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  1. I allowed my iMac performed an update last night and I can now respond using Firefox. I will eventually get around to checking out Safari as well but there is no rush. Beware, I'm back!
  2. When I try to enter any response, be it a post reply, a new post, or even an edited post, the main text field is simply a thin line with no place to enter any text. Fortunately, I have more than one computer, so I am posting on my Windows 10 PC. I first discovered the problem with the 'Birthdays' topic. I couldn't enter my birthday. After I gave up, I then tried to send someone a PM with the same problem. I finally tried my PC and at least have a means of typing in a message. I will wait to see if this posts before trying to remember what other information I was going to try to post.
  3. This would be cool but don't use my phone often enough to be really useful. https://www.amazon.com/Star-Generation-Bluetooth-Communicator-Badge/dp/B0777S47VQ/
  4. When I first got my cell phones, I couldn't even get service when inside our house. I got weak, one bar service, if I waved the phone around outside our back door. After I complained to the service provider, they came up with a cell repeater that hooked into our Internet service. Now we always have full service ... unless the power fails ...
  5. Fascinating. I appear to be the worst lurker here ... or perhaps I'm just too lazy to post.
  6. Surprise, surprise, the books are better than the movie and they differ in quite a few instances so they are well worth the time and effort to read them. The biggest difference is that 'John Smith', Number Four, is the one who is flame resistant, not Number Six. Now that they have teamed up, their 'number immunity' is no longer valid ... I didn't want to wait for our library to get them all, so I purchased them all at once. I will probably re-read them, so it was worth it.
  7. We watched 'I am Number Four' somewhere and I promptly got the video. Then I learned it was based on actual books and I have gone through eight of them so far. Only two more to go for the main series.
  8. Welcome, Curios. I hope you find everything you need in here. Could it be that your cookies have been mangled somehow? I remember having a similar problem a couple of decades ago. I deleted all my cookies and my login started working. The only problem was then having to remember all my multitudinous passwords. Fortunately I remembered most and got the rest ... in other ways. I cannot guarantee it will work but it is an option.
  9. Isn't the main advantage of a forum the ability to maintain a history of what is posted? That history is best kept where everyone involved can peruse it. Yes, every once in a while someone will rudely post into what someone had felt was a 'private' conservation but that is often a plus as it gains new perspective and possible solutions to problems. If there is a real need for private conversation, why not have restricted forums that are only visible to specific groups? I have used hidden forums as part of a 'spam trap' for many years. It keeps spam and porn out of the rest of the forum un
  10. I just checked and I still have a copy of FF VIII that works on a PC as well as the PS2. I might try it again ... since I still have both systems.
  11. Then I guess it's up to gogo to move this further. I also trust the DM crew to preserve your intentions. Personally, I think it would be advantageous to have 'mirror' sites. I would remove all trace of external links so your site copy would no longer be directly accessible from my web site but the underlying code would still be there to preserve any external links as long as possible. If I simply deleted your site from my web site none of the existing links would work. That will eventually happen when I am no longer able to maintain my web site but hopefully by then DM will become the pr
  12. Thank you. Your thoughts are appreciated. Since you are here, how do you feel about Dark Matters becoming the host for your old website? I know you have given permission for the transfer previously, but an explicit approval now might help speed things up a bit. If I had not recovered your sight might have been harder to recover. I have a feeling that Dark Matters will be around longer than my site. I will host your site as long as possible but there is no one else to take over my site if it goes down. Perhaps a 'mirror' site arrangement would be even better for your fans. Please let me kn
  13. Thanks for the good thoughts. I don't plan on giving up quite yet.
  14. Welcome, jokuni. I'm sure that you will discover this to be the premier location for all your Sacred needs. I think it's beyond time to actively transfer all the files I'm holding in trust over to Dark Matters...
  15. Sorry, I haven't been around much lately but I had a stroke 10 June 2019. I was in two different rehab centers with another short, week-long hospital stay near the beginning. I have now been discharged (about 20 Sept 2019), went through in-home therapy after that as well as outpatient therapy at turned out to be one of the best places to be. Funnily enough, my last outpatient therapy ended just before the big Covid-19 scare really took off. I still do not have full use of my right (primary) hand, but I am ... hopeful. My posts may be few from here on out because of being forced to us
  16. The Dwarves looks like an interesting game. Is there any way to get a hard copy of the game? I much prefer to have a CD/DVD/Blu-ray of a game over a digital download.
  17. Just found this on Gamespot and thought I'd share: Q&A: Blind Guardian on Music in Games
  18. I'm mostly a Lurker on Darkmatters, but do try to follow most of the topics that gestate on the board. Sometimes I even participate. I haven't been a member all that long, but I remember playing Sacred using a copy I had to purchase from the UK because it wasn't available in the US yet. I like having a 512GB SSD as my boot drive on the PC I built but recently it has decided to not recognize the SSD sometimes and tries to boot from the 4TB data only harddrive. When it first happened, I panicked. Now I just go into BIOS and reset everything. I suppose I should get a spare SSD and make a cop
  19. Book 4 is on Google Docwand, right now, has to be read there. https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B7gkeHH7RMlOWTJscUhYem5aR1E?usp=sharing
  20. Again, thanks. I just tried to upload a non-fiction piece, "Binary as Applied to Games", but found that all my so carefully laid out tables were borked in the upload, even though I used a DocX upload. Since I can't upload it there, perhaps someone here might get some use out of it: Binary Applied to Gaming.pdf
  21. Thanks. It isn't much but I tried to make it a complete story.
  22. I just officially published my first story. It's really short, but I thought I should at least get something out there. If anyone is interested: https://www.fictionpress.com/s/3335099/1/The-Greatest-Game-on-Earth
  23. Doesn't look like something I would want to watch. There is already enough horror in the real world without making up more.
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