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With the changing of the month... [Dec. 1st, 2004|01:15 pm]
Out comes the christmas wishes. Allow me to be brief. (This list does not include those things that I might actually get since I already asked for them; new to you, for the first time!)

  1. A gmail invite. Really. - Who knows where they come from - [Free] [Thanks babyofthegroup! (I won't open 'til x-mas)].

  2. Dancing Barefoot - http://www.oreilly.com - [14.95] [Thanks jasnyder!]

  3. Just A Geek - http://www.thinkgeek.com - [14.99]

  4. A History of Hacks and Pranks at MIT - http://www.thinkgeek.com - [14.99]

  5. 2005 Classic Computers Calendar - http://www.thinkgeek.com - [14.99]

  6. Duct Tape Wallet - http://www.thinkgeek.com - [16.99]

  7. 42 Blanket - http://www.thinkgeek.com - [39.99]

  8. Super Cantenna (screw Pringles cans) http://www.thinkgeek.com - [49.99]

  9. Geomag Geocolor Set - http://www.buy.com - [19.99-59.99]

  10. Cash/Cash equivalent in giftcards from B&N, Boarders, Starbucks, Target [Thanks Brian!] or wherever.

Some of this stuff can come from any brick and morter store - books from any bookstore, Geomags I've seen at the Discovery Store. Plain cash in small unmarked bills is good too. Heck, lotto tickets are kinda nice, as long as they haven't been played yet. Otherwise, winning un-turned-in lotto tickets only.

But wait! There's more! Just because Christmas is over doesn't mean you can't get me the good stuff listed above!

[User Picture]From: chosen179
2004-12-01 11:05 pm (UTC)
im hoping that with the re-release of the last star trek movie on dvd that the scenes wil was cut out of make it onto the extras...im crossing my fingers!
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[User Picture]From: jasnyder
2004-12-02 06:08 am (UTC)


Did I miss something? I don't remember Star Trek coming up in his wishlist.
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[User Picture]From: chosen179
2004-12-02 06:19 am (UTC)

Re: What?

O-M-G you are slow...I was SAYING that (this is my own comment expanding on the Wil Wheaton merchandise) I HOPE when the last Star Trek Movie gets re-realeased on D-V-D that Wil's scenes that were C-U-T from the theatrical release, make it onto the E-X-T-R-A-S of that D-V-D. I hope that helps ;)

Besides, I'm sure B-I-L-L knew what I was talking about.
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2004-12-02 06:24 am (UTC)

Re: What?

I totally grok your meaning. Can't say I'm waiting with baited breath on the DVD though. I do wish I had paid closer attention to Babylon 5 though, if we were to slide this discussion on to sci fi in general. Ooh! the radio recordings from the BBC in regards to the Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy! That'd be sweet; I'll have to search for them.
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[User Picture]From: chosen179
2004-12-02 06:28 am (UTC)

Re: What?

What? GROK?!

translate this please. My dorkness is limited to Star Trek (TNG, DS9, and some Voyager) and Buffy.

Btw...you did know that the movie to Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy is coming out soon?
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[User Picture]From: whizistic
2004-12-02 10:32 pm (UTC)

Re: What?

As defined by the Jargon File, version 4.4.7, grok is as follows: (I only copied sense 1, sense 2 has to do with non-humans groking things).

grok: /grok/, /grohk/, vt.

[common; from the novel Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein, where it is a Martian word meaning literally "to drink" and metaphorically "to be one with"] The emphatic form is grok in fullness.

1. To understand. Connotes intimate and exhaustive knowledge. When you claim to "grok" some knowledge or technique, you are asserting that you have not merely learned it in a detached instrumental way but that it has become part of you, part of your identity. For example, to say that you "know" LISP is simply to assert that you can code in it if necessary — but to say you "grok" LISP is to claim that you have deeply entered the world-view and spirit of the language, with the implication that it has transformed your view of programming. Contrast zen, which is similar supernal understanding experienced as a single brief flash.

Yes, I knew the movie was coming out at some point in the indeterminate future. Will see it. Hope and pray that it lives up to expectations, like LOTR, and doesn't flop like a drugged out hooker, like the Matrix trilogy.
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[User Picture]From: chosen179
2004-12-03 02:05 am (UTC)

Re: What?

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[User Picture]From: babyofthegroup
2004-12-14 03:05 am (UTC)
Do you still need a gmail invite? If so, comment or email me with a non-livejournal email for me to send it to -- since the LJ email is just a forwarding address, that won't work.

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