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VegBerg  ·  1218 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Do you know any deep, dark, disturbing, experimental "games"?

How usable is Vivaldi in its current state?

Formerly_Me  ·  1218 days ago  ·  link  ·  

That kind of depends on how much tinkering you're willing to do. I personally love it. I switched from Chrome and I'm running it on Mac for some background. I like how fast it is and how the tabs systems work. Everything feels really nice to me and it is a beautiful looking browser. The biggest complaint I've heard is that there aren't any extensions; however, you can add most of the extensions from Chrome (e.g. AdBlock). If you want a perfect browser that is immediately useable, then this isn't for you. But I enjoy getting to play around with it, so I really like this browser. I feel it could eventually rival Chrome, but definitely not right now. Right now it's more akin to Opera (for obvious reasons) than anything else.

VegBerg  ·  1222 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Sites that are better than Lynda.com?

I don't know how it is for multimedia applications, but at least for programming, there are usually free e-books for you to read, which can be better for you, if you prefer reading. If not, there's always quite a few videos on YouTube for everything.

VegBerg  ·  1228 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post:

When I was flying with Norwegian, I couldn't use their Internet service at all. That might've changed, though, as that was pretty soon after they introduced Internet on their flights.

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VegBerg  ·  1228 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What are some nice HTML5/Flash/Web games I can play on my computer?

Pretty much any game which I can play for a while. Something multiplayer and/or strategy-like is very nice, although I'm not really a fan of those long-term "build your city and wait a long time and upgrade" games.

TheVenerableCain  ·  1228 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I've never really played any multiplayer flash games - mostly TD stuff or shooters, so I'll link some of those.

Creeper World 3: Abraxis - Free flash version of the Steam game Creeper World 3: Arc Eternal. Build a base, expand your territory to collect more power. Use power to supply ammunition to your defenses so the creeper doesn't overrun your base. Creeper basically behaves like water. There are some other, older creeper games as well.

Kingdom Rush: Frontiers - Non-mazing tower defense. Pretty standard stuff.

Desert Moon - Wave defense/tower defense. Place your characters (towers) and turn them so their line of sight is where you want it. Kill waves of aliens. Pretty short game, but I thought it was alright.

Gemcraft - There are a lot of these games. They're all tower defense with some minor mazing opportunities. Make and combine gems with various powers, level up based on your performance in each level. Numerous levels, but each one only takes about 3 - 5 minutes to complete. You won't complete one of these in a sitting.

SAS: Zombie Assault 4 - Top-down shooter, multiplayer optional. Command a soldier and survive against hordes of the undead.

I know you said you didn't really enjoy city builders, but consider giving this one a try.

Rebuild - City builder. Start with a handful of survivors and a small, walled in block. Scavenge for food and equipment, convince survivors to join you, expand your territory, and fend off the rotting masses. You could reasonably finish a game of this in an hour or so once you've figured out the mechanics. There's also a second game if you're interested in that.

VegBerg  ·  1228 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: The last true hermit

I found it particularly interesting that he is that honest; he doesn't care whether he is being rude or if he is offending the one he's talking to. Reading at the end, I partly found it sounding kinda egoistic and rude to the author that he told him that he didn't consider them friends nor would he miss him. On the other side of it, though, I found it very intriguing that he did reply like that as well, avoiding the lies and true meanings behind the curtains of nicer words.

VegBerg  ·  1229 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: A Beautiful Illustration of the Old World Language Family Tree

In addition, you should check out the comic itself, which is set in a post-apocalyptic world in which the Nordic countries have survived. The comic does a good job on showing similarities between the Scandinavian languages, and its differences. In addition, we have Finnish as a bit of a lone wolf.

VegBerg  ·  1229 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Wappalyzer

To add to the original post: it is also available for Firefox, Opera, and as a bookmarklet for those on other browsers.

VegBerg  ·  1231 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: What is the meaning behind your user name?

It's just a combination of my first and last name. Vegard Berg