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Our new Indie Games subforum is now open for business in G&T. Go and check it out, you might land a code for a free game. If you're developing an indie game and want to post about it, follow these directions. If you don't, he'll break your legs! Hahaha! Seriously though.
Our rules have been updated and given their own forum. Go and look at them! They are nice, and there may be new ones that you didn't know about! Hooray for rules! Hooray for The System! Hooray for Conforming!

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  • Re: [Programming] Thread: Standing for all programmers as they solve their problems

    MNC Dover wrote: »
    schuss wrote: »
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    Alright thread:
    # new children
    3.0 |       ? <- who?
    2.5 |     / <- projected
    2.0 |    x <- Urahonky
    1.5 |   /
    1.0 |  x <- DyasAlure
    0.5 | /
        +---------- Time
    

    I've roughly fit a linear projection based on the events of the last month or two.

    Who's next? =P

    Do I have to do everything myself? I've given you all three months. Gawwwd.

    FINE

    Now @lonelyahava and I are expecting a spawnling of our own.

    Jeeeeeeeezzzzzzz :P

    ohgodohgodohgodohgod
    MNC Dover wrote: »
    May 7th:

    I know I don't know diddly-squat about programming, but I still lurk the thread regardless. That being said, my wife and I are having a baby in November. So I believe the appropriate response is:

    PRAISE HONKEY!

    You....you even "awesome"d it. :(

    But seriously, congrats! When's the ship date?

    Look, I needed some fake outrage, okay? :p

    I set that up three months ago hoping that I'd be able to use it and darned if I miss the chance!

    Hoping to release early next year.

    Edit: Oh my gosh - can you be the cool Uncle that works at Nintendo that every kid wishes they had, but never did?

    You know what, for you...yes, yes I can be that Uncle.

    Although, unless I got a better position at Nintendo, I'm going to not re-up my contract and become a stay-at-home dad. The wife makes a lot of money at Microsoft as a software engineer and can support the family by herself.

    Real Talk: Make sure you can handle being a stay-at-home dad. I have a demanding job and parenting all day is harder. Your boss is a fickle, emotional mess, your feedback is inconsistent and sometimes non-existent and there are no sick days.

    Not to toot my own horn, but I think I'm pretty for the job. 5 siblings, 15 time Uncle/Granduncle, and 4 years experience at Chuck E. Cheese. Don't ask, it was a dark time. I'm also a light sleeper and a morning person, usually being good to go with only 5-6 hours of sleep. And coffee? That stuff is for the weak. Never needed it to function in the morning.

    My wife can handle the most amazingly complex programming problems at her job, but give her less than 8 hours of sleep and she'll take until 10:30 to come online. :)

    Nice! Just wanted to warn you in case you didn't know how hard it was.

    As far as rock stars go - I found this set of articles about team dynamics fascinating, as I can see now how the rock star attitude is actually a detriment, even if the people are talented. I've had to have some conversations with my team (business side of development) on attitudes, but it's helped everyone measurably.
    http://gamasutra.com/blogs/PaulTozour/20141216/232023/The_Game_Outcomes_Project_Part_1_The_Best_and_the_Rest.php
    bowen
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  • Re: How to select a therapist?

    Honestly - just go somewhere and see if you feel comfortable with someone.
    Good therapists are two things:
    1. Approachable - If you don't have a level of comfort, you will never be honest with them. This is why some people can't see women/men as they naturally won't ever be able to take off one of their veneers.
    2. Dedicated to your improvement - someone who just listens and doesn't provide thoughtful or useful input and progress isn't a help.

    Other things to look at during the search:
    Are you working out? Sometimes you can self-regulate (to a degree) through endorphins etc. and it will help your emotional state.
    How's your mindset? Shoot me a PM if you want, but I recently had to go through a "de-jerking" process myself that's been pretty tough, as it can be hard to break apart your own internalization process and rebuild it with a more positive spin.
    JuliusPacificstar
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  • Re: Hey you, I saw that. Put it back! [Kids]

    bsjezz wrote: »
    rex had a mixture of boob, EBM and formula for about six months - until he was really eating solids, to supplement the extra pump feed a day. it was very hard work. we were visiting the lactation clinic for essentially that whole time. he got off his one formula feed a day a few weeks ago, since he doesn't have any problems with cows milk. still goes for the boob like a maniac. even i have the scars to prove it. i don't even make milk, kiddo! no, that wasn't funny!

    Seriously, my son still digs for where I'm hiding my boobs. When I have my shirt off, he looks at my tiny nipples and is like "I can't eat from that, what the fuck dad?"
    GethSmrtnikSlacker71ShadowfireGnizmoGoldenSeducerCog
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  • Re: Hey you, I saw that. Put it back! [Kids]

    She is NOT a failure. A mother is only a failure when she chooses not to take care of her child willfully.

    Motherhood is full of obstacles, so make sure you tell her she's doing a good job. It does wonders.

    Seriously. It takes dedication from Mom and baby coupled with genetic capability. She's 1 of 3 parts of the equation, and if even 1 part is off, it ain't happenin'.

    New nightly ritual before jammy time with the 10 month old - put diaper on, let him crawl without clothes while the ticklemonster (me) slowly crawls after him. So many great laughs and activity. Kid is going to have a nutty amount of energy though.
    ShadowfireSlacker71DisruptedCapitalistGoldenSeducer
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  • Re: How to MOUTHFEEL an American [BEER]MOUTHFEEL

    German beer styles continue to amaze me with how not into them I am.

    Gueuze, on the other hand...

    Petit Prince is nice, I hope you like it! I don't remember if I'd already mentioned it, but I have a 1.5 litre bottle of this bad boy waiting for my birthday.
    Equipoise was brewed in September of 2014 with Hill Country well water, malted barley, oats, hops, ginger salt, and dried tarragon. It was then fermented in stainless steel with our unique mixed culture of microorganisms consisting of brewers yeast and native yeast and bacteria harvested from the air and wildflowers around our brewery in the Texas Hill Country. Puréed cantaloupe was added to the beer three days into fermentation. Finally, it was 100% naturally conditioned in bottles and kegs. Equipoise is 4.2% alcohol by volume, has a finishing gravity of 1.000 (0 degrees Plato), and was 4.32 pH and 26 IBUs at the time of bottling in October of 2014.

    Oh man, Fucking Geuze. Love it so much.
    Thankfully I'm near this place:
    http://novareresbiercafe.com/bottles.htm
    And used to live near here(500+ bottles in the cellar):
    http://www.thetrappist.com/trappist.php
    The Judge
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