Long Time No See! (stuff and things)

Posted by anthonyloprimo on April 16, 2017, 5:02 p.m.

Hello all! Been a while, well over a year since I posted here and so yeah.

Gotta be quick as I'm about to run off to dinner with the family for Easter. That said, for those that celebrate, Happy Easter!

First, I suggest someone should get, and host a telegram group for 64digits. Could be neat, not to mention it's pretty good and I'd have to say it seems like a solid app (alongside discord) but meh.

So a lowdown on things that have been going on from late 2015 until now:

Got fed up with Micro Center enough that when I needed a better job I happily jumped ship at the beginning of 2016. (Major mistake, but I grow and learn).

Jumped ship to a much better job that SEEMED to be quite secure. After a few months, they screw me over, resulting in all the money I made and saved going to bills for a few months, quickly draining what I saved.

Found another job once I started to fall behind, around July-August. Delivery job, they were a bunch of idiots, causing more problems and I wasn't doing well. Instead of working with me when I asked for help, they screwed me over with hours. By this time I was far behind and unable to pay my bills, frequently borrowing what little cash I could.

Got a NEW job in december. Long term temp job in a mail room (several months). HR didn't seem to realize I knew my job, and promptly dropped me less than a month later in lieu of someone with experience, despite the fact that I was working with no help in about a week and a half of being shown what to do. So that ended in the first week of January 2017.

In February, I picked up a new temp job at a college as a receptionist, and I've started filing for bankruptcy after finally biting the bullet and borrowing money to file the paperwork with a lawyer. Before this I was literally too poor to be bankrupt.

The receptionist job is ending at the conclusion of the semester which is very soon, and I picked up a job at Home Depot at the service counter. Part time, lower pay but it's money, and permanent for now.

It's been rough doing two jobs, mostly working every day, at one or both jobs. The good news is that I actually enjoy both jobs. Especially the retail job at Home Depot. That company actually takes care of their own. At least my store does.

And I started to try to work on a new game, using the framework of something I found, again in GameMaker: Studio.

Long story short: I'm still alive, and you're still stuck with me (until I somehow get banned which is probably never cause I almost never use this due to no time).

Also I could use some GML help with porting a GM8.1 piece of code for transitions to GM: Studio. Gotta figure out a workaround if anyone is willing to help.


Mairu 7 years, 1 month ago

I haven't tried it myself but there is a free "Transition System" on the YoYo Marketplace: https://marketplace.yoyogames.com/assets/2291/transition-system

anthonyloprimo 7 years, 1 month ago

@StevenOBrien I'll join when I can. I'm on infrequently but yeah.

@Mairu I'll look into it. Might figure out a workaround instead, might stick with GM8.1 and be lazy about it. :/

Gift of Death 7 years, 1 month ago

Transitions shouldn't be horribly hard to brew up. A tiny bit of playing with primitives, surfaces and instance deactivation.

anthonyloprimo 7 years, 1 month ago

@Gift of Death This is true, except that the person used transitions to shift the screen zelda-style from room to room, while drawing other objects/images over said transition soooo yeah…