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gmknobl
Interests: wife, kids, sci-fi, fantasy, food, beer, cycling, computer games, computer building
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I find that staring at a screen all day befuddles my mind, no matter what the screen is: tv, computer, phone, iDevice. Since I work with computers for a living when I get home I find it hard to get myself psyched to get on a computer to play a game or even enjoy the passivity of watching the boob tube. However, most of the time, this doesn't stop me. Recently and since it's that time of year, I've taken to cooking for a few hours to ease my mind out of that screen-staring daze. In the spring I turn to outside work when the weather is nice or go for a walk or bike ride. In the summer it's mostly bike rides and when I have to, mowing the grass, also, cooking on the grill. I love summer. Fall, raking the leave and back to cooking again. Winter, well unless there's snow on the ground, winter is rougher all the way 'round. Try these and YMMV.
Toggle Commented Nov 17, 2010 on on the benefits of being unplugged at WWdN: In Exile
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Oh. Another serial killer type. It's giving you roles to play and that's good but do you worry you'll get type cast as the bad and/or disturbed guy? Frankly, I think that's not the case, yet but there's a definite theme going here.
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Note: I'm trying to give this a serious critique here knowing that the story was just for fun. Hope you take it in the spirit it's given in. I listened to your RFB 'cast a couple weeks ago. At times I could swear I heard you laughing while you read your story. At other times I felt like it was simply a run of the mill fantasy story that didn't know it was a cliché. But I knew at the same time it was intentionally a cliché which sort of made it odd. You acted it so seriously that it rather lost some of the humor it had in my own mind while other times, namely every time you mentioned the dreaded UPKs, it was very enjoyable. Overall, it was enjoyable and I had fun listening but I felt there was this divide between the seriousness it had and the humorousness it had that kept it from gelling as a whole for me. I guess I just wanted Retief to appear and point up the absurdity of the whole thing a little more pointedly.
Toggle Commented Oct 14, 2010 on precious and fragile things at WWdN: In Exile
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Your new saying??? "Don't be an ASCII dong!"
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So, it's not just me but others have the same creative process. P.S. It works this way too for getting a job, getting a promotion, starting a new project work, any type of acting, asking a girl out (though you get tons of "you were not cool and I never want to see you again" with them) and many other creative oriented things. I feel relieved but here comes "What the Hell Have I Gotten Myself Into!"
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Okay, I give. I guess BBT hit me the wrong way as a bit insulting when TiVo'd and watched the first episode along with Chuck. But Journeyman wasn't insulting; I liked it and season passed it. So which one gets cut? The thing that got me was my perception (apparently incorrect) that this was just another show about "nerdy" or socially misfit tech people like me. Frankly, I'm just tired of it. It's a stereotype. Prejudice in any form gets me very upset. And if anyone met me on a century bike ride "nerdy" would be the last thing you'd think. Maybe I was just in a bad mood that day but that's how I took BBT and Chuck, as examples of prejudice. That said, I think I should get a sense of humor. (But as you know, nerds don't have them...) I want sci-fi, comedy, drama, et. al. that appeals to my intelligence and in no way talks down to me. However, watching your episode, the first I'd watched since the very first episode, I really did find it funny and no longer condescending or offensive. It probably helped that my not-in-the-least-bit-nerdy wife watched it and loved it. I "got it" at least enough to help me find it enjoyable and funny. So, can you address this, Wil? Specifically, why didn't you have this type of reaction to the first BBT show you watched - or did you? Are there any recent shows you do have this type of negative reaction to and why?
Toggle Commented Feb 9, 2010 on Wow, nice shirt . . . Moonpie. at WWdN: In Exile
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Wow! Eerily like that Friends episode where someone couldn't figure out the spray tan booth. Your turn now.
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First: ROTFL Second: I'm BLIND!!!!! AAGGGGHHHHH!!!!!
Toggle Commented Feb 2, 2009 on your daily dose of surreality at WWdN: In Exile
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I admit to huge envy for anyone who has a nitro push guinness anywhere withing a mile of them right now. Sounds like a missed a good con, not that I ever do those anymore, what with kids and wife and such. In some ways life sucks. But this weekend I hope to find out if the new brewpub a few miles away does or does not.
Toggle Commented Jan 28, 2009 on everyone calm down at WWdN: In Exile
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FYI - It's been on-line for a while now... http://www.thenewfrontiersman.net/ Good times kids, good times. Personally, I want to know more about King Taylor Productions, or at least get some more of those posters. 8^>
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Gee, I thought "urge..." was a Mystery Men reference! It's so Ben Stiller like.
Toggle Commented Jan 16, 2009 on unintended consequences at WWdN: In Exile
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Exactly what I need; exactly what I've grown through. Just substitute Kroger {shudder} for TJs and it should work. And out here in SW VA, if you want a burger joint and aren't afraid to spend $25 for two adults and two kids, check out Five Guys. OMG Sooooo Gooood! And the big secret is YOU can make burgers just like they do for less cost! Fries though is something different. You'd need a big deep fryer and lots o' peanut oil.
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2009 on i really love trader joe's at WWdN: In Exile
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The one time I met here was at a con in SW Virginia where I live. She was kind, if quiet outside of what she was there to do which was promote TNG. We saw a brief clip of Ferengi and MB gave a dramatic reading with sound effects. I got to be General Good Guy in the costume competition and won an award - well really the person who made the costume. She always seemed underutilized ON the screen but we did all appreciate her off the screen. I'm sure she and Mr. Roddenberry are happy together again.
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2008 on a moment of silence, please. at WWdN: In Exile
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The one time I met here was at a con in SW Virginia where I live. She was kind, if quiet outside of what she was there to do which was promote TNG. We saw a brief clip of Ferengi and MB gave a dramatic reading with sound effects. I got to be General Good Guy in the costume competition and won an award - well really the person who made the costume. She always seemed underutilized ON the screen but we did all appreciate her off the screen. I'm sure she and Mr. Roddenberry are happy together again.
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2008 on a moment of silence, please. at WWdN: In Exile
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Every time they've come over the VT stadium, they've not been stealthy. They are noted for being loud and only stealthy to RADAR.
Toggle Commented Dec 8, 2008 on not so stealthy at WWdN: In Exile
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Every time they've come over the VT stadium, they've not been stealthy. They are noted for being loud and only stealthy to RADAR.
Toggle Commented Dec 8, 2008 on not so stealthy at WWdN: In Exile
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It looks like WW had one or more unfortunate incidents with some yiffin' ferverts. The few furries I know aren't like that at all.
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It looks like WW had one or more unfortunate incidents with some yiffin' ferverts. The few furries I know aren't like that at all.
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I've enjoyed a few in my time but I'm finding domestic life with sig other and kids more fun (and frustrating). I'll admit to being one of the guys on the make at cons but never getting anywhere, especially when they wore (non-furry) tiger-like suits. Very frustrating on more than one level. BotDS Sharyn McCrumb.
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I've enjoyed a few in my time but I'm finding domestic life with sig other and kids more fun (and frustrating). I'll admit to being one of the guys on the make at cons but never getting anywhere, especially when they wore (non-furry) tiger-like suits. Very frustrating on more than one level. BotDS Sharyn McCrumb.
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I'm not sure anyone will read my this since it will be buried in a sea of 150+ posts but here goes. Yes, we shouldn't govern in anger and hatred ad Bush did for 8 years (and more before that in Texas) or by the forces in government that pushed forward into national consciousness again with Nixon* and have been around ever since with hatred and revenge as tools in their lust for power and money but... But even as we try to be even handed, even tempered and egalitarian and fair in all things we should keep in mind a popular saying: "If you want peace, work for justice." I believe there should be justice done for the wrongs propagated by the Bush Administration. Take a look at http://prosecutegeorgebush.com/. This is a start. Consider charging those who pushed for torture and illegally holding prisoners in Guantanamo for Crimes Against Humanity. In other words, hold these people accountable. Don't let them complete the "do horrible things and get away with it" plan. Don't let them get away with it. Sure, right the constitution, help the poor and work for equal rights for all again but... BUT work for JUSTICE if you want peace. And the world is now crying out for justice. *Nixon didn't start this but these type of "Lee Atwater tactics" have been around in every nation for a long time. It's only at that point we actually saw a resurgence of it in our country. Look at what Tricky Dick did in California before becoming president. Look at his record in congress.
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I'm not sure anyone will read my this since it will be buried in a sea of 150+ posts but here goes. Yes, we shouldn't govern in anger and hatred ad Bush did for 8 years (and more before that in Texas) or by the forces in government that pushed forward into national consciousness again with Nixon* and have been around ever since with hatred and revenge as tools in their lust for power and money but... But even as we try to be even handed, even tempered and egalitarian and fair in all things we should keep in mind a popular saying: "If you want peace, work for justice." I believe there should be justice done for the wrongs propagated by the Bush Administration. Take a look at http://prosecutegeorgebush.com/. This is a start. Consider charging those who pushed for torture and illegally holding prisoners in Guantanamo for Crimes Against Humanity. In other words, hold these people accountable. Don't let them complete the "do horrible things and get away with it" plan. Don't let them get away with it. Sure, right the constitution, help the poor and work for equal rights for all again but... BUT work for JUSTICE if you want peace. And the world is now crying out for justice. *Nixon didn't start this but these type of "Lee Atwater tactics" have been around in every nation for a long time. It's only at that point we actually saw a resurgence of it in our country. Look at what Tricky Dick did in California before becoming president. Look at his record in congress.
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I downloaded. I got all my iMac users to download. Now our Entourage - Exchange problems look to be a thing of the past as I can run Outlook '07. Unfortunately, there appears no IE 7 or 6 model that works in this for their XP port. And that puts the kabosh on some things as we HAVE to use IE for some sites. Pretty lame of those site designers, huh?
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I downloaded. I got all my iMac users to download. Now our Entourage - Exchange problems look to be a thing of the past as I can run Outlook '07. Unfortunately, there appears no IE 7 or 6 model that works in this for their XP port. And that puts the kabosh on some things as we HAVE to use IE for some sites. Pretty lame of those site designers, huh?
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At least you don't have Flock of Seagulls hair.
Toggle Commented Oct 8, 2008 on Strewn with time's dead flowers at WWdN: In Exile
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