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by Cephalus
Thu Sep 25, 2008 1:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The veteran lounge
Replies: 55
Views: 5132

Re: The veteran lounge

Bakemaster, it's worth pointing out that "serving your country" is derived from the phrase "having served," which is short for the much more specific phrase "having served in the Armed Forces." This is similar to how the military is often referred to as "the Servi...
by Cephalus
Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:30 am UTC
Forum: Hardware
Topic: Sage advice wanted on System Build
Replies: 8
Views: 1867

Sage advice wanted on System Build

I've been away from the game for a while - a combination of being busy, being broke, school/work, and lack of any killer games, but I have finally conceded that my old desktop isn't up to snuff anymore. I built it with much love, tender care, and very careful planning, but a athlon 2400xp with a rad...
by Cephalus
Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:55 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The veteran lounge
Replies: 55
Views: 5132

Re: The veteran lounge

I attempted to enlist in the navy, in specific the nuclear program. I never made it past meps - they didn't want me. Silly navy.
by Cephalus
Thu Sep 04, 2008 7:25 am UTC
Forum: Your art and links
Topic: to writers - write or type?
Replies: 40
Views: 4958

Re: to writers - write or type?

I find it far far easier to type then to write, obviously - but I believe this does make the quality of said writing suffer. I'm not sure why this is - perhaps because it takes so much longer to write that I spend more time thinking over each word, or because the sheer physical labor that each word ...
by Cephalus
Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: High and low point of your day
Replies: 3315
Views: 246846

Re: High and low point of your day

High: It's 3 PM and I haven't gotten out of bed/off the laptop yet.
Low: See above
by Cephalus
Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Knives (and the purchasing/carrying thereof)
Replies: 107
Views: 7442

Re: Knives (and the purchasing/carrying thereof)

Minor segue to earlier in the thread: As far as concealing and ease of carry, I carried a baton (similar to an asp, not entirely sure as to the brand as I don't really care) for about a year, daily, at work. It was either in my pocket or my jacket, depending on the weather. It took 8 months for anyo...
by Cephalus
Wed Jul 16, 2008 6:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2991501

Re: Post yo' fehs

parkaboy wrote:

you are so not in wisconsin anymore, liar. =] Hows the frozen north treatin' ya?


Pretty good :) The job and weather are great - being the only nerd in about 80 miles gets old, but the money is too good, and the hiking is fanastic. Speaking of which, did you ever get that package I sent you?
by Cephalus
Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:18 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Knives (and the purchasing/carrying thereof)
Replies: 107
Views: 7442

Re: Knives (and the purchasing/carrying thereof)

Carrying a knife for utility reasons is very useful, agreed. This is why I carry a leatherman - affordable, decent blade, a ton of other incredibly useful things on it - I use the pliers/wirecutters far more then anything else. And *completely* useless for self defense. If you have to pull a knife, ...
by Cephalus
Tue Jul 15, 2008 9:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2991501

Re: Post yo' fehs

This is me, at work. Showing my new iPhone to a coworker, with a "what are you doing with my phone there" expression on my face. The answer, apparently: taking my picture and making it the wallpaper on my new phone. http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll125/ignorantium/cameragrab.jpg
by Cephalus
Wed Jul 09, 2008 7:20 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: The Job Thread!
Replies: 82
Views: 6404

Re: The Job Thread!

I work as a waiter at an awesome lodge in Alaska, with 460 rooms and 3.5 restaurants and two bars. It's in the middle of nowhere, there are no cool geek type people here, but it's the best job I ever had. I like being a waiter - I talk to interesting people on vacation all day, it's an incredibly we...
by Cephalus
Wed Jun 18, 2008 12:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2991501

Re: Back to post yo' face

Cephalus: Soooooo....what does one DO for work in Alaska for half of a year? I'm just curious as this has always sounded like one of those things that might be interesting to do once I land me a sugar momma to pay all my bills and can quit my current gig. I'm working as a waiter, 44-50 hours a week...
by Cephalus
Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:39 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2991501

Re: Back to post yo' face

I suppose I could post a picture or two of me up here in Alaska. This is me and a friend on the deck in front of the lodge where we work. (me on the right, of course) http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll125/ignorantium/IMG_0099.jpg Me without my ever-present protection from the horrible ball of fir...
by Cephalus
Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Latest purchase thread.
Replies: 192
Views: 17211

Re: Latest purchase thread.

Four novels - Dies the Fire by S.M. Stirling, Revelation Space by Reynolds, Talyn by Lisle, and The Outback Stars by Sandra Macdonald.
by Cephalus
Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:16 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What to see/do in Lonon, England
Replies: 19
Views: 1898

Re: What to see/do in Lonon, England

Go see a soccer match! Arsenal and Chelsea and Tottenham games may be too expensive, but I'm sure you could get into a Fulham, West Ham, or Charlton match without much difficulty. As for a bonus, there are 4 Americans that play (I think all start) for Fulham. Visit a pub with the locals before the m...
by Cephalus
Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Preferred Clothing Brands
Replies: 103
Views: 8753

Re: Preferred Clothing Brands

All of my pants (with no exceptions) are Dockers - mostly black ones, as they are what I have worn for work since I was 16 (so for about 8 years). I find them more comfortable then jeans, and better looking. Sadly... they do tend to have durability issues, and I end up buying at least 4 a year - the...
by Cephalus
Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:03 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Disposing of books!
Replies: 45
Views: 7400

Re: Disposing of books!

Disposing? Of books? People do that? I kept mine for the kids. And I'm very, very glad I did. These days it's very difficult to find something written at a relatively high level, with a decent interesting plot, for an eight year old reading machine, that _doesn't_ involve teen relationship angst. H...
by Cephalus
Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2783368

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Pretty much everything else applies as well, though I've been trying to put myself in the sorts of situations where I have to deal with other people lately to try and fix this before I head off to university this fall. I went to a convention this weekend, and made it through without beating anyone ...
by Cephalus
Sat Apr 19, 2008 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2783368

Re: Confessional Thread - A black hole of emu

Confession: Today I realized that I love Dick. Dick Who? Good, I would have been really disappointed if no one caught that capital. Dig it. Congratulations. You are the first person to ever Rick-Roll me. Bastard. I thought I had survived that stupid meme. Edit: Confession: I once went to you tube a...
by Cephalus
Thu Apr 10, 2008 6:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: How do we know you have a face unless you post it?
Replies: 20910
Views: 2991501

Re: Back to post yo' face

all you people and your knowing other forumites in real life... makes me jealous... no one lives up here, except that one mmx guy who i think is in juneau and my one friend who i introduced to this site... </whine> bah. If it helps at all, I'm going to be in Denali State Park from about May 6th to ...
by Cephalus
Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best place in America to live?
Replies: 62
Views: 8664

Re: Best place in America to live?

by Cephalus
Wed Apr 09, 2008 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best place in America to live?
Replies: 62
Views: 8664

Re: Best place in America to live?

I, for the record, am a very large fan of rain - when I am not driving at night. If I am driving at night, rain = massive headache from all the lights glistening off water. Before I made this post, Portland was definetly at the top of my list. My father spends a lot of time traveling in central and ...
by Cephalus
Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best place in America to live?
Replies: 62
Views: 8664

Re: Best place in America to live?

Hawaii = incredibly expensive place to live, for the most part.
by Cephalus
Tue Apr 01, 2008 6:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best place in America to live?
Replies: 62
Views: 8664

Re: Best place in America to live?

Madison, WI might be what you're looking for. The city feels big enough to be out of the rural areas, and unlike most of the Midwest, it is LiberalFriendly TM . The music scene is very happening, and there are plenty of cool bars if you look for them. Housing is pretty affordable because of all the...
by Cephalus
Tue Apr 01, 2008 4:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best place in America to live?
Replies: 62
Views: 8664

Re: Best place in America to live?

I know you said no Texas, but there's some good stuff in Addison that would fit most of what you're looking for with work (really nice restaurants that pay their staff really well) and prices are crazy cheap on everything from food to gas to housing. Also, Dallas has a decent music scene, some good...
by Cephalus
Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:44 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best place in America to live?
Replies: 62
Views: 8664

Re: Best place in America to live?

Shizo> I know where you live. Or close enough :P NyeGuy> I'm not a winter sports guy. Not a huge, ya know, winter guy. I'll be honest and say I know almost nothing about Colorado except that it gets snow, like, a lot. mmx49> I'll be working as a Waiter for one of the Princess Wilderness Lodges, up i...
by Cephalus
Tue Apr 01, 2008 12:28 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Best place in America to live?
Replies: 62
Views: 8664

Best place in America to live?

I am currently living in the Midwest (Western WI to be specific) and quite incredibly over it. There is nothing tying me down at the moment - I'm working a dead end job, not in a relationship, not particularly caring about geographical closeness to my family, etc. - so I am planning on moving to, we...
by Cephalus
Fri Feb 15, 2008 4:10 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: SUPRIZE MEETUP! In Chicago. - JUNE 21 - THAT'S NEXT SATURDAY
Replies: 67
Views: 9395

Re: SUPRIZE MEETUP! In Chicago.

Sure, sure, hold a meetup in Chicago when I'm going to be in Alaska. *Headdesk*
by Cephalus
Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:06 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2783368

Re: Confessional Thread - Confession Precondition Failed

Confession: I'm contemplating sending an anonymous email to the resident director of my building telling him to watch camera footage in a particular area at a particular date/time to get an RA (possibly even two) fired. One came back completely shit faced drunk and her co covered for her saying &qu...
by Cephalus
Fri Jan 11, 2008 3:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Job help
Replies: 37
Views: 2919

Re: Job help

Try to get a job at a real restaurant. Start in dishwashing, move to bussing or hosting, finagle for a move to waiter or something. All of these will be far better suited to getting you a job in college that pays well - like as a server. At 16 I started as a dishwasher, was a host (real easy job) in...
by Cephalus
Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:05 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Looks like we got ourselves a reader...
Replies: 193
Views: 39722

Re: Looks like we got ourselves a reader...

I did not learn the alphabet until I was in kindergarten, couldn't read until first grade, according to my parents. They were of the opinion that there were far better things for little kids to be doing then learning to read. I guess I always assumed that I had been reading from a very young age, bu...
by Cephalus
Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Would you survive the apocralypse
Replies: 260
Views: 16221

Re: Would you survive the apocalypse

In Case of Apocalypse, I am toast. Useless. Deadzorz.
by Cephalus
Mon Nov 26, 2007 8:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: What's your day job?
Replies: 121
Views: 9811

Re: What's your day job?

Major - Math
Minor - English
(Neither yet completed)

Day job> Delivery Driver for sub shop.
Night Job> Waiter.
by Cephalus
Mon Nov 26, 2007 3:57 am UTC
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: Funklets: A Rhyming Game.
Replies: 44
Views: 4788

Re: Fucklets: A Rhyming Game.

There once was a man from Scotland Yard
Who always tried to not work hard
He led a rather happy life
with two kids and a wife
And then someone made him read Kierkegaard
by Cephalus
Sun Nov 25, 2007 10:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Discuss your Signature
Replies: 800
Views: 69778

Re: Discuss your Signature

You may either discuss the thing you sign with, or the thing that appears under your posts. thing you sign with - Mine used to be readable, but through the years it has become more and more like my fathers, that is, an indefinable scribble that may or may not contain letters My current signature......
by Cephalus
Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2783368

Re: Confessional Thread

Confession: I feel guilty for having such a stable, loving home life when everyone I know hates their parents, has their parents hate them, has divorced, abusive, messed up parents... I have ONE friend who comes from a similarly loving family. Everyone else is from broken families... Confession: I ...
by Cephalus
Sun Nov 25, 2007 9:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Discuss your Signature
Replies: 800
Views: 69778

Re: Discuss your Signature

You may either discuss the thing you sign with, or the thing that appears under your posts. thing you sign with - Mine used to be readable, but through the years it has become more and more like my fathers, that is, an indefinable scribble that may or may not contain letters My current signature......
by Cephalus
Sun Nov 18, 2007 8:54 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Top 5 Influential Albums to Your Current Musical Taste
Replies: 92
Views: 9478

Re: Top 5 Influential Albums to Your Current Musical Taste

I can't really describe anything musically - just in their impact on me. To me, music is incredibly important, and almost always playing. Those who know me can tell my mood by what album I am playing, and I can pretty much define any meaningful time in my life by the album I was fixated on then. Yet...
by Cephalus
Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:32 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2783368

Re: Confessional Thread

Confession: I am already about 2,000 words behind on nanowrimo. Instead, I spent 3 hours playing Guitar Hero III, 3 hours watching poker on TV, and another 3 hours that I somehow made vanish into thin air. So much for productivity on my night off.
by Cephalus
Mon Oct 29, 2007 6:39 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Calvin and Hobbes
Replies: 216
Views: 134284

Re: Calvin and Hobbes

I've had a framed newspaper cutting of the last ever calvin and hobbes comic strip on my wall since the day it was published. Still by far my favorite ever newspaper strip - the only thing that has ever approached it in comics is Sandman and XKCD (at least, the only thing in comics that I have read ...
by Cephalus
Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:40 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Confessional Shed - I'll keep a look-out
Replies: 38049
Views: 2783368

Re: Confessional Thread

Confession: I blocked Shizo's new sig

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