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    • Down To The Wire

      2 days ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      Have you bought you tickets for Toronto: Unconventional from August 12-14 yet? If you haven't, and you want to be guaranteed a t-shirt from the event, you only have until Friday at about noon to do so. This is the last Uncon ever, and we have the voice of RWBY's Yang, Barbara Dunkelman, as our special guest. There will be gaming, music, a raffle for Child's Play, a Q&A with Barbara, and lots and lots of alcohol. Help us give the event a huge sendoff!

    • Oops, I did it again

      1 week ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      So do you remember some time ago I commented about how I defeated AdVenture Capitalist by finding a way to finish it despite the game being unfinishable? I said that I'd defeated the designers and their shitty shitty math. Well, yesterday they released version 4.0 of the game, and it actually fixed the game so that it became finishable. My game is all kinds of jacked up, of course, what with having cheated a preposterous amount of gold into it, so I won't get to experience the game properly again without clearing all my data. However, I don't think I'll have to, because I did this:


      http://images.akamai.steamusercontent.com/ugc/4935...


      I'm pretty sure I've done everything there is to do in the game now. There's a seasonal event happening right now that I'll probably finish for the sake of completeness, but I'm comfortable in saying that I have officially defeated AdVenture Capitalist, and need look at the game no more.


      ...I don't know why I made this journal. It didn't need to be written, but here it is nonetheless. Have a clipart picture of a figure skater:


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    • How To Not Suck Rides Again!

      1 week ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      I spent some time over the last several years writing on a little website of mine about how to make the world a better place, by pointing out what's happening that's bad, and saying what should happen instead. I called this website How To Not Suck, and I stopped writing on it in June last year. After the circus that is the 2016 Presidential elections, I've come out of retirement to write another article, where I propose a better system to replace the current almost-3-year election cycle.


      Submitted for your enjoyment: http://htns.co/101


      #PleaseMakeItStop

    • Fit4Splits

      1 week ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      After my workout yesterday (more on that later) one of my friends at the gym asked how I deal with DOMS, which is Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness. Basically DOMS is when your muscles aren't sore right away, but then the next day they get sore, sometimes for as long as a week (thanks, quads). My response was really simple: "Work through it."


      When you think about it, it's usually not actually the muscle that's sore - it's using the muscle that causes it to be sore. If you just lay in bed not doing anything, the muscle is usually fine. It's only when you actually use it for something that it hurts. That's because the muscle has gotten more rigid than it's used to being, and forcing it to move means forcing it to be flexible at a time when it doesn't want to be. There's an explanation behind this that has to do with lipids and aminoacids and such that I haven't bothered to research, but this is how it manifests to the user; muscles stiff from a workout hurt to move.


      However, that doesn't mean that you're stuck not moving it. The muscle still has elasticity, it's just disinclined to use it while it's healing. Not only can you can still use it, you can still use it without it hurting. Once you get it properly stretched out, and your adrenaline starts pumping, it becomes just another muscle. Less effective, maybe, but still perfectly usable. You will be sore the next day though, and I won't make any claims about your strength gains after doing this.



      Anyway, yesterday and today I continued my shift in training methods. Yesterday was arm day, more or less, but unfortunately the trainer I wanted to ask about exercise candidates wasn't there. So I had to go with things I already knew. Here's what I came up with:


      • 20 chinups in assorted hand positions, over 5 sets
      • 20 dips over 5 sets
      • 1-10 breathing ladder, combination kettlebell curl + overhead press + tricep extension
      • 20 minutes throwing a 20lb medicine ball back and forth with a friend, averaging 14ft distance


      You know how people say you should practice what you preach? My legs were screaming at me yesterday from my workout on Wednesday, and there's a lot of leg use involved in hurling a medicine ball back and forth. Still did it though. There's also a lot of core use, which was the entire point of the exercise, and I still did my core and stretching workout today despite being sore all over. My yoga mat missed me.


      If you've been reading my journals for a while, you may remember me talking about attending an extreme flexibility course a few years ago. I got down to about 8" away from a right front splits, 10" from a left front splits, and not very close to a box splits (14-16" I think?). You may also remember from the start of the year, I said that my only fitness goal this year is to do the splits. I ended up losing a bunch of my flexibility over the Winter, and I've been using my normal stretching routine to try to reclaim some of it over the last few months. After my workout tonight, I'm happy to say that I'm almost back to where I was back then. This is me, working towards a goal. 1 down, 1 on its way.


      Sunday and Monday are rest days, as I'm going to settle into a Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday workout schedule, with Saturday always being core and stretching, and the other three days being the rest of the body in some way. And again, I need those rest days after yesterday and today. I hurt everywhere.


      I'm not planning to keep putting up journals about my workouts unless something relevant happens. So don't worry if you're not into this sort of stuff. Since it's good to have a goal, though, I'll leave you with the 300 challenge workout, which is something you can work towards if you're working on your fitness. This was a one time only challenge that not everyone training for the movie 300 got invited to participate in, and it was judged based on time. I think the fastest completion time was something like 16:38.


      • 25x pullups
      • 50x 135lb deadlifts
      • 50x pushups
      • 50x 24" box jumps
      • 50x 135lb floor wipers
      • 50x 36lb kettlebell single-arm clean and press (25 per hand)
      • 25x pullups


      I'm a long way from being able to do this challenge, but it's definitely on my radar. Some day...

    • Toronto

      2 weeks ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      Important Stuff - Toronto: Unconventional

      We're just a month away now from this year's Toronto: Unconventional! The lovely @Barbara just put up a journal announcing she's our special guest this year, and we're really excited to have her back. She's almost as old school as it gets around here, as I'm pretty sure she was at the second RvBTO ever, and now she'll be here for the last Uncon as well. The event is August 12-14, and tickets will be more expensive at the door, so buy early and buy often!


      With this being our last year, we're going to give any money we have left over directly to Child's Play. That means that if you can't make it out, but you still want to help the cause, you can chip in via PayPal to [email protected] After the event is over and we've made our donation, we'll let everyone know what the amount was, probably in a heartstring-tugging video montage with penguins. Because penguins are great.

      Unimportant Stuff - Other Things

      Also in Toronto, it's been bloody hot here this week! And this week I also realized that the exhaust pipe on my portable air conditioner is really hot too! On their own those things aren't exactly surprising, but the upshot of the two combined is that I've been running my A/C non-stop for the last week, which is good, but the exhaust pipe has been generating hot air in the room as well, which is bad. So today I MacGuyvered myself a better air conditioner, using heat duct fibreglass insulation sheets and gorilla tape to enclose the exhaust pipe. I did that about 3 1/2 hours ago, and my office is already 1-2 ºC cooler than it was before. And that with the outside temperature going up, because daytime. See a problem? Fix the problem.


      Also in my office, I realized this week that my chair isn't something I sit in. It's actually something I slouch in. When you sit, your hips form an angle between your torso and your legs. When you slouch, your hips form a gradual curve between your torso and your legs. While slouching may be comfortable, it's not exactly ergonomic. And unknowingly slouching at your desk is probably one of the reasons most people don't have any useful degree of hamstring flexibility - their hamstrings are almost literally as compressed as possible 8 hours a day. That last sentence is pure speculation on my part, but the problem of sitting being detrimental to hamstring flexibility is not, so it stands to reason in my mind that slouching would be even worse.


      Additionally, my chair has a thickly padded bottom and back. Which wouldn't be a problem in an office with proper temperature control, but mine is not that, and so the thick padding really just serves as a way to make my back and legs sweat in the summer, because there's no airflow back there. The obvious solution is to buy a new chair, but unfortunately, quality mesh chairs are pretty costly. Basic mesh chairs start around $120, and for a quality name brand chair like Herman Miller or Steelcase you're looking at something closer to $600 and up. I'll fix this problem at some point, but not today.

    • Fit4Boulders

      2 weeks ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      I've been working out off-and-on for about 10 years now. Up until this point, I've always done it just for general fitness. I have a history of heart attacks on both sides of my family tree, so it's important to me to keep myself in reasonable condition.


      Last week I started looking into climbing as a hobby. I mentioned in my last journal that I'm going to start doing it recreationally. It just so happens that climbing is a sport you need to be in shape for. So now, rather than spending time in the gym for general health, I'm training for a specific purpose. And that makes all the difference.


      The shape you need to be in to climb is less about strength, and more about muscle efficiency, flexibility, and endurance. Adam Ondra is probably the best free climber in the world, and he looks like this:


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      It's not about size, it's about muscle efficiency and flexibility. Big muscles need lots of oxygen to keep moving, but small efficient muscles do not - and make no mistake, those muscles of his are finely honed machines. Since climbing is basically non-stop muscle use for as long as 3 minutes at a time, endurance is extremely important.


      What all of that means is that what I've been doing in the gym up until now is no longer adequate for my goals, now that I actually have some. Most of what I've been doing up until now has been mechanical movements, where I move weights back and forth in a straight or curved line. Climbing is all about functional movement. Which is why my workouts from yesterday and today looked like this:


      Tuesday: upper body

      • 10-1 descending breathing ladder (do 10 reps, take 10 breaths, do 9 reps, take 9 breaths, etc) of combination pushup + renegade row
      • 8x 35lb barbell Turkish Get-ups
      • 2x 50lb sandbag Turkish Get-ups
      • 6x Suicide sprints, 20ft + 40ft, 20s rest period
      • 2 sets of three-limbed planks (while doing a plank, extend each limb outward in alternating fashion for the allotted time period), 10s and 20s hold durations
      • 3 sets of 2-handed 30lb kettlebell combination curl + press + overhead extension
      • 10 minutes on stationary bicycle, level 9 hill program, + 3 minutes cooldown


      Wednesday: legs

      • 10 squats warmup, ass to the grass
      • Squats with 20lb sandbag on one shoulder, 10 per shoulder, ass to the grass
      • 6 sets of 14 walking lunges with the 20lb sandbag on one shoulder, stopping to alternate which shoulder the sandbag is on with every step, knee to the floor
      • 14-1 descending breathing ladder (kind of - second half only, first half was free breathing) of wall balls (squat holding a heavy ball, at the top of the squat throw the ball to hit a specific brick in the wall, then catch it and repeat. If you hit the wrong brick, it doesn't count), ass to the grass - that's 141 squats after the redos and 84 lunges so far, for those keeping track
      • Walk a half mile in 8 minutes
      • Single-leg single-dumbbell calf raises: 10x each of no weight, 5lbs, 10lbs, 20lbs, 35lbs
      • Double-leg double-dumbbell calf raises: 10x each of 40lbs, 80lbs, 120lbs, 160lbs, 5x 200lbs (stoppage due to grip failure)


      What you see up there is a lot of practical movements, and lots of exercises where muscles have to work together to accomplish something. What you don't see up there is anything done at a machine or on a bench, and with the exception of the calf raises which were added just because I didn't feel like stopping yet, any weights I used were used dynamically. It's a different type of training, targeted specifically for dynamic movement and endurance.


      Thursday will be a rest day, because I bloody well need one, and I'll just do some normal stretching at home. Friday will be arms, and Saturday will be core and lots of stretching. Core and stretching are easy to do as functional movements, but I'll have to figure out how to do arm exercises without doing arm exercises for Friday. I think chin-ups and dips might be on the menu.


      And now, just for fun, here's a video of Adam Ondra proving why he's the best (V14 is extremely difficult, and "Flashing" means solving it on your first attempt):



    • Changing Perceptions

      2 weeks ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      Something in public

      Pokemon Go is a great tool for meeting new people, because anyone you see playing the game is someone you immediately have something in common with. People are getting out more, exploring their neighbourhoods, and having conversations with strangers - and becoming friends with them.


      Pokemon Go is a great tool for generating online entertainment. So far, pokestops have included the location of a dead body, a 24 hour gloryhole maze in Seattle, a police station in Australia, and a strip club. Also every single grave in a cemetery. The possibilities are endless!


      Pokemon Go is a great tool for violent crime. Criminals are setting up beacons at pokestops, and then robbing players at gunpoint when they arrive. The criminals know where the pokestops are, and how secluded they are, and are setting traps for unsuspecting players, knowing they'll be along eventually. If you're going to play a game that involves staring at your phone, always make sure you're aware of your surroundings when doing so.


      Something on RT

      The Everyone Feed is one of the tools we can use as Admins to find spambots and get rid of them. It's unfortunate that it usually takes forever to load, but that's whatever. When you scan through the Everyone Feed looking for trouble, some patterns emerge.


      One of those patterns is that you start to recognize certain types of pictures as being more often than not associated with spambots. Specifically, pictures of attractive women. There was a point about 10 years ago when Burnie thought that Barbara's profile was fake, because he thought her pictures looked like they were of a model rather than a teenager. There weren't a lot of spambots on the site in those days. Now, they're everywhere.


      I spent half an hour this morning going through the Everyone Feed banning dozens of spambots, and half of them hadn't spammed yet; I just recognized the pictures, and verified through some other criteria that they were going to spam in the future. And all of those pictures were of attractive women. It's gotten to the point now where if I see a picture of someone attractive on this site, I automatically assume it's not a real person, because that's so frequently the case in the Everyone Feed. That is an uncomfortable level of jaded to be, but it helps me do my (volunteer) duty.


      Now, none of that is meant to say that there aren't attractive women on this website. We all know better than that. But somewhere along the line, seeing a picture of one stopped meaning "this is someone who watches RT" and started meaning "this is probably a spambot and should be investigated for removal." And that's unfortunate.


      In Unrelated News

      Yesterday, after posting my journal wherein I mention buying rope to learn knots, I learned a few more knots. I now know how to tie an Ashley Knot, a Running Bowline, and a Noose (not what you think it is). As far as I'm concerned, though, it's not enough to know how to tie the knot - I should also know how and when to use it. So, for instance, I won't learn an Anchor Hitch, because it's only used for tying on to an anchor and I'll probably never have to do that.


      But I will learn the Clove Hitch and the Munter Hitch, because those are used in climbing, and I want to get into that sport. There really isn't another sport that's better suited to me, actually. Climbing is based around figuring out a path to the top, and then executing it. I am a problem solver by nature - it's perfect. In fact, Bouldering courses are literally called "Problems." Seriously, watch this video (11:50 long) and this video (19:15 long) and tell me climbing doesn't look amazing.


      Now I just need to get into climbing shape.

    • Fixing and Breaking Things

      2 weeks ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      Breaking Things

      It's been an interesting few days in Casa DiMono. My laptop has proven to be a menace. First of all, the keyboard has started getting flaky. This started about a week ago I think, or at least that's when I noticed it: some keys aren't as responsive as they used to be. Namely the hyphen and equals keys, and the 6 and 8 on the numpad. ? is starting to go that way too. There's nothing obstructing them at all, they just don't always register.


      Further, the touchpad broke today. It was working yesterday, and then I started using it to click with two alternating fingers rapidly while playing an idle game, and after a few hours doing that, the touchpad is now completely borked. Rebooting isn't working, and the computer thinks everything is fine, but it is wholly unresponsive. This isn't a great loss, as I hardly ever used it in the first place, but still. Turns out it still works. See Edit at the bottom.


      Further further, when I was rebooting I noticed that there is a tremendous amount of random particles inside the laptop's screen. And at varying depths - if I move my head from one side to the other, there's parallax to be observed there. I'm starting to get the feeling that despite lasting well for about 2 1/2 years, my laptop is not very well made.


      Now, here's some speculation: if particles are entering the screen, then it's reasonable to assume that any contained gasses might also be leaking out. And that would be a very convenient explanation for why I've been sick far more frequently over the last couple of years than I was in previous years. But that's just speculation - I don't know what gasses are or are not contained in a laptop touchscreen, or whether they're harmful.


      I also accidentally shattered part of my cell phone. I picked it up, lost my grip, and tried to grab it to keep it from falling, and I ended up forcing it into the corner of my laptop. Now there's about a quarter inch arc of tiny glass fragments where once there was a solid piece of glass. However, when I purchased the phone, I got a screen protector for it, to protect it from scratches and such. While that protector didn't do anything to save it from the impact, it is keeping all the tiny pieces in place. And as far as I can tell, there has been no loss of functionality or touch screen sensitivity. For all I know, it's also the reason that there's only a quarter inch arc of shatter, instead of a broad gaping mess of shatter. I think that protector cost me $10 - worth it.


      Fixing Things

      But enough about destruction. A few days ago I bought a 50ft length of glow in the dark rope, so that I can start learning how to tie knots. So far I've learned the figure 8 follow through, the bowline, the alpine butterfly loop, bowline on a bight, a tumble hitch, and a double fisherman's knot. Once I learn a few more, I'll be able to carry rope as a safety device in my car non-sarcastically. Right next to the baseball bats and the shovel.


      Since I rebooted my computer once already while trying to fix my touchpad, I'm installing Windows updates for the first time since December. Currently installing number 8 of 52. Apparently there are no updates for my touchpad available. Ah well. Truth be told, it's better this way. I was disabling the touchpad anyway, which caused a bright white light to show up in the corner of it. Now it's disabled without the light. So it might actually be a win?


      I've made a decision about a business partner of mine. If he hasn't proven he can perform by the end of August. I'm cutting him loose. There's a bunch of reasoning behind this that I may go into at another time, but it basically comes down to the relationship not being beneficial to me, only to him. I'm meeting with him for lunch one day next week, and I'm going to tell him he has until the end of August to prove he can hold up his end of the deal, or I'm walking away. I don't need that kind of business relationship in my life.


      I tried to fix my window air conditioner yesterday. It didn't work. I wasn't able to get to the parts I need to clean to find out if they'll do the job, and I don't want to hire someone to fix it who'll cost as much as replacing it would. So I have another plan: I'm going to build one of these.


      Basically, you take a bunch of 2L plastic bottles, cut them in half across their body, and stick the halves with the mouths on them through a piece of hard cardboard. Then you stick it in a window with the mouth side facing inward. The outside air collects in the plastic, and is cooled down as it compresses to travel through the mouths of the bottles. Now I just need a hundred empty 2L bottles.



      EDIT: cleaned the filters on my stand-up air conditioner and my dehumidifier while rebooting my computer after the updates, and magically my trackpad came back. Go figure.

    • Current Events

      2 weeks ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      Hillary Clinton

      So the FBI found that although Hillary Clinton and her staff were "extremely careless", since there was no intent to break the law, they are recommending no charges be filed. However, under US Code Section 793, intent is not required:


      (f) Whoever, being entrusted with or having lawful possession or control of any document, writing, code book, signal book, sketch, photograph, photographic negative, blueprint, plan, map, model, instrument, appliance, note, or information, relating to the national defense, (1) through gross negligence permits the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, or (2) having knowledge that the same has been illegally removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of its trust, or lost, or stolen, abstracted, or destroyed, and fails to make prompt report of such loss, theft, abstraction, or destruction to his superior officer
      --Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

      Simply knowing that it's happened and not telling anyone is enough to be in violation of the law. I've also seen reports on the matter say that she didn't turn over all the emails during the investigation, and at least one said that she didn't swear an oath for her interview with the FBI, which was not recorded. This link contains video and a transcript of FBI Director Comey's findings (as well as commentary), which on their own make the FBI's decision very unsettling. He basically says that yes, Clinton broke the law, but they're going to recommend no charges be brought anyway because "she didn't mean it" (not an actual quote).


      Two things: first, that's stupid. If you break the law, then you break the law. Especially where national defense is concerned - and Comey specifically says that it's possible foreign agents acquired classified documents - the rules must be strictly enforced. Second, just because the FBI recommends no charges doesn't mean that no charges will be brought. That's up to the courts to decide. So it is possible that this will still go forward. However, with the FBI recommending not to, it's more likely that it won't. And that would be a travesty of justice.


      Dallas

      I'm going to keep this one short, because it's already been everywhere lately. Anyone who shoots someone who hasn't done anything wrong to them is an asshole. Anyone who shoots someone just because of their skin colour is a racist asshole. Anyone who shoots someone just because of their job is a fucking asshole. So the four people who killed 5 white cops and wounded 7 others just because they're white cops are racist fucking assholes who deserve to be punished.


      And you know what? Maybe if they weren't able to legally purchase fucking sniper rifles this wouldn't have happened. You have a gun problem, America. Try to obfuscate it behind as many other things as you like - and you will - that still doesn't change anything. There are almost as many privately owned guns in the US as there are people, and more than every other nation combined. There were two high profile shootings in Orlando within 2 days, and so far this year there have been 179 mass shootings in the US - with two more happening the same day as the one in Dallas. On July 4th, there were 7 of them. Happy Birthday.


      The reason you don't know about all those mass shootings is that they're not newsworthy, because less than 10 people got shot, and such mass shootings are too commonplace in America to report on. And yet somehow, despite no other developed nation having this problem, the talking heads will still try to spin this to say that the prevalence of guns in America doesn't play a factor in it. Fuck you.


      Happier Stuff

      But enough about that, let's talk about me for a minute. Yesterday in the gym I found that my 1RM (the greatest weight you can do for 1 rep - 1 Rep Max) barbell curl is back up to 90lbs. It's not where it should be yet, but it's getting there. My arms are undersized compared to my chest, back, and shoulders, so I've been giving them extra attention recently. It's paying off.


      I also got to introduce my favourite core exercise to some people at the gym on Thursday. It's called a Floor Wiper, and basically you lie on your back holding a barbell over you as if you just bench pressed it, then you raise your heels off the ground and swing your legs out to the side to touch the end of the bar with your feet. Then you swing them back around in a low arc to touch the other side. If you do it right, and you keep your feet close to the floor the whole time, then from above your legs look like a windshield wiper going back and forth. It works damn near everything at once, and if you work out and have access to a full length bar, I recommend it.


      Finally, SGDQ wraps up tomorrow. I haven't watched most of it, because the stream video is stuttering even at low quality (audio is fine though), but I'm going to watch the TASbot block tonight, and maybe some of the Diablo 2 run around lunchtime. Speedrunning is fun, yo.

    • My RTX Journal

      3 weeks ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      I wasn't there. Here's a good song.


  • Comments (3994)

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

      4 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

      6 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

      7 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

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

        10 months 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

        10 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

      11 months ago

      bruh

    • Freelancer Large Chief

      11 months 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!

        10 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

      11 months ago

      To clarify, knucklesdawson is not me.

    • Freelancer Large Chief

      11 months 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!!!!!

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      1 year ago

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        1 year 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

      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.

    • Kaoru27Umi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Princess of Mars

      1 year ago

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        1 year ago

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      1 year ago

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        1 year ago

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

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        1 year ago

        One must appreciate some nerd love

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        1 year ago

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    • Enforcer2005

      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

      Merry christmas dimono smiley0.gif

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

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

        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

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

      1 year ago

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

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      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

      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

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

      2 years ago

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

        We're very good.

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

        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.

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

        2 years ago

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

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

        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

    • br0wnbr0th4 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Greed

      2 years ago

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

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

      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.

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

      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.

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

      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?

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

        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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        2 years ago

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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?

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

      2 years ago

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      Hahahaha. At work.

    • Thorenir

      2 years ago

      Happy Thanksgiving!

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

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

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

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

        2 years ago

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

      • 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

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

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