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  1. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    I've been volunteering at a flying trapeze place for kids. As a bonus, I get to train for no cost in the off time. This week I got my Split and Gazelle down well enough to be caught!...

    I've been volunteering at a flying trapeze place for kids. As a bonus, I get to train for no cost in the off time. This week I got my Split and Gazelle down well enough to be caught!
    https://www.flying-trapeze.com/tricks/item/1023-split

    This week I'm headed to see a client out of town to close out and get sign off on MY companies first project for a piece of software my partner and I spent Covid making (network automation tool). Feels good seeing something we've worked so hard on finally put to real use to make others lives a bit easier.

    Been dipping my toes into the poly dating world here in Texas since moving here. Good gawd these apps are brutal! Poly bars really should be more of a thing here. =)

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  2. Comment on What did you do this week? in ~talk

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    You had me at Witcher Themed bar. Mind sharing the name? I'd love to check it out sometime. Congrats on the job offer! I hope it works out for you.

    You had me at Witcher Themed bar. Mind sharing the name? I'd love to check it out sometime.

    Congrats on the job offer! I hope it works out for you.

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  3. Comment on What are some games that you recommend emulating today? in ~games

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    If you've got the time, Xenogears for PSX/PS1 is to this day my favorite game and has a cult following. It's about 56 hours long and was originally proposed as FF7 to Square. Turned out it was a...

    If you've got the time, Xenogears for PSX/PS1 is to this day my favorite game and has a cult following.

    It's about 56 hours long and was originally proposed as FF7 to Square. Turned out it was a bit too dark but they spun it off into a new game. There's a companion book that may be worth finding a copy of called "Perfect Works" with a fan translation that I'd highly recommend to help explain parts of the game.

    From the fandom website:

    "...the game discusses and deals with a lot of mature and controversial subject matter, such as religion, genocide, sexuality, discrimination, and more. The game is known for its religious allusions, containing overtones of Gnosticism, Jewish mysticism, Jungian psychology, humanism, and Abrahamic religious symbolism, as well as questions about the nature of existence, humanity, culture, faith and religion."

    https://xenosaga.fandom.com/wiki/Themes_and_topics_of_Xenogears

    Also, Yasunori Mitsuda's (Chrono Trigger/Cross Composer) music is fanfuckingtastic! 24 Years later and I still regularly listen to the album of this game.

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  4. Comment on What did you do this weekend? in ~talk

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    Lots of yard work! I just moved into a rented house and have never had to clean up leafs before. Where's the roomba for yard work? I also got to try flying trapeze for the first time after...

    Lots of yard work! I just moved into a rented house and have never had to clean up leafs before. Where's the roomba for yard work?

    I also got to try flying trapeze for the first time after volunteering my Sunday to do... more yard work for a local non profit.

    For the trapeze, you climb maybe about 35 feet up to a small platform above a safety net and grab onto a trapeze. Once you have both hands on the trapeze the support crew say 'ready... hup' and you jump forward with your arms extended while bending back and swing back and forth in a arch shape about 5 times. At the end they say 'hup' again and you let go to land on your back on the safety net. I managed to do a knee hang without trouble and a flip after a few tries; however, my flip looked more like a 2x4 rotating in the air as I forgot to tuck in. It was pretty silly looking. Needless to say there was a lot of safety infrastructure in place for a noob like me and I never felt too at risk. If any of ya'll are into that kind of thing and have a training center within driving range, it's a fun thing to try.

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  5. Comment on What useless information do you have memorized? in ~talk

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    FCKGW-RHQQ2-YXRKT-8TG6W-2B7Q8 The Windows XP serial key for one of the early pirated versions. I have no idea why I still remember that and recall a bunch of odd ball serial keys to this day.

    FCKGW-RHQQ2-YXRKT-8TG6W-2B7Q8

    The Windows XP serial key for one of the early pirated versions. I have no idea why I still remember that and recall a bunch of odd ball serial keys to this day.

    21 votes
  6. Comment on Recommendation Request: Modern Wifi Routers in ~tech

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    This is going to be a slightly different opinion; however, have you considered a used enterprise firewall such as a Fortigate or PaloAlto? You can find a Fortigate 60E on ebay for about $300 and a...

    This is going to be a slightly different opinion; however, have you considered a used enterprise firewall such as a Fortigate or PaloAlto? You can find a Fortigate 60E on ebay for about $300 and a UTM license is not required. This is a good value to get enterprise features and reliability at home using purpose built hardware. A 60E spec wise, far surpasses what you'll get for the same price in the consumer market. At that point, just throw whatever access point you want on interface and away you go. If you ever want to replace the AP with a new standard it becomes much easier.

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  7. Comment on Final Fantasy VII Remake release delayed to April 10, 2020 in ~games

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    To this day, Xenogears is still one of my favorite games. It was just so weird and edgy for its time and had so much going on, not to mention having at least three different battling systems and...

    To this day, Xenogears is still one of my favorite games. It was just so weird and edgy for its time and had so much going on, not to mention having at least three different battling systems and other weird one off features.

  8. Comment on What skill were you once good at that is now completely irrelevant? in ~life

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    My first tech job I was responsible for configuring serial multiplexers to connect dump clients (the serial kind) to mainframes over DDS and Frame Relay circuits. All analog and old as dirt....

    My first tech job I was responsible for configuring serial multiplexers to connect dump clients (the serial kind) to mainframes over DDS and Frame Relay circuits. All analog and old as dirt. Learned a ton but I'll never use that info again.

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  9. Comment on <deleted topic> in ~news

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    That would be so nice. I build municipal ISPs and it's getting cheaper and cheaper to do (the equipment and upstream peering costs at least). Most clients (the to-be ISP) typically decide to offer...

    That would be so nice. I build municipal ISPs and it's getting cheaper and cheaper to do (the equipment and upstream peering costs at least). Most clients (the to-be ISP) typically decide to offer speeds WAY beyond what the local competition.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Fitness Weekly Discussion in ~health

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    I try to keep a weekly mix of doing 2-3 spin classes for cardio, 2 yoga classes for flexibility, and 2 aerial rope (circus shit) for core and arms. I'm in my early 30s and this seems to do the job...

    I try to keep a weekly mix of doing 2-3 spin classes for cardio, 2 yoga classes for flexibility, and 2 aerial rope (circus shit) for core and arms. I'm in my early 30s and this seems to do the job of keeping me well proportioned and strong. While these are all fun and help maintain a good body/brain, I've noticed portion control and food quality makes just as much if not more of a difference. The battle for me is getting an appropriate amount of fiber, protein, and greens throughout the week as that takes time to prepare. I swear fitness and eating could easily become a full time job...

    My next goal is to better track my food intake similar to finances (is there a GNUCash for food?) and figure out where I need to improve.
    Beer control is the HARDEST.

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  11. Comment on Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994) in ~music

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    That's weird. Maybe it's related to tracking which regions are listening to a song?

    That's weird. Maybe it's related to tracking which regions are listening to a song?

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  12. Comment on Nine Inch Nails - The Downward Spiral (1994) in ~music

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    "The uploader has not made this video available in your country." Hmm looks like a great reason to just torrent the entire album... thanks YT!

    "The uploader has not made this video available in your country."
    Hmm looks like a great reason to just torrent the entire album... thanks YT!

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  13. Comment on What terminal emulator do you use? in ~comp

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    Windows: So far I've been pretty happy with Windows Terminal (Preview) going directly into WSL/Ubuntu with OhMyZSH.

    Windows: So far I've been pretty happy with Windows Terminal (Preview) going directly into WSL/Ubuntu with OhMyZSH.

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  15. Comment on When do you feel the most alive? in ~talk

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    Exploring on a motorcycle or bicycle, preferably through foreign countries. Nothing has put a smile on my face quite like riding through the country side of New Zealand or (respectfully)...

    Exploring on a motorcycle or bicycle, preferably through foreign countries. Nothing has put a smile on my face quite like riding through the country side of New Zealand or (respectfully) offroading through Laos.

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  16. Comment on WARP is here (sorry it took so long) in ~tech

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    Damn. This is noticeably faster for me on mobile. Very impressive.

    Damn.
    This is noticeably faster for me on mobile. Very impressive.

    2 votes
  17. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    That's disappointing to hear. I haven't played through either of them but I'm huge fan of Xenogears and had high hopes for a good story. I know it'll never happen but I keep hoping for a Xenogears...

    That's disappointing to hear. I haven't played through either of them but I'm huge fan of Xenogears and had high hopes for a good story. I know it'll never happen but I keep hoping for a Xenogears remake similar to FF7.

  18. Comment on What games have you been playing, and what's your opinion on them? in ~games

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    Boardgames: - I've been playing a lot of 7th Continent with my friends lately. It's a cooperative 1-4 player tile exploration game where you and your partners try to break the curse you've been...

    Boardgames: - I've been playing a lot of 7th Continent with my friends lately. It's a cooperative 1-4 player tile exploration game where you and your partners try to break the curse you've been struck with (there are many curses, one curse per play through). It's very humerus and enticing to play (it's hard to stop) and features multi session game play (it can be saved anytime). Games typically take approx ~20 hours (split up). It takes place on an unexplored continent in the early 1900s with magical undertones. Not for everyone, but I enjoy it a lot.

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    The Longest Journey I just finished this one last week for the first time. This is an old game but with the residualVM and HD graphics packs, it makes for one of the best point and click adventure games I've ever played. You play as a young woman in the future and she gets caught up in an adventure to save the world. Not a shooter and there are no weapons in the game. It's very puzzle like (as in you have to figure things out with the resources you have available). It took me about a week to complete playing very casually.

    Witcher 3 - This ones a little more recent but I just modded it up with the HD packs and expansion packs. Still at the beginning but it feels VERY similar to Skyrim (walk around or ride around on a horse through the old times). It's a slasher and magical RPG with many quests and side quests. Great voice acting, beautiful graphics, and so far has a fun story.

    Age of Empires 2 HD - My partner and I just recently started learning the ropes of this 20 year old remake RTS/Civilization building game. We're about 100 hours in each and it's becoming our weekly ritual to play together. For multiplayer, you create civilizations and armies/navies and battle them against each other or cooperatively. I've heard the campaign modes are great but haven't played through.

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  19. Comment on Motorsports in ~hobbies

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    Ah I love motorsports! I rip around on/off-road with a GSA1200 and KTM 690E almost daily. Try to make it to big group ride/rally type dealeos as often as I can. Bike tourism is definitely a...

    Ah I love motorsports! I rip around on/off-road with a GSA1200 and KTM 690E almost daily. Try to make it to big group ride/rally type dealeos as often as I can. Bike tourism is definitely a favorite too: "Fly into country, get bike, ride country, eat all the food". =P

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  20. Comment on What are you doing this weekend? in ~talk

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    Picked up a dutch oven. Cooked a lamb leg and added it into this soup recipe. Split it up into vacuum bags and put in the freezer. More boil bag food ready for Burning Man. Checked out a cool...

    Picked up a dutch oven. Cooked a lamb leg and added it into this soup recipe. Split it up into vacuum bags and put in the freezer. More boil bag food ready for Burning Man.

    Checked out a cool maker space today and drooled over their 3d resin printer. Pretty neat stuff in there.

    3 votes