My Video of Tabletop Simulator - play card, board, puzzle, etc games remotely with family and friends around the world

Date Published: Mon, 6 Jul 2020 22:25:24 +0200

Create your own original games, import custom assets, automate games with scripting, set up complete RPG dungeons, manipulate the physics, create hinges & joints, and of course flip the table when you are losing the game. All with an easy-to-use system integrated with Steam Workshop. You can do anything you want in Tabletop Simulator - The possibilities are endless!

The base game includes 15 classics like Chess, Poker, Jigsaw Puzzles, Dominoes, and Mahjong. Additionally, there are over 36,000 community created content items on the Workshop. If you’re the tabletop gaming type, they include an RPG Kit which has tile sets & furniture, as well as animated figurines that you can set up and battle with your friends, with even more options in the Chest. There’s even an option for Game Masters, so they can control the table!

My video is an overview of the game, what the menus all look like, and I finish off for a shortened excerpt of a multi-player game with my daughter. Apologies for the first 7 minutes of audio being a bit over modulated.

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Create your own original games, import custom assets, automate games with scripting, set up complete RPG dungeons, manipulate the physics, create hinges & jo...

9 open source test-automation frameworks to help quality-assurance testers assess the functionality, security, usability, and accessibility of multiple web and mobile applications

Date Published: Mon, 6 Jul 2020 10:54:25 +0200

A test-automation framework is a set of best practices, common tools, and libraries that help quality-assurance testers assess the functionality, security, usability, and accessibility of multiple web and mobile applications. In a "quick-click" digital world, we're accustomed to fulfilling our needs in a jiffy. This is one reason why the software market is flooded with hundreds of test-automation frameworks.

Although teams could build elaborate automated testing frameworks, there's usually little reason to spend the money, resources, and person-hours to do so when they can achieve equal or even better results with existing open source tools, libraries, and testing frameworks. Other reasons to use existing open source test-automation frameworks is that they are:
* Reusable
* Easy to maintain
* In need of minimum manual intervention
* Stable in a volatile environment
* Scalable

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A test-automation framework is a set of best practices, common tools, and libraries that help quality-assurance testers assess the functionality, security, usability, and accessibility of multiple web and mobile applications. In a "quick-click" digital world, we're accustomed to fulfilling our needs in a jiffy. This is one reason why the software market is flooded with hundreds of test-automation frameworks.

How to Make a Transparent Background in open source GIMP [Step by Step Guide]

Date Published: Mon, 6 Jul 2020 10:43:38 +0200

Removing the background is one of the most used graphic design procedures. There could be many reasons why you would want to do that.

For example, you don’t like the background, you want to add the image to another background, or you simply want to make the image transparent.

When you make the image background transparent, you can use the colour according to the background of the new image. If you put a transparent image on top of a blue image, the image will now have a blue background. This is quite handy in graphic designing.

You can use GIMP to remove the background from an image. I am going to show you how to do that step-by-step in this GIMP tutorial.

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Learn how to remove the background of an image and make it transparent using the free and open source Image editor GIMP.

RPi-Monitor - to monitor your Raspberry Pi remotely through a web interface

Date Published: Sun, 5 Jul 2020 22:37:40 +0200

RPi-Monitor is software designed to monitor the metrics from GNU/Linux system and connected peripherals.

It will show CPU load, CPU temperature, memory usage, SD card partition usage, swap file status, uptime, awaiting package updates, and can still be further extended and configured. I'm using a web browser on my Linux desktop computer, with a tab open for each Raspberry Pi, to monitor them.

See https://xavierberger.github.io/RPi-Monitor-docs/01_features.html

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Is The Safety Razor Making A Comeback? Gillette Built It Up And Then Tried To Kill It Off...

Date Published: Sat, 4 Jul 2020 19:16:14 +0200

Is the safety razor making a comeback? Or is it just a niche market for a bunch of men yearning for the days of old? We are to here to tell you that yes, absolutely yes, the safety razor is making comeback. It’s a confident statement, but that’s the sort of thing we do around here. But we also do have evidence to back those claims, so let’s take a closer look.

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Is The Safety Razor Making A Comeback? The Wet Shaving Club Says Yes. And We Have Evidence To Support Our Claim!

New Behave! extension for Chrom eand Firefox warns of website port scans, local attacks

Date Published: Sat, 4 Jul 2020 19:11:30 +0200

A new browser extension called Behave! will warn you if a web site is using scripts to perform scans or attacks on local and private IP addresses on your network. When browsing the web, scripts embedded on web pages can be used to not only port scan a visitor's computer for open TCP ports, but also initiate attacks on other devices on your network.

Created by Stefano Di Paola, co-founder, CTO, and Chief Scientist of MindedSecurity, the Behave! browser extension was born as an experiment to warn users of web sites that abuse browser features to perform local attacks or scans on a visitor's computer.

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A new browser extension called Behave! will warn you if a web site is using scripts to perform scans or attacks on local and private IP addresses on your network.

Cape Town’s very first drive-in style roadhouse to open - So yes it's more than just a drive-in cinema

Date Published: Sat, 4 Jul 2020 18:57:46 +0200

Necessity is the mother of invention. If there was ever a time to believe this, that time is right now. Hillcrest Restaurant in the Durbanville Wine Valley is doing just that and transforming their offering into the Hillcrest Roadhouse Restaurant.

A first for Cape Town – the restaurant parking area will be converted into a drive-in style area, plus you can order food and have it delivered to your car while you social-distance and enjoy the movie on offer.

Owner of Hillcrest Restaurant, Mike Crawford, announced via Facebook on Friday [July 3] that the restaurant will be changing into a roadhouse with a “Monster Big Screen” added to the parking area to host 100 cars for a movie.

And what can you expect to pay? Crawford says they are trying to keep costs as low as possible and are still finalising ticket prices – but expect to pay anything between R50 – R75 per person.

Oh I remember drive-ins as a teenager.... good to see some technology featuring for the bookings and food deliveries to the car.

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Hillcrest Restaurant in the Durbanville Wine Valley is doing just that and transforming their offering into the Hillcrest Roadhouse Restaurant.

DJing Without The Truckload Of Equipment; Secret Ingredient Is Raspberry Pi Running Mixxx DJing Software

Date Published: Sat, 4 Jul 2020 12:27:58 +0200

The trouble with DJing old-style was that it required extensive logistics to shift all that equipment not to mention a record collection, so the modern DJ for whom everything has gone digital is truly lucky in the scale of their operation. For some people even that is too much to carry, and [Dennisdebel] has minimised a DJ rig to the next level, by running the popular Mixxx DJing software on a Raspberry Pi hooked up to his DJ controller. You can see the result in the video below the break.

This is more of a HOWTO for installing a set of software packages on the Pi to achieve an aim rather than a special hardware hack, but as he points out the interest lies in regaining control of the process.

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There is a romance to notions of a byegone age of DJing — driving a pair of Technics 1200s dwarfed on either side by the stacks, pumping techno bass through the laser-tinged darkness into a h…

Kingdom Come Deliverance (The Game) VS Real Life Czech Republic - A very Close Replication

Date Published: Sat, 4 Jul 2020 11:36:37 +0200

Interesting that an open world game could go into such historical detail of a real world region, that it is even mentioned in tourism literature, and has in some ways contributed to tourism in the Czech Republic.

Bohemia was a region situated within the Holy Roman Empire, in a place where the Czech Republic lies today. The events of Kingdom Come: Deliverance take place in a small portion of this land (set in the 1400's). The accessible area of the game is located in regions between Sasau and Rattay, southeast of Prague.

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https://www.patreon.com/SexyBiscuit We compare Kingdom Come Deliverance to the Real Life Locations thanks to Jakub! This is amazing! SUBSCRIBE: #^https://goo.g...

An analysis of Agatha Christie novels over the decades by murder's age, gender, motive, method, profession and relationship to the victim

Date Published: Fri, 3 Jul 2020 20:43:56 +0200

It does not really prove or illustrate anything in the real world but is probably fun for Agatha Christie fans to read. It finishes off with some extra dimensions mapped out.

She is actually one of my favourite authors and I have just about every book she published in paperback. It is over a hundred books.

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