CyanLink

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from Baltimore, MD

  • Activity

    • Just how out of touch I am

      5 years ago

      CyanLink

      As I was browsing the forums I used to frequent I remembered a particular user that I hadn't seen or heard from for a very long time, Knuckles Dawson. Finding that his account on this site was gone I checked XBL through the website as well as Twitter to no avail. So I turned to Google; a quick search revealed what I was not prepared for. Knuckles Dawson found dead at a park in West Vancouver. This happened in June of last year, three days after my last Journal post. I feel sad to have lost someone that I used to know pretty well on this site and ashamed that it took me almost a year to find out about it.
      I remember the first video I watched from him. It was on the Grand Theft Auto Achievement for killing all the pigeons in the city. I posted a comment asking him to shoot one with a shotgun just for the lulz; and he did it. I was seen frequently posting in the chat room on his live shows and was even seen as an occasional guest speaker during some BioShock and Mass Effect shows. One of which I played a drinking game where I took a shot every time he died. Not my proudest moment but it was fun at the time.
      Although the news reports refused to say anything outright, it appears that Knuckles committed suicide. He deleted all of his online accounts, left the house without his wallet or cell phone and left on his bike. I don't know why he did it, I don't know what was going on in his life or his mind. I have no thought on condoning or condemning what he did. I just wish I could say "Hey" and catch up with him.
      Well, remembering that Mass Effect drinking game all those years ago, one last shot to you Knuckles. Rest in Peace.

    • Dropping in for a Visit

      6 years ago

      CyanLink

      Hi all, haven't been here in about 10 months. Not sure if I'm going to be around much either. I never have any idea what they are talking about in the Recon Thread anymore. Usually seems to have something to do with comics witch I'm not into.
      Meanwhile, I've gotten really into firearms. I've got my eye on getting an AR-15 and Remington 870 shotgun to play around with and a S&W M&P in .40 for home defense. It's a pain because I need permission from my commander. Though if you check my Youtube channel you'll see reviews of some of the knives I have and gear and a discussion of the previous Assault Weapons Ban. Didn't turn out very well since I had only gotten into the issue when it became mainstream. I am keeping up on what's going on with the laws and have read some very interesting articles about related issues that have given me quite the perspective that I will have to articulate in videos. Has been an educational and enjoyable journey.
      Been working out a lot getting into shape. There's been some problems I've had with the Signal Corps involving how much work is being given to the civilian contractors and I have little to no job satisfaction these days in regard to how much I'm contributing. I've been looking into Special Operations (not SF God no, I don't think I'll ever get in that good of shape) but one of the guys that support them and get to work with them would be very enjoyable. I figure I'm either going to jump into the deep end or get out as far as the military is concerned. I just hope my high level of internet activity doesn't cause a problem.
      We are also preparing for another trip to the 'stan. This involves knocking the dust off a lot of equipment. Training for it, making sure it works and as always, there's some stuff that needs to be fixed. In the middle of all of that we have been going on several field exercises that can last a whole week.
      Obviously none of this leaves me a lot of time to spend on the forums and the time I do have I'm usually just do damn tired and by this point, out of touch with you guys but it's always nice to pop in here once in a while and see what everyone is up to.
      Edit: Forgot to mention that number one on my list is getting internet that will work with my XBox, so I will see you guys there.

    • CyanLink Reviews: Spec Ops: The Line

      6 years ago

      CyanLink

      Want to see what I think about video games. Join the Group Recon Thread Garage to get the occasional video game review from yours truly.
      roosterteeth.com/groups/profile.php?id=2232

    • Deployment Pictures

      7 years ago

      CyanLink

      Uploaded them to Photobucket. Here's the link.
      photobucket.com/cyandeployment
      Enjoy.
      Also a Video
      www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChnYL7Fg4zw&

    • 7 years ago

      CyanLink
    • Back (again)

      7 years ago

      CyanLink

      I am back from Afghanistan, I will be posting pictures, catching up with RvB and other stuff. Yay!

    • Got the camera... for a new reason

      7 years ago

      CyanLink

      Just got transferred to a new unit and will be deploying to Afghanistan soon. Bought a $400 Camera to take some pictures. Already have a bunch I have to upload to facebook. It also takes 1080P video so I can use it for youtube as well. I'll still be in touch occasionally.

    • SAS Zombie Assault 3 (shamless plug)

      7 years ago

      CyanLink

      I'm still playing free games a lot usually during long boring duty periods such as CQ SD and Ammo Guard. anyway I found one that was really good called SAS Zombie Assault 3.

      www.mochigames.com/game/sas-zombie-assault-3_v663685/

      Join up if you want and let me know. We'll get a private match going.

      P.S. Would anyone like to see the old reviews come back? Particularly the reviews of free games. I downloaded some recording software so I can make the reviews into videos.

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  • Comments (256)

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      7 years ago

      Garage is still up.

      roosterteeth.com/groups/profile.php?id=2232

    • Doddsoreric

      7 years ago

      Hey up dude, hows shooting things for a living?

      Good to have you back.

      • CyanLink

        7 years ago

        It's the same as CLS (Combat Lifesaver) the army doesn't have the funds to hire enough medics so the give 80% of the army basic training for saving somebody's life such as putting bandages over a wound and applying a tourniquet to more severe wounds. Just enough to keep him alive for a medic to get there. So there giving me training to identify people who may be having problems before they get arrested or kill themselves.

      • Doddsoreric

        7 years ago

        Sweet, thats pretty awesome dude.

      • CyanLink

        7 years ago

        I'm going to ASAP (Army Substance Abuse Program) To get my name cleared by a certified councilor, don't worry the guy is cool and I don't have a problem. He's putting me in a program to identify alcoholism and PTSD so I can help those who need it.

      • Doddsoreric

        7 years ago

        Just keep your head down for a while, it will all blow over.

      • CyanLink

        7 years ago

        Causes nothing but stress. Fucking stupid, my whole company is pissed about them keeping an eye on me cause they KNOW how much I drink which is not a lot.

      • Doddsoreric

        7 years ago

        Aye I hate that mate, same thing happens in my office. Does my head in.

      • CyanLink

        7 years ago

        I'm trying not to drink every weekend. There's been some very untrue rumors going around the barracks about me and my command has gotten wind of them. Don't really need to drink anyway.

      • Doddsoreric

        7 years ago

        I was out last night, so I am way over budget too. Good times though.

      • CyanLink

        7 years ago

        good to be back when I can be. We don't do that much shooting in the Signal corps but I still love it. I've been doing Air Soft on the weekends. Just ordered a lot of stuff for that so I'm way over budget for this weekend and can't go to the cubs or anything.

    • TheRecreator

      8 years ago

      Yeah, but not at this time of year. Right now it's nothing but college course work. smiley5.gif

      Happy belated birthday, by the way.

    • flaarda

      8 years ago

      Aww bb I'm sorry I couldn't amuse you last night. I could talk about the really fucking awesome gun I want to shoot the next time I go to the range, though. smiley0.gif

      Yes, I do have a Tex shirt, why are you asking?

    • flaarda

      8 years ago

      I don't think I've been to the range since last March, but I could... I don't know, help you with something? What is it that you need?

    • daprophet02

      8 years ago

      Rumors are the devil.


      And don't worry, if you come to Joint Base Lewis-McCord, I'll only smoke you long enough to make a funny YouTube Video that I'll show on RT. smiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gifsmiley0.gif

    • daprophet02

      8 years ago

      Have you gotten your Assignment yet?

    • daprophet02

      8 years ago

      Joint Base Lewis-McCord

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      8 years ago

      I don't know why we didn't get the CS Grenades during exercises. Glad we didn't. The chamber was brutal though, they kept you in there until everyone was having coughing fits. I didn't suffer much in the eyes and lungs, but the burning of gas into my skin where I sweat was pretty brutal. And being in late August, I sweated everywhere.

      I wonder how much Ft Gordon has changed since I've been there?

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      8 years ago

      We got the gas only once, but we did have a bit of a nasty summer at Ft Jackson.

      Where are you off to next?

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      8 years ago

      All in all, pretty good! I enjoyed my time at PAX, getting my business relocated, and lately getting over some viral illness.

      How was basic?

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      9 years ago

      Exactly! But I don't keep regular sleep hours anyway, and the body may still be on Eastern time.

      I'll be here for a few more days. I'll be flying back on the 6th.

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      9 years ago

      Morning!

      Early morning in a way for me.

    • Doddsoreric

      9 years ago

      Ah cool, well heres the link if you want it. Streams live though.

      Footie

    • Doddsoreric

      9 years ago

      I know some live streaming sports sites.

    • Doddsoreric

      9 years ago

      Ah ok, well that sucks.

    • Doddsoreric

      9 years ago

      Can your phone stream yotube vids etc?

    • Doddsoreric

      9 years ago

      Hey man sup? You ready for another day of drinking beer and watching football? I know I am.

    • runelady

      9 years ago

      Concentrate, Michael. Concentrate!

      Just keep this in mind when you're gaming.

    • Kyrianne

      9 years ago

      Haha, I'm not actually in the army. I don't think they need artists. smiley3.gif

    • drummerscout

      9 years ago

      Hey good luck man Hooah

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      9 years ago

      Oh god! I'd love to! But I'm not home yet!

      I'll let you know when I do!

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      9 years ago

      Halo when I get home...

      About a month maybe for the vids? They did a 'trial' time where you could directly upload you vid to the site, but then they went all 'third party host' about 2 weeks ago? Maybe 3?

    • coolken9

      9 years ago

      Hey CyanLink did you get your Xbox 360 back from Microsoft.

    • Caboose453

      9 years ago

      In reply to CyanLink:

      WOW...

      Just, wow...

      It's a game, I mean, really?

    • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

      9 years ago

      Your soul is a cavern of lies.

    • Sean Tango

      9 years ago

      My guess is the DLC is going to be the corrupt Sequence 12 and 13.

      More info.

    • Freelancer The Trash Man

      9 years ago

      Oh. :P

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

      9 years ago

      Yeah, that is actually just a simple tomb that has some information on Ezio's past. If you sign up with their service you can unlock it.

    • LadyRocki

      9 years ago

      HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! (Sorry I'm late. Dang time machine broke.)

      Post edited 11/23/09 11:56AM

    • reaper86

      9 years ago

      Haha, no problem, dude. I'm the same way with alcohol nowadays. Hope you had a good birthday!

    • casmarie

      9 years ago

      In reply to CyanLink:

      No worries smile.png

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      9 years ago

      What kind of capture card?

    • reaper86

      9 years ago

      Happy 21st Birthday!

      Hopefully by tomorrow you'll have forgotten that it was your birthday. smiley6.gif

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

      9 years ago

      Happy birthday. If you remember it tomorrow, you did it wrong.

    • reesekindle

      9 years ago

      Happy birthday to you,
      happy birthday to you,
      You look like a monkey
      Aaaaaaaand you smell like one too.

      :^P

    • Fizz

      9 years ago

      congrats with your birthday.

    • Tetrameth

      9 years ago

      Happy Birthday, brohan.

    • Dragostea

      9 years ago

      Happy birthday man! Enjoy it! smiley0.gif

    • casmarie

      9 years ago

      Some little birds told me it was your birthday, so happy birthday smile.png

    • Doddsoreric

      9 years ago

      Happy birthday big man.

      Have one on me.

      beer.jpg

    • TheRecreator

      9 years ago

      Ask me again tomorrow, sometime in the afternoon or early evening. I'm a bit buzzed after playing Halo Wars seriously for the first time, plus I need to work on my slides for a presentation right now.

    • Shrew

      9 years ago

      To be honest, no, I have no idea whether we're violating copyright laws of any sort. And I'm not about to hire a lawyer to find out.

      The main reasons why I think we're not in any real trouble is because it's A) all original work (models, images, code, everything) aside from the ideas (ie, we're trodding on mental property not physical), B) it's a non profit gig, C) it's a fan based tribute and thus might fall under MS's Game Content Usage clause, and D) Bungie's usually pretty cool about these things.

      Worst case scenario, we receive a cease and desist letter, in which case we'll be forced to work something out. But keeping Halogen in mind, we'll be staying under the radar as long as possible just in case. Which means that until we have an up-and-running alpha, you probably won't hear about this again.

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

      9 years ago

      From the Wild Thornberry's to Terry Pratchett's The Colour of Magic/The Light Fantastic movies, up to seeing him live on stage as King Arthur in Spamalot.

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

      9 years ago

      IDK. I recognized it immediately. I am a huge fan of his, though.

    • TheRecreator

      9 years ago

      I use Photobucket, though for convenience I copy-paste the codes into my text box using this Greasemonkey script KWierso made (and I adapted).

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      9 years ago

      I would have a couple of hours ago - and I've started a second account - so I need to get some Achevables.

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      9 years ago

      I'm done for the night - but may be up for things tomorrow.

    • Freelancer The Trash Man

      9 years ago

      In reply to CyanLink:

      Of all time.

    • Freelancer The Trash Man

      9 years ago

      In reply to CyanLink:

      :O
      BITCH!
      smiley0.gif

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