Samuel L Jackson Oz

Liberty's jukebox


Liberty says:

Liberty is asking to hear:
"woah woah woah" Iggy Azalea - Fancy (her favorite for a long time)
"boom boom boom" or "boom boom pow" Black Eyed Peas - Boom Boom Pow
"yellow" (lately "happy", but sounds like "hoppy") Pharrell Williams - Happy (current favorite)
"stars stars stars" (whispered) Moby - We Are All Made of Stars
"Walken!" Fatboy Slim - Weapon of Choice


Okay, I might have made that last one up. But she does love when he flies around.
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Jedimentat and I: blue

Go read my wife's awesome honeymoon recap

Hey LJays, I know I haven't posted since February, and haven't posted anything of any substance since well before that. Hell, I know far more people will see this through Facebook than LJ itself.

But hello there.

How are you?

Glad to hear.

Things have been crazy for us. But if you want a drop in the bucket of all that's gone down, I recommend you go read my wife's awesome posts about our honeymoon.



I still have yet to tag and properly organize my pictures, but jedimentat convinced me to just make them public anyway, a digital mess or not. You can find them over here. And here's a few highlights:
DSCF1397 IMG01349 IMG01269 IMG01591 IMG01836 IMG02058
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Victoria Empress Hotel

Connectedness

Poll #1516902 Social networking social contract

Is it acceptable to have your Twitter account update your Facebook status?

Yes
12(46.2%)
No
12(46.2%)
Maybe/unsure
2(7.7%)

Is it acceptable to have your Twitter updates posted to your LiveJournal?

Yes
2(7.4%)
No
21(77.8%)
Maybe/unsure
4(14.8%)

Is it acceptable to have your LiveJournal updates get twittered?

Yes
5(19.2%)
No
16(61.5%)
Maybe/unsure
5(19.2%)

Is it acceptable to have your LiveJournal updates get posted to your Facebook wall/notes?

Yes
13(50.0%)
No
8(30.8%)
Maybe/unsure
5(19.2%)

Has your answer to any of the above changed as you started or stopped using some of the above services?

Yes
4(15.4%)
No
22(84.6%)

Will the last person left on LJ please turn the lights off?

Currently I regularly use:

LiveJournal
3(11.5%)
Facebook
1(3.8%)
Twitter
0(0.0%)
foursquare
0(0.0%)
Microsoft Visual Studio
0(0.0%)
Steam
0(0.0%)
LIVE
0(0.0%)
ICQ
0(0.0%)
Google Wave
0(0.0%)
MySpace
0(0.0%)
Star Trek Online
0(0.0%)
GroupWise Messenger
0(0.0%)
Yelp
0(0.0%)
IE to hack corporations for the Chinese government
0(0.0%)
Oracle
0(0.0%)

Is my little santa hat icon next to my LJ username dope?

It's fly.
8(34.8%)
IMMA LET YOU FINISH, BUT ARETHA'S HAT WAS THE BEST HAT OF ALL TIME! OF ALL TIME!
15(65.2%)


My rule on this? If you have your Twitter activity automatically posted to your LJ on a daily basis, and you have your LJ updates automatically Twittered for you, and you don't post for a few days yet the two services keep on notifying back and forth every day and even killing you won't stop the pointless spam? You're doing it wrong. Cross-promotion I understand, re-reading your intelligent commentary twice is no skin off my back, but an endless cycle of the two not saying anything new? Bad.
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Jedimentat and I: East Village

Married life approaching rather rapdily, in other news time waits for no man...

DSCF2112Wedding bands ordered! They'll be ready in a couple of weeks. They're bombdropular, and I can't wait to weld it on my finger for the rest of my life.

It's getting more and more real every day!

  • Reception site booked.
  • Caterer (awesome menu, catering (hah) to everyone yet showing our flair off) booked.
  • DJ soon to be booked.
  • Bridal and bridesmaids dresses taken care of.
  • Save the date magnets done (still not all given out/mailed, but most out).DSCF2157
  • Whole bunch of other awesome work that jedimentat's been working hard on.


Working on wedding location and priest, invitations, and everything else.

Holy cow, July 10th, 2010! That is not so far off.
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Samuel L Jackson Oz

LARPers, PVP beat out PVE?

jedimentat and I just finished watching Darkon, thanks to a recommendation from petemagyar. We had previously seen Role Models, which contained quite a bit of LARP action as well, even if it was Hollywoodized.

Do any of you still LARP? Particularly fantasy LARPs? If so, is it all PVP these days?

Back when I was involved with administrating a LARP, a vast majority of the events were centered around PVE. Sure, players had conflicts with each other that led them to engage in combat. We had our race of shapeshifting demonic vampires that everyone hunted on sight that were populated by players, we had our players playing as the local militia and the mercenaries looking to apply pressure from a nearby government constantly fighting. But that was a small percentage of the action.

Most combats were between players and volunteers or players on "NPC duty". We'd come up with major plot events to happen over the course of the weekend, and the players would typically fight skeletons, orcs, bandits, etc. I'd round up a pack of volunteers and attack stragglers leaving the inn with a full belly on their way back to their tent or cabin, having skeletons march on the weak until they finally gathered a force to invade the graveyard. And while we had the one group of mercenaries representing a government who paid them to do so, most of the foreign military pressure was NPC in nature.

Talking with friends who took part in other LARPs during that time frame (1991-1998), this seemed to be the norm. But watching Darkon and Role Models (Hollywood or not), it seems that player vs player seems to be a more dominant theme. Is that something that changed, is it a regional thing, or what?
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Glare

Haircut time

Sup, those half a dozen of you left on the eljays? Hot damn, haven't posted since October.

Tomorrow afternoon, I'm having my hair cut. Instead of the usual `trim off the split ends' I've been doing since I had a foot hacked off over a decade ago, I'm mixing things up a bit. Having had the same style for even longer than I've worked at drewuniversity as a staff member, maybe it's time for change?

No, this isn't something jedimentat's making me do. It was my idea. I didn't want to get a haircut until I had graduated from college and got a career going. Didn't know it would take me twelve years to graduate from college, but there you go.

I'm taking suggestions for my new style. Here are the ground rules:
  • No shorter than base of the collar/shoulder length. I want room to trim further, if I don't like what I've got.
  • I'm keeping my beard, so hairstyles that won't go with a full beard are right out (i.e. no flock of seagulls).
  • Keep in mind that my hair is fairly lifelessly straight, and I'm thinning up top a wee bit.
  • I prefer low-maintenance hair, but I'm not afraid to go for something a bit rocking, but I'd like to remain employable, but I'm an IT professional.
  • Suggestions must be in by 3 PM tomorrow for consideration.
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A Lesson is Learned But The Damage Is Ir

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“So far on the drive two different cars have slowed to a stop in front of me. The driver has gotten out and he's gone over to a group of people on the side walk and angrily confronted them so I don't know what's going on today but apparently today is 'Angrily Confront Groups Of Pedestrians While Driving' day. So guess I need to add that to my calendar!”

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Jedimentat and I: blue

Engagedzorz!

miscca reminds me that I'm a horrible LJer, and haven't posted the good news.

In case you don't read me on Twitter, aren't on Facebook or missed it, didn't see it on Flickr, and don't read jedimentat's journal, yet you still want to know what's going on in my life? She and I are engaged. jedimentat and I, not miscca and I.



And some other stuff's happened and been happening since last I posted in mid-May. Like a ren faire, a conference in Utah, and some other stuff. But that's all minor compared to such a major life event. She's really awesome, I'm really awesome, and we're really awesome together. End of story.

Now, to go downstairs for her family reunion, where the ring and I get shown off.
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