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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1580 on: May 22, 2010, 03:42:48 pm
I bought RMXP when I was 12, but haven't ever used VX for more than half an hour... But it's pretty similar and both XP and VX have Ruby scripting capabilities. Ruby is pretty easy to learn and you could do a lot of stuff with it, really fast. It's faster than creating everything with cumbersome events. VX has a good framerate and is more efficient than XP iirc, if that matters. I used 2k3 too, which is good if you don't mind that the only translation is "illegal", which has built in side view battles and stuff.

I always wanted to create an rpg for the heck of it in rpg maker because it's simple and fun, but I got carried away with the ruby scripting and now I just code straight ruby, ha.

I always liked 2k3 for reasons I can't explain in short, you should try it out and see how it likes you. : D

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1581 on: June 01, 2010, 06:03:26 am
I feel really duped about the Colombian elections last saturday, I had hope for atleast a not openly criminal candidate to be elected, but it got smashed =/

http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20100531/wl_csm/305002

The candidate that sweeped the elections represents the continuation of a president who has been in office for 8 years, using DAS a goverment investigation agency to harrass and menace opposition members, there are written documents that instruct in how to menace a periodist's daugther. The ex-minister now almost sure candidate even made a policy that rewarded military members for amount of guerrilla deaths, which resulted in military dressing farmers as guerrilla then assasinate them....it's beyond disheartening.

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Americas/2010/0528/Philosopher-Antanas-Mockus-rattles-Colombia-election this was the outlook we had before that =/

I feel like I need to tell SOMEBODY that isnt colombian...
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1582 on: June 09, 2010, 12:49:24 am
I've started a new project of sorts over at my blog which needs participants. If you're interested in telling me what to draw, you can now do it.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1583 on: June 11, 2010, 07:50:43 am


I made this minidesk so I could work from the comfort of my couch with my tablet.  It actually makes me shockingly productive.  I prototyped it with some scraps laying around the house, then made a quick trip to home depot to make the final version you see here.

...and no, i'm not left handed.  My right hand was just busy taking the picture :P
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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1584 on: June 11, 2010, 12:30:22 pm
Doesn't it become uncomfortable in time? What kind of wood did you use? Did you put something underneath, like a cushion?
I've been using this for almost 14 years, they soled it on a drugstore, they only have two, and i continue to ask myself why didn't i ask my mommy (I was 8 at the time) to buy both of them.

It's just a covered carton with a pillow filled with expanded polystyrene balls, so it molds to the legs.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1585 on: June 11, 2010, 02:08:38 pm
That lapdesk looks back-heavy so it risks teetering off your legs if you stop offsetting it with at least one hand, Indigo (from what we can see of it in your picture, anyway).  Is that not the case, or is it balanced in a different way than what we can see?

I always wanted to make a desk that hinges in the side of my bed, since we just use a big mattress flat on the ground, that I can fold down to go across our laps to work on while we watch movies.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1586 on: June 11, 2010, 05:54:47 pm
Jorund:
It doesn't get too uncomfortable.  It was made with particle board - which after doing it I think was a wrong idea.  That stuff is needlessly heavy compared to other woods.

I was actually thinking of doing that exact thing with the bottom of this desk.  It seemed like it'd be a bit too much of a pain than I was willing to go through for one night, but I may still add the pillow bottom later.

Argyle:
It definitely is a bit back heavy.  On a flat surface it still sits stands upright without tipping, but its still a bit close for comfort.  If I extended the bottom shelf to go further back this wouldn't be a problem at all.  Unfortunately I simply didn't have the wood for it.  I was limited to a depth of 1ft.  I may try to fix it later, but its not too big of a problem.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1587 on: June 13, 2010, 12:59:38 am
I went to TAP plastics to get the parts to make a newer version from plastic.  I solved the weight and back-heavy issues, and it works great.  the only problem with this version is it slightly bends in the center from the weight of the laptop.  I should have gone with the 1/4 inch instead of 3/16

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1588 on: June 13, 2010, 01:11:07 am
That's great for tracing.

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Re: Official Off-Topic Thread

Reply #1589 on: June 13, 2010, 01:22:48 am
huh?  I dont see how - and it certainly wasn't the point.