Commented 9 years ago2010-05-07 17:10:33 UTC in journal: #6546 Comment #49042
Alright, I guess it depends. I have a relatively small kit (20" 14" 12" 10") and the only band I ever played with had smallish amps.
Commented 9 years ago2010-05-07 01:55:46 UTC in journal: #6546 Comment #49041
I can't comment on everything. But don't desperate, you'll find it does't look so bad in a couple of days.

Regarding the band part, you can probably stuff all the gear in one car and all the people in the other one. That's drummer advice ;)
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Commented 9 years ago2010-05-07 01:46:42 UTC in journal: #6543 Comment #58914
You were gone?
Commented 9 years ago2010-05-05 01:53:33 UTC in journal: #6541 Comment #47829
If that's a good thing, then congratulations. For whatever it is.

Commented 9 years ago2010-05-05 00:29:59 UTC in journal: #6539 Comment #56939
Interestingly enough, I had a dream last night about posting something in TWHL about meteors, and how to avoid the loss of thousands of dollars in damage they cause on property every year. Members were expected to panic and try to devise something to avoid it. It was supposed to be the best prank in the history of TWHL. It doesn't seem so awesome now that I'm not dreaming.
Commented 9 years ago2010-04-30 23:02:23 UTC in journal: #6530 Comment #63109
But you can disable monstermakers with triggers...
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Commented 9 years ago2010-04-27 00:27:59 UTC in journal: #6521 Comment #61923
It would be silly of you to carry it bare. You should totally buy the warmer and cooler accessories for the crystal oscillator, they're only $49.95 - and if you order now, you get the anti-dust clear acryllic box for the whole clock.. absolutely FREE!
Commented 9 years ago2010-04-27 00:24:00 UTC in journal: #6525 Comment #53563
Happy birthday! Hopefully you'll have to suffer this ritual a lot more :P
Commented 9 years ago2010-04-26 01:13:55 UTC in vault item: MINIMICUS Comment #18129
Maybe late for the inauguration party, but what the hell. That was great.
Commented 9 years ago2010-04-25 16:04:16 UTC in journal: #6521 Comment #61922
I was going to post the code too, but I couldn't remember where I saved it. Now that I do, I can post it if you'd like to see it.

I prefer coding in Assembly, I just don't trust higher-level compilers to do what I want ;) Besides, I remember being told that the C compiler (provided by PIC) translates to long unnecessary assembly code. So what better than doing the assembly yourself :)
Commented 9 years ago2010-04-22 01:58:05 UTC in journal: #6519 Comment #65983
Sorry, anyone I know of that's related to game design of any kind is here in TWHL. And I'm not too knowledged in the topic to volunteer myself.

You're allowed to get "just someone from the internet"?
Commented 9 years ago2010-04-21 23:40:45 UTC in journal: #6519 Comment #65982
Maybe you should have asked this earlier.

I am 22 and I made 2 or 3 HL maps. Just not Source. But I'm sure there's someone else out there that can help you...
Commented 9 years ago2010-04-21 00:10:45 UTC in journal: #6517 Comment #41413
What Daubster said.

You're not a coldhearted fucker, it is your grandmother that is being an unrealistic bitch. I would have done the same.
Commented 9 years ago2010-04-19 23:39:24 UTC in journal: #6512 Comment #41389
Disco Stu likes disco^H^H^H^H^Hpicture.
Commented 9 years ago2010-04-19 15:41:39 UTC in journal: #6511 Comment #65975
Commented 9 years ago2010-04-19 15:37:41 UTC in journal: #6509 Comment #61914
That program would indeed help me. Back in school, for some reason we had to use some DOS app (Tango PCB, I remember well) which I don't think I have anymore. So it will definitely come in handy the next time I need to make any kind of board.

As for the volt meter, it's not exactly that part I'm needing. I already know how to program the PIC itself, what I couldn't figure out back then was how to convert the output of a -30v-30v power supply to 0-5v. The PIC's A-D (obviously) can only read a 0-5v range. I can scale 0-30v to 0-5v, however it's -30-0 that I don't know how to invert.
Commented 9 years ago2010-04-18 22:33:33 UTC in journal: #6509 Comment #61913
Sounds better than serial! Or was it parallel? I even forgot that. I haven't touched it in four years...

By the way, I also remember a small (abandoned) project in which I needed to measure voltage with a 16F877A, both negative and positive. Converting 0-30 to 0-5 is simple enough, but -30-0 to 0-5 got me stuck. Any ideas on how to do that? Maybe some of my knowledge of electronics is starting to fade away after all this time unused...
Commented 9 years ago2010-04-18 19:57:07 UTC in journal: #6509 Comment #61912
@potatis: Assembly all the way. Nothing beats flipping every bit yourself.

@Striker: You'll learn. It's really fun! I love to do this.

@Tetsu0: Nice. It may be fun to share projects. I know all I need to make this thing work - I've done it before in school - down to driving 7-segments or even LCDs. I don't even need to think about it, I just need to take the time to actually write the code. As for the PWM, you can instead use two touch switches to increase or decrease a register? That'd be less A-D work.

I have a custom-made (built back in school) PIC programmer board, that apparently runs on generic software from the internet instead of the uber-expensive PicSTART with proprietary software. Sadly, not long ago I realised that I lost my notes on how it works (needs some bit-flipping configured) and it's been so long that I have long forgotten. I'm afraid it might blow my PICs if I use it wrong...
Commented 9 years ago2010-04-15 22:07:15 UTC in journal: #6502 Comment #49038
Maybe I'll keep my ass offline then.
Commented 9 years ago2010-04-15 13:28:56 UTC in journal: #6503 Comment #56877
Happy birthday!
Commented 9 years ago2010-04-15 13:26:44 UTC in journal: #6502 Comment #49037
I was never able to accomplish anything useful with map triggers in AOEII. My triggers always misfired or went wrong in one way or another. So I ended up just playing the random generated maps. Even though I really suck at it, I'd love to play online sometime, if anyone here is interested.

I don't mind waiting for the HL maps. Take care of your studies first!
Commented 9 years ago2010-04-14 20:08:25 UTC in journal: #6501 Comment #52579
How is Sim City 3000 related?
Commented 9 years ago2010-04-14 20:07:38 UTC in journal: #6500 Comment #63103
"I am not going to draw a picture to illustrate this because I'm busy playing video games."

Find the magic PrintScrn key?

And yeah. find the link to whatever too.
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Commented 9 years ago2010-04-11 15:13:42 UTC in vault item: Timefall a Single player map Comment #18100
65468468147368402453814386243687138604368076384368173603681684136 should be 30. I'll never know what this is about.
Commented 9 years ago2010-04-08 13:33:52 UTC in vault item: Disco Stu's cubicles project entry Comment #18092
I'm afraid you must be wrong. Texture error? Impossible, I checked that part fifty times. Are you sure what you saw wasn't a handle? PM me a screenshot please. And check again, you should be able to make it back to the lobby safely ;)
Commented 9 years ago2010-04-08 00:01:52 UTC in vault item: Disco Stu's cubicles project entry Comment #18089
@Striker: My entry for the cubicles project?

@SM: Look again... please

@Zeeba: Thanks. I'm sick of the original textures too. But I suck at making custom textures and don't know where to get more, so I work with what I have.

@Capt: Once again, thanks! (But if it were a normal size, maybe I wouldn't be able to finish it :P)
Commented 9 years ago2010-04-06 00:56:59 UTC in vault item: Disco Stu's cubicles project entry Comment #18000
Well, there IS a way... maybe the solution is not obvious enough. I wanted it to be logical, and not simply just put in front of your eyes for an unexplained reason. Just make sure you check all you'd check if there was no power and needed to go up ;)

Does it have to be flat? Do you see sharp? :P

Do you mind explaining how does it look flat? I'd like to learn how others see my map...

Thanks for comments & ratings :)
Commented 9 years ago2010-04-05 01:10:33 UTC in journal: #6482 Comment #41354
Gonna write that down to remember about it when I'm near.
Commented 9 years ago2010-04-04 23:09:12 UTC in journal: #6482 Comment #41353
My Easter was somewhat boring. Just spent the day with my grandparents and not much more.

And fire ants? Doesn't sound good. I suppose I'm lucky I never came across them.
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Commented 9 years ago2010-04-03 17:03:06 UTC in vault item: TMA's Cubicle Comment #18068
Very interesting. Interesting architecture and details, intriguing particle machines, and I can't figure out how you cheated the flat keyboard in the computer-thing on the desk.
Commented 9 years ago2010-04-03 15:21:38 UTC in journal: #6479 Comment #61905
Both actually. I want to replace my old camera not only because it's sort of broken, but also because I feel I need access to more than 5 white balance presets and 3 ISO options in manual mode.

Also, I've been working as a photographer and camera operator in weddings and other events for a couple of years already, but with borrowed equipment - all these years I've been working for someone else, and now I've had enough of that and I need to go on my own.

That's at least two reasons to believe this camera would make a good companion.
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Commented 9 years ago2010-03-30 01:04:25 UTC in journal: #6474 Comment #47802
Sounds good. What does this allow you to do? Do you get to fire idiots?
Commented 9 years ago2010-03-29 20:55:14 UTC in journal: #6471 Comment #61903
Hm, that's a different approach. I'll give it a try. Thanks!

After taking a look at the link you posted, I went for a different approach. The advantage is that I get the same kind of array out of this piece of code, and I don't need to alter the rest of the code below it.

[i]$filetypes = array('jpg','jpeg','png'); //Possible image extensions
$content = array(''); //1-empty-element array, so it's accepted as an array
if($handle = opendir($eventcode))
while( ($file = readdir($handle)) !== false)
	foreach($filetypes as $filetype)
		if(strcmp(strtolower(substr($file, strlen($file) - strlen(strrchr($file, '.')) + 1 )), $filetype)==0)
			array_push($content, $eventcode.'/'.$file);
array_shift($content); //Remove the empty first element
sort($content, SORT_STRING);
$content = false;

Longer. Way longer. But appears to work well.

Edit: Pretend the TWHL engine displays the indentations too.
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Commented 9 years ago2010-03-27 01:32:10 UTC in vault item: Disco Stu's cubicles project entry Comment #18041
Thanks! I'll enable ratings when I post the final version. It'll be up very soon.
Commented 9 years ago2010-03-23 19:37:31 UTC in journal: #6464 Comment #54126
You should still add soft leather shoes to your shopping list :P
Commented 9 years ago2010-03-23 15:43:49 UTC in vault item: Disco Stu's cubicles project entry Comment #18017
Thank you. Actually I expected the model to extend downward from its origin - it seems it doesn't. Then I forgot about that, since the grunts actually appeared under the sky brush.
Commented 9 years ago2010-03-19 16:57:21 UTC in journal: #6454 Comment #60583
Commented 9 years ago2010-03-19 15:58:37 UTC in journal: #6454 Comment #60582
Components of what?
Commented 9 years ago2010-03-17 23:10:26 UTC in vault item: func_door_rotating angle tests Comment #17975
Ooo! Gotta check that out! Thanks for the tip!

clicky clicky

I really didn't remember that thread.
Commented 9 years ago2010-03-17 17:02:04 UTC in journal: #6452 Comment #36383
Isn't Spain gorgeous? Well I guess the rest of Europe is too.
Commented 9 years ago2010-03-16 23:06:53 UTC in vault item: func_door_rotating angle tests Comment #17988
Sorry about reading your comment late. This is something I've never had to use, as I could never make it work, so I guess I avoided it.

The idea is that the door should turn on a tilted axis - like outside basement doors in country houses. Doors at an angle like the one in the middle of the map screenshot above.

The first Google result for "basement door" is this:

The front page has pictures of exactly what I'm talking about.
Commented 9 years ago2010-03-16 22:39:13 UTC in journal: #6447 Comment #61901
Nobody. The diagram shows the whole block, not just an apartment building. The divisions are the different lots. I have control over my own lot only.
Commented 9 years ago2010-03-16 18:12:26 UTC in journal: #6447 Comment #61900
I don't think there is one.

I tried the earplugs in the past, but they were too uncomfortable to wear all night.