Profile

Cover photo
David Dorian Granruth
Attends University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Lives in Charlotte
82 followers|101,969 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTubeReviews
People
Have him in circles
82 people
Amanda Ford's profile photo
stephanie loudin's profile photo
Curt Edwards Jr's profile photo
John Strangeway's profile photo
Katie Loudin's profile photo
Work
Occupation
I deal with stupid people and make them feel smart.
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Charlotte
Previously
Tampa - Greensboro - Tallahassee - Brandon, FL
Links
Contributor to
Story
Tagline
Never stops learning. Ever.
Introduction
int main()
{
     int awesomeLevel;
     char personName;

     cout << "Please enter 'D' for Dorian, or 'N' for not Dorian: ";
     cin >> personName;
     
     if (personName=='D')
     {
          awesomeLevel = 100;
     }
     else
     {
          awesomeLevel = 0;
     }

     cout << Your Awesomeness is: " << awesomeLevel << "%" << endl;
     return 0;
}
Bragging rights
Classically trained guitarist. Good at games of logic or thought.
Education
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte
    Computer Science, 2013 - present
  • University of Tampa
    Music, Logic, 2005 - 2008
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Other names
Neverwhere, Draegos, Sinessa.

Stream

David Dorian Granruth

commented on a video on YouTube.
Shared publicly  - 
 
Had to come and comment twice.  I would watch a series based around this no questions asked.
1
Add a comment...
 
#blizzard #worldofWarcraft

Decided to try it out again after a few years off. Account permanently closed mistakenly. Appealed the decision, still banned with no clear proof that any alleged inaction occurred.

Interestingly, they waited until I spent money in their store to close my account.

Do not trust this company or bother giving them a dime. I would highly recommend free to play mmos such as Rift or The Secret World instead. Incredible customer service and they can't shake down their customers.

I've never seen such a dishonest company practice in my life.
1
Joseph Jenness's profile photoDavid Dorian Granruth's profile photo
3 comments
 
Tentative.  Right now I have no graduate classes, and we're married now so we have free time that isn't devoted to arranging that whole boondoggle.

I've been playing though; just not seriously.  Leveling my priest from 85 to 90 and checking out Pandaville.

Also fleshing out some lowbies to see how insanely much the world has changed.  But no guild, no raiding, no craziness.
Add a comment...

David Dorian Granruth

Shared publicly  - 
 
Because it is important.
1
Add a comment...

David Dorian Granruth

Shared publicly  - 
 
Spent some time today checking in on people I haven't seen in a long time.  Pretty much feeling a great mood and I'm full of forgiveness for those who have harmed me; demons know I've had to ask for enough forgiveness myself.  

So everyone...be good to each other.
3
Add a comment...

David Dorian Granruth

Shared publicly  - 
3
1
Add a comment...
Have him in circles
82 people
Amanda Ford's profile photo
stephanie loudin's profile photo
Curt Edwards Jr's profile photo
John Strangeway's profile photo
Katie Loudin's profile photo
 
+Lisa Myers

Just got a strange postcard and I'm pretty sure it's yours...
1
David Dorian Granruth's profile photoRichard DeGray's profile photo
5 comments
 
OH geez.
Add a comment...
 
#swtor  
Saw this installed and had totally forgot about how much fun I had as a subscriber, leveling my Sith Inquisitor and Sith Juggernaut to level 50!  I thought, hell yeah I'll pop on and spend 4 hours downloading patches (new content, yay!!!!) to see what's popping in the Star Wars universe.

Aaaaand, I log in to find, I can't play all my characters anymore; they're locked.  Ooookay...

Activate one and log in, time to take my 7 million credits for a spin!

Nope, can't spend them without paying to unlock my escrow account.  Ooookay... I earned those but w/e.

I'm extremely disappointed in how it seems to be run now; my experience gain lowered, gear options locked down, no more companion customization...

Even the number of quickbars are limited???

F2P done wrong.  I'm all for supporting games I enjoy; it's why I still subscribe to Rift.  I was subscribed to The Secret World as well even once it went F2P until they did something very similar to BioWare.  This, however, feels like a major moneygrab, and I asked and found that even as a subscriber you still have to pay for your stuff.

Now, I have a major disagreement with this setup.  The notion of a subscription is that the developers take their time generating new content for me.  I'm okay with that.  However, they're double dipping here.  Those same developers use part of that time, time that I've already paid them for, to create items that they then charge me for again once it goes live.

Rift's system is simple; game exists as it is.  Pay to unlock frivolous cosmetic enhancements - and to my knowledge that makes money.  People will pay for that cool headdress or neato outfit that isn't "gear" in that sense of the word - just cosmetic.  I've dropped a bit of money on the Rift store for a cool mount model or something like that.

The Secret World is similar to Rift.  Cosmetic upgrades only.  Does well; new outfits, etc.

I am soooo very disappointed with BioWare for taking a game I loved and making it McStarWars.  It's such a damned obvious commercial money grab that it literally takes ALL immersion and enjoyment from the game.

And immersion is the point of any mmo.  Once you've lost that, you've lost me.
#BioWare  
1
Add a comment...

David Dorian Granruth

Shared publicly  - 
 
#ifihadglass  
I would be vigilant in testing every aspect available and giving concise feedback.  I would also giggle like a schoolgirl.  Thank you.
2
Add a comment...

David Dorian Granruth

Shared publicly  - 
 
Yum yum eat'em up.
 
http://www.swiftkey.net/flow/ Check out the latest and greatest SwiftKey Flow Beta - now with Flow everywhere (well, nearly) and easier corrections.
1
Add a comment...

David Dorian Granruth

Shared publicly  - 
 
This.  A thousand times this.  I spent the first two days with my new laptop specifically modding it through third-party programs to make is as less like Windows 8 as possible.
 
Windows 8: The Animated Evaluation
This is a very interesting video to watch. Many users complained about Windows 8 being worse than Windows 7. Brian Boyko explains very detailed and without any personal preferences why Windows 8 is not user friendly - It's user-hostile! After using Windows 8 for a month or so I decided to go back to Windows 7. It definitely slows down my productivity, because it is such a hassle to get work done.

#windows8  
1
Add a comment...
Fantastic staff. Great food for reasonable prices. Love them. Seating area is a little small.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
They say they take appointements, but they immediately called to refuse it and were unable to work out a time to meet with me for a simple tune up. Great prices, but "sorry" doesn't do much for me.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
After submitting my resume and going through the online process of creating my own appointment to see an agent, (I was super impressed with that functionality) I was contacted on the eve of the appointment for what I had initially assumed to be a confirmation. I was wrong. The lady with an accent I couldn't place other than to say New Jersey called basically to try to talk me out of keeping my appointment. She downplayed her own company's ability to place candidates and tried to pigeonhole me based on my B.A. and experience into more of an IT role. After rolling with the punches and explaining that I was interested in other fields as well she then informed me placement would be impossible due to a requirement of at least two years in an applicable field. When I pointed out my resume supplied these she then went back to her original argument that I had noted I would be interested in IT and that they wouldn't want to place someone who was going to leave. At this point I got angry and simply told her to have a nice day, ending the conversation. Highly unprofessional and if I were the company's owner I'd have a serious discussion about how she presents her company as incompetent in the current job market to prospective employees before they even walk in the door.
• • •
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
4 reviews
Map
Map
Map
I've been taking both of our cars to Firestones in two states/three cities for years. After moving to the North Charlotte area I read a few bad reviews about our new local Firestone here, but believed in the brand enough to overlook it and see for myself. The first bit of work our Neon needed (bad wheel bearing) went fine. Pricing was competitive. However, immediately after the work being done we began to have an issue with the car stuttering (something about the timing belt/system). We took it back in, and agreed to eat the cost of a new diagnostic because I'm not going to blame anything on them, it may have just been coincidence. Two hours after dropping the car off for the diagnostic (the initial fee was already double what Aamco and other companies charge for a full diagnostic) I received a call from Jason basically stating that unfortunately it was going to take longer than normal to diagnose and that they would have to charge us double. I politely explained all of the business we've brought to the company (we have/had a full credit account with them for that very purpose) and that although I originally agreed to the exorbitant pricing on the diagnosis I couldn't agree to doubling that figure. I wasn't paying for man-hours of diagnosis time, but rather "a diagnosis" and it taking longer than normal wasn't a valid reason to charge $100 before any work had even been done. If the diagnosis took less than the average time would I be given a refund back for the man-hours not used? We were very polite and cordial in the refusal, but I definitely got the sense that they were trying to extort extra money out of loyal customers. I didn't even bring up the point that they have misdiagnosed car troubles twice in the past year. Bottom line: I believe in the Firestone brand on the whole, but DO NOT go to this particular location. It is not an honest branch of the company and should be cited by the company. The staff was so blatant in trying to charge extra for nothing that we have destroyed our Firestone Credit Card and will be taking our vehicles to the local Aamco in the future while we live here.
• • •
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago