TheAlbacor

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from West Salem, WI

  • Activity

    • Whoa!

      1 year ago

      TheAlbacor

      It's really weird coming back here. Looking at my friend's list, I realize I don't remember most of the people on it anymore.

    • Late 10 year

      4 years ago

      TheAlbacor

      Hot damn. Been signed up since the year I graduated high school.

      I miss the good ol' days of RvB. Back when I knew a ton of people and got to meet a bunch of kick ass users from around the site. I do follow some threads here, but I don't post often.

      Some things about me:

      I've gotten into a game called Smite, which is a third-person MOBA where you play as mythological gods.

      I've added up my backlog to find out that I have over 100 days worth of games to play (thank you Steam Sales and Humble Bundle).

      I had a relationship that lasted 5.5 years and we split up but remained friends.

      I've begun reading more books, including classics like Catcher in the Rye, Salughterhouse 5, and Brave New World. My favorite author continues to be Kurt Vonnegut, but I'm am thoroughly enjoying every book I've read by Neil Gaiman.

      My favorite game series has become Mass Effect. There isn't anything even close for me.

      I've graduated college with a B.S. in Political Science and a B.S. in Economics.

      I currently work as a Mortgage Loan Processor for a credit union and the job is definitely keeping me on my toes.

      I've taken 2 week-long+ road trips:

      One was west of WI to Yellowstone, including many of those western states and their attractions.

      I saw Old Faithful, the Badlands, the Black Hills, and Mount Rushmore

      One was east to New York, Boston, and through the Appalachians.

      I saw Book of Mormon on Broadway, went to the top of the Empire State Building, ate at the oldest hamburger restaurant in the country, and drove through the beautiful Appalachian Mountains.

      This year I took a trip to a little island outside of Gothenburg, Sweden and visited an exchange student who lived with me and his family.

      I suppose I've done quite a lot in the last 10 years. RvB was a big part of the beginning of those 10 and connected me to quite a few people, some who I am still in touch with.

      So, to whoever's reading this, what stories do you have from the past 10 years?

    • 64-bit

      5 years ago

      TheAlbacor

      Looking to upgrade to a 64-bit OS. I currently have Windows 7 and find it just fine, but would it be worth it to upgrade to 8 or 8.1? I don't have any use for the touchscreen stuff right now, but it seems useful to upgrade since the cost is almost the same. Thoughts?

    • I missed it

      5 years ago

      TheAlbacor

      Been around here 9 years as of 2 weeks ago. Well, hot damn. I still check the forums relatively often, you're just not gonna see me post much.

      New girlfriend, new job, and I've been learning to play guitar, bouzouki, and mandolin.

      Oh yeah, and I've been reading a ton compared to what I normally do. 4 books in the last 2 months. One of them was Clash of Kings, so it took up more time than the others.

    • Well, damn

      6 years ago

      TheAlbacor

      Been a while since I posted, but I guess not as long as I thought. Working in mortgage finance now, which is a nice departure from retail.

      Hmmm... been with the same girlfriend for 5 years. Basically, since right after the last good RvB MN, and only 3 years into my 8 years here.

      BTW, why the hell does it say I haven't logged in for 7 months?

      EDIT: Nevermind, I logged out then back in and now suddenly it's like I've been around. I know I had been lurking, but damn, my last journal was 3 months ago...

      You give me updates and I'll read them and reply, promise!

    • Wow

      6 years ago

      TheAlbacor

      It's been a while. Sup?

    • 6 years ago

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    • 7 years ago

      TheAlbacor
    • ASUS Probe vs Argus Monitor

      7 years ago

      TheAlbacor

      Argus doesn't seem to see any problems with my PC, I never get any alerts, but ASUS Probe constantly comes up with warning, saying the CPU fan RPM is 0 or the temp is really high. Problem is, the temp just jumps on Probe and the fan doesn't ever stop spinning (I've had the case open when the PC is running and warning is up) and the heat from the fan is never that hot.

      Is it safe to say that ASUS Probe is unreliable?

      P.S. I do have an ASUS mobo.

  • Comments (4244)

    • monopoly_j

      4 years ago

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

      5 years ago

      Nick! Remember when you wore the thong from Victoria Secret at...was it the first? RTMN? Good times. So long ago. It's Feb, so I'm leaving you a nice note. We've been friends for soooo long! Thanks for continuing to be a part of zatch.org. It's really crazy to think that people still go there, even if it's like 3-4 people. We grew up here together...super awesome.

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

        5 years ago

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      • TheAlbacor

        5 years ago

        Yeah, that was definitely the first one! And yeah, it was good times. I still show up because others actually keep coming back. Gotta keep it going!

    • geekfest

      6 years ago

      Your presence is requested on the forum.

    • monopoly_j

      6 years ago

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      Merry Christmas from Monopoly_J
      I hope the Holiday finds you doing well.

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

      6 years ago

      Yeah I went to NYC before. It was an ok time. I did all the touristy stuff. This is more to hang out with people I know there and NYCC! So I'm looking forward to it. I really hope we can see Book of Mormon. If not I'll wait til a traveling show comes to MN.

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

        6 years ago

        Haven't but I may get to it since I've heard good things.

      • TheAlbacor

        6 years ago

        If you do, let me know how it is. Michael Shannon is in it as well, he's also Agent Van Alden in Boardwalk Empire, which you may have seen.

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

        6 years ago

        Yeah should be fine for Ave Q.

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

        6 years ago

        It was at the TKTS booth last week so chances are good I can see it maybe!

      • TheAlbacor

        6 years ago

        There's a new play called Grace with Paul Rudd playing up there right now. I didn't really look into it since it debuted after I was going to be there, but it might be worth looking up.

      • TheAlbacor

        6 years ago

        So, since I've only heard 2 Ave Q songs I should be alright? I definitely would like to see both.

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

        6 years ago

        Yeah it was alright. I think because my roommate and I had heard the songs (all but one) so many times before seeing the show, it ruined the surprise and subsequently, we loved Spamalot way more. Our favorite Ave Q song was the one we hadn't heard. Still good though!

      • TheAlbacor

        6 years ago

        Naw, but I've heard good things. I've heard that Avenue Q is awesome too if you can find somewhere that has it showing.

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

        6 years ago

        I think I'll try to see Spamalot again. Have you seen that one?

      • TheAlbacor

        6 years ago

        Well, at least it's coming to the midwest this winter.

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

        6 years ago

        I think it's sold out when I'm there. Sad!

      • TheAlbacor

        6 years ago

        Yeah, you should definitely get to it. It's definitely South Park style humor, just so you know. It's in no way toned down just because it's Broadway.

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

      6 years ago

      I find it funny that you say you saw snippets of my life by knowing me on the facebooks. But you, like me, never really let any of that life crap into your statuses on there. It's always humorous thoughts. But I suppose every now and then...and also pictures.

      Isn't it kinda strange how after college your life just plateaus? I mean, I guess you just get a girlfriend, move out, enjoy life, marry her, start a family, buy a house. It seems like that's the thing to do. All while having fun. "Fun" is a great goal in life to have. So nebulous.

      Friends are one of the best parts about life. I think my friends were worth the tuition I paid to make them. Now there's a quote to put up on a wall and attribute to me! :D

    • Kschenke

      7 years ago

      I did know that! :)

    • klurejr

      7 years ago

      I am not really into Wheat beers. I tend to focus on Porters, Stouts, Belgium's, and I really like barrel aged ales.

    • klurejr

      7 years ago

      HAHA! Yeah I am into NFL, Sports Cars, Street Bikes, Boardgames and Craft Beer, and I use the same username everywhere I go. I hope my review was helpful.

    • monopoly_j

      7 years ago

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      I just want to take this time to wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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      The Reason for the Season!

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    • _Kryptinight

      7 years ago

      i like animals more than i like people so... no babies for me, ...... KICK Them ALL!!!!

    • _Kryptinight

      7 years ago

      alive and kickin..... babies, that is.

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

      7 years ago

      I know...it was a lame joke!

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

      7 years ago

      Should be getting an invite from Crocfox

    • Cheesiest

      7 years ago

      Unfortuneately I'll be getting back from Boston on the 13th.

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

      8 years ago

      keyboard = crazy good.

      it will take a tiny amount of getting used to from my mac keyboard. noticeably the spacebar makes a noise when i press it. my old one didn't. not that bad though. no hassle with batteries is the best!

    • fluffsman

      8 years ago

      Hahahaha! I am so utterly happy that someone mentioned that!! Well done, good sir.

    • saiyan_queen Ninja Turtle Fangirl

      8 years ago

      What are your degrees in, if you don't mind me asking?

    • saiyan_queen Ninja Turtle Fangirl

      8 years ago

      If you make under $18,000 a year and don't have a bachelors yet you'll get a lot of help from the government.
      I'm getting a free ride between being poor and getting good grades. smiley7.gif

    • Razzed

      8 years ago

      Hey, you should let us know what you want to play if you want us to have a game night for anything else. You should post something here.

    • Cheesiest

      8 years ago

      <.< I've been drinking... shut up. >.>

    • lefty

      8 years ago

      One a day. If you flood people will get annoyed.

    • lefty

      8 years ago

      I'd start it on twitter when you get to like 100 (so you can slack off) and yeah, comics wouldn't be a terrible idea either.

    • Cheesiest

      8 years ago

      Haha, it's something like that, but more of a, "huh, I only look complacent or drunk in all of my pictures." picture.

    • Cheesiest

      8 years ago

      Well, I'm not exactly sure what the prices were in '08, but I don't think it was over 60 for two beds. I might be coming with a friend too. As for the seats, IDK. I got seats last time and just stayed there. I have gen admission this time around.

    • Hamstar

      8 years ago

      Honestly We paid for our accounts on the one year at a time thing, but I havent logged in for a while, too much going on

    • Cheesiest

      8 years ago

      Hell yeah! I'm pondering getting a hotel. I did last time they played in CB and it was a great idea.

    • Cheesiest

      8 years ago

      Dude, I already have my printed ticket.

    • geekfest

      8 years ago

      Your presence is requested

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

      8 years ago

      Can't say I heard that song.

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

      8 years ago

      OPP is in a song? Nope, no idea. Now I do!

    • Kschenke

      8 years ago

      Which Being Human episode was just "meh" for you? I know a couple in the middle there that were just ok for me.

    • lefty

      8 years ago

      I'm reading it all. Currentlyworking my way through the "Tales of Suspense" comics.

    • Kschenke

      8 years ago

      All I know is from this page: cliqueclack.com/food/2011/01/13/castle-star-nathan-fillion-tweets-his-vegetarian-bean-dip-recipe/

      The "cute little cans" she mention should be 4 oz.

    • lefty

      8 years ago

      Your face has 5.1 channels.

    • Hamstar

      8 years ago

      I finished the artwork for the SMB decal, I'll drop one in the mail for you in the morning

    • Hamstar

      8 years ago

      after I get this art commission done (I was just hired an hour ago), I may make a little meat guy decal

    • Robotrek

      8 years ago

      whats your avatar pic from? looks like a awsome shot, but i dont think i know it.

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

      8 years ago

      hmmm I duno any besides the ones you listed. Besides Twin Peaks, which I haven't seen and is so very old.

    • Cheesiest

      8 years ago

      I gave blood last Friday and now I pay the price of doing good. Guess I gotta kick some midgets.

    • Kschenke

      8 years ago

      It's pretty much silent. The username comes from my last name.. Schenkel, which rhymes with ankle.

    • Hamstar

      8 years ago

      Made something I think you would apprecaite

      care to shoot me a mailing addy?

    • saiyan_queen Ninja Turtle Fangirl

      8 years ago

      *poke poke* smiley0.gif

    • Huberstank

      8 years ago

      Oh Nick, you silly little mongoose.

      Things are going very well. Just running like a fool and enjoying the heck out of life.

      What's new with you? How far behind am I in the life of your video making?

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

      8 years ago

      yeah but that's always the case. sooner or later you just gotta say enough, and buy one. or not. and keep waiting for the perfect one. but it'll never come.

      i just duno if i would use it (iphone or android) worth $30 a month.

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

      8 years ago

      Good point. I just got a 12 megapix camera so that's not a deal breaker. hmm....

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

      8 years ago

      I found this thread: androidforums.com/android-lounge/138935-droid-x-vs-droid-incredible-vs-fascinate.html

      and this chart within the thread: spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=0AiFQ4kItU_vrdDV2cVJQaTBnZ3luVzVxdzg3SDRnNlE&hl=en

      We'll see...

    • Kschenke

      8 years ago

      I know, I've only got to watch the first act. I've been uberbusy.

    • Hamstar

      8 years ago

      my company blocked RVB this week, so I had the site down and that on top of it
      it's been an interesting week

    • Hamstar

      8 years ago

      when they are front mounted it's not too bad.

      I LOVE changing out the ones that are front mounted AND solid based with a 3/8 drive tensioner, man those are forgiving as hell

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