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Another vote for insulation. Heating and cooling become soooo much more efficient with blown in attic insulation. Double check the level you have and upgrade. Many older houses have little to no insulation. If that's the case you will make all of the money back that you spend insulating in the first year. There are also incentives to add insulation depending on the state. We were able to use a rebate program to get back over a third of what we spent to put in the new insulation.
Toggle Commented Dec 5, 2012 on For a Bit of Colored Ribbon at Coding Horror
Nice, Arkham Horror is definitely one of my favorite games of all time. A multi-episode special on that would be terrific.
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I was just at the Klan barbecue to support their right to free speech and enjoy some ribs! I'm not really a racist! How dare you call me that!
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This song could be the most covered song in history.
Toggle Commented Nov 18, 2009 on Molly Lewis is a national treasure at WWdN: In Exile
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Reminds me of our cat Charlie. http://www.ihatethissite.com/images/charlie/charlie-04.jpg RIP Freddy Snowpants. :(
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2009 on RIP Freddy Snowpants at WWdN: In Exile
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Dude, you are not fucking old. You are only two years older than I am and I'm not even close to fucking old. Read this book if you have chronic back pain or spasms. http://www.amazon.com/Healing-Back-Pain-Mind-Body-Connection/dp/0446392308/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1242671616&sr=8-1 Then get yourself some sort of exercise equipment and start working out. For chrissakes if you spend 30 minutes a day doing some intensive work you will be fine. Exercise will make you think and feel better. There are people out there, normal people like you and me, that are running marathons at 70 years old. My friend's grandfather ran two miles a day into his 80s. I want to be those guys, not the guy who sits in a chair all the time and can barely get up to walk around. Once you stop moving, you die, that's a fact. People everywhere drive like assholes. Honestly if I were you and my kids had just started driving I'd make them get pre-approval before taking other kids with them driving at least for the first year. It's that first year where distractions can really cause a problem. Having other kids in the car is a major distraction. My father really made a point of having me wear seatbelts and one saved my life in an accident. Good on you for making your kids do the same.
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LOL! Acererak really is a huge asshole in addition to having a name that is annoying to pronounce. As players you really want to curse him out multiple times during the adventure, but you probably give up because you stumble over the name so much.
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Ah hell, now I just spent an hour going through the list of modules on Wikipedia and remembering which ones are stored in the closet.
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Holy crap, I LOLed at Frakes' Turkish Prison crack! Classic!
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So wrong, but yet so right. Patrick seems like he will do pretty much anything self deprecating without any qualms. His episode of Extras was just beyond hilarious. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fg_cwI1Xj4M
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Ha ha! This is great. You did a really good job with the DMing, especially on the fly as it were. I remember DMing a campaign for some friends of mine back in 1990 or so with music on and everything and it turned out really well, but I had prepared everything ahead of time. A little improvisation on the existing template makes things seem a lot more interesting than if you are reading off the page the whole time, but at the same time you have to make the players feel like they have a choice at what they are doing even while you are funneling them through the places you want them to go.
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Thinking quickly. Tabletop Ms Pac Man Tabletop Galaga Discs of Tron full machine with hood Punch Out
Toggle Commented Mar 10, 2009 on nostalgia overload at WWdN: In Exile
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They have had in the past books devoted to quick and dirty one off quests and adventures. They called them The Book of Lairs. Pretty sure there were at least two of them back around 1st or 2nd edition and that I have them both in a closet somewhere. Those were very convenient for inserting little quests into your adventure to give your players an experience bump and some entertainment outside of your main story. Yeah, just Googled and there were two, I have both of these. http://home.flash.net/~brenfrow/dd1/ref3.htm http://home.flash.net/~brenfrow/dd1/ref4.htm
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Wil, if you haven't already you should read The Immortal Iron Fist. Brubaker and Fraction did a bang up job on that series from the get go taking a minor league character and making him cool. I love Brubaker's Cap as well. I haven't enjoyed the character this much since the Kirby days.
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I figured most authors being the intelligent rational humans they are would come out against this guy's stand on this issue. I really makes no sense at all. The automated reading software is just not even close to a nuanced performance by an actual person. It certainly doesn't replace it and it's doubtful it will get there anytime soon, but even if it does it's not like they can duplicate Wil Wheaton's voice and mannerisms to read the book. There is always the uniqueness of the person reading to push when selling the audiobook. And if they do get to the point where they can duplicate Wil as an AI in our lifetimes then I want to be Neo when we all get installed into the Matrix.
Toggle Commented Feb 27, 2009 on wil wheaton vs. text 2 speech at WWdN: In Exile
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I work with geeks all day long and my wife is a closet geek as well so this never happens to me. I'm usually the one who has to break off and go back to work after my CTO regales me with tales of his new purchases for the 360. Although I was wearing a VS (super-hero card game that I played for a few years made by UDE) t-shirt with the DC Comics logo on it in the grocery store one day when the cashier looked at me and went, "Awesome, I love comics! What is your favorite?" I was so surprised I managed to grunt out something like, "Er, me too" before stumbling away. Given that I have about thirty dealer boxes of comics, a fact that I never mention to anyone usually, I probably should have been better prepared for something like that.
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I was completely hockey ignorant for most of my life because I grew up in Hawaii and ice was only found in my cold drinks. I learned all about who was who in hockey by playing the various NHL Hockey games for the Sega Genesis in college. I used to dominate people at those games. I'd have to concur with one of the posters that hockey on TV is terrible unless it is in HD. You can't even make out the puck in SD. Hockey though is one of those sports that you have to experience in person to really get.
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No kidding. I know people who don't even live in CT anymore that still lament the loss of the Whale.
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I feel old. I actually had to Google to remind me what cosplay is. :(
Toggle Commented Feb 24, 2009 on a little more from phoenix comicon at WWdN: In Exile
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Sounds good. The ones you have done so far have been great overall. No pressure or anything... ;-)
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Until I read your blog entry I never remembered that Ensign Ro and Admiral Cain were played by the same actress. That Bajoran makeup threw me off.
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Okey dokey. Sounds cool. I'm just jonesing for more of those as they are really interesting and amusing overall. I guess I was also curious about some of your impressions about working on later episodes rather than the somewhat cheesy season one eps. All in good time I'm sure.
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I had a question about the content that has probably been asked. Did you include any new TNG episode reviews or is this the same stuff that is up on TV Squad?
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Hey, maybe my DVR is a cylon? The result of your VCR and computer having relations. No wonder it is so treacherous.
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Whenever a sci-fi star from my childhood shows up in your daily life I know things are headed down a strange path. See WFS. When that star then spoils a current sci-fi show for you while you are sitting next to one of the stars of that current show it's become truly bizarre. I do think it's cool that Gil is a fan of a show like BSG. I hate it when people do sci-fi and make their living off of sci-fi, but really don't like sci-fi. See WFS.
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