Tag Archives: Redbrick

A new look for thedeadone.net

I’ve been working on a new theme for thedeadone.net for a little while now. The functionality is about 90% there. The layout is 99% done. But there is about 50% more to go. I have to choose colours and modify the layout with icons and images to make it “pretty”. I also need to make […]

Phew! Made it!

Okay, so it looks like I made the jump to the new host fairly successfully. WordPress is up and running and all my data transfered okay. The only hitch, right now, is that the forum is down. I’ll fix that soon. It’s certainly different being on new host. Like buying a new car without driving […]

thedeadone.net is back!

It’s seems I’m back online again. The admins of Redbrick, the host of thedeadone.net, turned Redbrick off after it was discovered that people’s personal webpages had been hacked. Now it looks like everything is up again (if you find something a-miss on the site, drop me a comment). The admins have re-installed everything from scratch […]

Maybe not the end of an era, but the end of something!

I’m sure everyone is already aware that Gary Gygax, one of the co-creators of Dunegons and Dragons, passed away on Tuesday. Was never a fan of D&D but without it, I wouldn’t be playing Nobilis or writing roleplaying stuff today. Muted feelings really. Also announced on Tuesday (before the news of Gary’s death): STOCs (irishgamingwiki […]

Would you look at that… Kidic in the charts!

Kidic are number 26 in the Irish IRMA charts with their first official signal. I have copies of all their previous stuff at home and I remember when they were “Kid Icarus”! (For those who don’t know or who aren’t members of Redbrick, Kidic are a rock band formed from various people who attended DCU. […]

Some good news for WordPress on Redbrick

If your running WordPress on Redbrick, more than likely your using a version of WordPress modified by me (see the wiki for more details). One of the big problems of WordPress on Redbrick was that Redbrick is behind a proxy so all outbound connections have to go through the proxy. Wordpress has no build in support for it. I worked out […]

Upgraded to WordPress 2.1…

Did it. Done it. And you shouldn’t have noticed anything, unless you happened to be gawking at thedeadone.net on Saturday 4pm. I had setup a duplicate of my website, did a test upgrade, so I knew exactly the problems I encountered, which were really only one, once I had gone through all the modifications required […]

Add a “pligg it” button to your webpage!

Found this neat little feature in Pligg that allows you to easily add a link to Pligg. The simple code can be expanded so you can add a button to your webpage that allows it to be easily submitted to Pligg. It’s not world-shattering, nor is it an unusual feature to find. However, if your […]

A thought-exercise: Redbrick “Web 2.0″

I originally posted this on the Redbrick babble newsgroup. If you don’t know what Redbrick is, this entry will have little interest to you. However, I’m posting it here because I think it’s interesting and also I’m hoping that it might filter out to some of the other Redbrick users who don’t use the newsgroups. […]


… and just a little soul draining. My last few entries on my blog have all been about the Game Crafters Guild website and mostly technical in nature. Here, here and here. I thought the idea behind the GCG site was/is a good one. It would be something I would contribute to and participate in. […]