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 91 
 on: August 31, 2019, 07:57:22 am 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by Jason Reed
I feel that.

Probably won't do much for at least another week. I'm on vacation and we're going to Hamburg and Bremen with the kids. Wink

I'm not big into traveling but if I had to, its one place I'd choose. Probably cos my people came from there in the 1700's
They had a news bit sometime ago here, where they were discussing the Texan dialect of German. Since there were so many Germans that settled in Texas and their language kind of changed. Funny enough the Amish from my part of the US also speak a very old version of German. My wife says she could communicate with them when she visited, but had to think about the words they were using because they weren't really in use anymore.

It's working, just spent another $10 on points... 10 minutes later I'm still missing 2-4 neural interfaces... I still have 5 more levels to go till I get out of A2 though.
I'm slowly getting to where I can buy a dread. It's going to take a while, still need another 35 mil to reach that level. Then hopefully I can get better hits on my research.

heh good eye/memory. Yep, it is. (same drummer too, added a guitarist.) Playing most of the same songs as well.

Ha! Thought so. He didn't change too much in the decades previous Grin

 92 
 on: August 30, 2019, 06:23:48 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by simmo
No big deal it's just to test anyway (once I get the time to do that Tongue )

I feel that.


Well yeah, Germany is great Grin

I'm not big into traveling but if I had to, its one place I'd choose. Probably cos my people came from there in the 1700's


Well that was the whole point of ascenion, to make you spend more money Tongue

It's working, just spent another $10 on points... 10 minutes later I'm still missing 2-4 neural interfaces... I still have 5 more levels to go till I get out of A2 though.


Awesome. The singer looks familiar from one of your other really early videos from a house show you were doing. Is that the same guy from
heh good eye/memory. Yep, it is. (same drummer too, added a guitarist.) Playing most of the same songs as well.

 93 
 on: August 11, 2019, 09:29:48 am 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by Jason Reed

Yeah, I think there's some weirdness with the way things were migrated. If I was setting up a new domain it would be easy[er], and I think adding subdomains to domains I've added since the migration might be ok, but my stinkbugonline and all its subsites is FUBAR laugh1 I don't even see the option to subdomain it anymore.

No big deal it's just to test anyway (once I get the time to do that Tongue )

I think he was always a bit bummed out about not getting to see the world. I believe all his cousins went to Germany and had a great time Another Tounge


Well yeah, Germany is great Grin

oh lol, I didn't realize you had been back so long. I just randomly logged in, which I probably do once or twice a year, and the new interface seemed intriguing. Sounds like there's some improvements coming soon so decided to try to stick around a bit.

Yeah the changes are nice and make things interesting again. Better if you are Noto though. I'm hardly ever Noto so it sometimes seems pointless.


Yeah, it's pretty solo, and slow going. I pretty much have no hope of getting a larger ship (Warship Mk. III currently). I have spent a few dollars on points to do some searches and might spend a few more since i'm still missing about 5 Neural Interfaces (and of course they are all, with the exception of one, Rare+ )
Well that was the whole point of ascenion, to make you spend more money Tongue

Had a pretty awesome show last Friday. We played way too early... shows usually don't start till 9 or 10, we went on at 8... I made sure everyone knew it would be early though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQRWj5TOxgE

Awesome. The singer looks familiar from one of your other really early videos from a house show you were doing. Is that the same guy from Limp Johnson? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPx7B5QgFMw&list=PLfCVLjSeazpRUBrv8LjJR6PaqtoPyqVUe

 94 
 on: August 06, 2019, 02:37:05 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by simmo
Ok I see it. Surprised that it's under the Galahtech domain but it's just for doing some tests so no big deal Grin
Yeah, I think there's some weirdness with the way things were migrated. If I was setting up a new domain it would be easy[er], and I think adding subdomains to domains I've added since the migration might be ok, but my stinkbugonline and all its subsites is FUBAR laugh1 I don't even see the option to subdomain it anymore.


I guess he lucked out then Grin
I think he was always a bit bummed out about not getting to see the world. I believe all his cousins went to Germany and had a great time Another Tounge


Yeah I rejoined a few years ago, and have been slugging my way through again. I'm a lot crunchier than I was from the first time I played.
oh lol, I didn't realize you had been back so long. I just randomly logged in, which I probably do once or twice a year, and the new interface seemed intriguing. Sounds like there's some improvements coming soon so decided to try to stick around a bit.


I'm not sure I have the patience (or money) to do an ascension.
Yeah, it's pretty solo, and slow going. I pretty much have no hope of getting a larger ship (Warship Mk. III currently). I have spent a few dollars on points to do some searches and might spend a few more since i'm still missing about 5 Neural Interfaces (and of course they are all, with the exception of one, Rare+ )



Had a pretty awesome show last Friday. We played way too early... shows usually don't start till 9 or 10, we went on at 8... I made sure everyone knew it would be early though.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQRWj5TOxgE

 95 
 on: July 29, 2019, 05:21:08 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by Jason Reed
Maybe multiple locations would be a good idea, they could group similar themes together, seasons, sci-fi, etc.

That might be a possibility.


Yeah, I can't say I've played two sets before, I have had 3 rehearsals back to back to back. A performance is about 30mins, while a rehearsal is 120, however, I exert more energy & adrenaline during a performance. My guitarist played two sets at the show in NOLA, with a band in between, and he said it wiped him out, but I'm younger so can handle it laugh1 (only by 3 years)

Ah yes the fun of getting older Wink

It was tricky figuring out how to do it, but you should see a new site under your account. If that doesn't work, I'm not opposed to giving you access to my account to set one up. I don't think we have the option for lunux vs windows anymore.

Ok I see it. Surprised that it's under the Galahtech domain but it's just for doing some tests so no big deal Grin

laugh1 I meant he wasn't int he Army long. 'twas the end of Korea, people were getting drafted left & right and the anticipation was giving him too much anxiety (there is a BAD streak of worriers in my bloodline, makes no sense to me) so he voluntarily signed up. Did boot camp, then dug holes & re-filled them while waiting to be shipped out. Finally the orders came, they were shipping out in the morning, and by the morning, the war ended Another Tounge

I guess he lucked out then Grin

Apparently the biggest issue was that the seat backs are pretty vertical (and non-adjusting). I think if we have a "rotation schedule" (like every 2 hr) that would fix some. The eldest called shotgun and retained it, without contest, all 12hr. Personally I would have said something, if I weren't the driver (like, if I were one of the ones suffering Another Tounge ).

You can tell the ones that complained that my wife called them pussies. That's how everyone road around in the 50's and 60's Grin She said "our kids rode all through France that way, and the eldest didn't have much room and didn't complain." laugh1

Kinda weird we came back at roughly the same time :o I guess I've checked in often enough over the past 10 years to keep mine from retiring. I'm currently working though the 2nd ascension mission, hoping to be done in a couple months.

Yeah I rejoined a few years ago, and have been slugging my way through again. I'm a lot crunchier than I was from the first time I played. I'm not sure I have the patience (or money) to do an ascension.

 96 
 on: July 29, 2019, 04:33:53 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by simmo
Not sure if that's possible they are in the middle two floors of this building https://www.google.de/maps/place/Miniatur+Wunderland/@53.5445185,9.9891525,96a,35y,206.4h,45.03t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x47b18f046c70d7e1:0xa74ecf412ecd18ba!8m2!3d53.5437292!4d9.9885157 I'm not sure what's above them though Grin
Maybe multiple locations would be a good idea, they could group similar themes together, seasons, sci-fi, etc.


Sounds like you're going to be tired after that show
Yeah, I can't say I've played two sets before, I have had 3 rehearsals back to back to back. A performance is about 30mins, while a rehearsal is 120, however, I exert more energy & adrenaline during a performance. My guitarist played two sets at the show in NOLA, with a band in between, and he said it wiped him out, but I'm younger so can handle it laugh1 (only by 3 years)


Great just let me know through the PMs.
It was tricky figuring out how to do it, but you should see a new site under your account. If that doesn't work, I'm not opposed to giving you access to my account to set one up. I don't think we have the option for lunux vs windows anymore.


That's the secret, you don't stay in very long. Get wet, get washed, get rinsed, get out Wink
laugh1 I meant he wasn't int he Army long. 'twas the end of Korea, people were getting drafted left & right and the anticipation was giving him too much anxiety (there is a BAD streak of worriers in my bloodline, makes no sense to me) so he voluntarily signed up. Did boot camp, then dug holes & re-filled them while waiting to be shipped out. Finally the orders came, they were shipping out in the morning, and by the morning, the war ended Another Tounge


yikes No wonder they were grumpy laugh1
Apparently the biggest issue was that the seat backs are pretty vertical (and non-adjusting). I think if we have a "rotation schedule" (like every 2 hr) that would fix some. The eldest called shotgun and retained it, without contest, all 12hr. Personally I would have said something, if I weren't the driver (like, if I were one of the ones suffering Another Tounge ).


Yeah I started back, had to start a new character since my old one was retired for inactivity. I'm playing with the [PDH] fleet as JackTRipper Wink
Kinda weird we came back at roughly the same time :o I guess I've checked in often enough over the past 10 years to keep mine from retiring. I'm currently working though the 2nd ascension mission, hoping to be done in a couple months.

 97 
 on: July 27, 2019, 08:45:21 am 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by Jason Reed
Yeah, that or build upward.

Not sure if that's possible they are in the middle two floors of this building https://www.google.de/maps/place/Miniatur+Wunderland/@53.5445185,9.9891525,96a,35y,206.4h,45.03t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x47b18f046c70d7e1:0xa74ecf412ecd18ba!8m2!3d53.5437292!4d9.9885157 I'm not sure what's above them though Grin

Already have a show in December since my last posting (possibly both bands on same show).

Sounds like you're going to be tired after that show

I've added it to my to do list for the weekend thumb_yello

Great just let me know through the PMs.

What happened to 100E? Sounds like you have them over a barrel too!

I kind of feel sorry for them. I still will drop them if they don't pay though.

heh, my dad used to say that too, and I don't even think he was in for that long. There's been times when I had no choice, I can do it, but I definitely don't like it.


That's the secret, you don't stay in very long. Get wet, get washed, get rinsed, get out Wink

FIVE people laugh1 We didn't have all the gear, since it was a lot of bands, there was a "back line" for the drums. Usually there will be for the guitar/bass speakers as well, but not this time, so we shared with another band from Houston that was on the same gig (and they had a van). Was still cramped with the back of the jeep packed 100% full.

 yikes No wonder they were grumpy laugh1

That sounds like an awesome time! (The indoor pool makes me think of a house I saw when I was house shopping in 2008... I kinda regret not going for that Another Tounge )

The boys were more interested that there was a kids room (with multiple beds) with a playstation  Roll Eyes

We've had unusually "cool" weather here, in the 80s... very strange.

Be happy I guess.

I just started back last week :o I was going to mention it to you. You've been playing?

Yeah I started back, had to start a new character since my old one was retired for inactivity. I'm playing with the [PDH] fleet as JackTRipper Wink

 98 
 on: July 26, 2019, 07:25:08 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by simmo
That might work, but the amount of time they put into building these sections kind of makes that hard. I'm sure they will think of something.
Yeah, that or build upward.


Did you know if you drink ice cold water (or ice cold drinks in general) that you sweat more? It's because your body is trying to warm you back up  Evil
I did not! I rarely drink cold drinks, except beer.


I'm sure more will come your way Grin
Already have a show in December since my last posting (possibly both bands on same show).


That would be cool. Can you set me up one with a Linux OS?
I've added it to my to do list for the weekend thumb_yello


Yeah, well I had a sit down with them today. They are pretty desperate, and if they can't pull this off then I'm sure the company will die. Sad I gave them a price of 85 per hour, but told them that the first time my invoice doesn't get paid the contract will be over, no ands ifs or buts.  Angry
What happened to 100E? Sounds like you have them over a barrel too!


That's the thing with us ex-military guys, we are so used to cold showers it doesn't phase us much. Although after a while I do want a nice hot shower, just for the sake of my muscles.
heh, my dad used to say that too, and I don't even think he was in for that long. There's been times when I had no choice, I can do it, but I definitely don't like it.


You got 4 people, with guitars and equipment into one jeep? How big of a jeep do you have?
FIVE people laugh1 We didn't have all the gear, since it was a lot of bands, there was a "back line" for the drums. Usually there will be for the guitar/bass speakers as well, but not this time, so we shared with another band from Houston that was on the same gig (and they had a van). Was still cramped with the back of the jeep packed 100% full.


Rental houses work out pretty nice. Usually when we go to Denmark for vacation we rent a house. For next year we're going to do that again and the house rental will cost about 500 Euros. The house can hold 10 people so that would be about 50 per person. It has a swimming pool inside too Wink We have some friends who might stay for a few nights as well. They are a young family and we've kind of adopted them Grin
That sounds like an awesome time! (The indoor pool makes me think of a house I saw when I was house shopping in 2008... I kinda regret not going for that Another Tounge )


So we've had another heatwave this week, and it was worse than the last one. At least now it is raining and it should continue to rain the rest of the week which brings the temperature back down.
We've had unusually "cool" weather here, in the 80s... very strange.


Hey I'm curious, are you still playing Star Pirates? I see an msimmons playing there and keep wondering if that is you.
I just started back last week :o I was going to mention it to you. You've been playing?

 99 
 on: July 26, 2019, 06:10:26 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by Jason Reed
Well, the answer to that is to start making things limited time only. To add something new, they'll have to remove something exiting. Would make for more repeat traffic since people can't say "yeah, I've already been there."

That might work, but the amount of time they put into building these sections kind of makes that hard. I'm sure they will think of something.

We don't Another Tounge I don't think I could get clean enough in the sink either. And the worst part is once I start sweating, it's hard to stop.

Did you know if you drink ice cold water (or ice cold drinks in general) that you sweat more? It's because your body is trying to warm you back up  Evil

I have a show every other week starting last weekend :rock: Till September, after that though... unsure


I'm sure more will come your way Grin

heh. Getting used to my situation. I'm going to switch back for a month or two (to use up old contacts), assuming I can stand going back.

 Evil

I meant I could create one for you.

That would be cool. Can you set me up one with a Linux OS?

I remember my first domain name Grin Now, it's not uncommon for me to have a "great" idea and grab a domain name, only to watch it expire before I do anything with it laugh1

I never have a great idea for a name Tongue I suck at naming things. Not as bad as some people though.

ugh, yeah, right now I'm still dealing with my two side gigs on top of work & bands... I don't think I'll take on any more anytime soon laugh1

Yeah, well I had a sit down with them today. They are pretty desperate, and if they can't pull this off then I'm sure the company will die. Sad I gave them a price of 85 per hour, but told them that the first time my invoice doesn't get paid the contract will be over, no ands ifs or buts.  Angry

Yeah... I know what you mean. This company hired me with no formal coding exp (and no formal education), I'm a bit embarrassed when people ask (or assume) how much I make and I could make more elsewhere, but this odd sense of loyalty keeps me here. (I did get a bit of a raise not long ago though, still not what I was going to ask for a couple years back, but better than I got a couple years back Another Tounge )

Exactly. Now the cool thing is that they were able to get another of the old team to come back too. So at least I have a person (I can actually trust) there with me. We'll have to see how it works out.

heh, no. After spending that time I spent in the wilderness, all my showers are long and hot. (and multiple per day)

That's the thing with us ex-military guys, we are so used to cold showers it doesn't phase us much. Although after a while I do want a nice hot shower, just for the sake of my muscles.

That sucks! Hopefully not too bad. I had similar issues twice up north, once was "water in the line" and once was like a flake of rust, both were resolved fairly quickly.

They called in the guy from the manufacturer, and he was able to identify that the computer was broken. He replaced it and we had hot water again. We'll have to see how much it's going to cost us now. We still need to have some work on the heater so that when we turn on the hot water it doesn't sound like a helicopter lifting off ( wub wub wub wub wub  Roll Eyes ). That we've had done before and it's not too bad.

Oh? Why is that?

Ok not the whole bill, but the labor costs we can write off. Since it is our house and such the German tax laws allow it, so I'm not going to argue  jamie

Played in New Orleans last weekend, was fun! The 6 hours in the jeep both ways kinda sucked though. I drove, so not that bad for me, but the 3 guys in the back seat were not happy Another Tounge Rented an entire house for $50 a member (that reminds me, not everyone paid me back :o ) that was pretty nice, enough sleeping areas that no one had to share a bed or floor. The show went well also, didn't sell any merch though...

You got 4 people, with guitars and equipment into one jeep? How big of a jeep do you have?

Rental houses work out pretty nice. Usually when we go to Denmark for vacation we rent a house. For next year we're going to do that again and the house rental will cost about 500 Euros. The house can hold 10 people so that would be about 50 per person. It has a swimming pool inside too Wink We have some friends who might stay for a few nights as well. They are a young family and we've kind of adopted them Grin

So we've had another heatwave this week, and it was worse than the last one. At least now it is raining and it should continue to rain the rest of the week which brings the temperature back down.

Hey I'm curious, are you still playing Star Pirates? I see an msimmons playing there and keep wondering if that is you.

 100 
 on: July 25, 2019, 03:25:13 pm 
Started by Bonker Gudd - Last post by simmo
The place is massive. The only problem they have now is that they are running out of space. They have lots of ideas, just not enough room to expand Sad
Well, the answer to that is to start making things limited time only. To add something new, they'll have to remove something exiting. Would make for more repeat traffic since people can't say "yeah, I've already been there."


Not so bad if you have a shower in the office. I normally just use a wash rag to get the majority of the stink off of me and then take a shower when I'm home.
We don't Another Tounge I don't think I could get clean enough in the sink either. And the worst part is once I start sweating, it's hard to stop.


Artists are that way I guess. I feel that I'm not painting enough and should spend more time at the easel. I did a painting for my wife's family church service, and the priest said he wants to visit and watch while I paint sometime. That is kind of cool and other than my family I seldom have an audience Wink
I have a show every other week starting last weekend :rock: Till September, after that though... unsure


I have bifocals now as it is and I still get confused by the damned things :grr:
heh. Getting used to my situation. I'm going to switch back for a month or two (to use up old contacts), assuming I can stand going back.


How would I go about spinning up a second account? I only see the stuff for GT and my personal site when I login.
I meant I could create one for you.


Cool, and the prices don't look too bad. Need to try and convince my wife that I need to do this Wink
I remember my first domain name Grin Now, it's not uncommon for me to have a "great" idea and grab a domain name, only to watch it expire before I do anything with it laugh1


I also had a call from my former company. They need to make changes to the software I helped author for their big customer ( only the German Navy ) and wanted to know if I would be interested in helping them for an hourly payment. I said I would have to check with my current employer (German laws on such things can be kind of touchy), and I would let them know by the end of the week. I'm about 75% sure that my boss won't have a problem with it as long as it doesn't become a habit. The good thing is that I have them over a barrel basically. I'm the only person they know that has any experience with the system and software. Otherwise they have to hire some guy off the street, and hope he can figure out the mess.
ugh, yeah, right now I'm still dealing with my two side gigs on top of work & bands... I don't think I'll take on any more anytime soon laugh1


I'm not overly excited about the idea of working for them again, even if I'll be charging them hourly (looking at charging them about 100 Euros an hour). Mostly because I don't trust their leadership. Especially since they nearly stiffed me once for about 350 Euros a couple of years ago. If it wasn't for another guy (who they also stiffed but for a much higher value) taking them to court I wouldn't have gotten the money. Honestly, part of me would be happy if my boss says he has no problem, and a part of me hopes he says no. It's kind of weird. I think it has something to do with the way I was raised. My parents were usually fairly loyal to their company, and this was the first company I worked for after the military and they helped me get my foot in the door for living in Germany (which I enjoy greatly). So I kind of have some sort of odd loyalty to them for the help they gave me when getting started.
Yeah... I know what you mean. This company hired me with no formal coding exp (and no formal education), I'm a bit embarrassed when people ask (or assume) how much I make and I could make more elsewhere, but this odd sense of loyalty keeps me here. (I did get a bit of a raise not long ago though, still not what I was going to ask for a couple years back, but better than I got a couple years back Another Tounge )


Ok enough about that. The rest of my weird day was that we've been having some hot water problems. Here in Germany the hot water heater is part of your heating system. SO as it was summer and really hot we really didn't mind that we didn't have hot water. For shaving I just boiled some water and mixed it with colder water and was able to shave just fine. Cold showers aren't horrible when it's really hot outside.
heh, no. After spending that time I spent in the wilderness, all my showers are long and hot. (and multiple per day)


However, on Sunday (when it wasn't so hot outside) I told my wife that I've reached my limit with cold showers and that she needed to call the guy to come look at our furnace. Which he did today, and just before he arrived my wife checked the warm water and it was ... warm. Not really hot but comfortable enough to take a shower, which everyone in the family did (except me as I was still in the office). Now the heating guy took a look  at our heater, and said it's not heating as in the fire isn't lighting at all as if there is no gas. Which makes me a bit worried. Not that we had our gas disconnected, since our payments are automatically taken from our bank account, but that we might have some sort of gas blockage which could be expensive to repair. In any case another guy who is more familiar with the furnace is on his way on Friday to look at things. We'll see how bad this is going to be.
That sucks! Hopefully not too bad. I had similar issues twice up north, once was "water in the line" and once was like a flake of rust, both were resolved fairly quickly.


The good thing is that the bills we get from this we can write off on taxes Grin
Oh? Why is that?


Played in New Orleans last weekend, was fun! The 6 hours in the jeep both ways kinda sucked though. I drove, so not that bad for me, but the 3 guys in the back seat were not happy Another Tounge Rented an entire house for $50 a member (that reminds me, not everyone paid me back :o ) that was pretty nice, enough sleeping areas that no one had to share a bed or floor. The show went well also, didn't sell any merch though...

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