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    • Adventures in Entomology

      3 days ago

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      Today I pulled back the drapes in my bedroom and found an insect friend on the inside window ledge. A large one at that - almost an inch long in the body and head. It was moving really slowly, so I scooped it into a margarine container and covered it with a piece of heavy paper, and looked it up online. As far as I can tell, it's a Western Conifer Seed Bug, which first started showing up in Ontario a few years ago. There's a difference though: mine only has four legs. Weird, right?


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      Anyway, these guys are completely harmless unless you're a pine needle. They don't bite, they don't breed indoors, and they don't damage anything - they don't even move quickly. They just come inside to escape the winter and then aim to leave again in the spring. I've submitted the above picture to bugguide.net for proper identification, just in case it's a copycat or something, but either way I've released it into the wild, where it immediately flew into a tree. Good luck, bug buddy!

    • Fit4Boulders Week 11

      5 days ago

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      For the sake of record keeping, it's Wednesday September 21st.


      Just a week since the last Fit4Boulders update? What is this lunacy!? Well, it occurred to me after I decided to try out a dietary change today that I've said a lot about how I'm working out to get in shape for climbing, but nothing about my diet. So, I figured I'd make a super-informative post about nutrition.


      But first, some stuff about how I'm working out to get in shape for climbing. I believe I've identified two deficiencies in my body's fitness levels: my abs and my upper back. Also known as the parts of the body most commonly associated with climbing. Since it looks like it will still be a while before I actually step into the climbing gym, because of reasons, I'm going to be spending a lot of time on those two muscle groups, and less on my chest. And it's always leg day. I recently remembered that I have an ab wheel, which I've gotten some good use out of this week. My abs are sore. This is a good thing.


      Anyway, after watching some related YouTube videos, I ended up reading a lot of articles last night about how bread is the devil when it comes to weight management. This isn't quite true, for reasons too numerous to enumerate here, but it is true that different types of bread can be better or worse for you. It largely has to do with how your body uses insulin.


      I happen to own a human physiology textbook, and I spent about an hour reading up about insulin and digestion tonight. To grossly oversimplify things, when you eat, the carbs and protein are digested into glucose (sugar) and absorbed into your blood stream. In response to this elevated amount of glucose, your pancreas produces more insulin, which moves glucose from your blood into your other tissues. Once enough glucose has been removed, insulin production stops. (Sidenote: fat actually inhibits glucose absorption, so anyone who says you should avoid fatty foods just because they contain fat is wrong. In fact, a healthy diet gets 20% of its calories from protein, 20% from carbs, and 60% from fat.)


      So that's how insulin works, at a very basic level. Insulin production scales based on how quickly glucose is being absorbed into the blood. So if you eat a lot of candy, which has simple sugars that are absorbed quickly, your insulin spikes in order to get rid of it. Different food is metabolized at different speeds, and the individual nutrients are also metabolized at different speeds. i.e. sugar metabolizes faster than starch, even though they may come from the same food item.


      Now look at the nutrition information on a slice of white bread. Conveniently, if you google bread nutrition it puts it right there on the page for you. Per 100g of white bread, 5g is processed sugar. That's 5%. That's because white bread (and many wheat breads) actually contain added sugar as part of the baking process. The cracked wheat bread in my fridge (which is almost gone) has 2g per 75g portion. Now the obvious question is: is this a problem?


      The straightforward answer is maybe. It has to do with how the body processes carbs, which includes sugar. Most carbs are combinations of various sugar chains. The simpler the chain, the faster your body breaks it down and absorbs it into the bloodstream. If you've ever heard about "simple" and "complex" carbohydrates, this is what that means. If you eat lots of simple carbs, your insulin levels are going to spike throughout the day. If you eat lots of complex carbs instead, they take longer to break down, so your insulin levels will rise more gradually, to a lower amount overall.


      However, that doesn't tell the whole story. Because you don't just eat carbs, you eat food. And food contains lots of stuff. For this reason, researchers developed the Glycemic Index (GI). The higher a food's GI rating, the more it spikes your insulin levels. Since spiking your insulin levels can contribute to things like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and weight gain, food with a lower GI is generally preferable. This also takes into account that people tend to eat foods in combination: white bread alone has a high GI, but when you add meat and cheese to it, the protein and fat affect digestion rates, and the GI actually lowers. Toast with butter has a lower GI than toast alone.


      But again, that doesn't tell the whole story. Because it's not just about the GI, but how much of the related carbs you're eating per portion size. One piece of candy isn't too bad, but if you try to eat, say, an entire 5lb gummi bear, and you make your body try to digest it, you will actually die. Seriously, it's a really good thing Michael threw that all up. For this reason, researchers developed the Glycemic Load rating (GL), wherein you multiply the GI by the number of carbs per serving, and then divide by 100. And again, the lower the number, the better for you.


      A general rule of thumb you can follow is to check what percentage of a food's calories come from sugar, and whether sugar is listed as an ingredient. Since refined sugar is pre-processed, the higher the percentage of sugar in a food, the faster it will likely be absorbed. This obviously isn't 100% accurate, as apples have lots of sugar but a very low GL, and ketchup contains "liquid sugar" and 80% of its calories come from sugar and it still has a low GI anyway, but if you're looking for something quick to apply in the supermarket, it's passable.


      Which brings us back to added sugar in bread. Lots of breads include processed sugar for flavour. It's easy enough to spot: just look at the list of ingredients. If the word sugar appears, then there's added sugar. Also, some breads have a litany of chemicals as ingredients as well, whose purpose and effects on digestion you'll never know. Now, if you only have a couple slices of bread a day, this probably isn't a big deal. However, I tend to eat as many as 6-8 slices a day in various combinations of toast and sandwich. That's a lot of bread.


      So I decided to switch it up today. Instead of buying my usual loafs of bread, being Old Mill Whole Wheat and Country Harvest Ancient Grains - both of which have added sugar - I picked up a Dimpflmeier Pumpernickel, and a Rudolph's Bavarian Multi Grain. They're more expensive, but bearably so, and each of them have 0g of sugar per serving. This is an experiment: next time I buy bread, I'll probably get a different type, like a light rye. My goal is to expand my bread horizons, which feels just as pompous typing it as I'm sure it sounds reading it.


      Now, the obvious question is: after I've made such a big deal about how weight management is a simple calories in vs calories out issue, why do I care about the type of bread I'm eating? Two reasons. First, I have heart attacks on both sides of my family. For most of the last 10 years, I've worked out purely preventatively, to keep my heart in shape. If eating healthier bread can help reduce the chance of heart issues down the line, I'm willing to give it a shot.


      Second, as I said in the previous paragraph, this is an experiment. I'm changing up the bread I'm eating, and I'm going to see what happens. I've lost about 4lbs so far with a small amount of tweaks to my diet, and this is another tweak. I'm going to track my progress, as I've been doing for the last 3 months, and if it turns out I have more energy, or I lose weight more quickly, I'm going to call that a win. And if neither of those things happen, then I still get to eat more different types of bread. There really isn't a way for me to lose in this endeavour.


      Now, I don't expect you to just take my word for it with this journal. I expect you to want to verify the things I've said. You can google insulin to learn about the role it plays. Most of the information in this journal originated with this Harvard School Of Public Health article on carbohydrates and blood sugar. And if you want to see a table of various foods and their GI and GL values, check out this Harvard Medical School article. Some surprises therein: Coca Cola is better for you than Ocean Spray Cranberry Cocktail, raisins are terrible, and the length of time you cook pasta for affects its GI and GL values. This page on mendosa.com claims to be the definitive resource for GI and GL information.


      But enough physiology and science, here's Alex Megos doing something awesome:



    • Channels I Ignore On YouTube

      6 days ago

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      I installed an extension for Chrome that lets me block YouTube channels from showing up in the sidebar of suggestions. I don't remember what it's called, and it doesn't show up on my Extensions page, but it's there. Here's how you get blocked by me on YouTube:


      1. Be a vine compilation channel. I watched the Rooster Teeth Vines video once, years ago, and ever since then, YouTube keeps trying to get me to watch vine compilations. And fail compilations. Fuck those guys. I refuse to give views to people who do nothing but assemble other people's content. They're not even trying to pass it off as their own - it's completely transparent that it's all stolen content. Every time I see any vine or fail video, I immediately block the uploader from appearing on my screen.
      2. Use circles and arrows in your thumbnails. Usually done for videos with clickbaity titles like "10 Marvel easter eggs you may have missed." And there will be a circle around Captain America's nutsack with an arrow pointing to it. It never has anything to do with the video, and it's always annoying. Screen Rant has a video called "Amazing Hidden Details In Popular Movies You Missed" where they photoshopped the Joker into the background of a Harley Quinn screen grab, and then circled his face as if it was the point of the video. Circles and arrows can die in hell.
      3. Use obvious and annoying clickbait video names. If your video title includes the words "You won't believe" then fuck you. If your title includes the word "SHOCKING" in all-caps then you're dead to me. If your content requires you to lie to my face in the video title to get views, then I wish terrible things upon you and your cow. I will believe it, and I won't be shocked. Philip DeFranco started out doing clickbaity list videos, but now he does news roundups with normal video titles. Why the change? Because he knows what I know: clickbait titles are a cheap way to get views that doesn't actually let you grow your brand. Also he works for Discovery Channel now, so... yeah.


      Now here's the crazy part: being able not to see videos from content creators you don't like is a feature that should be part of the YouTube platform, but for some reason it's not. The reason it's not is actually pretty obvious: YouTube wants you viewing videos from their most popular uploaders, because of all that ad revenue, so it's in their best interest as far as they're concerned to make sure that you see those videos by those people. But here's the thing: if it's a video I'm never going to watch anyway, then showing it to me isn't going to make me watch it.


      YouTube makes money when people watch videos with ads on them, but if they're only offering up videos that you're not going to watch, then the space being used for that video is wasted screen revenue. Remove the Screen Rant video and show me something from CineFix. Remove the vine compilation video, and show me a climbing video. Remove the fail compilation video, and show me someone doing a magic trick, or QI, or Would I Lie To You, or Eliot Hulse, or Geek And Sundry, or Rhett and Link, or Jim Fucking Sterling Son. Don't show me something I watched once 3 years ago, show me something I've binge watched recently.


      This post brought to you by insomnia. Here's a video where MatPat makes the case for there being no witch in the Blair Witch Project, because it's all a ploy for two men to murder their female companion.



    • That's KING DiMono

      1 week ago

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      For the next 3 minutes, from 5:21pm EDT until 5:24pm EDT, you will call me King DiMono, as befits my station. For I am King of Sensible Castle, under the title Marquis Marks the Jew.


      Behold My Rule!


      Decree 1: By order of the king, all ponies shall receive a child for their 16th birthday.


      Decree 2: By royal decree, it's not cheating if you do it while eating a peanut butter sandwich.


      Decree 3: By the power vested in me by Sensible Castle, someone get me a goddamn beer.


      And like that my rule is over. It was as fantastic as it was brief. You're welcome.

    • Fit4Boulders Week 10

      1 week ago

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      For the sake of recordkeeping, it's Thursday, September 15. Week 10 ends this Saturday, the 17th. Tomorrow, from 5:21-5:24pm EDT, I'll be an Irish King.


      I was planning to start climbing this week, but an unfortunate blister on the inside of my pinky finger and for some reason a failure not to procrastinate which I cannot explain has forced me to delay it. Gym's been closed for the last 2 weeks, reopening next Monday, so I've been working out at home, with less frequency than I usually do, but still getting them in. On Monday I suddenly remembered that I have a chest expander, and I did a full upper body workout that left me sore for three days. Yesterday was stretching and core.


      I actually took almost a week off from stretching initially, because I had a leg workout to recover from. It seems to have been the right choice, because my left hamstring is significantly more stretchy than it was before. I'm also down to 160lbs, which is good.


      I need to delay climbing until I've finished up the bulk of my work projects. I need the time to climb and the money to pay for it, and until I get these projects knocked out I won't have either. Need to focus on primary expenses before luxuries - adulting sucks sometimes. My plan is to offer a trade of services, where I improve their website to pay for my climbing, but then I still need the time to work on their site, so either way it needs to wait. Still, I'm going to continue working out with climbing in mind, and stick to the regimen I've adopted. Just because the goal is delayed doesn't change what the goal is.


      Right now, the IFSC Climbing World Championship is going on in Paris. The bouldering and lead qualifiers were yesterday and today. Here are some highlights from the Male Bouldering Qualifiers. Unlike most of the videos I've shared in these Fit4Boulders journals, this happened yesterday.


      And so that there's an outdoor climbing video here too, here's Alex Megos, owner of one of the strongest grips in climbing, making his way up a very difficult Canadian route called Dreamcatcher. This did not happen yesterday: 


    • Guess Where I Was Tonight

      2 weeks ago

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      Unless you already knew before reading that journal title, whatever you guess will be wrong. Tonight I was at the premiere of @film_geek's movie Deadline, which opened the Toronto Indie Film Festival. It's also the only movie in the festival's history to sell out of tickets (and in just 2 days), and the only movie to ever get a second screening at the festival. And more importantly to me, it's my first credited film role. I'm credited as "Curious Patron." Extras don't normally get spots in the credits, but apparently I was good enough that they made an exception.

      As I said, they've added a second screening of the movie for those who couldn't make it the first time, or for those who just want to see it again. If you're in Toronto next week, you can pick up a ticket here for $10. The screening is at 9;15pm on Wednesday, September 14. It's legitimately extremely funny, and you'll laugh through the whole thing. Not always for the same reason. film_geek knows what I'm talking about.


      Also the heel of my left dress shoe fell apart as I was walking to my car to drive home. Literally fell off my shoe in two pieces, and I had to collect it from the ground to bring it home. Inspecting them after I got home, the heels are cracked to shit, and the right shoe looks like it's ready to do the same thing. Which is a shame - I liked those shoes. But I suppose that after 18 years, it's not like they owe me anything.


      And that's how I spent my night. How about you?

    • Miscellaneous Weekend Update

      3 weeks ago

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      You remember that book my Mom wrote? It got reviewed on CBC Radio Calgary. You can listen to that over here. Turns out they liked it.


      Something the world needs: a Twitterbot that seeks out people who tweet "I literally died" and replies with "That's not what literally means." It could be named Literally Illiterate. Make it happen, someone!


      Tonight I'm finally seeing Star Trek Beyond, with a friend of mine for her birthday. Suicide Squad will wait until it reaches my computer screen. I like seeing spectacle movies on a big screen, but only when they're good, which apparently Suicide Squad is not.


      Yesterday I watched a movie called Predestination. It stars Ethan Hawke and Sarah Snook, and is basically about someone who's part of a clandestine group that sends people through time to prevent crime before it happens, attempting to recruit someone into the group. It's very much a character study, and there are twists in it that will definitely surprise you. You'll probably want to watch it twice. It's based on a short story by Robert A. Heinlein called "All You Zombies," and the trailer is below.




      Last night I spent 6 hours playing Spelunky, trying to finish what we call a low% no gold run, where you don't collect money and you only use your starting resources. After a lot of frustration and profanity, I finally got the job done, making me apparently the 46th best Spelunky player in the world. Go figure.


      The gym is closed for the next 2 weeks for maintenance and cleaning. Seems like a good time to start climbing, right? I'm a bit busy for the next 2 weeks, but hopefully I'll make it over there.


      I think that's everything for now. It's a long weekend in Canada - tomorrow's Labour Day. I have no plans.

    • Hey. I'm the King.

      3 weeks ago

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      Since I participated in the Cards Against Humanity Holiday Bullshit last year, I get to be the legitimate King of a castle in Ireland for 3 minutes. I've written about this before, but I'm not digging through my journals to find where - if someone else feels like doing that and links to it, I'll edit it in.


      Part of being King is choosing your Title, your Royal Herald, and your Royal Decrees. As King of Sensible Castle from 4:21 - 4:24 pm CDT (9:21-9:24pm GMT) on September 16, 2016, I have chosen these things. I shall be Marquis Marks the Jew, and my Herald will be blue with a diagonal white line. I spent a long, long time deciding what my three Royal Decrees will be, but I'm not going to spoil them for you - you'll just have to visit the Hall of Kings at the appropriate time to find out.


      I was hoping to be in Ireland, in Sensible Castle at the time of my reign. It's a completely unnecessary expenditure of money, but it would be kind of great to be in the castle while I'm King of it. Unfortunately, while it's possible this will happen, the odds are slim. By my own rules of finance, I'll only be able to head over there if I can raise an additional $2,000 above and beyond my expected income before September 15th. Just for the hell of it, I created a GoFundMe campaign for it. No I don't expect anyone to donate to it, it's just for fun.


      Anyway, it's time for lunch stuff. And then back to work.



    • Funny How Things Grow

      1 month ago

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      About 4 years ago, I came up with a crackpot theory for the overarching story of Red vs Blue. Then I told nobody. The reason I told nobody is that the end of it was different and interesting enough that I wanted to use it myself for a new story. Basically, I feared that if I posted it first as a crackpot theory, and then wrote it as a story myself, it would be labelled as fanfiction. There's nothing wrong with fanfiction, but it's not what I write (RWBY continuations excepted), and it's certainly not what I want this idea to end up being - it has its own legs.


      Over the course of this week, I've been developing that original premise into a world concept. The hope is for it to end up being a shared world, where many people can write many stories without stepping on each other's toes. And of course, any shared world needs its first book to be written by the world's creator - which is where my original idea comes in.


      I've realized that if I write it correctly, it will be at least two books, and it should pack a hell of a punch at the end of the first one. Getting to that point will take a long time though, because this is a really complex storyline that has to be worked out. Right now I have half of it outlined, and no idea where to begin with the second half. That's okay though - there's still lots of time.


      So if you have an idea, but you don't know what to do with it, don't worry. Give it time to breathe, and come back to it every once in a while, and you never know what it may turn into. Hell, Red vs. Blue started as a few friends screwing around in Halo to figure out what the multiplayer characters would do between matches, and now Rooster Teeth is a new media juggernaut that employs almost 250 people. All of that came from this:



      It's funny how things grow.

    • Fit4Boulders Week 6

      1 month ago

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      It's a Saturday, and as close as I can calculate (since for some reason it's impossible to get the actual date something was posted on this site), this is the end of week 6. Today is Saturday August 20. There, now I have an actual benchmark for next time. Science!


      I spent much of the last two weeks both sick and injured, having pulled a trap in the gym three Thursdays ago and randomly coming down with a cold the following Sunday, two weekends ago. The cold finally let me go this past Thursday, and the trap is basically healed now. The week before last was the week before Toronto: Unconventional, and I knew I wouldn't get as many workouts in as I wanted to. I did two that week, both core and stretching at home. Then, this past week, I was still sick on Tuesday and Wednesday so I did more core and stretching at home. Learned that I really need to focus on my hip adductors (inner thighs).


      Yesterday was my first day back in the gym in a couple weeks, but unlike previous times when I've gone two weeks between visits, I was actually able to keep working out at home. Because I have a goal I'm working towards, and I'm committed to it. Yesterday's workout was short, but it really focused on my adductors. And today, am I ever feeling it. Flexibility is important for climbing, and my adductors need to be bigger in order to get more flexible. But I decided to push today's workout to tomorrow, because holy damn are my legs ever sore today!


      Also, between the cold, continuing to work out and eat appropriately, and running ragged for Uncon, I'm down around 164lbs. And as far as I can tell, none of what I've lost has been muscle. This bodes well. It occurs to me though that I don't know how much I can bench any more, because I haven't done a bench press in almost 2 months. I did a lot of pushups the day I pulled my trap, so I guess it hasn't gone down, but right now, I've no idea. And if I'm being honest, I don't really care.


      The plan going forward is to stay in the gym for the next two weeks, and try to lean down a little more. Get back into gym shape after being out of the game for 2 weeks. Then, once I'm confident with where I'm at, I'll head over to a local climbing gym and poke my head in and say hi. In addition to giving me an opportunity to climb, I happen to know their website could use a little work. I've decided that I want to eventually focus on bouldering. But first I need to get in shape.


      And now here's another random climbing video, as is tradition. This time it's a longer one, showing how different people can approach the same problem in different ways based on their respective strengths. I give you certified professional climbing beast Alex Puccio, and 14 year old Ashima Shiraishi, at the Tri-State Bouldering series Final from earlier this year.



  • Comments (3994)

    • Tropes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Magical

      1 month ago

      Hey so you also got mentioned in On The Spot this week - so that's pretty damn neat, just started the episode.


      Hope y'all are having fun at UnCon! Wish I could be there!

    • TomtheIronMan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      6 months ago

      Hey man this time g1 Tom the Iron Man over on ScrewAttack and just wanted to touch base with you about someone we've been seeing posts with on Twitter and Facebook, a fellow g1 named Dylan Toomey. Dylan's been around since 2008 and simply put, he's a wily and silly guy with a penchant of making memes that no one understands but himself, and that's the joke. He means no harm and he's just continuing his shtick now and introducing himself in his own special way that the migration of ScrewAttack to the Rooster Teeth family is complete. I know Dylan personally and have met up with him at every SGC he's been in attendance to, and he's actually a quiet and fairly reserved person IRL. Clearly he's been rubbing the mods the wrong way and it has led to you having to intervene personally, if it is a breach of conduct I can assure you he has no idea it is. Hit me back if you have any questions (I'm still trying to figure out how everything works here), and have an awesome night.

    • Toptoast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of the Breakfast

      8 months ago

      Hello, good sir! You're awesome!

    • Nat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 months ago

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    • Cove FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Dancing Shark

      1 year ago

      Just wanted to toss you a quick "thanks" for all the workout pointers and Tough Mudder tips you gave me a while ago. You were one of the few people who gave me actual usable advice that has made a difference. I've been working out for just about 4 months now and I've seen great progress and plan to keep pushing forward.

      So, thanks :)

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        No problem :)

        Are you doing things next Saturday?

      • Cove FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Dancing Shark

        1 year ago

        Next Saturday? Yeah, I'm going on an end-of-summer camping trip with some friends that weekend.

        Why do you ask?

    • Freelancer Large Chief

      1 year ago

      bruh

    • Freelancer Large Chief

      1 year ago

      pls respond

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        Personal Comment notifications have been broken since day 1. I didn't see your comments until now, after scanning through Adam's journal's comments and seeing that someone had discovered that fact. I don't remember whether we banned anyone for being knucklesdawson, but seeing as the thread you were commenting about is locked now, it seems irrelevant. I just wanted to let you know that I wasn't ignoring you, I literally had no idea you'd said anything because of a site failure.

    • Freelancer Large Chief

      1 year ago

      To clarify, knucklesdawson is not me.

    • Freelancer Large Chief

      1 year ago

      Have I been banned from the v2 thread or something? I can't post in there, says I lack sufficient permissions.

    • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

      1 year ago

      Are you tagging me in posts? Or is it the site transferring data over. Because I'm not able to access the tags to see.


      Also, 4000th comment.

      • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

        1 year ago

        Just saw Jackie having the same issue. Bug, I guess.

    • jackiebot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold me irl

      1 year ago

      I have no idea what's happening right now, but I'm getting like.. half a dozen notifications that you're mentioning me in a post.. and when I click on it, I get sent to a completely jumbled version of your profile.

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        I got no notification that you'd left me this comment. I was trying to put up a private journal entry and tag site admins in it. It didn't work properly. I eventually got it up and running, so check out my journal.

    • Nat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Check this out, this is incredible: Atmoph window

    • MaryFairy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Barely here...

      1 year ago

      Happy birthday! (Sorry it's late)

    • Resolis FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Insidious Crow

      1 year ago

      Happy Birthday DiMono!

    • Mattbab4

      1 year ago

      Happy birthday

    • THEDODGER FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Wookiee

      1 year ago

      Happy Birthday DiMono! I hope you have an awesome day and make sure you enjoy yourself! Keep up the amazing work! smiley0.gif

    • Freelancer Large Chief

      1 year ago

      Is there a time limit on my timeout from the Ask Anything thread?

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        Doesn't matter whether it's entertaining; it's inappropriate.

      • Freelancer Large Chief

        1 year ago

        Come on, don't tell me it isn't at least slightly entertaining when someone is like "can u teech me how 2 make cgi" and I chime in claiming to be Monty?

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        I mean giving troll answers. People ask questions there looking for information, and they are trusting of the answers they receive. You posting random garbage in there is inappropriate.

      • Freelancer Large Chief

        1 year ago

        Nah. But that's entirely dependent on how you define how I've been posting. Do you mean in the past few days or overall?

        Post edited 5/18/15 9:08PM

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        If you're unbanned from it, are you going to keep posting like you've been posting?

    • JJ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      HOLY SHIT is that fuckin DiMONO!!!!!

    • ailsarocks FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Community Stylist

      1 year ago

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      1 year ago

      I'm considering signing up for Tough Mudder this summer, any training tips or things I should know before I fully commit?

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        It's about 11 miles, so 17km is pretty close to accurate.

      • Cove FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Dancing Shark

        1 year ago

        Awesome thanks! I have a team I just need to get my ass in gear for strength training. I'm already running frequently so I just plan on increasing my mileage (I heard there's about 17km of hills).

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        Good luck!

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        Ignore the time estimate on the site; expect to spend 5 hours out there. Plan your day accordingly. Wear clothes you don't care about, or else clean them immediately. Don't have pockets. Your shoes will probably be a lost cause; bring spares and donate the dead ones to the pile (you'll see what I mean when you get there).

        You'll be driving to an off-site parking lot and taking a bus to Mt St Louis. Bring I think it's $15 for parking, and include about half an hour on either end for bus transit. You'll be leaving your wallet behind while on the course; keep it appropriately empty, just in case.

        They will offer you food on the course; eat it, you'll need the energy. And the potassium. Completing the course is easier with a team, for many reasons; if you go there alone, try to find people to join up with. Tough Mudder is hard, but remember that you're going there to enjoy yourself; so have fun with it. Lots of people dress up in costumes.

        Most of the obstacles I encountered weren't that difficult; a moderate amount of fitness should be plenty to get you through them. Focus on cardio. Lots and lots of cardio. And don't skip leg day - in fact, add another one. They're going to be taking you up and down hills an awful lot. Compound exercises are better than isolation exercises. You will have to climb over a 7-8' wall in order to get to the course; make sure you can do that, as it's the one obstacle you really can't skip. But don't skip obstacles unless you absolutely have to, because otherwise what's the point?

        That's everything that comes to mind right now.

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      1 year ago

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      1 year ago

      As it is technically the 14th, you can enjoy your Valentine's Warm Fuzzies now!

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      Happy Warm and Fuzzies to our favorite Bot Destroyer!

      Your Neighborhood RT Community Economist:
      -James

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        1 year ago

        One must appreciate some nerd love

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      1 year ago

      You are cool and I like you. Hope you are doing well dude.

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      1 year ago

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      1 year ago

      Catching up now on the harassment discussion from the other night (that really doesn't sounds so great when typed out, but I'm going to go with it...) via You Tube.
      Just wanted to say thank you for taking the time and putting the thought into a meaningful discussion.
      -nj

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      1 year ago

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      Guess who???

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        1 year ago

        Oh fuck.

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        Don't fuck it up

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      2 years ago

      I'm being trolled or I'm sleep-defriending you. WHAT IS GOING ON.

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      2 years ago

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      Here`s that song I was telling you about. one of my favourite's of theirs.

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      2 years ago

      I saw you at RTX and wanted to come up to you and give you a high five, problem was the convention center was being evacuated... smiley4.gif

    • Shastamac

      2 years ago

      As of right now, you have one friend for each day of the year! Congrats! :)

      • Shastamac

        2 years ago

        That's true, but you have some time to find one.

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        I need a midget for Feb 29th still though

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      2 years ago

      Give me TOUncon tickets! I want them now! smiley2.gif

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        2 years ago

        We're very good.

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        2 years ago

        It wasn't working but you guys fixed it and I am now officially attending TOUncon smiley12.gif

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        Are you really unable to purchase tickets from the website? If you do it from a desktop or laptop it should go through.

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        2 years ago

        HE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT! GIVE IN! I NEED TO GO TO TOUNCON

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        2 years ago

        DON'T GIVE IN TO PEER PRESSURE

    • TheFatalFall

      2 years ago

      How do you rate achievements?

      • Laurenz FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        Click on the "Achievement Hunter" tab at the top, and then go onto "games". You can type games in and rate them there. smiley0.gif

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      2 years ago

      Sorry to bother you again good sir, but would you be able to change my Site birthday to June 3/90?

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      2 years ago

      Happy Birthday Chris, hope you have a fantastic day! smiley13.gif

    • Juular

      2 years ago

      So, been banned from the Red vs Blue forum. Know what's up with that?

      • Juular

        2 years ago

        good bye recon :'(

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        I was scuba diving at the time. No idea.

      • Juular

        2 years ago

        I mean, I did say the US government did 9-11. But I hardly think that's enough to get me banned from an entire forum.

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      2 years ago

      So, managed to get the new set of Cookie Clicker Achievements yet?

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        You mean 1.0453? I have all of them except 400 cursors, which is currently impossible. I haven't played in over a week, just sitting on my bank of 200 sextillion and waiting for the next update.

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      2 years ago

      Hey man! I'm a coder too! html, css, php, python, javascript, java, objective C

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      2 years ago

      Special delivery! (World domination not included)
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      2 years ago

      Did you change my title on here?

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        2 years ago

        k thanks

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        Nope

    • um4dbro210

      2 years ago

      hey i have a error 422 and i have no idea how to fix it……plz halp

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      • Psycho

        2 years ago

        I had a error once. I never survived.

      • KWierso FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        2 years ago

        Have you tried turning it off and on again?

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      2 years ago

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      Hahahaha. At work.

    • Thorenir

      2 years ago

      Happy Thanksgiving!

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        2 years ago

        #lolcanada

    • VoidFox gay robot

      2 years ago

      oh hey, I see you're from ontario, somewhere just north of toronto. well it just so happens that I'm from somewhere just south of toronto.

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      2 years ago

      What's with all the spambots lately? Janet8251 needs to be squashed.

    • DanielZhu1

      2 years ago

      I will be taking your advice on writing a little side story though, may give me some creativity practice. Maybe you can read it sometime and tell me if it is any good.

    • DanielZhu1

      2 years ago

      You have read the idea I posted, and I see the logic in your words. But I'm fine if they don't use my ideas until 3 years later, I just want to give them something, and be just a small part of this. Because RWBY is something that truly resonates with me.

      • DanielZhu1

        2 years ago

        I think I will also try writing the RWBY side story. May improve my creativity, and open up more possibilities.

      • DanielZhu1

        2 years ago

        With my current college possibilities it's very likely I'll be able to get some great credentials. After all and SAT score of 2280 isn't all that common.

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        I wish you the best of luck, but I wouldn't count on getting an internship with them; it sounds like you've already decided it's going to happen, and you need to realize that a) they need to have such an intern position open, and b) they literally get dozens of resumes and applications a day. Hopefully it will work out the way you want, but assume it won't, and write it yourself.

      • DanielZhu1

        2 years ago

        Yes, they probably won't in the next few years, but in 3 years time I will have the qualifications to intern at rooster teeth for 1 summer, maybe it may be possible then

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        They're not going to use your idea. Ever. It's not going to happen. If you're passionate about it, write it yourself.

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      2 years ago

      Spambot alert.. brunomarcos

    • Reaper86

      2 years ago

      Hey man, just wanted to say it was awesome meeting you and playing my first round of D&D with such a badass mage in the group. Thanks for helping make it such a fun experience and nice pipes up on stage, dude!

      Lookin' forward to next year!

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