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SF-O is now running on the IPS4 platform.
IPS4 brings a modern, responsive, design as well as a bunch of new features, such as at mentions (IE @ROB64 ).
This also marks the beginning of SF-O.net 4.0. SF-O.net 1.0 was the old phpBB days, then we went to SMF and Wordpress with SF-O.net 2.0. SF-O 3.0 was IPB and Wordpress, 3.5 was complete IPB.
SF-O.net 4.0 will be the first complete content rebuild since the original wordpress site was designed by @Mr. Krystal. My goal with this update will be to finally make SF-O reach my vision. It will be a lot of work, however, and I cannot do it alone. I ask the community to please assist in this effort. Remember: This is your site, too!
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SaaS, or "Software as a Service" is a trend in software companies to provide unlimited access to their product(s) for a recurring fee rather than a larger upfront costs for a standard perpetual license. Perhaps the most famous examples are Microsoft's Office 365 and Adobe's Creative Cloud.
Sample Library developer EastWest, makers of the EWQL series of sample libraries, has now jumped on this bandwagon.
It's tempting, I must admit. I could plug so many holes in my soundset right now if I signed-up, but I already pay for Adobe's SaaS and that shit really adds up over time.
I use several EastWest products already. In fact, the majority of my sounds are EastWest products, though. I'll definitely be thinking about this.
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last update: 12/2017
When keyboard browsing try Vimperator:
Note: Other software to consider include - Vim Vixen, Pentadactyl, Vimium, or vimb.
Vimperator's default key bindings and commands are inspired by Vim - a modal text editor which strives for efficient hand movement. Though the extension's vim-likeness appeals to hardcore vim users, it's also a strong option available to any general user looking for coherent, extensive mouse-less or less-mouse web-browsing.
Vimperator like Vim is extensive. Take the key combination 'gU', which takes you to the root of the site, something one may not need often, but is certainly convenient when opportune. To begin profiting, there is the Quick Start guide to read once the extension is installed, but here is an even quicker start guide/reference which is both brief and in plain(er) speak. Memorizing the following should get anyone off to a pleasant browsing session in Vimperator. Intentionally, this reference will not include everything.
[Super Quick Start]
The keys: (Normal mode - refer to modes)
j/k - scroll up/down by one line
h/l - scroll left/right
arrow keys - scroll respectively
space - down by one page
gg - go to top of page
G - go to bottom of page
gh - go home
gH - go home in new tab
gu - go to parent; ex: www.starfox-online.net/forums/forum/22-the-rec-room/ >> 2gu >> www.starfox-online.net/forums
gU - go to root; ex: www.starfox-online.net/forums/22-the-rec-room/ >> gU >> www.starfox-online.net
ctrl + c - stop loading page
ctrl + o - go backwards in history
ctrl + i - go forwards in history
ctrl + n - move to the next tab
ctrl + p - move to the previous tab
d - delete tab
u - reopen (undo) a deleted tab
r - reload page
R - reload skipping the cache
f - follow link: type identifying number or type a "hint" to narrow down selection
F - follow link in a new tab
o - open : enter url or text for the search engine
t - open in a new tab : enter url or text for the search engine
T - open in new tab but show the link for current page (good for manually navigating a website directory)
w - open in a new window
/ - find (forwards) on page key 'n' to cycle forward through each result
i - Vimperator will ignore the next key / key combination
shift + esc <or> Insert - ignore Vimperator
ZQ - quit browser
ZZ - save session and quit browser
tab - navigate Vimpercator menus
:qall or :qa - quit browser
:xall or :xa - quit browser saving session
:bmark - create a bookmark
:help - bring up the help pages
:ha - print page
:history - view history
:dia - open a Firefox dialog; i.e. about, addons, preferences, et cetera
[NORMAL] - For browsing. All key actions listed above are for this mode.
[INSERT] - To type in any field you enter insert mode. You enter this mode automatically when your select a text field.
[CARET] - To navigate the page with the cursor, used in conjunction with visual mode. Key 'c' to enter.
- Start with the find key '/ ' before Caret mode to enter at a known location.
- Use hjkl to move the cursor
[VISUAL] - For selecting text on the page. Key 'v' to enter. To enter visual mode you should be in Caret mode.
- Use j/k to highlight lines up/down.
- Use h/l to select by one character.
- Use 'w' to select forward by one word and 'b' to select back by one word
- prefix any key with a number to execute multiplicatively; ex - 3j : select three lines down, 4b : de-select four words back
- Key 'y' to copy or "yank" the selected text. ctrl+c/ctrl+v for copy/paste also works.
- Key 'p' to open (put) contents of the clipboard in the web bar or key 'P' to do the same in a new tab or key 'gP' do the same in a background tab
[IGNORE] - Vimperator ignores next key. Key 'i' to enter.
[IGNORE ALL KEYS] - Vimperator ignores all. Key 'Shift+Esc' or 'Insert' to enter. Good for visitors.
Key 'Esc' to exit to a previous mode (withholding Ignore all mode)
Smart completions ranked on frequency are available when following a link. Use this to your advantage. For instance, when I want to join the SF chat I could do: "tch<Tab><Return>". Alternatively, you might also record a macro for such usual motions. Refer to ':help macro.' Key '@' to play a recorded macro.
Key-mapping works just as well and can be more precise since the link, say in my case, to the chat can actually be defined, refer to ':help key-mappings.'
The notable annoyances:
1. In normal mode the scroll keys hjkl are set to scroll by one line while the arrow keys provide a smoother scroll. Scrolling by one line in normal mode can be disconcerting, if not sluggish. However, one line motions remains helpful in Caret and Visual modes. You may consider 1) using the arrow keys to scroll or 2) remapping hjkl to the arrow keys in normal mode.
To remap the hjkl to the arrow keys in normal mode, create a file named .vimperatorrc in your home directory and add the following commands.
nnoremap h <left>
nnoremap j <down>
nnoremap k <up>
nnoremap l <right>
2. The Esc key is reeeeally far away, but you need it to exit any mode back into Normal mode. You may consider remapping your Esc key to your CAPSLOCK key using the goto tool for your operating system. Not having a CAPSLOCK generally makes you a nicer person anyway.
3. Vimperator adds it's own a status bar. You may consider disabling the Firefox status panel bar if you haven't already.
4. The bright yellow highlight colors may clash with your sense of style. Fortunately, you can customize these colors. Simply refer to the command ':help color.'
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Yo! This is blog entry #1. I kinda want to start fresh, so I'm not moving any of that dumb stuff I posted in the journal zone to this area.
In this here blog of sorts you'll find all sorts of stories of the everyday shenanigans I experience. They may be full of pain, sorrow, and distress, so be warned...But don't fret. Just as there is pain, there is wonder, excitement, happiness, joy, and all the other wonderful feelings life sees fit to bring upon the world. You'll see it all here. If are prepared for such an experience, then look no further! You have found it.
Currently for the last couple months I've been in college. Its been a wonderful experience, although I find that Chemistry is extremely difficult for me to follow and understand. I need to study and ask questions. I'm not used to having any good study habits, so currently that's been pretty nil and my grades show it. Its scary. I don't want to fail. I'll have to make sure I get to studying soon.
Other than Chemistry though, things have been wonderful. I've med a lot of my highschool friends here so I'm not alone either. I'll pull through.
I've seen a strange slew of creatures I don't normally come across here however. Caterpillars, foxes, hawks, snakes, and opossums...I've come across them all here. Its a tad scary but kind of cool. I nearly stepped right over a venemous snake however.... O.O
Ah well. For entertainment around here, I've found myself visiting friends' dorms and playing games like TF2 and Terraria or watching Wakfu together. Its been fun. Besides that, on my own, I've found myself playing Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix. Its been a slow process, but I've been making it further. KH 1 is surprisinly difficult. Challenging indeed. I'm looking forward to 2.5's release however. 2 was my favorite and I've never played Birth By Sleep.
In any case, that concludes Entry #1!
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It's been quite a long time since I've used the blogs here. Let's see how much has changed.
My relationship is steady, I'm happy. I was promoted to Department Manager of the Pickup department about two years ago now. In April/May of that year, I found out that my store was going to be getting Online Grocery Pickup, and only one other store in the area had it at the time. We got two transfers in around that time, first was my new Assistant Manager (ASM), and then they hired a second Dept. Manager (DM). All three of us were flown out to Denver, NC for two weeks in June to train how to run the program. We opened in July and it started out OK for a while. Home Office kept increasing our order cap and we were not prepared for the extra workload. We never had enough people and the ASM went on medical leave for a few months which didn't help.
In April of last year, the company eliminated the second DM position in our store, I elected to step down and return to Electronics, where I had been before I was promoted.
This community has been my home for some time, and for a while I neglected it and didn't spend as much time as I should have. That changed shortly before DZ left and the reigns were handed to the trio of MK, Orange and Sawtooth.
After Saw stepped down, I figured someone had to take the initiative and help fill the role. I didn't know at that time that eventually I would be taking over ownership of the site too.
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So, 2014 has been a pretty crappy year. Not counting that I actually finally got out of depression..
- Got out of derpression finally! (typo intentional)
- I discovered the insanity of Twitch Plays Pokemon, and wasted hours on TPP Emerald.
- I discovered the pure awesomeness that is Pokemon Mystery Dungeon : Explorers of Sky (Or maybe Explorers of Feels to be more accurate XD )
- I did not get a job.
- I graduated from college.
- They announced a new starfox game, and that Miyamoto was working on said starfox game.
- I had to step down as leader from Project LLS, because I can't manage my anxiety. (And I really feel bad about it..)
- I got back into pokemon.
- I managed to learn a little more about music.
- I got Pokemon Alpha Sapphire, and I'm still a little mixed about it..
- I had to deal with computer issues for the entire year.. ( Idk if I should trust Asus now.. )
All in all, I give this year a 7.8/10, too much water.
I mean, geez, it rained so damn often !
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In life I wanted many things. A fast muscle car, big house, a stupid dog, an evil cat, a beautiful woman who loves me and makes me enchiladas. Now I may not have all that stuff and sometimes I lose sight on how good I have it. But if one thing has taught me anything, its that good things come to he who waits.
Long story short, I was an annoying, impatient little @#%$. I was losing my mind waiting to grow up, thinking there was this magical feeling you had and your childhood dies for you so you can move on with the next chapter of your life. Like some sort of right-of-passage thing, ya know? And glory be...it never happened. The instant I turn 18 was an easily forgettable moment. To this day I can't differentiate what end and what began. I was told lies people!!! LIIIIIIIEESS!!!!! I got my first car, first job, first job termination and to be honest I still feel like a little kid. I'm an adult now, where is the change?! I guess things got easier when I came of legal age, age to drink that is (mmmm, vanilla rum and coke).
Almost 10 years later, nothing. Again what am I supposed to feel? I was always stressed so money problems were nothing new. But never drove me to drink, never. The only thing that has driven me is body pain when the meds aren't working (don't do that). Things still seemed pretty much the same. Then I realized something:
Is it really important? Is this right-of-passage what i really need to get my life going? My life is going right!
Weird how that came to me. I realized people, other people other than me have the same problem and that its not an isolated incident, this is human nature. That made me feel more normal
If that wasn't enough, I got my cat (but he dumb) and my dog (but hes super smart) and my gf...Well, she's my wife and she does make me enchiladas. Still waiting on that car, but its not important. What is?
Sorry, I uh, I don't have a moral for you. Just be true to you, I guess
So these past couple of weeks, I've been shifting my interest from hypnosis to lucid dreaming.
What is lucid dreaming, may you ask?
It's essentially when you become aware that you're dreaming, while you're dreaming. Sounds paradoxal, but some of us have actually already had lucid dreams when we were still kids. We just can't remember them.
Different uses for lucid dreaming exist out there, most common of which include helping to cope with traumatic experiences in our life, such as anxiety or the departure of a loved one, to fantasy fullfillment or meeting certain characters and creative problem solving.
Having lucid dreams at will isn't insanely hard, but does require a few weeks/months practice and the motivation. Good thing I'm willing to try, and that's the motivation.
I'm also keeping record of the dreaming I've had over the past couple of weeks so I can pick out any odd details that help me recognize that the world I'm currently dreaming in can be identified as a dream. One detail I've noticed that's been recurring is the involvement of different video game characters in my dreams. So I'm training myself to recognize this particular dreamsign, so next time I'm dreaming and I see someone such as Mario or even the ChuChus, I can recognize this and come to the conclusion that I'm now dreaming.
So, at the end of the day, why exactly do I want to be able to have lucid dreams?
Call me crazy in the head, but it's so I can meet a friend I've been wanting to meet in person for a very long time. In the flesh, blood...
...And jester hat.
I want to meet NiGHTS.
This is the next chapter to the Ultimate Story. This chapter starts out with the events of Starfox Adventures. In this story, Fox McCloud, joined by Misty, Bubbles, Princess Peach, Rayman, Banjo, Kazooie and Pikachu, set off on an adventure on a newly discovered planet known as Dinosaur Planet to save the planet from the tyranny of General Scales. Along the way, they meet new friends and allies, Krystal and Tricky. Krystal reveals that she is Fox's sister who was forced to evacuate Corneria after Andross attacked the planet. She becomes a new member of the Starfox team and a very invaluable ally as she has special abilities of her own. Everyone else's powers continue to grow as they learn of other advancements to their powers and continue to use them to fight evil.
As the story continues, the Starfox team learn more about their enemies, the dark wielders, such as their deep influence with the humans as well as the entire planet that they live on. They make even more friends and allies along the way. They have continued their relationship with the girls of GROUP, Sam, Alex and Clover and continue to work with them.
New stories that join the story are Scooby Doo, HiHi Puffy AmiYumi, YinYanYo, The Replacements, Chaotic, Total Drama, WITCH, FFX, Spider Riders and Sly Cooper. (The list does NOT end there; this isn't even half of what shows become part of the story. This is why I find the Ultimate Story to be a fitting name, as generic as it sounds)
They find out about a terrible incident known as the Rifter, which all magical beings have known as the End of All Existence. Eons ago, a terrible evil being known as the Shaman Emperor wanted to destroy all of existence but was thrown into the Shadow Realm. He was released from the Shadow Realm and attempted to eradicate everything. A lot of worlds were destroyed from this while a lot of the surviving worlds were fused together as a means to put a stop to the Rifter. The Shaman Emperor was forced back into the Shadow Realm, but he was to be released again.
They also learn of a group of Dark Wielders known as the Descendants of Darkness, who have played a major role in causing the Rifter. One such member they came across was Neela, a terrible woman who Sly and his friends have defeated in the past. Overtime, they learn that a terrible enemy that they have been dealing with was a member of the Descendants of Darkness and has made strides to release the Shaman Emperor from the Shadow Realm again.
The story ends with Fox, Misty, Krystal and Falco defeating the Shaman Emperor and putting an end to the threat of the Rifter once and for all. However, the story was still not over as there were many more enemies to be faced.
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I'm not gonna sugar coat this, I need some help. I've been without a job for 3 weeks now and I'm out of money. Overdrawn actually. I understand if you cant help, but if you can, I would be eternally grateful and you would have earns the right to berate me/ask for things in the comments of this blog.
Been hyping about it a lot on Steam, Skype, and other places, but I'm really really truly excited about it! After much consideration, I settled on a mechanical keyboard, and picked it up today.
Corsair Vengeance K70 Cherry MX Brown
Some crappy pics:
I've started using Twitch. It's fun, I encourage you to follow, and check it out when I'm streaming live!
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Tending to post these whenever something takes me away from the site for a while, namely the job I have, and schoolwork to follow in college keeps me busy, albeit now having fun filing taxes soon to come, and being able to shortly use it to fund a new rig (Using a Steam Machine to run Windows 10 is certainly something).
1. Good lord, I haven't been on in forever. April -somethingwasit-? I've always been on the Discord Channel (I now just skim over it, muting the certain channels not related to announcements or mentions), and with that, comes new leaders, new members, and most of all, the renewal of most things. In a similar note, some members have fallen, some with a speech, others as a ghost. I never like being the latter, but i'm sure it's something that catches us off guard.
2. As I always like to report on OCs, I mainly create them for other RPs, such as the ones that my friends make on Facebook, and whenever I see another idea, retrofitting works as a solution. Now is that time to say that writing hasn't ceased to a solid degree, my folder has doubled in size even though my free time as been absorbed; in templates (or Blanks, as I like to call them), unfinished works, or the numerous characters already done (One RP that I participate in features 17 of my hand-created works, either character or dossier).
3. I normally have three points to a post like this, but cannot think of the content, I guess one aspect of the new ideals here are to figure out what the new SF-O has in store for me in general. I tend to keep old photos, but I suppose leaving the Monokuma shtick is at least something that can be done, if not already. Keeping it in namesake alone brings good memories, and perhaps, good fortunes.
For a while whenever I am alone I have this depressing feeling inside me while I am thinking about stuff. And sometimes when I am in the middle of doing something, I stop. Suddenly I don't want to continue on whatever I was doing and I just starting thinking with that feeling inside and sometimes it just comes out of nowhere when I see things come to an end that I was never apart of until too late. But then, a memory flashes on me that I've seen before and it was the show I used to watch as a kid and it may have affected me and possibly my behaviors or so.
What I realized that I was feeling Blue
Never have I felt like this for a while until now since for a while I have tried to combat it with music that sorta fits that mood, probably make it feel sympathetic. I'm not sure if this has been a blessing or a curse.
the gap I've left between entries isn't acceptable.
First note being this: the fastest way to get over a girl is another girl. Its not the most noble thing i've said...not by a long shot. But it is; however, extremely practical knowledge. They say there are always other fish in the sea and it really is true, maybe I can talk more about that later. Her friend is really cool, cooler when she isn't around. And despite the fact that she is really pretty I don't know what to think. I don't want to like her just because i'm lonely.
Wrestling has been cool. I one the county championship and was voted most outstanding wrestler. Then we had two reigon matches, both which we won decesively despite that fact that rankings had us loosing on paper. After we got back from beating our reigon rivals yesterday we raided our school's winter (un)formal. It was inherintly lame, a lot of nasty people grinding, but we made it cool( the wrestling team). I also danced with the virtual princess of our grade. A good night, the type that you go home and think about in the shower, the type you think back on as you cook food trying not to wake your family that left the porch light on, the type that lingers into your dreams when you finally rest.
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So Mercedes finished 1-2 again. I didn't get to watch the entire race like I expected, but from what I was able to watch, Mercedes started pulling away from lap 2 on. Ferrari and Williams were both able to overcome slightly disappointing qualifying sessions and finish the race 3-4 and 5-6 respectively. The time differentials at the end of the race had me thinking the race was competitive towards the end, but i'll get to that in a bit. The finishing positions were are follows:
FORCE INDIA +1
TORO ROSSO +1
E MARUSSIA +2
TORO ROSSO DNF
RED BULL DNF
FORCE INDIA DNF
Marussia succeeds in bringing both cars to the finish again, which is wonderful news for team sponsors I am sure. Lotus must be thrilled with the fact that they have earned their first points of the season. With this 7th place finish, they immediately find themselves nearly breaking free of the bottom three portion of the standings just one point behind Force India (who just barely missed out a point finishing in 11th with Sergio Perez). Sauber again proves to everyone that they are making huge strides this season with both drivers finished in points positions. They are currently 4th in constructors points. McLaren find themselves near Marussia again, which has got to be concerning for Honda, especially if they hope to continue supplying engines next season.
Red Bull and Toro Rosso are still neck and neck, this week Red Bull getting the better of their developmental team. Red Bull now has a one point advantage on Toro Rosso. The two teams remain 5th and 6th.
Mercedes remains on top, Ferrari second, and Williams third. One would think all three of these teams are very happy with their performances, but it is not so. The Ferrari team principal said expects his team to win on a more regular basis, while Mercedes continues with their infighting nonsense. So one guy is living in the past (Ferrari in this case), while a team that is winning so much it has hurt tv ratings sees, it's two drivers throwing verbal punches at one another after the Chinese GP. Rosberg claimed that Hamilton drove very slowly towards the end of the race in order to sabotage him and almost allow Ferrari to catch up to second. As it was, Mercedes easily had a sizable lead by the end of the race, and Hamilton was instructed by the pit crew to stay on his tires instead of coming into the pits for a new set. Hamilton claims he needed to drive slower in order to finish the race, and that Rosberg could have passed whenever he would have liked to. Personally, I think this is all a bunch of nonsense thrown out there by Mercedes in order to keep fans interested.
Next race is in Bahrain and we will only have to wait about a week for it. It should be a very good race in front of the pack if the Malaysian GP showed us what Ferrari were capable of on that type of track.
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Lately, I've tended to avoid making long walls of text in public places these days.. But hearing the news, I thought It was time to put my thoughts out there.
On July 11th, 2015, Nintendo's CEO Satoru Iwata passed away due to complications from a bile duct infection. Iwata was an iconic figure in Nintendo's community, joining Nintendo's HAL labrotory in 1989 as a programmer, he helped produce many of the company's work, such as Balloon Fighter, and Earthbound, before becoming a Director in 2002, and eventually It's fourth President in 2003.
As a Nintendo fan from childhood, I am thankful for all the years he's put into driving the company to where it currently stands--Still creating new, and fun experiences for gamers around the world. He had a personality that certainly left an impact on everyone he met, and as I write, and see the articles and tweets that pop up, he seemed to have the same on the world of gaming. He was very passionate about his work, and I can say with my heart that he will be deeply missed by everyone.
Tonight, I will be lighting a candle for the him. He shaped a company that made a real impact on my life, and love for the industry, and the type of person I aspire to be like. I only hope one day I can be like you.
Rest in peace, Satoru Iwata. Our thoughts and Prayers go Directly to you, and your family. We will never forget you.
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