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by KeenEmpire
Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:20
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Are mods fanfiction?
Replies: 28
Views: 15268

VikingBoyBilly wrote:everything on fanfiction.net
You've done it now!

https://www.fanfiction.net/s/11090259/1 ... -Reckoning
by KeenEmpire
Tue Mar 31, 2015 5:46
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: How much information can be hidden even in small files?
Replies: 12
Views: 4699

Hmm, how random are the normal levels?
by KeenEmpire
Sat Feb 14, 2015 16:43
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Keen:Life Trilogy -- my concept for a mod trilogy
Replies: 31
Views: 15410

He still had the HyperPistol in Keen 3.5... or maybe that was all a dream.
by KeenEmpire
Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:13
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Keen:Life Trilogy -- my concept for a mod trilogy
Replies: 31
Views: 15410

In other news today, Winnie-the-Pooh is getting a new remake scheduled to come out next year, produced by Christopher Nolan. It's a new take on the beloved childhood story and by the looks of the trailer, it looks promising. Very dark, very gritty.. and quite tragic in many ways, seeing Pooh slowly...
by KeenEmpire
Thu Feb 12, 2015 2:06
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Keen:Life Trilogy -- my concept for a mod trilogy
Replies: 31
Views: 15410

Is Keen going to ever contemplate the millions of vorticon deaths that bloodied his hands? I think this storyline has a lot of promise, being both dark and canon. It's also plausible that he couldn't simply revive Vorticons who had died prior to backup tech being researched. And if he ever finds ou...
by KeenEmpire
Wed Feb 11, 2015 17:32
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Keen:Life Trilogy -- my concept for a mod trilogy
Replies: 31
Views: 15410

But given the existence of worlds beyond his own, that should be less of a factor. One approach is to shut that right down. There is no more space travel; it is now either too dangerous, or downright impossible. Maybe the Vorticons and Shikadi encountered Eldritch Horrors, from which the only hope ...
by KeenEmpire
Wed Feb 11, 2015 14:28
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Keen:Life Trilogy -- my concept for a mod trilogy
Replies: 31
Views: 15410

Assuming you're being serious... Consider that, in episode 3, Mortimer is actually trying to get his life extended. Why would he be trying to do that, unless his continued existence were valuable? And if it is indeed valuable, why wasn't he addressing the aging issue from the start? It's not as if h...
by KeenEmpire
Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:26
Forum: Other Keen Stuff
Topic: Keen:Life Trilogy -- my concept for a mod trilogy
Replies: 31
Views: 15410

Looks like Mortimer and Keen both wasted their lives rather than researching life-extension.
by KeenEmpire
Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:59
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: OFF TOPIC THREAD: Where derailing the thread is impossible!
Replies: 2297
Views: 619406

F# seems like an interesting language, and I'd be cautiously interested, conditional on the platform being made FOSS and cross-platform. Having a JVM competitor would also be nice.
by KeenEmpire
Tue Feb 03, 2015 18:29
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Starting out in programming
Replies: 13
Views: 6384

As far as programming goes, I adopt a functional style where possible. John Carmack has given his two cents on the topic. This means that, in practice, I tend to use: Pure functions where possible - if a function only returns a value, and has no side effects or funny I/O business like checking the t...
by KeenEmpire
Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:37
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Linux Adventures
Replies: 117
Views: 51778

I think Xubuntu was trying an awful Unity style interface the last time I tried it and it was going to be a total hack to set it up the way I wanted while Mint has things basically right out of the box. That's weird, but on my setups, I've found it sufficient just to copy over ~/.config/xfce4 (pref...
by KeenEmpire
Mon Feb 02, 2015 8:38
Forum: Unofficial Keen Games
Topic: The Lost Age of Keen Fangames
Replies: 54
Views: 29166

Asino's Uphail was my onetime favorite, made me laugh every few minutes back when I first played. Spent many hours until I could reliably beat the asteroid level. rkp2 was decent enough. I should probably replay it for some memories and try rkp3. I remember one of the authors asked for their game to...
by KeenEmpire
Sun Feb 01, 2015 15:51
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Linux Adventures
Replies: 117
Views: 51778

MATE was actually my first choice for migrating from Unity/Gnome 3. (I loved my Ubuntu 10.04 Gnome 2 look and feel, and wanted to keep it as far as possible. This was before Gnome Classic, so the closest thing was MATE.) But something or another was broken, and I moved on to Xfce, found that I could...
by KeenEmpire
Sun Feb 01, 2015 14:21
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Linux Adventures
Replies: 117
Views: 51778

Aye, pretty much. Though I would seek refuge in Mint rather than Ubuntu. What's the difference? (Honest question) I'm using a customized xfce and xmonad, ran fixubuntu.com, so I'm not aware of any difference at this point aside from ubuntu being more upstream. I actually gave up on using the touchs...
by KeenEmpire
Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:06
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Linux Adventures
Replies: 117
Views: 51778

If I recall correctly, that wiki page was one of the first places I checked. Packman (and the others) didn't seem to have the ones I was looking for either. Anyway, I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something obvious, or that my impression hadn't been unfairly skewed. I did enjoy the openS...