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    • 9 years ago

    • 9 years ago

    • Return from San Diego

      9 years ago


      So, I had attended Comic Con for the first time this year. It was quite an experience, and I enjoyed it immensely. I managed to meet KZuelch, which I had been wanting to do for about 5 years, now. Bought a new copy of Blood Gulch Chronicles and had it signed by Kathleen, Gus, Geoff, and Monty, so that was a lot of fun. I did attend the RvB panel, which was awesome to be able to do.

      Other things I did:
      *Stand in line.
      *Saw J.J. Abrams and Joss Whedon's panel.
      *Went to the world premiere of Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning and got a limited edition poster (43/1500)
      *Went to the panel on DC Universe Online and got to see Mark Hamill (Second favorite Joker after Heath Ledger, most favorite animated Joker voice actor.)
      *Got my 1st issue Looking for Group comic signed by the writer and artist.
      *Met Guillermo Del Toro, and had a limited edition poster for his new film, "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" signed by him and the director.
      *Attended the screening of the final episode of Series 5 Doctor Who
      *Met Brent Spiner.
      *Bought a 4 poster set of Serenity cutaways.
      *Attended the Comic Con finale: Sing-Along of Once More With Feeling

      There was a lot more, but that's a decent picture of what I was doing for 5 days.

    • I. Hate. Contractors.

      11 years ago


      Ok, so, the school district I work for is pretty autonomous. We have the following departments:

      Information Systems and Education Technology (my department)
      *Help desk
      *Computer support
      *Computer repair
      *Data management
      *Server management
      *Digital records management

      So, you can see we have lots of stuff we can handle ourselves.

      That's why we hire contractors!

      Yes, we hire on a bunch of people that do a half-assed job of doing things, so that the corresponding department has to go back and re-do the entire job again because they did it wrong.

      For example: One of the schools had a new security system installed (electronics department in ours). The contractors forgot to remove the plastic membrane from the motion detectors. The motion detectors would not detect people in the room, and would randomly set off false alarms over the weekends or at night. The electronics department had to go out and fix all the motion detectors.

      So, now to get to the part where it matters to me:

      We had a wireless network installed at one of my schools over the weekend. I come in today and I check on the network... unsecured wireless network. And nothing can connect to it, either. And all the SSIDs were named wrong. And the IPs they were supposed to be assigned... weren't. And the setup program was in Chinese (the contractor is not fluent in Chinese. Neither am I.)

      Guess what I get to do tomorrow?

    • Sigh...

      11 years ago


      So, one of my school's computer labs burned down over the weekend. I get to fix it! Fun.

      Anyhow, if you've not seen it, you should check out Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog. It's hilarious, and made by Joss Whedon, of Buffy/Angel and Firefly fame. (The shows rule, especially firefly!)

    • Some New Journal Entry

      11 years ago


      Hm. I've not posted a journal entry in like, seven months.

      So, let's see:

      I've moved out of my parents house and am now living in an one bedroom apartment. I have a new cat (picture below) and I'm still working for the school district. Kayla and I are still engaged, and she'll be moving down to stay with me next month. I'm considering browsing through the forums, though. Not sure if I'll be able to handle the contents within, though... it could be dangerous.

      Oh, and I saw Batman!

      Best one ever made, so far, in my opinion.

      Now for the promised kitty image:

      His name is Sooba (like the panther from Looking for Group) and I'm about to send him to the world court for violation of the Geneva Convention. Attacking my feet constantly while I try to sleep is a form of torture, I'm sure.

    • New Job

      11 years ago


      I have a new job: I work full time as a computer support technician for the local school district. Long hours, but I enjoy it quite a bit. Other than that, little has changed.

    • Unanswered Questions

      12 years ago


      Well, I've watched Episode 100 today, and I find that it is a bit saddening to know that the Blood Gulch Chronicles is at an end. I found the ending itself a bit odd, actually, and it didn't really wrap everything up completely-- for example, if they were thrown hundreds of years into the future, how did Grif's sister survive, and still be that young? And was Vic (or Vic Jr.) nothing more than just part of that computer system in the underground caves? And how did Gary manage to be sent into that computer hundreds of years earlier? Also, if the answer is that Wyoming used his time-travel ability to get to that point, how come he didn't just go back in time to correct all his mistakes, rather than the thirty seconds he used in the episodes?

      Maybe I missed an explanation or two.

    • An Entry

      12 years ago


      I have noticed that it has been quite a while since I last made an entry here. Let's see...

      The trip with Kayla went really well. Since then, I had gone up to see her in Washington for her graduation, she had visited me over the summer, and we are currently anxiously awaiting her next visit, which occurs on the 9th of November.

      I have been busy with school lately, which isn't really all that different from before.

      I got a job at a local theater quite a while ago, and I might be getting promoted to assistant manager soon, and stuck in the projections booth.

      Other than that, not much has been going on lately. I suppose I will make a few more entries in the future.

      Oh, and congrats on your promotion, TheSwmnCello.

    • Kali and Oblivion

      13 years ago


      Yes, once again I have a journal about her. It is now 8 days until I go home from college (and as a result have only 56K internet smiley4.gif ) and 11 days until Kali arrives in my hometown smiley0.gif .

      She is going to be staying at my house for 13 days. I am going to probably take her to a few musuems (we have a lot of historical sites in my hometown) and to see a few of my close friends. I regret that my best friend will still be in Japan during her stay, but there really isn't much I can do about that.

      For other news, it happens to be 11 days until I recieve Oblivion. I cannot wait for this to come out. Unlike a lot of people, I am not excited about it because of the graphics, or the open-ended gameplay (although, this is a part of my excitement). Instead, I am excited about it because of Radient.

      For those that don't know, Radient is the AI system oblivion has. All the NPCs (except for very specific ones) have schedules and routines, and react more realistically. Stab somebody? They will either fight you to the death, scream for help, or escape and find a guard. Guards will catch thieves easier, and all the NPCs make decisions about what they want to do next.

      I can't wait.

  • Comments (31)

    • Robotrek

      8 years ago

      hey huge startrek fan here man! totally love the Borg, best bad guys ever invented in scifi if you ask me, hey dude , happy new year!

    • BASTARD667

      10 years ago

      Hey there! I see you're a fan of Lord of the Rings.
      I recently wrote this book and I'm getting people's opinions on it. If you could check it out and give me your thoughts, I would greatly appreciate it:

    • ihlemic10

      13 years ago

      Happy thanksgiving. Hope you have some good turkey.

    • Mentok590

      13 years ago

      nah the borg welcome greeting is this:
      We are the borg, lower your sheilds and prepare to be assimilated
      your biological and culteral distincivness will be added to our own
      Resistence is futile.
      something like that....
      i play star trek armada too much

    • locutus44

      14 years ago

      That's pretty funny, Yaksha

    • Yaksha

      14 years ago



    • Elfangor42

      14 years ago

      assimilate this

    • aak2013

      14 years ago

      I like the Borg, too. But really, it's not like I have a choice...

    • VegasSpartan

      14 years ago

      "We are the Borg. Lower your shields and surrender your ships. We will add you biological and technilogical distinctness to our own. You will learn to service us. RESISTANCE IS FUTILE."

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

      14 years ago

      Locutus esse means having spoken in latin.

    • Locutus

      14 years ago

      That icon is funny.

    • SwordsmaN_42

      14 years ago

      dude cool site <thumbs up>

    • lanik722

      14 years ago

      i've got to say, with your helpful posts in the forums, you must have the highest karma i have seen of any one. seriously, that is amazing.

    • dyskrasia

      14 years ago

      Also, +1 on your current entry. Partly because 1) MODs deserve more credit than we give them, 2) I've been cluttering your inbox and trailing after your posts which make it seem like I'm stalking you [I'm really not!!!], and 3) cos you live in Sacramento, and that's just sad. I used to go to parties in Sac which is even more sad. (My hometown is in the Bay Area but I had friends to visit in Sac.)

    • dyskrasia

      14 years ago

      I like New Detectives but I think Forensic Files is better only because the narrator on ND bothers me for some reason! The narrator on FF sounds creeeeeeeepy to me. And I used to watch the episodes at night all by my lonesome and get scared and sleep with the lights on cos I'm such a baby.

    • tomlillis

      14 years ago

      Answering question is good. Answering frequently asked questions is better. The unnecessary attitude and posturing aren't particularly helpful. Just a thought.

    • Yang

      14 years ago

      A fellow pharmacy tech...that's cool! The fact that you like classical music...even better!! ^_^

    • lemniwinks

      14 years ago

      locutus, i think i have a solution to your noob problem. if you like you can post this on one of your forums, and its very lengthy but here it goes...
      A. INTRO

      I. What is this?

      This guide is designed to give you a better understanding of what a noob is, how to recognize them, some details about them, and how to avoid or get rid of them. It mostly applies to online forums, which are the main targets of migrating noobs.

      II. Defining 'Noob'

      Contrary to the belief of many, a noob/n00b and a newbie/newb are not the same thing. Newbs are those who are new to some task* and are very beginner at it, possibly a little overconfident about it, but they are willing to learn and fix their errors to move out of that stage. Noobs, on the other hand, know little and have no will to learn any more. They expect people to do the work for them and then expect to get praised about it, and make up a unique species of their own. It is the latter we will study in this guide so that the reader is prepared to encounter them in the wild if needed.

      Noobs are often referred to as n00bs as a sign of disrespect toward them, and it's often hella funny, but I will refer to them as noobs during this reading.

      * Usually the topic at hand on an internet forum.



      I. Noobish

      Often, but not always, noobs will attempt to communicate in their own primitive language, known as noobish. It is a variant of the hacker language that exposes them as having little intelligence or will to learn. Here is an example of some noobish. Do not attempt to comprehend it: it cannot be discerned without professionals at hand.

      stFU //an, i r teh r0xx0rz liek emin3m, u cna go tO EHLL OR ATLE4St help m3 wit hthIS!!111!!!!!!!1~~1!!``!! LOLLOLOLLOLOLlOoLLOlollLLl u n00b

      Although you may find this unbelievably funny and/or annoying, it is best to restrain yourself and keep from talking back to them, as they are very territorial and easily angered. This will result in their attempted verbal abuse of you, possibly backed up by other noobs, because they work in packs when doing offensive tasks. It is not an easy task to learn this language because our intelligent accent will keep it from sounding quite right when spoken. You can write some simple noobish of your own, however, by slamming your face into your keyboard repeatedly.

      II. Where to find noobs

      On the internet, noobs make their colonies on forums. They migrate in waves, usually on weekends, and proceed to clog up bandwidth with stupid questions and sometimes even stupid answers. If you happen to be unfortunate enough to be on a board large enough to attract migrating noobs, there will hopefully be authority in charge who is smart enough to take extermination measures before they can make nests and larger colonies.

      Larger colonies can result in the mutation of some into spammers. Not commercial spammers, but pointless spammers. A noob can become one of these at any point, but the larger the amount of noobs, the more chance pointless spammers will appear.

      Off the internet, noobs appear anywhere the focus is on learning or discussing something specific.

      III. Behavior of noobs

      Since noobs are basically ignorant bastards, they have a lot in common. The most often seen characteristic is their fluency in noobish, which is why it got its own section. They will also be very self confident as if they were the absolute best at what they are in fact the worst at. Also, they are quite agressive and self-centered, and tend to laugh a lot using many L's and O's in rapid sucession (the noobish word for laughing like an ultimate retard).

      It is their instinct to assemble in packs for defense, and they often attempt to organize packs that they call teams. Unfortunately for them, teams usually result in a total loss of communication and they can often begin to fight amongst each other. These teams are quite unlike those formed by non-noobs.

      Noobs have difficulty reading english and cannot comprehend the idea of authority. Therefore,

    • blueboy

      14 years ago

      put me on ur friends list plz

    • TehWeAz

      14 years ago


    • BCPneumatics

      14 years ago

      Holy shit, TehWeAz, that shirt is the best! I'll have to get me one. The only thing go on thinkgeek for is caffene water and penguin mints. I'll have to browse more often then.....

    • Shashi

      14 years ago

      I (and I'm sure tons of others) completely agree with everything you stated about the pointless topics and questions within the forum people post. Thanks for actually saying what all of us were thinking lol!!

    • TehWeAz

      14 years ago

      ..or in browsing ThinkGeek :-p

      The Shirt

    • locutus44

      14 years ago

      Ha ha! That's a good one.. apparently you are versed in electronics...

    • BCPneumatics

      14 years ago

      "Resistance is Futile. "

      If <1 ohm

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

      14 years ago

      Hiya. I'm glad someone is making a stand against all those damn reposts and n00bs. ::glomp:: You are officially my hero. Or my second in command. I can't decide.

    • Housewares

      14 years ago

      Your icon kicks ass.

    • locutus44

      14 years ago

      Resistance is Futile.

    • TheSwmnCello

      14 years ago

      The Borg have invaded Halo! We will be assimilated!

    • locutus44

      14 years ago

      Aw... you disappoint me, Ramp. Come on, you are old enough to spell "stopped" by now...

    • rampage

      14 years ago

      ok now what has kali done with my spleen?

      just stoped in to say HI :)

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