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A Look At Doman Mahjong in Final Fantasy XIV: Online

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Since January 2019, Doman Mahjong is a one of the Games you can play in the Gold Saucer in Final Fantasy XIV.1 That’s more than 2 years now! From what I have seen, at least is the West, it had very a rocky path to being an accepted addition to the…

A Look At Doman Mahjong in Final Fantasy XIV: Online

A New Coat of Paint

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Since I’m already at it, I tweaked the page a little. Of course things do sometimes break, but by now, everything should be back to working! If you notice something amiss, please feel free to send me a message.

By the way, I’m moving the weekly release of the Amauga chapters to Wednesday. Enjoy the chapter!

Clothes Make the Man

Sites 0xreki.de and crystaldown.de Merged

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I merged my two pages into one. If everything went as I expected, nothing should notably change. If you notice something amiss, please send me a message. 

Vaccine Hit Like a Truck

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I got my vaccine shot on Friday, and the side effects were brutal. Things you do to not die from dangerous illnesses… Well, here’s the chapter for now.

Nobles, Royals — I wonder how politics and intrigues will change everything…

Private Meeting in Castle Statinal

How did you get here?

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While you’re here, would you tell me how you found this page?

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Comment System Change

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You might have noticed old comments have vanished. I have changed the comment system to something automatic, that doesn’t require me manual intervention or automated pushes to my repository. The disadvantage, of course, is I can’t add the old comments to it. I’m sorry they had to go, but I was too lazy to properly implement comments before, so I was manually adding the comments to the pages. 

Unique Mahjong Sets: Art or Gentrification?

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TLDR: Mahjong Sets with non-standard look are nothing new. Unique sets go “simple” branding to completely changing the look and/or rules. The most lazy change is just putting some branding onto the back of the tiles. But to me, those are also the most boring ones — changes in the tile faces…

Unique Mahjong Sets: Art or Gentrification?

Status Update

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Hey 0xReki here! Don’t worry, I’m still around. I hope you are doing fine, too. I had some technical difficulties: I got a new old laptop and the hard drive I used failed. Usually, I have everything in a private git repository. My site automatically gets rebuilt every time I push a change. So…

Status Update

Monospace Fonts with Coding Ligatures

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Coders use monospaced fonts. That’s just how things are. It makes it easier to align code. But not all monospaced fonts are equally well suited for coding. So what makes them different? Why should I choose one font over the other? Let’s have a look!  Font Features Let’s call it features: what do I need from…

Monospace Fonts with Coding Ligatures

Site Restructuring

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I’ve restructured the site. Redirects should be pointing to the correct pages. If not, send me a message. 

A Look At ProWritingAid

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No, this isn’t a mahjong client. It’s not old software, either. But I do have a third hobby, aside from Riichi Mahjong and Final Fantasy XIV. And it’s Creative Writing. If you haven’t seen it yet, I write a Web Novel called Crystal Down. While I do have volunteers and commenters that help me with…

A Look At ProWritingAid

Good Game: “Shanghai: Dynasty”

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I have written about old software before. I have written about Mahjong before. But I haven’t done both at the same time! Let’s talk about “Shanghai: Dynasty”. Shanghai: Dynasty was written by Quicksilver Software. It was published by Activision in 1997 for Windows 95 and macOS 7. Sadly, it errors out on current Windows. So I’ve…

Good Game: “Shanghai: Dynasty”

A Look At Mahjong Nagomi

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There’s a new Riichi Mahjong platform on Steam: Mahjong Nagomi. On the first glance, it looks decent. So let’s dive right in! Rule Sets Let’s talk about rule sets: you can choose between East-Only (tonpuusen) and East + South (hanchan). Great. Business always, why are talking about it? When you start a game or…

A Look At Mahjong Nagomi

A Look at MahjongSoul

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MahjongSoul is still around and it’s big. Just like everyone else, I jumped on the hype. At first, it looked nice. Then, I started to dislike it. With each little thing, I liked it less. Now, I don’t like it at all. I’m still around, since everyone else is still on it… Just like with Facebook. That’s just…

A Look at MahjongSoul

Final Fantasy XIV Companion App — 2 Years Later

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The Final Fantasy XIV Companion App has been released for almost two years now. How is my experience with the App until now? Why do I still use it? Is it even worth the time? I mean it’s released two years ago. Before we begin: if you collect emotes registering the app itself…

Final Fantasy XIV Companion App — 2 Years Later

Why my Software Library Looks so Random

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People generally ask me why the software I use seems so random. While I prefer Linux over Windows, I prefer the Microsoft Office Suite over Libre Office. OK, the latter might not be true anymore.

Why my Software Library Looks so Random

A Look At Riichi Mahjong in Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics

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When “Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics” was announced, I was hyped to hear Riichi Mahjong would be included among the games. “I hope this is going to be good,” is what came to my mind. Why? Lots of people will buy it and get exposed to Riichi, which means more potential players…

A Look At Riichi Mahjong in Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics

Blog Technology 2020

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This is just my current situation. I tend to replace tools with other tools if they provide me with better user experience. If you have a suggestions, feel free to reach out. Most of the stuff I currently write in Google Docs. That way I can use my phone to write if I’m…

Blog Technology 2020

When Companies Go Bust…

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Just as things are starting to take off again, I’m struck with bad news: it seems my domain provider haven’t paid their bills and my domains were released. Good thing is DENIC, i. e. the authority for .de domains, has a system in place that helps against others snatching those domains. But it also means I have to take care of it soon: finding a new provider etc. And pay the bill for a new domain subscription. (Damn…)

Why do I use .de domains? I’m from Germany and that’s the cheapest domain I can get that doesn’t look dodgy.

Anyway, I’m hoping I can get back to writing soon. Crystal Down Chapter 1-45 will release on 2020-05-18 to the public. 

What I hate about WYSIWYG

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This blog seems like it’s turning into “Things I Hate”… Whatever… So I was posting chapters of my Web Novel Crystal Down to Scribble Hub when I ran into a wall that is the WYSIWYG Editor they have. I was not exactly over the moon to learn they don’t have a…

What I hate about WYSIWYG

What I hate about Games in 2019

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This year, I was actually observing the multiple announcements of new or coming games. Each time when it was something I might be interested in, I had the same thoughts:

What I hate about Games in 2019

Rinshan Kaihou at Connichi 2019

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Saturday,  September 7th, 2019, it’s about noon. An enthusiastic “Tsumo!” can be heard in the rooms of Games Unplugged at Connichi in Kassel.  If you have been at Connichi last weekend probably knows about it: we have been invited to Connichi 2019 in Kassel to show the world the joys of…

Rinshan Kaihou at Connichi 2019

My Thoughts About Vegetarian and Vegan Stuff

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I neither vegetarian nor vegan. And I seldom have problems with people that are. In my time at I the Student’s Union in fact, I was completely unaware of people I was working with being vegetarians or vegans for quite a while. I only noticed it one day when we were preparing for…

My Thoughts About Vegetarian and Vegan Stuff

Why People Hate Updating Their Software

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Over time, you notice people don’t like updating their software. Why is that? Software updates fix bugs and security flaws or they can add new exciting features. Why wouldn’t you want them?! There are multiple reasons and it’s usually the developer’s fault. Let’s start with the first reason: the process of installing updates is…

Why People Hate Updating Their Software

The Eurovision App is a Scam

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Eurovision week is over. Thanks to Tel Aviv, ESC 2019 was a nice show. Congratulations to the Netherlands! But I’m not here to write about who won and who lost or who should have won. This is about the Eurovision App and how it gets advertised in the show and why it’s a scam. During…

The Eurovision App is a Scam

Riichi Mahjong Clients 2019

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You might have noticed I like playing Riichi Mahjong. Good clients are so rare. This is by no means an exhaustive list. It’s just what I have tried before and/or regularly use. If you have other clients feel free to leave a comment. Desktop Clients Tenhou (天鳳) Desktop Tenhou is still the go-to client…

Riichi Mahjong Clients 2019

YouTube Goes Haywire 2019

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The last few days, YouTube just went completely haywire. While I get the increase of automated copyright claims and strikes, possibly in preparation of article 13 in the EU. Some channels just got taken down for apparently not abiding by YouTube Terms of Service. While I initially thought it was just a quirk…

YouTube Goes Haywire 2019

Locale Tool for Foreign Games

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I have old Windows games running. Some games, especially foreign ones, require the correct locale set to be even installed and run. And if you need multiple locales you’d need to reboot any time you change the locale in Windows. And with Windows currently needing up to 10 minutes to reboot for no…

Locale Tool for Foreign Games

Super Mario Party — I kind of like it but…

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I loved the first Mario Party for the Nintendo 64. But over the years, I have come to hate Mario Party series: every instalment just kept getting worse. The last one I actually tried was one for the Wii. That was like the nail in the coffin for me with the series. Now,…

Super Mario Party — I kind of like it but…

Good Game: Anno 1602

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Well, I suddenly got the urge to play Anno 1602: Creation of a New World (1600 A.D. in North America and Australia) again. While I could just play any current instalments of the series, I do miss something quite vital in those: the micromanagement of crop-growing areas is not even possible in those. As a…

Good Game: Anno 1602

Review: Lenovo Ideapad Miix 310 with Windows 10

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My mobile internet contract was about to end, so it was time to extend it and while doing that getting a new tablet. Up until now I’ve only had Android tablets: Nexus 7 and Samsung Galaxy Tab A. But as I’m not afraid to try out new stuff I thought: “Try…

Review: Lenovo Ideapad Miix 310 with Windows 10

So I got a Hi-MD Player

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Well, I’m in my late 20s and I suddenly got that urge to get me some stuff couldn’t have when I was younger. So I did some research into what ever happened with magnetic-optical-technology, especially the Sony MiniDisc. While I didn’t find out what happened to other MO-technology I did find…

So I got a Hi-MD Player

OMG! Gewalt in Spielen!!

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Ein Zombie kommt aus dem Grab wieder heraus gekrochen.

OMG! Gewalt in Spielen!!

Was ich an Werbung im Internet Hasse

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Werbung im Internet hat sein Vor- und Nachteile. Bei einer idealen Seitennutzer-Seitenbetreiber-Beziehung, spricht für Werbung, dass die, die die Werbung einblenden, damit Geld verdienen können. 

Was ich an Werbung im Internet Hasse

Microsoft übernimmt Slack nicht

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Nach einem Bericht von TechCrunch stand Microsoft kurz vor der Übernahme von Slack, die dann doch von Bill Gates und Vorstandschef Satya Nadella gekippt wurde. 

Microsoft übernimmt Slack nicht

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