This is Decibel's Typepad Profile.
Join Typepad and start following Decibel's activity
Join Now!
Already a member? Sign In
Decibel
Recent Activity
Basic gist is that Wil felt bad about how Sheldon had been let down by him missing a con to do an appearance on Hollywood Squares (a fact Sheldon had mentioned earlier in the episode when he was explaining why Wil was his mortal enemy). Oh, speaking of which, Sheldon pulling out the 5.25" floppy with his list of mortal enemies was classic. Pulling out that giant 5.25" drive was *awesome*.
1 reply
Wow... That idea is just... wow. My hat's off to you, sir!
1 reply
Wow, a 4800 baud modem?! I've heard of them but haven't ever laid eyes on one. Congrats, you just out-geeked a guy that got his first paying computer gig at about age 12!
1 reply
> open chest You open the treasure chest. You are granted +10 CHA for the next 30 turns.
1 reply
Truly awesome. I have a dumb question... is the guy with the vuvuzela someone I should recognize, or is he just Some Random Guy? BTW, I'd swear the second shot is from ST:TNG... I seem to recall that image from more than one episode.
Toggle Commented Jun 13, 2010 on presented without comment at WWdN: In Exile
1 reply
Wait... you had a technical problem... and you didn't ask for help here? Seriously?! If you'd rolled anything better than a 2 on your Community Summoning Ability check you'd have gotten some kind of useful answer. And with a 5 you'd have even had a *correct* answer! BTW, I agree with digitalscream that "technical art" such as programming often works similarly to writing.
Toggle Commented Jun 30, 2009 on time to write at WWdN: In Exile
1 reply
geekiness is simply unmitigated devotion, that's all. Wow, that's an *awesome* definition. I'm totally stealing it! ;)
1 reply
But I do think the message of geekness was lost in the video. It was more about social media than geekness, no insult intended to those participating. I think you just hit the nail on the head. I didn't really even get to the point of grok'ing all the names at the end of the video because my brain had latched onto the websites that they gave user counts for. Since when does using twitter make you a geek? Let alone *facebook*. Not that there's anything wrong with any of those sites, but none of them struck me as being particularly geeky (except maybe digg). Had they mentioned /., WotC, a Trek fan site or any number of other things then they'd be making a point about geeks. Hell, mention a site about music production, or one that's all about acting techniques and you'd be making a point in my book. To me, what makes someone a geek is that they're incredibly curious about how something works or is done. I suspect you could classify Patrick Stewart as an acting geek, for example. You could certainly classify Wil as a writing or author geek (I hope that actually makes sense to people; I are not a writing geek!). Of course, that definition also opens a can of worms. Would you consider people who just have to know all of the Hollywood gossip as geeks? It's tempting to write them off, but is that fair? I don't know. Oh, and what would have definitely increased the geek factor on the video? If Wil had introduced himself as "Whil Wheaton" ;P
1 reply
Ok, why is it that when I read "oh, Wheaton, that's a good one," I'm hearing Patrick Stuart's voice and not yours? Maybe I still have ST:FG on the brain...
1 reply
So, (because you LOOK like tech support ;P) would you have any idea what happened to the podcast? When I try and subscribe it says it's not currently available in the US iTunes Music Store. :(
1 reply
Cool, thanks for the reply! Yeah, I figured I'd be reading all the manuals and stuff, because that's what I did the last time a played. I just wasn't sure how much extra effort went into the DM side. And of course this is totally not like work! :)
1 reply
Or even if someone offered that stuff for sale at a reasonable price (I'd totally pay $5 or maybe even $10 for that).
1 reply
I'm curious as to how much time you spent preparing for this session. I'm seriously thinking about DMing for my GF and her two girls (13 and 10), but I'm worried about how much time it would take.
1 reply
Oh, that one's easy... the shuttle had actually orbited all the way around to the other side of the planet! ;P
1 reply
Ugh. I *hate* the "there's no place like 127.0.0.1" stuff. "There's no place like localhost"??! WTF? Home is ~! Sheesh. Sorry, this is a pet-peeve. 127.0.0.1 is the loneliest number on the other hand, is cool. :)
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2008 on the loneliest number at WWdN: In Exile
1 reply
Ugh. I *hate* the "there's no place like 127.0.0.1" stuff. "There's no place like localhost"??! WTF? Home is ~! Sheesh. Sorry, this is a pet-peeve. 127.0.0.1 is the loneliest number on the other hand, is cool. :)
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2008 on the loneliest number at WWdN: In Exile
1 reply
You might find http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/HowToShipAnything.html helpful.
1 reply
You might find http://www.joelonsoftware.com/articles/HowToShipAnything.html helpful.
1 reply
I love it when they lose my bag on the way home... it means I don't have to cart it around, and they deliver it to my door for free!
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2007 on time to calculate the odds at WWdN: In Exile
1 reply
I love it when they lose my bag on the way home... it means I don't have to cart it around, and they deliver it to my door for free!
Toggle Commented Jan 14, 2007 on time to calculate the odds at WWdN: In Exile
1 reply
For me, most of ST:TE was complete cheese... almost disgustingly so. But it was all worth it for the very few moments I got to spend on *the* bridge. Probably the worst part was when the ushered us off (I think they actually had to say something like 3 times to get my attention). I hope that some time you'll do an entry about what differed between ST:TE and the real set; that'd be some great trivia to have!
1 reply
For me, most of ST:TE was complete cheese... almost disgustingly so. But it was all worth it for the very few moments I got to spend on *the* bridge. Probably the worst part was when the ushered us off (I think they actually had to say something like 3 times to get my attention). I hope that some time you'll do an entry about what differed between ST:TE and the real set; that'd be some great trivia to have!
1 reply