poking away at a personal wiki for a while, and I think it’s ready to tell people about.

A space for keeping track of things I learn, things I want to remember, things I want to share, things I want to connect.

wiki.ryliejamesthomas.net

I’ve been working on lots of wiki things recently, across MediaWiki, DokuWiki, PMWiki, and Wikia. And Doku’s my fave by far. Well organised, easy to customise, simple formatting syntax. MediaWiki, and especially Wikia are hellish.

Peter ‘Beandick’ Dutton

June 19th, 2017

I’ve been playing a cute little game called Tomodachi Life on the 3DS. Since the Wii, Nintendo consoles these days have these things called Miis—goofy people you design that you can use in some games—and this game involves filling an apartment building with them and dressing them up, making them do songs, keeping them happy, etc. The idea with Miis is that you make one to represent yourself, and yours and your friends’ live in each others’ systems. Tomodachi Life expands on this by making you give them personalities, lets you interact with them, and encourages you to make all sorts of different ones. A little searching will dig up lots of Mii versions of celebrities and things, and these can be shared with QR codes.

So I made Peter Dutton, and decided to treat him horribly. You have to give them a nickname, so I went with ‘Beandick’. Yeah, I dunno.

Here he is getting interviewed on the news:

Here he is looking lonely in a Japanese hotel while I hang on the door doign ninja stuff?

I only fed him once.

This is the time he sold colonial uniforms in the park:

Snoop Dogg wasn’t into it.

🙂

:0

Here’s a shot of him giving me money:

Here’s a song I wrote for him to sing:

And here’s his QR code if you want to borrow him:

May 27

June 1st, 2017

June 1st, 2017

So most people emoji are depicted as belonging to an other from the perspective of the assumed receiver, but personal favourite👌is depicted as though it is the viewer’s own hand (except in text editor I use in Linux, Geany).

RSS!

May 14th, 2017

I finally sat down and spent 20 minutes researching making RSS feeds. They’re super simple, just a little XML:

<?xml version="1.0"?>
<rss version="2.0">
    <channel>
        <title></title>
        <description></description>
        <link></link>
        <item>
            <title></title>
            <description></description>
            <link></link>
        </item>
    </channel>
</rss>

So you make a new item set for each update. You can have multiple channels per file for things like blog posts and blog comments. You can also link multiple RSS files in the head of the HTML to a similar purpose.

So now ryliejamesthomas.net, blueberrysoft.ryliejamesthomas.net and blueberrysoft.ryliejamesthomas.net/web-log all have RSS feeds.

Also I remembered that I had Google Analytics code on a bunch of websites so I cancelled that gross shit.

April 9

May 7th, 2017

Little Cat

March 12th, 2017

Website juggling

February 15th, 2017

I’ve moved my main website over to ryliejamesthomas.net, and will now use ryliejamesthomas.com strictly for commercial things.

It’s always made me a bit uncomfortable using a .com for my main page, but I’ve always talked myself out of doing anything about it. UNTIL NOW.

That also means a bunch of subdomains have moved over: bangaiospirits.ryliejamesthomas.net, blueberrysoft.ryliejamesthomas.net, and videoworkscatalogue.ryliejamesthomas.net. There must at least be a bunch of broken blueberrysoft links floating round Internet now (again). I guess there’s also gallery.ryliejamesthomas.net, but there’s nothing there at the mo’.

illustration.ryliejamesthomas.com has stayed where it was. There will probably be a shop.ryliejamesthomas.com at some point? Haven’t thought too much about the .com, apart from putting links to my pages on etsy, bandcamp and itch.

The Game Making Tools website I’ve been working on also has a new address: gamemaking.tools 🙂 Makes it feel much less like a solo project, though there’ve only been a few wiki pages made by others 🙂

I’ve also been having fun doing more stuff with my web-hosting, like using it to host my E-mail (weening myself off web-mail), calendar, contacts, and a ‘cloud’ service.

Krapp’s Last Tape.

February 2nd, 2017

Oculus Medium

January 30th, 2017

This is the first thing that’s ever made me want a VR setup. Add and subtract stuff real quick. Has nice stereo sounds. Good amount of clumsiness. You can go inside!