Categories: "Personal"

Return from UT Tyler

Much of my blogging ceased when I started back to school in 2008. There are some, but few, entries between 2008 and 2012. Now, I have a little more freedom to write, and with a much improved platform in b2evolution, writing will be easier to do.

To be continued..

Sticky Disc?

August 10th, 2017
If you've played disc golf for 20 years, you may have saved a few discs from long ago. If they were premium plastic such as Champion Edition, or Discraft's Z plastic and the discs have been in storage for some time, you might find that they have become… more »

Scrabble High Fives

August 8th, 2017
What is a high five? While we usually start and end every round of disc golf with a high five, the high five I'm talking about here is a word that begins or ends with a high value tile in Scrabble. That is where the definition ends for now. I heard… more »

Scrabble, Word Games, and Hoot

August 4th, 2017
I've played Scrabble and similar word games on many occasions. The strategy is similar in each of them, but there are variants to be aware of when studying for them. Following are some of the techniques I use to play the game. Finding Words The most… more »

NAWL: The North American (Scrabble™) Word List

May 22nd, 2017
With the release of Hoot 2.0, a maturing word study program, I’m starting to feel pulled in another direction. I'd like to do a lot more with Hoot but one frustrating thing about developing Hoot was that the most used lexicons are “copyrighted” and it’s… more »

Scrabble Playability in Hoot

April 4th, 2017
One indicator of how playable a word is would involve how many different places can you play a word and how does that compare with other words. Except for first move, play must connect with a previous play, so I need to determine how many words our word can connect with. While that is a time-consuming project, with computers, I can do that. It's not an easy task, but with computers, it's not impossible… more »

Hoot With a Ribbon, MDI, and Inheritance

March 4th, 2017
I just released a new beta version of Hoot. While it is fully functioning, it does involve significant changes in the way Hoot works. With version 1.9.0, Hoot employs an MDI (Multiple document interface). Previously, Hoot opened new windows for… more »

Programmatically - Let Designer show you

February 27th, 2017
The web is full of queries about how to accomplish something programmatically. This can't help with all of them, but if it has to do with C# in Visual Studio, this might guide you in the right direction. Visual Studio is robust enough to do a lot of… more »