Have you tried the Mobile Retro skin yet? I made it a couple of weeks ago. Here, if you're on a phone: https://www.improbableisland.com/runmodule.php?module=homepage&op=changeskin&skin=Mobile%20Retro.htm
And we're back!
We're down while we put up some awesome shit, see you in a little while. 10, 15 minutes or so if nothing gets horribly fucked.
Gonna be some new shit on the Island tonight, after I eat some chilli. EXTREMELY DELICIOUS chilli.
My test server uses the new skin and the actual live Island looks so WEIRD and NOT GOOD in comparison
Why the fuck did I queue up all this new shit to go live one day a week, I'm impatient
Our policy on bugs is typically "BANK ERROR IN YOUR FAVOUR! OUR FUCKUP, YOUR GAIN!" so if you've already taken stuff out of your Vault only to have it refill itself, feel free to keep the erroneous extra items or gift them away to a lucky noob.
Because of a fuckup on my part, if you bought a Decade Vault and took stuff out of it today, you'll find that your Decade Vault has been refilled. Early DV's stored information about their contents on a per-player level rather than a per-item level, and this has now been corrected.
Getting ready to send out the Ten Year Distraction tomorrow night. We don't often send out mass Distractions or emails to every player, usually only every couple of years - but this is special. I can't believe I've been running this joint for an entire decade.
I write a game where a robot waiter serves you a food-like substance called a Fun Pile, and I couldn't have imagined a vehicle like this.
The lady at the rental place informed me that the Jeep's petrol hole won't open when it's cold, and that the proper solution is to wedge a credit card between the body of the car and the petrol hole flap, walk to the front of the car to hit the button, then leap back and lever the flap open with the credit card while it whines its servos.
So I pull into the petrol station, tank near empty, and press the button. It goes "Vr-VRRR-vrurrr" like it normally does, and then it goes "clunk" and doesn't open.
To gain access to the Jeep's petrol hole, you press a button beneath the steering wheel. This starts a routine involving several servo motors which click and whir and eventually pop open the petrol hole flap. In my car it's just a flap that you open with your hand.
On the way back to the body shop / car rental / insurance adjuster / all-in-one Unpleasantness Mitigation Palace, I stopped to fill up the tank on the rental Jeep. I was damn near running on fumes at this point, and when I picked up the rental it had half a tank in it, so I wanted to drop it off with the same amount.
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"People are taking the piss out of you everyday. They butt into your life, take a cheap shot at you and then disappear. They leer at you from tall buildings and make you feel small. They make flippant comments from buses that imply you’re not sexy enough and that all the fun is happening somewhere else. They are on TV making your girlfriend feel inadequate. They have access to the most sophisticated technology the world has ever seen and they bully you with it. They are The Advertisers and they are laughing at you.
You, however, are forbidden to touch them. Trademarks, intellectual property rights and copyright law mean advertisers can say what they like wherever they like with total impunity.
Fuck that. Any advert in a public space that gives you no choice whether you see it or not is yours. It’s yours to take, re-arrange and re-use. You can do whatever you like with it. Asking for permission is like asking to keep a rock someone just threw at your head.
You owe the companies nothing. Less than nothing, you especially don’t owe them any courtesy. They owe you. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don’t even start asking for theirs."
Still don't have my car back. Still driving the Grand Cherokee. It's still a ridiculous car for orange women who smell like boozy flowers and ask to see the manager.
7) honestly that's all, it's a very silly car but quite tolerable as a rental even if it's FAR too fancy and clever for its own good. Definitely wouldn't want to own one, but I can deal with this until my car's back.