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Shaking his head like a fool, the monkey realizes he can't swim.
  • Head to wind
    Board » General Discussion
    I don't need you.

    I have been looking for some way to contribute, because I was very very happy to find some way to use some of my sailing skills again, if only in play. I am almost entirely housebound, and trying to come to terms with the fact that my racing is probably f-ing over in the real world. And I am desperately trying to save my career at the same time, but I work in odd cycles because of the nature of my illness.

    So I do know that I sound like somebody who is trapped in a room by himself all day an night, and I ask that you please forgive me my excessive and overwhelming moments. My wife has left and taken my son to go live with someone else and damn it I NEED something to do with my mind that isn't the same old thing. I used to go to my yacht club. I would drink with my friends. And I raced at least twice a week on average. It meant the world to me, I named my son Ulysses for chris sake.

    When I see something that is really cool I MUST know how it works. That is why I like boats. Don't you know everything about your boat, worked on her every inch from stem to stern to make her the best and fastest you can race? I hope so. And when I look at the "beta" client as it was a couple months ago when I started, with its open messaging format, well designed long polling and good uncheat-able server based play I was impressed, And spent some time asking questions about other charting and routing options, comparing, making little work flows, and generally seeing where it might want to go some day (which I shall sum up as "more than one measuring line, and maybe movable ones"). I don't care that you can probably make it look like someone else is talking in the chat. I really really don't care. I accidentally found out and mentioned it because it was the middle of the night, dark out and I was BORED. It wasn't something to call my mom about at 2 am, and hell, somebody might want to know. What you see going in and out of your computer is more interesting and more reveling than you would think. The only secure computer is locked in a safe with the power cord in another safe.

    Anyway, I'm done being pissed, and I'm still stuck in this box. Going to bed till the noon video conference, and then I'll go find another hobby. I have to type carefully for work, and as you may have noticed I have nerve damage of some sort, which makes it hard to hit the keys in order. It also makes watching me shave entertaining. I should find a hobby that involves gardening, or crafts. I guess gardening doesn't work well at 3 am, but you get the idea.

    I think it is time I threw out those old foulies anyway. They are at least a dozen years old, knees and butt replaced every years by my wife. A second summer has passed without sailing.

    Maybe I'll come back when I've learned to keep my mouth shut. Put a sock in it etc. My passion for the the sport of racing was beginning to come out more than I wanted too here at home. I'm very hard on myself about sailing, in some ways it provided a controlled release for a large part of my personality that also enjoyed guest roles in ward, helping at natural disasters and climbing stuff that was too tall. Once again, sorry.

    You might not care much for me, but the feeling isn't mutual. I don't drink any more, but this one is virtual and won't clash with my meds:

    "Cheers! Here is to the racing, which was good! A good competitor, or even an earnest enemy is better than comfortable stagnation."

    Headless (but still just a) Monkey, man

    ________

    (I didn't bother to save your address RC, and by the way, last time you were busy. I've been waiting for this weekend to get it.)




    _,__,._____/)/)__/)___,__.____



    ... I'm often mistaken for being sarcastic, when people just can't figure out that NO, I am being condescending! ... This post guaranteed to contain 0% of both :)
    Shaking his head like a fool, the monkey realizes he can't swim.
  • Re: Garbage Scow Price : Rules
    Board » Practice Racing
    Hello,

    Somewhere, somehow, I heared that in some race in I think NZ/Aus there is a trophy for the boat that finishes just 1 place before last?

    Anyone?

    Hi! At some class championships I have seen the last place boat to do the full series go home with a brand new suite of sails. Boats like catamarans and small monohull (think Moore or Antrims).

    Cheers!

    Cheers!


    Shaking his head like a fool, the monkey realizes he can't swim.
  • Re: General System Spec - to aid SOL development
    Board » Technical Discussion
    OS Name Microsoft Windows 8 <-- (rhymes with hate)
    Version 6.2.9200 Build 9200
    Other OS Description Not Available
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name YODA
    System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
    System Model Inspiron 660
    System Type x64-based PC
    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3330 CPU @ 3.00GHz, 3001 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A09, 2/1/2013
    SMBIOS Version 2.7
    Embedded Controller Version 255.255
    BIOS Mode UEFI
    BaseBoard Manufacturer Dell Inc.
    Platform Role Desktop

    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.2.9200.16442"

    Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
    Total Physical Memory 7.87 GB
    Available Physical Memory 2.37 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 12.4 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 4.92 GB
    Page File Space 4.50 GB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys
    Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes
    Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes
    Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware Yes
    Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes

    Also use SOL on a macbook pro 17" and a 17" Dell laptop running Vista.


    Kurt
    Shaking his head like a fool, the monkey realizes he can't swim.

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