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I'm an avid player of Heroscape and frequent the Heroscapers forum on occasion.

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I don't feel comfortable doing doom related stuff such as drawing sprites and textures, or making maps without listening to something in the meantime such as the radio, music, a podcast, a let's play, videos about anime, history, space, biology, etc. I'm much more productive when i don't listen to anything, but i also get bored and sleepy much faster.

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21 minutes ago, Solmyr said:

I don't feel comfortable doing doom related stuff such as drawing sprites and textures, or making maps without listening to something in the meantime such as the radio, music, a podcast, a let's play, videos about anime, history, space, biology, etc. I'm much more productive when i don't listen to anything, but i also get bored and sleepy much faster.

 

Interesting. I have made this conclusion myself lately in regards to work. I want to listen to music to keep my energy up but one way or another it will be distracting. I'm my most productive with no music playing.

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I have a small scar on my left palm from when I accidentally stabbed myself in the hand with a pencil as a young lad. It's faded now, but still barely visible if you look hard enough.

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I have Tourette's syndrome, which has it's challenges, but it doesn't stop me from doing the things I love to do! It does impact my train of thought so I can easily gloss over details while overthinking others and then I'm left to overthink the overlooked aspect.

On 7/4/2020 at 5:25 AM, Taw Tu'lki said:

I have an art crisis.

 

Care to explain? Not to sound like a hippie art teacher but maybe you can work through it by talking about it. No pressure

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On 7/4/2020 at 9:11 AM, Solmyr said:

I don't feel comfortable doing doom related stuff such as drawing sprites and textures, or making maps without listening to something in the meantime such as the radio, music, a podcast, a let's play, videos about anime, history, space, biology, etc. I'm much more productive when i don't listen to anything, but i also get bored and sleepy much faster.

I do that too, I map listenining to radio, music, YT videos etc.

Sometimes I go so introspected and anstract with the map that forget that the video ended 1 hour ago and the time ran fast while I was silent in front of the monitor. Not something I'm fond of :/

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@nicolas monti At least you pay way more attention to what you are currently working on instead of the background music/radio/youtube video. It's better to lose track of time and finishing your work, than wasting hours to finish anything and barely making some progress.

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6 hours ago, Solmyr said:

@nicolas monti At least you pay way more attention to what you are currently working on instead of the background music/radio/youtube video. It's better to lose track of time and finishing your work, than wasting hours to finish anything and barely making some progress.

Well, you're right because that's when I make real progress, when my mind is focused 100% in the map without worries about the outside world, I can even miss the sound of a message on my phone, it's like me map builds itself.

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12 hours ago, nicolas monti said:

Sometimes I go so introspected and anstract with the map that forget that the video ended 1 hour ago and the time ran fast while I was silent in front of the monitor.

Something similar happens to me too. Couple years ago I was listening to some Beethoven's symphonies and mapping or doing some other creative process at the same time, don't notice Beethoven changing to Tchaikovsky Swan Lake until it had played at least half way through. This happened several times.

 

Put an application to change my legal gender on previous friday. This will take about a week and then it's changed. At the same time I also put an application to add a third first name. This will take about 3 to 5 months. Sure, I had to be diagnosed by doctors, a nurse and a psychologist during 2 years to be able to change my legal gender.

 

Been reading my physiotherapy book for some days now, last night looked up how the entrance exams to schools are, and they're changed not be profession specific anymore. The entrance exams are just general knowledge and the same exam works for any profession and any school. They're the same stuff I've been doing school assignments before summer and at the beginning of the summer. I suppose this is a good thing, so no need to do multiple entrance exams if applying for more than one profession/school.

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I will be responsible for opening up the portal to hell in 2022. 

 

also, I scored the best score ever in 5th grade from my school to get into the gifted and talented program. Although, my school had been only 13 years old at the time, but still, that hundreds of kids that I beat! 

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I've no idea what happened, but since yesterday I've had a headsplitting headache. I could barely sleep last night, and I think I also had fever, but not sure.

 

The headache is still lingering, but it's far less brutal now than it was yesterday.

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2 hours ago, seed said:

I've no idea what happened, but since yesterday I've had a headsplitting headache. I could barely sleep last night, and I think I also had fever, but not sure.

 

The headache is still lingering, but it's far less brutal now than it was yesterday.

 

it's called an hangover Seed, and it's why you shouldn't drink two bottles of vodka after dinner and then blast black metal at high volumes on the morning.

 

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On 7/3/2020 at 9:02 AM, Dragonfly said:

 

I was the same until this year. Out of nowhere I've been suffering hay fever symptoms pretty intensely out of seemingly nowhere.

 

I think it's all over now for this year, it seems. I mowed the grass and did outside yard stuff without the mask and had no symptoms.

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1 minute ago, Vic Vos said:

Fixed up an old cassette player. Need to buy a soldering station soon.

I love cassette tapes too! Though it's been a long time since I last played on cassette stuff.

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Did 60kg max with the butterfly device. Can't remember what was my max with it pre covid. Current bench press max, 58.5kg, is still 4kg away from my pre covid max. Started too heavy with leg exercises and now they've been complete mush for some week. My body weight is back to my pre covid weight, 72kg, thanks to my experimental 10 eggs oven pancake. Normally I've only put like 4 eggs.

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On 7/8/2020 at 1:47 PM, InDOOMnesia said:

I love cassette tapes too! Though it's been a long time since I last played on cassette stuff.

 

I still have mine too, it's as old as me now, if not actually older, and it has a CD player as well, which is where I listen to my CDs naturally. It also has radio.

 

But since it was barely used, you can never tell its age, it literally still looks brand new due to the conditions it was kept in.

 

Tapes however, never been fond of them, they could easily get stuck in the player sometimes, and the audio quality was pretty bad, definitely prefer vinyls and CDs over them.

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5 hours ago, seed said:

Tapes however, never been fond of them, they could easily get stuck in the player sometimes, and the audio quality was pretty bad, definitely prefer vinyls and CDs over them.

This might come as a shocker to people but cassetes weren't actually that bad. Cassetes sounded bad mostly because of the quality of the device they were played and/or recorded in and not because of the medium itself.

This is mostly for the "cassete gang" above, but I think anyone who is enough of a tech nerd would find this interesting.

I say you watch at least the "showcase near the end" that really serves as a display of the cassete sound quality

 

It does a brief historic retrospective, explains some very neat technical stuff, why it "sounds bad" and finally shows how good sound quality it can produce.

 

This might come as an unpopular opinion but out of all the now old audio media (not regarding cd) I prefer cassete tapes the most, even above vinyls. They took much less space, they had quite comparable sound quality, they were cheaper, very resilient to damage (except for when it came to that time when the player chocked and spit all the tape, forcing you to pull it back in with the pencil :P) and were even Recordable, which was the best deal for me.

I know there are some recordable vinyls out there, but they are really impractical

 

P.S.: For everyone interested, here's the original song used for the audio shocase of the video

Edited by Lokatzis 007 CJ : Added the youtube link to the showcase song

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Earlier today I got 20 minutes into a 30 minute drive before realising I didn't have a key I'd need when I arrived at my destination. Cue a 40-minute detour back home to get the key and get back to where I was in the original journey, before finally arriving and doing what I was there to do.

 

I felt like I needed to confess that stupidity in a public forum. This will suffice!

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Sheesh Phobus! Reminds me of the time I finished work at 1am and had to hand the key in for the bothy we have in town. I'm a bus driver. I got home, 15 minutes though so not so bad, only to realise i still had the bothy key, which would be needed for 5am so the first diver into town could open the bothy up. So 2am and I'm finally getting to bed. And now I'm tired just thinking about that. Oh the late finishes!

 

As for my random fact, well...in preparation for moving to my new home next month I decided I better root around under the bed, since that's where a whole load of old junk tends to get shoved. I found some old figures of Snake and Meryl from MGS in the wee display case they came in, along with all the weapons and accessories. Poseable too. I wonder if it'd be worth much. I also found 7 boxes of various Magic the gathering cards that someone gave to me a while before I left the airforce. I've never counted, but there have to be hundreds of the damn things. I've no idea why he gave them to me, I don't play. Free stuff, I guess? 

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I love board games and card games.

I prefer them more than hanging out to drink or anything.
Being a celiac doesn't help as most beer are made with barley malt and its one of the things that could poison me to death :/

Edited by P41R47

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