It has been a very busy couple of months, especially with getting a new puppy last month.
I’m in the process of restructuring my personal infrastructure! In extremely broad terms, this will simplify and clarify each servers role, hopefully making it easier and more predictable to maintain the infrastructure. I’ll write a in-depth post on this at a later date!
I’ve also been working on a number of projects related to the game Anarchy Online. Probably most notable is the launch of Demoder’s PlanetMap Viewer v1.2, adding many new features which are described in the thread. Work have begun on sanitizing the Itemsbot and CIDB tool chain by making an independent resource database parser which handles all items, nanos, icons and a few other data types. I’ll go into detail on this later. Vha.Net and Vha.Chat is being upgraded from .NET 2.0 to .NET 4.0 (client profile), and is receiving a new packet system in the process. I’m currently on the planning stage for porting Helpbot to Bot#; No ETA yet.
Photography status: Slacking! I’ve taken some less-than-stellar photographs, and have not bothered uploading these; I am probably going for a photo spree this weekend though; Hopefully I’ll be able to take some which are upload-worthy. :)
My game time is pretty evenly split between Civilization 5 and The Secret World – an amazing modern-time MMO RPG. If you didn’t check it out yet, you should – Ragnar Tørnquist, the man behind The Longest Journey, is the main guy behind the game. The story easily sucks you in like a good book which you just can’t put down till you’ve finished reading. Quests are very original and fun – I end up doing quests not for their XP or loot, but for the story and direct entertainment value.
This week has been a blast!
Diet & Exercise
Diet’s holding up great! Keeping it at about 150g carbs per day, and keeping sugar alcohols to a minimum. Weight is holding stable. I’ve picked up the habit of walking the dogs at least once per day again. They really enjoy that; And I get some exercise as well.
There’s lots of great weather here lately, sunny with some clouds, not much rain at all. I’ve been enjoying myself outdoors, bathing in the sun. It’s almost incredible how much good weather can help when you’re in a bad mood!
I’ve taken only one photo this week, and it was more like a snapshot.
I started off with a Defiant Cleric on the European region, shard “Argent” (PvE-RP). I’m impressed by the UI, dynamic events and story line so far.
I’m less impressed by the fact that none of those I encountered on the RP server actually roleplayed. After figuring out that a cleric was not quite my playstyle, I decided to roll a new character; This time on a PvE server (Sparkwing). Now, which calling should I pick? I know I generally don’t like mages, so not going to try that right now. I’ve already tried cleric, so not that either. This leaves Warrior and Rogue. Continue reading
I’ve been playing The Sims 3, with all the expansions but the latest one (can’t remember what that’s called). I’ve built their home, told them what to do, trained their skills, and had them advance their career. They’re all smart, and have had one vacation during their entire lifetime. Continue reading
I like playing games in windowed mode, preferably with the game taking up the entire screen.
When I set the game to windowed mode & resolution 1920×1200, some of the display area goes outside the edge of the screen, because this resolution does not account for the borders added by the window manager.
To solve this, you need to go to your documents, Bioware, Dragon Age, Settings. Copy DragonAge.ini to somewhere safe, then edit it. These settings are for my GUI (Win7 with various default-available eyecandy):
If you want to enable Antisophic Filtering, try adding the following line in that section:
Replace nn with the level you want (1,2,4,8 or 16)
I’ve played some Worms Reloaded. This is how a followup-game should be: It’s exactly like the original with some graphics updates and some new weapons, a better landscape generator, better customization of your team, etc.
To see some of the first campaign missions, click here.
For some reason, the old link didn’t show recently updated videos. I’ve updated it with another one which seems to work as expected. :)