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10:28pm 18/09/2008
  Bombshell hidden for the faint of heart.Collapse )  
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Shameless plugging   
08:46pm 12/08/2008
  Check out:


These guys are a local band (slightly more info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_Evil ) and I'd really like to see'em make it into the big leagues, I've been following them for a while, including some of their previous bands.

I highly suggest checking out "Somebody Like You", "100 in a 55" and "Hero" on their website player thing (it's kinda hidden under the navigation links).  You might be able to find a different version of "Somebody like you" out there as well- there's a more rock-y version they've played on the radio around here instead of the one on the website.

That will be all.
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Dammit. Again. Dammit.   
10:41pm 17/07/2008
  My car was broken into last night.  Broke the passenger side door, ganked the stereo and related equipment.

Insurance will pay for the window, $500 deductible on the $250 stereo.  Hooray.
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11:59pm 01/07/2008
  Dammit, Meadow.

1) Look at the list and bold those you have read.
2) Italicise those you intend to read.
3) Underline the books you LOVE.
4) Reprint this list in your own LJ so we can try and track down these people who've read 6 and force books upon them
5) Put a star next to those you've only partially read.

Honestly, I think that list is a little skewed.  Where's A Clockwork Orange?  Or Poe?  A couple authors are on there more than once- The Chronicles of Narnia and LW&W?  Why?
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12:23am 01/07/2008

I dunno how well I'll do at updating that, either, but it's been on my mind for a while now. We'll see.

I'm trying to avoid having any discernible links to me specifically there to ensure I don't run into any legal issues or what not, but figured some of you might find the ranting interesting.
11:36pm 20/05/2008

Yeah, yeah, been a while again. I know, I suck at updating...here goes nothin':

1. I got bit by a German Shepherd about 2 weeks ago while I was out delivering packages. For the love of Christ, people, Invisible Fences are junk. If you own one, you suck. Yeah, your dog can't get out of the yard, but nothing protects your dog from encountering wild animals. Rabies shots suck, yo. Get a dog you can keep indoors, or keep a decent sized kennel around for when you're not outside with the dog.

Oh yeah, the lady owner was all of 6 feet away when he bit me. While I'm at it, learn to control your dogs.

2. I'm still dating Mandi. :D Been over a year now- yeah, I know, time flies, right? She might get lucky with a ring before too long. ;)

3. Did I mention I haven't been single in over a year? Yeah, I rock.

4. I barely drink anymore. I might splurge here and there, but for the most part I go 2 or three weeks between beers, let alone anything hard. Go figure.

5. Did I mention I'm deliriously happy because I haven't been single in over a year?


Other than that, not much out here. Same ol', same ol'.

Catch ya'll later.
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Little late...   
08:43pm 14/07/2007
  Thanks for all the birthday wishes. I know, I'm an asshat for waiting this long to say anything. What can I say, I was never that punctual...

Anyway, thanks yall.
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02:48pm 17/05/2007
mood: depressed
My last remaining grandfather died today.
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Meme thingy   
01:18am 24/11/2006
  This is a list of the 50 most significant science fiction/fantasy novels, 1953-2002, according to the Science Fiction Book Club. Bold the ones you've read, strike-out the ones you hated, italicize those you started but never finished and put an asterisk beside the ones you loved.

1. The Lord of the Rings, J.R.R. Tolkien *
2. The Foundation Trilogy, Isaac Asimov
3. Dune, Frank Herbert *
4. Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein *
5. A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula K. Le Guin
6. Neuromancer, William Gibson
7. Childhood's End, Arthur C. Clarke
8. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, Philip K. Dick *
9. The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley
10. Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury * (Fantasy/Sci-fi? I think not. Horror, more like it.)
11. The Book of the New Sun, Gene Wolfe
12. A Canticle for Leibowitz, Walter M. Miller, Jr.
13. The Caves of Steel, Isaac Asimov
14. Children of the Atom, Wilmar Shiras
15. Cities in Flight, James Blish
16. The Colour of Magic, Terry Pratchett
17. Dangerous Visions, edited by Harlan Ellison
18. Deathbird Stories, Harlan Ellison
19. The Demolished Man, Alfred Bester
20. Dhalgren, Samuel R. Delany
21. Dragonflight, Anne McCaffrey
22. Ender's Game, Orson Scott Card
23. The First Chronicles of Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, Stephen R. Donaldson *
24. The Forever War, Joe Haldeman
25. Gateway, Frederik Pohl
26. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, J.K. Rowling
27. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams *
28. I Am Legend, Richard Matheson
29. Interview with the Vampire, Anne Rice
30. The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula K. Le Guin
31. Little, Big, John Crowley
32. Lord of Light, Roger Zelazny
33. The Man in the High Castle, Philip K. Dick
34. Mission of Gravity, Hal Clement
35. More Than Human, Theodore Sturgeon
36. The Rediscovery of Man, Cordwainer Smith
37. On the Beach, Nevil Shute * (Again...horror. Not gore horror, but horror.)
38. Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C. Clarke
39. Ringworld, Larry Niven
40. Rogue Moon, Algis Budrys
41. The Silmarillion, J.R.R. Tolkien
42. Slaughterhouse-5, Kurt Vonnegut *
43. Snow Crash, Neal Stephenson
44. Stand on Zanzibar, John Brunner
45. The Stars My Destination, Alfred Bester
46. Starship Troopers, Robert A. Heinlein *****
47. Stormbringer, Michael Moorcock
48. The Sword of Shannara, Terry Brooks *
49. Timescape, Gregory Benford
50. To Your Scattered Bodies Go, Philip Jose Farmer

I'm slightly confused as to how some of these are sci-fi/fantasy, but I guess anything that COULD be considered Sci-Fi/Fantasy is included, even if it is more of a horror novel. On the Beach really confuses me as to why it's listed in here, as it is a dramatic horror story about the aftermath of a nuclear war and is quite disturbing and painful to read, but to call it Sci-Fi or Fantasy would be like calling Blazing Saddles a western movie.
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13 days...   
03:56pm 21/06/2006
  Thirteen days. I feel like an old man already. Dammit.

On the plus side, I may be up for a promotion at FedEx to part-time manager. W00tage.

Let's see, I haven't posted in a while...what else is new... Wedding went pretty well last weekend, my head injury from work three Mondays ago is healing nicely, and that's about it. Not much going on in the daily world of DG, just doing the day-to-day thing. Got an IRC server running not too long ago, complete with a bot. Not sure if that's a marketable skill or not, but it's something I didn't know how to do before that, so at least I'm still learning nerdy computer stuff.
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All for you, Danox.   
03:29am 18/05/2006
  We have here a drunken LJ post, at danox's request. Look at me! I'm a drunken LJ post! I'm not as good as Pedro, but I'm damn interesting none-the-less!  
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My turn...   
02:17pm 23/04/2006
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Hey Y'all   
09:58pm 16/04/2006
mood: sore
I know, I know, it's been a while. I have another job again (yay!), but it's back at FedEx (boo!) working 4:30pm until whenever we get done. Monday through Friday. I'm unloading one of the two van lines we have of packages picked up during the day by the contractors. All told, it's a pretty physical job, and it's not just as simple as throwing the boxes on the conveyor system- there are some things I have to keep an eye out for to ensure the tracking system has data for the box. I feel like someone ran me over repeatedly with a truck at this point.

Anyway, some stupid drama happening in the circle of friends, but nothing too serious. Saw Powerman 5k and Two Heded Chan again last week, which was pretty farking awesome and has me geeked for this summer concert run (which has yet to be finalized).

Just thought I'd let you all know that I'm still alive and okay. TIme to get back to food.
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In Flames   
07:03pm 21/03/2006
mood: artistic
I've finally found a "good" metal band that I can just throw a disc in and let play without finding several songs incredibly annoying or just completely muddled.

That band is In Flames (website here.

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Stolen from AJ and Ivymere   
03:00pm 21/03/2006

What Planet Are You From?

this quiz was made by The Autist Formerly Known As Tim
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01:29am 16/03/2006
mood: happy
So, for all of you who remember me complaining about not being able to express myself...I went ahead and did something that might get me into difficulty.

Here ya go:

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02:06pm 13/03/2006
How to make a DisturbedGenius

5 parts intelligence

1 part arrogance

1 part leadership
Add to a cocktail shaker and mix vigorously. Top it off with a sprinkle of emotion and enjoy!


Personality cocktail
From Go-Quiz.com

:P This is funny.
I'm fuckin drunk.   
09:21pm 25/02/2006
  Okay, last night for the housewarming, we got a half barrel of Labatt's. It's shitty beer, but it is light enough that we can use it for beer pong. Anyway, we killed half of it last night with about 30 people showing up. We're talking 7 gallons of beer.

I'm drunk, I'm trying to kill what's left of the keg so I don't look at it as wasted money. I know none of you are close enough to fix it, but I had to put this out anyway. Anyone who can g et to Grand Rapids this weekend- let me know. There will be free beer available.
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Requests for feature set implementation order   
03:56pm 17/02/2006
  Alright, looking at doing a lot of work on diacaus over the weekend. Hopefully, the basic login/menu/display stuff will be done this weekend. After that I'm going to start into the posting logic.

So here's what I'm asking for from you people- what features after basic posting do you want to see first? I've got a couple "systems" that I could start on from there:

A. User Moderation
B. User board creation. If you're unsure about what this means, go look through some of my comments in escape_from_cs.
C. Rating system for questions section.
D. Internal messaging. I'm calling this one an "optional" component for launch at the moment, but it is small enough that if enough of you want it I can throw it together at least in a quick and dirty fashion for now.

Just leave me a reply stating your personal order of preference. Thanks!

Edit: So far, using my patent pending system of rating responses, we've got this:


Higher numbers=Greater priority. All of you who didn't care scored 1's for everything. Any hint towards a "this would be nice" bumped it up to a 2. For those of you who put all 4 in order, 4 was given to your highest priority, down to 1 for the lowest.
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08:06am 17/02/2006
  My car doors are frozen shut, and I now have to go find a way to get them open to go to work.

A funny.

And 'cause everyone else is doing it...

f you had me alone...locked up in your house for twenty-four hours and I had to do whatever you wanted me to, what would you do with me? All posts will be permanently screened because it's a secret. Then repost this in your LJ- or don't. You might be surprised with the responses you get.
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