In Passing
By Dwip February 27, 2006 at 7:14 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

So I’m posting a lot today. It’s been a sort of busy day like that. So I got home today to find an AIM from Regina saying “Check the Phoenix forums.” I could pretty much guess what I was going to find, but checked anyway, and, yes, sure enough, Ken Wood, aka tonto_real, had passed away. Not unexpected at all, really, considering that he was very, very sick, and not altogether sad, even. I’ve seen the whole prolonged illness thing before, and it’s just not good, yknow? Some of you knew _real, being Tontos as you were, but I imagine most of you don’t, because I really didn’t and don’t talk about Tonto that much. How to describe him? He […]


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So we’re all hanging out
By Dwip February 27, 2006 at 6:41 pm Comments Off on So we’re all hanging out RSS Feed for this post

So we’re all hanging out on the MUD… You say ‘So, for today’s humor moment.’ You say ‘We’re all standing around doing work, and over the PA comes “Ron Jeremy, please dial 8130, Ron Jeremy.” about 5 times.’ Whir says ‘ROFL’ Samson says ‘I fail to see the humor’ Whir says ‘For some reason, I’m surprised you know who Ron Jeremey is.’ Whir says ‘Samson, OTOH, obviously doesn’t.’ Samson says ‘because I’m a heathen scum, of course’ Whir says ‘Or you don’t watch porn.’ Samson says ‘As if I care what their names are’ Whir says ‘It’s not that you don’t care what their names are, Mein Furher, it’s that everyone ever has heard of Ron Jeremy.’ Samson says ‘obviously […]


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Monday, Monday
By Dwip February 27, 2006 at 6:14 am Comments Off on Monday, Monday RSS Feed for this post

Quoted for great justice. [05:37] Samson: Tell me you aren’t actually up at this hour. [05:39] Dwip: Work really, really fucking blows like that. [05:39] Samson: yeah, I know what you mean I’m also sick, which is somewhat less fun than fun, as it were. I also meant to get around to that whole “the more stuff happens, the more history there is” tagboard comment thing, but got variously distracted by Alsherok, the Neon Genesis Evangelion manga, and the last 7 or so episodes of Cowboy Bebop. So you’ll all just need to be patient for a while.


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Life As A Worker Drone
By Dwip February 21, 2006 at 6:17 am Comments Off on Life As A Worker Drone RSS Feed for this post

Give in, give up, turn off, tune out. Go to work. (Actually, I’m off sanding table, and the job appears to be getting better. We’ll see. Will also be getting to the tagboard comments, because I find them interesting, but not yet.)


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High On Information
By Dwip February 17, 2006 at 2:38 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

I’d love to tell you all about my interesting week, but it pretty much wasn’t, so I won’t, other than to note that doing maintenance on your car at intervals more often than a year or so will save you a lot when you do do it. Just saying. To reprise last week’s gaming entry, I totally forgot the part where we were traipsing through the snow-covered forest towards the Main Evil Base, and I was like “This is the part where we get attacked by guys on snowmobiles, right?” Rather shortly thereafter, we got leaped by guys in winter camo parkas wielding poisoned shortbows and shortswords. So, you know, no snowmobiles, but still. In other news, I sure have […]


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Bridge Over Troubled Waters
By Dwip February 12, 2006 at 10:49 pm Comments Off on Bridge Over Troubled Waters RSS Feed for this post

Some gaming humor. First, Chad said something tonight that sounded like “I see armored squirrels” or so. Which is cool, because, well, armored squirrels. Some of you may remember a previous episode wherein the party was attacked from across a river by some bandits. Cleric casts a bridge spell, and my ranger ki frenzies and starts charging across the bridge. Only to come to the realization that it’s 30′ too short. But, well, frenzied. So he leaps anyway, rolls a natural 20 on the jump check, but still comes up 10′ short…and then gets shot by arrows, goes unconcious, and drowns. Keep that in mind. So, trekking to recon this keep with undead, etc. Standard. Except there was a bridge. […]


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For the MT Readers In the Audience
By Dwip February 11, 2006 at 10:32 pm Comments Off on For the MT Readers In the Audience RSS Feed for this post

So I forgot that in Bywater on Alsherok, there’s, yes, Largo’s Fine Weaponry. Predating MT by 4 odd years. Boy is that appropriately funny. Platinum Sindhae is kicking Thag’s ass.


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Great Balls of Fire
By Dwip February 10, 2006 at 10:51 am Comments Off on Great Balls of Fire RSS Feed for this post

I was talking, some small while ago, about how when I get Oblivion in a couple weeks, I would like it not to cause blue flames to shoot out my fan ports when my mostly four year old computer attempts to run it. Fortunately, as that saying goes, we can rebuild it. We have the technology, to the tune of a 3.2 Ghz CPU, 2 GB of RAM, and a 256 MB video card. I direct you, firstly, to a post from the days of yore, wherein this computer was originally built. With that firmly in mind, it’s amazing how much easier the whole thing is when you know what you’re doing. Though there were moments…Open up your computer some […]


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In The Old Tonto Fashion
By Dwip February 8, 2006 at 9:07 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

Since Simmy keeps asking me to dig up my old Tonto college posts, which pretty much no longer exist, and since he went and ranted about college in the last entry, well, we’re just going to create ourselves a college post right now. Let us, shall we, talk about the whole 18 credits deal, since I think it lies at the root of our problems, here. So, flashing back to the fall of 1999, we have my final grades for my first term: ALS 111 OSU ODYSSEY 1 credit, Pass BA 131 BUSINESS PRODUCTIVITY SOFTWARE 2 credits, A HHP 231 *LIFETIME FITNESS FOR HEALTH 3 credits, B+ MB 230 *INTRODUCTORY MICROBIOLOGY 4 credits, B MTH 111 *COLLEGE ALGEBRA 4 credits, […]


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Portrait of the Rabbit As A Young Worker
By Dwip February 3, 2006 at 8:00 pm Comments (15) RSS Feed for this post

Click me! Me after a week at work, shown full size for great justice and clarity. Though not enough clarity, because you can’t quite tell that my hair was actually more white than not, being covered in so much sawdust. Also note the faded-looking flannel, which isn’t so much faded as covered in sawdust. Nor can you see my glasses, which are, yes, covered in sawdust. But my hair standing up is accurate. The sanding table has more static electricity than you can possibly imagine. I sure do look like a fool, closing my eyes like that. And yes, the part I hate the most about my job is how I breathe dust all day. There’s lots of other parts […]


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Blast From the Past
By Dwip February 2, 2006 at 9:05 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

Anybody who reads here and actually cares already knows that DS has, in Godlike fashion, caused the old Tonto forums from days of yore to rise from the dead. Thus providing us with endless Marechal quotes, of course. One of which I will relate to you momentarily, as I am too preoccupied with fixing my laptop and trying to make my desktop not shoot blue flames from the fan port upon the release of Oblivion, which I guess has specs so high only about five people are going to be able to run it. I garuntee to you that Whir, Samson, and I will be among them. Save your spot now. If presented with a choice wherein the HD on […]


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