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[Update] Memeprisal: "Tis the season"

FortKnox (169099) writes | more than 6 years ago

User Journal 24

This comes from shadow wrought, stoolpigeon, JC, Smitty, and originally, I think, RM6f9

Post a comment to this thread, and I will:

1. Tell you why I befriended you.
2. Associate you with something - fandom, a song, a color, a photo, etc..
3. Tell you something I like about you.
4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
5. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
7. In return, you must post this in your Journal/Blag/whatever.This comes from shadow wrought, stoolpigeon, JC, Smitty, and originally, I think, RM6f9

Post a comment to this thread, and I will:

1. Tell you why I befriended you.
2. Associate you with something - fandom, a song, a color, a photo, etc..
3. Tell you something I like about you.
4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
5. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
7. In return, you must post this in your Journal/Blag/whatever.


Update: Ahh, the 2 minute rule... killing my productivity from answering all these... I'll get to you eventually, but it'll be off and on over the next day or two. Sorry!

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24 comments

turnabout (1)

stoolpigeon (454276) | more than 6 years ago | (#22392294)

is fair play

Re:turnabout (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 6 years ago | (#22407160)

1. Tell you why I befriended you.
Jeez... I have no memory that far back... #3 would explain WHY, though.

2. Associate you with something - fandom, a song, a color, a photo, etc..


3. Tell you something I like about you.
This will come out in most of my answers. You are a geek. You fit in the slashdot crowd for the normal reasons. You have a family, which makes you semi unique. You work for CCFC, that makes you extremely unique. In a world of atheist geeks that purposely scare or offend Christians... geeks that try to fight with any christian that comes around, you stuck around. I can tell that you know your way around the net as you don't push Christianity onto people (which usually just results in a fight), but you put it out there, which may make some uncomfortable, but as a Christian, myself, I find it refreshing that there are geeks out there that can have the science backing with the Christian belief/lifestyles.

4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
You came in later in the circle, right around the time we started calling it 'circle'. A welcome addition, as you were a bit different than everyone else. I'll admit the first time I read your bio about working for CCFC I was a bit cautious. My old campus (Cincinnati) had a bad group for their CCFC. They'd ask me about my beliefs (on my way to class), and I'd tell them to work on the unbelievers as I was saved. They asked me if I wished to help evangelize and I said I don't do that, and they proceeded to follow me all the way to class, chastising me as "worse than the unbeliever if I wasn't willing to share Christ." I tried to explain that we all serve in different ways, but they were too close minded to listen. They eventually got kicked off campus for being overly aggressive. Crap, this was supposed to be about you, and I'm talking about me. Anyway, I eventually figured out you weren't like them, and they were probably a bad seed giving CCFC a bad name, so I was happy to have you around after a day or two when I realized how you tick...

5. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
Why not multiply?

You're alive? (1)

grub (11606) | more than 6 years ago | (#22392422)

"Snake Plissken? I heard you were dead."
:)

Re:You're alive? (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 6 years ago | (#22406556)

Easy person to start with...
1. Tell you why I befriended you.
Easy, you're the funniest guy on slashdot in my opinion. I love seeing your name in a front page article, cause I know your pointing something ridiculous out, or making a joke, lighting up things.

2. Associate you with something - fandom, a song, a color, a photo, etc..


3. Tell you something I like about you.
As I mentioned, your humor, but you also have a very human, very family side that I find even cooler.

4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
I remember friending you. Was upset when I realized I hadn't friended you before. I've always had my eye open for your posts, but was surprised when I didn't see the green dot next to your name. I did it right away thinking it was long past gone.

5. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
I hate this part... I can't think of any besides: Why didn't you migrate to multiply with the exodus? Or if you did, what made you switch back?

Wow! (1)

grub (11606) | more than 6 years ago | (#22422782)


1) "funniest guy on slashdot" is very flattering, thank you. (I'm sure my various employers would love to know how many salary dollars that honour has cost them over the years.)

3) & 4) Thank you. I do have a big ol' heart. That's why I bought my Lovely Lady a new caller ID box for Valentine's Day. [slashdot.org] Take a number, ladies, guys like me are once in a lifetime.

5) Multiply. Eh. I tried it and really just found it... hmm.. I'm just doing 'brain > keyboard' dump and can't put my finger on it. Multiply just felt weird. I know that's not a tangible thing but the whole hardcore social network thing isn't my cup of tea, it just seems too contrived and many of the users try too hard. Don't get me going about Facebook...

I was going to continue this meme in my journal but I'm horrified of the lame answers I'd give.

Check one two (1)

insanecarbonbasedlif (623558) | more than 6 years ago | (#22394554)

Is this thing on?

Re:Check one two (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 6 years ago | (#22407790)

1. Tell you why I befriended you.
Damnit if I know. You were one of like my first 10 friends, IIRC. Looong time ago.

2. Associate you with something - fandom, a song, a color, a photo, etc..
Just a standard 'friend', really...

3. Tell you something I like about you.
You're just like a dependable friend. You aren't afraid to talk stuff like politics... you aren't afraid to share stories from home... you are involved with us on dumb memes and webgames and stuff. Just a friend I like to keep tabs on.

4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
Nothing pops out. Just more like a 'friend' thing. I remember the entries on the kids births. I remember KoC, stuff like that.

5. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
Geez... nothing comes to mind, so I'll give you the standard "Why not multiply?"

Why not (1)

Abm0raz (668337) | more than 6 years ago | (#22395228)

Shoot from the hip!

-Ab

Re:Why not (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 6 years ago | (#22407424)

1. Tell you why I befriended you.
Pittsburgh connection, probably. Though I seem to remember that you were from PA after I friended you... if that's the case, probably some sport related comment...

2. Associate you with something - fandom, a song, a color, a photo, etc..
Pittsburgh.... Penguins, Steelers, Pirates, Penn State... its all good.

3. Tell you something I like about you.
Nice to find techies with sports love. Especially from Pittsburgh.

4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
You catching me off guard by responding to me at Fark. You followin' me around?!? ;)

5. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
Did you give up on multiply? Just lurking most places??

Re:Why not (1)

Abm0raz (668337) | more than 6 years ago | (#22428020)

1. Tell you why I befriended you.
Got indoctrinated into "the circle" by Bellas Quies, Flamesplash, and Interrobang

2. Associate you with something - fandom, a song, a color, a photo, etc..
We were in the same National Fraternity (in F, S, & C, PSU '95)

3. Tell you something I like about you.
Just an all-around decent guy.

4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
Scripting Galaxis on-line and the other game where you got gold for having people click on your link.

5. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
Did you give up on multiply? Just lurking most places??


My old job blocked multiply, but Fark and Slashdot weren't. I don't get online much from home so i never got into it. After I switched jobs**, everyone was gone from here and I never really got invited over there.

-Ab

** By switched jobs, I mean "got laid off and worked several crappy part-time labor jobs until i got my current one." I now get paid to be a "Hero Engineer". I solve the unsolvable and get paid well to do it. I spend 30 hours a week on-line screwing around until something breaks, then I go into over-drive fixing issues that other people have spent hours, weeks, days or even months on.

ps. as for Fark, Mrs. Roethlisberger isn't all she's cracked up to be ;) I've met her at the Church Brew Works up on Penn Ave. Cute, but very "Upper St. Clair" in attitude ;)

sounds too difficult (1)

Blackneto (516458) | more than 6 years ago | (#22398688)

and i am lazy.

but i will abide

Re:sounds too difficult (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 6 years ago | (#22407248)

1. Tell you why I befriended you.
Don't remember. Could either be your blatant honesty, something techie you said, something sports related you said, or something funny you've said. Any of those things I've seen you say and would friend you on any of them.

2. Associate you with something - fandom, a song, a color, a photo, etc..
Sports, Raiders.

3. Tell you something I like about you.
If I didn't know any better, I'd think you were from the east coast. Your honesty is from the heart and straight up, no holds barred. I appreciate that about you, especially when I was talking about ADD with my son.

4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
Geez... too many... always winning Fantasy Football (or being close... always the powerhouse). Talking about your kids and family (big family, big family man). Relating stories I tell about Joey to stories about your kids....

5. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
Why not multiply? Where you been?

Re:sounds too difficult (1)

Blackneto (516458) | more than 5 years ago | (#22412684)

re 5.

I joined multiply with the big exodus and genuinely liked it.
But soon after i started getting spammed to be friended by folks i didn't know or had any interest in reading about or keeping up with.
Soon after that the facebook flap started with their data mining fiasco.
I decided to pull out of all and any social networking sites that i was associated with unless my presence on them was my professional face or my business.

hehehe (1)

Shadow Wrought (586631) | more than 6 years ago | (#22399022)

sucker;-)

Re:hehehe (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 6 years ago | (#22407680)

1. Tell you why I befriended you.
Can't remember... too long ago. Probably has to do with #3...

2. Associate you with something - fandom, a song, a color, a photo, etc..
Me? Again, see #3

3. Tell you something I like about you.
You are pretty much just like me, minus the coding. You dig sports, games, have a very similar sense of humor, enjoy cooking, etc... I'm sure there was a comment or JE that I said "he, I want to friend him", but I just don't remember which.

4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
I remember when you wanted to get into coding and I suggested Thinking in Java.

5. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
How's the coding coming? Why didn't you stay with multiply?

Re:hehehe (1)

Shadow Wrought (586631) | more than 6 years ago | (#22428372)

The multiply one is a bit easier to answer. I really like the /. and I really didn't like how Multiply worked. I had a lot of friends on the dot, but not all of them warranted reading first thing in the morning. So I could look through my messages and generally tell what I need to read first. Since I only had so much time (a theme that will predominate the next answer;-) it was an easy way to filter. It ended up being that I just didn't ahve the time to read what I wanted to read on slashdot and read what i wanted to read on Multiply. Since it took twice as long to do it on multiply anyway, it fell by the wayside. I still miss the JEs, and I don't begrudge anyone's decisions, but the dot (shortcomings and all) just felt more like home.

I have not given up on coding but finding the time to stay consistent with it has been a constant challenge. Part of my job includes doing trials. Without going into too much detail, you should understand that Trial is simply all consuming. I won't see the family, dogs, or anyone not ont he trial team for days if not weeks. During that time you're so burned by the end of the day that whatever meek mental powers you have left are simply lost on learning anything, let alone coding.

The other time difficulty is family. Because of the intermittent times away and some other difficulties that I can't go into here, what free time I have I ahve to invest in the family. So learning coding has to be carved out of an already tiny budget. The difficulty I've found with Java is that I don't really have a powerful enough computer to make it practical. My wife and I were both unemployed for about a year a few years abck, and the only way to pay for the maintenance meds was credit cards. We're still paying off that debt so, even though its getting better, I just don't have the disposable income to invest into a newer computer that can see me through using a robust 'nix type OS. So I'm limited right now to Perl mainly because its already installed and pretty light weight for what I'm learning.

One change I have made is to try and get my creative ADD under control. So instead of having my goal be "larn coding" I've picked some of the projects that I'd like to do and focus on learning how to turn those into reality. The first one Perl is perfect for, so as I learn I'm thinking ahead to how I can apply that particular skill. Perl has been coming along, and, after I get its project(s) done I'll probably move onto Java for a project that I look forward to asking you many questions about, but which I think you'll enjoy;-) I have more ideas beyond that, but instead of worrying about them, I'm trying to stay focus on the here, now, and only just ahead.

Check out your profile ... (1)

tomhudson (43916) | more than 6 years ago | (#22401770)

Reposted in my journal [slashdot.org] , but with a twist - you don't have post an entry to get my answers - the page is "Web 3.0 - predictive technology" preview-enabled. Based on your slashdot user id, it checks all the right boxes.

Re:Check out your profile ... (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 6 years ago | (#22406904)

1. Tell you why I befriended you.


2. Associate you with something - fandom, a song, a color, a photo, etc..


3. Tell you something I like about you.
Your honesty. You'll share your opinion, and make a debate with me if I disagree. Thought out discussion, no emotions or bad feelings. Its refreshing in a place like this.

4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
Simple, your 'gender' journal entries. Made me think about the issue in a new light. I thoroughly enjoyed them. I also remember you like to be called 'Barbie', which I try to use.

5. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
Ever thought about making a new alias to change your name from tom?

Re:Check out your profile ... (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 6 years ago | (#22406940)

Whoops... doing multiple at once has taken its toll: 1. Tell you why I befriended you.
I don't remember. Some post you made in the past made me laugh, think, or changed my opinion. Was well before the 'gender' journals. I can't think back that far, but I can say I'm glad I've been friended to you.

2. Associate you with something - fandom, a song, a color, a photo, etc..
Eh, I'll use 'Barbie' from the #3 answer.

Breaking the rules for you, FK... (1)

Em Emalb (452530) | more than 6 years ago | (#22408248)

the first rule of * fight club, you don't post on /. ;-)

Fire away Mr.

Re:Breaking the rules for you, FK... (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 6 years ago | (#22408908)

Don't forget to put it in your blag, dude...

1. Tell you why I befriended you.
Geez, like #1 or 2 in friending. Just an alright guy.

2. Associate you with something - fandom, a song, a color, a photo, etc..
Badass

3. Tell you something I like about you.
Like I've mentioned in everyone else's entries... I respect your honest to goodness honesty, and the fact that you aren't malicious in arguments. Tell it how it is.

4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
The fact you've never played in any photocons...

5. Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.
Why so afraid of having your mug on the net?

Re:Breaking the rules for you, FK... (1)

Em Emalb (452530) | more than 6 years ago | (#22409832)

Why so afraid of having your mug on the net?

I'm not afraid, I'm just cautious.

For example. I knew a guy who was put on 6 months probation at my last work place because of some inappropriate pictures he had on his MySpace account.

Was it work related? No. Should it have been actionable by his employer? GA is an "at will" employment state.

Now, as far as pictures of me go? It is a privacy thing, pretty much. That and at this point it's a lot of fun to keep you guys n gals guessing. :-P

Alright (1)

StalinsNotDead (764374) | more than 6 years ago | (#22411596)

I just had to go make sure you had a blue dot next to your name.

needs subject (1)

Hadlock (143607) | more than 6 years ago | (#22542010)

Wow, are you still around? Congratulations on being mentioned on the slashdot front page X years ago. Somehow I still knew your usr name.
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