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January 2013
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la la la la......

boy, it's been a while.

still quiet....

So... who's still reading......

quiet moose....

Dreamwidth...

Playing on DreamWidth, too....

Yah, I don't post much anywhere, but I do keep reading.... :)

Mood: devious devious
wondering.....

Does anyone read me over here anymore?

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Mood: curious curious
synergy

clearly, the universe and I are not in alignment.

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Mood: thoughtful thoughtful
desires.....

I know what I want...

...but, not sure if I am wanted. Or, if the world will conspire to thwart opportunities, or if it will create them.

Hard to say.

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Mood: thoughtful thoughtful
ewwbu

What's good?

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Mood: touched touched

well.... LJ is down... should I start back on the BoD?

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Mood: thoughtful thoughtful
ow, brain, stop that or I'll hit you with a Q-tip...

I need to define some things that are vague and squirmy. I want to clarify my relationship to the universe, my friends, those I love... If I could make some sense of what I want and where I want to be, it would help, but part of what I want is to curl up and evade reality, so....

How do you see me? What do you want from me? Where should I go, and why?

Is there chocolate?

Mood: embarrassed embarrassed
The Book of Dwiv

Remember, you can ask any questions you like as we go.

The next round of the Book of Dwiv: T&A or M&T?

2.2 The Mental State -- Methods and Techniques )

The Book of Dwiv: Introduction 0.
The Book of Dwiv: Physical 1.0-1.1.3 The Tangible
The Book of Dwiv: Physical 1.1.4-1.1.X More Weirdness
The Book of Dwiv: Physical State 1.2-1.2.2 Overview, Head and Neck
The Book of Dwiv: Physical State 1.2.3-1.2.8 Working Downwards
The Book of Dwiv: Physical State 1.2.9 [Filtered]
The Book of Dwiv: Physical State 1.2.10-1.2.11 Kneeling
The Book of Dwiv: Physical State 1.2.12-1.2.13 Inside Outside in
The Book of Dwiv: Mental State 2.0-2.1.5 Measurements

Mood: indifferent indifferent
The Book of Dwiv

The next round of the Book of Dwiv: He's getting Mental

2.0-2.1.5 The Mental State -- Measurements )

The Book of Dwiv: Introduction 0.
The Book of Dwiv: Physical 1.0-1.1.3 The Tangible
The Book of Dwiv: Physical 1.1.4-1.1.X More Weirdness
The Book of Dwiv: Physical State 1.2-1.2.2 Overview, Head and Neck
The Book of Dwiv: Physical State 1.2.3-1.2.8 Working Downwards
The Book of Dwiv: Physical State 1.2.9 [Filtered]
The Book of Dwiv: Physical State 1.2.10-1.2.11 Kneeling
The Book of Dwiv: Physical State 1.2.12-1.2.13 Inside Outside in

Mood: thoughtful thoughtful
The Book of Dwiv

The next round of the Book of Dwiv.....

1.2.12 The Physical State -- Inside Outside in )

The Book of Dwiv: Introduction 0.
The Book of Dwiv: Physical 1.0-1.1.3 The Tangible
The Book of Dwiv: Physical 1.1.4-1.1.X More Weirdness
The Book of Dwiv: Physical State 1.2-1.2.2 Overview, Head and Neck
The Book of Dwiv: Physical State 1.2.3-1.2.8 Working Downwards
The Book of Dwiv: Physical State 1.2.9 [Filtered]
The Book of Dwiv: Physical State 1.2.10-1.2.11 Kneeling

Mood: listless listless
The Book of Dwiv

The next round of the Book of Dwiv: knees and toes, knees and toes....

1.2.10 The Physical State -- Kneeling and onward )

The Book of Dwiv: Introduction 0.
The Book of Dwiv: Physical 1.0-1.1.3
The Book of Dwiv: Physical 1.1.4-1.1.X
The Book of Dwiv: Physical State 1.2-1.2.2
The Book of Dwiv: Physical State 1.2.3-1.2.8
The Book of Dwiv: Physical State 1.2.9 [Filtered]

Mood: listless listless
Q&A....

Any requests for the BoD while I'm writing?

Mood: thirsty thirsty
The Book of Dwiv

The next round of the Book of Dwiv: picking up with Shoulders....

1.2.3 The Physical State -- Working downwards )

The Book of Dwiv: Introduction 0.
The Book of Dwiv: Physical 1.0-1.1.3
The Book of Dwiv: Physical 1.1.4-1.1.X
The Book of Dwiv: Physical State 1.2-1.2.2

Mood: accomplished accomplished
The Book Of Dwiv

Note: The "where we've been" links will appear at the bottom from here on out, so things will seem a little out of order, but that's okay. The current stuff is up top.

1.2 The Physical State )

The Book of Dwiv: Introduction 0.
The Book of Dwiv: Physical 1.0-1.1.3
The Book of Dwiv: Physical 1.1.4-1.1.X

Mood: thoughtful thoughtful
The Book Of Dwiv

The Book of Dwiv: Introduction 0.
The Book of Dwiv: Physical 1.0-1.1.3
The Book of Dwiv: Physical 1.1.4-1.1.X

UPDATE: Added section 1.1.6
The Book of Dwiv: Physical 1.1.6

1.1.6 Running Hot with Power

I forgot to add this in, and was reminded of it recently. I tend to run a little hot. That is, I have a normal temp of 99.5-100.5, depending on situations. I really have to get way high to have any reason to claim a fever. I also don't mind electricity as much as most people, and can hold live house wires while noticing the power is on. It takes a lot to physically shock me, and as such I have a fondness for playing with static devices, TENS units, etc. Apparently most people don't share my fascination with electricity, but that's their loss, I think.

I have wondered if those two things aren't related -- maybe my own neurology is resistant, making me need more power to operate, and thus I give off more heat as part of trying to power my own body? I don't know. I keep these two things together, though, so apparently I've convinced myself at some level!

Book....

No questions so far? I'm kinda surprised. I'm guessing it's a case of tl;dr, but I can't say.

Mood: sad sad
The Book of Dwiv

The Book of Dwiv: Introduction 0.
The Book of Dwiv: Physical 1.0-1.1.3

Physical 1.1.4 - 1.1.X  )

The Book of Dwiv

The Book of Dwiv: 0. Introduction

1. Physical - 1.1.3  )

The Book of Dwiv

The Book of Dwiv

0. Introduction

So. Yeah.

This is the Book of Dwiv. Sort of a guide to who I am (at least, right now), and where I see myself in relation to the universe. Not that I define myself by the universe, but I do recognize that it had some small part in how I got to where I am now.

BWAHHAHAHAHA! Okay, so that's a lie. I'm human, like most of those that will be reading this, and as such I look for validation and defintion within the constraints of the contexts within which I live. I'm going to be as truthful as I can be in writing all of those contexts and constraints out, so that my answers are meaningful, but in the same breath I'm going to be just as delusional as everyone is that practices self-deception in order to survive a hostile world. If you see something like that, call me on it.

This book can be quite helpful in understanding me. It can also provoke odd questions, as I am, admittedly, in a very different space than the mainstream computer geek, which is even more seriously removed from statistical normal people. If you have such a question, feel free to ask. I'm not opposed to answering most things, but I do try to limit particularly sensitive data to those I trust, if nothing else as a matter of self-preservation.

In addition, you can't unread or unsee anything you come across, so I'll be filtering how this goes out to those that have opted in to pertinent parts of my life. Hopefully you understood what you were getting yourself into when you clicked that button or asked me that question.

Information has been divided up into major sections, subsections, and specifics. I'm trying to be organized, so I don't leave anything out. Pedantic, yes, but that's one of my more charming qualities. If you think a line of discussion is missing and you've opted into the right places to see it, I'll give consideration to expanding thoughts that way and writing the appropriate guide details.

0.1 Layout

This guide will be divided up into subsections. If I get to something early, that's the luck of the reader. If I hold off until it fits in whatever spot I have reserved for it, that's my promise to get to it eventually.

I may "revisit" sections, if you ask questions. As such, those will be updated in the original entry, and reflected in their own post so as to draw attention to the change. And, if I change, I'll try to make those notes available to those that want to see.

Our major sections, to date, are:

1. Physical
2. Mental
3. Emotional
4. Spiritual
5. Hobbies/Interests
6. Desires

If you think this is incomplete, feel free to make a suggestion. If you think things should be differently ordered.... well, I had to start with a framework, and I think I'll stick with it. So, you're stuck finding out about how loud I snore long before you get into my desires surrounding confectionary. That's life. And, it's my life, at that.

Let's begin.

Mood: thoughtful thoughtful
Ice Cream.....

After a recommendation a while ago, I began looking for Häagen-Dazs Reserve Series ice creams. The specific one was Hawaiian Lehua Honey & Sweet Cream. And, yes, it's good.

But......

I think I really prefer Fleur de Sel Caramel, which has bursts of salt and a crunchy toffee caramel sweetness at the same time.

Wow.

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Mood: happy happy
It's that time!

My Valentinr - dwivian
Get your own valentinr

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Mood: shocked shocked
Book of Dwiv....

So, who is interested in the Book of Dwiv? (a formal guide to the care and keeping of a Dwiv, if you should get so lucky in your lifetime....)

Mood: thoughtful thoughtful
wondering....

Sometimes I feel quite undesirable. And, I know, intellectually at least, I'm not the hottest thing that has ever come along -- I'm quite average, on a good day -- but it doesn't help an ego that was shaped by advertisers to expect everyone I desire to fall at my feet....

I don't think I'm going to be any more attractive, either. I'm fourty already, so I've got the extra weight of good living. My hair is turing grey or turning loose. I'm stuck with glasses.

Does that matter?

It shouldn't... but.... where is my hot sexy woman leaning on my red convertible?

If this is a mid-life crisis, at least I can take heart that I'm planning on living to be eighty!

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Mood: crazy crazy
Another questions meme.... (I filled in the numerical gaps, too)

Yes, time to do a meme again. This one seems to be going around...

1)Are your parents married or divorced? Married or living in sin. I've not checked the expiration date on their license.

2) Are you a vegetarian? Sure. I just prefer some of my veggies as a byproduct of post-consumer recycling.

3) Do you believe in Heaven? I see it every day.

4) Have you ever come close to dying? [info]elfgirl has a driver's license, yes. Never mind that I'm the one that has driven over a cliff.
more under here... )

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Mood: apathetic apathetic
Zombies Visiting....

Years ago I used to do makeup. Now that my hand shakes, it's hard to do good detail work. But, sometimes I still get to play a bit....

The Munchkin wanted to go to school as a zombie. Elfwife helped with doing the costuming (way to go!) and I got to do the morning makeup. Is she sufficiently dead?

Back from Hunting Zombies The Zombies Won

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Mood: tired tired
The Book of Dwiv

As I begin working on the introspection I have taken to calling The Book of Dwiv (wherein I write my understandings of my world view, my philosophies, and how many bones I've broken in my wanderings), I have gotten to a point that gives me pause.

And, yes, me pausing is somewhat momentous. Shut up.

So... I would like to see what questions people have, what prompts they provide, that can push me into different areas of interest (or not). I'm using a poll because that way people are able to ask without worry about who else sees. I'm also willing to accept comments, if you like. Your choice.

Poll #581 Q
Open to: All, results viewable to: None

A prompt, a question, a direction, an interest...

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Mood: curious curious
War.......buzzard?

Five of the top Ten teams lost this weekend.

I especially liked watching Florida lose. I'm not an Auburn fan, but....

War buzzard, indeed! Good game, and good show.

Mood: amused amused
Cincinnati OH and Newport KY


lamp post
lamp post

Backlit Lamp.... which, oddly, never seemed to light up...

More in here... )

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Mood: tired tired
Tito's Pics: PiratePalooza07-068


PiratePalooza07-068
Originally uploaded by Amazing_TiTo
Pirate Palooza, and Dwiv-Barbossa is relaxing in one of the last times he'll have this full costume on. Time to start splitting it up among a few different piratical ensembles, so that I look gorgeous in different ways! I may even weather the jacket by leaving it outside for a month on a scarecrow.... we'll see, but I do like that it's a good coat, and the vest is lovely for this time of year. Oh, and that's a glass of soda, if you're my parents reading. I think it's Guinness brand energy drink, in fact....

In front of me you see my hat, my sword (scabbard), and a very nice pistol. I wonder if I can fire it at PirateFest....

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Mood: tired tired
DragonDwiv

Yeah, I'm gorgeous.... Found a few more pics of me... did anyone take one of me as old school Wonka this year?


ninjapirateswjack
Originally uploaded by fallenkeep



DragonCon-Fri-140
Originally uploaded by amazing_tito



DragonCon Pirate Party
Originally uploaded by breathing_hard



DragonCon Pirate Party
Originally uploaded by breathing_hard

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Mood: amused amused
D*C 2007

Pics! Well, some, at least.

First, the two best -- Da elf, being her dangerous self, and me in my Barbossa costume.

Evil Elfgirl
Barbossa

The rest under here )

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Mood: tired tired
weird....

I'm wearing pants.....

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Mood: amused amused
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A Whirlpool!

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Mood: confused confused
Costumes....

So....

I'm going to go to D*C as Wonka, Barbossa, and maybe joe-random-pirate. That's as far as life has gotten me. The rest of the time I'll be in normal wear, I guess. I have nothing particuarly "goth", but I might bring a burgundy shirt that's really nice to run fingers over, and I will definately have the leather kilt.

Anybody have any suggestions? Yeah, it's late....

Mood: tired tired
Professor Dwiv? I has a question....

Class went okay.... went over the Syllabus (I'm kinda mean), and introduced the subject matter. We'll be talking more about it on Thursday, and introducing the C++ programming language so we can confuse everyone.

My first assignment for them will be the ADT design, without any actual programming. It's all about designing the interface. I am going to have them create the concept of 'card', then extend that to 'playing card', 'collectible card', and 'index card', just to show the differences. Then we'll build 'deck' and see how it relates to card, what shuffles are, and give consideration to what a discard pile is relative to a given deck....

All about abstraction, and thinking from a few feet above the problem.

Any more card abstractions you can think of? I'd love to add more to the assignment, as this is kinda light so far.

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Mood: tired tired
panic panic panic

panic panic panic panic panic

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Mood: panicing panicing
T-30 hours

30 hours, and then class starts. My syllabus sucks. I'm still reworking it. I have slides done, because they were given to me and I'm not changing them. I have my first two programming assignments figured out, but none of the labs.

::AIIIIIGH::

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Mood: worried worried
::GRUMP::

No box.

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Mood: aggravated aggravated
Work, then work, then get annoyed....

At my main job, but it's going slow today as a bunch of testing (which was completed in March April June July) is attempting to cirmcumvent a problem putting $25M in work on hold. And, so I wait.

After this, and I'm so jazzed about being bored here, I get to go to my night job and set up my office. I suppose I should get some pictures and books, so I look like I actually *HAVE* an office. It'd be kinda nice and would make the students more comfortable. I found out that WebCT is *NOT* registered as a webmail site (not unreasonable), so I can actually do school stuff at FirstJob if necessary. Kinda cool.

After that, I get to be annoyed as I just got email that my rollercrate for carrying books/papers/etc to class is on back order, and won't be here today unless they find one to bring tonight. Past that, a 10 day delay is possible. So, I fully expect to get home and have no box to unpack. Bleah.

I'll have to take out my aggression on a hat. I have a hammer, and time to beat the brim into submission....

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Mood: annoyed annoyed
meme

Name: Dwivian/David
Date of Birth: 01 July
Birthplace: Georgia
Current Location: Georgia. Yeah, I really get around.
Eye Color: Blue (Ice, Steel, or deeper, based on mood)
more in here. )

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Mood: depressed depressed
Opt-In Filters....

I have filters I use from time to time. This is the regular "Opt-In" poll, so that you can request to be added, or adjust your elections, as you desire. If I see your response here I will set the filters to the clicks you've made, but at my discretion. That is, I won't always add everyone that requests, but if you don't ask, you won't be on the filter.

Poll #243 Opt-In Filter
Open to: All, results viewable to: None

Opt-in: Which filters do you think you want to be on?

Mental Health (what there is of it)
5 (71.4%)

Sex (what there is of it)
4 (57.1%)

Religion (or philosophy, etc)
5 (71.4%)

Gamers (rpg, board, etc)
3 (42.9%)

Foodies (what to eat, where, or how to make it)
5 (71.4%)

Hoopy Froods (where is your towel?)
5 (71.4%)

No changes, please.
2 (28.6%)



If you aren't a friend, and want to be so you can answer this poll, comment below (screened for confidentiality) and I'll look into adding you to my subscribers list. I maintain the right to add or exclude from polls at my discretion, but I won't add you if you don't ask, or ask to be out. If you don't normally answer these things, please do this time, just so I know.

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location: home
Mood: silly silly
Nervous....

Yeah, I am *SO* ready to teach.... one week, more or less, and I'm still reviewing C++ to see how it works. I took my last C++ class about a decade ago, and I last coded in C++ (in any seriousness) as part of a graphics class about five or so years ago.

I'm completely at a loss about the Initialization List concept, but I'm reading....

::sigh::

Will my students notice when I'm all stupid at them? Or will they be too confused about what to put in their notes?

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Mood: tired tired

whee?

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