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Resolutions 2020

Grand hopes and visions for a New Year drawing near yeah!

The minutes to midnight are really ticking down now, and I've barely started on my resolutions post... I've been wishing random NG-based accomplices a Happy New Year a while in advance and getting stuck in all kinds of random conversations in the process... plus just ordered a pair of pant pairs and two shipments of nutritious foods - one batch of which was on a New Year sale that ends at midnight, and one smaller batch of which I had a personal rebate for that was set to expire at midnight.

I haven't fully read up on or registered the ISRC codes I'd planned to finally get to this morning or revised the set of posts here that I'd planned to get through before the New Year came waltzing in - or a bundle of other things - but what does all of that matter now? The New Year is soon here, and my stress has momentarily faded. It's too late anyway. So I type away with the seldom seen speed of New Year exhilaration.

With the hopes that good things are just around the corner. Aware that I'll soon be cheering in the great 2021 with my parents and watching a festivity of fireworks set the gloomy skies outside ablaze, as we turn down all lights inside and toast with fancy sparkling apple cider with a hint of lemon and mint. Herrljunga.

I wish I always typed this fast. I wish I always felt this focused and ready; in the moment. I wish I had both the presence and the calm that this guy seems to have.

But maybe I do - if just for a moment - and it's wishes like these that this post is supposed to be all about after all.

But I wish to keep it simple. There's a segment from last year - and the year before - that I'd like to remind myself of once again. The mantra I wish to mold into myself. The essence - I feel - of the saying that excellence is a habit:

Don't wait, but don't haste. Don't hesitate. Don't stall, don't fall, don't all. Don't say "yes" if you stress. Don't do if you are not supposed to. But mostly, a 'can't do' won't do: think instead of what you could do. Be good too.

If I could only become that then I feel like I'd be where I want to be. That I wouldn't look back. That I'd appreciate the moment. That everything would make sense. That I'd be confident in myself and greet each new day as a challenge and opportunity; strive not just to become better but to always be good and to feel fulfilled.

But maybe that wouldn't even be a challenge then. Maybe I'm confusing things. Maybe I oughta just sit down and reflect on my past resolutions. See what I've accomplished so far and what I've yet to do...

Last year I wanted to:

1. Get in shape.

I kept this simple. No specific walk amounts of exercises. Variation goes a long way I said - I just needed to get better at taking care of myself. No overindulgence, no laziness, and no sacrificing exercise time for other dues when I know I need it. Manifest some proper exercise regimes and routines and stick with them, and stay mobile even when I'm at a standstill.

So how did that go? Not really!

Especially during these bleak winter months that motivation comes and goes. Mostly goes. Proper exercise regimes and routines don't manifest themselves, though I have been taking two daily walks every day for at least the last few months now. I can't remember a day when I didn't.

I also started with a six pack training app, that had I really followed through with the exercises would have maybe actually given me a semblance of some av visibility in a month or two. Three-four months later I've yet to finish that first month set. But I'm almost there, and the exercises I've done have been heavy, so they must've done something.

Of course summer provided plenty of physical labor too, and lately I'm playing frisbee golf a day each week or so, and almost dislocated my right shoulder when I tried that with a weight vest on recently. It's taking some time to feel normal again. Oh: weight vests. Going heavy with those.

I wouldn't say I'm in shape - especially not after this very overindulgent Christmas week - but I do feel like I'm getting somewhere. I definitely haven't been lazy either, just occasionally very tired and stressed, and unfortunately my exercise routines don't carry through when it matters the most. Still room to improve on this.

2. Stop stalling.

I'd gotten better at this the past few years, but planned to improve further on this commitment, first and foremost in regard to writing. When I start writing something - I wrote - I shall aspire to finish it, and if it's in regard to a blog post or similar time-relevant item then I shall get it done right away whenever possible. And revise it before I post it. No leftover dues unless they really are necessary.

So... no. Didn't manage this at all. I've managed to write. I wrote and recorded daily verses for two months straight a while ago, and have been keeping up with a hundred words per day for longer, but I do also currently have a backlog of circa a hundred movie reviews left unposted. and then some. I don't feel I've written neither consistently nor ambitiously for most of this year, and I haven't managed as much as I would've liked to.

Still room to improve on that. But with the stalling thing overall...?

Yeah... I mean yeah as in: no. Still room to improve there too. Maybe I've stalled more this year than i did the last one. Maybe involuntarily, with the pandemic getting in the way of all too many a good plan, on concerts, and trips, and virtually all other outside/real-world activities I'd normally engage in. It's wrecked havoc on my mind too. It's lowered my confidence levels and made me somewhat hesitant and weary.

I wouldn't say I'm but a shell of my former self but: a little too much stalling. Need to re-envision this one for the New Year.

3. Leftover 2016 goals.

I said I'd reveal these when I accomplished them but I am not done yet! I have this year accomplished one of three remaining; somewhat large and ongoing items. Maybe next year this particular set will finally be completed and revealed to all. :)

That's it for those resolutions!

Unlike last year my PM box is empty, and my email too. At least the Inbox. I do have a queue. But I'm not stalling. I do what I do. As the minutes really start counting down now and the fireworks start popping off at an increasing rate outside I feel like I'm out of time in regard to in-depth resolutions, so I'll leave it at this: I shall keep up with the previous three, I shall try to be both consistent and spontaneous with my creative crafts, and over the coarse of the year I hope to do mainly two things:

1. Sort my life out! Meet new people, get to a place I feel happy to be at and spend my time in a way that feels fruitious to me.

and

2. Keep making music. :) No elaborations necessary here. I have some things planned - and hopefully a lot of things there's no need to plan - I just want to write, record, and vent away whenever I have the opportunity. And steadily get better at this one particular
skillset while I'm at it.

Among so many other things! But those are the main two.

Happy New!

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  1. S3C
    Friday Jan/1/2021

    seems mundane, intense, & nonmentionable...Not particularly ambitious but at the same time not particularly inspiring, and when this happens it's easier to lose track...here are 'mine'

    more like new years resolutions that I WONT do because I'm a loser with no willpower or motivators outside of work, and will die fat, miserable, and single. For dreams and posterity:

    - Follow a somewhat easy workout regimen (speed-walking doesn't count) for 30 days

    - Drink more water (try a half gallon/day for 30 days)

    - Post the rest (I'll set a goal of 12 submissions) of my audio backlog on NG, which has been accumulating since 2007

    - Go 4 consecutive days without pr0ns or choking the chicken, for 60 days in total

    - Finish reading a bunch of books

    - Get more invested in stocks

    https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic/1461951/2#bbspost26666146_post_text

  2. Cyber
    Friday Jan/1/2021

    Not particularly ambitious?! I suppose I dare not be totally transparent in my post; the enormity of at least one of these tasks doesn't fully come across. But that's alright. It's meant mostly for me and I shall fight. I shall reach a better life. A peak I've set on heights.

    I used to post lists like this, if you recall. :) Realized they didn't speak to me as much at all. I don't wish to neglect things, or to set my sights on simple steppings. I need to be introspective. To set in my mind a message. Truly reach through the nexus to whatever step that is next cause... the change I seek, doesn't seem to come at incremental or countable steps. It's reached too deep.

    You can do it though man! Seems like an attainable set.

  3. S3C
    Saturday Jan/1/2022

    1. Nope. Get a groin strain or something a week in or so whenever I try and I just end up quitting

    2. Don't think so

    3. I posted 3/12 :/

    4. I did this for maybe 3 weeks ~ 20 days. But later I did a noFap NBA Playoffs challenge (don't fap until your team is eliminated) which was >50 but <60 days so I'll consider this a success

    5. I continued reading some of the books I started in 2020 but stopped around April, and haven't regained interest since

    6. Not at all. Don't entirely agree with the idea in principle but that's probably cognitive dissonance talking

  4. Cyber
    Saturday Jan/1/2022

    1. Do you stretch too? Sounds like that could be your Iliopsoas/Hip Flexor muscle. Have had some trouble with that, seems to affect back muscles and posture too, but there's a pretty simple stretch you can do for this where you basically just put one knee on the ground and move your hip forward, like so: https://www.sports-health.com/treatment/hip-injury-treatment/hip-flexor-stretches

    Might make a big difference if that's it. It's not a muscle you get to stretch naturally otherwise.

    3. That's something! Among them maybe one of the best ones too hmm. ;)

    4. Whoop! I am curious over motives behind this one though. To get into a real relationship? Put that extra testosterone to better use elsewhere?

    I actually got a bit more invested in stocks myself this year, though I don't like the principle either, and can't seem to put enough trust in it that it'd really make a difference for my finances. Feels like the kind of gamble where all investments could just end up disappearing entirely overnight, I don't trust my insights nor the market... that said though I'm at least not losing any money here so far. Making a small profit more so with equity funds than individual ones.

    It's pretty cool how you actually get invited to partake in business decisions even if you just buy a single stock in a company too. Some seem SERIOUS about their investors, no matter how small. Most less so.

    Aaanyway new resolutions? Are you giving the missing ones here another shot? The water one in particular definitely seems doable!

  5. Cyber
    Saturday Jan/1/2022

    2/6 and a partial 4/6 ain't bad. ;)

  6. S3C
    Monday Jan/3/2022

    1. Hmm...no i didn't stretch that way...ill try that next time thanks...but i seem to have other issues to they may or may not be psychosomatic

    3. True...i feel like if i post all of them i may die...

    4. I guess thats my real motivation for most things but from personal empirical evidence it doesnt help in the slightest

    6. Thats not really the principle im referring to, its the principle of 'rich' people hoarding and exchanging masses of money, Warren buffeteering doesnt keep the economy flowing. Id be hypocritical to say im not guilty of this, to a certain degree

    Ill give you a sneak peak: #1 create an impulsive 100 2022 resolutions for fun, maybe we can make it a 2020s thing (i dont consider 20s startes until 2022 fwiw)

  7. S3C
    Monday Jan/3/2022

    When will you reveal your leftover 2016 goals

  8. Cyber
    Monday Jan/3/2022

    1. Hope it works. :) Psychosomatic huh, that shit... harder to battle and bat with. But exercise seems to mend the mind too. Hopes.

    3. Say what? O_O Like... you'll no longer have a reason to live if this particular task's complete? Like it's your life work at this point; the epitome of hopes and dreams and all that was and is and will be? Real curious what kind of masterpieces might be hiding in that musical remainder now...

    4. Mmm, I feel like on the flipside going too long without certain stimuli/relief might not be good either, and certain bodily capabilities and functionalities may wane and wither, but I have been pondering setting similar restrictions in regard to the potential relationship boost it might give. Theoretically it seems it'd force you to really get out more and interact for real. Staying in's the easy way. But then again maybe you just lose the drive entirely.

    6. Ahh, that one. Mmm I can't say I fall into that category of wealth myself at this point, it'd be cool to reach a stature where such things become a matter of ethics more so than potentially not worthwhile gamble. :) But what's wealth really. If you're not rich to the point you own banks and institutions and everything then a financial decline affects us all alike. The more you have the more you have to lose too.

    Hooooly shit man that'd be like one goal every three days for the rest of the year. O_O_O Though if it was still 2020 and this was a thing all the way up till 2022 fo rizzle, bit more realistic a margin...

  9. Cyber
    Monday Jan/3/2022

    At this point there's just one of those goals I don't want to reveal before I've done it, lest someone maybe steal my idea and do it first. Plus some were possibly a bit too personal for comfort, but I don't think that'd stop revelation.

    Just that one final goal yet not done. So hopefully next year...

  10. S3C
    Wednesday Jan/5/2022

    Most of what I've said are goals, not resolutions, some which can be knocked out in the same day or in parallel with one another. A resolution imo is a long-term, lasting change, e.g. 'being more musical' while releasing an album would be a milestone or fulfillment towards the resolution.

    here's resolution #1 part 1...

    1. Purchase a bike, cycle to work at least two days a week

    Kill 3 birds with two wheels: save money in lieu of Joe Biden's soaring gas prices, exercise, better for the environment.

    2. Sponsor an NG contest

    3. Release/finish a prototype of Mr. Flacit's Word Search

    a classic NewGrounds game that I have been playing regularly for the past two years now. Technically the prototype is done. Just need to figure out the legality of the wordlist I'm using before release

    4. Make >= 50/100 freethrows (basketball)

    I think my best percentage is mid 30%

    5. read 5 or more books

    6. for any politically charged comment I make online donate to charity

    7. learn and record a verse from 10 jazz solos

    8. invest in a comfortable desk and office chair

    9. make a github website for NG purposes

    10. plant something

    11. rate each day 1-10

    12. take the blue pill

    13. organize my phone

    14. math push solver

    A game published to NewGrounds a day or two ago. would be a fun challenge to create a program that solves the puzzles for you

    15. volunteer somewhere

    16. Wish Sobolev a happy chinese new year

    17. Coach Belthagor into getting a first date

    18. Release I-X random thoughts blogs on NG

    19. Create something in MAX

    20. Refurbish some of my Linux VMs

  11. Cyber
    Wednesday Jan/5/2022

    One noted task every three days for the rest of the year in advance is still a whole lotta tasks tho! Assuming new ones you hadn't planned on - and/or just routine-based ones that constantly need catering to - keep popping up during the duration of said year too. May require greater additional focus than planned to plow though I feel, but go you! All the power.

    Ah, assumed at least the first comment here implied resolutions specifically, as it was in response to a post with such title, but you're right there's definitely a definable difference between the two. Goals more so ways to direct efforts, each one an incremental such, towards long-term resolution, IOW problem solution. IOW the little tasks you set yourself to ultimately sort your life out, find purpose and accomplish greatness - in my case at least - that being the resolution all goals seem to build towards. This 'New Year resolution' thing is really not properly phrased huh...

    But like the Scandinavian mile I think I'll keep conveying it as ditto regardless. At least here it seems like a mislabeled norm that does apply internationally; to most people out there who potentially then falsely partake in such hopes and promises and dreams when each new phase of days comes around. I shall partially remedy such err by henceforth hopefully always including the 'goal' term within said post, so it all does apply to both, long-term resolution in also hopefully accomplishable yearly dosage...

    1. Joe Biden's not the only one keeping gas prices up either. :) Our local foe is Miljöpartiet. Once a government party advocating for a greener environment, that's somehow totally derailed and are pursuing interests that neither have any positive environmental impact nor are beneficial to anyone but those who live in the city where for example alternative transport methods are possible at no extra cost, and irrelevant to essential industries that for example harvest our foods...

    2. Nice. :) Have contemplated that but concluded I don't have the financial surplus to spend right now. Wonder how much of his income olskoo's really throwing into NG though, hella generous contributions sometimes...

    3. Like a spin-off? Intriguing, never played that one.

    4-5. *thumbs up*

    6. Which charity/how much/how would you define a 'politically charged comment'?

    8. I should definitely do this too. Raiseable desk. Got a new chair recently.

    9. Love this.

    10. Exotic plant-based alternatives possible where you live too! Imagining some watermelon mmm.

    If you seek to challenge yourself maybe shiitake.

    11. ThePoxBox style hell yeah. Did that one month last year. Have yet to post results.

    12. Might contain azo dye. Common allergen. Be wary.

    13. Good organization protocol.

    14. https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/828230 ? If you need help with that just lemme know, I gotcha. Was actually thinking I'd post a visual walkthrough too, proud I got through that one without assistance on but one level.

    15. Making the world a better place for reals, nice!

    16. Doable.

    17. Possibly difficult.

    18. Intriguing.

    19. I assume here the famous Swedish hamburger chain with said name that momentarily launched a branch in Dubai a couple years ago shares said name also with something else, potentially a programming language.

    As an alternation of this I vow to make a tower of fries this year.

    20. This refurbish thing. O_o

    Intriguing set so far! Looking forward to 21-40, 41-60, 61-80 and 81-100.

  12. Cyber
    Wednesday Jan/5/2022

    Oh and it seems I missed #7! *thumbs up* there too.

  13. S3C
    Friday Jan/7/2022

    ok here's 21-40...all freebies, I hope :P

    21. cause 0 forest fires

    22. crash 0 stock markets

    23. take 0 flights to North Korea

    24. avoid getting into a fist fight with Tom Fulp

    25. murder 0 humans

    26. eat 0 live bugs

    27. punt 0 small animals

    28. refrain from ripping the space-time continuum

    29. do not get convinced into having a sex change

    30. get under 10 booster vaccines

    31. don't accidentally fall off the face of the Earth

    32. don't accidentally poop on a grandmother's face

    33. only wear women's clothing in public in the case of emergency

    34. do not get runover by a NASCAR

    35. listen to 0 Nickelback albums

    36. do not unironically resurrect an obsolete programming language

    37. do not trigger a coronal storm that destroys all electronics

    38. donate 0$ to EbaumsWorld

    39. enter 0 hot dog eating contests

    40. drop 0 grand pianos off a tall building

  14. Cyber
    Saturday Jan/8/2022

    You know what? Maybe this really is doable after all. XD I am reassured.

    Possibly irrelevant 21-40 set goal commentary:

    21-23. I do hope you manage these. :O

    24. Wonder if he CAN fight hmm, maybe he actually dos Krav Maga...

    25. *fingers crossed*

    26. Dead ones indeed preferable.

    27. Big animals indeed more advisable - though only up to a certain extent of bigness.

    28. Ripping indeed potentially prosecutable activity.

    29. Hopefully inconceivable!

    30. Booster vaccine boosts ideally only boosted so much.

    31. Hopefully you don't unwillingly discover the Earth is flat.

    32. Theoretically this seems fortunately unprobable. O_O

    33. In principle only then sound and preferable.

    34. Thoughts about attending some NASCAR races in 2022?

    35. I actually like Nickelback, but have yet to listen to one of their albums in its entirety either so... seems expedient and probable I too shall accomplish at least this.

    36. I hear Rust is a steel.

    37. How about a minor Carrington event instead?

    38. Wise.

    39. Apt.

    40. Would indeed be a shame on those grand pianos!

    With appropriate building shortage maybe more environmentally and musically beneficial.

  15. S3C
    Sunday Jan/16/2022

    I struggled to think of 20 more...may have to generate 39 more gimmicky ones

    41. release at least one jazz rendition of a VG song to NG

    42. Reserve this resolution for December 31. On that day fill it in with an additional accomplishment worth mentioning that isn't on this list

    43. Have Cyberdevil set a resolution, can choose from the list or a set a new one

    44. Using a random number generator, select a resolution from this list. if completed, remove five resolutions of my choosing (or do them anyway and get extra points); if likely to fail to complete I have to set 6 additional resolutions

    45. Complete 25 more l33tcode challenges

    46. Walk 30k steps in one day

    47. Walk 100k steps in a week

    48. Make a bumble or tinder account (again)

    49. Write 10 mathematical proofs

    50. Internalize irrational polyrhythms e.g. 5/3

    51. Generate/create a composition in all 42 ancohemiseptatonic modes

    Granted you have no idea what the hell I'm talking about...when you have novel obscure ideas publish them as soon as you can. I wrote something very similar to this in 2010: https://www.reddit.com/r/jazztheory/comments/hkvdp9/42_modes_all_ancohemitonic_heptatonics_each_step/

    52. Retire autoplay-styled blogposts on NewGrounds

    53. Post 26 artists for each letter of the alphabet in DBF's name a musician thread

    54. Find at least 10 more clocks for olskoo (https://olskoo.newgrounds.com/news/post/1143641)

    55. write 100 audio reviews

    56. Find a way to automate scripts through firefox (learn javascript?)

    normally I'd just run a script on a cloud server, but the approaching ubiquity of captchas and dynamic content on webpages is making this increasingly harder to automate via what is essentially a bot.

    that aside it would be a hella useful skill to have

    57. finish/release an old NG blog that was never released.

    58. go to bed before 00:30 AM for 5 days in a row

    goal is to aim before midnight, being a bit gentle on myself with a 30 minute grace period. this means in bed, no lights or electronics after 00:30. was gonna say 7 days, but this would be hard to accomplish on weekends. perhaps the least likely resolution on this list, almost as unlikely as me taking cold morning showers. barring health issue knock-on wood.

    59. only eat homemade meals for a week

    I normally don't buy from restaurants. The tricky part is staying away from pre-made stuff.

    60. take a hike

  16. S3C
    Sunday Jan/16/2022

    RE:

    1. Well I think there are clear environmental benefits in Biden/America\'s case, although electric alternatives is dubious as that may involve the harvesting of rare metals - but my qualm here is the deleterious economic affect that its having on most industries, which are energy reliant

    2. Thinking of maybe not a contest per-se, but rewarding top reviewers or something at year end.

    3. yes

    6. this one\'s intentionally loosely defined. charity could be defined as mandatory taxes...or simply donating remaining change at store, which I typically do when getting groceries 1-2 times a week. So I could count this one as completed, as I doubt I make more than 100 politically charged comments online. As to what defines a politically charged comment: I\'ll know. For example, I consider and recorded RE #1. that I just wrote as a politically charged comment, and I just bought groceries yesterday.

    The motive here is people talk about politics too much, charity too little. If they focused on charitable actions than getting into heated political debates that brings discord more than anything else, the world would be a better place. Personally, my goal is to avoid/limit the latter.

    Damn! That\'s poltically charged comment #2. Being charitable isn\'t a punishment though, I donated when I bought yams last Wednesday...

    11. RIP oldpoxbox

    12. common allergens shouldn\'t be a concern where I\'m going

    14. I\'m not doing this so I can beat the game, I just think it would be a fun programming challenge. You feed it a level, whether it be in the game or not, and it solves it for you (or tells you the level is unbeatable)

    17. will likely be the resolution I retire if I complete 44. granted I don\'t get unlucky and 44 == 17.

    18. perhaps insurmountable and boring

    19. unfortunately restaurant fries tend to be non-gluten free, as they cook it in the same oil used to crisp breaded chicken . maybe if the burger chain doesn\'t have that on the menu, you may be good.

    yeah, it\'s a programming language sorta. There\'s some scripting to it. basically it\'s a bunch of widgets that you can wire together and make audio or visual projects from scratch. As in, you make your own DAW in a sense, and write the the music in it. A DAW might be overkill for production purposes, but it certainly is used to make programmatic music.

    24. Legend has it Tom Fulp has a 7-degree black belt in over 60 forms of martial arts.

    26. None ideal.

    27. None preferable.

    28. said prosecutors would be no more

    34. even if I wasn\'t trying to void likely super-spreader events, seems like a boring experience

    35.

    36. pun noted and appreciated but Rust is far from obsolete. It\'s growing in popularity and is a legitimate alternative to C++.

    37. Interesting, never knew about that...apparently if that Carrington Event happened now, it is estimated to cause over a trillion dollars in damages

  17. S3C
    Sunday Jan/16/2022

    speaking of captchas...I just got one WTF

  18. Cyber
    Sunday Jan/16/2022

    Any chance you could get a screencap on that captcha? Where/when does it appear? No visible option for it, assume it's the firewall though...

  19. Cyber
    Sunday Jan/16/2022

    41. Oh this sounds interesting! Can't recall the last VG Jazz track I've heard... if I ever have heard one!

    42. One day for potential last-minute greatness! Exciting.

    43. Like right now?

    44. Most creative resolution-related completion approach thus far! Though I wonder, since this particular approach wasn't outlined from the start, would checking off five resolutions with said potentially resolution-inducing practice actually be considered proper resolution completing process? Like what if you add in a #100 resolution potentially aquitting you of all #99 resolutions prior to it with a gamble of which the probability of winning is entirely up to you? At what point does this become an antiresolution?

    45. l33tcode challenges?

    46. That's a lot of steps! O_O

    47. Also a lot of steps but certainly more accomplishable collectively/accumulatively/with certain rest possible between said exercise-rich endeavors.

    48. Ah any (good) prior experiences with either of those? Have yet to test.

    49. Sobolev-level resolution fo rizzle!

    50. Saw a fascinating NPR tiny desk concert where they attempted to get the audience to clap in alternating polyrhythms. They just couldn't do it.

    51. Have no idea what this... yes, exactly, right. Seeing the image I'm still not sure I know more than before, but seems impressive, whatever this is. Actually didn't even know Jazz theory was a thing. Assumed Jazz was in essence antonymic to anything formulaic.

    52. Because functionality thereof is these days limited and not guaranteed? :(

    53. 26 artists for EACH letter, or 26 artists, one for each letter? If #1 that's a lot of letters. O_O

    54. For one there is the somewhat unknown CyberClock...

    55. If you do this four consecutive years you'd contend for the Top 200 Reviewers list too!

    56. Curious for what purpose but sounds like a good goal regardless. For ways to circumvent newly discovered CDB captcha device possibly...?

    57. Intrigued!

    58. I'd definitely have a harder time doing this than initiating said daily showers. O_O Showers seem somewhat easier in that they actually grant you an instantaneous reward in the feeling of focus and light euphoria you attain if you manage to persevere just one, be that by will or accident - I'd think I've experienced similar effects just being for example unintentionally outdoors in a shower of rain on a cold day, but committing to earlier bedtime seems to garner little perceivable reward, especially in the short term... the benefits thereof are questionable too. Do you actually feel good if you get up early? To some extent it feels like an entirely self-programmatic effect. If you believe the day is longer if you're up earlier then it is. If you believe you are more focused then you are. If however you actually usually get up so late you miss the sun entirely then yes I can see this might have some notable and especially long-term noticeable health benefits.

    59. That'd be good. :) Thoughts on condiments, are they allowed? What is per your consideration 'homemade'? Made from the ground up? To a certain extent from the ground up? Simply combined at home?

    60. Should be doable! On the double. Or single. However. With a Pringle: much better.

  20. Cyber
    Sunday Jan/16/2022

    RE:

    1. Yesss, agreed. I can't speak for your country/situation of course but I see the same issue here, mainly potentially pretty disastrous yet unintentional economic side-effects of a too rapid shift from fossils to electrics.

    2. Ooh that'd be cool. We could use a few more active reviewers too, as it is it's pretty much just me, X, Ericho and Wegra with consistent gain year after year.

    3. Nice.

    6. Ah this one's on automatic then. So grocery-related donations for a maximum of 104 politically charged comments this year, and potential surplus in mandatory taxes... do you actually get to direct taxes in particular towards a charity of choice though, how does that work? Read that donations are exempt from tax, but that's basically just a gift no, no extra benefits with already existing tax you pay on other income?

    Aye, that's a good cause. I'm more on a mission of enlightenment myself. Change more so than charity. Solve problems rather than pour money into fixing their adverse effects. But of course there is a lot of whining and not much doing, and a lot of focus on the bad more so than the good. I wonder though how much charitable donations truly help. Would investing in buying land and managing said land in a good way bring more benefit to the environment than donating to plant trees in Africa, for example? That may in time simply get cut down again and said donation be for naught.

    How does directed investment compare to charitable action. Is a donation simply a way to appease the mind and feel like you do some good in the world, or is it really a way to exact some positive change. Is the action of charity a positive influence in itself, or do you need to somehow involve others for this to counter said potentially politically charged debate that ends up bringing about more change-hindering negativity than actual progress within said field?

    I guess this'd be a politically charged comment too hmm. In regard to that 'get Cyberdevil to make a resolution' resolution I'm definitely not going for this one, might cost me a lot this year, or any other. ;) Though a good motive I feel I have lesser means to spare on monetarily generous gestures as such, but more importantly maybe don't believe as much in the positive effects hereof. But I do applaud the intention; notion; resolve! And potential butterfly effect of goodness. In giving and giving more so than taking and getting back.

    Donations on a local level seem all the more relevant too. To smaller businesses. Or charities and organizations otherwise that work very specific intentions and mapped out plans for improvement that really solidify all investments in a way that lets you can see immediate results.

    11. RIP indeed. :( Just checked out the new one now, assumed something had happened to the old when you mentioned it that way... still a lot of goals there, good to see some activity again, but unfortunately streamlined. I miss the detail levels and design with the former...

    12. How about uncommon allergens?

    14. Aha! Interesting. Kinda like this: https://www.newgrounds.com/dump/item/05e3c53ca5e3ca95b8cceb932efd9f9f

    In regard to this: https://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/827934

    ...then.

    Was just thinking when I saw that that it'd be cool if there were more user-based contributions like it. Code snippets that actually interacted with existing games... to some other effect than to just hack or cheat. So that'd be awesome.

    Would this be similarly CLI? Envisioned something GUI-based first but I suppose it'd be more so a practical; mathematical thing.

    17. Murphy's law hmm. :)

    18. I can't imagine! At least not the boring part, insurmountable possibly, but always intriguing.

    19. Wouldn't that make also fried vegan/vegetarian food alternations non-vegan? Also a problem there that such alternatives are not truly that?

    I'd like to think they wouldn't do that here, but maybe I'm wrong... breaded chicken is however not common with most common franchises here, so maybe this is a less common issue. Burgers are of course otherwise generally not fried. It appears I may be good, but shall have to do some further research.

    To provide lactose-free alternatives they wouldn't even be allowed to fry mozzarella sticks in the same vat though, and some people are severely allergic, shouldn't be able to claim they have entirely dairy-free alternatives if they don't. Must have alternatives.

    (Though I was actually thinking more so of stacking fries at home, so maybe no issue either way.)

    Ahh, interesting. Used within/for particular software then, or entirely standalone?

    24. I wouldn't put it beyond him. The mastery this one man has achieved; the multitude of things he seems to manage with his time...

    26. I hear crickets are pretty tasty though! Actually I've tried some, now that I mention it. Somewhat non-mentionable taste-wise but very crispy.

    27. But if animals have to be puntable then bigger advisable for optimal fairness/being nice and all.

    28. That sounds like a scenario almost positively procurable...

    34. Have you ever been to one? Any races of any forms? Am curious as it seems a somewhat more American due and possibility. Rare with any form of races over here, though I did go to a Monster Truck event once. That was fun.

    35.

    36. Ah. Assumed the intention with not unironically resurrecting an obsolete programming language might be to pick a programming language that wasn't, but I realize now the intention was to not to do anything here at all.

    Indeed I hear good things about Rust, hope it'll last a long time since they chose it for Ruffle.

    37. Doesn't sound implausible at all. :) The reality that the prospect of such a thing happening again is not unlikely makes me question the level of faith we have in technology, and I personally, and how the confidence I have in my current backup regime even though all backups I have are all stored on similarly magnetic devices and could easily all be wiped clean by similar occurrence seems very very misplaced and unreasonable.

    If you want to learn more about that: https://cyberd.org/the-dark-side-of-the-sun-2017.html

    Though maybe not all that much more to learn there either way. That was it basically.

  21. S3C
    Monday Jan/17/2022

    54. completed 1/17/22 and still searching...

  22. S3C
    Tuesday Jan/18/2022

    well...if we are being technical, I found 570 dead clocks or so, so I still need to find ~555 lol

  23. Cyber
    Tuesday Jan/18/2022

    54. Daaamn I thought you were adding names, not removing. Wonder if there are enough undiscovered clocks yet out there to fill in that recently discovered gap...

    ...are you using a script for these btw? Random word list + clock?

  24. Cyber
    Tuesday Jan/18/2022

    Was just about to say.

    But you found a bundle already then huh, fifteen plus...

  25. S3C
    Tuesday Jan/18/2022

    of course, I'm using the scrabble word list (also know as collins.txt)

  26. S3C
    Tuesday Jan/18/2022

    well I scraped English words A-C...got 95 in total. over/under on finding 600?

  27. Cyber
    Tuesday Jan/18/2022

    collins.txt huh, good to know about.

  28. Cyber
    Tuesday Jan/18/2022

    95 clocks on just short of 10% of the alphabet hmm? Though probable words beginning with these the first letters, possibly even C (for added clock-related context) might be a bit more commonly used than most of the latter ones... it does seem possible there'll be enough to fill that gap! I'll estimate a rough ~700 A-Z.

    Hopefully a large portion of these aren't yet listed either though.

    Probably a ton of clocks out there that heed not to conventional word-based naming if not, though how to find...

  29. S3C
    Wednesday Jan/19/2022

    11.5% of the alphabet, but around 2.2% of the total amount of words...

    true...i probably would find more if I comprised a list of nationalities, first names, surnames, real people full-names, fictional characters, companies, restaurants, snacks first...

  30. Cyber
    Wednesday Jan/19/2022

    Interesting... maybe a lot around the mnop rst ones in particular? Do you get any counts/letter?

    True true. Maybe some very comprehensive brute-force lists flying around out there that'd be useful for something like this too? Though curious what kind of resources you have at your disposal for stuff like this. How fast can you search? Suppose you have to stay under the NG request limits even if you could go at a higher pace too.

  31. S3C
    Thursday Jan/20/2022

    so far:
    A: 16
    B: 34
    C: 46
    D: 11
    E: 4

    yes...there\'s RockYou.txt- 133 MB of the most common passwords. By comparison, collins.txt word list is 2.7 MB (the dictionary itself is 17.7 MB). Of course, the list I\'m using is case insensitive; whereas a password list is case sensitive, can have numbers and special characters. I can certainly go faster...but what\'s the rush. I\'m running a single threaded script on a lone VM that only runs when my computer is open. At most, I get ~10 HTTP HEAD requests/second. I could run multiple VMs in parallel, but I\'m not sure how much instances Google will let me run at a time. I\'ve tried like 2 or 3 at most simultaneously. Note these are HTTP HEAD requests, it simply returns the HTTP status and maybe some other metadata like filesize. If I receive a redirect code, then I perform a HTTP GET which returns the redirected URL and the webpage in the response. This is slower to the client and more expensive on the server whereas HEAD requests are negligible for a large-scale website like NewGrounds.

    I\'ve noticed my script stops receiving responses around 16k-20k requests. Not sure if NewGrounds ends up blocking the IP. If it\'s a captcha I\'d expect a redirect...but ultimately I think the server side chooses what code it sends? Either, I just do a factory reset, Google chooses the next VM available and the script works again.

  32. S3C
    Thursday Jan/20/2022

    speaking of HTTP codes...these are HEAD requests

    t1 = 'https://cyberd.org/index' -> got 404
    t2 = 'https://cyberdb.org' -> got 301
    t3 = 'https://cyberd.org/admin' -> got 302...whereas GET returns 403

    got 200 for these, which I suppose is appropriate. wasn't sure if I would get the actual code the page is for

    t4 = 'https://cyberd.org/401-unauthorized.html'
    t5 = 'https://cyberd.org/403-forbidden.html'
    t6 = 'https://cyberd.org/500-internal-server-error.html'
    t7 = 'https://cyberd.org/503-service-unavailable.html'
    t8 = 'https://cyberd.org/404-not-found.html'

  33. S3C
    Thursday Jan/20/2022

    https://newgrounds.com/bbs/forum/9

    Mod forum...hehe. similarly, HEAD request returns a 301, GET returns 401. So I'm forbidden to EVER use the admin panel as there can only be One Cyberdevil...and unauthorized to use the mod forum because I don't have mod privileges...yet

  34. Cyber
    Thursday Jan/20/2022

    Ah I was right about the Cs! :D But so few on E. Intriguing...

    Mmm, usernames can have numbers too, though seems unlikely passwords containing numbers overall would be a common component of clock names, got me curious though. After this I do wonder how much something like that might turn up. Just one or two previously unfound ones? A bundle? A hundred? You could cut out case differences at least via some sort of duplicate search/removal. Excel has that, if there's no better script out there for it.

    Ah that is pretty fast though. Just opening up a bundle of submissions at a time (10-20 maybe) sometimes gives me a 'you're making too many requests, slow down' error, and that's HUMAN speed. Suppose the amount of requests per page is significantly higher than each HEAD-related one though. Wonder by how much - does a status code header count as just a single request? Wonder if you could get around such limits via browser too by for example disabling website images or similar... hmm, at the 16k-20k requests level I wonder if your script could be getting a similar response. There's no redirect then, the browser window just shows a 'you're making too many requests, slow down' in plain text, not sure about header info.

    Would multiple VM instances = multiple IPs? Factory reset/next VM = new IP? That's handy...

  35. Cyber
    Thursday Jan/20/2022

    Man you're probably triggering a tonna stuff on my firewall. XD But thank you, if you actually turn up some exploits better if you find 'em before anyone else does! Seems it's working as it should be working thus far...

    Did you actually manage to run into all those status code redirect pages, or found them via site links? Been wondering if it's even possible to get redirected to the 500 one in particular, the server usually overrides, redirects don't go through at that point.

    Wonder if it's technically possible to redirect on 200 status codes. XD It should be, but that wouldn't work so well hmm...

  36. Cyber
    Thursday Jan/20/2022

    Wonder if you've been trying to log onto the admin panel here too btw? Been getting some unusually specific username attempts, usually seems to just be bots going with the standard WP 'admin' one.

    This just might explain the captcha notice too.

    I can't find any options on that at all though, still not sure if it's the firewall, or the platform, or possibly the host. Maybe they have of flood detection built in too.

  37. Cyber
    Thursday Jan/20/2022

    Speaking of the mod forum, compiled this reference a while back, maybe of interest:

    BBS forums, Unlisted

    https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/forum/20
    https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/forum/21

    BBS forums, Restricted

    https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/forum/9 - BBS mods
    https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/forum/11 - probably portal mods
    https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/forum/12 - mod lounge
    https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/forum/16 - audio mods
    https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/forum/22 - probably art mods

    BBS forums, Missing

    https://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/forum/6 Network News

  38. S3C
    Saturday Feb/5/2022

    ok...here's teh remaining 40...

    61. Learn 100 Swedish words

    62. Learn 365 new English words

    63. Compile 100 interesting Wikipedia articles

    64. Program something multi-threaded or parallel

    65. Compile 100 interesting StackExchange Q&A

    66.

    67. Create a musicalish based off the Name-A-Musician Thread

    68. Create a favorite 100 CyberDb post

    69. Create a top 100 movies post

    70. Create a schedule of rough deadlines to finish these goals

    71. Limit sugary foods/drinks for a month

    this one's a bit hard to quantify. The goal is to make conscience decisions when there's a ready alternative. Would have said abstain...but that's highly impractical given the inevitable ubiquity of sweetening in the American diet...For example, I'm not ready to give up breakfast cereals purely out of convenience and virtually all cereals here have added sugar.

    72. Create 100 new song titles

    73. Make structs and methods of C++ classes and libraries for C

    74. Analyze a piece of classical music

    75. Comprise a list of 100 things I'm grateful for

    76. Do something aural training related

    77. attempt to learn a difficult (for me) piano piece

    attempt, as I'm not confident I can learn the piece in mind in entirety. Minimal goal is be able play every two measures consecutively.

    78-79. RESERVED FOR FEBRUARY 2022

    80-81. RESERVED FOR MARCH 2022

    82-83. RESERVED FOR APRIL 2022

    84-85. RESERVED FOR MAY 2022

    86-87. RESERVED FOR JUNE 2022

    88-89. RESERVED FOR JULY 2022

    90-91. RESERVED FOR AUGUST 2022

    92-93. RESERVED FOR SEPTEMBER 2022

    94-95. RESERVED FOR OCTOBER 2022

    96-97. RESERVED FOR NOVEMBER 2022

    98-99. RESERVED FOR DECEMBER 2022

    100. Create 100 2022 Resolutions

    and since it's February...

    78. Re-create/prototype the popular game Wordle

    79. Learn how to do basic mathematical operations (e.g. round) in a minimal assembly architecture

  39. S3C
    Saturday Feb/5/2022

    and now for the REs:

    RE: resolutions

    6. The charity has to be vetted by some organization...there's a decent amount of leeway in to where/how much you can donate for a tax write-off.

    That's kinda why I'm against charity in principle...it's like an estranged parent spoiling their kids with money to go away and have someone else solve their problem, shying away from their responsibilities. Money doesn't solve problems, but it's often needed to solve problems...if that makes sense...

    14. yep, it would be a CLI, educational/math based program. Though perhaps a GUI learning/development goal may be one of the 78-99 goals if it piques my interest down the line...

    17. knock on wood but I don't think that applies to digital random number generators...

    18. sure hope I don't disappoint...

    19. quite possibly, as pesca-vegetarian, would you eat fries that were cooked in the same oil as fried chicken? I don't think that's a 1:1 comparison, as gluten-free diets are allergy/insensitivities based, while veganism and vegetarianism oft implies an ethical component.

    I can only think of one burger chain here that doesn't also serve fried chicken...so.

    And for that reason, restaurants do not claim there fries as being gluten-free items- even if they are technically just potatoes and oil, they are bathed in oil that is cross contaminated with wheat.

    37. cool.

    43. preferably by 12/31/22...that said, each day closer to 2023 is a smidge less preferable...P.S. in your second response to #6- I meant you choose/create a resolution for -me-, not that you create an (additional) one for yourself. Though setting one for yourself from this list would be entertaining if not beneficial.

    44. True- but I didn't do that. So I think it's ok in good faith. Only five potential anti-resolutions out of a 100 resolution list.

    45. yeah...try it sometime...if it's your type of thing

    46. Alas...only around 3 Scandinavian miles

    48. Largely unfruitful...single moms have a type. The first problem is I prefer Seinfeld over Friends & The Office

    50. semi-surprised you are familiar

    51. jazz is improvisational and can be spontaneous...I'd argue it's less formulaic (and certainly predictable) than most forms of music...these are simply some esoteric theoretical premises for a certain style of musical ideas to flourish

    52. pretty much all browsers these days have autoplay blocked, you have to explicitly whitelist sites and even then...don't think it's worth it. Time for something new

    55. I think I was on there for a while with my previous account...initially fourteen years ago. Alas, less time for users to accumulate grand totals of reviews written...and submissions being removed a lesser rate back then too

    56. So I don't have to spin a script through a cloud but namely yes, not circumventing but having the ability to execute related functionality post-captcha/login/authorization

    57. sure hope I don't disappoint...

    58. there is no benefit for me being jolted by hydrolyzed needles, only suffering. hmm...really, I always pegged you as a morning person with healthy night-time habits. My e-stalker/observational skills notices your online activity ceases around 23:00-24:00. Also made a faux pais in juxtaposing the sensible 24 hour time format with the silly American AM/PM system. Well, the 'science' says that people who go to bed earlier and wake up earlier, feel better rested. Anecdotally they seem overall healthier and happier too. The Circadian clock is geared for brains to go into low-power mode when it's dark out. I've always gravitated towards being a nite owl. So the truth of whether I'd feel better personally, is dubious. But unfortunately, I live in a society that revolves around earlier hours, in which case adapting said sleeping habits would be beneficial for integration purposes.

    59. Condiments are allowed. The 'base' would have to be made semi-ground up. Other prepared stuff, is permissible within reason. There should be some cooking involved. Not just load into an oven/microwave/heater and be ready to go.

    RE: clocks: well I went through the entire alphabet and got about 328...did a list of ~18000 first names and only got 12 more wtf. BUT, I noticed that my script was not returning consistent results: meaning, it missed some URLS- received a 4xx code when it should have received a 200 or 300. This is on hold until as I invest the issue further...

  40. Cyber
    Sunday Feb/6/2022

    61. Åhå det här blir spännande! Undrar vilka verbala variationer du kan tänkas snappa upp på det häringa språket.

    62. One word for each day hmm. :) Going with any of the daily word sites out there for this?

    63. Hope in public! Interesting to skim through when due too if you do this due you.

    64. Wonder how complex this'd be.

    65. Interesting too.

    66. ??? <- ah was this mayhaps the one you're waiting on me for?

    67. That's a good idea.

    68. Woo looking forward to this! :D

    69. And this!

    70. Finna have a potentially somewhat stressful year this year if these are on a strict schedule no less!

    71. Hmm if the goal is to make conscience decisions when there's a ready alternative: thoughts on swapping out cereal in particular for muesli for a month too? I do love sugary cereals too but I don't think I've had any in years now. I'd say at least a decade but it's possible I might've made some exception with occasional hotel breakfasts.

    Anyway I wonder if this is to some extent a cultural necessity. That it's just a common norm over there? As it isn't here I assume I've simply conformed to norm myself with muesli. Maybe subconsciously felt like muesli was a healthier (as in made me feel better - not that I actually opt for it for health-related reasons consciously otherwise) way to start the day too.

    I've been thinking about swapping out said muesli routine for just some fried or scrambled eggs though. Seems more nutritious. Tastier too.

    72. But no songs? XD I used to write book titles when I was little, but no books, have notebooks filled with thousands of titles...

    73. Beyond know-how but go pow!

    74. Speaking of, wonder if you know the name of: https://youtu.be/rVb6bGgyIrE

    75. This sounds like possibly the best bit of this list. True appreciation = fuel for great creation. Been wanting to make it a part of a currently non-existent meditation routine to think of something I'm grateful for each day too, seems like a good way to wind down before sleep especially; make all potential frustrations of the day seem all the more superficial and unnecessary.

    76. Oh! Thought this'd be a spiritual goal. Sounded spiritual. Apparently it's something I oughta be doing more of too, learning to recognize notes; find harmonies better; get a deeper understanding of why things sound good when they do and why not when not...

    77. I wonder, do you know any Meatloaf songs by heart? Some good piano sequences there I think.

    78-99. Good idea on reservations.

    100. If #1 was to 'create an impulsive 100 2022 resolutions for fun', is this #100 also self-fulfilling, or simply a step within a step, a list within this list within the aforementioned list of resolutions, of which only the first has thus far been revealed? is this resolution inception? A paradox? A loop? An endeavor without end or a wholesome such where both beginning and end tie together as one and the same?!

    78. I didn't know this one was as popular as it was before I stumbled upon the NG threads of it. :) This'd be cool. Possibly with a different number of letters per word if you want something distinctly different from the original; not a straight up replica?

    Would be especially cool if this was something that could run with an NG API connection to for example save statistics, and have high scores for most wins and such. I assume you could automate the daily selection; not need any further manual work once an algorithm's all done... excited to see how this turns out anyhow!

    79. Resolution beyond my know-how here too but sounds good to know!

  41. Cyber
    Sunday Feb/6/2022

    RE: but not like Resident Evil

    6. Aha. Read up a bit on this, seems you could deduct up to $300 of cash donations per person without having to itemize last year, not sure what itemizing implies, but a small portion at least huh...

    Yupp yupp, it makes sense. Feels like you just gotta be careful about how and to whom you give money for it to matter, all too much is squandered... but the people who have the least apparently give the most though, proportionate to what they have, so we're really all shamefully disingenuous and greedy in comparison.

    Money does keeps it all spinning, according to this system we live in...

    11. Spoke a bit to Pox btw, he seems to be living the life this days, albeit frugally. But retiring at such an early age and just treating life as a big adventure... I must say I'm in a bit of envy. Gotta get shit sorted a bit better; find a similarly appreciably spontaneous and inspiring path.

    14. Nice.

    17. *fingers crossed your reasoning on this particular theory not being applicable to digital random number generator-based endeavors is solid*

    18. That'd be quite difficult. :) I hold no particular expectations, but imagine said pondering will be well-versed and potentially somewhat enlightening and/or introspective, as usual.

    19. Hmm, if I knew the oil had been used for chicken as well maybe I wouldn't. I know I've eaten fish filets and similar that were cooked on the same flattop stove as meat before them, but I have no major problems with that, it just possibly lowers my appetite a bit initially. But since this is not an allergy so much as a lifestyle choice (both moral and dietary) it doesn't seem imperative my food doesn't mix with ingredients I'd rather avoid, more so important that I just don't voluntarily choose them.

    In a way it seems a waste of resources to excessively clean said stove between preparation, or to warm separate stoves instead of just warming one, and reasoning should be similar for the fryer, though since all ingredients there are encased in liquid it seems probable they'd mix a bit more... I'd probably avoid fries fried in the same oil as said chicken if it was done visibly and in notable; large batches, but on a less noticeable scale wouldn't think much about it.

    Right, I feel similarly in regards to allergy/sensitivity choices compared to ethical ones. I know I don't feel good if I eat gluten, so I definitely avoid that for more practical reasons. If say someone offers me a bit of chicken and it'd be unkind to refuse it I don't know what I'd do. Then again if you never eat meat you may not have the ideal enzymes required to break down all proteins as well there either, so it might be a bad call to accept on practical grounds too. Probably a bigger issue with say red meat than chicken though. Hmm...

    Oh, which burger chain doesn't also serve fried chicken there? Maybe more do here too; it's just not a commonly observable menu choice...

    Looked this up regarding local fast food restaurants, and you're right, there's no guarantee the fries are gluten-free anywhere really, though it doesn't seem to be chicken specifically they all fry, just various breaded items. I assume there's probably more mozzarella, onion rings; stuff like that.

    Need to fry your own to really be in the clear there though huh, I have been thinking about getting an air fryer...

    37. You really think so?! More like dystopian; nightmarish; draconian in how it might without warning change our world and lives entirely in but a moment of time. O_O

    43. Gotcha. :) Have some time to choose then, and figure out one suitable new one for you too... it would be entertaining and probably beneficial with one more for myself too yes, and plenty of entertaining in addition to beneficial ones to choose from here...

    44. True true, not too one-sided a gamble, or too decisive a win if you do win.

    45. https://leetcode.com/problemset/all/ ? I shall bookmark, not the most proficient with code but it'd be good to learn some more yes...

    46. XD I wonder if it'd be humanly possible to walk 30k Scandinavian miles in a single year hmm... that'd be a bit over 82 per day then, assuming you can manage a Scandinavian mile in a bit less than an hour at reasonable regular walking pace, or a couple if you jog... maybe not huh! Or maybe only David Goggins.

    48. Just looking for single moms? Just single moms on those? Aha. Mutual problem then.

    50. Can't recall what NPR concert that was, but I have been listening to a few artists with these strange kinda rtythms lately. Also: https://youtu.be/htbRx2jgF-E

    Had you mentioned this a few years ago I would have been clueless.

    51. Mmm that's probably true, I suppose there's a pattern to anything with a fundamental groove; pleasant audial tone to it. And all spontaneity in improvisation derived from years of practice and similar instrumental habit-building.

    52. Well that's a bummer. :/ Same with a lot of referral or link-opening JS functionality too it seems. Browsers getting too secure these days.

    55. Ah right, you probably were early on there... the margin for acceptance's risen a bit over the years, naturally, but I'm still surprised at how few active users there are on the list. I wonder if it's just that there are users out there commenting on submissions without being aware of NG Logs or the stat game overall, or communicating with other users, and thus they just never reach the list. User addition's still manual after all, even though users can add themselves now, and the crawling process is automatically done for them after that.

    But I don't think submission removals are that great a factor. Back in the day the blam ratio was still considerably higher, and moderation removed plenty, albeit possibly not as quickly as they do now. Overtime the probability a submission stays probably does get lower and lower, but within the span of time you qualify for these lists I don't think that's so much a factor. Users who are on the list have very consistent numbers too even after years of inactivity.

    As long as you're not really unlucky with review choices, and happen to review everything on an account that gets purged. Seems rare but...

    56. Sounds like the kind of scripting any spam-bot maker would be happy to know too. :) Sounds like this might be complicated, considering for example how little spam actually managed to get through undetected even here, were defenses really aren't that high-tech...

    57. It's good to be hopeful. :) Seems unlikely here too tho!

    58. You just don't realize the benefit yet I think. :) Ah that's not so though. Might you be using another timezone than GMT+1 as reference? Though it may be that I generally don't spend time on NG beyond 23-24, except for one last B/P gathering session before I get to bed around 1-2 AM... it might be more common I try to wind down with a movie then, or just plow through some other last-minute dues elsewhere... gotta look more closely at my habits here. What dues and what times. Not sure.

    I do start the day with NG, anyway. But I start late. I get up around 10-11 AM on free days, and 9-10 on work days. Today it was a bit after 12. Usually I get to bed around 1-2 AM and fall asleep around 2-3. Usually read/write for at least half an hour.

    Hehe, though it does feel like the AM/PM further clarifies that said numbers refer to a time specifically, if that isn't already clear by context, but anyhow...

    I've read that too, though to some extent I wonder if it's not so that people who generally feel healthier also generally get up earlier for that same reason. But maybe it is a self-fulfilling habit. definitely good to be up when it's light and sleep when it's dark, but seems there's certain maneuverability between said dark and light beyond what we normally consider early or late. I've also read that as long as you sleep between 11 and 4 AM specifically you get in those ideal hours; the surrounding ones don't matter as much. Be it that you go to sleep earlier to get up later then, however you manage the required 7-9 to really feel rested. The amount of which seems in part probably genetic.

    But maybe I'm just trying to justify bad habits at this point. Didn't use to be this late. Before the last 1-2 years I think I was going pretty steady in falling asleep at latest around 1 AM.

    Better sleeping habits would be beneficial for integration purposes yes, no doubt there. I have flexible working hours as is but I do know the boss would prefer I started a bit earlier in the morn. And of course early appointments and such easily become a bigger endeavor than they really need be if only I conformed.

    I do get a bit better bedtime habits in summer, but I like being up late and reading or writing even then. It feels like a time of calm. Assumedly then: I'd need a time of calm during a different time of day if I'd opt for different hours for optimal wellbeing. Is it possibly to attain the same level of calm during regular time, when everyone else is awake? Or is there more to it than just this?

    A large part of it's definitely the digital realm though. Computers keep me awake all too easily, and definitely affect my natural state or sense of drowsiness at later hours. Lack of innate natural physical activity during the day too.

    59. Gotcha. Seems a reasonable compromise on ease of meals and management.

    RE: clocks: Interesting. I did an attempt at crawling audio download for a while earlier too, but had similar inconsistencies. Sometimes it'd skip a line of links even though a few of them should've downloaded. Assumed time-out/request amount errors. Interesting to hear how that all goes! Lotta first names too.

  42. S3C
    Sunday Feb/6/2022

    61. Aha det har blir spannande! Undrar vilka verbala variationer du kan tankas snappa upp pa det haringa spraket (Dags att investera i ett svenskt tangentbord)

    62. No, no daily word sites...but see #78: should be pretty easy to complete alongside this. Also was thinking of reading the dictionary to complete 1/5 of #5...

    66. {}

    70. Just a rough deadline...hard deadline for all is 1/1/2023

    71. Is Muesli ready made? Same thing with oatmeal, it takes extra time and steps to pour in the right proportions of water and cook. Making eggs requires even more steps. With cereal I simply pore it into the bowl and it\'s ready to go. Otherwise I\'d do it, but it\'s not effort and time I\'d want to sacrifice in mornings where I typically oversleep my alarm by 1-2 hours...

    72. But no songs...that takes a level of creativity and dedication that I may not have at the incident a song title springs to mind...

    74. Damn! Got me. Damn those classical musicians with their generic song titles...They should partake in #72 some time...

    75. good idea

    76. +1 English words attained

    77. I don\'t think I\'ve heard any Meatloaf (RIP) songs...

    100. Nope, #1 is Purchase a bike, cycle to work at least two days a week. #100 is indeed a pre-planned, self-filfulling prophesy, but nice thoughts :P

    78. I finished it yesterday actually...yes you can do any length of words...it displays the definition too upon finishing...I\'m actually doing worse by the sheer amount of obscure words that are in the dictionary...whereas Wordle\'s daily choice is curated and I haven\'t lost yet

    this sounds like something I could make $$ off of, it\'s a popular game, yet you can only play once a day. I could charge $1/month for unlimited plays.

    Tying back into NewGrounds, maybe supporters could play unlimited times a day, non-supporters can only play the \'daily word\'. Could do a scoreboard on that, although that would be pointless, most certainly people would cheat. The other scoreboard option would be like I\'m doing now, randomly select words...and record how long your streak is where each round gets a points multiplier for the amount of guesses.

    79. lol same

    RE: but not like Resident Evil

    17. If my theory is wrong it would not be a random number generator and the goal is failed...either way we cannot ascertain from one ill-fated draw of the random number generator that it is the result of Murphy\'s Law or just sheer bad luck...

    19. That\'d be In-N-Out...ironically they have superior service they cook gluten free burgers (lettuce wraps) there in a separate steel cage/oil if you ask...don\'t see how the bread buns would come into cross contamination though

    37. Thinks can be cool and grave at the same time...like dystopian sci-fi flicks...just wouldn\'t want to live in them

    45. that\'s the one!

    50. looks likes he got lots of educational videos on his page since I last visited...like Boy-In-A-Band back in the day

    55. Even with anecdotal evidence against my hypothesis I\'m skeptical...Maybe from 2017-present the removal rate is the same but in 2008: users weren\'t easily granted account wipes, you couldn\'t delete your submission if it was featured in a flash, people were less sensitive\regretful about what they posted, minimal copyright restrictions.

    Looking at my Suspended-3rd-Chord account audio reviews:

    2008: 444
    2009: 406 (-38)
    2010: 396 (-10)
    2011: 389 (-7)
    2014: 389 (-0) WTF!
    2019: 371 (-16, ~-3/year)
    2020: 366 (-5)
    2022: 366 (-0)

    forgot one RE

    RE Status Codes:

    I got them from here: https://cyberd.org/about/faq.html

    The 402 was just a guess as to what might be unauthorized. If possible, I\'d recommend moving the admin panel to a page that isn\'t named admin...and no, I haven\'t attempted to login...that would be too nefarious an action for me

    also when I get the Captcha my apostrophes are parsed as literals as if the message was executed as a string sensitive to escape characters: ' -> \'.

  43. S3C
    Sunday Feb/6/2022

    didn't get to finish my edit...

    also when I get the Captcha my apostrophes are parsed as literals as if the message was executed as a string sensitive to escape characters: ' -> \'. Wonder if this a security flaw allowing for injectable code...

  44. Cyber
    Tuesday Feb/8/2022

    61. (You nailed that bit :) Maybe possible to just map some key combinations for å ä ö should you need 'em? When we lived abroad I used to occasionally copy and paste those, or just use a and o instead. Granted didn't use much computer back then in the first place though.

    62. Ah right, clever! Sounds like a pretty intense and extensive reading experience potential with that dictionary though. :O

    66. !!!

    70. It's a rough and hard life hmm hmm.

    71. We do make our own muesli, but you can get it ready-made if you'd want to. Simple gluten-free foundation if of interest: rolled oats, raisins or chopped up dates, quickly chopped up walnuts or similar, flaxseed, and preferably a little bit of something puffed, like puffed quinoa or rice. If you have other seeds or dried fruits at your disposal even better. Sunflower, pumpkin, dried coconut - that's the next level. For the foundation it's easy to just pour it all in a big bowl and stir around, you can see when the distribution's good when it actually looks tasty. Not too much flax though for fiber and lax - most of that usually just sinks to the bottom anyway.

    Oatmeal and eggs do seem to require more prep time yes, but muesli you just need to prepare once, a good batch easily lasts a month, can be stored in glass jars or what have you. If indoor temperature is too warm you can probably put of a part of it in the freezer so there's no risk of it going bad.

    It's basically like cereal after that, but healthier. Potentially tastier too if you add in some fruitier stuff. ;) Only dry ingredients though.

    72. Do you usually think up titles every once in a while as is? Occasionally make songs based on titles you have?

    Been starting to have the title the last step myself, I think it adds a certain pressure to make content that matches a good title if you have one in advance... but if you write you just write, and occasionally it turns out good enough you need to spend some time on getting a good title for it. Suppose with instrumentals the title might embody the theme, and show you the way in a different way...

    74. Ah you didn't know the name either? :D Thought someone schooled in music might have these memorized, I didn't even know it was Chopin though. Yeaaah, #72 could've come in handy there, alas these resolutions come a mite century post!

    75. *thumbs*

    76. I did fo sure, but you too?

    77. RIP indeed. :/ That piano thing though: https://youtu.be/YYSFDjdchIg

    100. But that #1 was just the first one in part 1 of 'resolution #1'! :P

    78. Niiice! It's offline code at this point I suppose? Definitely sounds like a potential dollar-inducing item if you could get it out to the masses in a way which curates certain addiction. But do we have any good alternative to the Mochi Ads of old now hmm, wonder how you go about monetizing web-based games these days, short of selling them...

    Ah. In-game purchases. I think the specifically curated daily word might be one of the lures with Wordle in particular: It's not too much, it's special, it's equal for all, but some peeps oughta want more from it for sure.

    Would tie in well with your charity resolution too then! Getting people to rep the site and all.

    That sounds good.

    79. Ah but soon no longer!

    RE: but not like Resident Evil

    17. Riiight, that's one way of looking at it... that brings up the question of what is truly random. Do random number generators truly generate entirely random numbers? I recall listening to some TED talk thing about how there is a pattern even to what we perceive to be random; that maybe there is no random at all...

    19. Woo lettuce wrap burgers too, seems like it'd have been easier to just go with gluten-free bread, but that's healthy. Good to know. Lettuce wrap maybe more so an aesthetic thing than an actual practical alternative to gluten-free bread? I've no idea why they would've gone with that but I like the idea. Never tried that before.

    37. True true. But this... could become our reality. O_O With a slightly mishap or match with the sun and our path.

    45. Whoop!

    50. He's doing a lot of those lately fo rizzle. Offering processional music-related courses too occasionally. Done become a teacher he has. Whatever happened to Boy-In-A-Band though, used to watch his videos too, hope he didn't succumb to that nefarious/ongoing depression he had...

    55. That's true. I haven't studied the numbers thoroughly, but I do check in on this list frequently: https://www.wkrconcepts.com/nglogs/index.php?id=lists

    ...so my observations may be a bit more than just anecdotal. KWAS71KCK for example (inactive for a long time now) rarely loses anything, or just a few reviews any odd month, which I assume are probably due to copyright-related deletions as they discover them...

    I thought submissions featured in submissions still couldn't be deleted btw. :/ Bummer if they changed that. Saved some of mine during the hacking back when.

    You may be right though. People definitely seemed less sensitive\regretful, and copyright wasn't as big an issue, but that's still not so bad after a full 14 years is it, looking at your numbers? Ca 15% removal ratio thus far.

    2009 in particular seemed a bit drastic, was thinking at first maybe that's when they started cracking down on copyright, but seems probable also a submission's more prone to being deleted shortly after submission than later on. So maybe the growing probability on deletions overtime isn't that bad at all in comparison. Long term seems the loss ratio thus far is closer to 10%.

    RE Status Codes: Good to know! Some nefarious people hanging around here lately though then... security by obscurity definitely helps, I had a different CP URL for a while too, though hopefully the login's hardened beyond that. Mainly brute-force protection and a generous cooldown period/blacklisting on failed attempts. I don't use the default admin username either. Or usual username. As long as people aren't even attempting to log on with a username that exists here I feel pretty secure, *knock on wood now*...

    More worried about potential security exploits regarding frameworks and such. Have to rely on plugins to keep check.

    Could you test that by any chance? Injectable code sample that does no actual damage? Considering the captcha's probably a part of my firewall - a widely used one at that - it'd be pretty crazy if there really was an open exploit as such available, but good to be certain. Can't seem to get that captcha to appear myself, logged in or no. Maybe automatically whitelisted by familiar IP...

  45. Cyber
    Tuesday Feb/8/2022

    Would upping edit time be good? Could adjust that.

  46. Cyber
    Wednesday Feb/9/2022

    This'd be pretty cool to learn too btw: https://youtu.be/G1mWfvbcjcI

  47. Cyber
    Tuesday Nov/1/2022

    How those additional monthly goals coming along?

    I have some updates...

    #6 Hang onto a branch or bar (with hands) for at least one minute.

    May not sound that amazing or well-intended but it really works wonders on the back if you can work your way up to this. Basic but difficult calisthenics. As all calisthenics are really.

    Just about managing a full minute myself at this point. If a minute's already doable for you: try three. Pro level.

    As for #43, I'll join you on #42 and #46 and #75! Additional (hopefully) freebies #5, #10, #13, #16, #21, #22, #23, #24, #25, #26, #27, #28, #29, #30, #31, #32, #33, #34, #35, #36, #37, #38, #39, #40, #53, #55, #58, #60 (probably in conjunction with #46).

    Next year: #48 and #59. All the more relevant then.

  48. S3C
    Monday Jan/2/2023

    I got 30/106. (#) next to goal represents the likelihood of accomplishing it (again) in 2023.
    1: very unlikely if not impossible
    2: unlikely
    3: possible
    4: likely
    5: very likely if not certain

    1. Purchase a bike, cycle to work at least two days a week [start by 5/1/2022, ongoing] (2)

    FAIL: Damn shame. Just kinda uncomfortable doing it. Would be more likely if I had a coworker to bike with me.
    Bad bedtime habits further complicates this. I can't be anymore late than I already am by adding an additional 30 minutes biking to work.

    2. Sponsor an NG contest [12/31/22- can rollover into the next year, at least have a published plan in place] (1)

    FAIL: It just...didn't happen. I was gone half the year FWIW (February-May, November-December). I'd like for it to happen sometime in the future...taking some time away from that place. More of a wish than a desire.

    3. Release/finish a prototype of Mr. Flacit's Word Search [7/1/22] (2)

    FAIL: The code has been there since 2020 and that's the last I've worked on it. Just needs art and to be realized in a game engine.

    4. Make >= 50/100 freethrows (basketball) [5/31/22] (1)

    FAIL: I discovered this year that my shoulder has atrophied more than I thought.

    5. read 5 or more books [12/31/22 with dates of 1/31/22, 3/31/22, 5/31/22, 8/31/22, 12/1/22] (1)

    FAIL: I had several coding/SW development books that I was planning to read...lost interest
    Started reading a book I was given that did a comparative analysis between Jesus and Buddha and got bored halfway through
    You stop reading you stop learning. Shame.

    6. for any politically charged comment I make online donate to charity [12/31/22] (1)

    FAIL: on principle. but pass on a technicality. This was moreso a resolution to do in light of rather than by the letter. I avoided political comments, I paid my taxes and donated extra change, and even gave back hundreds on tax returns to local charities...but I feel like I should have done more

    On the positive, I think I did cease on posting in political topics in entirety. Don't see any reason that I'll go back this year.

    7. learn and record a verse from 10 jazz solos [12/31/22- learn one by the end of each month starting Feburary] (1)

    FAIL: ...and I started in March. Tried to re-learn a jazz solo I learned the year prior. But then I lost interest and this was around the same time I lost interest in completing these resolutions in entirety.

    8. invest in a comfortable desk and office chair [4/15/22] (2)

    FAIL: not now is approaching never...but I'm gonna have to at some point

    9. make a github website for NG purposes [6/1/22] (1)

    FAIL: lost interest

    10. plant something [5/31/22] (1)

    FAIL: lost the chance while I was living in a house that had a garden.
    would be cool to do but would require a nudge from a greenthumbed co-resident or owner of garden first

    11. rate each day 1-10 [12/31/22] (1)

    PASS: easiest task yet. Won't do again. When you have good days, it feels foreboding. The ying to the yang. The inverse is not true.

    12. take the blue pill [12/31/22] (1)

    FAIL: hard to pass this one without living in the countryside and having minimal internet connection. Once you've been un-blue pilled, there's likely no going back. I've avoided the red pill too, thus ended up in purgatory.

    13. organize my phone [6/15/22] (4)

    FAIL: what I really should have said (or found at later) is that I need to root my phone to truly organize it. See, Android phones don't give you control of the entire filesystem. So you can't natively remove bloat that accumulates on the hard drive over time. Second reason, even I use some third party cleaner app to get rid of some of the bloat, I still need to root my phone in order to get the key to decrypt years of WhatsApp logs. My first thought was to automate loading messages via the WhatsApp web interface and but it only loads messages from the phone for about 6 months back in my case.

    14. math push solver [5/1/22] (2)

    FAIL: lost interest. Though I did start Wordle, Hadrox, and Steptile Solvers.

    15. volunteer somewhere [12/31/22] (1)

    FAIL: I wanted to...but anxiety gets the best of me when I try to spur these things on my own. The only time I've done volunteer service is upon someone else's invitation.

    16. Wish Sobolev a happy chinese new year [2/1/22] (2)

    PASS: 2/1/22. He didn't wish me a happy Chinese new year back though :( Maybe it's exclusively a fortune sentiment shared among Easterners...

    17. Coach Belthagor into getting a first date [12/31/22] (1)

    FAIL: At the time I was brainstorming goals pertaining to NewGrounds users...but after posting, I knew I wasn't gonna attempt this one. I've hardly interacted with the guy, so it's pursuit would be uncomfortable. And looks like he lost his marbles. Posts as DormantAccount2 now or something.

    18. Release I-X random thoughts blogs on NG [12/1/22] (2)

    FAIL: I have a draft that's maybe 5% ready...

    19. Create something in MAX [9/30/22] (1)

    FAIL: Haven't even opened the program in almost two years. Still paying for the subscription though, still with the university discount...afraid once I cancel it I'll have an itch to make something and I'll have to pay a higher subscription fee

    20. Refurbish some of my Linux VMs [4/15/22] (2)

    FAIL: Sounds easy enough but I might as well just build a machine with a real Linux image at this point.

    21. cause 0 forest fires [12/31/22] (5)

    PASS: I made Smokey the Bear Proud

    22. crash 0 stock markets [12/31/22] (5)

    PASS: just barely- I bought an exorbitant amount of chicken stock and the stock market nearly couldn't keep up with supply and demand

    23. take 0 flights to North Korea [12/31/22] (5)

    PASS: wouldn't go even if I was invited by Dennis Rodman to play in one of his B-ball tournaments

    24. avoid getting into a fist fight with Tom Fulp [12/31/22] (5)

    PASS: Never encountered Tom Fulp in real life thus fist fights thwarted. Hopefully I did nothing online that would stir an e-fist fight with him, though

    25. murder 0 humans [12/31/22] (5)

    PASS: I've tied my all time high of murdering 0 humans for the 34th year in the row

    26. eat 0 live bugs [12/31/22] (5)

    PASS: I will not eat ze bug

    27. punt 0 small animals [12/31/22] (5)

    PASS: footballs are the only thing S3C punts

    28. refrain from ripping the space-time continuum [12/31/22] (5)

    PASS: I think we're good...but I nearly flipped the space-time continuum

    29. do not get convinced into having a sex change [12/31/22] (5)

    PASS: but I would rather have sex for a change...

    30. get under 10 booster vaccines [12/31/22] (5)

    PASS: thankfully I was coerced into 0...I still hear the Windows 95 startup theme when I wake up from the initial dosage though...

    31. don't accidentally fall off the face of the Earth [12/31/22] (5)

    PASS: Almost failed, was rescued by the flat-earth police

    32. don't accidentally poop on a grandmother's face [12/31/22] (5)

    PASS: bowels are fully continent and competent with or without fecal contents on all seven continents knock on wood, so nearby grandmothers need not fear

    33. only wear women's clothing in public in the case of emergency [12/31/22] (5)

    PASS: fortunately I was not in any emergencies requiring the use of the opposite gender's clothing, though I am not particularly opposed to donning such attire whether I am in an emergency or not

    34. do not get runover by a NASCAR [12/31/22] (5)

    PASS: as if this was remotely possible...well I should count my chickens as I'm not an NPC in GTA

    35. listen to 0 Nickelback albums [12/31/22] (2)

    EPIC FAIL: a boomer co-worker loaded a CD into the speaker system, I was only able to stop it after the second song (not in lieu of remembering this goal, I turned it off because it sucked)

    Also I was at a different office, and found myself head bopping to some rock music playing in the background. Hey, this isn't that bad I thought. Then a familiar voice entered. The song went into the chorus and I soon realized I was jamming out to none other than the Canadian calamity Chad Kroeger.

    goal really should have been don't INTENTIONALLY listen to 0 Nickelback albums...around middle-aged white people who have access to the aux cable no pair of millennial ears is safe...

    36. do not unironically resurrect an obsolete programming language [12/31/22] (5)

    PASS: would have been a better albeit more challenging goal to ironically resurrect an obsolete Qing Xing or Ming language

    37. do not trigger a coronal storm that destroys all electronics [12/31/22] (5)

    PASS: me typing this right now is proof in the pudding...

    38. donate 0$ to EbaumsWorld [12/31/22] (5)

    PASS: wallet 0$ lighter thanks to donations of 0$ to EbaumsWorld...now how do we shut the place down

    39. enter 0 hot dog eating contests [12/31/22] (5)

    PASS: what's the point in entering when Fro's gonna win anyway

    40. drop 0 grand pianos off a tall building [12/31/22] (5)

    PASS: Thankfully, grand pianos worldwide are safe around me. Granted, I have never been on a rooftop with a grand piano, so I cannot give this statement in full earnest with out being in such a predicament.

    41. release at least one jazz rendition of a VG song to NG [10/15/22] (3)

    FAIL: NG audial activity has been mostly absent

    43. Have Cyberdevil set a resolution, can choose from the list or a set a new one [Preferrably ASAP after the list is complete] [4]

    FAIL: Never got around to trying, but hanging from a bar doesn't seem to hard to do hard to do for a minute, even with my f*cked shoulder

    44. Using a random number generator, select a resolution from this list. if completed, remove five resolutions of my choosing (or do them anyway and get extra points); if likely to fail to complete I have to set 6 additional resolutions [Preferrably ASAP after the list is complete] (1)

    FAIL: I forgot. And by extension, I failed the 6 additional resolutions that were never set.

    45. Complete 25 more l33tcode challenges [12/31/22, attempt to complete 3 a month starting Februrary] (2)

    FAIL: Been meaning too, but haven't even logged in. Still interested in getting back to this though.

    46. Walk 30k steps in one day [Probably sometime in March or April] (2)

    FAIL: I've done 25k a few times and that takes a few hours. Easily doable, just don't want to spend that much time especially when I would be doing it by myself.

    47. Walk 100k steps in a week [Same week as 46]

    FAIL: Maybe 70k in a week.

    48. Make a bumble or tinder account (again) [7/1/22]

    PASS: I don't want to talk about it though.

    49. Write 10 mathematical proofs [12/30/22, 1 a month starting Feb] (1)

    FAIL: Kinda lost interest, and feels much more daunting now then when I wrote this.

    50. Internalize irrational polyrhythms e.g. 5/3 [12/1/22] (2)

    FAIL: A good one, but lacking inspiration.

    51. Generate/create a composition in all 42 ancohemiseptatonic modes [Figure out what I will do for this by 10/1/22] (2)

    FAIL: Another good one. I've been working on something like this recently, may materialize.

    52. Retire autoplay-styled blogposts on NewGrounds [3/1/22] (4)

    FAIL: Likely will do this with a graphic of 11.) results though

    53. Post 26 artists for each letter of the alphabet in DBF's name a musician thread [Ongoing...12/31/22] (2)

    FAIL: Was actually scraping the pages for who posted what. Sounds doable if I am interested again.

    54. Find at least 10 more clocks for olskoo [1/31/22] (1)

    PASS: looks like I did...still need to finish though

    55. write 100 audio reviews [12/31/22, write 9 a month starting Feburary] (1)

    FAIL: Ambitious, yet not hard. I don't even have half that amount of audio reviews in the last ten years though

    56. Find a way to automate scripts through firefox (learn javascript?) [4/25/22] (5)

    PASS: somewhat of a problem that validates infinite scroll: javascript variables/functions don't persist when you reload the page

    also not up to spec: But I can automate Chrome and use all the Python familiarities if desired.

    57. finish/release an old NG blog that was never released [11/30/22] (1)

    FAIL: later is turning into never.

    58. go to bed before 00:30 AM for 5 days in a row [8/10/22] (1)

    FAIL: I might have, I dunno. Probably 3 days at most. Usually in bed around 0100 on a work day.

    59. only eat homemade meals for a week [8/31/22] (1)

    FAIL: I might have, but probably not. Too much effort and too little reward.

    60. take a hike [4/25/22] (4)

    PASS [2/19/22]. If anything, extra points for this one. Moving away from hiking trails slightly elevates the doubt of continuing this in 2023.

    61. Learn 100 Swedish words [12/31/22, aim for ~10 words a month] (1)

    MISSLYCKAS: tyvärr...har jag tappat intresset

    62. Learn 365 new English words [same as above, aim for ~31 a month] (1)

    FAIL: Though I think maybe half that? Started keeping a tally of all the new words I was learning with the wordle clone I made. But that got boring fast.

    63. Compile 100 interesting Wikipedia articles [12/31/22] (2)

    FAIL: Didn't happen but still seems of interest and doable

    64. Program something multi-threaded or parallel [10/1/22] (4)

    FAIL: This resolution could use some better defining. For posterity: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/15143837/how-to-multi-thread-an-operation-within-a-loop-in-python

    65. Compile 100 interesting StackExchange Q&A [12/31/22] (2)

    FAIL: Missed the opportunity to document a lot of great questions. There will always be more to scan/scrape from the hot questions list.

    66. {} [2/4/22] ()

    PASS [2/4/22]: Empty resolution. Vacuously completed the instant it was created.

    67. Create a musicalish based off the Name-A-Musician Thread [9/1/22] (2)

    FAIL: Not particularly interested in hearing new music these days unless it nicely fits my palette

    68. Create a favorite 100 CyberDb post [12/1/22] (2)

    FAIL: Well I do have the posts...just need to make the list

    69. Create a top 100 movies post [12/29/22] (3)

    FAIL: Well I do have a list...just need to make the post

    70. Create a schedule of rough deadlines to finish these goals [2/4/22] (1)

    PASS [2/4/22]: it's what you see here. Except for the monthly ones which was done afterwards...

    71. Limit sugary foods/drinks for a month [10/30/22] (2)

    FAIL: I might have passed but I didn't make a concerted effort to do so or record otherwise.

    72. Create 100 new song titles [12/30/22] (2)

    PASS: I have 108. Although I think the majority of them are most suitable for bandnames. Can I do a 100 more in 2023? Supposedly, but I'm less inclined to write them down

    73. Make structs and methods of C++ classes and libraries for C [11/1/22] (1)

    FAIL: Certainly a good programming practice but I don't feel up to it.

    74. Analyze a piece of classical music [8/20/22] (1)

    FAIL: Not particularly inspired.

    75. Comprise a list of 100 things I'm grateful for [12/1/22] (2)

    FAIL: Shouldn't be too hard. I have tidbits here and there. I'm not grateful enough.

    76. Do something aural training related [12/1/22] (2)

    FAIL: No. Fairly interested.

    77. attempt to learn a difficult (for me) piano piece (1) [9/15/22]

    FAIL: No. Not really interested in lieu of the effort required.

    [for 78-99, ideally a month after published]

    78-79. RESERVED FOR FEBRUARY 2022

    78. Compile a list of 100 modern personally influential figures (1)

    FAIL: started it but it's quite cringe looking at the names I came up with

    79. Dream Journal: Record 5 dreams, reocurring themes

    FAIL: Reoccuring themes I know off hand though I don't think any happened this year. But then again I wouldn't know as I forget my dreams. Don't record 'em.

    80-81. RESERVED FOR MARCH 2022

    80: Pet a dog and cat at the same time (2)

    PASS: It happened and it was epic

    81. FAIL: was never set

    82-83. RESERVED FOR APRIL 2022

    82. FAIL: was never set (1)
    83. FAIL: was never set (1)

    84-85. RESERVED FOR MAY 2022

    84. FAIL: was never set (1)
    85. FAIL: was never set (1)

    86-87. RESERVED FOR JUNE 2022

    86. FAIL: was never set (1)
    87. FAIL: was never set (1)

    88-89. RESERVED FOR JULY 2022

    88. FAIL: was never set (1)
    89. FAIL: was never set (1)

    90-91. RESERVED FOR AUGUST 2022

    90. FAIL: was never set (1)
    91. FAIL: was never set (1)

    92-93. RESERVED FOR SEPTEMBER 2022

    92. FAIL: was never set (1)
    93. FAIL: was never set (1)

    94-95. RESERVED FOR OCTOBER 2022

    94. FAIL: was never set (1)
    95. FAIL: was never set (1)

    96-97. RESERVED FOR NOVEMBER 2022

    96. FAIL: was never set (1)
    97. FAIL: was never set (1)

    98-99. RESERVED FOR DECEMBER 2022

    98. FAIL: was never set (1)
    99. FAIL: was never set (1)

    100. Create 100 2022 Resolutions [1/30/22]

    PASS

  49. Cyber
    Wednesday Jan/11/2023

    Got this bookmarked JSYK! Haven't had the time to respond yet, so here's a placeholder affirmation for now, maybe after this next trip...

  50. Cyber
    Friday Jan/20/2023

    Aright finally and holy shit I wonder if this was the longest comment posted here thus far it's a good thing I don't cap comment character count:

    About the same ratio as I had on my last year goals then! Seems whether you go to great multitudes or keep it simple it doesn't make much difference. XD

    1. Mmm I feel the same about jogging, just no fun without company. No motivation. No drive. No automatic lightness to my step. It's just grueling... but feels good once you actually get to doing. Oughta get a better routine going there too.

    How about biking elsewhere - when off work and not on as stringent a schedule? Maybe you do already?

    2. You just pop back on NG soon as I disappear there huh. XD A part of me's a bit against how you can buy yourself a sense of gratification this way; be acknowledged by means of money, but then again it is a noble goal! All contributions do help, and let people make a living by creative means. Oughta opt onto that competition wagon a bit more too, seems a utopian way to make a living if you can manage it.

    3. Hmm how do you go about the 'to be realized in a game engine' bit? Are there engines you'd be able to integrate it with? Something new you need to attain?

    4. Aw man. :/ Maybe my hang-on-a-bar goal would've helped remedy said atrophy.

    A trophy (digital variant) if you manage this and that2023.

    5. Sounds like you need to find a bit more captivating books man! XD Maybe no interest in fiction though? I read John Grisham's 'The Testament' recently, really good, can recommend if it's one you can get at a library somewhere.

    The books I like the most I think are ones that somehow merge real and fictional. Fictional stories that clearly have a thorough backing of research. Where landmarks are real. Where there's both a sense of adventure and a sense of learning with said adventure, and you pick on contemplation cues along the way. Existential issues. Relationship issues.

    A GREAT story to me is one that - beyond the actual story - which can be plenty captivating in itself - seems to delve into the very essence of what it is to be human...

    There was a religious undertone to this particular book too, but it wasn't overly preachy. Feels like I learn more about spirituality from something like this than I would from The Bible. And the latter's just not as good a read...

    But anyway, that's the kind of books I'm on personally. Great to learn more practical things too of course, if you can stomach such studies on spare time...

    Curious what the one on Jesus and Buddha was called?

    6. Sounds like a relative success though. :) Nice.

    Politics... I wish I could ponder global events regularly without occasionally just being consumed by a sense of futility. It's the game of the world after all. Would wish we win it.

    7. Aw man. I see I missed the solo you did post on NG though, finna leave a review after this...

    8. I got one this year. :) Chair, not desk. Have had the same desk in ~20 years here, it's a little worn but still does the job... not a fan of throwing things away for no reason. Maybe when the locale changes there'll be incentive to get a new.

    9. This would be p cool tho.

    10. Hmm so are you in an apartment now? Or are there actually houses with no gardens? O_O

    11. Oh! Plans to post ratings online somewhere? Would be interesting to see. That is true though... on the one hand I'd think you could appreciate days more when you're focused on them, but in the long run it seems a little restricting.

    I bought one of those stacks of paper that has the current day/date on front, and you tear away a piece of paper each day as you start it. Reasoning was maybe I'd make better use of individual day when there's a more perceptible representation of that single day, that changes every single day, more so than just the regular monthly calendar that stays stagnant until the next month.

    So far it's... just feeling like a chore, but I am getting a lot done so far, so we'll see. Proper analysis on perceived pros and cons with this particular tool/potential impact on daily life at year's end.

    12. Alternatively you could always get some: https://bluechew.com/

    13. If you ever make any progress with this let me know! Also interested in rooting my phone, though wary of accidentally bricking it. Haven't taken the step yet.

    14. Hadrox and Steptile Solvers hmm, interesting... there's one out for movie buffs now too: cinenerdle2.app

    Pondered trying it but if I do I'll most certainly make it a daily habit, and I've been pretty efficient this year so far so... some other year.

    15. Ah but you did once huh. :) Haven't taken the volunteer step either, I didn't have this exact item on my list but I'd consider the 'participate in a demonstration' somewhat on par. Somewhat less direct positive impact.

    May this year be the year huh?

    There are probably ways to volunteer digitally too if that's easier.

    16. Hmm how would he knew you're no Easterner too though! Hopefully he remedies this lack of concurrent well-wishing this new year...

    17. Oh wait really. O_O Confirmed DormantAccount2 is his? His writing was pretty interesting, confounding sometimes albeit, at least he's still going with it...

    I've talked to him a bit via his posts and my impression is just... that he has a very different view on the world compared to my own. And on relations, on interactions, on a lot of things. All the more interesting to interact with such rifts in understanding though. Of course I feel like I'm the sensible one but that's how everyone perceives themselves when faced with differing/opposing views that don't cater to their logic...

    Would've been an interesting pursuit with the dating advice but: totally understandable.

    18. ...just 95% left then! Whoop!

    19. How much does it cost you?

    Been considering getting a subscription for Lightworks myself. Video-editing. It's the best alternative to the old Windows Movie Maker I've found so far, free version only supports exports up to 720p but otherwise it's fully functional...

    I realize we're speaking of very different programs here but point being: I have no program subscriptions at all currently. Resisting the subscription approach. Big fan of a you-buy-something-and-it's-yours method.

    But Lightworks seems mighty handy...

    20. Linux VMs don't have real Linux images? Why real over virtual?

    21. Congrats man! XD

    22. Good thing you didn't chicken out after all!

    23. *Googling Dennis Rodman*

    24. Hope so. He does rule NG with an iron fist...

    25. That's quite the commendable no-killing streak!

    26. How about zebra?

    27. *acceptable S3C puns*

    28. Could've made a pretty big profit O_O

    29. Could probably convince someone to sex for change!

    30. Good to hear. :) Initial one though - did you notice any real side-effects?

    31. Having a hard time coming up with acceptable witticisms. Something about how donuts are round here...

    32. GF lifestyle enhancements forever fo rizzle! Dietary choices give us high and mighty voices and we dine with finest noises without timely bowel poisons!

    33. XD

    34. Or Free Guy hmm. Good movie.

    35. Why this unrefined and superfluous Nickelback hate though! XD

    36. That would've been fascinating. Imagine an obsolete language as a programming language no less, like Latin or Esperanto, wonder if that's been tried before...

    37. Servers located in dense mountainous bunkers may have survived though...

    38. I thought not visiting the site would suffice, but alas, it seems still operable and oddly enough actually somewhat thriving...

    39. For a moment there thought you intentionally left out the . at the end of the line to for subtle point-related witticism. Now I notice there are rarely ever any such points to conclude your lines. O_O

    40. If actually on a flat roof with a large grand piano located comfortably adjacent to said roof edge, in a remote location without all too great residential traffic on surrounding streets, it might actually be somewhat difficult to refrain from such a push...

    41. Ah but you did manage at least one jazz rendition! No VG albeit. Close.

    42. Hmm whatever happened to...

    43. Didn't really manage the ASAP bit of this meself! But this year then hmm.

    I'm trying to hang as much as possible these days. One minute is... manageable, but maybe not as easy as you think. Maybe only as difficult as I perceive it if you are similarly somewhat overweight though.

    44. Ouch.

    45. Have this bookmarked since the start of the year too...

    46. That sounds like a lot. Hmm. According to Google, 1km at a brisk pace is roughly 1408 steps, so just 25k would be just a bit short of 18km, which is a LOT man... 30k steps sounds like at least 20. I haven't walked that long in... a long time.

    I've walked longer though. Long time ago. More common long walk these days is still usually below 10.

    47. Still commendable!

    48. Interesting. :O

    49. Math has never been my strong suite personally... hauntingly daunting fo rizzle.

    50. Bummer.

    Polyphia came out with a killer album this year at least.

    51. Intriguing!

    52. Ah that answered my question above then. Looking forward to it!

    53. Twould be cool! The artists I've been posting there are currently all included in my personal audio collections FYI, I made a .txt with an alphabetic listing of all artists I have some time last year. Not all letters are equally represented so though I've run out on some I have vast expanses of names yet left on others. Plan to keep posting there until I run out...

    54. Nice. :)

    55. You can do it S3C! As soon as you really get the ball rolling it gets considerably easier. Centrifugal force like routine motivation.

    56. Userscripts maybe?

    57. Hope you keep a backup of that post! The probability it falls away considerably stalls as time goes...

    58. Similar here. I've managed before midnight even on a few occasions, before trips, but even when I'm really tired I just don't want to shut my eyes otherwise... seems I need to make peace with my daily dues and plans a bit better.

    59. How about just something like oatmeal for seven days straight? Super simple. Pretty good nutritional value too. Or something like infinite scrambled eggs/rice/salad.

    Been studying this recently: https://youtu.be/Y69auLW0to8

    60. Congrats! And sounds like a big move, hope the new place is good in different ways though...

    61. Men du gjorde ett tappert försök! :D Vackert.

    En felfritt formulerad nederlagsfras åtminstonne.

    62. That's a lot! I wonder how many new ones I've picked up unintentionally...

    Don't recall a single one right now.

    63. Indeed!

    64. As in: motive behind said multithreaded programming? Seems useful with useful use...

    65. Truly is a treasure trove that place. And alternative network site dabbling in other ordeals of know-how. Would be interesting.

    66.

    67. Have you heard: https://youtu.be/1JNmz17gnMw

    I've been gathering video links on the back-end for a while now, think I'm closing in on a thousand again, not all great but there sure is a lot of material out there...

    Would be nice to post this some day anyway.

    68. Mmm! Interesting.

    69. Mhm! Exciting.

    70. Said schedule did turn out alright!

    71. A month is a long time though... 'limit' though I suppose does apply even to not entirely ideal dietary discipline modifications.

    72. But what will you do with all these titles! :O 2023 idea: Turn all of these titles into actual songs?

    (Congrats though!)

    73. Unsure what to comment here.

    74. Running out of meaningful responses yes.

    75. Gratitude... been thinking for a long time of ending each day by thinking about something I'm grateful for. No dice yet. Maybe with a similar routine you could jot down one thought/night? If you'd see similar benefit to such practice.

    It'd compile quickly. A third of the year and you're there.

    76. This is fair and interesting.

    77. What's the most complicated piece you can currently play I wonder?

    78. Few proper role models in this day and age hmm? Interest piqued though, if this is something you'd ever share.

    79. Ideally you'd have a bit more time in the morning to remember said dream I suppose. Difficult to remember if you wake up suddenly and are instantly distracted (by say an alarm).

    80: Nice! XD

    81. When did you set #80 though...

    82-99. Well you know what they say: you never fail unless you stop trying!111

    100. Technically though, since you didn't create goals 81-99...? Does creating a resolution that you WILL create said resolution imply that the resolution has actually been created? How does this work.

    Either way managed a fair share this year! Just these lists are a commitment in themselves. O_O

    Congrats on the passes, and may the re-occurring goals go not so slow like molasses but fast like a Flash or like Everlast in their passing! That they may then: band together again for fans amassing. Discipline will it thin? Comfort and vision they hiss again in their clashing! Envisioning themselves as foes until they're kin. When all comes together forever... it will begin.

    This year's traction.

  51. Cyber
    Friday Jan/20/2023

    As for me, in regard to the resolutions of yours I'd vouched to comply with and attempt in parallel...

    FAILED

    #13 (similar routing problems... also totally forgot about this)
    #16 (forgot)
    #26 (I most definitely swallowed at least one mosquito unintentionally)
    #42 (forgot)
    #46 (that's too much!!!! Also forgot)
    #55 (other review types, but audio...)
    #58 (probably never more than a couple days in a row)
    #75 (oughta try this one this year though)

    PASSED:

    #5 - I couldn't mention the books by title but I'm sure I've read more than this quota, reviews on a few of them should be going up on the blog this year...
    #10 - Like potatoes ey? :D
    #21 - No forest fires (just fires in forests)!
    #22 - No stock market crashes (or other crashes)!
    #23 - No flights to Korea (just the North)!
    #24 - No fist fights with Fulp (feet fights neither)!
    #25 - Millions of lives saved!
    #27 - Big animals only!
    #28 - Space Time to be continued!
    #29 - Nobody even tried though!
    #30 - Wasn't shot at all last year!
    #31 - I tried but gravity wouldn't let me!
    #32 - Could not face my conscience if I ever did!
    #33 - Brewing world war and severe inflation and famine and floods don't count as emergencies I hope!
    #34 - No NASCAR in Stockholm or Luleå or Warsaw!
    #35 - Though I actually do LIKE Nickelback!
    #36 - No programming languages resurrected at all! Obsolete or leet or other!
    #37 - Not that I've noticed at least!
    #38 - 0$ donated!
    #39 - 0 hot dogs eaten!
    #40 - 0 grand pianos owned (as in owned by being shoved off a building)!
    #60 - Oh yes! Though unfortunately not in conjunction with #46.

    MAYBE PASSED

    #53 - This'd take some time to check... I may have. May have missed certain letters more often than others though.

    PROMISED FOR THIS YEAR

    #48 and #59

    And those, yes, I do intend to see through too.

  52. S3C
    Friday Jan/27/2023

    epic takes a bit to scroll to the bottom...

    1. I'm moreso anxious to do it at first on my own.
    No bike in current possession thus only bipedal alternatives when off work and not on a stringent schedule.

    3. Well it's written in Python. Just needs a game engine for the graphics/animation assets. And then to connect these assets to the scripted code. It's harder than it sounds. I have potential said engines (e.g. godot), but not the graphics or patience to put in the front-end design work.

    4. hmm...maybe? I don't if it would make it worse or risk re-injuring.

    5. Only if fiction is most likely not to become a film. as I say, MF;DR. I guess I forgot to comment on that post, but I was gonna say The Testament has plans of becoming a film hence I will not read. Which isn't fair to Grisham because most of his books becomes films. LoTR and Harry Potter are the only exceptions...and yes I know, it's never better than the book...but I would rather see live actors, real worlds, with music cues from Better Than the Book...

    Meh...The Bible starts off good with Genesis...and has an insane ending with Revelations...I guess you could say the Gospels (Mark, Matthew, Luke, John) that feature the main character (Jesus) were pretty good...but otherwise kinda boring. Well, I mean plenty of good stories in the Old Testament. And supposedly inspiring sentiments following the Gospels. I find the non-canon books interesting. (66 books make up the entire canonical bible and Jesus is only in four them! plus some cameo appearances post-rebirth)

    It was called 'Jesus and Buddha: The Parallel Sayings'. I found it to be lacking in analysis, a lot of it was just citing bible verses with similar verses(?) in the Buddhic Texts. It was written by a Christian. He teased but ultimately shot down the idea that Jesus met Buddha as a young adult (Jesus' 20s isn't discussed in the bible) which would explain the similarity in his teachings. He also made it a point that Jesus and Buddha weren't the same people...but had a non-preachy controversial (to Christians), universalist if you will, undertone about how both Buddhism and Christianity were a path to 'oneness' or reaching salvation.

    7. cheers. that was more of a take on a lead melody from a video game, not an actual jazz solo though...I have a primitive play along program with a boatload of them...I only got through 1 before losing interest

    8. congratz...+1?

    10. ironically the apartment I lived at did have a garden but I think they cut its water line. I'm at a different house now with no garden. It rarely rains here, often in a state of drought so they want to conserve water

    11. on NewGrounds eventually

    also nice...potentially +2?

    12. LOL! not exactly what I had in mind when I mean bluepilled...

    13. well...I don't know how to confirm I have the right firmware downloaded. Instructions for syncing data with google for my SMS messages doesn't match my phone version. And if third-party apps can access SMS...there -must- be some way I can do it without rooting my phone...

    14. also one for NBA basketball players

    19. I think it's 10$/month? I tried to buy a lifetime license at first (300$) but it didn't go through. and yeah I have LightWorks free version.

    20. a real OS is always better than a virtual OS. Yes, a VM uses a real image but it doesn't have the same performance/feel if loading it from boot. So if I build a machine, I won't install Windows I'll just install a (free) Linux distro.

    26. just Zebra Gum. Tastes good but flavor's gone in a couple chews

    30. tiredness and arm soreness. A feeling of a 'bubble' around my chest/upper abdominal area that was off and on for about two months...

    34. as stated I prefer Ready Player One...

    35. they are hot garbage, a gateway band of the worst kind...Canadian Nu-Metal...cringe

    36. Latin isn't obsolete...Esperanto, no one has heard of that...except it's a car you can drive in GTAVC...

    39. I don't understand.

    40. that would be epic

    41. chalk that up as a pass for 2023

    42. woops XD

    43. cool...potential +3?

    I'm small so hanging is easy if equipped with nominal shoulder ligaments of the past...

    45. cool, really?

    46. What about the legendary venture to Kallhäll & Back https://cyberd.org/long-saturday-walk.html

    30 km ~ 39,000 steps O_O

    49. I started with proofs of logical fallacies this year and it's easier.

    50. never heard of them

    53. or just repeat...I'm sure a Q artist has been repeated a dozen times

    56. that's what I was thinking but how do those work and how to set them up in a browser?

    57. well yeah...it's not like I've left it sitting on the edit page waiting to publish it for years now...unless you can write unpublished blogs like other submissions that I'm not aware of...

    58. as I well telling @Piss I don't have time to cook oatmeal in the morning. also what's infinite eggs/rice/salad.

    well can you make it in an instant pot/pressure cooker? Also what about vegan options

    60. reduces my drive to work from 8 to 5 minutes but overall the move is a net negative

    61. Att använda översättare räknas inte. Jag är ett misslyckande som en självutnämnd Nortaku ;_;

    66. kek

    67. answered above...first guy looks like an IRL anime character...but Steve Vai yes...he was basically my idol in high school. this was very cool. Even if it's not so much my style anymore. I call it masturbation art rock

    70. is that so...I failed most of them

    72. don't think it's virtually possible for me to create a tune that O feel genuinely deserves it's name for all of those in a single year, let alone a lifetime

    73. same

    75. not a bad idea

    77. currently? nothing really. maybe Path of Repentance from FFX if I put my mind to it

    80. the best one.

    81. good catch, probably in March when I was at a house with both dogs and cats and the goal became attainable...

    82-99. unless the goal is to be completed by a deadline...

    RE: You

    13. routing?

    16. next Chinesian new year...approaching soon

    26. lol how? also do vampires eat mosquitos

    42. what a coincidence, you forgot to do it, I forgot to report about it

    46. Will you do a ten year anniversary venture of Kungsängen & Back

    55. 2008 Cyberdevil is disappoint...

    58. probably for the best...you would miss peak NewGrounds hours

    75. based and thanksgivingpilled

    5. congratz

    10. and a bunch of other summer stuff up North like every year, I presume?

    21. If Smokey the Bear starts a fire in the woods, and extinguishes it before no one can see it, is he still hypocritical for starting a forest fire?

    22. Not even Windows?

    23. Ruled by Kim Jöhannes Un

    24. the latter sounds homoerotic...

    25. well if you look at it that way you could murder a few here and there and millions of lives would still be saved, no one bats an eye

    27. I'd like to see that

    28. always a plus

    29. really...seems the numbers are increasing each year

    30. same! not even in a video game

    31. gravity or the enclosing ice-caps / Illuminati?

    32. kek

    33. unironically I think that would end world wars...imagine Kim Jong Un Trump Putin and the muscular Ukranian guy all meeting wearing shiny sequin dresses...

    34. Try Uppsala or Visby sometime. But remember: watch out for NASCARs

    35. for shame!

    36. your treading thin ice with these php scripts though

    37. unless you're typing this from another galaxy I think you are in the clear...

    38. nice. Try to make it -10$ this year.

    39. will sign you up for the shrimp open (not a) sandwich contest then

    40. kek! talk about recked. sick pwnage dude

    60. maybe use a bike in conjunction with #46

    53. should be quickly knowable with new skills obtained as addressed in #56

    48. O_O 'bout goddamn time...

    59. I imagine this will be easy for you, with minimal loss of cuisine satisfaction or increased feelings of drudgery

  53. Cyber
    Friday Jan/27/2023

    Fo shizzle I thought I had pagination on comments too, wonder when that'll kick in, usually they just aren't this long though...

    1. Ah would work provide the bike otherwise, is that a benefit type thing over there?

    Seems like owning said item yourself might drastically increase the potential for biking escapades and practice to become all the more commonplace and regular. I have... five bikes I think... split between three locations albeit, but it does make it easier to just go biking when you feel a need to/have a need to.

    Have thought about investing in a GOOD bike that'd make such endeavors all the more gratifying, but since my last serious investment there was stolen I'm a little hesitant.

    But you can do it man! How's the second-hand bike market over there?

    3. Aha (also hadn't heard of godot before - interesting). GDscript is loosely based on Python hmm, but not exactly then, seems it'd take some time just to port the code then too? I'd offer a hand on gfx but not sure I really have time this year, though that would be fun.

    Say is Python browser compatible otherwise? Is it possible to make a purely Python-based game that runs directly via browser, without need for plugin/external service/engine?

    4. Stretching probably a better first step then? I hear icy cold showers reduce inflammation too; can help with such things *hint hint*. ;)

    5. Movie First, Don't Read...? Ah I'd like to see that! Books usually are better than the movies - in my experience at least, so if you appreciate one based upon a book chances are you can gain some additional layers of appreciation from the book after. Have seen a few Tom Clancy movies that are based on books too but haven't read those books, the movies are good but a little superficial, wonder how literary origins compare...

    Wonder if I've seen some Grisham movies too hmm, not sure. Read a few of his books.

    Actually watched the first LoTR movie in the cinema just the other day, and it really was amazing. Still. So many years later. They're showing the second and third anew in February/March respectively, so I'm hoping to catch all three on the big screen this time around.

    Didn't make it till the end of The Bible unfortunately. :/ Somewhere around the middle I gave up. It was just all family trees and names at that point. Remember some exciting bits and pieces but overall... oh wait canonical bible, individual parts of the bible compiled or actual individual pieces of scripture in addition to the new/old testaments? O_O

    Ah, I'll add it to my readlist. Thought Jesus and Buddha lived on very different timelines, interesting.

    Did he maybe mention reincarnation as part of original Christian scripture? Curious if you've read up on that? Heard say it was a part of the religion in the past, later removed by the Church as it was easier to control people (so I heard - motivations otherwise unclear) if they believed in the afterlife as a definitive reward; that this life was all that mattered. Not potentially being born again to be a better person.

    7. Play along program hmm, the closest I've been something like that would be a metronome. Interesting.

    8. +1? And thanks.

    10. So it just withered? Huh. Such a strange concept. Garden with no green. If it's anything like this though I could still see myself getting used to such living conditions pretty easy: https://youtu.be/ip61tzxpSQQ

    11. Looking forward to it!

    Ah the +NR = another goal for this year? Or another one completed?

    I don't think I'd want to rate my days though, even if I want to appreciate them. As you say I feel like rating might also void such appreciation. There's a freedom in spontaneity, so each piece of paper is like an amplifier of appreciation, but no limiter. Or like a call to recall. A reminder to appreciate, but then how you appreciate would still be up to you.

    Something like that.

    12. In a way though such supplementation could be seen as truly synonymous to remaining in the contented experience of ordinary reality. :P Focusing on the primal; the superfluous, or better yet just focusing on the easy way to rid yourself of problems, with pills and cheap thrills yet no actual self-reflection or soul-searching or even physical improvement to the point you rid yourself of those pills. Can even read that with an accent like: red yourself of those pills! Like the red pill. Like redemption. Like redistribution of resources. Like redefining your life and legacy for real without relying on any assistance to drive you wherever it is you wish to go!!!

    13. Mhm! Potential simpler alternative available.

    That new old phone I bought earlier: it doesn't update the OS past a certain version, so I think I'll need to root it to properly do that. Blogs on such matters potentially on route this year thus...

    14. I definitely do not qualify for NBA basketball player trivia at least. XD No temptations there.

    19. Ah that's not so bad then. Just got my gym membership at ~8-9 USD/month, I'm fine with that kind of subscription. :) Lifetime would be worth it after three years hmm, that's not bad either, do like those types of plans...

    Nice re:Lightworks!

    20. Hmm, though that's more so due to VM limitations than the image itself then I guess? More hardware = more seamless an experience between virtual/real? Which would apply to any real machine too. Older computers don't run newer versions of Windows so well, but Linux is always appreciatively low-end.

    Found this site that lets you run Windows 7 VMs too a while back, could be used with GUI and everything via browser, no caps on bandwidth, so it was a good way to for example crawl NG via a device that didn't have the same restrictions as my own. Even better with Linux of course but... very used to Windows. I didn't realize such services existed with other OS's too.

    26. Ooh I've never tried those!

    30. Ah interesting bubble effect, hadn't heard say of that before! Standard side-effects otherwise hmm.

    34. That is a good one! Didn't get very lasting hype for some reason. Back in the day I think it could've become a Back To The Future type cult status film.

    35. I need to listen to more Canadian Nu-Metal, might be the only band I've heard...

    36. Well no, not obsolete, just not commonly spoken. Yeah that's a classic!

    39. Point = period. 'what's the point in entering when Fro's gonna win anyway' <= no period/point

    40. Need to visit more remote areas where such phenomena seems more possible hmm. Maybe Detroit...

    41. Woo! Congrats!

    43. Yes. :) I think it's my actual resolution set for this year too, under the 'how I'll define myself as in better shape' criteria.

    Well not exactly, but if I can do ten pull-up's consecutive I'd best be able to hang a bit too.

    Ah I figured you were a taller dude too for some reason! GTK. Smaller = more resilient though. I wonder if having shorter veins/more nearness between the various parts of the body and your heart innately allows for better performance. Makes sense that bigger dudes wouldn't have the same stamina, but not just due to weight difference but also better performance distribution with more centralized engine placement.

    45. I do yeah, but it's a long list of bookmarks at this point.

    46. Oh damn yeah that actually was a full 30 km! Or almost. I didn't remember that trip... I took a similar one from Bro to Barkarby once, but that was just the one that one day, around 22 km.

    Those were indeed long ago though... wonder how I'd manage that today.

    I imagine with blisters and chaffing issues, but seems possible...

    49. Nice!

    50. Oh hey if I hadn't... wait never mind. Refer to #67.

    53. Yupp yupp, I keep coming back to Queen on Q too. Also YardBirds, ZZ Top, X Japan, for some reason I ran out quick on I and O as well...

    56. You usually use them in conjunction with a plugin like https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/greasemonkey/ or https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/tampermonkey/dhdgffkkebhmkfjojejmpbldmpobfkfo?hl=en

    With them the bits of script you need are enabled for as long as you need 'em! I remember messing around with some userscripts for NG back in the day, not sure I ever made my own but they were easy to use at least.

    May require a little additional formatting to make scripts userscripts, but they're basically just regular JS code otherwise. Scripts can be enabled on per-site basis, or everywhere, or not at all.

    57. But I mean you could still have just the one .txt lying around, without copies, waiting for potential HDD issues and failure... not sure what kind of backup regimes you have going on for local files? Or online services to keep such things synced?

    No such feature on blogs as far as I'm aware either.

    58. <= This was #59 though. :P Though it's reaaally really quick. Like five minutes. If you can heat the water fast first. Ah I mean just huge batches. Cook enough for it to last a full week or more. Make portions, freeze some, thaw some, eat some. As for salads we have so called 'weekly salads' over here, simple things like: https://www.ica.se/recept/veckosallad-585337/

    ...commonly used if you're working and don't have time to prepare something new every day.

    Ah I don't have an instant pot/pressure cooker but maybe it'd be even easier with those! Interesting.

    Don't think I knew you were vegan S3C! :O Long time?

    60. That's barely any difference at all though!!! XD Well that's a shame... was reading up on common commuting times in the US just recently btw, and apparently you have an average 25 minutes/day... which is so little!!! Enviable. I'm doing around ~3 hours atm. Though just one day. Distance work otherwise. It's tolerable but some day finna need to get a more ideal work/life situation going...

    61. Google Translate? Vilken översättare du nu använder så fungerar den dock förvånansvärt felfritt - brukar bli åtminstonne något grammatiskt felsteg. Några felordnade ord eller liknande. Men icke! Rekorderlig och oväntat mänsklig översättningsstandard.

    67. That sounds about right. XD They're definitely very visual artists too, with a front man who'd do well in alternative animated universes as well... glad you liked it too. It's not a style I listen to a lot but I've had this one in particular on loop a bit, just that ending, so soulful...

    70. Yeah but the schedule did turn out alright!

    72. Mmm, undeserved musical endeavors on route then?

    It seems it's a creative native's nature to not be entirely content with whatever work you do put out though, seems just best not stress it, whatever will be will be! In the end you get some unexpected gems with the riffraff.

    73. I also heed such uncertainty in regard to this fine print.

    75. *thumbsup*

    77. Ah that is pretty complex! How does Für Elise compare? Not sure if that's maybe seen as a simple piece just by manner of how common it is though, when I think 'complicated piano pieces' that's really the only one that comes to mind otherwise, though there surely are so much more.

    80. It does sound nice. :)

    81. Ah! A rare opportunity.

    82-99. Right. Hard truth.

    RE: You (I mean me - you before this)

    13. Typo. Rooting I mean.

    16. Wait wasn't it last Sunday now.

    26. They just fly right down your throat sometimes. Sometimes they hit the back of your throat and you can cough 'em up, sometimes you accidentally swallow instead, sometimes maybe you just don't really care, it's extra protein and all...

    FYI there are a lot of mosquitos up North. You ride into swarms of them sometimes when biking. It's a bit more problematic when you get one in your eye though, and no mirrors nearby, not always so easy to remove.

    42. We both getting old and forgetful man! What times...

    46. Hmm! Why not! I missed the exact ten year anniversary date apparently, but as long as it's sometime during this year right? I'll give it a shot, both walk and accompanying verse. Really could use that extra exercise too.

    55. Ones upon a time I was number one...

    58. That is one major downside. I could REALLY better my bedtime habits though and be up again before peak time's over instead. In Swedish time I think the peak's somewhere around 2-3 actually, I always miss that, may not be asleep yet but I've usually left the computer and am trying to wind down by then.

    Was so hyped up about finally getting a gym card and working out for real the other day I couldn't fall asleep until around 4:30 AM though! Not an ideal start to this this year.

    75. It's a good pillbase!

    5. TY!

    10. Yupp yupp, lotsa stuff and potatoes!

    21. Well now that is the age old question... he would have started the fire but: hypocritical? Would it be hypocritical for him to NOT start the fire, considering his name's Smokey? Or for him to have not started the fire at all if it never really started? Additionally, is it a forest fire if in the forest, or only if it consumes a forest? When is a fire in a forest simple a fire, and when is it a forest fire? Hmm...

    22. Not... even Window crashes actually? I think? I can't recall any. Is Windows 10 actually a system that does not crash...

    23. XD Was wondering if Jöhannes Un was an actual reference but all I'm getting is Johannes Matthijssen of the Netherlands...

    24. But note that I didn't get into any of those either!!!

    25. You do have a point. O_O At some level, a crime can be so great you actually can get away with it.

    27. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt12261776/

    28. Minus x2!

    29. True that. For some reason no such trends or occurrences in my immediate vicinity though.

    30. Oh wait if we're counting video games...

    31. Whichever you believe in most!

    33. Ahahaa, I'm imagining it... XD You're right. It just might.

    Need more cross-dressing leaders as to properly save the world.

    34. Wooah we actually do have NASCAR... I didn't know. Uppsala's real close too.

    35. No for their music!

    36. Don't I know it! Managed to move up a few versions on site but further upgrades prompt new crashes now, it's kinda hard to troubleshoot this stuff when you don't know where the outdated code lies, so much code, no functional compatibility checking utensils...

    37. As far as I know I've never been out of this one either...

    38. Hmm, could theoretically maybe run an ad campaign on their site that siphons away visitors and prompts revenue losses on their part that surpass ad campaign costs?

    39. Wait what.

    40. 1337

    60. +4?

    53. Ah you're working on that to fetch that kind of data! With userscripts you'd still need to manually visit pages to run the script on those pages though, I believe, maybe not but... not easier with a standalone Python one? A crawler?

    48. It just hasn't seemed like a priority y'know? Plus certain lack of confidence, most probably.

    59. I imagine so too, though if you start nitpicking there are so many pre-made elements even to home-made mood. Wonder how granular I can get with this.

  54. Cyber
    Friday Jan/27/2023

    *food

  55. S3C
    Sunday Feb/26/2023

    if this poast (https://cyberd.org/they-cut-our-phonelines.html) doesn't have then none will...or does it not work on old blogs...hehe cool this writeup made it into the top commented...

    1. I've never heard of workplaces here providing transportation benefits, unless if it's a bus pass or temporary travel offsite. Stockholm, Kiruna, and??? Booming, prices rising since cars and gas are becoming increasingly expensive. May just pick up one of @Seth's E-bikes.

    3. It is? I find GDscript more javascript-esque than Python.

    I'm not sure I understand the question. A browser just renders things. You could build a browser that interprets Python or C++. Though the latter would especially be a bad idea, Python probably would to. If you just allowed webpages to run languages like this, it's bound to be exploited. That's why Java applets are obsolete, and to a certain degree Flash now too.

    Javascript, HTML, CSS, whatever is a sufficient and universal. Most people have no need to run Python on browser so standardizing it without the use of third-party plugins would just bloat the browser even more.

    4.

    5. Might Film, Didn't Read. Whatever you do- just don't play Tom Clancy games, they are hot garbage.

    lol...well I don't think the concept of spoilers apply to religious texts...I don't think anyone has read the Bible in linear order...at least not the first time through...

    By canon that's the books that some religious officials decided long ago were actually the word of God or not...there were other books written and can be dated back around the same time frame...just became deleted scenes. Offshoots of Christianity use them...oh and the new age Mormon content...exciting stuff, like believing God is physically reachable within this space-time continuum we just haven't developed the technology yet, and becoming Gods and owners of planets once we die...sounds more enticing than your vanilla variety Christianity...

    Not necessarily a different timeline...estimates place Buddha between 700 and 6 years older than Jesus. And I dunno, maybe this was still at the point where people were considered to live hundreds of years. But it could have just been one of Buddha's successors in the theory

    The only proclaimed Christian I've heard that believes in reincarnation is the schizo Mist. Seems antithetical to Christianity, as you mention, so it makes sense the powers that be would censor such lines of thought.

    12. The first sentence is astute, provocative, and relevant but then I think I've lost you

    13. yes...and direct synthesis/usage of the hardware, not software or a virtual bridge to the hardware. you couldn't just run macOS on a custom-rig. maybe that's a bad example, as macOS VMs are moreso emulators than virtualizations...there's some overlap.

    Here's an explanation of why VM OS will not match that of the host OS: https://superuser.com/questions/218470/how-can-virtualization-be-efficient

    Notice that the answer is written in 2010 and he said they aren't as efficient (not yet). Modern day Windows Subsystem for Linux is pretty nifty.

    This guy installed Linux on a Windows machine, then used a Windows VM inside of Linux and was able to play games with better quality as the image had less problems with the drivers kek: https://www.quora.com/Is-it-possible-for-a-virtual-computer-to-be-faster-than-the-computer-thats-running-the-host-environment-For-example-If-someone-could-build-a-fully-functioning-computer-in-Minecraft-could-that-computer-be-faster-than

    35. For shame!

    36. I'm partial to the Phoenix or Hilary's Sabre Turbo...

    39. unintentional...but good find

    40. why Detroit? you would get shot, higher risk as being a light skinned European

    43. haha what the frank! I think I'm taller sometimes too...sometimes I see a short guy in a public glass reflection and after walking closer towards it, I realize it's me...or when I scoff at guy's shortness in a movie I'm watching and then google his height to only see we are equally vertically challenged...

    56. So there IS a framework that caches javascript bytecode for you in some way...thought there must have been one, olskoo didn't know...but I guess he's more of a mobile dev than web dev

    57. oh...just local text files in that case...

    58/59. That's five more minutes than pouring a bowl of cereal and yogurt. oh cool a VeckoSallad recipe. time to brush up on my Swedish

    A poser vegan at best, veganism is too radical (albeit respectable) for me, I'm just saying what would a vegan do. although if I had a choice I would be a vegan over being gluten-free...real fresh bread ;_;

    60. 3 hours is ridiculous, if you were doing this 4-5 days a week might as well move, the most I've done is about 90 minutes (two way trip).

    61. Om det handlar om ett grammatikfel kan du lika gärna börja prata svenska istället för engelska! Visst, jag antar att mitt informella engelska tal på ett onaturligt sätt kommer att framkalla fler abnormiteter i språköversättningen

    Om du i på en...försöker bara göra en mening med <=två bokstäver på svenska XD

    77. I could probably play that, yeah

    RE: You (I mean you, not me, as was before...)

    16. So Chinese have variable length years? what the heck...someone tell them to tone it down with the math tricks a little

    26. what the heck...I'm basically a mosquito magnet when in the tropics...and I've never heard any stories of people accidentally swallowing mosquitos...

    21. Not hypocritical; 'Smokey' is an antiphrasis: an ironic nickname. If the fire didn't start at all then of course Smokey did not start it...is that an attempt at a trueism. Good question! I'd say there are times one is compelled to start a fire in the forest- i.e. if it's cold or you have food that needs cooking. (I'm hesitant to say 'need' as humans are the only species to intentionally create fires) Though I think these ARE the type of fires Smokey wants to prevent- even if the intention is good and necessary, they often lead to consuming the forest. The point is to avoid the forest in these conditions. Or perhaps I've missed a part of Smokey's segment, it's not that he is an absolutist in forest fire creation, but safe, contained forest fires is part of his spiel.

    22. Plenty of crashes...especially in the form of blue-screens. Perhaps some recent updates lessen those, however.

    27. looks good

    29. less chemicals in the Nordic waters or something

    30. time to play more E rated games

    38. brilliant

    39. like a hot dog contest for pescaterians. How many open shrimp (faux) sandwiches you can eat competition

    60. +4, as in use a bike to 'travel' 30k in one day while shooting 50/100 free throws? O_o

    53. A python script that automates a Chrome Browser and retrieves the page source for scraping

    59. granular to the grain of rice...grain of a salt if you're a true expert

  56. Cyber
    Sunday Mar/19/2023

    Heeey you're right, I really thought it did get split up post the 50 or 60 comments mark... do you remember ever seeing pagination in the comments? Need to look into that some day, maybe I tried adding something such and it didn't work so well...

    Whoop whoop! The last couple of years really are seeing a rise in comments around here.

    1. Good to know! I do know companies around here provide such things, sometimes they'll even lease a car for you, but nothing for my pay range/position. Need some pretty high corporate spots for such perks.

    Close. Stockholm, Överkalix and Kangos. :) The latter's my mom's home town - we have a small cottage close to grandma's old house.

    @Seth has an E-bike franchise, wutt?

    Same with pretty much everything second hand here btw (prices, up).

    3. Ah well that's what the official page told me, should be Python based.

    Well I mean could you run it via a regular browser like Chrome, without any special purpose plugin, as you would say PHP or Ruby? Googling a bit though it seems you can, it's apparently a common server-side language too...

    Flash ain't obsolete though, with what new emulation opportunities we have now. I wonder if there'll come a time security exploits become a re-occurring thing again there too.

    4. *emoji with halo*

    5. Gotcha! So far I think I've only played Splinter Cell for GBA, but that was a good one. :) Maybe worked better portable. Not that complex, but perfect for pocket purpose.

    Maybe not the first time no but I'm pretty sure some people have read it in linear order, I know a few who've tired, like me, but didn't get through it (and coincidentally aren't Christians either - by belief at least).

    Ahh that's the kind of scripture I'd like to read! That which the church deemed unnecessary knowledge... they're a very human entity after all, so if some of these books really are books of faith - if they all are even, it'd be all the more intriguing to know what was forsaken for the sake of potential control and dogma. Reaching God in the material realm would be pretty revolutionary! Fascinating stuff. I wouldn't mind owning a planet either. :)

    You're pretty well-read on this topic huh.

    Interesting! So even the Buddhist ideology/faith comes from a similar time. It all really intertwines; goes back to the same point in history then. Somewhat. Seven hundred years is still a pretty massive span if it's more so 700 than 6, but in the bigger picture; considering how many millennia we've been here at this point... really seems the same timeframe bred the foundation for just about everything humans still now believe. And yet we have religions spanning thousands of years back in time too, and plenty of new ones. Why didn't any of the former last; why haven't any of the latter caught on more than they have...

    Mmm, interesting. Indeed it would make sense. Though all the more interesting if all faith really is connected; reincarnation is but a forgotten/lost aspect of some of these bigger ones in our time.

    Pretty sure it was a concept even further back in time. In all times.

    12. I mean the pill = superfluous. Unnecessary. The easy way out. When really ultimately the way that provides the most ease is the way of reflection; of truly getting to the roots of all issues. Enlightenment not by tablet but... by reality (another double entendre hey).

    And then some wordplay.

    13. Synthesis of hardware, new term to me, interesting... some of this goes over my head, like for example: why would every innocent virtual machine interrupt the CPU at least 1000 times a second in order to advance its clock? Is this the case only with virtual machines? What's the use/purpose of advancing the clock this often?

    That Windows in Linux on Windows example is pretty entertaining. XD Theoretically though... shouldn't you be able to swap out drivers on the original OS as to remedy such issues directly, and run everything even more efficiently then? Interesting way to get around flaws fo shizzle...

    35. You happen to know of any other Canadian Nu-Metal bands???

    36. Best classic? I do love the GTA sabre, all versions of the game! Gotta try a real muscle care IRL someday.

    39. Like a conspiracy theory. O_o

    40. Plentiful abandoned buildings and maybe pianos? I don't know a better candidate location for such tasks. Though does seem dangerous, unless you're Eminem. He seems to have some legit connects over there!

    Or not white of course.

    43. lmao XD Hmm maybe everyone thinks they're taller! Kinda like you innately believe you're just a bit more intelligent than everyone else. Human nature. Genetic survival bias maybe. You see yourself as slightly superior in all areas, even when you ought know you really aren't...

    Being short seems a good thing though. Generally. Cheaper too. Smaller clothes. Less food. Smaller housing. Smaller everything. If we all just were Asian...

    56. Ah right he's a dev too. Maybe y'all could get some of the old NG userscripts running again, there's a list of ones somewhere that haven't been updated in too long; aren't really up to current standard anymore...

    57. Gotta backup those .txt's man quick! :O

    58/59. But potentially way healthier. XD Though depends on the cereal and/or yogurt I guess. Wonder if there's yogurt on goat milk hmm...

    Good luck. :)

    I do miss real bread sometimes, but there really are some good oat-based recipes out here if you're interested. Had some fresh-baked today.

    Fo shizzle. I respect the ideal, though unless there's direct health-related concern I wouldn't want to switch up my diet entirely. Ideally it'd be nice if we could agriculture and farm animals on a smaller scale too; treat all better. Both flora and fauna.

    60. Yeah if it was more than the one day a week I think I would. Or get a new job. As it is though... it works. It's not ideal but it's the same place. Easy to stagnate and stay in that same state.

    Overall though it really does sound like you have shorter commutes than we do, 90 minutes isn't that unusual here back and forth.

    61. Det jag skrev tidigare var dock att det du skrev var helt felfritt! Nu också. Använder du Google Translate tro? Det är väl inte så att du faktiskt lärt dig språket så här pass bra; icke använder AI-driven översättning alls? :O

    XD

    Så få! Se nu på en... envis, vis, en... (two letters is difficult!!! XD)

    77. Nice! So among practicioning musicians, curious: IS Für Elise considered a difficult piece? Is it mayhaps one most learn early on despite the perceived complexity?

    RE: Me (if you say so!)

    16. Ah I did not know it was variable either... so far I've just Googled 'Chinese New Year' when I need the date, never memorized it, interesting...

    26. Huh! I guess in the tropics maybe you'd be a bit more cautious in regard to potential intake of mosquitos, what with the spread of malaria and all over there? Mosquito here rarely carry any diseases, so maybe thus we're less cautious. Or there ARE more mosquitos here. Or generally smaller types that are easier to swallow.

    It's pretty common anywho! Ask any Northerner if they've accidentally swallowed a mosquito and it's very likely they'll say yes. So has the whole family at least.

    21. Aha. Antiphrasis. Nother new word for my aberrantly broadening vocabulary!

    Well yes if the fire did not start of course he couldn't have started it, but considering the ironic nickname would that have been hypocritical of him? To not start the fire then, considering his name, which may come with certain implication/expectation?

    I'd say most fires humans start don't tend to consume the entire forest. Not these days, at least, when we've been educated on the necessary precautions with lighting a fire in the woods.

    To be honest though I didn't realize Smokey was in fact an advertising icon for Wildfire Prevention Campaign. Going by name I assumed he had something to do with more so starting said fires. :|

    Earlier arguments and questions make much more sense now.

    22. Interesting. Been so long since I had any errors at all with Windows.

    Did however attempt to re-install the OS on an old Mac recently, and you know what? White screen of death!

    Didn't know that was a thing there.

    27. Mmm I am looking forward to this one! Interesting concept. Though I hold my expectations low; am not sure the surplus of special effects required to make such a world leave it that immersive.

    29. It is possible. Potentially just less of a pronoun focus in schools; for lower ages too thus far. Must mess with your mind to know you may be the wrong gender when you're just starting to go through that early phase of self-discovery.

    30. If the violence isn't all that graphical maybe you can get shot in E rated games too?

    38. If only one of us were Elon Musk! Or business magnet of equal caliber.

    39. Ooh, if there are such things! That sounds delicious.

    Was confused at the shrimp open (not a) sandwich phrasing FYI. I think I understand now also that open is (not a) sandwich.

    60. Hmmmmm I have no idea what I was thinking there! Possibly in relation to my 'stretching probably a better first step then' response (on #4), in regard to how to get started on biking? Could potentially also have referred to #46+4, so #50, though I don't see what polyrhythms could have to do with this either. :/

    Using a bike to 'travel' 30k in one day while shooting 50/100 free throw certainly sounds like an interesting challenge though! I'm pretty sure that's not what I had in mind but...

    53. Ahh interesting! So like you're own HTTrack with specialized directives.

    59. Microsalt? Now that is pretty granular!



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