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    My Favourite Game

    The original Unreal Tournament (UT99, UT Classic, or whatever you want to call it) is the only one I really like. It's just so different from the others, and I can't really put my finger on why. Probably has a lot to do with the music by Alexander Brandon and Michiel van den Bos, who also did...
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    Anyone like Pokemon anymore?

    Pokemon was a part of my childhood. My wife and I still talk about it from time to time, and it's something that actually helps bring us closer, as silly as that might sound. In fact, the highlight of her day two days ago was when I won her a stuffed pikachu from a crane game... haha. :D
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    Who's excited for Still Life 2?

    Because I know I am. I have no idea how I'm going to survive until August. While adventure games are not everybody's cup of tea, if you like intelligent and darkly mature storylines with great characters and atmosphere, the Still Life series is definitely worth checking out, especially since...
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    100% protected template?

    I was being sarcastic, but I'm by no means new to photoshop. There is no need for ad hominem arguments in Crossfire. I've been using photoshop professionally for the past ten years, and by no means did I mean you could just screenshot a website and automatically have all the layer effects...
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    100% protected template?

    Yeah, it's literally impossible. Any browser has the ability to view the source, and even having a .swf won't work. I have seen one website that had every page broken up into smaller images dynamically with PHP, so essentially the source was a bunch of img tags. With that, you'd have to...
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    Post your specs

    FreeDOS Laptop Pentium II 300 MHz 64 MB (SDRAM) 6.4 GB HDD 3.5" 1.44 MB floppy :D :D
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    If you see a 'Fitbit' site instead of yours... Thank you. :) ADMIN EDIT: Your domain is working fine now. Clear your cache, flush DNS and/or wait a few hours. Regards, - Alejandro.
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    Flyers - Do They Work?

    I'm talking about good old fashioned pieces of paper with colors and words left in public places. Has anybody advertised their website this way? I ask because I'm currently helping a friend advertise his new website, and while I've designed many sites in the past, I've never done much...
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    Oh my goodness...I can't stop crying...

    Hah, it's totally fine. There are certain games that just get me too. Just recently, my fiancee and I played through Ico in about two days, and both of us started to get a little teary at the end. And I'm proud to admit that. She thinks that playing through Ico together is one most...
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    Internet Explorer 8 - Now with less Beta!

    While I've been converted over to the firefox bandwagon (yay addons), as a web designer I would be utterly stupid to not test my sites on the new version of IE. That goes for the rest of you webdevs too - yes, you might have a tattoo of the firefox icon somewhere I can't mention, but the fact...
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    How do you as web designers host your clients' websites?

    I often recommend a hosting provider that I use personally. During development, I host their sites in proof form on my own site, however. It's actually a good idea to set up a referral deal with a quality host... thinking of doing that soon myself, in fact.
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    how to achieve a cross browser compatible webdesign ?

    Essentially, the most important thing for a developer to do in terms of cross-platform support is test the site themselves. My development workstation has every browser you can think of installed, including some of the most outdated (original Netscape... haha) and obscure pieces of software out...
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    3ds max vs maya.

    Maya is by far the better app, but mainly because it's suited for more high-end organic models for animation and thus they "look better." 3ds Max is much better for low-poly models, say for computer games, so each has its use. The UI in 3ds Max is a bit more traditional, but once you figure...
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    Ideal video game?

    I've designed plenty of games in my day, and by far my favorite genre is plain ol' "Adventure." For modern examples, think Post Mortem/Still Life and Indigo Prophecy. To me, games are all about atmosphere and story, and adventure games are, in my opinion, by far the best medium for expressing...
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    Your views on the supernatural

    How do you feel about ghosts/demons/ouija boards, or any other things that go bump in the night? Personally, I find the subject fascinating, although I'm sure 99% of ghost sightings are something else. As it turns out, carbon monoxide poisoning has many of the same symptoms as seen in a...
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    What is the best designed site you've seen?

    I randomly stumbled upon "Deva Studios," a motion graphics firm for major films, TV, etc. While their current page is pretty average, their old one was really top-notch. It was flash based, with a (surprisingly) eye-pleasing use of an orange color scheme. There was music overlayed, and it...
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    Do you think Obama will be a good president?

    Absolutely not. His very strict anti-gun policies are the first thing that tipped me off in the negative direction, but his recent actions with Gitmo have soured the deal even further in my mind. It seems to me like he's rushing in with all these grand dreams and immediately wants to take...
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    Can money buy true happiness?

    Happiness is a relative term. For some, happiness is saving the rain forest or cutting down on polution. For others, it's having a big family and a minivan. For me, however, happiness is almost entirely defined by material wealth. My goal in life is to work hard enough until I can afford...
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    Setting up email in Outlook 2007

    See, that's my problem. I've been working with the exact settings provided, and I'm encountering the issue above. To make matters worse, I can't seem to find a config file for Outlook 07. I'll check again once it comes back online... but seriously, I've tried every possible combination of...
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    Setting up email in Outlook 2007

    Hey everybody. I hate to sound like a complete moron, but I've been struggling with setting up SMTP in Outlook for the past few months. I had everything running perfectly on my old box, but of course my hard drive has to crash and now I can't seem to get SMTP configured correctly. I've...