Andrew Hutchinson

Member Since 17 Jun 2017
Offline Last Active Sep 25 2019 08:09 AM

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In Topic: On Line Practice

08 September 2019 - 01:02 PM

I love online practice for all of the reasons you listed. Being on Pacific standard time I can understand why I rarely see others out and about.

In Topic: S22 R11 Reims

07 September 2019 - 12:45 PM

I'm over the moon that I got the chance to race again. Over the break I was doing a lot of driving up North and with work it seemed like I couldn't keep my back together. Then, just before the season resumed I had a mechanical problem with my brakes that send me over than handle bars. Whatever didn't get wrecked there was fixed when I used the same hand to soften my fall off a roof onto a large rock. I was SUPER lucky that nothing came of it - I was trapped for a short while- but it could have been bad. Both instances were due to my inflexibility. Anyways, at around the same time every single internetable device I owned broke. At 11 O'clock last night I randomly got a combination of settings that allowed me to play GPL on the server with Linux Mint 19.2 Cinnamon.

Much thanks goes to Greg and Marcos and the others who have documented running GPL on Linux. FPS was in the range of 22-32 and there was no GEM or GPLRA for me but it worked well enough that I'll be using it again next time out - I have no choice at this point -  but it is nice to know that it can be done, even by an idiot.

Anyways, since I had no time to practice or shake off 12 weeks of rust I decided to go the distance without stopping. I'm not sure how I would have made the patch work with my setup in WINE.   As it turned out I had plenty of fuel to do the full 60 laps had I kept it out of the field on lap  16. Disappointing to end it the way I did but very happy going forward. After the Nurburgring  I was pretty POed that I'd had another hardware mishap and ended up int the bush. This most recent off was due entirely to terrible driving. That I can live with.

Shout out to Carlos for his time in P2.


In Topic: A Know Issue With Reims

27 August 2019 - 12:19 AM

What cars are unlikely to make it? I haven't been able to use GEM lately. If I can do the race it will be with a fresh install. I've never successfully got the patch to work but maybe with different hardware and half a brain it will work out.


In Topic: Music We Like?

24 August 2019 - 03:48 PM

My computer's crashed three times while writing this post so I'd better hurry. Long story short I don't really listen to much music. Make a lot of noise at work and prefer quiet if I can get it.  What I do listen to is mostly stuff that  a girl I shared studio space with back in the day would leave lying around. With 15 years to germinate I finally got what she was on about.

For the sake of GPL I practice and race with Khruangbin in the back ground They have three or four concerts that I can put on youtube before I enter the server and they get me half way through the race. I saw them this time last year and they were the best concert I've ever  been to. Great hair as well. Being instrumental and consistent  they don't distract. I find the outside noise helpful when I'm near another competitor - it keeps me from reacting to noises emanating from the other car. Tried Angel Olsen/Bonnie Prince Billy, oringial edition Mogwai and Godspeed you black emperor but they're all either too quiet or have terrifying noises that come out of nowhere. Khruangbin is my happy medium and helps to keep me on the road more laps than not most of the time.

I have awake on tape somewhere FWIW.

In Topic: Ferrari Models From Scratch

11 July 2019 - 08:06 AM

Great! The best part is that they're paper. Such a low material manipulated with great skill. The number of models  in the collection just blows me away. Thanks.


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