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Month: October 2005

Oh look – a meme!

Swiped from

Chances are people you don't even know are being introduced to your journal every day, either randomly or through someone else. In addition to recent entries, people can get to know you better by what you posted in the past.

With that in mind, post a link to your entries on this day six months ago, nine months ago, a year ago, and two years ago.

April 20, 2005 – Scary Cats (well, 04/21/2005)

January 20, 2005 – uh.. a meme

October 20, 2004 – random thought about work (10/19/2004)

October 20, 2003 – a link pointing out yet again how useless FatherHomeland Security and the TSA are

Wow, I'm boring. :)


King Edward I
You scored 70 Wisdom, 81 Tactics, 52 Guts, and 48 Ruthlessness!
Or rather, King Edward the Longshanks if you've seen Braveheart. You, like Edward, are incredibly smart and shrewd, but you win at any costs…. William Wallace died at his hands after a fierce Scottish rebellion against his reign. Despite his reputation though, Longshanks had the best interests of his people at heart. But God help you if you got on his bad side.

My test tracked 4 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:

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You scored higher than 78% on Unorthodox
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You scored higher than 85% on Tactics
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You scored higher than 47% on Guts
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You scored higher than 56% on Ruthlessness

Link: The Which Historic General Are You Test written by dasnyds on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society. – Krishnamurti

Guess that Friend

You have a total of 57 friends
You requested to guess 57 entries.
5 were skipped due to invalid content (surprising?).
You made 52 guesses.
You got 50 correct.
Doing the math for you, that means you got 96% correct

See? I do read you guys!

Bizarre question…

Does anyone listening know how long personal checks are good for? Will the bank refuse them after a certain amount of time?

Teh Internets

If there is at least one person in your life whom you consider a close friend, and whom you would not have met without the internet, post this sentence in your journal.

So, yeah – I guess ought to count as a “close friend”!

I met Rob in Dallas, through a Usenet newsgroup called

I wouldn't have been in Dallas if I hadn't have moved there because of a guy I met on the 'net.

I wouldn't have been on Usenet if it hadn't have been for that same guy.

On a related note, it's obvious that I'm warped because my introduction to Usenet was alt.religion.kibology. In fact, I made my very first post there as well.

Now it's time to go to bed and curl up with a book.

Linucon, day 3

My schedule today:

Schlock Mercenary
Local science fiction writers you should be reading
Authors we gave up on
Pros and cons of the GNU General Public License
Guilty Pleasures – Science fiction authors we like even though we think we shouldn't

And then it was over.

Over all, worth going. It was fun, interesting, and geek-filled all at once. It was a bit rougher around the edges than last year even, but hopefully they've learned more and next year it will be more organized.

Tomorrow we pick up the brats at their kennels, and then Tuesday, it's back to work.

With luck, I'll still have a job.

Linucon, day 2

My schedule today:

Electronic Publishing
The current state of gaming technology
Eric Raymond's Rolling Road Show
Internet Radio
Customers do the craziest things (we left this panel because there was a baby Fussing Quietly™)
Short Stories vs Novels
Fan Fiction
Manga 101

Got to watch some anime today. The manga panel was really informative! I've got more of an idea what to try first.

Thoughts are scattered right now, and I think it's time for bed.


The Austin Ambassador is a slightly icky hotel.

Apparently the maids don't get what the “maid service” side of the door hanger means. figures they think both sides means “do not disturb”.

Saw a cockroach on the wall and an ant on the table during dinner last night. The breakfast buffet was mediocre at best.

The con suite, on the other hand, is nifty keen. This year they went w/ homemade – and I think it's better than last year. French toast this morning (should have come here instead of the restaurant) DIY sandwiches, ravioli, ramen (of course) various cakes, chips, etc. And of course, liquid nitrogen ice cream.

And of course, there's always one – a breeder w/ a fussing baby.

Linucon, day 1

This has been a really fun, geeky day.

My schedule today:

Anime & Cyberpunk
Realities of the Video Game Industry
Independent Video Game Development
This topic intentionally left blank (A bull session between Steve Jackson, Eric Raymond, and Howard Tayler – it was a total blast)
The early history of computers
Computer Security

It's now 1:22 am and I'm beat. Hopefully I'll be able to post this – the network's been a tad flaky. It's probably a little overwhelmed at the moment.

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