Copyright © 2012 Rachel Wright; all rights reserved. Published with permission.

We didn’t have to wait a whole year for our next adventure this time. We’d only been back a couple of months when things at school started to change. For one thing, the teachers were suddenly worried about money – the usual lectures on being nice to one another and not running in corridors were replaced with instructions on how to cut the electricity bills by turning off the lights. Since Miss Flaumel is our main benefactor, this worried us a bit. We knew she was annoyed with us for almost getting caught by the ES, but we didn’t think she was that cross!

rurwinrurwin 06 Aug 2013 21:3207 Aug 2013 08:00

I've just come up against a deadline. I had to come up with a concept for my latest work of fiction by the end of July. Fortunately all I needed was the blurb. The next deadline is September 21st. By then it must to be completed; there will be no second chances, no excuses. I will publish it to six people. Eight hours later it will be finished with. Only those people will ever experience it.

The blurb is for them, those six people, to entice them to want to experience my work. It isn't for my publisher, she is crying out for product. She publishes around twenty four works a year and will accept anything she is offered. She has a difficult enough task to find so many; she can't afford to pick and choose. There is a down-side of course; I don't get paid. In fact I have paid a considerable amount to publish my work and experience three works others will be publishing.

rurwinrurwin 06 Aug 2013 09:0818 Aug 2013 11:32

This game ran at Ambercon UK 2013. It is only here for nostalgic reasons.
Read Katie's journal here.

Game Description

Title:The Strange Case Of The Strange Case
Players: 6
Mode: Tabletop

Life at the Carlos Cory School for Gifted Orphans is not a bed of roses; the academic regimen is punishing and the discipline is worse, and then there are the people who are trying to kill you. It has been over a year now since you discovered the truth about the Eternity Society and you are just about getting used to being scared most of the time. You fondly remember the times when all you had to face was a pair of sabre-toothed tigers or a dozen demons. Miss Flaumel has disappeared and Miss Trees has left the school. Now you have no insider in the Eternity Society, intelligence is rare and you have little hope that any attack will be forewarned. The new deputy head, Miss Reese, has brought with her a few new security guards that are occasionally seen around the school and grounds. Their green and brown uniforms are very smart, but what's with the swords? Sooner or later the school will either be attacked or closed, but for the time being it remains the only hope for the scattered descendants of the mysterious Corwin.

With the new school year you settled down to classes again. For some, if not all, of you this would be your final year at the school. And then the note arrived. Contact had been made with another family and someone had to extract them before the ES got to them first. It seemed an amusing diversion before supper, but darker events were afoot.

rurwinrurwin 05 Aug 2013 16:4803 Aug 2014 19:51

There is a project I want to work with on github, but I want my own repository where I can work on my own stuff, but still fetch changes from the main project. I don't want to commit my changes to the main project, but I want to allow them to pull some of my commits. I would have thought that was a common requirement, but it turns out to be mildly complex to achieve.

rurwinrurwin 08 Jan 2013 22:5917 Oct 2016 23:55

So you've got your Raspberry Pi, maybe as a Christmas present, and you've followed the Quick Start Guide. You've got a black screen with confusing white text, and you've managed to "login", whatever that means. What do you do now?

rurwinrurwin 31 Dec 2012 19:3701 Jan 2013 20:35

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