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  1. The article is showing up in the forum, but not on the DFA backer-only page--here: http://www.doublefine.com/dfa/content/dialog_pipeline_or_how_we_manage_every_bit_of_dialog_tim_writes/ (at least, for me)
  2. We were warned that we'd get to see how the sausage gets made, warts and all. Seriously though, looking at the game in this episode... I imagined it'd be good, but seeing it all together is impressive. You can tell a lot of care and love has gone into it. Also, 2PlayerProductions: you guys did an awesome job with the intro for the documentaries (i.e. the 2HB poster being photographed). Terrance Lee, too. Every time I watch the intro I'm reminded of of the meaning behind the project. It's great. Make sure both you and Double Fine are looking after yourselves in the coming months.
  3. Esc and spacebar are usually my go to "skip the cinematic" guys. Space is easier to reach; esc is the sure-fire, "yep, this will probably skip it" key. Having both Esc and spacebar skip cutscenes would be cool.
  4. For me it'll be like being part of the creating of something, and then seeing it turn out really well and getting to enjoy it on the level of "we helped make this." It sort of brings a deeper depth to the experience. Sort of like seeing the trailer for Broken Age. It's one thing watching all the individual pieces get made... but to see them come together like that was really cool. And, rather than just seeing cool visuals, I / we knew the story behind most of that stuff, too. When I heard the music I remembered Tim sitting in his office listening to it with the volume up, and all of the different character design concepts, and other things like that. It's also fun to see the animation go from "brief glimpses of incomplete animation we've seen in the documentary" to "what animation is likely to actually look like in-game." (I really like the animation--it gives the game such character.) So yeah, for me, it's nice.
  5. I'm currently doing some study at the moment, and I need a better scheduling tool to help me to focus. (Mainly since I have many projects going at once, and I like a visual depiction of when they start and end. No, a calendar isn't good enough for what I want to do.) It occurred to me that the tools that people use for project management in software development may be useful to me--you know, the ones that have the coloured bars? [see image below] Do any of you know of any good software solutions like the one I just mentioned? I know you can sort of do this type of thing with Google Calendar, but I'm looking for something more robust. I'm open to hearing about solutions that cost money, though if you know of some good solutions that don't cost money (e.g. maybe something that's open source), that'd be great! Thanks. [edit: I'm not sure how to stop the image from inserting into the thread and stretching the thread width. I just posted a link to the image.] http://businesssavvysoftware.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/hive.png
  6. Coconut oil does indeed have many benefits, but if the rash is from something that's going on within his body, topical use of coconut oil is only a bandaid fix, and not necessarily something that is wise to rely on (especially if you have pre-existing health issues). Best to address the core issue. [Edit: oh, I just realised you mentioned that. I skimmed past the first part of your post.]
  7. In my experience, nutritionists seem more more mainstream in the health advice they share (of course, that blanket statement can't account for all of them). Juice feasting and fasting is fairly "fringe." A naturopath (especially one who has some knowledge of raw foods, people who primarily eat raw foods, and detoxing) may be able to share more relevant information for you. I haven't been to one yet, but my general impression is that the type of people who become naturopaths seem more open minded. From what I have learned, if you're doing a detox protocol (especially if you're likely to have a build up of toxicity), you generally have to manage the removal of toxins from your system. From what I understand, juice feasting / fasting will generally cause you to detox much more than you usually would, but that doesn't necessarily mean the toxins are being removed from your body at the same rate (the removal of toxins from your body is described with another more formal term, but I forget what it is). This is something you could talk with a qualified professional about. Why? Think of it like this: if you're doing anything new, it's generally nice to have an experienced partner who can help you navigate the way. You want that partner to also have experience with what you're doing, or at least understand it really well. A doctor, naturopath, or nutritionist may fill that role, however, different health professionals will have different backgrounds, experiences, and beliefs, and so it helps to choose one who can help you with your unique situation and what you're interested in [that's something you may have to research before booking an appointment. E.g. Ask them what their speciality is, whether they have experience with what you're doing, or if they know someone who does, etc.], while also making discerning decisions yourself, to ensure you're getting the quality of support you need. There are also health centres you can visit that address such subjects and can guide you through various protocols. Two I know of: http://www.treeoflife.nu/ http://www.hippocratesinst.org/ Yeah, fats/oils go rancid. Grains and flours, too (since they have oil in them; most flours are made from ground up grains). There should be storage info on the internet for different oils / fats, and perhaps on the label if you buy an actual supplement like fish oil. Not all oils need to be refrigerated (e.g. I think coconut oil does pretty well out at room temperature, so long as it's kept at a reasonable temperature), but I think most benefit--i.e. last longer--if they're refrigerated. Look after yourself, Tim.
  8. You may want to do some more research on the subject. You can still juice or eat the food you bought. Lots of people seem eager to get into juice fasting or juice feasting, but I feel these are things to be done with a certain degree of understanding and the appropriate amount of support (especially if you're juice fasting instead of juice feasting, though both have potential to be fairly transformative). Think of it like this: you wouldn't necessarily go out and run a marathon without any preparation or prior training. Likewise, when it comes to making dietary changes it helps to sort of start from where you are and determine what's appropriate for you (with or without the help of a qualified health professional, such as a naturopath, nutritionist, or doctor). You can certainly explore and experiment, but indeed, it's wise to do so with a certain amount of self-responsibility and understanding. If I was going to juice ginger, I'd ideally juice fresh ginger and may leave the skin on if it's organic (which is just my preference; what you do is up to you). Keep in mind this is just some general info; I'm not a doctor, nutritionist, or naturopath. If you want advice and support tailored specifically to you, consider seeing someone with the appropriate qualifications. Juice (even green juice) can taste good.
  9. But! Most places I've read said fresh juice only lasts 24 hours, even in a sealed container. I make mine in the morning, bring it to work in a thermos, and drink it throughout the day. The 5:30 glass is definitely different than the 9:00 am glass! In terms of taste or nutritional value? There's negligible difference in taste compared to a glass fresh out of the juicer, but I keep it all refrigerated at home or the office and it doesn't go bad. Now I research. Mostly nutritional value. You may not notice a taste difference pallet-wise, but if you're fairly sensitive, you may notice a difference in how fresh juice makes you feel. I believe it has something to do with enzymes, though I'm sure there's more to it than just that (I don't think we've yet discovered all there is to know about our world ). Also, lots of juices will tend to oxidise if you leave them too long. To be sure, though, stored juice isn't void of benefit; it's not as black and white like that.
  10. To be clear, there's a difference between juice fasting and juice feasting. From what I understand, the difference is that juice fasting may or may not meet your caloric needs, while juice feasting involves meeting your calorie needs by drinking fresh-made juices. (Though, indeed, determining your caloric needs is another story.) One thing both have in common is that they're not intended to be long-term diet solutions. I agree with what you say, though; detoxing has a place, but it's wise to do it intelligently (like everything else, I guess).
  11. There are some locations in the world that have juice bars that will make up healthy juices for you while you wait, using fresh ingredients. Most juices sold in stores are pasturised, which means they've been heated to a certain temperature, which doesn't do the enzymes much good. Fresh juice is full of goodies that you won't really find in pasturised juice. (And if you drink fresh, raw juice then drink pasturised juice, you'll probably notice the difference in both taste and how they both make you feel.)
  12. To me, fennel tastes a bit like liquorice. Just find some at the store and smell it. It tastes like it smells.
  13. Better juicers will remove even more fibre, since that's the idea with juice--get all the fibre out so you're left with only the liquid, nutrients, enzymes, and other good stuff. Not that fibre isn't good--just that it isn't generally desired when making juice. You can always compost the pulp. And if you're fairly savvy, you can also use it to make certain food things using things like a dehydrator. (Though I probably wouldn't do that with non-organic vegetables and fruits.)
  14. Just finished watching it. I really enjoy the human element you include in your work (both this and the DFA episodes). I also like that the tone is more uplifting and inspiring, and not dramatic just for the sake of it. I also enjoy the more cinematic, scenic clips (sort of like what you did in the DFA episode that featured Peter Chan showing you around his place). It's really nice having you guys around to film DFA. It'll be fun when other (non-backer) people will be able to see it. (I also love how there's footage of Tim goofing off in the Minecraft doc, heh.) Thanks for letting us watch the Minecraft documentary. PS. How can we stay up-to-date with news from 2 Player Productions after DFA? I want to be in the loop for any future Kickstarter (or other) projects you guys do.
  15. "It's going to be an adventure: both the product and the process" -- Pitch video Have you guys considered ways for us to give you more money? I think many of us here are open to doing that in one way or another, so long as it feels right to us. And they don't have to be desperate, "oh noes, we need more money" requests, either. I'm more so thinking along the lines of Amnesia Fortnight, but perhaps not so big in scale and less time consuming.
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