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Commented 6 days ago2019-02-14 23:59:46 UTC in journal: I make books. Comment #101819
^^^
It was more of a "THIS" aimed at Bruce's post, lol.

But, what I forgot to say is that the books look cool! ^^
Commented 1 week ago2019-02-13 23:06:13 UTC in journal: When high school rocks Comment #101815
I will. I'm currently thinking whether I should pursue electrical engineering and have programming as a hobby, or pursue programming and have EE as a hobby. I believe the former will be a bit harder and leave me with less free time than the latter, but still, it's pretty fun. :3
"Learn, read, play and experiment as much as you can while you're young - it gives you lots of doors you can choose from."
This is very true and I'm already seeing it.
I've toyed around with video editing since the age of 8, then there's level design/mapping, audio editing, music production, programming, texturing and I've got at least several months of experience in each of those, but mostly mapping (5 years), video editing (6 years basic, 1 year advanced + compositing - but never done very serious projects) and programming (3 years if we count QB in 7th grade, otherwise 2).

I've never thought I'd reach this far, especially to the point of being interested in electronics and tinkering with them. It's that feeling of combining science and calculations with practical stuff, the result of which will actually do something, and it'll feel rewarding.

It all definitely opens a bunch of doors, but the real question is which door to open, where to specialise... :/
I'll likely pick programming. I just love programming, and I have a passion for creating/developing things. It seems like a nice type of job, even in my country.
Commented 1 week ago2019-02-13 21:07:31 UTC in journal: I make books. Comment #101813
^^^
Commented 1 week ago2019-02-12 20:52:30 UTC in journal: Small Video from Unity Comment #101810
Lol!
Commented 1 week ago2019-02-08 23:47:36 UTC in journal: When high school rocks Comment #101809
Oh, and did you know that I'm right at the 10000-character limit for journals? :nuts:
Commented 2 weeks ago2019-02-03 16:51:22 UTC in journal: I'm not dead! Comment #101802
Oh dear, a fire. :(
Stay safe, JeffMOD.
Commented 2 weeks ago2019-01-31 17:13:53 UTC in journal: Minor Sadness (Just saying) Comment #101800
That's the spirit! :D
*hugs you*
Commented 3 weeks ago2019-01-30 19:50:00 UTC in journal: Minor Sadness (Just saying) Comment #101798
:v
You never have time for anything, man.
Seriously, when will we do something? I'm up for it, but you always cancel it. Why?
Commented 3 weeks ago2019-01-30 17:48:15 UTC in journal: Minor Sadness (Just saying) Comment #101796
I'd participate. But, let's arrange it in a convenient way because I can't check the forum posts and PMs every 5 minutes. :/
Commented 3 weeks ago2019-01-27 15:27:58 UTC in journal: Minor Sadness (Just saying) Comment #101788
It's 16:27 here, and I'll be available from 17:00 to 21:00. We could chat on Steam, so that we don't have to do this slowly via the forums.
Commented 3 weeks ago2019-01-26 22:03:34 UTC in journal: Minor Sadness (Just saying) Comment #101784
I'd join the server, but it's bedtime here. :/
Join the TWHL Discord and maybe we can arrange something soon enough.

Edit:
The mod is HappyFaces from the vault, right?
Commented 4 weeks ago2019-01-23 11:28:38 UTC in journal: Minor Sadness (Just saying) Comment #101780
Do it instead. Nolens volens, willy-nilly, make yourself do it, really. Don't just try. And whatever you decide to do, good luck. :)

Also, keep doing one project, and no matter how bad it may come out, just finish it. Getting stuff done is one of the best life skills you can have, and develop. Make a draft with placeholders there and there. Then improve it later, maybe. Start out with a plan, too. The big picture. Write down exactly what you'll do, and do that, no more, no less.
Commented 1 month ago2019-01-19 19:35:14 UTC in journal: Yay Comment #101773
Lol.

@Alberto
WOAH, that sounds good. Actually, that made me realise, I completed Half-Life twice without ever listening to its soundtrack. D:
Commented 1 month ago2019-01-16 22:12:14 UTC in journal: Yay Comment #101764
Lol, I play Half-Life on a PS/2 keyboard. :P

But yeah, games tend to feel a bit better on the PS2 than they do on the PC, like GTA: San Andreas.
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Commented 1 month ago2019-01-15 13:57:47 UTC in journal: Magento 2 Certified! Comment #101756
I wasn't even making a joke though. :P
Just pointing out we've reached over 9000 journals.
Commented 1 month ago2019-01-13 16:16:31 UTC in journal: Magento 2 Certified! Comment #101742
But the 9000th journal itself is the special one. It allows the others to be OVER 9000. :3
Commented 1 month ago2019-01-13 01:40:33 UTC in journal: Magento 2 Certified! Comment #101740
Congratulations, Urby!

Also, journal number.
"IT'S OVER 9000"
Commented 1 month ago2019-01-08 00:53:01 UTC in journal: It's 2019! Get those Christmas hats outta here Comment #101715
LOL AHAHAHAHAHA :lol:
The Rebellion has started!
Commented 1 month ago2019-01-04 22:05:38 UTC in journal: It's 2019! Get those Christmas hats outta here Comment #101710
Done. Happy New Year. :D
Wrote this lil' program just for the occasion :3
Commented 2 months ago2018-12-08 10:18:31 UTC in journal: Nice for a change Comment #101674
It is. Every day in my high school is like this.
Commented 2 months ago2018-12-08 10:18:31 UTC in journal: Nice for a change Comment #101675
It is. Every day in my high school is like this.
Edit: double posts, they're back. :0
Commented 2 months ago2018-12-06 14:39:34 UTC in journal: Nice for a change Comment #101671
That is what essentially happened to me yesterday, and it's the point of the journal. I'd normally just stand on one place and wait for the bus for an hour or two, but I came back instead. :3
Commented 2 months ago2018-12-05 05:20:50 UTC in journal: Christmas Avatars (Chrivatars) Comment #101665
^
Commented 2 months ago2018-12-02 20:48:03 UTC in journal: Christmas Avatars (Chrivatars) Comment #101657
Commented 2 months ago2018-12-01 21:31:24 UTC in journal: i can read letters in russian server Comment #101651
Exactly. In my country, we say the same thing: fajl.
Commented 2 months ago2018-12-01 17:37:17 UTC in journal: i can read letters in russian server Comment #101649
I learned the Cyrillic script in 4th grade, and thanks to that, I can easily read a good part of the Greek alphabet. :D
Commented 2 months ago2018-11-30 23:31:55 UTC in journal: Video editing software Comment #101647
I use HitFilm.
The Express version is free, and it's got the basic stuff that you need (and from what I see, plenty of tutorials). It seems simple on the surface, and it is simple if you use it for basic stuff. (can be advanced only if you wish)

The only thing I'm not fond of is its way of doing text. You make a composite shot, add a text layer, edit it with the Text Tool, find the Text tab, edit the parameters, and then place the composite shot in the video.
Sony Vegas does text in a much much more straightforward way in comparison.
Commented 3 months ago2018-11-20 10:10:59 UTC in journal: Why I am here, where else you can find me. Comment #101627
If you're interested in pre-displacement-era terrain (which is not just fake displacements), take a look at my Advanced Terrain Creation tutorial, precisely the last few sections under "Toward Gearbox-style terrain".

link

It should serve as an introduction to these old (but gold) terrain-making methods. I covered only a few terrain types that you can make with each technique, but I am planning to write a part 2 for tne tutorial.
Commented 3 months ago2018-11-05 09:09:26 UTC in journal: Birthgay Comment #101609
Happy belated birthday!
Commented 3 months ago2018-11-03 09:20:17 UTC in journal: Sp00ky math... Comment #101603
In my country, we use dots for multiplication and colons for subdivision.
Nobody uses × or ÷ here.
Though in my country, we just prefer using fractions instead of colons (starting from 6th grade or so), so we don't run into colons that often anyway.
Commented 3 months ago2018-11-01 20:57:37 UTC in journal: Sp00ky math... Comment #101597
You can thank my calculator.
User posted image
Its screen cracked a lil' bit when I fell on the concrete floor, after I finished the school physics competition. It's been with me for years, lol.
Commented 3 months ago2018-10-31 11:47:33 UTC in journal: Sp00ky math... Comment #101588
Happy 28th birthday?
Commented 4 months ago2018-10-18 08:03:45 UTC in journal: One of THOSE journals... Comment #101560
Happy 32nd birthday. ^^
Oh wow, it's also a power of 2. 32-unit grid. :o
Commented 4 months ago2018-10-16 20:20:49 UTC in journal: Museum... Comment #101557
@Bruce
Oh no no, I'd never get rid of it. I always want to utilise it somehow.
For now, it'll be useful for performance evaluation in maps etc.

I've also got a 2005 HP Compaq which I'm planning to use as a small home server. :3
Commented 4 months ago2018-09-26 18:15:28 UTC in journal: Just turned thirty Comment #101534
Happy birthday! :D
Commented 4 months ago2018-09-24 07:54:51 UTC in journal: 8 months without modding not even playing Comment #101525
Don't worry, man. I'm going to an electrical engineering school, and I've got to get to the bus every morning and travel 40km to get there, and 40km back.

At first, I thought it would be impossible for someone like me, but fortunately, I was wrong. I got used to it. I'm no longer nervous because I know I'm on a good path. ^^

Good luck to you. I'm sure you'll make it. Just take care of yourself and study well.
Commented 5 months ago2018-09-18 14:37:40 UTC in journal: WOW! detail textures. Comment #101524
They really are cool, and useful for things like savin on lightmaps. :3
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Commented 5 months ago2018-08-28 22:19:30 UTC in journal: Maths time! Comment #101482
Hmm...

Happy 23rd birthday!
Commented 6 months ago2018-08-20 21:05:49 UTC in vault item: us_artic_base Comment #101465
You mean... arctic? :v
Commented 6 months ago2018-08-13 08:15:56 UTC in journal: Mapping while napping Comment #101450
mapping while fapping
I knew someone would say it. Damn it. :/
Now you made me think of mapping as a fetish.
Commented 6 months ago2018-08-13 08:13:16 UTC in journal: Rendering a video on my new PC Comment #101449
VBS scripts still do work, my brother has made some and I tested them on Windows 10 (he wrote them in malicious intentions, but it works).

The problem back then was, I knew no theory whatsoever. And I mean the basics (apart from what compiling is and some stuff). It was basically a head-first dive without breathing in any air. :P
I was just copy-pasting from coding tutorials and then trying to fix the compiling errors one by one. I'm kinda surprised that it all even worked.
But yeah, now I'll do it the right way. It took me 3 years to consider it though. Let's just hope that my actions match up to what I say, as I often get too buried in my own projects. <-<
Commented 6 months ago2018-08-11 23:12:40 UTC in journal: Rendering a video on my new PC Comment #101446
IMO the neat part was the concept and focus on the lore. I am indeed planning to return to it one day. It wouldn't hurt anybody.

What I will remember forever about this mod, is that it spawned a new set of branches on my skill tree. So far it was mapping and video editing, but that mod made me start learning texturing, modelling, coding and music production. I definitely appreciate what it did to me.

I was on a 6-month vacation from GameBanana, basically. If we compare 'Crater 2015' to dm_5nights, you can see how much I improved my mapping skills in terms of entity work, and brushwork in the meantime.

As for coding, that's the only area where I'm lacking a major component. I can only do so little right now. But to be fair, back then I was compiling in VC 6.0 on version 2.3 of the HL SDK and I had no idea where to learn.
Programming is something I'll study anyway, and I don't think it's too late to start actively learning it now.
Commented 6 months ago2018-08-08 10:00:45 UTC in journal: Mapping while napping Comment #101436
I think it's time to go outside, buddy
I hope you're joking. I go outside at least once a day. :P

@SourceSkyBoxer
You know what a super feature would be?
Compiling on HLRAD with a graphics card. Now that's a dream.
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Commented 7 months ago2018-07-17 16:48:43 UTC in journal: Another big step Comment #101384
That's awesome! Best of luck with your plans. :)

Have fun sightseeing, too.
Commented 7 months ago2018-07-14 19:59:35 UTC in journal: The new PC Comment #101371
@Bruce
Thank you. And yes, I do sleep on it. It's comfy. :3

@SSB
Definitely, the floor is really nice. I should photograph it and make a texture out of it. xD