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[Tut] C4d Warfare - by baoheo
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Where to begin.  It's been a long time since being "active" here.  Now that things are getting back to normal, I still am slow to get back into the routines of DA.  My inbox is a complete mess, so I'll work on that a little at a time.  How old is a message before answering it becomes dated?  Hmmm......

So, the leave of absence was mostly due to remodeling my condo.  I hammered at it for a good month or two, then got burned out and took too long of a break.  I was back at it a couple of weeks ago, but now I'm no longer motivated.  Now I chip at it a little at a time.  What's the hurry?

To begin with, every wall in the place was white.  I've lived with white walls for over two decades and needed a change.  Ever since seeing an episode of Magnum P.I., I've always wanted a red living room.  Now the living room, dining room, and hall have red walls, white ceilings, and white crown molding.  The painting is pretty much done, only needing a tiny amount of touch ups in the dining room.  The crown molding in the living room is complete, but was looking at it last night and think it might need another layer of paint.  The molding in the dinging room and hall is up but needs filled in and painted.  And yes, hanging crown molding is a major pain, especially when the ceiling and walls aren't always perfectly 90 degrees.  

I am almost done with the carpet in the living room.  Should have been done if it wasn't for football.  I went with carpet tiles and it doesn't look bad at all.  I found an extremely high quality tile and I'm taking my time getting them put down properly.  When I got the sample, it looked a bit more gray but now that it's down, I think it has a bit more blue tint.  I cringed at first because I thought it would clash with the red walls, but it balances the gray leather furniture.  Gray would probably have made it look too much like a dungeon, so the blue is actually a pleasant surprise.

And all the base board and door frames need to be replaced.  The old wood majorly sucked so it had to go.  I already have the molding shape and stain picked out because I had to do the patio doors really quick because I had custom drapes made and needed to get it done before they were installed.  And the guys at work think I'm a lunatic because of the drapes.  I just don't get why they think leather drapes are insane.  I don't.

And I had before pics taken, but might have lost them.  I'll get some pics posted to scraps when I get the carpet done in the living room.

And yes, unfortunately my computer died on me.  I finally got the point of being tired of not having it and decided to do a cost analysis of getting a new one versus trying to get the old one going again.  It was at least three years old, and the price of new systems has dropped a ton so I opted for a new model.  Right now I'm trying to get everything customized like my old system was.  Windows 7 is a mixed bag.  Some things I think are completely cool, and some things are driving me crazy.  Little my little I beat it into submission to look and run the way I want.  And Firefox was a major war to get installed.  I won.

Unfortunately I think I did lose some parameters for my latest images.  Fortunately I haven't been creating much so taking a break helped.  I'll know when I dig through my backup discs and see how far back they go.  For the most part, I'm starting over clean.  I saved all the emails for software purchases and passwords.  And I'm not installing programs I hardly used.  Keep it simple, and keep it lean and mean.

I also joined the Android nation back in August.  My old cell phone was not cutting it when it came to meeting my work needs so I started shopping around.  My basic need was something that would run programs and had a built in keyboard.  The keyboard on the Palm Treo 800 was way too small.  It was down to the Ocean by Virgin, and the G1 (Dream) by T-Mobile.  I looked everywhere for an Ocean and couldn't find one to see in person.  I bought the G1 and I'm hooked.

After about a month, I did some research and hacked it.  Now I'm running Cyanogen mods, Amen Ra recovery image, and just upgraded the new 10 MB hack for the Ram.  Androids rule.  I bought it before I knew about the new Droid, and even though the Droid is now the #1 cell phone, I wouldn't jump ship and trade my G1 for one right now.  This bad boy hums, and with the hack, I have tons of space for apps.  HTC builds a mean phone, and the Android platform is awesome with its capabilities.

Don't know what an android is?  Check this link out:  www.androphones.com/ .  The only phone I would consider getting would be the Bravo:  www.androphones.com/htc-bravo-… .  It's due out in April, but it doesn't have a built in keyboard so I'd have to really think about it.

Iwhat?

Ye gads, I think I've become a nerd.

And one more thing, just got back from seeing Avatar.  :faint:  In a word, stunning.  I checked it out in 3D on an Imax theater.  Heard a lot about it and wasn't disappointed one bit.  It's an artistic overload, that's for sure.  I think I could watch it a dozen times and still find new things to take in, and never stop being amazed at the amount of detail and beauty of it all.  The standard has a new setting in Hollywood, good luck all you movie makers out there.

Well, longest journal I've written in some time.  I have some browsing to do, and some inbox cleaning I hope to hit soon.  Til then, it's friggin cold here so say warm and stay in touch.




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[Tut] C4d Warfare - by baoheo
 Được rồi, vì 1 yêu cầu nho nhỏ của 1 người là lạ mà mình đã làm cái này. Đơn giản vì mình nghĩ mình cần làm, vậy thôi! Sử dụng thì credit, đừng làm giống quá là ok. Rồi, giờ là lúc vào Tut ngay và luôn. Step1: Kích thước tùy ý cho các ''chế'' và 1 Pk xanh xanh ảo ảo Mọi người có thể tìm nó ở &
my amazing friends ^w^
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lonewylfe's avatar
Welcome back :)

We have a google droid floating around our house (it's on loan to see if we liked it or not) and honestly I can't stand it. The previous one we played with in December (think it was the android itself?) was much better. I don't honestly do a lot with my phone though, and sort of want an Alias (I love my MRazr, but the texting is just shy of psychotic).

I'm on Windows 7 now too and while I kept a list of programs I used to have (just in case!), I really haven't reloaded a lot. I am a bit disappointed that there are programs I just can't get to run though. And I thought my big drive was finally biting the dust until I figured out 7 was putting it to sleep constantly! The default settings are a bit of a pain.

We still have so many rooms in our house we want to fix up, but we're sort of on hiatus until we can wrangle the hall toilet into submission. I can't wait to get rid of the rest of the popcorn ceiling though! Only two rooms done so far, but it's cut down the dust in those rooms so much.
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Aeires's avatar
Phones are a lot up to the individual for preferences. I'm hooked on the Android system because the layout and customizing is right up my alley in the way I think and do things.

Ugh, I have some programs I need to load still. I need to get them installed but I'm not up for the constant battle to make them run. Now that 64 bit systems are no longer new, software should be coming out that will load without headaches.
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Eynowd|Hobbyist Photographer
Good to hear you're still around, my friend. Sounds like you've been a busy boy indeed of late. Glad to hear you're on top of things (more or less).

Best wishes for 2010 :)
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Aeires's avatar
I was thinking about you the day before you wrote this. I saw a pic of the Cloud Gate sculpture in Chicago and was thinking about the day we walked around taking pics.

I think I'm going to make a serious effort to get my carcass down to Australia next winter. I've been wanting to visit for years and work is starting to pan out so I'm going to budget it in later this summer.
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Eynowd|Hobbyist Photographer
That was indeed a good day :)

If you do make it to Australia and come through Canberra, let me know and we'll see if we can arrange another walking/photography tour around town :)
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Happy New Year! :w00t:

Funny, I had very little trouble getting up and running with Windows 7. Needless to say, Firefox went on pretty quickly :) as it's my main tool for getting stuff done online.
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Aeires's avatar
Happy New Year. :w00t:

Windows 7 seems like a constant battle at times, and other times it's a breeze. It's a learning process and I'm getting it. So much to do though.
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Ellygator|Hobbyist General Artist
Wow! Sounds like you really made some awesome progress on your pad. I think red walls would daunt me, but it sounds like you really pulled it off. Would love to see some shots of the finished results.

And yeah, I also own a G1 and I love it to bits!
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I did a lot of research regarding colors and how they affect mood. It was either going to be red or blue, but like I said, I've wanted red for some time now. The downside to red is it makes you more agitated, but the up side is it makes you more lively. Blue is the total opposite so I didn't want a color that would make my lazy.

There are so many cool android phones coming out at the moment. Google just released their own, not a third party carrier. What makes me happy is they are finally getting the message to expand the app room, the new ones are coming out with 512 MB's for apps.
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Happy New Year, Jeff.
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You too, Katherine.
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Baz135|Hobbyist Photographer
I do believe you have reached nerd status, yes.
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But it's so much fun!
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Baz135|Hobbyist Photographer
I didn't say there was anything wrong with that =P
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Ameko-Shadowsong|Hobbyist General Artist
I used to be really, really stubborn, and would hang onto my messages for literally a year before I got around to replying to some of them. It all depends on the content of the message, I think. Answering a simple "thank you" a year later is somewhat questionable....

I saw Avatar a few days ago as well. I only saw it in 2D (I hate wearing 3D glasses over my regular ones, and my mom gets motion sickness in 3D), but it was still phenomenal. I think I cried through most of the movie because it was just so beautiful. (I'm very emotional, obviously. XD) The way everything moved and lit up and... well, you saw it. It was amazing. X3
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I got choked up a bit in some parts of Avatar as well. The overall beauty and depth of details was just so phenomenal, it takes your breath away. It was indeed moving.
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LeeAnneKortus|Professional Digital Artist
Good to see you back! Remodeling...meh! I'm going through that too...
Sweet features as usual! :D
Avatar blew me away...I feel exactly the same way you do about it!
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Aeires's avatar
Yeah, back but not in the swing of things just yet. :hug:
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hazlenutx2|Hobbyist General Artist
It's good to see you around again. :huggle:

I hope your holidays and everything went well.. and good luck with the remodeling, we are still going through the same. :heart:
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Christmas was good. I got a lot of things I'll really use, and enjoy. :)

Yeah, forgot to add that I took a break from remodeling because I got tired of plunking down the bucks at Home Depot. Worth it in the long run though.

:hug:
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hazlenutx2|Hobbyist General Artist
oh lord, that place will suck you dry.. lol
though yes, it is worth it. Quality over quantity I say.

We have been at our house since July though.. and we still aren't done.
Though we hope to have at least one other room finished before baby gets here. :aww:
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tapena|Hobbyist General Artist
Awesome journal there, I enjoyed reading your decorator woes and would to see some before/after pics. I really need to get my booty in gear and go see Avatar, I've only heard good things about it.
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Avatar was incredible. The CG was so flawless, and the storyline was solid to back it all up. I waited a couple of weeks to avoid the crowds and it was still fairly crowded, even considering the cold and snow was bad today. I'll be buying it on DVD when it comes out just so I can watch it a few more times.
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tapena|Hobbyist General Artist
awesome
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