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Buddy of DoQ: Thoughts on Life, Machinima, and Everything
Buddy of DoQ: Thoughts on Life, Machinima, and Everything
Blog Software 
Monday, November 30, 2009, 11:27 AM - Everything
Posted by Buddy of DoQ
I'm on the lookout for some new blogging software. This one has been amazing for the last 5 years or so, but the developer is defunct and there's a bug that deletes comments, even when I've not selected them.

I need something that I can host myself, and has solid media embedding, Youtube, Vimeo, Pictures, etc.

If anyone has some suggestions, I would be glad to hear them! Of course, if I find something really awesome in my research, you'll be the first to hear about it!
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This is not a disapearing act. 
Saturday, October 24, 2009, 01:18 PM - Everything
Posted by Buddy of DoQ
It's a new baby girl!

She was born October 1st, 2009. 7lbs 9oz, 21 inches long. Took a couple of weeks off from work and just about everything else, only to discover getting back in the saddle is really hard! Sometimes you need a helping hand, or a slap of pure motivation. Such as this e-mail I got this morning from the Machinima Expo (coming up Nov 22!!!) asking me to Scope this page for anything familiar.

So with that, I'm positively thrilled to announce that Rise will be screened at the Expo! I hope to see you there!
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Taking a Pause to Reflect 
Thursday, November 20, 2008, 04:42 PM - Everything
Posted by Buddy of DoQ
What happened to my autumn? Things have been zooming by so fast these past two months, I'm not even sure where I'm supposed to be anymore. I technically don't even have a home, so much as a loving place to stay for a bit. For a fleeting moment, I even forgot who I was supposed to be. I did take some time to stop and photograph the changing trees, but it seems so long ago now that it's as if it could have been last year's camping trip.

Well, the move is 99% completed. All that's left is a big trash run, and figuring out what to do with the now useless the lawn equipment. In a weird way, it feels like I'm just on sabbatical, and everything will be like it was when I wake up tomorrow. That's stress to a degree I am quite unaccustomed. I even decided last night to completely skip the annual family Thanksgiving trip, when I realized that I was likely to fail my CCNA class next December without a serious time out to study up. One thing I dislike more than moving and loosing our office, and that's wasting time by failing classes.

As much turmoil has been floating about my waters these past months, I do take solace in those few bright lights that shone through clouds. Bush is finally out of there, and we elected someone who can at least form complete sentences. Can't say I'm a big fan of his politics, but I'd be a liar if I said I didn't like him. The Machinima Expo went down very well, I had an amazing time at the panels and watching some quality machinima flicks. I was so impressed, I even felt the need to phone in my accolades. But, perhaps the greatest solace this month was a Quantum of Solace (come on, you saw this coming!) which, from an action movie junkies perspective, was the greatest 007 film ever made. Ever. God I loved that movie.

For now, I'm just going to kick back, relax, and enjoy the ever-living hell out of my weekend. Maybe eat me some of this really yummy looking candy.

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Music and Surviving 9 to 5 
Friday, May 30, 2008, 04:19 PM - Everything
Posted by Buddy of DoQ
Some days are long. Really, really long. Some days you're doomed to your office (sheeyeahright!), and some workplaces block all the good stuff. (I can honestly say, it's my own fault... I wrote half the block list!)

Sometimes, music is the only thing we have.

Not sure where I first got wind of the thing, but I found this site several months ago, and I've been hooked like a fish with a death wish. It's basically a social bookmarking site, like digg or reddit, but for music. They stream in music on the big list, and if you like it, you can add it, or bump it up. It's got some RPG elements going too. My roommates and I gtalk links to the sweet songs at least once a week, and it's just a ton of fun to promote your favorites. What I really enjoy, is that they give the artist free reign over their MP3s: buy, download, both or neither! For the camping road trip, I burned what I could from my playlist to CD, and it was quite the conversation piece over those longer stretches of Texas nothingness...
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Update Complete 
Thursday, May 15, 2008, 12:48 PM - Everything
Posted by Buddy of DoQ
All may rest easy, the blog software is now fully functional. (AS FAR AS I KNOW!)
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