Commented 2 weeks ago2022-05-08 20:18:54 UTC in journal: Taking Flight Comment #104394
That is inspiring. Good luck!
Commented 2 weeks ago2022-05-08 20:16:24 UTC in journal: 17 :D Comment #104393
Happy birthday!
Commented 4 weeks ago2022-04-27 14:42:10 UTC in journal: Copper Comment #104355
Thank you friends and old friends. Your thoughts are much appreciated!
Commented 1 month ago2022-04-12 08:21:36 UTC in journal: Bridging Cities With Minecraft Comment #104326
I like the aesthetic of the site. But I'm not sure I understand the purpose :). Is it for students from sister cities to get together and play in their minecraft worlds?
Commented 2 months ago2022-03-17 20:07:47 UTC in vault item: TWHL Cubicles: TWHL Office (2022) Comment #104226
Can't lie, my eyeball became significantly wetter seeing my picture there.
I guess sometimes the simplest thing to do is to stick around and people will remember you, regardless of your talents.

Nice job Suparsonik!
Commented 2 months ago2022-03-17 11:03:43 UTC in journal: 34! Comment #104222
Although I'm late to your cakeday, happy birthday!
Commented 4 months ago2022-01-07 09:19:12 UTC in journal: My decision Comment #103985
I haven't known your dramas around here so I don't probably care about those. Stojke put it into good words. What I can add is something I heard in Dune - Life is not a question to be answered, it's a process to be experienced. There's no point in coming here anymore if you don't feel like it, but maybe your curiosity will bring you back in the future at some point. It brings me back, TWHL still is my first tab since 2007 in Firefox :).

Farewell dear TWHLer, and best of luck in life!
Commented 5 months ago2021-12-04 18:28:25 UTC in poll: Tis the Season Comment #103858
How about a new poll?
Commented 6 months ago2021-11-20 22:41:08 UTC in journal: Comment #103844
In now know people from highschool/college who have kids.
It's almost weird to play games (well, I don't actually do that very often either... but form time to time maybe I'll give CS:GO another try) with them because the following situation arises in my mind:
"If I had kids, wouldn't I feel guilty playing games? Would I have time?"

I can't answer yet that question :)). But what I know, observing them, is that after you get married your personal free time is significantly cut, and "free time activities" are all of a sudden a family project :). So when somebody with kids plays a multiplayer game with you, it's probably a special occasion.
Commented 6 months ago2021-11-14 19:48:05 UTC in journal: Hello! Comment #103838
Heyo! Welcome to TWHL!
Commented 6 months ago2021-11-08 21:13:57 UTC in journal: Oh no Comment #103818
Yep, it happened again: I mixed my socks.

Oh, this is not about that. Happy birthday!
Commented 7 months ago2021-10-19 14:26:28 UTC in journal: My Whole Half Life Comment #103776
Heh, almost the same for me. Onwards, friends!
Commented 7 months ago2021-10-07 16:22:12 UTC in journal: Gubba nub nub doo rah kah Comment #103741
I've seen enough episodes to recognize this as a R&M reference. But not enough to understand what you're trying to say.
As such, I wish you a happy birthday!
Commented 9 months ago2021-07-29 13:30:36 UTC in news: TWHL Tower: Source Comment #103629
Submissions are open until December 1st 2021
You know what's funny, I think by the time we retire and TWHL is still present, the submission timeframe will again be lowered to about a month or two.

With that being said, at last I'll have the courage to produce something too for this compo.
Commented 9 months ago2021-07-26 20:11:04 UTC in vault item: Gantry Crane Comment #103624
Prefabs from 1998.... It's almost hard to believe in just a few years that would be 30 years ago.
Commented 1 year ago2021-05-23 20:10:21 UTC in journal: bought a house Comment #103573
Mortgage, I suppose?
Commented 1 year ago2021-05-07 17:54:15 UTC in journal: Birthday! Comment #103555
Happy Birthday!
Commented 1 year ago2021-04-16 15:49:52 UTC in journal: A nickel but no dime Comment #103518
@Testsu0, sure! I'll wait for the package though and then practice a bit more since I'm not sufficiently skilled to play with someone yet, and I'll give you a notice. I sometimes go to Jamplay for some tips and tricks, there are some very awesome teachers there!

@NineTnine, JR is funny and often times it amuses me a lot to see how astonished he is at some piece of new info (ofc, I assume a lot is a bit of theatre).

@Oskar Potatis, you are correct. Thank you! :D
Commented 1 year ago2021-04-16 15:44:09 UTC in journal: Opening a new chapter Comment #103517
Strap yourself in, the most awesome part of your life (as of yet) is going to start!
Good luck with the finals and keep doing your best :cool:
Commented 1 year ago2021-04-12 14:19:15 UTC in journal: Sooo... I got a new side job Comment #103501
Woa, that's awesome! Core Decay sure looks like a very nice retro FPS, I can't wait to try it. Please post an announcement here when it will be ready, I'll surely forget by then.

Maybe after you get some professional experience you can come back and tell us, or do a vlog about how level design is done professionally and how having worked with Hammer for years has helped you transfer your skills there, comparisons etc.
Commented 1 year ago2021-03-19 09:35:39 UTC in journal: [DATA SENT] Comment #103443
Happy Birthday!
Commented 1 year ago2021-02-27 19:20:22 UTC in journal: 0x0013 Comment #103362
Happy birthday!
Commented 1 year ago2021-02-22 08:46:59 UTC in journal: Information Interchange Comment #103339
K I'm just gonna jump in the bandwagon: Happy birthday Dr. Orange!
Commented 1 year ago2021-01-28 18:22:45 UTC in journal: :( Comment #103213
I come here from time to time too, it was my home community when I grew up on the internet. Nowadays I still have an uncompleted project for Source but my life requires much more attention these years than my teen passion for Valve games.
Very rarely I come back to mapping again.
Commented 1 year ago2021-01-14 12:11:29 UTC in vault item: ka_turtlehouse Comment #103192
This is aesthetically very pleasant.
Commented 1 year ago2020-12-30 10:09:04 UTC in journal: Ehch Arr Tee Comment #103162
Good luck with the procedure! Is this for transitioning or did you have hormonal problems?
Commented 1 year ago2020-12-07 15:56:26 UTC in vault item: Car Assault v1 Comment #103125
Ohhhh I remember this game. I forgot the name, but I remember I received the CD of it to play it on my Pentium 2 when I was about 8 years old. It was only over the weekend, and the game only ran with the CD in. I was instantly obsessed with it but then lost it forever when I had to return the CD :(.
Commented 1 year ago2020-11-17 21:26:59 UTC in vault item: TWHL Tower 2 Comment #103045
One of those things that just keep on giving on each replay. There's so much to be inspired from, and even some slick levels with incredible attention to details.
It took me 3 hours to play it, it would take me a week to give a reasonable and fair review to each map, so I'm just gonna congratulate every mapper for the effort that went into this.
Commented 1 year ago2020-11-01 21:24:36 UTC in vault item: Bridge The Gap 2.0 Comment #103002
Architecture — 10
Texturing — 10
Ambience — 8
Lighting — 9
Gameplay — 8

It was a short, sweet HL style and honestly a bit frustrating mission at times. In the first encounter (after switching off the fan) I was left fighting with the HECU at 8HP. Probably bad luck though. But before the last fight there were sufficient health recharges even though it wasn't as intense anymore. There are several areas that were dimly lit, and at first I thought there was a problem with my settings. My brightness and gamma settings were a bit above and I even switched off my room lights. I understand the dark atmosphere required there but it was probably overdone imo.
After the first fight, in the lift I had to use noclip after 4 retries to hit that damn ladder and almost dying :)).

The architecture denotes a skill that has been mastered over the years of mapping. It's clean, coherent, pleasant to the eye. It feels like Black Mesa while still being something original.
The texturing went hand in hand with the architecture, and it left my eyes satisfied.
The ambience - not so much. There's a lack of dynamism (I know it's HL style gameplay we're talking, but we still have all kinds of opportunities as mappers). For example, I think the area under the bridge is a missed opportunity for something happening there - a black mesa metro line for example with a metro passing from time to time. Just my imagination :P.
Lighting - overall good, but as mentioned before, there are few spots with very dim areas and I'm not sure this is actually the map or my settings/monitor.
Gameplay - It's always hard for me to judge this one, because Half-Life is an old game and I don't want to be harsh to a mapper who spent time and effort on creating something nice. For the given context, I think the challenge was sufficiently good, but after finally "bridging the gap", the show was over - well, except for a pesky turret waiting at the end.

I totally understand everyone's procrastination - such as yours with The Core. Instead of doing my chores and preparing for the next week, my brain considers that this review is much more important of a task. :biggrin:
Commented 1 year ago2020-10-18 11:08:53 UTC in journal: Journal sus... Comment #102965
Happy birthday Urby!
Commented 1 year ago2020-10-05 20:32:58 UTC in journal: I put Ovaltine in my Eggnog Comment #102937
I'm jumping in the bandwagon here so...
Happy birthday!
Commented 1 year ago2020-10-05 20:32:09 UTC in journal: Quarter Comment #102936
Merry birthday!
Commented 1 year ago2020-08-31 06:05:42 UTC in journal: So, I worked with chlorine yesterday... Comment #102883
Are you trying to do an etching solution?
Commented 1 year ago2020-08-03 11:28:58 UTC in journal: I lifted a cinder block today Comment #102852
A true follower of Petersonian advice.
Commented 1 year ago2020-08-01 09:01:46 UTC in journal: More of this... Comment #102838
Went to the trouble of uncovering the mystery of this journal. At least this forced me to remember my minecraft credentials.
What does it all mean?What does it all mean?
Happy birthday man! How are you lately?
Commented 1 year ago2020-08-01 08:41:07 UTC in journal: It's that time again Comment #102837
Happy birthday dude!

You lucky Americans are spoiled with easily accessible investing. I'd have to pay a lot of fees to have access to Vanguard index funds. But I guess us Europeans are spoiled with a lot of social security, so things are balanced :)).
Commented 1 year ago2020-07-26 10:56:29 UTC in journal: Welcoming a New Friend Comment #102810
Cute dog! I was expecting something a bit bigger when you said it's a Shiba Inu mix, but then I remembered I always confuse that with the Akita Inu, which is a larger breed :)).
We contacted so many rescues and shelters that we started a spreadsheet to keep track of everything. For every pet that's up for adoption, more than a hundred families apply. The demand for pets is extremely high during the quarantine. I was losing hope when my friend and co-worker tipped me off about River. My friend volunteered at the rescue for more than a decade. Without a personal connection, we would still be waiting for a dog.
I'm sorry to say the situation is quite opposite where I live. There are dogs that live in the shelters for years before they're adopted. I myself couldn't take care for one due to the lack of space and inability to take it with me to work during the day, even though I'd like to take care of one.
Commented 1 year ago2020-07-26 10:41:46 UTC in journal: Tragedy Comment #102809
Speechless souls are a wonderful part of our life. My condolences and may the memories offer you and Lyssa comfort.
Commented 1 year ago2020-06-26 22:00:52 UTC in journal: Resin casting Comment #102777
This strongly reminds me of a video I've seen some months ago: Plastic Injection Molding, by the Engineer Guy.

Congrats on your cast little bear. With a few refinements in your technique, you could open your own shop :)). Well, I don't know what I'm talking about, I've never tried this. I only messed around with some liquid resin about 6 years ago, inside my apartment. That was a mistake, the fumes are very powerful and the smell lasts for days until it cures.
Commented 1 year ago2020-06-05 18:33:15 UTC in journal: Granulation Comment #102743
Congrats! Welcome to adulthood.
Commented 2 years ago2020-05-21 10:12:06 UTC in journal: #1 Comment #102734
I come here to read and be inspired by the messengers that have long left this old chamber, who leave words of encouragement and for warming the soul of those who dare to explore the forgotten caverns of the internet.

"Do not despair, you will eventually find human contact again!"

A beacon of light, if I might, is what I leave here in my journey to other points of space. But its light slowly perishes. Ye stranger who comes here, put your hands around it and warm it again!
Commented 2 years ago2020-05-21 10:00:59 UTC in news: Some more... Comment #102733
Well, TWHL reached adulthood this year.
Congrats, TWHL! May you continue to be a great community :D.
Commented 2 years ago2020-05-20 15:24:36 UTC in journal: Me Too Comment #102729
Ah... fresh graduate! Be wary of employers who are counting on HRs to count the accounting internships on your CV because supposedly that counts, it doesn't. It matters how good you are at accounting!

On the account of this journal and through the countless comments, I wish you a very merry birthday - if that's the case, and I hope it counts.
Commented 2 years ago2020-05-20 10:51:30 UTC in journal: Cobalt 5 days ago Comment #102725
Thanks :crowbar: .
The way the PC is positioned right now makes them a bit annoying at night. I've put super low effort into actually buying components with RGBs on them, it's just that almost every component these days has a light slapped to it. I have to see if I can modify the AMD's cooler RGBs to set it to something orange, and the GPU too, to have a blue-orange Portal-ish theme.
Commented 2 years ago2020-05-19 18:54:34 UTC in journal: Gaduation? Gradumacation?! Graduation! Comment #102718
That sounds fantastic!

What did you graduate from?
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Commented 2 years ago2020-04-16 07:30:35 UTC in poll: Virtual Reality Comment #102672
User posted image
The sickened part is in relation to the price.
Commented 2 years ago2020-04-07 21:51:44 UTC in journal: Some plans for 2020 uwu Comment #102654
You're really admirable. I wish I had done as much as you do at your age. For me it's quite weird when I realize that I begin learning more and more from people younger than me. In a way it confirms me that the world won't stop and knowledge keeps passing on.
Commented 2 years ago2020-04-07 21:48:26 UTC in journal: My grandfather died Comment #102653
My sincere condolences.
Commented 2 years ago2020-04-07 21:46:36 UTC in journal: Covid19 death of my teacher. Comment #102652
Hope you can pass well over this event. It must be really shitty especially if you cared about him, but even if not, probably a weird experience knowing the ephemerality of life can hit so close.
Take care man.