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Old 01-27-2010, 11:40 AM
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1. I tried using my camera to video game play. Umm... that didn't work so much. The screen was all jumpy. So I need to figure out another way.

2. Still working on dialog and I hope a few of you out there like to read the stuff. I'm not a big dialog reader myself. Din's is going to be packed with info and interesting quotes. I'm in the middle of help tips for monsters currently.

3. In my current stressful lifestyle, I've had a hard time sticking to diets for long term satisfaction when immediate compulsion was strong, so now I'm resulting to candy bribery and even though it's only day four, I think this is going to work fairly well.

Here's how it works: First I had to find candy for my "reward" that would be no more than 100 calories. Yeah, fun sized candy bars didn't make the cut. At first I went with a box of valentine heart candies, the kind with words on them. That was okay, but then I found nerds rope, which I love! Now, if I stay in my weight watchers point range (29 points or somewhat over 1450 cal), the next day I can have a nerds rope. When my compulsion confronts the fact that giving in will lose me my nerds rope the next day (an immediate reason to stick to the plan), then my compulsion loses because I really like nerds rope candy! (It's sad that I can be trained just like an animal! )

4. Last year (Dec 08), my great uncle died while still in the hospital after knee surgery. Later they found out he had a bad heart and that plus the surgery was the cause. Yesterday, my mom had knee surgery and even though I know a bad heart is just one of those wonky things, I felt like I was holding my breath until this morning - that if she was still alive this morning then she would be okay. Of course she is! It's like that car wreck I had in December. I'm still jumpy when I cross that intersection. Experience can do that to you.

5. I taught my daughter how to do multiplication in kindergarten and she understood the concept right away. In first grade, I taught her division which she also understood. The problem is she kept getting confused which was which. This morning (she's in second grade now), I told her the knocked over plus sign makes the number bigger (add the piles) just like a plus sign, and the minus sign with chickenpox makes the number smaller (make the piles). Hopefully now she won't have a problem remembering.

Did I mention she loves math?
1. There are applications that will record a game session for you. Don't want to advertise any particular but there are free ones available and they are usually relatively easy to use.

5. Nice mnemonics! We used to have a few with basic electronics while in university (I studied theoretical physics). To remember stuff like P=UI and U=RI you'd remember a Finnish word "puimuri" which means a grain harvester. Then the one everybody recognizes U=ZI which probably needs no further elaboration .
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:48 AM
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You could say that physicists in general have a thing for that type of mnemonics. There are loads of different but I have to say my absolute favorite has to be WIMP, weakly interacting massive particle. It's a candidate for the dark matter problem. I did my masters thesis on dark matter and WIMP still makes me giggle . Other giggle inducing is MACHO, massive compact halo object. MACHO is a astronomical object that doesn't emit radiation so it's "dark".
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Old 01-27-2010, 03:05 PM
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I actually never took physics, if you can believe it. Mostly, I didn't want to have to make the marble machine project. In college, I KLEPed (tested for credit) out of 8 hours of biology and then took chemistry. Poor, lonely physics.
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:47 PM
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This is what people say to use to capture in game movies. I've never used it myself.

http://www.fraps.com/
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:16 PM
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I've used Fraps a bit. It works pretty well when capturing video directly from the computer. Delilah was trying to capture video of her playing the game though.
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Old 01-27-2010, 09:36 PM
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I've used Fraps a bit. It works pretty well when capturing video directly from the computer. Delilah was trying to capture video of her playing the game though.
That tends to be tougher to manage...hmm...

http://speeddemosarchive.com/kb/Main_Page

At least some relevant bits on here might help, though obviously the intent is vastly different their focus on good A/V quality is bound to have some useful aspects.
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Old 01-28-2010, 05:31 AM
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Did jumpy mean flickering because the monitor was a crt?
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Old 01-28-2010, 07:41 AM
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Yes, it was the typical flickering you get when you try to take a video of a crt monitor. We do have an lcd we could switch her to though.
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Old 01-28-2010, 09:38 AM
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You got me! Shakes fist at Shadow...

Last night I was in the middle of a download that was ONLY going to take about five minutes to finish. I needed to go to bed but I didnt want to leave the PC up all night so I thought I would visit Kivi's Underworld for a few minutes while waiting.

An hour later... I had to force myself to exit the game and shut down the computer. I CANNOT wait to see what Din's Curse is like!!!

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Old 01-28-2010, 10:04 AM
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Whoop! DarkShrike is now one of the converted! Hee hee hee.
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