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Wil - this was AWESOME! And it's fantastic to see the participation that was involved. :) I do especially LURVE the Karen Gillan pic - AWESOME Dr Who tie-in to the hottest Scot since Sean Connery. :) Thanks for making my Wednesday even awesomer.
Toggle Commented Aug 18, 2010 on In which I am a HPOA at WWdN: In Exile
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Hi Stacey. That's something I've been considering doing just for the Alpha. The other bug is the one that's been truly delaying things - it won't launch fully on my iPhone now. I'm going to install it on Susie's to see if it's just my phone or if it's actually a problem. Might require a restore of my iPhone, which isn't a huge deal, but if it's still not working on her phone, then it's a larger issue I need to address. Which will suck.
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O.M.G. I had completely forgotten about this game until your post. Wow - talk about the Fountain of Youth that Wil referred to earlier... Holy crap that brings back some memories... Now I just need to call my mom and see if she remembers it too......
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How could NOT have picked #1 with the dice? Especially after your awesome t-shirt design (which I bought for my whole family)? :)
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Available for $19.87? That's just SWEET. Minor geek-out remembering the first time I heard Patrick Stewart's intro. Just awesome!
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I'm very sorry to hear it, Wil. Our animal companions can transcend the moniker "pets" and become "family". I know that I have always felt that my pets were my family and it seemed that you felt that way with Ferris as well. I hope that you and your family are able to move past the sadness and remember just the joy and happiness you all shared with Ferris.
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Yes, inquiring minds want to know.
Toggle Commented Jul 28, 2009 on Q'Plah! at WWdN: In Exile
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I've been considering them more hindrances than anything else. And all of the offensive spells do damage and nothing else. What I had done was that Water in particular was best for doing these kinds of spells - they cost less to cast and were more effective. If I make them all just defensive then I end up having to re-work the costs/effects. Maybe I can use a silhouette of a head with a question mark?
Commented Jun 30, 2009 on Slight Hiccup at Otto Von Dev Blog
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That is the coolest! I always admired that Mike and Rick didn't just make crap up. They always had a scientific basis for what they did and even things like LCARS were feasible concepts. That they combined science with artistic beauty was just the most amazing thing to me. Congrats to Mike!! And thanks, Wil, for linking the info!
Toggle Commented May 30, 2009 on Mike Okuda to be honored by NASA! at WWdN: In Exile
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I almost blew beverage out my nose on the whole "Sadly, we learn that Dr. Crusher left Wesley in their quarters to stare death in the face alone, without even the benefit of a sedative." Pure genius. :) The raising hopes and crushing them mercilessly was my second favorite part of it. (Well, it wasn't merciless, but you get my drift).
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Thank God we're finally hearing something from the Department of Geek Affairs. I'm not sure CNN or the extreme right will look favorably on your first 100 days. ;) (Okay, I know the extreme right won't). But still glad to hear from you, Mr. Secretary.
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Yeah, he was 13 almost exactly. And he was the absolute best dog evar. ;( I'm still sad about it and it's been almost 3 months.
Commented Mar 19, 2009 on Otto Von Logo at Otto Von Dev Blog
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I would encourage readers of your blog (and you Wil) to leave feedback on the NPR site about it. I have seen links to artist info in their ATC show pages, so I think this likely to be an oversight. Unless it was the local affiliate (I've seen them be less accomodating). Still if the national site gets enough feedback it may influence them to change their ways.
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That is AWESOME! Congrats on being the "go-to guy" when it comes to teh awesome stuff for the intarwebs. :) I'm looking forward to the shirt - can't wait to see it!
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I SO have to find this game. My daughter is 6 and just starting to get a feel for how games are actually played (you know, like using the rules). And she loves rolling dice, so this could be the perfect introduction not only to the geekly love of polyhedra but also to just a fun game that involves math and rules. :) Sweet story. I think that there was a weird wind in my office - blew something in my eye. ;)
Toggle Commented Feb 13, 2009 on the best ten minutes of the day at WWdN: In Exile
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Hi Wil. "Long time reader, first time commenter" and all. I have to say that I was disappointed with teh cavalier way that your work was discarded by this person. I was at exactly the right age and mindset when TNG came out. The only thing I despised about the show was Wesley (Weasley). Not the acting, but because of the insights you yourself have pointed out about the character development. Your TV Squad review of "The Battle" pointed that out pretty well (link here: http://www.tvsquad.com/2007/02/12/star-trek-the-next-generation-the-battle/ ). (As an aside, I think the "Little Hotshot [who] flew his plane and saved the day" was the downfall of the Star Wars prequels among older fans as well). When I was younger, I despised Wesley. Until he actually turned into a compelling character around season 3 when, well, everything got compelling - and the uniforms got cooler, thank God. Then I came to know the man Wil - and was completely amazed. Here was a guy that I could very easily see myself having a beer with playing Guitar Hero or < insert favorite title here >. He was beyond cool - he was made of awesome! It took me a while to divorce the two concepts in my mind, but I am thankful that I am able to experience the wonderfulness that's Wil and not bring the baggage of my earlier distaste of Wesley. What I'm getting at is that I think Wil is teh awesome - and Wesley's not so bad in retrospect. :) That part of my distaste was based in jealousy, perhaps, has nothing to do with it. Honest. No, seriously. Keep up the fantastic work, Wil!
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2009 on unintended consequences at WWdN: In Exile
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