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Solaria - my MMO [01 Sep 2010|07:58pm]
This is a signal boost. Please spread it around.

Off and on for the past year and a half, I and my friend have been working on a sci-fi MMO. We have reached our second major milestone, which is Alpha Testing.

If you would like to check out what we're doing, would like some professional Game Testing experience for your resume, or want to see behind the scenes of such a production...or, hey, get in on what we think is going to be a great MMO experience...

Go here: http://www.starbladestudios.com

Sign up and check out the forums on how to become an Alpha Tester.

Please, spread the word. Thanks!

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For my Steam PC peeps. [22 Jul 2010|12:20am]
Alien Swarm. It is free, co-op, AND the dev kit is free.

Expect mucho mods, maps, and DLC for this one.

Oh, and the game?


And when have you heard me use THAT phrase, lately?

Download it, play it, purge the xenos*.


*Flamethrowers are in the game.
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Freight Train 0 - Tornado 1 [27 May 2010|08:15am]
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An open letter to conservatives. [24 Mar 2010|08:30am]
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Breakfast [11 Mar 2010|01:39pm]
Clearly, I need to make breakfast tacos. Watch out, Boston.
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ST:O [07 Feb 2010|10:47am]
[ mood | silly ]

For those of you who have succumbed to Star Trek Online, my handle is:

Sabatini Flynn@Slipdragon

Please tag me in-game, so we can Boldly Go (tm).

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Drive Thru RPG's Haiti Special [27 Jan 2010|08:07pm]
[ mood | giddy ]

Here's what I get to download:Collapse )

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More photos [25 Jan 2010|05:19pm]
...from a walk Laurie and I took at a rail trail going past a dog park.

More photos.

A sample...Collapse )
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Pic a day [24 Jan 2010|09:43pm]
[ mood | bouncy ]

Doing okay on taking pictures, but not so good on posting.

So, here's another dump of...stuff!


Clicky!Collapse )

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Photo a Day - 2010 - The Beginning [03 Jan 2010|12:14pm]
Okay, let's give this a try again, see how far I make it.

Click-Protected for some spamCollapse )
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Oh, triggur, you so funny. [17 Dec 2009|02:02pm]
Dear Santa...

Dear Santa,

This year I've been busy!

In August I bought porn for ahicks (-10 points). Last Friday I got in line at the supermarket at the same time as someone else and I didn't yield (-8 points). In January I saved a busload of nuns in Angola (326 points). Last Tuesday I ruled Duluth, Minnesota as a cruel and heartless dictator (-700 points). In November points and I donated clothes to the needy (11 points).

Overall, I've been naughty (-381 points). For Christmas I deserve a lump of coal!


Write your letter to Santa! Enter your LJ username:
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An end to privacy. [29 Oct 2009|10:26am]
[ mood | gloomy ]

I have long been under the belief that 'privacy' is a 20th century concept, now annihilated in Governmental and Corporate desire to collect every shred of information, and put it into a database somewhere. Which is why, while I make sure my passwords are mostly random and different for given sites/apps, I don't hide who I am or what I do.

More and more, products are coming onto the market ostensibly to 'protect' something, usually children. These products are the final nail into the coffin of 'privacy'.

Today, I present to you this:


Most people will go, "Awwwww, it is cute! And comes in designer colors! And I can know where my precious snowflake is at all times!"

I, and many others, go: "Awwwww, a $100 GPS tracking device I can hide in a briefcase, purse, or someone's car! And if I remove the case, I bet I can hide it inside a laptop!"

Enjoy the future. :)

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Massachusetts freaks out. [18 Oct 2009|05:17pm]
Snow before Halloween.

Patriots playing Tennessee in a snow game, it is a rout. Fun to watch an old-school American Football game.

Belly filled with warm Mexican food, and Sopapillas.

Girlfriend. :)

Good times, good times.

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[15 Oct 2009|08:52pm]
I really haven't been inspired to write, lately, sorry. :)

Doing all right, up here.

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Make things fun, and people will do them. [02 Oct 2009|12:21pm]
[ mood | amused ]

To summarize, there was a two-thirds increase in the number of people using the stairs.


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Recent posts deleted [23 Sep 2009|03:19am]
I killed several of my recent embedded video posts, because the most recent LJ update created an exploitable loophole. LJ, in defense, has 'temporarily' pointed all embed codes at a (broken) url.

It does not look to be necessary to do this, now that I've dug deeper into the issue.

As a side note, now would be a good time to change your password, if you have had some embedded videos in your recent postings. Remember, change your password regularly!


LJ has stated that they will post an update as soon as they ascertain the root cause. Which should be read as: do damage control.
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More Brilliance [23 Sep 2009|12:56am]
What DO Stormtroopers do, on their day off?

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Friday Zen [04 Sep 2009|01:11pm]
[ mood | bitchy ]

This is the form letter I send back whenever I get a really bad automagically-generated form letter, from out-of-country recruiter drones.



I understand that you live in India, and, therefore, may not be familiar with the geography of the United States of America.

Thus, I have provided this map:


Print it out, and put it up somewhere you can easily see it.

If you had read my resume, and checked a map, you'd see that MA is actually quite far from MO. MA stands for Massachusetts, MO stands for Missouri.

Here is a list of US State abbreviations:


I know you're just pushing search keywords into a program, but, actually reading the resume will improve your hit and success rate up, which will, hopefully, give you a few more Rupees in your paycheck.

Thank you.

--Brian C. Johnson

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Liveblogging the lead-in World War Two [04 Sep 2009|09:57am]
[ mood | thankful ]

Someone is posting George Orwell's diaries, day by day. It is like he's blogging the lead-in to world war two, including scans of newspapers and clippings.

This is a MUST READ.



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