Overdue introduction thread.

by epok
  • epok 04-13-2019, 06:24 AM (Edited 04-13-2019, 06:41 AM)
    Hi! My name is John and I like servers and stuff. You can call me jg. I am down to do some techie things with anyone and generally hang out on the 'net. I currently administrate a Pleroma instance here, a blog here, and a radio stream here. I also do email and cloud and other projects but that's not really ready for the public yet.

    Here's a looooooong list of things about me:

    • I like JJBA
    • My favorite browser is Firefox
    • My favorite laptop is the Thinkpad X200
    • I like high fidelity audio but also vaporwave
    • Pink Floyd, King Crimson, and pretty much any boomer prog/psych rock is nice
    • I enjoy helping people with server projects
    • My favorite authors are Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, and William Gibson
    • I sleep a lot, but never at the right time
    • I'm tall and skinny, trying to change the skinny part
    • Favorite desktop window manager is i3
    • I regularly consume 600mg+ of caffeine daily, trying to change the 600mg+ part
    • I like pretending to know how to program
    • I like pretending to know how to play the guitar
    • My favorite watch is the Casio F-91W
    • My dream job is bartender
    • I like abandoned buildings
    • I play D&D every Tuesday
    • I prefer 24 hour time because of a really bad AM/PM mix up
    • I don't know how to tie a tie (yet)
    • I like reading blogs
    • I still think IRC is cool
    • I check my email more frequently than I check SMS
    • I say "and stuff" too much and stuff
    • I drive a 1994 Buick Regal Custom and sometimes pretend that I'm an upper class businessman in the 90s
    • Despite being all computery I'm deathly afraid of anything with a network connection
    • I eat garbage and nothing but garbage
    • My favorite movies are Bladerunner, The Princess Bride, and any Mel Gibson comedy
    • Monty Python is good
    • Python is good
    • Perl is better
    • I was once banned from a voice chat by accidentally sneezing into my mic
    • I like pretending to know how to play chess

    If you made it this far, you're probably my long lost twin or something because even I couldn't get through that without getting a migraine. I hope to have fun and meet new friends!
  • malmon 04-13-2019, 10:49 AM
    I'll try to remember to comment on each of your traits when I get home, but for now, welcome to lewd! ^_^
  • Angel 04-13-2019, 07:56 PM
    Welcome to Lewd! Hopefully your liking to abandoned building never leads you to trouble!
  • epok 04-13-2019, 07:58 PM (Edited 04-13-2019, 07:58 PM)
    (04-13-2019, 10:49 AM)malmon Wrote: I'll try to remember to comment on each of your traits when I get home, but for now, welcome to lewd! ^_^


    Thanks! I probably put too many, haha.

    (04-13-2019, 07:56 PM)Angel Wrote: Welcome to Lewd! Hopefully your liking to abandoned building never leads you to trouble!


    I hope so too! I hope I can share some pictures of some buildings in the future.
  • malmon 04-14-2019, 03:25 PM
    (04-13-2019, 06:24 AM)epok Wrote: Here's a looooooong list of things about me:

    • I like JJBA
    • My favorite browser is Firefox
    • My favorite laptop is the Thinkpad X200
    • I like high fidelity audio but also vaporwave
    • Pink Floyd, King Crimson, and pretty much any boomer prog/psych rock is nice
    • I enjoy helping people with server projects
    • My favorite authors are Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, and William Gibson
    • I sleep a lot, but never at the right time
    • I'm tall and skinny, trying to change the skinny part
    • Favorite desktop window manager is i3
    • I regularly consume 600mg+ of caffeine daily, trying to change the 600mg+ part
    • I like pretending to know how to program
    • I like pretending to know how to play the guitar
    • My favorite watch is the Casio F-91W
    • My dream job is bartender
    • I like abandoned buildings
    • I play D&D every Tuesday
    • I prefer 24 hour time because of a really bad AM/PM mix up
    • I don't know how to tie a tie (yet)
    • I like reading blogs
    • I still think IRC is cool
    • I check my email more frequently than I check SMS
    • I say "and stuff" too much and stuff
    • I drive a 1994 Buick Regal Custom and sometimes pretend that I'm an upper class businessman in the 90s
    • Despite being all computery I'm deathly afraid of anything with a network connection
    • I eat garbage and nothing but garbage
    • My favorite movies are Bladerunner, The Princess Bride, and any Mel Gibson comedy
    • Monty Python is good
    • Python is good
    • Perl is better
    • I was once banned from a voice chat by accidentally sneezing into my mic
    • I like pretending to know how to play chess

    • I watched a bit of JJBA. Not my cup of tea tbh.
    • I also like Firefox! I wish they'd fix the bloat issues though.
    • I've never used the X200, but my A485 is serving me pretty well for now :)
    • That's a rather wide range of music there ^_^'
    • I actually don't know any songs from those bands >.>''
    • What kinda server projects?
    • I should read books >.>
    • That's me most of the time as well. I was pretty regular over the past two weeks though.
    • Same. I just can't put on weight though.
    • Admittedly, I'm more comfortable with DEs, but I use i3 for the speeeeeed.
    • I'm not sure how much caffiene I consume daily. It's only from tea though.
    • Same.
    • I used to learn the guitar in primary school. I wish I carried on.
    • Ah, I have the silver version of that one somewhere. But my daily driver is an Accurist MS1036BB.
    • That's probably quite far from my dream job - too much people interaction. It does sound like a pretty cool job though.
    • I don't think I've ever been in one :o
    • I've never played D&D :(
    • I prefer 24h time, but I'm fine with using both.
    • Yeah, i gotta look it up online every time :/
    • Hmm, I don't really follow any blogs.
    • Yes.
    • I get pretty much instantly notified for both, so I don't think there's much difference in my case.
    • Same.
    • I drive a 2008 Volvo S40, and try to tell myself I'm not pretty much a boring middle-aged man.
    • I think that's pretty common tbh. The more someone knows about computers/networks/programming, the more they know how badly insecure it most likely is.
    • I try to eat healthily, though my diet is now having a massive shake-up due to health issues :/
    • Never seen any of those. I'm not sure what my favourite movie is tbh, I'm not a huge film buff.
    • I should get around to finally watching that.
    • Yes.
    • No.
    • lol, understandable
    • I've accepted that since not playing since the age of like, 11, I no longer have any idea how to be good at the game.
  • epok 04-14-2019, 11:54 PM (Edited 04-14-2019, 11:55 PM)
    (04-14-2019, 03:25 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (04-13-2019, 06:24 AM)epok Wrote: Here's a looooooong list of things about me:

    • I like JJBA
    • My favorite browser is Firefox
    • My favorite laptop is the Thinkpad X200
    • I like high fidelity audio but also vaporwave
    • Pink Floyd, King Crimson, and pretty much any boomer prog/psych rock is nice
    • I enjoy helping people with server projects
    • My favorite authors are Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, and William Gibson
    • I sleep a lot, but never at the right time
    • I'm tall and skinny, trying to change the skinny part
    • Favorite desktop window manager is i3
    • I regularly consume 600mg+ of caffeine daily, trying to change the 600mg+ part
    • I like pretending to know how to program
    • I like pretending to know how to play the guitar
    • My favorite watch is the Casio F-91W
    • My dream job is bartender
    • I like abandoned buildings
    • I play D&D every Tuesday
    • I prefer 24 hour time because of a really bad AM/PM mix up
    • I don't know how to tie a tie (yet)
    • I like reading blogs
    • I still think IRC is cool
    • I check my email more frequently than I check SMS
    • I say "and stuff" too much and stuff
    • I drive a 1994 Buick Regal Custom and sometimes pretend that I'm an upper class businessman in the 90s
    • Despite being all computery I'm deathly afraid of anything with a network connection
    • I eat garbage and nothing but garbage
    • My favorite movies are Bladerunner, The Princess Bride, and any Mel Gibson comedy
    • Monty Python is good
    • Python is good
    • Perl is better
    • I was once banned from a voice chat by accidentally sneezing into my mic
    • I like pretending to know how to play chess

    • I watched a bit of JJBA. Not my cup of tea tbh.
    • I also like Firefox! I wish they'd fix the bloat issues though.
    • I've never used the X200, but my A485 is serving me pretty well for now :)
    • That's a rather wide range of music there ^_^'
    • I actually don't know any songs from those bands >.>''
    • What kinda server projects?
    • I should read books >.>
    • That's me most of the time as well. I was pretty regular over the past two weeks though.
    • Same. I just can't put on weight though.
    • Admittedly, I'm more comfortable with DEs, but I use i3 for the speeeeeed.
    • I'm not sure how much caffiene I consume daily. It's only from tea though.
    • Same.
    • I used to learn the guitar in primary school. I wish I carried on.
    • Ah, I have the silver version of that one somewhere. But my daily driver is an Accurist MS1036BB.
    • That's probably quite far from my dream job - too much people interaction. It does sound like a pretty cool job though.
    • I don't think I've ever been in one :o
    • I've never played D&D :(
    • I prefer 24h time, but I'm fine with using both.
    • Yeah, i gotta look it up online every time :/
    • Hmm, I don't really follow any blogs.
    • Yes.
    • I get pretty much instantly notified for both, so I don't think there's much difference in my case.
    • Same.
    • I drive a 2008 Volvo S40, and try to tell myself I'm not pretty much a boring middle-aged man.
    • I think that's pretty common tbh. The more someone knows about computers/networks/programming, the more they know how badly insecure it most likely is.
    • I try to eat healthily, though my diet is now having a massive shake-up due to health issues :/
    • Never seen any of those. I'm not sure what my favourite movie is tbh, I'm not a huge film buff.
    • I should get around to finally watching that.
    • Yes.
    • No.
    • lol, understandable
    • I've accepted that since not playing since the age of like, 11, I no longer have any idea how to be good at the game.


    I thought you were joking, but you actually responded to every bullet point :o. Lewd is already full of surprises! I'm gonna trim down the list and reply to the reply if that's not in bad taste.

    • I understand JoJo, it's a little too bizarre at times.
    • The A485 looks really cool! So slim.
    • Yeah the music range is a little wacky.
    • All the boomer music is a consequence of living with overprotective boomer parents.
    • Server projects is pretty much any server project. I helped vala with writing a Pleroma guide just the other day.
    • i3 is soo convenient. I got so used to the shortcuts that I subconsciously try to use them in other environments.
    • I tried tea once and thought it tasted like grass. I'm a little bit more hardcore and take caffeine pills to stave off withdrawal symptoms
    • That watch is seriously the coolest thing I've ever seen. Do you ever use the slide rule?
    • D&D is super fun if you have the right people, I played as a blind swordsman last week.
    • I don't get notified for email/SMS because I've been clinging to the same flip phone I've had since the dawn of time.
    • No matter what car you drive, you post on Lewd so you're probably not that boring!
    • Tech is like sausage, y'know? Once you know how sausages are made, the less you want to eat them.
    • Health issues sounds bad? If you're comfortable talking about it I can spare some Internet Sympathy Points. :(
    • Please, please, please! Watch at least Blade Runner! Harrison Ford (Han Solo/Indiana Jones) is a cool space bounty hunter.
    • Start with Monty Python and the Holy Grail, it's probably their most iconic
    • I understand the Perl hate, it can get pretty messy.
    • Playing chess online isn't too bad, especially on places where it will match you up with people at your skill level. I wouldn't stand a chance against 99% of the chess playing population.
  • malmon 04-15-2019, 03:27 AM (Edited 04-15-2019, 03:45 AM)
    (04-14-2019, 11:54 PM)epok Wrote:
    (04-14-2019, 03:25 PM)malmon Wrote:
    (04-13-2019, 06:24 AM)epok Wrote: Here's a looooooong list of things about me:

    • I like JJBA
    • My favorite browser is Firefox
    • My favorite laptop is the Thinkpad X200
    • I like high fidelity audio but also vaporwave
    • Pink Floyd, King Crimson, and pretty much any boomer prog/psych rock is nice
    • I enjoy helping people with server projects
    • My favorite authors are Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick, Ray Bradbury, Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, and William Gibson
    • I sleep a lot, but never at the right time
    • I'm tall and skinny, trying to change the skinny part
    • Favorite desktop window manager is i3
    • I regularly consume 600mg+ of caffeine daily, trying to change the 600mg+ part
    • I like pretending to know how to program
    • I like pretending to know how to play the guitar
    • My favorite watch is the Casio F-91W
    • My dream job is bartender
    • I like abandoned buildings
    • I play D&D every Tuesday
    • I prefer 24 hour time because of a really bad AM/PM mix up
    • I don't know how to tie a tie (yet)
    • I like reading blogs
    • I still think IRC is cool
    • I check my email more frequently than I check SMS
    • I say "and stuff" too much and stuff
    • I drive a 1994 Buick Regal Custom and sometimes pretend that I'm an upper class businessman in the 90s
    • Despite being all computery I'm deathly afraid of anything with a network connection
    • I eat garbage and nothing but garbage
    • My favorite movies are Bladerunner, The Princess Bride, and any Mel Gibson comedy
    • Monty Python is good
    • Python is good
    • Perl is better
    • I was once banned from a voice chat by accidentally sneezing into my mic
    • I like pretending to know how to play chess

    • I watched a bit of JJBA. Not my cup of tea tbh.
    • I also like Firefox! I wish they'd fix the bloat issues though.
    • I've never used the X200, but my A485 is serving me pretty well for now :)
    • That's a rather wide range of music there ^_^'
    • I actually don't know any songs from those bands >.>''
    • What kinda server projects?
    • I should read books >.>
    • That's me most of the time as well. I was pretty regular over the past two weeks though.
    • Same. I just can't put on weight though.
    • Admittedly, I'm more comfortable with DEs, but I use i3 for the speeeeeed.
    • I'm not sure how much caffiene I consume daily. It's only from tea though.
    • Same.
    • I used to learn the guitar in primary school. I wish I carried on.
    • Ah, I have the silver version of that one somewhere. But my daily driver is an Accurist MS1036BB.
    • That's probably quite far from my dream job - too much people interaction. It does sound like a pretty cool job though.
    • I don't think I've ever been in one :o
    • I've never played D&D :(
    • I prefer 24h time, but I'm fine with using both.
    • Yeah, i gotta look it up online every time :/
    • Hmm, I don't really follow any blogs.
    • Yes.
    • I get pretty much instantly notified for both, so I don't think there's much difference in my case.
    • Same.
    • I drive a 2008 Volvo S40, and try to tell myself I'm not pretty much a boring middle-aged man.
    • I think that's pretty common tbh. The more someone knows about computers/networks/programming, the more they know how badly insecure it most likely is.
    • I try to eat healthily, though my diet is now having a massive shake-up due to health issues :/
    • Never seen any of those. I'm not sure what my favourite movie is tbh, I'm not a huge film buff.
    • I should get around to finally watching that.
    • Yes.
    • No.
    • lol, understandable
    • I've accepted that since not playing since the age of like, 11, I no longer have any idea how to be good at the game.


    I thought you were joking, but you actually responded to every bullet point :o. Lewd is already full of surprises! I'm gonna trim down the list and reply to the reply if that's not in bad taste.

    • I understand JoJo, it's a little too bizarre at times.
    • The A485 looks really cool! So slim.
    • Yeah the music range is a little wacky.
    • All the boomer music is a consequence of living with overprotective boomer parents.
    • Server projects is pretty much any server project. I helped vala with writing a Pleroma guide just the other day.
    • i3 is soo convenient. I got so used to the shortcuts that I subconsciously try to use them in other environments.
    • I tried tea once and thought it tasted like grass. I'm a little bit more hardcore and take caffeine pills to stave off withdrawal symptoms
    • That watch is seriously the coolest thing I've ever seen. Do you ever use the slide rule?
    • D&D is super fun if you have the right people, I played as a blind swordsman last week.
    • I don't get notified for email/SMS because I've been clinging to the same flip phone I've had since the dawn of time.
    • No matter what car you drive, you post on Lewd so you're probably not that boring!
    • Tech is like sausage, y'know? Once you know how sausages are made, the less you want to eat them.
    • Health issues sounds bad? If you're comfortable talking about it I can spare some Internet Sympathy Points. :(
    • Please, please, please! Watch at least Blade Runner! Harrison Ford (Han Solo/Indiana Jones) is a cool space bounty hunter.
    • Start with Monty Python and the Holy Grail, it's probably their most iconic
    • I understand the Perl hate, it can get pretty messy.
    • Playing chess online isn't too bad, especially on places where it will match you up with people at your skill level. I wouldn't stand a chance against 99% of the chess playing population.

    • If you ignore the 72Wh battery sticking out from the bottom, yes~
    • mm, I do like quite a bit of boomer music too. ABBA, Chris Rea...
    • I come from a very long time of using Windows - i still haven't mastered learning keyboard shortcuts >.<
    • Damn, maybe you should just slowly wean yourself off it?
    • Heh, it's probably a little garish for me nowadays, but it is pretty interesting - you don't often see watches with independently moving hands. I do not use the slide rule >.< though I'm not sure I've ever needed to.
    • Good on ya - we don't need any more e-waste.
    • Online forums give me time to think of something mildly interesting to say. No such luxury irl >.<
    • Some digestive tract issues that have been going on for a few years. Not terrible, but enough to mess up my day and mood.
    • Hah, that perl article is pretty amazing. I wonder if the same could be done with brainfuck.
    • I do want to change my car to something more exciting though - probably an RX-8. I gotta graduate and get a job first though.
  • mnl 04-15-2019, 11:21 AM
    (04-13-2019, 07:58 PM)epok Wrote:
    (04-13-2019, 10:49 AM)malmon Wrote: I'll try to remember to comment on each of your traits when I get home, but for now, welcome to lewd! ^_^


    Thanks! I probably put too many, haha.

    (04-13-2019, 07:56 PM)Angel Wrote: Welcome to Lewd! Hopefully your liking to abandoned building never leads you to trouble!


    I hope so too! I hope I can share some pictures of some buildings in the future.


    Welcome! Personally, I would love to see some of your pictures :)
  • epok 04-15-2019, 02:06 PM
    (04-15-2019, 11:21 AM)mnl Wrote:
    (04-13-2019, 07:58 PM)epok Wrote:
    (04-13-2019, 10:49 AM)malmon Wrote: I'll try to remember to comment on each of your traits when I get home, but for now, welcome to lewd! ^_^


    Thanks! I probably put too many, haha.

    (04-13-2019, 07:56 PM)Angel Wrote: Welcome to Lewd! Hopefully your liking to abandoned building never leads you to trouble!


    I hope so too! I hope I can share some pictures of some buildings in the future.


    Welcome! Personally, I would love to see some of your pictures :)


    Thanks! I haven't gotten the chance to do any more exploring but there is a barn I want to check out. I'll probably get a good opportunity to scope it out after the weather breaks.
  • Tang 04-15-2019, 06:22 PM
    hi comrade
  • epok 04-15-2019, 10:00 PM
    (04-15-2019, 06:22 PM)Tang Wrote: hi comrade


    Hello, comrade! If you're username is a reference to the Tang drink mix, I think you and I will get along fine.

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Overdue introduction thread.