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4 comments | 30th June 2011, 14:08 PM

Wazzup guys?

First of all, I got Minecraft! Yeah, some of you already know. What a cool game! You know what's the problem? Unlimited freedom limits creativity. It's just the way it is, let's admit it. Not totally, I still find this game incredibly fun. But by the time I finally get some redstone resources, and find the incredibly rare gold and diamonds on some maps(also lapis lazuli is as rare as particles in space) I get kind of bored to continue doing some circuits(never actually did until know, I should learn... I know the basics).
I also have a 2 favorite texture packs: Misa(64x64) and LB PhotoRealism(128x128). They both successfully replace the retro 16x16 without changing the general atmosphere or adding piercing-your-eyes eye-candy.

These days I was looking out of curiosity for some good ringtones, to replace one of the defaults my Galaxy Mini has. Although I didn't quite find something that was designed as a ringtone(I like ringtones to be Ring Tones, not cut up music tracks), I found a couple of ones that are just epicridiculous:

Ridiculous sheep with one having a grotesque hoarse sound

Breathtaking ringtone

Old Nokia tune that has an EPIC turnaround- with a bit of editing, I would extend a bit the "old" part

In other news, today I was rejected at the driving theory test(20 out of 26, min=22)... after I made so many fucking tests at home and made 2 tests at the school to prove myself I should give it a try. Now I have to stay 15 days until I can do the test again :...

P.S.: I am trying to help a friend get some votes, so please go here and give him a vote. There is not registering required, just a simple click.

24 comments | 22nd June 2011, 20:21 PM

Sorry to post another journal this fast, but I remembered something I did not post in my last one.

One of the comments 2 journals ago when I said I was leaving for a couple of days was.
"Withdrawing from a heavy TWHL addiction can be quite difficult. Symptoms include nausea, cold sweat, night fever, and diarrhea.", by 2muchvideogames.

Add to that "dreaming TWHL related stuff".

Yes, I dreamed being together with a TWHL member. I don't clearly remember all the sequence, but I know at some point I entered a train, sat down and had a friendly talk about "interesting things" (probably mapping). Then at some point, I accidentally dropped something from the train. So I said to him "wait, I'm gonna jump, get it and come back!". So I did. Unfortunately, although I was running really fast(I mean, FAST), the train was too far away to catch. And so the dream ended with me being extremely upset I didn't got to know him better, discuss more and become friends.

I am not going to tell you who the member was though. ([EDIT] Perhaps in the next journal)

Actually, to cut some boring moments of your life, try to think of what would have happened next if I could have got up on the train again. Imagine!

P.S. Man, this dream just fuelled my enthusiasm of maybe some day be able to make a TWHL meeting in real life. That would be so rad, bros!
TWHL is and will remain a special community because it has given to me one of the best friends. Although he left the community long ago, I still talk to him everyday.

10 comments | 21st June 2011, 16:50 PM

Hey guys! I'm back!

Also, new reason to reinstall my webcam.

10 comments | 17th June 2011, 13:49 PM

Goodbye, TWHL. I'm leaving you.(for a couple of days, haha!)

I'm going to be absent for a couple of days. Yes that's the main reason I asked for a delay on the TWHL map competition and I really hope I can make it for Sunday evening back. I'm going on a trip... by train. And, if you remember me talking about going on a trip in 2010(July I think), trains are damn slow in my country. Damn tiresome trips...

Not that many of you care so much about this anyway.

Where I'm going there are no interesting landscapes to shoot photos of, but I'm taking the camera just in case.

Well, goodbye. See you soon TWHL.

2 comments | 14th June 2011, 21:37 PM

Spice up that contrast!

Well, I made my first Gimp tutorial on my photo blog( yes I also have a photo blog, not just my other blog).
You know what's interesting? Reading a tutorial like this usually takes no more than 10 minutes(if you want to apply some knowledge learned). But the usual case is just a fugitive look at it of under 2 minutes, mainly looking at the pictures.
Making the tutorial took me about an hour or more.

Enjoy :).

[EDIT] I think I can edit the HTML to add some custom styles to it. Blogger is much more flexible than other blogging platforms. I want the text in bold to be more visible. Is the <style> tag used here? Hmm... better check w3 schools...

[EDIT2] Hah, oh wow.. it worked. That's nice.

2 comments | 8th June 2011, 15:21 PM

I'm not a fan of Apple products, but this was entertaining to watch:
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4 comments | 4th June 2011, 11:25 AM

What a full week I had!

I was busy working on projects, but I went on a well deserved trip to a thermal spa resort, the best one in my country actually. I kinda got cooked in the sun. Yeah, I forgot to put sun lotion but I wasn't very worried either because I was mostly swimming in the deep pools. Turns out I was wrong. Even now, my skin hurts(it was a horrible pain the next day after the trip). I had incredible fun on the water slides too. I love to make huge water splashes :D.

I also played some field tennis and table tennis( I suck at table tennis though).

Thursday I went to the photography awards for the the local photo competition that was carried some weeks ago. Heh, most of the photos there really sucked and even the organizer had to classify them as "mediocre". I think there were 2 guys who owned a DSLR and made a couple of superb photos. I couldn't exceed them. I know it's being said that the photographer, not the tool matters but... you just can't ignore the quality output of a 1/2.3 inch sensor(my camera) with a APSC or something like that( like 23.6 x 15.8 mm for example) size sensor.
Anyway, I won the second place for diverse photography and second place again for black&white:

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Crystal drops on the delicate blade of grass by Carstic Productions, on Flickr

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Dog nose by Carstic Productions, on Flickr
(I edited this for b&w)

I am also a bit stressed because next week I will have my last hours of instructed driving, the driving exams are following and I am not so confident in my knowledge and driving skills.

Well, not a bad week at all. If only every week of this summer would be like that and I could find myself a summer job... Life deserves to be lived at its fullest.

1 comment | 29th May 2011, 19:33 PM

Hehe, while I was on this site looking at how sorting algorithms work, I stumbled onto this link showing a "bubble-sort dance", filmed in Romania.
Now I wonder how a quicksort dance would look like...

[EDIT] That's funny, there's a select-sort dance there too :)). And an Insert-Sort one too.
... and a shell sort dance...

So far my favorite is the Insert-Sort dance.

12 comments | 23rd May 2011, 11:30 AM

Well what do you know, a half-life like scenario could happen in Romania in the future. I'm talking about a resonance cascade, if anybody from earth obtains and puts an "alien" crystal in front of this.

TL;DR? :

Romania[2011-2014]: IMA CHARGING MY LAZOR!
Romania[2015]: IMA FIRIN' MY LAZOR!
Romania[2016]: BLEOOH!

[EDIT] From what I understand by 2020 it will be fully functional. I'll be 27 years old then hmm...

[EDIT2] OH SHIT. I AM GORDON FREEMAN.

4 comments | 22nd May 2011, 12:04 PM

Well, 21st December 2012 is the next Doomsday.