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Out of the Blue

Our Twitter feed seems to have ceased functioning at some point yesterday morning. I've tried kicking it to no avail, so we'll probably have to send Scotty into a Jefferies tube to get it fixed.

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18. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 2, 2010, 11:17 nin
 
but the rapidly decreasing daylight hours near equinox

It's funny you mention that as I had this dream last night (having not read your comment), about it getting dark at 4PM...

weird...

 
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17. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 1, 2010, 18:07 Jim
 
Blue wrote on Sep 1, 2010, 11:28:

I hear you... And I hate September in general. I never liked it since childhood between school resuming and summer ending, and then my mom died in September, which makes this a depressing time of year for me.

Yeah I used to not like September either, but since I haven't been in school in years I don't mind it so much, in fact I enjoy the weather, but the rapidly decreasing daylight hours near equinox are a depressing reminder of what is coming (I hate winter).

Creston wrote on Sep 1, 2010, 11:49:

August = Satan's asshole.

Thanks for the laugh!
 
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16. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 1, 2010, 17:31 Hoop
 
Update:
Discovery Channel building gunman shot dead.....with garden hose attached to compressor firing plum pips.
Myth Busted!
 
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Um .. Behind you...
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15. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 1, 2010, 16:43 Hoop
 
nin wrote on Sep 1, 2010, 11:21:
September! Where the fuck has 2010 gone? At least nasty assed summer is almost over. (Except for poor Hoop, that I think lives in the underworld.)

I didn't' realize we had a 3 day weekend until a couple of days ago. Got a nice stack of games to get through (minecraft minecraft minecraft!), lookin forward to it.

Yes indeed!
Spring is starting to break out all over these parts.
Daylight saving in 3 weeks.
I know our Winters are'nt as bad as parts of the States, we don't get snow as such, and I suspect the Summer temperatures are'nt as high either on average.

I have been doing alot of driving in the snow though.....if you count Mafia2
Most beautifully realised environment in gaming to date. imho

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14. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 1, 2010, 15:18 mch
 
"...and, of course, the Squirrels. "  
PSN: CaseDesignate
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13. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 1, 2010, 15:14 nin
 
I hate to say it, but based on some of the shows on the discovery channel, I got a chuckle out of his list of demands, specifically more science.

 
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12. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 1, 2010, 15:12 mch
 
Speaking of DC metro area, we've got a hostage situation at the discovery channel building around the corner from my house. Hope everything turns out alright.

http://dcist.com/2010/09/developing_police_situation_at_disc.php

Edit: can't leave out one of the craziest manifestos I've ever seen:
http://savetheplanetprotest.com/
 
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11. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 1, 2010, 14:50 Steelcamp
 
I gotta say...In Austin Texas where I used to live, the hottest days where right at the beginning of Sept...the hottest I remember being 112 the second week of Sept in 2000. Fortunately I just got my dead central AC replaced the week before.
But here in DC metro area Sept means cool off time...thank god!
 
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10. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 1, 2010, 14:28 MxxCon
 
Out of the 'blue' i just googled your name and i found this page
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_blogging#1994.E2.80.932001
Other forms of journals kept online also existed. A notable example was game programmer John Carmack's widely read journal, published via the finger protocol. Some of the very earliest bloggers, like Steve Gibson of sCary's Quakeholio (now Shacknews) and Stephen Heaslip of Blue's News (still running since 1995 with online archives back to July 1996), evolved from the Quake scene and Carmack's .plan updates.
I'm very proud that I've been reading this site since virtually the very begining, ~1995-6. And i'm very grateful and happy that Blue is still running it pretty much the way it was back then.

Thank you for all the effort you put into it.
 
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9. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 1, 2010, 13:55 Kxmode
 
Blue wrote on Sep 1, 2010, 11:40:
kxmode wrote on Sep 1, 2010, 11:34:
09/11/01

Yeah, I meant to mention that too. Also, my Grandmother died in September.

Man I hate this month.

And your grandma died?! You have my sympathies Blue!
 
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8. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 1, 2010, 11:49 Creston
 
I love September. It's the month when it finally cools down from the fucking absurdity that is August.

August = Satan's asshole.

Creston
 
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7. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 1, 2010, 11:40  Blue 
 
kxmode wrote on Sep 1, 2010, 11:34:
09/11/01

Yeah, I meant to mention that too. Also, my Grandmother died in September.

Man I hate this month.
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 1, 2010, 11:34 Kxmode
 
Blue wrote on Sep 1, 2010, 11:28:
nin wrote on Sep 1, 2010, 11:21:
September! Where the fuck has 2010 gone?

I hear you... And I hate September in general. I never liked it since childhood between school resuming and summer ending, and then my mom died in September, which makes this a depressing time of year for me.

09/11/01
 
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5. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 1, 2010, 11:34 MxxCon
 
Blue, your twitter feed stopped working probably becuase whatever application you were using to authenticate was using 'basic http auth'. Yesterday Twitter turned it off forcing everybody to switch to OAuth method.
read about it here Wired.com Article or a billion other articles that have been talking about it for the last 6 month
 
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4. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 1, 2010, 11:33 Kxmode
 
I've tried kicking it to no avail

According to the Han Solo School of Technical Repair one must punch a malfunctioning device with the back of one's fist.
 
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3. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 1, 2010, 11:31 nin
 

I agree - bad shit seems to happen this time of year. Lucky us!

But hey! That article says we can spend the entire month piss dunk and we'll apparently live longer!

 
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2. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 1, 2010, 11:28  Blue 
 
nin wrote on Sep 1, 2010, 11:21:
September! Where the fuck has 2010 gone?

I hear you... And I hate September in general. I never liked it since childhood between school resuming and summer ending, and then my mom died in September, which makes this a depressing time of year for me.

It's like the song: "Wake me up when September ends."
 
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1. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 1, 2010, 11:21 nin
 
September! Where the fuck has 2010 gone? At least nasty assed summer is almost over. (Except for poor Hoop, that I think lives in the underworld.)

I didn't' realize we had a 3 day weekend until a couple of days ago. Got a nice stack of games to get through (minecraft minecraft minecraft!), lookin forward to it.
 
http://www.nin.com/pub/tension/
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