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I certainly can't speak for everyone, but my father has bad back pain not really joint though. And he finds the ST1100/ european pan am quite comfortable to ride. Thar being said I know goldwing riders and they like it. It really is just finding what is comfortable for you. So far I've been lucky in that I'm 2 for 2 on that front.

Yeah, the ST1100/1300 were on my list of bikes to watch for. I just never saw one come up and old Goldwings are a dime a dozen here, which is great for parts availability.

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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.”

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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.


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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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It's been a while since I've been here.


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Three months banishment to 9gag is something i would never wish upon anybody, not even my worst enemy.

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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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Nah you have a good plan Vieva. It's just a lot of work but it sounds like you know what you gotta do

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Woo! After a surprisingly tough 25/30 minute interview with a couple grad students, I got a position as an undergrad research assistant for a really interesting psych lab that deals with the idea of people disclosing vulnerable information as a means of generating interpersonal closeness. Not sure exactly what I'll be doing, but I've been told I'll be running subjects and coding video and stuff. It sounds like it'll be a challenge, but I think it'll be really rewarding.

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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.

I assume you considered it, but why wouldn't HTML work? Particularly considering that would allow you to put it out there in a form more usable to the average reader than pdfs.

 

You can do a lot with HTML. I'm thinking like Homestuck, which plays a lot with its format over the course of the webcomic, and which is all done via HTML with a splattering of flash.


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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.

I assume you considered it, but why wouldn't HTML work? Particularly considering that would allow you to put it out there in a form more usable to the average reader than pdfs.

 

You can do a lot with HTML. I'm thinking like Homestuck, which plays a lot with its format over the course of the webcomic, and which is all done via HTML with a splattering of flash.

 

No. HTML isn't for print, it's for screens. Doesn't matter what format I initially choose, anyway; in the end, I could have the script output HTML...

 

And I don't know why it matters how Word/Photoshop/mspaint can place text and stuff. That's not my point. It's structuring a large amount of different textual media. Presentation isn't important, it's simply structuring (i.e., organizing and layout them out). Even Word makes "restructuring" too difficult...

 

To be blunt, what I'm attempting is nothing like some random web comic. Instead, I'm trying a modern approach to Dos Passos's U.S.A. Trilogy. Much like Dos Passos used newspaper clippings, headlines, songs, and historical excerpts (aka News Reel sections) to help build the work alongside personal, stream-of-consciousness perspectives (aka Camera Eye sections) and personal character stories to tell a story about the United States during the turn of the 20th century, I'd like to use modern digital text-based media to tell a story about present-day America...

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Gonna have my first ever real job interview on Monday.

The post is for a Tech Support in an IT firm.

I am pretty [bleep]ing nervous, cause it is a well-paying job with lots of perks but with a quite inflexible schedule.


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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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Fair enough. I just assumed it would be easier to work in an already existing format than to create your own text editing software. If that's not enough, then fair.


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Saw a photo on Facebook today of a guy chilling with his falcon at Mcdonalds. Just sitting there, on the side of the table.

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Saw a photo on Facebook today of a guy chilling with his falcon at Mcdonalds. Just sitting there, on the side of the table.

Right, and did he have a cape too? :P


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