Ruby Image!

Only one, but it’s a good picture of Ruby, and it also shows part of her cage.

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Those are some of the toys of Ruby. The pink lid is rarely used now since it was bitten hard by the pups, and the yellow rope is for Ruby to bite (Ruby bites hard; kind of an understatement 😉 ). She now also has a green ball and one of the two white balls (the other white ball is for Odie and Pinkie).

Ruby loves to play with the mug, and so Pinkie and Odie love it too. They chase the mug and Ruby around the house. Ruby also hasn’t mastered the art of jumping on the bed yet, but she tries really hard… 😉 Sometimes, Ruby gets angry at Odie and Pinkie for jumping on the bed. 😛

More pictures coming later. 😉

Forums And Their Types

vBulletin: Seems to be the worst (keyword is seems), since I tried to get an account on both Caverns of Blood Forums and Dreamviews Forums, and both have the same problem. When I enter my account info, it says the usual stuff, (no need for account verification though, which is good because… since it’s offtopic, see below), but then when I try to customize my profile and save changes, it says Permission denied, even when I log back out and log in again! But in the case of Dreamviews, it actually said Time-out when I tried to customize my profile after I clicked on Edit Profile (since the account name was there even though it said Permission denied), and logging out and logging back in worked! And, in Dreamviews, when I try to change my profile picture to something that is lower than the maximum amount, it says “Unable to save picture”. Don’t use vBulletin if you know what’s good for you.

ProBoards: Seems to be the best one so far (keyword is seems 😉 ), since you can create your own avatar using Flash, or choose your own, and there aren’t any problems that I experienced with it! The only problem is that it requires account verification. Proboards is used by the RKC Petz Forums. Even the search works somewhat well. The only problem I had was user error 😉

Invisionfree: See ProBoards (‘cept the user error part 😉 ). Some of the forums that use this are Re-Volt Live and Our Re-Volt Pub.

Forumotion: Also good. See ProBoards (again, other than the user error part 😉 ). Its advantage is that you can view forum profiles while being a guest. I forgot whether ProBoards allows you to do that, but the other two certainly don’t 😉 Junior Adventures Network and the Slums of Elwood Forums use this.

Custom Forums: Of course, the real winner (if possible) is Custom Forums. If you make your own forums, you have full control over how to make something work, and when people complain about bugs, they can complain to you and you can fix it, unlike the others which are third-party.

Simple Chat: There are many chat services, but one has closed down and it was the one that hosted the Furb-o-Vision chat, so… 😉 Not the best option unless you maintain your site regularly and do backups of the chat. I know about Cbox, but I’m sure there are others that you might want to check out. I think simple chat is the best one if it works well, since you don’t have to sign up and you can talk about anything you like. It also is easy to implement. The only problem is you can’t search for a topic you talked about previously without going through pages and pages of archives.

So, simple chat and custom forums seem to win! Second is Forumotion, third is Proboards, third is Invisionfree, and fourth is vBulletin.

Oh BTW, since some of these forums don’t allow you to search without logging in (or don’t allow you to type less than 3 letters in you search query, or their search is generally bad), type this into Google: search query you want to type site:site you want to search in (no space; you can type dedoimedo.com, http://www.dedoimedo.com, http://dedoimedo.com, or even x.com/rubberducky/pink/! 😉 ).

Don’t know about WordPress, though. Maybe custom WordPress allows chat? 😮

Recent Events

Odie and Pinkie demand more belly rubs nowadays. Ruby has gotten all three of her vaccinations. Pinkie and Odie are 10 months old, while Ruby’s 3 months old. Today, Ruby got her third vaccination (and made a fuss over it, of course 😉 ). Odie, Pinkie, and Ruby played tug-of-war yesterday and today.

Today, something amazing happened. You see, Ruby pup tried very hard to jump on the bed on her own, and it’s good that she couldn’t since she could hurt herself if she jumped down (in fact, when we put her on the bed yesterday, she jumped down and landed on her back. Thankfully, she wasn’t hurt, but still). But, today, when Ruby saw the white ball, she tried again, but this time, Ruby did it! 😀 She jumped on the bed, and chewed the ball. I put her down from the bed, but she jumped again when she saw the ball. It wasn’t easy, but she did it. Then, when Mum came, she tried to make Ruby jump and she did! After a while, at least. 😉 She even jumped down right this time!

Well, so long for now!

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The Dogs’ Names

Odie: Of course, his name is gotten from Odie Dog, from the Garfield comics, because Odie slurps a lot. In fact, I named him Odie before we knew he slurps! 😮

Pinkie: Her name’s gotten from Pinkie Pie from MLP:FIM. I already wanted to name a dog Pinkie, so… 😉

Ruby: Ruby’s name was gotten from two previous dogs who my mother used to have at different times. (So my mom named three dogs Ruby in her lifetime. Wow. 😛 )

Game Recommendation #1

LDW (Last Day of Work)’s games are great! They’re all simulations and one of them is even a free full game on their official site! It’s called Fish Tycoon and you can download it here. 🙂

It’s a game about breeding fish and taking care of them. You basically have to find all the seven magic fishes to win the game, and afterwards, for fun, you can try to find all 441 fish! 😀

There’s a free Flash version available at many sites which is basically a demo for the full game (which used to cost money, of course). There’s also a new (released this year) sequel to Fish Tycoon, but it’s only for mobiles at the moment, so… 😉 (But you may want to give it a try if you’re reading this on a phone or tablet, which you most likely are 😉 ).

There’s more at the link above. Go download Fish Tycoon now (and check out their other games while you’re at it! Plant Tycoon’s also recommended)! 😀