The little Inn by the wayside

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Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Post by Drasir-Vel » Thu Aug 21, 2014 13:37

That's also one of the things i've been thinking of when i said i've been considering ways of taking it over myself. Only keeping the forum and maybe importing it to something other than phpbb. Like maybe SMF

Hosting games isn't that high of a priority for me, except for the rarer ones, which aren't available elsewhere. Games also get updates once in a while, so it's likely that a lot of the games we have hosted are older versions.

I also tested out making a forum on proboards.com: innbythewayside.proboards.com ...
That's just a forum, and it isn't possible to import an existing forum database. But i still think it's pretty good. They've been around for a while, and it is noticeable when browsing around, with the settings and such. A lot of things just makes more sense. And the general feel of it indicates that they know what they're doing.
But if someone decides to take over CWF in some form or another, this will of course not be as relevant.

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Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Post by Zyx » Thu Aug 21, 2014 15:34

I think the whole phpBB approach is quite old school. I personally like what the Discourse guys are trying to do (demo).
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Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Post by eMTe » Thu Aug 21, 2014 19:38

Internet is dead.

On important matters. I had another tooth extraction, probably the last one. All my remaining teeth require only minor interventions. The procedure itself went alright, but worst came afterwards, because damn hole didn't want to stop bleeding. Next day I went to receive additional sutures, which didn't help much, it was still dripping. So I spent three days (one holiday) with gauze in my mouth, suffering from usual hypochondrical visions about bleeding to death. The fact that I didn't have anyone to talk face to face (my gf was on holiday with her husband and daughters) only increased my uneasiness. But after this short depressed embryo period I am back to my usual irritating self.

During this summer I switched my interests to #foodporn#. It was coming, but only recently my wallet began to suffer from more-than-often visits to restaurants, which means it's full hobby now. I don't know if I was hit by some wave, but experts (?) claim it's somehow linked to second wave of feminism. Who knows.
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Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Post by Railwaymodeler » Thu Aug 21, 2014 20:31

With my numerous health problems, one thing I do have going for me, is unusally perfect dental history. Never had a cavity, and never had other common dental problems.

I did have my four wisdom teeth pulled at 14 years old, because they were coming in crooked. And I have a bit of a gap between my top front teeth, which is from years and years of using my teeth to strip wire insulation in model railroading. I've talked to others in this hobby who have the same problem. With modern digital control systems making the mile of wire underneath a train layout obsolete, future generations of model railroaders at least won't have the groove or gap in their teeth from wiring.
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Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Post by eMTe » Fri Aug 22, 2014 11:53

I wonder, when alien races will land on Earth after The End of the World as We Know It, what conclusions will they draw from generations of model railroaders buried with gapped teeth.
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Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Post by jayenkai » Fri Aug 22, 2014 12:29

"The large creatures must've allowed smaller lifeforms to live inside their mouths. Look, you can see that they've built the small creatures a railway of sorts. This gap in their teeth must've been used as the entrance."

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Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Post by Drasir-Vel » Fri Aug 22, 2014 15:22

Also.. you know.. these things exist http://www.lhs-germany.de/uploads/pics/3040-1_01.JPG

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Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Post by Railwaymodeler » Fri Aug 22, 2014 20:57

Yes, I know they do. But, working with fine wire, I find it's actually easier to strip insulation with teeth. With a wire stripper tool, I tend to be more likely to break the wire.
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Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Post by eMTe » Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:25

Scissorrs and teeth ok, but it will be even funnier if they do discover our language "remains".

Yesterday we got drunk with my friend, and, having fun of my inclination towards leaving embarrasoids all over the web, we've been sending homosexual messages to random people. Via Facebook, GG, whatever.

I am of strong opinion that whatever can be said, in terms of linguistic logic, must be and will be said anyway, but sometimes I think...yup, them aliens will have fun indeed.
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Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Post by eMTe » Tue Aug 26, 2014 1:39

I reached New Heights in my linguistic development.

In Poland, we have a couple of so-called intellectuals who consider themselves conservatists and catholics. As a genetic provocateur I began calling Jesus a moron and Mother Mary a bitch. I have this very stance that in a continuum world one should (and must) offend fictional beings. Just like you are free to criticize Woody Allen's or David Lynch's movie you are free to criticize Jesus abstract notion. Well, people in Poland don't really believe it. Soon, I will probably experience lawsuit from aforementioned individuals. I am of the opinion that everyone, be it gay, feminist, transsexual, atheist, catholic, is free to roam the world unless he begins to harm another party physically. I don't. Jesus and Mother Mary are not physical, they're both metaphysical. Help me to save Poland from Middle East future.
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Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Post by jayenkai » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:27

I have nothing against religions, or religious people, or even "religious nuts", as long as they don't try their damnedest to push/force their religion onto others. The second that garbage starts, all bets are off.

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Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Post by eMTe » Tue Aug 26, 2014 22:59

I am of the opinion that you can freely offend symbols and dead people. If I can say that Louis XIV was a moron or seven dwarves were motherfockers I can as well say that Jesus was a moron and motherfocker. The more metaphysics in the world the more Putin in the world as he plays on beliefs and rituals people follow. Basically, this is why Putin can send thousands of teen conscripts to death - because in countries like Russia FICTIONAL SYMBOLS count, not INDIVIDUAL PEOPLE.

What happens on Planet Earth at the moment is in my opinion war between living people and certain abstractions derived from the advanced use of language. Some of these abstractions truly infect human bodies (including brains, because brain is part of the body, just like ass). Why it happens so deeply is still beyond me.

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Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Post by jayenkai » Sat Oct 25, 2014 14:43

So, um, how goes it, everyone?

My Nan passed away on Monday. Not a great shock, as she's been in and out of hospital through most of the year, but still somewhat unexpected. She'd been fit as a fiddle over the past couple of weeks.
Passed away Monday, but the funeral isn't going to be until next Friday.. .. Which is Halloween.. A great day to be gathering together in a cemetaty, I'm sure you'll agree..

Other than that, it's been a mostly uneventful couple of months. My gamedev has been slowing down, as I find myself in that "end of year, preparing for next year" scenario. I have so much that needs rejigged for next year's AGameAWeek, that I'm struggling to get anything done at all! A case of too many jobs, and not being bothered with any of them!!

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Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Post by Tormuse » Sat Oct 25, 2014 20:23

I'm sorry to hear about your Nan, Jay. :( My condolences.

Er... as for myself, nothing much new. Just working and spending time with friends and playing video games. If all goes well, there's a chance I won't be working at Wal-Mart much longer; we'll see. I've never really had clear long-range plans in my life, but I'm sure I never wanted to be in Wal-Mart at age 33, so I'll be happy to get out of there.
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Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Post by jayenkai » Sat Oct 25, 2014 22:15

If there's one thing I've learned in this dull uneventful life, it's that there's a big difference between "crappy job" and "at least I can pay the bills".
Nothing worse than throwing away the crappy job, then being stuck because there's nothing better available. Security first. Be sure you can get a "better" job before you throw away the only thing you have!!

Good luck!

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Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Post by eMTe » Wed Oct 29, 2014 0:15

jayenkai wrote:dull uneventful life
I don't think you've ever heard about Neverending Ceremonial Amazement, however I posted this concept once on CWF. It comes from one of the greatest poets ever living and it's one of the most powerful ones. Basically, it's all about to make dullness a fulfillment.

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Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Post by eMTe » Wed Oct 29, 2014 23:46

Regarding Nans (Jay just explained me who is Nan). My grandmother (from paternal side) died at home. I still remember it. I don't remember the date (I don't remember dates of my parents' deaths too, but it's quite obvious for the person who doesn't really care for the artificial division between life and death), but I remember circumstances. The background: there were 4 persons living in my house: me, my parents and my father's mum. Now, when I view it from the distance, relationships between people were too complex to grasp for a child, but I do remember the rivalry between my mum and granma. Sometimes when it hits me (as much as these events die in the fog of time) I wonder to what extent it affects me. My father spent a great deal of his youth years in prison, together with my grandma (she was sentenced for 14 years for being a member of Home Army). He was the only child, talks about my grandfather from paternal side were forbidden. I think it was probably because my grandfather left his young wife with a son or he joined communists, whatever. If he would have died defending Poland he would be viewed as a hero, but for some reason my father once got mad when I only mentioned the possibility of talking about his father. My grandfather from paternal side was therefore some kind of taboo, like in Amazon tribes.

One thing I remember to this day from my gran...uh, Nun's ;) death is that it was my mother who cared for it. My father was socially long gone, only watching Eurosport and coming down for meals. My mother cared for the house, and by house I mean the social side of "having the house", of "having the family". When she died my mother came to me to say that "granma is dead" (she has been already lying in bed for three months). Then all the official events ocurred, local doctor confirming death etc. Later we sit by the kitchen table, me and my parents, and it was my mother who tried to cope with the situation somehow. She tried to conform us somehow, do the celebratory language and all that, but neither me nor dad were interested. As far as I remember my dad said something like "well, there was granma, now there's no granma" and I said something like "I must return to my room to switch the tape" (I was in the period of taping radio shows of my favourite presenter). I also remember that my mum said "do I really have to do it? my granma just died, is radio show so important?" Well, it was. Two days later I was in Cracow, drinking with friends, as nothing has happened.

Well, soon my mother died from bone disease and my father committed controlled suicide. As much as I hate religion the wisest words I have heard came from the local priest who said that my father must have really loved both my mother and Nun.

Was this chain of events a true chain? I'm still awaiting my Maus years, but I do believe that it somehow moved me towards fierce heterophenomenology.
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Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Post by Drasir-Vel » Fri Oct 31, 2014 8:36

Hi again guys. Sorry to hear about that. Hope you're doing well.

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Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Post by eMTe » Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:09

I am doing well. I am finished with my "language", web job. I am now observing how others follow. Mostly kids, but not only. It's not fun by any means, it's deeply depressing, but it's also sort of comforting that I wasn't completely wrong.

Where's Scythe btw? Is he alive? :)
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Re: The little Inn by the wayside

Post by Railwaymodeler » Sat Nov 22, 2014 10:49

No activity here in two weeks?

Maria, Skoda, and I have all been doing some traveling lately. We went up to Duluth, which has a lot of good stuff to see from a railroad enthusiest point of view. Travelled around Iowa, we spent a few days in the town I grew up in, Davenport.
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