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I don't think that there is a specific event during Omega Ruby that inspired a campfire scene, but the image is dated to December 2014, so it's possible I just forgot. That isn't to say that there aren't details that are inspired by actual events (e.g. explaining a Flamethrower TM spamming session via T4 obliviously handing out a Fire-Breathing Diner ), but as far as I know, it's a partial group shot for the sake of a partial group shot.
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Pyritian Ekans

Three shiny Ekans. Out of six shinies. Half our shinies so far have been Ekans. and I haven't been on whenever we've encountered a purple Ekans, so as far as I know, purple Ekans don't exist


The font is ' Gravity ' by 'Vincenzo Vuono': CC-By-4.0 .

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Apparently Splatoon came out recently, like within a month.

Apparently Splatoon – the cover-walls-in-ink thing – came out recently, like within a month.

I was under the impression that it was a WiiU launch title. I mean, it was announced with the other launch titles, right? Please say I'm not crazy.

On a gallery of images and documents

Did I mention - yes I did. I want to reorganize the site to include a gallery section.

I know what the end result should look like. I'm just questioning every implementation detail. For example - is the preview image an integral part of the content or just a visual aid - AKA should the preview image be a part of the html or the css?

One of those questionings did result in something useful though. Instead of having an external json or ini file describing the metadata for a file, contain the metadata inside the file on display. Author, Title, Description, the like. Putting metadata inside SVG is incredibly easy. I couldn't find a tool to put metadata inside a PNG file, so I used ImageIO to create such a tool to write metadata to a PNG file. I know where things are stored inside a DOCX file so I could read even if I won't make a tool to write such data. Things may be harder in other formats. However, there are probably things I wouldn't want inside the file when distributing it – if I were to create a prerendered preview image for example. Like, a default preview of a epub might be it's first page which may be suboptimal, any maybe manually focusing a PNG image preview on a specific region. PNG files can only contain one image, meaning the thumbnail can't be placed inside the same file. unless I perform some APNG-like abuse of the PNG format; if I'm worrying about whether some data should be in the HTML or CSS, I obviously have no intention of abusing anything.

Basically, at this point, I really like the idea of putting metadata inside the gallery file and extracting that data to produce the page, but such may not be practical or possible.

Me website organization

Right now, the website is organized as follows:

Blog
Life Story
Epub/Documents
Fictional Writing
Essays
Specs
specifications; at this point half are parodies
Glyphs
A specific type of image
Programming
Programs
Libraries

I'm wondering if I should reorganize things to be more similar to

Blog
Life Story
Programming
Technical Writing
Programs
Libraries
Gallery
Fictional Writing
Essays
Images

Basically, there's differences between a Life Story and the other things – a Life Story is temporally sensitive and transient while the other items aren't, and programming has a different purpose than creative pursuits – and I doubt there's any silos that deal in both – and I'm not sure there's really a need to separate any creative work from any other creative work.

Regarding website homepages

Because I'm am a hard-line idealist, I think each URL should do one and only one thing. As part of this, I believe that a home page or index page should contain an index, not a kitchen sink or a stream of updates. I'm clearly outnumbered here. From the only way tumblr works, to the default assumption from the Indieweb people; even The Cave of Dragonflies has the three most recent journal entries on the main page of that site. And, of course, any comic site will have the most recent comic on their homepage.

One of the indieweb guys with their most recent posts
A different indieweb guys with their most recent posts
The Cave of Dragonflies homepage, with their most recent posts
Example of comic whose homepage is most recent page

Pretty much the two exceptions I can think of are Squidi's website and Russ Allbery's website, which do keep the index pages as indexes.

screenshot of Russ Allbery's website
screenshot of Squidi's website

Right now, this site's home page could be replaced with a text/uri-list without any loss of information.

The only reason I'm questioning this is because I've noticed – without analytics just looking at the logs after removing all lines containing the word 'bot' – that there's a lot of bounces off the home page and it might be because "oh I have to click another link to get at stuff; I'm bored". I don't know the reasoning of course, but thats a guess.

I might even change the blog index to be an index, as that is currently a stream of most recent posts.

I didn't even think of this before that Times article; another thing that will get you on the employment blacklist: taking any vacation whatsoever.

I've killed and restarted Apache multiple times.

Apache httpd still refuses to acknowledge that I've added the "php_mysqli.dll" extension to PHP. How do I know this is httpd's fault and not PHP? If I run the script command-line style using php.exe, it works perfectly!

Whippany Memorial Day Parade. Same as every other year. That's not bad, it just doesn't leave me with a lot to say.

One of the big mysteries this run was Mima's nature.

It's naughty.

Definitely fits