Jalnor

35 years old
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from where William Wallace lived (Scotland)

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    • Stun Setting for viruses

      10 years ago

      Jalnor

      This morning, I came into work to discover that the network server had crashed... I was so pleased... not. Reset it and logged it on again, to discover the exact same problem - specifically, the desktop was empty of icons and the taskbar wasn't running. Right-clicking did nothing. Ctrl-Alt-Delete worked fine, but my back door to the Run command (task manager > New Task) told me the C drive didn't exist...
      I facepalmed and went to log another brand new server problem (I've been having several issues a day and logging them to show the IT department just how much trouble their procrastination is causing) when I heard someone say the IT helpdesk phone line was engaged. It's always fairly busy, but it has a server that can handle a queue of 50. It was ENGAGED.

      Multiple machines in the office were affected and another one was going every couple of minutes - I even witnessed one go. It was only running the control panel, when suddenly that and all the icons and the taskbar vanished. For a split second, there was an Internet Explorer crash alert, then that disappeared too.
      Turns out, the suspected virus attack was all over the network in almost every building in the region. One of our facilities was completely in the dark because everything had been killed by this.

      One of the computers in here was actually able to get into its antivirus (as a result of being what its user describes as "steam powered") and discovered that the 8-bit software was unaffected. The updated antivirus data allowed him to find a trojan called qbotgvzdh. This gave us hope. By restarting the server in safe mode, I was able to find a 2-year-old copy of Spybot, which detected several DSO exploits and fixed them. I restarted and ran the antivirus scan (which magically came into existence when not in safe mode) and that found the trojan still present - so it was there, but I had been able to start normally? Hmm... well, the AV killed it anyway... seems Spybot functioned as a sort of stun setting smiley0.gif (Actually, fixing the DSO exploit probably denied the virus a means to affect the computer. Disabling without killing it. Hey, I zatted a virus! Woo! LOL)
      Now the server's back to displaying the Ancient Screensaver smiley0.gif

    • The paperless office

      10 years ago

      Jalnor

      Never heard of it? Click here.

      Now that we all know what it is... I'd like to know all your experiences and opinions on this subject - have you ever been involved in a system that tried to move towards paperless? How did it go?

      Personally, I have been pressing to have my office make a transition towards doing some things paperlessly instead of running a Trees' Morgue in the space behind my desk. This pressure is generally met with agreement and inaction. (Well, plus the occasional dinosaur that responds with disagreement and inverse action)
      I'd like to know what you all think about ways to make it work and how viable it is - if I can present a clear and concise document detailing all the factors and how it could work, I might be able to improve working operations, free up some space and, more importantly, save some trees and therefore money. And you'll have helped!

    • Space Station Variant Story Posts

      in Forums > Space Station Variant Story Posts | Follow this topic

      Jalnor

      This is based on an idea used in round 15 of the main thread, also by me. Set in the distant future aboard a space station, the majority of players are either station staff or travellers passing through the sector. Five of the players are part of an interstellar crime organisation that wants to take control of the station and the massive source of income it represents. While the station is cut off from the rest of the galaxy, they seize their chance. The station's Chief of Security will investigate suspected criminals, while the Chief Medical Officer will be standing by to save anyone mortally wounded by the criminals. Time is precious, so he will have to be nearby to help. Also aboard the station is an artificial life form - no-one knows it yet, though. If it is critically damaged, it will transfer its consciousness into an organic host and continually move from person to person.


      This thread is for stories and internal news posts only.
      You can discuss this thread here in the Discussion Thread.

      135 replies

    • Space Station Variant Discussion Thread

      in Forums > Space Station Variant Discussion Thread | Follow this topic

      Jalnor

      This is based on an idea used in round 15 of the main thread, also by me. Set in the distant future aboard a space station, the majority of players are either station staff or travellers passing through the sector. Five of the players are part of an interstellar crime organisation that wants to take control of the station and the massive source of income it represents. While the station is cut off from the rest of the galaxy, they seize their chance. The station's Chief of Security will investigate suspected criminals, while the Chief Medical Officer will be standing by to save anyone mortally wounded by the criminals. Time is precious, so he will have to be nearby to help. Also aboard the station is an artificial life form - no-one knows it yet, though. If it is critically damaged, it will transfer its consciousness into an organic host and continually move from person to person.

      Use this thread to discuss the game and the story posts, which will be found here.
      If you drift off-topic, take it to the Spam Thread here.

      Post edited 4/26/09 4:21PM

      3230 replies

    • New Flight Time

      10 years ago

      Jalnor

      So, there can be advertisingsz... and Nix has already made an epic vertical banner, as shown below. I need to polish up the site a bit and create a front-end journal here for the recruitment. Any suggestions on content would be much appreciated, as would any help in fixing up the site.
      sgnfrecruit.png

      Also: Website is upgraded again. I've refined the design slightly and spread it to more pages. Due to limitations of what's available to me, changing the colour scheme would be dozens of man hours. If you think the colour scheme could be improved, Photoshop it for me and it'll be about an hour's work to fix up wink.png
      The site is here.

    • Shopping trip

      10 years ago

      Jalnor

      So, after work today, I headed up to a nearby car auction place, along with my Mum, my uncle and his son... the dreaded Damien.
      Why? The car I'm driving (owned by my Mum) is 12 years old. It's got a lot of problems with the electrical equipment and is a bit banged up. It's always started first touch, though, except a couple of incidents this week when I stalled it at the end of the road where I live. But, due to the problems with it, it's never going to get through its MOT at the end of next week - the cost to fix it would be greater than the overall value of the car - in the order of double. So, it was time for a new car, with most of my savings at the ready.
      We liked a few of the cars there and I put bids on at least 3 that ended up out of budget, mainly thanks to used car dealers. That's the local trick, the dealers snap up the nice cars if they can at these auctions, give them a quick once-over with a hose and then stick them onto the forecourt for £1000 more than they paid. I gave dirty looks to a couple that were consistently interested in cars I wanted - while checking out a black Focus, one of them wandered over to check out the details on the sticker, recognised me and lasted about 30 seconds of waiting for me to get out his way (I was reading the sticker rather closely) before he thought better of it and walked away. It started above my budget and dropped just into the limits, I put in one bid and that was that, back into the realms of Looney Land prices.
      In the end, I got a 6-year-old Church-coloured Ford Mondeo Ghia 1.6l Diesel. I'm currently driving a 12-year-old dark blue Ford Mondeo Ghia 2l Petrol. I spent just short of £1600, all things considered. Only, we discovered on the way home that we'd gotten one thing mixed up about this one and that Focus - the Focus was the one that was road taxed until August, this one isn't taxed. So that'll be about another £100 fairly soon.
      You want to see the new car? Okay... here you go. Apologies about the quality, the sun was mostly down when I took these shots and the flash just made things worse.
      From in front:
      Newcar1.png
      From behind:
      Newcar2.png
      Notice the old one sitting in front of it? There's still more than half a tank of petrol in it, so I'll be going on a few business trips in the coming days before we switch over. Get my money's worth out of the petrol bigsmile.png I've reasons to visit both our northernmost and southernmost premises soon, so that'll do nicely lol.png

      Also, in unrelated news, Fritz has been reading New Flight and, by page 13, has echoed my earlier sentiment that we need a substantial team of model&animation guys (or girls) on this. Anyone with any 3D abilities at all should be contacting me ASAP, as there are now substantial cash rewards for contribution.
      We'll also be needing a full team of voice actors, possibly at the same time, if not soon afterwards.
      Fritz also said it would be a good idea to render off a teaser trailer with more emphasis on non-speaking moments to do some stuff that doesn't need voice actors. I like this idea and have toyed with it myself, so anyone with any suggestions on a trailer script (preferably using parts of the story) is welcome.

    • Welcome to Sovyek Nor ©

      10 years ago

      Jalnor

      MafiaStation3.png

      So, we're doing another round of the Space Station variant of the Mafia Game and the only candidate for moderating (yet) is me.
      If you're interested in playing or finding out more, head over here bigsmile.png

      Mod candidates

      1: Jalnor
      Votes: 0
      Policies:
      Generally like the one from the main thread, except with different (and slightly fewer) players. There will be an AI. The Chief of Security will replace the cop for investigating, while protection will be the Chief Medical Officer. There will be no Space Cowboy, Mr. Rahl. Sean Connery will probably visit the station.
    • Suggestions for Experiments

      in Forums > Suggestions for Experiments | Follow this topic

      Jalnor

      Re-purposing post, 20th October, 2011
      So, this thread is now used in a slightly different way than originally intended, which is cool. It has evolved.
      And it has a plan.
      When you want to try a new experiment game, come in here and post what you have. Others in the group will offer critique and suggestions, to refine the idea until it's ready for testing. Once it's ready, double-check your English and head over to Round creation, where you can pitch it for signups.

      Original post content:

      Got an idea for a future round of the Experiment Variant? Put it here and we'll poll it. Each time we do the Experiment Variant, the earliest popular idea here not yet done will be it.

      To start, I'd like to present some previous ideas:

      smiley9.gif The fledgling colony on an alien planet
      smiley9.gif Earth of the distant future
      smiley9.gif Sock's Bizarro variant
      smiley9.gif Sock's puppet thing

      Also, what about a Goa'uld variant? The moderator is a minor Goa'uld assassinated by rebel Jaffa... the planet's stargate is accidentally rendered inoperable during the assassination.

      Comment and suggest others, then we'll start a poll on one.

      375 replies

    • Elephant House

      in Forums > Elephant House | Follow this topic

      Jalnor

      Because purple chocolate covered elephants enjoy playing trumpet solos and need a place to fit into our MASTER PLAN .
      I recommend against co-ordinated modding, but I do have an idea to balance it. One of us posts in each of their groups (not necessarily the same one) linking to 2 or 3 of those journals. In the journals, we make it clear that our patience has run out and, to demonstrate how they are not true Comrades, the admins of both groups are booted from the USSRvB.

      By posting in this thread, even to bitch at us, you are committing to either partake in the plan or spend your remaining life picking up soap in The Gulag's shower.

      60 replies

    • First Contact Day

      10 years ago

      Jalnor

      A happy First Contact Day to all of you! 54 years to go!
      I've now upgraded the celebratory Halo 3 game to version 1.0; check my previous journal for description and linkage bigsmile.png
      I'm currently in the Halo 3 lobby, though I'm also doing other things... if you fancy a game, give me a shout.

  • Comments (2760)

    • stressed_out

      12 years ago

      you're so cute. can we be far-away lovers? smiley5.gif

    • CaptZodiac

      12 years ago

      ? i told you once before save me some ber damn you jalnor you come to my house drink my beer and put smartie tubes on my cat to make it look like a robot =D

    • SDJ

      12 years ago

      i meant the paper thing at your work...... But hell that sounds fun!

    • Jalnor

      12 years ago

      Heh... on that note, I'm thinking of putting a few of my 3DS Max animations on my site smiley8.gif

    • CaptZodiac

      12 years ago

      madfudge, you have only got the scent of the things jalnor can do... check my journal for details and jalnors , you will soon see why

    • madfudge

      12 years ago

      iv only just seen your animations, well funny!

    • CaptZodiac

      12 years ago

      khufu many people end there messages with lol and thousands of people live in scotland, who cannt presume anything, and by the way i agree with jalnor about WTF and as he clearly indicates no random friends requests, posts or weirdos. hang on... damn i cannot be your mate now =( im going to keep my sanity by conducting my musical orchestra with my singing potatoes =)

    • SDJ

      12 years ago

      Sounds like scummy pond water... yuck

    • Alex_vanPutten

      12 years ago

      Hey, I was told that you could tell me the url of the place where I can find a longsword 3D model.

    • CaptZodiac

      12 years ago

      im releasing a halo film check my avatar for details

      sorry dude abouts the ad

    • Jalnor

      12 years ago

      I wish I could remember from whose profile I stole that LOL

    • Sc0rpi0

      12 years ago

      i like your PANWURHGA

    • nasafreak87

      12 years ago

      you could open your new machine and insert the old hard drive (with appropriately changed jumper pins) as a little brother. I do that every time I upgrade or change, so that I never lose stuff. Of course, a sector 0 error that kills the hard drive's a different story.


      Yeah, I've done that before. But the problem is my old computer was a desktop. My new one is a laptop. Not to mention the fact that it's a few states away.

    • fritzmonkey

      12 years ago

      Its been 10% for almost a day now so to me it is empty.

    • stressed_out

      12 years ago

      sweet, well you're hot too. excusing the rules is always acceptable when it's being done in the name of good looks. haha

    • stressed_out

      12 years ago

      hahahahaha im so lame i just say the picture in your 'about me' section for "people against noobs... girls as avatars". priceless. oh, and im pretty sure i random friend requested you, didn't i? but you accepted, so that makes me an O.G.

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

      12 years ago

      nice site love the ancient.

    • SDJ

      12 years ago

      ain't microscopic on my screen

    • fritzmonkey

      12 years ago

      I don't know if I can get them in a tiff format but I can get you the textures. Do you want the dds textures or bmp? (I'll get the model for you real quick.) Oh. and the model will be in a wavefront .obj file. Theres a bunch of converters out there though.

      Post edited 11/14/06 3:07PM

    • fritzmonkey

      12 years ago

      Could you resend that message? I can't open it for some reason.

    • fritzmonkey

      12 years ago

      Thanks! You only need to trial version for the mod. Also, do you still need the insides of the ship? I think I can get them from the game for you.

    • SDJ

      12 years ago

      Now that is funny.

    • fritzmonkey

      12 years ago

      There was a user with a title of "YOUR KING" or something like that so I made mine regicide.

    • CaptZodiac

      12 years ago

      cant wait to see the advent as it finishes dude you are a credit to my company =)

    • katienemi

      12 years ago

      actually yes, i just got 9 messages when i left and came back in 6 minutes

    • fritzmonkey

      12 years ago

      The random number generator on my calculator.

    • stinklesAFI

      12 years ago

      PANWURHGA. Nice.

    • Girl_2006

      12 years ago

      ^_^

    • lethalwatch

      12 years ago

      lol thank you :]]

    • Joseph889

      12 years ago

      Thanks for the comment...I dont normally hold my M8 like that, but, just for the sake of looking cool for the photo, I slapped the bi-pod back on, and now the forgrip is impossible to hold....lol

    • fritzmonkey

      12 years ago

      yeah...it wasn't as long as i had planed...I made a new halo mod and had to come back to release it.

    • madeofwin

      12 years ago

      Haha, Yeah. One cannot resist the sheer Truth of that picture <<;

    • madeofwin

      12 years ago

      [In reply to your image comment]

      Sadly, I did not make it. But it was so humourous, I couldn't help posting it here.

    • teh_ikiri

      12 years ago

      Hey, thanks for teh welcomes. So far, I really do like the site. :)

    • fritzmonkey

      12 years ago

      lol. im always hungry. no matter how much i eat.

    • rober1

      12 years ago

      if he makes another video then we know his still alive

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

      12 years ago

      Hiya

    • fritzmonkey

      12 years ago

      i think he ment it generate bad mental images.

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