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12:28 AM
It's interesting that when you vote to close as a duplicate it says "Does this answer your question?" but then when it's actually closed that entire question/formality is nowhere to be found
 
 
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1:48 AM
Mm knitting
Also hurry up and get hats people, god what do I even pay you for :P
 
 
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3:50 AM
@trogdor We're getting paid? :P
 
Ash
I think my paycheck got lost in the mail
 
4:40 AM
lol
 
5:28 AM
No I definitely sent the money, check again :P
XD
 
 
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8:41 AM
@trogdor In our CoS campaign (the one I hated) a PC in the party wound up purchasing some supplies on credit, promising to pay back the storekeeper in a week. They eventually sent the money on Day six, on a familiar
We joked that the shopkeeper should send a response that "The money you sent never received me"... on the same familiar. Through which the PC could see :-)
 
 
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10:11 AM
lol
 
 
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12:17 PM
@trogdor Still called knitting while apparently it is based on cross-stitching
 
I suppose it's easy for us laymen to get those mixed up XD
 
oh well, at least the old trick to increase the color palette still works
 
increase it?
 
adding more colors
 
like gain extra colors beyond the ones you can already get?
 
12:19 PM
yep.
Userscript - courtesy of ArtOfCode
be aware that you would need to edit it
First, to change the reference to the site - it was made for WB 2018 after all
second, to define your custom color palette
 
ah
that's pretty neat
 
the good part is that when you import a picture, you need to have the "right" colors available only during the import.
Yet, I guess it could be improved.
But I don't see that happening
 
12:34 PM
I mean
the image you linked is already pretty good
or at least I think so
XD
 
@trogdor What I meant is that right now to import the picture I made you would need my user script.
 
aahh ok
 
Otherwise, you won't get all the colors I have and the import would look pretty bad
 
so you mean a general upgrade for everyone
 
After you imported it, you could simply disable my script
 
12:40 PM
so it would work like that?
 
I think that theoretically you could save the palette as EXIF data in the picture.
so the import would know what palette it should use.
a simpler alternative would be to provide a way to define custom palette directly in the tool and to export them as a string of color codes.
That way I could add the picture in the Knitting post and also include the palette that you should use.
Basically - I need a way to provide my palette to users who would want to import my pictures
 
fair enough
 
 
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5:00 PM
morning all
 
5:55 PM
Hiya
Anyone mind if I bounce some boardgame acquisition ideas here? If you know a game I mention, you can comment to [un]recommend it.
Background: I am a board gamer with a particular liking for moderately complex strategic wargames and Euro-strat. My SO likes board games too but usually just plays whatever happens to be around, except the bulk of my tiny collection is too heavy for her tastes and I must admit, for myself too since sometimes it'd be fun to play a game that doesn't take the whole night.
 
Which ones were you considering?
 
I have a longish list of games that intrigued my SO, I'm not going to post all of them here at once but I'll drop them piecemeal after I get a basic idea of what they're about
Okay so first of is Dust in the Wings, it's a game about butterflies. I think the basic idea is to disperse stacks of butterflies, Mancala style, to fulfill objective cards. Seems simple and fun
Objective cards may be eg. "collect three red butterflies in a space" or more complex where a group of consecutive spaces must have a certain type of butterfly each.
Ooh, Quirky Circuits is a co-op programming game about creating robotic animals. Players throw in instructions without being allowed to communicate otherwise, to make a robot perform some tasks.
Perhaps quite appropriate to our usual audience here, there's One Deck Dungeon for 1-2 players. Seems to be a roguelike-inspired dungeon adventure game. I don't quite follow how the 2P mode plays though
But seems solid overall.
Until Daylight is a zombie apocalypse survival co-op strategy (she really likes co-ops) but at least one reviewer considers it too random to be enjoyable. Anyone know about this?
 
6:35 PM
5 Minute Dungeons sounds like fun quick action, good snack game maybe. Reviews mention companion app which I dislike, not sure if that's necessary to play.
 
6:45 PM
Yeah, required companion apps are iffy because then the game potentially becomes unplayable afterwards/without it
 
@V2Blast Yep. I'm also a bit of traditionalist in that sense. I play BGs to get away from the mobile device world :)
 
 
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8:12 PM
Iterating on a parts list for a new PC I'm going to build for myself this Christmas, anyone got any feedback on it? pcpartpicker.com/list/yVgVWb
 
 
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10:16 PM
@Xirema 32GB of Memory may be overkill but it looks like you're going for a pretty high end build.
 
@RedRiderX Ironically, it's the same amount of memory that's in my current build. Only difference is that the new one will have capacity up to 128GB if I ever somehow decide I need it.
@RedRiderX 32GB ended up being how much I needed when I was trying to crunch numbers on a probability problem a few months ago. The program all on its own ate up 15GB of memory just trying to calculate the first few iterations of a problem I still haven't solved.
 
10:33 PM
Ah well if you have a specific use case it makes sense.
But for most computing tasks you'd struggle to utilize it.
 
10:52 PM
Was originally going to get the RTX2070 Super, but the 5700 XT is only slightly poorer performing, has much better double-precision performance (which matters to me; I use it in some of my projects, if you can believe it), and costs like $130 cheaper, so it's a pretty obvious choice.
 

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