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5 comments | 21st June 2012, 19:18 PM

I just bought Deus Ex: Human Revolution for $30 last week. Today I find out it's on sale for $7.49.


18 comments | 22nd August 2011, 06:39 AM

Well, I turned 19 today (on the 21st, I know we're not all in the same time zone.) Seems to be the month of members' birthdays around here.

Don't come here a lot anymore except to browse but I guess I don't really have the time. Life's taken its turns and I've ended up deserting the mapping world for the past two years or so. I might come back to the hobby someday when spare time permits, maybe by then we won't even be using the Source engine anymore.

Moved 200 miles down to San Diego last weekend and I'm getting settled into my new home.

College starts tomorrow for me, and a lot of other people. It's just City College but I'm still nervous. Hell, I was born nervous.

Anyway, stay classy TWHL!

EDIT: Just realized it's been exactly one year since my last journal post. Lawl.

9 comments | 21st August 2010, 06:44 AM

I'm 18 today.

I've been visiting TWHL for five years now.

Which, if you think about it,

Actually makes me five years old.

6 comments | 17th July 2010, 16:43 PM

Typing this journal from my new Toshiba NB305 that I got yesterday, 2 days prior to leaving on an 11 day trip to France, Germany, and Switzerland with my family.

It's a neat little machine, although I am somewhat disappointed to say that it has a bit of trouble trying to play Half-Life, which even on a netbook seems somewhat surprising considering it's a 12 year old game. The laptop's native screen resolution, 1024x600, is apparently unsupported by Steam's Half-Life for whatever reason. It forces it into 800x600 mode, and brutally stretches everything out. Windowed mode works fine, though it's a bit distracting. The first time I started a new game and was riding on the tram, I actually got a huge amount of lag and general sluggishness. Switching to Direct 3D and 16 bit colors seemed to fix these problems for some reason. I guess the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 isn't too happy about OpenGL rendering.

Ultimate Doom played fine after a few DLL copying shenanigans though. :)

P.S. Windows 7 starter is the only OS I have ever used in my life that has desktop backgrounds intentionally designed out. Seriously. WTF, man.

18 comments | 24th May 2010, 04:09 AM

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3 comments | 23rd March 2010, 00:06 AM

My school's auto shop is apparently being shut down next year. I am disappoint.

Upon the teacher's suggestion I'm starting a petition (useless as those are) to try to keep it alive, and my father is probably going to speak at some board meeting or somesuch to urge against ditching it. It's only one more year for me, but an infinite number of years for future students. Whatever, all good things come to an end.

In other news, I haven't opened VHE in months.

20 comments | 31st January 2010, 18:16 PM

I have the chance to travel to a rural French village to attend a relative's wedding this summer, but I don't know if I want to go or not. The idea of traveling to a place where nobody outside of my family speaks English scares the shit out of me, not to mention I'm too self conscious to try and blurt out patched together sentences from some English-to-French phrasebook. The opportunity for uncomfortable social situations is staggering.

It's this or I stay at home alone for a week.

3 comments | 12th January 2010, 03:52 AM

Got my new engine started for the first time today. Runs beautifully, though it's still being broken in.

11 comments | 26th December 2009, 15:17 PM

I got a severe case of poison oak on Christmas eve, so bad that my eyes started swelling up. Today one of them is practically swollen shut, so I'm basically blind in one eye. It's been a miserable, itchy, blurry-eyed Christmas for me.

3 comments | 16th December 2009, 21:37 PM

Demonoid is back up. Woohoo!