darthyip

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from Concord, CA

  • Activity

    • Screw Bioshock!

      11 years ago

      darthyip

      Well, screw the developers at least. My girlfriend goes out and does a wonderful thing like buying me a game I had been anticipating for a long time and what happens when I look at the system requirements? You need an internet connection in order to play the game at all. So she had to return it.

      Screw that! Not everybody has the internet on their computer (I'm typing this up from work, not at home by the way). I think it's a bit early to start having SINGLE-PLAYER games require you to go online. That's why they're single-player! I'm stuck with copies of Half-Life 2 and Lost Planet that I can't enjoy 'cause of that stupid requirement.

      In all fairness, I had pretty much the same rant when games started requiring Windows 95 and also with CD-Roms (though not DVD-Roms 'cause I already had one by then smiley0.gif ). So probably in a year or two when I do get an internet connection, I really won't care. But... umm, until then...

      Screw Bioshock!

      P.S. And thank you hon' for buying me the game. I know it didn't turn out like you had hoped, but I love you for it all the same smiley12.gif .

    • darthyip who?

      11 years ago

      darthyip

      Yeah!!!! I'm back. And this time I intend to be back. Yeah I know you've all heard that before. It's been quite a while, like 10 months a while.

      Not much going on. Looking at getting promoted to supervisor soon. As long as the position stays open and doesn't get locked down by the budget (ike last time) I got a pretty good chance. Especially since I'm the only applicant so far.

      Hopefully Christi, the little one and I will be moving into a place together soon. I know we were before but we aren't know. Kinda long story, Christi's journals might have the details. But us moving in really depends on her getting a job to get some more income since we'd barely be making it with my wages. Although this promotion might change things.

      The company I work for can be notoriously stingy on the pay raises, but they like me okay and hopefully I can vie for a larger increase if their offer is too small. Plus I wouldn't take the job anyway for too small of a raise. It wouldn't be worth all the stress of the new position.

      Well that's about it currently. I gotta update my profile, some of my favorites aren't quite so favorite anymore.

      -Matt
      (Oh yeah, and Halo ActionClix are awesome)

      (Can't stop the signal)

    • No longer a sponsor?

      12 years ago

      darthyip

      Aww, man. I just noticed I'm no longer a sponsor! I guess my credit card must be maxed out. I was wondering why I couldn't put smilies in my posts. *sniff* I miss my star already. :(

    • Featured wha-aaaa???!!

      12 years ago

      darthyip

      So I actually manage to make featured user and completely miss it. I come back and I have a trillion new alerts. Okay, maybe that was a little exaggeration, more like half a trillion. Not only that but I didn't even have a good journal up; it was from like July! Oh well. Interesting how many people want to be your friend 'cause you got your pic on the main page.

      So to update (for those of you who don't read my gf's journals whose probably better at explaining things than I am), Christi and I (and the little one of course) have moved in together. We're renting a room in a house. A bit cramped for the three of us, but hey it's cheap and it's not out parent's house. I think both of us are extremely happy to be living together finally after 3 years. So Thanksgiving weekend was spent moving furniture. I think I'm more tired than ever.

      I'm working two jobs now. Part-time at my dad's work. It's pretty easy and I get to come on here while I'm working which is every Tuesday. Today is my 24 hour day. I get up at 5:30 in the morning to commute to school, then head back to my second job and then my full-time job. By the time I get home it will be 5:30 am Wednesday. Whew. At least it's an easy art class and it'll be over in two and a half weeks. Right now I'm trying to catch up on all you guys' alerts. There's so many! Hope you all are doing well!

    • Boo!

      12 years ago

      darthyip

      Well, it's been quite a while huh? Sorry about that smiley2.gif My new job has really been sapping my time from me. All I do is sleep, hang out with my honey and go to work. And sometimes unfortunately I don't get to do the second one. Oh yes, and play Oblivion... can't forget that. Also it seems that I'm in line to being promoted to Assistant Night Supervisor smiley0.gifsmiley0.gif . The Night Supervisor is pushing to have me in that position by September, but it might be longer if the head boss thinks I haven't been there long enough (only four months now).

      And to top it all off, I'm going to be starting school this September too, though I'm only taking one class. That's all I can really handle right now. If I play my cards right, I can get my degree by the year 2865 smiley6.gif .

      I hope you all are doing well. I'm going to try to come on more often now. If not every day, then every few days. So if you want, go ahead and drop me a pm or something. Due to the ridiculous length of my alert list, I will be clearing it. Though I will try and catch up on all your recent journals and pics.

      p.s. - It is so frickin' hot here! It was 112 over this weekend! (that's fahrenheit folks, 'cause as Tucker says "Celsius sucks!") And I have no air conditioning. Ahhhhh!!!

    • Yip says "yipppeeeeee!"

      13 years ago

      darthyip

      Woohoo! So thanks for all your comments 'cause... I got the job! smiley0.gif Finally I can get rid of my credit card bill! Well, I still have to pass the backrgound check and drug test, but I'm sure those 80 kilos of heroin and 4 banks I robbed the day before wouldn't effect anything LOL.

      So I am now a prepress technician. Basically prepress is the inbetween in making the paper. You have Editorial which writes everything, sends it to us, and we get it ready to hand over to the press guys who actually print it. We have to check everything to make sure it's all correct and then print negatives and make plates out of them.

      So if all the checks come back soon enough, I should have orientation on Monday. I'm gonna see if I can't spend the rest of this week catching up on all you guys new journals/pics.

      ps that Xbox "funbox" commercial is officially the oddest (and maybe creepiest) commercial I've seen. But that Tetris DS skydiving commercial is pretty cool. Oooh, and while I'm talking abut advertisements, just saw one for Silent Hill. It looks awesome! Those games creep me out majorly. Now only if I can convince Christi to go with me.

    • Yay!!!!

      13 years ago

      darthyip

      So I called the newspaper today, to ask about the job opening and where they were in the interview process. He said they had two more interviews and that... drumroll please drummer.gif he wanted me to come back in tomorrow for a second interview...
      Yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! clapclap.gifThis means I'm definitely in the top spots to be considered. Thankfully I don't seem as nervous as I was last week.

      (fingers crossed and knock on wood LOL)

    • Job Search Update

      13 years ago

      darthyip

      So for those wondering how the interview went yesterday, her you go. It didn't start out well. I was a little familiar with the area I was going to, but instead of using my normal route, I decided to follow the ones I pulled up on Yahoo Maps. Big mistake and I wound up being about 5 minutes late smiley2.gif .

      So I get there and the head boss-man comes down to get me. He's not he actually one going to do the interiew, the night manager is. And who does he had me off to? None other than an old friend from my time on my college's newspaper. He was my photo chief. So the rest of the time was a breeze, most of it was more like an orientation than an interview since he just took me around showing the operation.

      So now I'm happy since I have a pretty good chance at getting the job (more knocking on wood). He said he'd put in a good word for me, though he did warn me that he's lower management and the head boss actually liked someone else. He (my friend) though didn't like the other guy 'cause of his attitude. So hopefully that will be the deciding factor, who's easier to work with. And I'm a pretty easy guy to get along with.

      Here's to praying I'll get it.

    • Good, good and hopefuly better

      13 years ago

      darthyip

      So this is turning out to be a good day (knock on wood).

      Celestina went in for surgery this morning. She's been having trouble with her ears and hearing, so they put these little tubes in there to drain them. They'll stay in there until she gets older and they eventually fall out. She did pretty well, she understood what they were going to do and didn't have any problem with it. When they told us about it weeks ago, she even wanted to just do it then. The only time she got upset and cried was when she thought she was going to get a shot (as most kids probably do at the thought of a shot). But once we reassured her that wasn't going to happen she was fine. Christi though was very nervous and worried (as most parents' probably get at the thought of their kids going into surgery). Fortunately everything went fine and the doctor even said it was surprisingly easy. And it took half the time they told us it would. The little one was all groggy still from the anesthetic, but otherwise seemed happy.

      And in other good news, well above was great news, but this is good too. 'Your award status has changed' It seems Geoff has found me award worthy. I guess he felt sorry when I told him how awkward I felt standing in front of him and Gus at WonderCon with nothing to say. I mean what do you say to the co-creators of your fandom?

      So now I have to go and get ready for my interview. To say I'm nervous would be an understatement. So hopefully if the first half of the day is any indication it will go well. And hopefully I'm not jinxing myself or anything (knock on wood... again). smiley0.gif

    • Fingers Crossed

      13 years ago

      darthyip

      So yesterday (the 14th) I sent off my resume to my local newspaper after I saw an ad for a prepress technician. This is the exact kind of job I've been looking for (well unless you count galactic hitchiker or caped crusader).

      I really want to get into design for print media. I was Editor In Chief for the paper at my college. I found that I really don't like reporting (which is what I wanted to do going into college), but I really love actually making the paper as opposed to writing it.

      So this afternoon I get a call on my cell and I don't recognize the number. But I decide to pick it up anyway since the telemarketers haven't seem to have gotten a hold of my number yet. And guess what! It's the newspaper calling to set up an interview! I didn't know what to say and probably kind of sounded a little stupid over the phone, but I did manage do get an interview tomorrow (16th). Yay for me!

      But now I'm really nervous. I'm not really that experienced with interviews. So wish me some luck. It's been a long time since I've been employed and my reserves are getting low. I'll keep you all updated.

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      10 years ago

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    • Stonesword

      11 years ago

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    • RoninGunner

      11 years ago

      it would be cool to tour together

    • CountCaboose

      11 years ago

      Good man! That was the answer I was looking for.

    • RoninGunner

      11 years ago

      How goes it Batman?

    • Stonesword

      11 years ago

      You were the closest

    • RoninGunner

      11 years ago

      Hey there. I don't know if you remember me or not but im back

    • Stonesword

      11 years ago

      I didn't even see that hand before. Creepy.

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    • apprentice

      12 years ago

      Merry Christmas.

    • LoveNCaboose

      12 years ago

      Yay! Yet another one of my friends is Featured User!! Hooray! (that makes like at least three in the past week and a half!!)

    • neonthunder

      12 years ago

      congrats my friend

    • Michael_JC

      12 years ago

      Oi. Been a while since I saw this profile, eh?

    • Shugo27

      12 years ago

      congrtas on featured!
      your special.....just for today then we will all forget you

    • Caboose

      12 years ago

      Congrats on being a featured user!!

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

      12 years ago

      Congrats on Featured User!

    • dzing

      12 years ago

      Congratulations on being today's featured user!

    • Ragsman85

      12 years ago

      congrats on being featured!!!

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    • Kiarushka

      12 years ago

      Congrats on being the Featured User! smiley0.gif

    • dizzy66

      12 years ago

      y'all r some "fucking" geeks

    • jamielboyd

      12 years ago

      Congrats FU!

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      12 years ago

      hooray

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      12 years ago

      UR FU
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      12 years ago

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      12 years ago

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      12 years ago

      i cant believe u signed on and didnt say hi

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      13 years ago

      3 months

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      13 years ago

      Where are you?!

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      13 years ago

      2 months

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      13 years ago

      whereve u been...u havent been on in 1 month!!! smiley4.gif

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      13 years ago

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    • Glaxton

      13 years ago

      Congratulations on being here at RvB for six months!

      I created a banner for you Here, you can download it and post it if you like.,
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      13 years ago

      The car was written off, I'll be posting pictures in a moment.

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      13 years ago

      you're just angry because we killed the tank...lol

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