Dragonfired Titanium d20

DragonfireTitaniumFinally.  It is the only word that comes to mind.  Ordered at GenCon 2014, I was given the shipping date that was 6 weeks out.  I should have had the die at the end of September 2014 or beginning of October 2014.  In December of that year, I contacted them.  No reply.  I attempted to get ahold of them via FaceBook.  No reply, in fact, they deleted my posts.  No status update anywhere on the site or FB.  I continued to try contacting them, and when they did, it was always “they are being worked on, but the machines (enter broken term here)” however they were constantly showing all kinds of new materials they had for making dice out of on the “broken” machines.  So here I am, nearly 2 years later after spending a stupid amount of money on a single die.  Well, it came in the mail yesterday.

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Cough, Cough, OW!

So my yearly bout with the flu came in hard Sunday evening, paralyzing me for nearly 3 days.  The weekend started off great, with a cabin trip with some friends.  Even heading home Sunday from there I felt good.  Tired, but no different from any normal trip to the cabin.  I got home, got unpacked and clothes into the wash and cleaned up a bit then went out for a ride for a couple hours.  Got home, felt fine, ordered dinner, and some time between ordering the food and it showing up, I started to tank.

So, by late evening, full blown fever and whole body aches put me into bed with no food.  Monday was wasted on bed rest and medicine, Tuesday saw an improvement, but still not much movement.  Still achy, but not crippling like Monday.  Wednesday, mid-day I felt the pain fade, fever gone, headache went with the first cup of coffee.  Thursday will be the return to work.  As much for the need to get back in, but also, I want out of the house.

Now that this flu is over, the rest of the year is ready to start.

Facebook?

So, I guess I should just quit FB entirely.  It forced me to log off this morning, and said I would have to verify my identity by confirming the IDs for friends in photos.  OK, I did that, and when I hit the final Submit button it comes back and says the following, but doesn’t allow me to select anything.  This was 4 hours ago…

Please Complete a Security Check
Please choose one of the following methods to confirm your identity:
Identify photos of friends (hourly limit exceeded)

OH, and there is NO ONE to contact on this because you have to LOG IN TO FACEBOOK in order to submit a fucking question to their “Support” website.  Fucking KIDDING ME?  If I could log in, I would not need to submit a question!

Think I may just disable the account if I can ever access it again…  Too much negativity anyway.

Cut off!

So, for a while now I have been running 2 different FB accounts.  Reasons don’t matter.  However, in the last few months, my original one have become filled with filth.  A ton of assholes who are offended at everything, think there is only one way to run the country, but if you disagree with them, then you should be “castrated and shot” (yes, someone actually said that.)  So fuck them – I don’t want that negativity assaulting my eyes just so I can communicate with a few people.  While I will miss a few people who I had connected to on that account, I wont miss the rest.  Instead of firing back, I just shut the account down.  Now, the remaining is getting paired down – removing the asshats from my list.

How liberating!

I just dont get it…

There are few things I hate more that disrespect of one’s own country.  Let’s face it, even with all our issues as a country, this is still one of the greatest places in the world to live.  The whole purpose of this post is not to get into the political or social issues or discussions, but for me to say just how much I cannot stand, to the point of feeling inexplicable anger and rage, the term “‘Murcia” in all its different spellings.  In fact, just writing it pisses me off.

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Confused…

How did we get to a place where if person A doesn’t like the opinion of person B, then A will cry foul and say they are offended even though they were not the target of said opinion? It is like A says “good morning” and B gets offended because A didn’t say “good day.”  Person B, grow up and grow some skin or remove yourself from the gene pool, you sheltered fucking poofta.  Let me guess, you didn’t win anything in school, but they gave you a trophy anyway…

What happened to the country that used to be full of rugged individualists?

There is too much, lemme sum up. (Rant)

I hate all things political and religious (when it comes to discussions). Most of my good friends know this, and I abstain from discussions revolving those two topics. Sometimes, however, a point has to be made. I am at that point. Stemming from all the bullshit stories and theories and general crap that is spewing from the media and social networking, society has lost sight on what being a “good person” actually entails.
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[Rant] Stupid User Tricks

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And I mean really stupid user tricks.  More along the lines of “you should never touch technology again” users.  I follow some other blogs, RSS feeds and a couple forums.  Also, I have 18 years of experience in the computer industry, a good bit of it with user support.  One thing I have found in these years and on those sites is there are people who just should not be allowed to have a computer of any type.  These are the ones who could break a 10-key calculator.

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