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    • Keep moving forward

      1 year ago

      audiophonik

      In memory of Monty. We miss you.

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    • Theme Song from RT Podcast #352 "So Scottish It Hurts"

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      audiophonik

      It took me some doing, but I found this song and it's pretty good! Thought I'd share it with you folks:

      https://soundcloud.com/icehuntextra/rt-podcast-352...

      I'm pretty sure the author of this song is http://roosterteeth.com/user/Icehunt, if you liked it, go bug him to make a full version!

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    • Featured User

      5 years ago

      audiophonik

      Man, that was confusing - logging in and having a bunch of personal comments saying "FU"? It took longer than I'm proud of to figure out what was going on haha. Thanks everyone!

    • Day 2 of RTX (Hopefully With More Panels)

      5 years ago

      audiophonik

      So yesterday was pretty awesome, in spite of the crazy lines to get into the panels. I got to meet Brandon, Marshall, Matt, Barbara, Shannon, Jack and Michael. So. Cool. If I get a chance to meet Burnie today, I'll be pretty much giddy. Alas, I have to leave around 2 for my flight back to Canada. But until then I'm gonna have a blast!

    • On The Plane, Right Now.

      5 years ago

      audiophonik

      Totally paid 7 bucks for in flight wifi. Mostly so I could write this journal. Can someone tell me what time it is in Texas? :P

      Be there soon!

    • RTX Here I Come

      5 years ago

      audiophonik

      All packed, heading to the airport in less than two hours. SO EXCITE.

    • Wherein I Bitch About User Experience Design

      5 years ago

      audiophonik

      Today, ladies and gentlemen, I will teach you about the importance of what I do for a living. I am a User Experience Designer, with a focus on Interaction Design (but honestly that part isn't too relevant).

      If this is too much text for you, scroll down to the TL;DR.

      Why am I writing about User Experience Design (UxD)? Well, this journal entry was supposed to be a "here's a list of bands I like that aren't well known on Rooster Teeth" post. Then I tried to cross reference my interests (that I just filled in on my profile) by middle clicking the Profile tab. Normally middle clicking opens links in a new tab. Instead, it loaded it in the same window. Which made my journal entry disappear. Which made me want to smash my keyboard into my monitor.

      That feeling? The one where using a site or program on your computer makes you want to smash peripherals into your devices? That's what UxD is for; to prevent that feeling from happening. It's not something a lot of developers or visual designers are good at - and nor should they be. Their job is to provide cool functionality, or pretty interfaces. My job however, is to make users not only WANT to use the cool funcionality but to ENJOY using it. Making them want to smash stuff isn't a great way to sell your product.

      Now, with that out of the way we can talk about solving this specific problem. The root of the problem is that from my experiences, I expect middle clicking on any link to open it's content in a new tab in my browser. This didn't happen. The simplest solution is to simply adjust the behaviour of middle clicking on the Profile tab to match this expectation. It's a fairly standard interface trend in websites, and there's actually a fancy UxD term for why I was upset with the behaviour of the site. Users create what are called mental models when using programs and websites. They tend to learn shortcuts (like right click for options, middle click for a link in a new tab, CTRL+T to open a new tab, F5 for refresh, etc.). When your app/program/website doesn't adhere to the user's mental model, they get frustrated and associate that frustration with using your product.

      Other solutions could have been saving a draft of the entry when another link is clicked, or confirming the action ("You have started a journal entry, do you want to discard it?").

      So there you have it. UxD makes people enjoy using your products. Additionally, I wrote this journal entry in Notepad and copy/pasted it over when I was done. Because I didn't want to smash stuff.

      TL;DR Clicking a link didn't do what I expected, lost some work, got angry. Ranted about how this could have been avoided.

    • Breakfast Poutine Recipe

      5 years ago

      audiophonik

      Okay, so earlier today in Barbara's chat room someone asked what Poutine was while we were watching the recording of her making cupcakes. I mentioned I was Canadian, and someone asked if I could explain what Poutine is. After revealing the basic Fries/Cheese Curds/Gravy, I mentioned that I tried making what I called Breakfast Poutine. A few people wanted the recipe, so I decided to write it here!

      I made it for three people, but wasn't super careful with my measurements. Just do what looks good!

      Ingredients:

      - 1 pkg of French Fries (but you
      - 1 pkg Cheese Curds
      - Gravy (I made my own, but the canned crap works too - just won't taste as good)
      - 1 package of Bacon (make as much as you want for three people)
      - 1 Red pepper
      - 1 Spanish onion (you won't need the whole thing)
      - 3 Eggs
      - Oil of some sort/Butter (enough to coat the bottom of a frying pan)

      Cooking Directions:

      - Bake/deep fry your french fries as the instructions on the package say
      - Chop the pepper into tiny pieces
      - Chop the onions into similarly shaped pieces, cut up enough so there's as much onion as there is pepper
      - Put a pan on high heat, and wait until it's nice an warm. You can tell it's ready by adding a drop of water to the pan, if it evaporates right away, you're ready
      - Add enough butter/oil to coat the pan
      - Sautee your onions and peppers in the oil, remove from heat when finished
      - Follow whatever instructions your gravy has, or if making from scratch, do that as your recipe dictates - make sure it's hot!
      - In another pan, fry up your bacon and remove from pan when finished
      - When it's done, use the same pan to fry your eggs
      - Now that eveything is cooked, it's time to plate.

      Plating:

      - Take as much of the fries as you'd like and put them on your plate
      - Sprinkle cheese curds ontop of the fries. Use some judgement here, don't put too much but don't be stingy!
      - Put 1/3 of your sauteed veggies ontop of the cheese
      - Cover with gravy
      - Top the gravy with bacon strips
      - Lastly, put a single fried egg on top

      Eating:

      - Take fork
      - Stab fries
      - Eat
      - Be happy

      If you have questions, leave it in the comments!

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    • Caiti FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Velvet Scarlatina

      5 years ago

      Happy Featured User day :) smiley13.gif

    • preston

      5 years ago

      Congrats on being the Featured User!!! smiley13.gifsmiley0.gif

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      5 years ago

      Happy FU Day smiley11.gifsmiley9.gif

    • Alyshia

      5 years ago

      Happy Featured User Day. :D

      May I say, I thought you were Mr.Burnie Burns for a little bit there?

      Have a great day.

      • Moss

        5 years ago

        I think you mean Seth Rogen smiley6.gif*sarcasm*

      • audiophonik FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        I get that a lot. When I met Shannon at RTX even he mistook me for Burnie for a second. It was incredible haha.

    • Moss

      5 years ago

      FU Good Sir (in a wholly kind and pleasant way with which insult should be carried forward smiley4.gif )

    • seanp04 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Guardian 2017

      5 years ago

      Happy FU smiley13.gif

    • Keegan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RT Georgia Admin

      5 years ago

      Happy FU Day!

    • Jcach

      5 years ago

      Congrats Featured User!

    • Dusty_Dink FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Pizza 4 Life

      5 years ago

      HAPPY FU DAY!

    • locken FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold We're All A little Mad H

      5 years ago

      Hey audiophonik, you've just been FU-ed!
      Happy FU Day! smiley13.gif

    • Erkan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Take It Easy.... bitches

      5 years ago

      Happy FU Day!!!

    • Bellzebob

      5 years ago

      Congrats on being Featured User!

    • SailorTweek FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold RTX Head Guardian

      5 years ago

      Happy Featured User Day! smiley13.gif

    • SpitFireJay

      5 years ago

      what... no comments!?! hey i saw your post in the chill section of the music project group. how would you like to write a guest post for the saturday grab bag?

      • SpitFireJay

        5 years ago

        That works for me! Look forward to it. :)

      • audiophonik FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        Ah, sorry! I don't know if I'll have time to write one for tomorrow. Canada day long weekend and my brither's birthday. Perhaps for next weekend?

      • SpitFireJay

        5 years ago

        You can see the basic format. My best idea is to shoot it to me Friday and I'll post it for Saturday. Sound like a plan?

      • audiophonik FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        5 years ago

        I could probably do that. What all is involved?

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