So you may have noticed ---

My LoudTwitter posts stopped the other day. This was in fact on purpose. I'm tired of them in my personal journal. I do like the idea of them being culled together like that and posted somewhere, but here is not really where I prefer them to be. So I have a new personal site that part of it culls together -all- of my blogs into one, and I think I'm going to effectively redirect loudtwitter to that. Except it's not working so instead I think I might write a quick drupal plugin to auto-cull twitter posts into itself. =) Anyway, I'm going to go back and wipe all my old loudtwitter posts at some point from this journal.


Copied from a commenter on wral.com because I thought it was hilarious:

Dear American:

I need to ask you to support an urgent secret business relationship with a transfer of funds of great magnitude.

I am Ministry of the Treasury of the Republic of America. My country has had crisis that has caused the need for large transfer of funds of 800 billion USD. If you would assist me in this transfer, it would be most profitable to you.

I am working with Mr. Phil Gramm, lobbyist for UBS, who (God willing) will be my replacement as Ministry of the Treasury in January. As a former U.S. congressional leader and the architect of the PALIN / McCain Financial Doctrine, you may know him as the leader of the American banking deregulation movement in the 1990s. As such, you can be assured that this transaction is 100% safe.

This is a matter of great urgency. We need a blank check. We need the funds as quickly as possible. We cannot directly transfer these funds in the names of our close friends because we are constantly under surveillance. My family lawyer advised me this is a matter of great urgency. We need a blank check. We need the funds as quickly as possible. We cannot directly transfer these funds in the names of our close friends because we are constantly under surveillance. My family lawyer advised me that I should look for a reliable and trustworthy person who will act as a next of kin so the funds can be transferred.

Please reply with all of your bank account, IRA and college fund account numbers and those of your children and grandchildren to wallstreetbailout@treasury.gov so that we may transfer your commission for this transaction. After I receive that information, I will respond with detailed information about safeguards that will be used to protect the funds.

Yours Faithfully, Minister of Treasury Paulson

Unnerving Dream

Last night I had this dream where Jessie, myself, and some other person whom I don't remember, were all playing some game on our Nintendo DSs and the game was actually causing physical reactions. Like at one point I distinctly remember our eyes being on fire. Another time there was some sort of bleeding going on, I don't remember details. And apparently we couldn't stop or that would have been worse than dealing with the burning and such.

But then at one point I remember thinking "wait, this is ridiculous, a video game can't cause this" and it all just stopped (for me at least, by that time the dream didn't include Jessie or the other person).

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+10 Lameness Points For Daniel

Why you might ask? Because Super Smash Brothers Brawl arrives in the stores at midnight tonight, and I have a reserved copy and am actually going to go and pick it up tonight. Been looking forward to this one for a long time now.

Now for the "old fuddy duddy" part of me, I will point out that if I get there and there's a lot of "pointless hooha" going on and a ridiculous amount of people, I'm going back home and getting it during the day, probably on Monday when most people are at school.

On a side note, we all (we all being, my local buds who come over on Friday nights for game night) got our xbox live accounts set up and hit the online circuit. GRAW2 has been having a lot of map packs released recently. Very cool. Still my favorite game. Either way, after we tried all the map packs, we went online and caught two folk who seemed obsessed with trying the same map over and over again, and put the ax to that crap after a couple games.

Then we decided to try out some Halo 3. Joined this one glorious game with like 16 people in it, team deathmatch. Holy shit did we get our asses kicked. 100 to 19. Terrible. Course 3 of the people on our team weren't actually doing anything (literally, were standing there) and they had 3 people who were crazy good. So.... we punted out that and went looking for other games. Found out we could do ranked play which theoretically meant we'd be matched up with similar skill people. 'cept it matched us up with one level 4 compared to our level 1. The level 4 person was crushing everyone else. Then we went searching again and found these two guys from detroit. Had a quick amusing discussion with them at first, and then went at it. We lost that too -but- it was far more "fair". Plus we were kicking our own asses too, so it was like we normally play offline, just with a couple more people. Pretty cool.

It was also neat to look at the "who all is connected" map, because the US was lit up, hawaii included. The coast of Australia was lit up. There were two small dots in Asia. It got me wondering it this was only showing people in our native language. Anyway, twas quite fun.

Frontlines ... I downloaded the demo for that. Seems like a lot of fun. Also 1 player per screen so screw it. ;)

So the PSP I have has a web browser and there's a PSP site where you can download demos. 'cept nothing has been really done with that site in a while. I figured they gave up on the idea. Not so! I get email the other day indicating that store.playstation.com has lots of demos AND games ported to the PSP to download! Holy crap! I can get the original twisted metal 2? Cool! So I try to go to it with my PSP. Guess what. "this site only works with a PC". The hell is that? That's -so- lame! Why wouldn't they bother to make their site function from their very own machine? Sigh. Well, hopefully USB works via VMWare Fusion.


While getting gas this evening, there was an SUV in front of us. As we pulled up, a sketchy looking guy got out of the passenger side and pumped gas. Fair enough.

Except that... after he finished pumping, and the driver was back, he jumped up onto the top of the SUV, climbed over and down the other side, and got in on the passenger side. He left the gas cap open, and also left the gas nozzle on the ground. As far as I can tell, they paid. The machine was confused about having the nozzle off of the machine. They didn't squeal off or anything as you might expect if there were gas stealing activities going on. (or even drive off fast, they pulled away, and then stopped for a bit in the parking lot and then left)

I stopped and rehooked their gas nozzle as we left in confusion. I did not, however, jump over our Maxima. I apologize for my lack of action hero-ness.
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It's official!

October 24th will be my last day with the university! I will begin my new job at http://www.jivesoftware.com/ on the 25th! Yay!!! I shall miss the university for sure, but it's time for me to move on, do something new, something more exciting, while I'm still young enough to do it! I'm quite excited! =)
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