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Random Chat / Re: FOOD
« Last post by Zephlar on July 31, 2020, 01:45:47 PM »
I put this up on my Facebook a while ago showing people how I make my tender fall offf the bone, better than you can get in a restaurant ribs. I promise you these are the best ribs you have ever made in your life.

Ian, you may know Blue Wolf Tavern. That's where I learned to use this method used to work there back in 2006-2007ish.

I've been in the south 10 years now and still haven't had better ribs than this. Promise you, you will turn heads if you make this for friends and family.


Random Chat / Re: The Thread of Extreme Happiness
« Last post by Spectere on July 26, 2020, 11:58:26 PM »
A couple of my friends got married on Saturday. \o/
Random Chat / Re: Weight Loss
« Last post by vladgd on July 23, 2020, 09:07:27 PM »

Yeah the SUV is JUST big enough to fit the's a big ass bike, I'm 6'1", not a giant, but large enough to require an XL size bike. My dad (5'10") said he couldn't even get on the damn thing.

That aside, I've lived in this damn town 30 years and never knew this creek existed. WEIRDO DEVIANT ACTING LIKE A NORMIE?! More likely than you think.
Random Chat / Re: The Thread of Excessive Rage
« Last post by Spectere on July 22, 2020, 01:11:41 PM »
Facebook decided to throw their weight around and require a Facebook account to use social features with the Oculus Rift. I had a feeling it would happen, but I figured there'd be some warning about it. They just sort of did it and hoped that everyone would fall in line.

Suffice it to say, I'm now on the waiting list for an Index.
Computing / Re: The Keeb Thread
« Last post by Spectere on July 22, 2020, 01:09:18 PM »
Eh, it's been close enough to a week. :)

So I'd have to say that the Pandas are probably all-rounders than the Zealios. The Zealios are amazing for typing, but the bump is less than ideal for gaming, while the Pandas still have a heavy feel but are a lot smoother in practice. They're interesting and unique, that much is for certain.

I did run into a couple of QC issues with the batch that I received. No chatter or anything like that, but the case seemed to be deformed enough on two of the switches that I simply couldn't mount them no matter how hard I tried. That's two switches out of 110 (I put in the order for this before I switched to TKL) so it wasn't a complete dealbreaker, and it further underlines why you should always order extras.

One reason I'm probably going to relegate the Pandas to home use is because they are definitely louder switches than the Zealios. They aren't clicky like a fresh set of MX Blues, but they make a pretty generous clack even when you bottom out fairly lightly. Kinda guessing it has a to do with the materials that the stems and switch bodies are made from, especially since I'm using the same board and caps. I will say that the sound is very satisfying without being obnoxious. When I used a keyboard with MX Blues as a daily driver, the high-pitched click would sometimes get on my nerves, but this setup produces a nice, well-rounded clack. Very lovely.

In other news, the rest of the parts for my custom keeb arrived yesterday, so I plan to start that build Soon™.
Gaming / Re: wut specturr'z playing
« Last post by Spectere on July 21, 2020, 06:10:13 PM »
Gotta give a quick shout out to Mindustry.

It's a game that's sort of a weird hybrid between a tower defense title and Factorio (yes, you read that correctly). One of my friends and I played it a bunch at the beginning of the year and recently revisited it, and both of us had forgotten how much fun it was. Its "overwhelmingly positive" rating on Steam is well-deserved.

I've since learned that in addition to having a low price tag ($6 on Steam) it's open source (under GPLv3) and also has iOS and Android ports available for $1 each. Kinda looks like it might even be just straight up free as well, but the person who makes this definitely deserves the money.

Definitely check it out! I highly recommend it.
Random Chat / Re: The Thread of Extreme Happiness
« Last post by Spectere on July 21, 2020, 06:01:04 PM »
Man, having a laptop dock is ridiculously convenient. I'm kind of at the point now where I'm strongly considering nuking the Gentoo install on my desktop computer and just using my MacBook as a "serious business" environment instead, since that would give me an extra 1TB for games. It's not like I can't run a Linux VM on my MBP if need to.

macOS deserves praise for how well it handles multimonitor setups as well. In both Windows 10 and KDE Plasma, unplugging monitors and plugging them back in leads to the window manager freaking out and just scattering things everywhere. macOS tries to put windows back where they were before. So, like, the Firefox window I'm using to type normally lives on my right monitor, and is vertically maximized. When I unplugged my laptop it ended up getting dumped onto my main desktop, as expected, in a size that suits that display's resolution. When I plugged it back into the dock, macOS put that Firefox window on the right monitor in the same size and position that it was in before I undocked the system. The same is true with every other window on my system, even hidden ones. I wish more desktop environments handled displays that well.

My work laptop also supports USB-C/Thunderbolt docks, so I can use it for that as well, with the usual asterisks and footnotes that go along with many Dell products, like having to plug one of my monitors directly into the laptop, because hey, why not? I guess that's what $4000 buys you in PC land (thankfully it wasn't $4k of my money…).
Random Chat / Re: The Thread of Extreme Happiness
« Last post by vladgd on July 20, 2020, 12:41:17 PM »

You guys know me by now, I don't think I need to say anything. You know what I'll be playing next year.

Spec edit: Resized embeds.
Gaming / Re: Warhammer 40,000
« Last post by vladgd on July 20, 2020, 11:11:19 AM »
While I haven't got much done since then (almost nothing), 9th edition is coming, and uhh "cough"

While I have a tyranid army not even 10% completed...those necrons look real good...


More progress on my existing army in the coming weeks whenever I get the airbrush working.

(ohh and in the previous picture to get that far...IDK IF IM SLOW OR SHIT TAKES A LONG TIME, but maybe 30-40 hours)
Random Chat / Re: The Thread of Excessive Rage
« Last post by vladgd on July 18, 2020, 08:56:57 PM »
Well since this is back, I had a drink that lead to like 8 other drinks and may have said some things to some people...

NOTHING BAD...just yknow, embaressing. Playing damage control the next hungover morning before working all day is always fun, but I did it to myself so I can't really complain. At least the victims of my drunk talking found it funny.
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