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  1. Comment on The Ward; and a goodbye to Tildes. in ~creative

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    Thanks for all your contributions and being one of the earliest active users, Bishop! Please send me a message and let me know if there's anything I can do to help with your clean-up—changing your...

    Thanks for all your contributions and being one of the earliest active users, Bishop!

    Please send me a message and let me know if there's anything I can do to help with your clean-up—changing your username, deleting your account and/or old posts, disassociating all your posts from your username, etc. Happy to do whatever I can to help.

    8 votes
  2. Comment on Brave browser 1.0 has been released, and 8 million BAT will be distributed to mobile users in ~tech

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    The detail about the 8 million BAT doesn't seem to be in the blog post, I'm taking that from an email they sent me today, which includes:

    The detail about the 8 million BAT doesn't seem to be in the blog post, I'm taking that from an email they sent me today, which includes:

    In that spirit, we’re excited to announce a new grant of 8M BAT to iOS and Android users worldwide. This BAT will be distributed to Brave users who will contribute back to your sites and channels.

    2 votes
  3. Comment on The Legend of Bum-bo - Out now on Steam in ~games

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    Initial reviews on Steam aren't looking particularly stellar. A lot of people are saying that it feels a lot more like an Early Access game, with regular crashes, no ability to save mid-run, no...

    Initial reviews on Steam aren't looking particularly stellar. A lot of people are saying that it feels a lot more like an Early Access game, with regular crashes, no ability to save mid-run, no in-game options or various other niceties, achievements listed on Steam but not actually connected to the game yet, and so on.

    1 vote
  4. Comment on What's a "sore thumb" for you? in ~talk

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    Images (or videos) that have been squished/stretched into a different aspect ratio. I'll never understand how people can have a TV in the wrong aspect ratio with a 4:3 show stretched into...

    Images (or videos) that have been squished/stretched into a different aspect ratio. I'll never understand how people can have a TV in the wrong aspect ratio with a 4:3 show stretched into widescreen and not care, it bothers me so much. Same thing with websites that have squished a photo to fit into a certain space instead of cropping it.

    19 votes
  5. Comment on Bytecode Alliance: Building a secure by default, composable future for WebAssembly in ~comp

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    I think it might be these xkcd fonts: https://github.com/ipython/xkcd-font If not, they seem quite close.

    I think it might be these xkcd fonts: https://github.com/ipython/xkcd-font

    If not, they seem quite close.

    2 votes
  6. Comment on Introducing Basecamp Personal - A completely free Basecamp plan designed specifically for freelancers, students, families, and personal projects in ~tech

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    Yeah, it mentions that previous one at the very bottom of the post:

    Yeah, it mentions that previous one at the very bottom of the post:

    BTW, if Basecamp Personal sounds familiar, it’s because we used to have a Personal plan way back when. It was $25 per-project. This new one is completely free, so it’s better in every way.

    3 votes
  7. Comment on The trillion-dollar lawsuit against Tether - Part 1 in ~finance

  8. Comment on SpaceX has successfully launched another 60 Starlink satellites in ~space

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

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    Haha alright, I'm glad I didn't keep it to myself then. Apparently it was only in Spyro 3 originally (and you pressed L1+L2+R1+R2 for it), but they added it to all three in Reignited.

    Haha alright, I'm glad I didn't keep it to myself then. Apparently it was only in Spyro 3 originally (and you pressed L1+L2+R1+R2 for it), but they added it to all three in Reignited.

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

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    Despite saying that I wouldn't, I ended up fully completing Spyro 3 in the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, so I'm done with the trilogy now. There ended up not being as many tedious challenges as I...

    Despite saying that I wouldn't, I ended up fully completing Spyro 3 in the Spyro Reignited Trilogy, so I'm done with the trilogy now. There ended up not being as many tedious challenges as I thought, and there was a door to a new area at the end of the game that I could only open by 100%ing it, so obviously my completionism instincts wouldn't let me ignore that. I also discovered a couple of things that made completing it a lot easier, and while it's pretty embarrassing that I didn't know about them before, I'm going to confess just in case it saves anyone else from wasting time because of not noticing the same things (and I'll ping a couple other people that mentioned playing it: @kfwyre @arghdos):

    • You can press the left stick down and the dragonfly will point towards un-collected treasure in the level! I fully completed Spyro 1 and 2 and about half of 3 without knowing this, and would just search through the levels for anything I missed. That usually didn't take too long for any level, but this still makes it so much simpler.
    • At the end of each world in Spyro 3, there's a level where you play as Sparx the dragonfly. Whenever I checked one of these levels, they'd just say "come back later", so I figured that they probably didn't unlock until the end of the game or something. It turns out that they unlock as soon as you beat the boss from that world, but I generally completed all the levels first before fighting the boss, so I didn't realize because there wasn't much reason to come back. Completing the Sparx levels gives multiple upgrades such as making him pick up gems from further away, being able to smash chests for you, and even letting you take one more hit. I mentioned in one of my previous posts that it felt like the pickup function wasn't working very well—turns out it's because I didn't unlock the improved version (from the first world) until the end of the game.

    Like I said, both of those are really embarrassing to have missed for so long, but oh well, I'm done with it all now and still really enjoyed them all overall. I haven't been playing newer "collectathon"-style games like Yooka Laylee and A Hat in Time, but this reminded me that it's a game type that I do enjoy quite a bit.

    I've also been playing some more Lonely Mountains: Downhill, and I love it. Almost everything about it feels great, and I'm really enjoying figuring out different paths to try and cut a little more off my times and finish the challenges. It's also a much larger game than I was expecting, more and more stuff just keeps opening up, and I expect I'm going to end up putting a lot of time into it. I've been playing it through Xbox Game Pass for PC, but I decided that I'm going to buy it on Steam anyway to support the devs more and make sure that I continue to own it even if I don't continue with Game Pass. Unfortunately, as far as I can tell, Game Pass saved-games aren't accessible or are encrypted or something, so I'm probably going to need to start over on the Steam version, but that's not too big of a deal overall for this game.

    I also played a couple of hours of Sunset Overdrive last night, which is another one of the games I was intending to try out during my Game Pass trial. I'm really enjoying it so far, it's almost like a combination of Jet Grind Radio (one of my favorite games) and an open-world shooter like Saints Row. I'm not sure how long it'll be enjoyable for, but so far I'm having a great time grinding and bouncing around the city, blowing stuff up, and laughing at some of the ridiculousness of the game (the random respawn animations when you die are especially amazing).

    5 votes