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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:33 pm

DeckardCain wrote:This most definitely does not suck.
Took you long enough to post that... and after hearing it enough times the real version came up on random a couple days ago and it sounded wrong!

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Post by DeckardCain » Mon Apr 20, 2009 7:03 pm

Finally figuring out how to watch the NHL playoffs on my computer. (The fact that I don't get the cable channel on which the games are usually airing would go in the "things that suck" thread.)

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Post by Eminem » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:28 pm

Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits being released soon :D

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Post by AethyricNomad » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:40 pm

Winning sectionals and getting to go to state brain bowl for a third time?

Although admittedly, North Andrew frankly wasn't much of a challenge... The first game at least was 305 to 45 or something like that.
But enough about quiz bowl...

As for something else that doesn't suck, how about getting first place at State FBLA in Technology Concepts and qualifying for the National FBLA Conference?

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Post by DeckardCain » Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:42 pm

Almost getting to 50 people online at one time today. Maybe during the weekend of state.

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Sat Apr 25, 2009 1:59 pm

The FE being easier than expected... especially considering I didn't prepare for it at all since I merely have to take it to graduate.

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Post by DeckardCain » Tue May 05, 2009 11:48 am

Going to see Fleetwood Mac in St. Louis tonight

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Post by Fresh Prince of Bradleyville » Thu May 07, 2009 10:45 am

Being on the front of MSHSAA's home page. They could have picked better looking people though. We aren't exactly models. Or are we... :unsure:

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Post by WillHack » Fri May 08, 2009 10:39 am

Graduating.

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Post by Charlie Dees » Fri May 08, 2009 11:21 am

WillHack wrote:Graduating.
You might change your mind about that one.

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Post by WillHack » Fri May 08, 2009 12:41 pm

I consider it a lot better than the alternative.

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Post by AethyricNomad » Fri May 08, 2009 10:26 pm

Fresh Prince of Bradleyville wrote:Being on the front of MSHSAA's home page.
Yeah, I'd agree with that not sucking. We were on MSHSAA's homepage I believe it was my sophomore year, but they used a picture of the team from my freshman year.

Hm... Leaving for senior trip in about 37.5 hours? Being home from state academic bowl? Winning?

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Post by scphilli » Sat May 09, 2009 8:55 pm

This is hysterical and way better than the funny or die one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F40LRG9wDWY

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Post by FishyFreshman » Sun May 10, 2009 10:41 am

Adam Lambert

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Post by WillHack » Sun May 10, 2009 10:57 am

The new Star Trek movie. It is Amazing.

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Post by logic2718 » Mon May 11, 2009 6:58 pm

WillHack wrote:The new Star Trek movie. It is Amazing.
AGREED. I really did not have high expectations for it. But damn. That was a seriously good movie.

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Post by scphilli » Mon May 11, 2009 7:35 pm

logic2718 wrote:
WillHack wrote:The new Star Trek movie. It is Amazing.
AGREED. I really did not have high expectations for it. But damn. That was a seriously good movie.
Hmmm...it is playing down the street. I might take it in later this week then. It looks to be the only thing I'd actually go see until Half Blood Prince comes out.

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Post by socalcaptain » Tue May 12, 2009 11:14 am

Ben Folds @ Summerfest in Columbia, May 27!

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Post by WillHack » Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:49 pm

I'd just like to point out how much the St. Louis baseball team is better than the Kansas City baseball team.

Thank you.

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Post by scphilli » Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:14 pm

:wub:


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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Sat Jul 04, 2009 6:53 am

I finally have real Internet access again!!! Having limited Internet access for nearly a month is long enough...

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Post by jceeit » Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:24 am

The National Dish of Brazil, which I couldn't Spell if I tried and even if I could I couldn't figure out how to say it anyways, but it is amazing. It is the 2nd most Delicious dish I've ever had with beans it it, behind of course baked beans (specifically at three local BBQ Restaurants, Cookie for anyone who can guess which three, at two are very obscure on the KC BBQ scene, but anyways). It's black and has onderfull black beans in it with Pig Ear and Cow Tongue and a few other beef cuts. Trust me, it is awesome.

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Post by jceeit » Tue Jul 07, 2009 12:25 am

WillHack wrote:I'd just like to point out how much the St. Louis baseball team is better than the Kansas City baseball team.

Thank you.
It's always been that way, and always will be. Royals Suck.

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Post by scphilli » Sun Jul 12, 2009 7:20 am

Bruno, contrary to my expectations does not suck.

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Post by Fresh Prince of Bradleyville » Mon Jul 13, 2009 4:07 pm

Albert Pujols. The future home run king, minus the asterisk.

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Post by socalcaptain » Tue Jul 14, 2009 1:18 am

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the movie, which I just saw, for free, the night before it comes out.

Ah, the perks of working at a movie theatre. :)

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Post by DeckardCain » Fri Jul 24, 2009 9:49 pm

Matt Holliday

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Post by Fresh Prince of Bradleyville » Mon Jul 27, 2009 4:00 pm

DeckardCain wrote:Matt Holliday
That not only doesn't suck, but it's awesome.
Now if we could only get some decent pitching from Lohse and Wellemeyer. Or sell off our whole farm system for Roy Halladay.

Also, two more things that don't suck:
Mark DeRosa (granted he was a Cub)
Julio Lugo

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Post by socalcaptain » Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:09 pm

Receiving a letter from DESE informing you that you passed the FBI/Missouri Highway Patrol criminal history background clearance.

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Post by Charbroil » Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:17 pm

What did you apply for that for?

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Post by socalcaptain » Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:33 pm

I'm going to start trying to do a little substitute teaching.

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Post by PenforPrez » Fri Aug 28, 2009 6:12 pm

My cooking. I just made a delicious sandwich with some stuff I cooked on the stove. B-)

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Fri Sep 25, 2009 4:24 pm

1) My new HDTV
2) Having no problem at all with the Ubuntu Nvidia drivers extending my screen to also use the HDTV, and being able to change configurations with no hassle at all.
3) My new Bluetooth keyboard and mouse connecting with no problem at all to Ubuntu.

Translation: I'm typing this post on my TV.

I was expecting to have problems with at least one of the components, and I suppose I did: for the HDMI input the TV was set to "natural" picture size by default which apparently overscans instead of using native resolution (which was very easy to change to the correct setting).

It seems GNOME doesn't quite handle menus properly. I had the TV as a second screen to the right of the primary monitor and menus appeared on the very right side of the main monitor, which doesn't quite work when the screens are back-to-back. I'll just use one or the other since the Nvidia configuration tool is able to handle that gracefully (and it avoids wasted work for the graphics card).

Bonus things that don't suck:
4) I get great over-the-air reception here
5) I got another TV tuner card for my computer a couple of weeks ago.
6) Recorded shows look awesome on the TV.

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Post by mujason » Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:42 pm

What type of tv did you get?

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Fri Sep 25, 2009 6:56 pm

mujason wrote:What type of tv did you get?
40" 1080p Toshiba LCD. Got it for a great price at Nebraska Furniture Mart last Saturday.

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Post by PenforPrez » Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:29 pm

Imo's Pizza. I'm dying for one right now. I might have to buy one on payday. :)

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:11 pm

PenforPrez wrote:Imo's Pizza.
I believe you posted this in the wrong thread.

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Post by Charlie Dees » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:22 pm

U. Lou Sthagaim wrote:
PenforPrez wrote:Imo's Pizza.
I believe you posted this in the wrong thread.
Are you high?

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Post by KentB » Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:15 am

I wish we had an Imo's.

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Post by DeckardCain » Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:20 pm

This post, which brings me over one-third of the way to 10,000. (Do I really want to start talking about post counts again?)

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Post by redliberte » Sun Oct 04, 2009 3:08 pm

Pub quiz tomorrow night.... IN ENGLAND.

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Post by socalcaptain » Sat Oct 24, 2009 10:00 pm

I will probably be showing up at Tiger Bowl now. (Mizzou football doesn't look too hot for a trip to the Big 12 championships...)

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Post by WillHack » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:18 pm

PARKWAY CENTRAL COLTS FOOTBALL

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:53 pm

My new 404 handler for moquizbowl.com.

Yesterday I made a simple database that has a "broken url" and a "fix url" that would redirect if a fixed url was present. For instance, if I created an entry for "/topic/7813249" with fix URL "/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1941", anytime someone tries to go to http://moquizbowl.com/topic/7813249 to get to the 2010 National Bids thread, instead of getting a 404 error it would redirect to the thread here. If a fix entry wasn't present in the database, it would show a 404 error, but it would log the request so I could periodically check the log and add fix entries.

Admittedly, that's not too exciting. What's really cool is that I extended it today to automatically resolve topic links. If it's a topic link that hasn't already been resolved, it loads the ZetaBoards equivalent (server-side), parses the HTML for the thread title, thread starter, and thread start time, then queries the phpbb3 database to find that thread. Once the thread is found, it adds a fix entry and redirects to the appropriate thread! Unless I messed something up, for most, if not all, cases, a Zetaboards moquizbowl.com URL should redirect to the top of the correct thread!

Of course, if someone goes to an old s4.zetaboards or s4.invisionfree link, it will still go to the archive, but the requester will still get the information they're looking for.

Glad to be going back to work tomorrow... I've literally been living on this message board or otherwise doing related things all weekend because of the migration!

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:01 pm

Chipotle Thursdays.

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Post by DeckardCain » Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:07 pm

U. Lou Sthagaim wrote:Chipotle Thursdays.
Strangely this is the first time Chipotle has been mentioned in this thread.

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Post by PenforPrez » Sat Dec 05, 2009 8:52 pm

My new 32-inch LCD TV that I got on sale on Black Friday, :D I already had an upconverter DVD player and I have it connected to my new TV with a gold HDMI cable. I'm watching TV in style now. 8)

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:06 pm

DeckardCain wrote:
U. Lou Sthagaim wrote:Chipotle Thursdays.
Strangely this is the first time Chipotle has been mentioned in this thread.
It will be mentioned again... a buy one get one free coupon was mailed to me a few days ago and was waiting for me at home. No idea where they got my address, but in this case I'm not complaining!

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Post by PenforPrez » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:19 pm

U. Lou Sthagaim wrote:
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U. Lou Sthagaim wrote:Chipotle Thursdays.
Strangely this is the first time Chipotle has been mentioned in this thread.
It will be mentioned again... a buy one get one free coupon was mailed to me a few days ago and was waiting for me at home. No idea where they got my address, but in this case I'm not complaining!
Probably from your temporary drivers license when you threw it away thinking it was from the grocery store. :P

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Post by Jeffrey Hill » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:14 am

PenforPrez wrote:
U. Lou Sthagaim wrote:
DeckardCain wrote:
U. Lou Sthagaim wrote:Chipotle Thursdays.
Strangely this is the first time Chipotle has been mentioned in this thread.
It will be mentioned again... a buy one get one free coupon was mailed to me a few days ago and was waiting for me at home. No idea where they got my address, but in this case I'm not complaining!
Probably from your temporary drivers license when you threw it away thinking it was from the grocery store. :P
It actually went to my parents' address so it couldn't be that... nice theory though.

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