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by Zyx
Sat Dec 22, 2018 12:50
Forum: The Village Square
Topic: The little Inn by the wayside
Replies: 3697
Views: 369099

Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Merry Christmas to everyone who still occasionally ends up on this forum. I spent a week recently in Washington DC and I was surprised how many model trains there were in public. The National Christmas Tree was surrounded by them and at US Botanical Gardens they had built tracks around the plants . ...
by Zyx
Mon Sep 24, 2018 20:47
Forum: The Village Square
Topic: Random sentences
Replies: 221
Views: 37684

Re: Random sentences

For once, the spambot posted in the right forum and was on topic.
by Zyx
Sun Sep 23, 2018 16:35
Forum: General Gaming Discussion
Topic: LampLight City is out
Replies: 2
Views: 4495

Re: LampLight City is out

I think Gilbert released a new game that is not Blackwell but very close to it.
by Zyx
Mon Sep 10, 2018 21:00
Forum: The Village Square
Topic: Guess the/talk about TV series
Replies: 38
Views: 9850

Re: Guess the/talk about TV series

The new show from Matt Groening, Disenchanted, feels a bit mixed from me. It's clearly similar to Futurama but not as nerdy...
by Zyx
Wed Apr 25, 2018 22:05
Forum: Freeware games
Topic: supertruck - portable free PC game to download
Replies: 1
Views: 387

Re: supertruck - portable free PC game to download

This is the special version of Clustetruck that parodies Superhot.
by Zyx
Sun Apr 22, 2018 19:12
Forum: The Village Square
Topic: The little Inn by the wayside
Replies: 3697
Views: 369099

Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Forums are still a very used medium as long as it has a topic to be centered around (a game, a hobby and such). Yeah, but I think they are now very much consolidated. You talk about games, you go to Neogaf/resetera, you talk about board games you got BGG... the age of small boards is pretty much go...
by Zyx
Sun Apr 22, 2018 19:09
Forum: General Gaming Discussion
Topic: What games are you playing currently
Replies: 327
Views: 61674

Re: What games are you playing currently

Half-Life turns 20 years this year. Your screenshot also reminds me that I never played the Laura Bow games...

I think Igor refers to the Igor: Project Uikokahonia? I never played the full game, or... maybe I did, I can't remember.
by Zyx
Tue Apr 03, 2018 8:32
Forum: The Village Square
Topic: The little Inn by the wayside
Replies: 3697
Views: 369099

Re: The little Inn by the wayside

The BBS had a good run, the phpBB boards had a good run, but now that the Internet blew large the people who posted on forums have moevd to closed communities while everyone else went to more public social media sites. Yeah, this forum created a group of friends but in the current climate, can a for...
by Zyx
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:04
Forum: General Gaming Discussion
Topic: Cheating in games
Replies: 58
Views: 15445

Re: Cheating in games

Actually, it was MI2 and I thought I needed a stick. I can't remember if on second try I realized I didn't actually need a stick.
by Zyx
Thu Jan 25, 2018 21:43
Forum: General Gaming Discussion
Topic: Cheating in games
Replies: 58
Views: 15445

Re: Cheating in games

That is patience. I remember getting stuck on the first Monkey Island, if I remember correctly I wasn't able to find a stick or something, and it took years before I continued the game.
by Zyx
Mon Dec 18, 2017 19:35
Forum: The Village Square
Topic: The little Inn by the wayside
Replies: 3697
Views: 369099

Re: The little Inn by the wayside

I have to say that throughout the years I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your updates, Railwaymodeler.
by Zyx
Thu Sep 14, 2017 22:02
Forum: Tech help & discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of a compiler?
Replies: 22
Views: 6050

Re: What is the purpose of a compiler?

I think this insane thing of doing Tetris on Conway's Game of Life has some ideas about abstractions.
by Zyx
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:55
Forum: Tech help & discussion
Topic: What is the purpose of a compiler?
Replies: 22
Views: 6050

Re: What is the purpose of a compiler?

What's the link between formal logic and chaotic, irrational human behaviour, Zyx? Do we know more now? The never-ending fight against entropy and chaos. Computers and logic systems are created by humans and have certain assumptions about their existence that set limits but also mean that everythin...
by Zyx
Sat Sep 02, 2017 17:00
Forum: Freeware games
Topic: The Breakdown
Replies: 13
Views: 3317

Re: The Breakdown

Sites like OG and CWF has been created by certain online civilisation(s) which died, but later come new generations who feel it is in fashion to leave something on this column, like "Johnny kissed Mary here", you know. Bots do the fine job. They come, unaware of what CWF (or any other) site is or w...
by Zyx
Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:55
Forum: Freeware games
Topic: The Breakdown
Replies: 13
Views: 3317

Re: The Breakdown

True, not sure where the places for heavily anarchist, individualist and elitist people are on the internet anymore except these derelict phpbb boards.
by Zyx
Fri Aug 04, 2017 13:16
Forum: Freeware games
Topic: The Breakdown
Replies: 13
Views: 3317

Re: The Breakdown

Some kind of preservation site for forgotten or impossible to find games may become necessary to establish sooner than I expected.
Yeah, I think the Archive.org guys are doing that. We probably could still hunt for those games and periodically send them over to them with metadata.
by Zyx
Sun Jul 30, 2017 22:33
Forum: The Village Square
Topic: School - was it worth it?
Replies: 2
Views: 1261

Re: School - was it worth it?

I think it's just one tiny aspect of school that we learn whatever the powers that be have determined is the baseline about the surrounding world. The bigger thing are the tools and mindset to continue that on our own and solve whatever problems we might face. Yet, with the ability of accessing all ...
by Zyx
Tue Jul 18, 2017 12:17
Forum: The Village Square
Topic: The little Inn by the wayside
Replies: 3697
Views: 369099

Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Nowadays, with faster internet connections and faster computers, pages don't have to be built to load over slow dialup connections. Then smartphones and the developing world getting internet on their phones happened. The Google front page is optimized to fit on a lower level to as few TCP/IP packet...
by Zyx
Thu May 11, 2017 21:37
Forum: General Gaming Discussion
Topic: Steam Codes
Replies: 14
Views: 2531

Re: Steam Codes

That would be awesome! I did enjoy Limbo quite a lot.