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Random Babbling Thread 119

Discussion in 'Whatnots' started by dmc, Jul 1, 2014.

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  1. Keneth Gems: 28/31
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    Trippy. I think I would quite enjoy your paintings when I'm dropping acid. :shake:
     
  2. Beren

    Beren Lovesick and Lonely Wanderer Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    Cool pic Dice!

    Uggghhhh, recovering from a septoplasty is no fun at all!
     
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    Is recovering from anything fun?
     
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    Thnx Kenneth and Beren. What is wrong Beren?
     
  5. Beren

    Beren Lovesick and Lonely Wanderer Staff Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran Pillars of Eternity SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!) New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!) Torment: Tides of Numenera SP Immortalizer (for helping immortalize Sorcerer's Place in the game!)

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    I had a deviated septum (nose cartilage) since I was born, which interferes with nasal breathing. Life could certainly have been worse than it has been for me so far, but I can also say that anything I've done so far has been in willpower despite the condition.

    I decided to undergo the surgery cause I felt I could do and be so much more if I can breathe effectively through my nose. The surgery went fine, but the first few days of recovery, nasty ...
     
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  6. dmc

    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Beats NOT recovering.


    Just sayin' . . .

    :p
     
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    And here I thought that, over the 4 or 5 years that I've know Beren personally, he just had a cold that wouldn't go away. :p
     
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    Well I hope recovery goes fast for you Beren and watch what position you sleep in.
     
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    Cleaning up the hard drives before a full reformat is beyond tedious when your whole life is in there. Years upon years of data to sift through.

    Looking at the hundreds of saved passwords in my browsers takes me back to a different time. It's like looking through an old photo album and remembering things you had long since forgotten. Many of the sites don't even exist anymore. Some are sites I couldn't live without back then, but I can't quite remember the point when I stopped using them. Like old friends whom you grow apart with over the years as you go different ways.

    It's all very unnerving, and the nostalgia is killing me. I'm half-tempted to just throw the hard drive next to the half dozen older ones I have in my closet that I'm never ever gonna use again. But every time I lose or throw away data, a part of me literally disappears. I can't tell if that would be a good or bad thing at this point.
     
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    The art of painting a window. Most of it is used by preparation and cleaning. the discipline used in cleaning makes or breaks the paint. Like I said earlier, I have painted my picket fence in seven colours.

    I like to paint, and no I am not coming over to do yours.


    I once ranted about dad. it is heartbreaking to see him turn against you in favour off the in-law who sucks up to him. Manipulative bastard.

    I am 42 years old, but is still hurts like a little kid.
     
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    So, I decided to finish Grotesque Tactics before my disk format tomorrow. I thought I was almost at the end, and I ended up playing for 8 more hours.

    Not that I don't appreciate it when a game is actually longer than you'd expect. That's quite a rarity these days.

    I'm almost done cleaning my hard drives. The system feels kinda empty with almost everything uninstalled or deleted, and yet somehow still cluttered with years' worth of crap.

    Hopefully, there won't be any problems with the assembly tomorrow. It's funny, I've built supercomputers without a hitch, but when it comes to my home system, something inevitably goes wrong. :shake:
     
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    I lost the will to game. I want to read, walk/cycle/ lie in the sun. Put green things, mostly green, into the ground.
     
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    I hate reformatting or reinstalling, at least on my main PC. First catalogueing, back-ups are thankfully done regularly, but reinstalling every little thing takes forever. And inevitably I don't install some stuff and then have to do that some weeks/months later. Or I get bogged down in deciding if I want to reinstall an old program and looking up what alternatives exist now and which is the better.

    I still game, though I should bike more. I used to bike to work everyday, but since I moved into a new place with my girlfriend, that would be a 3 hour commute. One way. Unfortunately, I lack the discipline to train regularly during the week if it's not part of the commute. At least if it's after working hours. Before working hours would be ok, but getting up at 4:00 in the morning is not.

    Oh well, I wanted to get a new job anyway, hopefully it'll be somewhere between 15-30 km from where we live, so that I can easily bike it everyday.
     
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    I game in bursts. Well, marathons really, since I'm usually at it for over 16 hours a day. I used to do it between assignments, but now that I don't have a regular job, I just do it when I get the urge.

    So far I've had two marathons this year. I think Gaben is laughing at my pitiful attempts to play through my Steam library. I might actually be getting close to about 10% now. :shake:
     
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    I miss Ragusa.
     
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    I got Elite: Dangerous, and it's the first game to hold my attention in a while.
     
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    I went out and wove my way through a crowd of people and recognised some faces. I also made some realizations that I had way too many coffee dates scheduled with different guys and I don't want to go out with any of them. I realized that I'm happy single and its more productive to raising my kid and doing my art. I cancelled with all and feel very good right now. Free :)
     
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    dmc Speak softly and carry a big briefcase Staff Member Distinguished Member ★ SPS Account Holder Resourceful Adored Veteran New Server Contributor [2012] (for helping Sorcerer's Place lease a new, more powerful server!)

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    Well, there you go. Got your priorities straight in your mind and it made life easier. Amazing how that works, no?

    Revisit it in a couple of years, but always do what makes you happiest. It's not like there's a second time around. (Of course, if there is a second time around, I'm picking wealthy parents next time . . . )
     
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    Ha! My parents weren't wealthy but they provided for me. I would pick the same parents if I had to do it over but I would have extended my dads life so I could have known him past my 10th year of life.
     
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    So, it pretty much took 5 days to get my rig working. Plus, it seems like the brand new PSU is gonna have fan issues (started whining on day 1). Thanks, Obama.

    I must say, setting things up anew has been more tedious than I had hoped. Hardware issues aside, Windows systems are just so damn annoying to set up. Numerous little things that you deal with over the years and then totally forget about. I hate this OS with a passion. I wish people would move on already.

    As for second lives, I would probably choose lower intelligence and fewer health issues (mental or otherwise).
     
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