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July 23rd, 2010

The Hotel Bill

A coworker sent this to me in an email, I thought it was hilarious and wanted to share.

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June 7th, 2010


I don't know how valid the statement is that the senate bill was actually created as a response to the new movie Splice that's out in theaters.  I haven't read the bill myself, so if someone has a link for it somewhere, let me know. I'd like to read it.  Based on just this article, I have a problem with this.  As a bit of a libertarian, I have a general problem with the government telling people what they can and can't do. There were some good comments mentioning uses of science, I.E. the growing of replacement body parts for people, that may be blocked by this legislation. 

Edit: There's a link to the bill right in the article. I read the bill and it sounds fine to me.

On the flip side, I am a christian and have moral issues with certain uses of technology, but I also believe that everyone is free to make their own choice and I don't want to impose my morals and ethics on other people. 

Then again, for example, I have a moral belief that murder is wrong and while I don't want to impose my morals on others, I certainly don't want anyone following a moral belief that murder is okay and coming to my home at some point.

So, I conflict with myself at times. On one hand, freedom of choice for all, on the other, I don't want a large difference of opinions to affect my way of life.

I hate politics sometimes.

June 4th, 2010

On Shadowrun


Today's comic is so true. I recall playing shadowrun and having a stack of 36 D6's and needing to roll a handful of them a second time after an initial sum of the value on more than one occasion. I love this comic.

June 12th, 2009

I Can Has Smarts

I'm the proud recipient of an associates degree in applied sciences (Computer Information Systems - User Support Focus) from Sinclair Community College. I graduated "with honors". Go me.

Oh, and I'm still alive and still lurking LJ/the NERO forums. I hope that everyone is doing well.

April 26th, 2009


Those of you know have known me for a bit probably know, or have heard, that I'm an avid coffee drinker. I recently picked up a bag of Starbucks' French Roast whole bean coffee. I poured the beans into an air-tight container for storage yesterday and this evening I was getting ready to prep for tomorrow's brew. I looked at the beans in the glow of the kitchen lights and saw this:

Now, I don't know if it's the sheen of the light reflecting off the oil on the beans, or the deep brown color, but the best words that come to me are "damn, that's sexy". I feel silly thinking that about coffee beans, but they just look so awesome.

March 4th, 2009


I had a rather nice dream last night. It consisted of two parts. The first part was that I came to a nero event and met with someone about my character plot line. They already had decided to complete the major goal I had for my character at check-in (this is a good thing for me: it means I don't have to go fight anything.) The second part came after I woke up and went back to sleep. I was in the same dream again and while I was getting ready to check in, my brother showed up and was there to play. Not only was it great that he was there to play, but since he was a first time player he got in for free and I took it upon myself to get a the 50 dollar credit for bringing a new player. Free event for me too! It was a rather pleasant dream.

December 4th, 2008

Horrible Update

I just got an email from the Dr. Horrible mailing list. DVD Presales have started on Amazon, with the release date set for December 19th. Feel free to check out the details over at http://www.drhorrible.com/

I'm so excited, just in time for christmas!

October 20th, 2008

Test Update

I passed!!!! Yey!!!
I'm now a CompTIA A+ certified IT Technician.
The breakdown:
Two tests were involved. The 601 Essentials test and the 602 IT Technician test. Both tests were out of a possible 900 points.
For the 601, the passing score is a 675 and I scored an 870.
For the 602, the passing score is a 700 and I scored an 855.
I also finished both test in a combined 90 minutes, where normally 90 minutes are given for each exam.

I should be receiving my certification package in the mail in the standard 4-6 weeks.
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