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07:39pm 12/06/2015
  I might be moody, based on what I indicate on Twitter.  
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Buddy List Updates   
01:34am 18/11/2007
mood: bouncy
I'm going through my buddy lists, as well as Facebook and LJ, to try and make sense of the 1,500 screennames that I've accrued on my buddy lists over the years, and to update any new ones that people are using; so if you get requests from some variant of "Nick" over the next few weeks, that's probably why :)
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04:21pm 24/10/2007
mood: bouncy
Due to personal reasons, I'll be out on Shelter Island this weekend. If anyone would like to hang out say, Sunday, hit me up on whichever of my 30 or so e-mails and/or IM clients you happen to have me on.
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Who wants me the most?   
12:37pm 19/05/2007
mood: bouncy
So, I'll be ariving at the Ronkonkoma train station at 9:40AM tomorrow morning. Whoever responds that they'll pick me up gets me for the majority of the day. Whomever has crash space gets me for the majority of the night. These can be the same people.

Please respond or shoot me an email if you're interested :)
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ohhh....the TV....   
11:11pm 08/02/2007
mood: geeky
Some words about the sheer amout of addicting television nowadays, inspired by crysenia's meme reply:

So, I had to create an intricate Excel spreadsheet on my desktop. It contains each TV show that I watch, when they air here in Tucson, and the list of each episode's air date, title, and episode number, to assist with web searches.
I had originally intended on forcing myself to excercise by using the TV in the fitness center, since we don't currently have a TV. I tried that; unfortunately, the fitness center is packed with people during prime time, none of whom want the TV on. Even if they did, there's one guy who *insists* on using the treadmill in the back, which flashes a warning "Needs Service: Clean Bearings" every time you turn it on. The thing squeals so loud, that even if I'm directly in front of the TV, and it's at full volume, I can't hear it. I don't quite know why his ears don't bleed when he uses it.
My new plan involves downloading the episodes from Usenet. The brilliance of this is that I actually get the episodes before they air on TV here, since you East Coasters get to see them two whole hours earlier than we Arizonans. The good folks at vtv and eztv are in some sort of maniacal race to be the first to post the AVIs on usenet...I don't really understand why, but I enjoy the fact that I can usually grab a file around 1/2 hour after the episode finishes on the East Coast. From there, my plan is to bring my laptop and a set of headphones to the fitness center around midnight, where i can relax and watch my episode in peace, from one of the quiet, well-maintained treadmills or bikes.
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10:37pm 08/02/2007
  So, some whaling protestors got lost in an inflatable while they were trying to disrupt operations of a whaling ship...the protesting group had to ask the whaling fleet for help :)

Fortunately, the two men were found, by the whaling fleet. I have to admit, as a mariner, this is pretty cool stuff...honor still holds on the sea; you always help on a man overboard/lost boat, even when you're searching for a couple of lost pirates, when they were trying to commit piracy on you.

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09:30pm 01/12/2006
mood: cynical
I was originally going to make a post saying that I'm bored, and if anyone is doing anything fun or wants to hang out, give me a call.

Then I realized that anyone doing something fun or hanging out is doing such, and hence not reading Livejournal, and hence not likely to call.

Oh, the irony. Damn you Internet!!! Foiled again!!!
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My Name is Nick!   
06:29pm 14/10/2006
  to quote my info page:

There are 6 self evident truths in the world:
1. My name is Nick.
2. That thing's name is not Nick.
3. My name is Nick.
4. Your name is not Nick.
5. There are other things named Nick (apparently in the US, this includes 412,457 people, and a line of chairs by Ikea).
6. Not everything is named Nick.

LogoThere is:
person with my name
in the U.S.A.

How many have your name?

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For the love of fluid dynamics   
06:04pm 14/10/2006
mood: giddy
"Big whirls have little whirls
That feed on their velocity
And little whirls have lesser whirls
And so on to viscosity."

-L. F. Richardson
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Old meme!!!   
09:16pm 28/09/2006
mood: anxious
"Go to Wikipedia and look up your birthday (excluding the year). List three neat facts, two births and one death in your journal, including the year."


This day usually marks the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere and the winter solstice in the southern hemisphere, and thus is the day of the year with the longest hours of daylight in the northern hemisphere and the shortest in the southern hemisphere.

524 - Godomar, King of the Burgundians defeats the Franks at the Battle of Vezerone.

1734 - In Montreal in New France (today primarily Quebec), a black slave known by the French name of Marie-Joseph Angélique, having been convicted of the arson that destroyed much of the city, was tortured and hanged by the French authorities in a public ceremony that involved her disgrace and the amputation of a hand.

1919 - Admiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttles the German fleet in Scapa Flow, Orkney. The nine sailors killed were the last casualties of the First World War.

1940 - World War II: France surrenders to Germany.

1942 - World War II: A Japanese submarine surfaces near the Columbia River in Oregon, firing 17 shells at nearby Fort Stevens in one of only a handful of attacks by the Japanese against the U.S. mainland.

2000 - Section 28 (outlawing the 'promotion' of homosexuality in the UK) repealed in Scotland with a 99 to 17 vote.


1646 (O.S.) - Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, German philosopher and scientist (d. 1716)

1905 - Jean-Paul Sartre, French philosopher and writer, Nobel Prize laureate (declined) (d. 1980)

1982 - Prince William of Wales, British prince


1527 - Niccolò Machiavelli, Italian historian and political author (b. 1469)

1874 - Anders Jonas Ångström, Swedish physicist (b. 1814)

1957 - Johannes Stark, German physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1874)

2001 - John Lee Hooker, American musician (b. 1916)
Free Stuffs   
03:01pm 29/05/2006
mood: energetic
Hey all, Abbie and I are working on moving out of our apartment today and tomorrow. Since this is a *long* move for both of us, it entails getting rid of a lot of stuff. With that said, if anyone wants any of it, you can come over and take it. I'll be keeping an updated list as I sort things to be given away, and as people take things.

My phone number is (631) 445-0240...feel free to call, or swing by the apartment, the directions are here.

Stuffs sorted so far include garb, computer parts, and my 40k army.
The full list will be posted here.
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12:50am 17/02/2006
  So, Stony Brook's Marine Science Dept. sent me my "unofficial" notice of acceptance today, along with an offer of a full tuition anf fee waiver, $20,500/year in stipends, and full health benefits. I know, it's Stony Brook, and I've *already* been here forever, but it's an acceptance to a PhD program, which means that at the very least, I'm definitely going to grad school. It's also a pretty hefty sum of money for a first-year grad student, which is quite alluring. I'd also be working with my current research advisor, which means that my current research project could probably become my thesis topic, since the current research plans can easily take 5 years to complete, and it's a fairly interesting topic. Needless to say, I'm psyched, relieved, and very happy about the acceptance, whether or not I end up in this particular program. It means that no matter what, I'm going to grad school, and an acceptance with full support from the 3rd best marine science program in the country isn't too shabby.  
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SBU Wang Center petition   
05:56pm 02/01/2006
  If you're a student, faculty, or alum of SUNY - Stony Brook, please take a moment to sign this petition!  
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12:34am 20/04/2005
  Well, I just want to apologize to Bevy and Garrett if I offended them tonight with the 4m constitution thingy, as I noticed some hurt faces and Bevy's LJ post. Like I said, I was not trying to point fingers, and I meant it...I just didn't feel like getting in to the sordid details of the history of the lost Constitution, much of which occurred before they were even 4mites. It's just lost in the web of time, and it needs updating anyhow, so I proposed a new one tonight. If you wanna read the whole mess from my perspective, feel free.

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I'm a puppy   
04:53pm 17/04/2005
  just thought everyone should know that.  
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Deja Vu all over again   
10:33am 03/11/2004
  Despite the fact that all the other media outlets are saying Bush 254, Kerry 252, with the rest up for grabs, good old Fox News has stated that it's Bush 269, Kerry 242, with the rest undecided. I love media politics.

Also, I'd be less worried about the presidential race and more worried about the Senate seats the republicans picked up...if they can swing a few conservative Dems, they're close to being able to push amendments through. Scary. (g'bye stem cells and gay marriage)
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Hot meme Action   
10:40pm 03/09/2004
  Okay, here goes. For females, have hot lesbian action, and post a photo in reply, and I'll answer any one question you have, in turn. For males, find two females, take a photo of them having hot lesbian action, and post it, and I'll answer any one question you have. If you don't have a digital camera to snap the photo, don't worry, I do.  
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screw that   
07:19pm 03/09/2004
mood: bouncy
I don't want to have to go diggin through everyone's comments about others to find those about me. Just reply to this comment and tell me what you really think of me and I'll reply and tell you the same. No lies, all honesty.

It's just easier this way.

Also, I'll get responses from only the people who would bother to read my LJ, and in the end those are the only people I'd want commenting anyway. Basically if you care enough to read my LJ, then I care about your opinion.
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I'll join the momumental bandwagon   
07:13pm 03/09/2004
  'Ganked from pretty much everyone, first encountered on the lj of lokaen.

Leave a comment if you want to know what I really think of you and I'll reply and tell you. No lies, all honesty.

Then post this in your journal so I can find out what you think of me.
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The need for random fun   
12:41pm 23/02/2004
mood: happy
So, having had both of my gaming groups fall apart at the same time (beware gaming in 2 different games with all the same people), I *really* need a new gaming group/gameCollapse )

On other fronts, I am quite pleased with myself. I've taken the Roth Pond Regatta to an exciting new level, with huge silver perpetual trophies, on-line registration for participants and volunteers, and planned goodnesses such as laptops, tables and chairs, and 2-way radios to facilitate smooth event-runningness.

With NASCAR back on, I am glad to report that cinnibar and I have increased hang-outage time and the accompanying chainmaille making, which is a goodness.

School is still going really well; I'm keeping on top of assignments, and watching the economy get slightly better, which all helps in the long run.

Well, such is life.
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