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by Sandry
Tue May 15, 2007 2:33 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Games from your childhood
Replies: 232
Views: 31285

Pitfall, Mario Brothers, uhh... I think most games I merely wanted to play because my sister liked them. I'll second, though, that Chronotrigger, though not exactly a childhood thing (started playing in high school at a friend's house), is completely awesome. And Golden Axe. I went back and got a MA...
by Sandry
Tue May 15, 2007 2:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Myers-Briggs Psychological Testing
Replies: 270
Views: 106606

It always amuses me how these tests mention that types like INTP or INFJ are some incredibly low percentage of the population, yet they're invariably the most popular options in these polls. <idiotic stereotype>All the ESes are off reading Glamour, throwing parties and hanging out at clubs, I suppos...
by Sandry
Tue May 15, 2007 12:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Randall's talk @ MIT?
Replies: 7
Views: 1914

I missed the weekend before this past one to head over to lobby 16 to get tickets, but made it this past Friday night... after the 7 pm showing of whatever movie had already started. When the ticket sellers were again available before the 10 pm show, it was already sold out. *sigh* I really do hope ...
by Sandry
Tue May 15, 2007 12:05 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: XKCD Meetup September 2007!
Replies: 651
Views: 134765

I'll be in Canada by then, but it sounds like a lot of effort to visit somewhere for the weekend. I'd say that would rather depend on where in Canada you'll be. I mean, sure, if you were in Toronto, it might be worthwhile. If you were to start in Vancouver, forget about it. Thing is, Americans don'...
by Sandry
Mon May 14, 2007 11:52 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Music
Replies: 93
Views: 16683

There's nothing difficult about 7/8, just think about it as 2+2+3 or 4+3 or the reverse. It's not always that simple. I mean, there are songs like Peter Gabriel's Solsbury Hill which are just straight alternating three and four, and then there's crap like Aegean Festival Overture by Andreas Makris....
by Sandry
Mon May 14, 2007 5:49 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 664406

Heh, sure, be an upright citizen and not frightening. See if I care!

Clearly the thing to do is to post a Craigslist ad with a heading something like, "sleep where famed webcomic artist has slept!"

Or, y'know, just pay more rent.
by Sandry
Mon May 14, 2007 5:47 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Age
Replies: 958
Views: 190993

Heh, yes, the 1980 thing is pretty sweet. (Though it's part of the reason I'm slightly bitter - my mum told me she only remembers my birthday because it adds to 100... ) I'm currently 26 and anxiously awaiting my 27th birthday (still some months off) so that I can be both my favourite number and a p...
by Sandry
Mon May 14, 2007 5:40 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 664406

It's okay, being in Boston you could probably just drop by Randall's place and ask him to explain anything you don't understand. In a while, anyway. He still lives in virginia for now. I think. His furniture is still here. The homing beacon attached to his loveseat ensures you'll know exactly when ...
by Sandry
Mon May 14, 2007 5:38 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: xkcd sightings in your hometown (and other places)
Replies: 384
Views: 112409

Yesterday was Lilac Sunday at the Arnold Arboretum (off the Forest Hills stop near Boston), and I am 98% sure that I saw, from across a group of morris dancers, a raptor shirt. Of course I've come across that shirt and the sudo shirt fairly often in this neck of the woods. I love living in a city ch...
by Sandry
Mon May 14, 2007 4:37 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guitar Hero
Replies: 578
Views: 48407

uhh, I played no. 1 at a party, but everyone was hogging it, yeah good time. Iron Man FTW!!!!!!! Sounds like that Yogi Berra-ism - "no one comes here anymore; it's too crowded." Actually, you *have* just reminded me of the weakness of GH: a room full of forty people, thirty of whom know o...
by Sandry
Mon May 14, 2007 4:14 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Guitar Hero
Replies: 578
Views: 48407

Guitar Hero is not inherently flawed just because there are some idiots who think it makes them qualified musicians. Honestly, I find the whole trend of faking out real life skills with video games rather amusing. We have DDR, Karaoke Revolution (I count singing the skill, not karaoke itself), GH, a...
by Sandry
Mon May 14, 2007 3:56 am UTC
Forum: XKCD Meetups
Topic: XKCD Meetup September 2007!
Replies: 651
Views: 134765

That park is easy walking distance of my house... Flaming, shrieking hellcats with Richard Simmons videos couldn't keep me away. I'll admit, though, I'm just as glad it's not on a work day, because I can truly imagine trying to explain the need for time off to my boss. "No, no, see, I'm not rea...
by Sandry
Mon May 14, 2007 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Music
Topic: Another music topic
Replies: 60
Views: 12360

Wow, I could pretty much have mistaken Anmorata's top artists for mine. I think there are maybe three I'm not familiar with, and other than that? Scary. In a good way. This is me: http://www.last.fm/user/Ciarnyn/ It tends to be slightly skewed by the couple of calming playlists I have to fall asleep...
by Sandry
Sun May 13, 2007 5:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Music
Replies: 93
Views: 16683

I'm primarily a flutist. Played with increasing dedication from age ten to age twenty two. Lately I have no time, and so my double-tonguing is all shot to hell. Tone's still good, though. Possibly just due to my instrument being of good quality. For about seven years, various profs consigned me to p...
by Sandry
Sun May 13, 2007 3:45 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: INTRODUCTIONS THREAD
Replies: 3985
Views: 664406

26/f/Somerville, MA (slightly annoyed that I no longer live in Cambridge)/music major turned datamonkey.

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