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sonrisu
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:21 am    Post subject: Offtopic - Winter 2011 Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a very strange dream last night. The only reason I bring it up, is because part of it has to do with GDR. I'll just keep to that part:

Randomly driving down the highway with my brother, in a sports car. We cross an intersection. Magically, the car turns into a giant winnebago. My brother turns into Sirocco. We are driving from Canada to southern US, being maniacs and sticking halfway out the windows. We end up stopping somewhere to dig up Sirocco's grandfather's ashes. After that, we continue driving. I eventually end up in a hospital wearing a monkey mask and bullying a little chimp while Sirocco documents it on video.

And that's only the part involving our dear moderator. The previous, and later parts, were all much more trippy than this. :]
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 7:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd suggest checking your apartment for a gas leak. ;)

I can't even remember the last time I had a crazy dream. I'm probably crunching to meet deadlines in my sleep.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Until very recently I had lots of dreams involving me and my ex having a wonderful life. Which is very unsettling, because then I wake up and I feel bad and I can't shake the unsettling feeling all day.

So yeah, I'd love some crazy dreams. :)
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Damn, I'm good.


I once had a dream where I was surfing large pieces of home furniture down the streets of San Fran with William Shatner. I fell off an entertainment center and rolled into a mail dropbox. He called me a wuss.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Star trek Shatner or Boston Legal Shatner?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Half n' half. Closer to the TJ Hooker era Shatner.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 5:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice, I mentioned TJ Hooker at work one time and all the young people looked at me like I was crazy and/or said something to report to HR. Heather Locklear was da bomb back in the day :)
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I bring up TekWar era Shatner, I am also met with dumbfounded looks.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw Tron Legacy yesterday, it was a servicable sequel, not sure it was worth 25 years (or whatever) but decent. Nowadays the special effects were cool, but not mind blowing like in 1983. Jeff Bridges performance was great, 'Sam, you're messing with my Zen thing, Man!' Plot was okay too. My only gripe was; Tron was only in the movie as for about 5 seconds, as a 'reprogrammed' bad guy. Lame.
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I just got back from it right now. I enjoyed it. Please remember that Tron is a movie about a dude (THE DUDE, no less) that gets sucked in to the computer world to fight AI's... that's a cue to leave your brain at the door.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:

Nice, I mentioned TJ Hooker at work one time and all the young people looked at me like I was crazy and/or said something to report to HR.


If they don't have complimentary hookers at the lunch bar, you just need to find a better job ;)



Quote:

Plot was okay too. My only gripe was; Tron was only in the movie as for about 5 seconds, as a 'reprogrammed' bad guy. Lame.


Eeew! Damn. I think I'll Netflix that one around the middle of the year or so.


Speaking of movies that are good, [url=Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya[/url] was beyond excellent, if you're into that sort of thing. After a year of near total disappointments, it was nice to see a movie that didn't totally choke on wang.

Also, if you want a stark reminder of the fact that your life doesn't suck, try watching [url= Always does the trick for me.



Probably NSFW.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was a little disappointed there was not a lot of bikes racing in Tron: Legacy like in the video game itself.

Code:


x = 500;
target_x = null;

function set_target_x(value)
{
    target_x = value;
}

function move_toward_target()
{
    if (target_x) // the point of it all
    {
        x -= 1;
        if (x == target_x)
        {
            target_x = null;
        }
    }
}

set_target_x(300);
move_toward_target(); // moves from 500 to 300

set_target_x(100);
move_toward_target(); // moves from 300 to 100

set_target_x(0);
move_toward_target(); // why the heck isn't it moving???


One... of... these... days...
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, the Humble Bundle just got extra-nuts. You now get both bundles, 11 games, for the price of one (or whatever you want to pay).

http://www.humblebundle.com

Oh, and most games are redeemable on Steam and Desura too.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can something refer to itself as "humble" and still actually be humble? Hmmm...



Quote:

set_target_x(0);


Uh... is target_x NULL after you call that?


Edit:

Derp. I see now what happened. It's too early to think logically!
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sirocco wrote:
Can something refer to itself as "humble" and still actually be humble? Hmmm...


That's a really good question and one I struggle with philosophically. It boils down to the same question as "Can you be willingly altruistic?"

I do, however, think it's okay to be proud of yourself, if it's not something you do lightly.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think they found a good marketing word to use to stand out (Humble). Like how Cliffski nabbed Gratuitous for his game.
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Quote:

I do, however, think it's okay to be proud of yourself, if it's not something you do lightly.


Pride versus humility has such a fine line for so many situations. If you're thinking about it, concerned about it even, I suspect you're doing a good enough job keeping things balanced.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm proud of my humility.

Code:
function draw(sprite, pos_x, pos_y)
{
    sprite.draw(pos_y, pos_y);
}

draw(some_sprite, 100, 200); // WTF!  Why is it drawing in the wrong spot???


Not today, apparently. ;)
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 12:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get the occasional typo like that. Some days are worse than others :)

The last time I really felt utterly stupid was ~6 months ago when I ran into a bug that was the result of an uninitialized variable. I guess I was in a hurry that evening.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My personal favorites are (unintentional) ones like:
Code:

if(value1 = value2) {
   // Do something 99% of the time.
} else {
   // Do something 1% of the time.
}

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ar Tonelico 2 is a very cute game. Weird, strange, ridiculous at times. And generally speaking the localization has been fantastic. Toward the end of the game, however, I've suddenly run into a huge spate of spelling errors and outright Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like moments... so many in a short period of time in fact that I was seriously tempted to check myself into a hospital because I was pretty sure I had suffered a stroke, and was cognitively impaired.

When you live alone you worry about shit like that, you know, because weirdness abounds. And stuff.

Also, this..................................... isn't a typo.
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Stumbled across Pretty Lights today. They're a mostly instrumental .. I guess, Trip Hop act? Heh, I don't really care, but it's good background music for working.

What's noteworthy though is all their CD's are free downloads on their website.

http://www.prettylightsmusic.com/

I've been listening to Soma FM (Groove Salad, and that Secret Agent station has been interesting) ... somehow it seems a totally obvious way of finding new music I've been neglecting. Silly me. I didn't find Pretty Light there though.
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Another totally obvious way of finding new music you've been ignoring is Pandora.
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Pandora isn't available outside the US. Neither is Hulu.
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