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Jan. 10th, 2012

chris 2k6

New Ink, Complete!

All shaded in and looking great!

Nov. 9th, 2011

Grill Dog

New Ink :)

My first new tat in almost 5 years... Been a long time coming, but it was worth the wait :) And in about 3 weeks I'll get it shaded in. Can't wait :)

Aug. 24th, 2011

chris 2k6

Wedding Shower Gift

From Drop Box

Step 1. Buy a $5 rolling pin from Wal-Mart. The tag is 2.25" wide by 5.5" high.
Step 2. Print out the tag above and tape it over the Wal-Mart tag.*
Step 3. Hilarity ensues :)

* To get the highest-resolution version of that image, click the image above, then on the Picasa page, click the "Download" button and save it to your hard drive. For best results, print it using Photoshop, or some other program that will let you choose what size to print it (4.5" wide by 5.5" high)

May. 11th, 2011

chris 2k6

Heavyness

Yesterday I found out that my ex-wife (init4theparking) has multiple sclerosis. Apparently she was diagnosed well after we divorced. And it turns out that my current wife, who has endometriosis, has been reading her blog for about 6 months. She came across it from one of her online chronic illness support groups. There's something very comforting about knowing that, despite how alienating and isolating it can be to have a disease for which there is no cure, you are not alone. There are others out there who are going through the same thing you're going through.

I also found out that she (my ex-wife) was raped as a young girl. She'd never told me while we were together. And apparently in the time since we split up, she'd married an abusive drug addict that gave her, among other things, a spontaneous abortion and PTSD. It was shocking to find all of this out, and my deepest sympathies go out to her. No one should have to go through abuse at any age, and the fact that she was so terribly mistreated, both as a child and as an adult, is heartbreaking.

I posted a brief comment on her blog post expressing my sympathy for her situation. Shortly thereafter, said post was removed.

When you've loved someone, and it goes sour, part of you wants to hate them. Part of you wishes you'd never met them. And yet, part of you knows that a small part of you will always care about them, in one way or another. So, perhaps my comment was unwelcome, but it was well-intentioned. I guess I hoped that if she knew I don't harbor any ill will towards her, it would mean something, and maybe make her feel better. Because honestly, she's been through some horrible shit that I wouldn't wish on anybody.

Feb. 21st, 2011

chris 2k6

More Windows Crashes :(

Last night, after being logged in to WoW for 5 minutes, Windows crashed on me. This was after a reinstall of Windows and everything. So I said "Fuck it," and decided to just play WoW under Ubuntu/Wine. It worked well enough last night. I also managed to configure Thunderbird as my mail client quickly and easily. Fuck Windows in its ear.

Feb. 20th, 2011

chris 2k6

GNU/Linux and Wintendos

I am very pleased with Ubuntu. I like GNU/Linux and what it gives me:

1. Control - The ability to make the computer do what I want it to.

2. Ease of use - Not having to jump through a million hoops to get it to do what I want it to do.

3. Reliability - The computer doesn't crash.

4. Speed - The computer runs quickly.

The one thing it doesn't do for me is replace my Wintendo; i.e., it doesn't run the games I want it to run very well (or in some cases, not at all). I will readily and happily accept free replacement versions of expensive applications, such as OpenOffice instead of Word/Excel/Powerpoint, GIMP instead of Photoshop, etc. However, there is only one World of Warcraft; there is only one Chime; etc. While WoW actually runs pretty well under Wine, it's not quite as good as I'd like it to be. Also, many of my Steam games don't run at all under Wine. Thus, I seem to be stuck running Windows, at least as a secondary OS. However, I will continue to use Ubuntu for the majority of my non-gaming tasks.

I will want to either reconfigure Evolution to get it to work with Gmail, or try out another mail client. But other than that, all of the bundled applications have worked very well for me.

Posted via m.livejournal.com.

May. 20th, 2009

chris 2k6

Mountain Dew Madness!

If you click and sign up, it gets me 50 tokens! Do it plox!

Sep. 28th, 2008

chris 2k6

John McCain is a big fat liar

He said he was never voted Miss Congeniality (check this video, at about a minute and 15 seconds in)... But I have proof to the contrary!!!


Jul. 25th, 2008

chris 2k6

Music Linx

Slipknot - Psychosocial
Slipknot - .execute.
Kittie - What I Always Wanted
Kovenant - Jihad
Kovenant - Mirrors Paradise
Kovenant - The Human Abstract
KoRn - Blind
Ween - Push the little daisies (live)
Ween - Push the little daisies (studio)
Cake - Italian Leather Sofa
Sex Pistols - Anarchy in the UK
Tori Amos - God

:)
Good songs.

Jul. 6th, 2008

chris 2k6

Mutiny!!!

It's a mutiny! Lisa and I are planning to ditch our current WoW guild and start a new one. And we're going to take as many people with us as possible.

Perhaps we should call it Mutiny ... I like the sound of that :)

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