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Tuesday, September 02, 2003


I have to deal with complete idiots at the helpdesk. It's not a hard job and the people are nice but im amazed at the computer illiterate people out there. I had to tell a girl how to save a Word file last night. I don't think i was even able to put it into words, i just showed her. It's also funny how freaked out people get when their stuff won't print correctly. Some computers just won't print things right and so people have to switch.

I've grown tired of my Gateway and XP. I think i need to hurry up and get that second hard drive and start seriously working with Red Hat 8. I'm also pretty tired of a lot of the forums and dare i say, webcomics i used to read. I'm really bad at keeping up with daily updates but im great at digging through archives when bored at work. there is a neat manga style webcomic making fun of the magical girl genre found in anime. Sparkling Generation Valkyrie Yuuki. It's kinda cute and worth checking out if you like anime.

found this (right cick, Save As) on a forum, figured i'd share it with my Mac user friends ^_^ don't hate me....please.... I like OSX so i'm not totally against Macs.

oh, D&D was insane last Saturday. Aside from a T1 line, getting a chance to play more D&D with my friends has been the real exciting part of getting back to school. But the group i was in has skyrocketed from 3 players and a DM to like 10 people total. We picked up some noobie freshman and some transfers Joe is friends with and suddenly our group more than doubled in size. this makes combat and basically everything in the adventure slow down. we're going to have to split the group into two campaigns cause we can't get anything done with so many players. I do look forward to the coming adventure but it's gonna be a week or so before we really get in the groove of playing.


Tuesday, August 26, 2003


I'm back at Wilson and on a T1 line but there's a catch. I got the M$Blaster worm like as soon as i got here. I just came right in. I didn't even open an attachment or accept an unknown file, it just waltzed right into my system. It's times like these when i wish i had Red Hat Linux up on my machine or dare i say own a Mac. (i almost envy you stef). I finally got the worm off my system but a T1 still isn't that great for playing counterstrike since the firewall makes my ping max out at over 500. i can't play on the CBC server since they have a 150 ping limit.

My classes are looking to be pretty light this semester. Computer Science will be a piece of cake and East Asian Civilization will be easy in some regards but difficult in others. My two philosophy classes will be challenging but i really like the professor and have had her twice before so i'll do fine. Working on the computer services helpdesk will be loads of fun. I already have people on my floor asking me to help with with the blaster worm.

well this sucks. I knew square had too much on their plate to get all their releases out on time.

time for some Haibane Renmei. and yes i got the way cool box!

oh yeah, my Otakon pictures didn't come out at all. I'm so pist. i had this picture of the cutest Yuna ever. she was like 8 years old and did the sending thing perfectly. i took two pictures but they didn't come out. :(


Saturday, August 16, 2003


I finally picked up the Evangelion boxset with the money i made working at Otakon. I've seen most of the Eva series two or three times over but i always put off watching the ending cause of how intense i hear it is. But not this time. I'll finish it before i head back to school next weekend. Pretty soon the summer will be over.


Monday, August 11, 2003


just got back from Otakon. I think i'll post an Otakon Diary telling of my adventures rather than just one big large blog post. the bottom line is i had a great time but worked with Anime Pavilion a little more than i was hoping and didn't get to see nearly as much of the convention as i wanted to.


Friday, August 01, 2003


At Gencon I bought the core rulebook for the Star Wars Roleplaying game. I've been interested in it for awhile now and made it a point to track it down at Gencon. I'm thinking of GMing (basically Dungeon Mastering) a game of it with some of my D&D friends at college. Should be fun. I also bought the Ninja Burger roleplaying game which will be great for boring nights. It can be learned and played in like two hours. Plus it's got ninjas!

CounterStrike at CBC is still fun. I got addicted to it, then got kinda bored of it, and now i'm at a healthy medium where i can go without playing CS but when i do play i almost always play well. My scores are always at the top of the map ranking even though my overall server rank is pretty bad. Clan play on a iceworld or snow map is getting more enjoyable too, especially since Mike and I have been getting into heated sniper duels ^_^

Otakon is next weekend and then a week after that i head back to Wilson. The summer has flown by. I want some more time at home to chill out but honestly i'm ready to head back to Wilson and get the school year back into gear. I'm comfortable at either location, something i've just recently come to terms with.


Monday, July 28, 2003


Dad's modem sucking ass = lack of updates.

A lot has happened this month. I beat Final Fantasy X and started a CounterStrike clan (i guess you could call it a clan) with some friends. A website will be forthcoming. I also just got back from a weekend of working at GenCon Indy and Ikasucon, a small first-year anime convention in Cincinnati. I had to stop working at the local anime retail store cause old workers were asking for full time hours (i basically got bumped out) but they wanted me to help out with the conventions this weekend. While i'm dead tired from hauling, unpacking, packing up again and alphabetizing hundreds of dvds, manga and cds, this weekend was loads of fun. I'll babble about it more later. I'm going to Otakon in two weeks and i need to work some of that out. Pretty soon I'll be back in school at Wilson.


Monday, July 07, 2003


I've beat Yunalesca and have the airship ^_^ Wheeee airshipness. I think I'm actually going to beat FFX. The strategy guide has really helped a lot. RIght now I'm just cruising around capturing mosters for the Monsters Arena and i might do some sidequest type things to get the characters legendary weapons. FFX is such a great game.

My 4th was very satisfying. Went to a little cookout at a friend's house, lit off some illegal fireworks, then headed into DC to check out BuzzLife's new club. It was a very fun night. One of the opening DJ's had a Cowboy Bebop tshirt on (very cool). I had on my Kite tshirt and later in the night the opening DJ was walking around and we saw each other's shirts and kinda ackowleged that we're both cool dudes.

I've been going to CyberBlue Cafe (the gaming cafe) a lot lately. I think I've established myself as a regular there since the clerks and employees all know my name when i walk up to pay. I'm getting good at Counterstrike. I've been at the top of the list of a few maps but I've been towards the bottom of others as well. My Kills/Deaths ratio is usually dead even and I've been working on actually staying alive longer or getting more kills per round.


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