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A Henry Kissinger quote I don't get May 16, 2016, 5:49 pm
"The nice thing about being a celebrity is that when you bore people, they think it's their fault."

??? Why would they think it's their fault? Usually celebrities are boring when they are stupid, unoriginal, talentless, etc.

I need a gaming PC May 16, 2016, 1:13 am
For the past four years I've been using a Lenovo T420 laptop with a i5 -2520M CPU @ 2.50GHz, 8GB RAM, 148GB disk drive, and a 32-bit Windows 7 OS. The PC isn't terrible, but I feel like it's not really ideal for gaming. I'm not sure if I should attempt to upgrade the OS and internal hardware because knowing my luck I might screw up my PC.

Would it be worth investing in a designated gaming PC? If so what should I look into getting with maximized core processing speed, RAM, etc... (stuff that meets the system requirements for the new Doom)?

Help me out please! D=

Spring semester grades are in May 15, 2016, 11:08 am
My toughest semester for my Networking degree ended with higher grades than expected. I took 19 credits which was actually over the limit for a semester in the program. I had to get it approved by the advisors and chairman of the department which was a pain in the ass.

But the semester from Hell is over and I'm quite pleased with what I got:

Juniper Network Routers: A
MCSE Windows 2012 Server: B+
Virtual LANs and WANs/CCNA (Cisco part 2): B
Introduction to Wireless: B
UNIX Network Admin II (Linux Server part 2): C

Overall Spring 2016 semester GPA: 3.00

I thought I was going to fail both my Juniper and Linux Server classes, but somehow I pulled my weight and passed. Had I've taking the four courses (18 credits) in stead of five, I would have probably made the dean's list like last semester with a 3.53 GPA.

Feels good man.

Want to ask new co-worker out May 15, 2016, 12:17 am
She's cute and stuff. Not sure the best approach to asking her out, or simply finding out if she's single. I mean I guess I could just ask her directly, I dunno.

What are you doing today to better yourself? May 14, 2016, 10:43 am
I want to start making choices every day that will better my life in every possible aspect. Small changes over time become lifestyle changes which can help to mold a new and improved you.

So let's motivate each other here.

Today, instead of having leftover pizza for breakfast, I had a bowl of cheerios and an apple. Then for lunch I brought in grilled chicken and peppers. Dinner tonight is sushi with the girlfriend.

I've also started exercising. My goal is to drop 40 pounds by the end of summer. So I'm giving myself a weigh in date of September 1.

Straight outta my keyboard May 11, 2016, 5:07 am
gah >_<

Can you top this? Clean your keyboard now and send your pic!

Finals today May 9, 2016, 11:06 am
I have a final in accounting today.

I need to get at least a 22% on it to get a grade in that class that is transferable to a four year university.

Shouldn't be a problem. My test grades this semester have been as follows:

1. 55%
2. 89%
3. 69%
4. 51% (lowest grade I've gotten, dropped from final grade)
5. 75%

Giving me a test average of 72%. So I'm guessing I'll get no lower than a 60% on this test.

Still though, I wish I would have actually learned something this semester about accounting...but I am apparently not alone. This instructor is retiring after this week, so her enthusiasm is pretty much out the window. She's got a bit of a reputation around campus as being the worst instructor on staff.

Wish me luck, fellas.

My level in Elastomania world battle cup May 9, 2016, 4:54 am
My level was chosen for world battle cup in Elastomania. It was used for the bonus event that took place when europeans are usually sleeping, so not many people participated but it still had some nice competition: And the win rec kicks ass: :D

Grandfather's Passing May 8, 2016, 3:53 am
I was working on my DOOM 64 EX map around 10 PM tonight when I got a call from my Mother. I had a sinking feeling in my stomach - she always texted me to ask me to give her a call when she wanted to talk. She never called without warning. As soon as I picked up the phone I heard it in her voice that something was really wrong, and she told me it was grandpa, that his heart had stopped and they couldn't do anything for him and get it to start again. Somehow I just knew it had to be that one of my only two grandparents had passed away, I just didn't know which to expect. My grandmother has always had impeccable health but is only 5'0" and very much overweight.

My grandfather has struggled since he had a combination of a heart attack and stroke a few years back, even having a blood clot removed this last Fall that could've done him in, otherwise. The worst part is being in Houston, when my family are all up in Missouri and not having the means to go see them at the moment. I'm hoping the funeral or services are during the weekend so my partner and I can go see my family and be there with them for a time, but either way I need to go see them.

What is probably most bizarre is my sudden interest and love of DOOM mapping again in the last two days. The context in which this fact applies is that my grandfather was the one who got me started nearly 17 years ago. It was my grandfather that had found a map editor on an internet bulletin board and put it onto a floppy disk. When I was little I wanted to make my own Sonic levels because I loved the classic Sonic games as a kid and I spent a lot of time drawing these ridiculous sketchy levels across multiple pieces of printer paper before stapling them together. At some point my grandfather introduced me to Heretic and Duke Nukem 3D, then eventually DOOM and DOOM 2. It was a long step up from Commander Keen and Kingdom of Kroz on the old monochrome IBM he had given me.

DOOM 2 mapping lead to Quake 3 Arena, attempting to help with what I could for the original DOOM 64 TC, then later DOOM 3 and an ever expanding interest to try my hand at everything from Starcraft to Portal 2, before beginning a brand new project in Unity and now being friends with several devs in the game industry. My grandfather supported me in any way he could, along with working his ass to the bone and giving his all for his loved ones and their needs. So it is bizarre that, after losing sight of mapping and not having truly touched DOOM mapping since 2006 that I suddenly felt this urge and fervor for mapping again in the last two days. Two days that I've spent doing nothing in my free time other than working on a new map in DOOM 64 EX, jotting down ideas for a map series, that I'm now going to dedicate to his memory.

RIP Richard Bozworth, I'll cherish my memories with you, always.

Sgt Ender
Should I get a TV to use as a monitor? May 7, 2016, 10:19 pm
Like a smaller TV, Spectre to be specific. My laptop display is broken and I have to use my brother's small TV, and I have to say, it looks good on here.

Anyways, tell me what you think.