I have posted the following Succubus Club IRC Chat Transcripts, bringing me up to date:
Fic Title: Harry Potter & the Heir of Ancients
Links: Harry Potter & the Heir of Ancients On Fanfiction.Net
Status: Work in progress
Rating: P – Poor
The first thing I notice about any fanfic is the language. Nothing turns me off a fic faster than poor grammar and spelling. Examples: Using “looser” for “loser”, “they’re” instead of “their” (and vice versa), “then” as opposed to “than”, etc. Harry Potter & the Heir of the Ancients doesn’t have any sort of problem like that – it is very well written from the viewpoint of grammar and spelling. It is certainly better written than any of my posts on this site. I still have major problems with this fic, though.
The chief problem I have with Harry Potter & the Heir of the Ancients is the plot. In my humble opinion, the fic is a Mary Sue, with Harry as the perfect character…a “Harry” Sue, if you will.
Just some examples of things that I disliked (spoilers ahead): (more…)Comments Off on Harry Potter & the Heir of Ancients
I don’t recall where I got this (lousy short-term memory, but here is a funny webcomic dealing with the excreable change in the Star Wars DVDs wherein Greedo shoots first. Without further ado, may I present: The Emperor’s Court!.No comments
I recently had cause to develop a UserForm, to be called from Excel, that would allow a user to select a symbol from a group of favorites. Not wanted to use an ActiveX control, I placed 40 textboxes on the form, in rows of 10 each. The idea was I would set the font and character at runtime, reading from a list stored in Excel.
There was a problem. If the font was different from that set at design-time, the symbol would be incorrect, generally showing up as a standard alphanumeric character. After about 2 hours of frustration and searching the web, I found the solution. There is a little documented font property (it wasn’t mentioned in the help files at all) called charset. This property is 0 for normal character sets and needs to be set to 2 for Symbol characters to show up. Example:
Textbox1.Font.Name ="Wingdings" Textbox1.Font.Charset = 2
Once I did this, the symbols would show up normally.No comments
I have posted the transcript to tonight’s Succubus Club IRC Chat…the first in 2005.No comments
I have updated the campaign log for my Cormarian campaign. The log now contains a summary of the events during the Decemeber 18th session.No comments
I have combined the Magic Items files for the 3.5 Systems Resource Document into a single Word 2000 document and formatted it with a Table of Contents, Index, etc. The Word document may be found here. It may be found here in PDF format. Both files are zipped.No comments
I have posted last Wednesday’s Succubus Club IRC Chat transcript.No comments