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This is Jen (silvertabby), Daniel's girlfriend. Im really at a loss for words right now, but Daniel is driving down to Alabama tonite to bury Kenny in his parents back yard (a 13 hour drive). He asked that if anyone wanted to, feel free to call him - especially during the night while hes driving. If you dont have his number, I will be more than happy to give it to you. Im just at a loss for words.

Moody?: crushedcrushed
Current Music: Scott meowing

I generally have mixed feelings about my childhood-nostalgia enhanced memories being sold back to me.  I have even more reservations regarding my childhood cartoons being made into movies...  Either they're fantastic revivals that embody what I loved about them updated for the modern day, or utter crap.  This one I may have to see (though I wasn't originally going to).

This may be spoilery if you're really looking forward to G.I. Joe the movie... Not sure, so it's behind a cut.Collapse )
That's cool.

Do yourself a favor and check out this online game (before rabid fans make it into an inscrutable internet meme that you don't understand).

You have to burn the Rope

Hint:  You have to burn the rope.

Moody?: blahblah

Moody?: goodgood

I'm sure some of you have heard of this before, but I just found out about the internet musical “Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog” ...  Starring Neil Patrick Harris, Nathan Fillion and Felicia Day.  Written by JOSS WHEDON.

Peep it here.

“It’s the story of a low-rent super-villain, the hero who keeps beating him up, and the cute girl from the laundromat he’s too shy to talk to.” Says Whedon.

“Doctor Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog” will star Neil Patrick Harris as Dr. Horrible, Nathan Fillion as Captain Hammer, Felicia Day as Penny and a cast of dozens.

Moody?: geekygeeky

A little more love for the man.


EDIT:  PA did one too


Moody?: goodgood

MILWAUKEE, Wisconsin (AP) -- Gary Gygax, who co-created the fantasy game Dungeons & Dragons and helped start the role-playing phenomenon, died Tuesday morning at his home in Lake Geneva. He was 69.

He had been suffering from health problems for several years, including an abdominal aneurysm, said his wife, Gail Gygax.

Gygax and Dave Arneson developed Dungeons & Dragons in 1974 using medieval characters and mythical creatures. The game known for its oddly shaped dice became a hit, particularly among teenage boys, and eventually was turned into video games, books and movies.

Gygax always enjoyed hearing from the game's legion of devoted fans, many of whom would stop by the family's home in Lake Geneva, about 55 miles southwest of Milwaukee, his wife said. Despite his declining health, he hosted weekly games of Dungeons & Dragons as recently as January, she said.

"It really meant a lot to him to hear from people from over the years about how he helped them become a doctor, a lawyer, a policeman, what he gave them," Gygax said. "He really enjoyed that."

Dungeons & Dragons players create fictional characters and carry out their adventures with the help of complicated rules. The quintessential geek pastime, it spawned a wealth of copycat games and later inspired a whole genre of computer games that's still growing in popularity.

Funeral arrangements are pending. Besides his wife, Gygax is survived by six

Moody?: sadsad

From SlashDot:

"Robert Scoble had an interesting post on his blog a few days ago on obsolete technical skills — 'things we used to know that no longer are very useful to us.' Scoble's initial list included dialing a rotary phone, using carbon paper to make copies, and changing the gas mixture on your car's carburetor. The list has now been expanded into a wiki with a much larger list of these obsolete skills that includes resolving IRQ conflicts on a mother board, assembly language programming, and stacking a quarter on an arcade game to indicate you have next. We're invited to contribute more."

I was intrigued by how many of these things i can do.  See how many obsolete skills you have.

Moody?: geekygeeky

For those of you seeking to improve:

Seven Habits

Moody?: goodgood

My office is very hot today, due to the fact that it is unseasonably warm outside.  The building has had the heat on, and it takes time to adjust to the change.  Once it does adjust, it will be cold again outside, and we will freeze.

Due to this, I spent a little more time outside on my break enjoying the coolness.  When I came back in, I expressed to my co-workers that it was very nice outside and that coming back in was like "The breath of Hell".  Mild hyperbole to be sure, but my boss responded with "That's such a Dan saying" followed by a brief discussion with my other co-workers of my descriptive, expansive, and apparently quite noticeable vocabulary.

I took it as a compliment, and felt like sharing.

Moody?: tiredtired
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