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Saturday, May 21st, 2011
3:30 pm
This is why I can't have nice things . . .
Hey folks, just a post here to say a few things.

First off, I don't have much I want to add here anymore. Frankly, my life isn't all that interesting to behold to other people. What I do to fill my time isn't interesting to the people who still view/use LiveJournal so . . . I'm no longer updating here. Sorry if you're one of the people who are hoping I update this again but . . . not going to happen. After this, I don't intend to post anything more here except emergency information if anything happens of note. Like a hurricane meeting a tornado and becoming a super-storm to wipe out all of the United States and I need to leave my mobile phone number.

Secondly, little by little I'm going to start locking down old posts. So far I've received an average of two messages a day about posts cropping up on old entries and every time they're spammer comments trying to seed links into my comments. And because I'm tired of seeing nonsensical replies which taste like spam, I'm going to hit the lockdown. If it keeps getting worse, then I'll nuke the journal from orbit. Nothing I have here worth saving (in some semblance of "worth saving") is not written down somewhere else, and I *really* doubt people will miss it anyway.

Thirdly (or C if you're counting), if you are a friend of mine who does read this journal (why the hell are you still reading this journal anyway?) then you can contact me by other routes for information on how I'm doing. The purpose of following this journal is really defeated with how few people use this source ONLY for getting in touch.

Fourth (or that little 'iv' they use in footnotes), and also lastly . . . I will not be migrating to Twitter. I will not be migrating to other blog sites. I will somewhat update another blog relevant to specific interests, but that one will NOT be linked here. If you know about what I mean, then you know where to look for it. Going back to the top of the page, I really just don't have anything worth sharing, nor do I have witty 140-character-or-less banter to engage in with people. I see no reason to participate in any of these things anymore. And . . . again . . . anyone who would be interested in reading what I would use these avenues of communication for can reach me through other means.

I'd like to say I'm sorry to leave you all in the lurch but really . . . if you're reading this anyway, chances are you still can reach me for conversations about what's going on in my life anyway. So I'm not really leaving anyone in the lurch. Well, except the spammers but I don't think there are real people involved there who give a darn.
Tuesday, May 4th, 2010
4:07 am
Writing Project: Johto Journeys (Part 7)
The final chapter of the Johto League journals.

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Sunday, May 2nd, 2010
5:15 pm
Writing Project: Johto Journeys (Part 6)
A few days' of time at once, just to get a complete picture so far.

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Thursday, April 29th, 2010
11:05 pm
Writing Project: Johto Journeys (Part 5)
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With this segment I'm caught up to what I'd written so far.
11:04 pm
11:01 pm
10:52 pm
10:50 pm
Writing Project: Johto Journeys (Part 1)
About three weeks ago, I received Pokemon Soul Silver in the mail from a friend, and I decided to stretch a bit and write a fictitious journal by the trainer who was traveling. Since I had a person playing alongside me, I included them in the narrative for the fun of it. And since they're enjoying reading it so much, I decided to share it.

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Monday, April 26th, 2010
4:18 pm
I am now employed! I am working as a waiter at Olive Garden.

I also had to sign a nice slip of paper saying I read the manual, to which there was an addendum I hadn't noticed in other manuals about "blogging". Specifically saying not to do it about what goes on at work, or to use it for gossip about coworkers. I find this refreshing that someone feels the need to acknowledge blogging exists in an official capacity :P

On related news, I have an actual paying job again! If I didn't have to go in tomorrow morning I'd drink.
Friday, March 26th, 2010
1:49 am
Lost Season 6
Concerning Episode 9

Having just finished watching this, I have reached the following conclusions

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Tuesday, November 18th, 2008
9:29 pm
Resist - by Rush
I can learn to resist
Anything but temptation
I can learn to co-exist
With anything but pain
I can learn to compromise
Anything but my desires
I can learn to get along
With all the things I can't explain
I can learn to resist
Anything but frustration
I can learn to persist
With anything but aiming low
I can learn to close my eyes
To anything but injustice
I can learn to get along
With all the things I don't know

You can surrender
Without a prayer
But never really pray
Pray without surrender
You can fight
Without ever winning
But never ever win
Without a fight

I can learn to resist
Anything but temptation
I can learn to co-exist
With anything but pain
I can learn to compromise
Anything but my desires
I can learn to get along
With all the things I can't explain
Thursday, October 30th, 2008
10:00 pm
Browsing YouTube
Okay, it's amazing what you find when you poke around on YouTube . . . especially when you look at company profiles.

This makes me very happy.
Wednesday, October 29th, 2008
7:53 pm
For something not so dramatic!
Okay, so what have I been entertaining myself with during this lil time of stress?

Wii > Virtual Console > TurboDuo > Ys Book I & II

. . . the music ALONE is worth the cost.
Thursday, June 26th, 2008
8:07 am
Computer Issues Pt 2
Continued . . .

After thinking I had it nailed, I started playing Guild Wars again; once again after about 30 minutes it seized up and reset the computer to the original boot splash-screen. The computer, further, would NOT complete the boot sequence until I ran the BIOS setup and reseated cards. I don't know if all of it was necessary but it was worthwhile. The CPU heat sink remained cool, and the vid card was cooler to the touch however.

Before I started this up today, the computer WAS running other games fine. But Guild Wars especially seems to cause it to fall apart. I'm not sure, yet, if it's the vid card but signs are pointing to that. The fact it seems to happen without warning and without things getting hot or anything . . . makes it much harder to diagnose. ESPECIALLY due to not having a video card replacement which is supportive of Guild Wars.

I should try Morrowind and see if that causes problems. The GOOD news is, the computer will run stable when I'm just running it and it seems to be fine to run Trillian or Firefox. So far as I can tell.

Downside? I REALLY can't replace parts of the computer :P I lack a clean copy of an OS, above all else.
Wednesday, June 11th, 2008
11:41 am
Computer Issues
Folks, if I disappear on you, it's not conscious unless I say 'good bye' . . . my wireless network woke up this morning with me and decided to be autistic. I can't seem to get it to work reliably on more than one computer; as soon as the Mac Mini connects, the PC can't talk anymore. Though it will tell me it is connected and listening at "Excellent" signal strength, no pages load. N.B: The PC is sitting less than three feet from the wireless router in an open room.

And when I got the PC to talk, the Mac Mini decided it no longer could find the wireless network. Until it did find it, then the PC disconnected.
Friday, June 6th, 2008
8:59 am
Food: A little thing to share
Well, I finally got up the nerve to try making a chupaqueso. What is that, you might ask? (And if you don't, well there's an LJ cut here)

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I tried it, turned out rather well. One turned out so crispy it could ALMOST be eaten with fingers except it dripped cheese grease all over my hands. But it was good. The other stuck and thus it became a sort of folded mashup rather than the described "pocket". It was still good. I think if I intend to do these, I need a curved/circular spatula. I got the pan . . .

And now I need to drink lots and lots of water or such to flush my system of the fats I just ingested with two of these things.
7:30 am
Youtube: "Ballade of the Windfish on Double Ocarina"
This is a beautiful song, and this guy is doing his section rather well :) Song is from the GameBoy game "Link's Awakening" where the music was a little more square-wavey but still awesome.

7:20 am
Icons? Me?
Right, I got tagged by the icon meme. And me without my icons. Well here we go anyway.

This was made a long time ago by someone doing "Capcom Fighter Card conversions". Supposedly, there's a game out there on a pixel-based system where Capcom characters were represented by cards and abstract numbers (like M:TG, but not) in a video game. A collectible card game, inside a video game. I can't remember precisely who did it anymore, only that I was one of the last ones who got one. It stopped due to 'entitlement drama'.
Anycase, the image is my longer running furry character Evalia; a shapeshifting 'shadowvixen' . . . this implies "vixen made out of shadows" as well as "vixen who controls shadows". I dunno how interesting a character she really is, as it has proven wildly subjective.

This is a frame from the comic "Order of the Stick". It's a take on D&D using stick figures for the artwork. For something where a lot of the scenery and characters aren't done with much effort, there is a lot of effort making sure they don't repeat in overall dress . . . each main and secondary character is made to look different.
(Link here http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots0539.html)
Why did I take that icon? "Fox news".
Wednesday, June 4th, 2008
11:09 am
Um?! Whaaaaaaat ?!

Yeah . . . this was posted in places this morning. I bet it'll hit news services by tonight.
Tuesday, June 3rd, 2008
12:25 am
Internet culture fascinates me sometimes . . .

Overall, it can be demonstrated people on the Internet have this belief they are entitled to act however they like because nobody is telling them NOT to. And if you are, well . . . you're not their mother, they don't need to listen to you. What kind of idiot tries to push their beliefs and values on other people! You must be a Democrat/Republican/Liberal/Conservative/Inhumane Tyrant . . .

If you're reading this, you are a bit familiar with what I'm talking about. Part of this train of thought started when I saw a friend who administrates, owns, and operates an IRC server for friends to get together and talk. Trouble rises because a small subset of people like to talk politics there and their politics don't mesh with those of the owner. Clearly something is wrong here, and someone has to go. And, notably, the owner simply isn't going to fold the service because some group of people out of many who use the service are being obnoxious.

But is it "RIGHT" to apply the banhammer directly to the forehead? Now we see one of the fascinating things about the Internet: in the Internet, banning or blocking is almost always evil unless the subject of discusson is on your nerves too. Then they are more evil and must be destroyed, for the good of the community. However, the owners/administrators/staff are the authority with the right to determine whether or not a banhammer is justified. We can willingly accept this in our rational minds and in the next moment decry it for being immoral to actually use that power.

I have a similar reaction to it, but personally I believe in nice disclaimers and user agreements which flash up when you enter an area I'm conducting gatherings in. Rules of conduct, upon violation you get the nice three-strikes method of discipline. Some people don't even want authority to go this far! How dare you say I need to respect other people when RandomKitty98 is obviously a good person, even though I never met the person face to face . . .

I was in the Boy Scouts (a fact I will be proud of until the day I die), I had leadership positions over people older, the same age, and younger than me. I had to run "staff" positions in my adult life, as well . . . with people older, the same age, and younger than me. I can attest to the simple truth people rarely think authority is right when they lay down a punishment. ON the Internet however, this manifests in much more insidious ways and becomes such a pain in the rear I comfortably state I don't EVER want to actively administrate again. The agony of having to deal with the juvenile mindset of "how dare you punish me?!" and the ability to spin stories out of whole cloth to other people about your "unjust" punishment combine into a nice minefield I want to take the long way around. Preferrably by walking in the other direction until I circle from the other side of the globe.

I know some people who still have to make the judgement calls, who need to figure out how their authority should be used without abusing it. I know some people who would exercise their authority and never blink afterwards, as well as people who would agonize over every decision they make when the lights are out and they're in bed worrying if it was the right decision. I can't tell anyone whether it's right or wrong, all I can say is you have to make the decision in a way you can live with it afterwards.

. . . and not to accept guilt for what isn't your responsibility.
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