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  1. Cat333Pokémon
    December 13, 2016 01:36:57 AM
    Hey, happy birthday!
  2. Twiggy
    November 17, 2016 06:06:52 PM
    Haha, sometimes I just hope that the process doesn't end up taking the better part of a year. Or two. Or a decade. I suspect there might be a lot more red tape for foreigners.
  3. Twiggy
    November 17, 2016 07:17:49 AM
    Sometimes, I wonder if I'm some kind of unspoken king of Very Bad Timing.
  4. Twiggy
    November 14, 2016 09:03:09 PM

    Know any suitable templates for me to start with? Even though it won't be anything done quickly I think I might want to have a good way to get started on the entire thing.

    Probably going a bit too early in this regard for now, though. Right now I'm just thinking that I probably have very bad timing...

    Not being an employee that flips jobs quickly would help a little bit, too, so I probably won't be immediately jumping ship. How long is the delay between applying for jobs in the USA and finally being confirmed, usually?
  5. Twiggy
    November 9, 2016 05:52:45 PM
    Just bored at my work.

    ...and looking for work in the United States, as well as immigration stuff.
  6. Twiggy
    November 9, 2016 12:58:07 AM
    Long time no see...
  7. Lycanroc
    September 29, 2016 02:22:18 AM
    Thanks!! Ooo I see
  8. Lycanroc
    September 21, 2016 08:11:28 PM
    Is that a dog?
  9. Twiggy
    May 21, 2016 07:47:40 AM
    *pokes in*

    I think it'd be fun if I had a Pentium 4 box to mess around with...
  10. Cat333Pokémon
    December 13, 2015 12:08:31 PM
    Happy 29th Legacy Tech Day! (Oh, you'll love the "new" item I found that I'll mention on the recent purchases thread once it arrives.)
  11. Twiggy
    March 9, 2015 02:00:57 PM
    I wish I really could take my time in life. I don't have infinite time, though.
  12. Twiggy
    February 16, 2015 09:17:37 AM
    What were you planning to work on?

    Just slightly over four months before I graduate. Kind of funny how you don't realize that it's almost over until it really is almost over.
  13. Twiggy
    February 10, 2015 05:47:40 AM
    What about you?
  14. Twiggy
    February 1, 2015 09:37:11 AM
    Something...cuddly. But I don't know whether there's a career that's all comfy.
  15. Twiggy
    January 31, 2015 11:19:53 PM
    I think I'm so going to end up trying to find a job sooner or later.
  16. Twiggy
    January 29, 2015 12:40:28 PM
    Hey. Do you still exist?
  17. Cat333Pokémon
    December 13, 2014 03:05:30 AM
    Happy 28th!
  18. Cat333Pokémon
    August 19, 2014 11:00:15 PM
    Hm, I'd probably go with Technology for that.
  19. Cat333Pokémon
    August 12, 2014 07:17:08 PM
  20. Twiggy
    June 20, 2014 11:24:48 AM
  21. Twiggy
    June 15, 2014 02:29:35 AM
  22. Twiggy
    May 25, 2014 01:33:01 AM
  23. Twiggy
    May 24, 2014 12:26:22 PM
  24. Shadow-lucario
    May 2, 2014 02:27:12 PM
    very nice avatar especially the eyes
  25. Twiggy
    April 2, 2014 08:00:19 AM
    While we're at it, normalize them to 96db. Don't worry about it complaining about some minor clipping I'm just not OK with anything above 96. (16-bit audio files have a 96 dB dynamic range.)
  26. Twiggy
    March 31, 2014 09:48:35 PM
    I think I deleted the original files, but if you still had the 128K files on your PC, try running MP3Gain on these files. Bogus files will have no volume stat or have an absurdly high dB.
  27. Twiggy
    March 31, 2014 12:16:51 PM
    Also, sorry for not making it clearer, but I was referring to the one within The Best of Aura Force.
  28. Twiggy
    March 31, 2014 12:15:22 PM
    Don't upsample. It's useless.

    At most, only reencode non-MP3 "MP3" files. There are some Layer II files in your songs.
  29. Twiggy
    March 31, 2014 10:54:35 AM
    Thanks a lot! Temporal Tower is broken.
  30. Twiggy
    March 31, 2014 08:31:51 AM
    Out of curiosity, do you still have the original masters (so to speak)? I'd love to have a set that isn't 128K MP3. Preferably 320K MP3 (for compatibility and battery life).
  31. Twiggy
    March 31, 2014 01:31:24 AM
    I was going through music in a neglected folder, cataloguing and normalizing. Turns out the tracks in The Best of Aura Force are... uh...

    I had to reencode them. Some of these MP3s aren't what they seem to be.
  32. Twiggy
    December 13, 2013 09:25:12 PM
    Happy BAH-day!
  33. SpikyEaredPichu96
    December 13, 2013 03:56:04 PM
    Happy Birthday!
  34. Cyrus
    December 13, 2013 01:39:45 PM
    Happy birthday!
  35. Eagles
    December 13, 2013 01:07:13 PM
    Happy barfdeh
  36. JDxImpetus
    December 13, 2013 09:14:15 AM
    Happy Birthday dude
  37. Cat333Pokémon
    December 13, 2013 01:46:55 AM
    Happy 27th!
  38. Twiggy
    December 4, 2013 11:42:38 AM

    Windows 3.1: needs Protected Mode
    Windows NT 3.1: needs a 32-bit processor
    Windows 98: needs floating point hardware
    Windows XP: needs C-something instructions
    Windows 8: needs PAE, DEP, SSE2
  39. Twiggy
    December 4, 2013 11:39:55 AM
    Also, reading old InfoWorld advertisements made me realize they claimed 6+ hours of battery life... on 1993-ish 486SX/DX laptops.

    Idling at DOS?
  40. Twiggy
    December 4, 2013 11:35:34 AM
    It's funny how the OS goes from "mainly 16-bit with some 32-bit" (Windows 3.1x) to "mainly 32-bit with some 16-bit" (Windows 98 SE) to "32-bit" (the rest)

    It's a shame going 64-bit would ruin the upgrade chain since it's not possible to go across architectures.
  41. Twiggy
    December 4, 2013 07:53:06 AM
    So I was thinking about it in the shower, and I just wondered whether this is even possible for a Windows 3.1x computer:

    1. Change hardware components to meet Windows 98 Second Edition's requirements if not already so
    2. Upgrade to Windows 98 Second Edition
    3. Change all hardware but the hard disk drive from 3.1x-era hardware to 2003 top-of-the-line hardware; if RAM > 1 GB, install 1 GB or less
    4. Install all drivers
    5. Image the hard disk and put it into a <127GB HDD, then extend the partition
    6. Upgrade to Windows XP
    7. Install remaining RAM
    8. Upgrade to Windows Vista
    9. Upgrade to Windows 7
    10. Upgrade to current hardware
    11. Upgrade to Windows 8
    12. Upgrade to Windows 8.1

    a. Would such an upgrade chain leave behind Windows 3.1x stuff in 8.1?
  42. Twiggy
    September 18, 2013 11:46:18 PM
    Plenty nice. Desperately needs a cover, as suggested by even elderly women.

    It's like they know. The screen is very nice despite the resolution - in fact, I'm actually glad that this thing has a screen resolution of 1366x768 so that web content is 1"1.
  43. JDxImpetus
    September 18, 2013 01:15:07 PM
    What's new?
  44. JDxImpetus
    September 18, 2013 01:08:57 PM
    Hey yo
  45. Twiggy
    September 18, 2013 10:16:52 AM
    Wait a second, you bought the Lenovo?
  46. Twiggy
    September 18, 2013 10:16:16 AM
    Which one, the Surface, or the broken laptop?
  47. Twiggy
    September 18, 2013 02:47:26 AM
    What do you think about what you want to get?

    In other news, I'm getting my broken laptop fixed.
  48. Twiggy
    September 16, 2013 10:29:32 AM
    Heeeeeerryyyy some kinda I forgot?
  49. Twiggy
    July 25, 2013 01:02:40 PM
    Ah, it's somewhere in the middle.
  50. Twiggy
    July 25, 2013 12:48:04 PM
    ...That might explain how the music sounded so... tinny. Sequenced music all the way up?

    Yep, the files are there. It does work.

    (Where are the battle themes, though?)
  51. Twiggy
    July 25, 2013 12:48:54 AM
    Haha, that game takes only 25% of CPU (saturating only one thread), and it seems like that "not doing work" counts as "idle" on my laptop's ultra-low-voltage Core i5. Intel Core-series processors are scary efficient when it comes to heat while doing nothing much. Also, the biggest heat generator in my laptop is the separate GPU, and it has two GPUs - one integrated to the CPU itself and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 M. Deus Ex is lightweight enough to run with everything cranked up to the maximum at 1024x768 (my laptop's screen is 768 pixels tall) on the Intel HD Graphics 4000 and still not break a sweat in hitting 60 FPS.

    I completed it a few days ago, and... it's certainly an interesting mix of... an FPS, an RPG, and it certainly felt very nice even without hand-holding.

    The music is the icing on the cake. If only there was a way to play the music outside of the game.
  52. Twiggy
    July 21, 2013 10:29:54 PM
    I've noticed that trying to play Deus Ex for a long period of time still results in cold air blowing out of the vents. Apparently playing the game is more like idling.
  53. JDxImpetus
    July 21, 2013 12:48:39 PM
    Enjoying Summer and playing Persona 3
    Waiting for my college acceptances
  54. JDxImpetus
    July 21, 2013 11:58:49 AM
    How goes everything
  55. JDxImpetus
    July 21, 2013 11:53:28 AM
    Hey yo
  56. Twiggy
    July 19, 2013 06:57:05 AM
    You know a game's very old when your laptop doesn't heat up.
  57. GalliumGrant
    July 12, 2013 08:50:54 PM
    Try, as in remix?
  58. Cat333Pokémon
    June 27, 2013 01:12:03 PM
    Nope, haven't heard of it, but it sounds interesting.
  59. JDxImpetus
    June 13, 2013 10:25:46 AM
    Watching an LP and re-Preparing for a speed run i'm attempting
  60. JDxImpetus
    June 13, 2013 09:48:03 AM
    Sup bro
  61. Twiggy
    May 31, 2013 09:46:35 AM
    Apparently the radio station I listen to has a tendency to rickroll during midnight.
  62. Twiggy
    May 31, 2013 08:53:21 AM
    Didn't get to use Shazam

    (headphones baby)
  63. Twiggy
    May 30, 2013 10:58:40 AM
    *notices that he likes an oldie that uses FM synths compared to modern synths while listening to a station on FM radio*
  64. JDxImpetus
    May 25, 2013 09:49:20 AM
    Eh, It's not that bad....just slightly tedious.
  65. JDxImpetus
    May 25, 2013 09:31:28 AM
    Yeah, I just say no
    but aren't they changing the way the channels look again?
  66. JDxImpetus
    May 25, 2013 09:20:53 AM
    Just playing DMC3....again
    trying to upgrade everything before I tackle the harder difficulties
    cause I don't wanna do Hard, Very Hard, DMD, or HAH mode barebones
  67. JDxImpetus
    May 25, 2013 09:10:40 AM
    How's it going?
  68. JDxImpetus
    May 24, 2013 04:52:25 PM
  69. Twiggy
    May 21, 2013 12:32:38 PM
    If only you can do that with carts and DVDs
  70. Twiggy
    May 21, 2013 08:51:46 AM
    As you can see, this is a PlayStation black disc. Cut number one contains computer data, so please don't play it. But you probably won't listen to me anyway, will you?
  71. Twiggy
    May 20, 2013 07:43:09 AM
    *wonders why he's looping Dracula's Castle*
  72. JDxImpetus
    May 19, 2013 07:23:49 PM
    Nice Tag line
  73. JDxImpetus
    May 19, 2013 07:15:41 PM
    Really!!, That would be sweet. Thanks
  74. JDxImpetus
    May 19, 2013 06:33:01 PM
    Nothing much
    Planning on Getting FL Studio so I can help Compose Music for a Game a bunch of my friends and myself are gonna make
  75. JDxImpetus
    May 19, 2013 06:22:19 PM
    What's up?
  76. JDxImpetus
    May 19, 2013 06:10:30 PM
  77. Twiggy
    May 19, 2013 04:58:15 AM
    Funny as heck, renaming items in the tags is very convenient since versions of Windows with tagging information for MP3 and M4A files
  78. Twiggy
    May 18, 2013 09:49:47 AM
    Do you want me to rename all my current files to... well, the latest names?
  79. Twiggy
    May 18, 2013 09:44:05 AM
    There seems to be a bad case of mismatched names, though, for me.
  80. Twiggy
    May 18, 2013 09:42:43 AM
    My gosh...

    I'm looking at your stash of music files on SkyDrive, and...

    Oh my.
  81. Twiggy
    May 15, 2013 10:30:46 PM

    I think I'll grab some sensor brushes and swabs this Sunday.

  82. Twiggy
    May 15, 2013 03:14:02 AM
    *now has to decide between getting the film SLR and cleaning his NEX's sensor that's so nasty right now - streaks and dust spots, oh my!*
  83. Twiggy
    May 14, 2013 10:08:07 AM
    Since I'm thinking of ordering the Minolta Maxxum 5, I think the tripod has to be able to hold the weight of a compact film SLR.

    At least film SLRs are pretty light as cameras go - they're just slightly heavier than a mirrorless camera as long as you aren't looking at professional-grade bodies.


    I'd like to have a tripod that is weighty enough.

    I think I might need a shoulder bag. Probably going to ask them "what can fit a film SLR, its lens, a Sony NEX-5R, its 55-210mm lens (the 16-50mm is pancake), at least 2 135 film cartridges, flashes, batteries (at least 2 CR2s and 1 extra InfoLithium), and a tripod.
  84. Twiggy
    May 12, 2013 10:07:40 PM

    I was thinking of something way more portable, since I don't want to end up carrying kilos of equipment. (My NEX kit still comes in below 1 kg, considering both the camera, batteries, SDHC card, kit lens, and 55-210mm.)

    APS-C digital cameras have come a long way :3
  85. Twiggy
    May 12, 2013 12:16:29 AM

    I think I really should get a camera shoulder bag or something. The bag I have right now is only for the camera itself, the flash, and its kit lens (that's collapsed by design). I need space for one more lens, so...

    Shopping time? Might as well as get a tripod. The smaller kind for compact system cameras.
  86. Twiggy
    May 11, 2013 08:54:48 AM
    Hm? Tripod mount?

    I guess you're the DIY guy. I prefer to work with pre-existing tools.
  87. Twiggy
    May 11, 2013 07:28:15 AM

    Looks like I'll just bother with a 5.
  88. Twiggy
    May 10, 2013 10:07:40 PM

    Now, let's see the choices for me to get an SLR experience...

    The 5 would be cheapest up-front, but it would be film and costs will rack up eventually.
    Getting a new Sony SLT would be pretty expensive relatively, but it'll be mew and digital, though it's APS.
    I can also bolt on an EVF and an A-mount adapter, complete with mirror, on my camera, though it is a power sink and looks unwieldy. Duper expensive, too!

    I want to get into A-mount in some way, though. 50mm/1.7 is too good to pass on!
  89. Twiggy
    May 10, 2013 11:14:09 AM
    I'm going to have to settle with the 5, though, because that is semi-recent (2000), in better-than-excellent condition at KEH, cheap, and actually uses batteries that are sold here (CR2).
  90. Twiggy
    May 10, 2013 11:01:07 AM
    Holy moly, you can swap film cartridges mid-roll and reuse them on the 7? ISO swaps just got a whole lot easier... if you ever need it. (I probably won't)
  91. Twiggy
    May 10, 2013 10:17:53 AM
    I think I might be getting a Minolta Alpha/Maxxum/Dynax 7 or something like that.

    Then again I probably can only afford getting a warranted-by-KEH 7xi.
  92. Twiggy
    May 10, 2013 06:25:05 AM
    Hard to find out what kind of batteries they use though
  93. Twiggy
    May 10, 2013 06:11:50 AM
    Hehe. Sergal?

    I really, really want to get a vintage Minolta Maxxum/Dynax/Alpha, because I know that whatever lens I use with it, I'll be able to use it later on a Sony DSLR or adapt it officially to my NEX-5R. But Canon is tempting me with a 50mm f/1.8.

    On the other hand, though, nobody here sells 2CR5 batteries, and I'm having a look at some Minolta bodies that can take AAs or CR2s.
  94. Twiggy
    May 9, 2013 03:07:59 AM
    *reads materials for Maxxum 7000*

    *keeps thinking that it seems to be aimed for compact upgraders, with it proclaiming how easy-to-use it is*

    *notices that lots of Minolta SLRs seem to be aimed at them*

    Many of them talk about automatic functions :3
  95. Twiggy
    May 8, 2013 08:55:50 AM
    nooooooo zorua
  96. Twiggy
    May 8, 2013 08:45:12 AM
    *eyes a 1999 Minolta film SLR in almost mint condition that he can afford*

    Then again, film SLRs can be had for cheap, and same thing goes for vintage, but usable glass.

    Film, on the other hand...
  97. Twiggy
    May 8, 2013 06:39:24 AM
    Why not? :3

    I'm looking for local deals for old, but working film cameras that use 35mm film. They still got lots of stock of them. Film, that is. As for the cameras... nobody sells them.
  98. Twiggy
    May 7, 2013 01:06:29 PM
    For some odd reason, I want to get a film SLR to complement my NEX-5R, a Kodak disposable, and my phone.
  99. Twiggy
  100. Twiggy
    May 7, 2013 10:54:14 AM
    They have always been improving on that regard.

    I'm not a fan of Chrome because... well, it chokes on my laptop. For some reason.

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    Video game collection, fiction writing, synthesizers, drum machines, 1980s stuff
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