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Using this holiday weekend to get some shit done.  I mowed the hayfield that is my backyard yesterday, made progress burning off some of the downed limbs I collected from this spring, and had my parents come over and bring me a grill and a queen sized bed that they got for free from their neighbor that moved out recently and couldn't take them with him.

Today I cleaned aforementioned grill and fabricated some grease evaporators for it (the ones that were with it were pretty much disintegrated), and I just finished rearranging bedroom furniture and setting up aforementioned bed.  When my fiancee comes home, I'm grilling steaks and baked potatoes, and I'll need her help to stow the old bed until we can do the furniture shuffle with the rest of the rooms in my house.  I'm also expecting to have some SWtOR gaming tonight with friends, though that hasn't been confirmed yet.

Tomorrow I've got leather and woodworking to do to finish up these commissioned card boxes, and if I can squeeze it in I'm going to do a bit more organizing in my garage.  Hopefully I can get most of my remaining projects out of the way so that my upcoming vacation time can actually be used to relax (Well, the part that isn't booked for working at GenCon).
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I'm getting to the point in my crafting hobbies that I seriously need to be able to fabricate my own metal pieces. Which of course means I need to set about building a forge and getting it equipped. If anyone happens to know where I can cheaply pick up some tools, specifically an anvil, hammers, and tongs, or if you know of potential outlets to check, please let me know. I'm already planning to see about locating and checking in with my nearest SCA group, but other suggestions are welcome.
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Usually, the more things I get checked off my docket, the more energized I feel. Lately, however, I'm just feeling more and more run down with the more things I get done. There's a bit of pressure release with having one less internal voice nagging at me, sure, but I'm not getting my usual pep boost from having a cleaner plate.

I think I'm just in dire need of my upcoming vacation. I'm still planning to be busy working for most of it, but it will be a change of pace as to what I'll be working on.

That and a nap. I could really, really use a nap.
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If you've not seen anything on the #relentlesslygay scenario, I've got a link here: http://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/davidbadash/_concerned_home_owner_warns_woman_relentlessly_gay_rainbow_lamps_don_t_belong_in_christian_neighborhood

Bottom line:  A lady put up rainbow colored solar lamps in her garden, and one of her 'Christian' neighbors complained that it's too gay for the children in the neighborhood.

Clearly, the only solution here is more rainbows.

There's a GoFundMe happening to do just that.  I tend to stay away from crowd funding campaigns, but this is something I feel is worth chipping in for.

http://www.gofundme.com/x6dkw9h
A widow received a note from her "Christian" neighbor who objects to her simple rainbow-themed garden lamps, because there are children in the area.
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That christian has devil & jelouse inside him/her
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The first book for 1879 has officially posted.  This is the game line I'm helping to work on.  If you're into gaming, this is relevant to your interests.
 
FASA Games, Inc., is proud to announce the release of the 1879 Miniatures Corebook. This volume provides the U18 mechanics for the game, and the basic order of battle for the British and Samsut forces. The book is now available on our shop in e-book/PDF format, and will be available in hardcopy in late July. 
FASA Games Online Shop : FASA Games, Inc. 1879 Minis Corebook PDF [FAS51100] - The Suns Never Set on the British Empire!On the far side of an interdimensional portal from Earth, Victorian-era British troops with steampunk vehicles face off against Babylonian descendants with weird-science technological zombies!  In the war of coal and steam against rail guns and undead, who will win?  That's for you
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Someone let me know if I'm dead, because I might be in hell.

I have no idea how or why, but for some reason today every time I read a word over 8 characters, I've got the voice of Speak and Spell in my head saying, "That is incorrect. The correct spelling of [word] is...".

Some people worry about their childhoods being killed.  No one ever thinks about it going the other way...
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Another one on the projects list just about done.  This was a result of a photoshop commission I got a while ago.  Guy wanted a set of poker cards designed like Magic the Gathering.  He then talked about needing some sort of carrying case for them, and when I mentioned I could make a box that looked like a chest, he said "Oh, cool!  Could you make four of them?  My brother's getting married and they would make great gifts."

So this is box one of four.  I've got it sent over for any last minute design notes before I assemble the other three.  I'm going to make each one a little bit unique, with different hardware, different finishes, and so on, but the over all design will be the same.

I've set the finish on this one to be a bit spotty in places to give it some aging.  The liner for the top tray is felt; I've got the cards in there both for display and for giving it some pressure while the glue finishes drying.  The tray rests on four pieces of quarter round in the corners, leaving the lower area open for chips, dice, what have you.
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Holy shit, I make one drive to the post office downtown for work, and when I get back, gay marriage is legalized. That's the last thing I was expecting this morning.

Anyway, good job, Supreme Court. You've once again proven yourselves to be infinitely more useful than Congress (not that that's a difficult standard to beat).
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Sharing this mostly as a record for my fiancee that it's not just me.
 
Wise words from the tumbliest of tumblrs.
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There's a slight rattle in the vent in my current office room, high pitched enough that it's just barely at my audible range (and I can hear higher pitches than most people).  It makes it sound like the noise of a distant holocron in Star Wars the Old Republic.  Really messing with my head.
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I just had a new cosplay design idea. This is specifically for Dead or Alive cosplays. Picture a bra with a pair of small motors that can cause actuation on the straps. This would cause the breasts to bounce, even when standing still, and thus mimic the in-game physics.
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Some room for improvement, but this was pretty good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSgJeVwjnpc
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Occupation
Maille Maker, Customer Service/Tech, and Game Developer
Skills
Borderline OCD attention to detail, Work regularly on Asterisk PBX's, The go-to guy for Polycom Soundpoint IP phones, Recreational mathematics, General badassery
Employment
  • Voicewalker Inc.
    Tech/Customer Service, 2012 - present
  • Self Employed Maille Maker
    present
  • Fox Valley YMCA
    Head Lifeguard, 2005 - 2011
  • Waubonsee Community College Bookstore
    2005 - 2007
Basic Information
Gender
Male
Relationship
Engaged
Other names
Urahara (urahara1001 or some alteration for most things online), Kasbak (EarthDawn character name), Freeload Master (alternate online name)
Story
Tagline
The kind of nerd that makes the stuff other nerds fawn over
Introduction
I was born in Florida, grew up in Bumblefuck Illinois, and bought my own house at 25 in Bolingbrook (which has a HELL of a lot more going for it).  I'm a major nerd, and I'm damn proud of it.
Bragging rights
Have Divine Parking Powers, Bought a house at the age of 25, Game Developer with FASA for 1879
Education
  • Sandwich High School
  • Waubonsee Community College
    Computer Science