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Four Corners 1.0 Released

Thursday, May 22, 2003 12:37 PM

I've just released my newest Pocket PC game, Four Corners Solitaire. Four Corners is the classic game of "Four Seasons," "Corner Card," or "Vanishing Cross" for the Pocket PC.

The foundations are the four corners of the board. The tableau is the cross formed in the center of the board. The stock is the pile on the bottom left and the wastepile is the pile to the right of the stock. The game is dealt by placing five cards into the tableau, one in each pile. A sixth card is placed in the bottom left foundation. All remaining cards are placed in the stock.

The first foundation card forms the basis of all the other foundations. That is, the rank of the first foundation card is the starting rank of the other foundations. Each foundation is built up in suit until it contains thirteen cards, wrapping around from king to ace as necessary. The tableau cards are available for play at any time, and may be moved (one card at a time) to the foundations or to another tableau pile. The tableau piles may be built down in rank, regardless of suit.

The cards in the stock are available for play to the foundations, the tableau, or to the wastepile. The wastepile is used as a sort of temporary holding area for cards that have no other home. The top card of the wastepile may be moved to either the foundations or tableau.

The object of the game is to complete the four foundations.

Four Corners is available at Handango and PocketGear for $4.99.

More information can be found on my Software page.

 
By: Shane
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Projects Update

Wednesday, May 14, 2003 10:49 AM

I have finally made it to the point where I had too many projects for one page, so I created the Software section. In the Software section I've split the projects into four categories, Pocket PC Software, Pocket PC Themes, Other Projects, and Palm OS Software.

In addition to the redesign, I've added two new Pocket PC Themes based on pictures I took recently. One is of Ceremonial Cave in Bandelier National Monument in Los Alamos, NM and the other is of some snow covered trees at Copper Mountain in Colorado. Enjoy!

 
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DNS Issues, Part 2

Monday, May 12, 2003 9:39 AM

It turned out that my hosting and domain registration accounts had expired. I never received a bill to renew either of these as I did last year, so I was unaware of the pending expiration. I've taken this opportunity to switch providers to uplinkearth. My previous host, Sharp Web Services, took ~48 hours to respond to their "emergency" email and never did answer their phone. Completely unacceptable! I would never recommend doing business with them. Uplinkearth responded to my one request within an hour and has been very easy to work with so far.

Sorry for the downtime. I'm finally back online and functioning again.

 
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DNS Issues

Wednesday, May 7, 2003 2:39 PM

I realize some people have been having issues getting to the site lately and getting email through to me. It appears that the DNS record for s-church.net disappeared sometime Thursday night. I think it is corrected now and the changes should be propagating around the DNS servers now.
 
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