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Unwashed Village / Re: PANIC!
« on: November 28, 2018, 04:13:36 AM »
Thank you for keeping the site alive, Chucara! I was afraid it was gone for good this time. Then what would we do?

Go to the Vestibule of course

Unwashed Village / Re: Autumn is Upon Us <3 (Except for our Aussie members)
« on: November 25, 2018, 05:55:40 AM »
We had an unusually early first snowfall this year, the 2nd week of November. A lot of rain this month. Generally it doesn't snow until December here. Only a couple days of frigid cold so far. Thanksgiving day was very mild. Speaking of Thanksgiving, it was very pleasant, everyone was in good health, no one fought at the family dinner and we played scrabble.

This year, I wish that Autumn could go right into Spring. I'm not looking forward to winter this year, despite being a Winter Baby. I wonder if a place with no Winter (but still the other seasons) exists? Southern Europe? The Pacific Northwest US? Parts of Australia? Maybe I should move there.

I've gone to Starbucks frequently lately. Always order coffee-black. They have some good recurring fall beans, I especially like the Anniversary Blend.

Something about the silhouette of leafless tress when driving by amazes me. I love taking pictures of them. Heres one I took last year.

Unwashed Village / Autumn is Upon Us <3 (Except for our Aussie members)
« on: October 15, 2018, 06:33:40 PM »
It can get quite hot and humid in Missouri. In July, I went to the Florida Panhandle (Northern Florida, its a long state) expecting it to be 100F and sunny, but shockingly it was actually constantly overcast and cooler than Missouri! In FL it Rarely got over 80F and never over 85F. Compared to the 90's we have been seeing in MO from early May until the end of September. After coming back form FL I was like "I'm so over this fucking 90 degree weather!".

In the past 2 weeks Autumn has come. Cooler & overcast days. Coldfront misty rains. Nothing like turning the A/C off, cracking the windows, sipping on some quality black coffee, wrapping up in a warm blanket. Theres a certain "stillness" that doesn't exist during the other seasons. Its very refreshing. Every Autumn I get reminded of the first couple of months of school, when people are still adjusting to new changes. Of starting holiday shopping. Of buying new clothes, I really think Autumn has the best fashions too.

I often am grateful to live in a place that has natural beauty (seriously, go look at a satellite map, Missouri is very green and everything west is very brown) and all 4 seasons in full. Here is a pic I took last year at a local park.

What do you all like about Autumn? What does it remind you of?

Unwashed Village / Re: Getting The Gang Back Together For 76?
« on: October 15, 2018, 06:10:10 PM »
The beta begins October 23rd for Xbox One and Oct 30th for PS4/PC for customers who preordered the game. Release date is November 14th.

Unwashed Village / Re: What's going on in your life?
« on: August 26, 2018, 04:50:18 PM »
I went (read: drove) to Florida in July. To Tallahassee, St. Augustine and Destin. In Missouri at least, when people talk about going to "Florida" they usually mean Destin. I can confirm the beauty of this place. About 10 years ago, my parents drove us to Florida for a wedding and we only stayed for 24 hours! I never quite forgave them for that and have been itching to go back since.

I'm balancing 2 & 1/2 jobs none of which are related to my degree. I'm considering taking a professional exam soon, although it only has about a 10% pass rate.

I just moved into an apartment in the hip yuppie part of town with a stripper I met on craigslist.

Life is both wonderful and terrifying at the same time as I approach the trajectory of my early 30's. I mean, its still more than 2 years away, but i'm feeling it!

Unwashed Village / Re: What games have you been playing latly?
« on: August 02, 2018, 11:23:09 PM »
I snagged the Grand Theft Auto collection on Steam for cheap recently and have been playing GTA 3. Its one of those games that I have only dabbled in, but have been wanting to complete for a long time.

Its one of the most important 3D games of all time, but also has many flaws (you can't jump out of moving cars, there is no full in game map etc.). As a fan of the series, I started with GTA 2 and finished all the main 3D games. I'm mostly through, and definitely appreciate it as a stepping stone from 2D to 3D. Some things were brought over from the first 2 games, like the story focus on gangs fighting for control of the city, that aren't in the later games much if at all.

I was VERY impressed by GTA V at first, but could only get about half way through before getting tired of it. The characters were overly dramaticized, and the missions very drawn out while scolding you for failing. You compared this to GTA 3, where the player character has no dialogue, is never named in game (not a compliment though), and failing a mission just keeps the game going with no pause, giving you the choice to go back and restart if you want to or just drive off to do something else. As the series got more successful, it lost its arcady roots. Its like the difference between an 80 minute comedy and a 3 hour drama.

Also had been playing State of Decay 2 on Xbox. Its pretty neat. Like a combination of Fallout 3 and Dead Rising.

Unwashed Village / Re: Getting The Gang Back Together For 76?
« on: July 09, 2018, 04:18:11 AM »
Aw crap. I forgot that we are in the age of multiple platforms. I'll be on Xbox.

Yeah, if I get this, it'll be for steam. I recently changed jobs and used my unused vacation to buy a sweet new gaming rig that Liz and I put togehter. (I wasn't planning on going for a GTX 1080 originally, but I was able to snag one for $615 (US) which put it pretty much the best deal I was going to find for a graphics card for the quality. (Fuck Ethereum in the ear!) And since I got a GPU that supported 4K, I naturally had to get a monitor that did so as well. So after paying more than I originally planned, I have a rig that can run pretty much any game out there at full graphics capability.

BTW, welcome back. I find it interesting that of the three of us posting in this thread, I'm the newest member of the UV.

Cyptocurrency or not, it sucks that graphics cards are still so expensive. I remember when a top end card was $500 in like 2006, back in the Golden Era of 3D PC gaming. I figured by now they'd be a lot cheaper.

I'll probably get it on Xbox One.

Unwashed Village / Re: What's going on in your life?
« on: July 09, 2018, 04:08:54 AM »
After living in a pretty small town of 15,000 people for the past 6 months, I moved back to my home city. I had no intention of staying. Small town life was pretty nice though, I could see myself moving to a different (nicer) small town if I could make money remotely. I liked the quietness, lack of traffic and being a 10 minute drive from rural nature.

Been seriously thinking a lot about starting a small company of my own, and finding ways to generate "passive income". I've known for a few years that I wasn't going to work for other people for the rest of my life. I feel like the only people anyone should really be working for are themselves and God.

I need to read more. If anyone has any suggestions, ideally classic fiction thats easy to digest, let me know.

Unwashed Village / Re: Pretentious Drivel
« on: June 08, 2018, 03:33:41 PM »
Its a little metaphysical for me, but thanks for sharing

Unwashed Village / Re: Fallout 76
« on: May 31, 2018, 04:45:07 AM »
I liked how they revealed it, slowly, and occasionally messing with the static image. Although twitch may not have been the right choice.

Its an online multiplayer survival game BTW

Unwashed Village / Re: I'm disappointed...
« on: March 24, 2018, 12:06:26 AM »
I'm more excited for Kingdom Hearts 3, you know, an actual good game.

Unwashed Village / Re: What's going on in your life?
« on: January 26, 2018, 05:48:55 AM »
Graduated with my Bachelors last month. Looking into taking the GRE for Grad School and then hopefully looking for a job (any job) and some internships/volunteer positions at museums so I can build my resume

Gratz to you too! I got my Bachelors in May of 2017. Good luck on Grad school. History major I take it?

I understand the desperation to find any decent job after school. I did a temporary office job after graduation for a few months, which was neat experience, but something I could see myself getting bored with after a year or 2. I regret not doing any internships in school, which I attributed to working near full time and providing for myself, but I probably could have found something paid if I had been a little more gutsy. I refused to do unpaid internships on principal. I live in a fairly large city with some big companies, but it always feels like they hire older adults with direct experience, even after I felt I did really well on an interview. Its one of the reasons I've considered moving to a different city with a stronger economy. The better part of me says I should just settle down and work full time for a couple years. But i'm not sure i'm ready to commit to a boring corporate job just yet. My bad half wants to get my hands dirty starting a small business of my own (while probably working a boring corporate job anyway).

In other news I've been planning when my next international trip will be. Its a bit ways off, but I'd really like to visit Europe in early/mid 2018. I'd also like to visit Montreal and/or Quebec, Canada this year if my work schedule allows.

Unwashed Village / Re: What games have you been playing latly?
« on: January 16, 2018, 07:19:23 PM »
I'm not too keen on survival horror really, but I just finished Resident Evil 7 & The Evil Within, now working on The Evil Within 2

Unwashed Village / Re: What's going on in your life?
« on: January 03, 2018, 06:39:23 PM »
I start a new software engineering position on January 22nd. It pays 8% more than my current software position and is a more senior-level position as well.

I'm going to give my notice at my current company probably on Wednesday.


Unwashed Village / Re: What's going on in your life?
« on: December 10, 2017, 05:59:11 PM »

What types of jobs are you looking for?

My career goal is to get into exporting. Right now i'm looking for Logistics/Supply Chain management jobs.

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