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Crazy Man Dan

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  1. Hmmm... Can't argue with that. Welcome to the team, pdnnoob!
  2. I've been around for 8 years; I figured I had tenure by now!
  3. I just wat an unlocked Nexus 4. I could save $30/month by getting out from under this overpriced contract, but it seems a little Santa magic is about the only way I'm getting one this year.
  4. Retro City Rampage releases today! Finally!
  5. Man. The PlayStation was the first game system I got within its original life cycle, so when I get all nostalgic about video games, that's where my mind goes. The original Spyro the Dragon is still one of my all-time favorite games, and was the first game I purchased a digitally from the PSN once I got a PSP. One of my favorite things about the PSP was the PSone emulation; now they just need to get their act together and put out the PSone emulator for the PSVita.
  6. A band I really like decided to go full indie for their 13th LP and fund everything through KickStarter (successfully funded at 243% of their goal). They released a rough cut of a demo for the new album, so I'm listening to that. I likes it.
  7. It's highly unlikely that EA purchased it themselves. I am not a lawyer, but seeing as how Activision holds the rights to the title, I'd imagine it would at least be enough for a domain seizure, if not straight up legal action. It's more likely that a fan who ardently prefers BF over CoD set it up as a jab. Whois shows it was registered through Domains by Proxy, Inc., though, so we can't know who exactly is responsible.
  8. ^ Gotta admit, I was hoping that link would be about zombie smilies...
  9. The "Choose Defaults" dialog allows you to set your default startup tool, as well as the default settings for the tools that have them. You can access this dialog by clicking the "Tool" button on the far left of the toolbar. It is the first option. You can read more about these settings on this page of the Paint.NET online Documentation.
  10. I got in this afternoon. They had it open for a few hours, but they've reached their capacity again.
  11. That character is a very widespread meme. Plenty of PNGs of that image without the white background already exist, such as this one here. If you're having trouble removing the white background yourself, you could just grab one that already has the white background removed.
  12. We are here to help, but we are not at your beck and call. Indignation after a mere 11 minutes with no response is ridiculous and disrespectful. The answer welshblue gave should be plenty to answer your question. For a visualization of what is going on with transparency, you can read through the help docs regarding Working with Layers. Thread Closed
  13. Unfortunately, even if someone did have an invite to send, the aren't allowing any new account activations right now. The invite should still be valid when the open it back up, but we'll have to wait until they do so. I too missed the boat by a few hours.
  14. It's basically a "thanks" button to recognize useful posts. EER put up an Announcement explaining the basics.
  15. Oh man, this takes me back - back to before Paint.NET even had a gradient tool. What you could try for a quadrant gradient as you describe is: Create a new canvas at 2px by 2px Use the Pencil tool to mark a single pixel of your desired colors in each quadrant - for this example: white top-left, blue top-right, red bottom-left, and green bottom-right Open the Image > Resize dialog and Set the Resampling to "Bicubic" Scale your image up to your desired final dimensions The Bicubic resampling method will blend the colors together in a gradated fashion. If I'm understanding you correctly, this should produce an effect similar to what you're looking for.
  16. Regarding Administrator privileges, that will happen when trying to navigate to the Fonts folder from the browse dialog. I would suggest accessing the folder from Windows Explorer, copying the OTF in question, pasting it on your Desktop or somewhere else easily accessible, and uploading that copy. Regarding the missing glyphs, I'm afraid I cannot help you there. I do not have that particular font, so I cannot toubleshoot. I would try converting a copy, installing that one, and seeing if the behavior continues.
  17. In general, yes, as TTF files will work straight away. A quick Google search turned up this converter: http://www.freefontconverter.com/ I gave it a test with one of the OpenType fonts I had installed, replaced the OTF with the TTF version it gave me, and Paint.NET picked it up. So, if there's an OTF font you need to use in Paint.NET, try running it through the converter and installing the resulting TTF instead. Always keep the OTF version around in a folder somewhere, just in case you ever need the original.
  18. Paint.NET uses the same font list as the system, so to add a font to Paint.NET, it need only be installed to the Windows Fonts directory. However, Paint.NET does not support OpenType font formats, only TrueType fonts, so I'm afraid the file you mentioned will not work. I know there are ways to convert font files to different formats, but I've never tried converting from OTF to TTF for use in Paint.NET. What is the name of the font in question?
  19. I'm interested in the PSVita, but I'm also a big PSP fan, so rather expect being in the minority. I'm at least intrigued at the possibilities of the WiiU, but I'll have to see some specs and some actual games before I'm convinced. I find it odd that they only allow one controller per box, but I'd never be playing local multiplayer anyway, that that's a non-issue. The best part of E3 was the 3-4 hour GiantBomb podcasts each night.
  20. Minecraft for XBOX360 Kinect, of all things. I have no idea how they're planning on having you control that.
  21. You can indeed paste text. To do so, simply copy your text to the clipboard, click on the canvas with the text tool to activate the caret, and paste. That way, you can type up your content in a document editor to take advantage of spelling/grammar checking, then copy/paste it into Paint.NET and format your verified text for presentation.
  22. Newb is a shortening of the word newbie. I tend to pronounce it the same way - essentially new-b - in my head, just to keep the distinction. Newbie is a generally affectionate term for someone who is new to the thing in question. Referring to someone as a newb points out their lack of experience as a natural extension of the limited amount of time they've had, and is usually used without malice. It is possible to grow out of being a newbie simply with time and practice. On the other hand, a noob - pronounced as it looks as a single syllable, sometimes spelled n00b if you're h4rdc0r3 l33t - can be a person of any experience level who is either willfully ignorant or immature, and often unnecessarily confrontational when their skill set isn't anywhere near where they claim. For example, this is the word that is used when referring to the M203 attachment as the "noob tube" in Call of Duty online multiplayer - whereas a perfectly cooked and thrown grenade takes practice, popping an M203 shell into a room to instantly detonate on contact can be done by just about anyone, and therefore is seen as noobish behavior when a person of higher rank is seen using one. Noobishness is a state of mind, not a question of time, and is thus more difficult to grow out of. These are not set in stone, of course, but as I understand it, newb would be the appropriate term for that sentence. On a personal note, I can't believe I'm analyzing the semantics of newb vs. noob. The Internet is a crazy place. Then again, if "refudiate" is a word now...
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