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Job's Doomworld Forums Blog

Didn't think I'd post again so soon, but... April 10, 2011, 8:32 pm
I had looked at pictures from the /newstuff and figured I'd dust off the old Doom2 folder and give things a try again. After downloading Doom Builder (which is better than ever, BTW), I found out that mapping is something you don't forget how to do, even if you're functionally retarded after a such a long time away.

Anyway, my question is if any of you guys can recommend any good Doom 2 wads I can play to get re-immersed. I'm hoping for something with classic gameplay without any gimmicks or over-the-top visuals that detract from the level. I can only assume there's got to be a couple such maps that have been released since I last checked in. Thanks in advance.
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Been a few years, back again March 31, 2011, 8:05 pm
Since it's been a while, I figure I'd see how things are going here. What's the [s]drama[/s] news these days? At the risk of sounding like a dick, every time I login again, years later, I figure the community will be withered away or something. Not so, apparently. Lots of dudes logged in, so props. Keep on Dooming/mapping/etc, guys.
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Back for my semi-annual post December 23, 2008, 9:41 pm
All right. DW is still here and advances in Doom technology are still being made. That's great to see. I just like to pop in every 11 months or so to see what's going on. Did anything exciting happen that can't be learned from a quick visit to the news section?
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So this is what the middle-of-nowhere is like... July 25, 2007, 7:44 pm
Like the thread title says, I moved to North Dakota. My fiancee' was originally born here, grew up here and ended up in Wisconsin when her dad accepted a great job. Long story short, he got a better job and moved back, so she wanted to do the same and be close. Since I'm not terribly close to my family in Wisconsin, I agreed to move out west with her to the southeast corner of NoDak. Here's some stuff I learned during the whole process:

1.) If you go out of your way to help your fiancee' keep close to her family, said family will pretty much turn bizarro and become total assholes.

2.) Giving up a $30,000/yr. job out of college (with an English degree) isn't advisable.

3.) Being overqualified for a job doesn't mean you're going to get it...on multiple occasions.

4.) You don't always get to do work that relates to your degree (duh).

5.) It can be hard to reconcile intellectual pursuits with the desire to "blow shit up" and using motor vehicles for redneck-like activities.

6.) More to come, I'm sure.

Even with the negatives it's still been an interesting life transition and I've had the opportunity to see and experience of a lot of things I wouldn't have otherwise. I'll save the trouble of someone mentioning that this thread is a candidate for "most boring thread ever LOL." I've had a few beers and because of that, posting a thread about a life transition period seemed like a decent idea.
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Back for a bit July 19, 2007, 11:56 am
I like what you've done with the place.
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DADD edit: GADD August 25, 2006, 6:08 pm
In recognition of Toke's passing, I'd like to form Doomers Against Drunk Driving. Mother's can't have all the fun and air time. Who wants in?
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College level multiple-choice question August 23, 2006, 7:24 pm
A senior college student has one semester of school left. His major is in English, a generally useless field for making money but useful for underscoring some ability to communicate with other human beings. Though he could comfortably make it by the last semester this Fall, he would be forced to search for jobs when he graduates in December.

If he does choose to finish the final semester and graduate in December, the best lead so far for a position as technical writer in Lexington Park, MD, which pays $29k per year. On the other hand, he could opt for a job that is local (the same town he currently lives in for school) that isn't releated to his field but offers growth and advancement that could end up in his field somewhat. This job happens to pay $32k per year.

Given the information in this scenario, which is the best option for the student?
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So it turns out... August 5, 2006, 9:11 pm
...my computer was on the verge of death. It is now passed on, having served me well for three and a half years. On the bright side, I have a really neat new computer.
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It's my birthday...again. May 19, 2006, 12:31 pm
I feel like an old man at 23, but finally, it's an excuse to legitimately drink as much as I usually do. Unfortunately, I have no worthwhile insights to offer, though I hope that since 23's my lucky number this year might be better than others (it already will be since I'm graduating after the Fall semester).

Anyway, yay and stuff. Guiness and other beers, here I come.
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Job Aid 2006 April 6, 2006, 2:42 pm
I remember not too long ago that Manc had needed help with recovering data off of his borked HDD and the generous outpouring from the members of this forum was very impressive to say the least. Even though I can't offer what he can in terms of webhosting, I've come across a hard time myself and am calling on you for help.

Recently, I had some pain in my farthest-back lower-left molar and had to go in to the dentist to have it looked at. When I finally went, the dentist found a good deal of tooth-related issues (a few good-sized chips, not having had a cleaning in four years due to poverty and now several new cavities due to lack of cleaning...I am willing to post pics as proof of this). So after going to the dentist the past couple days, I discoved I have all the listed stuff wrong that needs to be fixed. But it's going to cost $418 alone for the chips to be fixed (one of the two is on my top left incisor and will require a pin). I just did the cleaning today to the tune of $160 because xrays were required and next Wednesday is the appointment when I'm getting those chips fixed. When I go at that time, I'll get an estimate for my 3 cavities, which could cost between $150 and $175 to fix - I'm not sure yet.

I'm hardly well-off enough to pay for the insurance for this, much less pay for the procedures, but it's always been my dream to get my teeth fixed and here's my chance (the rates are pretty cheap; I've checked around the area I live in). What I'm asking is if anyone who reads this board will be willing donate any money to help me with this expense, I'd be very thankful. I'll either have to set up a paypall account or if anyone is willing to mail a check or money order, that would be awesome. I want to remind you that I will make an effort to send some sort of gift or prizes to whoever is willing to help (I'm not sure what yet). Anything that you can offer would be appreciated beyond what I am able write here. Thanks everyone, this means the world to me.

EDIT: My appointment for the chipped tooth repair will be this coming Wednesday, the 12th.
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