May 18

What’s The Difference Between SANT0RI And A Puppy?

Seriously though, that’s an old joke about truck drivers and probably everyone else that has pissed their boss off at one time or another.

Answer: A puppy quits whining after six months.

This showed up yesterday, after a good stretch of pleasant gaming.

I don't know why he needs to keep prodding.

I don’t know why he needs to keep prodding.

Now, as to what he is talking about, I have no clue. I’m going to assume it was my most recent flip on my way to town, where I flipped a lvl 7, so I could flip it back on my way home and hope that some more blues would throw some 8s on it. I then linked it to eight other portals for some fields and link AP. It’s thirty minutes from either town, so it’s a pain to just go and wait the hour to flip it back.

Other than that, it’s been a while since I’ve flipped any at all. There’s no point really, as my wife rarely plays anymore, and as he mentioned, the hh doesn’t play anymore. (That’s the local blues.) I would flip a lot more if there were people that would throw their resos on the portal, but they aren’t.

As for why they aren’t playing, I don’t know. Maybe it’s because of me. If so, then that’s sad for them. I hardly do anything but hack and then capture after the portals go back to grey. If I get a chance, I go to town and smash what I can, but not too often.

Switching sides? I don’t think so. I thought I made it clear in Switching To Green. Also, if I switch to green, then I would have to endure even more incorrect facts from the mighty SANT0RI. I already get lots of those, but thanks anyhow.

I also got a message in comms from the player that happened upon the link I shared (and will share, every time).

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That was cool. It made me feel like less of a petty asshole.

Update:

This just in

This just in

I guess it’s okay to make light fun of mental illness.

Apr 04

Santori 004 – I Guess It Was Too Quiet On Comms

I guess I should have put the initial post in, so people aren’t asking WTF they are reading. It’s HERE!

Yeah, from the look of it he got bored again. Don’t get me wrong, he’s been yapping away on it, but other than falsely accusing the greens of cheating and having no social life, or trying to get the new blue players to personally meet with him, it hasn’t gotten out of hand. I just decided not to bother with it, because why stir the pot?

Pretty hard to say, either way, because there's no way to know unless you're there.

Pretty hard to say, either way, because there’s no way to know unless you’re there.

I say he was falsely accusing, because I checked into it, and I saw no proof of cheating. When I see some proof, then I will change my stance.

Anyhow, I got up and emptied the extras out of my MUFGs this morning and saw this in the comms, so I figured I should live up to my word, plus I can try out my product placement links for cool Ingress gear.

Okay, And here I thought we were going to quit all this name calling and bitterness.

Okay, And here I thought we were going to quit all this name calling and bitterness.

Now, I think I have an idea about what this might be about. Remember a few minutes ago when I said that I looked into the alleged cheating? I figure it might have to do with this exchange in the cross faction Google Hangout.

Leave me alone. I'm not the graphic design part of the family.

Leave me alone. I’m not the graphic design part of the family.

I guess I could have been more vague in my response to his question, but I do try to make honesty the best policy. I’m not perfect in that regard, but I do try to not lie, without telling everything I know.

Perhaps I should have worded it like this:

“SUCK IT, YOU FILTHY FROG” or maybe, “It’s really none of your business why I wanted to know your physical whereabouts. I have my reasons, and that is enough for me to ask you personal questions.”

I don’t know. The fact is that I have no loyalty to SANT0RI, so whatever. I didn’t name him, or where I saw it. I used the word “circles” to imply it was in Google+, which it wasn’t, so take that how you will. I don’t really care.

It gave me something to blog about on this rainy day, so I guess I should thank him for that. I will definitely thank him if this post turns out a few sales. I know how Ingress folks like their power banks. 🙂

Birdman (NorthernRadar)

P.S. I guess I should mention to SANT0RI that I can’t see what he writes on Google+, because he has me blocked. If you want me to see anything, write it in the actual blog comments. Or in comms, because then I will get to make another post and give myself another distraction from building a new worm bin.


Feb 17

SANT0RI 003 – The One About Mental Illness

I don’t fully understand this one very well. I wonder who he’s talking about.

Santori006

If it’s me, then I think we can safely say that it was cheating, as referenced in the initial post and throughout history since the time I cheated. I do feel some remorse, but all I can do is admit my fault and move on. As for sharing secure comms, all he has to do is quit being mean to people. Plain and simple.

There is such a thing as getting over it, which is what I have been trying to do until I found out that any time I take a portal, make a link, or welcome a new player, he derides me, and tells anyone who will listen that I’m a traitor and a cheat. The cheat moniker is fair, to a point, but when someone else is cheating as well, then I do get a little bit out of sorts.

As for depression, I know all too well about that fickle bitch. Here’s a random post about depression that I wrote a few years back, and if you pick through this blog, you will find that it’s been toying with me for quite a long time. It started when I was a much younger man, probably when I realised that I wasn’t special and people weren’t going to see just how talented I was and offer me a great job with amazing hours and lots of fringe benefits.

That’s neither here nor there. I think a really important thing you can do to help depressed people is to not ridicule and bully them. A lot of people take bullying to heart and the last thing I would want on my conscious would be someone harming themselves over my words.

I think that’s one of the great things about my wife. Whereas I am quick to anger and lash out when I am feeling bullied or pressured, she is right there to explain that someone who is acting aggressively usually has had a rough go of it and to cut them a break and try to ignore them. I try really hard to follow her advice, but as you can see I sometimes revert back to my reactionary ways.

Santori007

I wouldn’t say that I’m obsessed, but this is definitely taking more of my time than I was hoping it would. On the plus side, all the sharing means that my blog stats are doing quite well. WordPress sent me a message to let me know about it, and GoDaddy sent me a message saying that I had to take down the truck photo from the original post or they will suspend my site. That’s awesome!

Feb 16

SANT0RI 002 – The Awakening

So I shared the original post with SANT0RI yesterday…

Santori004

I had actually wrote most of it before, but I did finish it on Valentine’s Day. I’m not much for holidays and had to work, so we went out for dinner the night before. I’m glad that I made your day. Everyone deserves to have some happiness in their lives.

Santori002

You are right. I did screenshot it while I was taking a break from snaking out the clogged drain. It was pretty gross, so I thought I would let it mellow a little. I wish I was working more and could afford a plumber, but alas, I am poor.

You should go back in your screenshots. You will find a few other occasions that you call me “pee wee hearman”.

I suppose that I should set a goal of getting you to use proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation in your comm posts. Nobody’s perfect, but if you try, you will find that a little bit of effort and proofreading will go a long way in any online harassment.

On a more positive note:

Santori0005

I had forgotten about medals, it’s been so long since I got one. It was all legal, too. I have been walking around a fair bit. Going for my Translator next I think.

Feb 15

SANT0RI 001 – That Was Quick

So, I posted last night and this afternoon I get accused of cheating with my wife’s account again.

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So I went to pick up my wife from where she was walking, so I could take her out for lunch. I picked her up down the highway and we stopped and upgraded a couple of portals before going out and collecting a little cargo rain from the countryside. We then had lunch and she went back to her walking as I went to the hardware store and thrift shop to try and find something to screen my worm castings(poop). After that I saw that someone had broke the green field and I threw up every link I could. I also deployed a SoftBank to be able to throw 8 more links on it. One is to Beaverlodge, so that should be a pain for some people. My wife, or her account were not with me for that one, so I don’t understand where the accusation of cheating comes from.

Maybe it seems odd that we like each other and like to spend time doing things as friends. I could never get why every time we play together we are accused of cheating. Oh well, if any of you see this in comms, this is my response.