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Commented 11 years ago2011-05-12 08:27:25 UTC in journal: #7214 Comment #55803
That guy has a lot of tray icons.
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Commented 11 years ago2011-05-01 11:51:27 UTC in journal: #7193 Comment #57515
I turn off cleartype whenever I can. It always looks awful on every setup I've seen, except for bold text or large font sizes. Give me my perfect pixelated text any day.
Commented 11 years ago2011-04-30 05:19:40 UTC in journal: #7190 Comment #66990
@Stu: Sounds like something you should be journal-ing about!
Commented 11 years ago2011-04-30 01:31:53 UTC in journal: #7191 Comment #66354
The exact same thing happened to my family's multifunction printer a few years back. We ditched the printer because it was smearing dead ants over all our paper whenever we tried to print.
Commented 11 years ago2011-04-26 01:53:08 UTC in journal: #7184 Comment #60809
I think you're being quite impractical. It's all about using the right tool for the job. You wouldn't use a spoon to eat spaghetti if you had a fork available. But let's just agree to disagree.

Also, Changing your images to links because that animation is annoying me.
Commented 11 years ago2011-04-26 01:50:37 UTC in journal: #7184 Comment #60808
Actually, that's the camera's fault. Bad example. Besides, saving that image as a PNG results in an image that is over 8 times the size of the JPEG. That's a terrible trade-off.
Commented 11 years ago2011-04-26 01:42:42 UTC in journal: #7184 Comment #60807
I'm talking about photos and game screenshots here. The example you used is a web graphic containing lots of block colours and some text. This is what PNG is optimised for. It would be silly to use JPEG for a graphic like that.

It's all about using the right format for the right job. There is no "one format to rule them all", and there probably never will be. To suggest otherwise is just plain ignorance. Of course JPEG artifacts are noticeable in web graphics, just as poor PNG compression is noticeable in a photograph.

A 2 second download for some will be a two minute download for others. I know that I cannot download 2MB in two seconds (more like 5 seconds at maximum speed - double that for a slower server), and my internet is considered fast for my country. We don't all live in Europe.

JeffMOD's image may contain text and lines, but it is mostly a game screenshot. It can be saved as a JPEG at 95% quality to a file six times smaller, with no visible degradation in the text or any other part of the image. Considering that the website he uploaded the image to only allows files up to a maximum size, I would say that image size is far more important to most people than an insignificant amount of lossy encoding.
Commented 11 years ago2011-04-26 00:43:44 UTC in journal: #7184 Comment #60806
PNG is the best format when you need lossless screenshots and photos. When creating a texture, that is fine. But when uploading one to the internet, you almost never need a lossless format. JPEG is an almost non-existent drop in quality for a significant drop in size. A 200kb JPEG will download ten times faster than a 2MB PNG, and the quality difference will not be noticeable under normal circumstances. To recommend that people use PNG to upload photos on the internet is utter madness.
Commented 11 years ago2011-04-25 21:14:08 UTC in journal: #7184 Comment #60805
Ever heard of a nice little format called JPEG?

Remember to choose the right format for the job. PNG is terrible at stuff like game screenshots or photos. And obviously if you're uploading to the web, you don't need to worry about tiny artifacts that may appear.
Commented 11 years ago2011-04-19 06:03:00 UTC in news: A wild Portal 2 appears. Comment #99878
SNAPE KILLS GLADOS!
Commented 11 years ago2011-04-18 08:06:11 UTC in journal: #7170 Comment #57452
This is what happens when Half-Life fans go crazy from lack of news.
Commented 11 years ago2011-04-16 07:04:38 UTC in vault item: 9mm machine gun Comment #19012
Duplicate accounts are NOT allowed, and giving yourself 5 stars is simply appalling. I hope that once your temp-ban finishes, you'll be more sensible.
Commented 11 years ago2011-04-13 21:48:00 UTC in journal: #7161 Comment #45181
I'm pretty sure most people classify Portal as "good" because they've played it and it IS good.
Commented 11 years ago2011-04-13 11:41:45 UTC in journal: #7161 Comment #45180
Commented 11 years ago2011-04-13 00:00:10 UTC in journal: #7161 Comment #45179
Portal 2 preloading!

...after work.
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Commented 11 years ago2011-04-03 10:19:33 UTC in journal: 10000th login Comment #59093
There's probably a secret message for login number 100,000!
Commented 11 years ago2011-04-01 20:56:15 UTC in journal: #7137 Comment #44751
Awesome, congrats!
Commented 11 years ago2011-03-29 04:13:23 UTC in news: Competition 30 Comment #99867
Ah, thanks. I fixed the link in the forums, missed the news post. Some idiot created a couple of "TEst" (which makes it easy to guess who it was) compos which bumped the compo number up.
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Commented 11 years ago2011-03-23 08:59:07 UTC in journal: #7122 Comment #55241
But Strider! Tits and guns!
Commented 11 years ago2011-03-21 08:06:22 UTC in vault item: aim_aztec_portugal Comment #18908
Dimbark. Don't be a douche. Consider this a formal warning.
Commented 11 years ago2011-03-19 23:51:11 UTC in journal: #7114 Comment #57370
<? if ($browser = 'MSIE') sleep(10); ?>
Commented 11 years ago2011-03-19 14:21:09 UTC in news: Server Migration Complete! Comment #99848
Deal with it.
Commented 11 years ago2011-03-19 13:17:32 UTC in journal: #7114 Comment #57369
After the pain I've gone through to get the site migrated, good riddance coza! Man, gotta love proper FTP access.
Commented 11 years ago2011-03-19 13:08:34 UTC in news: Server Migration Complete! Comment #99846
Sure, why not! It's a while away, though.
Commented 11 years ago2011-03-18 19:43:28 UTC in news: TWHL is Moving! Comment #99844
We didn't own the .co.za domain. In my opinion, atom transferred ownership of the TWHL name to 7th, who then transferred it to Ant and myself. The name was never trademarked, so it doesn't really matter anyway :)
Commented 11 years ago2011-03-18 00:14:29 UTC in journal: #7112 Comment #60772
0000 hours GMT on saturday morning is when the site will go down.
Commented 11 years ago2011-03-12 23:27:04 UTC in news: TWHL is Moving! Comment #99828
I need all my bandwidth to upload files, streaming video would just slow it down :)
Commented 11 years ago2011-03-12 11:19:16 UTC in news: TWHL is Moving! Comment #99812
Jeff: Everything. It'll be the exact same website with the exact same data. I have updated the post with this info too.
Commented 11 years ago2011-03-06 17:32:38 UTC in journal: #7085 Comment #57338
Smooth metal (e.g. a spoon) is pretty safe in the microwave but as soon as there is somewhere a spark can jump across (e.g. two spoons, or a fork), you're going to get a light show.

But yeah, I'm kinda disgusted that anyone would microwave a steak. That's just wrong in every way imaginable.
Commented 11 years ago2011-03-05 21:24:37 UTC in journal: #7083 Comment #55770
Or you could spend ten bucks on an air can that lasts ages and is useful for other stuff too. Sure as hell I'm not going to dust my computer with a fucking leaf blower.
Commented 11 years ago2011-02-26 04:58:16 UTC in journal: #7068 Comment #57313
If you guys want to have religious debates, go somewhere else please. I'm more than willing to let you guys have a sensible discussion, but usually this kind of stuff gets way out of hand at TWHL. Keep it civil.

I know certain members of TWHL are evangelists of sorts but just because you believe something does not mean you have any right to disrespect the beliefs of others.

Just getting in before something can start.
Commented 11 years ago2011-02-21 01:40:35 UTC in journal: #7056 Comment #66331
STFU Crollo.
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Commented 11 years ago2011-02-05 23:41:53 UTC in journal: #7024 Comment #44701
I have a rant that is perfectly suited to your position, but I'm afraid it would just be rubbing it in at this point, so I'll shut up.

If you still want to roll with the industry with a degree like yours, look for positions as an intern. Other than that, prepare for shitty game testing jobs until you can go up the ranks. Focus on improving one skill only and apply for positions solely for that skill. Don't be afraid to work for nothing (or almost nothing).
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Commented 11 years ago2011-02-01 01:13:27 UTC in journal: #7016 Comment #62142
Lies. I have plenty of them tied up in my basement and haven't had any problems with them.

In all seriousness, good for you for making your feelings public. We don't discriminate at TWHL, so we accept your homosexuality despite the fact that most of us don't swing that way.

(I'm joking! Don't hurt me)
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Commented 11 years ago2011-01-22 00:57:25 UTC in journal: #6996 Comment #57275
Ugh...Why couldn't it just stay dead?
Commented 11 years ago2011-01-20 00:31:55 UTC in journal: #6993 Comment #44669
That looks very nice. The outdoor area reminds me a little of Mirror's Edge.
Commented 11 years ago2011-01-17 03:12:40 UTC in news: Happy New Year! Also, Compo Results Comment #99799
srry: TWHL2 had the following games/mods:
HL, HLDM, HL2, HL2DM, CS, CS:S, TFC, DoD, Spirit, Other
Commented 11 years ago2011-01-15 22:39:39 UTC in journal: #6986 Comment #57238
Dimbark: The tags too, please.
Commented 11 years ago2011-01-15 21:59:35 UTC in journal: #6986 Comment #57237
Dimbark: Please remove my username from that website.
Commented 11 years ago2011-01-14 00:44:35 UTC in journal: #6983 Comment #62098
Stu: You're asking the wrong people. Tell your friend about your concerns, there's probably a reasonable explanation. No use getting worked up about something when you don't know all the details.