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Just out of curiosity, does this look familiar to anyone? in General
Warrior
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Have you tried talking to someone who writes or at least is familiar with asian languages or arabic? Hiragana looks somthing like that as well as some chinese characters. I can't think of an exact match, but maybe someone in the language department of the nearest university might be a good place to look.

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Bragging rights in General
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Congrats! Great work!

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Tech question for macs . . . in General
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http://maccompanion.com/archives/november2003/software.html

Try this one listed as working for os 9.1 I hope that is close to os 9

Edited last one as you posted. Need to type and revise faster.

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Tech question for macs . . . in General
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Edit: deleted post, had it backwards.

[ Monday, August 02, 2004 11:11: Message edited by: Devlish ]

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Post Your Desktop in General
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Here's the current Desktop http://www.yoxio.com/img/73161.jpg

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What did you last eat? in General
Warrior
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Breakfast: Coffee & a quad latte
Dinner last nite: daikon kim chee (Gok Toghee(sp?)), rice, and a mocha
Lunch yesterday: cucumber kim chee and a caramel fudge mocha

MMMM gotta love Kim Chee just made a big batch 4 different kinds.

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AGE? HOW OLD ARE WE? in General
Warrior
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That makes two old women here then! IMAGE(smile002.gif)

I'm the other 36 year old "crone". I have to concur, that age seems ancient to my teenage son, and spiderwebs games are very, very replayable.

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registration codes in General
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If its 7:30pm here in Portland (same time zone as Jeff), it is 1:30am give or take an hour. I'm not sure about the day though, we might be a day behind.

[ Thursday, June 24, 2004 17:23: Message edited by: Devlish ]

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Gainful Employment in General
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Executive Assistant, Mother(Driver, gopher, personal shopper, maid, etc), Building the occasional PC.

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Tome of Instruction in Blades of Avernum
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I am fairly sure I walked by it several times but can anyone point me in the right direction to find the Tome of Instruction or whatever they call it to use the controls and finish the game?

I have searched forever and still can't find it.

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Windose BOA install problem in Tech Support
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You can also try winrar. It will repair some minor problems even in zip and exe formats.

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Screen does not resize properly on exit in Tech Support
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Already done regularly. All drivers are up to date, all updates are installed.

[ Saturday, June 05, 2004 07:34: Message edited by: devlish ]

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Screen does not resize properly on exit in Tech Support
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No, BoA is the only one so far.

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Screen does not resize properly on exit in Tech Support
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I use a desk top size of 1024x768. My screen won't resize on exit. My desktop stays at 800 x 600 rather than reseting to my prior resultion. I use full screen. The windowed setting is too small to see well.

Is there a way to set the game so that my old desktop size comes back after I exit BoA?

Edit: Using Windows ME

[ Friday, June 04, 2004 20:15: Message edited by: devlish ]

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Hi, nice to meet you in General
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My websites are lost and confused.

Only one still exsists. I lost the password (geocities/angelfire type site I forget which one) and it has not been updated since an old college business project.

I would constantly forget what was on the other websites & have to look for things my friends asked me about. The last website died of neglect & I pulled the plug about at year ago.

I'm one of the old folks here. My son, my job, finding a few hours a week to game/email/play with the puter, my compulsive reading habits, and my need to get at least 4-6 hours sleep a night conspire to keep me too busy.

The busy schedule keeps me a lurker. Blaming my sense of humor was a mostly a joke.

[ Tuesday, June 01, 2004 14:41: Message edited by: devlish ]

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Screenshots from the game.. in Blades of Avernum
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Non-Disclosure Agreement

Or something like that. An agreement not to give out details of the beta versions

Edit: sorry I didn't see Kelandon's message when I started typing.

[ Monday, May 31, 2004 21:14: Message edited by: devlish ]

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Hi, nice to meet you in General
Warrior
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Profile #132
Christie,
The treasures hidden amongst the junk is what makes most websites. I think yours is nice it has personality. Makes it enjoyable.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who looses track of what is on my website. Now if I would just quit losing the pesky things.

spy there,

Why too bad? too few girls? is there actually someone else in the world that(gasp) enjoys my humor? or ???

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Hi, nice to meet you in General
Warrior
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Welcome Christie!

I love the shots of you on the medeival page. Nice sword & great to see another girl here. The drawing for the dragon cavanoskus is great. Christie Vs Photoshop is hauntingly beautiful. NICE mistake. I wish my goofs with the photo editor turned out that well.

I hope you have a wonderful time here despite the odd characters that inhabit this forum.

I am usually just a lurker unless somthing really catches my eye. I don't think anyone here gets my odd sense of humor so I usually don't burden them with it.

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General Forum Archive / News on Chance in General
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Thank you!!! Nice to have the archive.

Is there any chance that you or anyone else here has the Xian Skull topic? I loved that joke despite the flame wars it generated. I would really like to see a copy. I was being a bit of ditz and missed that file while making back ups B/4 I changed hard drives.

Edit: Ignore this if its in the archive. I'm still working on downloading all of it.

[ Sunday, May 30, 2004 09:17: Message edited by: devlish ]

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What Are You? in General
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Amer-Asian: 1/2 Korean, 1/2 mutt (French, Welsh, Norwegian, English, German)

The South Korean side is probably pure. The whole Country has a racial purity thing. The american side is more questionable. I am sure of the first 3. English and German come more from family names in the family tree.

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Mac or PC? in General
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LOL I hate to wait just as much as the next person but let the Mac users do all the debugging! Less problems for all of us PC users that way. IMAGE(biggrin0.gif)

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THE IRON SALTIRE CHEF CHALLENGES YOU, PART ONE in General
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Forgive me if I'm wrong, but isn't that a variety/brand of Thai chili sauce???

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THE IRON SALTIRE CHEF CHALLENGES YOU, PART ONE in General
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Ko chu jung (sp?) and rice! mmmm ko chu Jung or how ever its spelled is a Korean hot sauce/paste.

Chorrizo & eggs makes the best scrambled eggs. Heat the chorrizo chunks in the pan until rendered, once the sausage has rendered add well beaten eggs. salt to taste. cook like scrambled eggs enjoy!

And of course the one and only perfect food chocolate cheesecake!!!!

In all fairness I have to credit the food network for the next two recipes. I use both. Love both. I got the basic recipes online and play with them every time. I usually at least double the vanilla & use real bourbon vanilla extract or bourbon vanilla beans if I can get them.

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
2 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
2 1/2 pounds cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 lemon, zested
1 orange, zested
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder (I prefer ghiradelli)
5 eggs
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup sour cream
semi-sweet chocolate

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Butter the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan. In a mixing bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, butter and sugar and mix well. Press onto bottom of springform pan and bake until golden, about 8 minutes. Set aside to cool. When completely cooled, butter the sides of the pan.

Increase oven temperature to 500 degrees F.

In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, zests and vanilla and beat until light and creamy. Add the flour & cocoa powder then the eggs and yolks 1 at a time, mixing well after each addition. Add the sour cream and mix until smooth. Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 12 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 200 degrees F and bake for 1 hour more. Transfer cake to a cooling rack and let cool completely. Refrigerate cake overnight. Melt chocolate over double boiler. dizzle over cheesecake. chill till chocolate is set.

And last but not least the long awaited ice cream recipe I usually make a half batch it works both ways.


10 cups heavy cream
5 cups whole milk
Pinch salt
3 cups sugar
3 vanilla beans
24 large egg yolks

Variations:
Chocolate-Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream:
3/4 cup whole milk
16 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped in chunks

Strawberry Cheese Cake Ice Cream:
1 1/2 cups strawberry preserves, no sugar added
1/2 frozen strawberry cheesecake, cut in large chunks
10 large fresh strawberries, halved

To make the vanilla ice cream: Combine the cream, milk, salt, and 2 cups of the sugar in a large pot. Split the vanilla beans down the middle lengthwise and scrape out the seeds with a paring knife; add them to the pot and toss in the pods for added flavor. Place the cream mixture over medium heat, and bring up to a simmer; stirring with a wooden spoon to dissolve the sugar. Ideally, the temperature should reach 175 degrees F (just below scalding) for a smooth-textured ice cream; this should take about 15 minutes. Shut off the heat, cover the pot, and allow the cream mixture to steep for 15 minutes to further infuse the vanilla flavor.
In the meantime, combine the egg yolks in a large mixing bowl and blend them lightly with a wire whisk. Gradually add the remaining 1 cup of sugar and continue to whisk until the sugar is completely dissolved and the eggs are thick and pale yellow; about 6 minutes.

Using a large ladle or measuring cup, temper the eggs by gradually whisking in about 4 cups of the hot cream mixture. Return this back to the rest of the cream in the saucepan and turn the heat to medium-low. Stir constantly until the custard thickens and leaves a path on the back of a spoon when you run your finger across it, about 10 to 12 minutes (do not let boil.)

Pour the vanilla custard through a fine strainer and chill completely in a sink full of ice, stirring here and there; this should take about 1 hour. Ideally, let the ice cream base "age" overnight in the refrigerator before churning in an ice cream maker to improve the flavor and texture of the final product – but it is still good if you decide to process it right away. Divide the ice cream into quarts and churn each in an ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions. When done, the ice cream will be the consistency of "soft serve." To harden the ice cream fully, freeze in plastic covered containers.

To make the Chocolate-Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream: Heat 3/4 up of milk in a pot over medium-low heat. Add 12 ounces of the chopped chocolate and stir until completely melted. Pour 1 quart of the strained hot vanilla ice cream base into the melted chocolate and stir until very well incorporated. Chill and process as directed in the master recipe. Fold in the remaining 4 ounces of chopped chocolate after churning while the ice cream is in the "soft-serve" stage. Churn another 1 to 2 minutes just until combined.

To make the Strawberry Cheesecake Ice Cream: Mix the strawberry preserves into the vanilla custard just before you start churning in the ice cream maker. Add the pieces of strawberry cheesecake and fresh strawberries after churning while the ice cream is in the "soft-serve" stage. Continue to churn for an additional 5 minutes or until combined but still chunky.

Play with it. Just add any flavorings to the basic recipe when its sort of soft set. Or to the hot custard for the liquid to semi liquid flavoring to change it to chocolate, strawberry, etc.

My favorite is to stir in peanut butter and chopped reeses peanutbutter cups at the soft serve stage.

Caramel sauce and chocolate chips at soft serve stage works great too.

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On the Reading of Books in General
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I have to admit to being another escapist. Nothing like escaping the daily grind and joining a world where I don't have responsibilites. I read about a book a day if I have time. Sci/Fi, fantasy, Mystery, General fiction. Favorite authors are way too many to list. I am currently reading McCaffrey (Anne & Todd), Lackey, Brooks, LLewelyn & Czerneda. Da Vinci's Daughter was a good read.

The classics are usually wonderful novels that have stood the test of time with a few unfortunate exceptions. Wuthering Heights is probably great for those who will eventually read SHUDDER Harlequin Romances.

Shakespeare is often a boring read but remember his plays were meant to be seen. I prefer his comedies to his tragedies though, especially A Mid Summer's Night Dream.

I only watch TV when I have to. Like when my son or boyfriend insists I watch a show with them.

I vaguely remember Shogun. Not a bad book. Clavel even did some research into the culture if I remember right. Its been a decade or so since I read that one.

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The "About us" topic in General
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It looks like Hangul or Korean but the font needs work. Some of the characters/letters look wrong. By the way does anyone know if they correctly refered to as characters or letters in Hangul? Its phonetic like english, but the letters of the Korean language are based on Chinese characters. My text books call them both. One say letters, one says characters.

»What is your name?
Angel

»What is your quest?
To have more time so I can sleep.

»What is your favorite color/colour?
black

»What is your job (If you are unemployed, what prevents you from having more free time)?
adminstrative assistant

»What are some books you like?
hmmm, I'm looking at bookcases and boxes full of books. Anne McCaffrey, Terry Brooks, Piers Anthony(not xanth), Shakespeare, Dostoyevski, Mercedes Lackey, Ursula le Guin(amazing woman attend one of her lectures if you can!), and too many to list or remember

»What are some movies/TV shows you like?
LoTR, Matrix, Finding Forrester, Xue Xue: The Sent Down Girl.

»What are some computer/console games you like?
Warcraft, Starcraft, Diablo, Never Winter Nights, all of the spiderweb games, too many to list, too many games not enough time

»What are some bands you like?
Santana, Luciano Pavaroti, Bare Naked Ladies, eminem, Mozart, Bach, Kid Rock, Wheezer, Coltrane, B B King, Sugar Ray, Everclear. . .

»What are some songs/musical pieces you like?
Any part of Don Giovanni, Schubert's great C Major(minor? Cd is not here), Buddy Holly(the song by Wheezer), Cowboy, Darling Nikki, Joyride

»What do you think various members look like?
Normal people more or less

»What do you look like?
5 ft, long brown hair, brown eyes, glasses, amer-asian (1/2 Korean)

»What did you have for lunch last Tuesday?
I don't eat lunch.

»What is your age?
35

»What is your species?
I'm not sure this week. It was Homo Sapiens last week.

»What sort of computer do you use?
Which one?
the family computer p4, 2.4ghz, 512mb ddr, radeon 9800
my computer pIII, 866mhz, 512mb sdr, old sis onboard video
Whatever ancient mac we use at the office

»What plane are you from?
sheer perversity

»Are you male, female, or "other"?
female, possibly other

»How many holes do you prefer in the ceiling?
None unless you count the ones for light fixtures

»When did you last brush your teeth?
Just b/4 I sat down at my computer

»Do you feed lemons to your pet alligator?
I used to but he quit eating them

»To whom are all your base belong?
Us, who else?

»What region of the universe are you posting from?
Sheer Perversity

»What does (§³·ß)Ð/µª=ƒ mean?
My worst math nightmare come true, Ranks right up there with Sadistics (more commonly known as statistics)

»What is the appropriate usage of the word "EVOL"?
Hmmm maybe we should ask the Grammar Wench

»Do you own any medieval or medieval-style weaponry?
Not currently

»Did I forget anything?
I hope not

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