As I said I would, I have done a lot of work on the info pages in the Diplomacy section. As of now, about half of the games I host here have it. Also, I have managed to make updating it a lot simpler, so I'll actually update them in-game now. In addition, I've fixed the bug where all games had to start at 1901, rather than, say, 1994. Anyway, have a good last few weeks of summer!
Update: I have finished the Info pages. Also, since mid-January, there have now been 10,000 visitors to this site!
I have updated the links page with six new humour sites. Take a look at them; they're a load of laughs.
ince they keep on solving them, I'll keep on making them. Four more Puzzle levels have been added, making the new total 47.
In addition, I have gone over the Diplomacy page. All the links should be up-to-date now. Also, I have updated PhilPBEM1900 to its conclusion. Again, let me know if there are any problems.
Five months after the last time I added Puzzle levels, I have put in 6 more, making a grand total of 43. Also, at least two people have made it to level 37 (the old finish). Congrats to them, and more work for me.
It appears that my Puzzle has some newfound fame. Quite a few people have started work on it. In fact, there are a few who are only a couple of levels from finishing it. Which means that I will need to add a few more levels very soon. Also, level 29b has been changed a bit.
Well, the school year has finally ended. And what a school year it was! I'd go over it all, but there'd be too much to say. But at the start of the year, this website was just a small puzzle and promises about a game. Then I added Rants, followed by Diplomacy, and then CSS. Several more additions later, it's a full-blown website that attracts several hundred page views on school days. It's a nice feeling to know that people actually read what you write. I hope everyone has a nice summer, and I will see you next year (barring the minor thing).
And yes, PBEM2 did end. Austria soloed with 19 supply centers. A good stab at the end, I might add.
Also, I have found a version of the website before it got CSS. It can be found here.
With one day of school left, PBEM3 has reached a conclusion. This time, the nations decided to end it, with France and Russia dominating the scene. As I said, look forward to minor tweaks over the next few months.
With three days of school left, PBEM1 is now officially finished! France managed to solo with 19 supply centers. Also, PBEM2 will most likely end soon as well, so look out for its conclusion.
Also, with the summer approaching, I will have a lot of free time. So I'll be doing all the info pages during that time and be fixing any minor bugs. If there is some sort of problem, please let me know.
I've done a few internal changes to the Diplomacy page, giving it more flexibility. The tutorial has been changed with the appropriate updates. Let me know if there are any bugs I missed. At least the "All Maps" page isn't recursively showing the maps of 1901 anymore.
As promised, another tutorial is up! You can now set update Diplomacy games yourself, rather than waiting for me to do them. Also, if you want to do the games that I'm updating but not GMing, let me know. The less work for me, the better.
I decided to take a look at the Puzzle, and I noticed that there were a few major bugs. These have been fixed. And no, no one has finished it yet.
Another section of the website has been created! This time, it is a repository of various tutorials. To start it off, I have posted a guide to setting up a website on the TJ servers. More to come soon.
In other news, since I've started keeping track four months ago, this site has recorded over 15,000 page views. Not bad considering that the target audience is a small subset of a 2,000 person high school.
Another version of Dungeons and Doorknobs is up! Basic combat functionality has been added. Hopefully more to come soon. It depends on how quickly I can do the USACO stuff in APCS class.
Everything should be updated now. All five Diplomacy games are back to latest season, and a new Diplomacy game, nDiplomacy 7, has started. And as you can tell, I have been yet again tasked with updating it on my site. Hopefully soon I'll post a tutorial on updating the games online so I won't have to.
I have posted another rant! For once, I have written one in a semi-decent timespan. And by that I mean about a month. Also, I have started posting my rants on Facebook, where you can comment on them if you so desire without having to talk to me in person.
And yes, I signed up for Facebook. The end is nigh.
I've been talking about it for a while now, and I have finally posted it on my website! It is the Offical Unoffical TJ Diplomacy Rankings. Find out how you rank compared to other people. I do not claim that this is a perfect system, but I hope that this is an accurate representation of the players at TJ. If you want the raw data, let me know. I wasn't about to manually create a mommoth table.
Name change: The games in the PBEM series have been renamed to PhilPBEM, and the HarryPBEM series is now known as just PBEM, since there are other GMs for this group of games. Bonus points if you could understand what I just said
Update: I have updated PBEM4 and PBEM5. Hopefully I can keep them up-to-date now. Enjoy!
I have added a new feature to all Diplomacy games: the ability to see all the maps on one page. It's very useful if you want to view the evolution of a game, for example. Just be warned that the page can get a bit big.
I know it's been a while since the last update, but with the AP exams coming up, I should have more free time. Somehow. Don't ask. Anyway, lots of updates:
First, Diplomacy VI has ended! Congratulations to Italy who has managed to get to the full 18 supply centres! As for Diplomacy VII, I'm probably going to have to put that on hold for now, since there are two more games going on, PBEM4 and PBEM5. PBEM4 is hosted by Bobby Kogan, and this is a standerd game. PBEM5 is run by Filip Sufitchi, and it is of the Modern varient. The first orders will be up soon.
In addition, I'm hoping to purchace hwhite.org in the near furure, mainly because that's a much easier name to remember. And plus, it's really cheap. Expect it to arrive soon.
Finally, Dungeons and Doorknobs is still going on, with the Combat system about half-done. Expect it to be out in the next week or so. Until then, have fun!
More Diplomacy goodness! There is now an info page for the Diplomacy games! (Well, Diplomacy I-VI, anyway.) Right now it desn't have much, but more will be added soon. To access it, just click on the link in the game page. In addition, I've messed up Diplomacy II. Don't worry, it will be fixed soon.
And thus, there stood a new section. A section that for ages hath been promised to come, but now it hath arrived.
Yes, Dungeons and Doorknobs is finally here! Well, in an alpha stage at least. Basically, the only things that make it short of beta are a few bugs and a combat system, which should come soon. To be honest with you, it really wasn't as much hard work as it seemed like. I just kept on putting it off. Anyway, if you see any bugs, let me know. Then they shall be squished. And then replaced by even more bugs. So, enjoy!
And another Diplomacy game has started! HarryPBEM3 now has seven players, and the first results will be posted on Monday.
There have been several people who have expressed interest in playing Diplomacy. The trouble is that I can't remember all the names and faces. So, I have posted up two FAQs and sign-up sheets, one in the Syslab and one in the Audlob. If you want to play, just put your name and e-mail address down.
Back from Arizona, and a few more updates for you! First off, I posted another rant (see, I remembered). Check it out! Also, I did some more work on Dungeons and Doorknobs. The town area is all but complete, and I'll post an alpha version once I get the dungeon itself working. Additionally also, I will be putting up Diplomacy sign-up sheets in the Syslab and Audlob. So rather than people talling me that they want to play and me forgetting, they can just put their name down.
Thanks to .htaccess, I have put in my own 404 (and 403 and 401) errors, if you haven't already noticed. Also, I have added password fields and moved a couple of Puzzle folders. What was ghetto/ is now sponge/, and its derivative has also been changed.
As you may have noticed, several more links have been added to the links (gasp!) section. Yay for funny!
Over the next couple of days, I will be changing the Puzzle a bit, in order to include username and passwords. If you find any problems (username/password not working, etc.), wait a bit. If, after the bit, the problem's still there, let me know.
In addition, HarryPBEM1 and HarryPBEM2 have started without a hitch. Come check them out; I have a feeling that they will be enjoyable games.
And just like that, two new games of Diplomacy have started! HarryPBEM1 is for the more experienced players, while HarryPBEM2 is for those who are newer to the game. Either way, they should be exicting games.
In addition, if you want to play in a new game of Diplomacy, just send me an e-mail. If I get seven people, then I'll start a new game. It's as simple as that.
I have decided to create another game of Diplomacy, this time of the PBEM format. So, if you want to join in (and I know you want to), just let me know in some way or another (e-mail, AIM, gigantic banner on wall of school, etc).
As you may have noticied by now, April 1st is on a Sunday. This isn't good news for all the pranksters out there, as you can't do the customary April Fools' jokes to classmates. So, circumventing the problem, April Fools' Day will be celebrated on Friday, April -1st (March 30 for all you positive-number fanatics out there). This means you have about 9 days to get everything ready.
In other news, I have created a "links" section to the website. As a prelude to the upcoming holiday, the first section is filled with stuff top make you laugh.
Well, the Unending Story is being a success. Too much so, in fact. When I went to check it about a half-hour ago, about eight new paragraphs were created. Sounds good, right? Let's just say that someone had a bit too much fun with it. The storyline was completely lost, it made no sense at all, and there were some comments that I would not be completely pleased with seeing on my webspace. So, from now on, try to be at least somewhat sensible. If there's some good material that I deleted (and I know there is), feel free to put it back in. But don't abuse the line wrap.
Actually, what I'm probably going to do is that I'll add a comments section to it, where you can discuss parts of the story. Of course, you could just AIM me/e-mail me. Just click on the link in the footer.
In another ambitious project, I have created (or at least started creating) The Unending Story. Basically, you can just type in a sentence (or two or three...), hit the submit button, and you have just added to whatever this turns out to be. And if it turns out to be left-wing propaganda (or right-wing propaganda, for that matter), remember that I have no part in this.
As a side note, to make room for the new content, I moved the Puzzle Spoilers to the Puzzle traceback page.
Diplomacy V has been completed, with a three-way draw between England, France, and Turkey in a fast-paced game that only lasted until 1906. So, as you may have guessed, Diplomacy VI is starting soon! As of now, there is one spot open, so let me know if you want to join in.
Long time no update. I have decided to start actual coding of Dungeons and Dorknobs (remember that?), and if all goes well, you should be seeing an alpha version appear in the not-too-distant future.
In other news, I have stopped updating PBEM1900 because of an inabily for jDip to produce uncorrupted maps. Sorry 'bout that.
After another long wait, I have posted another rant! Come check it out!
Additionally, I have created a forum for TJ Diplomacy, at http://tjdiplomacy.21.forumer.com. Come check it out!
Over the past few days, I took advantage of the lack of school to create a ton of new Puzzle levels. So now there are 37 levels for your enjoyment! Yes, that's right, I created 14 levels. I think that at this point, I'm going to stop making levels for now, partially because I'm running short on ideas at the moment, and the fact that the best solvers so far now have 25 levels to complete before reaching the end. So good luck, have fun, and remember that The Puzzle isn't a 10-minute deal.
I have created a new Puzzle level! So that makes the total 23. And this time, I know that there are 23 levels, unlike last time.
Y'know, I really should think up of an actual name, rather than just the "Puzzle".
As promised, I have put up nDiplomacy 3. Feel free to enjoy it, but remember that Diplomacy games should be marked with a roman numeral. If it's good enough for the Super Bowl, it's good enough for us.
I have posted nDiplomacy 1 (notice the lack of usage of the superior roman numerals) onto the Diplomacy page, as well as a link to the ongoing nDiplomacy 4 game. Hopefully tomorrow ot over the weekend I'll post nDiplomacy3.
In other news, I have found a replacement for Diplomacy V, so that should get started in earnest soon. However, I have had to replace a player in BroadcastDip, so if you want to join in, let me know.
BroadcastDip has started (even with the lack of school) and let's just say that my inbox is getting a workout. When I will post the moves, I will also attach all the press that was sent during that phase. Of course, that could be quite a bit.
Also, curtosy of Monica Li, I now have two more Diplomacy games to put up, which I will do sometime either today or tommorow.
You might be wondering what happened with all the Diplomacy V stuff. At the last minute, we had someone drop out, so we're short a person. If you want to play, let me know and you will be in.
Also, I am starting a game of Broadcast Diplomacy soon. In short, all communication can be heard by everyone. If you would want to join that, let me know as well.
Diplomacy IV has been completed with a two-way draw between France and Turkey in a thrilling game. Of course, that means that Diplomacy V is starting, and you will see the first results coming in Tuesday.
Everything is finally in order and up-to-date. PBEM1900 has been set up, Diplomacy IV is back on track, and with the exception of late Saturday night when the server will be taken down, everything looks all right.
Also, to update on the puzzle, there are three people who are each stuck on level 11. I didn't think that the level would be that hard.
It appears that PBEM3 has ended, due to a lack of commitment by both players and software with no winner. Also, the Spring and Fall 1903 moves cannot be posted because of a glitch with jDip. However, PBEM1900 (of the 1900 varient, naturally) has started. Don't expect the same level of detail, as I do not know of any electronic judge that carries the 1900 varient.
More Diplomacy stuff: I have redone the page(s) for Diplomacy I to match the format done by the other games. So now you can see the maps and see the moves at the same time.
As I promised, I have now set up RSS feeds for Diplomacy IV and PBEM3. They are located on the Diplomacy page.
PBEM3 is now up! Well, at least up to the 1903 Winter Adjustment phase. I will be updating it as soon as possible, but do not expect it to be as prompt as the games I'm GMing. Next up: RSS feeds for current games.
I have started adding other Diplomacy games to its section of the website, starting with PBEM2. Next, I hope to put in PBEM1 and PBEM3, which I will do over the break. Additionally, if anyone else has a game that they would like to be viewed in a place other than an e-mail inbox, let me know and send me the file.
Update: Because I appearently have too much spare time on my hands, I have created an RSS feed for the website! So now I'm sort of obligated to not go on 1-month hiatuses anymore, I guess.
Another Puzzle level is up! Now, there are 24 levels, I think. Additionally, this is the first level that almost made me want to use an internet meme. I'm not telling you what it was, but when you get there, I think you'll know.
Finally, I have posted another rant! Since last time I said that I'd be posting a rant soon, it took two months, I will just say that I hope you enjoy it.
It appears that I am wrong. It is Winter Break (huzzah!) but the website is still up, if you haven't figured it out already. Actually, I'm not sure what is the point of posting this anymore.
Anyway, I hope you had a very merry Christmas!
Diplomacy III is now finished! This time, it was a draw between France, Germany, Italy, and Russia. Also, Diplomacy IV has started, and you will see the first results after Winter Break.
Due to server maintenance, this website will be down during Winter Break (December 22 - Janurary 2). We apologize for any inconviences.
Actually, there are two announcements to make. First, you may have noticied some web counters flating around. This is mostly to satisfy my curiosity (especially for the Puzzle) and can be ignored. Secondly, and more importantly, I have let one Benjin Dubishar set up shop at http://tjhsst.edu/~hwhite/shadowthunder. In fact, if anyone wants some webspace for some reason or another, let me know. The only two requirements are that you must go to TJ and that you don't already have your own webspace (this includes you, Freshmen).
More Diplomacy news: I have created a "blog" for Diplomacy at TJ. It can be found here, and a link will be posted to it from the Diplomacy page.
And another game bites the dust, this time with a three way draw between Italy, Russia, and Turkey. Additionally, Diplomacy III is now up. Furthermore, I would like to point out that there are now three Diplomacy games going on. Little did I know how popular this would become in such a short amount of time.
Yes, I'm still here. Sorry for the lack of updates; I've been very busy as of late. And lazy. Anyway, everything should be updated. Oh, by the way, if you havent already, check out the Puzzle. It's lots of fun, and I promise that there won't be as many commas.
Diplomacy II is up! It promises to be better than the last one. Not like the last one was bad or anything. Also, you may have noticed that I moved a few things around. Also additionally, you may have seen the new map style. The program that I've started using generates the HTML automatically (almost), so things will be updated a lot faster.
The first Diplomacy game has been completed! We will be starting a second game tomorrow. If you want to join in, just go to the Systems Lab tomorrow during Lunch. Everyone is invited!
Oh, and yes, I will finish formatting the site. Seriously!
That's right, three updates in a period of just five days! Don't get used to it. But anyway, nothing has happened. I just wanted to say that. Well, I did drastically change the look and feel (yes, with a little help (well, actually a lot of help)), but other than that, not much.
Update: I have added the Archive section, and I have switched the Rants section to the new format. The puzzle I will keep in the same simple format, and I will do the Diplomacy section on Sunday.
As you may have noticed, the format for the Diplomacy has been changed to a more understandable one with better-looking pictures. If there are any problems (broken links, etc.), feel free to let me know.
So far, Diplomacy is going well. It's 1903 and already people are backstabbing like crazy. And yes, I will be posting a new rant soon. I haven't made any new levels for my puzzle in a while, mainly because no one has completed all of them yet. Well, at least as far as I know of. If you have, let me know!
Diplomacy is up! If you are playing or you just want to keep up with the action, just go here!
After a little while without any updates, I have posted a new rant! Also, I have decided to restart the coding for Dungeons and Doorknobs. It was getting so complicated even I couldn't understand it.
New section! Now you can see whatever I happen to rant about! Check it out here
New! An updated picture of what the new Nationals' stadium will look like in 2008! Check it out here!
Due to some weirdness with the servers, I haven't been able to access my documents. Don't worry, there will be more levels soon. Update: I have created two more levels for your enjoyment pleasure, making the new total 23!
As I promised yesterday, there are more levels! If I counted correctly, that makes 21 of them. Be the first on the block to complete them all! I probably won't do anything until after school starts; however, I might add an extra level or two, or a little work on the game. But that will be considered extra.
I have worked a bit more on my game. Also, it now has a title that I like: "Dungeons and Doorknobs." It will be playable soon! I promise! Also^2, I'm going to add more levels to my puzzle. Also^3, I've adoped a sort-of a blog style to this! Not that you haven't noticed already. Oh, also, sorry for the over-usage of the word "Also."