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Buddy of DoQ: Thoughts on Life, Machinima, and Everything
Buddy of DoQ: Thoughts on Life, Machinima, and Everything
Goodbye TV, So Long Radio, Hello World! 
Wednesday, August 31, 2005, 01:10 PM - Life
About 2 years ago or so I was listening to the Radio in the van (driving back from the movies, where they succeded in pissing me off by playing TV comercials before the trailers,) constantly switching stations during those pesky commercial breaks, hoping to find a station still playing music. I went nearly 10 minutes cycling through the stations to find a song. I pulled into my driveway right as a good song finally came on.

So I go inside, and I’m thinking, “hey I should see what’s on the news!” So I surf over to CNN… commercial break… So then I flip up to CNN Headline News… Just missed it. So, jump to FOX News… “Don’t turn that dial,” the man says before fading to a tampon ad… TXCN (Texas news,) more shameless self promotion, all filler with no killer.

At this point, I’m just standing there with the remote clenching it tighter and tighter, and flip to the god save of my childhood, the Cartoon Network, just in time to see… an ad. In the end only HBO Family was playing something non-suggestive.

So, frustrated and a little miffed at getting stiffed, I turn on my trusty IE explorer to surf some web and… Well you know.

At this point I just turned it all off. Only the PC ever came back on, and she’s filtered to hell now for it too. Firefox with 5 different ad killers, thunderbird mail with a now super smart junk filter, and a seriously selective selection of video and audio entertainment downloaded and playable at MY convenience, and ad free, damnit!

Moral of the story? Read a book, learn a craft, play some dodgeball, enjoy your red drink, and toss those damn zombie boxes in the trash.

Thank you and good night.

*Pasted from The Wastes forums, where I came up with the rant this morning.
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The Wastes 
Tuesday, August 23, 2005, 01:09 PM - Everything
I have done the unthinkable, I have joined a mod team! The Wastes: SourceIt's an update to the classic The Wastes mod for HL1, where you beat the living hell out of people with cool weapons in a mad-max like post war environment.

I am one of their 3D modeling guys; I'll be doing some weapons and various world props, so be sure to check it out!
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Space Man Biff 
Monday, August 22, 2005, 01:08 PM - Machinima
It's that time again!

Dead on Que is working quietly behind the scenes on our next big hit, Space Man Biff! Details need to stay on the down low, but I can say this much: It's Sci-Fi, it's got some robots, and it's going to be freaking awesome!

I'm heading up character animations (Not something I'm great at, but I really love it, so I fought for it!) and modeling one of the main characters. The team is split on environments, and I get to bring it all together in the end, like I did for Fake Science.

I'm putting the SummerTech films in the mailbox today after way too much delay, and I'll be bringing them online to summertech.deadonque.com as soon as I can be at my desktop for more than 5 minutes. (Laptop is getting toasted this afternoon while I wait on my ride; I really tore the hell out of it this summer.)

In other news the Contour is parked in the yard with a for sale sign, I had a kid out yesterday who was real interested, he's big on quarter racing street cars and if he calls back I think he'll really buy it, I mean it is an SVT after all. If you get it PMC'd it be one of the flyest cars around, no lie. (Can white kids still say flyest?!)

We got Dungeon Siege 2 last Saturday and me and my bro went over a friends apartment with junk food, Root Beer, Dr. Pepper, and pizza and we played co-op all night. *tear* Good times!

Otherwise, I'm at work all...day...long... I've been stuck here every evening without a car for nearly a month now, at least until I can sell mine and buy a new one. By the time I get home, it's eat, swim, and then sleep.

With just enough time to finish book 6 Harry Potter. (Finished it last Thursday)
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DVD's, CD's, and 10 gigs of footage. 
Tuesday, August 16, 2005, 01:08 PM - SummerTech
Yikes! That's a lot of SummerTech machinima. I didn't realize just how much the kids got done until it was time to convert it all to fit on a dvd disk or three...

And that's the reason behind the slight delay from Film Fest to website. I think I nabbed the last video to QuickTime last night, I've been trying to do a film when I can between work and play, I'm just glad I have that laptop to multitask with. This past week has almost inspired me to upgrade* to windows XP on my desktop, so that I can remote desktop from work.

In other news, I pulled the good lunch duty card and I get K-2nd grade this year instead of 4th-6th. Take that as you will, both groups have their pros and cons when it comes to KP Duty, but I'll take the little guys with their spills and giggles any day.

My car's still in the shop (Since I got back in town) and the only thing I know for sure is that when it gets out, it gets sold. UPDATE! Just got off the phone with the auto shop... heh... hehehe... Sounds like Buddy's getting a new** ride!

*By upgrade I mean downgrade Win2k owns.
**New to me
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The Bookbinder Rock 
Thursday, August 11, 2005, 01:07 PM - SummerTech
I post'em as I get'em!
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