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Don’t underestimate the difficulty in designing a well-balanced card or board game. It needs to be both graphically appealing and well-rounded from a game-play perspective, and humour is not free either. There are countless examples of failed attempts that demonstrate this perfectly ;)

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I’ll throw in my two cents as well, I guess.

I’ve been using Digital Ocean for the past few months after getting a free bunch of credits in the Github student pack. I’ve been using it for incidental testing purposes, and to run a Tor middle relay. So far, it’s been suprisingly stable. I expected DO to be much more iffy, seeing as they’re quite cheap, but all in all, my experience is positive. Sure, you don’t get sole access to a high-end CPU, but it’s sufficient for my needs.

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Apache and PHP (and Python!) come pre-installed with OSX, and adding MySQL is fairly straight-forward. I recommend against installing a complete MAMP or XAMP stack next to these. Instead, configure the built-in services or install drop-in replacements with Homebrew when the versions are not to your liking.

Alternatively, go for an intergrated development solution such as Vagrant that is properly isolated. I agree with guuthemes that turning your Mac into a server is not what you want to do here; keep things under control.

With regard to deleting a folder with rm -rf.. that’s pretty final. Keep up to date backups to prevent this in the future. That said, I have had positive experiences with testdisk. It is crucial that you immediately switch off the disk that this folder was on, as each write you do has a chance of overwriting the data. Given that this is 4 days after the fact, it is likely too late. :(

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We’ll have official news about our official merchandise store later this year

Exciting! :)

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I think I forgot to do my homework and I didn’t submit my Mod Introduction.

Don’t worry, Ivor, I was late too. ;) Being busy is part of the task description, it seems.

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Thanks for the kind words, everyone! We’re trying our best :)

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what does (disabled) mean?
Umm… my guess is the topic was created before it was finished and set to disabled and now that it’s finished they forgot to remove it. IDK.

Indeed! There’s a small bug in the moderator controls in the sense that when we un-disable a topic, we need to fix the title manually. This nearly never happens, which is why it got overlooked this time around ;)

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Do you have an antivirus installed on your mac? (beware, trick question!)
No.
So how do you know you don’t have any virus/malware? :D

Little Snitch is a great idea.

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My goat farming empire hasn’t taken off yet, so I can’t afford both mac and PC.

Virtualisation! And more goats!


I bought a 15” macbook pro retina and using Bootcamp I loaded windows 8.1. If I’m working I boot into windows, otherwise I boot into OSX for everything else

How has the driver support been treating you? Granted, it’s been a few years (and I’m on an older Mac than you are), but the last time I tried bootcamp I was a bit disappointed by the relative performance of the graphical card (as well as the battery).

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I do find that OSX needs alot of little apps like several have suggested to plug the gaps, Windows has alot of that built straight in.

That’s suprising. I must admit it’s been a while since I’ve seriously used a Windows machine, but I’ve always felt this to be the other way around. Basic stuff like taking screenshots to files, compressing directories, burning CD’s, mounting disk images, etc. And then there’s stuff that’s default in most unixes, such as tar, SSH and Python..

Perhaps I need to try out the newer Windows’ versions sometime, to get a more up-to-date experience.

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