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by jtniehof
Thu Sep 17, 2009 12:04 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 612099

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

We're looking at starting from where we left off next Sunday at 10am again, jtniehof will post the plan (because he is the man with the plan) sometime before then. Anyone interested is welcome to come along, of course! Sadly it turns out I'm obligated for next Sunday; however, the Sunday after that...
by jtniehof
Fri Sep 11, 2009 1:03 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 612099

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

oof, I was away for the weekend, sorry! Next weekend would work for me though. Your plan sounds good to me! As I've only been to the arboretum, and am definitely not the most directionally proficient person in this thread. Sounds like a plan, then. Meet 10:00 Sunday outside of Park St. station? I'm...
by jtniehof
Wed Sep 02, 2009 3:10 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 612099

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

So, about that walking the Emerald Necklace thing? Do people feel like starting this coming Sunday? I know, holiday weekend, people may be away/partying, but it's really the only day I can break away. We could start at Park St. mid-morning and probably make it through to Charlesgate by early to mid ...
by jtniehof
Thu May 21, 2009 12:13 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 612099

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

I believe I am the oldest somewhat participating Cambervillain at 28. Depends on your defintion of "somewhat participating" since I have you in the age department. Right. Hiking or necklace-hopping Saturday, anyone? Weather doesn't look too bad. I need to do a long run but can happily do ...
by jtniehof
Mon May 18, 2009 1:08 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 612099

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

So, now that it's getting to be the summer and a young man or woman's fancy turns to running, does anyone want to have a meetup at a 5 or 10k? I would be interested in possibly going any number of them, I just need to know if anyone is interested. I was planning on doing the Heartbreak Hill 5k as m...
by jtniehof
Sun May 10, 2009 2:20 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 612099

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

sparkyb wrote:If not for mother's day, I'd be there.

Blech. Totally forgot that. Since nobody else has expressed interest, might as well can it and try again later...with more notice, I promise :)
by jtniehof
Sat May 09, 2009 12:27 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 612099

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Hiking in the Fells. Tomorrow (Sunday). Meet 10am on Washington St. outside of Oak Grove station. Look for the tall guy with a ponytail wearing polypro and nylon.

(Yes, this involves acknowledging the existence of morning on a Sunday.)
by jtniehof
Sat May 02, 2009 12:05 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 612099

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Let me know whenever you guys are hanging out again. I should be done with everything by Tuesday... So I'll have more free time to dick around after that and before the 18th. Do you like nature? I am still looking for people to go hiking mid-month. I have no plans next weekend, which traditionally ...
by jtniehof
Mon Apr 27, 2009 11:43 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 612099

Re: Cambervillain Indecipherable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

3. I would like to ride in a canoe. Charles River Canoe and Kayak's Brighton location just opened this past weekend. They may still require wetsuits...depends on the water temperature. 4. Authentic Irish pub (for American values of "authentic") Either Corrib (Brighton Center) or Kinsale (...
by jtniehof
Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:31 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 612099

Re: AMC Rock Program

Did anybody else from here sign up for that? I figured I'd ask since I'm making the drive down every weekend. From Portland? Dedication! (Sleep dep!) OTOH, the Acadia trip will be much closer for you. Based on scrollback, natraj and sm_usagi have, although I haven't seen them since knots night. Ron...
by jtniehof
Thu Mar 05, 2009 1:27 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 612099

Re: Climbing again...

Can I get details from someone, please (details that aren't listed on the website, at least... if there are any extra)? I think it's mostly on the site (registration is up now, BTW, and usually fills in a day or two.) Particularly take a look at the FAQ, and if you look under "Handouts" y...
by jtniehof
Wed Mar 04, 2009 4:04 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 612099

Re: Climbing again...

Oh hey, that looks awesome!! I will certainly try to make the info session. Reminder: it's tonight. Hope to see you there. Will be wearing xkcd shirt (probably "my usual approach") and kvetching about how much I suck on rock. Tall, ponytail. Oh, and I answer to "Jon" in meatspac...
by jtniehof
Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:01 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 612099

Re: Cambervillain Unstoppable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

There's also a store what just has jellybeans. And a trapeze school. And pretty good ice cream. The trapeze is fun, although darn scary. It *is* within walking distance of the Reading commuter rail, but it's obnoxious suburban wasteland walking. Car better. (I don't have any dresses to give away, s...
by jtniehof
Fri Feb 20, 2009 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 612099

Climbing again...

Last time I posted a climbing invite I couldn't offer loaner equipment...well, here's your chance if you want to give (outdoor) climbing a try without buying all the gear: the AMC rock program starts in a couple weeks. (Unfortunately, you do still have to lay out money for the program.) I'll be at t...
by jtniehof
Sun Nov 09, 2008 3:38 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: MIT Splash '08
Replies: 7
Views: 2153

Re: MIT Splash '08

Killy_mcgee wrote:weekend in November (the 17th and 18th this year)

Note it is not accurate this year...22-23 instead.

Dern...had I known about this, I would have signed up to teach. Next year; next year....
by jtniehof
Sat Oct 25, 2008 12:57 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 612099

Re: Cambervillain Unstoppable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

I need to set aside some dedicated time soon to Hugs and Teddy Bears Night, which just involves not doing anything but cuddling teddy bears and getting hugs from people and not being stressed. *Sigh* Liz says you can borrow Cthulhu. Of course, it's my Cthulhu she's offering, but I suppose it's alri...
by jtniehof
Fri Oct 24, 2008 7:33 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 612099

Re: Cambervillain Unstoppable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Climbing, again, this time with a better weather forecast (around 50 all morning, partly cloudy, supposedly 0 chance of rain). This Saturday (25), Hammond Pond, pond area--that's the northeast corner of Hammond Pond Parkway and Rte 9, behind the mall. I'll be walking over from the Chestnut Hill T st...
by jtniehof
Sat Aug 30, 2008 12:58 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 612099

Re: Cambervillain Unstoppable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Because nobody else did it, and it had to be done... In fact, three pies. Three pie night. Kind of like dogs, only pies. I wanted to show up, but mama told me not to come. Hopefully make it this week, as packing appears to be done. I can't bake anything because it's all packed, but I'll see what ye ...
by jtniehof
Tue Aug 12, 2008 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 612099

Re: Cambervillain Unstoppable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Sprocket wrote:PRINCESS BRIDE QUOTE ALONG

This was...unbelievable. I didn't see you in the massive line-up, but thanks for the heads-up. Glad I got to see it.
by jtniehof
Tue Aug 05, 2008 11:30 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Disposing of books!
Replies: 45
Views: 7437

Re: Disposing of books!

I've found a service called Got Books which claims to do pickups and use the donations to support libraries and other charities. I haven't used them (yet), so take everything with a grain of salt, but it looks promising.
by jtniehof
Mon Aug 04, 2008 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Too Cool to be Forgotten (Alex Robinson)
Replies: 0
Views: 2526

Too Cool to be Forgotten (Alex Robinson)

Alex Robinson (Box Office Poison; Tricked) has a new book out; here's his blurb. I read it in one sitting of around 90 minutes; it's (obviously) much shorter than BOP. It's also a much simpler story: there's one main character in a single-thread, almost three-act plot. Fortunately, it's still good ,...
by jtniehof
Wed Jul 30, 2008 4:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Can I morally get a digital watch?
Replies: 50
Views: 5679

Re: Can I morally get a digital watch?

I have an aversion to "analog" watches that are really digital (quartz-driven) with an analog display. However, I also have an aversion to spending five hundred dollars on a watch, so I just use my cell phone....
by jtniehof
Mon Jul 28, 2008 7:41 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 612099

Re: Cambervillain Unstoppable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Sprocket wrote:August 11th: The Princess BrideQuote-Along

I am so there.
by jtniehof
Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:24 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Babylon 5
Replies: 44
Views: 9144

Re: Babylon 5

After what happened to Crusade (same fate as Firefly) and Legend of the Rangers never getting past the pilot (perhaps deservedly), perhaps JMS is just going to do the odd miniseries/movie from now on? Well, Joe's doing a LOT of stuff non-B5. B5-related, he just posted "The only thing I would b...
by jtniehof
Sat Jul 26, 2008 2:04 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 612099

Re: Cambervillain Unstoppable Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Can someone post a refresher of open-invite regular weekend festivities? I find myself with that oddity of a free weekend but I can never keep everything straight. (Sadly I'm gimpy, so climbing is out...I might try biking to the geohash, though.)
by jtniehof
Tue Jul 15, 2008 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 612099

Re: Cambervillain Perpetual Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

MissingDividends wrote:My only issue would be lack of gear..

I have rope, binerage, and going to buy a bunch of slings for anchors soon. Harness and shoes would be a good idea, but you could always tie in with a bowline-on-a-coil...you'd learn real fast not to fall.
by jtniehof
Tue Jul 15, 2008 4:49 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 612099

Re: Cambervillain Perpetual Meetup Thread (Boston Area)

Good to hear the Saturday events went well. Hope cake night was good too. Anyone feel like rock climbing ever? I usually go to MetroRock ( http://www.metrorock.com/ ) (near Wellington Station) Tuesdays and Thursday evenings. An outdoor bouldering session is not out of the question, either, although...
by jtniehof
Mon Jul 14, 2008 12:07 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Chrono Trigger
Replies: 273
Views: 28433

Re: Chrono Trigger

Ondore wrote:Hopefully one of the extras is bearable load times before battles. I just tried to play the PSX version and wanted to punch someone because of the lag between when I hit the Menu button and when it actually opens.

Given that the DS is cartridge-based, I wouldn't expect load times to be an issue.
by jtniehof
Tue Jul 01, 2008 5:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: French soldier accidentally loads gun with live ammunition
Replies: 60
Views: 4404

Re: French soldier accidentally loads gun with live ammunition

Also, any idea if anyone's died? I mean, the mere fact that you could hit 17 people with an assault rifle, one of them a 3 year old in the heart, and not have any fatalities is fucking amazing. Presumably the BFA screwed up the trajectory somehow: maybe directly slowing the rounds, maybe causing th...
by jtniehof
Tue Jul 01, 2008 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Firefly & Serenity (Use Spoilers!)
Replies: 918
Views: 196510

Re: Firefly

Which, frankly, brings up another point... what the hell are they shooting? They look like standard six-shooters and rifles and such, but make lasergun sounds...!? I was told (somewhere back in the mists of time) that the lasergun sounds are Fox interference. They couldn't deal with normal weapons ...
by jtniehof
Mon Jun 30, 2008 5:18 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: The Armenian Genocide
Replies: 48
Views: 5472

Re: The Armenian Genocide

And I must concede, I did not know that the Turish government still denies this less then sterling moment in their history. What pisses me off more is that the Anti-Defamation League denies the Armenian genocide. My town pulled out of "No Place for Hate" for that reason. Eventually public...
by jtniehof
Mon Jun 30, 2008 4:24 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Boston, MA — 4th of July 2008
Replies: 57
Views: 9990

Re: Boston, MA — 4th of July 2008

hendusoone wrote:Do they have speakers on the Cambridge side?

We just use a radio in secret undisclosed location where the number of guests is sadly limited.
by jtniehof
Mon Jun 30, 2008 3:37 pm UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Deus Ex
Replies: 154
Views: 36197

Re: Deus Ex

Yeah, I've contemplated going a very less-lethal route, training pistols and melee (tranq darts and stunning) as well as not doing some of the nastier things requested of me (assassination, etc). Be forewarned... ...it makes the last 20% of the game very hard . MJ-12 commandos are very hard to knoc...
by jtniehof
Tue Jun 17, 2008 6:53 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: Boston, MA — 4th of July 2008
Replies: 57
Views: 9990

Re: Boston, MA — 4th of July 2008

FYI--the Longfellow will be closed to spectators on the 4th. Apparently there's a non-zero chance of it falling into the Charles with that sort of load...
by jtniehof
Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:59 pm UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Scott Mccloud
Replies: 12
Views: 4061

Re: Scott Mccloud

Genuine question: are there other notable people who've devoted books to the topic in the same kind of way? Three-part answer: 1) I might have phrased that differently. It's not so much that there are mounds of other books as that McCloud isn't definitive. He doesn't speak Truth. I suspect Scott wo...
by jtniehof
Thu Jun 12, 2008 1:25 pm UTC
Forum: Coding
Topic: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments
Replies: 662
Views: 144318

Re: Funniest/Most Annoying Code Comments

A comment inside an other comment? Idiots! To be fair, it looks like it started life as a single comment, and then the whole line got commented out when someone decided not to call that function. That's about the best case I've seen for using the GNU-extension C++ style comments. I imagine it'd com...
by jtniehof
Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:42 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 612099

Re: Cambervillain Perpetual Meetup Thread

CatProximity wrote:What is the WiFi charge anyway?

$5/hr, $8/day, $14/mo, according to the website.
Did the friendly people next door turn off their free WiFi? I always used that, although it was spotty (better away from the back.)
by jtniehof
Wed Jun 11, 2008 2:10 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: LA turns Ivanhoe Reservoir into a ball pit
Replies: 15
Views: 3486

Re: LA turns Ivanhoe Reservoir into a ball pit

The issue seems to be with storing chlorinated water in the open instead of using water towers or the like. The bromine seems to be from groundwater, too. Quabbin and Wachusett are rainwater reservoirs, and Chestnut Hill was filled from the Sudbury. So the problem seems to be storing chlorinated gr...
by jtniehof
Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:57 pm UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: [US] Cambervillains (Boston Area)
Replies: 3400
Views: 612099

Re: Cambervillain Perpetual Meetup Thread

hendusoone wrote:That was before it was known that they charge for internet access...

Wait, what happened to the guys next door who provide free WiFi?
by jtniehof
Wed Jun 11, 2008 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: renaming many files in Windows using DOS commands
Replies: 12
Views: 1750

Re: renaming many files in DOS

JayDee wrote:Something like:

Code: Select all

rename B2_L_150_1_p1_* B2-L-150-1_p1_*
rename B2_L_150_p1_* B2-L-150_p1_*

Well, yes, assuming you have Perl and that rename script installed. Which it looks like the OP does.

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