Notices by adiwan (adiwan), page 2

  1. My city is infested with those rentable e-scooters. The scooters aren't the bad thing but their users just chuck them everywhere in everyone's way, like sidewalks. The worst thing I've seen was a scooter in the middle of a bus driveway.

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  2. @scribus I was playing a round of Beat Saber a few days ago and I half-way sucked. Last time I played it was about 3 months ago. The fast songs I was good at were a tragedy (like Darude Sandstorm on Expert).

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  3. I experience extreme visual whiplash watching Star Wars Resistance again. It is visually as appealing as a pile of organic trash decomposing on a hot summer day. In comparison to The Bad Batch, or even going lower with the first Clone Wars episodes, it is a huge downgrade I need to get accustomed again. It's not only the visual style, also the animation and editing style has huge problems. Season 2 gets better but oh boy I didn't feel ready for this show after its first airing.

    about 2 months ago from web
  4. I am surprised how not awful Centaurworld is. The trailer intrigued me. The first episode was not as expected. The musical numbers were a bit too much but tolerable. Not sure if I liked it as a whole but I respect it for what it did.

    about 2 months ago from web
  5. @mariomario4156 Hi. The MLP talk here is pretty much nonexistent in the recent years. I commented on Pony Life not so long ago. I also read the comics as long as there are new ones like the second MLP and Transformers crossover and # of the main series that were recently released.

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  6. Just ordered a bunch of aluminium extrusions for my couch table project. I needed to order more corner fasteners than expected and finally committed to the black instead of the cheaper unpainted ones. All in all It costs me more than anticipated but in the end it'll be fine once I have it assembled. I have only to wait for wood getting cheaper and be more available to actually finish that. So far I'll re-use an old desk plate I have in my cellar. If I hadn't that I could use any other surface like the cheap IKEA LACK tables.

    about 2 months ago from web
  7. The "Star Wars Rebels" episode "Jedi Night" still hurts.

    about 2 months ago from web
  8. @scribus I found one Ninetails patch on Etsy https://www.etsy.com/listing/977438366/

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  9. @adiwan I cancel my plans doing this. I've done a quarter of that track and it is not very good. The track is almost exclusively made of hard dirt and quite narrow. It is not a very comfortable ride. The idea was nice from the city to create such track but it is hardly used by me as it leads no almost no place I want to go, or there is a more efficient route, at least for me. At this point I'll wait until it get asphalt.

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  10. I'm always excited for a new Tuca & Bertie episode but the subject matter is always a downer (because of the theme of the subject). All those broken personalities and relationships.

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  11. @scribus Polio has the "advantage" that it has horrific looking results like misshapen limbs on children. Covid has death or long-term respiratory deficiencies and they are not horrible enough. A friend of my father's has a car paint shop and cannot work there anymore because covid made it impossible for him to breathe there (already had issues breathing because he did not a lot care for mask protection while painting and he is a heavy smoker).

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  12. I'm intrigued cycling around a bicycle track around the center of my city but it's about 19km (11.5mi) long. But it's maybe a bit too long for my endurance. I could take breaks but I want to avoid that.

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  13. I've just read a news article about Poland that they also have a problem with people not taking the vaccine. Especially the people in very rural places and in the mountains are stubborn. In the article they reported that those people said that they live so far away from other people and cannot be infected, they had strong immune systems, and that the vaccine was unsafe. The social pressure is so big in those small communities that the vaccine enemies made talking about the vaccine a taboo subject in order not to be alienated.

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  14. Germany also faces a stagnation in the vaccination rate, or it plummeted. For some reason there are a ton of people who don't want the vaccine. The cousin of my father's recovered from a cancer treatment and they are refusing the vaccine. Also many of my father's colleagues don't want to get it either. It is a pure act of selfishness and yet they complain about covid restrictions. So baffling.

    about 2 months ago from web
  15. My friends and I do a DM rotation for our D&D sessions. I have the idea of making an adventure around thieving druids that use their beast form to rob (air-)ships, trains (lightning rail (Eberron)), and carriages.

    about 2 months ago from web
  16. I think I build a coffee table out of 40x40 aluminium extrusions and a slab of wood. All of the tables are insanely ugly, expensive and too low. I don't want a table that is at the height of the seats. Normal tables are too big. With my plan I can easily customize the height and the type of wood. And at the end when I change my mind I can reuse the aluminium extrusions for something else. Surely more expensive than IKEA LACK tables that are 5€ cheap.

    about 2 months ago from web
  17. After watching all of Star Wars Clone Wars I'm going through Star Wars Rebels. This series feels more like comfort food in Star Wars form.

    about 2 months ago from web
  18. @ceruleanspark From what I've seen is big and sturdy. But I can only say that as an opinion without much insight and experience with big LEGO builds. I want it but I am aware that these sets are luxuriously expensive. I rather buy new Winter tyres for that kind of money.

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  19. I'm not big into LEGO but somehow I want a Star Wars Clone Wars Gunship set.

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  20. Watched the rest of Season 2 of Pony Life. It's disappointing even for the low standards I expected from the show. Thankfully the comics are alright but they come to an end very soon.

    about 2 months ago from web
  21. Finally I brought my bicycle to the repair shop. Tomorrow in the late afternoon I can take it back. I had to cycle across to the other side of town, about 4km with a ton of shortcuts.

    about 2 months ago from web
  22. @scribus Yeah. I would need a big CNC router and/or a medium-size laser cutter to cut down in labor time and to provide decent and repeatable quality. It could be done without those but it would be not economical.

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  23. @scribus Interesting. The dimensions of that crate is about the shape of two cubes stuck together. The shape doesn't lend that much for comics. I can imagine having 3 rows of comics in that box that are side-by-side that would approximately fill the crate's shape without major alterations. However I think that it might be too much. I think that producing these crates would be expensive as it needs a lot of manual labor. Also I have not the tools to make the crates efficiently and with quality that justifies the costs.

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  24. I've been looking into 3d modeling the "companion cube"-style wider crates from Star Wars. There are tons of small and subtle differences between series. http://rainbowdash.net/attachment/875956

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  25. @scribus Little bit the heat but mostly my neighbours. In the last two weeks they have woken me up 10 times in the night (about 2-3 AM) thus I could not go to sleep again. My body is so f-ed up that I can only go to sleep between 10 and 11 PM.

    about 2 months ago from web in context
  26. @scribus I feel with you. Haven't properly slept for weeks myself.

    about 3 months ago from web in context
  27. @scribus I'll use a piece of black cardboard as a backing material like in the attached picture. I did the same with all my framed comics. The picture I want to frame is still being flattened. It has been shipped rolled up, so it'll take some time to straighten. I could make a passepartout but I don't like them as they need to overlap with the picture. I could buy a custom made frame but it costs 2.5 times as much as the closest off-the-shelf model. http://rainbowdash.net/attachment/875948

    about 3 months ago from web in context
  28. Just got an original inked sketch from my favorite web comic artist. The paper dimensions are somewhat odd: 33cm x 30cm. Finding a fitting picture frame is impossible without ordering a custom one. I settled with a 40cm x 40cm frame. Not ideal but the best thing that is affordable.

    about 3 months ago from web in context
  29. @scribus I think too, however this comes from China where manual labour is cheap. So who knows

    about 3 months ago from web in context
  30. The M3 screws I ordered arrived. Of course the assortment box got jumbled up during transport and the screws were all in a state of chaos. I had to sort them. During sorting I found a M4 nut, oddly enough. To prevent that entropy find its way to randomize the screw positions I put all types of screws in small zip-lock bags. I don't want to count if there are 1110 screws, washers and nuts but I suspect I got duped by some missing ones but I value my time more than the screws are worth. I already wasted time sorting them.

    about 3 months ago from web in context