Oh, jeepers, what are all these buttons?

Posted by twisterghost on June 8, 2018, 7:25 a.m.

I'm writing this from the brand new 64Digits DARK submission UI, and there's a cornucopia of formatting buttons gently resting atop the textarea. They look at me as if to say, "twisterghost! You don't need that barbaric BB-code anymore! Come with us, into the future of formatting! We all format down here!"

For shame.

Also, does BBCode work yet? Also also, I used the rich text editing buttons to make "dark" italic so I'm just a hypocrite.

Also also also, my double-enter-between-paragraphs reflex may not work well with this new system. We'll see when I hit "Submit". (edit: oh hey, looks fine.)

Anyway, since last we met, I've been making some progress on house stuff. The majority of my time is spent being super happy that I got this house at all, and the rest is spent working with contractors to fix some shit. Everyone I've talked to around here has similar war stories though, I think it just comes with the domain of all these houses being older and retrofitted / remodeled. Still, I'm finding myself getting all giddy whenever I think about the fact that I LIVE here as an OWNER. It still doesn't feel real. I guess it will feel more real when I get my first mortgage payment.

Besides admiring the flooring and grilling out of spite for the previous places I've lived only having like 2 working grills that were constantly occupied, I've been playing and working on vidya games. Currently playing Dauntless, which you should play with me. You form a team of four people and go hunting what are essential all raid bosses. Pretty hype. Between that and work, still building Evenfall, which is coming along nicely. Dialing in the spells and gameplay, and feeling good about the direction its going in. Still a long way to go, especially as a side project, but I always have fun when I open it up to hack on. That said, it does make me want to work on something smaller, just to see a project to completion in a shorter time span. Maybe I'll actually participate in a jam or something.

Keep on keepin' on, everyone.



bendodge 5 years, 11 months ago

Do you wear a hair net everywhere like your photo?

twisterghost 5 years, 11 months ago

Not unless its a very special occasion.

I should probably use a picture that's not from 2011, but I do very much love that picture.

Alert Games 5 years, 11 months ago

We should stop using BBCode and adopt Markdown!

Jani_Nykanen 5 years, 11 months ago

No let's write our own whatever-category-bbcode-and-markdown-belong-to language. Just for fun.

twisterghost 5 years, 11 months ago

I definitely agree markdown > bbcode, but we have years of old posts that use bbcode that aren't gonna look good. Not a big priority, but worth thinking about.

Jani_Nykanen 5 years, 11 months ago

Maybe we should archive those old posts (and disable editing) and use Markdown for new ones.

twisterghost 5 years, 11 months ago

Sure, that would help with cleanliness, but its still a literal decade of content we'd just leave as effectively plaintext. Still not a big deal, but would be neat to preserve.

Jani_Nykanen 5 years, 11 months ago

Well, would it be possible to convert those pages to static Html pages that show all the elements correctly, but that naturally cannot be edited?

NeutralReiddHotel 5 years, 11 months ago

I do like the markdown, but don't agree on removing BB code. It's such SO many blog posts, comments… not worth it.