Jeremy A

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  • Birthday February 5

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    Bonney Lake, WA
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    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

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  1. Jeremy A

    LDS Trivia and Puzzles Sessions

    Hello, fellow trivia players: I'm going to have game sessions once a month. If there is a game, great. If not, wait until next month. Since Thanksgiving is around the corner, I will do this month's game early. The possible sessions will occur tomorrow, the 5th, sometime between 1 PM and 7 PM; Saturday, the 7th between 4 PM and 8 PM; and Sunday between 1 PM and 7 PM. All times are Pacific Standard Time, and I live near Seattle to help determine time differences outside the United States and Canada. Since I'm going back to work Friday full time, the times available in the future will be Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. Sunday is not the best day due to going to church and spending time with family, but weekday evenings will not work. Players can contact me to schedule games based on Pacific Standard Time. As always, the game's website shows where the game takes place, four methods on how to get there, rules, game stats, and a page that shows the sources used for questions. See you then. Please help me get players by spreading the word.
  2. Jeremy A

    LDS Trivia and Puzzles Game Sessions

    Okay, it's time to try for a game this week for the month of October: Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday from 4 PM to 8 PM Pacific Daylight Time. If no games happen on any of those days, there's one final one in October on Saturday, but the earliest start time is 5:30 PM instead of four. I will post if a game happens. Once again, the game is through IRC on DALnet in channel #lds_trivia. Please see the website for information on how to get there and how to play the game. Please help by spreading the word. I want some players, please.
  3. Hello, fellow LDS Trivia and Puzzles players: It's been a while, but I hope to have a game sometime this week. Having a game tonight is possible until about 8 PM PDT. I have an appointment tomorrow, so I'm thinking between 3 PM and 8 PM. Friday is anytime I'm in the channel. Saturday is from 6 PM to 9 PM. For those of you living outside the United States, compare your time to Seattle, Washington's. These time zones wreak havoc, but that's the way it is. Remember, see the game's website for information on how to get to the game, and I hope to see you there. Oh, if you try to sign up for the newsletter on the site, and it won't let you, please let me know and tell me what it says.
  4. Jeremy A

    Upcoming LDS Trivia and Puzzles Games

    Hello, fellow LDS Trivia and Puzzles players: I've been working on more questions for the game, and I've updated the website, especially visually. Even I had difficulty reading the website. I hope it's better. I hope to have a game this weekend. This time, I won't specify a time; I'll specify a range. Saturday, 6 pm to 9 pm PDT. Sunday, between noon and eight pm PDT. I'll post if a game happens. Contact me to set a time. Please see the website for instructions on how to get to the game. There are many different methods to connect to the game, but I only cover four on the site. If you need help connecting, use the email address on the website to contact me, or reply to this post. Make sure to be as specific as possible for me to help you best. I'm also going to post three random questions here. Normally, it's for the notify list, but nobody signed up for it. Find the answers but make sure to not send me the answers. Players will get a chance to answer when the game starts. Book of Mormon: King Lamoni's servants just told Lamoni of how Ammon defended the king's flocks. What did Lamoni think of Ammon? Ammon was A) evil, B) the Great Spirit, C) the Almighty, or D) going to kill him? Old Testament: How long did Shamgar overcome the Philistines? Church History: Moroni appeared to Joseph Smith and told him about a book. Furthermore, he was instructed to not show it to anyone, except those he was told to. What would have happened if Joseph showed them to people unauthorized? I will post the answers in a newsletter that I will send out after the game.
  5. Jeremy A

    LDS Trivia and Puzzles

    Hello, fellow LDS Trivia and Puzzles players: This crisis is draining, but we'll get through it with an adjusted normal returning. Hang in there. It's difficult to determine an exact time to hold a trivia game. Personally, Sunday is the perfect day, but games can occur on other days of the week. Monday is Family Home Evening, and people also work during the day. When I first did this over 20 years ago, it was a Friday evening and other days I can't remember. Having said that, I'll try having people contact me on when to have a game. It may seem silly to schedule an appointment for a trivia game, but that may be what it takes to get games going. Reply to this post with days and times that work well for you. When requesting times, it's best to put your time zone, and I can adjust it to match; however, if there's no time zone specified, I'll assume it's my time, which is PDT (Pacific Daylight Time). For those outside the United States and Canada, please give me the nearest major city in your country in the same time zone. This allows me to look up how it differs from mine and adjust it. Now, something else to consider is that trivia games can be more fun with more than one player. If possible, gather as many people as possible and share this post, too. The last game I had a game was back in August of 2018. One person came to play and then found someone else to play with him. Actually, he found two with one leaving early. The game still takes place on channel #lds_trivia on DALnet, an Internet Relay Chat network that's been around since the 1990s and the location of the first version of this game. Please see the website for more details. One thing I will do is hang out in the channel when I'm available. If someone comes, I can start a game on the fly. Finally, as for updates, I did a lot of work on the website and some aspects of the game. I even worked on updating the script for my mailing list and tested it by signing up. It works. If it doesn't, let me know with as much information as possible. Worst case scenario, I can sign you up manually when you send me an email.
  6. Hello, fellow LDS Trivia and Puzzles players: Today, I worked on the website, including changing the graphics and increasing the font size. I even made sure subscribing to the mailing lists works by signing up myself. I hope to have a game this week, but the trouble is determining a time. I hope to keep it simple. If I'm available, I'll hang out in the channel. Remember that I'm on Pacific Daylight Time. If people show up on DALnet in channel #lds_trivia, I can start a game. I have appointments tomorrow, and it's Family Home Evening, so there won't be a game. Tuesday is open right now, but I may get called to work. Stop by when you're available, and I hope to be there when you do.
  7. Jeremy A

    Songs that Don't Make Sense

    I'm reminded of Paul and Linda McCartney's "Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey." "Uncle Albert" makes some sense, but "Admiral Halsey" doesn't, and I love it. There's a scene in "Mr. Holland's Opus" where Richard Dreyfus' character talks about music and plays "Louie, Louie." I'm not sure which version. "Take these guys, for example. They can't sing, they play the same three notes over and over, . . . and I love it!" I believe he's talking about enjoying music when a student had trouble hitting one note. I could go on with a few more examples, some of which question their appropriateness, and others are misunderstood, which is a different topic.
  8. Hello, fellow LDS Trivia and Puzzles players: I tested the script as much as possible, but I am thinking of adding a random aspect to a question's point value. After testing the random bonuses, I liked that the point values weren't always divisible by 50. I'm mentioning this in case anyone had thoughts about that. Anyway, I still don't have a main job, and I am on call at my second job. Each day, I'll hang out on DALnet in channel #lds_trivia. If any people show up, I'll start a game. There will only be one game this week if one happens, but you're welcome to hang out in the channel. Anyway, see the website for more information on how to get to the game.
  9. Hello, fellow trivia players: For the past week or so, I made some changes to the LDS Trivia and Puzzles game, and I want to have a full game before the quarantine ends. I don't work tomorrow, so for those that are able, a game will start anytime between 1 PM and 7 PM. It's on DALnet in channel #lds_trivia. Please see website for more information. I only have one job while looking for a replacement to my main job, so I'm on call at work in case they need me. If you go to the channel and not see me there, they called me for work. The updates to the script are too numerous for me to remember, and they're minor tweaks. I changed how information appears, tweaked the code to be more efficient, and removed bugs.
  10. Hello, fellow trivia players: I hope to have a session of LDS Trivia and Puzzles tomorrow evening at 6:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 9:30 PM Eastern. It's in the same place as before: #lds_trivia on DALnet. If I don't have a game then, I hope to have one Sunday at around 1 PM Pacific Daylight Time, 4 PM Eastern. See you then. I made some updates to the game and even the script. Here are some highlights: I increased the random level bonus from 50 points to 25%, added a 10% bonus for random category, and 40% for both. I hope this gives players an incentive to try those. It adds more difficulty. Decreased educated guess points from one-fifth to one-tenth. Some of those questions are hard to guess, and I want to give bigger incentives when players get them right. Did a major update to the full rules page on the website. Please let me know if you try to sign up for mailing lists and are unable to do so. I don't know if they work or not, because no one has signed up.
  11. Hello, fellow players: I'll try again to have an LDS Trivia and Puzzles game at 1 PM Pacific, 4 PM Eastern. It's through DALnet in the channel #lds_trivia. For more information, see the game's website. (It doesn't post until you click the button to post. Oops.)
  12. Jeremy A

    LDS Trivia and Puzzles

    I should have posted this yesterday or the day before or something. Oh, well. Anyway, how about I try again to have an LDS Trivia and Puzzles Game online this week? I'll put the official start time at 12:30 PM Pacific, 3:30 PM Eastern, but I can start it as late as 6:00 PM Pacific. Let's have some fun. See the game's website for more information. There wasn't a game last week, and it was a good thing. I had some bugs in the script that I fixed. I don't want to have players waiting while I debugged the script.
  13. Hello, everyone. I know it's been a while since the last attempt to have a game of LDS Trivia and Puzzles. I work six days a week, which means I couldn't decide on when to have a trivia game. However, . . . since the church suspended services, I think tomorrow (Sunday) is a great day to have a trivia game. It's going to be earlier than usual: 1 PM Pacific, 4 PM Eastern. It will be in the same place as before: #lds_trivia on DALnet. See the game's website. The game can start late but must start before 5:30 PM due to waking up early for work Monday. If you are outside the states and want to play, I suggest looking up the time in Seattle compared to where you're located. We are in daylight savings, but not everyone participates. I have worked on many changes since the last game. I won't go through them here, but they're on the game's website.
  14. Hello, potential trivia players: There's illness abound in my area, and since I couldn't go to church today, I thought it great to host a game of LDS Trivia and Puzzles. I am in the #lds_trivia channel on DALnet through IRC for a game until about 7 PM Pacific. I'm going to script test and play until one or more shows up to play. I made many changes since the last post, so I thought I would go over a few of them: Increased point values for puzzles. The objective is for players to solve the puzzle as fast as possible. The value still decreases with each letter revealed. Further, its value appears in the channel, so players can see how it decreases. Increased point values for questions. Having two... point values for level one questions weren't enough, because it's difficult to ascertain toughness. Players' scores appear as the game progresses, allowing them to see how they're doing. When awarding points for questions, players' scores display after awarding all points to avoid confusion. Word scrambles now have two hints at the 40 and 20-second mark. The script will show the first letter of each word, and then display a hint to help people solve them. Revamped jackpot to give more entries based on question point values with a greater chance for the player that posts first. Added Scripture category. If players can find the answer in any of the standard works, it appears. Finally, I reset the stats page to allow a new accrual of high scores after moving the current one to the end of its page.
  15. Reminder: There'll be an LDS Trivia and Puzzles game tomorrow night, Friday the third, but the time moves to 7 PM PDT, 10 PM EDT. My average ETA from work is 6:30, so I want to make sure I'm home. I hope to see you there. For more information on how to get to the game, please see its website.