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I wanted to watch the Supermoon/Blood moon tonight but it's too cloudy here, and every stream I can find seems to 404. So now I'm cranky :(.

"Fight for what you believe in, and believe in what you're fighting for." Can games be art?

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Hi guys, been ages. 

 

Came back from my trip to Norway over a week ago. It was completely amazing. The Fjordruta was way more into the wild than I thought it would be, and on the second day we ended up getting lost on the way up a mountain. We decided to just climb the thing since it was in our way, ended up spending almost the entire day climbing off the trail till we ended up finding the trail again and climbing the rest from there. It was tough but to get to the top and see the view, it just made it all worth it. We set up our tents there and ended up seeing the northern lights on the top of that mountain. Unforgettable experience. The last few days we spent in a wonderful house we rented, which had a lake in its backyard among other perks. All in all, good times were had. 

 

Other than that, bought a new laptop last week. It's way too good for me and I love it. Last laptop kinda stopped working, since it just randomly shuts down constantly. Only thing I'm still really worried about right now is my iTunes library, since I haven't been able to back it up properly on a drive before my laptop died.

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I'm going to have a sober October. No drinking in October no thanks. I've drank enough now I've had my fun. Homecoming was interesting. We started drinking at 7am. I had my last drink at 11pm and stayed up till 2 with my housemates and ordered a pizza for our inevitable hangovers. The pizza was great. I'm drinking lots of water and eventually I know I'll feel better by this evening for dinner. Finally made some Canadian friends. Other than being harassed by drunk male idiots my day was alright. No more drinking at 7. I lost my sambuca ginity and i love it now. Also hate whiskey even more after drinking a quarter of a bottle of Canadian whiskey straight

 

Jesus. I still can't drink Sambuca. I [bleep]ing hate black licorice. I remember we decided to drink a whole shitload of it when we were already drunk and my friend panicked because his tongue turned black.

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Boris are you on campus or in the hood?

I'm in the hood, living on campus is far too costly and just a bit too inconvenient for me. 

 

 

Yeah fair enough.

Are you deep in the hood? To be honest I didn't spend loads of time there but some of my friends had their car types punctured and windows slashed :(

Back behind Tesco has a lot of drugs but from where my other friends lived, not much vandalism although one of them got mugged.

I'm unsure of where I'm going to live when I come back from Canada. I want to live in the posh apartments near the furthest 'campus' accommodation but obviously £££

and that annoying bridge   :angry:

 

I live in the posh flat haha. They aren't actually that costly if you look hard enough - but they are nonetheless really secure and really nice apartments. Will have to walk across the bridge twice a day though fml.

 

For those who do not have the pleasure of knowing the bridge:

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Luck be a Lady

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Had to visit the ER today. Again.

 

[bleep]ed up my knee. Again.

 

This time seriously tore one meniscus aswell. Now that's a first one.

 

They wanna see me again in a week if not before. Probably gonna finally get a surgery booked.

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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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Boris are you on campus or in the hood?

 

I'm in the hood, living on campus is far too costly and just a bit too inconvenient for me.

Yeah fair enough.

Are you deep in the hood? To be honest I didn't spend loads of time there but some of my friends had their car types punctured and windows slashed :(

Back behind Tesco has a lot of drugs but from where my other friends lived, not much vandalism although one of them got mugged.

I'm unsure of where I'm going to live when I come back from Canada. I want to live in the posh apartments near the furthest 'campus' accommodation but obviously £££

and that annoying bridge :angry:

I live in the posh flat haha. They aren't actually that costly if you look hard enough - but they are nonetheless really secure and really nice apartments. Will have to walk across the bridge twice a day though fml.

 

For those who do not have the pleasure of knowing the bridge:

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Good luck friend. If I live anywhere further than mascot then I'm getting a bus pass.

What's the scheme of a PhD though, do you have a supervisor or something? And will you be around when I'm back next year?

 

Freshers looks insane based on snapchat stories, might want to stay clear of sq3 at the moment.

 

I might get a jager bomb in November and see what they taste like here. There's weird tastes of things here like chicken tikka doesn't taste like it should and I am hating tomato sauces herehere. Going to adjust my grocery shopping accordingly.

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Psoriasis is a [bleep]. washed my hair 4 times just then, then re-conditioned it. The only 2 genetics dad gave me: young appearance and severe Psoriasis break-outs on the scalp.

 

 

I have the same thing. They make a foam that you rub into your hair that sort of melts and soaks in to your scalp that works really well.

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“I had a feeling we weren’t coming back from this fight when it began.”

“Do you have any regrets?”

“I don’t. It seems surprising, I know, but I wouldn’t change a thing. This is how it was meant to be.”

“Huh, you never really notice how lovely the day is until you realize you’ll never see it again.”

“Mmmhmm.”

 

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Boris, looks fun/easy to parkour down if not up. But what a pain to walk that everyday

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Boris, looks fun/easy to parkour down if not up. But what a pain to walk that everyday

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Boris, looks fun/easy to parkour down if not up. But what a pain to walk that everyday

 

it's easier to cycle. They made it like that for the ease of disabled students to get to the student accommodation on the other side.

I had a couple of friends down there and there's a pizza place and chicken shop around there so sometimes there's some things worth walking along an annoying bridge for.

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I've been tossing around the format for a creative work in my head for a few weeks now. Haven't even begun to write it because I'd like to take a more modern approach to presenting digital, text-based media. I've scoured the internet for an innovative way of structuring the work, even going as far to ask on in this very thread, but the best I found was having to master the arcane inner-machinations of some TeX distribution, even even then, it may not be suitable.

 

So tonight I had a brilliant thought. Why not make my own? I don't need the sheer power (and complexity) provided by TeX. All I'd need is a good PDF output library, and what do you know, there's such a thing: libHaru. I'll roll some simple template engine in Lua, write some bindings for libHaru using LuaJIT'S FFI, and then I'll be able to pull together a useful tool to organize and format MyIdealLiteraryWork.

 

Perhaps I'll be able to use this as a sort of therapy. There's a very personal story, even if the end result is fiction, I want to tell, even if it's just my future self.

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Boris, looks fun/easy to parkour down if not up. But what a pain to walk that everyday

 

it's easier to cycle. They made it like that for the ease of disabled students to get to the student accommodation on the other side.

I had a couple of friends down there and there's a pizza place and chicken shop around there so sometimes there's some things worth walking along an annoying bridge for.

 

 

There is a subway now too that literally just opened :D

 

The PhD scheme involves me having a supervisor who is my Final Year Project Supervisor and I am really just continuing what I am doing from my third year. (But like harder). I will be milling about next year.

 

Boris, looks fun/easy to parkour down if not up. But what a pain to walk that everyday

Never thought to try parkour down it. There is an alternative walk I can make that walks through a wooded area - but it is a longer walk, the horror.

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I've been tossing around the format for a creative work in my head for a few weeks now. Haven't even begun to write it because I'd like to take a more modern approach to presenting digital, text-based media. I've scoured the internet for an innovative way of structuring the work, even going as far to ask on in this very thread, but the best I found was having to master the arcane inner-machinations of some TeX distribution, even even then, it may not be suitable.

 

So tonight I had a brilliant thought. Why not make my own? I don't need the sheer power (and complexity) provided by TeX. All I'd need is a good PDF output library, and what do you know, there's such a thing: libHaru. I'll roll some simple template engine in Lua, write some bindings for libHaru using LuaJIT'S FFI, and then I'll be able to pull together a useful tool to organize and format MyIdealLiteraryWork™.

 

Perhaps I'll be able to use this as a sort of therapy. There's a very personal story, even if the end result is fiction, I want to tell, even if it's just my future self.

 

Well I didn't want to patronize you, but are you just meaning to be able to type text in a predefined shape? As much as I don't particularly like Microsoft, it seems to be doable in Word (see a tutorial here). It's easier in Photoshop - more or less draw a shape and then type inside it. Those would take up a lot of space though...I'm not sure how long a story/how many pages you are planning on writing.

"Fight for what you believe in, and believe in what you're fighting for." Can games be art?

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My blog here if you want to check out my Times articles and other writings! I always appreciate comments/feedback.

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I've been tossing around the format for a creative work in my head for a few weeks now. Haven't even begun to write it because I'd like to take a more modern approach to presenting digital, text-based media. I've scoured the internet for an innovative way of structuring the work, even going as far to ask on in this very thread, but the best I found was having to master the arcane inner-machinations of some TeX distribution, even even then, it may not be suitable.

 

So tonight I had a brilliant thought. Why not make my own? I don't need the sheer power (and complexity) provided by TeX. All I'd need is a good PDF output library, and what do you know, there's such a thing: libHaru. I'll roll some simple template engine in Lua, write some bindings for libHaru using LuaJIT'S FFI, and then I'll be able to pull together a useful tool to organize and format MyIdealLiteraryWork.

 

Perhaps I'll be able to use this as a sort of therapy. There's a very personal story, even if the end result is fiction, I want to tell, even if it's just my future self.

Have fun with that lol
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Filled with absolute dread as I must spend my days at home without doing anything this week. I can't stand just sitting around, I am used to doing something, had something planned for absolutely every single evening this week. At least yesterday a mate visited me, gonna hope someone else is gonna come by aswell.

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So I've noticed this thread's regulars all follow similar trends.

 

RPG is constantly dealing with psycho exes.

Muggi reminds us of the joys of polygamy.

Saq is totally oblivious to how much chicks dig him.

I strike out every other week.

Kalphite wages a war against the friend zone.

Randox pretty much stays rational.

Etc, etc

 

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I've been tossing around the format for a creative work in my head for a few weeks now. Haven't even begun to write it because I'd like to take a more modern approach to presenting digital, text-based media. I've scoured the internet for an innovative way of structuring the work, even going as far to ask on in this very thread, but the best I found was having to master the arcane inner-machinations of some TeX distribution, even even then, it may not be suitable.

 

So tonight I had a brilliant thought. Why not make my own? I don't need the sheer power (and complexity) provided by TeX. All I'd need is a good PDF output library, and what do you know, there's such a thing: libHaru. I'll roll some simple template engine in Lua, write some bindings for libHaru using LuaJIT'S FFI, and then I'll be able to pull together a useful tool to organize and format MyIdealLiteraryWork.

 

Perhaps I'll be able to use this as a sort of therapy. There's a very personal story, even if the end result is fiction, I want to tell, even if it's just my future self.

 

Well I didn't want to patronize you, but are you just meaning to be able to type text in a predefined shape? As much as I don't particularly like Microsoft, it seems to be doable in Word (see a tutorial here). It's easier in Photoshop - more or less draw a shape and then type inside it. Those would take up a lot of space though...I'm not sure how long a story/how many pages you are planning on writing.

 

 

Word is not even near ideal (and I don't understand who would use PhotoShop as a word processor). It's decent for general text processing, but nothing more complex. I need to organize and structure many different text formats, from IRC chat logs to source code to text messages to forum posts, and then there's the usual prose. Writing them in a TeX-style (i.e., plain-text file with structuring commands) would be exceedingly easy. TeX doesn't make it quite that easy, because customizing the output is... hard.

 

I've been tossing around the format for a creative work in my head for a few weeks now. Haven't even begun to write it because I'd like to take a more modern approach to presenting digital, text-based media. I've scoured the internet for an innovative way of structuring the work, even going as far to ask on in this very thread, but the best I found was having to master the arcane inner-machinations of some TeX distribution, even even then, it may not be suitable.

 

So tonight I had a brilliant thought. Why not make my own? I don't need the sheer power (and complexity) provided by TeX. All I'd need is a good PDF output library, and what do you know, there's such a thing: libHaru. I'll roll some simple template engine in Lua, write some bindings for libHaru using LuaJIT'S FFI, and then I'll be able to pull together a useful tool to organize and format MyIdealLiteraryWork.

 

Perhaps I'll be able to use this as a sort of therapy. There's a very personal story, even if the end result is fiction, I want to tell, even if it's just my future self.

Have fun with that lol

 

libHaru doesn't look that complex (see the text_demo examples). LuaJIT and FFI make binding native C APIs in Lua exceedingly easy. I've also written a decent template processor in Lua before for a code generation tool. In essence, I'm just putting a bunch of crap I've already done together.

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Photoshop as a word processor would be foolish but used in conjunction with Microsoft Word I feel would still achieve a desirable result, though a bit more rudimentary. But then my full comprehension of either program has been outdated since ~2011

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Anyone who likes logic is incapable of tacos.

 

PSA: SaqPrets is an Estonian Dude

Steam: NippleBeardTM

Origin: Brand_New_iPwn

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