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  2. Well, sometimes you don't have a choice about old stuff; now or never... But I'm going to avoid looking at that auction site for a while. Until it's time to start selling the leftovers, at least.
  3. Glitterwolf

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Exactly this! I have transferred to another hosting site. Photobucket can go to a very dark, fiery place where it can be poked with hot irons until it is so dead that it dies..
  4. aku-chan

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Urgh, gotta go have a blood test this morning. Currently hoping that drinking a cup of tea and two glasses of water is enough to make my veins stand out, I don't wanna get pincushioned again!
  5. TGP

    Getting to Know You, May 2018

    @TaleSpinner may be the only one who will understand this: Back when I worked for the bomber plant I created little drawings. The little drawings ultimately showed aircraft techs how to remove or install pieces of the airplane. I added some features to such a drawing, at the request of the tech writer, because our aerospace engineers had upgraded things to a new configuration. I also scooted the whole picture a little to the right (because I figured the writer would need more room for text call outs, the old ones already on the left, plus the new ones for the new pieces, right?) The writer came to my desk. Infuriated. Just ripped into me. Loud screaming lecture... Long and loud and angry. (Moving the picture had shifted all the points where the leader lines from the existing call outs were attached, oops.) I said nothing. I couldn’t get a word in edgewise. She talked fast when angry. And it just felt wrong to interrupt someone who was 25 older than I. At first I was angry. Then I became sorta stunned (this was such a minor problem). Then amused. Then curious. Because I realized: she had been ranting so long, if I had started when she began the rant, I would have already been done fixing the problem. Finally, she just ran out of steam (because I had decided on saying nothing until she stopped if she ever would...) There was a long silence. Then... In in a really mild voice I said, “Anything else?” And she just walked off looking confused. She expected a big argument, I guess, and when there wasn’t one she just sorta folded. Then I fixed it, probably before she got logged back in to her workstation. (It was simple to fix — I was really good with that CAD program.) Later I heard she was telling people I was unflappable and utterly cool. It was The Only Time I have ever been called cool. ~~~~~~~~~ Something more pleasant: a family project I helped my younger brother and nephew develop an app for iPhones. My role was designing some of the chess pieces (graphics again). My nephew’s role was writing the AI (so you can play solo against your phone or iPad). I am pretty proud of my nephew; his day job is nuclear engineer; he wrote the AI on weekends. He is a smart kid. As far as we know, this is the first algorithm for chess played on a board that consists of triangles (rather than squares; lots of chess-like games on squares). My record against his AI is ~about 55 wins to 3 or 4 losses, I’m a little bit proud that I can beat his algorithm since he is a serious maths whiz. I have actually defeated it more times than he has! The app is now released and available. Turns out chess is more complicated played on triangles than it is on squares. And we like it that way. (Anyone that is curious, PM me if you’d like to know the name of the app.)
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  7. Unruly

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    There's also the paradox of "Nintendo Hard." If you're not familiar with "Nintendo Hard," it's the way that many of the games on the original NES were incredibly, incredibly difficult both at the times and by modern standards. Various reasons have been given for the situation, of which the most prominent is that the game developers were also the game testers, so they had both extensive gaming experience and memorized the game layouts. That then led to them believing everything was too easy, causing them to increase the difficulty. This was true for more than just the NES though. A lot of old games had their developers pulling double duty as testers. Also, my roast is done. It's been cooking for about 6 hours. I used probably about 3/4 of a gallon of red wine in cooking it, and there was still no actual liquid left. There was a kind of syrup consistency of the remainder of the wine left in the bottom, but not a whole lot. The mushrooms I put in seem to have almost dissolved. I put in 2 pounds of them, yet I've seen maybe 4 in total. The 3 pounds of red potatoes that I put in are now either purple or a rich brown, depending on how long they were able to remain submerged in the wine, and they melt in your mouth like butter save for the few that crisped up at the top. The shallots are looking delicious, the carrots are half-black and wonderful, and the onions I had to cut up to supplement the shallots due to a lack of availability have practically caramelized. It's freaking wonderful. But I did throw some more red wine in a pop it back in the oven at a lower temperature for a little while after shoveling out my plate. I want a little more liquid, but it needs to cook off some of the alcohol. It's a good thing that when I cook with red wine I buy the big, cheap jug of Carlo Rossi burgundy. You can do so much more with a $15 gallon jug of wine than you can with expensive stuff, and it all tastes the same when you're cooking with it.
  8. Dai-Mongar

    Getting to Know You, May 2018

    Nobody ever gives me an opportunity to mention my prowess in the bedroom. ... Seriously, I'm great at building pillow forts.
  9. Glitterwolf

    Happy Birthday Maredudd !

    Happy Birthday @Maredudd !!! Have a great day!
  10. Glitterwolf

    Forum CSS change? Search bar wackiness

    Alchemist is from the UK Iḿ from the Netherlands. I see this as well. It changed since the last update. Before that it was all in sync. We see B-days from today and when you click on view all, we see the ones from the day before instead of those of today.
  11. Boaz

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    All the chaosium / rune quest style stuff was fairly lethal, low hit points skill based ... but when I applied the hit / damage tables to 2e D&D (with con added as 0 level hps) it was an amazing mod.
  12. Seriously considering building a recurve bow riser. It's probably not a good idea for my first bow, but it doesn't look that hard...

     

    (if it turns out to be that hard, feel free to rub this post in my face)

  13. Grefven

    Confrontation: Classic

    On the other hand, they did sell the original master sculpt, but without the production right to it, which means that they can keep on casting those sculpts from their resin master until ad infinitum.
  14. Pezler the Polychromatic

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    You're pretty much right, a lot of those games from those times were difficult to have them last longer. Though at least they can give you some ideas for your campaign.
  15. Cyradis

    Getting to Know You, May 2018

    I can fit 60 cents in my belly button. Shallow but wide so I get quarters to stay
  16. Lostbug

    Post to Australia: How long is too long?

    Thanks for the heads-up. Given that I *already* am anxious to see Bones 4 arrive, I’ll try to temper my expectations until March.... ;)
  17. Pezler the Polychromatic

    Getting to Know You, May 2018

    I have all of you as friends.
  18. Unruly

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    You're correct. I just got the itch to actually look it up, as I never actually played 2e but I bought the 3 core books as PDFs a while back. According to the Revised edition of the 2e PHB that was released in 1995, it was still the rule to roll your hit points at level 1. So yea, without the rule of "you always get 1 hp" that I'm assuming exists in there as it does from 3e onward, it would be possible to roll up a dead character just by having a negative Con and rolling low.
  19. Glitterwolf

    Getting to Know You, May 2018

    My Modesty.
  20. Bassmaster146

    Air but no paint

    It is a gravity feed gun. I have used it for a while with no problem. It is a double action and like I said I have used it a while. The last time I used the gun it worked fine I always clean it thoroughly after each use with Createx 5618 cleaner. This problem jus started. U asked is the paint thin enough it won’t even spray water just air. I have an 0.2 0.3 & an 0.5 tip and have tried them all. The passage way from the bowl is clear water will flow if I remove the air cap body from the gun when the bowl is full of water. It is an internal mix gun all passageways in the air cap body and needle caps and nozzle r clear. The needle is not slipping when I draw back on the trigger. I have capped the end with my finger and back flushed it at pressures as high as 100 psi. Was a lil afraid doing it that high. I am at my wits end with this problem. Can u guys think of n e thing else
  21. Robodendron

    Any plans for a rules pdf?

    See title. Would love to play the game but these days I hardly commit to printed rulebooks anymore. (especially when they have to be imported first)
  22. redambrosia

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    This is gonna be a stressful week. On Wednesday they're doing apartment inspections, so we have to remove all evidence of our cats from the premises. Thankfully we have a friend that will take them for a day. On Saturday my brother and I are closing an account we'd had for a bunch of change we found in my dad's apartment. We don't need to hold on to it, so we're splitting it between us three kids. And, in about three weeks, they're gonna start my dad on a morphine drip as part of his hospice.
  23. Lord of the Dish Pit

    May-be I should finish some of these...

    I'm still not entirely happy with the wraps, but that's balanced out by the fact their eyes came out better than I expected. A few details and some highlights on the skin, and they'll be done. "Is that...a Dorito? I'll hold off from eating you if you hand over the Dorito!" "No not the Brown Wash again!" Ok, they're talking back, it's time to attempt sleep.
  24. WhiteWulfe

    Getting to Know You, May 2018

    The fact I used to be pretty good at DDR (specifically Max 2 and Extreme cabinets), and especially In The Groove, where I was fairly decent at the challenge modes. My favourite time was at a local competition in Calgary (at the Leather Pocket, wonder if Len still has it open, the pool tables anyways) where I wound up not only being drawn against the one who was my rival at the time (an awesome woman) but to top it off, the third song was the one we had been fighting each other on the scoreboard for the past month. I've NEVER seen a room full of ITG competitors go silent almost the instant a random draw was announced... Then again, over half the room knew just how fierce it had been - she'd set the score, and I'd come in an hour or two later, then beat it.. That's how it started. This kept happening with bragging back and forth on forums, up until the day it was drawn... And with it being drawn, the half that didn't know of the rivalry was trying to chant for a redraw, because it was Vertex^2, arguably the most technically challenging song in ITG2. I grinned to her, she shot one of those "bring it on" kind of looks, and I think my only words were "it's settled, today!" with quite the determined voice. In the end, I lost by all of 0.1% or so, but it was a worthy loss, because man, we made each other work for it - we were neck and neck the entire time. And yes, I was courteous enough at the end to offer a handshake, which was accepted. I left her score up on the high scores for a month before going after it again... ^_^;;;; My favourite mode to play was double though and man did I put a LOT of loonies into machines that had double premium (pay $1, you can play both pads, instead of how machines were normally configured, which was a $2 hit)... ..... And even with all of that, I couldn't do a seven star in PumpItUp.... Steps are a lot harder in Pump though, as they're based off of actual dancing styles... .... Oh wait, every chance I get I talk a out that battle. Uh, uhmmmm... I'm proud my second day at a winter autocross I best eight Subaru's, which driving a Corolla? Nope, I tell that one pretty often too. Proud of the fact I beat a score one of the big league benchers put up? Hmmm, nope, in computer forums I don't shut up about how I managed to beat a score Christian Ney put up (I beat his FSB submission for my first subzero benching motherboard, after a LOT of attempts). Uh.... Huh. Uhm, I'm.... Drawing a bit of a blank. I tend to boast about accomplishments I'm proud of, and/or am talkative about things in general I'm proud of... Can I jokingly say then that I'm proud of the moments when I can actually shut up, and let others talk? No, really, I am serious about that.
  25. sumbloke

    Randomness XIV: THE FLOOR IS LAVA!

    Have you seen any of OK GO's film clips? They are mostly done as a single shot for the full clip and have even more moving parts... https://youtu.be/qybUFnY7Y8w https://youtu.be/oL3qDpubXU8
  26. paintybeard

    Getting to Know You, May 2018

    Time in the services. It's not a question of needing an excuse to mention it as only other service members will understand most of the implications. "Silent Service" and all that sort of thing.
  27. Morihalda

    Getting to Know You, May 2018

    May 22: What's something you're proud of but never have a good excuse to mention it?
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