benf_2004

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from Lafayette, IN

  • Activity

    • Mario Marathon for Child's Play Charity

      9 years ago

      benf_2004

      It's that time of year again! No, not that time of year. It's Mario Marathon 3!

      Child's Play Charity raises money to provide video games, toys, and books to children's hospitals around the world. The Mario Marathon team is once again playing Mario games to raise money for Child's Play. All of the donations go straight to Child's Play, and the more we donate, the more levels they have to play!

      Every little bit helps, so even if you can't donate much, any donation at all will be appreciated. Donations are processed by Paypal, but you can also pay by credit/check card if you don't have a Paypal account.

      You can see more information about Child's Play Charity at http://www.childsplaycharity.org and you can watch the marathon, donate, and interact with the marathon team at http://www.mariomarathon.com

    • It's been such a looong tiiiiiiiiiiiime

      9 years ago

      benf_2004

      Wow, it's been a while since I've posted anything here, and much, much longer since I've posted anything of substance. It's been a long year, but things have settled down somewhat as of late. Since I'm spending so much of my time right new screwing around anyway, I figured I might as well go ahead and update you guys on what's going on and make a futile attempt to catch up on my watchlist. On a related note, I still don't understand why you crazy bastards are watching me. :P But I digress...

      I finally graduated with my bachelor's degree in June. It feels great to be done with school for now. I plan to get a master's degree eventually, but definitely not in the immediate future. I'm pretty well burned out on school right now.

      I'm still working part-time at the university help desk until I find another job. I picked a terrible time to graduate. The job market is shit right now. I've been applying for some jobs around here and in Columbus, but I've not had a single interview so far. It's not looking good. :/

      On a more positive note, I got LASIK done last Friday and it's amazing! It will take about 3-6 months to completely heal, but I can already see about as well as I could before with my glasses. I cannot tell you how incredibly awesome it is to wake up in the morning and be able to see right off the bat.

      When I'm not working or searching for a job, I pretty much do the same shit I've always done in my free time...play video games, read, hang out with friends, or dick around on the internet. I just have a lot more time to do those things than I did when I was in school. lol

      I may or may not stick around for a while. It'll probably depend on who all is still active. Anyway, I'll at least keep an eye out for journal/profile comments and messages. And if you really want to talk to me, the best way to catch me is to jump on my IRC network. You can connect to irc.uselessirc.net if you have an IRC client, or just go to extremely.uselessirc.net/chat/ to use our mibbit widget. Do note that I'm pretty much always connected but not always at the computer, so I won't always be around, but it's definitely the best way to catch me.

    • Mario Marathon for Child's Play charity

      10 years ago

      benf_2004

      So, yeah, it's been a while. I'll post a journal with updates on how I've been doing soon. No, seriously. I mean it this time!

      But first, a public service announcement! Child's Play is a charitable organization that donates video games, toys, and books to children's hospitals all across the United States, as well as children's hospitals located in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and Egypt. You can read more about the charity, including letters from some of the children who have benefited from the charity, at http://www.childsplaycharity.com/

      Right now, a small group of gamers in Indiana is in the middle of a Mario Marathon to raise money for Child's Play. They are not receiving any money from this whatsoever. All of the proceeds are going directly to the charity. Since they started on Friday, they have raised $12,673. You can view the live stream, donate, and find instructions to join their IRC chat room on their site at http://www.mariomarathon.com/

      The guys doing the marathon have already 100% completed (no warps) Super Mario Brothers 1-3 and Super Mario World and are working on Mario 64. After this, they're doing Mario Galaxy, and if they hit their next donation goal, Mario Sunshine will come after that.

      Please take a moment to check out their site, and if you can, donate some money to the charity. They'll take any donation, no matter how small (they said earlier some people have donated $.01). I have already donated and can confirm via the Paypal receipt that the money is going straight to Child's Play. Go donate now and help put a smile on a sick child's face. Plus, every $5 you donate gives you one entry into a raffle for some Mario- and Nintendo-related prizes.

      That's all for now. I promise I'll post another journal entry soon...and I don't mean "soon" in the context of geologic time this time around. :P

    • stupid rl

      10 years ago

      benf_2004

      It's been interfering with my internet life. D:

      I've been quite busy lately, but I will be more active again sometime in the near future. At worst, it won't be until fall quarter ends in a few more weeks.

      I should actually be working on a paper right now. It's due tonight (since it's well past midnight now) and I just started it a few hours ago. I've typed about half of a single-spaced page in the past 6 and a half hours. The paper has to be 6-8 pages long. It's looking like a looooong day for me. :/

      A journal with more substance (read: tl;dr) will follow soon(ish).

    • So I guess I'm back

      11 years ago

      benf_2004

      Every time I've tried to come back before I've become overwhelmed by the sheer size of my watchlist and ended up giving up, but I've been making good progress on working my way through my watchlist, so I think I'm actually going to stick around this time. Plus, I decided I missed you crazy bastards too much to leave again.

      So, what's up guys? :D

    • Why are 64 people still watching me?

      11 years ago

      benf_2004

      Seriously, explain yourselves.

      Oh, and hi everyone! smiley0.gif

      Yes, that's right, I'm still alive. I'm still going to school and working part-time at the school. I finished up my associate degree in Computer Science Technology spring quarter and should be graduating with my bachelor's in Technical and Applied Studies at the end of the upcoming school year. Oh, and I'm finishing up the Cisco Networking Academy CCNA Exploration curriculum right now and plan to take the exam later this summer.

      That's pretty much all I've got. Try not to get too excited.

    • I has braces. D:

      12 years ago

      benf_2004

      I had them put in this morning. Yeah, it's gonna suck.

      In other news...actually, that's all I've got. Time to get back to schoolwork I guess. smiley5.gif

    • An update :o

      12 years ago

      benf_2004

      Sorry I've hardly been on, but this past quarter was the busiest I've had so far in three years of college, lol. I managed to get good grades at least. I got 3 As and one A-. Right now I'm taking a couple summer classes, one each session. Right now I have Psychology of Gender and next sesssion I'm taking Deviant Behavior.

      I've been spending quite a bit of time in the past couple months setting up my own little IRC network and working out all the kinks. If you want to stop by and say hi, you can connect to irc.uselessirc.net. If you don't have an IRC client, you can connect using our java client at http://sparta.uselessirc.net/applet, or if you are using an IRC client such as mIRC, you can just do /server irc.uselessirc.net to connect. Don't be like some people (who will remain unnamed) and only wait a minute or two before you disconnect. :P We may be busy or afk at the time, so it might take some time to get a response. If no one's around, just try again another time. We do talk there sometimes, I promise. XD

      I'm also on staff on GameSurge, so if any of you are ever on there, you can always find me in my personal channel, #willis

      Besides school, work, and IRC, I've mostly just been reading and enjoying my free time lately. Anyway, I'm going to go ahead and stop now cause I'm not really sure what else to say. :D And if you would, please leave a comment if you read this journal. I'm just curious to see how many people will read it as opposed to the number of watchers I have. :P

    • Hi, I'm still alive :D

      12 years ago

      benf_2004

      I'll write a real journal entry soon, honest. D:

    • life, the universe, and everything

      12 years ago

      benf_2004

      Ok, so mostly just the first part, maybe.

      It's kinda hard to try to think of everything that's changed in the past two months as a lot of it I just take as a given now. One thing I noticed missing from my last journal is that my parents and I now have two puppies. They're toy poodles and they're about 3 months old now. I would take some pictures but the battery in my digital camera is dead and I have no idea where the charger is.

      Spring quarter is just about over now. I finished up my C++ class last thursday, and got an A in it. Tomorrow morning I have my final in class voice. We have to sing two songs, one from memory. My networking final is tomorrow as well. It shouldn't be too bad, it'll just be a multiple-choice test all on blackboard like the last two tests and all of the quizzes, and it's not comprehensive. Thursday I'll take my last final in accounting technology, and then I'm done for the quarter.

      I got a raise from $7.50 to $7.75 a couple weeks into January, which has definitely been nice. I wish the school would let us have more hours per week but I can't really complain too much I guess.

      Last week I helped out at the blood drive that we (the Student Senate) coordinated for the Red Cross. We did pretty well. Our goal has kept going down each time up until now as we've always fallen short of the goal but this time (the first time Student Senate helped out) we brought in 56 units of blood. The goal was 25 each day for 2 days and we got 25 the first day and 31 the second day, beating our goal. The people at the Red Cross were very glad to have our help and it was great to be able to help out.

      I've just finished formatting my laptop hard drive and reinstalling Windows. I was trying to fix my friend's external hard drive, which had at some point suddenly started giving an error that it needed to be formatted. I tried to run chkdsk and reformat it and both failed. Somehow in the process my hard drive got split into two partitions, and the next time I booted it wouldn't load Windows because it couldn't read from the boot device. Joe at work used a data recovery program to pull the old data off before I reformatted, and I've put it all back on the laptop to be sorted out later. Now I still have to reinstall all my drivers and software, but at least it's working again.

      That's really all that I can think of off the top of my head. Sorry I haven't been on in forever, I've been really busy these past couple of months. This quarter has been pretty nuts. I'm hoping to have more free time next quarter but only time will tell. Anyway, I'm off to finish up some stuff and then go to bed. Night all.

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  • Comments (470)

    • quazz4death

      5 years ago

      Oh hai.

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

      9 years ago

      Hey you, fucking fix useless so I can join it

    • jeff Shorts Forum Mod

      10 years ago

      adsf

    • UB3R_FRY

      10 years ago

      Happy Thanksgiving buddy!

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

      10 years ago

      Holy crap you are back!

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    • Vidar

      11 years ago

      CHOO CHOO!! ALL ABOARD THE DONG EXPRESS!

    • CALLmeCRAZY

      11 years ago

      NO SIR I WILL NOT.

      it calls to me...

    • Vidar

      11 years ago

      Oh sorry. :(

    • Vidar

      11 years ago

      im in ur comments making one

    • KyfeHeartsword FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Circa '06

      11 years ago

      YOU GOT BRACES??? NO WAI

    • KyfeHeartsword FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Circa '06

      11 years ago

      UR SO ACTIVE!

    • DarkJedi375

      11 years ago

      LOOK WE ARE HERE

    • microphone

      12 years ago

      Did I owe you a sponsorship, or did I deliver?

    • ELCasper

      12 years ago

      THEN BOW!

      Not much, whatsup with you?
      I wouldn't know. I haven't been on that much myself haha

    • ELCasper

      12 years ago

      Then I will take your head!

    • LongPatrol

      12 years ago

      You know, I'll never know exactly what happened. All I know now is that registry files don't exist where they should.

    • rerisenangel

      12 years ago

      It's for effect? Fine, I'll remove it

    • CALLmeCRAZY

      12 years ago

      Piss

    • CALLmeCRAZY

      12 years ago

      On

    • CALLmeCRAZY

      12 years ago

      Everything

      Post edited 3/08/07 9:20PM

    • canadianrock

      12 years ago

      Happy Early Valentines Day
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    • JulyFlame

      12 years ago

      I never had a soul to begin with. :P

    • BobSalawalatski

      12 years ago

      Hope you've had as Merry a Christmas as I did!

      And have a Happy New Year, too!

    • UB3R_FRY

      12 years ago

      Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!

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    • Metlor

      12 years ago

      God I am so far behind on reading journals, making comments ect. I'm going to be at it for the next few months just catching up. :P
      Awesome on the IRC server setup. I'm looking into setting one up myself. So far I've collected 4 servers and loaded them up but now I have to have content for them.......and possibly a decent net connection. lol. But there's plenty of time in the new year for that sort of thing. :)

    • Metlor

      12 years ago

      lol, I think that perfectly demonstrates the old adage;
      "If you have a job to do, give it to a busy man."

    • Metlor

      12 years ago

      It's good to see that you are looking after yourself. I always find that those breaks I have where nothing happens are the most refreshing and rejuvenating. Relish it while you can mate. I haven't had one of those for a long time now. :P lol

    • Metlor

      12 years ago

      Cheers Benny. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too mate. Hope things are going well in your neck of the woods. ;)

    • UB3R_FRY

      12 years ago

      Do you know anything about this new EFS? Apperently it's back, and wants us to "suck it".

    • Vidar

      12 years ago

      NO U

    • Vidar

      12 years ago

      MORE COMMENTS

    • KyfeHeartsword FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Circa '06

      12 years ago

      You and your silly school.

    • jtmitchell87 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      12 years ago

      Lost the connect info for IRC

      Post it you bitch.

    • UB3R_FRY

      12 years ago

      Check my journal if ya dont mind! smiley0.gif

    • KyfeHeartsword FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Circa '06

      13 years ago

      YOU SUCK. You never do anything on RvB anymore.

    • Uncle_Sam

      13 years ago

      hahaha i think iv'e just shared enough embarrassing secrets with you today

    • Uncle_Sam

      13 years ago

      haha ok your really making me laugh now, do you want me to tell you the real secret about my profile?

    • Uncle_Sam

      13 years ago

      hahahahahahahaha you fell for it too!, put your heads together dumb cunts and think for a bit, this is hillarious.

    • Uncle_Sam

      13 years ago

      haha you are so on with that bet, what will the timeframe be for the 10 big ones?

    • Uncle_Sam

      13 years ago

      haha oh no, out come the insults, well your a real poo head.

    • DarkJedi375

      13 years ago

      OMFG RvBRADIO

      sc6.spacialnet.com:16032/index.html

    • Sora34

      13 years ago

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    • DeeMonstar

      13 years ago

      I honestly thought that you would do the right thing, but no, I was wrong. I've still had respect for you all this time, even after that takeover at the start of the year, but now it's gone and it's never going to come back Ben.

      This is where you and I say goodbye forever.

      - DeeMonstarsubscriberStarSmall.gif

    • burningpaper

      13 years ago

      You're such a newb. :P

    • MightyJ

      13 years ago

      KeKE ^___^

      I'll send them chain letters too.. ^_^

      but seriously, i bet he only locked it because he felt left out. sad.png

    • MightyJ

      13 years ago

      LOLOL

      K

      letz make avatars and threds about how meen they r.

    • MightyJ

      13 years ago

      I NO

      we nevar get 2 have ne fun. :(

    • MightyJ

      13 years ago

      locked :'(

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

      13 years ago

      Such a slacker

    • film_geek

      13 years ago

      You were the one saying you were more important because you have been here longer.

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