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02 December 2008 @ 12:11 pm
I now own drums.  Albeit, electronic, but drums nonetheless.  Now I just need my best friends to get their guitar playing skills in order.  ^_^  Just kidding.  I think they will have plenty of time while I am learning to get my beats down.

25 November 2008 @ 11:27 am
For those of you planning on getting video games for young ones out there, the National Institute for Media and the Family released their "Parents Guide to Video Games 2008." The Recommended Games section can found at the location listed below. On a more personal happy note, Rock Band 2 is one of the Recommended games. 8-D

18 November 2008 @ 02:36 pm
Here are  my survey answers....  Of course humility is at the bottom.... and here I thought I was making progress with that.

You can take it here;

Your Top Character Strength

Humor and playfulness
You like to laugh and tease. Bringing smiles to other people is important to you. You try to see the light side of all situations.

Your Second Character Strength

Kindness and generosity
You are kind and generous to others, and you are never too busy to do a favor. You enjoy doing good deeds for others, even if you do not know them well.

Your Third Character Strength

Honesty, authenticity, and genuineness
You are an honest person, not only by speaking the truth but by living your life in a genuine and authentic way. You are down to earth and without pretense; you are a "real" person.

Your Fourth Character Strength

Curiosity and interest in the world
You are curious about everything. You are always asking questions, and you find all subjects and topics fascinating. You like exploration and discovery.

Your Fifth Character Strength

Creativity, ingenuity, and originality
Thinking of new ways to do things is a crucial part of who you are. You are never content with doing something the conventional way if a better way is possible.

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Character Strength #6

Love of learning
You love learning new things, whether in a class or on your own. You have always loved school, reading, and museums-anywhere and everywhere there is an opportunity to learn.

Character Strength #7

Fairness, equity, and justice
Treating all people fairly is one of your abiding principles. You do not let your personal feelings bias your decisions about other people. You give everyone a chance.

Character Strength #8

Judgment, critical thinking, and open-mindedness
Thinking things through and examining them from all sides are important aspects of who you are. You do not jump to conclusions, and you rely only on solid evidence to make your decisions. You are able to change your mind.

Character Strength #9

Bravery and valor
You are a courageous person who does not shrink from threat, challenge, difficulty, or pain. You speak up for what is right even if there is opposition. You act on your convictions.

Character Strength #10

Social intelligence
You are aware of the motives and feelings of other people. You know what to do to fit in to different social situations, and you know what to do to put others at ease.

Character Strength #11

Perspective (wisdom)
Although you may not think of yourself as wise, your friends hold this view of you. They value your perspective on matters and turn to you for advice. You have a way of looking at the world that makes sense to others and to yourself.

Character Strength #12

Capacity to love and be loved
You value close relations with others, in particular those in which sharing and caring are reciprocated. The people to whom you feel most close are the same people who feel most close to you.

Character Strength #13

Zest, enthusiasm, and energy
Regardless of what you do, you approach it with excitement and energy. You never do anything halfway or halfheartedly. For you, life is an adventure.

Character Strength #14

Citizenship, teamwork, and loyalty
You excel as a member of a group. You are a loyal and dedicated teammate, you always do your share, and you work hard for the success of your group.

Character Strength #15

Hope, optimism, and future-mindedness
You expect the best in the future, and you work to achieve it. You believe that the future is something that you can control.

Character Strength #16

Industry, diligence, and perseverance
You work hard to finish what you start. No matter the project, you "get it out the door" in timely fashion. You do not get distracted when you work, and you take satisfaction in completing tasks.

Character Strength #17

You are aware of the good things that happen to you, and you never take them for granted. Your friends and family members know that you are a grateful person because you always take the time to express your thanks.

Character Strength #18

You excel at the tasks of leadership: encouraging a group to get things done and preserving harmony within the group by making everyone feel included. You do a good job organizing activities and seeing that they happen.

Character Strength #19

Forgiveness and mercy
You forgive those who have done you wrong. You always give people a second chance. Your guiding principle is mercy and not revenge.

Character Strength #20

Self-control and self-regulation
You self-consciously regulate what you feel and what you do. You are a disciplined person. You are in control of your appetites and your emotions, not vice versa.

Character Strength #21

Appreciation of beauty and excellence
You notice and appreciate beauty, excellence, and/or skilled performance in all domains of life, from nature to art to mathematics to science to everyday experience.

Character Strength #22

Caution, prudence, and discretion
You are a careful person, and your choices are consistently prudent ones. You do not say or do things that you might later regret.

Character Strength #23

Spirituality, sense of purpose, and faith
You have strong and coherent beliefs about the higher purpose and meaning of the universe. You know where you fit in the larger scheme. Your beliefs shape your actions and are a source of comfort to you.

Character Strength #24

Modesty and humility
You do not seek the spotlight, preferring to let your accomplishments speak for themselves. You do not regard yourself as special, and others recognize and value your modesty.

Current Mood: amusedamused
03 November 2008 @ 05:20 pm
The obsessed fan boy is back. This time, he's not alone. I bring to you a video of my favorite band (and performers of my upcoming birthday), Vagiant! For those of you who don't know, they rock. ROCK I SAY!

It is about 30 mins long and it was aired on the CCTV (Cambridge Community TV) project called Bandwidth TV. Bandwidth TV is CCTV's local music project. Their goal is to gather a library of great music for their video producers and their channels while obeying copyright law, connecting creative people, and giving local musicians more exposure. So, of course Vagiant had to be on it. If you go to the site (http://www.cctvcambridge.org/bandwidth) you can see other groups, and portions of this embedded video.

Ok here goes, and one final warning, there is explicit language being used. ^_^
Hope you like it.

<special treat>

Pssst, there is some good stuff at the end of the video.  It sounds like something new...... ^_^

</special treat>

Current Mood: energeticenergetic
Current Music: Vagiant! duh....
31 October 2008 @ 11:01 am
Happy All Hallows Eve! Here we are at one of my favorite holidays of the year!  When my normal behavior is not only ignored but often praised and even sometimes considered passe.  ^_^

Although I am a bit saddened that I will not inviting you all to my house and throwing a monstrous party (pun intended) filled with fun, frolicking and debauchery.   While I am disheartened that we aren't going to be standing around drinking my famous (and banned in 11 states) "Screaming Gremlins in a Blender," I take solace in the fact that we will all be having a good time, nonetheless. 

I hope that each of you gets all the treats you want and none of the tricks you deserve.  ^_^

Now I am off to prepare for next year by seeing if I can find my missing recipe for blending gremlins.

Happy Halloween!


Current Mood: amusedamused
30 October 2008 @ 10:04 am
This just in: Music from the extensive collection of The Beatles will be appearing in Rock Band later this year. That's right. Not Guitar Hero. Rock Band. A major coup and direct blow to the egos of Activision was scored by MTV and Harmonix (my favorite Boston area company).

Read the full article here: http://www. gamepro. com/article/news/207691/report-the-beatles-confirmed-for-rock-band-2/

Keep on rocking, my friends.

Your Rock Band obsessed fan-boy on the prowl,
Current Location: Work
Current Mood: bouncybouncy
Current Music: Tom Petty
15 October 2008 @ 11:30 am
3 Things ... not in a specific order:

Three things that scare me:
1 Heights
2 Small spaces
3 Stupid people in large groups

Three people who make me laugh:
1 Mindie
2 Patrick
3 My family as a group

Three Things I love:
1 sex
2 my work
3 my friends

Three Things I hate: (dislike)
1 Poor grammar - esp my own
2 disrespect
3 stupid people in large groups

Three things I don't understand:
1 How US citizens in general don't give a rat's ass about the education their children are receiving
2 the underlying mathematics of consciousness
3 how stupid people get into such large groups

Three things on my desk:
1 phone
2 Type N connectors
3 mouse

Three things I'm doing right now:
1 typing
2 thinking
3 desiring food stuffs

Three things I want to do before I die:
1 travel more
2 fall in love again, but with a sane person
3 make the world a better place by removing stupid people either by education like Mindie, or by force like Mother Nature.

Three things I can do:
1 write software
2 make gunpowder
3 speak German

Three ways to describe my personality:
1 warped
2 eclectic
3 perverse

Three things I can't do:
1 Fly unaided, without hitting the ground.  Yet.
2 kill without justification
3 deny an honest request for assistance