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  1. Chaos.Lady

    Roll Call!

    Okay, so I was wondering (due to a discussion in another thread - http://forums.atomicmpc.com.au/index.php?showtopic=55689) about the general length of membership of our currently active members. UUrrrghghghgh. So I created a poll . Anywho... please let me know how long you have been around the traps here. :) C'mon all. Neeeeeeeeeeed stats! :)
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    Anyone seen Cybes lately ?

    Sometimes it's not about anyone "doing" anything, so much as just knowing that people are there if you want. We can't stop the world being a dick, but we can laugh/cry/rage/hold up a middle finger at it with you. It's not much, and a lot less than we'd like to do, but sometimes it might be enough.
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    Anyone seen Cybes lately ?

    Hope everything is ok Cybes. We understand, but hope you know that we care and you are someone that is worth caring about. Do what you need to do, but remember we are always here to lead an ear, or a hand, or a shoulder. Or just to fill the quiet places or overrule the inner noise that sometimes makes it all seem worse.
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    What's on your mind?

    I beat you both by a bit. And I'm still here, still actively kicking Nich's arse and will still be here when the lights go off. I've also been part of / am part of a number of forums outside of here. DIfference is that I don't mention it because it has no bearing on here. We don't have a say in what our playground is built on, and should perhaps just consider ourselves incredibly blessed to still have a playground at all that allows us to roam free like the wildebeast.
  5. So.... Atomic Issue 1 was first released into the wild in February 2001 (according to the always factual wikipedia). This means that in a few months, atomic will celebrate its 17th birthday. Now, 17 is an important number. It's our last year of childhood before the whole "adulting" thing falls upon our heads. It's our last year of the freedoms accorded a teen. It's also a great excuse for a party. After some discussion (including a little batting of the eyelashes) with a number of our glorious editors (may they live long and engender many sons), I can now reveal the next "official" atomic meet (planning almost complete). So here, now is your "Save The Date" for 6.30pm Saturday, 3rd February 2018. It will be held Upstairs @ The Albion Place Hotel, Taito House 531 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000. Tickets are $30 which will include a drink on arrival, some nibbly stuffz to munch and birthday cake! It will be a chance for you to reunite with faces not seen for many moons. It will be epic. So, tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell those who have deserted these realms for the book of face. Get them here and showing their interest. Tickets can be purchased through my paypal link (https://www.paypal.me/chaoslady). Pants will be mandatory, however location of said pants is negotiable. If you have ideas/suggestions/comments/issues/personal problems message me and I'll listen. Post to let me know you want to attend and I'll add you to a list. Lets make it happen people. https://www.facebook.com/events/179953005901387/ - this is the book of face link to the event for those socially mediaified. UPDATE: Apparently atomicans are in the grip of wedding fever on that date, so I'm considering a change of date to Saturday 3rd February 2018. Please post thoughts... UPDATED: FEB 3RD seems to be a go! Please note changed date! UPDATE: Venue is locked in for Upstairs @ The Albion Place Hotel, Taito House 531 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000. Time will be commencing at 6.30pm. Pants are still mandatory except for women 'cause... uhhhhh actually I'll leave that alone... Current Attendees: Battlefield_GIR Kothos CokeMan Kent Dempsey Jarod Saunders Smithjoe1 dsagill hectorbustnuts Lachlan Newport Ben Mansill mykl_c Opy fredzfrog Sacrifical Newt Praetorian spyx
  6. Hmmmmmmmmmmmm. Let me see what I can do... It won't be for a while tho. But... Hmmmm....
  7. Chaos.Lady

    Getting a recognised piece of paper for Microsoft Office

    There is about a million RTOs that offer that stuff, but to my mind your better option is potentially TAFE/Uni. Specifically online/Part-time/Night courses. RTOs don't have the best name and as far as employers go, they still like higher ed quals. There are adult/bridging courses you can do in IT land which will get you basic quals as well as higher level ones. https://www.northmetrotafe.wa.edu.au/short-courses https://www.training.com.au/pt/central-tafe-perth-courses/ https://www.southmetrotafe.wa.edu.au/short-courses https://www.open.edu.au/ http://www.openuniversity.edu/courses There are also the freebie type courses (some of which you can pay to get a certificate in) https://www.edx.org/school/harvardx https://www.adelaide.edu.au/learning/adelaidex/free-online-courses If you don't like that route and really wanna go the RTO - here is the MS link for trainers they like. https://www.microsoft.com/en-au/education/training-and-events/trainers Filter for Australia/WA/Perth and you should find a few. It's a really crappy site tho. Good Luck!
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    Some great reads

    Sorry Ev, I missed this. If you enjoyed Maze runner, I'd recommend The Divergent series by Veronica Roth. Ignore the Movie series. It's ok until you get to the end and realise that they changed the ending and screwed it up. Shame as the ending in the books is great. But it's recommended, especially if you've also read and enjoyed the Hunger Games book series. They did a good job with the movies, but it was not up to the standard of the books (as usual). I'm currently re-reading the Incarnations of Immortality series by Piers Anthony. Excellent series.
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    oh. Just that old nutbag collection. They have been around for years wearing their tinfoil hats and waving their fists at the gubberment.
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    Did I miss a memo? Go on - you know you want to get back on that soapbox of yours...
  11. Chaos.Lady

    Then to now

    Oh dear god. I got an Oppo and it is the worst. The OS is so very very bad. No app drawer, getting widgets and managing screens is awful. Bluetooth connectivity is appalling. It refuses to connect with any smart wearable at all. I'm looking at going back to an ancient Samsung I chuckled into a drawer with great relief in preference to this Oppo. I miss my trusty Huawei. It went for a swim in the loo and died a very sad death. Never again will I let a sales person talk me into a phone without triple checking it out. Oppo is by far the suckiest phone I've ever used.
  12. So I'm getting a 3D printer. I think I've got it nailed down to a resin printer and I really like the Anycubic Photon (at the moment). I'm still looking for reasonable 3D drawing software. I'm currently using Blender but I haven't touched it in years and am still very VERY slowly remembering where everything is and how to use it. Any hints, tips, trick and general advice any of our resident 3D resin printer boffins might be able to provide?
  13. Nich is the only Mod here with crusty buns. It goes with his general crusty demeanor.
  14. Mods here are interchangeable with wieners. We even use the same vernacular when discussing mods and all things sausage related.
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    3D Printer and drawing software - advice would be nice

    I'm mainly going to be making minis for board games (i'm going to hit all the Gloomhaven summons first up), so I'm thinking Blender will be the preferred option. My Anycubic Photon arrived, so I'm gonna be setting up over the next week or two and having a play. I'll let you know how I go. From what I can see of the slicer, it's very VERY light on features, but I'm hoping it will do the job. From what I can see so far, it seems to be able to auto add supports and skirts, but I'm not entirely confident how well it will work yet. Especially since I will be importing Blender files to be sliced. I know there are a couple of alternatives if the anycubic one is awful, however I would prefer to use the manufacturer one if possible as I'd assume it would get the best results.
  16. *finger hovers over the ban button* *sighs because Nich would put on his cranky pants for frivolous bannage* *considers the mindpicture of Nich in his arseless chaps* Damn.
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    Just to be transparent, Nich and I have discussed this and we like the idea of forking when it seems needed. So you may sometimes see some fork on your thread in future. Kniving is fun too, but probably not something we want to promote. Spooning is obviously greatly encouraged.
  18. I'm probably just begging for bots here, but I thought I'd ask the question of our very knowledgeable droid boffins. I used to heavily use an app called "Call Log Monitor" (I think it was) which would allow me to export my call logs to excel. I work on-call and use my call logs as my timesheet. So I would grab the logs, export and email them to myself in a CSV from my phone and work from them there. Since Google have hammered the call log privileges for apps and removed all the programs which do this from the app store - does anyone have an easy way for me to actually do this now? I *really* am not keen to install an app on the computer and have to connect the phone in order to transfer them (I'm using a locked down work PC to do it and it's a pain in the tail trying to get permissions to install any new apps), so I need something like what I had. I'm on a crappy Oppo phone for reference. Any ideas?
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    Call Log exporting for Android

    I eventually managed to find the installer outside the playstore which I wasn't super happy about getting from a third party, but it seems to have installed and the spyware isn't too intrusive I assume they will eventually get their act together and get google to allow them to put it back in, but the apps that use those privileges seem to be having trouble. I also installed Drupe hoping that it would help with some of the phone features, but I'm not sure I like it. It doesn't have the exportable feature, and the call stuff is OK, but seems buggy. The call recording might be handy, but again seems a bit hit and miss. Finding a decent phone app seems to be harder than I thought it was. :(
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    Much like Braveheart
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    I can see this is a hot button topic. :P
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    Profile comments

    Who signed me up for this?
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    It's Compass O'Clock

    Same square as ALP and a smidge to the right for me (although the dots are quite close together). I'm surprised I wasn't closer to the Greens, but then I'm not really very radical.
  24. So I was lucky enough to get a few board games for Christmas this year. Pandemic: Fall of Rome Pandemic: Rising Tide Wildlands Brass: Birmingham Railroad Ink: Deep Blue Box Secret Hitler Keyforge (2 decks). Woohoo! I've played Pandemic: Rising Tide, Wildlands and Keyforge so far. All very awesome. Wildlands is a very different game and one I'm still kinda struggling to get my head around. Rising Tide as well - it's a bit more like base pandemic than others, but with enough twists to do your head right in. I'm still working on the strategy for it. Anyone else?
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    Christmas Board Games

    A game I can really recommend to play with younger kids is Forbidden Island or Forbidden Desert. They are both co-op games with reasonably simple rules. If you are careful how you quarterback it, the kids will have a blast.