Coding resources?

Jul. 22nd, 2017 01:58 pm
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Anyone out there on the ol' flist have any suggestions for tutorials or books I can read (hopefully from the library) to help me learn how to work with node webkit programming?

I'm a tinkerer and when I say "learn code" I usually mean "make it break in interesting ways until I--nearly accidentally--cobble together something that works".

Specifically what I want to do is this.

I used Twine Wrapper to make an app out of my Twine game.

I can see in the app.js file that it is possible to add, remove, and edit menus and menu items.

I'd like to change the menus so that "Edit" and probably "Window" are hidden (but not disabled, in case people still want to copy & paste...???). Then I want to add a "File" menu with "Redo" and "Undo" as menu items. These items would then have the same functionality as the Undo and Redo arrows/buttons in the Twine game itself.

From looking at the HTML source, I see that these buttons trigger "Engine.goBack" and "Engine.goForward" commands. But how to get a menu item to do that? I don't even know what that is.

For reference, a page like this is way over my head. I am definitely looking for the "For Dummies" end of the tutorial spectrum. To be really, really clear, I am asking to learn how to program, and I don't even know which programming language I'm asking about.

Thank you anyone who can point me in a direction!

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Jul. 22nd, 2017 11:21 am
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Listened to some great blues live in old town Oakland yesterday, feeling very relaxed now.

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Jul. 21st, 2017 11:59 am
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It's a gorgeous sunny day out right now, not too hot, just nice, and I'm going to go downtown this afternoon. :)

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Jul. 20th, 2017 07:47 pm
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Had a nice long swim and a walk in the park in Berkeley and went to the library with roomie today, beautiful day for it.

Almost Friday

Jul. 20th, 2017 04:47 pm
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Ugh, so tired and cranky. Have not been sleeping well at all and every day now it is hot and still outside. :-P

Reading Jack Cheng's See You in the Cosmos. It's a YA/middle school/middle grade book, a class I read very occasionally (I loved Rebecca Stead's When You Reach Me, but hated Elizabeth Wein's Code Name Verity.)

Watching Grantchester and The Great British Baking Show on PBS, and Forged in Fire on the Hitler History Channel. Also watched The Accountant on one of the movie channels -- thought it was very silly but fairly fun.

President Potatohead is still an utter moron.

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Jul. 19th, 2017 02:37 pm
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Not much going on here but I'm in a somewhat better mood today. Got the annual best of the bay paper today, I save those, I've found some of my favorite places and things through those.

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Jul. 18th, 2017 10:14 am
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I lost a pound, yay! Not much else going on here, they have to spray for roaches in my building in some of the other apts but I don't have roaches, thank fuck.
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This is one of the best unintentionally funny house listings I have ever read.  Better still, the real estate agent has written captions that seem to be from another planet.  "If you clear out all of the dead bodies and clean the blood, you'll enjoy a beautiful view!"

http://www.har.com/4302-colony-west-dr/sale_78077894

Seriously, you have to check this out.  In the meantime, here are some pictures to whet your appetite.

Texas House 1
Yes, that is a mannequin in a guard's uniform at the gate.


Texas House 2
"This study has a great view of the patio and the pool.  The hardwoods are amazing, and all of the book shelves would be hard to fill for most folks"  NOT FOR THESE GUYS!

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Jul. 17th, 2017 02:32 pm
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Had some English Afternoon tea earlier, not looking forward to my diet class tonight. The last two times I gained weight despite exercising and mostly being good about what I ate, which I also did this week.

Comments on my Swiss Army Man fanfic

Jul. 17th, 2017 09:52 am
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So, my fic has a tiny (but growing!) audience. I used to be frustrated about it, but accepted the reality: tiny audience, tiny comments. Also, I seem to be the only writer doing this. I wouldn't if I didn't keep compulsively coming up with stories. Believe me, if I could stop, I would stop.

However, sometimes the comments are so lovely they have brought me to tears. So I'm posting a few. Feel free to skip.  There's also a bunch on fanfiction.net.

Don't worry about not understanding what they're about.

ETA: If there seems to be a paucity of House stories, it's because all of the post-ep fics are in one place, and I removed "The Princess And The Peeved" from both sites.


 

Stroking my ego )

 

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Jul. 16th, 2017 10:01 am
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Nothing going on here today at all.

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Jul. 15th, 2017 02:22 pm
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Nothing going on now but I had a good time yesterday, some great cosplay at the Rick and Morty thing and the Rickmobile was trippy as shit. Not a real party though, they were just selling t shirts and I didn't feel like standing on line for 3 hours to buy t shirts. Went to the good old Parkway last night for MST3K and karaoke and beer and dinner. Awesome on all four counts. Didn't participate in the trivia this time because I don't want to be a hog.

Cloudy Saturday

Jul. 15th, 2017 02:55 pm
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It actually rained a bit this morning and is still overcast, giving us a temp of 86 degrees (30 degrees Celsius), which is amazing for mid-July. Unfortunately, the humidity is 70%, making it feel as though it's 95 (35 Celsius). I'll still take the cloud cover.

Was very sad to see this news -- Maryam Mirzakhani passes away, aged 40. First (and so far, only) woman to win the Fields Medal, genius mathematician. Wife and mom. And just 40. JUST FORTY. What else might she have accomplished? Seriously, cancer can go DIAF.

Sigh. Still curious to see who the 13th Doctor will be, even though I fell out of love with the show this season and I'm really not sure why.

Here, have a somewhat blurry pic of Layla (taken this afternoon) --



Oh! Editing to add that I forgot to mention I saw a bat last evening, flitting around our backyard at just dusk when the sun was going down! I think Layla was barking at it. :D

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Jul. 14th, 2017 04:57 pm
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I had so much fun yesterday and I'm probably going to have lots of fun today too, I'm going to a Rick and Morty promo party later today and then MST3K night at the Parkway!

Bastille Friday

Jul. 14th, 2017 05:47 pm
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Roofers are done, THANK GOD. We've lived in this house for thirty years and in that time we've had three (now four) new roofs put on, and every time I forget how INCREDIBLY NOISY IT IS. Good lord. Layla was mostly okay with it all -- she was more concerned at the end when one of the guys walked around the deck using a leaf blower (leaf blowers are her Mortal Enemy).

Reading Paul Farley and Michael Symmons Roberts' Deaths of the Poets and liking it greatly.

Here is a very cool little clip of some kind of little white shorebirds making fantastic flashing patterns in flight. :D

Pretend play

Jul. 14th, 2017 08:13 am
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L has just started, within the last day or so, to do a new kind of pretend play. He's been playing "I'm cooking" or "I'm driving", activities that happen in real life, for months. But now he's adding in, "I'm a kitty!" or "You're a puppy!" and acting it out by meowing or crawling on all fours.

This morning in the car, he said that he was a kitty and I was a puppy and he was my mama. I said, "L, if you're a kitty, how can you be my mama if I'm a puppy?" Sidestepping this logic, he said, "Mama, you a SAD puppy and I'm your mama." I made some sad puppy sounds and then said, "Mama, how are you going to make me feel better?" He said, "Here's Kitty!" (meaning his beloved stuffy). So I hugged Kitty and gave her back (always give Kitty back!). Hugging Kitty solves all problems, so that was that, and then he went on to other details of our commute ("There's a gas station! There's a cement truck!").

Kids! Development! So weird and cool.

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Jul. 13th, 2017 09:28 am
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Looking forward to today. I'm going swimming later, then roomie's boyfriend is coming over so I'm going to give them some privacy and go to my favorite local cafe, then go for a long walk around the lake because it's a nice day out (and take my iPod) then I'm going to go see The Big Lebowski (a movie I love) on the big screen tonight at the good old Parkway! :)

Looking for a post

Jul. 13th, 2017 08:30 am
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Someone on my reading circle recently (within the last month?) quoted someone else on dreamwidth who wrote a post that boiled down to, "Here's a list of nine things that your brain wants you to think you're supposed to be able to do flawlessly all at once, but in reality most people manage two at most," those two being "holding down a job" and "keeping a living space livable". Some of the others were, like, "meaningful artistic practice", "gregarious and active friend circle", etc.

I wanted to reread, but I can't remember who posted it or when. Does this ring any bells?

Quite pleased

Jul. 12th, 2017 09:44 pm
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Short story draft is at about 3000 words; I'm aiming to be finished in the 5-6K range. It's going well but most of all I'm pleased that even though my days are carved up with internship, I am finding time to write, and I am consistently coming back to the story able to remember/pick up where I left off (not always guaranteed with original fiction).

I was invited to submit by an anthology editor who remembers me from last time, so that is nice. They won't accept necessarily but the odds are good. Hoping to submit by Friday.

I've been using the "moral premise" plotting style for my recent short fiction--has anyone else tried it? (There's a book but I'm too cheap to buy it; I've been basically doing what someone suggests in this blog post about it.) I'm finding it pretty helpful to round out characters and keep focused on a single problem in a short space, instead of writing a bunch of "is this the first chapter of a novel?"s.
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