Ticket To Ride
By Dwip March 27, 2004 at 12:49 am Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

Well, in, call it three hours, I’ll be gone. Gone gone gone. Off to London and Europe and Whir’s place. Good times will be had by all. Packing, for the record, sucks a lot. Especially when all my stuff was buried in piles all over the house. Especially because I played so much Battlefield: Vietnam that I didn’t do anything until today. But oh well. Packed, and off we go. To about a 24 hour trip. That’s going to be lots and lots of fun. Or not. A few issues: Anybody expecting to actually email me should probably use wolfee at onid dot orst dot edu for the moment, as it has a web interface I know I can check, […]


Europe, Trips Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post
Uh, Right
By Dwip March 23, 2004 at 8:32 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

So, I guess I think it’s sort of strange that I had to go to CNN to see this, considering I LIVE HERE, and all. Go figure. I think in some odd sort of way, I’m proud of my state for this whole thing, but yeah. Benton County’s approach to the whole thing is a bit strange.


Oregon Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post
In the ‘Nam
By Dwip March 23, 2004 at 7:55 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

Battlefield: Vietnam is worse than crack. Much worse. Nevermind that it makes me feel strange to enjoy a game based on this particular war, in ways that I wouldn’t feel about, say, World War II. I’m not sure why that is, but whatever. At any rate, the game’s fun. So Cole, Whir, and I are all playing last night. Quite a lot, actually, considering we played a lot the night before, too. And it appears that Cole’s the designated chopper pilot, because he’s the only one of us who can actually do it, Whir’s the designated sniper, and I’m that one guy over there with the M-60 and the LAW, who’s job is to play hide and go seek with […]


Computer Games - Battlefield Series Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post
I Fought the Law…
By Dwip March 21, 2004 at 5:45 pm Comments (9) RSS Feed for this post

Well, I didn’t really, but one sec on that. Let’s see. It’s been a while since I’ve blogged anything of substance. Got my grades back, and I did about like I expected: bombed the one class, barely passed the others, waded through my 407 class. That having been done, I’m on track to formally graduate in the spring. Life is good. The orgy of computer gaming has succeeded beyond my wildest dreams, almost. There will be new Civ by the time I leave on Saturday, and I’ve played a whole bunch of other stuff, including the newly acquired Battlefield: Vietnam. It made me buy a new video card to play it, and I must say that so far it’s been […]


Computer Games - Battlefield Series, Marechalisms Comments (9) RSS Feed for this post
Quote
By Dwip March 18, 2004 at 3:13 pm Comments Off on Quote RSS Feed for this post

“In a morning meeting on Wednesday, Mr. Bremer warned the Iraqi leaders that they risked isolating themselves and their country if they continued to snub the United Nations.” —The New York Times, 3/18/04


Quotes Comments Off on Quote RSS Feed for this post
The Origin of the Species
By Dwip March 16, 2004 at 6:42 pm Comments Off on The Origin of the Species RSS Feed for this post

You say ‘Ok. Some ramblings about Darwin, and that’ll do it.’ Whir says ‘Darwin? That guy wasn’t right about anything.’ You say ‘Poor Darwin. He gets so beat on.’ Whir says ‘Well if he had realized that our entire existance was machined by a far superior alien race, I’d give him a little more credit.’ You say ‘Squirrel aliens might have been a bit much for poor Darwin.’ Whir says ‘True.’


Humor, Small Forest Animals Comments Off on The Origin of the Species RSS Feed for this post
The Natural Habitat of Rabbits
By Dwip March 15, 2004 at 9:41 am Comments (5) RSS Feed for this post

So while I was home the other day, I shot a few pictures of the property. Enjoy. This is from the front yard, looking up at the house. That’s my car in front. This is from the front deck, down into the front yard. There’s a whole field down there you can’t really see very well. On nicer days than this, you can see the mountains in the distance. This is the back yard. That’s my old fort there in the background, still choosing the proper moment to collapse finally. This is from the top of the driveway by the house, looking down on the office and shop. This is from halfway up the driveway by the shop, looking up […]


Oregon, Photoblogging Comments (5) RSS Feed for this post
Ding Dong, the Witch Is Dead
By Dwip March 12, 2004 at 12:22 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

Die, you fucker. Die. All eventual 19 pages of you. Yes, that’s right. You. Die. Diediedie. Diediediediedie. Yeah. From now until about Sunday, there shall be enormous descent into an orgy of video games and CC2 mapping and such. And there will be much rejoicing. Dammit, I don’t see anybody rejoicing. Get busy!


Paper Hate, School Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post
A Hard Day’s Night
By Dwip March 12, 2004 at 7:13 am Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

So, as far as the whole paper thing goes, I think this email I just sent to Tali and Laurent about sums things up: Tricksy paperses! We hates them, precious! We hates them! Filled with nasty quoteses and nasty citeses, yes precious. Nasty, nasty quoteses. *gollum* They hurts us, precious, yes they does. *gollum* The tricksy footnotes, they hurts our brains, don’t they precious? Yes, yes precious, they hurts us. *gollum* But we’ll make them pay, precious, won’t we? Yes, precious. Yes we will. *gollum* *gollum* Hurty quotses and citeses and footnoteses. We’ll make them all pay, precious! It’s due today, though, so with just a bit more pain, it’ll all be over. And then I’ve got 7 pages for […]


Humor, Paper Hate, School Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post
About a Sword
By Dwip March 9, 2004 at 5:07 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

So, I basically only have one thing to say about Kill Bill: ph34r t3h cute ones. Probably only Whir will get that. Ah well. So, the paper is almost done. I’m almost about to collapse, too. The darkness, it’s beautiful… *zonk*


Movies and Television, Paper Hate, School Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post
Fight For Your Right to Procrastinate
By Dwip March 8, 2004 at 11:24 am Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post

Well, it’s here. I’m now burnt out beyond all recognition. Sleeping 3 hours at a stretch, cannot focus on what I’m supposed to be doing…took me like seven hours to write three pages last night. The more and more I think about it, the more and more I think my decision to take time off after graduation is a wise one. I want this to end. I need this to end. I’m tired of term after term of sacrificing myself on the altar of academia. Oh so fucking tired. I’ve got a lot to say, I think, lots of pictures to post, but they’re going to have to wait for a day or so. Because by tonight I need to […]


Paper Hate, School Comments (4) RSS Feed for this post
Acid Dreaming
By Dwip March 6, 2004 at 9:55 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

Yeah. So apparently this whole 6/6/6/6 sleep schedule thing is giving me some pretty screwed up dreams. I mean, they’re not quite this odd, but. Then again, maybe they are. I mean, the one where I get attacked by ninjas in my house and have to go all Kill Bill on them with a sword, that’s not TOO odd, right? I mean, we all get attacked by ninjas in our sleep from time to time. These things happen. The one where I’m reliving the last little bit of KOTOR, slaughtering dozens of evildoers with the Force, well, that’s a little bit odd, since I don’t normally dream myself into video games, but hey, whatever works. The last one, though… THAT […]


Random and Ravings Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post
A Kodak Rabbit
By Dwip March 3, 2004 at 3:15 am Comments (6) RSS Feed for this post

Because I had some more fun with the digital camera. Ye Olde Pet Rabbit: Ye Olde Pet Rabbit Again: And a shot of my entire room. And as to the faintly visible Megatokyo strip on the wall…


Photoblogging, Small Forest Animals Comments (6) RSS Feed for this post
“You never said they were _FLAMING!_”
By Dwip March 2, 2004 at 9:33 am Comments Off on “You never said they were _FLAMING!_” RSS Feed for this post

Since I’ve been promising Cole I’d do this for like, as long as I’ve had a webpage, I guess now that I actually went and did it, I should go ahead and link it all for you. So, here is my collection of the Monroe D&D group’s funniest home videos. Except they’re not on video. They could be, I guess, but they’re not. Oh well. Enjoy. I’m off back to bed. This paper thing is sucking the life from me.


Dungeons and Dragons Comments Off on “You never said they were _FLAMING!_” RSS Feed for this post
And You Thought Our News Was Biased…
By Dwip March 2, 2004 at 5:29 am Comments Off on And You Thought Our News Was Biased… RSS Feed for this post

This whole paper thing can go away now. It’s become annoying. Well, except for how it allows me to dig up some really entertaining, yet offensive quotes from 1860 Northern newspapers, whereupon everyone uses assorted racial slurs and such. Or, you know, there’s always entertaining stuff like this: “If the condition of the negro slaves of the South and the free negroes of the North be contrasted, we find no difficulty in determining where the comfort, happiness, and well being of the race are best preserved. In the South, as everybody is aware, the wants of the negro from infancy to death are supplied…the duty of this care by the master is not only a moral but a legal obligations, […]


History and Politics, Paper Hate, School Comments Off on And You Thought Our News Was Biased… RSS Feed for this post
Heh
By Dwip March 1, 2004 at 8:26 am Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

NYT headline of the day: U.S. and French Troops Arrive in Haiti to Restore Stability Why is this funny? I have no idea. I haven’t quite pinned it down yet. But it is. Very.


History and Politics Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post
Drown
By Dwip March 1, 2004 at 1:09 am Comments (5) RSS Feed for this post

Sorry if nobody but Whir and I had a clue what I was talking about last entry. I don’t usually get to revel in my CC2 geekdom much, however. Anyway. 7 more pages of the paper due on Tuesday. That’s going to suck, but I’m a lot more prepared now than I was. It’s still going to mean a lot of pain tomorrow, but I survived Wednesday, I can survive tomorrow. Well, I sort of survived, at any rate. I went a little loopy there at the end, as the following email will show you: (It is, I note, my tradition to send out weekly “It is now the weekend. We will do stuff.” emails to Tali and Laurent. This […]


Europe, Humor, Paper Hate, School, Trips Comments (5) RSS Feed for this post