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Ganaram Inukshuk

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About Ganaram Inukshuk

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    Teh Mojave Desert
  • Interests
    NAM Team Involvement, Ponies, and Minecraft.

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  1. Hold on, we found a space rock that came from OUTSIDE the solar system? Where was I when this happened? (Please don't say "stuck in traffic", because I literally was a few times this week.)

    1. Ganaram Inukshuk

      Ganaram Inukshuk

      Also, National Clog the Freeways Week. Calling it now.

  2. I wake up and the first thing that comes to mind is NOMAD: Network Addon Mod Open Development. Anyone with a NAM contribution can add anything; code, textures, models, whatever.

    <Cue angry mob with pitchforks and torches>

    1. matias93


      Sounds nice, but I think not many of us would be able to produce something with enough quality to be at NAM level. I personally wouldn't be able to do that, not only for lack of time, but also of technical skills and artistic endowments. Maybe some users could be able to help, but they surely will remain a minority.

      Maybe a mentorship program to help new modders to get a hold of the internal workings of the NAM?

    2. Ganaram Inukshuk

      Ganaram Inukshuk

      Well, without any authorisation from the rest of the team, I can't go forward with the idea (I'm not sure if they're even keen on the idea), and even if they gave me the green light to go full blast on the idea... I had another bout of self-doubt, so there wouldn't even be a coordinator.

      Sometimes I hate myself for coming up with far too many good ideas and never pulling through with any of them...

      As it stands, if I initiated the idea right now, I'd end up pulling the plug because I'm way too scared of what I'd be making.

    3. matias93



      Sometimes I hate myself for coming up with far too many good ideas and never pulling through with any of them...


      Well, I have no idea about the rest of the issue because I don't know the internal doings, but about this I can say something: there is nothing wrong about creating ideas, give them to a wider audience and then doing nothing with them.

      You are not responsible for what your ideas would become, and what's more, you are being generous enough to take what you feel are valuable concepts and giving them freely to others to ponder on them, or maybe even developing them; that is, by itself, a huge contribution that we couldn't have otherwise.

      Even if you take the task of executing this proposal, abandoning it later wouldn't be a motive for feeling guilty: in addition to offer a good idea, you have helped it flourish with your work. If someone else is wise enough to value it and has the determination to use it, your work won't be in vain and will be growth anyway. You shouldn't feel bad for not being a 'doer'; sometimes, what a community needs the most isn't a motivated doer, but a wise, experienced and reflexive thinker who can orient and encourage their peers. For your thinking and your doing you deserve our full recognition as a community! 

  3. Well, my interests have either got shuffled or died a horrible death, and apart from what's left of city simulation gaming, all I got left is flat design art and a very thin sliver of game development as new/surviving interests.

    Uhh, where do I start...?

    1. Fantozzi


      Mostly this isn't related to the subject itself but to something else in your life. To me it's the same on music/soundworks. 20 years I created music and sounds and funny stuff for public radio. Two years now I'm completely without inspiration. I have no clue where it went, how it happened. It's like having a big mountain of firewood but the spark is missing to set it on fire.

      I'm strongly convinced this spark can't be found. You are the wood and the spark must come to you. Therefore I use (and many other do, it's not my invention) the metaphor of an 'angel'.

      The old greek had a divine called 'Mnemosyne' (rememberance) who was to bring the spark to inflame, enlighten you and set your inspiration free.

      You can't command them - the angels, Mnemosyne. Only thing you can do, is to invite them.

      How to invite - the spark, the goddesses of inspiration?

      Make yourself empty. Go to the sea. Sit into the sand. Listen to the waves. Do this for one hour, for two hours, for some days. After a while you begin to hear a greater rythm, a transforming rythm. And from this rythm ascent violins and suddenly there is music in your head.

      Sometimes this works. But definitely you have to stop seeking and get rid of 'I must do'. You can't find inspiration by commanding it. Instead you must give inspiration the chance to find you.

      Well, at least, I think, this is how it works.

  4. Stages of Daylight Savings Time:

    1. Great, I overslept again... wait, I didn't.
    2. Great, now there are more clocks for me to reset.
    3. <Looks outside> Wait, is it THAT dark already?
    1. matias93


      daylight savings is a horrible device for confusing minds :/

    2. matias93


      Update, slept 4  hours tonight. I guess we'll have to use emergency methods now: I'm going to bed at 6 PM today. Surely both jet-lags will counter-effect each other (it worked for me in 2015)

    3. airman15


      Also- Oh goodie! The clock inside the car is right again!

  5. Another Candy Distribution Night, and... well, what else was there to do, anyway?

  6. Once again questioning my place here, and afraid that someone would prefer it if I weren't here.

    1. catty-cb


      I hope you stay as I would certainly miss you

    2. APSMS


      Fortunately I think that if that were really the case someone would have actually talked to you about it. No matter though; I think I can safely say that we're all glad that you're OK and that you're back as part of the community again.

    3. RandyE


      Simtropolis is the only place where there seems to be a place for everybody, of course, this is a simulated reality, but better a good simulation than a bad actualization.  I like your profile header, with so few colors and simple shapes it opens up a lot of space. *:)

  7. Never had the chance to code for fun, so I oughta figure that out sometime soon...

  8. Show Us What You're Working On

    Well, as the guy who conceptualised the disconnector, I certainly feel useless now. (I say that jokingly, but I've literally forgotten nearly everything I had in mind for the disconnector; it's been too long since I last saw anything being used this way, so it's nice to see stuff like this.)
  9. That's OK, messed-up circadian rhythm; I didn't need sleep anyway...

  10. It's been a while...

  11. Try decoding this:


    1. JP Schriefer
    2. SimCoug


      Potaaato... gotta get the emphasis right.

    3. Ganaram Inukshuk

      Ganaram Inukshuk

      Alright, I'll reveal the secret: it's the code for a codewriting tool... that no one has, so far, appreciated. At all.

  12. CS$$ Pokémon Center