DiMono It's Back Baby!

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    • DiMono It's Back Baby!

      I feel like writing something here

      16 hours ago

      but I can't think of anything. So here's two versions of the song Spaceman, by Babylon Zoo:


      Version 1: the original mix


      Version 2: the one that got famous


      It's nice to see how things develop over time.

    • DiMono It's Back Baby!

      Why I'll Next Live In A House - Part 3

      6 days ago

      I decided a while ago that the next place I live after my current apartment will be a house. I like my apartment. It has its flaws, but they're mostly manageable. My problem is with everything else in the building. This is the third journal in a series of at least two and a half where I'm going to lay out some of the reasons why I'll never live in an apartment again after I leave this one.


      Elevators

      One key difference between living in a house and living in an apartment building is the presence of at least one elevator. When you live in an apartment, if you want to go out, you ride the elevator down to the lobby, and when you get home, you ride it back up to your floor. Seems fairly straightforward, right?


      If it were just a matter of leaving your apartment and getting in the elevator, then that would be basically fine. But unless you have your own private elevator that nobody else uses (protip: nobody has this), it's much more likely that you'll have to wait for the elevator. Sometimes for several minutes. Then, when the elevator doors finally do open on your floor, it's entirely possible that the elevator is already full of other people - so even when it's there, it might not be usable.


      There is something known as an elevator commute, which is a less irritating way of saying the extra time you have to allot for getting from your door to the building's door before going to work. If it's a 20 minute drive, you'll probably want to leave your apartment 35 minutes before you need to get there, because 15 minutes is apparently the average length of an elevator commute. That's 15 minutes you don't get to spend sleeping, or with your loved ones. And if you live in a very tall building, like the one in my link there, then it doesn't matter how high up you are, because there are only so many elevators in the building, and if they're all fifty floors above you, then you still need to wait for them to come down. And open up full of people. And wait again.


      I can't tell you how many times I've been ready to go to the gym, gotten all stretched out, and then had my momentum killed by waiting three minutes for the elevator. When you're looking to do physical activity, and your adrenaline is going, three minutes of standing there bored and waiting is a really long time. And then, if your building's elevators don't have directional arrows that tell you which way they're going when the doors open, you could get in an elevator on the ninth floor only to find out that that elevator is going up to the sixtieth, wasting even more of your time.


      And then there are the times when one of the elevators is out of service. If you live in a building with old elevators, this can happen a lot. Suddenly you have three elevators doing work that was meant for four - or if you're very unlucky, one elevator doing work meant for two. That 15 minute commute of yours just turned into a 30 minute commute, and you had no way of knowing about it beforehand because that information is only ever posted on the ground floor. And if they're both out of service, or if there's a fire and you're not supposed to use them, then you have to go down umpteen flights of stairs instead, getting yourself covered in sweat and with sore legs, because that device that was supposed to be a convenience, and the way you get to your apartment, is no longer available to you.


      The simple fact is that if you have to take an elevator to get outside, then your time is not yours. You can have a one hour window in which to go out and do something, and then lose ten minutes of it to a mechanical device beyond your control. Do you know what the process is for getting outside if you live in a house? Walk through door, enter outside world. One step, no waiting. Having to wait up to 15 minutes for an elevator, just to go for a walk, is fucking bullshit. And that's why I'll never live in an apartment building again.

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      Why I'll Next Live In A House - Part 1

      6 days ago

      I decided a while ago that the next place I live after my current apartment will be a house. I like my apartment. It has its flaws, but they're mostly manageable. My problem is with everything else in the building. This is the first journal in a series of at least one where I'm going to lay out some of the reasons why I'll never live in an apartment again after I leave this one.



      Literally everything about doing the laundry

      Here's how doing the laundry works in a house:

      1. Take laundry to laundry room
      2. Put laundry in washer, and use it correctly
      3. Move wet clothes to dryer, and use it correctly
      4. Remove clean clothes from dryer
      5. Fold clothes and put them away

      That's how I did it when I lived with my parents, that's how you did/do it while you live(d) with your parents, and it's a pretty good system overall. Here's how doing the laundry works in an apartment building when you don't have your own personal washer and dryer (some apartments do, and this doesn't apply to those):

      1. Take laundry to laundry room
      2. Hope there's a washer not in use. If they're all in use, take your stuff back upstairs and begin again in an hour or so
      3. Put laundry in washer
      4. Put money in washer, and hope that it doesn't eat your money
      5. Put detergent in washer, close door, press buttons to make it go
      6. Come back in about 30-40 minutes
      7. Hope there's a dryer not in use. If they're all in use, fuck you, you have to wait in the laundry room until one of them stops. And since the dryer takes about twice as long as the washer, but there aren't twice as many dryers, odds are they're all going to be in use
      8. Move wet clothes to dryer
      9. Put money in dryer, and hope that it doesn't eat your money
      10. Close door, press buttons to make it go
      11. Come back in an hour
      12. Open the dryer door, and hope that your clothes are dry. If it turns out the dryer wasn't generating heat, fuck you, you're out your money and have to find another one. But they're all full, so fuck you again, nothing you can do but wait in the laundry room until one of them stops
      13. Assuming they're dry, remove clean clothes from dryer. If they're still wet, feed more money into the machine and cross your fingers
      14. Wait in front of elevator doors for them to open, holding your laundry in full view of everybody in the lobby, like an idiot
      15. Return to apartment, fold clothes and put them away

      Literally everything about that is bullshit. You can be out of underwear, and have there be nothing you can do about it, because other people got to the laundry room first. You can be out of socks, and have there be nothing you can do about it, because you don't have the correct coins for the machine. You can have everything with timing go your way, and get fucked in the ass anyway because the dryer you used wasn't working properly. And to top it all off, depending on the layout of the complex you live in, you might have to drive to a different building to find that stuff out!


      In the past, I've had the washing machine eat my money three times, I've had dryers not produce heat, someone told me they had somebody unplug the machine they were using because they had the gall to take the other person's stuff out of it when they were 15 minutes late getting back - that's another thing: when you're doing laundry in an apartment building, you're on the fucking clock, as if it's a goddamn job.


      In an apartment building, you have a responsibility to return to the laundry room in exactly 35 minutes to move your stuff into the dryer, or else you're an asshole. Then you have a responsibility to return in another hour to remove your stuff from the dryer, or else you're an asshole. You know what you get to do when you're doing the laundry in a house? Take your time. If you want to let it sit in the washing machine for an hour while you watch TV, you can do that, almost as if you're an adult who gets to choose how they spend their time.


      I did my laundry today. Here's how it went: First, I went to the laundry room without my laundry, to make sure there were machines available. There weren't - they were all in use. So I had to come back an hour later, and one was available. I then went back to my apartment to get my laundry, brought it down, and put it in the machine. I came back down about 30 minutes later, and got there 2 minutes before my load was done in the washing machine. Moved it into dryer #3, and found out the door on that one doesn't close. Moved it into dryer #2, and got it started to run for 76 minutes. Came back down 80 minutes later, and found out dryer #2 wasn't producing heat - my clothes were all still wet, and I was out of change. I had to go to the property manager to complain, and then I had to leave the building to go to a convenience store to break a 20. Came back, moved my stuff into dryer #1, and that dryer refused to accept my money - I had to try 8 times, with different coins, before it let me use it. Finally got it started. Then I called the company that runs the machines, and told them to issue me a refund for the money their machine stole - I have a cheque for $3 coming to me soon. Ran the dryer for an hour, got there a few minutes after it was done, and got the stink-eye from someone I don't know for getting there 5 minutes late. Told them about dryer #2 not producing heat, because I'm a better fucking person than they are, and them being a bitch isn't going to stop me from sharing necessary information with them. Went back to my apartment to fold my clothes, and discovered an extra sock that's not mine, that was left behind by the last person to use one of three dryers I had to run through.


      It should take about 2 hours to do my laundry, from beginning to end. From my first trip down until I finished folding, it took 5 hours to do my laundry. I was unable to arrange and go to a business meeting today because I was out of socks, and I had to wait an extra 3 hours for my laundry to get done. Living in an apartment building might have cost me a client today.


      Doing laundry in an apartment building is fucking bullshit. And that's why I'll never live in an apartment building again.

    • DiMono It's Back Baby!

      Why I'll Next Live In A House - Part 2

      6 days ago

      I decided a while ago that the next place I live after my current apartment will be a house. I like my apartment. It has its flaws, but they're mostly manageable. My problem is with everything else in the building. This is the second journal in a series of at least one where I'm going to lay out some of the reasons why I'll never live in an apartment again after I leave this one.


      Shared Water Supply

      When you're in an apartment building, you share your water supply with everyone else in the building. That doesn't mean that if I pour sewage down my drain it will come out of someone else's tap, but it does mean that if everyone else is using their water, then there's no water pressure for you. I recently had a friend crash at my place, and the next morning I advised him not to shower because the water pressure was worse than that of a cheap motel. We're talking 15-20 seconds to fill a glass water pressure here.


      The same thing goes for hot water. The water heaters can only heat so much water at a time, and if too many people are using hot water too quickly, then there's none left for you. Last night after my workout I took a tepid shower, because there just wasn't any hot water available for me, and I had to make do with what I had. But oddly, my kitchen still had hot water. I can't even figure out why the system would be set up that way.


      And then there are the emergency shutdowns for repairs. How can I describe how big an impact this has on my life? It seems like once a month, the building loses its water service for an entire day to repair some fucking thing in the pipes. That's a full day where you can't clean up after yourself in the kitchen. It's a full day that you can't use the toilet, because you aren't able to wash your hands afterwards. It's a full day of not having drinking water available to you unless you filled up some bottles beforehand.


      And in a building as old as mine is, once a month is not at all out of the question. My water is off right now, and the notice for it happening went up some time after 7 last night when I left for the gym, and I didn't find out about it until I tried to clean up after making breakfast, essentially meaning I have no water on no notice, because I live in an apartment building where I don't have control over when things happen. If I need to use the bathroom, I'll have to leave the building and walk to the community centre to use theirs.


      Access to your water supply is something that you need in order to live a healthy life. You need it to clean, you need it to hydrate yourself, you need it to wash, and depending what you plan on making, you need it to cook. And if you live in a shared environment, it can be taken away from you for an extended period with little or no warning. It's fucking bullshit. And that's why I'll never live in an apartment building again.

    • DiMono It's Back Baby!

      The Genius Asylum

      1 week ago

      My Mom has a book that released on Kindle today. It's a science fiction story set on a space station orbiting a distant planet, and it really is quite good. I just posted my review for it on Amazon (as I write this it's still being processed to make sure I'm not comparing the book to Hitler or something), and I think the series it's starting is right up the alley of Rooster Teeth fans. It's not a comedy series, but it does have funny moments, and it's the same sort of "a bunch of people in a closed environment" concept that Red vs Blue started out with.


      Here it is on Amazon Canada ($3.00)


      Here it is on Amazon US ($2.21)


      There's a Facebook launch party happening for it. I have absolutely no idea how that works, but apparently it's a thing.

    • DiMono It's Back Baby!

      Dream Themes, and a new website

      2 weeks ago

      First things first, I just launched this website for a new client. Go and click around it a bit, it's pretty neat.


      I've noticed over the years that the most frequently recurring theme (that I remember) in my dreams is wanting to walk somewhere, but being prevented from making progress due to an unseen force. Sometimes it's unexplainable muscle fatigue, sometimes it feels as if every step I'm slogging through waist-high mud even though it's open air, sometimes it's something literally restraining me. The destination and my reason for going are always different, but it's always immensely frustrating that I can't make progress.


      Yesterday I was looking at Google Maps to figure out how long it would take for me to walk from my apartment building to Union Station and back, because it's rather warm today, and thus is a good day for it. It's a 22km (13.75mi) round trip, which is about 7km (4.375mi) shorter than my Long Walk back in 2009. Last night I dreamed that I was doing that walk, but as I worked my way through some trees at the end of the first leg, I was getting held back. When I finally made it to the resting point, the dream changed into something else, as dreams often do.


      According to dream analysis theory, being paralyzed or immobile represents feeling like you don't have control over something important in your life. I don't know whether I subscribe to dream analysis, but the idea that things I have no control over are influencing my life has been prevalent in my mind recently. In fact the next couple Why I'll Next Live In A House journals will both be centred around things that happen around me that negatively affect my standard of living. So who knows, maybe there's something there.


      Here's the truth: I'm running out of work to do, which means I'm running out of income. My station here is currently not stable, and there's a very real possibility that things will go immensely bad for me if I can't turn this around. The problem is I have enough big irons in the fire that I can't afford to take a normal job, because if one of them catches, the job will prevent me from having enough time to work on it. So I need to find out about those project prospects first, which takes time I don't have. Meanwhile, working on the proposal for that fantasy series, assuming it's accepted it won't generate any income until at least 2020. And around and around I go.


      So a dream where I'm trying to move forward but can't? Makes complete sense.

    • DiMono It's Back Baby!

      Moving HDD into Enclosure

      in Forums > Moving HDD into Enclosure | Follow this topic

      I'm ready to set up my Icy Dock HDD enclosure. In reading the instructions, I've become concerned that moving my HDD into the enclosure might erase the data on it. So I'm here to ask for information.


      The enclosure offers four storage methods: JBOD, BIG, RAID 0, RAID 1. My understanding is that to set up a RAID array, the drives must be formatted; but the instructions say that JBOD is not RAID. Should I be able to move the drive in, in JBOD, without risking losing my data? I don't have another place to back it all up to, so I need information before I proceed.

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    • DiMono It's Back Baby!

      How To Make Progress

      2 weeks ago

      Everyone has things they want to do. However, with startling regularity, people end up not doing anything to advance those desires. How many people do you know of who want to write a book, or want to learn to play the guitar, or make a video game, but never seem to get started on it?


      I think the problem is distraction. There is so much to do that takes no effort, and the things we say we want to do are hard, so we tend towards the path of least resistance. That's why you'll spend hours watching YouTube videos instead of doing research for your thesis, or watching TV instead of writing that song you want to write.


      What distractions do is draw our focus away from other things. We're doing something, then a distraction comes along and we get sidetracked. Even if we're only distracted for a moment, studies have shown it can take as long as 15 minutes to get ourselves back on track. (I'd usually have a link to put in here, but I read this a couple months ago and didn't save it - it was in an article about why cubicles are better than open workspaces.) When we distract ourselves, we're often doing it on purpose, which means it's what we want to be doing at that moment - instead of the things we say we want to do. Your priorities are revealed by what you spend your time on.


      So how do you overcome distractions and stay on target? The first step is to write out a list of things you want to accomplish. Here's part of mine:


      • Better organize office - micro
      • Figure out what to do with desktop computer
      • Go through remaining boxes - 1 in bedroom, 1 in office
      • Give things away
      • Throw things out
      • Renew passport
      • Dust shit
      • Taxes
      • -Mend socks
      • -Sweep shit
      • -Fix round table in bedroom
      • -Wood for front of desk
      • -Clean toilet with bleach


      The ones with hyphens at the start are things I've done recently. I took care of the toilet right before writing this. You didn't need to know that, but now you'll remember it forever. Not sorry.


      Once you have your list written down, organize it by priority. Put the most important things at the top, and the least important things at the bottom. My list is presented here in random order, because you don't need to know what my priorities are. If there are things on your list that require multiple steps, outline those steps as sub-items. Make the first item "Write a list." Once you're happy with what you've prepared, cross off "Write a list," because that one's done. Ideally it's a paper list, and you can actually draw a line through it. Congratulations, you just finished something. Feels good, right?


      That's the first step. The second step is to recognize when you're idle. If you're watching YouTube, or Twitch, or TV, then you're idle. If you're staring off into space, then you're idle. If you're on your phone texting, then you're idle. If you're scrolling through Facebook, then you're idle. Basically, you're idle any time you're not doing something with a goal in mind.


      When you realize that you're idle, what you need to do is to take a look at your list, pick something, and do it. Go from doing things without a goal, to doing something with a goal. You don't have to finish the item on the list, just work on it. Congratulations, you are now one step closer to achieving your dreams. Simple, right?


      Now, the hours during which you apply this strategy are up to you. You're not limited to the 9-5 of the workday - if you want to be productive at 10pm, you're allowed to be productive at 10pm. It's your life, you get to choose how you spend your time. When I recently wrote the outline for book 3, I started at 9:30pm on Tuesday. I wrote until 1am, then the next day I reviewed and revised it from about 4-5pm. As long as progress is being made, it doesn't matter what time of day it is.


      So that's step two. The third step is the most important: keep yourself accountable. Make sure that you're checking things off your list on a regular basis. The easiest way to do this is to take a couple minutes at the end of each week, and write down all the things you got done that week. Keep a running total of how many things you complete each week, and try to make each week's number bigger than the previous week's number. If you really want to get detailed, give each item on your list a weighted number that represents how valuable it is to you, and track each week's score rather than the quantity of things you get done (i.e. something that's super-important will carry more personal meaning than organizing the medicine cabinet, and so can count for more). The only person you're accountable to here is yourself, so make sure you stay on track. You can even reward yourself for doing well, with a special meal, or holding off on buying something until you finish x-number of things from your list. Those rewards sound silly, but they really do work.


      The steps are very straightforward, but putting them into action is not. Especially if you're in the habit of wasting time, changing those habits is really difficult. It's not going to happen immediately. There will be slip-ups. You don't have to try to go full speed ahead right away, but the longer you put it off, the harder it will be to start.


      And starting is easy. All you have to do is make a list.

    • DiMono It's Back Baby!

      Getting Shit Done

      3 weeks ago

      I didn't have a lot of work to do today, so instead I did no work, and focused on getting things done around the house. I went out to buy things, and came back with new kitchen sponges that aren't child-sized, gorilla tape, several small wall hooks, and a 6ft USB extension cable. And food. Because I'm running low on things to put in my stomach. I was almost completely out of vegetables, can you believe it? And I've been out of apples for like a week. I feel like I'm getting off topic.


      Anyway, other than the sponges, everything I picked up that doesn't go inside of me is getting used on my desk in some way. The gorilla tape got put across the front of it, so that I no longer have jagged bits of carpenter's glue threatening to cut my wrists - the result of a previous attempt to fix the front of my desk. Now it's smooth and looks badass. It's not a perfect job, but it didn't need to be.


      The USB extension cable is going to wrap around one side of my desk, where it will be suspended by the hooks, so that I can use my USB splitter cable safely, allowing me to plug in my printer, external HDD enclosure, and microphone, all at the same time, without damaging anything. I picked up that enclosure something like 2 years ago, and it's still in the box. That's just silly.


      I also finally figure out a way to fix one of my tables on the cheap, where by "on the cheap" I mean I used toilet paper. The problem was that the screws that held the legs to the surface had stripped their holes, which isn't as sexy as it sounds. Since the problem was just that the screws weren't finding purchase inside the holes, I jammed some toilet paper inside of them, and screwed the screws into that. It worked, and even if you're looking for it you can't see how I did it. And it cost something like a tenth of a cent for the square of toilet paper I destroyed. Perfect solution.


      Here, watch this:



      In other news, last night I wrote the outline for the third book of that fantasy series I'm assembling a pitch for. It needs some revising, but it includes one scene I've really been looking forward to writing, and another that I've really not been looking forward to at all. This book is the point where the series gets much darker. My job will be to make the transition in such a way that the change in tone is accepted by the reader. There are basically two ways to do that: either lead up to it gradually, so the change is organic, or have it be very sudden, but with enough planning and foreshadowing that it makes sense. I think I'll end up with a little bit of both.


      I guess tomorrow I should actually do the work I get paid for. That'll be a bummer.

    • DiMono It's Back Baby!

      Being a writer is hard, man

      3 weeks ago

      I spent some time yesterday planning out the second book in that fantasy series I'm trying to pitch. I was worried that I wouldn't have enough content to flesh out a full 50,000 word manuscript, but once I figured out where the story would begin and what had to happen, the plot revealed itself to me, and I believe I have enough to write about. That's good.


      While I was writing, I was also looking ahead to the upcoming books, to make sure there are things to refer back to in relevant ways, and to lay the groundwork for things to happen further into the story arc. There is going to be a point in the series where someone has to sacrifice their life in order to allow for something that might stop the villain. This was conceptualized as being akin to a "power demands sacrifice" arrangement, but I hadn't ever really thought very hard about it. In my mind, someone from the town would nobly volunteer their life for the greater good, and I'd figure out the specifics when the time came.


      Last night, as I was plotting out the second book, I realized who was going to make the sacrifice. And it's heartbreaking. I was immediately saddened, because I really don't want to write that, but even as I was thinking that, details for how the scene will play out were coming into my mind: how it's proposed, who protests, how it's ultimately resolved. If you've been following me for a while, you'll know that in my novel Unseen, which I wrote in pieces in my journal here, at one point one of the main characters has grown mentally disturbed and tries to commit suicide, and I tell that scene from that character's point of view. The scene is terrible, and after writing it I had to watch silly YouTube videos for an hour to get over it. This self sacrifice scene is going to be worse. Way worse. I'm already distraught over it, and I haven't even fleshed out the plot outline for the book yet. I hope the readers like it, because it's going to ruin me.


      And that's just the halfway point in the series.

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    • TomtheIronMan

      1 month 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 Keeper of the Breakfast

      3 months ago

      Hello, good sir! You're awesome!

    • Nat

      4 months ago

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    • Cove Dancing Shark

      8 months 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 It's Back Baby!

        8 months ago

        No problem :)

        Are you doing things next Saturday?

      • Cove Dancing Shark

        8 months 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

      8 months ago

      bruh

    • Freelancer Large Chief

      8 months ago

      pls respond

      • DiMono It's Back Baby!

        8 months 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

      8 months ago

      To clarify, knucklesdawson is not me.

    • Freelancer Large Chief

      8 months ago

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

    • Radius55 Site Admin

      9 months 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 Site Admin

        9 months ago

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

    • jackiebot me irl

      9 months 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 It's Back Baby!

        9 months 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

      11 months ago

      Check this out, this is incredible: Atmoph window

    • MaryFairy Barely here...

      11 months ago

      Happy birthday! (Sorry it's late)

    • Resolis Insidious Crow

      11 months ago

      Happy Birthday DiMono!

    • Mattbab4

      11 months ago

      Happy birthday

    • THEDODGER Wookiee

      11 months 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

      11 months ago

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

      • DiMono It's Back Baby!

        11 months ago

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

      • Freelancer Large Chief

        11 months 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 It's Back Baby!

        11 months 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

        11 months 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 It's Back Baby!

        11 months ago

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

    • JJ

      1 year ago

      HOLY SHIT is that fuckin DiMONO!!!!!

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    • Cove Dancing Shark

      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 It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

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

      • Cove 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 It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        Good luck!

      • DiMono 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.

    • Kaoru27Umi Princess of Mars

      1 year ago

      Waaaarrrmmmm and ffuuuuzzzzyyyyyy
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      • DiMono It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

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    • SailorGirl81 Keeper Of Kittens

      1 year ago

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      • DiMono It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

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    • Desayjin RTX Guardian x4

      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

    • Enforcer2005

      1 year ago

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

    • ailsarocks Community Stylist

      1 year ago

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    • Tommex

      1 year ago

      Merry christmas dimono smiley0.gif

    • nouveaujour

      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

    • UB3R_FRY

      1 year ago

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      Guess who???

      • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        1 year ago

        Oh fuck.

      • DiMono It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        Don't fuck it up

    • Zack W^_^W

      1 year ago

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

    • film_geek

      1 year ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOoCixFA8OI

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

    • Snaaaake

      1 year 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

      1 year ago

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

      • Shastamac

        1 year ago

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

      • DiMono It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        I need a midget for Feb 29th still though

    • Julia elDiablo

      1 year ago

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

      • DiMono It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        We're very good.

      • Julia elDiablo

        1 year ago

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

      • DiMono It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

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

      • Julia elDiablo

        1 year ago

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

      • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        1 year ago

        DON'T GIVE IN TO PEER PRESSURE

    • TheFatalFall

      1 year ago

      How do you rate achievements?

      • Laurenz

        1 year 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

    • br0wnbr0th4 The Greed

      1 year ago

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

    • NealMcNeal The Real Deal

      1 year ago

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

    • Juular

      1 year ago

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

      • Juular

        1 year ago

        good bye recon :'(

      • DiMono It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        I was scuba diving at the time. No idea.

      • Juular

        1 year 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.

    • Radius55 Site Admin

      2 years ago

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

      • DiMono 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.

    • Tommex

      2 years ago

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

    • Myshu chupariffic

      2 years ago

      Special delivery! (World domination not included)
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    • Dopp ROLL TIDE

      2 years ago

      Did you change my title on here?

      • Dopp ROLL TIDE

        2 years ago

        k thanks

      • DiMono 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

      Post edited 1/26/14 2:00PM

      • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        2 years ago

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      • Psycho

        2 years ago

        I had a error once. I never survived.

      • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        2 years ago

        Have you tried turning it off and on again?

    • Zack W^_^W

      2 years ago

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      Hahahaha. At work.

    • Thorenir

      2 years ago

      Happy Thanksgiving!

      • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        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.

    • khurram_89 Nerf herder

      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 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 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.

    • Cheshire_Cat

      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!

    • Zack W^_^W

      2 years ago

      The Handheld Gaming section doesn't have a forum mod and now there's a good amount of duplicate threads since Pokemon X and Y came out. FYI.

      • Zack W^_^W

        2 years ago

        Yeah, was unsure of who to go to since there's no mod. Cool cool.

      • DiMono It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        Thanks, I'll let people who can do things about things know about it.

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