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A pendant, just for you. And maybe [livejournal.com profile] elryion too if he's nice. ;)
fullcontactmuse: (Girly Girl)
For those of you not in the know the, last night, before I went to game, we found that the Girly Girl was running a fever of, roughly, 102 degrees. The doctor was called and we were told to keep an eye on it. [livejournal.com profile] lunargypsie sent me off to go with [livejournal.com profile] sylvan to get [livejournal.com profile] gaaneden to go to game and help set up. About 10 or so, Girly Girl's fever had spiked to 104.7 and [livejournal.com profile] lunargypsie took her into the ER.

That should catch up everyone to where we were last night.

What we know: The fever is not the result of the flu.

That's all we know from the tests last night.

Today, her temperature is down to 100.4, still hot but not as much of a concern. She is up and she is active, presently engaged in a conversation with [livejournal.com profile] lunargypsie with regards to that most importat question, "Which is cooler? Pirates or ninjas?"

"Ninjas attack faster, so they're cooler."

Mom disagrees. ;)
fullcontactmuse: (Beaker and Dr. Bunson Honeydew)
And may you have many, many more fabulous days!
fullcontactmuse: (More Devil Duckieness)
I probably should've mentioned this when I returned from WorldCon, but this piece, "In, Through, Beyond", took a Juror's Selection Award in the art show. While sales of my pieces were not spectacular, the award certainly brightend my day.

Made more progress on cleaning out what will be [livejournal.com profile] sylvan's room.

Why did I never think of using the shop vac to deal with spiders before? It made for getting them out of the way really quick!

Made another run to the transfer station to today.

Showed up at the location for today's shoot at 8am. I was the only one at the PAC until W showed up 45 minutes later. Fortunately, we wrapped for the day around 2pm and not 5pm.

The Girly Girl really likes playing Pac-Land and Marble Madness. I told her that Marble Madness is much better when you get a big arcade trackball for it.

I have [livejournal.com profile] astolfo's hard drive to try doing some data recovery.

I have about ~350 photos to go through from today's shoot. Lots of pictures of the cast on the fly system. Some of them for the first time in the harness.
fullcontactmuse: (Moster)
I was wrong, [livejournal.com profile] sylvan.
You were right.

:D
fullcontactmuse: (Harry Potter and Snakes on a Plane)
I am doing research to support a LARP I am workingon with [livejournal.com profile] sylvan. What I am looking for are books and websites that have information on mythological creatures from North America and Central America.

Thanks!
fullcontactmuse: (Flying Monkeys Stole My Icon)
[livejournal.com profile] sylvan is a dirty, old man.

Pardon me while I go back to work on gathering information on wands.
fullcontactmuse: (Shiny)
I am in the home stretch of editing these photos. I have 88 to go. Yea!

Edit on 6:25 AM, 4/29/2008: Removed the custom group.

Here is perhaps my favorite outfit from the show, though I don't think the purple and black of the two piece has anything to do with it. Seriously, I really like this outfit and would love to have it. Sadly, with the distribution of my body fat, it wouldn't look good on me. But I love it none the less and would love to have it. Or, maybe I should use it as a carrot for getting rid of the belly? Hmmm. I may have to sit down with [livejournal.com profile] tonyawinter at some point as I get closer to talk about ideas.
3 more... )
fullcontactmuse: (Sheep)
Stolen from [livejournal.com profile] sylvan



You are a 1950s Diva



High heels, pretty dresses, classic makeup...

You're a feminine beauty who knows how to play up her assets!

fullcontactmuse: (Flying Monkeys Stole My Icon)
Yes, this is late, I know as the week is now half over. I've been busy, so you'll have to live with the tardiness of the post.

Friday night: was working madly on getting ready for the LARP. Lots of writing and suffering from my brain wiring. You see, as I was working on the game, it occurred to me how useful it would be to able to search the character's background information. Something that should be easy enough to implement, right? You would think. Something funny was happening with the code, causing the CPU to peg out around 100% and spike the memory usage to up around 2 GB for the IIS application.

Debugging was going on was difficult because of the memory and processor constraints. What was bothering me so much, though, was the fuck that I was stuck. I could not get past it. I would tell myself that I needed to work on content rather than fiddling with code. I knew this is where the work I should be focusing on ought to be the game content, but I could not take my mind off it. I had to fix the problem. There was nothing I could do stop myself.

Frankly, it drives me completely nuts. Anytime there is a computer problem, I will focus on it until it is solved. Focus really isn't the right word. It's more like I obsess about it and it becomes the driving desire. The only time I stop before it's done is when I am on the verge collapse. Even then that doesn't always work.

I eventually found the problem: the counter variable used in the loop that was iterating across the characters was not, for some reason I could not discern, incrementing. I looked and I am positive that it was some side effect because I was passing the variable by value, meaning I was passing a copy of variable and not the variable itself, to the helper function. So that couldn't be it. For what ever , the counter was stuck at 2. Forever, causing a tight loop that brought the system to its knees. The fix was to use a different variable name.

In the grand scheme of things, this feature was icing. While it makes life easier and could've waited, but I could not let it go. The fact that I was helpless to it bothers me a lot.

We ended up canceling the Ji Dian Station game as [livejournal.com profile] sylvan was sick. I survived the vampire game on Saturday night. Score! Mission accomplished and now Mr. Crescent can get on with paying work. ;)

Sunday was a photo shoot with Jenny Rotten of the Nasty Habits and then a play session later.
fullcontactmuse: (OMG-Crap)
Did I mention I'm busy?

I just finished up shooting the Hi-Liner's Down Stage Center production of Seussical Jr., the kid's version of Seussical, a musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss. That was Thursday evening and was originally scheduled to be Friday night as well, but they ended up not doing a dress rehearsal before show and rather just do a run through.

That was actually kind of fortunate, really, because I was at work late on Friday as we got the last product of our group finished and out the door before the ICE team was officially no more. I ended up missing the Friday Night Feed for convention services as a result.

[livejournal.com profile] sylvan and Justin came over that night before stopping by the apartment of some friends from the ECC before we had to head out. Saturday morning, we filled the van with 5 adults and 1 Girly Girl to head off to the Norwescon ConCom meeting and stopping at the NWC storage unit on the way.

At the NWC meeting, I get my stuff organized, go through the meeting, and I get nominated for the Vice Chair position of the convention. I'm not sure what to think of this to be perfectly honest. Though I can't say that I'm shocked that this has happened, as [livejournal.com profile] sylvan was asking me some hypothetical questions the night before. "If you were nominated for chair, would take it? How about vice-chair?"

To the first question, I said I would decline. Simply that I do not know enough about the runnings of the various departments within the convention. Back in my days at Anaconsim and Anaconism Jr., I ran the Logistics department. In a comparison, it's sort of a mash up of Stage Management and Tech for those familiar with Norwescon, but it was a much smaller con of around 300-500 people. That level of scale changes things a bit. Do I think I could do the job? Probably. Would it be rough? Certainly. Would [livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen kill me? Well, She has stated as much, so that's a deterrent right there. Okay, maybe not. *grin* In the very least, I'm still undecided about accepting the nomination though. [livejournal.com profile] fixerbard said that if I was elected, he would support me and give me the infrastructure I need to do a good job. Hmmm. Interesting. I should friend him in the very least as we keep running into each other (ECC, conventions, used to work at the same place, etc.).

So, this week, I have roughly ~600 photos left edit so I can produce the PhotoDiscs for the Hi-Liners. I need to help edit [livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen's home work. I need to shoot 5 photos for the Edge of Propinquity, two world images and three story images. Pack for RustyCon and go to RustyCon. (Anyone else going other than [livejournal.com profile] sylvan?) Need to pack my cubicle so it can move to the new window spot while I'm out of office for Rustycon.

Pardon me now, I need to go explode. Don't worry, I'll clean up the mess when I'm done...

Edit: Making the snarkiness of death threats more apparent. :D
fullcontactmuse: (Ji Dian Station)
"Of course it's habitable, otherwise they wouldn't have given it a cool name like 'Athens'! It's all about learning...and stuff." - [livejournal.com profile] sylvan

"Oh come on, it smells like a gas giant!" - me
fullcontactmuse: (Girly Girl)
[livejournal.com profile] sylvan messaged my wife, [livejournal.com profile] gypsiequeen about 10:15 this evening. The Girly Girl happened upon it and asked me how to spell "asleep"; she had managed to type out "mom" on her own. So I sent a couple of messages with spellings for "is" and "asleep". The Girly Girl did all of her own typing!
fullcontactmuse: (Tired Kitten)
Of course, if I meant this to be "a brief post", why the hell am I writing it Word? Eh, get over it.

Yesterday started out in an exercise to flesh out an idea that actually germinated the day before that:
What if you knew you were going to die soon? But you didn't know when and you didn't know how. What would you do?
Generally, the idea is the easiest part for me. Where it gets difficult is fleshing out the details, but I am determined to continue this through. The idea has promise for me on a couple of levels and I want to see what I can do with this.

Yesterday, while looking through the Redmond Value Village for a blanket I need as a shoot prop, I came across a set of black satin sheets, $5 for the top sheet, $5 for the fitted sheet, and gorgeous satin comforter. Yes, we bought them and my inner hedonist was in bliss last night, in spite of the top covers that kept trying to slide off.

I went to the Life Long AIDS Alliance benefit concert with Aeolian, Genowen, and Abney Park last night with [livejournal.com profile] evaleastaristev.

Prior to Doc Maynard's letting us in at 9pm (the tickets said 8pm), [livejournal.com profile] nathan_fhtagn and [livejournal.com profile] robert_from_ap hung out with us in front of the venue, just shooting the breeze and that was awesome, especially when the chit chatting continued through the set up of Aeolin.

The first group, Aeolin, was best when they were just playing. The moment the they started singing along, then things got iffy, though I suspect a lot of it could have been that their sound mix was crap. Maybe they sound better in the studio. Anyway, there was one song they started playing which had a pretty elaborate musical set up and I found myself thinking, "Please, dear goddess, don’t let them sing." Do people not do instrumentals any more?

The second group, Genowen, sounded a lot better. [livejournal.com profile] nathan_fhtagn compared their front man, Sean Sonnet, to Robert Smith of The Cure, but I didn't hear that. What I heard was someone who reminded me a lot more of David Bowie, but perhaps that this comparison is because I've listened to more David Bowie than The Cure. I signed up for their mailing list and grabbed one of their free CD's to hear what their studio sound was like, because the live mix had problems. My favorite was when you could see their guitarist play, but no sound matched it.

The last group, of course, was Abney Park and the reason I was going to the show in the first place, so I could see them live. There is a palpable chemistry that you can feel when people really enjoy working together on stage, and this group did just that. We even got to hear a couple of new songs out of them, Airship Pirates and the Emperor's Wives. It was a good show all the way around.

Then we arrived at game with 20 minutes to spare. The Nos were having a meeting about something. We do that, get over it. And I had a lovely time roleplaying with [livejournal.com profile] sylvan's new tremere. We even came up with a plan to over throw Sabbat domains. It's simply genius! ;)

I should probably get started on my day which includes heading out to Lowman Beach Park in Seattle to shoot an image or two for the Edge of Propinquity, which had 2,200 unique pairs of eyeballs looking at in the month of July. ;)

Thank you!

Dec. 10th, 2006 12:53 am
fullcontactmuse: (Sumo Kitten)
I had an awesome time at the Ted Party this evening! Thank you for inviting me, [livejournal.com profile] slyvan!

Not only was Ted way cool, but I finally got to meet [livejournal.com profile] kerrizor in the flesh! I have to say, that took far too long to happen! :) It was also good meeting [livejournal.com profile] najalaise, I think this is her LJ, and Phil. I'll have to collect Ted's and Phil's LJ accounts as well. It was fun hanging out with [livejournal.com profile] bluewingedcat and [livejournal.com profile] urbanwolfie, [livejournal.com profile] nikitalynn, and [livejournal.com profile] gaaneden.

It was mentioned tonight when I asked if anyone knew of a location of a wooden swing in a tree that I could shoot. The answer was "yes", but I didn't follow up with the "where" question? It would be way cool if I could get an answer to that question.

Yes, I had a great time!

On another note, I did three setups and shot about 20 photos this evening for me to go through for the Edge of Propinquity for the story image a really fucked up story. Yes, I liked.

Okay, it's time for me to go to bed.

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