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by Ender
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: REEB - Can I draw on your face?
Replies: 5
Views: 941

Re: REEB - Can I draw on your face?

You don't call, you don't write, you just stay away for 3.5 years and come back for this? :cry: Pack your bags, we're going on a guilt trip! In all seriousness though, you're right. Sorry about that. To be honest, I didn't think these forums existed any more. I thought they were shuttered when that...
by Ender
Fri Feb 08, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: REEB - Can I draw on your face?
Replies: 5
Views: 941

REEB - Can I draw on your face?

Three Canadians find out that their pet beaver is the head of a secret organization devoted to stopping global warming - by defeating the reptiles advancing it. Waaaaaaaaay back I was making a DC Homebrew Game -- some of you may remember it. Some of you may also remember that I had a HDD crash and ...
by Ender
Thu Oct 01, 2009 11:39 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: I think linux might have "broken through" with ubuntu
Replies: 87
Views: 12227

Re: I think linux might have "broken through" with ubuntu

The issue (as I see it) is that you have a bunch of people all building components without a unified framework. Great for tinkerers, not so much for people who need apps and processes to work together seamlessly. I will say that *nix has moved forward substantially over the past decade and that's g...
by Ender
Fri Sep 18, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: I think linux might have "broken through" with ubuntu
Replies: 87
Views: 12227

Re: I think linux might have "broken through" with ubuntu

Everything I wrote after your first post up there were a bunch of differently-worded replies to "I don't see why people fuss, other than it's DIFFERENT from Windows. Different doesn't mean worse, it means different."
by Ender
Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:28 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: I think linux might have "broken through" with ubuntu
Replies: 87
Views: 12227

Re: I think linux might have "broken through" with ubuntu

The are a number of reasons - one of which you mentioned: people angry at Windows. Those tend to be the majority of the people I converse with who are trying linux. Other people might want something newer/better than XP, but they don't want to pay MS hundreds of dollars for yet another version of W...
by Ender
Thu Sep 17, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: I think linux might have "broken through" with ubuntu
Replies: 87
Views: 12227

Re: I think linux might have "broken through" with ubuntu

All the major distros have Live CDs - just try a few and see which appeals most. It's easy, only taking some time to check each one out. I tried ZenWalk just the other day. Not good enough to make me switch from Xubuntu (which also has a Live CD), but it was nice to try. I think you're missing my p...
by Ender
Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:14 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: I think linux might have "broken through" with ubuntu
Replies: 87
Views: 12227

Re: I think linux might have "broken through" with ubuntu

Maybe you're just unlucky - I've got seven different systems running Xubuntu 9.04 without issue, including my PS3. The only system I have that DOESN'T run 9.04 is an old laptop whose LCD is affected by a bug in recent versions of Xorg. It works fine with a version of Ubuntu that uses the older Xorg...
by Ender
Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: I think linux might have "broken through" with ubuntu
Replies: 87
Views: 12227

Re: I think linux might have "broken through" with ubuntu

And don't get me started on dependency hell and ALSA/OSS. Personally, I haven't really had that problem in nearly 10 years now. People occasionally give me a hard time about using a Mac, saying that it's just because "art people use macs." Fact of the matter is I like that mac apps are self-contain...
by Ender
Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:10 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: I think linux might have "broken through" with ubuntu
Replies: 87
Views: 12227

Re: I think linux might have "broken through" with ubuntu

It doesn't, but ask yourself: how many people need Word, Powerpoint AND Excel? Me. I'm not trying to be a smart-ass, I just have my own needs and can only really be open to alternatives if everything is adressed by them. Don't get me wrong - I'm not saying that nobody needs Office. I wouldn't use O...
by Ender
Mon Jun 22, 2009 1:18 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: I think linux might have "broken through" with ubuntu
Replies: 87
Views: 12227

Re: I think linux might have "broken through" with ubuntu

It doesn't, but ask yourself: how many people need Word, Powerpoint AND Excel? As a general rule, one of the three is all people really need, but they sign on for the long haul. I don't use windows regularly, but I think Office 07 is pretty good. They implemented a lot of the things they had in Mac ...
by Ender
Mon Jun 22, 2009 12:56 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: I think linux might have "broken through" with ubuntu
Replies: 87
Views: 12227

Re: I think linux might have "broken through" with ubuntu

I mostly use a program called Scrivener, which is basically a fancy text editor. But I write - if I care about the layout it goes into InDesign.
by Ender
Sat Jun 20, 2009 1:40 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: I think linux might have "broken through" with ubuntu
Replies: 87
Views: 12227

Re: I think linux might have "broken through" with ubuntu

Dead thread bump! Don't mind me, I've been away. ;) I think we're at the point where the average user can use linux. By average, I mean someone who uses the web, email, and Openoffice now and again. That said, as someone who's used (and done tech support for) all 3 major OSes (Mac, Linux/Unix/BSD, W...
by Ender
Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:06 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: REEB Returns!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 908

Re: REEB Returns!!!

Silly football fans. It's modeled (and coloured) after the Pittsburgh Penguins logo (well, the head of the logo). Also, I'm fairly sure my domain name was there long before him. We couldn't think of a name for the site, so we referred to it as noname for a while (while the site itself was in develop...
by Ender
Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: REEB Returns!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 908

Re: REEB Returns!!!

Sorry, all source was lost. Some of the audio and graphics remain, but the source is gone.
by Ender
Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:08 am
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: REEB Returns!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 908

Re: REEB Returns!!!

ah, OK - I see what you mean. Cool, man. The ships look a little different than I had designed them (as I recall mine had penguin faces and big black gauntlets for fists) but I still spotted them immediately. Nice, and thanks for mentioning it. Glad you like them. I thought about just updating your...
by Ender
Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:13 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: REEB Returns!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 908

Re: REEB Returns!!!

Bump of the dead.

Impetus, thought you might be interested to know the Penguin Death Squad finally made their appearance this week.

That is all.
by Ender
Thu Jun 11, 2009 7:53 pm
Forum: /dev/null
Topic: UNRESPECTFUL
Replies: 32
Views: 6328

Re: UNRESPECTFUL

Whoa whoa whoa. Whose list is that?

Sidenote: someone cares enough to hate me? Really? Aww shucks. Is it Reaper? ;)
by Ender
Tue Oct 21, 2008 7:59 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: REEB Returns!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 908

Re: REEB Returns!!!

The graphics were done for the first level, all of the menus, and some of the rest. The sound was done for the whole shebang. The coding was done for most of the first level. And then a HDD crash destroyed just about everything and I more or less quit (I was left with a couple of PSDs and the raw au...
by Ender
Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:49 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Forum
Topic: REEB Returns!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 908

REEB Returns!!!

Ok, so I wasn't sure what forum to put this in, so I'm putting it here damnit! I posted in null a while back, but I'm not sure if everyone who wanted to know reads the reeking cesspool of null. Anyway, obviously REEB, the vertical shooter that I was working on a few years back, was never completed. ...
by Ender
Tue Sep 30, 2008 10:39 am
Forum: /dev/null
Topic: At Long Last
Replies: 4
Views: 368

Re: At Long Last

Here's an idea: instead of going through old back-up CDs to bring retro avatars back from the dead, how about you go through source-code and bring retro videogames back from the dead through the power of emulation? You come on here pretending to be part of some "scene" or "community" but you don't ...