Flaw

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  1. Wow, this looks good. Certainly be exciting for members as well!
  2. Hmm, turns out the multiplayer mod for Cities Skyline is actually a FPS style mod. Too bad. SimCity is our only chance at multiplayer, but I'm too resistant to spend money on it. It's a game that's designed to be too easy.
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    Random Thoughts

    New day same schedule all over again... but sleep, first.
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    Random Thoughts

    Not anymore XD
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    Random Thoughts

    Days should be 36 hours long. So I can sleep 12 hours and still have 24 hours to work.
  6. This might come across as nerdy, but you can always make a small paper for yourself each vitamin and mineral and what your personal best sources are for consuming them. For example, you might have 10 foods listed for Vitamin A, but you can learn 3 of them that you like to eat. Once you get better, you can make a table in a doc and get it printed. Another thing you could do is go on a band-hunt on YouTube. Or binge-watch Breaking Bad (what I am up to), but I suspect you've already seen it. The Billions is a good new show, if it interests you. Neither of these is a hobby, but I would really recommend #1 since you're going to want to know that throughout your life. It's really helpful in keeping healthy. You could also listen to some podcasts. How Stuff Works is a great podcast.
  7. Yeah, it is pretty taxing on the GPU for sure. My laptop burns. I think we already have 4 players with varying degree of interests. But I don't know if there is any decent multiplayer mod for it.
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    JR Cash - Reward

    So, just to be clear, it's only LAMP stack?
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    JR Cash - Reward

    LAMP stack or Node.js is admissible?
  10. You just really like JR Blogs, don't you? Maybe change your tag to 'Mr. JR Blogs'
  11. I was playing the game yesterday, built a city complete with transport, power, health, police and over 35k population in a matter of hours. No traffic jams. Can make 100k money every day organizing a rock concert at the Stadium. So I was reading this morning and found a post on Reddit which I very much agreed with. The land size is so limited that you can't do much. Maxis also got shutdown by EA (what a scumbag move, but not surprising) so no more updates and bugfixes and no improved SimCity in the foreseeable future. With the SimCity multiplayer though, you don't need anything to play multiplayer. EA have their servers so you just get hooked on there, but the game honestly is not as challenging as SimCity 4 felt. Instead got recommendations for Cities: Skylines (available on Steam). It has modding capabilities which could allow for a multiplayer gamemode. It's a more recent game (2015) and available cross platform, even Xbox One very soon, I think. It's also very affordable (Rs. 849 for Deluxe Edition) so if I like it, I will buy it by the end of this year! The 2 DLCs are s*** expensive though. They are releasing both bugfixes and improvements so that's already a huge plus over Maxis' SimCity 2013. So depending on how all of us like Cities: Skylines and if we can find a stable multiplayer mod, I think we could use that instead. I found one mod and that required you to have your own server, because it's not an officially announced feature. Of course, there's also the consideration that it has to be efficient so @Jamie doesn't have to pay extra, and can use some extra (edit: as in unused) resources if they are available to him. Edit: Steam tells me @k2trf already own Cities: Skylines.
  12. I won't be purchasing the FIFA franchise this year (it gets more and more expensive every year, and is still full of bugs, and the community on PC sucks). Instead, I've been trying out SimCity. I last played SimCity 4 at least 6-7 years ago, and used to enjoy it then. But since I have been trying out SimCity 5 (2013) and enjoying it, I was considering purchasing it on an Origin sale (Black Friday?) if some more JR members would also want to play along. Any takers?
  13. Just a little update - they're rolling out email subscriptions pretty soon (you can collect email address currently, email-sending will probably be introduced very soon), as well as work on plugins (or 'apps') has begun. It already has Slack integration. I'm dumping the mammoth that WordPress is in favor of blogging-focused Ghost.
  14. Why not go for moss stone, and if leaves look good with that, then optionally add them then? :|
  15. Sure. I'll take you up on that next year. Until then, I'm going to learn some security and server-side configuration and optimization on this cheap box (DigitalOcean, that is). By the way, will I be able to run Node on JR's server? I am presuming you're saying you'll give me a set limit on storage, bandwidth, RAM and CPU usage? Already in the 18 hours my server has been up, 17 IP addresses have tried to login via ssh and have been banned. Checked the authentication logs to make sure no one got in. Now wondering what else I should tighten so these bots/people eventually don't break in. It's kinda exciting.
  16. Can't stop listening to this.
  17. I need an independent platform since I plan to host my development blog + portfolio soon. So Ghost or whatever I eventually like becomes the blog part of my professional website.
  18. I think we should keep it simple for now, and once we are at a stage where there are lots of members who are accustomed to JR Craft, we can then add a new rank. Right now, let's keep it simple aso everyone is on board with what's up.
  19. I've been on the hunt for a free, simple blogging platform. WordPress is great but it's too bloated for a blog. I would have loved running Medium except if they gave me control of the source files. The closest alternative then was Ghost.org I just tried it out and even 3 years since launch, there are glaring pitfalls. No in-built comments system What the f***? The most popular option is Disqus, but no, I don't want to use something as open as Disqus. No plugins For an extremely bare-bones and lightweight blogging platform, extensibility has to be top of the list. Analytics Nada. Again, in 2016, even the most basic blogs need analytics to grow. How is this not a thing yet? Google Analytics is an option but who wants to go full-blown on this? A simple blogging platform should come with a simple and easy to use analytics. An alternative editor should be added Markdown doesn't support underline. Image addition is simple using MD, but you have to host it elsewhere. No drag-and-drop. No media library. Thumbs down. It gets awkward writing in a split screen. A WYSIWYG editor with a single screen can work wonders. Especially one built just for Ghost. Inhouse. Infinite scroll How can a blogging platform in 2016 lack this? It's amazing for reader-experience. Of the drawback I mentioned, analytics and extensibility are in the works, but we don't know when they'll be available to us. Huge disappointment, would still love to use Ghost a year down the line when it's more polished. It has some great features like site-wide password protection, team management, and some great free minimal/clean themes. It's very fast, free to modify and use (ofcourse with credit), and can work on a $5/month DigitalOcean VPS.
  20. You're going to make me do this, aren't you... *sneaks out to the Play ground store*