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  2. Stans

    Tuesday

    Morning y'all, partly cloudy skies, 70F, and 88% humidity. Expecting a partly cloudy day, a high of 89F, and a 15% chance of afternoon thunderstorms.
  3. Stans

    Monday

    Evening y'all, it was another hot one at 87F. Another hot one on tap for tomorrow.
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  5. Lean Viewer doesn’t support lines That’s mostly because they are used so rarely in modern rendering that I didn’t bother to implement them yet. (Lines scale very bad with distance. From close, they look very thin relative to other geometry. From far away, they look very thick. Nothing that’s particularly interesting for modders.) I should at least have added a warning. Sorry for the confusion!
  6. Today's subject is lines, and while 'Lean Viewer' successfully loads the following, I don't see anything. There should be two lines which form the edges of rwyend20.3
  7. Another great video! Thanks for sharing Stans!
  8. Donster

    Monday

    Morning all. 70F under clear skies, 100% humidity and a dew point of 70F. Another muggy day ahead with the potential for showers and storms. High of 85F.
  9. Curtis Wright Ad - August 1943 1940: Due to poor weather conditions, the Luftwaffe delays 'Eagle Day' until the 13th 1940: U-56 sinks armed merchant-cruiser HMS Transylvania off Northern Ireland. *Elaine Stewart 1940: Germans ban speaking of French in Luxembourg and listening to BBC in Belgium. 1941: Great Britain and the Soviet Union promise aid to Turkey if it is attacked by the Axis Powers. Elaine Stewart 1942: The British convoy 'Pedestal' (14 merchants, 2 battleships, 3 aircraft-carriers, 14 destroyers and 3 anti-aircraft cruisers), which had left Britain on the 2nd August en-route to Malta, reaches the Straits of Gibraltar, where it is reinforced with 3 heavy cruisers (Manchester, Nigeria, and Kenya) and 11 more destroyers. For a time, the aircraft-carrier HMS Furious joins the convoy with a complement of 38 Supermarine Spitfires which are to be flown off towards the embattled island. 1942: With the support of von Richthofen's 4th Air Fleet, which had been transferred from Army Group A, the 6th Army crosses the Don and reaches the outskirts of Stalingrad. Elaine Stewart 1944: The U.S. 5th Armored and 2nd French Armored Divisions cover 15 miles to Alencon. 1944: Organized Japanese resistance on Guam finally ends with them suffering 18,250 killed and the U.S. more than 1,744 killed. Elaine Stewart 1945: The Japanese sue for peace after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. To date nearly 55 million people have died in the Second World War. Elaine Stewart *Born Elsy Steinberg in Montclair, New Jersey, on May 31, 1929, beautiful starlet Elaine Stewart worked as an usherette, cashier, and model before entering films in 1951. She made her debut by winning Miss See in See Magazine in 1952. She was in many magazines such as Playboy and Photoplay. Upon signing with MGM in 1951, the studio began using her in bit parts. She can be seen in "Singin' in the Rain" and "Sky Full of Moon", but soon she moved into bigger roles in "The Bad and the Beautiful" (1952; with Lana Turner and Gilbert Roland, "Take the High Ground!" (1953; with Richard Widmark and Karl Malden) and "Brigadoon" (1954; with Van Johnson and Gene Kelly). She was afforded a leading role as a harem-togged princess in "The Adventures of Hajji Baba" (1954; with John Derek). Elaine Stewart in "Take the High Ground!" (1953) When her contract with MGM lapsed in 1954, Stewart took a three-year hiatus from films, traveling extensively and exploring other career venues. However, she returned to acting with the release of the 1957 Universal-International film "The Tattered Dress" with Jeff Chandler. In the early 1960s, she made a couple of films in Italy, including "The Seven Revenges" (1961; with Ed Fury). Stewart wrapped up her film career with the release of" Peccati d'estate" in 1962. Afterward, Stewart made a few guest appearances on such television series as "Perry Mason" and "Burke's Law" before walking away from acting. Following her divorce from actor Bill Carter in 1963, she married game show producer Merrill Heatter, who along with Bob Quigley produced the original "Hollywood Squares" from 1966 through 1980. Although marriage and being a mother to two children prevented her from returning to acting, Stewart later appeared on two of Heatter-Quigley's game shows, "Gambit" and "High Rollers" before her retirement in the mid 1970s. Following an extended illness, the actress died in Beverly Hills at the age of 81 in June of 2011. TRIVIA: Measurements: 34-25-36 (Source: Celebrity Sleuth magazine). Height: 5' 6 1/2" (1.69 m) National Dairy Products Ad - August 1945
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  11. mikew

    TFXplorer

    Downloaded, and flown around a bit. No problems encountered.
  12. It was planned and here is the story.
  13. Donster

    Sunday

    Morning all. 72F with scattered clouds and 97% humidity. Another hot and humid day with a high of 95F with dew points well into the 70s. Heat indices could be near or exceed 100F.
  14. Schenley Laboratories Ad - August 1944 1940: Italian ground forces make slow progress in British Somaliland. Both the Italians and the British conduct air raids against each other. 1940: British troops to be withdrawn from Shanghai and North China. *Frances Langford 1941: President Franklin Roosevelt and Prime Minister Winston Churchill meet at Placentia Bay, Newfoundland. The meeting produces the Atlantic Charter, an agreement between the two countries on war aims, even though the United States is still a neutral country. 1941: German Army Group South resumes its offensive to the east, along the river Bug, with 11th and 17th Armies. Frances Langford 1942: Convoy SC-94 lose 7 British, U.S. and Dutch ships, torpedoed by German U-boats in the North Atlantic. 1942: The 1st Panzer Army captures the Maikop oilfields, which were left burning furiously by the Red Army, so little refined fuel was found. German 17th Army which was advancing behind the 1st Panzer Army reaches Krasnodar, on the river Kuban. Lieutenant Colonel R.L Baseler with Bob Hope and Frances Langford in front of Baseler's P40 'Stud' in North Africa (1943). Bob Hope cracked up Frances Langford with a few choice remarks about the meaning of the word 'STUD'! 1942: Gandhi is arrested. 1942: Battle of Savo Island begins as 7 Japanese cruisers and a destroyer approach undetected west of Savo Island, Solomon Islands and sinks the U.S. heavy cruisers, Quincey, Vincennes and Astoria and the Australian cruiser Canberra. They also damage 1 cruiser and 2 destroyers. The allied ships depart leaving the Guadalcanal area is in the control of the Japanese forces. Frances Langford 1944: German Panzers fight viciously with the Canadians and Poles who make only slow progress towards Caen. The U.S. 5th Armored Division take Le Mans. Eisenhower sets up a HQ in France. 1945: U.S. B-29 "Bocks Car" drops atomic bomb "Fat Man" on Nagasaki, Japan. Two-thirds of the city of 250,000 inhabitants is destroyed and 113,000 people die. 1945: Soviet Army massed at the Manchurian border sweeps into northern China and northern Korea overwhelming the Japanese defense. 1945: Truman broadcasts from Washington about Potsdam conference and the atom bomb. Frances Langford Frances Langford was born Julia Frances Newbern Langford on Saturday, April 04, 1914 in Lakeland, Florida, she was the daughter of Vasco Cleveland Langford and his wife, Anna Rhea Newbern. She was an American singer and entertainer who was popular during the Golden Age of Radio and also made film appearances over two decades. Langford originally trained as an opera singer. While a young girl she required surgery on her throat, and as a result, she was forced to change her vocal style to a more contemporary big band, popular music style. While singing for radio during the early 1930s, she was heard by Rudy Vallee, who invited her to become a regular on his radio show. From 1935 until 1938 she was a regular performer on Dick Powell's radio show. From 1946 to 1951, she performed with Don Ameche on The Bickersons. With her film debut in "Every Night at Eight" (1935) she introduced what became her signature song: "I'm in the Mood for Love." She then began appearing frequently in films such as "Broadway Melody of 1936" (1935), "Born to Dance" (1936) and "Yankee Doodle Dandy" (1942) with James Cagney, in which she performed the popular song "Over There." In several of these films, such as Broadway Melody, she appeared as herself, as she did in 1953 in "The Glenn Miller Story" where she sang "Chattanooga Choo Choo" with the Modernaires and the movie orchestra. From 1941, Langford was a regular singer on Bob Hope's radio show. During World War II, she joined Hope, Jerry Colonna, and other performers on U.S.O. tours through Europe, North Africa, and the South Pacific, entertaining thousands of G.I.'s throughout the world. In his memoir, "Don't Shoot! It's Only Me!", Bob Hope recalled how Frances Langford got the biggest laugh he had ever heard. At a U.S.O. show in the South Pacific, Langford stood up on a stage to sing before a huge crowd of G.I.'s. When Langford sang the first line of her signature song, "I'm in the Mood for Love," a soldier in the audience stood up and shouted, "You've come to the right place, honey!" During her travels with Hope, Langford often experienced the hazards of war first hand, taking shelter during bombing raids and dodging aerial attacks. During one of their USO tours, she and Bob Hope were forced to leap out of a jeep to avoid fire from a German fighter plane. They both jumped to safety in a culvert, with Frances landing on top of Bob. Another time they spent the night in the basement of a hotel in Algiers as bombs burst above them. She also survived the crash of the show's airplane in Australia. Langford once caused an uproar when she violated military rules by hitching a ride in a P-38 fighter plane. The matter was made worse when the plane went into action during its flight. Frances Langford Also, during the war, Langford wrote a weekly column for Hearst Newspapers, entitled "Purple Heart Diary," in which she described her visits to military hospitals to entertain wounded G.I.'s. She used the weekly column as a means of allowing the recovering troops to voice their complaints, and to ask for public support for making sure that the wounded troops received all the supplies and comforts they needed. During the war while on a stint in Italy, Francis danced with George Belt, a serviceman from Ozark, Arkansas. He still brags about it today. In 1953, Frances again entertained troops with the USO, this time in Korea. She gave her last public concert in 1966 during a tour for the US forces in Vietnam. Her association with Hope continued into the 1980s. In 1989 she joined him for a USO tour to entertain troops in the Persian Gulf. Frances Langford married three times. Her first husband, from 1934 until 1955, was actor Jon Hall. In 1948 they donated 20 acres of land near her estate in Jensen Beach, Florida to the Board of County Commissioners of Martin County, which named it Langford Hall Park. Located at 2369 N.E. Dixie Highway just south of the Stuart Welcome Arch, it is known today simply as Langford Park and is one of the county's major parks. In 1955, she married Outboard Marine Corporation President Ralph Evinrude. They lived on her estate in Jensen Beach and opened a resort they named The Outrigger, where Langford frequently performed. Evinrude died in 1986. In 1994, she married Harold Stuart, who had been an assistant secretary of the United States Air Force under President Harry S. Truman and who survived her. She had no children. Langford was a supportive member of the Jensen Beach community and constantly donated money to the community. She died at her Jensen Beach, Florida home on July 11, 2005, at age 92 from congestive heart failure. In 2006, the Frances Langford Heart Center, made possible by a bequest from her estate, opened at Martin Memorial Hospital in Stuart, Florida. TRIVIA: Nickname: Sweetheart of the Fighting Fronts Height: 5' (1.52 m) Personal Quotes: "Entertaining the troops was the greatest thing in my life. We were there just to do our job, to help make them laugh and be happy if they could." (January 2002) "I'd sing a song, and I could just see the guys getting this faraway expression. I knew they were going home in their minds." Mobiloil Ad - August 1945
  15. Stans

    Sunday

    Morning y'all, dense fog, 71F, and 90% humidity. Expecting the fog to lift over the next hour or two, then partly cloudy skies and a high of 88F. Only a 25% chance of an afternoon thunderstorm. The storms yesterday remained to the south. I could see some very tall clouds, hear the thunder, even smell the rain, but the storms stayed away so that I could grill some chicken.
  16. Not much progress, just a few UI tweaks: http://krishty.com/taw/tfxplorer/2020-08-08/TFXplorer.7z Changes: more Windows 10 look (fewer margins, new background colors, nuances in text color, …) error messages on controller settings page now support word wrapping controller settings page now uses gray text for malfunctioning controllers added version label to main page fixed crash with no HIDs connected fixed smooth scrolling depending on CPU speed fixed scrolling speed system setting being ignored fixed Windows 7 text glitches on splash screen fixed memory leaks
  17. Now that Rohan housing is live, it appears that the Mead Halls are individual and not kinship housing. As such, I'm taking the Mead Halls out of contention, so the question is whether we should do Gondor (Belfalas) and not pay upkeep. There are plenty of kin houses available (including one in my Belfalas neighborhood), and with Rohan housing the craze I imagine they will stay available. The Gondor Kin house is 36 writs or 736 coins (i believe). I can wait for a sale on either (just missed the writ sale unfortunately, but I didn't know what the pricing for Rohan would be) then get enough
  18. This was part of the agreement reached during the Yalta conference, not a last chance grab for more post-war territory, although it did work out that way as the Kuril Islands were granted to the Soviets under the terms of the Yalta agreement. The only reason the Soviets did not invade more of the Japanese islands is that the atomic attack on Hiroshima on August 5, caught the Soviets completely off guard. They had no information about the atomic research, atomic weapons, nor the plans for the use of these weapons that were developed jointly by the U.S. and Great Britain. The Soviets had been kept completely unaware of these programs.
  19. Great video. You learn something new everyday.
  20. Donster

    Saturday

    Morning all. 66F under clear skies and 99% humidity. Summer returns today with high humidity and a high of 89F.
  21. Buick Ad - August 1944 1940: The Luftwaffe renews its attacks against Channel convoys and its escorts, with heavy air battles occurring over the Channel. The Germans lose 31 aircraft against the RAF's 16. The Home Secretary announces July civilian air raid casualty figures as 258 killed and 320 seriously injured. 1940: British forces pay increased by 6d per day; privates' pay up to 17s 6d a week. *Joan Blondell 1940: Romania introduces anti-Jewish measures restricting education and employment, then later begins "Romanianization" of Jewish businesses. 1941: Uman pocket eliminated. 103,000 Russian prisoners taken by the Germans. Joan Blondell 1942: Six convicted Nazi saboteurs who had landed in the United States were executed in Washington, D.C. 1942: The commander of US ground forces, Eisenhower establishes a HQ in the UK. Joan Blondell 1942: U.S. Marines take the unfinished airfield on Guadalcanal and name it Henderson Field after Maj. Lofton Henderson, a hero of Midway. 1942: Japanese naval counter-attack beaten off in Solomon Islands. Fisher Body Ad - August 1944 1943: A Royal decree places Italy under a state of siege. 1944: 3,462 tons of bombs are dropped on the German lines South of Caen by 1,020 RAF planes. 1944: Patton's Third Army takes Le Mans. Joan Blondell 1944: The Canadians launch Operation 'Totalize' South of Caen, with 600 tanks and 720 guns. Canadians take the Falaise Road. 1944: American troops complete the capture of the Mariana Islands. Featured in the "HUMP EXPRESS", the official weekly newspaper of the India-China Division (ICD) of the Air Transport Command (ATC) of the U.S. Army Air Force in the China-Burma-India (CBI) Theater of World War II - March 15, 1945 1945: President Harry S. Truman signed the United Nations Charter. 1945: Soviets declares war on Japan. Joan Blondell *Joan was born Rose Joan Blondell on August 30, 1906 in New York City, New York. With blonde hair, big blue eyes and a big smile, Joan was usually cast as the wisecracking working girl who was the lead's best friend. Born into vaudeville to a comic named Eddie, Joan was on the stage when she was three years old. For years, she toured the circuit with her parents and joined a stock company when she was 17. She made her New York debut with the Ziegfeld Follies and appeared in several Broadway productions. She was starring with James Cagney on Broadway in "Penny Arcade" (1929) when Warner Brothers decided to film the play as "Sinners' Holiday" (1930). Both Cagney and Joan were given the leads, and the film was a success. She would be teamed with Cagney again in "The Public Enemy" (1931) and "Blonde Crazy" (1931) among others. In "The Office Wife" (1930), she stole the scene when she was dressing for work. While Warner Brothers made Cagney a star, Joan never rose to that level. In gangster movies or musicals, her performances were good enough for second leads, but not first lead. In the 1930s, she made a career playing gold-diggers and happy-go-lucky girlfriends. She would be paired with Dick Powell in ten musicals during these years, and they were married for ten years. By 1939, Joan had left Warner Brothers to become an independent actress, but by then, the blonde role was being defined by actresses like Veronica Lake. Her work slowed greatly as she went into straight comedy or dramatic roles. Three of her better roles were in "Topper Returns" (1941), "Cry 'Havoc'" (1943), and "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" (1945). By the 50s, Joan would garner an Academy Award nomination for "The Blue Veil" (1951), but her biggest career successes would be on the stage, including a musical version of "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn." In 1957, Joan would again appear on the screen as a drunk in "Lizzie" (1957) and as mature companion to Jayne Mansfield in "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" (1957). While she would appear in a number of television shows during the 50s and 60s, she had the regular role of Winifred on "The Real McCoys" (1957) during the 1963 season. Her role in the drama "The Cincinnati Kid" (1965) was well received, but most of her remaining films would be comedies such as "Waterhole #3" (1967) and "Support Your Local Gunfighter" (1971). Still in demand for TV, she was cast as Lottie on "Here Come the Brides" (1968) and as Peggy on "Banyon" (1972). Blondell was seen in featured roles in two films released shortly before her death, "Grease" (1978) and the remake of "The Champ" (1979). Joan Blondell Blondell was married three times, first to cinematographer George Barnes in a private wedding ceremony on 4 January 1933 at the First Presbyterian Church in Phoenix, Arizona. They had one child Norman S. Powell, who became an accomplished producer, director, and television executive and divorced in 1936. On 19 September 1936, she married her second husband, actor, director, and singer Dick Powell. They had a daughter, Ellen Powell, who became a studio hair stylist, and Powell adopted her son by her previous marriage. Blondell and Powell were divorced on 14 July 1944. On 5 July 1947, Blondell married her third husband, producer Mike Todd, whom she divorced in 1950. Her marriage to Todd was an emotional and a financial disaster. She once accused him of holding her outside a hotel window by her ankles. He was also a heavy spender who lost hundreds of thousands of dollars gambling (high-stakes bridge was one of his weaknesses) and went through a controversial bankruptcy during their marriage. An often-repeated myth is that Mike Todd "dumped" Joan Blondell for Elizabeth Taylor. In actuality, Blondell left Todd of her own accord two years before he met Taylor. She died of leukemia in Santa Monica, California, on Christmas Day 1979 at the age of 73 with her children and her sister at her bedside. Buick Ad - August 1945
  22. Stans

    Saturday

    Morning y'all, partly cloudy skies, 72F, and 91% humidity. Thunderstorms yesterday were few and far between, even after a forecast of strong storms and flooding rains. Today is forecast to be partly cloudy, a high of 84F, and a 50% chance of afternoon thunderstorms.
  23. Ah... If I search for that exact error message, I just get a result that links back to this forum so I guess that message comes from TAW rather than Windows or VJoy. According to this: http://headsoft.com.au/index.php/index.php?category=vjoy ..you can add -autocenter 0 when starting VJoy from the command line to disable autocenter. Maybe that helps.
  24. Stans

    Friday

    Have a great time! Donnie and I will be here, holding down the CSim fort.
  25. cobraj

    Friday

    30 minutes to go and off the clock till 8am on the 17th! heading upta Camp to see the new grandson and spend time doing guy stuff with my other grandson.
  26. cobraj

    Thursday

    2nd of the two weeks I am granted with my new job. Had 6 weeks with HP!
  27. Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately not. This post is about the Game Controller orders, which is for me already in the right order: vjoy as first, then joystick, throttle and at least rudder. I just want to know what the error message mean, so i can nail down the issue correctly. Any ideas?
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