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    • Clothing Sizes Be All Like...

      3 days ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      Yesterday I went to Mountain Warehouse to get some shirts and a sleeping bag. I have some tank tops from them already, and they're mediums. I got to the store, at a different location than the last time I went there, and discovered a serious lack of medium-sized shirts. I found five of them. Tons of small and XS, and lots of XL and up. 5 mediums. I was carrying them all around with me trying to choose two from them when there was only one I really wanted.


      After literally an hour and a half of trying to find more mediums, I came upon a long sleeved shirt I liked, grabbed it in a medium, and tried it on. The sleeves were too long, so I grabbed a small, which fit perfectly. So I grabbed some of the many small shirts, and they too fit me. So apparently despite owning medium tank tops I'm meant to wear small shirts from them.


      I'm 6'3"


      Clothing, man.

    • A Business Lesson

      1 week ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      I don't know if I ever talked about it here, but last year one of my clients decided they wanted a mobile version of their website. In the short time between them telling me they wanted it, and me responding, someone who wasn't supposed to be part of the decision-making process decided that rather than letting me provide a quote to get the job done, she would take it upon herself to find someone who wasn't me to just go ahead and do it.


      My contact in the company apologized profusely to me for this, said she didn't know what this other woman was thinking, and that it had always been the established plan to have me develop the mobile interface. I tested the site I'd built on desktop and it still worked, so I didn't think anything of it. I did notice a bug where after clicking on a menu item for the first time the menu would slide up and then reappear, but the client didn't say anything about it so I decided to leave it and pick it up later. Then work picked up, and I didn't get a chance.


      Last week I was discussing mobile websites with my uncle, and I decided to finally take a look at this mobile version the other person had built. It's garbage. For one thing, it only addressed phones in an upright position - landscape, it loaded the desktop site, but with the menu squeezed and displaying on multiple rows. The submenu worked on an iphone but not on my android phone. And it was ugly as hell. I took a look at the html, and it appeared the other coder had done the absolute bare minimum required to spit out something that displayed differently on a phone than it does on desktop. So I told my client that the mobile site they'd gotten was garbage, and explained why, and I offered to do one that was actually developed properly. They gave me the go-ahead a couple days ago.


      This afternoon I began the process of removing the code the other person had added. For one thing, they had sandwiched some of my CSS display rules in between theirs, so that when I removed their chunk of rules I had to extract mine and reinsert them, which is super shady. I also found the following piece of code in the router:


          $('#menu a').on('click', function() {
            if (!$('#menu').hasClass('collapsed')) {
              $('#menu').addClass('collapsed');
            }
            $('#menu').slideUp();
          });


      What those few lines do is slide up the menu as soon as you click anything on it, and there was a display rule added to re-show it on desktop browsers. So that weird bug I mentioned at the beginning where the menu would slide up the first time you click on it? Added by this other person. Which means not only did this other person (I refuse to call them a coder or developer) do a terrible job at what they'd been hired to do, they also broke part of the desktop website in the process. When I give my final report to the client, I'm going to be sure to mention this to them, as further evidence for why using this other person was a bad idea.


      There are some lessons to be had here for anyone involved in running a business. First, the chain of command exists for a reason. The people involved in it know more than you do, and they can make better decisions. When you go off and just hire someone to do a thing without consulting anyone, it's entirely possible you will break things because you didn't know any better and didn't ask. Randomly inserting yourself into a project uninvited has a significantly greater chance of ending poorly than doing things in an orderly fashion will have.


      Second, when something has been built by one person, that person knows everything about that thing - especially the pieces that are overly sensitive and likely to respond poorly to random tampering. Unless you have a very good reason - and "I know a guy" doesn't count - you should always go to that person first for any changes to that thing. They will either be able to modify it better and faster than anyone else, or they will be able to identify the things to look out for so that the next person can better take care of it.


      Third, internal communication is vitally important. If this other woman had bothered to mention to literally anybody what she was planning to do, she would have been told not to do it, for pretty much the exact reasons I've mentioned above. When you go off and just do something without telling someone, especially when that thing has a high probability of breaking what you're trying to work on, you may just find yourself being demoted or fired for incompetence when it goes poorly. And nobody wants that.


      There's another lesson to be had here as well, for the coder who wants to modify someone else's work: test your shit. My uncle's developer has over a dozen phones, specifically to test websites on them to make sure they work on as many platforms as possible. Had this developer done even a tiny amount of testing, they would have found all of the bugs I mentioned at the beginning of this journal, and been able to eliminate them. By getting the job done right, you will make yourself look better, and you will save your client money for not having to get your work redone by someone more competent than you.


      Standard operating procedure exists for a reason. You should follow it.

    • Don't Skip Leg Day

      2 weeks ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      Today was leg day. My legs hate me now. It was something like this:


      60 seconds wall sit (horizontal femur)

      4 x 25 squats

      30 seconds wall sit

      2 x 10 lunges

      3 varying sets of Slick Floor Bridge Curl (look them up, they're awesome)

      3 varying sets of 2x25lb straight-leg deadlift

      2 x hollow body hold (gotta hit those abs every day)


      So my quads might have lost less strength than I thought, just size. If you go back to the calisthenics progression page I linked 8 months ago, 30 seconds of wall sit is not far away from where I was at before the injury. I remember it being easier back then, but history tends to be rose-coloured, so who knows really? Next time I do legs, it's karate lunges.


      Also, I learned where my deficiency is with the hollow body hold. In a nutshell, the hollow body hold is an exercise where you lie on your back with your arms and bent legs up in the air, and then you press your lower back flat against the floor and extend your limbs out towards the floor (straight up and down, not to the side) until your lower back lifts up. Wherever it is that you start losing contact with the floor, you hold that position for as long as possible. It's a fantastic core exercise. Anyway, I learned (to no surprise) that I can take my arms all the way up, but my legs going down past 45º really quickly gets my back off the floor. So now I know how to train and test that exercise. Progress!


      Unfortunately, the whatever's-going-on with my lower left oblique isn't going away, which means a) I have to be careful with how I move, as sudden twisting movements may aggravate it, and b) I need to not train my obliques for the time being. At all. I can stretch them safely, but putting the muscle under load would be a bad life choice. This will lead to a muscle imbalance between my abs and obliques, which I will need to address down the line. However, being aware of it now gives me a huge advantage for when that happens.


      I know I've only been talking about my workouts lately, but honestly there's just not much else interesting going on with me right now. So this is what you get for now. Here's a song I like that you may not have heard before. A different version of it was the closing credits music for Stir Of Echoes, a really good movie that was overshadowed by The Sixth Sense which came out around the same time.



      What are you guys up to?

    • Improvements, I Guess?

      3 weeks ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      I've had two workouts since the test last week. The first was on Friday, and it was stretching and core. Turns out I didn't lose strength in my abs after all, at least not a noticeable amount - I must have been doing crunches differently during the test workout which led to a smaller number. I was able to get all the way through the ab workout (minus a couple exercises and stretches that I forgot about until afterwards) and at the END of that, did 25 crunches only stopping because I didn't want to overexert. So that's good.


      Did my second one today, and it was chest and back. Turns out going calisthenics-only is really difficult when you don't have access to a pull-up bar. So I'm modifying the next couple months of my training: no equipment except dumbbells 25lbs or less, and a chest expander. I'm also going to do my best to keep all my workouts under 40 minutes (excepting warmup and stretching), so as not to overexert. I'm very disappointed with how far my chest strength has fallen, and I'm pretty sure my back strength is severely diminished as well. My shoulders seem not to have lost that much, oddly enough. My legs are toast though.


      I took some more progress pictures on Friday before my workout too. The plan is to take another set in September, and then a final one in November when I've hopefully been back in the gym for a month or two, and then I'll chop them all together and put up some comparison pictures. It may be a while before I have leg progress to chart though, because my knees are not the greatest and squats are not the most comfortable thing for me. Time will tell.


      My flexibility also slowly continues to improve. Hopefully I'll be roughly back where I was last November by this November. Now if only my left lower oblique would stop being sore, I'd really be in business.


      What are you guys up to?

    • Back In The Game?

      1 month ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      Today I did my first calisthenics workout since injuring myself last November. That's 8 months ago, for anyone keeping track. Today's workout was very much "so what can I still do, anyway?" One exercise per body part, and one set per exercise, to get a baseline. Here are the results:


      Pushups: 20

      Lateral raise: 10 x 15lbs

      Single-arm row: 20 x 25lbs (not useful)

      Double-arm overhead extension: 8 x 25lbs

      Dumbbell curls: 10 x 20lbs

      Squats: 30 (not failure, because I still need to be able to walk tomorrow)

      Good mornings (no weight): 30 (not useful)

      Single-leg calf raises: 20

      Crunches: 24

      Side crunches: 16


      So basically, what I suspected all along is now official: after 8 months out of the gym, I am weak as fuck. Uphill battle, here I come. The first step is improving my core, because a) I've lost a lot of proportional strength there, and b) it's important. I took more pictures before my workout today, and my abs still look pretty good, but it's just for show - they're not strong at all any more. Basically, I'm starting over from zero.


      The good news is this isn't as daunting as it may sound, because of biology-related things. To learn more, watch this.




      So, who's willing to take this journey with me?

    • Neckware

      1 month ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      Yesterday, while I was out shopping, I found a necktie that is legitimately disorienting to look at. It's red with black diagonal lines, but the lines get narrower and wider, and closer and farther apart, like the Doppler Effect. Focusing on it actually made me start feeling ill a little. Looked up the manufacturer, and it's Australian, because of course it is. Everything else down there wants to kill you, why not a necktie?


      So I bought it.

    • Let's Talk About Bmblb

      1 month ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      Have you ever written a journal that you knew was going to be controversial? Yeah.


      So there's a ship in the RWBY community called Bumbleby, which puts main characters Blake and Yang in a romantic relationship. Bumblebee is also the teamup name Ruby uses in Volume 2 for them, which was taken from the name of the ship.* On the Volume 4 soundtrack is a song called Bmblb, which is clearly about one person wanting to have a romantic relationship with another, and which has lyrics like this:


      Baby can’t you see?
      You could be with me
      We could live inside a garden of ecstasy
      You could be my queen
      I could be your dream
      Our lives like a fantasy
      Maybe set me free?
      Let me be your bumblebee


      There are basically three ways people view this song:


      1. It confirms Bumbleby
      2. It's queerbaiting, because it implies a relationship between them without any intention for follow-through
      3. It's a nice song that happens to be called Bmblb


      Personally, I agree with the third option. I also could not give less of a fuck whether Bumblby happens or not. As long as it's done well, I'm on board with whatever Rooster Teeth put on the screen. So there's my bias out of the way. With that said, there are a few things I'd like to point out about this entire situation.


      First, at no point have Rooster Teeth ever put anything in the show to imply that Blake and Yang are "into" each other. They don't look at each other and blush, they don't go out of their way to hold hands, they don't brush off responsibilities to be with each other - RT have given us nothing in the show to suggest that they're going to end up together. In fact, when Yang lost her arm - the time when she would need a partner the most - Blake ran as far away as possible. That is not what you do when the person you love is hurt. So no, RT are not pushing Bumbleby in the show in any way at all. What RT have done is give us a pretty accurate portrayal of two girls who are close friends. Bumbleby is a ship that came entirely from the community. Rooster Teeth are aware of it, but they have put nothing in the show to support it.


      Second, the song never names anyone. If you read the full lyrics, it's just a random generic love song. The only reason to think those lyrics are about Blake and Yang is if you enter with a preconceived notion that says it's so because of the title. And the title isn't even Bumbleby, it's Bmblb. You may think that's nitpicking, but I think it's important. Had the song been called Bumbleby, then the title would be a direct reference to the ship. Instead, it's called Bmblb, which is the last word of the chorus minus the vowels.


      In fact, I'd argue that the song is more likely about Sun and Blake. Remember, the line is "Let me be your bumblebee." That line makes way more sense as Sun thinking Blake is into Yang, and pleading with her to go for him instead. "Yang is gone, let me be your bumblebee!" And besides, the first line is "There's a garden where I go." When have you ever known either Blake or Yang to be the sort of person who would hang out in a garden? But Sun sure might. Plus there are two lines that directly reference the sun, one of which is "Every day is sunny." So no, it doesn't confirm Bumbleby.


      Third, I want you to consider Donut: The Musical. That's a song where almost every line implies that Donut is gay. It's sung by the character, and the first line is "Let me blow you... ...away!" It also has "So let me blow you, blow you all! One by one, individually, or in a group." Spoiler alert: Donut's not gay. So naturally, everyone was shouting about RT queerbaiting for Red vs Blue. What's that you say? Nobody ever said any such thing? That's right, because just because it's in a song doesn't make it canon, or even important.


      Even if Bmblb is about Blake and Yang - and there's no connection to them at all other than the title - that doesn't mean anything. It's not confirming the ship, at most it's acknowledging it. Just like how Donut: The Musical acknowledges the effeminate nature of Donut. If a song that openly suggests a character is gay - sung by that character - doesn't get called out as queerbaiting, then certainly a miscellaneous love song that never specifies who it's about shouldn't get called out for it either.


      And there's one other thing to consider about this whole situation: Rooster Teeth themselves. They employ several openly gay/bisexual people, some of whom work on RWBY. Do you really think a company that does that is going to engage in something as underhanded as queerbaiting? And do you think the queer people on staff would stand for it if they did? I don't think so. Further, Miles used to date Arryn, who is openly bisexual. Do you really think he is about to exploit the gay community like that? Do you think Arryn would stay with the show if he did?


      So, does the song confirm Bumbleby? No. Is it queerbaiting? Considering how intensely generic it is, to the point that the lyrics could literally be about anyone, no. The title acknowledges a ship in the fandom. That's it. Boop names Nora's weapon and is clearly about her and Ren hooking up, but that doesn't mean it's teasing an on-screen relationship between them. It merely acknowledges the idea, and at most that's all Bmblb does.


      So those are my thoughts on the matter. I also want to be clear that I'm not criticizing the idea of Bumbleby, I'm merely saying I don't think this song is what a portion of the fandom are making it out to be. It's a nice song about love. That's it.


      * This journal originally said that the ship name came from the move, and has been corrected to indicate that it was the other way around.

    • (|º_º|) [|º_º|]

      1 month ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      A couple weeks ago back in this journal I challenged you to listen to music you haven't heard before, by searching YouTube for "full album" and just letting random albums play all the way through. So, who did it? What did you find that you really liked? What did you find that you hated? Were you able to keep up the one-album-a-day pace?

    • The Red Wedding

      1 month ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      Today (24th) I went to a wedding for someone we lovingly call Red. I dressed up for it a little.


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      Fancy knots are fun to tie. That one's called the Celtic Knot. I kept the last loop a lot looser than the video shows, to give it the rounded look. People seemed to like it. My shoes are pretty spiffy as well, but I didn't grab a picture of them for this journal. Because they're shoes.


      The wedding was fun. The food was excellent. The Internet got our own table. And then there was Dungeons & Dragons. I played a sassy drunken gnome NPC and watched mayhem ensue. It's great when a World of Darkness player brings that particular sensibility to DMing a D&D game. It makes for twisted stories.


      And then we went to a hotel room and ordered pizza. Because why wouldn't we? The wedding was smallish, and things wound down at a reasonable hour, which was nice. 10/10 would attend again.


      Also everyone lived. Take that, Martin.

    • Overcoming The Odds

      1 month ago

      DiMono It's Back Baby!

      We all sometimes feel like the world is against us. Like we were just dealt a bad hand, and the obstacle in front of us is insurmountable. It feels like we're being prevented from following our dreams. Next time you feel that way, I have two videos that might help you gain a little perspective.


      First, the things Richard Turner can do with a deck of cards will astound you. And he's blind.



      Second, Mahdi Gilbert is a card magician who fooled Penn & Teller on their show Fool Us. And he does not have hands.




      So the next time you start to have a pity party for yourself, remember these blind and no-handed magicians, and get to work. Nobody ever accomplished anything by feeling sorry for themselves.

  • Comments (3975)

    • Kaoru27Umi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Princess of Mars

      6 months ago

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      Happy Warm and Fuzz McFuzzy Day!

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        6 months ago

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    • Tropes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold I Am What I Am

      1 year ago

      Hey so you also got mentioned in On The Spot this week - so that's pretty damn neat, just started the episode.


      Hope y'all are having fun at UnCon! Wish I could be there!

    • TomtheIronMan FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Hey man this time g1 Tom the Iron Man over on ScrewAttack and just wanted to touch base with you about someone we've been seeing posts with on Twitter and Facebook, a fellow g1 named Dylan Toomey. Dylan's been around since 2008 and simply put, he's a wily and silly guy with a penchant of making memes that no one understands but himself, and that's the joke. He means no harm and he's just continuing his shtick now and introducing himself in his own special way that the migration of ScrewAttack to the Rooster Teeth family is complete. I know Dylan personally and have met up with him at every SGC he's been in attendance to, and he's actually a quiet and fairly reserved person IRL. Clearly he's been rubbing the mods the wrong way and it has led to you having to intervene personally, if it is a breach of conduct I can assure you he has no idea it is. Hit me back if you have any questions (I'm still trying to figure out how everything works here), and have an awesome night.

    • Toptoast FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Keeper of the Breakfast

      1 year ago

      Hello, good sir! You're awesome!

    • Nat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

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    • Cove FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Dancing Shark

      1 year ago

      Just wanted to toss you a quick "thanks" for all the workout pointers and Tough Mudder tips you gave me a while ago. You were one of the few people who gave me actual usable advice that has made a difference. I've been working out for just about 4 months now and I've seen great progress and plan to keep pushing forward.

      So, thanks :)

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        No problem :)

        Are you doing things next Saturday?

      • Cove FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Dancing Shark

        1 year ago

        Next Saturday? Yeah, I'm going on an end-of-summer camping trip with some friends that weekend.

        Why do you ask?

    • Freelancer The Trash Man

      2 years ago

      bruh

    • Freelancer The Trash Man

      2 years ago

      pls respond

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        1 year ago

        Personal Comment notifications have been broken since day 1. I didn't see your comments until now, after scanning through Adam's journal's comments and seeing that someone had discovered that fact. I don't remember whether we banned anyone for being knucklesdawson, but seeing as the thread you were commenting about is locked now, it seems irrelevant. I just wanted to let you know that I wasn't ignoring you, I literally had no idea you'd said anything because of a site failure.

    • Freelancer The Trash Man

      2 years ago

      To clarify, knucklesdawson is not me.

    • Freelancer The Trash Man

      2 years ago

      Have I been banned from the v2 thread or something? I can't post in there, says I lack sufficient permissions.

    • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

      2 years ago

      Are you tagging me in posts? Or is it the site transferring data over. Because I'm not able to access the tags to see.


      Also, 4000th comment.

      • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

        2 years ago

        Just saw Jackie having the same issue. Bug, I guess.

    • jackiebot FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold me irl

      2 years ago

      I have no idea what's happening right now, but I'm getting like.. half a dozen notifications that you're mentioning me in a post.. and when I click on it, I get sent to a completely jumbled version of your profile.

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        I got no notification that you'd left me this comment. I was trying to put up a private journal entry and tag site admins in it. It didn't work properly. I eventually got it up and running, so check out my journal.

    • Nat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Check this out, this is incredible: Atmoph window

    • MaryFairy Barely here...

      2 years ago

      Happy birthday! (Sorry it's late)

    • Resolis FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Insidious Crow

      2 years ago

      Happy Birthday DiMono!

    • Mattbab4

      2 years ago

      Happy birthday

    • THEDODGER FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Wookiee

      2 years ago

      Happy Birthday DiMono! I hope you have an awesome day and make sure you enjoy yourself! Keep up the amazing work! smiley0.gif

    • Freelancer The Trash Man

      2 years ago

      Is there a time limit on my timeout from the Ask Anything thread?

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        Doesn't matter whether it's entertaining; it's inappropriate.

      • Freelancer The Trash Man

        2 years ago

        Come on, don't tell me it isn't at least slightly entertaining when someone is like "can u teech me how 2 make cgi" and I chime in claiming to be Monty?

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        I mean giving troll answers. People ask questions there looking for information, and they are trusting of the answers they receive. You posting random garbage in there is inappropriate.

      • Freelancer The Trash Man

        2 years ago

        Nah. But that's entirely dependent on how you define how I've been posting. Do you mean in the past few days or overall?

        Post edited 5/18/15 9:08PM

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        If you're unbanned from it, are you going to keep posting like you've been posting?

    • JJ FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      HOLY SHIT is that fuckin DiMONO!!!!!

    • ailsarocks FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Community Stylist

      2 years ago

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      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

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    • Cove FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Dancing Shark

      2 years ago

      I'm considering signing up for Tough Mudder this summer, any training tips or things I should know before I fully commit?

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        It's about 11 miles, so 17km is pretty close to accurate.

      • Cove FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Dancing Shark

        2 years ago

        Awesome thanks! I have a team I just need to get my ass in gear for strength training. I'm already running frequently so I just plan on increasing my mileage (I heard there's about 17km of hills).

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        Good luck!

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        Ignore the time estimate on the site; expect to spend 5 hours out there. Plan your day accordingly. Wear clothes you don't care about, or else clean them immediately. Don't have pockets. Your shoes will probably be a lost cause; bring spares and donate the dead ones to the pile (you'll see what I mean when you get there).

        You'll be driving to an off-site parking lot and taking a bus to Mt St Louis. Bring I think it's $15 for parking, and include about half an hour on either end for bus transit. You'll be leaving your wallet behind while on the course; keep it appropriately empty, just in case.

        They will offer you food on the course; eat it, you'll need the energy. And the potassium. Completing the course is easier with a team, for many reasons; if you go there alone, try to find people to join up with. Tough Mudder is hard, but remember that you're going there to enjoy yourself; so have fun with it. Lots of people dress up in costumes.

        Most of the obstacles I encountered weren't that difficult; a moderate amount of fitness should be plenty to get you through them. Focus on cardio. Lots and lots of cardio. And don't skip leg day - in fact, add another one. They're going to be taking you up and down hills an awful lot. Compound exercises are better than isolation exercises. You will have to climb over a 7-8' wall in order to get to the course; make sure you can do that, as it's the one obstacle you really can't skip. But don't skip obstacles unless you absolutely have to, because otherwise what's the point?

        That's everything that comes to mind right now.

    • Kaoru27Umi FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Princess of Mars

      2 years ago

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      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

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      2 years ago

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      2 years ago

      As it is technically the 14th, you can enjoy your Valentine's Warm Fuzzies now!

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      Happy Warm and Fuzzies to our favorite Bot Destroyer!

      Your Neighborhood RT Community Economist:
      -James

      • tutvuvu FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

        2 years ago

        One must appreciate some nerd love

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

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    • Enforcer2005

      2 years ago

      You are cool and I like you. Hope you are doing well dude.

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      2 years ago

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    • Tommex

      2 years ago

      Merry christmas dimono smiley0.gif

    • nouveaujour FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 years ago

      Catching up now on the harassment discussion from the other night (that really doesn't sounds so great when typed out, but I'm going to go with it...) via You Tube.
      Just wanted to say thank you for taking the time and putting the thought into a meaningful discussion.
      -nj

    • UB3R_FRY

      2 years ago

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      Guess who???

      • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        2 years ago

        Oh fuck.

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        2 years ago

        Don't fuck it up

    • Zack FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Zatch

      2 years ago

      I'm being trolled or I'm sleep-defriending you. WHAT IS GOING ON.

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      2 years ago

      www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOoCixFA8OI

      Here`s that song I was telling you about. one of my favourite's of theirs.

    • Snaaaake

      3 years ago

      I saw you at RTX and wanted to come up to you and give you a high five, problem was the convention center was being evacuated... smiley4.gif

    • Shastamac

      3 years ago

      As of right now, you have one friend for each day of the year! Congrats! :)

      • Shastamac

        3 years ago

        That's true, but you have some time to find one.

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        3 years ago

        I need a midget for Feb 29th still though

    • Julia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold elDiablo

      3 years ago

      Give me TOUncon tickets! I want them now! smiley2.gif

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        3 years ago

        We're very good.

      • Julia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold elDiablo

        3 years ago

        It wasn't working but you guys fixed it and I am now officially attending TOUncon smiley12.gif

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        3 years ago

        Are you really unable to purchase tickets from the website? If you do it from a desktop or laptop it should go through.

      • Julia FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold elDiablo

        3 years ago

        HE DOESN'T KNOW WHAT HE'S TALKING ABOUT! GIVE IN! I NEED TO GO TO TOUNCON

      • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        3 years ago

        DON'T GIVE IN TO PEER PRESSURE

    • TheFatalFall

      3 years ago

      How do you rate achievements?

      • Laurenz

        3 years ago

        Click on the "Achievement Hunter" tab at the top, and then go onto "games". You can type games in and rate them there. smiley0.gif

    • br0wnbr0th4 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Greed

      3 years ago

      Sorry to bother you again good sir, but would you be able to change my Site birthday to June 3/90?

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      3 years ago

      Happy Birthday Chris, hope you have a fantastic day! smiley13.gif

    • Juular

      3 years ago

      So, been banned from the Red vs Blue forum. Know what's up with that?

      • Juular

        3 years ago

        good bye recon :'(

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        3 years ago

        I was scuba diving at the time. No idea.

      • Juular

        3 years ago

        I mean, I did say the US government did 9-11. But I hardly think that's enough to get me banned from an entire forum.

    • Radius55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Site Admin

      3 years ago

      So, managed to get the new set of Cookie Clicker Achievements yet?

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        3 years ago

        You mean 1.0453? I have all of them except 400 cursors, which is currently impossible. I haven't played in over a week, just sitting on my bank of 200 sextillion and waiting for the next update.

    • Tommex

      3 years ago

      Hey man! I'm a coder too! html, css, php, python, javascript, java, objective C

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      3 years ago

      Special delivery! (World domination not included)
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    • Dopp ROLL TIDE

      3 years ago

      Did you change my title on here?

      • Dopp ROLL TIDE

        3 years ago

        k thanks

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        3 years ago

        Nope

    • um4dbro210

      3 years ago

      hey i have a error 422 and i have no idea how to fix it……plz halp

      Post edited 1/26/14 2:00PM

      • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        3 years ago

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      • Psycho

        3 years ago

        I had a error once. I never survived.

      • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        3 years ago

        Have you tried turning it off and on again?

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      3 years ago

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      Hahahaha. At work.

    • Thorenir

      3 years ago

      Happy Thanksgiving!

      • KWierso AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

        3 years ago

        #lolcanada

    • VoidFox gay robot

      3 years ago

      oh hey, I see you're from ontario, somewhere just north of toronto. well it just so happens that I'm from somewhere just south of toronto.

    • khurram_89 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Nerf herder

      3 years ago

      What's with all the spambots lately? Janet8251 needs to be squashed.

    • DanielZhu1

      3 years ago

      I will be taking your advice on writing a little side story though, may give me some creativity practice. Maybe you can read it sometime and tell me if it is any good.

    • DanielZhu1

      3 years ago

      You have read the idea I posted, and I see the logic in your words. But I'm fine if they don't use my ideas until 3 years later, I just want to give them something, and be just a small part of this. Because RWBY is something that truly resonates with me.

      • DanielZhu1

        3 years ago

        I think I will also try writing the RWBY side story. May improve my creativity, and open up more possibilities.

      • DanielZhu1

        3 years ago

        With my current college possibilities it's very likely I'll be able to get some great credentials. After all and SAT score of 2280 isn't all that common.

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        3 years ago

        I wish you the best of luck, but I wouldn't count on getting an internship with them; it sounds like you've already decided it's going to happen, and you need to realize that a) they need to have such an intern position open, and b) they literally get dozens of resumes and applications a day. Hopefully it will work out the way you want, but assume it won't, and write it yourself.

      • DanielZhu1

        3 years ago

        Yes, they probably won't in the next few years, but in 3 years time I will have the qualifications to intern at rooster teeth for 1 summer, maybe it may be possible then

      • DiMono FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold It's Back Baby!

        3 years ago

        They're not going to use your idea. Ever. It's not going to happen. If you're passionate about it, write it yourself.

    • Cheshire_Cat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Registration Team Lead

      3 years ago

      Spambot alert.. brunomarcos

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