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Commented 2 days ago2021-01-22 03:01:33 UTC in journal: Deathmatch with my son Comment #103199
I swear I used to have reaction times like that.... :walter:

I played vertico a bunch back in the day - this was a nostalgia trip! Great to see you and Scott having a blast together - some of my fondest memories are fragging my dad in Elite Force and Jedi Outcast.

Also also!
My partner and I got a kitten a couple of months ago and we named her River. I only now realised that I probably had that name lodged in my head from you, so thankyou :)
Commented 3 weeks ago2021-01-02 00:42:15 UTC in vault item: de_109 Comment #103171
Commented 3 weeks ago2020-12-30 19:32:25 UTC in journal: Ehch Arr Tee Comment #103167
frickin' sweet!

Best of luck
Commented 1 month ago2020-12-24 01:05:44 UTC in vault item: aim_saturn Comment #103152
Added to the server!
Commented 1 month ago2020-12-22 18:37:37 UTC in vault item: fy_splash Comment #103150
I can't get the download to work.

Edit:
Zeeba sent it via email, so I've mirrored it here.
Commented 1 month ago2020-12-10 16:34:05 UTC in vault item: awp_tokyo_v2 Comment #103133
I love the concept and location - very cool to see when I was in Tokyo last year - but the lighting really ruins this for me. Nothing casting shadows makes everything look monotone and un-engaging. There are no contrast or focal points and it really removes the sense of awe that such a location should have.
Commented 1 month ago2020-12-05 15:28:22 UTC in journal: The new headers Comment #103118
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Commented 1 month ago2020-12-05 01:41:24 UTC in vault item: Kitten Comment #103107
lost my shit
Commented 2 months ago2020-11-16 20:32:29 UTC in vault item: TWHL Tower 2 Comment #103043
10.0/10
Architecture — 10
Texturing — 10
Ambience — 10
Lighting — 10
Gameplay — 10

I can't even put into words how great an experience this was.

With very, very few exceptions it's an absolute delight to play from start to finish and the amount of talent on display is awe-inspiring. Unq and Strider are the absolute crème de la crème, but that is by no means an insult to all the other contributors who all did an incredible job.

I want to curl up in a ball and cry because I will never have these skillz.
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Commented 2 months ago2020-10-29 18:54:27 UTC in vault item: Bridge The Gap 2.0 Comment #102993
9.2/10
Architecture — 10
Texturing — 10
Ambience — 8
Lighting — 10
Gameplay — 8

Awesome use of stock assets to create an entirely lore-friendly Black Mesa sidequest. Architecture is interesting and detailed throughout, texturing with vanilla wads is varied and colourful and the lighting is up to your high standards. Ambience could use a tickle here and there, but is certainly not lacking.

Gameplay loses a couple of points just because after what was a really challenging and fun middle section with grunts, it gets steadily easier towards the end and then has no big finalé.

Great work. Get back to The Core.
Commented 3 months ago2020-10-21 19:35:31 UTC in journal: Unity Game Dev. Comment #102985
Tom Francis from PC Gamer (of Gunpoint & Heat Signature fame) has a wonderful tutorial series on Unity development for beginners.
Commented 3 months ago2020-10-18 11:26:10 UTC in journal: Journal sus... Comment #102967
Fun Fact: Urby has dual citizenship, being from both Finland and Guatemala.
Commented 4 months ago2020-09-08 09:09:38 UTC in journal: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Comment #102906
Ep3 is out! We start hitting our stride from here
Commented 4 months ago2020-09-02 20:39:52 UTC in journal: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Comment #102897
it is not my birthday, nor is there a video :plastered:
Commented 4 months ago2020-09-02 18:40:10 UTC in journal: Is it a bird? Is it a plane? Comment #102894
Watch this space :walter:
Commented 5 months ago2020-08-02 17:16:27 UTC in journal: I lifted a cinder block today Comment #102842
Happy birthday, Admer!
Commented 5 months ago2020-07-28 09:05:16 UTC in journal: Welcoming a New Friend Comment #102812
River is gorgeous! What a wonderful smile :heart:

Also every time I see how old Scott is getting, I feel very, very old.
Commented 6 months ago2020-07-23 10:43:58 UTC in journal: Tragedy Comment #102804
You'll never forget him, and that's precious.

Condolences.
Commented 6 months ago2020-07-12 10:22:56 UTC in vault item: Rat Hunt: Quarters - UPDATED Comment #102789
Absolutely loved this - what a creative idea. Can't believe I missed it 5 years ago!!

I haven't checked the source files yet, but just from reading the comments it seems like some are grenade-only. I couldn't pick up the nades at the start - i just kept getting weapon stripped and only receiving the crossbow.

Hunted for maybe 20-25 mins and managed to get as far as 12 rats remaining.

Some were really hard, and if I've learned anything from this, it's that you're one devious bastard.

Brushwork is super HL-nostalgic, really clean and textural with a lot of depth and detail created from relatively few brushes. Lovely work. One critique is that the tram you've made is a bit of an odd shape. It seems boxier than a classic HL tram.

5/5
Commented 7 months ago2020-06-20 12:02:55 UTC in vault item: cs_concert Comment #102758
My first comment here is pretty funny in Mario's voice
Commented 9 months ago2020-04-09 08:30:45 UTC in journal: I modded my robovac Comment #102660
Commented 9 months ago2020-04-08 11:23:36 UTC in journal: My grandfather died Comment #102657
Really sorry, mate.
Commented 9 months ago2020-04-07 10:20:53 UTC in journal: I modded my robovac Comment #102646
That's such a cool project. It's one of the most erected things I've ever seen. Top score for your erection.

Really, though, what sort of price tag does all that equipment run up?
Commented 9 months ago2020-04-05 14:30:24 UTC in journal: I modded my robovac Comment #102639
I launched a Kickstarter and it got succesfully funded in 3 days!
Fuck yeah, Zeeba! That's awesome!!!
Commented 9 months ago2020-04-03 00:37:29 UTC in journal: I modded my robovac Comment #102622
What projects are you guys getting up to whilst isolating?
Commented 9 months ago2020-03-30 12:21:49 UTC in journal: Coronavirus Comment #102608
I never thought I'd see a global pandemic cascade, let alone create one...
Commented 10 months ago2020-02-28 01:05:32 UTC in vault item: dm_perthowned Comment #102556
This is nuts. Amazing work.
Commented 1 year ago2019-12-21 13:43:48 UTC in journal: Life update and promo Comment #102467
Absolutely awesome, mate. Absolutely awesome.
Commented 1 year ago2019-07-27 15:07:15 UTC in journal: Graffiti Ahoy! Comment #102172
Commented 1 year ago2019-07-15 13:09:36 UTC in journal: Strictly speaking, this is two minutes too late. Comment #102165
Extremely late happy birthday!!
Commented 1 year ago2019-07-15 13:09:12 UTC in journal: Tibet Comment #102164
May as well give Everest a wee climb while you're there
Commented 1 year ago2019-07-15 13:08:35 UTC in journal: Moving forward Comment #102163
London is a shitehole. Welcome.

+1 Moving back the moment indyref happens.
Commented 1 year ago2019-07-10 15:12:31 UTC in journal: What to do in London this summer? Comment #102154
Jesus christ this boy can drink
Commented 1 year ago2019-06-30 10:52:21 UTC in journal: What to do in London this summer? Comment #102130
Oh, just a note, if you don't have a contactless card or contactless phone, you should get an Oyster card which can be used in the same way. You top it up with money and you can use it on all transport in London.
There is still some support for paper tickets on trains, but not on buses, and it's about double the price of contactless & Oyster. London is heading quite quickly towards completely cashless, so a contactless payment method is really the only way to get things done. Many bars/shops don't accept cash anymore.
Commented 1 year ago2019-06-30 10:43:57 UTC in journal: What to do in London this summer? Comment #102129
What does unlimited travel mean? I suppose a ticket is available only for a specific route, until you get off the bus. So the underground is per-trip... hmm. When I was in Madrid, I paid only at the entrance to the underground network and then could switch lines as much as I wanted until I got out again. Paying per trip in that maze sounds like a bad deal :(.
Unlimited travel means you scan your contactless bank card/phone when you get on any bus. It'll be £1.50 regardless of how many changes you make/how far you go (within Zones 1-6)[almost all of London]. So even if I scan my card/phone on six buses in an hour, it'll still only be £1.50 total at the end of the day.

You don't ever buy a ticket. All trains are, again, just contactless when you enter/exit a station. Doesn't matter how many trains you use whilst you're on the network. For example, I could get on a train at my station Kentish Town. I boop my phone on the way in. I'd take the Northern Line down to King's Cross, get off the train, move through the station and get on another train on the Piccadilly Line and head north to my final destination. I don't boop my phone again until I leave the underground, regardless of how many lines/trains I use. It charges you based on the number of zones you'd have to travel through to reach your destination, with the least being about £1.20 and the most being about £4.

There's also an absolute maximum of £12 that the underground can charge your card, so even if you make 15 completely separate £4 trips over the course of the day, it'll never be more than that.
Commented 1 year ago2019-06-25 21:39:25 UTC in journal: What to do in London this summer? Comment #102121
Haha, yeah, fuck the British rail network. It costs me £95 to go home to see my parents. I can fly to most places in Europe for cheaper -_-'

My girlfriend and I can drive you if you'd like. Lemme know what your schedule is. I'll be in Scotland visiting fam from the week beginning the 8th of July, back in London on the 15th then New York for work at the end of July - exact dates TBC. August is pretty much clear, but I'll be in Japan for 2 months for work from 14th September, so the window is mainly July/Aug.

Download Citymapper and load it with London's downloadable map before you arrive. It's the only way to efficiently navigate the maze that is the London Underground network.

Expect to pay upwards of £15 for every meal, especially if you like alcohol with your food. Save accordingly.

Buses are unlimited travel for £1.50 in and around London, and are therefore by far the most economical option, followed by the London Overground. An underground journey will cost around £4 per trip. You can pay as you get on to all of these with a contactless bank card/phone, so don't worry about getting an Oyster card or paper tickets.

While you're here, make sure to check out some shows at Underbelly Festival in Southbank. It's a beautiful part of the city, and Underbelly runs all summer long. It's alternative/arts/music/comedy/cabaret/drag and is usually seen as a warmup for the Edinburgh Fringe for comedians.

Leicester Square is the famous central landmark if you wanna get your classic tourism photos. Keep a strong hand on your camera and wallet there, but it's well worth visiting. I'd also recommend seeing a musical around Leicester Square while you're here. Even if it's not something you think you'd enjoy, they're insanely good in London. You can get really good seats for some of the older ones like Bat out of Hell for like £5 these days. The new ones will cost you around £60-120 depending on their fame. Hamilton is obv amazing, as is Waitress. School of Rock was a bit of a letdown.

Any specific questions, let me know. I'll PM you my number for Whatsapp in case of emergencies/beer hangs.
Commented 1 year ago2019-06-22 12:19:26 UTC in vault item: ts_untergrund19 Comment #102114
How tricky would it be to make a version for HLDM? I'd love to try it, but don't have any interest in TS
Commented 1 year ago2019-06-21 19:17:04 UTC in journal: My princess, Ivory-Rose - UPDATED July 11th Comment #102110
Bruce, pls provide a single piece of evidence that vaccines cause autism.
Fuck, even provide a single piece of evidence that mercury causes autism, let alone thiomersal.
Commented 1 year ago2019-06-21 08:15:54 UTC in journal: My princess, Ivory-Rose - UPDATED July 11th Comment #102105
I was awaiting Dr Young's input here, and he did not disappoint :)
Commented 1 year ago2019-06-20 18:22:02 UTC in journal: My princess, Ivory-Rose - UPDATED July 11th Comment #102100
Holy fuck, of course there's something to lose by not vaccinating your child. Good grief.

Urby, autistic folk tend to be razor sharp comedians when they get older, so at the very least she'll be better at telling jokes than her father.
Also how the fuck is she four already. Have you checked her for latent time traveller DNA???
Commented 1 year ago2019-06-15 03:35:34 UTC in journal: Gaming PC for my son Comment #102094
Am I the only one getting feels?
Takes me right back to my first PC build with my dad.

Also on the subject of monitors, I'll always go for colour, contrast ratio and resolution over refresh rate. You only really need >60Hz if you're competing in e-sports. Maybe I was just seeing early-generation tech, but every high refresh-rate monitor I've used compromises pretty significantly on image quality.
Commented 1 year ago2019-05-18 16:20:52 UTC in journal: Resident Alcohol Comment #101995
why
Commented 1 year ago2019-04-26 08:29:12 UTC in journal: Mapping out the future Comment #101969
old crusty club!
Commented 1 year ago2019-03-28 16:00:44 UTC in journal: Another Brain Surgery? Comment #101935
Sorry I didn't see this sooner. So glad to hear it sounds like good news - you're both immensely strong to go through more of this. Lots of love, mate.
Commented 1 year ago2019-03-02 18:09:56 UTC in journal: 0x0011 Comment #101854
Happy late birthday, young man
Commented 1 year ago2019-03-02 18:09:38 UTC in journal: Prime number Comment #101853
Happy birthday discodude!
Commented 2 years ago2019-01-10 02:08:47 UTC in journal: Been away... Been busy... Comment #101718
Hot damn that's awesome!

Tool and Metallica walk in to a barn dance... :crowbar:

It's a really cool sound and there's some serious, serious talent on display. The song itself is maybe a touch too measured for my obviously subjective tastes, but I'd love to hear you guys live when you let your hair down a little more. Feel like I got a taste of it at around 4 minutes and it's definitely got me looking forward to the album.

Fuckin' rock and roll, Brett <3