Journals

The Mad Carrot10 months ago2018-07-28 20:52:18 UTC 3 comments
Not today.

But then again here it is, without a riddle this time because I don't feel like it.
Dimbeak10 months ago2018-07-25 00:47:43 UTC 6 comments
I released an EP. I might be making OKAY music at this point in time.
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Soundcloud

Bandcamp
Snehk11 months ago2018-07-17 14:21:23 UTC 4 comments
I usually make a summary of my year and advancements around my birthday. Here it comes!

Moving to university (college for American lads), was a big step - just as it always is. At first I was doubtful about my choice, but when the second semester came I came to conclusion that I actually like philology and language studies in general. I made a lot of progress in my education, and that's only the first year!

When it comes to my personal issues and social life - I've got through with most of the problems, but there are still things that I want to improve, especially in terms of communication. I need to get rid of shyness in certain situations (I become shy around people that I study with but we've never spoken, and when women hit on me, but I'm quite confident when making small talk or helping people - and I do the latter always when I have a chance). I also have problem with going out and doing something alone. I can spend time in my dorm completely alone without any problems, but when it comes to going out alone, I'm all hesitating and lazy. To fix this, I started going out for a walk at least two times in a week. I've met a lot of interesting people and have a pack of psychos that I enjoy spending time with. I still keep in touch with some people from before university, but everyone's busy with their lives now and spend more time with new people.

I traveled a lot this year. I moved across the whole Poland five times: my sister's wedding, becoming a godfather, holy communion of my godchild, becoming a godfather once again, and a Guns 'n Roses concert. I also moved in my local area and between home and dorms. I can't imagine my life without traveling!

Finally coming to title relevant information! I filled in a form, printed several papers and got accepted to study at a second faculty! I received 188 points and had a first rank in the recruitment system! Now I will study both English and Russian philology! In a week, I'm going to Switzerland to visit my siblings and go sightseeing in the mountains, then I'll head to Germany to work abroad.

It feels good to have everything sorted out!
Tetsu011 months ago2018-07-16 21:35:56 UTC 13 comments
I've been a bit busy lately.....
Just bought myself a house!
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Instant Mix11 months ago2018-07-16 19:21:41 UTC 3 comments
Couple years back I wrote a journal about being the LX Op (Lighting Operator) for an amateur show at the fringe. I'm now the lighting operator in the largest (and therefore, the most demanding and also most popular ) venue for one of the largest companies at the 'Fringe. I have 3 days off from now until the start of September, have an at least 12 hour work day every day and will meet some incredible folk.

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest arts festival in the world, and bloody hope that this looks good on a CV and can finally get a bleedin' job with a proper company that does them big shows.
Admer45611 months ago2018-07-13 14:39:23 UTC 7 comments
So, in my last journal I was talking about the new PC and stuff. Turns out they didn't have any Ryzen 5 1600s in stock, so I went for the Intel Core i5 8400.
Aaand this morning:
The green, mean, Admering machineThe green, mean, Admering machine
I'll finally sleep calmly, knowing that all my problems are now gone. (at least hardware problems)

However, what about the oldies?

I think I'll reuse the 2005 HP Compaq as a home server (holding a DooM II dedicated server, LMAO; but for real, it would be useful since there are some kids in the neighbourhood and it would be messy to install Evolve for them etc.), and the 2007 Fujitsu laptop is going to retire. I'm typing this journal on it right now.
I'll probably keep using it for performance tests and small tasks.
TJB11 months ago2018-07-12 01:22:55 UTC 7 comments
My birthday was the other day, so as a present to myself I got to fly one of these.
Sitting in the cockpitSitting in the cockpit
Flying levelFlying level
Performing a barrel rollPerforming a barrel roll
The instructor showing me how to perform an inside loopThe instructor showing me how to perform an inside loop
My attempt, during which I completely fail to keep the wings levelMy attempt, during which I completely fail to keep the wings level
It was a load of fun, and I'm now thinking of saving up and training to get a pilot's license when I get home.
Snehk11 months ago2018-07-10 13:02:07 UTC 8 comments
To live is to die.
Jessie11 months ago2018-06-30 07:09:09 UTC 8 comments
Due to reasons, I suddenly have a lot less free time than I once did. This is going to make having a set-in-stone regular schedule... well, probably impossible.

I'm not 100% sure how I'm going to continue the streams from here on out. I intend to continue, but I'm going to have to become more flexible with when I do them, which I'm sure will be less convenient for anyone trying to catch them. If it comes down to it, I may have to make them shorter, too. Will just have to see what happens.

For now, TWMV is on hiatus until I can work something out.
Admer45611 months ago2018-06-26 16:56:49 UTC 0 comments
So, here's the situation.

I'm going to order the parts on the start of July. Here are the specs:

CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 1600
Memory: 8GB DDR4 2667MHz RAM
Motherboard: Asus ROG Strix B350-F Gaming
GPU: Asus Cerberus GTX 1050 Ti
Storage: 1TB 7200rpm HDD and 250GB Samsung 860EVO SSD
PSU: CoolerMaster 600W or something
Case: MS something

Can't remember all of them. My seller recommended the PSU and the case while we were discussing that on Viber, so.
Since I'm sure people will start asking stuff about MS, it's a Croatian brand with good cases, but horrible anything else. Their PSUs go in flames because e.g. if one's rated at 14A it can usually handle barely 11A or so, so they're unreliable. At least that's what I've read and seen.
Their cases are pretty good on the other hand.

Sadly, the motherboard doesn't have PS/2, which will make installing Windows 7 a bit more complicated. At least I'll get to use Windows 10 as a daily driver though. I usually don't like change, but I guess I'll have to face it. I felt the same way when going from XP to 7, yet I had a good time.
Worst-case scenario is that I might use Windows 7 in a virtual machine. We'll see. :)

Now, other news: I discovered that my monitor can go up to 75Hz if I drop the resolution to 1280x768. Gosh, it's so good. Word feels smoother, Excel feels excellent, PowerPoint feels smoother, Notepad feels smoother... it feels like heaven. Now if I could only reach 75fps in games, that would be great. :v
Snehk11 months ago2018-06-23 08:19:55 UTC 1 comment
I had a dream, it was both crazy and beautiful. I had launched Terragen Classic and saw an advanced yet clean and well arranged interface. In addition to the usual editors (which got a massive overhaul), there were also editors like character editor, model editor and game logic scripter. I spent a lot of time in this dream fiddling with material and atmosphere editors. The former had full PBR and procedural creation matched with Terragen's usual material properties. There was a nifty window with an example scene - selecting faces on it adjusted the material to slope of the face and its other properties. The atmosphere editor had a real time preview window, enormous amount of sliders and even more preset examples that were great on their own. I had tears in my eyes when working with that suite.

A man can dream, but a question is: What if Planetside made game dev tools?
satchmo11 months ago2018-06-20 09:52:48 UTC 32 comments
Neither of these pictures was originally mine, but I juxtapose them to warn everyone of the similarities. History is repeating itself.
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This is a double journal. ;)

Teh Epik Master Plan Part III

On the 23rd November 2017, I convinced my dad to let me use his debit card. Then I bought myself the Valve Complete Pack for just €10,52.
Success. However, the quest still continues as I'm yet to open my own bank account.

And this year, it might finally happen.

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(man, I've got Convertible Marks, pfennigs, euros, euro cents, Canadian cents, and Croatian lindens, LOL)

So, I've been collecting money for the past 5 years for my new PC, and then something unexpected happened.
My aunt from the US sent me *$20! Now I can buy an SSD alongside the 1TB HDD, a Ryzen 5 1600 instead of the 1400, and a 1050 Ti instead of the 1050. :D
(maybe extra 8GB of RAM, 16 in total)

I knew that this day would come. The day when my patience and perseverance finally pay off.

So, my plan is to spend a part of it on the PC, and save the rest to my soon-to-be bank account (otherwise my parents would keep using me as a bank, like they've been doing for the past 7 years). The days of lag and global warming caused by my laptop will finally be gone, and I'll enter a new age, a better age.

I'll likely re-purpose the 2005 HP Compaq as a home server or something. My 2007 laptop will finally get retired. The grandpa deserves it after all these years.
It will be a dream come true. Funnily enough, June is the only month where I have dreams anyway. I've dreamt in the past about buying the parts, I've dreamt about taking the part boxes to my dad's car, I've dreamt about using it. Now it's time for those 3 to become a reality. For some, it's pride month, but for me it's the dream month.

I've Survived

6th of June, 2018, 10:25
My IT professor says "Please don't make any trouble in the classroom, I'll be away for 10 minutes."
And then all hell breaks loose. I even drew UwU on the board.

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approx. 11:05
The professor returns and the board is cleaned. "Alright, since we don't have much time, I'll take a brief look at your presentations, and I'll see if I can bring 2 students so they can actually present what they chose."
The classmate, whose IT homework I've done yet again and again, got an 5 (or an A, if you will). Then I knew I could sleep in peace, knowing that he doesn't hate me and that my reputation is not yet ruined. As for me, IT was already concluded as a 5, so it wouldn't matter even if I got a 1.
The professor finished taking quick looks at the students' presentations. He asked: "Alright, who wants to present us their homework?"
I raised my hand almost instantly. "Alright Admer, come on up.", he said.

My presentation was a history of Microsoft operating systems. At one point, I reached Windows ME.

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The text doesn't matter, so I won't really translate it. I was talking about its (in)stability and I briefly mentioned Windows 2000.
And then, something unexpected happened.

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"Oh, I apologise, we're having some technical problems."

The professor started laughing so hard. And my classmates thought it was an actual BSOD, so they got worried.

11:40
IT class ended, and I was told I won't have any further classes for that day. My summer break had officially begun.

7th June 2018

I arrived to school at 9 in the morning. I had to meet with the professor and the principal. We went to the ceremonial awarding, and I happened to have won 2nd place on an IT competition hosted by the Pedagogical Institute. They also hosted the awarding. It felt nice to be a part of it.

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And that's it. I'm free until September. :3

*It's not actually $20, I just won't tell the true value. :P
livewired1 year ago2018-06-05 17:44:41 UTC 3 comments
Blender's prehistory
Traces (1988) on the greatest PC of all time the Commodore Amiga
TracesTraces
http://zgodzinski.com/blender-prehistory/
Dimbeak1 year ago2018-06-04 00:33:18 UTC 8 comments
Hey guys, I made a thing.

Can someone give me their thoughts on the thing?

THE THING.