I'm a "n00b" and I have questions! Follow me as I try to explore the world of "Impulse".
This n00bs perpestive.
Published on May 18, 2008 By PokiMo In Living in Cyberspace

Greetings Impulse community!

     I'm Todd, AKA: Poki Mo, a self confessed n00b. That's right, I admit that I have no comprehension of "Impulse" and what it is all about... Well, that is not entirely true as I did read an article in "GameInformer" magazine (Issue 182, June 2008, Page 26, Title: A Better Way to Play). I was intrigued, so here I am. Hang with me as I undertake this endeavor of discovering the world of "Impulse". Not to mention blogging. Remember I'm a n00b.

What is it that I want to accomplish with this blog?

     I'm glad you asked and let me explain. First, I want to customize my OS! I have purchased the Object Desktop Suite in hopes to do just that. The purchase and installation went without a hitch. Well at least the intial installation went well. When I opened "Impulse" and started exploring, I noticed that a few of the apps had updates or were not yet downloaded and installed. That is why I'm here, I want to document my experiences in hopes to help all the other n00bs. So, to all you other n00bs, here is your first lesson: Shut down any spyware, malware protection programs you are running. As they can intervere with the installation of upgrades and/or programs. If you do not do this, you will have to do it again. So stay tuned as I venture into customizing my OS and maybe, just maybe we can help each other out.

     Second, I'm a gamer, an old gamer but none the less a gamer. When I read the afore mentioned article, I got all goosebumpy. I hope that what I have envision, is where "Impulse" is headed. I've been playing computer games for years, but let's face it, it has lacked something. That something is why I don't play PC games as much as I use to or I play alone against computer players. I bought an XBOX, and WOW! My gaming went to a new level. I spent hours upon hours playing, meeting new friends and having loads of fun. So what is it that console gaming has that the PC didn't. A common "Community". Think about it...

I'm a n00b and I need help!

     Will you help me? As I wrote this article I noticed a couple of things. Where the heck is the spell check? Anyone? I do not command the english language either, so if there are errors in the grammar department, feel free to point them out if you must and I will correct them. Next, how the heck do you hyperlink? Anyone? On my editor they are grayed out and my guess is, that's to keep anyone from linking to something that ought not be linked to in this community. It's ashame that a few bad apples can ruin the whole barrel. Might make some of the future articles difficult. Oh and last but not least, what is the "Link" feature to the right of the editor? Anyone?

     That's it for now, I'm sure as I continue to explore I will have more to discuss. I hope that you experienced people (n0n-n00bs) out there will take the time to help us n00bs broaden our horizons.


Comments
on May 18, 2008
Where the heck is the spell check? Anyone?


Zubaz hacked in and disabled it.
on May 18, 2008
Where the heck is the spell check? Anyone?


System was hacked and spell check disabled by the infamous Zubaz

if there are errors in the grammer department, feel free to point them out if you must and I will correct them.


you mean like this: grammer = grammar ?

oh wait, that's spelling...


Next, how the heck do you hyperlink? Anyone?


no 'insert web link' icon?

you can alway use html


what is the "Link" feature to the right of the editor? Anyone?


ummm... maybe click it... and insert the link address for those links you want to insert?


on May 18, 2008

messiah1
Bad apple hacked in and disabled it.

One of them bad apples I referred to. Note that I changed the infamous hackers name, let's not give him notority. Thanks for the information.

Side note: I discovered how to include a link. You must highlight a word or words to hyperlink it. DOH!

on May 18, 2008
let's not give him notority.
You're much too late for that. Welcome aboard,PokiMo.

on May 18, 2008
messiah1
comment 1
Bad apple hacked in and disabled it.

One of them bad apples I referred to. Note that I changed the infamous hackers name, let's not give him notority.



lol zubaz is a mod, that was a joke

on May 18, 2008
It is I. . .the grate and pwerful ZubaZ.  To fast a typer adn helper to be a good speller.  be 'ware . . . and be warned!!  



Welcome to the family PokiMo.  I don't mind being poked fun at.  I can take it ok.  If you need anything just ask.  Someone will be along to help.

What broswer are you using that teh icons above the edit field are greyed out?  They shouldn't do that.  And what site are you posting from.  Impulsdriven, wincustomize.com, joeuser.com, galciv, totalgaming, and Stardock all share a database and some posts cross-post all over the place.


on May 18, 2008

ROFLMAO! Well shizzle me nizzle that's some funny stuff right there. Sure wish we had a spell check feature, but what the heck, seems no one mines around here.

I'm in impulse, and the only greyed out ones are the insert/edit link and unlink. But if I highlight a word in becomes available. Oh and I missing the spellcheck icon.

on May 18, 2008

ROFLMAO! Well shizzle me nizzle that's some funny stuff right there. Sure wish we had a spell check feature, but what the heck, seems no one mines around here.

We do....it's a plug-in called Jafo ....though he's somewhat recalcitrant and lazy....

Oh....it's 'minds', not 'mines'  and 'no-one', not 'no one'.... Spell checker

 

Welcome, 'noob'....we all were one, once...

on May 18, 2008
We all like boobs, er noobs, they make us look good.
on May 18, 2008
What up PokiMo? Welcome home...
on May 19, 2008
We all like boobs, er noobs, they make us look good.


Glad you corrected that in time there Messiah, my man... the missus reckons my 'man' boobs don't do anything to make me look good... guess that's why I got an exercise bike for Xmas.

Oh, and PokiMo, you've stumbled into a great place here, welcome and enjoy your stay.
on May 19, 2008

We do....it's a plug-in called Jafo ....though he's somewhat recalcitrant and lazy....Oh....it's 'minds', not 'mines'  and 'no-one', not 'no one'....  Welcome, 'noob'....we all were one, once...

Alright! A plug-in to handle my spelling, now we're rolling. Even though I at the mercy of his recalcitrant and lazyness I can rest better knowing that my no one and mines will be corrected. Thanks for the welcome, Jafo.

on May 19, 2008

messiah1
We all like boobs, er noobs, they make us look good.

I would have to agree with starkers here. Thanks all for the welcome.

on May 19, 2008

I am not a gamer, just a blogger over here at Joeuser. I caught you on a cross post I guess. So Welcome to you!

on May 19, 2008
Keep us posted on how the Impulse Driven community is. I don't think many of us are actually using that page at this point . . . we're all culling from the other Stardock sites such as WinCustomize, JoeUser, GalCivII, et cetera.

Welcome, man!
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