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  1. Skykid

    Tea

    I get loose leaf Yorkshire tea and brew it in an Aeropress (inverted method with a metal filter). That's easy enough and is good for my taste but I'm no tea afficionado.
  2. With salad in a wrap as a burrito. On top of chip shop chips. With tinned tomatoes, water, and a herb stock to make something more soupy?
  3. Six month exposure from a Solarcan, June - December 2021, Newcastle.
  4. Pleased they dialled Tony back. Jimmy O. Yang seems to have major writing credits this series, so it might not be a massive coincidence that he's more prominent and has the love interest
  5. There are people above who enjoyed S1 more than I did, and I didn't think it was terrible, so I wouldn't swerve it too hard. On the other hand, I don't think there's anything you'll miss out on by just jumping to S2. Perhaps some context for Lisa Kudrow's character? There are small plot spoilers for the finale of S1 in S2, so that might matter a tiny bit if you were to go backwards. But no biggie IMO. That's fair. As an ensemble, I think it went through to about S4 before dipping hard for me. I'd still consider S1 to be peak-April, and she was my favourite character... but a bunch of the rest bloomed later - Tom and Andy especially. The Good Place might also have been a better S2 to S1. Maybe Pushing Daisies? Possibly The Office (U.S.) too. It's been a while since I binged!
  6. No sign of a jailbreak yet? Is that taking people by surprise? I'd expected one by now.
  7. I thought the first series was a bit weak, but very pleasantly surprised by series 2 (which I'm 5/7 through). I can't think of many comedy shows that went uphill. New director and writers, I believe.
  8. I did this over the weekend. The instructions on the 3DS Hacks website are brilliantly comprehensive - though I didn't understand the why for most of it, even being pretty technical. It's great to get reaquainted with the 3DS XL. I'd forgotten how it gives me painful clawhand, but I'm sure I'll get used to that. It does take 10-15 seconds to go from hitting the power button to showing the main menu screen. Is this normal? Was this how it was before I hacked it? I can't remember. It doesn't seem very Nintendo. I've got SNES9x, which is excellent, and got one of my 3DS games running from card. Same with a regular DS game, though I don't think I've managed to pull my save state across. Hoping to get GBA Advance Wars on it too WHICH I OWN, of course. Any other suggestions for things to load? Anything from the Homebrew scene? I might try to get Lemmings on there too. And there appears to be a Lynx emulator..?
  9. I saw this thread bumped and remembered I had a 3DSXL. I just switched it on - I'm pretty sure the first time since Jan 2017 - and it still had enough charge to play around on for ten minutes. What?! Anyway. Inspired to load CFW on once I've found the charger. Thanks for this thread!
  10. Some insanely fast times on the scoreboard. Is it possible Mash found a way to force the level seed? Even if so, my hat is doffed!
  11. I binged it through. 7/10 for me - worth watching. Thoughts (not too spoilery): A bit let down by (much more spoilery):
  12. This landed on All 4 so I watched the first episode, and the above checks out. I guess this is how Beats', Grindah's and Steves' dads met in the Kurupt cinematic universe. But it's well shot and there are some standout actors, so I'm looking forward to seeing it through.
  13. I'm a big fan of People Just Do Nothing, Tom Davis, and Michael Smiley, so the advert for this piqued my interest: Remains to be seen whether the PJDN guys can cleanly define some new characters. Hugo Chegwin looks like he's done it, but not so sure about Allan Mustafa and Steve Stamp IMDB
  14. I've only played around with small PICO-8 projects so I've not smashed up against the token limit. Seems to be one per string, but I can't find a limit on string length. Looks like Wordle has 2,500 'guessable' words out of 12,000,so you should be able to get a very decent chunk of those into the 65536 character limit. And if not, you can add decompression to that task list
  15. Do you know about the token limit for carts?
  16. Nope. Keep the mystery! As long as we know the leaf and cross do *something* then they're worth persevering with I suspect one of them:
  17. Alright. I think I figured out the Melkhior's magic eye of death [amended in spoiler above]. I double-smashed my previous time with Sir Stampalot. I reckon sub-five minutes is possible with some smarts, a lot of luck, and not accidentally falling through a trapdoor What's your speediest?
  18. Yeah, that's why I said yous. I thought you might talk to each other I'll drop Rich a line on Twitter. I don't think the bug report is up to much, but might be useful to at least know it's a thing. I've got a spot on all four leaderboards now, so I feel like I've rinsed it. There are a few interesting sounding objects that I never figured out, but I'll spoiler catalogue the rest in case anyone is stuck: I really enjoyed that. I don't think you're taking pocket money donations (correct me if wrong) but please accept my thanks, and respect for the love you all clearly put into it.
  19. Fair enough. The map is useful for figuring out what hasn't been explored, but I can't navigate from it yet. I've put some scores on the boards, but I've had a couple of crashes. The logs don't look that useful for yous: This time was when I got cornered by the spook and was part way through taking a battering. Something to do with collisions?
  20. I think that's a good choice. I'm sure people will share their discoveries... If I could ask for one thing, it'd be for the map to orient the same way as the rooms - I just can't get the hang of it. Is that a deliberate choice? Easier to draw on a Spectrum? If I can ask for two things, the second would be to ditch the inventory shuffle from the original and map the item slots to three separate keys - or even pause the game to collect or drop stuff. I'm losing whole lives skitting around trying to choose what I'm carrying! EDIT: And third... it's easy to lose an item if I accidentally drop it behind some scenery. Can anything be done about that? I'm definitely enjoying the slightly hidden references, Stamper, Ashby, Zouch, etc, etc... and props for sneaking werewolf heads into the cavern art
  21. This is great. Excellent stuff! I had some trouble mapping keyboard input to diagonals in my head, but I'd consider that authentic A bit lost on the pickups - keys and food are straightforward, but cycled through a few items that didn't seem to do much - I presume they're split between moving through shortcuts and killing big monsters. I had a blast with the skeleton key until I realised it ran out!
  22. I have a few bits that seem to have become valuable: Neo Geo Pocket games, Castlevania SOTN, Conker's BFD, Portal replica gun. I think the only things that have an emotional pull are a Net Yaroze and a game I worked on, Stuntman. But the only gaming kit I have displayed on a shelf is a silver Gamecube, just because it's a nice looking object.
  23. Looks like it's possible to take keyboard input (though, obvs, PICO-8 is intended to run on devices without, and I like your solution because it also does the letter highlight thing). Did you try anything like this? I might be misunderstanding what you're doing, but you can find the PICO-8 user folder somewhere and just edit in your favourite editor. As long as you remember to save before running then it's easy enough! I've written small things in PICO-8's environment and it isn't fun to do
  24. Bomb Jack stole (possibly licensed?) a couple: And a Japanese one I don't know:
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