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Oskar Potatis5 years ago2015-07-03 17:19:43 UTC 14 comments
(~0b11101000) & 0xFF
Oskar Potatis8 years ago2011-11-12 03:31:19 UTC 5 comments
My latest project:
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It's a low-power, silent, home server. It will serve my website and a couple of game servers. It's running FreeBSD and lighttpd. I put it together using these parts:
[list][li]Motherboard/CPU/GPU: Asus E35M1-I Deluxe - It's a Mini-ITX motherboard with an integrated dual-core AMD E-350 APU (CPU and GPU in one) running at 1.6 GHz. It's low-power and made for passive cooling. Has features (which are useless to me) like USB 3.0, 802.11n WiFi and Bluetooth 3.0. Built-in SATA 3.0 controller.[/li]
[li]2x4GB Kingston HyperX DDR3 1333MHz RAM - This as much and as fast memory as the motherboard supports.[/li]
[li]Antec ISK300-65 Mini-ITX case - Case with room for 2 2.5" drives and a slim optical drive and comes with a 65W fan-less power supply[/li]
[li]OCZ Vertex 3 Series SATA III 2,5" SSD - 120GB Max Iops - Max read 550MB/s write 500MB/s[/li]
[li]2x Enermax CLUSTER UCCL8 80mm case fan - These turned out to be louder than claimed in reviews, so I'm ordering new fans to replace these. Because the computer is extremely low-power I can run these at minimum speed.[/li][/list]
Oskar Potatis9 years ago2011-07-11 04:46:57 UTC 12 comments
Nintendo 64 shopping spree! If you notice a 0.1 spam decrease it's because I'm playing
Star Wars Shadows of the Empire
Star Wars Rogue Squadron
Quake
007 The World Is Not Enough
Lylat Wars (Star Fox 64)
1080 Snowboarding
Extreme G
Body Harvest
Wipeout 64
Hybrid Heaven
Perfect Dark

This with a Rumble Pak, Expansion Pak (hooray, better graphics!), Controller Pak (about time I got one, can't save progress without one in several of the games I have) and a new controller (yellow).

I used to play Extreme-G 2 as a kid, the multi-player modes were great, I owned my brother at tank mode. Star Wars Shadows of the Empire is worth getting just for the first level (Hoth). The flying is really fun. The rest is pretty boring.

Can barely wait for it to arrive.
Oskar Potatis9 years ago2011-07-02 22:05:19 UTC 22 comments
I'm neunzehn Jahre alt. I don't throw big birthday parties so what'll happen later today (which an hour ago would be referred to as tomorrow) is, my oldest sister and her kids are coming over for coffee and hopefully there'll be presents and some sort of cake.
Oskar Potatis9 years ago2011-04-03 05:18:18 UTC 14 comments
Welcome back!
This is your 10000th login.

In 31 years, I'll reach 100 000 logins and there will be free ice cream (cloudberry and chocolate) for everyone.
Oskar Potatis9 years ago2011-02-21 07:59:29 UTC 6 comments
5 mods that people need to start making
in response to a previous journal by Urby

Different Genre Mod
A great majority of Half-Life mods are FPSs. There are a few exceptions like HL Rally, Bumpercars, Flat-Life and International Online Soccer. Those were all great. I'd like to see a Half-Life rail shooter or flight simulator (with the Apache and the Osprey). Maybe a role-playing mod in the same style as Deus Ex and KotOR, but that'd require good voice acting.

The Oddworld cross over mod
With Gordon as Abe, scientists as Mudokon workers and G-Man as Glukkons.

The Deathmatch Mod
Mindless killing FTW. Regular HLDM doesn't do it since you have to reload your weapons, the maps are too large and the crossbow is too effective.

The Social Networking Mod
So you can add people you find in games to your Facebook friends list and Twitter about how much fun you're having. Don't worry, I am only joking.

Did I say 5 mods? I lied.
Oskar Potatis9 years ago2011-01-02 14:41:05 UTC 24 comments
1) View my profile
2) Wait 8 seconds
3) Press F5
4) Look at my avatar
5) Comment
Oskar Potatis9 years ago2010-12-03 20:37:51 UTC 14 comments
Today, my friend Ant and I successfully took control of TWHL. News post coming soon. Say goodbye to Penguinboy.
Oskar Potatis9 years ago2010-11-29 18:39:29 UTC 4 comments
Dreamhack's over and I've woken up after a day's sleep. It was fun. Besides playing I listened to a number of lectures on topics such as Internet security, game development education, Soundation, making money on the web, and Josef Fares talking about a game he's designing. I also got to sit in the driver's seat of a Stridsfordon 9040C tank and talked to some of the recruitment officers from the Swedish army. When there were 8 hours left my graphics card's fan decided to die. Don't buy Asus. I'm now using a broken Nvidia 7800 and 800x600px resolution. Dreamhack broke its own world record, with 12 754 computers on the same LAN party. I was surprised at how good vegetarian food there was.
Oskar Potatis10 years ago2010-07-03 08:40:13 UTC 12 comments
It's my eighteenth cakeday today. My first present was a bike, not a super fancy one but as long as it works I'm happy.
Oskar Potatis11 years ago2009-10-21 19:22:53 UTC 12 comments
Joined: 23rd October 2007 (730 days ago) (2 years ago)
This is your 5000th login.
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Oskar Potatis11 years ago2009-10-03 11:28:19 UTC 12 comments
LOL prejudice
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Oskar Potatis11 years ago2009-06-06 21:07:08 UTC 12 comments
Yesterday I ate my sister's puff pastry.

No, seriously, I'm thinking of buying a Nintendo DS. My PSP is broken and the DS have some fun games. That's why I'm now asking TWHL DS players: is it worth the money?
Oskar Potatis11 years ago2009-04-21 13:14:51 UTC 11 comments
JavaScript fun!
javascript:var size="40px",opacity=0.25,off=20,color=0,mouseIsDown=false;function set(){size=Number(prompt("size (px)",size.substr(0,size.length-2)));if(isNaN(size)||size<0.5)size=40;else size=Math.round(size);off=Math.floor(size/2);size+="px";opacity=Number(prompt("transparency (\%)",Math.round((1-opacity)*100)));if(isNaN(opacity)||opacity<0||opacity>=99.5)opacity=1;else opacity=1-(opacity/100);};set();alert("Hold down the left mouse button while moving your mouse to paint.\nTo change settings press the right mouse button.\n\nCoded by potatis_invalido.");document.addEventListener("mouseup",function( e){mouseIsDown=false;e.stopPropagation();e.preventDefault();if(e.button==2)setTimeout(set,0);},false);document.addEventListener("mousedown",function( e){if(!e.button)mouseIsDown=true;e.stopPropagation();e.preventDefault();},false);document.addEventListener("mousemove",function( e){if(!mouseIsDown)return;var el=document.createElement("div");el.style.position="absolute";el.style.width=el.style.height=size;el.style.zIndex="99999";if(++color==360)color=0;el.style.opacity=opacity;el.style.background="hsl("+color+",100%,50%)";el.style.left=(e.pageX-off)+"px";el.style.top=(e.pageY-off)+"px";document.body.appendChild(el);},false);

Copy it to your browser's address bar. Doesn't work in IE.
This is what I do in school when I'm bored.
Oskar Potatis11 years ago2009-04-02 11:44:44 UTC 1 comment
I got a bit shocked when I opened the Extensions window in Firefox when running Windows. I had an extension called ".NET Framework Assistant" which I have never installed. The best of all is, the uninstall button was deactivated! I didn't like it. An unnecessary extension being installed without my knowledge... just like a virus. I found a forum post about it, and apparently it is automatically installed when you install Microsoft .NET 3.5 Service Pack 1. The same forum post also described how to remove it. I recommend anyone with Firefox installed to see if you have this shit and if you do, remove it. It is an useless extension because no half-serious website developer makes websites which work only with Internet Explorer or Firefox on Windows ruling out Opera, Safari, Chrome, Konqueror, Linux, PSP, Wii, OS X and cell phone users.