The last few weeks were packed with work. That’s why I had to distract myself and power down my brain a bit. So I tried something new and created three little fonts. Each only contains glyphs for the digits 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 and represents them as tally marks. Since these files are simple and small, their are free for download and free for any use anyone would like:

Tally Marks Europa.ttfTally Marks Europa.ttf Tally Marks Europa
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Tally Marks Asia.ttfTally Marks Asia.ttf Tally Marks Asia
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Tally Marks Spain.ttfTally Marks Spain.ttf Tally Marks Spain
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The TheLib Project was started 22. March.

It is the follow-up project of the VISlib, an openly available library of Totally Helpful Extensions for C++ and C# with focus on scientific visualization. TheLib is created in a cooperation betweent the Visualization Research Center of the University of Stuttgart and the Computer Graphics and Visualization lab of the University of Dresden. Source code and error tickes are hosted at SourceForge.

I am eagerly waiting how the project is going to develop.

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I believe there are many people out there, which did not think this day would come. To all of those, I like to kick you in your shins, at least virtually. If I say I am doing something, then I will do it! Mr. Burns TOK
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Therefore, here it is: Mr. Burns TOK (Version 3.0)

Completely rewritten in C# for better maintainability and future bugfixing. Simply download and run (no Setup).
All you need is the Dotnet 2 Framework, which you most probably already have on your machine.

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Just wanted to let you know I am still alive!

I am burried under my PhD thesis at the moment, so I got almost no time for my little programs …

But only almost 🙂 In fact, there is just ONE, SINGLE function to be implemented for Mr. Burns TOK 3. Everything else is already completed, tested, and working! So stay tuned!


While I was coding for Mr. Burns 3 config-dialog window I realised that I made a silly mistake in the GUI of Dib. Sometimes, reading or writing the desktop icon information takes several seconds and the Dib GUI did not show that the program was still busy. I mean, how stupid is that. Desktop Icon Backup
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So I loaded the Dib project and made this little change (less than 30 minutes of work). Therefore, here it is: a mini update for Dib.

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I wish you all a happy New Year.

Without any new year’s resolution lets just see what will be coming our way. 😉

But i promise you that i will shortly finish Mr. Burns 3.

… still searching for a better name of kdd …

I updated the rules of KDD (still don’t like the Name).

The extension rules are now removed. Neighbor-Attack and Switch-Move are now allowed special moves, while Single-Pawn-Block and Second-Free-Pawn are removed. These two where to fast to block the board (boring). Apart of that, my implementation of the Neighbor-Attack in the online prototype had a bug, allowing the enemy player to counter on a not performed neighbor-attack. I liked this, so I changed the rules to make this the actual correct behavior.

KDD_Rules_2011_11.pdfKDD_Rules_2011_11.pdf Knights Double-Duel Rules (November 2011)
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Of course, I also updated the Online-Prototype.

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Irgendwie ist es natürlich immer schön sich über andere Lustig machen zu können. Vor allem, wenn man sich über welche von den Großen lustig machen kann. Aber irgendwie finde ich die ganze Schachbrett-Nummer etwas arg albern. Ich will jetzt aber niemandem den Spaß verderben. In diesen Kreisen hätte dieser Fehler nicht passieren dürfen. Darum ist der Spott verdient. Nur sollten die Spötter sich bewust sein, dass sie selbst ebenfalls äußerst albern sind. Ein Hoch auf die Albernheit.

Ich muss auch zugeben, dass ich, sofort als ich von der Story gehört hatte, in meinem KDD-Prototypen nachgesehen hatte, ob ich es richtig gemacht hatte. (Ich hatte damals als ich das Programm geschrieben hatte weder darauf geachtet, noch auch nur einen Gedanken daran verschwendet ob da was wäre auf das man achten sollte.). Zu meiner Erleichtung: Ja, mein Brett, auch wenn es kein klassisches Schachbrett ist, steht richtig herum.

I need to get to feel my game. I am speaking of KDD.

So I wrote a small, simple prototype for playing around. But, since I wanted to be not the only one having fun, I wrote it in Php with JavaScript and put it online: KDD Online Prototype
The AI is rather stupid, as it makes purely random moves. Well, at least the chances are pretty high to win then.

Let the Games start! ^^

Last week I tried to use DIB to restore the icon positions on my computer at work. However DIB told me that he couldn’t find my desktop. … wut?

So, I debugged a little and checked what was happening. Actually, the desktop window was really detached from the desktop’s process main window. I have no idea what happend, but since this strange state survived even a reboot of my machine, I decided to update DIB to be able to work with this situation as well. Here it is: Desktop Icon Backup
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