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Zhaarteth

2006 Aug 6 • 14
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I just want to say first off to SuperJer that he freakin' rawks for making such a newbie friendly site! Ive been playing CS for almost a year now and still can't quite get the hang of it. I guess I'm just not that fast. But I would love to learn how to make maps that many will enjoy. Which is why I've joined the forum. I'd love to become an expert at mapping. But, like most else, that'll take a long while. Did I mention I'm a slow learner?

Anyway, to avoid any conflusterbation regarding my SHOW YOUR PICTURE firetruck post, I was tired and wanted to introduce myself. Now that I think of it, the post's timing was a bit off. Along with the fact that I think newbies to the forum weren't really expected to post anything there. But I won't remove them unless I'm requested/required to do so... or unless they're removed for me by Admin.

All of the posts here I've found either extremely amusing or very helpful/informative. So, I'm looking forward to any replies to this firetruck. Oh, and by the way; Why is it called "firetruck" instead of-- okay, I previewed it, and it automatically translates. The term that gets omitted could be used for something else, like a type of string. But I guess not many people talk about fabric here. Is there some sort of etymology to the term "firetruck"? I don't think the original term that firetruck replaces is copyrighted or anything. Not a biggie, I'm just curious.

Well, I'm gonna go fiddle around with Teh Hammre. Hopefully I don't accidently cause a major frackup! It's weird, I can master building a computer with ease. But I can't figure out squat when it comes to games. They're both electronic, shouldn't I be able to do both with the same amount of ease? I would stick with text-based programming, but I'm a terribly slow typer. So it would take me a year to comlete a .bsp file. Again, odd. Since I've been typing since age 7.

I'm sorry. I know I ramble. It happens when I get very appreciative of someone's help. Thanks, SuperJer!
 
 
2006 Aug 7 at 01:11 PDT
NatureJay
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2005 Mar 22 • 1871
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"Zhaarteth" said:
So, I'm looking forward to any replies to this firetruck.e them unless I' Oh, and by the way; Why is it called "firetruck" instead of-- okay, I previewed it, and it automatically translates. The term that gets omitted could be used for something else, like a type of string. But I guess not many people talk about fabric here. Is there some sort of etymology to the term "firetruck"? I don't think the original term that firetruck replaces is copyrighted or anything. Not a biggie, I'm just curious.


The answer, as far as I figured it, is this....

SuperJer, some of the staff, and few others who've known each other for a long time off line, are big fans of Soul Coughing, and when Mike Doughty (the former lead singer) went off an did some solo stuff after The Cough broke up, there was a strange ritual that he developed for shows that went something like this...

"This is a song.... that was written by a four-year-old.... and it's called 'Firetruck' (begins hammering out choppy, horrible, atonal riffs) FI-RE-TRUCK! FI-RE-TRUCK! FI-RE-TRUCK! (all notes played in ascending strum) Thank you. That was a song written by a four-year-old."

He also made a reference to it in his book of poetry.

His recent music hasn't been as good as his stuff when he was still playing with Soul Coughing, musically or lyrically, but it was always an interesting live recording if you could get ahold of it.
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2006 Aug 7 at 01:30 PDT
aaronjer
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2005 Mar 21 • 4629
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Holy good god. Somebody who can ACTUALLY TYPE posted here? Damn... I've been putting up with Cornell and Smoke for far too long.

Also, the best way to improve typing speed is to try to type things to teammates while playing CS. Either you start typing like a tornado that has somehow gained sentience and a job as a secretary or you get shot in the head. Either way I win. Seriously, I'm going to fire you if you don't start typing faster.
 
 
2006 Aug 7 at 02:09 PDT
Homeslice
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2006 May 20 • 287
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So I take it you love my so anyways stories ?
 
 
2006 Aug 7 at 02:34 PDT
Zhaarteth

2006 Aug 6 • 14
17 ₧
"aaronjer" said:
Holy good god. Somebody who can ACTUALLY TYPE posted here? Damn... I've been putting up with Cornell and Smoke for far too long.

Also, the best way to improve typing speed is to try to type things to teammates while playing CS. Either you start typing like a tornado that has somehow gained sentience and a job as a secretary or you get shot in the head. Either way I win. Seriously, I'm going to fire you if you don't start typing faster.



My maximum speed is about 30wpm. But I usually type at around 19 to 23. I get to my max by knowing exactly what I am about to type. Otherwise I'm a slow dumbass. Mostly because I tend to think too much while I'm typing. That, and I usually type with one hand. My hands aren't very cooperative when it comes to fast and controlled movement. I take medication that prevents me from not only diving over to the dumb parents' table who can't keep their damn kids from screaming at the top of their lungs in a restaurant to feed them their own eyes, but it makes me all docile and shakey. I look like a 6'5" human sloth type shakey lemming thing... if that makes sense.

Anyway, thanks for the tip. But I didn't know I was employed. What's my title? How much do I get paid? Should I quit my job at ChiTech? Oh wait, I got fired from there too.
 
 
2006 Aug 7 at 18:36 PDT
CornJer
Metal does cocaine.

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2005 Mar 21 • 1531
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I type at a max of 60 wpm. My usual is about 45-55.

@ Aaron

I CAN TYPE AND YOU KNOW IT NURRRRRR
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2006 Aug 7 at 19:07 PDT
Zhaarteth

2006 Aug 6 • 14
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"Homeslice" said:
So I take it you love my so anyways stories ?


Not sure. I like the one(s) about Alaska, but you changed to Washington. They're amusing... if the person reading them can read drastically improper grammer and spelling. Which I can by the way. I hang out with 20 year olds who don't know the difference between "their" "there" and "they're" along with other spelling WTFs. So I guess what I'm trying to say is, you'd probably be making an okay identity for yourself as far as writing stories. IF you could get your spelling, grammar, punctuation, and structure right.

...Yeh, I'm not too good either. But I try.
 
 
2006 Aug 7 at 19:39 PDT
Zhaarteth

2006 Aug 6 • 14
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"CornJer" said:
I type at a max of 60 wpm. My usual is about 45-55.

@ Aaron

I CAN TYPE AND YOU KNOW IT NURRRRRR


See? I told you I'm slower than molasses on a cold Alaskan winter's night!
 
 
2006 Aug 7 at 19:42 PDT
NatureJay
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2005 Mar 22 • 1871
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You know, reading your location, I thought it said "In my lair of convulsions"

If I'm really feelin' it, I can type close to 80 WPM without using alll of my fingers. Unfortunately, I don't usually have the attenion span to type for a minute straight anyway.

Sweet, I just found one of my missing chopsticks! Now to track down the other one... and my press pass... and my digital camera... fuck...

Found my press pass! And my camera! Life is good again.
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2006 Aug 8 at 01:48 PDT
Homeslice
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2006 May 20 • 287
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Wow I did not expect you to dog me just asked if you like them or not../shrug ..maybe you just did not understand my question..
 
 
2006 Aug 9 at 16:21 PDT
Zhaarteth

2006 Aug 6 • 14
17 ₧
Conclusion:

To compare my wpm to one of yours; I would still be slower if one of you got an undetectable computer virus where every letter you typed would be deleted one second after you typed it.

Isn't that what Ibbletype.z@mm did back in 2002? Or am I hallucinating viruses again? Damn. Me and my various whatnotted hallucinations. Bleck.


Anyway, my main problem is that my fingers are short, and my palms are huge. So I can't exactly get them to assume the correct keyboard position. One of my fingers ends up trying to go through the one next to it to get to a key. Then, my hands start aching like hell. Well, it's not that they exactly succeed in going through one another. It's more like it feels like I get a needle jammed through it. So I type with one hand just to keep it simple.
 
 
2006 Aug 9 at 16:23 PDT
Zhaarteth

2006 Aug 6 • 14
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"Homeslice" said:
Wow I did not expect you to dog me just asked if you like them or not../shrug ..maybe you just did not understand my question..


Sorry. Didn't mean to come across that way. I'm just a bit of a hypocrite when it comes to spelling and gammar. Really though. Your stories are well thought out. Assuming the fact that they're meant to be fiction. I don't really know, but I like them. The explanation was meant to alleviate any bad feelings arising from what I had said about your grammar and all.
 
 
2006 Aug 9 at 16:30 PDT
aaronjer
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2005 Mar 21 • 4629
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I haven't read the stories because I don't (but can) read things written that poorly. If somebody doesn't put in the effort to actually type then I don't see why I should put in the effort to listen to what they have to say. I also happen to think Homeslice sucks ass, but that's just because my judgements of people are cruel and unfair.

Also, NatureJay, that's funny you should say you can type at 80 wpm when you try too hard... when I'm in the zone that's pretty much exactly what I type. Otherwise I sit around 60 with all kinds of backspacing and shit.

Also, Zhaa...r.. ugh, forget that. Z-man, one does not normally admit that they usually "type with one hand." You're assassinating your character before we even have time to make fun of you. I'd PREFER it if you'd let ME do the insulting, you ass.
 
 
2006 Aug 10 at 03:09 PDT
Zhaarteth

2006 Aug 6 • 14
17 ₧
"aaronjer" said:
Also, Zhaa...r.. ugh, forget that. Z-man, one does not normally admit that they usually "type with one hand." You're assassinating your character before we even have time to make fun of you. I'd PREFER it if you'd let ME do the insulting, you ass.


I think most people would find your comment towards me rude. But I'm laughing my ass off. Then again, you just called me an ass. So I guess I'm laughing myself off. I admire your sense of humor... or whatever you want to call it. And I'll remember the rules regarding my name and you being the "Insultinator". For now, I have to try to stop laughing. I'm sorry, but having an Admin be solely in charge of insulting people is funny to me.
 
 
2006 Aug 10 at 04:30 PDT
NatureJay
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2005 Mar 22 • 1871
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It's less me trying hard and more me having something coherent and planned out that I'm saying. I do experience brief moments of lucidity.

The admins are also in charge of assigning stupid titles. Also various other tasks like turning down the sheets in the bunkers and providing the troops with arsenic-laced mints.

Trust me, the last thing you want during an enemy invasion is to look as if you have poor dental hygiene.
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2006 Aug 10 at 13:35 PDT
aaronjer
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2005 Mar 21 • 4629
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Yeah, that's what I said when I saw Conrad hungrily eyeing the planet Chocolaton V... poor bastard was waylaid like a planet-sized kitty with brownie grit in his teeth.
 
 
2006 Aug 12 at 04:21 PDT
Zhaarteth

2006 Aug 6 • 14
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"aaronjer" said:
Yeah, that's what I said when I saw Conrad hungrily eyeing the planet Chocolaton V... poor bastard was waylaid like a planet-sized kitty with brownie grit in his teeth.



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2006 Aug 13 at 12:31 PDT
NatureJay
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2005 Mar 22 • 1871
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You know, Conrad. Soft belly? Fondness for brisket? Whiskers measuring astronomical units in length?
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2006 Aug 13 at 15:55 PDT
aaronjer
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Quote:
Speaking of planets, where is Conrad? Has anyone seen him?

He is approx. the size of neptune, and weighs untold trillions of tons. He has white fur on his nose and the middle of his neck. He answers to the name "wuzzles" as well as Conrad, he likes tuna, brisket, and molten rock from the center of the Earth.


This was posted a year or so when Conrad wandered off on his own. We feared he'd been run over by a quasar but found him happily basking in the radiation of a neutron star. The little scamp!
 
 
2006 Aug 13 at 16:14 PDT
Zhaarteth

2006 Aug 6 • 14
17 ₧
"aaronjer" said:
Quote:
Speaking of planets, where is Conrad? Has anyone seen him?

He is approx. the size of neptune, and weighs untold trillions of tons. He has white fur on his nose and the middle of his neck. He answers to the name "wuzzles" as well as Conrad, he likes tuna, brisket, and molten rock from the center of the Earth.


This was posted a year or so when Conrad wandered off on his own. We feared he'd been run over by a quasar but found him happily basking in the radiation of a neutron star. The little scamp!



Uhmmm... yeh.... Conrad.... okay. I'm going to go hide under something lead now. See you all in a bit.
 
 
2006 Aug 14 at 15:47 PDT
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