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Postby Monk Ed » Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:48 pm

Funny, I have the same relationship with melatonin. It puts me to sleep but I usually get really wacky dreams, even for me. None of them really bother me enough to make me not do it, though. And your dreams sound like the kinds of dreams I'm used to getting and that don't bother me very much. Are they really so bad that this is a huge dilemma?
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Postby Catamari » Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:55 pm

View Original PostMonk Ed wrote:Funny, I have the same relationship with melatonin. It puts me to sleep but I usually get really wacky dreams, even for me. None of them really bother me enough to make me not do it, though. And your dreams sound like the kinds of dreams I'm used to getting and that don't bother me very much. Are they really so bad that this is a huge dilemma?
Well, I don't normally dream (or at least I can't remember anything about them at all). It doesn't disrupt my day or anything, but some of them are much more disturbing (the ones I listed are fairly tame). I think I'll just stop eating cheese before bed and deal with not having my sleep aid.
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Postby Bomby von Bombsville » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:02 pm

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Postby Monk Ed » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:22 pm

wtf happened to my new tab page? After a reboot of my machine just now because of connection issues, I go on Firefox and the new tab page has my New-Tab-9 rearranged and reduced to now a New-Tab-8. I didn't even remember okaying an update or anything.
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Postby Ray » Wed Oct 15, 2014 11:23 pm

I only have really vivid dreams when I oversleep. The second I realize I'm dreaming I realize I'm more than likely late for class.
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Postby Trajan » Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:12 am

I sometimes wish I had more vivid dreams until I actually have one and wish I had a different vivid dream.
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Postby Dataprime » Thu Oct 16, 2014 8:48 am

:stimpy_aha: I tried using Google Chrome on a Windows XP (just to see if it actually worked).
Things didn't work out so well! I was bored so I installed it, finally after booting it up
the sucker kept freezing and crashing. I couldn't do anything.

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Postby Squigsquasher » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:50 am

My dreams are always weird. Not "mushroom samba" weird, just...weird.

Anyway, ripping CDs is a pain in the arse. This tutorial I found on how to rip them using VLC is utterly useless- it seems to want to turn the entire album into 1 file, and it doesn't seem to work anyway.

Also my stomach hurts. Considering that just yesterday this woman from school (who I can't stand) came back from a trip to Africa and was feeling unwell...I'd best sign a will.
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Postby pwhodges » Thu Oct 16, 2014 10:36 am

View Original PostSquigsquasher wrote:Anyway, ripping CDs is a pain in the arse

Use freac; job done.

(Hint: it's also free)
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Postby Ornette » Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:14 am

No, you should be using Exact Audio Copy. It's also free.

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Postby pwhodges » Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:23 am

I've always found EAC a pain, and was pleased to come across fre:ac as a viable alternative that I find more friendly. EAC might be better if you are ripping dodgy disks on dodgy drives, but in my experience that's hardly ever the case.

Mind you, the best in both regards (accuracy and interface) was the old PlexTools, back in the day that Plextor actually made their own drives; but it looks for a Plextor drive from that period to use as a dongle, so has had to be abandoned.
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Postby Shamsiel-kun » Thu Oct 16, 2014 12:19 pm

So, the brilliant people at HR at my usual work place managed to tell the intermediary agency that I would be starting a week earlier than what I discussed with them. Of course, I only discover this when the intermediary agency sends me their contract, which I receive two days after I was supposed to start :rolleyes:
This is the second time HR fucks up in this manner. Last time I discovered it 3 whole weeks later :cringe: ...so 2 days is some improvement :facepalm: It's also the nth time they make a change without telling me :rolleyes: And unlike me, they're not autistic, so they ought to be better at communicating (but then, I am not incompetent, unlike them... :lol: ).

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Postby heavytread » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:20 pm

My grades are shit. Seriusly my best grade is a bucking C- in my best subjuect, History. Everything else besides Science (D) is an F. I'm working my ass off to get the work done but I just cant. Then you have people like my mother who intentionally make me fell like shit about myself because them actualy calling me a dissapointment, she's the only erson in my famliy beside my grandpa to not call me that. So yeah not to happy.

Then add to that my goody-goody can do no wrong cousin who fuels my aunts Texas sized ego is down for the break, and you a verry miserbal (almost typed miserax :lol: ) heavytread. :irked:

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Postby Nuclear Lunchbox » Thu Oct 16, 2014 6:29 pm

View Original PostSquigsquasher wrote:Also my stomach hurts. Considering that just yesterday this woman from school (who I can't stand) came back from a trip to Africa and was feeling unwell...I'd best sign a will.

Only if they came back from West Africa. Everywhere else is fine.

@Heavytread: That's a shitty situation, man. Sorry to hear about that.

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Postby BrikHaus » Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:12 am

View Original PostSquigsquasher wrote:Anyway, ripping CDs is a pain in the arse.

You can just use Windows Media Player. It does it easily, no pain at all.
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Postby Oz » Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:48 am

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Postby Gob Hobblin » Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:14 pm

I hear citric acid is great for disinfecting cuts that sting.

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Postby soul.assassin » Fri Oct 17, 2014 9:31 pm

Just hate waking up like this being half-asleep, having to lay out the table immediately, then to pull out the plate hamper (suddenly felt too heavy to pull and it was about to flip) and watch a dozen plates crash onto my feet.

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Postby Monk Ed » Sat Oct 18, 2014 12:56 am

:faint:

The deadline I was working against feverishly last night has come and gone. I was up until almost 08:00 today (yesterday? Technicalities) putting on the finishing touches.

And tonight, I'm still going. :facepalm: Because the next deadline is just a week away, and what's due then includes two assignments I should have had done by today and one week ago but which the professor let us put off until the major milestone due date. And as for what's due on the main project for that milestone, the work that goes into it is more than what I scrambled to put together this week. So my only hope is to just keep going at full blast.

That's also why, ultimately, I did not participate in the game jam happening this weekend. I visited campus today to see the talks being presented by alumni, but also to tell in-person the kid I met at the same place last week (at the Smash Brothers meetup) that I wouldn't be participating, and what do you know, he's not participating either, and for the same reason (too behind on schoolwork). But we made a tentative agreement to meet for the next game jam -- the Global Game Jam at the end of January.

But man oh man am I benefiting from all this schoolwork. I don't remember if I mentioned it on EGF but there was a game dev phone interview I flubbed a while back (about a year ago maybe?) with a local studio, and every now and then as I dev on this project or do homework I think to myself "I can totally answer that question now!" of some thing or another I remember being caught flat-footed by.
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Postby NemZ » Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:19 am

Glad you got it done man. Keep at it!
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