Showing posts from December, 2019

Done with Flickr

I'm done with Flickr. Porn is starting to seep into baseball card groups, car groups, and everything else. Group admins can't stop it because there is a hole found in the system and Yahoo does not seem to care to fix the issue.  Additionally, I don't want to see people's cats laying on a chairs.<br /> <br /> I'm going to make my own repository again. Probably not going to use my old code, but start over. Not only am I going to start over with the code, but also the photos and retake them all. I'm going to also have a new naming conventions.<br /> <br /> So the fourth photo of cards from 1960 Chicago Cubs would be named 1960CHC004.jpg

New Nifty Script

I have written a new "nifty" script for my web site that displays all the cards cataloged per team. By default, it shows the Cubs, but is programmed to show any team of choosing. For the larger teams, the script is rather slow as it processes a large amount of information. One of the coolest parts of the script is that is cross-references the players against two other tables that list players with a career WAR of 9 or greater and a table of Hall of Fame inductees. If the player matches these, a little icon will show by their name. To see my Cardinals collection: To see my White Sox collection: Sox To see my Red Sox collection: Sox

Update on Cubs baseball card collection

With the purchase of a 1997 Ryne Sandberg Topps card, I now have cataloged 60 sandberg cards.  All between his rookie card in 1983 and his final card in 1997. I thought it might be fun at this point to list my 3 favorite Cubs baseball cards for every year from 1960 to 2018. I still don't own any 2019 cards. I don't own enough card before 1960 to do this either for every year. So this does not take for ever, I will post 2 or 3 years each post. Hopefully I can get through this without giving up. 1960 Ernie Banks Topps #10 HoF Mordecai Brown Fleer #9 HoF Walt Moryn Topps #74 1961 Billy Williams Topps #141 HoF Ron Santo Topps #35 HoF Frank Thomas Topps #382

RH Fedora

I miss some old habits. Some things are just still better, faster, more fun. So I'm installing Red Hat Fedora. Why? First and for most, to get the tools I need to create a new FVWM Theme "Glassy Blue". Secondly, I miss that environment. Creating window manager themes are fun. Look for ideas for a really good one, I found out tonight that my old FVWM page is still up and running... and advertised on other FVWM sites. I have no idea how to get to the HTML to even edit the page. But that is another issue all in it's self. I've started the work on the theme already and it will be a little challenging. I would also like to update an older theme that I created called ruby. I'm wondering how gothic I can make a computer interface :)

New version of FVWM!

News on new a FVWM release I'm happy to say that 2019 has a new release of the FVWM window manager! Yes, I'm still a fan and the previous release had not been since March 31, 2018. FVWM is the Linux, BSD, AIX, or for that matter almost any OS graphical interface that can be anything you want. That is why I love it. The configuration of this window manager allows your desktop and windows to behave and look anyway your imagination...well.. can imagine. Changes are in the stable release 2.6.9 (not officially released, yet there it is on FVWM site) Bug fixes: Fix handling of configure’s –enable-mandoc/–enable-htmldoc Note, the changes for the last STABLE release start with release 2.6.0. See for the FVWM release. Also See for some of my cheesy themes I created for FVWM some time ago.

Dig Dug port reviews

Just reviewing versions from old classic systems. Many modern ports are near identical. So here are 8 Dig Dugs they should not have bothered making. And 8 really good ports. First, the list of bad Dig Dugs: #1 Atari 2600 - horrible play, horrible graphics. Rocks are squares. Other than main character, none of the other characters look close to arcade. [Atari 2600 version screen shot] #2 Apple II - bad play, bad graphics #3 MSDOS - accurate and good play, bad graphics #4 Intellivision - expected better from them. #5 VIC20 - good play, not the best graphics #6 Atari 800 - surprisingly bad for that system #7 Atari 5200 - graphics are capable of being better. little effort on design team. #8 TI994A - some of the graphics could have been detailed better Good Dig Dugs #1 Sega Dreamcast - Perfect in most ways from opening screen on. [Sega Dreamcast version screen shot] #2 Nintendo 64 - Perfect. same graphics, play, and development as the Sega Dreamcast. #3 Windows - very good

Centipede 7800

Just a little blurb about Centipede for the Atari 7800. I like the games so I personally give this version 4 out of 5 stars. Much, much, better looking with improvement over Atari 2600. But... not as much of the feel as the TI994A version to the arcade. Even the Atari 5200 version looks a lot closer to the arcade version. I get it. Just like Asteroids, the Atari 7800 group was trying to add something different like 3d shaded mushrooms. Their goal was to "modernize" the Arcade favorites. Yet looking and playing the game, I feel they still could have done a little better. I have seen what the 7800 is actually capable of.