Fonix

Not Specified
from Sherman, TX

  • Activity

    • Damn, really?

      6 years ago

      Fonix

      I don't use the site enough to actually give a damn about the mod system. Mainly because all of their previous updates have broken the site for me. The only thing I use it for is to keep up with my watch list and see what my friends are up to.

      It was annoying enough when it showed me all the groups people were joining, or whenever they updated their "interests." I didn't give a fuck about those either. So what does RT do about that? They fill up your watch feed with more useless bullshit about people like this journal, or this image. Meh, so the one thing that was functional for me on the site on a regular basis, is now filling up with a bunch of alerts I really don't care for. Meh.

    • Weird Day

      6 years ago

      Fonix

      So today for some reason, something compelled me to look up an old friend of mine. If anyone ever read any of my IRC/Webchat stories(you can find them in the journal index from the link on my profile if your curious), I talked about a guy named Jawfish (or Nu as he was later known) quite a bit. The guy was a really good friend of mine.

      I looked via Facebook, and I couldn't find his profile. Then I decided to do a web search for him. Then I found this.

      I was truly floored. I probably would not be a programmer today if I didn't hang around this guy online in my teen years. We always challenged each other with complicated programs or scripts. We played Starcraft together. He really was one of the best friends I had over the years.

      I never knew about this other side of him. It's left me in a daze for the last couple of hours. Honestly, he was smarter than me, and a better programmer than I ever was. It was really a tragedy that he never seemed to make it anywhere. At one point we were actually trying to get a group of people together to create our own game, though it never really materialized. For obvious reasons, he kept this side of himself hidden. It's just a major shock to me. I really can't even find words to accurately convey some of the things it has me feeling. I'll try I guess. It's just a numbness, that someone who I used to think so highly of has fallen so far.

    • Stupid Alerts

      7 years ago

      Fonix

      These "attending" alerts are more god damn annoying than the "interests" alerts. Because of that, I'm making a journal to give everyone who watches me an alert, so they can have a wasted alert. You're welcome.

    • Still alive and stuff

      7 years ago

      Fonix

      For those who don't talk to me on Skype or Facebook, I'm still alive. I'm sure you probably already assumed that and don't care, but I got bored and decided to write a journal. You're just going to have to live with that, and if you can't, well unlike me you will be missed. You know how I know I would be missed? Because I felt the need to write a journal telling people I was still alive. I know that logic doesn't really work, but as stated before you will just have to live with it.

      Not a lot going on these days. I've got a personal quest that I'm on that I probably shouldn't say much about while typing from a work computer.

      I recently won a people's vote at a singing competition. Whether it was just my sheer talent, or the fact that I had family and friends come out and vote for me we'll never know. In all honesty it's somewhere in the middle of that.

      I'm currently in a friends with benefits situation with a girl. It's odd because for the longest time I held her off because I was under the impression she wanted more. It turns out she didn't, so yeah things are what they are. I guess I have to walk a thin line since anytime I offer to do something nice she's got several friends insisting I have more of an interest than I'm letting on. The thing is, there is no b.s. with this girl. Ironically that has always been a trait I've looked for in girls that I actually desire more with. I'm a guy though, so I'll enjoy the situation while it lasts, though I foresee disastrous consequences later.

      Just got the windshield on my car fixed. Fortunately my insurance covered all but $100 on it. If I paid it out of pocket it would have been closer to $400, mainly because I wanted the Mustang logo to remain on the windshield. Things are starting to "normalize" financially for me. I've had to cut back on a few things here and there. Hoping within the next few months to really catch back up and be back to normal. Winning the lottery would still help though.

      Back to working on a website for dougss.

    • I'm not a bad person.

      7 years ago

      Fonix

      If I was, I would deny you the sexiness that is me all dressed up.

      582462_367877963254552_100000970547077_1

    • Friday the 13th again!

      7 years ago

      Fonix

      39bd27f9-bcb5-4436-a3d6-708b650bf25a.jpg

      7bb49b46-1dc0-4787-95fe-0d7d60ed3159.jpg

      bitmap-7.png

      528532_418486581510862_100000485720109_1

      For anyone curious, I made the first 2. The 3rd one was by Leaf here on site, and the 4th was linked to me by a friend who thought I would find it funny (without realizing I had already topped it because he had never seen my first 2). I only give that long explanation so I can say, I don't know who made it, but they're an amateur.

    • Mass Effect 3

      7 years ago

      Fonix

      So there will be spoilery stuff about ME3. If you don't want to read it, here's your chance to stop.

      Bioware announced an extended cut dlc today for the ending. All it is going to do is add a few cinematics Whoopty fucking do. They claim they're going to add closure, but stick to their original ending.

      The problem is the original ending fucking sucks. The minority is defending it under the argument that "I'm not an entitled gamer" and "Artistic Integrity". I don't think it's a sense of entitlement to want an ending that actually, you know, wraps up the fucking story. I mean let's be realistic, the indoctrination theory is proof that the ending being real is questionable. If they want to end it on some type of dream sequence, I could even accept that, IF YOU KNEW FOR A FACT THAT'S WHAT THEY WERE DOING. I wouldn't like it, but I could accept it. Instead, we're left wondering if what just happened was real, and if in fact that war with the Reapers has been resolved. We just don't know. There's too many questions that circle that. Even if you show Joker somehow coming in, saving everyone's ass, except for Shepard (despite the entire ground team being wiped out according to the radio), and then for whatever reason abandoning his home planet to hit a mass relay just moments before they all explode, that still doesn't answer the ghost kid, why Shepard has the same injury as Anderson(even though he was clearly shot in the shoulder), or any other number of things in the game that aren't necessarily tied to closure with the characters.

      Still, if we do want to go with keeping the ending, and assuming Shepard's story is in fact done, he saved the galaxy, despite any of the one endings that are actually there. Oh there's 3? Well I'm colorblind, so I only saw one. This is a big sticking point for me. In reality your choice feels worthless since they all achieve the same result. A game that was largely built on choice, gives you a worthless choice in the end. One option has us agreeing with a guy we fought with the entire game, and in fact just had a conversation with trying to prove he was wrong. After all of that we decide to agree with him? One option has us agreeing with the antagonist from the first game, once again not very appealing. The other option has us destroying all synthetic life, including the Geth.

      I guess I can understand destroying one race for the surival of all but for the most part the Geth are the very antithesis of the Catalysts argument for harvesting organic life. The idea that Synthetic life will rise up to destroy organic life? The Geth let the Quarians escape during the first war, and then if the right choices are made allow the Quarians to share the planet with them. Not to mention the only organic life that's truly being harvested is humans anyways since the other species have shown to be worthless for the Reapers purposes. The Protheans weren't harvested either. Their entire race was just genetically modified to serve the Reapers. The entire bit with the Catalyst was annoyingly frustrating. At the last mission Javik even says "at least you get to have a final battle." Apparently that's not actually an option. Instead of seeing how effective the combined might of the races are, we just have to choose some convenient solution. Where's the paragon and renegade conversation choices with the "God Child" where we say "The races will fight to the death if we have to" or "Kiss my ass." They're certainly not in the game.

      I already touched on the whole "Joker abandoning the battle" thing, but come on that's important. Why would Joker leave then? That's one of the qualities that has been shown about Shepard throughout the series. People will fight and die for him. Then in the biggest fight of all, with the most at stake, everyone in his crew just gets in the Normandy and leaves? I just don't buy that.

      To tie into that a bit, I didn't like that the last bit of closure we had with characters was either talking to them through an intercom (which from an article I read here was a fight to get put into the game). You don't really know what happens with any of the characters, except if they didn't abandon the fight completely they're stranded on Earth now, making everything they fought to accomplish also worthless. Tali won't see Rannoch again. The Krogan have cured the genophage, but now don't have the ability to expand.

      I know this journal is getting long, so I'll just wrap it up without really going into the ending much more. I do want to bitch about the same day DLC of the Prothean, which Bioware tries to claim wasn't an important part of the game. He was far more valuable to the game than James Vega who added absolutely nothing except a reason to put Freddie Prinze Jr.'s voice into a game. Javik's interaction with Liara was very important to the game, and helped develop both characters. If anything Vega should have been a $5 dlc. Vega is like ME2's Zaeed, except Zaeed actually had a mission that made him somewhat interesting.

      To sum up, Bioware has dropped the ball, and by releasing DLC the way they are, they are just digging a hole deeper for the ball to fall into. Way to go Bioware. You fucked up.

    • Vegas Vacation (not really)

      7 years ago

      Fonix

      Alright I was originally just going to write this up about St. Patrick's day, but I had a pretty decent "staycation". I pretty much covered all the bases of a Vegas trip without actually going.

      1. Get into a fight
      2. Get blackout drunk and pass out
      3. Get robbed
      4. See some live shows
      5. Lose money in a poker game
      6. Hook up with a random woman

      It happened in that order, so I'll take it from the top.

      St. Patrick's day also happened to fall the day before a good friend's birthday. His name is Justin, so if I start dropping his name, I'm not talking in the third person. As a tradition on St. Patrick's day I get a bottle of Jameson, and we watch both Boondock Saints back to back while drinking the bottle. However we decided to let that be the after party on account of my friend's b-day. It also drink less at the bar, avoid finding dd's etc., since we knew we were drinking afterwards.

      Our friend Brad showed up, and got really shit faced drunk. Early in the night he was talking about trying to start a fight. I was trying to talk him out of it, but he kept insisting it would be fun. I've never seen Brad in a fight, so I don't know what he finds fun about it. Sure enough later on he decided to get into someone's face. Apparently a couple of guys who were shooting pool against some of our other friends were cheating and moving the balls around. Instead of just telling the guys to scram, or to stop it Brad tries to act like a bad ass and put a scare in them.

      Instead they waited until closing time. I was trying to get out first, so I could get back to my house to get it ready for people coming over. I got to the end of the parking lot with Justin's wife Amanda calls me, frantic, saying "JJ we need help, they came back and started a fight." I pull a 180 across the road, and another friend, Sprinkle is in his car behind me. I roll down the window and say we gotta go back.

      I park as close to the building as I can, even though I normally park on the other side of the building. I get out of my car and I'm in a full sprint to get inside the bar and find Justin and Amanda. As I'm heading towards the door I see one of the guys Brad was getting into it with earlier, and just haul off and hit him. The funniest thing was I was wearing a Ninja Turtle baseball cap, that's designed to look like Donatello's head. So imagine what that guy was thinking when he hit the ground, "Oh fuck I pissed off a ninja turtle."

      As it turns out the guys who came back, brought some friends with them. They waited until they had seen everyone leave and then cornered Amanda to threaten her. She tried to explain that her husband and Brad were just drunk, and they were leaving. The guys decided to give her a 30 second count down for him to leave. When I got back they had started to break it up, so I just blew it all back up again. After I knocked the guy down, one of the guys they brought climbed up top of me as I was dropping knees on the first guy.

      While I was fighting him, I kept thinking "damn I can't get this guy in front of me." I did manage to get him in front of me at one point when I threw him into a car, but he still managed to get behind me again. I was told later that's because I was fighting two of them. At this point Sprinkle speared one of them, and after the guy hit him, Sprinkle unloaded on him.

      Justin and I wound up getting a hold of one of the guys later and just beating the hell out of him before it all got broke up. After a lot of mouthing back and forth the guys got in their car and left. Then I left shortly after because I was walked to my car to avoid getting into a fight with someone else who stuck their nose into it, when they had nothing to do with it.

      At my house Brad kept pouring giant drinks of Jameson, instead of just letting it last. It wound up with everyone either puking or passing out, and in some cases both. I passed out in my living room floor, and my good friend Lew wound up passing out as well. After that, Brad stole $100 worth of liquor from me. He's not on my good side after getting us into a fight he didn't even participate in, and then stealing my liquor. He's going to wind up in another fight if I catch him anytime soon.

      After a few days of recovery I was back to normal with a few bruises and scrapes. I've been working on a standup act for some open mic stuff in Dallas, so I decided to go into Dallas on Wednesday and Thursday to see how it works. The basic things like how do they introduce you, how do they let you know when your time is up, etc. I had a good time, although the one I went to on Thursday was expensive. 7.50 for a fucking well drink. Not to mention $7 to get into the show. The other one was free, was a lot bigger club, and the drinks were $3. If I just wanted to go for a show, I'd go to that one.

      Friday I played in a poker tournament. I made the final table, but found myself with only 13,000 in chips with 1000-2000 blinds. I got pocket threes and moved in. I ran into pocket queens. Better hand held up, so I couldn't complain. My hands held up all night, I wouldn't expect for someone else to have a hand not hold against me.

      I got the bar around 10:30 and when I walked in I swear about 20 people started cheering. I know I've got a lot of friends there, but hell if that doesn't inflate your ego. It was also the last night in town for our friend Gatch. He was just doing some sort of training out here, and was on his way back to Atlanta. He was a cool guy who just "went for it" when he would sing anything at karaoke. He'll be missed.

    • Hallmark needs a

      7 years ago

      Fonix

      "Hooray your dry spell is over" card.

      If they have one, someone should buy it for me.

      Relevant video for those still clueless

    • Still a big grey 0 in my alerts bar

      7 years ago

      Fonix

      Guess nothing is going on.

  • Comments (451)

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      7 years ago

      Kick some Cardinal ass!

      • Fonix

        7 years ago

        We failed to do so in game 7. We really should have won it in game 6, when twice we had two strikes on the final batter and failed to get him. I hate to say it, but when you can't close it out, you don't deserve to win it. It sucks that we lost, but at least we've got a solid foundation. Hopefully we'll see your Tigers again next year.

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      7 years ago

      So, it's the Tigers vs the Rangers!

      Good luck!

      Should be a great series.

      • Fonix

        7 years ago

        May the best team win the series, and then win the whole thing afterward.

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      8 years ago

      Someone is looking for an SQL query shortcut:

      roosterteeth.com/forum/viewTopic.php?id=2234848

      • Fonix

        8 years ago

        Normally I don't do that kind of thing through SQL, but I'll see if I can help him.

    • reaper86

      8 years ago

      My buddy at work shows me some tower defense games on his iPhone. I've played a few of the via his device and they are pretty freakin' cool, actually.

    • reaper86

      8 years ago

      I do have Paper Toss, but haven't check out the others. I'll have a look! Thanks. :P

      And I've seen images from Fatbooth, but never knew the name. Hahaha, I'm gonna have to check that one out too. XD

    • bi_pagan

      8 years ago

      No I knew you didn't really look like that.
      It's just the image I began to associate with your voice via skype.
      Kind of like Suppi and her Burnie image.

    • reaper86

      8 years ago

      Thanks, man! I appreciate it. I'm not sweating it too much. I didn't even mention in the journal it's a closed interview and I'm up against like 2 other people, lol. One of whom looks like Mario, apparently.

    • reaper86

      8 years ago

      Oh they are easy! That's what makes them so freakin' funny. :P I particularly enjoy the short ones.

    • reaper86

      8 years ago

      That reminds me, I thought of a midget joke that you might appreciate.

      Stop me if you've heard it or if I may have stolen it from you and forget.

      Didja hear the one about the restaurant that hired all midget waiters? Apparently, no matter what they did, they were always short-staffed.

    • suppi

      8 years ago

      >8| Did you order them from vat19.com or buy them at a shop?

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

      8 years ago

      Don't worry, I read very fast.

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      8 years ago

      Knowing Dan Gilbert's reputation, he may have cracked open a bottle he has had sitting in the cellar for just an occasion.

    • Leo

      8 years ago

      In reply to Fonix, #1:

      I rarely ever drink it so I had no idea. I prefer Bud Light. It's supposed to be blue raspberry crush I love Dr. Pepper and drink so much of it. And I live in the South so I guess it makes sense.

    • Filthykillz

      8 years ago

      Do the NBA a favor and beat the shit out of the Heat for us.

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      8 years ago

      Bhudda Edwards had the best fade away shot.

    • reaper86

      8 years ago

      Hahaha I was wondering. XD Well, you're doing a splendid job. Now, if the Zombies take over, people will question why you're talking about mundane, day to day shit. smiley6.gifsmiley6.gifsmiley6.gif

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

      8 years ago

      But thats like with most community sites. It takes a year for them to process whats going on, and then another before its changed, and by that time people have forgotten about that particular problem since there are 20 new ones that replaced it.

      Also, the site has had stability issues in the past, and if these changes will help in that regard, as Burnie posted in one of his replies in said journal, it might be better. I don't know how removing a skin will help, but I'm no web developer.

    • Leaf

      8 years ago

      In reply to Fonix:

      im already like that when it comes to changes that I deem bad for business.

      i get that this helps speed times, but as far as customer relations go, its a bad move. Very badly handled. Seems to be becoming a trend.

    • Leaf

      8 years ago

      You inspired me to make this...

      bitmap-7.png

    • Caboose453

      8 years ago

      Not only that, the $4900 was spread out among 63 players.

      Heaven forbid they spend an average of $77 dollars on each player.

    • Caboose453

      8 years ago

      Yeah, I know what you mean. Back in the old Pokemon Sapphire game, I loved the "champion" battle music so much, I'd just sit in the battle and let it play.

      But, in todays games, yea, most of the time it fades into the background, but halo is one of those games where the music almost makes the game what it is for me. It can get so many emotions out of me. Reach, and I'm not afraid to admit this, almost had me to tears at certain points, and for the most part, it was the music that did it.

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

      8 years ago

      I know that the staff journals pop up in the blog, but they also put up images sometimes, and there is no alert for that. I guess I could, and just check every once in a while.

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      8 years ago

      Sunofabitch.

      FullTilt just gave me the bad news.

      And I can't pull my money out (not that I had much, and it originally wasn't mine - but still).

      List of sites you can play on:

      www.openpokerusa.com/index.html

      Post edited 4/18/11 11:53AM

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      8 years ago

      In reply to Fonix, #61:

      WTF? How did I miss this? I was just on Full Tilt Friday night getting ready for my Sat Invitational (finished in the money).

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      8 years ago

      In reply to Fonix, #59:

      Wait - what?

      What is this? No online in Texas?

    • reaper86

      8 years ago

      Hahaha

      *Walks along the street* *Passes random Black guy* *Shoves micrphone in his face* "GO!"

    • reaper86

      8 years ago

      Atta boy, Fonix. Atta boy. smiley0.gif

      Lemme know if you need a random black guy rapping. XD

    • dougss FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold 10 years

      8 years ago

      I totally get where you're coming from, and I agree with some aspects.
      I thought about it on a chapter by chapter basis; have each chapter be a separate track. or, if the chapter is long, divide the chapters up into subsections.

      Thank you for the feedback though!

    • DocRossim

      8 years ago

      Maybe the sandwich filling is made from vegetarians (see how that works?)

      Post edited 4/12/11 10:34AM

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

      8 years ago

      Yes, that is true. The problem is that sites that receive a ton of people slow down, and RT definitely crashes a fair amount, especially around new episodes of RvB. The same thing would happen with sites like Facebook and Gmail, and that's why there are mobile versions of the sites, which just have the basic information. RT radically slows down and force closes my mobile browser. Zooming in slows down everything, and when clicking, it sometimes clicks on what was there before I moved the screen. I don't have one of the newer Android phones, which have 1ghz processors which are capable of taking the brunt, so an app would alleviate that.

      Its true its not really needed, but it would be useful. Also, people with iphone's can't say they have something Android doesn't.

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

      8 years ago

      Probably not much, most likely the app does less than you can on a browser. The point of the app, however, is for easier functionality on a mobile device. Since screens are so small, its sometimes hard to "click" on things from a mobile browser. App's usually have bigger buttons for everything, so you don't have to zoom in. App's are also designed for use with the phone, so it doesn't lag as much.

      My phone can bring up the site on the browser, but its all very difficult. When I try to read journal, I usually end up hitting clear alert instead. Currently, there are about 20 people I have with 30+ unread journals for me, so I lose how many I'm supposed to read. The app would hopefully make that easier.


      I just C&P'd from the comment I gave Beta.

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

      8 years ago

      I was thinking about getting the 60gb, but the 120 was only $10 more, so I went with that.

    • reaper86

      8 years ago

      OH U. XD

    • suppi

      8 years ago

      Our "service desk" was just one big line. (no separate lanes, yay!)
      And I had a sixth sense of customers in line i knew i wouldn't enjoy.
      So i would slow down or speed up accordingly so i wouldn't get those customers. smiley6.gif

      It's always interesting to me to hear work stories from other people.

    • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

      8 years ago

      If it makes you feel any better, I agree completely.

    • reaper86

      8 years ago

      Ohh THAT is the worst. When your own subconscious or that assholic automobile outside dreamland cockblocks you. smiley4.gif

    • Kellyrenea

      8 years ago

      well I can honestly say that I didn't get an alert either and I'm pretty sure that most of the people who purchased tickets were likely refreshing the front page because that is where the news alert came up and then was edited. It's unfortunate that more people didn't have the chance to get tickets but as the event sold over twice as many tickets as it should it was probably for the best.. if everyone had gotten an alert then more people would have gotten tickets before they could shut it down. And that could have caused even more chaos for the RT guys. I think these things happen for a reason and I can understand being disappointed. If things hadn't worked out in my favor I would definitely be upset too.

    • Doddsoreric

      8 years ago

      I took the charity one dude. I start the moro. I am so fucking chuffed right now.

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      8 years ago

      Now that you mention it, I did get my tickets directly from the Alamo Drafthouse last year and not through the store. And since I wasn't going to Austin this year I was paying too close attention to the news releases and the lack of details about ticket sales. I just knew they were going on sale at 2pm RT time.

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      8 years ago

      OK - you win. I was just being a bit of a contrarian and I've put my stick into a hotter hornet's nest than what I realized. I'm just hearing a lot of sour grapes right now about how folks weren't alerted at the moment they went on sale when we already knew.

      I've had my various issues with the site and certain members of the staff and can relate. I don't gift sponsor anywhere close to how I used to which means that RT is losing over $100 a year from me alone on that one thing.

    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      8 years ago

      No sir, it is unlikely that you would have had the time if you were waiting for an alert. You would have had to been hitting refresh continuously in order to have the time, so if that was the case you should have been hitting refresh in the store.

    • reaper86

      8 years ago

      I just saw those posts in LFTO. They weren't understanding what you were saying. I think they were thinking you didn't know when they were going on sale or something.

      I still can't believe they wouldn't alert us somehow and just expect us to know where to go. They could've AT LEAST said refresh this page for ticket info.

    • reaper86

      8 years ago

      That's where I would expect the alert to pop up! News alerts USUALLY do! Wtf, RT. That's not cool even a little bit.

    • reaper86

      8 years ago

      Thanks, dude! Haha, when I get to 50, we'll talk. smiley6.gif

    • reaper86

      8 years ago

      I like Random Black Dude's rap in this one too.

      "We gotta wait on our food, bologna."

      Post edited 3/25/11 3:29PM

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

      8 years ago

      Thanks, I forgot about tigerdirect.com

      I used newegg, but its a bit more complicated than normal. It also updates daily, and some parts drop out.

    • Freelancer The Trash Man

      8 years ago

      turn off the monitor, go to a different website
    • buckeyedon Crackpottist

      8 years ago

      Pole Dancing For Jesus In Texas

  • Questions

    No questions have been answered yet