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Blogs / Re: Word For Word Bible Comics
« Last post by Dragon on April 17, 2022, 14:36:16 »
Happy Easter everyone! Be sure to remember the Sacrifice and Resurrection of Jesus Christ during this holiday. The Gospel of Luke tells this story. If you are a comic book fan, or know someone who is, you might want to check out the Word For Word Bible Comics, which do a great job of giving visuals for some of the most famous, and infamous stories of the Bible. The Gospel Of Luke comic is due in a few months from the Kickstarter campaign, but if you are interested in any of the previously released comics, check out www.wordforwordbiblecomic.com.
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Table-top Games / Re: Art Decko
« Last post by Dragon on April 17, 2022, 13:59:23 »
Yesterday, Beth and I played Art Decko. Setup was a little unusual from what I’ve had in previous games - the lowest price in the galleries from the start was 5 gold, so the other 4 starting cost tokens were removed from the game right in the beginning.

In the beginning of the game, I decided to “trash” (using a term from Dominion) some of my Gold cards in order to buy more paintings during the first few rounds. I’m not sure if it helped me or not, but Beth thinks I would have been way behind if it weren’t for that.

In the end, the Market Rating of Gold was over 70. There was only one painting in the museum, which had been exhibited by Beth. As we were adding up the score for each section, our scores were pretty close most of the time. I could tell that Beth was going to win due to all the Gold cards that she had collected. Even though they were trading in at 3:1 ratio, she had about 3 times as many Gold cards as I did. She won Art Decko for the first time with 134 point, 5 points more than me.
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Blogs / Re: Programming With The Kids - The New Batch
« Last post by Dragon on April 15, 2022, 19:41:34 »
I've recently been showing them how to make websites. This is another thing that code.org does nicely with a Web Development course and a Sandbox, even just using an iPad. I've allowed them to share their projects via the Teacher Dashboard, and we're quite proud of their work so far. Here are their projects, along with some screenshots of the work in progress.


Anna's website: https://codeprojects.org/1F66XhMxTheUDteeElEPaCLru-Y_xPsXiFaKYDlmqBo
My First Website

Grace's website: https://codeprojects.org/E5Y2lK8jj1xZA8PfA0TP3LhpzIUsDqk0SCgMIRlnSDs
Cute Dogs!
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Table-top Games / Dao
« Last post by Dragon on April 12, 2022, 18:26:43 »
I do like playing classic abstract games in addition to modern board games. The game of Dao fits in quite nicely with the ancient classics, even though it is only a couple decades old. Although we were playing Dao outside in the dirt, it is a game that I first was given as a gift from my friend Rick Seyfert, aka Commander Ambitious, several years ago. Although I like owning the physical copy of the game, it's only slightly more difficult to put together while out camping than it is to scratch out a game of Tic-Tac-Toes in the dirt. 

Dao is a two-player game, played on a 4x4 grid with 8 pieces, 4 for each player.

Quote from: https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/948/dao
The game consists of only one simple rule and three ways to win. Pieces move in a straight line, including diagonally, as far as possible with no jumps. The three ways to win are arranging your pieces in a straight line on the board (not diagonally), occupying the four corners, or forming a 2x2 square anywhere on the board. However, ... trapping an opponent's piece in a corner loses!

Most of the time when we play, we just play with the rules of winning by forming a straight line and losing by trapping an opponent in the corner. When I got the game originally, the way I learned it was having the other rules as "advanced" rules, and I often either skip them, to make it easier to transition for kids that just want to play Tic-Tac-Toe, or because it's been a while since I played and I forget the other win conditions.
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General Discussions / Just want to say Hi!
« Last post by JHHFlossie on April 11, 2022, 15:47:20 »
I all the time used to study article in news papers but now as I am a user of net therefore from now I am using net for content, thanks to web.
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General Discussions / I am the new girl
« Last post by EricS25882 on April 10, 2022, 03:33:14 »
Wow, incredible blog layout! How long have you ever been blogging for? you make blogging look easy. The entire look of your website is magnificent, as smartly as the content!
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General Discussions / NFTs PROBABLY Don't Work The Way You Think They Do
« Last post by Dragon on April 07, 2022, 16:58:50 »
Not that I'm all into the crypto and NFT stuff, but I've seen enough of it around to have an idea of what it's about. I have purchased about $20 worth of crypto, which I bought with some credit that I had on Venmo. Unfortunately, that is worth about half of what I paid for it, but fortunately it wasn't a big investment for me and I'm glad I didn't jump in too deep on the first step. Although some people can get rich quick investing in them, I think they are pointless for most people to get into, and, of course, it's usually the people that get involved early on that make the most money. Reading these stories, you can see that this isn't my opinion alone.

Quote from: https://www.wired.com/story/nfts-dont-work-the-way-you-think-they-do/
For starters, NFTs can only convey ownership (or rather, possession, but we’ll come back to that) of the token itself. As software engineer Molly White explained to WIRED, “With NFTs, the thing you've bought does not tend to give you ownership of the underlying item (image, game asset, etc.) in any way you would normally transfer physical or digital art.”

Quote from: https://www.wired.com/story/nfts-dont-work-the-way-you-think-they-do/
In the best cases, NFTs can only ever be proof of ownership of themselves. Third-party systems still need to verify the external data—artwork, digital items, etc.—that NFTs refer to.

Quote from: https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3v3ny/all-my-apes-gone-nft-theft-victims-beg-for-centralized-saviors
Scams have always been a part of the cryptocurrency industry, and so has the uncomfortable question of centralized interventions. A recent study found that 50 percent of all tokens listed on popular decentralized exchange Uniswap are straight-up scams. Last month, CoinDesk proudly defended OlympusDAO as being the “future of money” while admitting in the first sentence of its defense that “Yes, it’s a Ponzi scheme.” Scams and thefts in the decentralized finance space have continued to get worse, reaching $14 billion in 2021.

If you're really interested in learning more about NFTs and cryptocurrency, I recommend checking out the articles where these quotes came from, https://www.wired.com/story/nfts-dont-work-the-way-you-think-they-do/ and
https://www.vice.com/en/article/y3v3ny/all-my-apes-gone-nft-theft-victims-beg-for-centralized-saviors .
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General Discussions / Im happy I finally registered
« Last post by Abbie49Q03 on April 07, 2022, 07:44:29 »
Nicely put, Thanks!
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General Discussions / I am the new guy
« Last post by LowellMedi on April 06, 2022, 11:59:47 »
An outstanding share! I have just forwarded this onto a friend who has been doing a little homework on this. And he actually ordered me breakfast due to the fact that I stumbled upon it for him... lol. So let me reword this.... Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanks for spending the time to talk about this subject here on your blog.
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Blogs / Re: Setting Up Again on Ubuntu 20.04
« Last post by Dragon on April 02, 2022, 14:30:45 »
Another customization that I've used before is for NetBeans. I've tried many dark colored themes, but my favorite in NetBeans is the Darcula Theme (pay attention to the spelling - this isn't Dracula). It doesn't appear to be included with the Available Plugins anymore, but still is available on GitHub at https://github.com/Revivius/nb-darcula.
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