Jalnor

35 years old
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from where William Wallace lived (Scotland)

  • Activity

    • 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.

    • 4 years ago

      Jalnor

      It's back! The Vodka Vat has returned from a hiatus!
      Vat 60: We Excel at Vodka

      roosterteeth.com/groups/news/entry.php?id=8735...

    • Strange observation

      4 years ago

      Jalnor

      People in the western half of my office have a tendency to string together multiple instances of the word "yeah" as part of any positive response.
      I don't normally hear that outside of rap.

    • The other house

      4 years ago

      Jalnor

      I mentioned in yesterday's journal that there's another house in the village that I might choose to move in to shortly.
      Following further research and finding out that it's a complete dump inside, with only a tiny front garden that's of no use for the cat I can now confirm that no such move is happening.
      smiley3.gif

      I'll just need to keep my eye open for decent houses in town - and get the rent arrears paid off so I can move.

      Tonight, though, I'm stopping in to a phone shop to get myself a Galaxy S5 (I don't like the S6) with a free Galaxy Tab 4 7.0 and, hopefully, no change of phone number. smiley13.gif

    • Multiple avenues

      4 years ago

      Jalnor

      Life has gotten pretty interesting recently. I suddenly have a job, which, for those of you who don't know...
      ...well, I was called on the Wednesday almost a month ago, by a temping agency I've worked for in the past, saying they had this job just come up with a local council and they wondered if I'd be up for doing that one. Of course, I said yes, because it sounded like my knowledge area... give or take. 4pm on the Wednesday, my CV was sent to them.
      That Friday, I was woken at 09:30 by a phone call from the agency, asking if I can start on Tuesday.
      Monday was a bank holiday.
      They probably hadn't even seen my CV until the Thursday morning... and they had the agency call me the next morning to ask if I could start the next working day. No interview, no nothing, just "can you start on Tuesday?" That was a surprise and a half!
      So I started. Here I am looking at the imminent start of week 4 in an easy job with nice people. The job? Well, it involves a bit of architectural/planning knowledge, but essentially boils down to making sure it's true when Computer Says No. We have a system that auto-answers a lot of standard questions that the public can ask about properties in our jurisdiction and then I just go over the answers and make sure it hasn't missed anything or taken anything that's actually an adjacent property.
      Easy work, nice people, decent pay... but there's a "no politics" clause that has put a crimp in my other plans, so I'm still looking.
      In fact, there was an event in Oxford yesterday (that I discovered through the poster at work) about green technology. So I went along and got talking to a guy who runs a solar installer. Unlike the last one, he's not a spiv landlord, a verbal diarrhoea sufferer or an alcoholic. Good start. They're somewhat established, but he was impressed by my anecdoes about some of the solar-related things I've designed from the architectural side of life and he showed me a couple of early sketches of concept roofs that they have, just waiting for a developer to have a compatible project - which spurred discussion further. I just might have an opening there, judging by his comments that having a CAD/architecture person on board with visualisation experience could be quite helpful in making extra sales, especially in the new-build area.
      It's like buses, you wait 8 months for a job and then two come along at once smiley13.gif

      Meanwhile, getting the bus to work every day has given me quite a bit of time with my tablet, some of which has been spent writing a sequel to the Mafia-game-turned-book that I re-published in paperback last summer. That one was 75 pages long... this one is 40 pages long now and just getting started. I've already retconned several things from the first one and expanded the universe to such an extent that I'm considering publishing a Bumper Edition that has the revised first story included. Perhaps with the addition of the flashback story that popped into my head last week and got several days devoted to starting it. (I was originally going to make that a brief piece that just popped up at the relevant part of the book... but when it got to page 8 and was nowhere near done, I realised I'd developed a whole separate short story in the same universe LOL)
      But that's not all. I'm also looking at going back to the other Mafia-inspired book I started - the one with the Incendites - and an unrelated present-day sci-fi story. Oh... and I'm developing a concept for a non-fiction book, but that's a card being kept very close to my chest for the moment.

      On top of all that, at the end of the month, I'm going to be playing host to a friend who will be between houses for a few days, then helping her move in. At the same time, there's the possibility that I might be about to move to another house (in the same village, owned by the same guy, but this one is on the grid and might be bigger and/or cheaper - we need to find out) and it might actually be just as soon.

      I want to say something political too, but it would violate my contract. So you can see one reason why I'm enthusiastic about this other job smiley8.gif

    • Quick

      4 years ago

      Jalnor

      Who wants to play a gothic horror round of the Mafia game?
      Check out this news post before Jaxom closes the signups. I've also provided links to the previous gothic horror rounds for anyone who wants to understand the alternate world Jaxom is building here.

      Not familiar with the Mafia game? Check out the main page of the group!

  • Comments (2760)

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

      9 years ago

      Tomorrow it is. Any exact time. wait, your afternoon or mine?

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

      9 years ago

      I saw the results. Now I just have to win and I'll get to rape f3licks to death.
      Well lets see, that would be like 7PM here tomorrow. I should be able to do that. Unless my friends and I make random plans. Really any time from like 15 hours from now on I will be willing to play halo. Really if you wanted to I'd hop on xbox live right now to play.

    • jaxom_rahl

      9 years ago

      Didn't even notice that was there.

      I should have interwebz of my own within a few months, then I'll be able to shoop it up a bit.

    • johnnyricoMC

      9 years ago

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    • johnnyricoMC

      9 years ago

      *faints*

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      9 years ago

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    • Biolith

      9 years ago

      But see, I don't like the bar following me around, so it stays up there like a good dog. XD

    • Biolith

      9 years ago

      But see, I don't like the bar following me around, so it stays up there like a good dog. XD

    • Biolith

      9 years ago

      Nah, I got it taken care of already. Thanks. XD

    • Biolith

      9 years ago

      Ah.

      Now to find the Group News... >>;;

    • Biolith

      9 years ago

      Can you send me a link to the round thread? XD

    • Biolith

      9 years ago

      The 11th works, yeah.

    • Biolith

      9 years ago

      Variations:
      -Special Roles:
      --'Frankenstein', a Mafia member similar to 'The Godfather', who has the opportunity to turn one of the Civvies.
      --'Racer X', the Bodyguard
      --1-2 'Revenge Burners', the Psychos of the game.
      --'Mechanic', who can, after three cycles, bring back one of the deceased players. This role could be given to a Mafia or a Civvy.

      -Writing style:
      --Fairly long-winded, but entirely descriptive.

      -Setting:
      --Motor City-ish kind of thing, like Burnout Paradise.

      I'd like to have 16-28 players, for a total of 6-14 Mafia.

      I'd like to start next Monday, so I have enough time to sort through everyone who's signed up over the weekend. I probably won't be using a random number generator to disperse roles, and just draw names out of a hat, or something.

      Schedule: I'm on Eastern Daylight Time, so +5 GMT, I think.
      MONDAY: Whack (votes due by 5:00 PM EDT)
      TUESDAY: Investigation (target due by 5:00 PM EDT)
      WEDNESDAY: Lynch (votes due by 5:00 PM EDT)
      THURSDAY: Whack (votes due by 5:00 PM EDT)
      FRIDAY: Investigation (target due by 5:00 PM EDT)
      SATURDAY: Day Off (send in lynch votes by 11:59 PM EDT)
      SUNDAY: Lynch (votes due by 12:00 AM EDT)

    • Biolith

      9 years ago

      Before you post it, give me a chance to go back and look up my post again. XD

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

      9 years ago

      So if you live in Glasgow, have you had an opportunity to sample heading.gif?

      And, if so, would you be so kind as to perhaps provide a brief review of the brew?

    • Biolith

      9 years ago

      Ah. Alright. XD

    • Biolith

      9 years ago

      Also, up for Rainbow Six Vegas 2 or HAWX tonight? :D

    • Biolith

      9 years ago

      Alright, then. Motor Mayhem is a go. :D

    • Biolith

      9 years ago

      Ah. Well, I've got the round planned out, I was just wondering if you had anything to say about it before I went through with it. XD

    • firebug19

      9 years ago

      It's a bit strange. The lead character is a bit of a muppet, but other than that it's kinda cool.

    • firebug19

      9 years ago

      Count it as one if you want smile.png

      Have you seen District 9?

    • Biolith

      9 years ago

      I see. XD

    • johnnyricoMC

      9 years ago

      Google earth: 30°30'38.59"S , 115°22'56.32"E

      Bricks will be shat...

      authen5.jpg

      Post edited 3/20/10 6:11PM

    • Biolith

      9 years ago

      I don't want to play Halo, though! D:

      Also, I can still host it... I just want to play you in HAWX at least once.

    • johnnyricoMC

      9 years ago

      In reply to Jalnor:

      Biolith doesn't have that.

    • johnnyricoMC

      9 years ago

      HAWX!

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

      9 years ago

      Another idea to attract people to vote at the Vodka Wars:

      One reason people wouldn't want to vote is because nothing is in it for them. Maybe those who vote enough will be awarded a seat in the next Vodka Wars. (If there is one)

      Or other random meaningless exciting rewards.

    • Biolith

      9 years ago

      Well, shit. -.-;;

      Let me know next time y'all need a proxy. I'd be perfectly happy to just let the 360 run, if the noise doesn't get to my mother's sanity.

    • Biolith

      9 years ago

      Why would that be? o.o;;

    • Biolith

      9 years ago

      Yeah. My apologies for yesterday. Parents suddenly decided that they wanted the TV. -.-

    • johnnyricoMC

      9 years ago

      All done. Whoah that was quick.

    • johnnyricoMC

      9 years ago

      In reply to Jalnor:

      Meh, kinda busy, gotta write up a whole use case in LaTeX for tomorrow. Should get as much done as I can while I'm still on fire. smiley0.gif

    • TheCC

      9 years ago

      lol that's great about the last name thing

    • johnnyricoMC

      9 years ago

      In reply to Jalnor:

      *sigh* Mmkay, I'll go upstairs again and fire up the box for a few minutes.

    • Kaptenen

      9 years ago

      To Luke:

      But but... emo.png

    • johnnyricoMC

      9 years ago

      Ah, looks like it ain't needed. Problem solved. *returns to couch*

    • johnnyricoMC

      9 years ago

      In reply to Jalnor:

      I'll pop online for a sec so you two can connect. It's comfy couch tiem so I'll only pop on and perhaps leave the xbox on.

    • urself

      9 years ago

      im tired of the endless stream of bitching from rico, im tried of captain just proving to the world he is a douche, there is more but im not going to bother to list all the reasons here. i honestly want no part of it all, i didnt need any of you all when i was having fun rping b4 on his site, and i truely dont really need you all now

    • urself

      9 years ago

      take a look at my groups and take a wild guess

    • johnnyricoMC

      9 years ago

      In reply to Jalnor:

      Meh, the premature detonation one was epic enough smiley0.gif

    • firebug19

      9 years ago

      Yup.

    • firebug19

      9 years ago

      That was quick. I was only there just over a week ago.

    • firebug19

      9 years ago

      Did you say you couldn't mod me? I can mod you.

    • Biolith

      9 years ago

      Ironically, it may have to wait a few days. I've got mid-terms when I get back from Spring Break. :x

    • thinkmaster

      9 years ago

      oh you call that a threat.

      but hey i never said you had to join.


      (Would you be interested in joining the random debate group?)

    • johnnyricoMC

      9 years ago

      In reply to Jalnor:

      Captain arranged a session between the three of us... although he now doesn't know if he actually said anything to you


      My name's Manuël, I know nothing, I'm from Barcelona!

      How's tomorrow at 18:00 GMT or thereabouts sound?

      mmkay.

    • johnnyricoMC

      9 years ago

      What about HAWX?

    • johnnyricoMC

      9 years ago

      In reply to Jalnor:

      wuh, wait, what?

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

      9 years ago

      Hey, I just found out you can create tournaments on this site. It might be helpful to use for the Vat Wars to try and get *some* publicity.

      I doubt anyone would click on it unless they knew what it was about though.

    • Kaptenen

      9 years ago

      If you are up for HAWX around 9 your time then I am up for it with Rico.

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