Categories: "Personal"

Return from UT Tyler

Much of my blogging ceased when I started back to school in 2008. There are some, but few, entries between 2008 and 2012. Now, I have a little more freedom to write, and with a much improved platform in b2evolution, writing will be easier to do.

To be continued..

Scrabble Draw Probability

Food for Thought The traditional way to calculate probability uses Combination. It's a bit computational but it is essentially based on the number of tiles of a certain type in a set, and the number of tiles drawn. Normally the combination is based on… more »

The Hoot Cardbox

Hoot finally includes Cardbox quiz options. Similar to Zyzzyva's cardbox quizzes, Hoot adds the List feature where users are tested on a selected list of words, like 2 letter words or bingo stems. more »

Hoot Year End

This is a year end update on Hoot, the Scrabble™ and word game study tool I began developing in 2016. Version 2.0 of the program was released in May of this year, featuring a multiple document interface and Office style ribbon. Since I haven't really… more »

Apps for Scrabble Word Study

I just posted an entry that introduced a Scrabble word study plan with Hoot, but Hoot is a Windows program so you can't use it when all you have available is a cell phone. Since I don't have the resources  to create a comparable app for Scrabble word… more »

Watch your Z's and Q's

Since the release of Version 2 of Hoot, I have been making only minor changes to the program. Instead, I've been focusing on two other projects; the development of a new lexicon (NAWL), and organizing notes for a study guide for Hoot. I am attempting to… more »

Images in b2evolution

Many years ago I started using b2evolution for my blog even though it was not the most popular platform. I'm still using it. Although it is complex, it gives me options that don't exist in other platforms. Now that it has expanded to include other types… more »

Sticky Disc?

If you've played disc golf for 20 years, you may have saved a few discs from long ago. If they were premium plastic such as Champion Edition, or Discraft's Z plastic and the discs have been in storage for some time, you might find that they have become… more »