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Rob Lang
Worked at GradWeb
Attended Reading University
Lives in Reading, UK
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I'd happily watch 20 minutes of Lewis spawning creepers while chuckling at simon trying to fight them off in increasing levels of hysteria.
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Chatting about Free pencil and paper RPGs, making them, playing them!
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Sun, December 1, 2013, 2:45 PM

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+Jonathan Lavallee Had to google 'rimshot'- now I know it means b'dum tish! Yeah, you did appear to be enjoying it. I'm just off to Youtube now to watch the video more leisuredly.
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Entity Framework upgrade to 6 configuration and nuget magic
This post discusses the update from Entity Framework 5 to 6 and where where must be vigilant in the face of nuget's magic. TLDR; Nuget doesn't update .config if there is custom config and setting the Copy Local property on the reference didn't change the ac...
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I've been looking at SVG at work to solve a particular UI problem. Here's my findings.
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Hi Pat, thank you for your comment. I didn't see svgjs, thank you for passing it on. I am always concerned about projects that do not have regular and active involvement. I've been working with Snap for 6 weeks now and I am very pleased with my choice!
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SVG Libraries as of November 2013
Support Vector Graphics (SVG) allows us to create vector images on the browser. Support is pretty good on modern browsers. The difference between Canvas and SVG is best described on Wikipedia . Interacting directly with the SVG document object model (DOM) s...
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I like that Google Doodles highlight important people. I like that this causes a debate. I do not like it so much when the Google Doodle causes an article automatically in The Guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/dec/09/grace-hopper-google-doodle-cobol-computer-language

It's almost as if "Google Doodles, Guardian repeats", is The Guardian just looking for easy hits to their site or are they just parroting the choices of a multinational? Why can't the Guardian come up with the stories of great people on their own? I am nervous about the power of a multinational over an independent news broadcaster. OK, it is a company I very much respect and a news team I respect but I feel there should be greater separation.
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I'd never heard of googe doodles until now.  Now I realise that that's what all those pictures were that I'd been seeing evey time I loaded the google home page. And now I know what they are, here's my gripe about them: I frequently see things like 'the Xth birthday of [insert famous and/or culturally interesting person here]' BUT, a lot of the time it's the 93rd birthday, or the 139th anniversary, etc. Like, huh?
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Using Snap.svg to create a box that snaps to a grid
I reviewed Snap.svg , the SVG javascript library as my favourite of the current tranche of libraries. This post begins an exploration of how to do simple things in Snap. First we're going to create a square and give it drag behaviour. Then we're going to up...
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Using Snap.svg to create a box that snaps to a grid
I reviewed Snap.svg , the SVG javascript library as my favourite of the current tranche of libraries. This post begins an exploration of how to do simple things in Snap. First we're going to create a square and give it drag behaviour. Then we're going to up...
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I'd like a Chrome plugin to track all the CSS classes used during an automated test. Our pages are highly dynamic, so you won't really know what CSS classes are useful until the page is put into action.
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Sorry mate. First time I've used YouTube comments on the new system. Thanks for the headsup! #oops   #fail  
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Excellent video, Dmitry. I would love to see some more example videos exploring some more of the features of Snap. Great to see Adobe getting stuck into open source projects.
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    Technical Team Lead, 2013
  • Intuitive Group
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Lead Web Developer, aspiring writer, free RPG author, blogger and enthusiast.
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Dr Rob Lang is a software developer, artificial intelligence researcher, free roleplaying game enthusiast, game designer, ex-flying instructor and gamer.
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Useless error messages
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Sweet Home WiFi Picture Backup
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Saves time and imagesThis app automatically copies pictures and video files from your phone/tablet to your network drive (NAS), server, medi

Radiodread
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When a pair of New York-based musicians (Michael G. and Ticklah) calling themselves the Easy Star All-Stars came out in 2003 with Dub Side o

Season 5 Episode 22 - The House Rule Rules | RPG Circus
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Welcome to Season 5 Episode 22 of RPG Circus Episode Topics. House Rules; Tabletop Companies and Print Products. Hosts. Jeff · Jay. Show Lin

Pick #91: 24-Hour RPG Competition
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Have you ever contemplated writing your own role playing game? Chances are, if you've stumbled upon this blog, that you have. Have you ever

Five by Five available in Print!
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Visit the Five by Five page on LuLu and you can get a beautiful hardcover print edition of Five by Five for your RPG collection. The print e

MiniatureWargaming - Icar Science Fiction Role Playing Game
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Free Miniature Wargames Resources: wargames rules, terrain and painting tips, paper figures and terrain, reviews of rules, board games, toy

80s one page dungeon
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A fresh coat of paint - the future of Farsight Blogger
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Regular visitors to this blog will have noticed a change to the design and presentation of this site and the fact that posts have slowed som

Mind Your Manners
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Rules Rules Rules
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Games have rules or at the very least a rule. RPGs tend toward having a lot of rules. Even rules lite games usually have as many pages of ru

[Tuesday Map] The City of Springhollow
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Considering how much I love urban adventures, I definitely don't draw enough cities and towns. In an attempt to fix this problem, I present

Minecraft
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Minecraft is brilliant, and the Pi edition doubly so, its free and the API is absolutely genius, allowing you to alter the world in real-tim

:: Beginning Bluegrass Banjo ::
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This series of entirely free lessons is designed for the newcomer to bluegrass banjo

AI and Free Will: When do choices exist?
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This is a philosophical post instigated by Scott Aaronson's recent paper and blog post regarding free will. A lot hinges, I think, on how on

Change your site's feed settings - Blogger Help
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psychopy-users - Google Groups
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psychopy-users. Welcome to the user forum for PsychoPy software. If you're here to ask a question do read the tips below. A poorly written q

A new way to teach rules
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I've been thinking of ways to teach the rules of Walkabout to new players. Actually, I've been thinking about teaching game rules on a much

Lockey farm is a delightful petting farm with shop and coffee shop. There are animals just-beyond-a-fence including pigs, cows (with calves!), lots of chickens and bunnies (our favourite). The 9-hole mini golf is good fun and there is a well equipped adventure playground too. We ate in the cafe, which serves lovely cake as well as full meals (I coveted an all-day-breakfast as it was delivered to another table). Although you pay a couple of quid for the mini-golf, everything is free. The farm shop is very well stocked too, 90% of it is local produce. We got some fab local cider and porter. Will definitely visit again.
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Public - 6 months ago
reviewed 6 months ago
City Link are a terrible provider. We once had a delivery that had to travel about 10 miles. We weren't in. Instructions on the package was to leave it with a neighbour (who were in) but instead City Link took it back to their depot. Doesn't sound so bad except the depot was further than the origin - and the depot opening hours were shorter than the original seller. When I phoned to talk to someone about this, the reply I got was abrupt and rude. So I sent an email complain and the reply was a boilerplate standard "We're sorry blah blah problem blah blah highest standards blah blah". Keep complaining? No. I've wasted plenty of time, the best thing I can do is simply never, ever use them again.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Ideal if you're going to the MEN Arena for the night. Rooms small but well fitted out. The breakfast in the morning isn't very good for the money. That's why I'm dropping the rating down from 3. If you're seeing an artist at MEN Arena that has a bit of a following then the hotel is filled with like minded people, which is actually very cool. We had several conversations with complete strangers just because we all had a shared interest. It was a welcome, if a little odd, sense of community.
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Quality: Very goodFacilities: GoodService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Pies the way they should be made.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
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Avoid the MEN Arena if you're going to see a rock band. Although Pearl Jam were excellent on stage, the sound quality is terrible. I'd blame dodgy setup but I've seen the same set in the O2, which was ear-bleedingly loud but clear as a bell. The layout is rubbish too. There isn't enough room outside the arena so the queues for the bars stretch out so far you can't get to your seats. I wouldn't see a band there again. The security staff were pleasant but that's all I can think of in the positive.
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Appeal: GoodFacilities: Poor to fairService: Very good
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
Did things with food and drink I never thought possible. Very expensive so it's a rare treat.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago
Wonderful Italian food served by Italians. Also has a little shop where you can buy produce I've not seen since being in Tuscany. It's a bit pricey, especially for smaller dishes but worth it if you're in need of a treat.
Public - 3 years ago
reviewed 3 years ago