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by rhacer
Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:42 pm
Forum: Aeon Timeline (Temporary Home)
Topic: Notes, observations and suggestions
Replies: 26
Views: 4476

Re: Notes, observations and suggestions

OK so I've been playing, and enjoying myself for the most part. Thanks again Matt, much appreciated. I do have another suggestion. It would be nice if the date in the entry box for adding an event was a bit smarter, at the moment I believe smarter should be the last date entered + 1 day (or somethin...
by rhacer
Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:22 pm
Forum: Aeon Timeline (Temporary Home)
Topic: Aeon Timeline Version 0.1 (Beta)
Replies: 43
Views: 5330

Re: Aeon Timeline Version 0.1 (Beta)

Matt, I think it looks fabulous. Thank you very much for your efforts in putting it together. I do have a few comments from my limited play time with it so far... * It feels un-intuitive to me to have to set a birth date for a character I'm trying to create. I would like to be able to create a chara...
by rhacer
Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:39 pm
Forum: Software & Development
Topic: Looking for blogging software
Replies: 9
Views: 1597

Re: Looking for blogging software

I can't speak highly enough about Serendipity. There are a few steps involved, but it's not that difficult to setup, especially if your web host provides you with a tool like cPanel. My blog is Serendipity powered. I particularly like the large number of plugins that are available and how easily cus...
by rhacer
Tue May 27, 2008 7:41 pm
Forum: Reviews & Recommendations
Topic: help me out, recommend a killer nonfiction book for me...
Replies: 66
Views: 25736

Re: help me out, recommend a killer nonfiction book for me...

Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer

Barbarians at the Gate Bryan Burrough and John Helyar

Two of my favourite and most memorable non-fiction books.
by rhacer
Mon May 26, 2008 7:35 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: What is it, about `Portlanders`?
Replies: 35
Views: 3119

Re: What is it, about `Portlanders`?

I used to roadie for a band composed of friends of mine (back before the hair went gray) and the guitar player taught me that 'if you can drink tequila straight, you can drink it ANYWHERE' :P Before Stevie Ray Vaughn was famous we used to go out back of the club in Houston with him and pass the cue...
by rhacer
Sun May 25, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: What is it, about `Portlanders`?
Replies: 35
Views: 3119

Re: What is it, about `Portlanders`?

Add me to the list of Portlanders who don't drink beer. I had an unfortunate incident with far too many cans of beer the last night of my Freshman year at Oregon State and even though it's 25+ years later, the smell of beer still sets my stomach to roiling. I do ride a bike, but it's the motorized k...
by rhacer
Fri May 09, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: What's your favorite storyette
Replies: 17
Views: 1573

Re: What's your favorite storyette

I read this story in Dale Carnegies book "How to win friends and influence people" FATHER FORGETS W. Livingston Larned Listen, son: I am saying this as you lie asleep, one little paw crumpled under your cheek and the blond curls stickily wet on your damp forehead. I have stolen into your ...
by rhacer
Thu Mar 27, 2008 10:36 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: fictional places, or real places?
Replies: 15
Views: 2035

Re: fictional places, or real places?

I guess my motorcycle doesn't count!

Not sure my backside could take a day in the saddle though.
by rhacer
Thu Mar 27, 2008 8:50 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: fictional places, or real places?
Replies: 15
Views: 2035

Re: fictional places, or real places?

Thank you both for your input. Much appreciated, and I am worried slightly about the history buffs. We'll see how it all shakes out. I do care about accuracy. It's one of my peeves when I read things I know to be false, especially when I know a little research would have resolved the issue. I AM hav...
by rhacer
Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:53 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: fictional places, or real places?
Replies: 15
Views: 2035

Re: fictional places, or real places?

Thanks for that input. If I were setting things in the modern day, I would do enough research to know which way Elm St. runs, cause stuff like that drives me nuts! This is the latter half of the 19th century so I don't think that aspect would run into that much scrutiny, though there are other aspec...
by rhacer
Thu Mar 27, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: fictional places, or real places?
Replies: 15
Views: 2035

fictional places, or real places?

I'm working on a story right now that takes place mostly in the Pacific Northwest. I am currently using a mix of fictional locations and real locations, but am debating making all of the locations real. Is there a compelling reason to use fictional locations? Is there a compelling reason to use real...
by rhacer
Sat Mar 22, 2008 7:28 pm
Forum: Writer's Block
Topic: Characters
Replies: 24
Views: 3068

Re: Characters

One of my favorite characters I have come across in reading was a "bad guy". It was the Timothy Zahn's Star Wars "The Thrawn Trilogy". The bad guy I came to love of course was Admiral Thrawn. I found him captivating and really not a "bad guy" but more of a character on...
by rhacer
Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:35 pm
Forum: And Now For That Latte
Topic: Latest addiction: Mass Effect
Replies: 2
Views: 537

Re: Latest addiction: Mass Effect

It is an excellent game, with a great story (and hot blue alien chicks!). I loved it and will be buying the downloadable content for it to play that. The problem I had with it is it was SO good, the problems with it (particularly the texture drop in) seemed all the more out of place! I'm really look...
by rhacer
Tue Mar 18, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Welcome to the all-new all-singing updated forums
Replies: 89
Views: 17488

Re: Welcome to the all-new all-singing updated forums

Thank you for hooking up RSS again Keith, much much appreciated!
by rhacer
Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:53 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Welcome to the all-new all-singing updated forums
Replies: 89
Views: 17488

Re: Welcome to the all-new all-singing updated forums

I'm crying over the loss of the RSS too. It took me a while to realize that I wasn't getting the feed and then I went searching and found out how lovely the new digs look but not all the plumbing is working!