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November 6, 2009 by Draginol
September 6, 2009 by Draginol
I’m still waiting to get a decent, non-windy weekend to go up north before Fall.  It ain’t looking promising.
September 4, 2009 by Draginol
When JoeUser first started, we had the concept of audiences where we could have a friends list and decide who could see our posts.  This system became very database intensive once we decided, after the fact, to integrate blog posts and forum posts together to optimize the overall database performance.

The problem, however is that there are posts that one would make for family and friends and ones for the general public.  As I’ve learned the hard way since the change over, public s...
June 20, 2009 by Draginol
Higgins 007

It’s been a tough first half of the year. Now I can finally look forward to some Summer R&R at the cottage.

June 5, 2009 by Draginol
So I got a scanner recently (Uniden 396XT) and it’s amazing how professional the police are despite having to deal unbelievably stupid people.

Tonight I had it on and the cops were reporting on a lady who was running down the street screaming (while naked) that she could fly. The police reporting this remained calm, cool, and detached.

That’s an extreme case but they deal professionally with all kinds of crazy or stupid people.
June 3, 2009 by Draginol


March 24, 2009 by Draginol

At the Game Developer’s Conference. This is a view from my hotel window.

March 19, 2009 by Draginol
One of the things that I’ve been thankful for is the blessing of good health. And by good health, I don’t mean a life free of disease or injury but I mean a life free from getting colds, flus, etc.  I never get sick.

As I’m getting a bit older, I once in awhile will have a day where I get say a migraine or am sore from working out in the yard and my productivity drops to nil. That sort of thing would have a devastating impact on trying to succeed if it was common.
March 7, 2009 by Draginol
As some of you know, I started out in life with relatively little. It’s one of the reasons I don’t tend to be the most sympathetic person towards people who spend their entire lives being poor. 

Americans who are chronically poor, in most cases, can look at their own poor choices as being why they’re in the state they’re in.  The remaining are people who are physically more mentally disabled and those people I have endless compassion for.

Being wealthy doesn’t mean you’re be...
February 20, 2009 by Draginol
1. Who was your FIRST prom date?

Lori Wlodyka, 12th grade.

2. Do you still talk to your FIRST love?

I sure do, every day (Sherry).

3. What was your FIRST alcoholic drink?
A glass of wine I think.

4. What was your FIRST job?
I took out people’s trash to the dumpster for 10 cents a bag when I was little. Then I did babysitting, then I worked at an excavating company.

5. What was your FIRST car?

A 1984 Che...
February 16, 2009 by Draginol

Right now, we show the connection status as players are connecting.
February 14, 2009 by Draginol
Awhile back we put in a feature that only rarely gets used and never on JU before. It’s called Destroy Account.  What happens is the system goes and wipes out every post, every comment that user has ever made on all our sites.

I got to use it today on LW. I had exiled her for comparing a tax cut to corporate welfare and then as being the same as the welfare that the Octuplet mom receives for her 14 children.

I’ve said this in the past but occasionally needs to be repeated – there ...
February 1, 2009 by Draginol
1. I have never tried smoking or any drugs.

2. I never drank any alcohol until I was 21 and still mostly a social drinker (though I do like wine).

3. I was relatively dim until my 20s when my brain, for some reason, switched on and went into overdrive.

4. I tend to read 2 to 3 books a week.

5. I used to be a total sports junkie until high school, now I don't even watch the Superbowl.

6. I can't think of anyone that I "hate" or even severely dislike.

7. At ...
January 30, 2009 by Draginol

10 ill fated franchise reboots:

The top 12 best anti-depressants:

10 debunked scientific beliefs:

World's most pissed off speeding ticket recipient:

David Letterman's most awkward moments:

Crossing the scariest bridge in China: (must watch this)


January 29, 2009 by Draginol
1. I've lived in Michigan nearly all my life but was born in Texas.

2. I love talking and reading about politics but I don't really care much about it.

3. My birthday is almost exactly half a year away from Christmas

4. I never had to learn to blow my nose until I was 34 due to never being sick.

5. I have a pet turtle that I got when I was 15 (22 years ago)

6. I never had a detention in school but was suspended for defending myself (successfully) from 5 huge seniors by u...