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January 23rd, 2014

06:50 pm - Oh Hi there

I tend to hide from social media stuff now days due to how frighteningly efficient companies are at capturing information from you. That means I do not post to Facebook or Gplus, or whatever else is out there. I moved a year ago and discovered that there is a stupidly large amount of good food out here.

Unfortunately that took me from about 230 to 250 pounds. After a talk with a friend 'You're fat!' I decided to do something about it. I'm walking around a mile every day now, eating healthy, and down to 195. So, yay.

We've been struck by (first world) financial troubles. Both of us caught up on all the medical issues we let lapse thanks to insurance and neither has had any spare income. I'm not crying about it, as I have a lot of friends in actual distress it would be insulting, but... I feel bad I cannot help out as I used to.

I like you guys. I just read through my friend's list (I tend to read two posts every year around this time; that's the only reason I keep a livejournal), and saw a lot of lovely people I haven't spoken to in awhile. So, all the love from me.

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July 16th, 2011

11:55 am - One Year Later
The social media revolution (both Twitter and Facebook) skipped me by. I was unable to grow comfortable with using my actual name to talk with others I know online. It is one of those side-effects of being involved in the online world for a long time: Leaving up real information is bad.

Recently Google+ came out, which is an interesting twist on facebook and twitter, and I've been playing around with that. I'm pulling one of my posts off there to update my livejournal. I do not use this much except to check on a couple of friends.

"I'm still working my way through A Feast for Crows. There is a distinct shift in tone from Storm to Feast that makes me wonder what George was going through while writing it. It's not as pronounced as Barbara Hambly's Dragonsbane series (where she suffered domestic troubles during Book 2 and 3), but there is a shift in his subjects. It feels as if all the bombastic action was removed, and the book is left only with the pieces moving around the board.

It was so distracting and difficult of a read that I took a few months off to reread all of the Pern novels, The Entire and the Rose series, Temeraire (through twice), and all of James Gardner's Expendable books before I forced myself to slog through Feast again."

I reachieved an interesting comment back which I'll include here as well since it provided a reason for the difficulty of reading that book: "Couldn't agree more. Although I don't know if it was personal problems for Martin or more like he just didn't know how to get where he wanted to go next in the series and instead just spent a whole book wondering in circles until he was able to figure it out."

Hi livejournal, It's been awhile.

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September 23rd, 2010

07:49 am - My Wah is the Best Wah
So: http://mahoumikekun.livejournal.com/238102.html

Now I know a lot of you here arn't on Tapestries, so I'm going to give you a little history. Genwyn is kinda the progenitor of red panda popularity. He's been around in the community since 1997 and is a very sweet guy. A lot of us (including myself!) made wahs after meeting him because he's absolutely adorable.

Since I cannot reply to Taryn, I had to put this here. He's not the kind of person to copy another, and he's been in the community for over a decade. The picture stuff is purely coincidental. As I like to advise to friends, before you post something public about another person, send a message to them (privately!) first before you make a mistake.

It's uncool to attack another, especially when you make an incorrect assumption.

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September 21st, 2010

07:53 pm - So, that Ferret Ban in California?
Looks like the first part of getting that legally repealed just went through. The preparatory study was finished this past week. One year of effort + thousands of dollars down the drain to prove what every non-retard knows. Ferrets don't exist in the wild in the US, are less dangerous than other domestic mammals (dogs and cats), California already has ~50,000-100,000 of them, oh and they're so harmless that most states (42) don't even bother collecting stats on them.

I donated to help this get done: http://ferretsanon.com/EIR/Final_Report.pdf

Hopefully they'll be able to find funding for the full EIR (environmental impact study), because if not that can cost upwards of $250,000, and us ferret owners would probably have to pay that out of pocket.

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May 14th, 2010

08:34 am - Ka Crow: Come see my Science!
For my corvid ladies: http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2010/05/ravens-show-that-consoling-one-another-is-also-for-the-birds.ars

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April 4th, 2010

10:55 am - More Shilling For Movie!
You're telling me you haven't seen How To Train Your Dragon yet? Oh my Gosh! Go do so.

If you can, go see it in 3D. It's better than Avatar.

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March 30th, 2010

01:33 pm - How To Train Your Dragon (short)
Dreamworks is wrapping the first short for How to Train Your Dragon (which will possibly see DVD release).

BTW, if you haven't seen it yet, DO SO. It is only the second 3d movie to do the effects properly. (Avatar being #1)

Music! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pM0sOrwocCI#t=01m40s

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March 9th, 2010

10:52 am - For Dylan: Tron Legacy Trailer


Music by: Daft Punk

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January 12th, 2010

07:32 am - ST: Online free beta key
Go here: http://www.tentonhammer.com/node/79119

All out now. Sorry guys.

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January 10th, 2010

08:22 pm - STO, Where Loiosh has been
I can talk about what I've been up to recently. The open beta test for Star Trek: Online begins Tuesday. If you're curious what the game plays like one of the testers broke NDA to post some great videos:
You can see the rest here: http://www.youtube.com/user/adarons

There's also an official video poster who shows stuff of more nerdy interest (like the starship builder, character builder and such). I suggest you ignore their ship combat videos since they are using low level ships and are very boring, unlike Adarons.

You can see the official videos here: http://www.youtube.com/user/HailingFrequency

My favorite is the ship builder preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ftmWlphzGk8&fmt=22

If you sign up at Star Trek Online you have a chance to join the 'limited number' open beta. If you preorder you'll get a guaranteed spot. You can sign-up here: http://www.startrekonline.com/

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