What's the last thing you bought yourself?

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Re: What's the last thing you bought yourself?

Postby The_McLaughlin » Fri Jan 16, 2015 2:46 am

Since my old Navy Reserve lanyard I got back in high school broke last year at NDK and I had to basically tie my badges to what was left of the clip on it I ordered me this guy to replace it:
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Re: What's the last thing you bought yourself?

Postby Qyot27 » Fri Jan 16, 2015 6:50 pm

Technically, the last thing I bought was a Molex-to-SATA power adapter.

But the reason for that was the second-to-last purchase I'd made: an LG WH14NS40 Blu-ray burning drive (and a 50-pack spindle of BD-Rs, a 50-pack spindle of DVD-Rs, and a 100-pack of CD envelopes).

Getting used to being able to burn stuff at my leisure again is kind of weird, but not as weird as the mental adjustment of 'oh yeah, I don't have to gather data at 4.34GB intervals anymore*' and actually wait until it gets up to ~23GBs.

*except video DVDs, obviously


And, you know, that I have an easy way to use footage from my Blu-ray collection now. Don't have to rely on the crappy laptop BD-ROM drive that I'd have to if I wanted to use that stuff before.
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Postby post-it » Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:35 am

A Train Ticket instead of using GreyHound!

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Postby TsunderbirdSeth » Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:34 pm

Got a pretty good deal on these
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Re: What's the last thing you bought yourself?

Postby Qyot27 » Sat Apr 04, 2015 8:42 pm

A week ago or so, my mouse started to really act up. I figured that 12 years of heavy use had finally taken their toll and it was going to get worse from there (on Windows it did, anyway; under Ubuntu it still seemingly worked fine, but it may only be a matter of time). So yesterday, I went over to Office Depot and bought a new one:

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Postby Dr. Derpface, J.D. » Mon Apr 06, 2015 2:04 am

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Shit's intense, and I'm only on mission 5... :shock:
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Re: What's the last thing you bought yourself?

Postby splendad » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:28 am

Qyot27 wrote:A week ago or so, my mouse started to really act up. I figured that 12 years of heavy use had finally taken their toll and it was going to get worse from there (on Windows it did, anyway; under Ubuntu it still seemingly worked fine, but it may only be a matter of time). So yesterday, I went over to Office Depot and bought a new one:

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Wow, I had never thought of doing that, so you're using the joystick as a mouse?

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Re: What's the last thing you bought yourself?

Postby Qyot27 » Thu Apr 09, 2015 7:10 pm

splendad wrote:
Qyot27 wrote:A week ago or so, my mouse started to really act up. I figured that 12 years of heavy use had finally taken their toll and it was going to get worse from there (on Windows it did, anyway; under Ubuntu it still seemingly worked fine, but it may only be a matter of time). So yesterday, I went over to Office Depot and bought a new one:

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http://i.imgur.com/y7CT9e7.jpg


Wow, I had never thought of doing that, so you're using the joystick as a mouse?

Yup. It does require using a remapping application, but it works nicely and since joysticks often have a lot more buttons, it can do more than a typical mouse. And while I didn't buy it for ergonomic reasons, I have noticed that the soreness that had set into one of my fingers recently has reduced significantly since I started using it.

For remapping, I recommend AntiMicro (https://github.com/Ryochan7/antimicro). The button mapping I'm using for it is:

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Axis 1: Mouse Up/Down (regular vertical joystick movement; sensitivity 60%)
Axis 2: Mouse Left/Right (regular horizontal joystick movement; sensitivity 60%)
Axis 3: Mouse Left/Right (joystick twist; sensitivity 75-80%)
Axis 4: Mouse Up/Down (mini-throttle; sensitivity 75-80%)
POV Stick: Scroll wheel
Button 1: Mouse Left Click (trigger)
Button 2: Mouse Right Click (thumb button)
Button 3: Mouse Middle Click (the larger button to the lower left of the POV stick)
Button 4: Currently unconfigured; I want to make it work as a dead key that changes Axis 3 to Mouse Up/Down while pressed (the larger button to the lower right of the POV stick)
Button 5: Home (the small button to the left side of the POV stick)
Button 6: End (the small button to the right side of the POV stick)
Buttons 7-12: Currently unconfigured (the six buttons on the base)



What got me thinking about it was that I saw vertical mice on Amazon, but couldn't get a firm answer about whether they'd be too tall to fit on my keyboard tray. And one of the models was shaped like a joystick, but lacked a scroll wheel (and it was in the $50-60 range, which is a total ripoff, IMO; the other vertical mice were less than $30, or even less than $20). Since if any of these options would force me to have it on top of my desk, I figured I might as well buy a standard joystick and remap it into a mouse, and I wouldn't have to deal with the lift-and-reposition action. The benefit there was that the joystick I was looking at and eventually bought (the Logitech Extreme 3D Pro) was listed for ~$35 online. What convinced me to actually buy it when I went to Office Depot last Friday was that they had it in-stock physically for only $27.
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Re: What's the last thing you bought yourself?

Postby dreamawake » Sat May 02, 2015 2:24 am

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Everything pictured. 120$ ROOR bong, half oz of dank, and a 5$ pistol torch lighter with a red laser beam.
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Re: What's the last thing you bought yourself?

Postby KaientaiAMV » Sat May 02, 2015 12:11 pm

dreamawake wrote:Quoted Image converted to link:
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Everything pictured. 120$ ROOR bong, half oz of dank, and a 5$ pistol torch lighter with a red laser beam.

Whoa, are you a gangster? O_O

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Re: What's the last thing you bought yourself?

Postby dreamawake » Sun May 03, 2015 5:46 pm

KaientaiAMV wrote:
dreamawake wrote:Quoted Image converted to link:
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Everything pictured. 120$ ROOR bong, half oz of dank, and a 5$ pistol torch lighter with a red laser beam.

Whoa, are you a gangster? O_O

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Postby Dr. Derpface, J.D. » Sun May 03, 2015 9:10 pm

:roll:

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Re: What's the last thing you bought yourself?

Postby PieandBeer » Tue May 05, 2015 11:31 am

i got myself a dress for graduation
only to realize i tried it on backwards in the store >>
i'm just gonna cut off the tags and roll with it

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Re: What's the last thing you bought yourself?

Postby dreamawake » Tue May 05, 2015 9:48 pm

PieandBeer wrote:i got myself a dress for graduation
only to realize i tried it on backwards in the store >>
i'm just gonna cut off the tags and roll with it

seems like the chill move :bear:
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Re: What's the last thing you bought yourself?

Postby Pwolf » Mon May 11, 2015 1:03 am

I've been buying up a bunch of audio and video related equipment... By the end of the year I want to have created some kind of mini-documentary in the hopes of getting enough experience from that to try and tackle something larger.

Also bought a helmet:

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PieandBeer wrote:i got myself a dress for graduation
only to realize i tried it on backwards in the store >>
i'm just gonna cut off the tags and roll with it


:rofl:


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