New ApeBroker Experience

Fabulous news! There’s now a SANDBOX in apebroker! If you don’t know what apebroker is, check it out! It’s an online game, in desperate need of more players.

You will like it if you:

  • enjoy thinking
  • like to compete
  • dig classic board-games
  • dislike action games
  • can’t stand flash animations
  • prefer 2D over 3D
  • have business tycoon aspirations

or if you have friends like the above 🙂

The game is over at http://www.apebroker.com/ and you can either create an account, or log in with facebook.

Stack Overflow is amazingly useful

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. I love StackOverflow. Whenever I wonder how to solve a web design or programming issue, I look there first. Most often someone else have had the same question before, so it is not often I need to write an original question of my own, which is kind of a pity, since it is very rewarding to get your question read by the highly experienced people at stackoverflow.com.

This time, working on further improving my game at apebroker.com, I was wondering how to adjust the font size of an element (with dynamic text content) so that it would be as large as possible to neatly fill a space of a certain width. One thing led to another, and I eventually came across a great post, Calculated CSS element style on the blog of Piotr Sałaciak. That’s one thing I like so much about the stack exchange, the collection of knowledge, and links to places with more information.

New online game!

Hi! A close friend has published a new online multiplayer business strategy board game.

The name is a bit corny: Ape Broker, but the idea is really cool. If you remember the old windows game Oil Baron from 1992, Ape Broker is based on the same idea, but instead of being strictly turn-based, and requiring the players to share the same mouse and keyboard, the new addictive game has a bunch of new features, making it playable over the internet.

For the true fans, the author has even made it possible to gamble for real money, by participating in “ante” games, where the winner gets the other players’ anted amount.

Check it out at www.apebroker.com !