jimpage0684

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    • RT and Adblock

      6 years ago

      jimpage0684

      Until I had a sort of financial disaster last year and cut expenses ("ruthless triage" is a phrase that comes to mind), I'd been sponsoring RT for years. Probably since I signed up, or shortly thereafter. Today I jumped on and saw a new Animated Adventures. Yay! But when I tried to watch it I saw a message I'd never seen before. It said that they wanted to play a 30 second ad but I have an ad blocker so instead they're going to play nothing for 90 seconds.

      Now, I know I wouldn't have even payed attention to the ad. Depending on how obnoxious I found it in the first second or so, I might have even shut off my speakers until it was over. I've done that before. But I also know they've got the right to try to protect their revenue streams in much the same way game publishers use DRM. (Hint: it doesn't work)

      That brings me to the crux. When a company has a product that I want and there are some idiotic strings attached to it (like DRM with a game, or unskippable previews on a DVD, or ads on a website) I first try something that is completely legal to combat it. I'll buy a digital copy from a service that doesn't allow DRM (like GOG.com). I'll watch DVDs in VLC, which conveniently loads the menu first, regardless of what previews and stuff the disc says is supposed to play. I use Adblock.

      Step two is usually something in the legal grey area. I'll crack a game that I actually own to remove a CD check, for example. I still play the PC version of Final Fantasy VII. My hard drive is larger and faster than it was in 1998 and so it's actually a performance boost to copy the movies off the CD, and at the point there's no reason to have a CD check any more. Or maybe I'll rip a DVD I own to my laptop so that I can take it on vacation and not lug around a stack of movies. Ditto for CDs, but everybody does that. There isn't really a step two with websites, which leads me to...

      Step three is abstinence. I stopped playing Diablo 3 when I got locked out because of real money auction house maintenance, which I've never used. Even before the release disaster, I wasn't planning on buying SimCity because of the always-on requirement. I have The Big List of 3rd Party DRM on Steam bookmarked and I consult it before making purchasing decisions. As an aside, yes I know Steam is basically DRM. But I can put it into offline mode and take my laptop to northern New Hampshire for a week where there's no cell service or internet and still play my games (not Diablo 3, obviously).

      The point of this is not to argue. I don't particularly care if anyone else agrees with my opinions or my conclusions or my attitudes or my reactions. I'm not about to demand that the powers that be make sweeping changes to their business plan to accomodate my idiosyncrasies. This is not an open letter to the Rooster Teeth staff or a condemnation of Blip.tv or whatever else. This is simply an explanation for those few of you who still pay attention to my sometimes-happy corner of the internet.

      RT has been sort of a middle of the road site for me for a while. I'd check it once in a while if I had nothing else to do. 90 seconds of silence as a tantrum over my ad blocker is enough to start avoiding it, though. Starting with my expenses and expanding to the rest of my life, the ruthless triage has now reached my bookmarks and roosterteeth.com/members is coming off the bar. Y'all take care, now.

    • Guess what time of the year it is...

      6 years ago

      jimpage0684

      It's the time when I look at my journal and say "Shit. It's been months since I posted anything.".

      I'm going to take this opportunity to share a little bit about myself, so you all can get to know me better.

      I work from home, so it doesn't matter what I wear or how I spend my day as long as I'm next to the phone and finish any work the phone might give me. So typically my day goes like this (and although today is Sunday and I'm not working, it's no exception): wake up, shower, check weather to make informed clothing decisions, check facebook, check twitter, read whichever webcomics I follow that came out today, watch whichever webseries I follow that came out today, follow links from any or all of those sources, google stuff I get reminded of or need to research, follow more interesting-looking links, remember that I still need to get dressed, finish whatever I'm reading or watching, sometimes follow more links or do more stuff on the internet, actually get dressed.

      I'm currently at the point where I have remembered that I still need to get dressed but haven't actually done it yet. edit: Yesterday I spent about twenty minutes online wearing a t-shirt, boxer shorts, and one sock. That is how easily I get distracted.

      So that's something you've learned about me.

      I'm going to go get dressed now (probably).

    • I made an iPhone app!

      7 years ago

      jimpage0684

      My buddy Bill called me and said "Hey, I've got this idea..." and this and that and the other thing and it went up on the App Store this morning. So that's cool.

      The idea is that if you're up late (or early) and want to grab something to eat or drink or whatever (I cannot be the only person who gets a late-night craving), you just whack a button and it tells you what's open around you.

      So if that's the kind of thing you think would be useful or awesome, check it out. It's called "What's Open?" because we thought it kind of made sense.

      An Android version will be coming, eventually.

      /shameless-self-promotion

      So yeah, that's what's been occupying my time for a while. That and Diablo 3. And fishing, actually. I spent last week in northern New Hampshire fishing.

    • 7 years ago

      jimpage0684
    • Late Late Show

      7 years ago

      jimpage0684

      Craig Ferguson got a bow tie from a guest, and wore it for the close of the show. He said "I wear a bow tie now. Bow ties are cool."

    • Console vs PC, Casual vs Hardcore

      7 years ago

      jimpage0684

      I was reading this and the comment about Kinect from THE SMACK struck a chord. 'Cause there's a casual gamer who has taken ownership of the title "gamer". And aside from the misuse of the word "facilitates", he's right. There's a whole wider market now for games.

      Except the business is changing, too.

      To me, it looks like "console market" is becoming synonymous with "casual market", and the PC is becoming the defacto choice of "hardcore" gamers. Slowly, yes, but surely. The reason is simple: Traditionally the hardcore market is driven by innovation. Whether it's technology or gameplay or sometimes just story, the hardcore audience wants awesome. Dear Esther is, arguably, not a "hardcore" game, but the people who play aren't just taking a break from FarmVille or WiiSports to check it out. Ditto anything in the Humble Bundle. Hardcore gamers still love the original Zelda, because even 26 years later (fuck, I'm old) it's still awesome.

      Even with no real gameplay innovation, hardcore gamers line up anytime there's a new release in Halo, Call of Duty, Battlefield, Unreal, Gears of War, Final Fantasy, Mass Effect, ANY BioWare RPG for that matter, BioShock, the list goes on. Those will never be casual games. They require too much time and effort to ever slip into "casual". But the people who make those games (in particular, the studios that tend to redefine genres every time they release some new IP) like to push the envelope and explore new territory. And there's no new territory left on the consoles. They're limited by hardware and storage space and, more to the point, stupid bureaucratic bullshit like not being able to control pricing in XBLA.

      The Nintendos and Microsofts (at least as far as the xbox is concerned) have always been control freaks. That's why games came on proprietary cartridges in the 80s and 90s. That's why there are crazy stupid licensing fees just to be able to DEVELOP a game on the current consoles, nevermind intellectual property licensing or distribution.

      But developers have always flocked to the consoles because that's where the innovation happened. Dedicated hardware (a game console) will always outperform general purpose hardware (a computer) on its one function (playing games) in the current generation of technology.

      The problem here is that game consoles aren't dedicated hardware anymore, they're general purpose media machines. They're designed to play movies and music and games and television, and to do it in half a dozen different ways. They're also not the current generation of technology. So the console market isn't where innovation happens anymore, and the developers that are innovating on the PC are realizing that the console way of doing things isn't necessary anymore. Why should you pay Microsoft for them to let you develop a game for their platform so that you can let them sell it for you for whatever amount they choose regardless of what it's actually worth? Particularly when you can NOT pay Microsoft to develop on a potentially better platform and then sell it for whatever you think it's worth? Increase your expenses and decrease your revenue or lower your expenses and increase your revenue: which sounds like a better financial decision?

      I guess where I've actually arrived is that if console gaming survives (it will), it's going to be more and more the realm of casual gamers, simply because more and more hardcore gamers are going to move back to the PC. Yes, there will still be hardcore releases on the consoles for the same reason that there were hardcore releases on the PC while the consoles were the hardcore system of choice: as long as you can pull it off, why wouldn't you? Mostly, though, I think the focus is shifting. "Why are you playing that on the PC?" is going to be replaced by "Why are you playing that on the PS3?".

      It's happening slowly, but it's happening. You see things like Jerry trading in his Mac for something to play games on, when that something is going to be sitting fifteen feet from a big screen TV and EVERY CONSOLE. Think about that. This guy basically makes a living playing games and talking about them afterward. In front of him is a Mac, that he loves. To his right is a television, with a Wii, PS3, and XBOX360 attached. But he is replacing the Mac with something to play games on. If that doesn't sum it up, I don't know what does.

    • stuff

      7 years ago

      jimpage0684

      i've been heavily into trip-hop, ambient, and industrial the last few days. also, some crazy crossovers, like pop/classical.

      i don't know what this means, or whether i should like it or not, but i haven't really heard a song with lyrics in a while and i'm kind of ok with that.

    • Ironically

      7 years ago

      jimpage0684

      I'm sitting in a hipster coffee shop, drinking something called a "pumpkin pie latte", which only barely resembles the coffee it's supposed to contain, while doing something extremely nerdy involving computers and security. I'm fairly certain I don't belong, because I'm not doing any of this ironically. It's actually impossible to do something ironically BY DESIGN (I know because I have access to a fucking dictionary, you morons [Not you. You're not a moron. I was talking to those other idiots.].), but I've managed to unintentionally do something ironic.

      Maybe I just became a hipster by accident? Probably not though. I think I'm still just a geek in a coffee shop.

      Either way, I'm doing something I enjoy while drinking a coffee-derived hipster beverage that is actually pretty enjoyable, all things considered. I'll just try to blend in and hope the natives don't get restless.

    • I am typing this in Lynx

      7 years ago

      jimpage0684

      In case you're curious, Lynx is a text-only browser. It's... interesting trying to type in it. I should screenshot this shit. Hang on.
      RT-lynx.png

      Yep. Needless to say, this is going to be a short one. Usually I preview it first to make sure it looks OK, but I don't think there's much of a point. You can see the list of smileys at the bottom of that screenshot.

      Shit. Now I have to figure out where SUBMIT is. (found it)

    • Diablo III beta, self esteem issues

      7 years ago

      jimpage0684

      Logged into the D3 beta today. The latest patch advertises improvements to the friends list.

      Apparently one of the improvements is this pleasant message:
      d3_friends.png

      Thanks, Blizzard.

  • Comments (558)

    • shadowfox92 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      I want to be Black Widow.

    • sphinxter

      7 years ago

      Dang it, that would have been fun. I'm happy with my response though because it's the truth.

    • sphinxter

      7 years ago

      I would believe you because I find that plausible.

    • sphinxter

      7 years ago

      Meh, video games are a bigger business than movies and music now. It's because they moved towards casual gamers too. Things might trend to the PC being "more hardcore," but I think it's more likely that we eventually get to the point where at least Microsoft basically has the PC and their system combined. Heck, they already have them combined a bit now.

      I hope that's right. There are rumors that the next XBox will have no disc drive. It's the cloud. Everyone wants stuff on the cloud. I don't. That's how Skynet will get us.

    • sphinxter

      7 years ago

      Nebraska and I can honestly admit I have no clue about anything involving my insurance. I just pay it...Which yes, I know, is rather foolish, but when you've never had an accident nor anything like that in your life, it's something you don't really worry about...You know, if you're an idiot...I'm not expecting it to be too bad though at least.

    • sphinxter

      7 years ago

      Oh why thank you my good sir.

      To be fair to my body though, it isn't like I'm not trying to kill it too.

    • sphinxter

      7 years ago

      That's what I was talking about. The week is still young. I thought I was over it at the beginning of last week too, but another one crept up on me worse than the first. I've said it before. My body is a bitch and is constantly trying to destroy me despite the fact that it would mean destruction of itself as well.

    • sphinxter

      7 years ago

      Yeah, I'm not dead yet. The week is just starting though.

    • sphinxter

      7 years ago

      Hell yeah. I actually already thought of that and pointed it out at work.

    • shadowfox92 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      I don't know if that does count or not. But I don't know anyone who regularly hangs out in a coffee shop so I can't ask. If you have a computer with you, that makes sense. Unless someone has a computer but no internet. That makes sense too. What a mystery. :P

    • shadowfox92 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      I haven't had time to play in a while so you're probably a higher level than me by now. I'll add you as soon as I get the chance. Mine's a bounty hunter too.

      Nice name, by the way. :P

    • shadowfox92 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      I have several characters because I'm stupid like that. Two on Zaalbar (not entirely sure how that's spelled, and I don't want to load the game to find out...) but I'm using them for specific purposes so they probably wouldn't be your best bet unless you just happen to have that as your server. Although, they're both light side so I guess that wouldn't help anyway.

      The character you'd probably want to play with though is on Crevasse City. Name is Alona, and she's on the sith side. I've only just gotten off the starting planet for both of my highest level characters so as you can see, I haven't been able to play that much.

      Also, Lord Bacon Bits is the best name ever. smiley0.gif

    • sphinxter

      7 years ago

      Oh, I like to think so.

    • sphinxter

      7 years ago

      Daughter of my company's VP. Gorgeous. Tight, tight body from dancing in high school and still doing it now...No, not stripping...Has a goofy laugh, but I find it infectious...Still in school. Works in our licensing department...Cool chick overall.

    • sphinxter

      7 years ago

      I made them related by choosing to read one as a little break between books five and six. I knocked it out quickly and have already started the sixth anyway.

    • sphinxter

      7 years ago

      Ahh, that isn't a bad idea. I like hardcovers though. Mostly because I don't have to worry about getting a crease in them. I'm way too careful with my paperbacks. I try to avoid getting a wrinkle in at all costs and I have succeeded with the last twenty-seven since I've made an effort. With hardcovers, I can just plop them open and not have to worry about that. I stick to hardcovers for new books. Plus, if more authors start doing what Terry Goodkind did/does, I won't have that option. He only released his latest book in hardcover. The electronic version doesn't come out until the middle of November...Some three months after original release date.

    • sphinxter

      7 years ago

      I think some reviewers just found things to nitpick at so they could get attention trying to "bring down" a GotY candidate just a bit.

    • sphinxter

      7 years ago

      That's what she said?

      It will take a while. I can get about fifty pages done a day just at work alone. With all of these games out/coming out though, my reading time will just be at work for the most part. So, I have about about fifteen days worth of work reading left so, I should be done with the fifth about the sixteenth of November. I don't know how long it will take for the next two. I know the sixth is pretty short and the last one is the longest. The printing should be about the same in those two though. That means I should be able to get fifty done in a day. With the first four, I could only get about thirty done in a day at work. Although, I had the first two completely done and the third more than half way done by the time I started. Granted, I could get wrapped up and finish a bunch in a weekend last I did this past weekend when I just flew through the last 250 pages or so of the fourth.

    • sphinxter

      7 years ago

      Meh, maybe...I'm just going to say it was dumb luck. I did just finish the fourth book though. That was a rough one. I had a feeling it was coming though. Especially once he practically came out and just said it as opposed to foreshadowing it. Then again, I'm also thinking that at the very least Eddie, Susannah, Jake, and Oy all have to die before the end of the series. I'm not sure on Roland yet though. I just don't see how those four don't die.

    • sphinxter

      7 years ago

      I like how Arkham City restored my typing for long enough to get the whole thing out correctly. I'm damn good. A whole sentence perfect while clearly drunk? That takes skill.

    • sphinxter

      7 years ago

      I guess that makes sense. It still sort of surprises me that a company who built itself on programming interfaces would still use a system that pretty much everyone, including the people who work there, finds outdated.

    • sphinxter

      7 years ago

      Meh, they have least twenty applicants. So, obviously some people want to do it. I am told it is pretty easy. If my friend can do it, there's zero doubt in my mind I can do it. I am surprised they stick with Cobol though. Especially since they're supposed to be a pretty big company. I sort of feel like I'm giving in though. I switched from computer science for the very reason that I did not want to spend my life in front of a computer doing this. However, right now, $44 K is a ton of money for me. I can live very, very comfortably on my own. That goes a long, long way in Nebraska.

    • sphinxter

      8 years ago

      American Gods has actually been on my Borders "Wish List" for quite a while. Since February 23, 2009 apparently since Borders tells you that stuff. I don't quite remember what turned me onto it. It might have been one that caught my eye when just looking through Borders.com. Rothfuss' blog is pretty cool though from the little I looked at it as soon as I finished The Wise Man's Fear.

      Fair enough though good sir.

    • sphinxter

      8 years ago

      Warning...This turned out to be very, very long...And mostly pointless.

      You have the same edition of the first book that I do. I have the editions made the same way of the second and third books. They all have the same intro from King in them for some odd reason. I do like how the second and third books give a summary of what has happened so far. Granted, it's completely moot when I'm reading them back-to-back-to-back.

      You can definitely tell you have read those books though. I seem to be in the minority when it comes to my books. The only book series I've read where my books have creases like that was the Sword of Truth series. Ever since then, none of my paperback books look like they've been read besides having darkened page edges from where my thumbs held them while I was reading them. Although, many of the books I've read the last few years have been hardcover books. I don't know why I do it like that.

      As far as Martin's series, I didn't even want to read it for the longest of time because the first friend that recommended it to me actually read the Twilight books and based on that alone, I refused to take any books he suggested seriously ever again. However, after a few more recommendations and the watching of the show, I'm intrigued. Although, that...er...review?...Close enough...Does hit on a few of my worries. From what I have learned, Martin is a complete asshole. It seems like his ultimate goal is to piss off the reader. In fact, I actually had to look up some of the characters: Joffrey, Cersei, and Littlefinger, just to know if they died. I didn't care if I spoiled it.

      Getting back on track a bit...I still intend to knock out The Dark Tower series first anyway. The only thing that will interrupt it is if Goodkind's next book arrives before I finish it. If I had money to get the last four, that definitely wouldn't happen. Right now though, who knows. Actually, I might just read all of the odd numbered books of Martin's series when I get to it. I've heard the third one is amazing and the fourth one "sucks" too. It's heavily depended on which PoV gets placed. Which is probably why some people can hate it. That's why I struggled through a bit of the second Dark Tower book. The part where Odetta and Detta were introduced just didn't do it for me. I wanted to get back to Roland.

      As far as the bookshelf goes, I actually have one exactly like that to my right. That just has a bunch of crap on it though. I should probably toss everything on it away so I can actually get some real use of it. I actually need two bookshelves now since I decided to keep all of my college textbooks. So, I have those on a different shelf along with all of my baseball books. They have see-through doors on them for some reason. I can't really claim the shelves as mine though since they were purchased for my mom's books, but I sort of took over them. She did get a better bookshelf for all of her books for Christmas or something a year or so ago.

      The size of the picture is fine. I wish my phone could do that though. I could actually show them to you then. My phone is a piece of shit. I strangely just like looking at books on shelves. I searched Google images for a bookshelf close to the one I did and I was fascinated by a few of them on that first page. It makes zero sense to me, but it's far from the strangest thing that I find "cool" to look at .

      If you find any other books that you would suggest, let me know. After I finish the The Wastelands, my backlog will finally be finished. Well, apart from one I never intend to read. I started it, read a couple of pages, and then said screw it. Granted, it will fill up again as soon as I can get my hands on the last four in the series and Martin's series.

    • sphinxter

      8 years ago

      Yeah, I'm well past those parts. I'm at the part where he's just about to leave Lavinsha or whatever that town was called where he returned Krin and Ellie. It's a 993 page book...At least the copy I purchased.

      I chuckled at that too. After he boned Penthe, I counted up the chicks he has had sex with in the last 400 pages or so. He went from no sex to sex with four chicks in basically like two months time. That's just well done.

    • sphinxter

      8 years ago

      Ha, it's the exact opposite here. Then again, we don't throw perfectly good tea into harbors just to "prove a point." We just go cow tipping and chew on hay.

    • sphinxter

      8 years ago

      Actually, looking at that picture more, I'll give it more credit. Only because in that first picture she has this stupid smirk on her face that seems to be saying, "I know you want to fuck me." Otherwise though, she's just "meh."

      Yes, the sun dress is one of those things that can suggest a whole lot, but at the same time seem quite conservative and "good girlish." It's quite awesome.

    • sphinxter

      8 years ago

      Yes...Quite a bit like that...But on a much better looking chick and more fancy too...She's truly driving me insane and I don't have the slightest idea why...Okay I have some ideas... Fricking chicks and their feminine wiles.

    • sphinxter

      8 years ago

      I have Verizon. I've seen an Android too though. I don't care what I get though. I just want a phone that doesn't die in five minutes. Anyway, it's moot until I get a fricking job.

    • sphinxter

      8 years ago

      Fair enough. I wouldn't know anything about free apps. My phone still blows. It still goes dead every five minutes if I don't have it plugged in. It decides to send texts about every other time. It can't connect to the internet. When, okay if, I get a job, a legit phone is the first thing I'm splurging on. I'm tired of everyone I know having these fancy Iphones that allow them to play awesome games, search the internet, and get live baseball game feeds while I have to deal with my crappy cell phone.

    • sphinxter

      8 years ago

      Well, I figured it would only be in hardcover. I don't know if a book has ever been released directly to paperback. At least every book I ever purchased right when it came out has only been in hardcover.

      I could never use Kindle now anything like it. I like having books on my book shelf to look at. I'll admit one would come in quite handy though.

    • sphinxter

      8 years ago

      Hmm, well, that's good to know then. Not that I even have the money to afford it now, but at least I know it's out when I need to find it.

    • sphinxter

      8 years ago

      I just finished The Name of the Wind. I ended up blowing through it rather quickly once he started talking about his time at the university. I'm definitely anticipating the sequel. You said it comes out this summer? That's now three sequels I'm waiting for. I guess just two. This one and the sequel to The Magicians. The Omen Machine is the next book in the lives of Richard and Kahlan from The Sword of Truth series, but it's a completely different storyline as the original has been tidied up.

    • sphinxter

      8 years ago

      Oh, I used to only hate the Yankees. In fact, I cheered for the Red Sox in the '04 ALCS. However, after that, the bandwagon fans came out of the woodwork. That's the true reason why I hate the Red Sox. The vast majority of their fans now are exactly like Yankee fans with the exception that they still try to pretend that they aren't.

      Add in the fact that Papelbitch is a giant tool, Beckett is the biggest bitch on the planet, and the fact that the short little douche is actually really good add to my hatred. Now, they actually have a few players I actually like to balance out my hatred. I like Crawford and AGo. I also like Jon Lester. It's hard to hate a dude who beat cancer and pitches like he does. Although, I will be hating him tomorrow.

      Also, the '07 ALCS...That is all the reason in the world I will ever need to hate the Red Sox.

    • Suto_Griff

      8 years ago

      I'd say we should bring it to the NFL forum, cuz that mo-fo's been dead for a long time coming but...

      In response to your post in Sphinxter's journal:

      Peyton's basically the Indy Colts until he retires. That team lives and dies w/ him and he runs their offense, and might as well run their D and special teams too because he's just that damn smart. When it's all said and done, the guy wins games. Certainly when you get into the playoffs there's something extra the Colts need because it's a team sport, but if you're talking about the best QB in the game right now it's Peyton.

    • spacemonkey4

      8 years ago

      thank you for the clarification on the Profit system. after i commented i thought i might have been thinking of the 3 step program...

    • sphinxter

      8 years ago

      Yes, picinic baskets. My mistake.

    • sphinxter

      8 years ago

      Message sent...Also, should I read the one book you suggested to me that I purchased...something about The Name of the Wind...I'm pretty sure you're the one who suggested it...Or The Dark Tower series next? Keep in mind that I'm probably not going to start either one for a while after finishing The Magicians. I might not read another book until Goodkind's book is released. If that's the case, one of those will come after that. I don't know when I'll be in a reading mood again.

    • shadowfox92 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      I wouldn't have pointed it out, but it kind of makes me curious whether people are using that as an excuse to say you don't know what you're talking about. I guess we'll never know.

    • sphinxter

      8 years ago

      Fair enough. It does make sense when one actually thinks about it. Like I said, this is just a temporary solution anyway...at least I think. Like I said, when I get my own place, I'm going the wireless route. So, how temporary it is depends on when I get a fricking job and how long it takes me to save up a little bit of cash to have a nice fallback stash if something happens. I was thinking six months after getting a job.

      I could probably just go to McDonald's. They have wifi. I'm not going to sit in a damn McDonald's playing Pokemon or Mario Kart though. Screw that noise. I know that at least my neighbor has wifi since I mentioned I pick hers up from my bed and my living room. It impresses me that it makes it all the way to my living room. She's slightly downhill and it's through at least three walls and across a twenty foot gap between the houses.

    • sphinxter

      8 years ago

      I probably won't bother with a wireless router. At least until I get a fricking job and my own place. However, the other stuff is good to know. I'll just go to Radioshack and try to find a cheap adapter or something. There's no reason to spend more money on a "name brand" when there's something that does the exact same thing for cheaper. Especially since I don't need it for something huge. I'm pretty sure the connection needed for this isn't anywhere near the connection needed for proper XBL gameplay. Thanks good sir.

    • sphinxter

      8 years ago

      It's okay. I understand it would be way too tough for you. I mean, it's a pretty advanced rock/paper/scissors game. Not everyone has the brainpower to beat it.

    • sphinxter

      8 years ago

      Haha, holy shit your favorite one made me do a spit take.

      Wow, even his apology made me chuckle at the, "and I feel like a dick" part. Too bad he doesn't send them out anymore though.

      That site reminds me of the guy who responds to ads for Craigslist and stuff of that nature with humorous emails.

    • sphinxter

      8 years ago

      Wow, that kittens or lesbians guy is a genius. I don't think I can touch that. He wins.

      Don't rack your brain too hard. Chances are that any short story I get around to typing isn't going to be a "must read" anyway. This is more just an exercise to get my brain working. As I've told Fox, I will probably never get around to actually writing any sort of book unless I do become a teacher and have summers off...Glad I could help you remember something else you're supposed to do. Yeah, I'm taking credit for it. You remembered it while looking at my journal. That's enough for me.

    • sphinxter

      8 years ago

      Ah, that would be annoying. I have had a few gaming moments like that. In Reach though, I just stuck to the DMR, sniper, sword, and shotty if I could. Oh, and the...not carbine...Needle rifle...Bungie did a good job making sure the player always had accessto a DMR or a needler rifle during the campaign. They're all I needed.

    • sphinxter

      8 years ago

      Fair enough. I never thought I was playing against the game though. I just thought I was playing against my own stupidity since 99% of my deaths were caused by something stupid I did. Then again, I think I suck at FPSes so. So, I always assume it's my fault. It's easier that way though.

    • sphinxter

      8 years ago

      While that's true, most of them have a degree in something somewhat useful. The only job I can "easily" get is a teacher and for that, I would have to go back to school to get certified.

    • sphinxter

      8 years ago

      Meh, I'm pretty sure my dad can fix it. By fix it, I mean we just delete everything and reinstall everything. The only problem with that is that I would lose my senior thesis paper. No, I can't even send it to myself via email and have it saved on there. Word won't even open thanks to the low disk space. Have of the programs won't open. Pretty much the only thing that works is the internet. I'm holding out since a new computer would be one of the first things I get once I actually get a "real" job. It's just harder, alright just as hard, finding a job with a fricking history degree than I thought it would be.

    • sphinxter

      8 years ago

      I highly doubt that's it. It keeps prompting me to active my system defragmenter too. I don't think I have too many things on my hard drive at all. I have no games. I guess all of my papers over the years might be taking up space. I'm pretty sure my computer has a virus/spyware/malware/AIDS though.

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      8 years ago

      Hahahahaaa. Awwwww. It got too beat up. The trigger doesnt really work and the clip that holds the mouthpiece on the back is way loose now. Plus, I think something's going on internally. Bleeding, perhaps.

      Dude. That thing has seen a lot of action.

      :)

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