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  1. Liliana Vess
    July 20th, 2012 3:40 PM
    Liliana Vess
    I have an avatar now \o/ are you happy? :D
  2. Liliana Vess
    July 20th, 2012 9:21 AM
    Liliana Vess
    Admittedly it is takes a lot longer but london to glasgow isn't as far as sydney to brisbane x]
  3. Twiggy
    July 20th, 2012 7:41 AM
    I guess I prefer doing some things the old way in the end, since I don't want to somehow get myself stuck for the times where I'm on someone else's Windows laptop.

    I also left most, if not all of OS X's native gestures on, by the way.

    Seems like Safari is made so that they could tick the "have browser" check box.

    I'm now a very happy OS X user. No more spinning beach balls of doom, huh? (Safari likes to hang.)

    I've always wondered whether gaming a long time with anemic GPUs (PS1 > GeForce 2 MX > Radeon 9250 > Radeon Xpress 1100 > DS) meant that I'm very tolerant to bad graphics and frame rate. My first real top-of-the-line GPU was a GeForce 9800 GTX+. xD It certainly meant smoking the spec sheets back then! For some reason, I also got something with a nonstandard design - most 9800s are dual-slot, while mine is single-slot. 60 FPS was awesome!
  4. Liliana Vess
    July 20th, 2012 4:04 AM
    Liliana Vess
    Ohhhhh yea now I get what you mean. Doesn't Australia have a huge empty desert type area in the middle of it?
  5. Twiggy
    July 19th, 2012 9:29 PM
    Hey, I still remember being able to get away with a 120 GB drive on one of my old laptops.

    Money for everything!

    I suppose I'll have to reserve 60 GB of space on the Windows side anyway, seeing as games tend to be huge... and a bunch of school-related IDEs and stuff. They're huge.

    Apple mice kind of sucks - I think I'll grab the old optical mice I have in my home and sacrifice one of my USB ports. Good thing I also have a hub ready.

    I'm having a bad case of programming burnout.

    It's so fun to middle click everything now that I've got the middle click area down pat.

    Time to tweak the trackpad to act like a Windows trackpad!

    I guess I really don't like Safari, seeing as I switched to Firefox. Much better. No autocorrect might hurt a bit, though.
  6. Twiggy
    July 19th, 2012 9:02 PM
    Hehe. It's cramped in there, and I guess I have to do some space planning.
  7. Liliana Vess
    July 19th, 2012 3:36 PM
    Liliana Vess
    What do you mean?
  8. Twiggy
    July 19th, 2012 8:42 AM
    I think I'll have to settle for 60 / 60 for Boot Camp this Sunday. I have to do it then, seeing as I don't have any blank media.

    I still remember when Intel graphics sucked. Not so with HD Graphics series - I actually can manage 20-30 FPS at native resolution in Skyrim for some reason if I'm playing at low.
  9. Twiggy
    July 19th, 2012 7:09 AM
    Did PokéCommunity blow up on you?
  10. Twiggy
    July 19th, 2012 7:00 AM
    Of course, when an OS crashes like no tomorrow, it's another problem entirely. (That's what happened with openSUSE and my old desktop)

    Nuking Windows on the laptop means that OS X gets a chance to be used all the time, and in the week, it's a pretty awesome experience.

    For some reason, the dragon wallpaper I've got on my Mac right now also clued me into color calibration issues.

    I've gotten pretty used to how things work in the OS X environment at this point, and I've also installed the Windows 8 Release Preview on Parallels (bought via cheap bundle)... it works better than expected.

    When it comes to playing games, would you go Parallels or Boot Camp? I've noticed negligible performance degradation, if any, at least in 2D graphics performance. You know it's a problem when Safari on OS X is relatively slower than IE10 on virtualization
  11. Twiggy
    July 19th, 2012 5:31 AM
    (I've noticed that you seem to reply when you think it's feasible... right? So I'll just post a new VM anyway, seeing as you seem to be not responding.)

    Seems like even regular PCs should use gamma of 2.2... ideally. I've already seen my share of messed-up monitors. These OEMs don't do the calibration right, huh?
  12. Twiggy
    July 16th, 2012 8:13 AM
    I guess I like posting VMs over and over... xD

    It's like the edit button never existed!

    What about the other way around? OS X font rendering, while now way better than it used to be after tweaking (lines are not fuzzy anymore), I wonder whether there is such a thing as a font rasterizer replacer for OS X. I know some exist for Windows, but as for OS X... I think I'd like to see something that respects hinting (rule number 0: you need this unless your display is Retina-grade). Still, it is now closer to DirectWrite Windows 7 at this point.

    Seems like according to my personal adjustments, the ideal gamma for my MacBook Air's screen isn't Mac Standard 2.2, but 2.0. o.O 2.2 goes too dark in the color ramps too early. Or maybe not. 2.2 seems to work for now...

    The easiest way to make yourself used to a different OS, assuming that it is well-designed (Ubuntu isn't one), is to obliterate any other OSes to make sure that you're actually spending the time with the OS in question.
  13. Liliana Vess
    July 16th, 2012 7:32 AM
    Liliana Vess
    Oh right. I think we have the P thing here but as far as I know it just means that you've just passed and it gets taken off after so long. But I was told this when I was a kid so it could all just be one huge lie D:
  14. Twiggy
    July 16th, 2012 6:09 AM
    Now, if only there was a way to fudge OS X's font rendering...
  15. Twiggy
    July 16th, 2012 6:02 AM
    I don't know, but when I opened the laptop from sleep, I was greeted with a black screen.

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Posted October 17th, 2009 at 2:47 AM by Archer Comments 12
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Originally Posted by Eon-Rider View Post
Australia doesn't have any of those stores. All normal retail stores in Australia carry MicroSD cards such as Target, Big W, Myer, Dick Smith Electronics (duh?) etc.
Originally Posted by Aaron40 View Post
Your attitude isn't helping, I am not surprise you are from sydney, I am from Melbourne so be a bit more respectful with your words.
Yes, because Melbourne is clearly superior to Sydney and demands greater respect.

You made my day. Well, sort of.

Posted July 18th, 2009 at 9:30 PM by Archer Comments 4
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Stilll on the way home from the shops, but the connection tour was great.

I met up with Eon-Rider there and we took on the various mini games that were part of the MotionPlus series. I've got to admit, the games were mostly great and intuitive, although the Virtua Tennis was really clumsy. Quite literally, the players occasionally trip over without warning. Maybe that was just me - Eon-Rider thrashed me. XD

I have to say the best games were the Fencing, which was a...

Posted April 14th, 2009 at 3:02 AM by Archer Comments 3
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Okay, I want to start making blogs again, so Imma start with a Platinum Log, as it's holidays and nothing interesting is happening :D.

Beginning - Load from save in Canalave Gym

I entered the battle with Byron expecting it to be a tough battle, so I had my Magmortar sitting in the wings to roast his Steel Pokemon.

Archer VS Gym Leader Byron__________________________________...

Posted January 23rd, 2009 at 1:02 AM by Archer Comments 2
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Well I went to a friend's the other morning, so I wasn't online yesterday.
Pretty awesome time, though. We (there were four of us) sat in a boat on their dam, for ages with coke and chips. We did a few other crazy things, like jumping of the roof into the pool and playing with fireworks.

Also watched a few movies: Tropic Thunder, Pineapple Express, Boogeyman 2 (lol, it's pathetic, considering it's supposed to be horror.)
Yeah, it was all good.

Posted January 20th, 2009 at 8:43 PM by Archer Comments 4
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Uh, that was just to get your attention. If it did, post a comment saying so. :D

Um, it's raining, which is good - it keeps the weather cooler. (It was ~40% Yesterday.) Um, boring day at home. Yeah.

I might be going to a friend's place tomorrow, so that'll be interesting, although I won't be here. Hmmm. I might actually get a name change to my real name, if only it wasn't already taken by some noob with 3 posts and no activity since 2004.

Hmmm... I've achieved...
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Oh, don't get me wrong,...
Posted October 17th, 2009 at 10:04 PM by Archer Archer is offline
Lulz, Gummy.
Posted October 17th, 2009 at 10:08 AM by Misheard Whisper Misheard Whisper is offline
Posted October 17th, 2009 at 9:21 AM by Eon-Rider Eon-Rider is offline
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Who's Gummy?
Posted October 17th, 2009 at 7:47 AM by Gummy Gummy is offline
Good job for posting...
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