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Here is a listing of my feeds, my random thoughts, my feelings, and other crap. Love it! Live it! Be it!
Fri Dec 27
Don’t talk to yourself in such a way that if you did so to a friend, it would end your friendship.

If you had a friend dealing with the same things, you wouldn’t berate that person, say, ‘You’re not working hard enough,’ ‘You suck,’ or ‘You’re not as good as [whomever].’ You’d offer your friend encouragement, you’d try to point out all the things your friend did right, and how much progress your friend had made.

You should do no less for yourself.

Be very careful how you talk to yourself. Because you are listening.
Pat Cadigan, author   (via ablogwithaview)

This!

(Source: ellenkushner, via thefattestfox)

Thu Dec 12
sirskittendollie:

epic-humor:

hugtherobots:
I know it’s trendy to fight the system and cry that we are all becoming slaves of technology, but this attitude overlooks that computers and phones are tools for communicating. When someone thinks I’m an idiot smiling at a machine, I’m actually smiling at my girlfriend who is 10000 miles away and whom I would have never met if not for these newfangled electronics. As they say: when the wise man points to the moon, the fool looks at the finger.

This is a topic that I’ve been wanting to tackle for a while now; much credit to this excellent post for bringing it to the front of my brain.


———————
You know, I appreciate this thought, a lot… I’d not have what I have with Sir without the technology we have today.

Hear, hear

sirskittendollie:

epic-humor:

hugtherobots:

I know it’s trendy to fight the system and cry that we are all becoming slaves of technology, but this attitude overlooks that computers and phones are tools for communicating. When someone thinks I’m an idiot smiling at a machine, I’m actually smiling at my girlfriend who is 10000 miles away and whom I would have never met if not for these newfangled electronics. As they say: when the wise man points to the moon, the fool looks at the finger.

This is a topic that I’ve been wanting to tackle for a while now; much credit to this excellent post for bringing it to the front of my brain.

———————

You know, I appreciate this thought, a lot… I’d not have what I have with Sir without the technology we have today.

Hear, hear

Fri Nov 8

Adventures in tech support

  • Problem description: No boot
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 38 AM] -- Automatically generated message:
  • Welcome to HP's Live Chat! A technical support representative has received your support request and will be with you in approximately 2 minutes
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 38 AM] -- Automatically generated message:
  • A Support specialist, S##### B has been assigned to your case.
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 39 AM] -- S##### B says:
  • Welcome to HP Total Care for Notebook & Desktop Support. My name is S#####. I will be your technical support specialist today.
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 39 AM] -- S##### B says:
  • Hello, How are you doing today?
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 40 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • Not good
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 40 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • because of this laptop, my mood has been soured
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 40 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • but I will try to take a positive outlook
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 40 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • this is nearly a new machine
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 40 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • and
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 41 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • it will not boot nor will it respond in any way to any button pressed, whether I am powered or unpowered
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 41 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • it's all one piece so I can't remove a battery
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 41 AM] -- S##### B says:
  • Please tell me what is the exact issue that you are facing ?
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 41 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • The exact issue is that this is more of a brick than a PC at the moment
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 41 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • actually it's more shaped like a tea tray
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 41 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • And that would be its primary function - not that I would use it that way
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 42 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • it is not going to compute anything however
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 42 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • and that's kind of a downside in a computer that cost $1,500
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 42 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • so.
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 42 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • what can you do to make this perfect for me?
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 43 AM] -- S##### B says:
  • Your computer is not booting up right ?
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 43 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • Yes - it is acting as if it is a lump of steel and not a PC - completely dark. No response. No lights. No anything.
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 43 AM] -- S##### B says:
  • Please let me know for how many days you are facing this issue ?
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 44 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • 1 hour ago it was fine. 45 minutes ago it stopped responding to wireless. 20 minutes ago it rebooted. 19 minutes ago it was dead.
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 45 AM] -- S##### B says:
  • I really apologize for all the inconvenience caused to you in this regard.
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 45 AM] -- S##### B says:
  • Please do not worry I will try my best to help you.
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 46 AM] -- S##### B says:
  • Please confirm the information provided by you are correct for the computer in question:
  • S/N: ################
  • Product Number: C2M71UA
  • Email Address: ##############
  • Please confirm your Operating System:
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 47 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • That is correct
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 47 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • Windows 8
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 47 AM] -- S##### B says:
  • Thank you for confirming the details
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 47 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • Please send a box overnight so you can repair it ASAP
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 48 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • (Provides address)
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 48 AM] -- S##### B says:
  • Please let me know are you chatting with me from the same computer ?
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 48 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • S#####, are you sure you want to ask that question? Read up in our chat history.
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 48 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • I'll wait.
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 50 AM] -- S##### B says:
  • Sam, lt me tell you that before taking this computer i for repair, let us troubleshoot andcertain steps and check if it works
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 52 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • I'm sorry?
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 53 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • S#####, I just got done saying that machine isn't operable. It cannot be booted nor does it respond to any button press
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 53 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • it is dead
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 53 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • it is an ex laptop
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 53 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • OK?
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 53 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • I have no known good Spectre motherboard to replace it with
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 54 AM] -- S##### B says:
  • Sam let me explain
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 55 AM] -- S##### B says:
  • We will eprform a power drain and check, as sometimes after performing a Power drain the computer starts working again
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 56 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • /me listens
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 10: 57 AM] -- S##### B says:
  • Please follow the below steps and check:
  • 1. Unplug the Power Cord from Wall jack and as well as Notebook.
  • 2. Take Out the Battery from the Notebook.
  • 3. Hold the Power Button for 30 seconds.
  • 4. Plug in the AC Adapter and then place the battery
  • 5. Turn on the system.
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 11: 00 AM] -- S##### B says:
  • Please let me know once done
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 11: 02 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • S#####
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 11: 03 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • you may not be familiar with this model
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 11: 03 AM] -- Sam Chupp says:
  • there is no battery that can be removed
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 11: 03 AM] -- S##### B says:
  • No problem
  • [Friday, November 08, 2013 11: 03 AM] -- S##### B says:
  • I will take the system in for repair
Mon Aug 19

jrblackwell:

cryptogryphon:

jrblackwell:

Velociraptor! Cannibalism! at the Philly Geek Awards last night. We got to hang out with scientists and engineers and artists and even an adorable owl! I got to pet a baby crocodile. Also, Skelator was there and Jennifer Rodgers was a total babe the entire night.

It was incredibly cool that Jared and I were both nominated for awards. I for best indie game and Jared for best comic creator. How neat is that?

It was a very cool evening.

But..but..how does he/she put the monocle back if it pops?

Friendship, darling. Friendship.

I bet this the redhead with the flower in her hair Jennifer Rodgers - am I right? :) Sooooo beautiful & cool.

Fri Dec 28
Sat Jul 21
Sun Jan 1
dduane:

Oh, while doing some tidying in the YW CafePress store, I ran across this design (didn’t even know we had it….) Click through to see it on bags & cups, etc.

dduane:

Oh, while doing some tidying in the YW CafePress store, I ran across this design (didn’t even know we had it….) Click through to see it on bags & cups, etc.

Sun Dec 25
Fri Dec 23
Thu Dec 15
Sat Nov 12

Happy birthday to my partner, Cynthia! WOOT! Scorpio lovers rock.

Fri Nov 4

For my partner Cynthia’s birthday, we are trying to get her some new glasses. We need $420. I would be grateful for anything you can spare. Thanks! http://ping.fm/MxWic

Wed Oct 26

It’s my stepdaughter’s birthday, yay!
http://ping.fm/d5yWo

Wed Oct 5

Thought-provoking commentary: women in gaming podcasts fr. Kristin S in 10 Minutes of Me: http://ping.fm/SBsdA