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Giving up, StarCraft, & Prepping for Joey's B-Day

FortKnox (169099) writes | more than 11 years ago

User Journal 16

Giving Up
Its my new strategy. If you start arguing over the war, start arguing over religion, start arguing over moderation, etc, you won't see any comments from me. I've been mellow lately, and don't want to get up in arms with an internet argument. I rarely change peoples minds, and putting in my words just gives more ammo. That's why you haven't seen my comments in several JE's lately. (My stance kinda reminds me of the tastelessGiving Up
Its my new strategy. If you start arguing over the war, start arguing over religion, start arguing over moderation, etc, you won't see any comments from me. I've been mellow lately, and don't want to get up in arms with an internet argument. I rarely change peoples minds, and putting in my words just gives more ammo. That's why you haven't seen my comments in several JE's lately. (My stance kinda reminds me of the tasteless Arguing on the internet is like running in the special olympics image you see on many internet boards)

StarCraft
For fellow nerdfarm clannies: I have reloaded StarCraft and Broodwars this weekend for something new to play. FYI - I suck at RTS. I usually only play in newbie servers, or X humans vs N computers (where X > N). The 'fk' alias has been taken on battlenet (ever since I played my first game), so I go by the alias 'marotti'. I'd gladly play you if you won't rush me ;-)

Prepping for Joey's B-Day
I guess my Journal has been around for a while, now. Joey will be 1 years old on 5/10. We are planning out a big party, and I'm not sure exactly what I'll get him (but you can bet the family will be getting a package from ThinkGeek. I'm thinking, the "Input Output", "Newbie", and "TCP/IP" onesies). Maybe I'll put up my thinkgeek wishlist and give people the opportunity to get Joey some presents (obviously I'd take MY wishlist items out)?

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16 comments

Just looking at those... (1)

Xerithane (13482) | more than 11 years ago | (#5680995)

Want to get the TCP/IP shirt for my niece. Saw that this morning and was just cracking up. I almost look forward to having children so I can scar them with my immense geekdom. My only hope is that they are fascinated with the new video games so I can punish them by making them play the video games of my youth. "That's it, Dr. Livingstons for an hour!"

Re:Just looking at those... (1)

FortKnox (169099) | more than 11 years ago | (#5681035)

Joseph! I don't want to see you out of your room until both ridley AND kraid are defeating! Now get that NES warmed up!

congrats (1)

spoonyfork (23307) | more than 11 years ago | (#5681080)

Congrats to you, your wife, and your kid for making it to one year! I don't have any kids, I'm hearing all about them now that everyone I know seems to have or will be having them. Cool stuff.

I LOVE that Input/Output shirt at Think Geek. I wish they made it in adult sizes, I'd wear it.

giving up; happy birthday to Joey (1)

eugene ts wong (231154) | more than 11 years ago | (#5681779)

1st of all, I'm glad to hear that you are giving up on that kind of stuff, because I was thinking last night & this morning how lame people really are for complaining about things on /. I happen to think that /. is good because it gives me an opportunity to hear how you are doing, how your son is doing, how gmhowell & his family is doing, etc. I don't mind people discussing issues, but they start to get up tight & complain about how they should leave /. It's really quite pathetic. I'm not singling anyone out here. It's a surprisingly common theme.

2nd of all, I hope that your son has a happy birthday.

Take care

Re:giving up; happy birthday to Joey (1)

heliocentric (74613) | more than 11 years ago | (#5682200)

I don't mind people discussing issues, but they start to get up tight & complain about how they should leave /. It's really quite pathetic. I'm not singling anyone out here.

Really? The fact that you went that far to say that is apreciated. Sometimes things said on /. are not always what they seem [reference.com] .

Re:giving up; happy birthday to Joey (1)

eugene ts wong (231154) | more than 11 years ago | (#5682434)

I must confess, that I am not sure which is the part that isn't what it seems. However, I still stand my ground on saying that I am not singling anyone out here. I've read several comments by other people complaining about /. Show me a person who hasn't complained about /. & really likes /. & I'll show you a person that I am not talking about. As for the rest of the complainers [that includes all of us] there is a portion that gets up tight & wants to leave. It's definitely more than 1 person & I'm not singling anyone out here.

That being said, I should point out that I have respect for Xerithane's attempt @ making a better message board & community. That's different than justcomplaining & just leaving because he's actually attempting to do something about it.

If I misunderstand you,then I'm glad because I don't like what I see. If you misunderstand [or don't believe me], then that's too bad. Singling yourself out doesn't help your reputation. It only brings more attention to you; some of which may be people who agree with me. By your reply, you're almost implying that you disagree with my view that it is good to see how people are doing by reading their /. journal entries. I'll just trust that that isn't what you meant to say.

Re:giving up; happy birthday to Joey (0)

AnimeFreak (223792) | more than 11 years ago | (#5698827)

You live in Surrey, BC, correct?

Re:giving up; happy birthday to Joey (1)

eugene ts wong (231154) | more than 11 years ago | (#5699222)

Correct. Why? Vhere do you live?

Re:giving up; happy birthday to Joey (0)

AnimeFreak (223792) | more than 11 years ago | (#5704887)

Newton, haha. Nearby Bear Creek Park.

Re:giving up; happy birthday to Joey (1)

eugene ts wong (231154) | more than 11 years ago | (#5706659)

Wow...what a small world. Do you go to those /. meetups [meetup.com]? I don't, but it's tempting.

I live in Strawberry Hills [that new development across the intersection from Scottsdale Mall].

Re:giving up; happy birthday to Joey (0)

AnimeFreak (223792) | more than 11 years ago | (#5717320)

Never really bothered to go. Not sure if they'd like my trolling attitude towards Slashdot.

Scottsdale is sort of a weird area of Surrey/Delta.

Re:giving up; happy birthday to Joey (1)

eugene ts wong (231154) | more than 11 years ago | (#5717685)

Scottsdale is sort of a weird area of Surrey/Delta.
Why is that? The architecture? The people? Something else?

Re:giving up; happy birthday to Joey (0)

AnimeFreak (223792) | more than 11 years ago | (#5721371)

It just is.

It like Whalley being the scummiest, South Surrey being the richest, and Cloverdale being the oldest. :P

Newton is just fucked up. :P

Re:giving up; happy birthday to Joey (1)

eugene ts wong (231154) | more than 11 years ago | (#5722698)

:^D

The only reason that I give you the right to say that, is because you live in Surrey. I can live in pretty adverse conditions, so I don't mind what I see. All I ask for is that people quit:

throwing shoping carts & junk into Cougar Creek

littering

letting their dogs take a dump on the side walks & path ways
It just blows me away when I see what people do here.

That being said, I appreciate living near the transit exchange. It makes it very easy to go places.

Do you think that you will live in Surrey for the long term, or will you move to a different city eventually?

Re:giving up; happy birthday to Joey (0)

AnimeFreak (223792) | more than 11 years ago | (#5723521)

I intend to move to Burnaby, Richmond (since Skytrain is going down there), North Vancouver, or Vancouver.

Surrey is a shithole. :P

Re: Giving up... (1)

arb (452787) | more than 11 years ago | (#5689717)

(At first I read the title of this JE as "Giving up StarCraft & Prepping for Joey's B-Day" - I missed the commas. ;-) )

I generally avoid arguing about religion, politics, "the" war (or war in general), programming langauges, operating systems, open-source, etc. Not just on the net, but in RL as well. However, sometimes when you have a quiet period at work it can be fun letting yourself get drawn into one of these debates - although it works best when you are arguing with someone who is willing to actually listen to your point of view. It can be very hard trying not to rise to the bait though...

BTW, you are a Metroid fan, aren't you? Have you played Metroid Fusion on the GBA and linked it to Metroid Prime yet? I am considering getting it when I get my GBA SP next week...
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