1190: "Time"

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Postby lmjb1964 » Sun Mar 05, 2017 10:21 pm UTC

Gingercat, I've been meaning to leave one of these for you:

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We had hail today too, but I missed it. :( I was inside with music playing. We saw that it looked like it was raining hard. I don't know if it was hailing there or not, but when I got home I found out it had hailed here. My neighbor showed me some hail that was still hanging around. Such perfect little uniform balls of ice.

Now it's sunny, blue blue skies with a few clouds. As balthasar said, you would never guess what had happened.

ETA: Oops! Accidental popage. Decree: discuss the weather, or a weather-related story.

Or, speculate about bsta.

Or, discuss any travel plans. Extra points if you can combine all three decrees.

Edit to fix typos and say that the clouds are back and the wind has picked up...
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Re: char const* reply_to[1];

Postby ggh » Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:14 am UTC

Gingercat wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:But how much Time is a mop?

The answer will floor you.

Your wildest dreams pail in comparison.



balthasar_s wrote:
ggh wrote:I wouldn't be smiling just yet. So far it has only been made to work on an OS you don't have.
56 wrote:AP: It's the only OS in which I could make the CT card work.
Not the same thing.
Oops, right.
Maybe I was projecting. I tried installing something pythony and I couldn't even get my numpy to agree with whatever it was.
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Re: char const* reply_to[1];

Postby addams » Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:44 am UTC

ggh wrote:
Gingercat wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:But how much Time is a mop?

The answer will floor you.

Your wildest dreams pail in comparison.
You Posters are so funny.
Chuckle-Chuckle
(ha-ha-ha)

Puns must be Talent, I can't do.
I enjoy very much that You can.
Spoiler:
The snow is gone.
The rain is back.
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We are all in The Gutter.
Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Mon Mar 06, 2017 2:04 am UTC

addams wrote:edit: I've learned;
The GreenHouse, a place of bright warmth;
Is dark and gloomy when covered with a blanket of Snow.

It is strange and dark in there....
(shh...) Whispers seem appropriate.
I wish I could have walked with you there.
It sounds like a majestic gloom.

(I almost said "majestical", but then I remembered that everyone hasn't seen The Hunt for the Wilderpeople.)
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:13 am UTC

ggh wrote:
addams wrote:edit: I've learned;
The GreenHouse, a place of bright warmth;
Is dark and gloomy when covered with a blanket of Snow.

It is strange and dark in there....
(shh...) Whispers seem appropriate.
I wish I could have walked with you there.
It sounds like a majestic gloom.

(I almost said "majestical", but then I remembered that everyone hasn't seen The Hunt for the Wilderpeople.)
Me too, ggh.
Those things are always better when shared.

Off to discover The Hunt for the Wilderpeople.
And; Sleep....Good Night Sweet Posters. Good Night.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby taixzo » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:15 am UTC

Does anyone else ever just feel...burnt out on everything? I've gone nowhere on Molpymania (the OTTified Pokemon Go-esque game) for the past four moths despite knowing exactly what I need to do next; I just can't get up the willpower to work on it. Same for all other projects I have, OTT-related or not.
Sorry for off-topic, but I feel like I should have been contributing more, and wanted to at least explain my mental state.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:21 am UTC

taixzo wrote:Does anyone else ever just feel...burnt out on everything?

Yes.

It's actually not uncommon. Often the cure is a long pint.

Well, not "cure", as being burnt out is not a disease, it's just something that happens sometimes. After a long pint, one might find different things that are interesting, or sometimes the same things become interesting again. Not that big a deal. While you're in it though it's like unto a dilgunnering.

It's one of the reasons there are so many ways to Time. Post, or not. But don't feel that if you post, it must be earthshattering. A simple "hi" warms our hearts.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:30 am UTC

Yes, taixzo;
I hope everyMopy responds.

Everyone gets The Blues.
The most creative people have the most sever 'burn-out'.

There are workshops for painters.
Writer's Block is a real thing.

You are very bright.
You are very creative.

You are at high risk for 'burn-out'.
You are most likely to come back Better than before.

But; Not painlessly.
I'm sorry.
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

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Some of us see The Gutter.
Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: char const* reply_to[1];

Postby Gingercat » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:29 am UTC

ggh wrote:
Gingercat wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:But how much Time is a mop?

The answer will floor you.

Your wildest dreams pail in comparison.


No, my wildest dreams kicked the bucket long ago; those wild horses are much more stableheh now.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:43 am UTC

Gingercat wrote:
ggh wrote:
Gingercat wrote:
AluisioASG wrote:But how much Time is a mop?

The answer will floor you.

Your wildest dreams pail in comparison.


No, my wildest dreams kicked the bucket long ago; those wild horses are much more stableheh now.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:54 am UTC

Why must you saddle us with these puns? Must I get the punsaw to whip you into shape, or will it just spur you on?

taixzo wrote:Does anyone else ever just feel...burnt out on everything? I've gone nowhere on Molpymania (the OTTified Pokemon Go-esque game) for the past four moths despite knowing exactly what I need to do next; I just can't get up the willpower to work on it. Same for all other projects I have, OTT-related or not.
Sorry for off-topic, but I feel like I should have been contributing more, and wanted to at least explain my mental state.

For me, I would say this is more the case than not. I have chapters of The Molpy Hunter that I haven't posted, I haven't posted the pics of my furniture, etc, etc, I could go on and on. Don't beat yourself up about it; it happens to everyone. And as Joe said, every post doesn't need to be some grand pronouncement or (another) brilliant project you've created. It's just nice to see your face, avatarly speaking.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:25 pm UTC

Wait on.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Mon Mar 06, 2017 4:47 pm UTC

oh, Taixzo...
oh, Taixzo?

Please come back.
The journey from flat uncreative -yuckies-,
To bright and awe inspiring is fascinating.

You can use Spoilers to take with you,
those of us that Want to walk that path with you.
Spoiler:
I find the workings of the bright creative mind fascinating.

As you ponder the Gloom,
I see years of education and dedicated work at work.

I read in a Poem, "There is a path from Loneliness to Solitude."
If the path goes One Way, it goes the Other Way, too.
oh,....
Not that it matters....

But; There is a steady, hard Rain falling out there.
I am So very pleased to be in here; Dry and Warm.
Spoiler:
A child might ask, "When will the Heavens run out of water?"
Life is, just, an exchange of electrons; It is up to us to give it meaning.

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Some of us see The Gutter.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ucim » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:44 pm UTC

addams wrote:A child might ask, "When will the Heavens run out of water?"
An OTTer might respond "when the sea is small", and then make xis way to the comfy chair.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Mon Mar 06, 2017 5:54 pm UTC

ucim wrote:
addams wrote:A child might ask, "When will the Heavens run out of water?"
An OTTer might respond "when the sea is small", and then make xis way to the comfy chair.

Jose
Humor....
Proof; God Loves Us and Wants Us To Be Happy.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby lmjb1964 » Mon Mar 06, 2017 6:20 pm UTC

Todip is our Bard'sbiscuits birthdip! Barddip?


biscuits Of the yappo variety.

Edited for clarification. And punctuation.
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1190: "Time" - Time Randomly Revisited - np2150

Postby mscha » Mon Mar 06, 2017 7:00 pm UTC

CONSTRONGED...
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Gingercat » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:27 pm UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:Why must you saddle us with these puns? Must I get the punsaw to whip you into shape, or will it just spur you on?


It's not my fault that there's a switch in my walkcanter! You're along for the ride now, you drew the short strawbale, lol; might as well enjoy the view from atop your high horse.

taixzo wrote:Does anyone else ever just feel...burnt out on everything?


Yes; it's why the Torgos updates still aren't... uh, up to date. But we're closer! Next update you'll get to see Torgos's lack of Wisdom once again, in more ways than one! We just need a few more Newposts before writing another update is feasible.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby svenman » Mon Mar 06, 2017 10:44 pm UTC

Riverish wikification report:

I went over Newpage 2561 for stuff to wikify and found one thing: ggh's Zanclean road trip story. I do believe I'm sort of stretching the definition of what would be considered "literature" in the original intent of the wiki page, but it certainly is a story (ggh says so right in the posting itself), certainly original and certainly worthy to be pointed out. And I've also done this kind of thing before, with stories by addams and GnomeAnne.

In all these three examples, I've also taken the liberty of providing these stories with titles that I felt were appropriate choices. By the way, it is my habit in such cases (also with songs and poems) to put the titles in quotes if I chose them in the process of wikification (in the absence of an explicit choice by the author), but leave titles without quotes if they were explicitly stated by the original authors.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:00 pm UTC

oh, Svenman!
Thank you so very much.
I Love our Stories.

The Stories make us...Family.
The Stories give us a shared History.

I'd like it very much to read more Stories from more OTTers.
Stories of, "It wasn't so funny at the Time'.

Stories of the Childhood Memories from around the world.
Second-hand stores touching and funny, of Family and Friends.

We are a Story Telling Animal.
We have replaced the open fire with the blue glow of a computer screen.

Svenman?
Did I say Thank You, enough?

How could there ever be enough for all you have done?
Thank you, Svenman!
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ZoomanSP » Tue Mar 07, 2017 12:21 am UTC

ucim wrote:
addams wrote:A child might ask, "When will the Heavens run out of water?"
An OTTer might respond "when the sea is small", and then make xis way to the comfy chair.

What-if it rains on the sea?
Wait on.

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Re: 1190: "Travel Time"

Postby Eternal Density » Tue Mar 07, 2017 3:34 am UTC

taixzo wrote:Does anyone else ever just feel...burnt out on everything? I've gone nowhere on Molpymania (the OTTified Pokemon Go-esque game) for the past four moths despite knowing exactly what I need to do next; I just can't get up the willpower to work on it. Same for all other projects I have, OTT-related or not.
Sorry for off-topic, but I feel like I should have been contributing more, and wanted to at least explain my mental state.
Very often!
So many things I want to do but don't feel like doing. So many dips I know I ought to do important things but instead I don't.
addams wrote:
ucim wrote:
addams wrote:A child might ask, "When will the Heavens run out of water?"
An OTTer might respond "when the sea is small", and then make xis way to the comfy chair.

Jose
Humor....
Proof; God Loves Us and Wants Us To Be Happy.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Tue Mar 07, 2017 4:07 am UTC

Did I mention that umm...well;
I took a fall, today.

(tisk) No! I did not slip a waterfall into my pocket to keep forever and ever, because I like it.
Nope. That's not what I did. As a Story Telling Creature, I'll slip it into a Spoiler.
Spoiler:
I feel pretty darned good.
And; I like the Out of Doors.

There were some branches that came down in a November Hurricane.
Those branches have been in the 'way' and bothering me for months.

I decided to toss them into The Gully.

I drug the heavy part to the edge of the Gully.
Lifted the lighter part and over and in they Go!

The plan worked 'fine' for the first and largest ones.
One moment I was thinking, "This is a Great Idea!"

A branch from the branch I was tossing caught me as it went over.
The next moment I was So Surprised!...

I was inside the foliage of a spruce branch with a very intimate view down into
the brown and tightly curled new fronds of a Pacific NorthWest Sword Fern.

That branch had caught me from behind and taken me into the Gully with it.

To get back to the computer and you,
I had to crawl on my hands, knees and elbows up through the foliage on, over and in rain soaked clay soil.

Nope. I'm not hurt. Not really.
But; I Was dirty. Very Dirty.

I stopped playing outside after that.
(shrug) I was getting tired, anyway.
Oh! ED!
Those are two pieces of Very Good News!

You get to go Camping!
I'm so excited for you!

Camping is tons of Fun.
If and only If you have the right equipment and Good Company.

And! And! Yey!!
If it is Autumn for you...

Then Spring should Spring Up for me!
I am very much in the mood to have a warm sunny spring day.

As a child, I was told to Not Complain.

But,... The unrelenting rain, the scary snow and ice
and the cold sticky mud has about worn me down.

I'd like a little warm spring weather.

oh, ED!;
Please bundle up and keep our ED warm and comfy.

edit: Four hours later...
And; It is still Raining.
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Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby balthasar_s » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:48 am UTC

taixzo wrote:Does anyone else ever just feel...burnt out on everything? I've gone nowhere on Molpymania (the OTTified Pokemon Go-esque game) for the past four moths despite knowing exactly what I need to do next; I just can't get up the willpower to work on it. Same for all other projects I have, OTT-related or not.
Yes. Many of the things I'm doing have this situation. Sometimes I blitz it and quickly do very much, othertimes I can't do anything at all.
But
I always have many started things. And when I can't do one thing I can switch to doing something else.
I also have this with BSTA.
I can write, draw, scan, edit and upload 20 frames one day and then do nothing for the next two weeks. Even if I know what I should do.
I expected something like this. The buffer of uploaded frames is big enough that BSTA can continue normally.
And,
ggh wrote:My first thought for releasing frames would go something like this: set a maximum frame rate, and then up to that maximum, release the frames such that the remaining stash will always last a month. The maximum rate might be something like a frame every 7 hours given the current speed of the thread. As long as there are frames waiting in the triple-digits or so, ONGs would chug along at the max rate. With less in reserve, they'd slow down, such that with only 30 frames waiting, 1-a-day would ONG, and with only 10 ready, 1 would ONG every three days.

If I try to fit the recent slowdown to a system like that, it would mean that there are ~125 frames waiting, which at the kinds of rates we're seeing would represent over six months of ONG. That could be, but I think it's more likely that the TUNOs are just calculated in a more sophisticated manner.
This is a very good guess.

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:44 am UTC

lmjb1964 wrote:Todip is our Bard'sbiscuits birthdip! Barddip?
Happy Barddip to you!
Happy Barddip to you!
Happy Barddip dear yappo -
Happy Barddip to you!
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addams wrote:There were some branches that came down in a November Hurricane.
Those branches have been in the 'way' and bothering me for months.

I decided to toss them into The Gully.

I drug the heavy part to the edge of the Gully.
Lifted the lighter part and over and in they Go!

The plan worked 'fine' for the first and largest ones.
One moment I was thinking, "This is a Great Idea!"

A branch from the branch I was tossing caught me as it went over.
The next moment I was So Surprised!...

I was inside the foliage of a spruce branch with a very intimate view down into
the brown and tightly curled new fronds of a Pacific NorthWest Sword Fern.

That branch had caught me from behind and taken me into the Gully with it.

To get back to the computer and you,
I had to crawl on my hands, knees and elbows up through the foliage on, over and in rain soaked clay soil.

Nope. I'm not hurt. Not really.
But; I Was dirty. Very Dirty.
I feel almost certain that it's appropriate to chide you for for this after you just got out of the hospital,
but I can't help just finding it delightful. :)



Interesting: there's an "opowiastka" in /home/b/coincidence/files. Google tells me opowiastka means "tale".
There was an "opowiastki" (stories) visible in the background of this screenshot (upper left) from over 3 mips ago:

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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:08 am UTC

ggh wrote:
lmjb1964 wrote:Todip is our Bard'sbiscuits birthdip! Barddip?
Happy Barddip to you!
Happy Barddip to you!
Happy Barddip dear yappo -
Happy Barddip to you!
Spoiler:
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addams wrote:There were some branches that came down in a November Hurricane.
Those branches have been in the 'way' and bothering me for months.

I decided to toss them into The Gully.

I drug the heavy part to the edge of the Gully.
Lifted the lighter part and over and in they Go!

The plan worked 'fine' for the first and largest ones.
One moment I was thinking, "This is a Great Idea!"

A branch from the branch I was tossing caught me as it went over.
The next moment I was So Surprised!...

I was inside the foliage of a spruce branch with a very intimate view down into
the brown and tightly curled new fronds of a Pacific NorthWest Sword Fern.

That branch had caught me from behind and had taken me into the Gully with it.

To get back to the computer and you,
I had to crawl on my hands, knees and elbows up through the foliage on, over and in rain soaked clay soil.

Nope. I'm not hurt. Not really.
But; I Was dirty. Very Dirty.
I feel almost certain that it's appropriate to chide you for for this after you just got out of the hospital,
but I can't help just finding it delightful. :)



Interesting: there's an "opowiastka" in /home/b/coincidence/files. Google tells me opowiastka means "tale".
There was an "opowiastki" (stories) visible in the background of this screenshot (upper left) from over 3 mips ago:

Image



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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:22 am UTC

Yes. I was so very ill, just, days before.
And; I may be just as ill by tomorrow.

Yet; I thought the whole silly affair was hysterical.
Therefore; I wanted to share it with you and you.

And; Another, Yes! Yes! Sir E. Bob!
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You made me Google.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilting_at_windmills.

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I hope you win.
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Re: 1190: "Business or Pleasure Time"

Postby thunk » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:54 am UTC

Weather report:

It's usually quite sunny.
the BoM keeps predicting 28 or so. But it never gets that high.

Instead, too much flow from the southwest probably.
Makes for some very mid-20s.
for a Northern Hemisphere type, rather unexpected in March.

Here's to the best weather for everyone else.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby GnomeAnne » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:11 pm UTC

We have had weeks of sunshine and 24 degree weather, this is very unusual here for this time of year, normally is it's chilly and rainy in the spring.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:54 pm UTC

Those temperatures seem reasonable to me, unless you're giving them in Celsius.



Check the file from TLF
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You open the file ogloc.ctif.txt.

This looks like some coordinates.
Also, What's an object generator?


Ooh - treeish! Now I have an ogloc file too!
Also, I wonder if TLF might be about my age. Might she also own The Visitors on vinyl?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Gingercat » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:57 pm UTC

The next Torgos instalment will be The Beginning of the End, I think...

If our current situation is anything to go by.

I hope everyone enjoyed his RAMMING SPEED approach to life's problems in the last instalment :)

GnomeAnne wrote:We have had weeks of sunshine and 24 degree weather, this is very unusual here for this time of year, normally is it's chilly and rainy in the spring.


24 is lovely; perfect temp IMO.

thunk wrote:Weather report:

It's usually quite sunny.
the BoM keeps predicting 28 or so. But it never gets that high.

Instead, too much flow from the southwest probably.
Makes for some very mid-20s.
for a Northern Hemisphere type, rather unexpected in March.

Here's to the best weather for everyone else.


The BoM seems to adjust their estimates based on the readings in their tea leaves these days. "100% thunderstorm" can become "Partly cloudy" and vice versa regardless of the actual weather outside.

Editing to add:

Does anyone else have the epsilon feeling that they should Blitz the entire OTT [again] because there's so much stuff referenced that [I/they] can't remember clearly anymore?
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:43 pm UTC

Gingercat wrote:Does anyone else have the epsilon feeling that they should Blitz the entire OTT [again] because there's so much stuff referenced that [I/they] can't remember clearly anymore?
Nope.
Not me.

I'm not That sort.
Puzzles puzzle me.

The OTT solves puzzles.
Working over ever detail.

Me?
I'm, just, along for The Ride.

What a delightful and often opaque ride it has been.
I stumble around in The Dark, simply glad to be here.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby karhell » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:57 am UTC

Gingercat wrote:Does anyone else have the epsilon feeling that they should Blitz the entire OTT [again] because there's so much stuff referenced that [I/they] can't remember clearly anymore?

Yep, occasionally. Then I remember how daunting* the task became around 1500 NP ago, re-read a couple random pages, and call it a day ^^

*I mean, it was a really pleasant and interesting ride (or I wouldn't have done it), but there was that constant feeling of not actually getting any closer to the present that made the whole thing a tad more stressful that it should have been.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby patzer » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:47 pm UTC

Gingercat wrote:Editing to add:

Does anyone else have the epsilon feeling that they should Blitz the entire OTT [again] because there's so much stuff referenced that [I/they] can't remember clearly anymore?

Oh yes. Someday, I will blitz the whole thread again. Eventually.

The OTT is a beautiful thing, but ever since T** **d, I've drifted away from this community...

It's nearly four years yips since the beginning of Time. Some of my memories of this place are hazy, slowly fading away...

I had a dream about the OTT last night. sadly I can't remember the details. But that's why I decided to click on this thread again.

I promise I'll blitz the OTT at some point. Don't know when, but it will happen. Someday.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Wed Mar 08, 2017 5:52 pm UTC

Hell-o Time;
Hell-o my Friends.

With you I share My Joys, My Sorrows, My Falls and My Successes.
I put most in Spoilers to make them easy to skip over for BSTA.
Spoiler:
I have a friend that came from you, my friends.
His name is Big Suck.

He is a Shop Vac.
He is anything but inanimate.

He changed my life for the Better on his first day Out of The Box.
I was very ill. Spiders were Every-Chirping-Where! I was helpless.

I lay in my bed and cried as I watched spiders walk on the ceiling over my face.

When I was strong enough, I wiped the webs away.
The spiders retreated into cracks, to return Bigger.

Now; Big Suck takes web, nest, Spiders and all!
Not only does Big Suck keep my space clean,

Big Suck protects and maintains other Tools!
What a Guy!! Three Cheers for Big Suck!!!

oh, a day or so ago, I took a fall....
When I fell, I had my cordless drill with me.

It was wet, muddy and had Sand in it.
That can be the Death Knell for a Tool.

I put it in a dry place, out in the open and went to bed.
When the drill dried out, I used Big Suck. He's a Hero!

Big Suck pulled the sand away from the electric motor.
That saved the drill! The drill is clean, dry and stored.

Big Suck is worth so very much, to me.
He saves other Tools from dirt and harm.

(oh, sigh...)
That's my Story.
And; I'm sticking to it.
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Some of us see The Stars.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby macraw83 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:13 pm UTC

Woo, post-vacation ketchup, and now time to fulfill two-thirds of the decree:

I was in Miami from Thursday until Monday morning for a wedding. While I was there, it was 15-25°C. Monday afternoon, I arrived home, and it was about 2°C. This coming Saturday, the high will be around -5°C, both at home and where I'll be this coming weepend (Boston).



I am so glad to see that you're recovering, addams, and that your trip into the Gully resulted in no further injuries. The picture you painted of you crawling through the mud to climb back out is priceless :)

Do please try to avoid a repeat performance, however. We wouldn't want anything to happen to you!

karhell wrote:*I mean, it was a really pleasant and interesting ride (or I wouldn't have done it), but there was that constant feeling of not actually getting any closer to the present that made the whole thing a tad more stressful that it should have been.

This was my experience at times when Blitzing. At times (shortly after T** **d, and again around the First Timeversary, and possibly other times too) it seemed as though I could log on in the morning, spend about 80% of my day Blitzing, and only be 2-3 pages closer to the Present, just because the Present was moving so fast. And later on (well after T** **d), when I could routinely spend about 20-25% of my time Blitzing, even then sometimes I'd only gain 5 NP on the Present because of the length of the posts that I was reading.

Nowadips, though, the OTT is certainly moving slow enough so that Blitzers are able make significant progress through the early parts of the OTT. The only problem is that now it's such a daunting task (2566 pages and counting), and somewhere around the middle of that the pages start becoming significantly longer because the posts start becoming significantly longer. During my first Blitz, I could easily get through 6NP per np, with that number growing to 10 if I was able to focus on it. During later Blitzes, there were times that I was lucky to get through 2NP per np, and at that clip the sheer magnitude of the size of what you're reading is tough to wrap your head around at times. I'm just glad my Blitzes were all fairly short by comparison.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Gingercat » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:37 pm UTC

patzer wrote:
Gingercat wrote:Editing to add:

Does anyone else have the epsilon feeling that they should Blitz the entire OTT [again] because there's so much stuff referenced that [I/they] can't remember clearly anymore?

Oh yes. Someday, I will blitz the whole thread again. Eventually.

The OTT is a beautiful thing, but ever since T** **d, I've drifted away from this community...

It's nearly four years yips since the beginning of Time. Some of my memories of this place are hazy, slowly fading away...

I had a dream about the OTT last night. sadly I can't remember the details. But that's why I decided to click on this thread again.

I promise I'll blitz the OTT at some point. Don't know when, but it will happen. Someday.


And it's so entirely related that your postcount is now 404 when talking about memories being hazy and lost. ;)

Welcome back to the OTT :) Memories may fade in time, but our wonderful community marches on.

And holy moly, nearly 4 yips!? It doesn't feel like that long!! That means that the OTC finished before my eldest child arrived. Scary.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby addams » Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:49 pm UTC

oh...
You are both so Sweet.
Spoiler:
Yummy to Read.
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby ggh » Thu Mar 09, 2017 12:57 am UTC

Hi patzer!

and hi Big Suck!

Hi everymolpy on this lovely NP!



And yay, b is going to check the coordinates! I wonder if they will seem as soggy in his universe as they do in mine.
Pretty treeish that the Föra are nearby.
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ETA: Oh, :oops: Those aren't the coordinates. Even having downloaded the txt file, I still misread the 1 as a 7. 51°5'5"N! Not 57°5'5"N! :oops:


Check the coordinates
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This place! You know where it is! It's not far from here!
An idea appears in your head...



This is a place we know too, eh?
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If we zoom out we see:
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our old friendly neighbourhood from:
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rsir:
Spoiler:
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Re: 1190: "Time"

Postby Rakhal » Thu Mar 09, 2017 7:53 am UTC

Re blitzing the OTT: Hmm, probably will at some point, but it's not been that long since I completed my initial Blitz. I'll wait a little more I think. Though I can certainly vouch for the slowing of the Blitzocity as you gain NPs.

In SCB news I have made it to np 10000! With 3.89 x 10^83 vacuums. Big Suck indeed!

Weather quite nice here, looks like I'll be crossing the pond again at the beginning of June.

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