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Rhinos and Watermelons, pt.2

( continued from part 1 )

Entities

In order to carry this discussion further, I do need to define one more thing. The concept of an “entity”. Rhinos and Watermelons are not entities, they’ve been defined above, and don’t believe they require further detail. An “entity”, however, is, loosely, either the target or the source of a Rhino or Watermelon. This is nearly always a person. In the context of self, you are always an entity. Any person you come into contact potentially becomes a source for the generation of Rhinos or Watermelons. This is an important distinction to make in order to proceed on to the next topic…
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Rhinos and Watermelons, pt.1

I have had an epiphany. My first thought, as I travelled down this road, was that this thought was a method for describing Buddhist thought. After thinking a bit further, it occurred to me that this was actually very presumptuous of me. While I do consider myself a student of religion, and while I do consider Buddhism to be the school of thought that most closely resembles my own belief system … to say that this is a Buddhist thinking is to assign a level of understanding into Buddhist thought that I simply do not have. I will leave it to others to determine if this is so. Furthermore, any kind of writing that waxes philosophical is inherently presumptuous, and to some extent, self-aggrandizing. By the same token though, this is a blog, I suppose its somewhat expected that our own egos are the engine that drives them. So it goes…
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Cogniscient

Nope. Try again. Read more

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Frustration

So this has been one of the most frustrating aspects of the discussion surrounding same-sex marriage. Ultimately, it is COMPLETELY an issue of terminology. Read more

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Transition

I need to steel myself. Read more

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With friends like these…

So I was driving home from work this morning, and during one stretch of roads, I was behind a Yukon that had a bumper sticker reading:

“HATRED OF SIN IS A FAMILY VALUE”
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I return

So after getting a nice break up in cold country, I return to Colorado, ready for work, D&D, Friday nights out with friends, pool league, and all of my usual procrastinations and obsessions await. Read more

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You know you’re in management when…

So occasionally, I find myself embroiled in some whacked out, attitude driven political discussion at work. This is usually the result of an email thread someone, somewhere sends that ignotes the fires underneath me, forcing me to respond. Read more

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vBulletin, etc

Remind me not to install anything that has a release date of ‘Today’ ever. Again. Read more

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Schedule

So one of the reasons I’ve been so lax in posting is that my schedule switched over and I’ve not adjusted well.
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This is just too good

I can’t possibly not share this. Read more

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Northbridge, round 2

So after receiving the part mentioned a couple posts below, I ended up trying to put it in, and failing miserably. The distance of the holes from each other was just slightly too wide for the motherboard mounts. In frustration, I finally just called Asus. They indicated that they would send me a new one (of a different, more robust variety) for no charge. All I had to do was call their RMA department on Monday morning. So, I did so, yesterday morning when I got home from work, and they are sending one out to me.

The only additional comment they made was that, instead of mounting ‘straight’ on the chip, this one had its mounts on the corners of the fan, and, as such, would be turned 45 degrees when mounted. Frankly, I don’t care if its standing on its head if it keeps the damn thing cool. Well, ok, and its 15mm or less in height. So I do care. So vaht … big deeeel.

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Northbridge

So the northbridge fan on my motherboard pretty much failed right out of the box. The chip does put off a fair bit of heat, and I found that extended use of high graphics stuff would basically render the system unstable. Read more

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FTA

If you know what that acronym stands for, then perhaps you will simply chuckle a bit a what follows. If not, please allow me to elucidate. Read more

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Mixed feelings

Whenever a tragedy on the scale of what happened (and continues to develop) down in New Orleans occurs, there are liable to be alot of differing opinions on how best to deal with the situation. Read more

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