Fantasy Map Generator
Procedurally generated fantasy world maps, with selectable layers and map types. Generates terrain, political and cultural borders, cities, roads, etc.
fantasy  map  resource  rpg 
27 days ago
Multi-protocol database management client. Supports Postgres, MySQL, MSSQL.
macosx  software  database  development 
5 weeks ago
Cheers! For Harlem Unbound
Cocktail recipes for Harlem Unbound
rpg  recipe 
december 2017
Draw tables of overlapping times for remote teams
opensource  cli  software 
december 2017
Launching Org-Capture in Windows with AutoHotKey
How to launch org-capture from anywhere in Windows using AutoHotKey.
emacs  org  howto 
december 2017
Medieval Fantasy City Generator
Procedural medieval city/town map generator.
rpg  map  tool 
november 2017
Easy sorting, searching, and filtering in Rails apps.
ruby  opensource  development  web  rails 
november 2017
A thowaway email forwarding service
november 2017
Detailled London transport map
A geographical map of all London underground and surface train stations, including abandoned lines and stations
map  resource 
october 2017
Emacs org-mode examples and cookbook
A large collection of org-mode examples
emacs  org 
october 2017
Ugh, Java.
Demonstrating the worst of 'enterprise' Java, the AbstractSingletonProxyFactoryBean class from the Spring framework
development  opensource  java 
july 2017
Belle Epoque Posters
A fantastic collection of posters from the Belle Epoque period
rpg  inspiration  ykrpg 
july 2017
Shell Wrangler
Display shell output in the status bar
macosx  software  utilities 
june 2017
Cards on the Fly in One-2-One
Suggestion for Edge and Problems cards for Gumshoe One-2-One.
rpg  gumshoe  howto 
june 2017
Some nice GUMSHOE hacks
A few great ideas for modifying the resolution of general abilities in Gumshoe.
rpg  gumshoe 
april 2017
Traveling Ruby
Lets you create self-contained Ruby app packages for Windows, Linux and macOS.
ruby  development  opensource 
april 2017
Prisoner of One-2-One
How to make the PC falling prisoner fun and interesting.
gumshoe  rpg  howto 
april 2017
The Confidential Armitage Files
Using The Armitage Files in Cthulhu Confidential. The improvisational nature of The Armitage Files can be difficult to run One-to-One, but with a bit of prep work, can work well
rpg  gumshoe  horror  howto 
april 2017
Sovetskoe Foto
Online archive of the "Soviet Photography" magazine from the 1930s through 1990s
photography  history 
march 2017
A Few Questions About the Culture: An Interview with Iain Banks
11 January 2016 This article is part of our 2014 fund drive bonus issue ! Read more about Strange Horizons ' funding model, or donate, here . Iain M. Banks 's
from instapaper
march 2017
Stop Auto-Play Videos
Auto-play videos suck. They use bandwidth, and their annoying sounds get in the way when you’re listening to music and open a web page.
video  web  howto 
march 2017
FF: Fudge Plus Four
An interesting approach to using numbers instead of adjectives in Fudge, if you or your players prefer that.
rpg  fudge  howto 
february 2017
A tiny, fast, highly-efficient cross-platform tool for organising data and documents.
opensource  software  macosx  linux  windows 
february 2017
How to Meditate
Learning how to meditate is straightforward, and the benefits can come quickly. Here, we offer basic tips to get you started on a path toward greater equanimity, acceptance and joy.
february 2017
TTY - Ruby gems for command-line interfaces
A collection of Ruby gems for creating command-line (text) user interfaces in Ruby. Includes gems for progress bars, spinners, tables and much more.
opensource  ruby  cli  development 
february 2017
PDF Generation in Rails
A guide to different strategies for generating PDFs in Rails
development  howto  ruby 
january 2017
1-click IPSEC VPN in the Cloud. A script to set up a VPN server on a cloud provider, can even create the instance on AWS, Digital Ocean, GCE, and Azure.
security  opensource  unix 
december 2016
The Ivy Lee Method
A very simple method for greater productivity.
howto  article 
november 2016
CSS Reference - A free visual guide to the most popular CSS properties.
A visual guide to CSS. It features the most popular properties, and explains them with illustrated and animated examples.
css  design  reference  web 
november 2016
Hong Kong In The 1950s Captured By A Teenager
These stunning photographs of Hong Kong in the 1950s are captured beautifully by a teenager. Ho Fan who arrived from Shanghai in 1949. The streets, filled with vendors, coolies and rickshaw drivers, fascinated Ho.
photography  history 
november 2016
The Quick and Bloody Guide to Bluffing Night’s Black Agents at Conventions
You can get away with a few holes in your system knowledge if you know the adventure really well, or hand-wave the adventure a little if you’ve mastered the system.
rpg  gumshoe  howto 
october 2016
Charred - The Burning Wheel Gold Character Burner
An online too for making Burning Wheel characters. Cuts down on the paperwork!
rpg  burningwheel  tool  web 
august 2016
Generating fantasy maps
Details how the @unchartedatlas Twitter bot generates realistic fantasy maps, complete with terrain, cities and political boundaries
javascript  rpg  inspiration  software  opensource 
august 2016
A static site generator based on org-mode. Also uses rclone to automatically upload to your host, supporting many cloud hosts
emacs  org  web  opensource  software 
august 2016
Trail of Carcharodon — No Clues Without Consequence
This won’t make a lot of sense to you if you’re not a GUMSHOE player. This is a bonus article for the collection, “No Clues Without Consequence,” showing one
rpg  gumshoe  article  howto  from instapaper
june 2016
Razed, For Example: “Aurora”
This is part of an ongoing collection of posts about how I prep for actual play of various RPGs and story adventures. This is not an actual-play report, per se, but is a way for me to interrogate my prep process and how it interacts with actual play. Welcome!
rpg  howto  article  gumshoe  from instapaper
june 2016
No Clues Without Consequence, part 5
Let’s look at how to make actual play in any GUMSHOE game matter more to the players and their characters.
This article concludes an essay series that began
rpg  gumshoe  article  howto  from instapaper
june 2016
Organizing Your GUMSHOE Whiteboard
A guide to organising your (player) notes for an investigative game.
rpg  howto  gumshoe 
may 2016
Museum of artifacts
A Tumblr of photos of interesting historical artifacts
history  inspiration 
may 2016
Historical UK inflation rates and calculator
Historical prices can be converted into equivalent present-day prices by using historical inflation rates. Use the calculator below to convert prices between any year in the range 1751 to 2016.
history  rpg  tool 
may 2016
Her Code Got Humans on the Moon—And Invented Software Itself
An profile of Margaret Hamilton, the software development manager for the Apollo Project.
development  article  history  from instapaper
may 2016
tq is command line utility that performs an HTML element selection on HTML content passed to the stdin. Using css selectors that everybody knows.

Since input comes from stdin and output is sent to stdout. It can easily be used inside traditional UNIX pipelines to extract content from webpages and html files.
software  opensource  cli  python  utility 
may 2016
The Log: What every software engineer should know about real-time data's unifying abstraction
An excellent, in-depth blog post on using machine readable logs (not-human readable text logs) as means of stream processing data and distributing events etc. to interested listeners.
development  article 
april 2016
How to install libv8 gem on recent Mac OS X
The version of v8 included in the Gem now has a compile error with XCode 7.3, so you need to install an old version of v8 via Homebrew, and tell libv8 to use that.
macosx  development  ruby  javascript 
april 2016
Getting Started with Ledger
A free book on getting started with the Ledger accounting software
book  free  opensource  software  cli 
april 2016
Ethan Bond
Example of a nice, very minimalist website design.
design  web 
april 2016
Stories of Another Time and Place: The Importance of Getting it Right
We live in a world awash in information. This simple fact has wrought a profound change in how we know things. It used to be that doing research involved a careful search of a limited number of volumes, stored in a library for precisely that purpose. Now, the information available through your phone far exceeds what a scholar of the 1970’s would have access to. But this presents everyone in industrial and post-industrial societies with an entirely different set of problems related to knowing anything – anything at all.
rpg  writing 
april 2016
A Simple Web Developer's Guide To Color
I’m going to show you a simple color workflow that you can use in your next web project.
design  web 
april 2016
Running the Game 08: The Sociology of D&D
How and why you should include people and cultures of non-Western European ethnicities in your fantasy game.
rpg  howto  video 
april 2016
The Language Construction Kit
This set of webpages (what’s a set of webpages? a webchapter?) is intended for anyone who wants to create artificial languages— for a fantasy or an alien world, as a hobby, as an interlanguage. It presents linguistically sound methods for creating naturalistic languages— which can be reversed to create non-naturalistic languages. It suggests further reading for those who want to know more, and shortcuts for those who want to know less.
reference  writing  howto  rpg 
march 2016
Org HTML Themes
Org-HTML themes is an open source framework for providing you with a list of very nice (cross-browser) themes for all your Org documents. Use them to style your docs, and your colleagues will come up to tell you that you are a genius!
org  emacs  opensource  web 
march 2016
UnRTF is a command-line program written in C which converts documents in Rich Text Format (.rtf) to HTML, LaTeX, troff macros, and RTF itself.
cli  opensource  utility  software 
march 2016
Seventh Sanctum
A website full of random generators. Name generator, equipment generator etc.
rpg  writing  tool 
february 2016
Random Reminiscence
Random reminiscences for different cities around the world, good for high-power operative/agent characters in RPGs like Night's Black Agents
rpg  inspiration  nba 
january 2016
ZFS Remote Mirrors for Home Use
A guide to installing FreeBSD on a Raspberry Pi to serve as a remote ZFS mirror.
freebsd  zfs  rpi  sysadmin  howto 
january 2016
Contemporary-Era Trail of Cthulhu Ability List
Here’s a quick and dirty ability list with which GUMSHOE investigators can learn too much about the Mythos in 2015 and beyond.
rpg  gumshoe 
december 2015
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