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    • Well, shit

      1 day ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      So a few weeks ago I pulled something in my lower back. The healing was going well, and then on Wednesday I was hunched over for a bit, and now it's as if I'm back at the start again. I'm basically stuck at my desk all day, except for the time I spend walking to the kitchen to get food. Which happens to be running out, because I can't walk far enough to go grocery shopping and even if I could I can't bend over to pick things up. I still have lots to eat, but pasta, dry cereal, and peanut butter do not an interesting diet make.


      Still, just because I can't exercise doesn't mean I can't better myself. Remember a month or two ago when I said I might teach myself to read Inuk? Well, yesterday I didn't do that. Instead I taught myself to read Hangul, in about 20 minutes. I'm still struggling a little on the memorization, particularly as regards the vowels, but for the most part I've got it down. That doesn't mean I understand Korean, just that I can sound out the words on the page. And you know what? You can do it too.



    • Well this is different

      1 week ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      Who here remembers me complaining about how my apartment doesn't have proper heat? I may have mentioned it from time to time. Well, currently it's about 11º outside (52F), and my building's heat is on full blast because it's almost December in Canada. And I have the most efficient radiators in the building now. It's 27 degrees in my apartment (about 80F) and I have the windows wide open in an attempt to cool the place off. This is completely new to me for this apartment. I guess I don't get to complain about the heat any more, huh?


      This is going to be my second week out of the gym as my lower back heals. I tried doing exercises without engaging the injured muscle, but it didn't work because it's a spinal stability muscle. So, until I have two days in a row where the muscle doesn't tweak - what I'm calling "good" days, of which I've had zero so far - the gym is off limits. I may make exceptions for walking on a treadmill, but that's as far as I'm going with it.


      Finally finished a book I started reading at the beginning of the year. It's 171 pages long. I just never took my time to read it this year. That's not like me. I need to get back to reading more frequently.


      What's up with you guys?

    • Same VDSL Modem, Different Provider?

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      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      Does anyone have any experience in changing DSL providers with the same modem? A new DSL company has opened up near me, and is offering the same bandwidth I currently get, for a lower amount. Or I can pay the same amount and get twice the downstream bandwidth. This is especially worth it if I can keep the same modem I currently use. It's compatible with the new company, but I can't find any documentation anywhere on how to change a DSL modem from one provider to another. Can anyone help me out?

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    • Things Clarify

      1 week ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      I'm almost done with my existing work projects. Which means I'll have free time without feeling bad for taking it. This is a good thing. Today I need to resolve a pricing bug with one client, and then work on a new site feature for another client, and that's pretty much the show. This pleases me.


      Also, as of yesterday, for the first time in the almost 4 years I've lived here, my apartment has proper heat. It's below freezing outside, and it's comfortable inside, and I don't have to use space heaters to make that happen. Huzzah! Breakfast is about to be celebratory eggs. Amusingly, stepping out into the hallway now means a several degree temperature drop.


      I've been asked for a detailed list of all the things that need work in my apartment. So, on Friday I'm going to go through my apartment room by room and list everything I'm aware of, including how important each thing is to me. Some will be small (it would be great if the hooks I never use were removed from the bathroom walls), some will be big (the laminate on the floor is peeling). So we'll see what happens with that.


      Taking care of my lower back right now means not going to the gym. At all. I haven't been there since last Thursday when I set that PR, and I'm not going back until at least next week. My body is telling me that I really need to take a step back and let it heal itself right now, so that's exactly what I'm doing. It's frustrating, because I really want to be there at least two nights a week, but I shouldn't be letting my ego get in the way of my health.


      And that's pretty much what's up with me. What's up with you?

    • More Progress

      2 weeks ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      I'm still nursing my lower back, which in the gym means modifying exercises to focus on other muscles as much as possible. I can't do anything over my head, and as soon as I feel anything in my lower back, I stop immediately. This basically prevents me from doing anything with my shoulders or back, and it severely restricts my leg exercises. I can't squat, and I can't deadlift. But I can leg press, because my back is anchored and I can sacrifice lower back involvement in order to execute the movement entirely with my legs. So I did that. And I got a new personal best of 3x 320lbs from full depth. With a lower back injury. My body is weird.


      I also was able to do 12 dips with my elbows in, which boosts me up a level on the tricep ladder in the calisthenics progression guide. My calisthenics score is now 23. Next I have essentially one-armed dips, with my weight redistributed more to one side than the other. I assume it's 12 per side for that one rather than 12 total. I also find it amusing that I failed the chest dips but succeeded at these ones. My body is weird.


      My body still does need to heal though, so I'm out of the gym until next week, when I will again take things carefully. It happens that I want to focus on my limbs anyway, so I'm getting the right workouts in during my recovery, but I'd still rather not have to deal with it.


      Professionally, I get to collect a bunch of money over the next week or so. Hooray! I've also been migrating websites for one of my clients off of my server and onto his new server, so that there's proper separation between me and my client. Hooray! One of my potential projects is on pause. That's a thing! I've been dealing with a hacking incursion on another client's server. Boo! That's it.


      With a bit of luck, everything should clarify well before the end of the year. And then I'll be able to properly evaluate how 2016 was for me. It's been kind of a mixed bag, really, as recent events have affected at least one of my year-end goals. We'll see what happens. Here's Enter Sandman with classroom instruments.



    • Welcome To Canada?

      3 weeks ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      In the wake of the election, lots of people are looking to move to Canada. So many people, in fact, that the Canadian immigration website crashed from too much traffic the night of the election. It really seems like people are going to flee America because they don't like having Donald Trump as President. I have a secret to tell you though:


      It's not going to happen. It never happens. People said they would leave in 2008 when Barack Obama was elected, and it didn't happen. People said they would leave in 2000 when George W. Bush was elected, and it didn't happen. Sure, a handful of people may follow through on it, but in general, mass immigration just doesn't happen, for one very simple reason: immigrating to Canada is difficult and expensive.


      First, you need to find out whether you're eligible to immigrate here. There's a form for that. The second page of the form asks why you want to come to Canada, and "Fleeing my home country" isn't on it. If you haven't taken a language test for English, you won't be eligible for express entry, and you'll have to go the long way around. That means if you don't have any job prospects already lined up, you probably won't be able to immigrate. There's another list of immigration requirements and restrictions here.


      Suppose you do meet those requirements, and you're allowed to immigrate to Canada. Hooray! Now what? Well, after receiving your Visa, now you need to pick up your life and physically move it. If you have a house, you need to sell it so you can have money. If you have stuff, you either need to pack it up and bring it with you, or sell it, or put it in storage. If you have kids, good luck explaining to them what's going on and why they'll never see their friends again. You need to arrange for a place to stay while in Canada. And you'll need to find work, which is scarce enough as it is up here at the moment.


      Everything I've discussed above is not only difficult and expensive, but time-consuming. And usually, in the time it takes for that stuff to happen, people notice that the world isn't imploding around them. The new President didn't nuke Madagascar, taxes didn't triple overnight, and no walls are going up anywhere. And then people lose interest in moving, because it's not that bad after all, and "there's always next time." People talk a big game when it comes to fleeing America after "the wrong person" is elected, but it never happens.


      "But DiMono, didn't you say you'd move to the UK if Stephen Harper was re-elected?"


      I did say that. And I would have done it, over Bill C-51. Bill C-51 is a bill that restricts Canadian rights and freedoms in the name of preventing terrorist attacks (because, you know, all the terror attacks that Canada receives). Among other things, it criminalizes criticizing the government online. So if I say "Prime Minister Harper is a turd sandwich and all his policies are garbage," that's a crime. And that's not Canada. With Harper in charge, C-51 stays in place. With him replaced, and a strong "by the people" movement called Open Media, there is now the ability to fix or repeal C-51. The TPP is still a problem though, and if it passes, I'll be looking at my options again.


      The difference between Americans immigrating to Canada and me immigrating to the UK is that I'm already a UK citizen. All it takes for me to be eligible to immigrate there is to spend $400 to get my UK passport, and I'm good to go. All I have to do is pack a couple suitcases with what I need to survive, and buy a plane ticket. I've had my stuff in storage before, and I have no problem putting it there again. As well, I probably have someone I could stay with for a while until I get my own place, though I haven't discussed it with them to be sure. And since my job is web development, I can do my job from anywhere. I'm already set for immigration to the UK - most Americans are not already set for immigration to Canada.


      So to people who say they're going to immigrate to Canada in the wake of Donald Trump being elected, statistically, no you're not. Your application will get rejected, or you'll lose interest, or you'll just decide to stick it out anyway and see what happens. And in 4 years, when the next election happens, a whole new group of people will do exactly the same thing. Because people talk a big game about moving, but when it comes right down to it, it just never happens.

    • Democracy Inaction

      3 weeks ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      In the war between train wreck and dumpster fire, who wins? Dumpster fire, apparently. Last night, the Electoral College voted in Donald Trump as the next President of the United States. The American people didn't do it – the popular vote went to Hillary. But the Electoral College is set up in such a way that you don't need the popular vote to win the Presidency. That can happen here in Canada too, but we have a multi-party system that can bear it. When you only have two parties to choose from, and the person America voted for doesn't win, that's a problem.


      So Donald Trump is the President Elect. What does that mean? What does the future hold for America now that this decision has been made? To answer that question, we need to look at what we know about Donald Trump. We know that he has no sense of humour, and he has the temperament of a five year old child. We also know that he's a failure as a businessman, having gone bankrupt three times (or having had companies go bankrupt three times, depending who you believe), and he lost almost a billion dollars in one year running a casino.


      We know that he's a sex offender. We know that for a fact, from his own mouth and from the over a dozen women who have come forward recently. Assuming that some of those women sue, he's going to be the first person in American history to take the oath of office with criminal charges pending against him. And most importantly, we know that he doesn't have any idea how to run a country.


      He was elected because he ran the election cycle like a reality TV show, which is basically what it is. He said things that got reactions from people, regardless of whether they were good or bad reactions, because doing so kept him in the people's minds. Right at the end, when James Comey announced publicly for some reason that they'd found more emails to go through that might relate to the Hillary email scandal, Trump's campaign latched onto that and did everything they could to drive that point home, as their sprint across the finish line. He wasn't elected because he's at all competent for the job, he was elected because he stood out as being different, and for undecided voters who were tired of getting the same things every four years, a vote for Trump was a vote for something guaranteed to be different and new.


      Now, with all of that in mind, what does it mean for America? Well, having lost the popular vote, he doesn't have respect domestically. And we already know from the countless world leaders who've spoken out against him that he doesn't have respect internationally as a leader. He's going to get bullied and pushed around, and not even realize that it's happening because he doesn't have the political wherewithal to know better. Eventually he's going to get frustrated, and he's going to lash out, because five year-olds throw temper tantrums. And when world leaders lash out... that's how wars start. He's going to say something that deeply offends another nation, and he's not going to know nor care that he's done it, and he's going to keep pushing it until it reaches a tipping point, because that's what he does. Essentially, the Electoral College just voted for World War 3.


      Now, there are two ways I can see for this to be avoided. The first way is for so many of his sexual assault victims to file suit that the American government decides they cannot allow him to take the oath of office. There isn't a way for swearing in a known sex offender who's currently facing criminal charges not to be a huge embarrassment for the Nation on the world stage, and I have faith that if that happens, Congress will put a stop to it. Remember, even some Republicans didn't want him as their nominee – it wouldn't be difficult to reach a 50% + 1 majority to replace him if such an option were to come up. (Ironically, this would mean that America made the right choice in electing him, because it would result in neither Trump nor Hillary leading the nation, which is a win for everybody.)


      The other way this could be avoided would be for Trump to make good on his word that he'll act Presidential after he's elected. If it turns out that he was doing all of this just because he knew it was what it would take to win, and it's actually not representative of how he will behave come January 20, wouldn't that be a pleasant surprise? Now, is this possible? Sure. And if you think it's likely, I'd really like to borrow some money from you which I promise I'll pay you back in 20 years or so.


      In the meantime, this is all just speculation, written from my place on the sidelines. The sad fact is that we don't know what the next four years are going to hold for America. All we know for sure is that Donald Trump won, and now America has to deal with that. So congratulations President Dumpster Fire, on winning America due to a flawed system. Please don't burn the world down.



    • Did You Get Out The Vote?

      4 weeks ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      In the election between Train Wreck and Dumpster Fire, nobody wins. But the process is important. Fucking Michigan, man.


      In other disappointing news, today I tried to do 12 chest dips, and I got to 11 1/4. Sad. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to go watch Stephen Colbert set himself on fire in protest. Not really. But his live show on Showtime is about to start. I am so in for that.

    • Immediate Results

      4 weeks ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      Remember how a couple days ago I put up a journal about calisthenics progressions? Today I attempted the next step in my legs exercises, being 12 falling towers. Got it on my first try. It was incredibly difficult and really sucked afterwards, but I got them done. Did another set of 5 afterwards, and that was it - 17 reps and my quads were toast. And just like that, my calisthenics ability is measured to be greater than it was yesterday: 22 vs 21. Next on my list is single-leg wall sits, switching from an active exercise to an isometric one. It's going to suck. I wonder what exercises I'll test tomorrow...


      Speaking of immediate results, tomorrow is election day in the US. I don't care who you vote for, but make sure you get out and vote. In this election more than most others, every vote matters, so do yourself a favour and make your voice heard. And that's all I'll say about that.


      Now here's a song that should introduce you all to a genre of music called Electro Swing. It's pretty great.



    • Fit4Boulders Week 17 - Calisthenics Stuff

      1 month ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      For the sake of record keeping, it's Saturday, November 5.


      Hey, it's been a while. The plan was to be climbing by now, but a series of small injuries and then a pulled lower back muscle were enough to talk me into delaying it. I took the better part of the last 2 weeks off from the gym entirely to recouperate, before doing a stretching routine on Wednesday and an upper back and chest workout in the gym on Thursday. My lower back appears to be okay with most things at this point, but it still gives a bit of a twinge every now and then. It should be 100% by the end of next week at this rate, and that's good.


      I've also finally figured out what I've been doing wrong at the gym that's been getting me in trouble: I'm lifting with my ego too much. Here's exactly how I pulled my lower back: I was doing one-handed deadlifts, to force the obliques on the opposite side to engage as part of the movement. I loaded up 135lbs and did the lift on my left side. Then I went to do it on my right side, and quickly felt myself break form. Instead of putting the weight down, like I should have done, I forced my way through the lift for no other reason than I'd already done it on the other side, and I was damn well going to do it on this side too. So I lifted with bad form, and got hurt. I tried to do more than I was able to, forced the issue, and got hurt.


      When what you're doing isn't working, you change what you're doing. So on Thursday, I very much went back to basics with my workout. The first movement in a well executed pull up is called scapular retraction. Basically, you pull your shoulderblades down and together, and that puts your back muscles in proper alignment to pull you up to the bar. It's boring, and tedious, and I did seven sets of 5 with various grips on the bar. Then I did 5 sets of 1-3 pull ups with various grips on the bar, focusing on that scapular retraction the whole time I did it. If I couldn't get my shoulderblades together, that was the end of the set. Then I grabbed some light weights (10lbs) and did a dumbbell exercise that mimicked the same movement. Back to basics.


      For my chest, I did inclined 30lb dumbbell presses with an underhand grip, going slowly up and slowly down, focusing entirely on form. Then I did narrow-grip pushups, and I finished up with planks. Everything back to basics. The current plan is to get into a climbing gym in January, to give me time to absolutely recover from my lower back pull and to improve my overall strength and core strength before starting. So with that goal pushed to the backburner for now, what am I working towards immediately?


      Well, basically I'm aiming for a front lever and a dragon flag. More generally, I'm training to get better at calisthenics. "Why," you may be thinking but not asking out loud because that would be interrupting and interrupting someone is rude? Well, by my estimation, climbing is basically applied calisthenics. The better I get at controlling my body in space, hopefully the quicker I will become proficient at climbing.


      In order to help with that, I found this handy dandy calisthenics guide. It lays out a series of progressively more difficult bodyweight exercises, as a road map of how to get from where you are to where you want to be. There is a convenient scoring method for your current progress a little bit down the page. On that scoring chart, I am at 21 out of a possible 67. The next exercises I have to work on are elbow-out dips (I used to be able to do 12 of this), supported handstand holds (I've never tried them), chin ups (I used to be able to do 12 of this), elbow-in dips (I used to be ...sigh), pull ups (skipping kipping pull ups, because fuck kipping), V Ups, and Falling Towers. I'll still do weight training in the gym, but it's all (for now) in pursuit of harder calisthenics exercises. Here's another page with progression suggestions for a number of calisthenics exercises. I'm also still actively working towards my various splits. I'm only a few inches away on two of them, and they remain my only specific fitness goal for 2016. Still almost 2 months to go!


      Normally I finish these journals with amazing climbing videos, but since this one is basically a calisthenics journal, here's 5 minutes of Frank Medrano being awesome. Spoiler alert: at the time of filming, he was 55 years old.



  • Comments (3981)

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

      3 months ago

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


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

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

      8 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

      10 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

      11 months ago

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

      1 year ago

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

      So, thanks :)

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

        1 year ago

        No problem :)

        Are you doing things next Saturday?

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

        1 year ago

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

        Why do you ask?

    • Freelancer Large Chief

      1 year ago

      bruh

    • Freelancer Large Chief

      1 year ago

      pls respond

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

        1 year ago

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

    • Freelancer Large Chief

      1 year ago

      To clarify, knucklesdawson is not me.

    • Freelancer Large Chief

      1 year ago

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

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

      1 year ago

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


      Also, 4000th comment.

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

        1 year ago

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

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

      1 year ago

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

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

        1 year ago

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

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

      1 year ago

      Check this out, this is incredible: Atmoph window

    • MaryFairy Barely here...

      1 year ago

      Happy birthday! (Sorry it's late)

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

      1 year ago

      Happy Birthday DiMono!

    • Mattbab4

      1 year ago

      Happy birthday

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

      1 year ago

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

    • Freelancer Large Chief

      1 year ago

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

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

        1 year ago

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

      • Freelancer Large Chief

        1 year ago

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

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

        1 year ago

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

      • Freelancer Large Chief

        1 year ago

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

        Post edited 5/18/15 9:08PM

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

        1 year ago

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

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

      1 year ago

      HOLY SHIT is that fuckin DiMONO!!!!!

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

      1 year ago

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      • 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

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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 Princess of Mars

      1 year ago

      Waaaarrrmmmm and ffuuuuzzzzyyyyyy
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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

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

        1 year ago

        One must appreciate some nerd love

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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

      2 years ago

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

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      2 years ago

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      Guess who???

      • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        2 years 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!

        2 years 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 Zatch

      2 years ago

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

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

      2 years 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 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

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      2 years ago

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

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      2 years ago

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

    • Juular

      2 years ago

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

      • Juular

        2 years ago

        good bye recon :'(

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

        2 years ago

        I was scuba diving at the time. No idea.

      • Juular

        2 years ago

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

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

      2 years ago

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      Hahahaha. At work.

    • Thorenir

      3 years ago

      Happy Thanksgiving!

      • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        3 years ago

        #lolcanada

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

      3 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

      3 years ago

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

    • DanielZhu1

      3 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

      3 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

        3 years ago

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

      • DanielZhu1

        3 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!

        3 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

        3 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!

        3 years ago

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

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      3 years ago

      Spambot alert.. brunomarcos

    • Reaper86

      3 years ago

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

      Lookin' forward to next year!

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