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      Orphan Attachments   07/31/2018

      I have been doing some housekeeping lately and I've noticed that I had a lot of orphaned attachments. Attachments get orphaned when the PM or post is deleted without removing the attachment first. Deleting a PM or post does not delete the attachment and the file or image remain on the server. I'd like to ask all members to go through their attachments and delete any attachments you don't need anymore or those that have been orphaned. Where can I get a list of my attachments? Click on your display name in the upper right corner of the forums and pick "My Attachments" from the drop-down list. How can I tell an attachment is orphaned? If the PM has been deleted, you'll see a message like this in your attachment list: Unfortunately there is no message if the post has been deleted, so please check your old posts. We do purge old birthday threads every once in a while. Also some hosted projects have been shut down, so you may have orphaned attachments on one of those locations. Thanks!


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Posts posted by Schtearn

  1. Altered States was a one of those movies where, for the sake of continuity something has always got to happen, no matter what. Seemed like a bit of a rush job. It's easy to see Chayefsky's problem with the direction, which illustrates how bloody hard it is to transmute such a plot to screen. Corigliano's music helped the hallucination sequences along as well:


  2. If it isn't, it certainly weighs like one. The standard keys are a bit clicky but the special keys aren't, and for these slightly tactile fingers it doesn't feel like there are any springs under the keys. Rubber domes are a possiblilty but we''ll need to take the cover off! It was a bit cheaper than the G110 on the other machine, where most of the keyboards in that series are membrane.

    These days (as with the old :P ) mfg specs on the product pages can be lacking- will it change?

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    Media executives for the most part - people who make decisions on what's on television - are really some of the most ill-informed people when it comes to the news itself. The choices that are made are entertainment-based: Who's pretty? Who speaks English? These are things that I'm asked when I'm pitching a story. They're not going to watch a bunch of bodies exhumed from a gravesite, and seeing law enforcement held accountable; that's not something that's savory.

    All Governments Lie, 2016


  4. Disabling automatic updates was never 100% reliable for me- especially with Windows version updates & graphic drivers- maybe they have improved it since I used it last. In this case, it's disabling AU for a specific driver- as I quite like the PnP capabilities of Windows.

    In any case, there's a War On Waste over here. It's incumbent on the big players in this industry to realize the value of longevity in certain components- keyboards and mice- even some types of modems/routers. Support for legacy hardware esp. when it can be easily achieved, should be a top priority for all operating system MFGs and OEMs.

  5. Worth trying to see if the "When I press the power button" is set on "Nothing" the keyboard's hibernate power button actually doesn't work like it's supposed to. And there's also the fiddly task of telling Windows not to keep automatically re-installing the old Logitech driver whenever it feels like it. :P 

  6. Nice keyboards! I bags to stem the tide of E-Waste and make drivers more compatible for your old companions. Even paying a small fee for someone to do it is better. It's up to the big players like Logitech to dedicate special pages to make it happen- given, of course, the interest of users is sufficient.

    At this time, it's an uncomfortable suspicion that I'm the only one in the universe with a functioning Y-SE8. :P

  7. The issue on the other machine has come to surface after this revelation wrongly attributed to Oblivion.

    Posted to Logitech the gist of what's been happening: the keyboard is too old. Because the driver has not been updated for almost 15 years, it seems to be doing weird & wonderful things when its power button (top left in graphic) is activated for hibernation.

    Why Logitech dropped this is annoying- I love its spacing, design, key arrangement and feel. And worse, any decent replacement keyboard of more recent vintage won't come cheaply!


    Still selling at Ebay for US $29.99!

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    But even further from the light were the cats. Their perfection was alarming. Wrapped up in the precision and meticulousness of their bodies, they knew neither deviation nor error. They sank for a moment, far into themselves, to the bottom of their being; they froze in their soft fur and grew menacingly and ceremoniously serious, and their eyes grew as round as moons, soaking up the view into their fiery craters. But a moment later, cast out to the edge, to the surface, they yawned in their nihility, disappointed and without illusions.


  9. From the Sensual Walks description page:


    Sensual Walks Ready Mods
    If you have installed Sensual Walks, then female NPCs introduced or changed by these mods will use Sensual Walks animations...

    Better Inns and New Home Owners: Sylar0712 (Marcos)
    Companion Vilja: Emma and cdcooley
    Gweden Brothel: ghastly
    Kvatch Rebuilt - A few Female Guards: BG3
    Mondstein - Female Companion: Mondstein
    TWMP Hammerfell: Haldar1248

    One could verify if the same KFFZ record has the same modification in the other mods.

    Sensual Walks doesn't host a manual install/uninstall package or any description for uninstall- for the latter no drama as it is easy through Wrye Bash.

    Wrye Bash Wizard Uninstallers anyone? These days, a good uninstaller would direct the user on the finish page to modifying the Sensual_Walk_Ready_mod.esp in XEdit, or provide an XEdit script for that purpose.

  10. Moorcock once called Tolkien a crypto-fascist. He has since relented a bit from that stance, but the story behind that starts in Epic Pooh. In there, essentially he admits that Tolkein writes well enough, but the underlying tone in the prose does not ring true. It's an interesting essay which introduces excerpts exhibiting styles from other fantasy writers, but to properly engage in a plausible critique of Tolkien and Lewis, we want more than just 5 pages of blah!

  11. Yes! Used Conscribe for years, and the current log here us beautiful!

    There's just one more mystery item remaining- it's relating to the Vilja mod- and another mod Sensual Walks for Female NPCs uninstalled way back when. By way of introduction to the next message, the latter mod had in its package a file 0FemaleVariableWalk_Vilja.kf:


    [0047617D] [WARNING]   Failed to load animation file 'Characters\_Male\SpecialAnims\0FemaleVariableWalk_Vilja.kf' for Vilja (53000F05)

    Couldn't locate any info in the CS regarding the animation in the NPC record, and there's certainly no entry for it in the Idle Animations dialog.





    The file is not included in the attached bsa either.



    But it is seen as a KFFZ (end of this) in the XEdit NPC record: 


    Was it added there just in case Sensual Walks might be installed? Cool in any case. How did it get there is more the question, if the field was not edited directly in XEdit?

    Now we know why Conscribe is the modder's Message Logger of preference! :P

    As a matter of interest, the info regarding animation on the wiki is very old now. To get more of a feel, it may be worth looking at this tutorial, or even the older Russian one some time.