my D&D Character (or so they think...)

Your Results Are In!: "I Am A: True Neutral Dwarf Thief Bard

True Neutral characters are very rare. They believe that balance is the most important thing, and will not side with any other force. They will do whatever is necessary to preserve that balance, even if it means switching allegiances suddenly.

Dwarves are short and stout, and easily recognizable by their well-cared-for beards. They are hard workers, and adept at stonework and engineering. They tend to live apart from other races; generally in deep, underground excavated systems, and as such tend to be distant from other races.

Primary Class:
Thieves are the most roguish of the classes. They are sneaky and nimble-fingered, and have skills with traps and locks. While not all use these skills for burglary, that is a common occupation of this class.

Secondary Class:
Bards are the entertainers. They sing, dance, and play instruments to make other people happy, and, frequently, make money. They also tend to dabble in magic a bit.

Dumathoin is the True Neutral dwarven god of buried wealth, ores, gems, and mining. He is also known as the Keeper of Secrets under the Mountain. His followers are typically miners and explorers, but also respect the beauty of the earth. They also stand guard over the dwarven dead. Their preferred weapon is the maul. Dumathoin's symbol is a faceted gem set inside a mountain peak.

Find out What D&D Character Are You?"


NAPP Portfolio


l33t? Don't Think So...

Well, the Ritz Carlton totally screwed us during our trip to Florida. Wound up trying to charge us almost $1500 that we weren't supposed to be responsible for (and after returning home, found out we were never supposta be, the forms had been properly filed), had a leaky toilet in our Ocean View Room, broken remote, failed to restock the room properly, and several other annoyances that we couldn't overlook. I'm calling them tomorrow to complain up a storm...

Wish me luck.


Woo Hooooooo!

I had the first today, and really didn't feel that I had knocked that one out of the park, but now, who knows... you may be seeing a happier guy just soon enough to go to palm beach FL next week (another long story, but yippie as well... get 3 days in FL). Anyway, just a quick update, I've been doing a BUNCH of reading lately, and working on hardware, so my blog has gone by the way side a little, but hey, we're back and rolling along again.

Talk to you all Later!



Oddly Enough News Article | Reuters.com: "Man loses bet by staying alive"

This is a really nice story about how he saved his wife from an inheratance tax bill that kinda glosses over that fact. He would have won the 3000 pounds his wife would have owed if he died, instead, he looses a bet he staked at the begining of the year (if I read it right). That kind of love makes me go a big rubbery one (to paraphrase Tyler Durden).


A lost picture from the Storm of 2000 in Buffalo, NY... just keeping memories of home safely scary now that I'm out here in the black hills.... Posted by Picasa


Who are You? (who who, who who?)

ENTP - "Inventor". Enthusiastic interest in everything and always sensitive to possibilities. Non-conformist and innovative. 3.2% of the total population.
Free Jung Personality Test (similar to Myers-Briggs/MBTI)

Did you really wanna know?


This is what consumes my time...

This is what consumes my days and nights.....

Be warned... the new ACS website is just around the bend.
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When, oh when will he post again!

I'm With the Band Man....

Just thought this was a pretty kewl little picture up at lovers leap with Deb and Jon... always love treking up there... Posted by Picasa


Voltaire Quotes - The Quotations Page

"It is dangerous to be right when the government is wrong."

"It is forbidden to kill; therefore all murderers are punished unless they kill in large numbers and to the sound of trumpets."

Need some Anti-Government Sentiment? Look no further than the wisdom of the past! It's all here, and might even start up your brain!


Almost back to life....

Getting my self lost in things is never good... I'm almost back to life, but till then... here's something to tide you over....


The Way You Planned...

Sometimes, things don't go the way you planned... like this trip home... so far, just busier than I thought I was going to be... To Everyone, I'll be sure to get in touch with you as SOOON as I can...



Sometimes I just want to....

Well, the last of my "bitch" posts till I get back from vacation. For anyone that reads this on a semi regular basis, I will definatly be in touch with you when I get home... don't sweat that. I'm just a little slow on getting my skit in gear this week due to all the problems with... well, getting my shit in gear.

Anyway, on to the complaint... see, it's Apple again... Why oh why do they have to make such a delectable little MP3 player? I'm of course refering to my Ipod Photo. I was copying music to it tonight, and at the same time, catching up with all my reading, when I stumbled accross the anouncements from Apple that there was new Ipod Software (1.2) and Itunes (4.9). So, like any good nerd, I decided that updating the thing before I left would be a good idea, it would give me time to play with the new features (not many) and get to know the new software (now, not likely).

Well... with out warning or provication, it ERASED MY ENTIRE IPOD! See, I keep a lot of my music JUST on my Ipod, using either Itunes or the WinAmp plugin to manage the files (the winamp plugin btw rules!). But when I went to use Itunes to look at the new "ipodder" features, it ERASED EVERYTHING! (did I use caps enough yet?). Not just some of the stuff, but everything, every little biscit of info, every single electronic sausage, and even made me rename my poor Ipod, of which I decided a more suitable name for would finaly just be Rick's Ipod, no more Mr. funny guy for me. So now, here I am, 14 hrs away from leaving on my little road trip, and I have to recopy everything back to the Ipod, and ignore all the crap that resides on my computer. AND, re-rip several CD's worth of music that I was storing only on the Ipod (yes, I know, backup, but ya see... I tunes won't let you... shame that it is). This is getting to be the last straw... I've sent several letters to Apple about these exact type of things with the Mini. Now, the Zen's that both the boys have... their updates don't even touch the music... but Apple, well, god forbid that it just works right the first time... that would be a tragedy, right?

Anyway, off my soap box. I'm starting a new blog over the next couple weeks everyone, this space will be reserved for my personal and news reports, and the other one is more dedicated to my podcast and my rants. Look for it at http://lifesetonslow.blogspot.com . I'll be putting stuff there over the next few weeks and months, as my launch date for my show approaches.

Anyway, hope anyone else thinking about using the update to their ipod thinks twice, and backs up (oh wait, you cant!) anything that's irreplaceable on their Ipod.



Hey Mr. VJ

Hey Mr. VJ: "Your 80's Music Score"


This is just a little too scary... I got a 101.8 %, Not Cool, but perhaps Rad? Not sure just yet.


BF2 gets it's first patron saint...

Ctrl+Alt+Del - Tragically l337: "Tim’s Guide to Battlefield 2"

Yeah! Go Tim! Ok, nuff of me kissing someone else named tim's ass. This guy has his shit down though. I'm SO SICK of kids playing BF2 and teamkilling / hogging spawns because their mommy didn't love them enough, so now they are the center of a very fucked up universe. I'm gonna be here when this server goes full time and live, look for me, and make sure you look hard, because the only things I'm good at are chopper gunner / sniper / engineer and Tanker... so be warned.

On another note, I'm going to be away during the full release of BF2, but I'm going to buy it while I'm home and make sure I get a look at it over and Dennis's house at some point (he's got his on reserve). How is this another note? I'm not sure, but I'll be figuring that out while I play tonight... TTFN