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  • My application was accepted.  As of July 11, I'll be heading into 3 1/2 years of full time study with a Bachelor of Science majoring in maths and psychology.


    And I still have to finish my game.  And maybe go back to my old job at the bank if they can get the CEO's okay.


    Lotsa fun!
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    Marquise*
    Marquise*
    @Shaz I have an imaginative brain crushing a wee bit my logic side.  :p   BTW, you are extremely lucky to be able to do math especially in theses days where computer do all for us... kinda.  ^^
    Shaz
    Shaz
    lol!  So, to apply for study aid (which I'll lose anyway the moment I go back to work), I have to fill in some paperwork for our family company and private trust (which were started when I began game development).  I don't have all the details, so got my accountant to do it for me.  Two forms and $700 later ... clearly I need to become an accountant!
    Marquise*
    Marquise*
    Understood!  You show everyone.  Grrr...  Making folks pay for everything risking to loose everything.  Go infiltrate bureaucrats!  And good luck with your degrees!
    I graduated from uni in 1992, and ever since then, I've had this recurring dream that I had not graduated, because I hadn't completed Algebra & Calculus I and II.  Those units were never in my list of courses, but I dreamed that I was meant to do them, and that A&C I was so hard that I couldn't get past the first couple of weeks.  Now I may go back to uni, and guess what two units are in one of the degrees I'm interested in doing?  :unsure:
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    Ms Littlefish
    Ms Littlefish
    I actually do find derivatives fun.
    Shaz
    Shaz
    say I like maths, and I do, but there's a definite wall there, where I'm good/okay with everything on this side, but struggle to comprehend what's on the other side.  I know if I do this major, most of it will be filled with stuff on the other side.
    Marquise*
    Marquise*
    Oh my!  I'm not the only one with the doubts in my life dreams situation! 


    Just breathe deeply Shaz.  I know each time I wake up fromthoses I am all shaken!
    Good morning forum!  I have my first cuppa in hand, which means very soon I'll be able to start posting stuff without looking like a complete idiot.  Gotta love that first cuppa.  And the second ;)
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    Shaz
    Shaz
    I would, but I'm against deliberately adding things solely to annoy players ;)
    KanaX
    KanaX
    T_T I feel like having a premature Game Over.
    taarna23
    taarna23
    I don't get my first cup of coffee til I get to work... Coffee and then an hour on a bus seems like a terrible idea.
    I have an opportunity to go back to uni.  Debating whether to take it.  Tempted by Psychology as well as Mathematics and Statistics, for <reasons>, but they're each 12-unit degrees, which puts me over the limit for a double major.  I'd have to try and get credit for units I did 10 years ago (probably unlikely), or try and convince them to let me do 4 extra units.  Plus, just looked through the list of units for each one.  They look really hard :(
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    Shaz
    Shaz
    Welp ... I submitted an application for psychology.  Applications close July 7 and teaching starts July 11.  They take up to 10 days to process, so I should have an answer back by the start of term.  At that time I can decide if I really want to go ahead with it.  I sure hope the staff in this course are more professional and only pass those who deserve it, not pandering to those paying high fees.  I suspect any uni that takes in international students at higher fees will be the same as this one.
    Marquise*
    Marquise*
    You take care Shaz and ... Courage!
    Shaz
    Shaz
    I contacted them and asked them to change it to a Psychology and Mathematics double major.  Realized after submitting the application that though I can't take Psych / Maths & Stats as a double major, I can take Psych / Maths, so if I'm really, really keen, I can go back afterwards and do Maths & Stats and get credits towards half the course requirements - could be done with the next degree in just a year longer.
    I'm not good at making battles interesting, and have been worried the whole development time about this.  In the wee hours this morning I woke up after dreaming that my mother (who is not computer savvy at all!) wanted me to make a game, which turned out to be more of a VN than an RPG, but it had battles and an overworld, and it was a really interesting mechanic - nothing spectacular or mind-blowing, just something I'd never seen or heard of before - and when I woke up I thought that'd be perfect to do in my game.  At the time I thought I should get up and write it all down so I wouldn't forget, but it's winter here and my bed was nice and warm, so I went back to sleep.  Naturally, I can now remember bits and pieces of it, but not what it was that made it so special. The bits that I do remember are not that much different to the default battle mechanic.


    Should'a wrote it down :(
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    Scythuz
    Scythuz
    Is this for 'you know what'? (has no idea if he can mention the name or not) If so, I'd be up for discussing it sometime if you want to throw ideas at me :p  
    Jam Session
    Jam Session
    Just make your game as creative as possible  :D
    Shaz
    Shaz
    I may take you up on this.  My game is no secret - it's been in development so long that it's been forgotten by most people ;)
    Let's sign up, hang around the forum for a month, and then tell the moderators how to do their job.  Yeah, what could go wrong with that?


    In other news, I so want my game to just be finished already, but it's been so long and the thought of figuring out where I left off is just scary.  An I want to rewrite it so I can redo all the scripts and make them better.  On the horns of a dilemma ...
    I cut up onions for my son at lunchtime yesterday.  My hands still smell like onions :(
    kovak
    kovak
    brush some coffee powder on your hands with a bit of soap and vinegar, it might remove the smell.
    Shaz
    Shaz
    and leave me smelling like vinegar and coffee?  Hmmm ... the lesser of two evils ;)
    kovak
    kovak
    won't be neutral, but it works, then wash your hands with soap only
    If you EVER register a domain name, pay the extra cost for WhoIs anonymity.  I didn't, based on not remembering to have ever been offered/accepted with my previous domains, and I'm regretting it big time.  Only a week, and I'm being flooded with emails from people who think I NEED to have their logos, web designs, mobile apps, and are all waiting for me to get back to them.  The best offer so far was for provision of full sample layouts and no payment required until I approved one.  I might be tempted, if I had spare cash.  But then spare cash might be better spent seeing if I can get that option I initially didn't take.
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    Zalerinian
    Zalerinian
    I'm too poor to afford nice private things, haha, but Google has done a fantastic job of sending all those offers directly to spam! Haven't had to deal with a single one, I believe. I have to assume you don't primarily use Gmail, huh? 
    BCj
    BCj
    That's a nice tip.. Should remember that for when I buy a domain :p
    Shaz
    Shaz
    No, I avoid gmail like the plague.  A domain name is only $20/year for me.  Private hosting (not necessarily a dedicated server) is a different matter.  But both are absolutely necessary if you want to be perceived as a professional.
    I am at my dad's place.  Met the man who wanted all dad's poultry, and his lovely family, and we caught (we think) all of them and they're gone now.  I also trapped the cat to take back with me - that was much easier and faster than any of us expected, and I can sleep peacefully now, without worrying about whether he'll turn up or not.  He's beautiful, and so incredibly calm, considering he hasn't had much human contact at all.  I want to go home now, but it's getting late and I don't like driving at night.  I also need to stay to just make sure there aren't any stray chooks that evaded the round-up.  Not sure what I'll do with them if there are.  It's so cold here ... 10.7°C but feels like 8.3°C, with strong wind gusts going right through the house :(   There's going to be a frost in the morning :(


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    Shaz
    Shaz
    lol - emus!  On our honeymoon, way back, Mark - my husband just fyi - took me for a drive through a wildlife park, where you could wind down the windows and feed the animals from packets of pre-bought food.  He decided placing the packet between his legs while driving might not be the wisest idea, when an emu stuck his head right through the window wondering where the food was :D   They're fast, and those beaks are really hard - a combo that packs quite a punch!
    Shaz
    Shaz
    Thankfully, he saw the error in his ways just in the nick of time ;)
    KanaX
    KanaX
    I was about to say that I'm glad that you avoided the dangers of unwanted pregnancy, but your second reply ruined it. Oh, to heck with it! "Thankfully you won't have to resort to adoption!"
    Gosh...doing "Utility" Coding is just SO boring...how you guys enjoy those codings xD?


    such 


    document.getContext('2d');


    I honestly prefer coding "Features" >_>  
    Zeriab
    Zeriab
    What?


    But... utility coding is my favorite thing
    nio kasgami
    nio kasgami
    Aww Zeriab I guess you can make them more fun :c
    Zeriab
    Zeriab
    I don't see anything wrong in preferring frontend work. My personal preference just happens to be backend stuff.
    It rained all night last night, and it's still raining lightly today.  Love it.  Today is a "pull back the curtains and work while it's raining" day.  However, I hope it clears away today, as I found a buyer for all my dad's poultry, and tomorrow I have to make another trip down to meet him and spend the late evening catching 25+ chooks.  Dad and I froze when we went down there on Tuesday - going to be one miserable night if it's raining too :(
    Dark_Metamorphosis
    Dark_Metamorphosis
    Now I just sound ignorant  :headshake:


    Always wanted to go to Australia because of the beaches and the hot weather (Sometimes a bit too hot for my taste) but it makes sense that It can get cold there too. At least I didn't take it to the heights of "Polar bears wonder the streets of Sweden"  :guffaw:
    Shaz
    Shaz
    We do have fairy penguins on the beaches though :)
    Dark_Metamorphosis
    Dark_Metamorphosis
    And they are cute too! :D  
    We are not moving house.  Renewed our lease today for another 12 months.  My dad has accepted that he can't be on his own, and even if we move to be near him, there's still a great risk, so he's made the decision to move here instead of us moving there.  Thank goodness, 'cause I took him home on Tuesday, planning to stay a few nights, and it was absolutely freezing!  We came home a day early, and aren't planning to go back apart from day trips to sort out his things and get him moved.  I'm sad for him, as I know how much he wanted to stay.  But I think this is the best outcome for him, health and safety-wise, and I'm so relieved that we can stay where we are.  Now life can get back to normal again. 
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    nio kasgami
    nio kasgami
    aww it's good!


    yes it's sad for your father but at least he will be safe :)  


    and you will not have to move who's maybe provoke a lots of stress to you and your kid I know how much it's can be hard for teenager to being forced to move away's of friend and etc
    Simon D. Aelsi
    Simon D. Aelsi
    I understand. Taking care of elderly parents in such a way that they get as much independence as they can is pretty difficult...
    MadMaus
    MadMaus
    Moving away from home is always hard, specially when you lived there long enough.

    My best wishes for you and your family, Shaz.
    TMW you find a perfect rental, and discover the best internet access you can get is only ADSL.  Not even ADSL2. :(   Oh well, cross that one off the list.  Back to the original.
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    Luck Of Kurisu Saimon Des
    Luck Of Kurisu Saimon Des
    No dodo unlimited nbn ultra bedi has it my best friend it's  super fast
    Shaz
    Shaz
    The house we've applied for is in an NBN wireless area, but there's no connection.  So if we get approved, we can either arrange the connection (might cost a bit), see if the owner will arrange it (which she probably won't as she's trying to sell it so won't want to spend more money on it), or just stick with ADSL2, which would also be okay.
    Luck Of Kurisu Saimon Des
    Luck Of Kurisu Saimon Des
    Yo move to Melbourne  in a little  suburb called melton we have everyyhing you need shopping center pool library kh ah if you want shazza 


    But if you don't  fe


    Ps houses are cheap in melton 


    We bought ours for 300.000
    House search continues ... we submitted an application on Friday for a rather nice, and large, place.  It hasn't been processed yet.  When I told my mum where it is, she wondered if it was my sister's old house, which used to be in town but was relocated to that area after she sold it.  Turns out, it's exactly the same house my sister used to own when she lived down there - moved onto a larger block on the edge of town, and renovated!  That's the second house I've considered renting down there that she used to live in!  Maybe I should ask her for a list of places she HASN'T owned or lived in, and just search through those.


    Today I found another place that's closer to the area we're looking, it's absolutely beautiful - ticks even more boxes - and is only $10 a week more than the one we already applied for, exactly the same amount that we're paying now.  I was so tempted to just tell them to change our application to this house, without even waiting to look through it. But we'll do an inspection in a couple of weeks when it's vacant, and by then the office will already have approved our application, so it'll only need to be submitted to the owners. Fingers crossed ...
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    MadMaus
    MadMaus
    Curious. Rent is paid weekly where you live? I've heard one time that the wage in some countries is paid weekly, so I assume that's why some bills are charged weekly too (For the record, I live in Brazil and here our wages and bills are both paid monthly).
    Shaz
    Shaz
    Rent is quoted weekly, but you can pay it fortnightly or monthly if you like.  They just like you to be ahead.  Some places I've worked pay you weekly, some fortnightly (every second week).  Any time I've contracted to a US company for anything, pay is monthly.  So I pay rent once a month to cover the 4 or 5 weeks until next pay is due.
    JAD94
    JAD94
    Good luck! Wish you the best, keep us updated! :)  
    Shaz > Why did you delete my post? I was trying to promote a product on your forum - one that can be used with rpg maker and compliments it quite well - it doesnt seem to be against the rules. I was also going to post free content created with it in that thread.


    Is that prohibited somehow? :o
    Lease ends 6 weeks from today.  Time to get serious about looking ... first house inspection coming up on Wednesday, and it's gorgeous (rent is almost as much as we're paying in a much larger city for a brand new house, but it ticks every single box). I'm almost certain we'll submit an application.  Just hope the owner is willing to hold onto it for 4 or 5 weeks so we're not paying rent on 2 places, or go through this exercise half a dozen times.
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    mlogan
    mlogan
    That does sound interesting for sure. A few years ago we were considering buying and there was one house we looked at that was like that - technically a 3 bedroom but to get to one of the "bedrooms" you had to walk through the master bedroom. The other bedroom had a door leading outside - with young children, none of that was ideal. :p

    Sounds like you could have you a nice at-home office though. :)
    Hollow 1977
    Hollow 1977
    Wierd. That's a nice walk. Hope it all works out.
    Shaz
    Shaz
    Yes, it seems it was being set up as a parents' retreat, but would also work well as a teenager's retreat or a granny flat, or as you say, as a very large office area.  We could easily use it as any of those 4 options.  There were plenty of power points and phone points throughout, which you don't usually get in older houses.  We submitted an application, to lease 3 weeks from today, but I suspect if they get someone who wants to start earlier, they might give it to them instead.  Only one other application has been submitted so far, so depending on their requested start date and term, we might have a chance.  And we also discovered that it's currently on the market.  But if we get approved and the house sells, and the new owner wants to live there, we will still be able to see out the remainder of the lease.  The downside though, is that we could be called at any time and given notice that they want to take potential buyers through :(
    Mmmm ... warm porridge on a cool day!  First for the year, but there will be more :)


    Still looking for a place to rent near my dad when our lease runs out  Forecasts are for snow in Stanthorpe this winter.  Then EVERY day will be porridge day!  Snow and porridge will be nice.  Not so much looking forward to the cold.  But that's nearly 2 months away (creeping up quickly though), and a lot can change in 2 months.
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    Vance Raehart
    Vance Raehart
    ill be creeping up real quick *wink* wink* you know what i mean? *nudge *nudge*. im trying to find place affordable. i really don't care if its in the hood or what not.
    ??????
    ??????
    Porridge is the best! But I would say that :D
    Sharm
    Sharm
    Oh yeah, it's fall there.  I know it's silly but it's always surprising.
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