Evening Reading

As I sit here and type this the only thing I can think about are the piles of previews and interviews I have to write out for the rest of this week. When I say "rest of this week," what I really mean is tonight because I don't have any other time to do it. Thankfully, I'm taking a breather beginning Friday and returning on Monday night.

I haven't traveled for non-work related reasons in a while, so it will be nice to not have to worry about my schedule, or laptop, or voice recorder. Or taking piles of notes.

Speaking of notes, remember to jot down this note for yourself: "Keep refreshing Shacknews tomorrow morning because Nintendo is set to reveal its launch details for the 3DS in North America tomorrow."

Here's the video game news of the day from the Shack to tide you over while you wait until the morning:

Here are some random musings from around the web:

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From The Chatty
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    January 18, 2011 5:00 PM

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      January 18, 2011 5:00 PM

      Still down. :(

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        January 18, 2011 5:02 PM

        i finally got it to load, but having a bitch of a time getting on any server. Times out when trying to login. :(

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          January 18, 2011 5:12 PM

          finally got on my server took about 8 tries

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      January 18, 2011 5:00 PM

      were... were you waiting for this?

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          January 18, 2011 5:08 PM

          Shit must be automated.

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            January 18, 2011 5:09 PM

            the minecraft thread doesn't get posted in the chatty, the chatty gets posted around the minecraft thread

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          January 18, 2011 5:08 PM

          la chupacabra


          ssssssssssssss

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          January 18, 2011 5:08 PM

          well I mean MD and ER post at a more or less set time but he is RIGHT ON THE DOT. the timestamps are not even a minute off!!

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            January 18, 2011 5:09 PM

            copy pasted and ready to go, a full minute is more than enough to just paste and click Post

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              January 18, 2011 5:10 PM

              I know that I am just impressed with how often he hits the chatty change for both MD and ER

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                January 18, 2011 5:14 PM

                you know now because I told you! That will be $49.95!

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                  January 18, 2011 6:24 PM

                  I thought it was 50% off during beta :(

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            January 18, 2011 5:09 PM

            even the people posting about how the chatty is new and that we smell nice didn't beat him!!

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        January 18, 2011 5:22 PM

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          January 18, 2011 5:54 PM

          What kind of a sick bitch takes the ICE CUBE trays out of the FREEZER?

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          January 18, 2011 6:16 PM

          your dedication is impressive!

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      January 18, 2011 5:03 PM

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        January 18, 2011 5:13 PM

        damn his server goes down/crashes constantly... i don't think mine has crashed in weeks.

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        January 18, 2011 10:31 PM

        I don't know what to say. It was fine for weeks!! Then suddenly its now daily. I try and check it twice daily now. :p

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      January 18, 2011 5:09 PM

      for ER: Pachelbel's Canon with minecarts: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JueL9JPWcz8

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        January 18, 2011 5:18 PM

        Anyone have a simple tutorial on how to use noteboxes?

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          January 18, 2011 6:11 PM

          They're pretty simple them selfs its creating a timing mechanism to play a tune with them thats hard you can use minecarts like the guy above or running over trigger plates or complicated series of red stone delays

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            January 18, 2011 6:21 PM

            basically, you make them (8 wood with redstone center), place them down. right click to change pitch, left click or activate with redstone to play a note.
            There are currently 5 instruments. The instrument played depends on the block that the note block is on.
            dirt / grass / air = piano.
            stone / cobble = drum
            sand / gravel = something else
            wood / log = ?
            glass / light stone = ???

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        January 18, 2011 5:58 PM

        Zeus Pater! That's amazing.

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      January 18, 2011 6:18 PM

      ok, I can log into minecraft now (it downloaded an update), but now I can't log in to foo1 or mercfox servers :(

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        January 18, 2011 6:19 PM

        Probably needs an update again :/

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          January 18, 2011 6:22 PM

          I'm getting 'took too long' errors or connection timeout errors

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            January 18, 2011 6:23 PM

            Thats Mojang sever crawling and whining about too much overload.

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        January 18, 2011 6:22 PM

        There was an update? Let me check..

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          January 18, 2011 6:23 PM

          No update, I just checked. The latest 'minecraft_server.jar' is the same one I'm already running

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            January 18, 2011 6:27 PM

            I download new jars just a few minutes ago, but was playing last night.

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              January 18, 2011 6:28 PM

              Probably client only update

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              January 18, 2011 6:40 PM

              [deleted]

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                January 18, 2011 7:38 PM

                Or changed server addresses because they are getting better servers?

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              January 18, 2011 7:03 PM

              i can login on mine... but it took about 10-12 tries due to Minecraft.net being slow as hell.

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      January 18, 2011 6:22 PM

      Oh god I hate you Eric

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        January 18, 2011 6:37 PM

        [deleted]

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          January 18, 2011 7:57 PM

          Can anyone provide the new Shacker a link to the special FX tags (Italics, bold, spoiler, colors and ... <sigh> hearts)

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            January 18, 2011 8:13 PM

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            January 18, 2011 8:25 PM

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              January 18, 2011 8:33 PM

              seriously... lol
              I'm surprised you didn't shacktag that.

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              January 18, 2011 9:35 PM

              That's amazing

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              January 19, 2011 12:54 AM

              So... I'm seeing Minesweeper on a Minecraft thread, using Minefield.

              Whoa.

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            January 19, 2011 1:02 AM

            SPOILER:
            ♥ is just a red-tagged heart symbol. (\u2665)

            http://www.fileformat.info/info/unicode/char/2665/index.htm

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      January 18, 2011 6:59 PM

      Whats the TS pass?

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      January 18, 2011 8:18 PM

      Afterglow or anyone else interested... here is the Map Report for my server. Basically how many blocks of each type currently in the world.

      I highlighted the Clay as that is what you were interested in. :)
      Sorry it doesn't give locations just how many blocks are present in the world.

      Stone: 229,301,957
      Grass: 2,367,809
      Dirt: 24,331,474
      Cobblestone: 48,976
      Wood: 2,208
      Sapling: 22
      Bedrock: 12,984,130
      Water: 417
      StationaryWater: 6,233,290
      Lava: 134,776
      StationaryLava: 1,640,968
      Sand: 3,355,951
      Gravel: 7,529,385
      GoldOre: 136,117
      IronOre: 1,302,842
      CoalOre: 2,628,762
      Log: 193,466
      Leaves: 2,542,105
      Sponge: 0
      Glass: 2,801
      LapisLazuliOre: 50,166
      LapisLazuliBlock: 0
      Dispenser: 1
      Sandstone: 114
      NoteBlock: 6
      ClothBlock1: 0
      ClothBlock2: 0
      ClothBlock3: 0
      ClothBlock4: 0
      ClothBlock5: 0
      ClothBlock6: 0
      ClothBlock7: 0
      ClothBlock8: 0
      ClothBlock9: 0
      Wool: 3
      ClothBlock11: 0
      YellowFlower: 6,696
      RedRose: 1,551
      BrownMushroom: 1,042
      RedMushroom: 613
      GoldBlock: 0
      IronBlock: 0
      DoubleStair: 881
      Stair: 127
      Brick: 1,062
      TNT: 0
      Bookcase: 0
      MossyCobblestone: 18,432
      Obsidian: 22,701
      Torch: 3,007
      Fire: 2,272
      MobSpawner: 375
      WoodenStairs: 176
      Chest: 651
      RedstoneWire: 79
      DiamondOre: 56,525
      DiamondBlock: 0
      Workbench: 35
      Crops: 184
      Soil: 185
      Furnace: 64
      BurningFurnace: 1
      SignPost: 11
      WoodenDoor: 46
      Ladder: 165
      MinecartRail: 0
      CobblestoneStairs: 345
      Sign: 6
      Lever: 1
      StonePressurePlate: 0
      IronDoor: 0
      WoodenPressurePlate: 0
      RedstoneOre: 453,803
      LightedRedstoneOre: 5
      RedstoneTorchOff: 13
      RedstoneTorchOn: 14
      StoneButton: 1
      Snow: 109,400
      Ice: 23,037
      SnowBlock: 0
      Cactus: 885
      Clay: 2,902
      Reed: 504
      Jukebox: 0
      Fence: 199
      Pumpkin: 110
      Netherrack: 0
      SoulSand: 0
      Glowstone: 0
      Portal: 0
      JackOLatern: 0
      CakeBlock: 0

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      January 18, 2011 9:46 PM

      Anyone mind if I modify the Lamperia station on Foo1 to be a proper automatic station?

      I won't get to it tonight, and I may not get to it before this weekend, and next week I'm on a business trip, but if no one objects, it's something I'd like to do. I have a design in mind that I'd like to implement - something like the Brickton Ruins station, but with the works above the station instead of under it.

      Also, do we want to build a track north from the Lamperia / Brickton area to service Caemyln / Gwyndonia / Zirkonium (or that seemingly unnamed but built up area just north of there) / Dongville ? I could theoretically make the west end of the Lamperia station be a switch the changes the track north or south (the track currently goes south there), but I'm no sure it the Lamperians want the track going north from the station through their town (no that is seems that any of them play anymore).

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      January 18, 2011 11:39 PM

      I love Yogcast videos

      http://youtube.com/watch?v=PjQVHsshx_o

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        January 19, 2011 1:54 AM

        Their stupidity is a turn off for me.

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          January 19, 2011 3:12 AM

          It makes me laugh. I guess I'm a simpleton!

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