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Status Updates posted by Pavera

  1. ANNOUNCEMENT: My wife and I are expecting our first baby, due in April 2018 -- right around my birthday!

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    2. Pavera


      Thanks everyone! We're excited. We don't know the gender yet, will find out in a few more weeks.

    3. BigDickBzzrak


      ...and then the baby be like DID YOU JUST ASSUME MY GENDER


      jk sorry

    4. Jimmy


      Pavvy's a daddy! Congrats to you both <3

  2. I'm uncomfortable with the phrase "funnily enough".

    1. Tristan


      I use it quite a lot funnily enough!

    2. 42PercentHealth


      If you don't like it, don't read it!


      Er, wait -- that might not work....

  3. a.) // comment

    b.) //comment

    a or b

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    2. fraggle


      If it's already written down and set in stone then there should be no reason not to bring it up. One way you can address this kind of problem is with presubmit checks that won't allow someone to submit a change if it doesn't conform to the style guide.


      Here's a really good article I recently read about this subject:


    3. Pavera


      In favor of a short response: @fraggle Totally with you on that. Consistent practices are important to me, and I try to enforce them when possible. I'm not the 'boss' though, just an opinionated senior US engineer that just doesn't always have time to push back. :P


      Without going into a long winded post on the inner workings of my team, I will say that despite some of these small inconsistencies between our programming styles I am mostly happy with my team's code quality and efficiency. They do a good job and are able to deliver requirements while communicating clearly with one another and documenting their changes.


      Good article too, I'll have to save that one. Maybe I'll share it with my team ;)

    4. UglyStru


      Late to the party, but I've fought people over //this kinda shit. Not really, but my god //looks disgusting. //mightaswellputitalltogetherlikethis. 


      slash slash space is the only way to go.


  4. Have you ever just wanted to issue an apology to everybody who knew you in your late teens/early 20s?

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    2. Major Arlene

      Major Arlene

      Facebook's memories thing makes me regret my teens every. single. day. luckily that also means I can erase my cringe day by day.

    3. SOSU


      I am joining that time frame now (? wonder if i wrote it right) so nope :P

    4. Pavera


      I've been thinking a lot lately about how much I've grown as a person over the last three years. Finishing college and joining society has really taught me a lot about myself, and it's caused me to reflect on actions and beliefs I held for the majority of my life. I think back on things I used to do and say, and sometimes it's enough to just keep me up all night. I wonder how many potential friends and acquaintances I've pushed away with my behavior in my youth.


      It's definitely not something worth dwelling on, but I just can't help but think about it. My goal is to not look back on myself in ten years and feel the same way again.

  5. so what happened between you and this renwick customer?

    1. Alfonzo


      You'll remind me to make Saint Alfonzo's Darkbase at some point in the future, won't you? We can't let that magnificent beard of yours lose out on a Scotch rendition of The Trio.

  6. Gauging level of interest in if I started streaming again occasionally.

    1. 40oz


      You're always fun to listen to. :)

    2. Octavarium


      Depending on what time they happen, I'd probably show up and occasionally spout some dumb stuff

    3. Jimmy
  7. Speed limits are stupid and meaningless, and they should be abolished.

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    2. 40oz


      Haha yeah the worst part about driving is having to share the roads with other people. My work commute is a short distance but has like 10 traffic lights on it, so driving fast is essentially a race where the prize is a longer wait at each red light.

    3. Ribbiks


      I agree, in part. or at least they could be consistently reevaluated as a function of road quality, typical traffic density, curvature, etc. There are some smooth, wide, nearly-empty highways out here where 70mph feels like you're hardly moving at all :p. But safety implications aside, it's a comparatively easy and lucrative thing to enforce so I can't imagine them disappearing any time soon.


      I do wonder though if limits on the average will gradually increase as cars continue to become smoother/safer/(self-driving??).

    4. Memfis


      Don't they make it in US so that if you're going at the right speed you basically always arrive at the green lights and don't really have to stop anywhere? Just something I've heard.

  8. I wonder how high the correlation is between people who throw lit cigarette butts out their window on the freeway and people who use the word "cuck" unironically.

  9. Privateer 2: The Darkening. A game I have a lot of nostalgia for, but also a game that I just cannot ever seem to enjoy. I remember almost everything about this game just from watching my dad play it for hours on end, back in the day. The sounds, FMVs, music, voice clips, etc -- they all hit me right in the nostalgia bone. But, actually playing it brings back huge waves of frustration almost immediately. Makes me sad just thinking about it. :(

  10. This is a status update. PLEASE LIKE ME

  11. Why do people seem to hate pineapple on pizza so much?

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    2. Doomkid


      Dew what the fuck, pear on a pizza? A crime like that'll get you 10-20 in some places!

    3. dew


      Says the guy who eats Hawaiian pizza delivered by kangaroos! I didn't want to believe it, but it was pretty damn good. And apparently people put just about anything on a pizza there. Like, nutella.

    4. fraggle


      A common pub meal in Britain is gammon steak with pineapple. Hamburger with a slice of pineapple in is quite good too.

  12. Have you ever 'missed' somebody that you met in a dream?

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    2. baja blast rd.

      baja blast rd.

      When I was a teenager, I'd sometimes dream of 'the girl of my dreams', and I'd be in what I imagined love to be, and upon waking up I wouldn't even feel sad or wistful, it just felt good. 

      I also had dreams in which I'm listening to an amazing song, and when I wake up I'm disappointed to find that it's not actually real, and that I can't remember much of it, either! Such a cosmic tease. I think it's part of why when I look for music these days it's chill/dreamy stuff that can evoke that feeling again, but with a song that actually exists.

    3. nxGangrel


      I think there was one instance where I dreamt I had a best friend. I can't remember much but I remember that she was such an amazing person and fun to hang out with. When I woke up I was so disappointed.

      I have those moments every now and then.

    4. Tracer


      Oh God, yes.  I once dreamed that I was some kind of officer.  I had a canine sidekick.  Here's how the dream went.


      "Trace, we've got a case for you.  But this one is too much for one guy.  We're sending a sidekick with you."


      "You know I only work alone."


      "Can it, [my last name]!  You're a loose cannon!  Don't worry, this is a guy who is eager to really sink his teeth into the life of law enforcement.  Officer Krawl!  Come on in!"


      Then this awesome looking Bull Terrier came in (their unique head shape makes them my favorite dog breed).  The rest of the dream is shrouded in mystery, all I remember is he and I jumping through a window in slow motion.


      Ever since then, I have wanted a Bull Terrier named Krawl.  I miss that dog very much.

  13. Finally finished C&C Red Alert's Allied campaign, after all these years only playing the first half. It's a good campaign, broken up by some tedious and very un-fun "indoor" missions. They're usually timed and based around trial-and-error rather than any sort of strategy or direction. I suppose they were supposed to be analogous to the missions in the original C&C where you only had a limited amount of troops and had to charge to some sort of objective without getting them all killed. Somehow those were more fun though...


    Anyways, the final mission was surprisingly hard and satisfying to finish, but boy does that game have an anti-climactic final cutscene. To think I've been playing C&C all these years and I'd never actually finished that campaign... Then again, I can count the amount of times I've actually finished Doom II MAP30 on my left hand. :P

    1. Scotty


      Have you beaten the Soviet campaign? That ending makes up for it!

    2. Pavera


      I'm working on it now. Halfway through, the difficulty is sporadic. Mission 8 was especially head scratchy, since all the missions up to it give you loads of ore up front, but that one made you really stretch and fight for it. Probably one of the more interesting missions I've played in the game so far, as most of it was spent defending my harvesters as I slowly branched out from a captured spot in the middle of the map. More nuanced than anything I saw in the Allied campaign for sure.


    1. Deleted_Account


      The Healer Stalks begins to play.

  15. Going back to the original Command & Conquer is surprisingly compelling. The gameplay still feels really good, and it's almost liberating to go back to a simpler time in RTS. The AI cheats and is easy to cheese, but somehow the game still just feels really good. Nothing like mass producing tanks and rolling them head on through the front of the enemy base, crushing their infantry, and blowing away their construction yard before they could see it coming.


    I also love C&C's earnest-yet-fun FMV sequences, complete with Joe Kucan's still brilliant portrayal of Kane. This was before they went full on silly in the Red Alert series and turned the Tiberium universe into a SyFy original series. Greatest vg soundtrack of all time too. We are going to have to act, if we want to live in a different world.....

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    2. dew


      Agreed, the original C&C's FMVs were like an endearingly cheesy B-movie. The Red Alert universe went full ham and mocked itself too much for my taste. Army dolphins, psychic units that don't even say wololo, going back in time too much and fighting T-Rexes... oh pls. It's sensory overload like a Michael Bay movie.


      @Nine Inch Heels which "Dune" though? The first Dune game was an odd and very artistic adventure game with strategic elements by Cryo and contrary to Pavera's claim it has the actual best vg soundtrack ever. Westwood's RTS daddy had to be called Dune II, because both games were published by Virgin and Cryo managed to finish the game before its planned cancellation.


      Tbh, I wouldn't have the stomach to play the original Dune II again. Its UI is dated and super-unfriendly, only the first Warcraft has worse, heh. I'd probably check for a source port/recreation/whatever. Westwood did their own reimagination, actually, which is called Dune 2000 and uses the Red Alert engine I think? It flopped, but it's quite cool and features the original C&C-style cinematics. If you decide to try the original however, make sure to avoid playing the Ordos. They don't really fit into the epic Atreides+Fremen vs. Harkonnen+Sardaukar struggle of the Dune story, however diluted and inconsequential here, and their special units sssssuuuuuuuuuuck.

    3. Nine Inch Heels

      Nine Inch Heels

      @dew Dune II was what I meant. However, now that you mention the adventure game, I might like that as well. Thank you for letting me know about this. :-)

    4. dew


      Don't accidentally play the Flash porn parody. I mean, not before the original.

  16. Teaser shot, new map coming soon :O


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    2. Jimmy
    3. lupinx-Kassman


      Love those colors <3. Really fits in with doom2's city episode

    4. Walter confetti

      Walter confetti

      I really like this!

  17. Wondering how many lurkers and outside eyes are paying attention to the Doom community. I'd love to see those people sign up and get directly involved. If you're a lurker and considering joining, please do!

    1. Xyzzy01


      I was a lurker (who am I kidding, I still am!), but now I am trying to make my own doom wads!

    2. Pavera


      Good. Make them all! Community will never fall.

  18. Glad to see the recent status updates sidebar extended a little. Our thoughts deserve attention. Great!

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    2. Nine Inch Heels

      Nine Inch Heels

      Yeah, like: "This week", "past X days" would be nice along with the possibility to be able to at least see the update in and off itself as a whole, without opening the profile, maybe?

    3. Devalaous


      Xenforo generally has a button to see a dedicated list of profile posts, so its definitely doable

    4. BigDickBzzrak
  19. Why does everyone who enjoys video games as a hobby have to fall under the label of "gamer"? The word alone has always made me cringe.

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    2. Maes


      Yeah but, uh , surfers are cool, dude.

    3. Nine Inch Heels

      Nine Inch Heels

      @Pavera, in this case I would rather take a step from the idea of having been bullied for liking video-games, and instead think of it more as having been bullied, because bullies are asshats. Following that line of asshattery a bit further, "gaming" is absolutely exchangeable with any other term you can possibly imagine.

      The problem arises the moment you think you've been picked on for something you do, when in fact, it probably was simply a welcome attack-vector for idiots who had to give themselves a reason to begin with.

      I guess, what I mean to say is that, if you change your point of view in this regard, you might be able to significantly reduce this meta-physical frontload that is currently there.

      Just thinking "aloud" here...

    4. Doomkid


      I don't get the negative connotations with the word. It just means player of video games. Anyone who assumes all this stuff about someone because they play video games for a hobby is a moron. The word is basically a stereotype with negative connotations but let's be honest, anyone who has an opinion worth giving a damn about isn't going to jump to all sorts of conclusions just because some people have labeled you as 'a gamer'. That's just my take on it.

  20. WOOD5


    1. Tarnsman


      Thank you Pavera. I am now replacing WOOD5 with this gif for all of my IWADs. I feel this will greatly improve my DOOM experience.

  21. Just a preview of a map I've been cooking for some time.


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    2. Pavera


      Thanks all. Looking forward to finishing this one!

    3. Breezeep


      Cool stuff, Pavera! Good luck on getting this done!

    4. Tarnsman


      Looking good Mr. Pavs. WOOD5 is my spirit animal.

  22. I notice that status updates have been pushed down the main page. I WILL NOT BE SILENCED.

    1. 40oz


      cant see status updates on the mobile version of the site for me. I'm still trying to figure out where everything is. I get an update in my notifications though because I follow you. :)

    2. Ledillman



    3. Ichor


      For the mobile version (at least on my Ipod), all of the sidebar things are down at the very bottom below the forums.

  23. you're a dork

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    2. HavoX


      I'm telling on you! MOM!

    3. Voros


      Dorks, all of you ;P

    4. snapshot


      It's Dorkening again.

  24. Your avatar and custom title match perfectly.

    1. Altazimuth


      Thanks! In an ideal world it'd be a gif of the running animation loop, but I don't know how to make that a thing. I just grabbed this image off the net and did some editting and filtering to make it look better on a DW's darker theme.