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Richard Rohlin
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I know I'm slow, but I just noticed the inherent Jonathan Swift reference in byte ordering.

(And it's the big end, in case you're wondering. Little Endians can suck eggs.)
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Hahaha, I wish I was in on the joke. Read Gulliver's Travels back in 11th grade. Still remember it fondly. 
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I am pleased to say that as of this morning, +simon cook, +Tom Hillman, +Jeremiah Burns, +Oliver Stegen, and I have submitted (before the deadline!) our paper, Do Eldar Dream of Immortal Sheep?: Dreams, Memory, and Enchantment at the end of the Third Age for the Verlyn Flieger Festschrift, A Wilderness of Dragons. The paper, which is somewhere in the ballpark of 10,000 words, is a close analysis of the nature of J.R.R. Tolkien's evocation of "Faerie" via the states of consciousness and geography of The Lord of the Rings, and looks at the subject of mortal versus Elvish dreams. It also has the single best definition I have ever come across of "Faerie" - but if you want to know what that is you'll just have to read the paper.

We've spent about eight months working on this paper all told, and in the course of trying to figure out what the thesis really was we did a lot of research that never made it into the final draft, but which will doubtless prove interesting later on (such as reading through the first five volumes of HoME and cataloging every reference to light). 

I am immensely proud of the work we've done and very honored to have been included. This is the first time I've ever written a paper collaboratively before, and one of my favorite things about it is that the spirited (and sometimes daily) arguments we had over various points have only resulted in sharpening the paper as a whole. It is a rare thing to find a group of people (especially online) who you can argue with and come away with a sharper understanding of your subject matter, and these four gentlemen are in my opinion a notch or three above the usual denizens of cyberspace.

So here's to you, gents. It has been a wonderful thing to stroll with you under the leaves of Lorien in its final winter.
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Schway, guys. I look forward to it.
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Sure, it's no Star Wars: The Studio Plays it Safe, and I'm sure it won't feature Deadpool's meaningless violence and devaluing of women, but this is a fun trailer and I am looking forward to seeing this in the theater.

The heart wants what the heart wants.
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The look of pure terror on Superman's face at the end is priceless!! #TeamBatman
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+Benita J. Prins We have a couple like this down my way. They are a relief for sore eyes.
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Playing around a bit with the camera on the V10.
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Travel! Alternate rules! 80's band puns! We have it all in Episode 7 of #TheOnePodcast!

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Join us again at the Green Dragon Inn as our Fellowship talks about one of the most distinctive features of The One Ring RPG: the Journey rules! Whereas travel is usually relegated to the back burner of other RPG systems, in The One Ring it is spotlighted in a way which is uniquely evocative of the source fiction. In this episode, we give a basic overview of the Journey mechanics as they are written, then discuss some additional resources which Loremasters may want to incorporate into their games.

The Journey rules may seem daunting at first glance, but take heart and Don’t Stop Believing. Thanks to the alternate Journey rules we introduce in this podcast and link to below, you can run your Journey Any Way You Want It.
https://dl.dropbox.com/s/h80y8d9jolgu7un/TheOneRingPodcast_E07.mp3. Join us again at the Green Dragon Inn as our Fellowship talks about one of the most distinctive features of The One Ring RPG: the Journey rules! Whereas travel is usually relegated to the back burner of other RPG systems, ...
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One of my favorite places to eat lunch Downtown is the Woolworth, a cocktail bar of the sort that has bookshelves and pictures of shirtless Ernest Hemingway.

Also, it overlooks the giant eyeball.
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Ah, Ingrid! 
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I was just thinking yesterday about acquaintances of mine who were laying up a store for themselves of this world's joys. And though at the moment I have been blessed with far beyond a reasonable portion, reading the Bible and reading the medieval poets have taught me that fortune is fleeting, and that we must lay up for ourselves a treasure which moth and the stock exchange may not corrupt.

It's a day late, but these two poems for Ash Wednesday are a good reminder of exactly that.

Further up and further in, my friends.
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My youngest child surprised me when he chose Ps.90:12 as his confirmation verse. (In my ears, it sounds better in German: "Herr, lehre uns bedenken, dass wir sterben müssen, auf dass wir klug werden.") It's not the worst advice even for young ones to meditate on death ...
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I had a major personal breakthrough today. It's really difficult to share, but it involved nasal vowel shifts.
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I get that sometimes. Claritin helps. 
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“There are four kinds of readers. The first is like the hourglass; and their reading being as the sand, it runs in and runs out, and leaves not a vestige behind. A second is like the sponge, which imbibes everything, and returns it in nearly the same state, only a little dirtier. A third is like a jelly bag, allowing all that is pure to pass away, and retaining only the refuse and dregs. And the fourth is like the slaves in the diamond mines of Golconda, who, casting aside all that is worthless, retain only pure gems.”

- Samuel Taylor Coleridge
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I like to think I'm a sponge. But I do worry I'm a jelly bag at times. 
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    History, 2008 - 2009
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Author, blogger, husband, preacher, programmer, shootist, optimistic pirate, nerd, and coffee snob.
Introduction
Richard Rohlin is a husband, IT professional, writer, and shootist living in the DFW Metroplex. Richard is also on staff at his local church. He is the author of the Amazon Bestsellers Archer: Book One of the Long Game and 30 Days of Writing Prompts
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Ate a 24" hot dog on a pretzel bread bun at Ranger stadium in 19 minutes.
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Software Developer, Author
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  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
    Lead Developer - BIS Sales, 2012 - present
  • Excelsior Training Group
    Executive Editor, 2012 - 2014
  • Reliable Reports Inc.
    Business Analyst, 2009 - 2012
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Fort Worth, Texas - Dallas, Texas - Mansfield, Texas - Mesquite, Texas - Arlington, TX - Duncanville, TX - Irving, TX