Jalnor

35 years old
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from where William Wallace lived (Scotland)

  • Activity

    • That's that

      4 years ago

      Jalnor

      Goodbye, old site. I'm leaving you for the last time. It's been fun... and I look forward to the new site in the morning.

      *Turns off light

    • Holyshitholyshitholyshit

      4 years ago

      Jalnor

      I just unlocked a new award right before they vanish - 100 users watching me!
      I hope I'm not boring the smeg out of you all smiley8.gif

      Also, since everyone else is screenshotting, I did the same. I just haven't bothered to upload mine.

    • It's the end of an era

      4 years ago

      Jalnor

      The code behind this site is soon to be no more. It's been good... the site has had patches and cosmetic changes and whole functional changeovers in its years, but it's been the same turn-of-the-millennium code under the bonnet all along. As Adam has written of his development predecessors, it's not that they did things badly... it's more that they were among the first to do these things. They had no best practice guides, no examples to follow. They heard what Rooster Teeth wanted built and they found some way - any way - to make it work.
      I've been here more than nine years. I was among those who were displeased when the current site version was released; in fact, the version before this had me annoyed enough to make a meme image that got deleted by an unnamed admin who disagreed. It seemed to me they were dropping the things I most cared about and making the site less pretty and less user-friendly. But I stuck with it. Like I said, I've been here more than nine years.

      That said, I won't miss the current code. I won't miss the Forum Yeti, the many quirks of the site that make it not so much an old friend as a comfortable arch nemesis, with whom I wrestle daily to do the things I do with the people I know here. I'm sure I'll miss elements of the layout, especially as I'm still getting used to Version Two and several things are disappearing. But I understand that it's for the better. They can't keep propping up unstable code with the software equivalent of a stick and a bit of duct tape. Sooner or later, something's going to snap and bring the whole thing crashing down - and, given that the migration is happening before Adam's entirely comfortable with the new site being ready... my guess is that their money's on sooner.
      I'll miss my own little rooms (and the rooms I share with others) in the house that this site has become. But I'm looking forward to enjoying the comfortable shiny of my new rooms in the new house. We're bringing plenty of the furniture with us - I'll be asleep in my bed when we move - so it should still feel like home... and I've already done some decorating. So here's to a new beginning.

      And let's not forget the years of hard work that have gone into making our new home. The effort, headaches and probably tears that have been involved in the heroic efforts of Adam and his team, without whom we'd have lost our community long ago. We owe these guys a lot.

      So turn off the lights on your way out and let's prepare tomorrow's housewarming party.

    • Evolution of netspeak

      4 years ago

      Jalnor

      There's plenty in the English language that only makes sense to people on the internet.

      I'd like you to imagine, for a moment, how this might evolve over coming centuries. Looking at the trends and memes etc. and the rate at which new networds are absorbed into the official dictionary, what do you think English might look like in 400 years?
      Grammar is changing too - many nouns are being verbed and things like lolcats (and a certain dog) have added commonly understood non-grammar phrases to our language. There are shortened phrases that only make sense to netizens.
      Put all of this together... would we understand someone speaking 25th-century English? Would we sound to them just as odd as Shakespeare can sound to us?

    • Teases

      4 years ago

      Jalnor

      RvB just re-appeared at the top of the videos drop-down list, which led me to conclude the new episode was up for sponsors.


      It was not.
      I'm heartbroken.

    • 4 years ago

      Jalnor
    • So how do they work?

      4 years ago

      Jalnor

      There's been some interest in spreadsheeting in a couple of forums recently, which has more than once sidetracked into the way I generate bbcode in certain situations. So here it is... I present, first of all, the sheet that generates the Achievement images for the Jalnor Achievements.

      AchievableItems_zps1aduupv0.png

      I tealed out the ones that haven't yet been scored by anyone because no spoilers here! :-p but that's how it looks... 10 out of 41 have been revealed - some of you need to up your game smiley8.gif Others, specifically the zero-scorers, should probably never get earned. But they probably will.
      I've also left the formula bar in so that you can get an idea of how I generate the links.

      This, on the other hand, is the great mess that generates the journal for the Achievements:

      AchievableOutput_zpsjjjhofkw.png

      The font is at size 8 so that it all fits on one screen and is at least mostly visible. The eagle-eyed might spot the twin replications of an error on another page, which has since been corrected. The scorekeeper was pulling the score for Glorious Detection from the wrong cell, giving someone a higher score than he actually had. Also, when two people in the top 5 have the same score, I have to manually edit that before posting, as the spreadsheet's current form just can't handle identical scores in the top 5. I need to fix that.
      (My solution for the same problem in simultaneous Achieving is that I put them one second apart)
      Again, you can see how I generate some of that, thanks to the formula bar.

      Anything you'd alter? I'm always happy to take suggestions. I'm also happy for you to borrow elements of my formula coding if you see something useful.

    • City differences

      4 years ago

      Jalnor

      Monday mornings in Wolverhampton, you would see the street cleaners sweeping away half-finished cans of Stella, Rubicon and some Polish lager that I never managed to pronounce.
      Monday mornings in Oxford, you see the street cleaners sweeping away half-finished bottles of Pinot Grigio. Whole different class of delinquents here LOL

    • Ugh

      4 years ago

      Jalnor

      I really wish I'd somehow been able to score one of those Tesla cars for myself right now.
      I've just spent about 3 hours stranded because the engine suddenly cut out while I was driving down a 50-limit road in the countryside to go shopping. Once I realised it was off, I tried a couple of restarts while coasting... nothing. I ended up just making it to a somewhat safe spot on the other side of the rail bridge.

      The guy from the AA reckons it's probably the fuel pump. So we've left it with my favourite local garage (or, rather, parked outside, since there was obviously no-one in) and I'll be asking them to stop in for the key to find and fix the problem.
      At least it didn't happen on Thursday, when I need to drive 100 miles' round trip. Hopefully, fixed in time. Or courtesy car.

    • Guess what

      4 years ago

      Jalnor

      Today, I got driven about Oxford in an Electric Spaceboat of Light and Wonder AKA a Tesla Model S and it frelling pwns. I want one. Pity I can't nearly afford it
      Or I could try really hard to contain my excitement until next year when the Model 3 comes out. That's all the awesomeness of this one, combined with all of their new inventions (including even better batteries than this one has) and the feedback suggestions from this one, with multiple fucking chassis options. The word "stoked" doesn't even begin to cover how I feel about this.
      There are several people on the RT forums who would get a free one if I won a shit-ton of money on the lottery... but the best bit would be having one myself.

  • Comments (2760)

    • firebug19

      9 years ago

      I think a lot of people feel the same. Shame it's a Hung Parliament.

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

      9 years ago

      I'm starting to think I will have to postpone my mafia round. It sounds like everybody's spare time is being used for Reach.

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

      9 years ago

      In reply to Jalnor:

      I don't have the beta.sad.png

      At least not until Monday.

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

      9 years ago

      In reply to Jalnor:

      Which one?

    • EVApilot_011 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fanservice

      9 years ago

      I just got back from work and unfortunately I gotta do Dishes and Dinner. But I'll accept that friend request and hopefully I can dig myself out of all this cleaning and play soon.

    • EVApilot_011 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Fanservice

      9 years ago

      o.0 Would you like to play Reach Jalnor?

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

      9 years ago

      In reply to Jalnor:

      No worries, it isn't even noon here yet. And that is also why I wanted sign-ups to last over a week: To have time to correct anything that might go wrong.

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

      9 years ago

      Will you be commencing the sign ups post for my round sometime today? Or will it have to wait?

    • iamcevrus2

      9 years ago

      Vat post commencing soon? Please?

    • jaxom_rahl

      9 years ago

      You have just Won. Good day, sir.

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

      9 years ago

      In reply to Jalnor:

      Well, then, I suppose that I misinterpreted the rules again. That specific thread is very specific.

    • iamcevrus2

      9 years ago

      haha, beat your post by 14 seconds. No picard for you!

    • ScubaStevo

      9 years ago

      hmmm then nevermind bro peace

    • ScubaStevo

      9 years ago

      who are ya?

    • neosassy

      9 years ago

      Have you managed to set up the new group ?? let me know when so i can start trying to be helpful ... think of me later at this disco !!! lmao xxx

    • Biolith

      9 years ago

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      Dude. You know I need you to explain it to me. I'm not gonna just know. >>;;

    • Biolith

      9 years ago

      There's a problem here, Jalnor... I don't have your e-mail. DX

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

      9 years ago

      try nighthawk673 at gmail

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

      9 years ago

      that's odd. It says it when I go to google, saying welcome in with that e-mail

    • firebug19

      9 years ago

      Fine. Was gonna have a little chat, but it's gonna have to wait now.

    • firebug19

      9 years ago

      you on googlemail?

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

      9 years ago

      Sometimes I think the only three strait vat members are you, Lorie, and me. It's sad.

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

      9 years ago

      Well if you agreed with that part then I'd be rather disturbed. Then again for things like that we shouldn't agree on. Unless without me knowing it I'm the only strait person in the USSRvB.

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

      9 years ago

      You don't want to see him die?

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

      9 years ago

      oh yeah. I know that feeling. It should be so simple that there's no reason why it shouldn't work and by the gods it is not going to beat you.

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

      9 years ago

      that was a lot of effort for one picture. a kick ass picture none the less.

    • TheRecreator

      9 years ago

      Hmm… I sent you a friend request on Xbox Live from the gamertag "Milandur", but it only just occurred to me that it was essentially a random friend request. So, thought I'd let you know. smiley6.gif

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

      9 years ago

      Obviously.

      I only said they had to vote, not to vote for me specifically.

      Of course, I made it clear in the journal that I'd greatly appreciate it if they would vote for me.

      I love finding loopholes.

    • iamcevrus2

      9 years ago

      ROFL, you missed mine. That's to funny.

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

      9 years ago

      I know that. I counted that StrangerCoug, Biolith, GregTehBunny voted for captain(Monopoly_i voted for him but he's a competitor) and I got votes from manablade117, iamcevrus2, alacaboose, EVApilot_011. Did I miss a vote or something?

    • Biolith

      9 years ago

      Sweet. I'm about to walk the dogs, so I'll be back in about a half-hour. 7PM here, so that means it'll be about 0100 for you, I think. If you're still up, I think you'll want to read it. You might find it entertaining. :D

    • Biolith

      9 years ago

      Hey, can I get access to the Story Posts thread early? I have a pre-game post to make. :D

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

      9 years ago

      Dude were there any votes in on facebook for the last vat wars? Cause when I do the math I have 4 votes and captain only had 3.

    • firebug19

      9 years ago

      You coming back on halo at all?

    • firebug19

      9 years ago

      No probs.

    • firebug19

      9 years ago

      Hey, have you played the Prepare to Drop double xp weekend before? Do you fancy a game or two of something?

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

      9 years ago

      Wasn't the new vat wars supposed to be posted yesterday?

    • johnnyricoMC

      9 years ago

      In reply to Jalnor:

      I want to but I can't make up a witty comment for the other 2 questions.

    • urself

      9 years ago

      there is only one little girl that can have me play with my armor different than how i play online, and your not that little girl

      hell im tempted to play as a mercenary for NATO

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

      9 years ago

      Well I have my ideal Spartan armor but I really just like to play as an elite, I don't really like a playing as a spartan, though playing as an elite sometimes gets you picked on. As a Spartan I play with an ODST helmet, the CQB chest plate and the HAYABUSA shoulders. It looks cooler then the combat helmet, ascentic body and commando Shoulders I use with the elite.

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

      9 years ago

      Dan I didn't know that. There is a likely hood but I don't think that we'd be able to get four commrads in a single game. Maybe I'll just have to deal with the Combat armor. I just want to properly represent the kick assness of the USSRvB. I could always just play as a Spartan.

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

      9 years ago

      Now I only pray that I won't be the only elite. I still wish I could have gotten the Ascentic helmet before the play date thing but I guess combat will have to do.

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

      9 years ago

      Your journal says all red armor. Though we might want to make like secondary yellow and then let the detail be different for person so that if you want to do images like you tried to and we couldn't tell Captain and Firebug apart.

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

      9 years ago

      I could use a handwriting recognition software, if my handwriting weren't so bad that sometimes I can't even read it. Not to mention that the typing up phase is when I put in the extra little jokes and make the origonal better.

    • Biolith

      9 years ago

      Ah.

      Well, let me know tomorrow/Wed/Fri what it looks like. I want to get on Team USSRvB, since I had to get off yesterday before we could do anything. XD

    • Biolith

      9 years ago

      Oi, are y'all still on?

    • firebug19

      9 years ago

      Too late. I had to come offline since Pete came home.

    • firebug19

      9 years ago

      Halo?

    • militarygirl

      9 years ago

      I'm doing swell! :) It's 22 degrees at the first of April where I live. It's like a sauna in the middle of winter. How about you?

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

      9 years ago

      sounds like a perfect time to me. I'll be up and about.

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