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Commented 11 years ago2012-05-30 06:08:58 UTC in journal: #7810 Comment #44822
Your video got onto Kotaku, so I guess it worked! Congrats and nice work :)
Commented 11 years ago2012-05-21 11:43:38 UTC in journal: #7804 Comment #43555
I get up at 6AM, leave home at 7AM, travel 90 minutes on the train to work, and get home at 6:45. When I get home I do more work (freelance jobs) and then spend 60-90 minutes studying. I still usually get enough sleep but I definitely don't get enough time for playing games :(
Commented 11 years ago2012-05-16 01:27:31 UTC in journal: #7796 Comment #51445
Incomplete journal is incomplete.

Also I think he's talking about Torchlight 2.
Commented 11 years ago2012-05-11 23:37:17 UTC in journal: #7791 Comment #58003
Wait. This isn't a dream! You tricked me!
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Commented 11 years ago2012-05-08 11:40:27 UTC in journal: #7779 Comment #43529
Pretty sure seeing a leak in your dream means that you're spending too much time working with the Goldsource engine :)
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Commented 11 years ago2012-05-04 10:39:03 UTC in journal: #7773 Comment #43508
If you want to continue programming (and not go down the game dev route), I suggest you get yourself into a large(ish) corporation doing internal company development instead. Should be a MUCH better work environment. As Daub said, dealing with small business clients is just terrible, much better to work for corps who actually know what they want. (...well, most of the time)
Commented 11 years ago2012-04-30 13:11:13 UTC in journal: #7765 Comment #57973
That's why it's weird. It's blocking the entire domain. Odd.
Commented 11 years ago2012-04-30 12:06:35 UTC in journal: #7765 Comment #57972
Weird, my antivirus blocked your site :P

It says:
"The web page is on the list of websites with potentially dangerous content."
Commented 11 years ago2012-04-25 23:31:44 UTC in journal: #7760 Comment #43472
I was gunna say "pics or it didn't happen", but Striker already provided pics. Nice work, I guess?
Commented 11 years ago2012-04-25 22:44:04 UTC in journal: #7759 Comment #42034
Heh, thanks guys :)
One day I'll finish TWHL4 and then it'll really be something to celebrate ^_^
Commented 11 years ago2012-04-19 12:45:00 UTC in journal: #7753 Comment #43459
I find (b|v)logs where they just have stupid shit (or people talking about nothing particularly interesting) quite boring. When I write (no videos for me), I want it to be about something at least a little meaningful. I write on invert-x as a sort-of-blog, not to tell people about my boring life, but to express and explain a point of view on a particular topic. Some people might not agree with your point, but that's how you spark conversation and community involvement (not that ix has been successful at that so far :P).

Now I haven't seen any of your stuff besides the MOTM reviews so I don't know if your stuff applies or not :) MOTMs are good because they have a clear purpose in mind and are nice and informative.

But yeah, most of the time "goofing around in games" is only mildly (if at all) amusing to almost every person aside from the people who were playing the game at the time. Anyway, I like games but I prefer to watch the likes of Extra Credits than random British people playing Counter-Strike :)
Commented 11 years ago2012-04-17 22:42:17 UTC in journal: #7749 Comment #45581
ITT: Collapse jumps to a stupid conclusion.
Commented 11 years ago2012-04-17 08:00:50 UTC in journal: #7748 Comment #43447
Whenever I feel a bit sick, I load up some code and stare at it for a few hours, you should try doing that!
Commented 11 years ago2012-04-16 12:12:05 UTC in journal: #7745 Comment #43439
That's the way, get everybody else in the office sick and then have a few days peace and quiet at work!
Commented 11 years ago2012-04-11 13:20:13 UTC in journal: #7736 Comment #43416
I like it, Striker :P
Of course I would probably say that IE provokes the rage when I'm doing web development :P
Commented 11 years ago2012-04-06 00:43:03 UTC in journal: #7723 Comment #43398
Thanks for clarifying, Americans!
Commented 11 years ago2012-04-05 13:16:05 UTC in journal: #7723 Comment #43397
@CapT and other Americans: Does all American Chinese food come in those little paper boxes that you see on a lot of TV shows? I can't imagine you get much variety if it's just mostly those weird noodles. In Australia it's almost always in plastic containers and you need to order several different things and share them between yourselves. If you tried to put our Chinese food in a paper box, it would leak everywhere because it's usually quite heavy on the sauce. Either way, not really a fan of Chinese food takeaway, too unhealthy and not even all that tasty. An Indian curry, on the other hand... :)
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Commented 11 years ago2012-03-26 22:35:00 UTC in journal: #7704 Comment #45555
Awesome :)
Commented 11 years ago2012-03-25 12:58:36 UTC in journal: #7699 Comment #57936
I don't really understand what you're asking...surely linear progression is one of the simplest things in programming. Especially in only one dimension.

In case that's really what you're asking:

If you have a value x in the range between a and b, x is [x/(b-a)] distance from a.
If you have another range from c to d, you can get an equivalent point y in that range with y = c+[distance*(d-c)]

Of course distance will need to be a floating point number because it's between 0 and 1.
Commented 11 years ago2012-03-20 10:58:37 UTC in journal: #7692 Comment #57916
You guys can keep your Opera, I'll keep my browser extensions ;)
Commented 11 years ago2012-03-18 06:56:31 UTC in journal: #7686 Comment #53234
In Australia (and I assume other southern-hemisphere places), the school year is the same as the calendar year. That way there's still a "summer holiday".
Commented 11 years ago2012-03-17 12:58:42 UTC in journal: #7683 Comment #54413
Another reminder to everybody that backing your stuff up is important! Upload it to your web hosting, store it on an external drive, put it on a different whatever you need to do to get your important files backed up! Don't bother with stuff that can be re-downloaded like games or movies or anything like that, just the stuff you've actually created. For me, I keep all my programming work on my web hosting in an SVN repo. Don't leave it until tomorrow lest your HDD break like TJB's did!
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Commented 11 years ago2012-03-08 22:59:17 UTC in journal: #7668 Comment #57903
Linux is actually a clone of the Unix operating system, it's not derived from Unix exactly. It's described as a "Unix-like" system.

And srry, please don't call it GNU/Linux. Stallman is a jackass and nobody should listen to him :|

GNU as it currently stands is only the utilities and tools that are included in pretty much every distro of Linux and other Unix-like systems. All Linux distros include both GNU and non-GNU software, while a true GNU system would not include non-GNU software.

The actual GNU kernel (and therefore the operating system as a whole as that is fully dependant on the kernel) is in alpha stage and has been in development for almost 20 years. Aside from that most of your stuff is right.
Commented 11 years ago2012-03-04 10:59:28 UTC in journal: #7657 Comment #57886
Fresh flathead is probably the best fish to eat, you should have some of that :)
Commented 11 years ago2012-02-28 12:06:06 UTC in journal: #7651 Comment #36095
You can take the scum out of the bag, but you can't take the bag out of the scum!
Commented 11 years ago2012-02-28 11:54:37 UTC in journal: #7649 Comment #66850
I like music that I can whistle along to, which I guess puts me in the "does not like dubstep" group. Don't hate me :(
Commented 11 years ago2012-02-14 07:12:35 UTC in journal: #7619 Comment #57849
Tet's never mapping ever again :P
Commented 11 years ago2012-02-12 20:23:25 UTC in journal: #7616 Comment #66522
"Snown"? Is that a real word? ...Looking it up...

Nope it isn't. It sounds great, though. Snown.
Commented 11 years ago2012-02-02 21:39:21 UTC in journal: #7599 Comment #52689
Defense Grid.
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Commented 11 years ago2012-01-30 20:46:59 UTC in journal: #7595 Comment #54375
I have 5TB and I've used about 50% :P
The most recent drives I bought were the Samsung SpinPoint models as well, they seem to be working quite well. I was sick of the Seagates breaking on me, let's hope these ones don't do the same.
Commented 11 years ago2012-01-29 10:28:03 UTC in journal: #7594 Comment #49335
"Lose" as in "lose your keys"
"Loose" as in "this screw is loose"
Ignore the above comment, "loose" is not an acceptable substitute for "lose" when you're speaking English.
Commented 11 years ago2012-01-28 12:31:51 UTC in journal: #7593 Comment #57833
"What intrigues me is how the ink level detection works, because I couldn’t figure that out. I also can’t figure out why after refilling the sponge the printer still reports the ink level as low."

It's simply the printer knowing how much ink that it has printed since you first put the cartridge into it. The cartridge has a fixed volume so the firmware can easily predict the amount of ink left (assuming you don't refill it). If it automatically detects when you put a brand new one in, it's probably because the chip inside the cartridge has a different serial number or some such.
Commented 11 years ago2012-01-26 20:53:51 UTC in journal: #7592 Comment #45510
Fun fact: When you posted this journal, it was no longer Australia Day anywhere in Australia :)
Commented 11 years ago2012-01-14 13:19:24 UTC in journal: #7574 Comment #53660
Don't do it. A mate of mine at work bought one of these, used it for like...a month, and never used it again. It's a great big gimmick, and you'll regret wasting your money. There's also lots of game compatibility issues and the drivers are unstable, so you'll be crashing a lot.
Commented 11 years ago2012-01-06 01:45:00 UTC in journal: #7560 Comment #43296
7 years (2563 days) for me. I would have been 15 at the time. I'm pretty ashamed of everything I did up until, say...4 years ago.

Like Madcow, I'm not active in any other online communities.
Commented 11 years ago2012-01-05 20:57:36 UTC in news: Happy New Year! Comment #100049
Technically the MOTM mods DO have veto power, but I guess they don't want to abuse it or something like that. It's mostly for when there's ties, or when you know that someone spammed the votes and so on.
Commented 11 years ago2012-01-05 02:08:50 UTC in journal: #7557 Comment #45463
Well, I guess more shocked in that I think it's shocking (as in slang for "terrible") rather than shocked in that I'm surprised by it.
Commented 11 years ago2012-01-04 12:57:58 UTC in journal: #7557 Comment #45462
srry: It's pretty much guaranteed that one of the two big parties makes it in the top job, but you can always vote for the independent parties for your local seat. Or them crazy Greens. There's about 5 out of the 80 or so seats currently in Australia that are not one of the two big parties.

That said, our politics is just as fucked up as America's, just on a smaller scale. They're using ammo such as "what to do with illegal immigrants" and "should gay marriage be allowed" (and other things with equally obvious solutions) to sway the mouth-breathing masses one way or the other.

In reality it's just a bunch of old geezers who have no idea how the modern world works getting way too much power and making stupid decisions that help nobody but themselves.

Actually, it sounds a lot like my job!

(For the record, the obvious solution for the immigrants is to give them a choice: go back to where you came from, or your boat will be shot out of the water. And I'm shocked that people are still debating gay marriage. Sigh.)
Commented 11 years ago2012-01-01 03:26:45 UTC in news: Happy New Year! Comment #99987
To follow on from a comment above, I've actually never seen anybody drinking Fosters here in Australia. Ever.
Commented 11 years ago2011-12-31 23:38:30 UTC in news: Happy New Year! Comment #99977
Hah, that was great :)
I think Huntey did a good job of capturing my rugged good looks and...ViewSonic brand "tablet PC" :P
Commented 11 years ago2011-12-29 09:34:26 UTC in journal: #7540 Comment #66501
Is it a crime to not carry ID in your country? Nothing like that here unless you're driving or buying alcohol and so on... Does your country enforce a curfew time for young people or something?

I guess you were going to catch the bus and you had no wallet. Fare evasion is a crime!
Commented 11 years ago2011-12-28 13:53:37 UTC in journal: #7537 Comment #43273
Time to find a bunch of flash games to pass the time!
Commented 11 years ago2011-12-28 11:21:41 UTC in journal: #7537 Comment #43272
I took the three days off :P
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