I was going to host this content on here first, then realized that I really wanted to give it it’s own identity, and ensure it didn’t get lost in one of my site reorganizations, so:
http://openrpgs.net is now a thing!
Focusing on Open Gaming systems, how they are being used, and how to use them to create your own games.
The campaign table laid out ahead of her. Various symbols representing the demonic incursions her forces had summoned were in place across the map of the nation. Some pockets of resistance were marked, with a high concentration north of The Wall, but it was obvious they didn’t have the numbers. They would be crushed, as they had been so many times before, but it would be the last time it would be necessary. Once the Great Plan was complete, they wouldn’t have to consider opposition ever again. Her Dark Mistress would soon walk among them again.
Continue reading “Summer is Coming”
Seems everyone and their dog is getting burned by the fake PL2303’s out there. After yet another “Code 10” message from a new adapter off Amazon (which according to Prolific means it’s a counterfeit chip), and finding the earlier drivers which fix the message for many people cause random BSODs under Windows 10, I decided to try something different for connecting to my Raspberry Pi’s serial console.
I bought a CP2102-based adapter this time, and it works perfectly 🙂 Note however that there are multiple products based on the CP2102 chip, some may use 5V signalling which isn’t suitable for 3.3v-based comms such as the Raspberry Pi uses. The one listed here uses 3.3v and ought to work on both 3.3v and 5v equipment.
Buy USB 2.0 to TTL UART 6-Pin CP2102 Serial Converter from Amazon.co.uk
I can’t find the same model on Amazon.com (lots of similar ones, but I can’t tell if they use a 3.3v or 5v signal) – so Google “BTE13-007” to look for this model elsewhere 🙂
Getting a NetBeans project with an Ant buildfile to build on Jenkins (or Hudson, and likely many other CI systems) is a pain. I’m not going to waste time chatting here, lets get straight to the recipe
Continue reading “NetBeans, Ant, and Jenkins”
Something inspired by a discussion on the Paizo boards. I kinda want to turn this into an RPG setting… or maybe a story.
Continue reading “Random Inspiration”
From a post I just made on the Paizo forums, which was long, complex, and potentially useful enough that I wanted to reproduce it here.
Continue reading “Copyright, Trademarks, The Open Game License, and You”
Can they make audio output on Linux any more complicated? It appears that even in the 21st century, they can…
Continue reading “Adventures in Speech Synthesis”
Motors arrived today, so here’s the prototype chassis assembly in Lego.
Continue reading “Robot Assembly, Part Two”
After receiving a few vital components, I was able to start plugging things together today.
Continue reading “Robot Assembly, Part One”
Initial high-level overview of the project from the software side. What will be getting done, what choices were made, and why I made them.
Continue reading “The Great Robot Project: Planning the Software”