Out of the Blue

Here's an odd unexpected consequence. A few years ago when we were preparing to move I picked up a new desk to accommodate working while staging the house for sale. As has become pretty common, this is one of those dealies with a full desktop mouse mat. This sounded awesome, as it means never having to worry about re-centering your mouse in the middle of serious gaming action. And it is in that regard, but overall it's still a mixed bag at best. While it certainly guarantees there's pad where you need it under your mouse, it also means there's also pad where you don't need it. So over time this has suffered a couple of minor spills and other effects of heavy usage. But worst is that unexpected consequence I mentioned. Using the keyboard and mouse involves constantly dragging the edge of my sleeves on the edge of the pad. This has ended up completely destroying the cuffs of my favorite hoodie over time. And when I say destroyed, I mean it. They look like they were dipped in acid! So I've had to learn to choose my wardrobe carefully when I'm at the PC to avoid other such tragedies. The good news is that a little investigating tells me that the whole mat can be machine washed, so it will probably come clean if I can manage that. The trouble is, of course, the monitor and other things that all live on the desk. Maybe I can just yank the mat out from under all of it like a vaudeville magician?

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Re: OotB: On the mat
Jan 7, 2023, 01:46
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Steamy softcore: oxymoron.
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Re: OotB: On the mat
Jan 6, 2023, 22:50
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Re: OotB: On the mat Jan 6, 2023, 22:50
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PHJF wrote on Jan 6, 2023, 11:13:
... people still use cloth mats?


Gross.

seconded. i wouldn't be caught dead using a cloth mat. i've been using hard textured ones ever since quake. back then it was the everglide which i don't think is around anymore. an older version of this badboy is the current precision aiming surface =P compared to a cloth mat, extremely low friction so micro-control is a lot more precise. also has different textures on each side for your preferred level of friction.
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Re: OotB: On the mat
Jan 6, 2023, 17:53
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RedEye9 wrote on Jan 6, 2023, 17:24:
subx wrote on Jan 6, 2023, 15:44:
Up your omelette game...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uXi8BE7Wo0
That looks delicious.
It looks like it might be delicious, difficult to say. I'd like to try it.
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Re: OotB: On the mat
Jan 6, 2023, 17:24
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subx wrote on Jan 6, 2023, 15:44:
Up your omelette game...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uXi8BE7Wo0
That looks delicious.
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Immortal Darkness Curse of The Pale King, **free to keep**, excellent game I finished !
Jan 6, 2023, 16:48
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Immortal Darkness Curse of The Pale King, **free to keep**, excellent game I finished ! Jan 6, 2023, 16:48
Jan 6, 2023, 16:48
 
Immortal Darkness Curse of The Pale King (V1.0.0.121822f)
**FREE TO KEEP, no DRM, no logins, just run and play it **

Download from its site :
http://immortaldarkness.com/

Steam page, only to look it up -not buyable anymore-:
https://store.steampowered.com/app/868060/Immortal_Darkness_Curse_of_The_Pale_King/

This little gem I bought long ago and played with great relish, was taken down from Steam by the devs (no economic profit anymore), but they made it free (plus some polishing over the Steam version) in their site.

Wisp Stone, when you get it, goes to treasure, hidden pushable or crackable walls and objects.


Cheat Engine if anyone wants it:
- Gold REAL not screen -changes only after spending-, FLOAT rounded, address ends in 4, put 99000 or so.
- Potions, Urns of powers, 4 Bytes, onscreen value changes after use, put 999 for each.
- Blood Evil, FLOAT rounded, address ends in 0, 24 per use, full meter = Die, mantain at 0.
- Health USEFUL, FLOAT rounded, address ends in 8, 100.000000 decreases a little but not more. (There is another address, not useful, that freezes the health bar, but hero dies anyway, ignore it).
- Experience REAL not screen, FLOAT rounded, address ends in 8 - Max Level unknown, at 201 it goes on and on, heh - Each level: 1000 points more.
- Wisp Stone: REAL shadow clock zone timer-, searches secrets,gold,etc, FLOAT, address ends in 4, 1.0000 to 0, unrounded, allows using again immediately and repeatedly.

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Re: OotB: On the mat
Jan 6, 2023, 15:44
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Re: OotB: On the mat
Jan 6, 2023, 15:36
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Jan 6, 2023, 15:36
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PHJF wrote on Jan 6, 2023, 11:13:
... people still use cloth mats?

Gross.
That reminds me of a joke. One of the chemistry majors few years ago at the University of Texas studied all the chemicals in some of the fast food. It made national news because a student found an ingredient in McRib is also used to make exercise mats. If you eat McRib, you're probably thinking, "what?! ... is an exercise mat."
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Re: OotB: On the mat
Jan 6, 2023, 13:27
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Re: OotB: On the mat Jan 6, 2023, 13:27
Jan 6, 2023, 13:27
 
frayed clothing, strained shoulders, strained elbows and strained wrists, all so you can use a fancy pad?! Protest
be real men and grab your balls, for some precision aiming without any jank! Mwahaha
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Marcus: ... Bullies. Tiny d*ck egotists who hurt people for no reason, make people lock their doors at night. People who make general existence worse, people like you.
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Re: OotB: On the mat
Jan 6, 2023, 11:54
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RedEye9 wrote on Jan 6, 2023, 11:50:
Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 6, 2023, 11:03:
I use this Blue, assuming you have the space, I recommend it.
Sweet, and the Large one is not ridiculously priced. Thanks
Yeah, when I saw it was on sale I was tempted to order one a "backup"...
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Mr. Tact wrote on Jan 6, 2023, 11:03:
I use this Blue, assuming you have the space, I recommend it.
Sweet, and the Large one is not ridiculously priced. Thanks for the muppet boob flash
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Re: OotB: On the mat
Jan 6, 2023, 11:13
PHJF
 
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 PHJF
 
... people still use cloth mats?


Gross.
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Re: OotB: On the mat
Jan 6, 2023, 11:03
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Jan 6, 2023, 11:03
 
I bought one of those large Gamers Nexus mats and I'm loving it. They're very robust. A cheaper version I used previously became worn down very quickly by the mouse. My keyboard and mouse sit on it.

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Re: OotB: On the mat
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I use this Blue, assuming you have the space, I recommend it.
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