The waterfall behind the cave

Short stories and other random thoughts by Gigaherz

Category: General

The final battle

The protagonist storms into the main hall of the castle, leaving behind a trail of defeated enemies.

“So you made it here.” says the enemy, standing up from the table. “I was hoping to avoid this confrontation, but I guess there’s no avoiding it, now.”

“Die!” the protagonist yells, and jumps forward with his sword drawn.

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Woo! Friday evening!

Finally home, after spending the morning at work, the half the afternoon studying, and then being in a little car accident. No one got hurt, and my friend’s car only got one door damaged, although the other car had something wrong with one of the front wheels so they had to get it towed away.

Anyhow, like most Fridays I would like to spend the weekend doing a lot of things I haven’t been able to do during the week, but I know I’ll probably just spend the time lazing around in my bedroom.

One of the things I want to do is get all my old intros and short stories in here, so maybe I’ll start with that.

Testing the wp7 app

I just installed a wordpress app. I don’t know if it’s the best or not but I suppose it will work. Testing that now…

Love and hate

I love this Manifest theme, but I hate how the only widget space is at the very bottom of the page. Since the main menu only has space for a few top-level pages, this means you have to scroll all the way to the bottom of the front page to see the page index, I suppose I will have to keep a “toc” on each menu page, listing its children.

Reviving the blog

… or whatever you’d call it to give life to something that never really had it before.

Theme change (temporary, probably), a few new pages, and linked the blog to twitter.

I will have to consider how to handle the page hierarchy, because this theme only shows one single menu level, and it’s not even designed to have more than a few items in it.

Crow Blade chapter 0 update

I extended chapter 0 with more story. Now the “intro” chapter is more or less complete.

The first part for this story is going to be a flashback, but I don’t think it’s going to be extremely long.

“/my” commands in IRC

It has been some time since the day I thought IRC was lacking a way to show ” * nick’s something” with “‘s” appended to the nickname without a space.

“/me” shows a space between the nickname and the text, so “/me ‘s whatever” doesn’t look nice.

So today I thought “if /me uses a ctcp ACTION, why not use ctcp SELF for /my?” and decided to write a short script which sent SELF ctcps when the user types /my, and handles SELF ctcps from other people to display them as ” * nick’s message”. This worked mostly well, except for some people’s IRC clients which would reply with an error message when they received the ctcp command.

Later I thought of a nicer solution which wouldn’t introduce any new CTCP command and would keep the messages compatible with every client.

The idea was to use normal ACTION messages where the beginning is “‘s”, and replace the messages so that if the text starts with “‘s”, it shows it without a space.

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Crow Blade: An Online Fantasy Book

Gigaherz is proud to present all of you his newest and latest “story intro” (well I don’t know if i’ll be continuing it soon XD):

Crow Blade

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