Game Title Generator
Posted on: Nov 27th, 2019 @ 2:07 pm
I've been having way too much fun with this.
Big Weight Loss Racer
Strategize of Rule
Hideous Rabbit X-treme
Remote Cookie Uprising
Command of Lies
Everybody Loves the Love Jihad
Forgotten Cannibal Temple
Shoot of Hypocrisy
Irritating Terrorist Prophecy
Year and Cult
Internet Quiz Fiasco
Ye Olde Desert Rescue
Create Your Own Combat Forever
Corporate Monster Revolution
Supreme Hillbilly of Doom
Crossdressing Yoga Demolition
Samurai Vocabulary Restaurant
Roman Lacrosse - The Movie
Bionic Volleyball for Kids
Jedi Florist Legends
My First Car Attack
Revolution and Skeletons
Kosher Sword Creator
Celebrity Equestrian on Wheels
No One Can Stop the Android in the Outback
Wrath of the Buddhist Dudes
My Little Turtle Spies
Soviet Platypus on the Road
British Drug-Dealing Man
Day of the College Scam
Retro Nudist Smuggler
Darkest Basketball Zone
Scottish Wrestling Story
Backing up a bricked LG G4 phone
Posted on: Nov 24th, 2019 @ 1:20 pm
Back in late 2015, my brother bought an
phone. It was a great phone... at first. However, the phone turned out to be a lemon - because of a defect in the hardware, after a while the phone got caught in a "bootloop" - when you turned it on, it would get stuck on the LG loading screen. We couldn't find anything to revive it - restarting it, removing the battery, trying to load recovery mode, and so forth. This problem happened to thousands of users, resulting in petitions, lawsuits, and innumerable complaints on social media and support forums.
My brother ended up buying a new phone when the problem happened in 2017. However, the broken LG G4 had been sitting on his shelf for over two years, and we decided it would be fun to back up all the stuff he didn't get a chance to recover (don't follow his example in not backing up your files!).
After a bit of Googling, I found that there was no cure for this problem - LG could replace the broken part, but that would wipe out all your data. Various users complained about this problem on forums and social media, and the general consensus was that there were two ways you might be able to temporarily revive the phone (at least long enough to do a backup): fire and ice. You could expose the phone to high temperatures or stick in the freezer.
Before we go any farther, I'd like to warn you that you should be very, very careful in exposing a phone (or any electronics, especially those containing batteries) to extreme temperatures, or using microwaves or ovens used for preparing food to heat up electronics - this can release all kinds of interesting harmful substances.
I started by sticking the phone in the freezer. I removed the battery, loosely wrapped the phone in a towel, and stuck the phone in the freezer for an hour. Then I re-inserted the battery and tried to turn it on. After a few attempts, the phone turned on for a few seconds. However, it quickly died again.
Realizing the freezer trick was probably futile, I tried Plan B: exposing the phone to high temperatures. I decided to start by using a heating pad - the kind you might use to soothe a sore muscle. I knew the heating pad would generate heat but probably wouldn't make things dangerously hot. After removing the battery, I wrapped the phone in a heating pad and switched it to its highest temperature. After about 20 minutes, I removed the phone and tried to turn it on. It took a couple of tries. I had almost given up, but I decided to keep the phone on the bootloop screen while it was wrapped in the heating pad.
A few minutes later, I heard a loud notification sound and saw the T-Mobile logo appear - a very good sign. I was able to connect the phone to my laptop using a USB cable and copy all of the stuff we wanted - photos, audio, and other original content. The phone stayed alive for a couple of days before perishing again.
The moral of the story?
- Back up your stuff regularly
- If you manufacture phones, try not to make dud products
- If stuff breaks, don't be afraid to Google around and try creative solutions (but don't do anything stupid or dangerous, and talk to a pro person if you're dealing with very important data)
Cheerwine Deluxe 1 + 2: Eighth and a Halfth Anniversary Edition
Posted on: Aug 29th, 2019 @ 1:30 am
Have you ever dreamed of helping Iggy Koopa save the glorious province of Saskatchewan from the extremely evil Council of Evil? Of course you have! That's exactly what happens in Cheerwine Deluxe, the greatest game of all time (unless it's not). And to make the best game even better, I bring to you: Cheerwine Deluxe 1 + 2: Eighth and Halfth Anniversary Edition!
Yes, it's here. It's the original two Cheerwine Deluxe games in a two-game megapack (OK, there's nothing mega about it, but it sounds nice that way).
Probably the most noteworthy addition is a save system - the game saves your progress at the beginning of each level. I've made a few incremental improvements to gameplay, graphics, audio, and text. I've also ported the game from GM 8 to GM Studio 1.4.9999 and made my ancient code marginally less bad.
Cheerwine Deluxe is a series of surrealist joke games. While most of the game is pretty zany, I hope there's still some semblance of actual gameplay. Keep in mind that this game was made way back in 2011, so it's pretty old stuff. The game is "safe for work", but there is no shortage of content that some might deem offensive! There's also tons of frustrating gameplay, trippy flashing lights, and annoying noises, so if you have a problem with such things, you may want to steer clear of this game.
Talk to Transformer
Posted on: Jun 14th, 2019 @ 1:58 am
A fun little thing. You type in a bit of text, and this site will use machine learning to continue whatever text you gave it! Sometimes the results are surprisingly coherent, while other times it's delightfully nonsensical! Here are some of my favorites from prompts I've entered:
Talk to Transformer and the Marlboro Man
(I don't remember what the prompt was for this, but it had nothing to do with cigarettes or taffy.)
We were walking down the parking lot of Marlboro Man's favorite store called Taffy, and I asked, "Is there a secret door inside the store that leads up to a basement?"
Taffy Man, who calls himself 'The Real Truth' responded, "No, there is not. Do you remember when Uncle Jim told us he liked a real, old cigar?"
Of course I remembered that! It must have been some grand, grand story! But still, I asked:
"How old did that uncle get?"
And the answer stuck:
I was a kid. At least five years old.
Afterward, I stopped walking by Taffy for a long time. I sat down in the driver's seat of my car and pretended I had forgotten the entire story. Then I went outside.
The store looked just the same again.
"There is a secret entrance down from the gas station," said the salesman. "It's locked behind the parking lot."
I was relieved that the salesman was telling the truth. To be honest, I still didn't think it was quite true. It wasn't until a friend took me down the road by myself, following
Talk to Transformer: The Musical
Prompt: Once upon a time, in a land far, far away...
You were a young girl. A pretty child...
That life, so young and so beautiful...
You thought, what's next...
You wanted to be loved,
and have your dreams fulfilled...
But when you're seventeen, you get your wish...
I've never seen my own reflection...
And for those who know me,
you'll never, ever understand!
(Singing) For those who can see my eyes...
Oh, what you've been through.
But for a long time...
I could not be saved...
Because when you look to me...
Who am I, who am I?
My name is Elphaba...
I am my parents' child.
I'm your wife.
You'll know I'm not gone.
I'll keep my promises...
I'll not be in any pain.
I've changed my ways,
but you'll never see it...
You won't feel me.
(Singing) If Elna, my wife, were here, she'd take my mind away.
If she were here, she'd say "Hola," and be gone.
Talk to Transformer - and Kim, and Plato
Prompt: Kim Kardashian asked Plato, "What
is a person?"
"I think of them as being essentially one in the world, so my question is the same as it is about what is an important and important and important thing to be in life, but in a different context: what is a person?"
The following exchange appears courtesy of ABC:
Dr. Stephen Hawking: "So what is a person?"
Plato: "It's an idea or a phenomenon that is important to you, the way you think about the world, and if you have it, you think about it, so it's a sense or an idea, because if there's been no reason to think about something, you don't really know it. Now, you can know when it's important or important because you've had a feeling of some importance to it. So, for me, I think it's like a sense, but, the most important thing, for me, is the notion that you've been born with. If it was inborn into you, wouldn't that make for a person? So that's the thing, and I think you could say what it is with Plato, I think everything, from the smallest animal all the way up to the universe. The thing I have always felt is that if an idea's good enough for a person, they're going to choose
Seems the spam forum broke
Posted on: May 10th, 2019 @ 1:43 am
Don't worry - we're working on fixing it. The topics still exist - they just don't appear in the forum listings right now.
Splitting the Dreams Topic
Posted on: Apr 11th, 2019 @ 2:21 am
Just a note: The
"post your dreams"
topic is just for sharing the thoughts, images, and sensations that you experience while in a lowered state of consciousness. It's not for sharing your ambitions of attaining greatness in Mario golf games!
That said, I'm all for attaining greatness in Mario golf games, so that's why this topic is a thing.
3298 Appreciation Topic
Posted on: Mar 6th, 2019 @ 1:12 am
I have a job where I routinely have to input random numbers to test things. Legend has it that "3298" is one of my favorite Numbers for Testing Purposes.
My MFGG retirement party
Posted on: Feb 10th, 2019 @ 3:38 am
I should post a topic here too, since most of our members have some kind of MFGG connection.
As y'all probably know, I was an admin on MFGG - for almost seven years, in fact. It was a fun and interesting adventure, but my new job has significantly cut into my time to do online things, and I got a bit burned out with the online world in general. That's why I'm stepping down from my admin role - this is my first day without a red name! It's a weird feeling not to be the Big Boss™ anymore, but I think I'm making the right call.
It's the end of an era, for both myself and for MFGG, but I also think I'll feel better when I don't feel obligated to keep a close eye on the ever-dramatic online world. Plus it'll give me more time to make games and do fun/useful Real Life things.
Fear not - I'll still check MFGG reasonably often, and I'll still be an admin here (of course).