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My hope is that these eventually become obsolete.

CYSCE (CYS Chrome Extension)

CYSFFE 0.4.7 (CYS Firefox Extension)

CYSFiddle (page script testing environment)

CYSugar (syntactic sugar for CYS Script)

But, uh, totally go ahead and use them in the meantime.

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De Milite Inprudenti

Do you know what happens to knights who dare oppose me? They’re soundly beaten, torn to shreds, reduced to mere ashes, utterly and completely obliterated. No one can defeat the great and mighty (and—dare I say—quite handsome) Knarr'ator. I’m the best, most awesomest dragon there ever is, was, and will be. And yet here you stand, just a character in my story, challenging me like the fool you are. If you think you stand a chance against me, you’ve got another think coming.

But by all means, go ahead and try.

Slaying Song

It seems you’ve found yourself within
The troublesome affair
Of trekking through the timberland
To slay the dragon there.

They claim it a ferocious fiend;
However will you fare?

My entry for the December 2016 Ballad Contest.

Illustration: Der Kampf mit dem Drachen by Ludwig Richter

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De Labyrintho Draconis

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Vides meam barbam, et amas eam!

Image by Acrid.


Dvořák? Check.

Dragon? ...Check.

Kobold? Chick.

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Recent Posts

CYS Dev Thread on 2/2/2019 7:28:06 PM

Yeah, there are just so many buttons that as the posts get more narrow, it all starts to overflow. So now the buttons will try to shrink to accomodate the post title (like in the image), and if all else fails, they'll float over the post text.

People Can Easily Type the Link to Sneak Previews. on 1/29/2019 11:30:09 PM

Square brackets [] are probably the most simple characters that don't work with that method. But that's not to say that any of these symbols are infallible; it's still possible that you can be kind of fuzzy with the URL and get around it.

Good food, not fake food on 1/29/2019 11:20:57 PM


People Can Easily Type the Link to Sneak Previews. on 1/29/2019 2:07:33 PM

Interestingly enough, that's actually bypassable if one were to replace the pipe with "~7c".

HTML Question Concerning Fonts on 1/26/2019 5:13:24 PM

Yep. The property for text color is simply "color" by the way. There's a set of color names, but you can also use hex values, so "color: red;" and "color: #FF0000;" are both equally valid.

HTML Question Concerning Fonts on 1/26/2019 5:02:25 PM

You are a wolf.

That stray closing tag should be gotten rid of. The typefaces should be listed from most to least desired; in this case if you're sticking with Papyrus, Palatino isn't a great match, but it's the most similar of the "web safe" fonts IMO. I don't trust the "fantasy" fallback so I'd replace it with "serif."

To change font size, you just add a "font-size" property to the style and separate it from "font-family" with a semicolon. The value I provided, 1.5em, means 1.5 times the size of the surrounding text, but there are other units you can use. 24px, for instance, if you want to set the size to something exact instead of relative.

HTML Question Concerning Fonts on 1/26/2019 2:47:04 PM

The usual method of changing fonts is a styled (or similar tag) for a snippet of inline text, or a

Any typeface is fair game, provided the end user has it installed on their system. You can and should specify multiple typefaces (comma separated and quoted is necessary), because there are only a handful of them that are (almost) universally available. At the very least, when you assign a font family you should also specify a generic family to allow the platform to choose an appropriate font as a last resort. Possible generic values are serif, sans-serif, monospace, cursive, and fantasy, but both cursive and fantasy should be used carefully because they vary wildly across platforms.

The encoding on CYS is fickle, so if you want to use certain characters, you'll need to "escape" them with "HTML entities," which are written as an ampersand followed by a text or numerical value and ended with a semicolon. In your case, the entities for ‘single smart quotes’ are ‘ and ’, and “double smart quotes” are “ and ”.

Happy 2019 everyone!!! on 1/1/2019 12:00:50 AM

Happy New Year from EST.

Time Warp Thread! on 12/30/2018 12:18:54 PM
The macarena is just the beginning

Time Warp Thread! on 12/28/2018 3:44:00 PM

That's weird... I got a tag notification for every post in this thread even though you only tagged me the once.

Anyway, I'm not sure about an overflow involving IDs. We're well past post #255 but haven't hit 32,767 yet. I can only guess it's a similar issue to whatever happened with "About Us" a few months ago. The data there has to be updated every so often but somehow there are rare spans of time where it just fails and gets stuck or broken until it can right itself... but in this case, it failed partway through? I dunno.