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Rendering New Age Video

Rendering New Age Video

While winding myself up to play NWN2, I started experimenting with image morphing software, to see if I could make a video of a Druid Shifter polymorphing into their werebear shape. Sadly I think I lost the pictures from the 1st attempt and so as I started the game I had another go. Anyway once created, there is the question of how to serve it on the web. This article documents the tools I used to create the video and the tools I used to host it on this page.

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NWN2 the official campaign

NWN2 the official campaign

Here are my notes for the first run through. I am playing a barbarian which I will switch to druid after a time to get the Dire Bear shape shift. I am inspired by Lux the Barbarian from the film, D&D II and the Epic Guilds Berserker build, which I document here. This build may be weaker than optimum in the social skills for the Official Campaign. Also, I am not a fan of crafting and its possible I should have spent more skill points on one of the crafting skills for this run, some tests are against crafting and you might want to make some armour, weapons and magic items. Late research suggests that this is important and effective. I started to play the game in 2015, nine years after its release; the community is now pretty weak and I am unsure how useful it’ll be but it clearly remains a development platform.

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E-Voting, some new technology

E-Voting, some new technology

I have written a lot recently about how building e-voting systems is hard but here are two initiatives that try and address this issue. I need to read about them in more detail, but the first uses the blockchain, it would seem bitcoin’s blockchain, while I am less clear on the Liquid Feedback’s architecture and hence it’s security.

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Child Themes

Child Themes

Here are my notes on WordPress Child Themes. I made one for zbench and am now working with Nulis. The key wordpress codex page is here…. It documents how to create a child theme. The technique for defining inheritance has changed

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Nulis

Nulis

I have implemented the Nulis theme on the wiki, which is apparent if you visit the site using a desktop or other large screen device. It still uses wptouch for smaller screens. I have turned off wptouch for this theme. It seems good for my android systems. The rest of this article talks about anchor tags, the header image and additional toolbar buttons.