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Friday, September 30th, 2011
4:56 pm
Turning off cross posting to LJ...
I imported all of my settings from my old Livejournal, so that presumably folks from there and from Dreamwidth can view my more personal posts.  However, there are just a couple of folks who comment o'er there, and I see them in other sites on a fairly regular basis.  So, I'm finishing up my move to DW by disabling cross posts from here on out.  

Otherwise, I've been having some weird days.  Presently drinking a homemade cherry mead and eating walnut raisin oatmeal cookies.  :)

This entry was originally posted at http://baphnedia.dreamwidth.org/174212.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
Monday, September 26th, 2011
3:26 pm
Saying goodbye to Acadamia...
... so today starts class, and I find out a couple of fun things.  The Department of Veterans' Affairs was late (again) in paying my college tuition, so I had to get a $75.00 late fee taken care of to lift my registration hold.  Because classes start today, it is unclear if my seat in those classes exists (because of the hold), so I will find out tomorrow morning if I'm even able to attend class.  To top that off, by withdrawing from courses to accept work at the VA Hospital, and having a very bad summer term, I am disqualified from FAFSA.  Even though my old student loans are completely paid off, I was pretty much told that if I wasn't jailed or hospitalized this summer, that I am permanently disqualified.  

So... I'm still processing all this news; my primary thought about FAFSA is that I owe them nothing at the moment and I have no reason to clear a path so that I can owe them something later.  Sure, I'll have to do without loan money every year from here on out - but I think in the long run it's a better move for me.  Still, rejection sucks, and the documentation that I need to send them to appeal their decision is a complete disclosure of all my medical records. 

Anyway, I was told to check back tomorrow to see if the registration hold was lifted, so that I am cleared to attend class.  I'm losing confidence and patience in the system.  Back to work I go...

This entry was originally posted at http://baphnedia.dreamwidth.org/173972.html. Please comment there using OpenID.

Current Mood: frustrated
Wednesday, September 21st, 2011
1:13 am
Woot... something finally got a bit easier.
Of all the things I'm tugged betwixt, IRC Golf got easier.  I've been grabbing a hold of mathematics by osmosis at an apartment occupied by a student of mathematics.  Just being here has caused me to do lots of fun things with numbers.  Like remove the reasons why we had computer players and making IRC Golf games a lot easier to play.  

So, I still have to update the documentation, but for those that need to know, minimum players for golf is back to two, and the maximum number of players is whatever the referee can (or feels like) handling at one time.  Speaking of, I'm losing games of IRC Golf as we speak.  In other news, today was highly productive in other areas of my life.  More on that later. 

Just a couple days left here in California, many folks will be at Rainfurrest when I get back to Portland.  I return on Friday, and start school again Monday.  Whee!

This entry was originally posted at http://baphnedia.dreamwidth.org/173644.html. Please comment there using OpenID.

Current Mood: accomplished
Monday, September 19th, 2011
12:32 am
Back on dry land...
Fat dragon is fat.  Five course meals daily; 'forgetting' to exercise, and playing for my food (turned out to be three platefuls) at a BBQ today after a 10-day Alaskan Cruise with Da'al has made me pudgier than ever before (except when I was a recruiter - for that, add another 20lbs).  Anywho, I have a few things on my list of stuff... and everything (college, job hunt, medical appts, etc) all hit at the same time; the moment I return to Portland. 

Mortal:  The Victiming is on hiatus, and sadly may remain so.  I'm putting to paper for the first time the back-system for a game I've been working on for a couple of years... which might send some things back to square one.  Blarg.  Hopefully the changes aren't too drastic... otherwise I may be looking at potentially thousands of my dollars, wasted.

Given my perception of the Internet, I prefer to work on games that aren't as present there - ones that can be played in person.  Too many folks who have never become social (in the physical sense) just don't know how to host, be friends, or to interact with other people at large, and I see this almost as a... symptom of far greater problems. 

I look at my own separation from humanity, and I examine how people interacted with one another in both peace and war throughout history.  As people treated one another more harshly in peacetime; the wars of those times became dirtier.  The thought may go 'the less human I am, the more harm to humanity I am capable of', though I think rather that the latter portion would be 'the more apathetic I get'. 

Anyway, it'll be another week before I'm back home.  Temporary work, college, job hunt, brewing, music, game development and everything I keep in my closet will be waiting for me plus two house mates, seven cats, fifty fish and about 3,000 bees.  Whee!  At least the bees will not have missed me.  

This entry was originally posted at http://baphnedia.dreamwidth.org/173414.html. Please comment there using OpenID.

Current Mood: thoughtful
Saturday, September 10th, 2011
4:29 pm
I am a dragon, therefore I must play my scales.
Many groans are directed at Da'al for his excellent punmanship, and tomorrow I have an audition.  Right now I'm in Juneau, AK; hopefully I'll be able to write more when I return.  :)

This entry was originally posted at http://baphnedia.dreamwidth.org/173233.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
Thursday, September 1st, 2011
4:56 pm
Vacatio Message
In under twenty four hours, I'll embark on a vacation for most of September.  I'm headed down into California then up to Alaska and back this time around.  Nearly everything that I do for lots of fun will be done with additional people.  Be it things in the bedroom, on stage, in the pool or whatnot.  I don't think I've packed as heavy for a vacation ever before, but I love the buffet -style variety in experiences I'm about to receive. 

I'll post again when I get back.

This entry was originally posted at http://baphnedia.dreamwidth.org/172837.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
11:24 am
I saw another first for me... perhaps you've seen it too.
Yesterday I was mortified... I saw that most of the cereal (the big brands) at the supermarket average about $6.00 per box. 

This entry was originally posted at http://baphnedia.dreamwidth.org/172308.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
Wednesday, August 10th, 2011
1:15 pm
Peole are annoying and distracting.
So, I set out today to remove a page's worth of stuff off of my to-do list (which is several hundred items long at the moment), only to get volunteered to prepare the wort and do brewing for the next 4-6 hours as two batches of 5 gallons are prepared (we don't have the equipment to cook more than 5 gallons at a time). 

This entry was originally posted at http://baphnedia.dreamwidth.org/172287.html. Please comment there using OpenID.

Current Mood: frustrated
Saturday, August 6th, 2011
1:01 pm
All right, I'm getting ready to quit watching the news all over again.  Although, Monday will be an interesting day, to say the least.  With only 58% of the American working-age population fully employed, and the downgrade coupled with the threat of a second downgrade within two years is just helping my perceptions of the economy look peachy. 

Anyhow, as for m'self, I'm thinking that the only job prospects I have are the ones I make - making games and playing the violin.  At this rate, I don't think anything else is going to go through.

This entry was originally posted at http://baphnedia.dreamwidth.org/171937.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
Thursday, August 4th, 2011
10:56 pm
Slow day...
I haven't had a day this slow in a long, long time.  Today...
- I watched a season of Red Dwarf.
- I re-folded the Merek Dragon.  Tomorrow he will get packaged for shipping.

Tomorrow, I have lots of other things that I need to do too - just confounded about where to start.  So, one thing at a time until everything is more or less done.

This entry was originally posted at http://baphnedia.dreamwidth.org/171757.html. Please comment there using OpenID.

Current Mood: lethargic
Sunday, July 31st, 2011
9:14 pm
Needing more space... oh, and I'm on Ebay now.
So, I'm selling an inflatable dragon... I haven't completely plastered the internet with this link, but I suppose that there may be those here who I'm not in touch with elsewhere, and deserve to know.  http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=260827879703

This entry was originally posted at http://baphnedia.dreamwidth.org/171417.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
1:07 pm
I imported my Livejournal...
For y'all who use LJ, I moved all the data from my LJ to Dreamwidth.  However, the sites support crosstalk and crossfeeds; so if I was following you as a friend on LJ, I am now via Dreamwidth.  So, look at your profile, and if you see a Baphnedia (@) Dreamwidth, and you'd like me to have access to read your blog again, please friend me again; this isn't any kind of extra filter - I haven't logged into LJ for a very long time, and as such haven't read my old friends' page.  

If you're already here on DW, wonderful.  :)  And now, for my next trick, I'm going to get a shower and breakfast.

This entry was originally posted at http://baphnedia.dreamwidth.org/171062.html. Please comment there using OpenID.
Friday, June 24th, 2011
1:24 am
Can't have nice things...
Today (well Thursday), I broke a $600 toy.  Sometimes I feel as if I just can't have nice things. 

This entry was originally posted at http://baphnedia.dreamwidth.org/3709.html. Please comment there using OpenID.

Current Mood: dorky
Monday, June 20th, 2011
11:10 pm
Monday is banished!!
I was having a real Monday today, until Ipequey and I had a chance for a long talk... I don't even think I let him know how down and out I was (just tried to be my cheery self).  Over the course of an hour or so, he brought me out of my Monday, and that allowed me to have a really awesome first day of class. 

Thank you, Ipequey for casting 'banish bad day'.

This entry was originally posted at http://baphnedia.dreamwidth.org/3439.html. Please comment there using OpenID.

Current Mood: happy
Thursday, June 16th, 2011
3:05 pm
Back in Portland
I'm not sure what to make of it... I'm back, and already everything is going down.  Energy just seems to be getting sucked right out of me. 

This entry was originally posted at http://baphnedia.dreamwidth.org/3177.html. Please comment there using OpenID.

Current Mood: blah
Wednesday, June 8th, 2011
10:14 am
Vacation Tolerance...
I've noticed that there are a LOT of things that I do at home to help keep myself balanced.  Many of these things aren't available to me when I'm away from home... though I seem to have reached the point where I can make it about two weeks before tiring of the trip in general no matter the reasons for travel.  I'm able to tolerate a couple of weeks now, though starting school in a couple of weeks is going to impact my job prospects for doing things on cruise lines or other such things.

Got a left-handed job offer last night.  Given how the work was offered (by a friend of mine), I'll accept the offer, but won't be working to help my friend, but more for just the money.  Said to me, "I know you've got tons of IT experience on very large operations and stuff, but your memory sucks so I don't want to ask the company to start you as a team leader even though you've done it before for $20/hr, but rather as a grunt deploying systems at $15/hr.  I don't want you to be responsible for anything other than your own work.  Us team leaders can handle being responsible for areas of the project."  


This entry was originally posted at http://baphnedia.dreamwidth.org/2903.html. Please comment there using OpenID.

Current Mood: groggy
Monday, June 6th, 2011
3:56 pm
Funerals and toys...
Maybe I should ask for some Puffy Paws toys to attend a friend's funeral in my stead.  Unfortunately, not sure if that'd be a good mix or not.  I know at this moment, right now, I'm really missing the toys I have (and the ones that I'm expecting soon), because they provide so much on a deep level with me.  Even if they're just air-filled to you. 

There is a short list of people for whom I will provide music at their funeral.  One of these people passed away suddenly, her funeral was announced about an hour ago.  Unfortunately, due to distance and monies, there is no way at this time that I can travel that way.  I cannot fulfill this unspoken promise - and feel crushed for that on top of her unexpected passing.  It's... so frustrating.  I found what I think is the best available option for the time being, and will hopefully have the information I need to fire off a timely letter to my friend's husband.

Now is one of those times where I'm feeling like crawling beneath a pile of toys and not emerging except when needed... (eating, bathing, etc).  I know that the measure of my personal, emotional stability is out of whack, and I may just need to take the day and reflect, and maybe write out what I remember of the departed. 

This entry was originally posted at http://baphnedia.dreamwidth.org/2806.html. Please comment there using OpenID.

Current Mood: melancholy
Monday, May 30th, 2011
7:31 pm
So, I'm in Phoenix
Just FYI.  Looking to buy a house.  Anybody I know (or that you know) that lives in/around Phoenix?

This entry was originally posted at http://baphnedia.dreamwidth.org/2367.html. Please comment there using OpenID.

Current Mood: happy
Tuesday, May 17th, 2011
6:57 am
Wow, I actually submitted stuff to FA.
It only took... a year or three but it finally happened - even if its snippets of music that I disseminate to subscribed listeners.  :)

So, the music pieces are located over yonder (and the previews will stay up on FA):


This entry was originally posted at http://baphnedia.dreamwidth.org/2138.html. Please comment there using OpenID.

Current Mood: accomplished
Tuesday, May 10th, 2011
11:22 pm
Quick update
Music Updates: 
2 Pieces Delivered
12 Pieces Published
1 Piece Mastered
5 Pieces Mixed

4 Subscribers
$13.21 total subscriptions.
$3.30 average subscription.

Top Ten Subscriptions:
$8.00 Topcat
$2.50 Anonymous
$2.50 Anonymous
$0.21 Anonymous

Updated Tuesday, May 10th 2011

Current Mood: accomplished
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