maiki scratches

Many electronics come in packaging that has the serial number and other product information on it.

My method is to take a photo of that info, and store it in a private topic, with the information also written as text that can be searched later.

And then immediately recycle the packaging after confirming the equipment is working. These things come in waves, and I’ll end up storing packaging if I don’t process it quickly. :sweat_smile:

It is better to have warm rice and cold curry than vice versa. :face_with_monocle:

Waiting for :squinting: emoji, alias :incredulous:.

Can I reshape my sensitivities?

I hope a future president asks me to make all government forms to be more accessible. :+1:

This COVID test says: 5 circles and 15 seconds per nostril… I find a 3 second nostril perambulation too long. :face_with_monocle:

5 NPC “card engines”, they only respond to player interaction, and follow a specific script for end game activity. Named after secretive fictionals. Their scripts are randomized in each game.


Create states for a card, when it does a thing, change state and set a timer to revert.

Don’t break what ain’t fixed.

a million miles from home

RPG setting for people inadvertently caught in an etherstorm aboard their space-faring ethership and shot across the cosmos to another world. Manapunk.

Watching Parks and Recreation with Clover is one of my favorite home schooling activities.

I just explained why anyone would demand to see the birth certificate of someone running for office!

I remember when Clover was 2 years old, I met a 19 year old who told me, “I’ve heard of the Berlin Wall, but don’t really know about it…”

Haha… ha.

Card-based kart-racing game, with items.

How did CarWars play? :thinking:

We Fight The Winds of Hell

Generate a constant stream of encounters for players to fight as they protect key points on the planet. The “Winds of Hell” are fissures in the Underworld, which erupts thru the surface causing earthquakes, and releasing malevolent spirits.

The encounters are based on Latest Earthquakes.

Music video idea: Sur le fil (Yann Tiersen) + Nightmare Before Christmas

I sometimes forget children are mostly water.

 Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup version 0.31.0 (tiles) character file.

Game seed: 15051992605768616868

30844 Ibuschimn the Protected (level 13, -3/111 HPs)
             Began as a Minotaur Fighter on Apr 18, 2024.
             Was a High Priest of Hepliaklqana.
             Succumbed to a naga warrior's poison
             ... on level 1 of the Snake Pit.
             The game lasted 00:43:15 (11018 turns).

Ibuschimn the Protected (Minotaur Fighter)         Turns: 11018, Time: 00:43:16

Health: -3/111     AC: 32    Str: 27    XL:     13   Next: 22%
Magic:  18/21      EV:  6    Int:  5    God:    Hepliaklqana [*****.]
Gold:   671        SH: 13    Dex: 18    Spells: 12/12 levels left

rFire   + + .        B - +5 war axe {venom, rN+}
rCold   + + +        c - +0 buckler
rNeg    + + .        g - +10 crystal plate armour "Suxofoc" {rF+ rN+ MP+9 Stlth-}
rPois   .            (helmet restricted)
rElec   +            (no cloak)
rCorr   .            (no gloves)
SInv    +            (no boots)
Will    .....        x - amulet of Urhog {Reflect rF+ rC+ Dex+3 SH+5}
Stlth                z - ring of Nyestryqe {^Contam Fly rElec rC++ Dex+6}
HPRegen 0.38/turn    y - ring of see invisible
MPRegen 0.17/turn

%: reflection
@: mighty, lethally poisoned (-3 -> -26), flying
A: reduced essence, horns 2, retaliatory headbutt
a: Renounce Religion, Recall Ancestor, Ancestor Identity, Transference, Idealise


You were on level 1 of the Snake Pit.
You worshipped Hepliaklqana.
Hepliaklqana was extremely pleased with you.
You visited 4 branches of the dungeon, and saw 14 of its levels.
You also visited: Sewer.

You collected 671 gold pieces.

Inventory:

Hand Weapons
 a - a +0 war axe
 B - the +5 war axe "Killer Bee's Doom" (weapon) {venom, rN+}
   (You found it on level 5 of the Dungeon)   
   
   rN+:        It protects you from negative energy.
 E - a +2 spear of flaming
 L - a +2 mace of holy wrath
Missiles
 T - 4 throwing nets (quivered)
Armour
 c - a +0 buckler (worn)
 g - the +10 crystal plate armour "Suxofoc" (worn) {rF+ rN+ MP+9 Stlth-}
   (You acquired it on level 4 of the Dungeon)   
   
   rF+:        It protects you from fire.
   rN+:        It protects you from negative energy.
   MP+9:       It affects your magic capacity (+9).
   Stlth-:     It makes you less stealthy.
 M - a +0 plate armour
Jewellery
 t - a ring of ice
 u - a ring of wizardry
 w - a +4 ring of protection
 x - the amulet of Urhog (around neck) {Reflect rF+ rC+ Dex+3 SH+5}
   (You acquired it on level 4 of the Dungeon)   
   
   [amulet of reflection]
   
   Reflect:    It reflects blocked missile attacks.
   Dex+3:      It affects your dexterity (+3).
   rF+:        It protects you from fire.
   rC+:        It protects you from cold.
   SH+5:       It affects your SH (+5).
 y - a ring of see invisible (right hand)
 z - the ring of Nyestryqe (left hand) {^Contam Fly rElec rC++ Dex+6}
   (You acquired it on level 4 of the Dungeon)   
   
   [ring of dexterity]
   
   Dex+6:      It affects your dexterity (+6).
   rC++:       It greatly protects you from cold.
   rElec:      It insulates you from electricity.
   Fly:        It grants you flight.
   ^Contam:    It causes magical contamination when unequipped.
 C - a +4 ring of protection
 H - a ring of fire
 N - a +6 ring of strength
 P - a ring of willpower
Wands
 D - a wand of acid (6)
 I - a wand of polymorph (16)
 J - a wand of mindburst (17)
 K - a wand of flame (36)
Scrolls
 b - a scroll of butterflies {unknown}
 e - 2 scrolls of amnesia
 f - 4 scrolls of fear
 h - 2 scrolls of blinking
 j - 4 scrolls of teleportation
 s - a scroll of enchant weapon
 A - 4 scrolls of fog
 F - 2 scrolls of immolation
 G - 4 scrolls of silence
 O - 3 scrolls of enchant armour
 Q - a scroll of poison {unknown}
 R - 2 scrolls of revelation
Potions
 d - 6 potions of might
 i - 2 potions of mutation
 k - 6 potions of enlightenment
 l - 3 potions of curing
 m - 2 potions of attraction
 n - 5 potions of heal wounds
 o - 3 potions of brilliance
 p - 2 potions of resistance
 q - a potion of magic {unknown}
 r - 2 potions of lignification {unknown}
 v - a potion of degeneration {unknown}
 S - 2 potions of haste {unknown}
 U - a potion of ambrosia {unknown}


   Skills:
 + Level 14.0 Fighting
 + Level 13.8 Axes
 + Level 14.1 Armour
 + Level 14.0 Shields


You had 12 spell levels left.
You didn't know any spells.
Your spell library contained the following spells:

 Spells                   Type           Power      Damage    Failure   Level
 Fugue of the Fallen      Necr           0%         N/A       100%        3
 Ozocubu's Armour         Ice            0%         N/A       100%        3
 Summon Ice Beast         Ice/Summ       0%         N/A       100%        3
 Animate Armour           Summ/Erth      0%         N/A       100%        4
 Manifold Assault         Tloc           0%         N/A       100%        4
 Summon Lightning Spire   Summ/Air       0%         N/A       100%        4
 Lee's Rapid Deconstruct  Erth           0%         3d4*      100%        5
 Summon Mana Viper        Hex/Summ       0%         N/A       100%        5
 Monstrous Menagerie      Summ           0%         N/A       100%        7


Dungeon Overview and Level Annotations

Branches:
Dungeon (9/15)             Temple (1/1) D:7            Lair (3/5) D:9         
 Shoals (0/4) Lair:3        Snake (1/4) Lair:3        Sewer (visited)         
   Orc: D:9-12      

Altars:
Ashenzari
Cheibriados
Dithmenos
Elyvilon
Fedhas
Gozag
Hepliaklqana
Makhleb
Nemelex Xobeh
Okawaru
Qazlal
Ru
Sif Muna
Trog
Uskayaw
Wu Jian
Xom
Yredelemnul
Zin

Shops:
D:6 *

Annotations:
D:4 1 transporter, Ibuschimn's ghost, amateur OpBr


Innate Abilities, Weirdness & Mutations

Your life essence is reduced to manifest your ancestor. (-10% HP)
You have a pair of horns on your head.
You reflexively headbutt those who attack you in melee.

Message History

You feel extremely sick.
Ingwe hits the naga warrior with a +0 dagger of draining.
Ingwe drains the naga warrior. Ingwe closely misses the naga warrior.
You hit the naga warrior.
You headbutt the naga warrior, but do no damage.
The naga warrior is moderately wounded.
* * * LOW HITPOINT WARNING * * *
You feel extremely sick.
The naga warrior spits poison at you.
The splash of poison hits you!!
You are more poisoned.
* * * LOW HITPOINT WARNING * * *
Ingwe hits the naga warrior but does no damage.
Ingwe drains the naga warrior.
You feel better.
Ingwe completely misses the naga warrior.
You block the naga warrior's attack. x2
Ingwe gestures at the naga warrior while chanting.
The naga warrior resists with almost no effort.
You feel very mighty all of a sudden.
The naga warrior hits you but does no damage.
You are lethally poisoned!
You block the naga warrior's attack.
Ingwe hits the naga warrior with a +0 dagger of draining!
Ingwe drains the naga warrior.
* * * LOW HITPOINT WARNING * * *
You feel very sick.
Ingwe hits the naga warrior with a +0 dagger of draining!
The naga warrior hits you but does no damage.
You are more poisoned.
Ingwe hits the naga warrior but does no damage.
Ingwe drains the naga warrior.
* * * LOW HITPOINT WARNING * * *
You feel very sick.
Ingwe closely misses the naga warrior.
The naga warrior attacks as it pursues you!
The naga warrior hits you but does no damage.
You are more poisoned.
Ingwe closely misses the naga warrior.
You die...

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You could see the friendly Ingwe the hexer and a naga warrior (very drained,
ally target).

Vanquished Creatures
  2 hydras (Lair:2)
  Harold (Lair:1)
  An anaconda (Snake:1)
  A two-headed ogre (D:8)
  Nergalle (Lair:1)
  Pikel (D:7)
  A manticore (Lair:3)
  3 elephants (Lair:1)
  2 black mambas (Lair:2)
  6 cane toads
  4 komodo dragons
  10 hornets
  A wind drake (Lair:3)
  2 trolls
  A polar bear (Lair:1)
  Prince Ribbit (D:7)
  25 blink frogs
  4 wyverns
  Eustachio (D:4)
  Grum (D:8)
  21 yaks
  A basilisk (Lair:2)
  Menkaure (D:5)
  9 water moccasins
  A black bear (D:5)
  3 orc warriors
  4 sky beasts
  2 ice beasts (D:5)
  7 wolves
  2 ogres
  3 centaurs
  3 phantoms
  3 kobold brigands
  A brain worm (Sewer)
  11 bullfrogs
  A scorpion (D:4)
  6 wights
  14 killer bees
  3 howler monkeys (D:7)
  3 bombardier beetles (D:5)
  3 hounds
  2 orc priests
  4 iguanas
  A gnoll bouda (D:9)
  3 sleepcaps
  Terence (D:2)
  6 orc wizards
  10 gnolls
  11 adders
  3 shadow imps
  2 ufetubi (D:6)
  3 dart slugs
  3 ribbon worms (D:2)
  20 orcs
  6 ball pythons
  8 endoplasms
  7 giant cockroaches
  5 hobgoblins
  22 kobolds
  5 quokkas
  5 bats
  4 frilled lizards
  8 goblins
  13 rats
323 creatures vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (collateral kills)
  A catoblepas (Lair:2)
  A mana viper (Snake:1)
  An elephant (Lair:1)
  A cane toad (Lair:2)
  A hornet (Lair:2)
  5 blink frogs
  6 yaks
  2 water moccasins
  A wolf (D:9)
  A bullfrog (Lair:1)
  A wight (D:8)
  2 killer bees (D:9)
  A gnoll (D:9)
  An orc (D:9)
  2 butterflies (Lair:2)
27 creatures vanquished.

Vanquished Creatures (others)
  4 hexers
4 creatures vanquished.

Grand Total: 354 creatures vanquished

Notes
Turn   | Place    | Note
-------+----------+-------------------------------------------
     0 | D:1      | Ibuschimn the Minotaur Fighter began the quest for the Orb.
     0 | D:1      | Reached XP level 1. HP: 19/19 MP: 0/0
   123 | D:1      | Reached XP level 2. HP: 21/27 MP: 1/1
   745 | D:2      | Noticed Terence
   751 | D:2      | Killed Terence
   752 | D:2      | Reached XP level 3. HP: 29/33 MP: 2/2
  1101 | D:3      | Found a glowing drain.
  1104 | D:3      | Reached XP level 4. HP: 40/40 MP: 3/3
  1128 | Sewer    | Entered a sewer
  1148 | Sewer    | Noticed a kobold brigand
  1159 | Sewer    | Killed a kobold brigand
  1160 | Sewer    | Reached XP level 5. HP: 25/47 MP: 4/4
  1302 | Sewer    | Reached skill level 5 in Fighting
  1302 | Sewer    | Reached skill level 5 in Armour
  1333 | Sewer    | Reached skill level 5 in Shields
  1414 | Sewer    | Reached XP level 6. HP: 52/56 MP: 3/5
  2275 | D:4      | Noticed Eustachio
  2285 | D:4      | Identified 2 scrolls of acquirement
  2285 | D:4      | Acquired the amulet of Urhog {Reflect rF+ rC+ Dex+3 SH+5}
  2295 | D:4      | Acquired the +10 crystal plate armour "Suxofoc" {rF+ rN+
                  | MP+9 Stlth-}
  2373 | D:4      | Identified the +4 great mace of Domination {vamp, +Blink
                  | Int+3}
  2374 | D:4      | Noticed Ibuschimn's ghost (amateur OpBr)
  2377 | D:4      | Found a transporter.
  2404 | D:4      | Reached skill level 5 in Axes
  2404 | D:4      | Reached XP level 7. HP: 46/62 MP: 6/6
  2541 | D:4      | Killed Eustachio
  2587 | D:4      | Acquired the ring of Nyestryqe {^Contam Fly rElec rC++
                  | Dex+6}
  3158 | D:5      | Entered Level 5 of the Dungeon
  3171 | D:5      | Reached XP level 8. HP: 70/71 MP: 7/7
  3185 | D:5      | Identified the +5 war axe "Killer Bee's Doom" {venom, rN+}
  3241 | D:5      | Noticed Menkaure
  3246 | D:5      | Killed Menkaure
  3371 | D:5      | Found a blossoming altar of Fedhas.
  3625 | D:5      | Found a bloodstained altar of Trog.
  3939 | D:6      | Reached XP level 9. HP: 45/81 MP: 8/8
  4090 | D:6      | Found Fozxuh's Assorted Antiques.
  4876 | D:7      | Found a staircase to the Ecumenical Temple.
  4907 | Temple   | Entered the Ecumenical Temple
  5063 | Temple   | Became a worshipper of Hepliaklqana the Forgotten
  5207 | D:7      | Noticed Pikel
  5214 | D:7      | Killed Pikel
  5278 | D:7      | Reached * piety under Hepliaklqana
  5333 | D:7      | Found a glowing silver altar of Zin.
  5333 | D:7      | Noticed an angel
  5362 | D:7      | Found a burning altar of Makhleb.
  5443 | D:7      | Noticed Prince Ribbit
  5450 | D:7      | Killed Prince Ribbit
  5638 | D:8      | Found a broken altar of Ashenzari.
  5688 | D:8      | Noticed a troll
  5695 | D:8      | Killed a troll
  5696 | D:8      | Reached XP level 10. HP: 57/81 MP: 9/9
  5869 | D:8      | Noticed a two-headed ogre
  5874 | D:8      | Killed a two-headed ogre
  6262 | D:8      | Reached skill level 10 in Armour
  6414 | D:8      | Noticed Grum
  6420 | D:8      | Killed Grum
  6421 | D:8      | Reached skill level 10 in Fighting
  6421 | D:8      | Reached skill level 10 in Shields
  6546 | D:9      | Reached ** piety under Hepliaklqana
  6547 | D:9      | Remembered your ancestor Ingwe as a hexer
  6649 | D:9      | Reached skill level 10 in Axes
  6848 | D:9      | Found a staircase to the Lair.
  6915 | D:9      | Found a stormy altar of Qazlal.
  6970 | D:9      | Reached XP level 11. HP: 90/90 MP: 10/10
  7137 | D:9      | Found a flagged portal.
  7604 | Lair:1   | Entered Level 1 of the Lair of Beasts
  7745 | Lair:1   | Reached *** piety under Hepliaklqana
  8281 | Lair:1   | Noticed Harold
  8290 | Lair:1   | Killed Harold
  8291 | Lair:1   | Reached XP level 12. HP: 99/101 MP: 11/11
  8303 | Lair:1   | Noticed Nergalle
  8311 | Lair:1   | Killed Nergalle
  8793 | Lair:2   | Noticed a catoblepas
  8801 | Lair:2   | Killed a catoblepas
  8802 | Lair:2   | Noticed an eight-headed hydra
  8807 | Lair:2   | Reached **** piety under Hepliaklqana
  8811 | Lair:2   | Killed an eight-headed hydra
  8811 | Lair:2   | Noticed an eight-headed hydra
  8845 | Lair:2   | Killed an eight-headed hydra
  9073 | Lair:2   | Paralysed by a hornet for 2 turns
  9871 | Lair:3   | Found a staircase to the Shoals.
 10090 | Lair:3   | Reached XP level 13. HP: 110/110 MP: 12/12
 10131 | Lair:3   | Found a staircase to the Snake Pit.
 10470 | Lair:3   | Reached ***** piety under Hepliaklqana
 10998 | Snake:1  | Entered Level 1 of the Snake Pit
 11013 | Snake:1  | HP: 1/111 [naga warrior/splash of poison (20)]
 11018 | Snake:1  | Succumbed to a naga warrior's poison

Illustrated notes

Levels and vault maps discovered:
D:1:      dpeg_arrival_rooms_a, layout_basic, grunt_decor_mini_mirrors,
          nicolae_houndstooth_variations
D:2:      layout_basic, hangedman_glass_teeth, nicolae_wormholes, uniq_terence
D:3:      layout_loops_ring, portal_sewer_entry_f, roderic_lattice_a
D:4:      layout_basic, gammafunk_ghost_smash, uniq_eustachio
D:5:      layout_rooms, mainiacjoe_overflow_alcove_4, trog_book, uniq_menkaure
D:6:      layout_basic, serial_shops, nicolae_shop_overgrown_old_shop,
          serial_glass, glass_columns_a, glass_columns_a,
          mrwooster_statue_mirror, hangedman_abyss_or_decor_jellyfish_corner
D:7:      layout_cave_pools, mainiacjoe_overflow_surrounded_room, zin_angel,
          minmay_temple_entry_ruins, lemuel_flamethrower_2, uniq_pikel,
          uniq_prince_ribbit1
D:8:      layout_loops_cross, old_standard_altar, uniq_grum
D:9:      layout_grid_maze, nicolae_qazlal_general_emergency,
          erik_lair_orcish_takeover, enter_bailey_4
Temple:   oiseaux_autumnal_temple
Lair:1:   layout_regular_city, grunt_megastairs_4, uniq_nergalle, uniq_harold
Lair:2:   layout_chaotic_city, dreamdust_wasp_nest, infiniplex_staircase_pool_2,
          serial_bayou_shore_a, lemuel_fruit_fields
Lair:3:   layout_loops_ring, minmay_shoals_entry_beasts, dummy_snake_entry,
          serial_bayou_shore_b, lemuel_fruit_tree, serial_bayou_shore_b,
          grunt_megastairs_3
Snake:1:  layout_honeycomb, serial_bayou_shore_b

Skill      XL: |  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9 10 11 12 13 |
---------------+----------------------------------------+-----
Shields        |     4        5     6  7  9 10 12 13 14 | 14.0
Fighting       |     4        5     6  7  9 10 12 13 14 | 14.0
Axes           |     3        4  5  6  7  9 10 12 13    | 13.8
Armour         |     4        5     6  7  9 10 12 13 14 | 14.1

Action                     |  1- 3 |  4- 6 |  7- 9 | 10-12 | 13-15 || total
---------------------------+-------+-------+-------+-------+-------++-------
  Melee: War axe           |    64 |   121 |   192 |   337 |    62 ||   776
         Headbutt          |     9 |    18 |    34 |    79 |    12 ||   152
         Spear             |       |       |       |    27 |       ||    27
 Invoke: Ancestor Identity |       |       |     1 |       |       ||     1
         Ancestor Life: He |       |       |       |     1 |       ||     1
  Evoke: Wand              |       |       |       |     1 |       ||     1
    Use: Potion            |     1 |       |       |     4 |     2 ||     7
         Scroll            |     1 |     8 |     4 |     8 |     2 ||    23
   Stab: Distracted        |       |       |     1 |     5 |     2 ||     8
         Confused          |       |       |       |     7 |       ||     7
 Armour: Scale mail        |    45 |    88 |       |       |       ||   133
         Crystal plate arm |       |     2 |   148 |   317 |    44 ||   511
  Dodge: Dodged            |    29 |    39 |    25 |    82 |     7 ||   182
  Block: Buckler           |    12 |    36 |   114 |   239 |    28 ||   429
         Reflection        |       |       |     3 |     1 |     1 ||     5

That was a sick run! :sunglasses:

:thinking:

I’ve seen more media on LaserDisc than Blu-ray.


This is surely one of the quickest-to-dated idle thoughts, up there with, “I’ve listened to way more wax cylinders than gramophone records!” :laughing: