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Google may be increasingly evil, but now they allow you to generate a chart simply by passing a bunch of url parameters. How potenitally useful is that? (Very.)

To show what I mean, suppose I want to include a little pie chart in this post. Rather than go off and prepare it in some sort of charting application, I can just write it as an image tag like this:

<img src="http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=p3&chd=s:hW&chs=250x100&chl=Tasty|Pie">

which comes out like:

Of course this is even more powerful if you're using it programmatically to display interactively-generated data. As well as pie charts, you can do line, bar, Venn diagrams and scatter plots. And of course you can specify colour, fill pattern and all that sort of gubbins. All in the url parameters!

I now need to think of lots of exciting ways to use this facility. But, alas, just now I'm too busy to.
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6th level! That's pretty cool. Am I party leader?

"can be a dangerous alignment because because it advances mediocrity by limiting the actions of the truly capable"

Yeah, right, Rand-boy. I'll limit your actions with an Explosive Runes if you don't STFU.

I Am A: Neutral Good Human Sorcerer (6th Level)

Ability Scores:







Neutral Good A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He works with kings and magistrates but does not feel beholden to them. Neutral good is the best alignment you can be because it means doing what is good without bias for or against order. However, neutral good can be a dangerous alignment because because it advances mediocrity by limiting the actions of the truly capable.

Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.

Sorcerers are arcane spellcasters who manipulate magic energy with imagination and talent rather than studious discipline. They have no books, no mentors, no theories just raw power that they direct at will. Sorcerers know fewer spells than wizards do and acquire them more slowly, but they can cast individual spells more often and have no need to prepare their incantations ahead of time. Also unlike wizards, sorcerers cannot specialize in a school of magic. Since sorcerers gain their powers without undergoing the years of rigorous study that wizards go through, they have more time to learn fighting skills and are proficient with simple weapons. Charisma is very important for sorcerers; the higher their value in this ability, the higher the spell level they can cast.

Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)


Dec. 13th, 2007 09:48 am
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Cherin; Poisher; Kilom; Koikert; Vazal; Dawfisp; Zoque; Spren; Dawtho; Rupzoiyat; Blag; Lisrix; Thaspkuwhin; Kird'faumish; Genras; Thacho; Brob; Zoitu; Koldak; Murbix; Chermtgawkonv; Boppum; Vushap; Grib; Watshoiquol; Moiki; Hoxzauwhuk; Gawthu; Ze'the; Gowsu; Deznep; Witaw; Thobonf; Mavquawpunt; Stisk; Towbant; Taquu; Skamth; Quajnumeth; Bunoy; Drup; Guklal; Pofmoj; Spux; Jikzel; Snemth; Thubtawkarnth; Linrewex; Gronch and Tupjoz.

Which of them would you like to be?
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While I was away we had an inquiry from a person in Latvia who wanted to buy a game. He asked for our bank details so he could BACS the money across to us directly. My esteemed business partner, who was looking after this sort of thing in my absence, responded by asking why he couldn't use a credit / debit card / Paypal like everyone else? We've not heard back from that yet...

Maybe I'm being paranoid, but this screamed "SCAM!" to me. Not sure exactly what use our bank details would be to a scammer, though? After all we have the bank details of all our authors / affiliates etc, so we can BACS them their royalties and whatever, and I've not yet thought of a way to use that information to fleece them?


Dec. 19th, 2005 07:45 am
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Just a quickie -- got back from India last night. Fantastic time, we're both well and happy, hope you all are too!
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Right, I'm off to India in a few hours, with T, my dad, two sisters, two brothers-in-law (one common-law) and five nephews aged between 2 and 11. There to meet with of the order of fifty Indian relatives and celebrate my dad's 80th birthday (which isn't actually til mid-January, but there you go) during the course of a rather flying 10-day visit. Should be fun! -- first visit to India for T, and it'll be nice to get a bit of warmth.

When I get back I don't think I'll have the time / patience to read through several thousand friends-page entries, so please do email me as well if there's anything important you'd like me to know. (Unfortunately I'll have no option but to read through several thousand emails, but at least they'll be spam-filtered.)

We're back on the 19th, so I won't wish people a happy Christmas just yet, but do have a very merry mid-December!


Dec. 6th, 2005 03:50 pm
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Has anyone got a moment to translate a brief message into German for me? Got a message from a German customer that I need to respond to, and while I can read it OK, I don't have good enough grammar to reply in a non-embarrassing way...
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Moose density up to a giddy 12 people, 21 posts yesterday, and above 0.3% of "people", whatever that means. Good, but we can do better -- let's see some exponential growth here!

Looking at the comments on [livejournal.com profile] bateleur 's original post, this project is starting to draw interest from users and administrators of LJtags.com. The more the merrier!
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You might have seen this entry from the other day, talking about LJ tag popularity graphing. The inventive [livejournal.com profile] bateleur  has devised a scheme to make "moose" the top tag in time for Christmas. All it needs is for you, yes you, to include "moose" among the tags for every entry you make from now until then. You can use this url to monitor how the project's going!

The other important thing is, of course, you should repost along these lines in your own journal, so that all your friends can also particpate in a viral manner. Isn't LJ fun sometimes?


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