October Booklogging
By Dwip October 31, 2013 at 6:40 pm Comments (0) RSS Feed for this post

I think we can sum this month and the collected works of John Scalzi up with the following quote: Tyler Durden: Oh I get it, it’s very clever. Narrator: Thank you. Tyler Durden: How’s that working out for you? Narrator: What? Tyler Durden: Being clever. —Fight Club YTD stats: January: 3 total; 3 fiction (1,712 pages) February: 3 total; 3 non-fiction (1,098 pages) March: 13 total; 10 graphic (2,432 pages); 2 fiction (1,462 pages); 1 non-fiction (290 pages) April: 7 total; 2 graphic (1,200 pages); 2 fiction (1,776 pages); 3 non-fiction (1,244 pages) May: 1 total; 1 fiction (1,040 pages) June: 5 total; 5 fiction (2,480 pages) July: 5 total; 5 fiction (1,934 pages) August: 4 total; 1 fiction (608 […]


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Lou Reed
By Dwip October 27, 2013 at 1:57 pm Comments (0) RSS Feed for this post

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Quote
By Dwip October 23, 2013 at 5:04 pm Comments (0) RSS Feed for this post

…the events you relate, most of which have happened in my time, seem to me to have occurred much longer ago than they really did. The civil war of ’61 has made a great gulf between what happened before it in our century and what has happened since, or what is likely to happen hereafter. It does not seem to me as if I were living in the country in which I was born… —George Ticknor, 1869


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In A Fashion Somewhat Reminiscent Of An Employer
By Dwip October 23, 2013 at 4:45 pm Comments (0) RSS Feed for this post

Had an interview today. Think it went well. I don’t get to wear my suit very often, so hey, why not take a picture? And a couple three things about that: 1. No, I don’t take pictures well at all, do I? 2. It’s kind of hard to take decent self shots though. And this apartment has terribad lighting. 2. I have a set of these from 2009 where I have mid-length hair and no facial hair, and ye gods do they look awful in comparison. That was not a good move by either of the people involved in that decision, let me just say.


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Dreams Like This Must
By Dwip October 12, 2013 at 9:34 am Comments (0) RSS Feed for this post

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By Dwip October 10, 2013 at 7:42 pm Comments (0) RSS Feed for this post

[19:39] Jason: also if you hear of a truck going off an overpass and crushing some conneticut drivers just remember I’m a big fan of the DFA [19:39] Dwip: Ha. [19:40] Jason: also admit you just pictured a big truck flying off an overpass and me yelling “DFA!!!!!!” [19:40] Dwip: Sure did.


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But At Least My Bots Use the Tank Now
By Dwip October 8, 2013 at 1:30 pm Comments (0) RSS Feed for this post

From time to time in my little corner of modding, people like to gripe about the less than perfect tools we have available to us for Elder Scrolls modding. Oblivion, for example, has whole user-made interface grafted on to the Construction Set to fix the bugs, and never mind TES4Edit or the various BSA unpackers or the Construction Set Wiki. For Skyrim, we gripe about the worthlessness of the Nif scripts and how we’re all wedded to a version of Blender that’s roughly contemporary with the triceratops. And to be sure, none of that is wonderful. Let’s talk about Battlefield Vietnam for a second, though.


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In Battletech, There Is No Parachute Key
By Dwip October 6, 2013 at 1:10 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

Harking back to the humor of yore, a conversation during Battletech last night: “Man, I’m stuck in my Atlas on the 8th level of this building. Hey, we can shoot the walls, right? How about the floor?” “Uh…yeah, I guess? Why not?” BAM BAM BAM BAM “Well, you’re falling through the floor now, so, uh, I guess that’s good. And it looks like your falling damage is going to do enough to break through the next floor down, and it looks like there’s a Quickdraw under you, so I guess roll to see if you slam into him…” “I did.” *they roll for damage* “Well, the good news is, you’re both still alive after that 8 level plummet of doom. […]


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A Commentary In Two Quotes
By Dwip October 2, 2013 at 2:41 am Comments (0) RSS Feed for this post

In which I’m going to break the “no politics on the blog” rule for a brief moment to post a couple of quotes I think aptly describe life at the moment. What is our present condition? We have just carried an election on principles fairly stated to the people. Now we are told in advance, the government shall be broken up, unless we surrender to those we have beaten, before we take the offices. In this they are either attempting to play upon us, or they are in dead earnest. Either way, if we surrender, it is the end of us, and of the government. They will repeat the experiment upon us ad libitum. A year will not pass, till […]


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