HoMMII on OSX Mountain Lion

One of the best computer games I have ever played is Heroes of Might and Magic 2 - yes - 2 - not version 5 or 6. I played it and the expansion pack "Prize of Loyalty" on my Acorn RISC PC for a long time.

GitHub pages

I have for quite a while been hosting my homepage (the one you are looking at!) on my own server at home, a MacMini. I have now finally moved the site to GitHub.

Node resources

I'm getting into NodeJS programming and have read a lot about it. My background is mainly server-side programming but I have also done a bit javascript on the client side and thus the async ways of Node are not completely foreign to me.

Note to Self - Regarding Apache on OSX Server

Note to Self - Remember the following when using Apache on a Mac with OSX Server:

Fix for Old Browsers

Supporting older browsers, in particular old Internet Explorer versions, can be very difficult and takes a lot of time and effort. If you agree with that statement, then I suggest you add the following rule to the .htaccess file of your Apache site.

Portable Coding

No, this is not about creating applications that can run on multiple platforms. Instead this is about being able to move from one computer to another and being ready to code immediately without first having to install a bunch of applications.

Typography

It seems typography is the latest and greatest among web designers. All web designers blog about it and magazines write about it. It’s almost as if it was a new thing. It not new and has in fact been known and used for a very, very long time.

Image Shadows

I have looked into improving the way images are presented in my blog. I want them to have a shadow, without having to change the pictures.

Walking, the Google way

I’m planning a trip to Vienna. To get a sense of the distance involved, I used the Google Maps “Get directions” function. It worked as expected and showed me the picture below.

DNS Redirect

My Squarespace address is bbracke.squarespace.com which is neither good nor really bad. I have another address www.bracke.dk which is better and the obvious solution would be to perform a DNS redirect but the basic Squarespace account does not support that.

Command & Conquer 4 vs. MacMini and Paralells

My main computer at home is a MacMini (current gen.) which is a very nice machine but probably never meant as gaming machine. Nevertheless I decided to try running C&C 4 on it using Parallels.

Site Revamp

I have never really been satisfied with the look of this site. It seemed quite dull but also crowded.

Profiles

I have several profile pages on the web. It seems every site on the web requires you to enter all sorts of private information and many publish this data as a user profile. I usually only enter what is necessary or required and I try to activate all privacy options.

HoMM V Easter egg

I have recently started playing HoMM V again. It has been a year or two since I played it last time. It is just as fun as I remembered it to be and a good time waster, while I wait for HoMM VI !

SquareSpace iPhone App

Squarespace has just released their iPhone app. The app is free and only connects to Squarespace accounts.

RISC OS Software

My first computer was a Commodore 64, but both the second and third computers were RISC OS machines (Acorn Archimedes A3010 and Acorn RiscPC). I have used RISC OS for close to 15 years and I have only recently moved to the Mac.

iPhone Development with MonoTouch

I have recently become interested in developing for the iPhone OS (iPhone, iPod Touch). The obvious way to do that is to use XCode and program in Objective C. But I would rather not do that.

Move to SquareSpace

I have recently moved my website to Squarespace and also chosen to use my Squarespace site as my blog. My old Blogspot blog is no more. Though I have managed to import the two (!) poultry blog entries from that blog into Squarespace.

Blogging with my iPhone

I would like to use my iPhone to blog to maximize the chances of any blogging actually happening! There are many blogging Apps in the AppStore, but they all seem to have the same (very) basic feature set.

The Bourne Ultimatum

Yesterday I watched the movie “The Bourne Ultimatum”. It premiered three weeks ago in Denmark, but only yesterday in the local cinema.

My First Blog Posting

So this is it, I have a blog! This is the first post to my blog, well actually the first was a test posting but that doesn’t count!