Archive for April, 2010

No Longer Maintaining D&D Character Builder

Monday, April 26th, 2010

I haven’t made any updates to it in a while and I don’t intend to, so I thought it right to make a note about my plans with my D&D Character Builder.

I’m done maintaining it, at least for now.  It is too large a project for me to work on in my spare time.

That being said, the source is available here, released under the GPL version 3.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  I might eventually come back to this project, but since at the moment it’s just sitting there, I thought it proper to make the source officially available.

Photo Gallery Maker 1.2

Monday, April 26th, 2010

After I built my new computer, I went to put a photo gallery together and realized my Photo Gallery app ran at about the same speed as it did on my old PC.  I was running all the thumbnailing and image scaling in a single thread, so it was only taking advantage of one core (and I have a simulated EIGHT in my new PC) no matter what.  So I fixed it.

Photo Gallery Maker 1.2 has support for multi-core systems.  It will run ([number of simulated cores] / 2 + 1) threads for thumbnailing and image scaling.  Just about every system available today should see a noted improvement from version 1.1.

There was also some funny stretching going on with the thumbnails on the generated web page.  I fixed that too.

Download Photo Gallery Maker 1.2.

For more info, see the 1.1 post or the original announcement.

Moved to WordPress

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Up until now my blog was hosted on blogger.  Since I pay for web hosting, I thought I’d see about hosting my blog myself.  So I started digging into WordPress.  I moved my personal blog over to WordPress a while back, and that has gone well.

So today I decided it was about time to move this blog over as well.  So welcome to my new blog :D

If you happen to be thinking of moving from blogger to a personally hosted blog, this guide should prove helpful.  It helped me immensely.

P.S. The formatting will be a work in progress for a while.  That’s how things went with my other blog.  As I poke around in the archives I’ll sort out the CSS for things…