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Oh goodness.

I loved Traveller. I loved MegaTraveller. Traveller: The New Era - well, it gave me interesting ideas for a GURPS campaign.

But this? This is tempting.
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Successfully fought the urge to purchase The World of Synnibarr at the bookstore. It's a special kind of horrible - the kind you can almost be proud of.

Bought some GURPS books instead. Now having a late bite and looking over my purchases.

[edit] some may not know this legendary game. It has its own TV Tropes entry.

http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/TabletopGame/WorldOfSynnibarr
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It was tempting, but I decided against it.
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This is some 1984 Minitrue stuff here.

Our department commented on posts. Every city and village in Russia has its own municipal website with its own comments forum. People would write something on the forum -- some kind of news -- and our task was to comment on it. We did it by dividing into teams of three. One of us would be the "villain," the person who disagrees with the forum and criticizes the authorities, in order to bring a feeling of authenticity to what we're doing. The other two enter into a debate with him -- "No, you're not right; everything here is totally correct." One of them should provide some kind of graphic or image that fits in the context, and the other has to post a link to some content that supports his argument. You see? Villain, picture, link.

"You see? Villain, picture, link" is now filed in my head next to "They only have six plots, but they swap them round a bit."
More and more, posts and commentaries on the Internet in Russia and even abroad are generated by professional trolls, many of whom receive a higher-than-average salary for perpetuating a pro-Kremli...
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interesting stuff. tldr (it all). ;-) 
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yeah that's what I'm gonna say about my cold too.
 
Perhaps I should convince myself I am not ill. That my inability to sleep is actually an inherent trait that I have of not allowing the present to slip away into the past without there have been some benefit of existing in that moment.
Besides.. The glassy, red-tinted, half shut, blurry vision 'fuck me' eyes have been proving a good look for me for a while now.
So that's it.. I'm not ill, I'm subconsciously keeping myself awake so I can see more, do more, and be more.

#rlxwrites

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That's why it looked familiar!
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Playing my first game of Cards Against Humanity, with +malaika brodeur​ and friends.
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That's a great pub, though, on a sunny Saturday afternoon.
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At Wayward Vegan Cafe, which isn't strictly vegan. Not that there's anything wrong with that. 
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True enough. I'll eat pretty much anything that presents as food. I just like to know with confidence what I'm chewing on. Unless I'm really hungry. Then I eat and hope for the best.

Which is the state I was in today, and it worked out well.
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I don't know about you but I sure feel a lot better.
This video will ease away the stresses of your Monday....
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I Feel so relaxed I have to sleep.
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Had random awesome geeky conversation at half price books. I should try getting out more often.
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+Random Geek lol you sound like me. There is always more room for books. Always. 
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Just watched Ernest and Celestine. It was sweet and had a beautiful watercolor look to it. Felt like I was watching a painting. I liked that.
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Haven't seen that one yet, but I do like that art style.
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Tonight I finished my weekend project - mushing old site pages into a bloggy format to please Jekyll. 
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I hid about a half dozen posts where my thinking was less than stellar in retrospect, but I like having a complete record from the start. 
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I haven't prepared myself a proper meal for a while. Mostly quick fixes. And buying cheeseburgers. Though I did buy myself salad instead a couple times last week

Spiced grilled chicken plus black bean & avocado couscous. Little lime squeeze over the whole thing made it tasty.
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Couscous is one of our favorite quick fixes. There's so very much you can do with it.
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Quick! Blue sky! Take a picture of something!
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  • North Seattle Community College
    2012
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Random Geek, Brian Wisti
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Brian Wisti, A Random Geek
Introduction
I'm an unhip hipster geek.

My G+ stream is a bit eclectic: 

  • links to open source programming items (Linux, Perl, Python, Ruby, and more)
  • occasional sciencey science stuff
  • random posts that interest me from Google+, Twitter, Plurk, or whatever
  • links to some band that I've been replaying nonstop.
  • an occasional photo
  • navel-gazing - thoughts that amuse me but have nothing to do with anything.
  • My latest adventure installing one OS or another.
  • My continuing adventures in yarncraft (generally knitting, but you never know)
Awesome and accurate descriptions from people who know me best.:

David Bleecher - You're like the Dread Pirate Roberts of OS installation. You had a good day today, X11, I'll probably Fedora you tomorrow. :)

Eric von Foerster  -  Brian, the technological try-sexual, he'll try anything. 

VM BrasseurNo judgment intended with this question...

Is there any tech tool with which you DON'T want to play, +Brian Wisti?

You may be one of the most technologically gregarious/curious people I know. :-)


As I try to make myself more generally useful at work, you may occasionally see notes and links for proprietary tech in my stream.

Try not to panic.

Also - I don't want to unnerve you, but I attend church and believe after a fashion in God. It's not the cranky guy with a beard and a throne, but I call it God. It's one of the little lies I allow myself, along with "deep down people are basically good. Basically. Deep, deep down." I know that both beliefs make some people uncomfortable.


Bragging rights
Was on cleanup duty once because somebody got busy in a Burger King bathroom.
Work
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Web Geek
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Perl, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, Knitting, Making Lists in Small Boxes
Employment
  • Infinity Interactive
    Programmer, 2014 - present
  • Smart Technologies
    Web Geek, 2014 - 2014
  • McKesson
    Perl Geek, 2010 - 2014
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Seattle WA USA
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Seattle WA USA - Olympia WA USA - Bremerton WA USA - Mountain Home ID USA - Reno NV USA - Superior WI USA - Ukiah CA USA
iPhone 4 screen cracked due to an unexpected combination of gravity and a sharp rock. They fixed. Cheaper than upgrading. Great service and friendly staff. I would recommend JCD to anyone who would rather repair than upgrade. [edit] Six months later I went back to fix the back glass on a different phone. Twenty bucks and five minutes later I was out with everything all better. This just reinforces my high opinion from the first visit.
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Some (though not all) of their stock may be a bit pricey, but the quality is good.
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My favorite coffee haunt. The brothers that run it are awesome and remember your name with shocking ease. Plenty of room to stretch out and outlets for your laptop. Food? Great goods baked on site, but not where you go for a meal.
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Sometimes the Geniuses in attendance here are nice and attentive, other times they are rude and dismissive. It's unpredictable. But they have the Apple stuff you need.
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If you're a lover of vegetarian food - and patient - come here. The food is great. They have a good rotation if fresh soups and desserts accompanying a solid veggie diner menu. It's not fast food, so don't come here in a rush. Non-vegetarians should go for the burrito. There's enough cheese to appease the meat craving for a bit.
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Okay, it's small and cramped, but the staff is very friendly and the pastries are delicious.
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It's crowded and hectic nearly every time I'm in, but the food is good and the staff is nice. The best deli comfort food I've ever had in Seattle. Breakfast is best. I highly recommend going in and finding out what their weekly pancake special is. It's usually something fun like chocolate chip, pumpkin, gingerbread, or some other seemingly random flavor. When we get breakfast at Roxy's we always end up going for the weekly special.
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