Shopkeeper has a new site now. It's still far from containing all the stuff i want there but it's a start.
Ah, the build + optional deploy script. The "thing" that turns whatever your compiler spits out into a zip/msi/whatever that you can actually install /pass along to customers. For build scripts i've started with batch files, C# , Powershell, moving to msbuild tasks (yeah, that was "fun" ), FAKE, to the node.js "task runner" framework du jour (Grunt, Gulp etc) to finally get back to Powershell.
I still think the best solution for writing a build script is in a shell scripting language (Powershell, bash, whatever) because :
- when it will crash (and it will !!) you're debugging code written by you instead of fuzzing around with a stacktrace spitted up by some shitty Grunt plugin (for instance).
- ubiquity : only powershell/bash is required to run it (compared with node.js + npm + gulp + whatever other plugins you are using).
- simplest way to run 3rd party CLI apps as part of build process ( "& filePath args" and you're done).
- everything is in one place (no package.json, gruntfile(s) and so on). A single file that handles everything.
Names are all wrong in the Warhammer fantasy universe. I mean, who calls a badass vampire "Radu" ? Seriously, it's a vampire not a baker.
Anyway, the premise in "Curse of the necrarch " is very straightforward : big fight between humans and undead. That's basically it. There is some "background" plot to this but it's not really that interesting (or sufficiently developed). Overall i'd say the books is kind of meh.
Working on Shopkeeper localization. Lots of commits with same message.....
This is the first book i've read in the Warhammer fantasy setting. It's actually a collection of 3 stories "tied" together with 2 short ones. It's the story of a ragtag group of human soldiers who do different "jobs" for the Empire in exchange for their freedom. Overall the quality is okeish, nothing bad but nothing great either.
Just reading the classics. Although scifi is not my favorite genre, it makes sense to read what is apparently ranked as the world's best-selling science fiction novel. Overall i enjoyed the first book. I wouldn't go as far
as say it's a "great book" , but it's enjoyable. I enjoyed the characters, world building and the
environment/ecology part of the story (apparently Dune is the first book which deals with the environment/ecology subject). The story both drags in some parts and rushes in the other (especially in the second half) but it's not that bad.
Dune Messiah, on the other hand, it's a completely different kind of book. I understood why the book is written like that (the whole book basically "deals" with the psychological state of the main character after the events of the first book) but , in the end, the book is very different from the first one. It (mostly) lacks "action" and the tone is very different from the first one (not in a good way).
Overall, i'd say the first 2 books are not good enough to make me want to read the rest of them.
So i've found out that Dropbox and OneDrive actually support junction points . That basically means you can backup your GDrive and OneDrive folder to Dropbox (for instance) .To make this work you only need to create a NTFS junction point. For instance if you want to backup GDrive to Dropbox :
mklink /j "c:\dropbox\gdrive" "c:\users\blah\google drive"
Obviously fix the paths from the example. This will create the junction point "gdrive" in the dropbox folder which will point to the original GDrive folder and Dropbox will happily sync the content of the GDrive folder.
Neat, huh ?