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Re: dymt reloaded

Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:29 pm

Let's leave that last can of worms buried and forgotten.
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Re: dymt reloaded

Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:34 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
Let's leave that last can of worms buried and forgotten.

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Re: dymt reloaded

Thu Mar 08, 2012 1:19 pm

Agreed 8)

This past weekend I had three UPS's fail at work from the wind/bad weather/whatever/whoknows.
It was a strange coincidence.
 
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Re: dymt reloaded

Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:26 pm

Gleek'll always be a trouble maker <3

I'm 25 today. Bet that freaks out the people that knew me when I was 17 ;D

Thanks to the sexy gerbils that sent me sweet messages <3
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Re: dymt reloaded

Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:47 pm

annabel wrote:
I'm 25 today.
Happy Birthday!
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Re: dymt reloaded

Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:05 pm

Thanks sexy <3
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Re: dymt reloaded

Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:16 pm

Happy birthday! Wow, it's been that long since you started posting here? Time flies!
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Re: dymt reloaded

Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:25 pm

Well I was what, 19 when I joined here.. TG was before that, Gleek knew me when I was 16 ;D

Can't get rid of me my darling gerbils <3
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Re: dymt reloaded

Thu Mar 08, 2012 4:35 pm

annabel wrote:
Well I was what, 19 when I joined here.. TG was before that, Gleek knew me when I was 16 ;D

Can't get rid of me my darling gerbils <3

happy birthday hen!
 
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Re: dymt reloaded

Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:02 pm

annabel wrote:
Gleek'll always be a trouble maker <3

I'm 25 today. Bet that freaks out the people that knew me when I was 17 ;D

Thanks to the sexy gerbils that sent me sweet messages <3

Well then, happy birthday :)

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Re: dymt reloaded

Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:24 pm

It's kind of surreal to think that I've been registered to this site for nearly 10 years.

Even more surreal to think everything that's happened since then. At the time I've registered, I was attending community college, competing in video games, and working a part time job.

Since then, I've gotten my AA and BS, worked at that job for 7 years and was laid off while trying to figure out where I wanted to go next (in fact, I think I remember posting questions about it here, a year or two before I was laid off. I realized my job was dead-end and my boss was bordering on abusive). Had a few jobs here and there for 3 years, on and off unemployment, going pretty low for a "college grad with 5+ years development experience". I did some personal projects on the side to help figure out where I wanted to go, and the picture became clearer as time went on.

It didn't help that family problems erupted: Both of my sisters have married and divorced, and are now with new boyfriends/fiances. My grandmother died and that side of the family grew apart as a result. I buried 3 extended-but-close family members (not including the aforementioned grandmother) in one year. My father was diagnosed with diabetes 2 years ago, and stage 4 prostate cancer (not even 5 months after his latest checkup!) the following year.

I've since moved across the country after getting invited by my now-roommate to move in to actually work on a career (but had no job lined up). Six weeks after I move in, I get not one, but two jobs in the industry of choice. I wind up passing a 6 hour long interview to work in one of the best places in the world to work. Not only do I not have a boss, but to be able to call some of the amazing people here (people who have made some of the most popular games/mods, one-half of the team that made Quake's software renderer possible, and the woman who voiced/played Red Fraggle) coworkers is pretty awesome.

The work is far from done, but it's a pretty awesome change to a career where I thought I was going to be stuck working a 9-5 for peter principled bosses. Now, to start coding regularly again...
 
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Re: dymt reloaded

Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:28 pm

annabel wrote:
Gleek'll always be a trouble maker <3

I'm 25 today. Bet that freaks out the people that knew me when I was 17 ;D

Thanks to the sexy gerbils that sent me sweet messages <3

Happy Birthday! I think I joined here when I was 17, too!
 
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Re: dymt reloaded

Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:35 pm

Happy birthday, Bel. :)

Also, damn, I've had an account on here since I was 15? Now I feel old. :o
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Re: dymt reloaded

Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:42 pm

bhtooefr wrote:
Also, damn, I've had an account on here since I was 15? Now I feel old. :o

Well, that explains a lot. :wink:

Happy B-Day Bel.
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Re: dymt reloaded

Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:50 pm

I went and checked after reading that. Crap I feel older now.

On an unrelated note, I want my generations Joan Baez to spring forth. Goddang we need another person with that sort of voice and talent.
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Re: dymt reloaded

Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:37 am

This was brought in to the shop the other day....they wanted to know if it was worth fixing. :D

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Re: dymt reloaded

Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:59 am

Well, weren't there some ATX cases with turbo buttons?
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Re: dymt reloaded

Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:26 am

bhtooefr wrote:
Well, weren't there some ATX cases with turbo buttons?


I'm guessing this is a 486 maybe? This stuff is older than my tech knowledge.

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Re: dymt reloaded

Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:39 am

What are the Intel part numbers on those two big bridge chips next to the CPU?
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Re: dymt reloaded

Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:42 am

Captain Ned wrote:
What are the Intel part numbers on those two big bridge chips next to the CPU?


Left: SB82371SB L6253266 SU093 Right: SB82437VX L6663735 SU085
 
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Re: dymt reloaded

Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:23 am

You've got a Socket 7 motherboard with a 1st-gen P5 Pentium processor under that miniscule HSF. It'd make an OK DOS box for old games, but that's about all it'll do (fully expecting the -ix and BSD crazies here to disagree).
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Re: dymt reloaded

Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:28 am

That system's not using the Turbo button. It's of the first-generation Pentium P5 vintage.

The short answer is "No. You've gotten all of the value out of this PC. It's time for a new one."
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Re: dymt reloaded

Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:34 am

Yeah, I just posted the pic for a laugh.
 
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Re: dymt reloaded

Sat Mar 10, 2012 12:22 pm

Last night was pretty surreal. I had dinner with some friends to celebrate my birthday, and afterwards a few of us decided to go out and continue the festivities. Well....long story short, we wound up at a strip club and one of the dancers was a girl I knew in jr. high. :D
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Re: dymt reloaded

Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:12 pm

a 17 cubic foot freezer holds about 22 8-12 lb pigs. barely.
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Re: dymt reloaded

Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:23 pm

paulWTAMU wrote:
a 17 cubic foot freezer holds about 22 8-12 lb pigs. barely.

8 to 12 pound pigs? Is that next year's biology lab?
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Re: dymt reloaded

Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:57 pm

Captain Ned wrote:
paulWTAMU wrote:
a 17 cubic foot freezer holds about 22 8-12 lb pigs. barely.

8 to 12 pound pigs? Is that next year's biology lab?

I'm guessing it's snake food.
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Re: dymt reloaded

Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:03 pm

Kevin wrote:
I'm guessing it's snake food.

Now that I think of it, and remember the pics of his "shed", you're right.
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Re: dymt reloaded

Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:09 pm

Dizik wrote:
we wound up at a strip club and one of the dancers was a girl I knew in jr. high. :D

so free lap dances, bonuses? yay!
 
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Re: dymt reloaded

Sat Mar 10, 2012 11:13 pm

yeah snake food.

Dizik, that would be so, so awkward :lol:

Is that an ISA slot on that machine? :o Someone was still using something with an ISA slot?!
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