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Sillybeans for you. [Sep. 4th, 2007|08:17 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
Hope everyone had a good Labor Day weekend. Here's a few goodies to brighten your day:

Battlestar Galactica Opening with WoW


The Ballad of the N00b
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Swiped from seleene_paris... [Sep. 3rd, 2007|03:50 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |sleepysleepy]


NerdTests.com says I'm a Highly Dorky Nerd God.  What are you?  Click here!
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Friends Don't Let Friends Play Alliance Gnomes [Aug. 25th, 2007|10:30 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |amusedamused]
[Current Music |Korn - One [Live & Rare]]

Sarindara hit 70 today. I finally got her all the PvP marks I needed, and I ground out the last bits of the level so I can start grinding honor for her in Alterac Valley. She's in pretty good shape, gear-wise - already has 3 of the 5 High Warlord pieces with great gems, and is well on the way to #4.

While grinding in Nagrand today, various conversations led to the following joke:

Schroedinger's Gnome

A gnome is placed inside an air-tight box, with a vial of poison inside, and the vial of poison is attached to a detection device. The detection device will trigger on the reception of an event, the probability of which is exactly 50%, given the duration of the experiment. When the box is opened...

punchline behind the cut...Collapse )
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A Gift For You! [Aug. 23rd, 2007|02:04 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
(found on various LJs, but copied from jennkitty )

Pay It Forward : I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment here on my LJ. I don’t know what that gift will be yet, but you will receive it within 365 days of this post. Edit: I'll extend it do the first 10 people.  But bear in mind that, in my case, "handmade" might include electronic stuffs, like pictures or icons.

The only thing you have to do in return is "pay it forward" by making a similar agreement on your blog. (and I will check to see if you do) Edit: Nah, I trust you folks.

If you have already posted this meme in your blog then you should choose the next 3 people who responded to your original post and send them a handmade gift too.
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Screwy cat [Aug. 11th, 2007|09:57 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |sillysilly]
[Current Music |Rob Zombie - 02 - Black Sunshine (Feat Iggy Pop) [Greatest Hits Past, Present, And Future]]

So it's hot today. Really hot. Hot to the point where, after a mid-afternoon trip to the store, I hop in the shower (on cool) and lie down for an hour. And apparently, the heat has done something to Freya, because she's decided to be extra-screwy today. First, she tries to join me for a shower. I see her little head poking around the corner of the shower curtain, but before I can grab her, she gets sprayed by a couple of drops and bolts. Second, she decides to play with my toes while I lay down. So I get her toy (a sturdy length of nylon rope), and start twitching it around. She seems to not like playing on top of the bed, probably because it's too "open", with no place to stalk from. So she stalks from under the bed, jumping around the edge, onto the top, to catch the rope. The only problem is that the sheets don't have that great of a grip, so she keeps sliding off, usually landing on her bottom... And finally, tonight I give her some fresh water, and put an ice cube in it to be nice (like I said, it's hot). Freya decides that the ice cube is a toy, so she bats at it, but in a typical cat way, pulling it kind of towards herself... which, of course, splashes her with ice-cold water. As I'm typing this, she's winding her way around my legs with a wet tail.

Oy. I love cats.
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Oh God My Stomach! [Jul. 28th, 2007|09:51 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |fullfull]
[Current Music |]\[i]/[ - 01 - All The Love in the World [With Teeth]]

I think I just had a foodgasm.

So I finally got my apartment squared away, and I invite mapjunkie over for dinner and a long-overdue Scrabble game. He makes some general requests as to food, so I go to work. Here was tonight's menu:

Salad: Fresh redleaf lettuce with peeled carrots (peeled directly into the salad - makes them nice and thin).
Side: Fresh corn on the cob (bi-color sweet).
Main: Orange-glazed chicken over couscous.
Desert: Blueberry crepes.

Yum.

Detailed recipes here!Collapse )
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A-unpacking I will go... [Jul. 11th, 2007|07:48 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |accomplishedaccomplished]
[Current Music |Metallica - Am I Evil? [Live Shit Binge and Purge Disc 3]]

The movers were here on Monday, schlepping my furniture into the new apartment. My mom and I unpacked most of the stuff (dishes and the like) yesterday, as well as fixing the side slat on my old bed (pay $80 for a furniture repair shop? Nah, we'll do it ourselves for $5 in parts). My mom flew back to Colorado today, and I'm almost done unpacking the rest of my things. All that's left are a few bags of clothes, some of which will have to go straight downstairs to the laundry room.

In the meantime, here are some things to entertain you:

The hardest Super Mario Brothers ever. NSFW language, but hilarious.



Assorted anime music video shorts (not safe for dial-up - 1h6m).



I'm having pizza tonight! Whee!
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A funny! [Jul. 2nd, 2007|03:52 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Location |home]
[Current Mood |calmcalm]
[Current Music |04 - Rob D - Clubbed to Death (Kurayamino Mix) [The Matrix Soundtrack]]

This is for all you World of Warcraft players out there. Got this from a Fark.com photoshop contest link, although it wasn't made by an entrant; not sure who actually did it, but it's pretty funny.

Animated GIF, fairly big, pops.

Oh, and happy birthday to me. 28 years young.
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Online! [Jun. 29th, 2007|04:13 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Location |home]
[Current Music |Dido - 1 - White Flag [Life For Rent]]

I'm back on-line now, so feel free to drop me an e-mail or an IM.
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*sigh* [Jun. 27th, 2007|11:18 am]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Location |library]
[Current Mood |exhaustedexhausted]

For those who don't know, Paula and I have separated for the time being.  I'll post more details as they become available.
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Knee Update [Apr. 11th, 2007|03:25 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |soresore]
[Current Music |Chrono Cross OST]

So, we saw the orthopedist yesterday, and finally got a straight answer as to exactly what's wrong with my knee.

There's two problems - a bone bruise, and a hairline stress fracture in the tibia.  Without getting into too much detail, what happened is that, when I landed on it, it bruised the bone (I landed on a part of my leg with no "padding").  Also, it probably caused a small stress fracture at the time.  Now, we get small hairline fractures in our bones all the time.  Usually, it's no big deal.  But the bone bruise caused some fluid buildup, which got into the hairline fracture, which got bigger because it wasn't knitting, which... well, you get the idea.

The good news is, no surgery will be required to fix this - it will take care of itself if treated properly.  The bad news is, in order to heal, it's going to require absolute care.  It takes 4-6 weeks for the bone to begin to knit together if left alone (no further stress), then another 10-20 weeks to completely heal.  The problem is, according to the orthopedist, what I've been doing is still too stressful on the joint.  I need to further "unload" (his word) the knee, and avoid putting any weight on it.  This is not going to be easy on me; I'm not even going to be able to stand around the kitchen and cook - something I very much enjoy doing.

After 4-6 weeks of unloading, the bone will start to knit a bit, but I'll still have to keep the weight off of it until another 10-20 weeks after that, at which point (if all goes well), it should have healed.

We're having an MRI run tomorrow to confirm the diagnosis.  The x-rays won't show a hairline fracture, but an MRI (with a higher resolution) will, plus they will show the fluid build-up around the fracture that is what's causing me the pain.
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Swiped from roniabirk... [Mar. 4th, 2007|10:10 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |relaxedrelaxed]

The Everything Test

There are many different types of tests on the internet today. Personality tests, purity tests, stereotype tests, political tests. But now, there is one test to rule them all.

Traditionally, online tests would ask certain questions about your musical tastes or clothing for a stereotype, your experiences for a purity test, or deep questions for a personality test.We're turning that upside down - all the questions affect all the results, and we've got some innovative results too! Enjoy :-)

Personality
You are more logical than emotional, more concerned about self than concerned about others, more atheist than religious, more dependent than loner, more workaholic than lazy, more traditional than rebel, more engineering mind than artistic mind, more cynical than idealist, more leader than follower, and more introverted than extroverted.

As for specific personality traits, you are adventurious (100%), intellectual (87%), romantic (86%), horny (64%).

Stereotypes
Punk Rock87%
Hippie83%
Young Professional76%
Life Experience
Sex47%
Substances8%
Travel24%

Politics
Your political views would best be described as Socialist, whom you agree with around 100% of the time.
Socioeconomic
Your attitude toward life best associates you with Working Class. You make more than 0% of those who have taken this test, and 54% less than the U.S. average.

If your life was a movie, it would be rated PG-13.
By the way, your hottness rank is 55%, hotter than 78% of other test takers.

TAKE THE TEST
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Assorted quizzes taken from everyone... [Mar. 3rd, 2007|12:46 am]
Geoff Ellingwood
Cut for her pleasure...Collapse )

The age quiz is eerily accurate.
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Yoinked from poppins17 [Mar. 3rd, 2007|12:43 am]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |lethargiclethargic]
[Current Music |Billy and Mandy]

Comment to this and I will:

1) Tell you why I friended you.
2) Associate you with a song and/or movie.
3) Tell a random fact about you.
4) Tell a first memory about you.
5) Associate you with an animal and/or fruit.
6) Ask something I've always wanted to know about you.

In return, you must post this in your own LJ.
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Praise Discordia! Hail Eris! [Feb. 23rd, 2007|01:00 am]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |sleepysleepy]
[Current Music |Radio KOL]

So volcgrrl  , poppins17  , earnbrand  , and I had a bit of a game night tonight, after home-made pizzas. Spinach alfredo and meat-lovers for the win.

I finally convinced them to play 1000 White Cards, which most of us had heard of, but none of us had really sat down and played. Much fun was had, with such cards as "It's Good to Be The King" (+10,000 points), which was promptly countered by "So You Say You Want a Revolution?" (steal said card), and then "You Got Your Sword From a Tart!" (destroy King cards). All in all, an excellent first session. earnbrand  currently has the cards, and hopefully we'll get to playing another round as soon as possible.

Oh, and we made the cards with crayons. Yay for people in their late 20's and early 30's playing with crayons!
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Yoinked from zanthess... [May. 16th, 2006|08:22 am]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |sleepysleepy]
[Current Music |Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - 12 - I Won't Back Down [Greatest Hits]]

The first five people to respond to this post (perhaps even more if I'm feeling magnanimous), will get some form of art, by me, about them. I make no guarantees about quality or type, but I will assure that I will give it good effort.

The only catch, of course; as with most memes, if you sign up, you have to put this in your own journal as well.
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Holy Cow! [May. 10th, 2006|02:23 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |relaxedrelaxed]
[Current Music |none]


                My blog is worth $334,772.22.
How much is your blog worth?



I think I need to cash in on some of that...
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Swiped from anher and stryck... [Apr. 27th, 2006|10:34 am]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |workingworking]
[Current Music |Guess!]

Step 1:  Listen to all your songs at random.
Step 2:  Post the first line from the first 20 songs
Step 3:  Let everyone you know guess and post what song and artist the lines come from.
Step 4:  Cross out the songs when someone guesses correctly.
Step 5:  Looking them up on Google is cheating.
Cut for her pleasure...Collapse )
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Ganked from elusivecallie. [Apr. 13th, 2006|02:37 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |workingworking]
[Current Music |none - at work]

Leave some sort of comment, and i'll answer this stuff. If it turns out not to be LJappropriate, i'll email it to you.

1. I'll respond with something random I like about you.
2. I'll tell you what song/movie reminds me of you.
3: I'll name something we should do together.
4. I'll say something that only makes sense to you and me (or just me).
5. I'll tell you my first/clearest memory of you.
6. I'll leave you a quote that is somehow appropriate to you.
7. I'll ask you something that I've always wondered about you.
8. If I do this for you, you must post this on your journal so you can do the same for other people.
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Swiped from roniabirk... [Mar. 26th, 2006|08:31 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |relaxedrelaxed]
[Current Music |Crazy Frog - Axel F (Video Mix)]

Rules:
1. You can only say YES or NO.
2. You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone messages you / comments and asks!

Survey here...Collapse )
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Quick quiz... [Mar. 25th, 2006|09:30 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |sleepysleepy]
[Current Music |Princess Mononoke on Cartoon Network]

You scored as Odin.

</td>

Odin

90%

Njord

80%

Bragi

70%

Balder

60%

Loki

60%

Skadi

50%

Freyr

50%

Sif

30%

Thor

30%

Tyr

30%

Heimdall

30%

Frigg

20%

Hel

20%

Freya

20%

Which Norse God or Goddess are you most like?
created with QuizFarm.com
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Holy Fucking Shit! [Mar. 20th, 2006|11:12 am]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |sleepysleepy]
[Current Music |Scooter - Hello! (Good To Be Back) [Who's Got the Last Laugh Now?]]

I've had one hell of a week.  Since Wendesday of last week, I've had one E.R. trip, another E.R. trip via ambulance, and a third E.R. trip which resulted in a two-night hospital stay.  I finally got out this morning.  Short story; I'm okay, getting better, and will be back to 100% in a day or two.

If you want the long story, click here...Collapse )

So there's my update.  I'll be around (although I may be napping a bit), so feel free to drop me a line.
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Join the quizzy madness... [Feb. 28th, 2006|07:59 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |tiredtired]
[Current Music |Kids Next Door on Cartoon Network]

Cut for her pleasure.Collapse )
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Silly meme, stolen from xoraclex. [Feb. 16th, 2006|02:38 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |workingworking]
[Current Music |2 - 07 - Styles & Breeze - You're Shining]

Human Virus Scanner

The virus that have infected you will be show here along with thier cures, if known.

Viruses you suffer from:

Linux
Install the latest version of Microsoft Windows. Learn to love it.

Junkfood
Eat some real food. Something which you can identify the source of every ingredient, not the point of manufacture.

Sci-fi
Stop wearing the stick-on ears.

Gaming
Life is not a game.Roll 3D6. On a 4 or more go out and do something with your life.

Religion
Read "God's Debris" by Scott Adams (yes, the Dilbert guy)

UNIX
Anything this old must be obselete. Go and install a nice modern operating system. I hear MSDOS has come a long way lately.

Discordia
Buy a suit. Invest your money. Eat hotdog buns on a friday.

Windows
Try MacOS X. It's based on UNIX, it has a smoother UI than Windows and it doesn't suck.
As an extra feature the boxes look nice.

vi
Escape Meta Alt Control Shift.

Free BSD
The GPL isn't that bad really. Adopt a penguin at the zoo.

Politics
Stop caring!

Hippyism
Free love is passe and potentially dangerous, and patchouli smells like cat piss.

Computer Games
Stop staring at the screen and get some fresh air. You should see a doctor about the RSI in your thumbs.

Conspiracy Theory
Face it, the elected government is in control. Actually that's quite scary.

Ultima
If you find one tell us.

Environmentalism
Consume more stuff! It's easier to buy new stuff than to recycle.

Macintosh
Use a mouse with more than one button.

Viruses you might suffer from:

Pokemon (60%)
Pikachu! Use your hyper-electric-get-a-life move now!

USA (90%)
Rule, Britannia! Britannia rule the waves! [repeat]

Cthulhu (60%)
Read some Enid Blyton.

Industrial (70%)
Everyone likes folk. No, really. Maybe you should listen to the Incredible String Band.

8-Bit (90%)
Polygons, all the polygons you can get are not enough.

Japan (60%)
Big is good. Small is bad. Giant robots would not make a good last line of defence for Earth.

Brand Names (90%)
Having a well-known name doesn't make it good.

X11 (60%)
I hear Mac OS 10 Aqua is nice at this time of year.



So I'm clearly a computer geek, infected with all those... and gaming... and other geekish stuff... eef!
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For the curious... [Feb. 12th, 2006|04:25 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |happyhappy]
[Current Music |]\[i]/[ - 2 - 01 - Something I Can Never Have [And All That Could Have Been]]

Lyrics for NiN's "Right Where It Belongs", for the curious.Collapse )

If you've got some time, read the lyrics (and listen to the song if you can)... and ponder...
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Concert Review: Nine Inch Nails @ Champaign-Urbana's Assembly Hall (02/10/2006) [Feb. 12th, 2006|11:15 am]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |relaxedrelaxed]
[Current Music |]\[i]/[ - 13 - Right Where it Belongs [With Teeth]]

The opening band was a group called "Moving Units".  They played a short, thirty-minute set, and freely acknowledged that they knew that most people were there to see NiN, as opposed to them.  Still, they put on a decent show, despite the lead singer having a rather nasty cold (on the first show of 15 for them supporting - ouch!).  Perhaps it was for that reason that the mixers almost muffled him... but the drummer showed some very clear talent, laying down some very fast and complicated beats that sounded suspiciously like techno.  Not a bad opener - I'm definitely checking out their music, and if you want to, their website is right here.

It took the crew another thirty minutes to get the stage cleared and set for Trent and company, so the audience twiddled their thumbs for a bit.  They started off with the intro to Pilgrimage, leading into Mr. Self Destruct (not an opener I've heard them use before), and went straight into a fairly long set of older stuff.  One interesting twist was when they stuck the main guitar riff from The Only Time into the later part of Closer (and, of course, Trent was on guitar).  It was also nice to hear them play Burn, which I've never heard live before - not all of the audience recognized it at first, but the chorus is rather simple to pick up, so they were chanting along with Trent before long.

The mid-point was a bit of a break for the band, with the curtain coming down for a Help Me I Am In Hell/Eraser/Right Where It Belongs montage, with video of monkeys attacking each other, money being printed, oil pumps pumping, nuclear explosions, and politicians dancing... finishing with a shot of G.W. Bush and company doing a waltz... At that point, most of the audience either laughed or cheered - I attempted both.

After that break, they spun into their newer material, playing most of With Teeth as well as several cuts off of The Fragile, but also stuck in some older stuff - Head Like A Hole and Wish, for example.  They closed out the show with a bang, and Trent made a confession that he was a bit nervous, as this was the first night of the tour - and that he'd been in the back puking into a bucket during the break.  He also said that he's already started writing the new album - woo!

The stage antics were fairly standard; Trent threw water bottles at the audience and doused his bandmates a few times, too.  He ran into the drum set once and K.O.'d a keyboard early on, and at the end, smashed a couple of guitars and tossed them into the audience for souveniers.

The light show was particularly impressive.  I wasn't close enough to see exactly how it was done, but they had a projection screen behind the band, which they frequently used to project digital bars, similar to a spectrum analyser, and it was in fact pulsing with the music.  There was also (as I mentioned) a curtain in front that they used for several songs as a front projector, and combined it with the rear screen and spots in-between for some very cool shots.  Plenty of strobes and floods as well - all in all, quite an impressive mixture.

The show - overall - was spectacular.  This being the first show of the tour, Trent and company were as well-rested as they could be - they'd have to be to put on the two hour set that they did!  And there was no sign of any slop, either - perfect form (except for a malfunctioning mic that Trent threw at the crew once) all over; everything worked.  Nine Inch Nails put on an extremely professional, high-energy show that left me (and the rest of the audience) quite happy.
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Update (finally) [Jan. 16th, 2006|02:16 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |excitedexcited]
[Current Music |none - work]

Well, I'm not dead. Just thought I'd make everybody aware of that.

I'm no longer a telemarketer; I got a new job. I'm working as a systems programmer for Fusion Broadband, an ISP based out of Champaign-Urbana. It's a full-time salaried position with full benefits for both myself and Paula. Paula's now working at Schnuck's (in their deli). So we're doing well; we just haven't been around much for communication.
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Short quiz. [Dec. 13th, 2005|11:18 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |sleepysleepy]
[Current Music |none]

Cut for sanity...Collapse )
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Memes of Four (yoinked from jennkitty) [Dec. 8th, 2005|06:00 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |sicksick]
[Current Music |Foster's Home For Imaginary Friends on Cartoon Network]

FOUR JOBS YOU'VE HAD IN YOUR LIFE

Sandwich Shop Clerk/Ham Glazer
Store Clerk
Stocker
Telemarketer

FOUR MOVIES YOU COULD WATCH OVER AND OVER AGAIN (and have)

The Fifth Element
The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Heat
The Matrix

FOUR CITIES/TOWNS YOU HAVE LIVED IN

Gaithersburg, MD
Baltimore, MD
Cimmaron, NM (briefly)
Champaign-Urbana, IL

FOUR TV SHOWS YOU LOVE TO WATCH

Family Guy
Dragonball Z
Mythbusters
Dexter's Laboratory

FOUR PLACES YOU'VE BEEN ON VACATION

Lewes, DE
Estes Park, CO
Anaheim, CA
San Francisco, CA

FOUR WEBSITES YOU VISIT DAILY

www.slashdot.org
www.fark.com
www.livejournal.com
www.blowfish.com (never know when there'll be a new toy available)

FOUR OF YOUR FAVOURITE FOODS

Szechuan Stir-Fry Chicken (over rice)
Neppycakes
Meat Loaf
Pizza

FOUR PLACES YOU'D RATHER BE RIGHT NOW

Cuddling with volcgrrl (been difficult to do that while my sutures heal)
Role-playing with a local group
Cooking dinner
Visiting my parents in Colorado

I'm healing fairly well, but I seem to have come down with the flu.  We're not quite sure, but it seems to be nothing too serious.  I'm going in to meet with the surgeon tomorrow to have him look at the stitches (and to make sure that it's nothing to be concerned with).  Otherwise, I'm just taking it easy.
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Home at last... [Dec. 3rd, 2005|08:28 am]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |soresore]
[Current Music |Beethoven - No. 14 in C sharp minor, op. 27 no. 2 'Moonlight' [Favourite Piano Sonatas]]

The surgery was a complete success.  When the surgeon took the gall bladder out, he said it was clearly inflamed, and that all the pain I'd been having over the last month was chronic inflammation.  I'm still sore from the air, and the sutures make moving around a bit tough, but it's much better than it was before.  Give me a few days, and I should be back to normal.  Thanks to everyone who sent out good thoughts.
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A couple of quizzes before I go under the knife... [Dec. 1st, 2005|11:16 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |tiredtired]
[Current Music |Scooter - See Me, Feel Me [Who's Got the Last Laugh Now?]]

Cut for sanity...Collapse )
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Health update. [Nov. 30th, 2005|12:19 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |tiredtired]
[Current Music |DDR - Butterfly(Pikachu Version) [DDR]]

Well, good news and bad news.

The good news is that we finally have a definite answer as to what's wrong with me.

The bad news is that I'm slated for surgery on Friday to get my gall bladder removed.  It's not that serious of a procedure, but still... it sucks.  Good thoughts, positve energy, and prayers will all be appreciated.
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Website change [Nov. 23rd, 2005|03:03 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |soresore]
[Current Music |Scooter - One (Always Hardcore) (Radio Edit) [One (Always Hardcore) CDM]]

My website has changed hosts... to me!  I'm running an Apache webserver (free) on my own computer, with a Dynamic DNS service doing some redirecting to my ISP's IP address.  It's all spiffy and stuff.  The new address is http://neppyman.sytes.net/ - update your bookmarks accordingly.  Also on the new server are the Magic Cards for the Elusive Dreams folks.  And I'll be working on the D&D survey again, since I haven't done much with that in a while.  More updates as they develop.
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Food for thought. [Nov. 10th, 2005|12:08 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |relaxedrelaxed]
[Current Music |Scooter - One (Always Hardcore) (Radio Edit)]

A trojan horse that takes advantage of Sony-BMG's rootkit (bundled with its music "compact discs") has been spotted in the wild.  Read more about it here.  Technical details about the (rather poorly-written) trojan can be found here.

This is pretty serious business.  While the issue of copy-protecting music is still hotly debated, using methods to do so that compromise the security of people's computer systems should not be.  In fact, it's being taken so seriously, that a class-action lawsuit has been filed in California (and one may be filed soon in New York).  Read more about those here.

Personally, I don't buy music nowadays, except for the occasional CD.  I've been voting with my wallet for a while now, but I think that it's time other people started doing the same.  The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has made a list of albums that contain this rootkit - take a look here.

A user on SlashDot created a phrase that nicely summarizes this:

Infected with DRM


Spread this around and think about it.
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Heh. [Nov. 9th, 2005|02:32 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |relaxedrelaxed]
[Current Music |Scooter - Nessaja (Video Mix)]

Harry Potter Meme of All Memes by Osaku
Name/Username
Age
Gender
HouseRavenclaw
WandMahogany, 11", Dragon Heartstring
Best CourseMuggle Studies
Worst CourseDivination
PetBarn Owl
PatronusPhoenix
Quidditch JobKeeper
Wizard CandyChocolate Frogs
Profession After SchoolJoke-shop Owner
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I'm finally over being sick and back to work.  It's about bloody time.  Also, goddess79 is coming to visit for her birthday!  Woohoo!
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Merry Samhain! [Oct. 31st, 2005|02:03 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |sicksick]
[Current Music |none]

neppyman's Halloween party:

aefenglommung dressed as Optimus Prime.
anher dressed as a new superhero: Madame -streak.
ariachiba dressed as the Governor of New Mexico.
aylan dressed as Bob Dylan.
babelicious1315 dressed as LeAnn Rimes's brother.
bav101 dressed as a senior corporate spy department janitor.
chinakatt dressed as Donald Rumsfeld.
circe_ravaine dressed as a 1980's yuppie child.
earnbrand dressed as George Bush.
elusivecallie dressed as the main character of "12 Angry Men", and it suited them all too well.
evilmathgenius dressed as a third baseman for the Dodgers.
flycollector dressed as LeAnn Rimes riding a cat.
gaijinjohn dressed as something constant, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
goddess79 dressed as a character from Harry Potter and the Mystic's Room.
isfacat gets drunk, strips naked, and somehow emerges dressed as a warm kitchen.
ivoryisis dressed as the President of Grenada.
jeniphirsummers dressed as a ghost.
jennkitty dressed as a teflon zombie.
johntchoe didn't dress up, spoilsport.
m00n_daughter dressed as Scooter Libby, though it looked more like something yellow, but what, specifically, you can't tell.
mlady_isis dressed as a Lenny's Industries employee.
mrspock0824 dressed as the Alternative Power Ranger, though it looked more like a ghost.
naga_sadow dressed as a bottle of Simzolvir.
nin_bytch dressed as a halfback for the Ravens.
princesscera dressed as the spirit of their dead grandmother Jennie.
quoththeraven87 dressed as the love child of Bill Murray and Vanna White.
roniabirk dressed as your brother, and it suited them all too well.
ryoganox dressed as Yu-Gi-Oh.
seleene_paris dressed as a new member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Tough Magician.
stryck dressed as a skeleton.
taikou dressed as a pimp.
thais dressed as a lizard.
volcgrrl dressed as Squidward.
windthin dressed as George Washington.
xoraclex dressed as a anvil.
zanthess dressed as Mary-Kate Olsen with her very own conjoined Ashley.

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And a happy birthday to our Samhain.  :-D
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Update! [Oct. 30th, 2005|09:36 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |sicksick]
[Current Music |none]

Sick.  Dog.  Me.  Ugh.  Can I just get better already?

Cut for your pleasure...Collapse )
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Quiz Goodness! [Oct. 18th, 2005|05:33 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |sicksick]
[Current Music |Brian Eno / Elvis Costello - My Dark Life [Songs in the Key of X: Music from and Inspired by 'the X-]

Cut for sanity's sake...Collapse )

Been a while, I know.. here's some for you to take and enjoy...
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Update! [Oct. 11th, 2005|10:26 am]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |sleepysleepy]
[Current Music |Korn - 04 - Children Of The Korn [Follow The Leader]]


ColorQuiz.com Geoff took the free ColorQuiz.com personality test!

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I haven't been posting much of late, but that's because I've been busy.  My job's still going well, the new apartment is great (although we're still getting unpacked), I'm still on my meds and in therapy, and all in all, things are settling into a routine that's good for everybody.  :)
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A day in the life... [Sep. 6th, 2005|10:20 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |relaxedrelaxed]
[Current Music |Scooter - Weekend! [Future Trance Vol 23 CD 1]]

... had an interesting day at work today.

First of all, I was talking to one gentleman, who was asking about online access to his account.  He was saying that he had gotten his computer infected with spyware, so he didn't really want to do that sort of thing.  I recommended Spbybot and AdAware to him, and then suggested that he use Firefox instead of IE.  So I give out recommendations for open-source software, as well as getting a sale.  Woot!

Secondly, I called for another person and was told that they had been deployed to Iraq.  I "accidentally" dispositioned the call as a Do Not Call, and told the family that I hope he comes back safely.

The move went extremely well, although we're still getting unpacked.  The apartment's a bit of a mess, but it's starting to look like home.
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Heh. [Aug. 24th, 2005|10:28 am]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |tiredtired]
[Current Music |none - parkland]

N.E.P.P.Y.M.A.N.: Networked Electronic Person Programmed for Yelling, Mathematics and Accurate Nullification

My brain is fried. Four straight 10-hour work days to get the time off for the move this weekend... two down, two to go. But, the move will be finalized by next Monday. Don't expect to see me on-line much between then and now, and I don't know when Internet access will be arranged, but look for a post to say when.
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Yoinked from jennkitty [Aug. 17th, 2005|10:25 am]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |relaxedrelaxed]
[Current Music |none - parkland]

1. Reply with your name, and I'll respond with something random about you.
2. I'll tell you what song/movie/book/fictional character reminds me of you.
3. I'll pick a substance to wrestle with you in.
4. I'll say something that only makes sense to you and me. Or at least me.
5. I'll tell you my favorite memory of you.
6. I'll tell you what animal or plant you remind me of.
7. I'll ask you something that I've always wondered about you.
8. If I do this for you, you may post this on your journal. Or not, i dont give a hoot.

Met with my GP this morning, and I'm getting set up for individual as well as couples' therapy. 'Bout darn time. Good news all around, and only 9 days left until the move-in. :D
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Something funny. [Aug. 11th, 2005|10:45 am]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |relaxedrelaxed]
[Current Music |none - parkland]

The 100 Laws of Anime. All text, some explicit. Enjoy.
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Food for thought. [Aug. 10th, 2005|01:59 pm]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |relaxedrelaxed]
[Current Music |none - parkland]

Here's a thought-provoking article from Newsweek about Plan B.

Also, the move-in date has been set for Friday, August 26th. *bounce*
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More sillies. [Aug. 5th, 2005|10:59 am]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |relaxedrelaxed]
[Current Music |none - parkland]

Cut to save space.Collapse )
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Some sillies. [Aug. 4th, 2005|10:43 am]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |anxiousanxious]
[Current Music |none - parkland]

Yoinked from seleene_paris.
1. Use FanFiction.Net's Search and do a Story by Summary search to find your name in either Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings.
2. If there are any Mary Sues that share your name, pick the worst-sounding one and post the summary.
3. Delete authors names to protect the guilty.

Only one result:

Back to the World of the Wizards

After the fall of Voldemort, Ginny returns home with Draco, only to be discriminated my her mother. She begins a new life as a muggle, with Draco, in Canada. Eleven years later, it's her son, Geoff's turn to go to Hogwarts. Will he discover his past an ...

So I'm Draco and Ginny's son..... that's scary.

Picture-intensive ones cut for space.Collapse )

Things with the apartment are starting to come to a head... expect more updates as they arrive.
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Moo. [Aug. 1st, 2005|09:14 am]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |relaxedrelaxed]
[Current Music |none - parkland]

1. Copy and paste your friends list.
2. If you've friended multiple journals by the same person, delete all but the "main" one.
3. Bold the name of everyone you know or have met in "real life."
4. Italicize the name of everyone you've spoken to on the phone. (Any talk at all on the phone counted here.)
5. Underline the name of everyone you've chatted with online (AIM/IRC counted here).
6. [Bracket] people you've known, online or off, for more than five years.
7. Turn family members red.
8. Pass it on.

aefenglommung, anher, ariachiba, aylan, babelicious1315, bav101, chinakatt, [circe_ravaine], earnbrand, [elusivecallie], evilmathgenius, [goddess79], ivoryisis, [jeniphirsummers], jennkitty, johntchoe, m00n_daughter, mlady_isis, mrspock0824, naga_sadow, nin_bytch, princesscera, ryoganox, seleene_paris, [stryck], taikou, thais, [volcgrrl], xoraclex, zanthess

... with the full understanding of a loose interpretation of "family".
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Quiz! [Jul. 29th, 2005|08:54 am]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |relaxedrelaxed]
[Current Music |none - parkland]

GenreGothics
GOTHICS! - Deep, dark, mysterious and melodramatic.
You are drawn to write tales of the shadows and
what might lurk there. Could it be Love? Or
Madness? Anne Rice and Brahm Stoker are your
guides.


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Interesting, considering that I'm working on a somewhat gothic novel. Although I haven't been able to touch it in months, since it's on my computer. >.<
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News... [Jul. 28th, 2005|08:53 am]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |relaxedrelaxed]
[Current Music |none - parkland]

IRA to Disarm. Wow. I'd been talking to bav101 about the recent terrorist attacks, and commenting about how the Brits have known how to deal with this stuff for years. And I was wondering, why hadn't we heard from any of the nuts from Ireland (no offense to most Irish - these guys are a special breed of nut) that blow stuff up.

Looks like they're actually working towards peace, and seeing what can be done to heal. Amazing, and bravo.
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New picture! [Jul. 27th, 2005|10:22 am]
Geoff Ellingwood
[Current Mood |excitedexcited]
[Current Music |none - parkland]

I mucked about with the otaku picture generator that zanthess used to create her new avatar. It's from the same page that I used to create my original one (there's a link in my memories to it) if you want to try it out. I always wanted to have anime hair. ;)

Thoughts?
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