|Long live the laptop made of shit||January 14, 2015, 9:43 am|
With its Intel HD(!!11) Integrated Graphics and the 2.4GHz (read: MHz) dual-core processor, it's safe to say I never liked this laptop. Even when I installed my drivers - invalidating my complaints about the OpenGL support to an extent - I'd suffer framerate slowdowns on pretty much any game post-2000. Sure I could've cleaned it out more often to avoid the high temperatures that came with that, but last time I did that it was back to over 80C within a week...
For some reason the constant chugging of framerate today pissed me off so much that I pounded it pretty hard with the side of my fist.
Not only did this hurt my fist, it also seems to have caused some serious internal damage to the computer. I think either the hard drive or the CPU is under the bit where I smashed it. Either way, the thing refuses to turn on now. That'll teach me to be impatient...
It's not so much the loss of such a crappy system that bothers me, rather than the inconvenience this'll cause, and the loss of files. I had backups of some stuff on a USB stick, but it hadn't been updated in quite a while. I guess it's just a relief that the most important MIDIs are still on mediafire. Also, given that I don't make WADs any more, nothing of value was lost there.
Still, it's a huge pain in the arse. I'm writing this from another computer, which isn't going to be possible for me to use that often. Being unemployed, I doubt I can afford a new laptop soon either (like, one that doesn't suck), so unless by some miracle the coalputer decides to work again, I'm going to be absent from here for the forseeable future.
(Usually when I say this I'm back within 24 hours, so perhaps it'll work tomorrow :P)
|Too busy.... Not enough time for Doomworld||January 14, 2015, 1:19 am|
For those who don't know me by now, I've been a member of Doomworld for almost 2 years now. My devotion to the community is mostly in the WADS & Mods section of the Doomworld forums. I like to participate & manage deathmatch community projects along with constructing maps. I'm also an avid deathmatcher and dueler on ZDaemon. I also do reviews for /newstuff chronicles.
In a couple of weeks, I will resume University to finish up my last semester and then in May I'll earn my degree in Business Management. Like everyone else who graduates with their devalued degree, I'll be looking to find a full time job. Fortunately for me, I kinda have a foot in the door with an Information Technology job in NYC/NJ. However, If I do get this job, I won't be able to devote a lot of time to the Doom community. This job will consume at least 70% of my life. I'll be working overtime often and on weekends either doing break-fix maintenance on data storage arrays, you know those big ass super computers that store petabytes of data... or working in an office doing boring desk job work.
I've come to realize that the older I get, the more responsibilities are expected from me. (school work, jobs, expenses, etc..) I try to balance everything as best I can with a social life. At the moment, I don't have a girlfriend. I've seen how relationships (especially difficult ones) can become too much of a huge responsibility for some people to handle. I'd rather finish up school not having to worry about that stuff than to stress out over gfs.
It sucks that I probably wont be around nearly as often anymore. I've made quite a few friends here and it would be a shame to lose contact with them. I'll still try to lurk around on the IRC networks and be on Odamex and ZDaemon every now and then.
For anyone who is curious to see what community project's I've worked on:
DoomWorld Megawad Project 2014: http://www.doomworld.com/vb/wads-mo...ersion-4-is-up/
Deathmatch Revival: [Maps 03,04, & 26] http://www.doomworld.com/idgames/in...ds/dmr_2014.zip
ZMatch 2014: [Map 02] http://www.doomworld.com/idgames/in.../v-z/zdm_14.zip
ZMatch: 3rd Strike! [Maps 02 & 04] http://www.doomworld.com/idgames/in...s/v-z/zdm_3.zip
Here are a few miscellaneous WADs I've made on my own (which aren't all that good in my opinion):
Relentless (Zandronum only 4 level Gothic99 inspired deathmatch WAD) http://www.doomworld.com/idgames/in.../p-r/rl2013.zip
SOCCOR CTF (Zandronum only 1 level Soccor stadium CTF) http://www.doomworld.com/idgames/in...-u/socr_ctf.zip
Space Station (Zandronum only 1 level deathmatch... Doomkid used this map for ZMatch 2014) http://www.doomworld.com/idgames/in...d-f/dg93_ss.zip
My latest (and possibly last deathmatch community project) is Point Blank DM: http://www.doomworld.com/vb/wads-mo...eta-6-released/ I want to make this one really good and so far it looks like it's heading in the right direction.
EDIT: How do you guys balance your work life with the Doom community?
|So I just moved out.||January 14, 2015, 12:51 am|
After nearly 28 years of living in my parents home I have finally been able to move out.
The few benefits however is now I am no longer a long road and a town away from the nearest train station so I will no longer have limited public transport, at my old place it was hard when going back home late at night which involved either almost high cab fares or stuffing my legs up from walking the long road back home, also my parents will be able to wipe out their debt and also pay me back what they owe me.
The only real issues however is the internet availability might not be much of an improvement from the previous area, I currently have to use mobile broadband until my internet gets transferred and connected here.
I am very much relieved since it seemed like the place would never sell, but of course I will still have to wait until February for my parents to pay me back what they owe me.
|The Longhaul||January 10, 2015, 11:15 pm|
Do people actually read these things?
I'm lying in bed as I type this. It just turned midnight and I got up at 3am yesterday, but I don't feel the least bit tired, just fatigued. Insomnia is a bitch.
I've forgotten at this point how long I've been working on my game project. I dropped out last October partly to work on it fulltime and now I don't know much else. Having been working on it every chance I get for 1 and 1/2 years I sometimes wonder if I'll ever finish it, or whether anyone will care if I do finish it.
One way or the other I need to get a job in march/april so I can start paying my student loans and move out. I'm never going back to university if I can help it.
I don't know what I'm doing.
I should try getting some sleep, then get back to work on my game I guess.
I need a girlfriend.
|I bought a Wii U||January 10, 2015, 7:21 pm|
|About two days ago I got my shiny new Wii U in the mail. I got the deluxe edition for like $280 or something off Amazon. The games I have now are Nintendo Land, Super Mario 3D World, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Earthbound. So far Im liking the system and hopefully buying it wasnt a mistake. Oh yeah does anyone know if buying the pro controller thingy is a good investment because it seems kinda pricey.|
|Moving + Selling Things||January 9, 2015, 8:00 pm|
In the process of moving houses to better suit my commute time for school, my family has unearthed many artifacts, so to say, from my childhood. Hoping to make some extra money, and before I go explore the wonders of ebay/amazon/kijiji/etc, I decided to post here on selling things.
I'll generally be selling very cheap compared to commercial prices, and I'm super open to negotiation. Most of these things are kids toys and things I've outgrown, but everything is in very nice condition and I can post pictures if need be.
If anybody is interested, you can post here or PM me.
Lego -> Mostly standard bricks, but over 1000 pieces that I don't mind selling for like $10 or $15
Bionicles -> Preassembled from generation 1 to 3-4 (or wherever)
In-line/Ice Skates -> Smaller sizes for kids roughly 6 years old, barely worn once or twice -> $10/20 or so
Accompanying In-line/Ice skate protective gear (wrist/shin/helmet)
Puzzles of roughly 1000 pieces (ie, picture of cats etc)
Old Bakugan (balls that pop open via magnet) toys
I'm listing this partially off the top of my head, so apologies if some things may seem inaccurate.
Thanks for reading and have a nice day!~
|To anyone who knew me in 2009||January 8, 2015, 6:09 pm|
I've just gone through my posts on this forum and I feel it necessary to say...
if you knew me from then and were unfortunate enough to come across ANY of my posts... I owe you my absolute sincerest apologies for my astronomical stupidity, and am deeply sorry for any damage to your brain I may have caused from reading them.
On a completely unrelated note... is it possible to delete or change the name of my account on this forum?
|Fuck Frontier Communications||January 6, 2015, 8:37 pm|
What's the point of doing an internet call when the person you're talking to comes back sounding like this? http://puu.sh/eaWhz/e0204cacbf.ogg
This happens all the time. Frontier Communications is my ISP, in case I didn't make that clear enough. Also, before you recommend switching to someone else keep in mind that the only other choice around here is the local cable company who's even more expensive for roughly the same quality.
|Done with Brutal Doom||January 6, 2015, 7:25 pm|
|I am done with Brutal Doom, after supporting it since 0.7. Got tired of editing all the unbalancing crap with each version and having all the feature creep and the controversy with the N word comment in the older version as well as Mark telling a suicidal person to off themself (if this is verifiable)|
|My New Year's Resolution is to not spend money on gaming in 2015||January 5, 2015, 1:16 pm|
I have read idiots on other sites wondering what's your gaming resolution? Well gaming is entertainment, they shouldn't be goals. I have 1,100 games on Steam. I even bought 30 games on the last Steam sale. I don't need more games. Nor do I need to spend money on them.
So as tough as it may be, I have decided to declare that I won't buy any new games or spend money on gaming in 2015. Even if I miss a sale, what's the worst that will happen that game won't be on sale at the same time next year? If I get bored of the 250 games on Steam that I have played, I haven't played the other 850 that I own.
Let's see how long I last.