|Stupid reminder regarding RDND||March 23, 2015, 11:57 am|
For those who muck around with /newstuff reviewing:
Review version 1.5, not 1.2 as the latest is the final build of the mod.
|help||March 19, 2015, 8:27 pm|
|hey guys i need some help again, how do i make scripted marines or what i mean is a want a scripted marine with a chaingun to go throughout the level all the way to the exit that is what i want to do so can you guys give me any help please|
|Goodbye to my grandfather||March 18, 2015, 6:13 am|
We saw him on Sunday wheelchairbound on Sunday but the following day his condition worsened by Monday. He was seen by most of my immediate family on Tuesday (his 80th birthday) which he was on life support. I got the news this morning that he passed away, which is saddening and which will likely upset my mother, grandmother, uncle and others.
1935 - 2015
|Happy 32nd International Kaiser Day||March 15, 2015, 4:34 pm|
I am still here, still breathing and still staying busy. 2014 was definitely the year of 're-adjusting'. With the majority of my worries and problems finally behind me, a new goal to focus on and future contract work with NightDive Studios, I can definitely predict lots of potential this year.
|My Tree Skiing Presentation (Video)||March 11, 2015, 1:20 pm|
|My Doom Presentation||March 11, 2015, 11:45 am|
I'm taking a public speaking course, and one of the assignments was to prepare a speech about a hobby. So naturally I chose to talk about Doom. I presented it this morning and did so pretty successfully. Many of my other classmates were nervous wrecks and were very unprepared. So I sort of over-performed for the expectations of the class. I think I sold the game really well!
First I want to apologize in advance to TimeOfDeath, as I used screenshots of some of his weirder maps as examples of "bad maps" but only because they were very obviously weird just from looking at the pictures. I don't actually feel that way towards his maps. Most screenshots of 1994 maps I found were mostly just bland, had a slime trail here and there, and didn't appear to look far from what you would see in the IWADs. Some of the screenshots I chose for the presentation don't necessarily or accurately represent the points I wanted to make, I just thought that they would be the most visually appealing, obvious, and communicative of the particular point I was making.
Second, a good bit of the information in my presentation was a bit over-simplified. My original presentation was loaded with statistics and technical explanations. Even though I was sure I was clear, my wife said it was way too complicated for a presentation and no one was going to get it. My wife helped me simplify it (against my will) to break it down so that it was much easier to understand. I think it came out much better that way in the end.
Another thing I want to mention is that while some information is mostly pretty accurate, some of it is pretty embellished, and in some cases is downright wrong. I only did this because I was sure no one would call me out on it, and that it helped the presentation seem a bit more interesting.
There are plenty other points I wanted to talk about, such as what a wad file actually is, the differences between IWADs and PWADs, random level generators, source ports, capture the flag, TC's like Aliens, Batman Doom, Ghostbusters Doom, Simpsons Doom, demo recordning and speedrunning, but it was a lot to squeeze in a presentation that was assigned to be 3-4 minutes long.
Anyway here you are. The gif animations only appear correctly through google slides. If you view it in powerpoint, the animations choke up. Not sure why.
Below is the script I made for my presentation. Each greater than symbol (>) represents a point where I'm supposed to click to change slide or move on with the presentation.
|[SOLVED] Why is the output negative?||March 10, 2015, 9:59 am|
This code is supposed to calculate e to the power x. It works fine at lower numbers, but then at x = 3.6, the output starts to decrease as x goes up. What's wrong?
EDIT: The problem was that "factorial" function was an int, so at high values, it won't work.
|When random theme songs get stuck in your head.||March 6, 2015, 4:38 am|
Ever had those times a song regardless of how long its been since you last heard it somehow manages to pop up in your head without even trying to think of it, and keeps playing over and over?
Just recently the Inspector Gadget theme song keep playing repeatably in my head even though I haven't even seen the show in over two decades.
Is there any particular reason why this sort of thing sometimes occurs with peoples minds?
|Coins fall out of my pants in the car. Why?||March 5, 2015, 7:53 pm|
I'd like to interrupt the steady stream of news articles being linked in the Everything Else board to ask for some assistance with a conundrum that has been affecting me for a considerable amount of time now. Sometimes I carry loose change around in my pocket, but whenever I exit my car there it is sitting on either the floor or the seat. And that's a best case scenario. Sometimes I may want to buy something from a vending machine or make a call from a payphone because my cell phone is dead, but lo and behold, my change is gone. I can't for the life of me figure out why this is happening, but I have a few hypotheses:
-Money just doesn't like me
-I'm being pickpocketed by bums without realizing it
-God himself is removing the change from my pocket
-The government and/or college is removing the change from my pocket
-Coins are just spontaneously melding with the pants
-I collected 100 coins and they disappeared in exchange for an extra life
-At some point I keep getting repeatedly mugged by pirates and forgetting it
If anyone can offer me any assistance, please do. This is one of the few issues in my life right now that I can potentially do something about as soon as I find out what it is. I will personally mail you 2 quarters if you can give me a solution that works.
|Phone Scams! D:||March 5, 2015, 2:39 pm|
my landline is apparently a magnet for phone calls since the past month. lately, I've been getting a lot of calls on my home phone. usually, I end up with no message on the phone, most likely due to some dummy getting the wrong number. this is fine, mistakes happen. but what I've also been frequently getting is something even more interesting, and rather catastrophic to think about had I answered the phone that time. that's right, I'm talking about phone scams, the ones where someone is demanding money over the phone from my paycheck, or something among those lines. and I seem to get them once or twice a week that it's getting ridiculous.
the most recent one happened just yesterday. around the morning time where I live, I got a message, apparently from New York of all places. so I played the message and I was quite shocked at what I was hearing. someone had called my number, claiming to be from the IRS and saying some shit about having a lawsuit filed against me and an arrest warrant. I figured it was a scam since I really don't do anything wrong (plus I had already payed for my taxes last weekend). I had a gut feeling that the IRS doesn't directly call random peoples' phone numbers. I decided to Google this particular scam, and I found out that it seems to be targeting others in the states as well. so I showed this to my father and he called the police about the message we got. my dad knows when something's a scam anyways, since all these people want to do is take money out of our pockets.
I fucking wonder how these crooks could come up with this sort of sophisticated scheme of masquerading as IRS agents and I hope I'm not the only one who is ending up receiving these messages. I also am wondering if I should disconnect my landline, given how I am so tired of people constantly calling my home phone number.