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Old April 5, 2014, 23:32   #51
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Goddammit, I feel like a little babby now. 21, played Angband for the first time in 2006 (holy shit that's almost ten years ago). Have been programming (hobby) for about a year longer than that, though by now I've worked a bit sorta professionally, too, and it's probably what I'll end up doing.
You are one of those people that think "that's ancient" when I talk about "recent changes"
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Old April 6, 2014, 00:50   #52
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And yes, computing squares on long drives!

But doing squares for insomnia is clearly deranged.
For that I design furniture in my head down to intricate detail (furniture I have no intention of ever building). And that's clearly far more sane and grounded.

(I guess it's the same kind of thing - trying to hold multiple bits of information in your head at the same time)
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Old April 6, 2014, 11:37   #53
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But doing squares for insomnia is clearly deranged.
For that I design furniture in my head down to intricate detail (furniture I have no intention of ever building). And that's clearly far more sane and grounded.

(I guess it's the same kind of thing - trying to hold multiple bits of information in your head at the same time)
Is it just me, or does anyone else fall asleep swiping candies into little rows?
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Old April 6, 2014, 14:42   #54
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Is it just me, or does anyone else fall asleep swiping candies into little rows?
Too close to Sokoban. Gives me Nethack PTSD nightmares
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Old April 6, 2014, 19:15   #55
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Is it just me, or does anyone else fall asleep swiping candies into little rows?
Eh, needed to google what an earth is "candie". Got me some really questionable pages as result...

I'm guessing candie means candy? Right? Otherwise "swiping them into little rows" turns into really strange activity.
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Old April 6, 2014, 20:37   #56
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Eh, needed to google what an earth is "candie". Got me some really questionable pages as result...

I'm guessing candie means candy? Right? Otherwise "swiping them into little rows" turns into really strange activity.
"Candies" is the plural of "candy". "Candie" is a name, often given to porn stars.
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Old April 11, 2014, 13:03   #57
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I usually just listen to podcasts/debates/stuff on youtubes as lullaby. Two days ago it was something about category theory... so yeah, math.
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Old April 30, 2014, 17:27   #58
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Change "couple of years" to "few years" and you get my age. Though I started playing when Ben took over about two decades ago. I'm computer geek, not mathematician.
Yes. Yes, all that. And there's the finn thing, too. Roguelikes, old skool RPGs and unnecessarily over-detailed simulations tend to be right up our deranged, free-education-loving, nordic alleys.


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calculating squares of double-digit numbers in my head
And this. I love math and numbers, but not in like that way, dude.

Can't code. At all. I tried that Basic crap with my Vic20 and hey, I'm a lover, not a fighter. That's why I feed people (exquisitely) for a living. You can't upload that taste to the internet. They have to come and try it themselves.

Symbols and syntax are quite fond of each other and math is just another language. (As is cooking, am I right?) If you like math, you're probably not that bothered with ASCII, it's just symbols.
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If you like math, you're probably not that bothered with ASCII, it's just symbols.
Heh. I must admit that I do like math, but really ASCII vs. tiles is just about information density for me. ASCII conveys so much more, very quickly, than do tiles. D? That's a big dragon! L? Summoner and/or Black Reaver type with Dark Storms! m? Doesn't move! (etc.)

When fizzix did his Kobold Mage with Shockbolt's tiles I couldn't tell head or tail of all those random monster graphics!

EDIT: Btw, math != artithmetic. I'm terrible at arithmetic, but quite good at math.
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, but really ASCII vs. tiles is just about information density for me. ASCII conveys so much more, very quickly, than do tiles.
Hilariously enough, in Crawl this is exactly why I use webtiles over SSH; more information like status effects, minimap, and what weapon a monster has wielded. I think the difference in this case has to do with which of the two display types has had more effort and planning put into it. If ASCII is what the developers think in, then that will probably be better, and vice versa.
(Although really, I'm probably not old enough to be here!)
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