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Gaming / Re: wut specturr'z playing
« on: July 07, 2020, 07:54:24 PM »
TBH my linux knowledge is pretty damn weak, and the solutions I've found online basically involved completely removing the 64bit drivers and installing only the 32bit ones. i got it working once, but managed to bork things up after that and reinstalled. Never got around to figuring out what to do after that because fuck it, I have windows anyway.

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Computing / Re: The Keeb Thread
« on: July 07, 2020, 01:34:29 PM »
I never noticed any kind of wearing in effect on this keyboard, but that said I wasn't exactly looking for anything like that. Considering I played mania on laptops for years, I did develop a habit of bottoming out hard, but I've managed to mostly avoid hitting things too hard on this thing, with the exception of stuff like backspace, spacebar, and enter, which i tend to hit hard enough to really bottom out. I still bottom out most of the time, but not hard enough to really make too much noise when typing regularly.

I have to wonder what difference proper typing technique makes in all this. I do not have proper technique, and tend mostly to use 2 fingers on each hand, although I do occasionally use the others, especially if they're already on the right key. I can hit about 60wpm on typing tests, although to be honest I feel like the whole "copy this text" type test is flawed. Most of my typing is writing out my own thoughts, not copying someone else's text. Needing to pay attention to things like where a comma is, capitalization, and such while reading what I need to copy slows me the fuck down. When I'm writing something from my own mind I can type way faster than when I've gotta pay attention to details like that to copy something. That said, typos do really slow me down, especially if I make the same mistake like 3 times in a row before finally fixing the damn thing.

But yeah I do wonder if having proper typing technique and higher speeds affects how people perceive different switches as well.

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Gaming / Re: wut specturr'z playing
« on: July 07, 2020, 01:19:13 PM »
Yeah I chuckled at the whole "it's 144hz, BUT you can overclock to 165 on the OSD" thing. Still, I'm pleasantly surprised that I haven't noticed any degradation in quality from running at 165 over 144. That was one of the first things I toyed with when I got the monitor set up.

Linux... Yeah I still haven't taken the time to figure out how to switch to the 32 bit drivers so I can try to run steam in linux. I've got a dual boot with Debian on here. Why the fuck does steam require 32bit drivers instead of 64bit anyway? Shouldn't it be time to ditch 32bit altogether except where absolutely necessary? :/

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Computing / Re: The Keeb Thread
« on: July 04, 2020, 11:04:03 AM »
Let's just say I got fucked by customs and the CAD-USD conversion rate when I bought my kb... Fucker ended up costing around 380 CAD IIRC by the end of everything.

But yeah, I mean there's been a pretty sizable mechanical keyboard fanbase online for quite a while. It's a shame stores have that mech == gaming mentality. While gaming did factor into why I chose MX Red switches, I had already wanted a mech for quite a while before I pulled the trigger. And it was primarily because I was sick of using craptastic keyboards that cost like $5 to replace. I wanted something that would actually last, and also feel better than rubber dome keyboards. And yeah, as much as some people might dislike linear switches, or even MX Reds in particular (I know linear vs tactile is a big point of contention for some people) I still think they feel miles better than cheap rubber domes do.

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Gaming / Re: wut specturr'z playing
« on: July 04, 2020, 11:01:26 AM »
I play Osu!Mania at 165hz. With Flahshlight mod and a slow scroll speed, which means I basically have no note ghosting and shit is smooth as hell. Feels a bit overkill TBH, but this PC was meant to be more than just good at mania.

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Gaming / Re: wut specturr'z playing
« on: July 02, 2020, 05:03:43 PM »
Yeah, rhythm games on high refresh rate are <3

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Random Chat / Re: Why FedEx is the Worst Delivery Service
« on: July 02, 2020, 05:03:11 PM »
So, Fuck 2020, and Fuck FedEx.

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Random Chat / Re: Holy fuck, 2020 sucks.
« on: July 01, 2020, 11:40:57 PM »
I visited him today. He's got 4 stents in his heart, and one blockage they found was almost 100% blocked. But he's finally awake. He can hardly talk, and I couldn't understand him when he did because between the lung infection he's got and being on a ventilator for like a week, his throat is very rough. But he seems to understand what's going on. He has been following the nurse's orders. He's still very weak, and probably still a bit out of it since he's been on pretty heavy sedation for quite a while, but I think all things considered he's doing pretty well.

And yeah, I don't recommend Tim's coffee black. I'll gladly drink starbucks coffee black with some sugar, but Tim's has a weird taste when black that I'm not much of a fan of. Can't say I've had Dunkin or McDonalds' coffee that I can recall.

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Computing / Re: The Keeb Thread
« on: July 01, 2020, 07:49:59 PM »
Haha, sounds like a fun project though.

I really wish I had a chance to just try out every type of switch and find out exactly what ones I like best. After typing on this KB for a while I'm starting to get used to the reds quite a bit. I used to really struggle to avoid typos. I still do end up slightly off center of the keys once in a while (and just barely touching a different key is likely to cause a typo), mostly because I don't have anything even resembling proper typing technique, but overall I've gotten used to the feel of reds. But I'd love to get a chance to try a ton of switches because I'm sure there's something I'd prefer over reds out there. I mostly got it because I figured I should be able to make use of the advantages reds afford you for hitting the actuation quickly in rhythm games.

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Computing / Re: Your Lair
« on: July 01, 2020, 07:45:04 PM »
That's super clean.

Here's what my battle station looks like at the moment. The table is a complete mess at the moment, but with my motivation issues and my girlfriend being super busy stuff just doesn't get cleaned up as fast as we'd like. No speakers here, just my trusty Grado headphones or the built in speakers on my Predator XB241YU.


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Random Chat / Re: Weight Loss
« on: July 01, 2020, 07:28:47 PM »
Congrats man. God knows I need to eat better. I can understand getting addicted to the flavored carbonated water though. They are pretty good, and I do drink them now and then. In my case though lately I've actually had a pretty noticeable lack of appetite and I'm probably a bit under weight at the moment. I don't have a scale, and the last time I was weighed was nearly 2 years ago, so I mostly track my weight by how tight/loose my pants are.

But yeah, congrats on the progress you've made so far. I hope you manage to stick with things and get the results you're looking for.

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Random Chat / Re: Holy fuck, 2020 sucks.
« on: July 01, 2020, 07:23:39 PM »
Yeah, keeping calm under pressure and the following mental/emotional trauma are two separate things. The worst part about it is that you never know how well you're going to be able to deal with situations like that until it happens.

Yeah, as soon as I realized it was gonna take some time to get through this I started talking to people and doing everything so I could actually take the time off and get the help I need to deal with the anxiety and such.

Tim Horton's is a great idea, actually. We used to have some in my area but they both closed down in under a year. There is one in East Liverpool (around 45 minutes away from me). I should head down there one of these days.

Yeah, back then I didn't have a phone, but it was just somewhere that I could get out of the house, get a coffee, and listen to the radio. I spent a log of time listening to the various overnight programs CBC runs. These days instead I'll steal wifi and watch youtube or anime. Shame to hear they closed, but on the other hand, Tims coffee isn't even all that great. I'm just so used to it that it doesn't bother me.

We should start actually using the s.net Discord again. :P

I'd talk if anyone else was alive there.

That happened to me recently with Roblox! Some kid registered a Roblox account with my Gmail account listed as his parents' e-mail address, then tried to access my account. Several accounts of mine with that e-mail address were compromised, so I'm guessing they saw it in a list and tried to use a common password to get in. I ended up basically doing the same thing that you did: reset their Roblox password and took it over.

I somewhat doubt that I'm ever going to play Roblox, but shit like that would prevent me from even trying the game if I wanted to. I have to say, it's kind of alarming that Roblox actually let the kid play the game (I could see their account history after I got into their account) without his "parent's" consent.

Ok, that's hilarious. And yeah, I'm sure my hotmail was compromised. I'm actually slightly amazed nobody actually took it over and changed the password. As for Roblox, I've got no interest. It looks like a predatory system riddled with microtransactions and shitty ripoff games that probably aren't worth playing in the first place.

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Computing / Re: The Keeb Thread
« on: June 30, 2020, 09:28:44 AM »
Hell, if you're going that far, why not grab an FPGA and write your own controller for it too :P Bonus points if you write the USB controller yourself.

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Random Chat / Re: Holy fuck, 2020 sucks.
« on: June 30, 2020, 09:25:39 AM »
I've been trying to work over my typical 50 hour weeks just to keep my mind off the new sense of loneliness I have been experiencing. If it wasn't for the car/commute situation I'd recommend more work if you can. I guess it depends on your job, but for me it's pretty much the same day in/out, and while personal stuff can change, I know work will still be work.

If it works for you, then that's something at least. None of the jobs I've done have been the kind of thing I want to spend any more than the absolute minimum amount of time at. Not having any time to relax outside of work would just end up fueling burnout/depression. Even just working 40 hours, I always feel like I need more time to relax.

Damn, dude. Sorry to hear that. :( At least you were there for him and were able to perform CPR until the medics arrived. A lot of people wouldn't have been able to stay composed long enough to do that.

It seems like I'm relatively ok at keeping calm during situations like that. I'm thankful I was able to be there to do what I could, but I was really fucked up for about 2 days after. I was having flashbacks and shit.

Getting out of the house has helped, too. Even just taking casual drives has helped quite a bit.

Yeah for sure. When things were bad back around 2013-2015 I would often go out for random drives around town, or sit in my car listening to the radio outside a tim hortons or something.

I don't want to sink into the same kind of depression I had in 2013-2015, so when I realized that this was getting too much for me to handle on my own, I immediately reached out to my doctor and the employee assistance program that my work provides. The anxiety isn't just from the heart attack and stress of having to buy a new car in a short period of time, there's more going on there that I need to get sorted out.

This has been keeping me in Youngstown. I was planning for 2020 to be the year where I get far away from my current, somewhat abusive job (I'm a full stack developer and occasional sysadmin—basically both full-time jobs—and I get paid well below market rates for either role). Nooooope. Here's hoping for 2021.



Might as well throw my hat in the ring, too. For the most part I've been getting by, working from home and such. My diet has actually gotten better for the most part, and I'm slowly losing weight.

The worst part is my own mind. Not going to go too deep into it, but throughout April and part of May I was damn near close to losing it. Depression, suicidal thoughts, you name it. Thankfully, staying away from social media and certain politically extreme people helped me slide back to something resembling normal, as well as giving myself some more physical projects (building up a proper office/gaming space). Weird as it might seem, Pokémon challenge videos (from Jrose11, Pikasprey, Gamechamp3000, etc) have helped take my mind off of things a lot, as well as getting back into playing and analyzing the Pokémon games.

I've only really had one personal tragedy, and that happened before things got really rough. One of my friends unexpectedly died in January (the cause was never released). It still stings whenever I open up LINE and see her username. :/

Shit man, that's rough. That's yet another reason I avoid social media like the plague. I do use discord a decent amount, but apart from that and several forums I'm pretty much an internet ghost.

Oh, here's something kinda funny. I recently got an email saying someone tried to reset my hotmail password. So I logged in, changed my password, and noticed that someone had used that email to sign up for instagram. I reset their IG password, removed their account, and then deleted my hotmail account. I effectively hijacked someone's IG because they made the mistake of using my old email.

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Random Chat / Re: Holy fuck, 2020 sucks.
« on: June 26, 2020, 12:37:37 AM »
Well, as far as taking care of myself goes, I basically decided I need some time off for the stress and anxiety. I'm gonna be applying for short term disability, and will be making use of the employee assistance program that my company has. Right now I've got a sick note saying I'll be off until at least the third, at which point we'll see how things are going. After I posted that first post, my GF and I went out and I got some meal replacement drinks just for when the anxiety is bad enough I can't eat. I've been able to eat some solid food since then, as long as the anxiety and stress isn't making my stomach all fucked up.

And the flashbacks are going away. I'd be fine one moment then I'd suddenly remember some detail from the event and just immediately the anxiety would kick in. It seems to be getting better, but we still don't know if he has any blockages, and what his brain function might be. He's been sedated and kept in a mild hypothermic state in order to hopefully improve his odds for success, and it's taken a while to warm him up before they go looking for blockages and trying to bring him out of the sedation.

And yeah, this year has been all around shit for a lot of people. I just really needed somewhere I could vent, and I've known you guys a damn long time now, so I figured this would be as good a place as anywhere.

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