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  1. MindDetective

    [Other] Halforums Heist

    Session 0: The Yawning Portal Sitting at in the tavern is a welcome respite from the dreary, wet spring evening. You sit around a sturdy wooden table lit by a brightly burning candle and littered with plates cleared of food and half-drained tankards. The sounds of gamblers yelling and drunken...
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    [Question] Play by post D&D 5e on Halforums?

    If we could get a dice roller add-on for the site (@Dave ?), I'd be willing to DM a play by post game here. I'd want 4 to 6 players who would try to post here at least once daily (just once on the weekends is fine). Any interest?
  3. MindDetective

    [Thread Game] Ask MindDetective Anything

    I'm here to show up @Ravenpoe and chew bubblegum and I'm all out of bubblegum. I've never done an AMA before, so be gentle. Lots of caressing.
  4. MindDetective

    [Request] Https disabled?

    I'm getting safety warnings coming here on Chrome mobile atm.
  5. MindDetective

    [Question] My wife and I are heading to Germany and Amsterdam

    Hi all, Mrs. MindDetective and I are heading to Frankfurt, Koblenz, Cologne, and ultimately Amsterdam for a conference. Any tips or European HF members in range of us?
  6. MindDetective

    [Writing] I wrote a short story for a contest - Looking for a critical reader or two.

    I haven't written a short story in ages but I had one rattling around in my head for months and then a contest popped up on my radar that jived with what I had been daydreaming about. So, I wrote it. My wife has helped me refine it a couple of times but she is no longer a naive reader, so I am...
  7. MindDetective

    [News] Snopes locked in a legal battle with their webhost is madly trying to crowdfund a legal battle to get its website back from its webhost. I'm finding it difficult to fact check, though. Maybe this has been the long-con for Snopes all along! (Seriously, I suspect I will be contributing to the cause on...
  8. MindDetective

    [Bug] Clicking on a post doesn't jump to Recent Unread sometimes

    I thought it was user error the first few times it happened but recently it seems that clicking on a thread title (from the New Posts list) lands me on the first post of the thread instead of the most recent unread post. I am not sure how to reproduce it because on the next thread it works...
  9. MindDetective

    [Other] *Turns on the Bat-Editor spotlight*

    I'm going up for tenure next year and it is super important that I get a new publication on my resume before I put my packet together. My wife and kids left town so I could work on a couple of papers to submit and they are largely done. But I am way too close to them now and I cannot see where...
  10. MindDetective

    [Announcement] Google tells me it's the GasBandit's birthday.

    If true, :minionhappy::notes:happy birthday!:notes::minionshout: [Funny]??? Not a what I picked!! :mad:
  11. MindDetective

    What is the worst part of your favorite movies?

    My wife and I were just chuckling about the terrible song over the credits at the end of Princess Bride bringing this topic to mind. I also remember the audience laughing when Luke whines to his aunt and uncle towards the beginning of Star Wars. Any others spring to mind?
  12. MindDetective

    The littlest MindDetective

    Born today at 7:32 pm pacific time, Westley Vaughn. No weight or pictures yet as mommy is still bonding with him but will post some later. All are well but tired and sore.
  13. MindDetective

    [Contest] Random internet friends, choose my baby's name

    We are having another boy! The problem is deciding on a name this time is agonizing. We had a girl name all ready to go. Guess we'll hang on to that one. Anyway, there is nothing that adds weight to a decision like the opinions of internet forum folk. Weigh in so we can completely ignore...
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    [Question] Wacom user tips

    I wasn't sure if I should post this in tech talk or artist's corner or here. Mods can move it if they like. So I acquired a Bamboo Wacom tablet for my work in the hopes that I can record myself going through statistical calculations by hand and post the videos online for my class. The issue...
  15. MindDetective

    [Question] Mouseover Popup

    Is it possible to disable the mouseover popup when I click a thread title. Half the time I end up clicking the popup and not the link and then nothing happens.
  16. MindDetective

    [Question] Scars

    My 20 month old acquired a half-inch split to his forehead last night (over his right eyebrow), resulting in 3 stitches. My wife has a very personal history with facial scarring and felt like she didn't insist enough on calling the plastic surgeon from the hospital a town over to do a better...
  17. MindDetective

    [Bug] Most recent unread

    Until a day or two ago, when I clicked on a thread with a new post, it would skip to the newest unread post automatically. It no longer does so very consistently, it seems. I frequently need to click the most recent unread button to jump after it loads to the first post of the thread.
  18. MindDetective

    Well, time for a new RSS reader...

    Google Reader is officially retiring. Suggestions?
  19. MindDetective

    Invoking piracy as a replacement for tariffs

    An interesting dispute in trade relations with Antigua and Barbuda that has resulted in "legalized" distribution of American intellectual property. And a link to the news item linked from the blog article...
  20. MindDetective

    I guess I should have considered unlocking my phone sooner...

    It looks like it is no longer legal to unlock carrier subsidized phones.