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  1. X-13 Reviews - Path of Shadows

    by , 6th November 2013 at 12:25 PM (And so, our story begins...)
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    Path of shadows is a game made by 5 students at IDEC - Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

    It is a short stealth based demo released for free on PC [download link on their site.]

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    Character design

    The game is set in a nondescript, unnamed, seemingly ancient Japanese town, which has been presented in cell shaded visuals. It looks beautiful and goes to show that hyper realism isn't the only option. The game ...

    Updated 6th November 2013 at 01:03 PM by X-13 (Grammar corrections courtesy of @Witch.)

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  2. A thought on blocking used games and DRM...

    by , 20th February 2013 at 09:07 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    This says that a company CANNOT block the sale of software. And that once you've purchased it, they lose the right to control it. Steam even changed their rules on reselling games because of it [Only in the EU, IIRC.]

    There's also another court decision, which I can't find, what says that EULAs aren't legally binding. So they can't even get you that way. But, that may be US only.

    So it follows logically, that this and this would be illegal in the EU, along with a lot ...
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  3. Always two, there are... One master and one apprentice.

    by , 11th January 2013 at 12:57 PM (And so, our story begins...)
    I haven't posted a blog in a while... So, have a short bit of randomness.


    So, a while back, while at a CC3 training doodah, I started talking with one of the techs. Turns out he works at the school near to where I live.

    From what I gathered he was new to tech support, so we swapped details and I said to ask if he wasn't sure about anything* [I think I also mentioned EduGeek as well.]

    Now, I'm getting emails/phone calls every so often asking about ...
  4. I totally love you, man...

    by , 27th April 2012 at 09:40 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    [/non-homo]

    Following on from here.


    Our head has upped his game. No longer is he simply a pretty cool guy. Now he trolls [company] and doesn't afraid of anything.

    That's right. ANYTHING.


    We've been having issues because of one particular company [Which I'm not naming...] So our HT, instead of doing what I'm used to seeing from other heads [Which would be precisely [censored] all] he's been sending e-mails off to the company, ...

    Updated 30th May 2012 at 11:38 AM by X-13

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  5. There goes that plan...

    by , 28th March 2012 at 10:54 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    I've just ordered 4 new computers, due to serious failures in a few classes, and had an idea.

    The new computers are licenced for Windows 7 Home Premium [SP1], but will actually be running Windows XP.


    My idea was... rejiggle the licences around [Put the licence for the old machine on the new one] and then there'd be some decent Win7 lincences going spare. [which I may or may not have planned to aquire...]


    Turns out, you can't do that. ...
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  6. HOW DO I GET ANY WORK DONE WITH PEOPLE LIKE YOU AROUND?!

    by , 23rd March 2012 at 09:14 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    Not a rant... More "omg my boss is awesome!" I just felt like sharing.

    The following is an ACTUAL e-mail chain sent between the head and myself. [It's also backwards. Most recent at the top.]



    http://i41.tinypic.com/jzkhh.jpg

    Not just any dragons... GANGSTER DRAGONS!

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    -----Original Message-----
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  7. In other news...

    by , 25th January 2012 at 08:52 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    Hey look. A blog post that isn't Project Borg related.

    It's pony related. [Among other things] [[censored] ponies... how do they work?]

    I'm sitting around herping, derping and generally searching things on the interweb when our Head of Math asks me about my desktop wallpaper.

    So far, it's been described as bambi, "that white guy with blue hair and the dog in the collar"[?]... no-one had actually asked what it was.

    So I told him. ...
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  8. Hmmm, let me think about that... .

    by , 11th January 2012 at 01:00 PM (And so, our story begins...)
    3 blog posts in as many days... 2 in one day? WHAT SORCERY IS THIS!


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    Neg rep because you dislike Reddit?

    Or you're one of THOSE 4channers who think Reddit is the cancer of the internet?

    If a picture is worth a thousand words, a reaction image if worth at least 500 emotions.

    Just because something is from reddit/tumblr/4chan/wherever ...

    Updated 11th January 2012 at 01:37 PM by X-13

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  9. What a waste of time...

    by , 9th January 2012 at 09:25 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    I can't believe I just spent over half an hour changing my desktop wallpaper...

    I had the wallpaper on a USB... It just wouldn't display properly.

    Set it to "tiled", works fine.
    "Center"... Still good.

    Stretch? nope.

    The colour borks and it becomes worthless.

    This is what the wallpaper looks like, for those that are interested.

    [NOTE - not the actual one that borked. This one borks ...
  10. The insanity of X [Part n of infinity]

    by , 15th December 2011 at 11:04 AM (And so, our story begins...)
    X-13 > Start blogging

    ~Be warned, the following may contain fragmented, meandering thought processes that may or may not make sense.~

    1 day to go of work and I'm starting to drift into the random daydreams that make people believe I'm lazy...

    I'm actually surprised it's started so late, though that may be because I've been focused on sorting out our sound and flash problems. [They're still not fully sorted out... mearly "close enough"] ...

    Updated 15th December 2011 at 11:24 AM by X-13 (trying to figure out how to move into another category.)

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