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He had an interesting head. What? Don't look at me like that.

This weekend was busy, interesting. Friday a lecture to which brdgt turned me on (oh, double entendre); thanks! I posted photos from it last night. I did send that last photo to Ms. Klein's assistant, her email is listed on the site. I'll let you know, of course, if anything comes of it.

Saturday was the iron pour. It was rather interesting but I felt out of place for most of the day. I was overdressed and couldn't talk sports with the men. I lingered with the women more and talked work and weekends.

After that was tandu's birthday (yay getting older) and I completely forgot to bring my camera. I blame iron smoke. :/ And the whiskey I drank that night which is illogical as the forgetting happened before the drinking but I rule my universe and what say goes. So there.

I'm in Verona this week. I found another application camp tp squeeze in before development gets to QA. So.. yay more certifications. I have about 6 more after this one before I'm certified in the whole Enterprise.

I'm going to try to run 20 miles this week. New goal as I stalled after hitting 50 last month. Need warmer running clothes too. I want to run around the lake this weekend, I think.

I feel.. good today. Vaguely powerful. Attractive.
Not sure why. You should come find me and explore this with me.
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antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: November 10th, 2008 05:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

Fallot Non-sequitur:

Unrelated: I just about DIED when I walked into the Museum of History and saw the GIANT FUCKING MAMMOTH!

I had to share that with someone who would appreciate it.
abmann From: abmann Date: November 10th, 2008 05:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Fallot Non-sequitur:

How far are you? I finished all my active side quests, bought the guide, and am now wandering around getting into trouble.

You should visit Vault 106 if you haven't yet - complete the Agatha's Song quest. The vault is funny and the quest gets you a new radio station of lovely violin music.

Also, I hit level 12. I took the sniper perk.
I've ascended to be Patron Saint of Head Shots and Cerebral Hemorrhaging.
antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: November 10th, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Fallot Non-sequitur:

I'm halfway to level 12, have almost finished chapter 2 of the guidebook (I love those quests!) and have followed the main quest up to the point where I'm looking for another Vault (though not 106, I think - how did you get that particular vault?). That should be essentially spoiler-free, at least. :)
abmann From: abmann Date: November 10th, 2008 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Fallot Non-sequitur:

When you find Vault-Tec HQ you can get DC vault locations from their computers. It is the easiest way to find 106 which is how you complete the Agatha's Song quest.

Yeah, I'm at that point in the main quest. I have been there since last week and it shall still languish while I dick around the wastes. :) I'm contemplating hunting slavers just for fun.

Oh! If you have any Small Guns ability, you need to find Lincoln's Repeator in the Museum of History. It has the distance of the hunting rifle but uses .44 magnum bullets. Head shots lay out super mutants in one from a distance.
antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: November 10th, 2008 05:44 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Fallot Non-sequitur:

I suspected as much from some of the clues. Do you find the HQ from roaming, or questing?

I found Lincoln's repeater and it's my absolute favorite weapon! I, too am going for sniping ability to wipe out mutants long distance, though I have to say the flamer and mini-gun (and even the ripper) come in handy when face-to-face. Those mutants are so stupid and slow that you can basically circle around them (preferably with a nice big column between you) and kill them up close if necessary.
abmann From: abmann Date: November 10th, 2008 05:46 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Fallot Non-sequitur:

I found the Vault-Tec location from wandering into Agatha's house in the wastes. There's no side quest that takes you to her so it's all luck. Though you have the guide and her guest is in there. So, there ya go. :)
antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: November 10th, 2008 06:32 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Fallot Non-sequitur:

Cool, thanks! :) Given my experience with Oblivion, I was more hesitant to wander aimlessly, for fear of getting to quest locations too soon, but it sounds like some random wandering is good in this game.
abmann From: abmann Date: November 10th, 2008 06:56 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Fallot Non-sequitur:

since fallout doesn't scale, you'll know when you're our of your league. :). But, that gun really helps.
antarcticlust From: antarcticlust Date: November 10th, 2008 08:53 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Fallot Non-sequitur:

That's been a really helpful feature, and I like that much better than Oblivion's scaling setup. With the latter, it was actually possible to beat the game as a level 2 character, which is pretty silly.
tandu From: tandu Date: November 11th, 2008 05:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks to you and LF for coming out. It was a good time!
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