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  1. Still newer forum!

    Hey everyone, as you can probably see we've (finally) upgraded to the latest release of our forum software. A few things will have changed, and I've made a few notes here: If you previously had a display name that was separate from your login name, you'll find that they've now been merged and your old display name is now the only username for your account. You can also log in with your email address now, if that's easier. As of when I'm posting this, there's a job running to reindex all existing content in the forum for the new version. Until it finishes, you may see some weirdness around the forums. Notably, bbcode that isn't being displayed correctly, broken search, and so on. These should resolve themselves over the next several hours as the index job runs. There's no longer a mobile theme, the new software uses a responsive design instead. The header art and some of the styling is a bit messed up at the moment, because I am not a frontend person. Chris and Jake will hopefully be along shortly to make them look less terrible. Thanks for bearing with us through the downtime tonight, and hopefully the newer software is a smoother and more modern experience for everyone
  2. Idle Thumbs Mastodon

    Do you miss the fun days of Twitter, when it wasn't full of (as many) garbage people and was way harder to use? We've set up a Mastodon instance just for Idle Thumbs at What is Mastodon? It's basically decentralized Twitter. You can follow people from other instances, but your local timeline will always show you post from just the Idle Thumbs instance. It's a delight. Also it's free and you can just go sign up.
  3. IdleMC Epoch 7.5 Final Prologue GOTY Edition

    I can host 'em no problem. If nothing else I'll probably put them in S3.
  4. IdleMC Epoch 7.5 Final Prologue GOTY Edition

    Thanks again for doing this! Is hosting this revival costing you anything? I'd be happy to donate a bit towards the cost, if so.
  5. IdleMC Epoch 7.5 Final Prologue GOTY Edition

    This is awesome! Epochs 3 and 4 were definitely new world, we wiped away the server each time and started fresh. The fourth (I think) had a very extensive subway system, if I recall. But it predates booster tracks, so it relied on the old "make one cart clip into another cart" physics trick.
  6. IdleMC Epoch 7.5 Final Prologue GOTY Edition

    Ah, looks like the domain expired. I do have them all, I'll try to set up a new hostname for the site tonight if I have time. Edit: I've set up the archive at - it's serving the wrong cert via https, so you'll get a security warning when you try to access it that way, but I'll fix that up later tonight. Plain http should be fine (and there's nothing especially sensitive on that domain anyway)
  7. At least the food isn't a survival mechanism. It's basically just a health refill, plus maybe a temporary boost to some stats. But yeah, I get it. One nice thing about the Switch for me has been the portability and the system-level mandate that games support preserving their state when you put the console to sleep. It makes it easier to play things for a little bit at a time.
  8. You never know... I still have minimal interest in the combat sections of that game, but playing it as a purely open-world exploration adventure, it gave me plenty of fun. Figuring out how to sneak around mobs to unlock fast-travel towers or get past mountain ranges turned into a kind of weird meta-puzzle that I enjoyed more than I expected.
  9. Modest Tech: The NX Generation (Nintendo Switch)

    I didn't try the demo because I'm already 100% confident I'll enjoy the finished game. I also really want to see Yoshi's Woolly World ported from the Wii U. That game was great too.
  10. Anyone Remember?

    Are you thinking of the copy from the Pantscast website?
  11. Idle Thumbs Mastodon

    Should be fixed now, sorry about that! Update: temporarily down for a few while I migrate all the upload assets to S3. Sorry! IT's back for real now, and images have been migrated to S3 so we don't run out of space again.
  12. Idle Thumbs Mastodon

    Sorry, I'm on vacation and haven't been able to check it out. Rails likes to slowly allocate memory and eventually start swapping. Will check it out in the morning.
  13. Modest Tech: The NX Generation (Nintendo Switch)

    That's exactly where I fell off the game.
  14. Idle Thumbs Hiatus

    For what it's worth, my engagement with the forums has dropped as conversation has coalesced into a few megathreads, even if they're for subjects I'm actually interested in, like Switch games. It's basically turned the forums into a slack channel anyway.
  15. The Good Place

  16. The Good Place

    Oh dip.
  17. The Good Place

    There's a pretty good companion podcast, hosted by Marc Evan Jackson (who plays Shawn) where various members of the cast and crew are interviewed about things: They started recording it after season 2, so it's very spoiler-heavy on the first two seasons from the start. So... beware.
  18. Idle Thumbs Hiatus

  19. I believe some folks are still in the process of moving.
  20. Still newer forum!

    Nah, the forum software groups reports, and if you reply it just means there's a dangling reply that makes no sense once the spam is cleaned up. Though it does seem to have subsided in the last day or so, fingers crossed.
  21. Still newer forum!

    Reporting stuff helps for sure, and I try to clean it up as fast as I can, but sometimes I'm asleep or not at a computer so it takes a while.
  22. Still newer forum!

    No, I enabled it the other day to see what would happen
  23. Still newer forum!

    Weird, must've been toggled off during a software upgrade. They're back now.
  24. As a person with a tiny kitchen, I further endorse a traditional stovetop pressure cooker, which doesn't take up as much counter space, and can also be used as a normal pot.
  25. Please, coin-based wishes are so 20th century. Now we're all about putting locks on stuff.