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Jay Allen
San Francisco
I'm not wearing any pants.
Interests: The internet, personal storytelling and publishing, deep jazzy house music, ethnic cuisine, Hungary, sailing, acoustic guitar, mixing and creating music, martial arts and far too much more.
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Jay Allen is now following Kokochi
Feb 20, 2010
Boy, this one kinda hit me. I still haven't fully grasped that my daughter will be growing up in San Francisco or even in California—and NOT in New Orleans. Ridiculous given that I moved here nearly half my life ago!![1] It's not that I would move back there or anything but...her childhood will be so incredibly different from mine and she'll have no connection to one of the biggest influences in my life. It kinda makes me sad for her. That is, until I look at the picture above. And that makes me kinda sad for me... J [1] - OK, 16 years which can really only be "nearly half my life" if I'm being really generous. :)
Toggle Commented Feb 21, 2010 on Growing up in S.F. at Kokochi
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"Yeah, where does the animosity come from? Why can't trolls, goblins, orcs, gnomes, and narwhals coexist peacefully? Hatred is learned, and Tolkein is intent on passing on how it's taught to children." Ahhhh, never discount the powerful influences of xenophobia and jealousy.
Toggle Commented Jan 11, 2010 on "You People" and Murderous Hobbit Rage at Hobbitted
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Jay Allen is now following nataliepo
Jan 7, 2010
http://www.cracked.com/article_17455_p2.html #14. The Gelatinous Cube What is it? The Gelatinous Cube is an enormous block of ooze that roams through the perfectly square hallways of D&D, devouring anyone foolish enough to walk directly into it. Where it Went Wrong: Unless an encounter plays out exactly like the steamroller scene in Austin Powers, we fail to see how the Gelatinous Cube ever kills anybody who's not either glued to the floor or fast asleep. In fact, we're pretty sure the Dungeon Master's Guide reads: The first player to ask "Can't I just get out of the way?" automatically defeats the Gelatinous Cube.
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2010 on character overload. :| at Hobbitted
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Oh, right, the reason I started to comment. Natalie, one word: Spreadsheet.
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2010 on character overload. :| at Hobbitted
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Come on Andy, everyone knows the gelatinous cube is little more than a big pile of quivering jelly with a little nervous energy and bad navigational skills. Now a Beholder, on the other hand...
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2010 on character overload. :| at Hobbitted
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djchall, I believe that by mentioning Star Trek's Prime Directive in a discussion about LotR, you have just violated the fourth rule of Fight Club.
Toggle Commented Jan 7, 2010 on WTF, Gandalf? at Hobbitted
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Gotta love my Hungarians... Clever editors and well trained puppies... (Subtitle: "Dogs love the beach too!")
Toggle Commented Dec 7, 2009 on walking on sunshinez at microdogging
Jay Allen added a favorite at microdogging
Oct 29, 2009
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Jay Allen is now following Ophelia
Sep 11, 2009
I'm sure that you know this already, BUT... http://flickr.com/groups/957878@N25/pool/
Toggle Commented Jan 28, 2009 on What Hope and a Glue Gun Gets You at Dollarshort
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Hey Wil, I see that your URL has been posted to the #WordPressArmy IRC channel... Revenge of the Clones on your very blog. How nice. danamongden wrote: "I watch your troubles with personal interest. I'm on MT 3.01 and considering an upgrade to 3.2, but I'd rather wait for 3.21 or 3.22 just to let it sort out. You're going to be waiting a long time. 3.2 has been out since August. It's been sorted.
Toggle Commented Nov 1, 2005 on nearing the rubicon at WWdN: In Exile
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Hey Wil, I see that your URL has been posted to the #WordPressArmy IRC channel... Revenge of the Clones on your very blog. How nice. danamongden wrote: "I watch your troubles with personal interest. I'm on MT 3.01 and considering an upgrade to 3.2, but I'd rather wait for 3.21 or 3.22 just to let it sort out. You're going to be waiting a long time. 3.2 has been out since August. It's been sorted.
Toggle Commented Nov 1, 2005 on nearing the rubicon at WWdN: In Exile
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Hi Rick. I just wanted to apologize directly for the problems you've been experiencing. We're working around the clock right now to not only solve them but to make sure that they never happen again. Barak Berkowitz, our CEO, posted a update about the measures we're taking in that regard. See http://www.sixapart.com/typepad/news/2005/10/to_our_customers.html Once again, we apologize and hope to make all of these problems a thing of the past very, very soon.
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2005 on Blogging Headaches at Rick Cooper, The PDA Pro
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