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Jamie
Posts: 23/26
Oh, cool!

Interestingly, my parents have an old 50” plasma that seems to have an S-Video port on the back. I don’t think that really took off in the UK however, but you should still keep the CRT around for convenience’s sake considering how many AV ports there are on the back - a lot of LCDs kinda suck at displaying CVBS video compared to CRTs... that said there’s always exceptions on both sides of the pool.

PVM? I have heard this term before mentioned but never bothered to look it up. Is it some kind of monitor based solution, or the likes of something akin to a Framemeister?
Xeoman
Posts: 11721/11722
Originally posted by Jamie
Originally posted by Xeoman
I own 4 TV's in the tiniest apartment ever.

Fact: I don't own a CRT and I really bloody want one lol

Mind detailing on this X?


I have an old Apex CRT that looks like this:



It's been around. Was lugged around in the trunk of my old car's back in the day when there were Xbox LAN parties and such. It has a whopping 5 AV inputs and specifically, I've wanted to keep it around because it has one S-Video input too. The picture seems a little out of alignment now though. It's a royal pain to move too, since the front with the screen is 10x heavier than the back. It's always awkward.

I think about getting rid of it and just trying to snag a PVM someday, for my hardcore retro gaming needs. But honestly, I tend to just emulate 8/16bit era thesedays and don't even use this CRT that I've kept around forever all that much... lol

Other than that I just have 3 normal Samsung HDTV's. The 32" was my first HDTV so it's like over 10 years old and probably not worth jack, since it's so thick and heavy haha. My 40" is newer and in the living room. But I dual monitor with my newest 50" in my room. This one was still pre-4K though, so it was like 2016-2017 or something... they're all obviously not worth much but I just keep them around for some reason.

I'd like to get an OLED next. Waiting for those prices to keep dropping bit by bit.
Jamie
Posts: 20/26
Originally posted by Xeoman
I own 4 TV's in the tiniest apartment ever.

Fact: I don't own a CRT and I really bloody want one lol

Mind detailing on this X?
pronosoft
Posts: 2/5
I took the ASVAB to have a break away from my pregnant Honor's Lit teacher.
Xeoman
Posts: 11646/11722
I own 4 TV's in the tiniest apartment ever.
Rogue
Posts: 11762/11847
I have plantar fasciitis pretty bad, but it's sort of gone into remission again. They have nice insoles for easing it (I get ones with good arch support and NOT the ones where it's like your heel is on a ball. THAT aggravates it.)


Fact: I have an obsession with crochet hooks now.
Elara
Posts: 9647/9699
Yeah, I am hoping this place is as good as it seems. My cousin works for a different branch of the company and has some complaints, but a lot of it is based on changes over 14 years of working there. The big thing is how slow the company does things at the moment. But overall it is a major improvement from retail.

Fact: Working on concrete floors for so long has caused me to develop plantar fasciitis. Another reason for "yay, office job!"
Xeoman
Posts: 11631/11722
No regrets Elara! I hope you land somewhere better and don't look back.

I still get a little giddy when I think about how I walked out on CVS a few years ago... it's fascinating to think of where I am now and none of this wouldn't have happened if I didn't step through the fire of fear and nerves quitting that hellhole. I had a really bad data entry job for 6 months at some point after that too, but once I get my next annual raise in a few months I will be doing really well again alongside one of the most casual and best jobs I've ever had for the last three years.

Definitely not gloating... I hope my experience is just an example of how risks can really work out in the end sometimes.
Elara
Posts: 9645/9699
Fact: I have found that humor is my way to deal with nerves.

Fact: My diet has never been all that great, but I do my best... and in the time that I have moved home and not been cooking, my cholesterol has raised for the first time in my life. So looks like I need to up the fiber and try to talk parents into making less fried stuff.

Fact: I am doing well in a series of job interviews right now and I am terrified because there is a light at the end of the tunnel that is my current hell job and I am waiting for it to be snatched away from me again.
Rogue
Posts: 11738/11847
Fact: I've become obsessed with crocheting scarves.
Rogue
Posts: 11692/11847
Fact: I work with some real assholes.
Rogue
Posts: 11672/11847
Fact: Every single time I go see a standing room only show, the tallest men in the room stand directly in front of me.
Rogue
Posts: 11657/11847
Fact: I've become such a homebody over the years. Time was I always saw a day spent indoors as entirely wasted and feel incredibly angry with myself.
Luigi442wii
Posts: 96/155
Same here except the female gender. ^^
Rogue
Posts: 11653/11847
Originally posted by Rogue
Fact: I have never drunk a Yoohoo.

Finally popped that cherry during my long road trip. Got one while at a gas station in Alabama. I didn't like it.


Fact: I only just realized that I NEVER had a celebrity crush on a boy (Jonathan Taylor Thomas, the Hansons, etc.) All of my celebrity crushes, going back from being a little kid, were MEN.
Rogue
Posts: 11584/11847
Well, if you discovered faith in a higher being, good on you, sir.


Fact: I can't help but find it interesting how many people are getting taken down for accusations of sexual misconduct, and who's coming forward to defend them, their behavior, to victim-blame, etc.
legacyme3
Posts: 55/56
Update:

Life is great! So here's another fun fact about me:

I might believe in God now? I'm not sure.

I was having an awful day, truly awful. It looked like my relationship was ending, and my entire life was being thrown into chaos. So I went down to the basketball courts near my house. It's like 8:30 PM, and there's not a soul on the court besides me. I'm missing all of my shots, because I'm so distracted and out of practice, and just all around, having a rough time, even on the court.

Everything is frustrating me a ton, and I had no friends or family to really turn to, and I was about to lose the person most important to me.

So I got down on my knees and prayed. Something I haven't done since I was like 10. I lost my faith around the age of 14, I think, but that's not too important.

Anyway, I got down and prayed for a solid 10 minutes or so, trying to have this deep conversation with someone I wasn't sure existed, or cared, or what. It was just a last ditch thing that I thought was totally rational in this situation.

Amazingly, after I finished praying, I went back and took a shot I never, ever make, even when I was really good back in high school, I'd never make the shot, because it was simply not one I could logically process the angle on.

It went in, swish, perfectly. I could not have shot it better if I had tried.

As I'm walking over to fetch my ball from directly underneath the basket, I see my phone vibrating, as I got a message. The message was from my girlfriend, apologizing for everything we had been fighting about (long story short, my life goal is to have kids, and she doesn't want them, so it prompted a huge fight between us - we've been dating for three years). She'd even come around a bit, and we'd come to an understanding and compromise, something I thought would be impossible.

This all seemed like too much of a coincidence for me. I went from having a bleak outlook on life, missing even easy shots I could hit in my sleep, and an utter collapse of everything I had come to know over the past three years, and in a span of about 10 seconds, the entire thing turned around.

The timing was just too great. I had so many chills in the moment, and I felt very unalone at that moment. I was kind of scared, but not in a way that felt unwelcome.

I don't know what happened, but it was a sort of miracle of some kind. I didn't think one could ever possibly happen to me.
Rogue
Posts: 11573/11847
Originally posted by legacyme3
I'm terrible at just letting good things stay good.

You're definitely not alone on this board. Sometimes I think I fear success or when things are too good.


Fact: I have never drunk a Yoohoo.
legacyme3
Posts: 54/56
Originally posted by Rogue
Fact: I haven't fully paid down my credit card in months.


I think the last time I had my card fully paid down was back in February. Woops. Oh well, life.

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Here's a fact about myself.

I'm terrible at just letting good things stay good.

And so usually things just fall to shit.
Rogue
Posts: 11572/11847
Fact: I haven't fully paid down my credit card in months.
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