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October - Another Month

10/1/13 by Dean

I don't have much to talk about this month. Not much has changed since last month really.

One thing I have been trying to do is spend more of my free time productively. I spoke about trying to make programming more of a hobby in a previous news post but it was a pretty short lived attempt. I'm back at it though. Currently messing about with Python as a language for web development. Been using the Flask framework which is actually pretty neat. Thanks to Diki for recommending I look into that. Right now I'm just trying to build a few simple web apps that I can hopefully get a handful of people to checkout and provide feedback on.

It's a pretty uneventful time for me right now. Still in need of a job, been playing GTA V occasionally and been going to see local live bands whenever I get the chance.

This is a pretty short news post and if it wasn't for my tradition of writing one of these things on the first of the month I probably wouldn't have bothered. To make up for it, here's a low quality picture of me in the pub with some bikers I got speaking to. Nice chaps. I'm the big fella in the middle who looks like he's fallen asleep, if you couldn't work it out for yourself.

October - Another Month


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JBKJBK

10/31/13

How do you like the hardcore station on GTA V

10/31/13 Dean responds:

I actually haven't played GTA V for a few weeks now but yea, the hardcore station is pretty good. I don't usually listen to much American punk but they actually have a pretty decent selection there. It's the station that I usually listen to by default. I occasionally switch over to Rebel Radio in the hope that Johnny Cash is playing.


JackhoJackho

10/10/13

That sucks, man. I think I have my elementary school to thank mostly, every halloween they'd give prizes to whoever had the best outfit and they had to be home made, so everyone went trick or treating in those. loved that shit.


JackhoJackho

10/9/13

that's not the point though, not really, making the costumes and dicking about in them was the part I liked most by far

10/10/13 Dean responds:

It was always the point around here. A lot of the people who did what I previously mentioned barely even bothered with costumes. Or if they did it was the most half-assed costume you've ever seen. Although where I live now, the kids seem to put more effort in.


JackhoJackho

10/9/13

you've NEVER gone trick or treating D:

dude

10/9/13 Dean responds:

Nothing against people who go trick or treating but for me, personally, I always thought it was a little pathetic. Going round people's houses essentially begging for free "candy". Although as far back as I remember the people going trick or treating were always more interested in getting money from people. Bragging about how they knew this old lady who gave them £5 and that they'd go to her house again later and she'd give them another £5 because she didn't know they'd already visited her. Hate the thought of that.


JackhoJackho

10/9/13

no halloweeny things?

10/9/13 Dean responds:

I don't think I've ever really celebrated Halloween ever. Never went trick or treating as a child, At most I'll maybe watch a film from the Halloween franchise if it's on TV. Preferably one of the older films. What is there to do that's Halloweeny?


CyberdevilCyberdevil

10/4/13

Indeed there are, like this last one I read: http://psychopath.newgrounds.com/news/post/869651

You don't delve in details much do you. :) Sounds great though! The graphics are the obvious improvement, but I'm hoping the gameplay still beckons to continued play even after you finish all the missions, just like the last one. I hope there's still plenty of water scattered around this mass of land though? The dividing oceans were a nice, both visual and atmospheric, aspect of the previous games.

10/5/13 Dean responds:

I'm not much of a reviewer and I don't think walls of text are best suited for news post comments. Like San Andreas, you probably will do a lot of free roaming after you beat the game though. It does just feel a lot like a modern take on San Andreas.


CyberdevilCyberdevil

10/4/13

It's good to hear some positivism about the new game! All I've been reading so far are ranting reviews about how it's all turned to shit; doesn't compare to SA. Did you ever play SA btw? If so... how does it compare?

10/4/13 Dean responds:

There are negative reviews for this game? If you liked SA you'll pretty much love this, seeing as it's pretty much a modern take on the SA formula. Only rather than the 3 smaller cities we saw in SA this one has on bigger city with some towns scattered around the countryside. Definitely wouldn't call it a let down.


24901miles24901miles

10/3/13

{FAKE SMILE}

10/3/13 Dean responds:

Say cheese


CyberdevilCyberdevil

10/2/13

The mostly anticipated game of the year... how is it? Does the lack of RPG realism bring down the second life experience? Is Tennis as boring as some people say it is? Are the heists too much inspired by Heist? How far have you played? I'll be waiting forever on the PC version...

10/3/13 Dean responds:

It's pretty good. Definitely the best GTA game we've seen so far. I beat the game a few days after buying it. Played it way too much. Currently waiting on the multiplayer becoming more stable so that I can mess about with that.


ZJZJ

10/1/13

I know how you feel. Time flies after you get out of school. I have the same feeling about pictures. I never appear in them because I fear looking like shit, but I worry I won't have anything to remember my youth by later. :(

10/2/13 Dean responds:

I don't mind people taking pictures. I just don't like photos that are set-up, with everyone all huddled around. It's those kind of photos that usually end up looking a bit weird. It's more fun when people don't announce that they're about to take a photo. They usually come out better too.


ZJZJ

10/1/13

You went from being a tiny nerd to a biker man with big muscles. So proud of you buddy.

10/1/13 Dean responds:

Nothing changed. I guess NG is just sees more of my nerdy side. I'm no biker though, I just got speaking to a couple of them when I was out. I rarely appear in photos and that one got taken at the weekend so thought I might as well share it. My profile picture is 2 years old now. Scary how time flies.