What are the differences in styles of play for the various Warhammer 40k games?

We’re looking at starting up a campaign in the 40k system, using one of the following as a main set. It seems like the breakdown is:

  1. Rogue Trader — Ship And Crew Making Money
  2. Dark Heresy — Crew takes orders from NPC ‘captain’, used as do-boys.
  3. Deathwatch — Space Marines; the ‘dungeon crawl’ of the system, as social/intrigue/detective are de-emphasized in favor of “IN THE EMPERORS NAME!”

Is there any significant difference in the way that these various types play out? Any reason to recommend one over the other aside from their slightly different motivations / party makeups? Any one of these have a much more enthusiastic following than the other, for a good reason?

Determining Cumulative Benefit of Orders with Various Items

I’m working on a project to change the location of items in a warehouse to allow me to ship items together which were bought in the purchase order (currently impossible due to conveyor logistics). The problem is, I don’t have enough space to relocate them all and don’t know which items to prioritize.

I have a list of orders, each of which has a given benefit associated with it if I can put the items next to each other. One or more distinct items is associated with each of these orders. The goal is to maximize the value of a given number of relocations.

Here’s the situation that I believe makes this problem difficult:

Let’s say I take the item that appears most frequently as a single item in these orders (call it item A) for my first relocation priority. I then repeat that process for item B, so we will have captured opportunity for single item A orders, single item B orders, and item AB orders.

When I try to repeat this process for item C, I will get benefit from A, B, C, AB, AC, and BC orders. However, if AC orders represent an enormous amount of the opportunity, I would have been better served taking item C as my second priority item, so I would need to change the ranking.

This will only get more complex as items and pairs are added to the list. Does anybody know the best way to prioritize my items?

UX process for various products in different development phases

There are a lot of phases to go through in UX and UI design process. In research phase, there are various research methods available and many steps to take to achieve a meaningful result.

I would like to better understand, what UX research methods would be the most appropriate for projects in these cases?

1. Website

  • New website
  • Existing website – adding new pages, sections, updating any part, redesign

2. Web app

  • New web app

  • Existing web app – adding new pages, sections, updating any part, redesign

3. Mobile app

  • New mobile app

  • Existing mobile app – adding new pages, sections, updating any part, redesign

UX process for various products in different development phases

There are a lot of phases to go through in UX and UI design process. In research phase, there are various research methods available and many steps to take to achieve a meaningful result.

I would like to better understand, what UX research methods would be the most appropriate for projects in these cases?

1. Website

  • New website
  • Existing website – adding new pages, sections, updating any part, redesign

2. Web app

  • New web app

  • Existing web app – adding new pages, sections, updating any part, redesign

3. Mobile app

  • New mobile app

  • Existing mobile app – adding new pages, sections, updating any part, redesign

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How to assign users unique and meaningful identifiers to child users while avoiding various pitfalls?

In my application, we need to assign unique identifiers to users, but this is turning out to be trickier than I would have thought.

We load all users from a bulk feed, and do all the assigning programmatically. Users can’t pick their own.

We also want all user names to be the same length, for certain display purposes.

Also, the users are students in a school district, and they are children, some of them quite young, so the names have to be short and reasonably memorable. So just generating a 7 digit code isn’t very user friendly.

We know the name of each child, but there are laws about identifying children. We wouldn’t want, for instance, someone to be able to post a screenshot of their username online and have someone be able to identify their real name.

My first idea for this was to choose, say, the first 3 characters of the first name, the first 2 characters of the last name, and then append a sequence number to avoid collisions. So mine would be something like josfr123.

This failed, though, because some kids have names with fewer than 3 letters. But the more damning problem was that a small number of these combinations produced swear words, and that is so bad in software for children that we can’t allow it to happen even once.

It turns out to be surprisingly hard to prevent this, because there are so many combinations of letters that don’t spell anything, but if you tried to read them out loud, you’d get something obscene. Catching all of these, reliably, seems impossible, and even if I could, I’d still need to find some way to generate a name for that user.

So what to do?

How to replace a expecific content (of various lines) of a file with the command sed?

I like to know how to replace this:

.otros{    position: fixed;    top: 116px;    z-index: 100;    left: 0; } 

by

.otros{    position: fixed;    top: 70%;    z-index: 100;    left: 0; }  

In a file that your content is:

  .social a:not(:hover){     width: 70px;     -webkit-transition: 600ms;     -o-transition: 600ms;     -ms-transition: 600ms;   }   .social div a:not(:hover){     width:200%;   }   .otros{     position: fixed;     top: 116px;     z-index: 100;     left: 0;   } 

With this command doesn’t work sed 's/.otros{\ntop*:*;\n}/.otros{\ntop:70%;\n}/g' estilos.css your result is:

  .social a:not(:hover){     width: 70px;     -webkit-transition: 600ms;     -o-transition: 600ms;     -ms-transition: 600ms;   }   .social div a:not(:hover){     width:200%;   }   .otros{     position: fixed;     top: 116px;     z-index: 100;     left: 0;   } 

How to replace various lines?

Thank you

How can I get an image map to highlight various parts with mouse hover?

I am using SharePoint 2010 and I’m trying to use javascript and html to create an image map that highlights different sections of the image depending on where the cursor hovers over. In this case I’m actually using a literal map (one of Australia) and want the different states to highlight as the mouse pointer hovers over them.

I’ve used image maps many times in the past within SharePoint 2010, just by using basic html, but this is the first time I’ve tried to use one that highlights part of the image as it’s being hovered over.

This is the approach I’m using:

  • I’ve inserted a Content Editor web part into a wiki page

  • The code I’m using tries to achieve this effect by using multiple images.

  • One image is the map of Australia (all in one colour with a transparent background). This entire image is the ‘background’ image that appears when you first load the page or when there’s no mouse pointer over it.

  • The other eight images are identical except that the state/territory I want highlighted is in a different colour (to create the highlight effect).

At present, the code I’m using is loading the images, and when I hover over the state/territory the cursor recognises the link.

The problem is that all images are being loaded on the page separately (i.e. one below the other) and therefore there’s no highlighting effect taking place. That is, I see all images simultaneously.

Here is the code I’m using:

<script type="text/javascript"> $  (document).ready(function() {      $  (".map-areas area").mouseenter(function() {         var idx = $  (".map-areas area").index(this);         $  (".map-hovers img:eq(" + idx + ")").show();         return false;     });     $  (".map-hovers img").mouseleave(function() {         $  (".map-hovers img").hide();         return false;     });  });</script>  <div id="container"> <img width="528" height="467" class="map-trans" alt="Map / Carte" src="/GASites/ITXCommunicationsExchange/SiteAssets/Site%20Pages/TEST/Maps_australia_Transparent.png" border="0" usemap="#states"/>  &#160;  <div class="map-hovers"><img width="528" height="467" alt="QLD" src="/GASites/ITXCommunicationsExchange/SiteAssets/Site%20Pages/TEST/AustraliaImageMapQLD.png"/> <img width="528" height="467" alt="NSW" src="/GASites/ITXCommunicationsExchange/SiteAssets/Site%20Pages/TEST/AustraliaImageMapNSW.png"/> </div></div> <map name="states" class="map-areas" id="states"><area href="#d0" shape="rect" coords="352,0,520,230" alt="QLD"/><area href="#d1" shape="rect" coords="352,235,520,340" alt="NSW"/></map> 

Note: – In the code above I’ve only loaded some of the images while testing.

QUESTIONS:

  • Since I’m not very good with javascript, and only average with html, I’m wondering if I’ve missed something obvious?

  • Can anyone offer any other suggestions, either on how I can get this to work or how else I might achieve what I’m trying to do?

NOTES:

1 At the organisation I’m trying to do this for we do not have access to SharePoint Designer, so any suggestions involving that will be unusable for me.

2 Finally, it really was a flip of the coin in terms of whether I posted this here or on Stack Overflow. I opted for here since I am trying to get this to work within SharePoint 2010, but if the view is that this should be migrated, please let me know and I’ll delete this and post it there instead.

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