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by Giant Speck
Sat Oct 29, 2016 7:56 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 412
Views: 525500

Re: Forum Migration

TvT Rivals wrote:OK, fine. But if you ever have any questions about the topic, feel free to ask.

You can certainly voice your concerns; the problem is that this isn't the appropriate thread to do that.
by Giant Speck
Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:14 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3260
Views: 573183

Re: What were your dreams last night?

The details are rather vague, but I was on vacation with my parents and my estranged sister (for God only knows what reason). Anyway, we must either won a prize or came across a large sum of money because we were staying in a three-story vacation house. Sometime around the end of the dream, predicta...
by Giant Speck
Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:34 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2577294

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

My hometown is in Iowa. Every time I have come home during the winter months, there has either been a really bad snow storm or a really bad ice storm, which really limits any kind of travel outside the house. It gets really boring really fast.
by Giant Speck
Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:11 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Sleep-time holodeck experiences
Replies: 3260
Views: 573183

Re: What were your dreams last night?

I had a weird grocery store dream this morning. When I lived in Las Vegas, there was a chain of neighborhood markets called Fresh & Easy that had previously been owned by Tesco. Tesco couldn't afford to keep the company afloat, so they sold it to a United States grocer and it continued to fail u...
by Giant Speck
Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:08 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2577294

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

It just really sucks because I had just recovered from a rolled ankle a couple of months ago and here I go hurting myself again. My supervisor offered to let me take a couple of weeks of leave in December to go home and see my family, but my parents don't want me coming home in the winter, so I'm go...
by Giant Speck
Wed Oct 19, 2016 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2577294

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

1. What did your helmet look like? My helmet is fine. I didn't hit my head when I fell. 2. Has the acute phase let up for you? It's fine. I can cough now without worrying about my chest exploding. My breathing is back to normal, too. 3. Has the bruising faded? The bruising is almost completely fade...
by Giant Speck
Wed Oct 12, 2016 2:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89780
Views: 6507946

Re: Random natterings

"Howard the Duck" is the name of the user who originally uploaded that map of the Philippines to Wikimedia Commons.
by Giant Speck
Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:14 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Recommend one artist
Replies: 1006
Views: 219159

Re: Recommend one artist

Seinabo Sey

From: Sweden
Genre(s): Soul pop, electropop

Hard Time

Pistols at Dawn

Younger

Pretend
by Giant Speck
Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2577294

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

It's hard. I've had an overly stressful year at work and being home would have not only been a major stress reliever, but would have been some temporary relief from island fever. Now I'm mostly stuck at home, parked in front of my computer, only leaving the apartment when I need something and the pa...
by Giant Speck
Thu Sep 29, 2016 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2577294

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

Zohar wrote:Ugh, that sucks Speck! I'm sorry. At least it sounds like a relatively short recovery, but it must be frustrating you have to postpone your plans...

The three weeks is just the recovery period for the pneumothorax. They're expecting the manubrium fracture to heal within eight weeks. :(
by Giant Speck
Thu Sep 29, 2016 12:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2577294

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

I hit a speed bump going downhill on my bicycle on a poorly lit street at twenty miles per hour and fractured my manubrium and developed a pneumothorax in my left lung. This means I cannot fly for the next three weeks, which means I cannot go home, which means I cannot see my family for the first ti...
by Giant Speck
Fri Sep 16, 2016 8:01 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89780
Views: 6507946

Re: Random natterings

poxic wrote:
Giant Speck wrote:Oh, and corn silk tea.

Is that corn silk plus hot water, or something more elaborate?

I'm not entirely sure. We were served it in bottles and you could find it in just about every vending machine. Imagine liquefying Fritos corn chips and creating a beverage from that. That's what it tasted like.
by Giant Speck
Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:43 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89780
Views: 6507946

Re: Random natterings

Just got back from a week and a half in South Korea.

I think the only thing I don't miss is the poor air quality. Oh, and corn silk tea.
by Giant Speck
Wed Jul 13, 2016 7:56 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Pizza Toppings
Replies: 123
Views: 31019

Re: Pizza Toppings

AngrySquirrel wrote:I need suggestions for more vegetable/greens/fruits to put on pizza.

The standard onions, tomatoes, peppers, pineapple and corn is getting quite stale.


Eggplant and arugula

Also, try different kinds of peppers. I like cherry peppers. Sweet with just a tiny bit of heat.
by Giant Speck
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89780
Views: 6507946

Re: Random natterings

Had a follow-up appointment and x-ray with my doctor this morning regarding my sprained ankle. She extended my no-walk/no-run profile for another six weeks. She asked me if I had been doing the ABC exercises. Nobody told me about the ABC exercises. They told me everything about rest, icing, compress...
by Giant Speck
Fri Apr 22, 2016 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89780
Views: 6507946

Re: Random natterings

Yablo wrote:
SecondTalon wrote:
You, sir, name? wrote:I live in northern Scandinavia. What's this "sun" you talk of?

That thing you see for half the year solid, then vanishes for the other half.

Living in Alaska, I've made a similar observation regarding a semi-annual fusion ball in the sky.

ALL GLORY TO THE DAY STAR!
by Giant Speck
Sat Apr 16, 2016 11:54 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 412
Views: 525500

Re: Forum Migration

Thank you, davean!

Can we make donations to the forum administration? Is that a thing here? Do we do that?
by Giant Speck
Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2577294

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

In other news, my debit card information was involved in a massive data breach for the fourth time in two years and my bank sent me a new card with a new number. I received the new card in the mail this morning and before I had the opportunity to activate it, someone used my stolen information from ...
by Giant Speck
Thu Apr 14, 2016 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2577294

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

I hurt my knee getting out of my car this afternoon. I'm 28. I'm not supposed to break yet. For the time being, I'm taking Aleve and have a knee brace on. :cry: Is it better, speck? All that bike ridding is taking a toll. A little pain relief and anti-inflammatory should help. Did you get relief? A...
by Giant Speck
Wed Apr 13, 2016 9:25 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 412
Views: 525500

Re: Forum Migration

gmalivuk wrote:Would it also be possible to ensure that it never pops up a second time? I don't care where it redirects me, if it happens more than once it'll be your account I delete before ST and I carry out that hit.

Or we can just forget that I mentioned it.
by Giant Speck
Tue Apr 12, 2016 9:30 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89780
Views: 6507946

Re: Random natterings

I'm only 28, so don't feel too bad.

Also, I'm only 28, and I rolled an ankle yesterday, but instead of using the crutches the nurse gave me at the ER, I bought a cane at the drug store. I'm 28 and I'm using a cane.
by Giant Speck
Sat Apr 09, 2016 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 412
Views: 525500

Re: Forum Migration

It apparently can be disabled using code, but honestly, if it takes that much more effort to do, then I'm not willing to continue suggesting that he implement it.
by Giant Speck
Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:54 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 412
Views: 525500

Re: Forum Migration

I'm not sure spelling davean's name wrong is the best way to show respect. As I said before, the only thing missing from this site is something that nags you to download a mobile app. If that happens, I'm personally deleting Giant Speck's account and post history before joining up with ST for some ...
by Giant Speck
Fri Apr 08, 2016 11:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89780
Views: 6507946

Re: Random natterings

Hi, my name is Giant Speck, and I'm addicted to glasses. I broke my favorite frames earlier today and despite the fact that I have two other pairs of glasses with different frames, I went ahead and bought two new pairs online. It's really silly, because honestly, the prescription isn't all that stro...
by Giant Speck
Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:57 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 412
Views: 525500

Re: Forum Migration

Returning any kind of search would be a nice start. Yep. The fact that search doesn't work in any capacity has severely limited my participation here for the past several days. Also: you can request things. Just don't necessarily expect that request to be fulfilled. I'd love to request Tapatalk sup...
by Giant Speck
Wed Mar 30, 2016 9:47 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 412
Views: 525500

Re: Forum Migration

I think a word filter made its way back into the system. I didn't actually write that.
by Giant Speck
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:15 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 412
Views: 525500

Re: Forum Migration

As for board style suggestions, it doesn't seem like many have been updated for phpBB 3.1.8, which I'm assuming to which we have updated.

I kind of like this one, but I think it'd require a bit of twerking.
by Giant Speck
Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:03 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 412
Views: 525500

Re: Forum Migration

Now I can't view the egosearch at all. It's telling me I don't have sufficient permissions to use the search function.
by Giant Speck
Mon Mar 28, 2016 10:14 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 412
Views: 525500

Re: Forum Migration

When the forum software was updated, I lost my egosearch. It only showed this thread and one other thread. But now it's working. I assume someone did something and now that they have, it's working. That's why I was giving thanks. Does it still work after you refresh the page? When I search your pos...
by Giant Speck
Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:08 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 412
Views: 525500

Re: Forum Migration

When the forum software was updated, I lost my egosearch. It only showed this thread and one other thread. But now it's working. I assume someone did something and now that they have, it's working. That's why I was giving thanks.
by Giant Speck
Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:33 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89780
Views: 6507946

Re: Random natterings

As a white guy in Hawaii, I feel your pain. Literally.
by Giant Speck
Sun Mar 27, 2016 2:29 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 412
Views: 525500

Re: Forum Migration

Haven't been here for a couple days, but thank you for fixing egosearch.
by Giant Speck
Thu Mar 24, 2016 9:40 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 412
Views: 525500

Re: Forum Migration

The Snide Sniper wrote:So, if the forum got upgraded to a later software version, then what version is it?

My guess would be 3.1.8, which was released in February.
by Giant Speck
Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2577294

Re: ANGRY NATTERINGS

I hurt my knee getting out of my car this afternoon.

I'm 28. I'm not supposed to break yet.

For the time being, I'm taking Aleve and have a knee brace on.

:cry:
by Giant Speck
Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:25 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 412
Views: 525500

Re: Forum Migration

Thank you. Also, thank you for being open to suggestions.
by Giant Speck
Thu Mar 24, 2016 6:08 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Forum Migration
Replies: 412
Views: 525500

Re: Forum Migration

davean wrote:You can all suggest themes from https://www.phpbb.com/customise/db/styles-2 or create a custom one for this board. Or use the 'Allan Style - SUBSILVER' option.

Is there an official way you want these themes to be suggested or are suggestions here in this thread sufficient?
by Giant Speck
Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:51 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Thoughts for ships
Replies: 89780
Views: 6507946

Re: Random natterings

Yeah, the show is so dark that I see my reflection in my computer monitor very frequently while watching.
by Giant Speck
Sat Feb 06, 2016 5:30 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Most excellent times
Replies: 5122
Views: 723734

Re: Awesome Thread: awesome

But once you get the hang of it, it's really fun and you actually end up learning more about your own language's grammar. I learned more about English grammar while learning Russian than I ever did in school.
by Giant Speck
Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:41 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2577294

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

eviloatmeal wrote:
phlip wrote:Some of those casino facades are very realistic.

And the air quality on the average casino floor wouldn't be inaccurately described as "volcanic fog".

Especially at Circus Circus, the "family friendly" casino.

Fucking place smelled like an ashtray.
by Giant Speck
Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:25 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28315
Views: 2577294

Re: Rant Thread : For all your obscenity screaming needs

I've been sick for the past three weeks. It's been especially bad this week and I even got sent home from work on Tuesday night because all I could manage to do was cough all night. Just as I started feeling better yesterday, a bunch of volcanic fog decided to roll through and throw salt into my pul...

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