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Portrait Session Giveaway [20 Apr 2011|01:01pm]

Would love to give this to a fellow geek!

Do you have an adorable kid or know someone in San Diego, Los Angeles or the Antelope Valley area that does? That adorable child could win a free portraiture session and $20 credit. Runner up wins 50% off their session fee. You can view my work on the Happiness is...photography website for an idea of the session you would be receiving.

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Here’s how it works:

1: You email a snapshot of your absolutely adorable kid 0-12 to Rachel{at}HappinessIsPhotography.com by April 27, 2011 11:59 PDT. Please include their first name , age, and one thing you love about them as well as your contact information so I can contact you when you win.

2: I upload all the pictures to the Happiness is… Photography facebook page and you get your friends and family to vote by liking your child’s picture on the facebook page .

3: The kid with the most likes on their picture by 11:59 PDT on May 7th,2011 will win. The kid with the 2nd highest number of votes will win the runner's up prize.

For all the fine print check out the Happiness is… Photography Blog
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Heavy Ink comics controversy [12 Jan 2011|12:08am]

[ mood | concerned ]

If anyone out there buys their comics from Heavy Ink, an online comics retailer, I offer that you might want to reconsider, as the president, Travis Corcoran, seems to think shooting members of Congress isn't such a bad idea (to quote, "1 down, 534 to go," in reference to the January 8 shooting in Tucson, Arizona that left 6 people dead and critically injured U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, the intended target of the attack, being the first of the 535 members of Congress).

Needless to say there's been some significant buzz, including Paul Cornell asking readers not to buy his books from the site, and Nick Spencer specifically requesting that Corcoran stop stocking his books.

There's also been a lot of hemming and hawing from Corcoran - in a long, rambling diatribe he outlines his political views, and although at one point he says, "No, I do not endorse shooting at politicians in 2011," he seems to think an armed revolution is just over the horizon (i.e., shooting at politicians sometime in the future would be acceptable); on his Twitter account he says, "I don't incite the killing of any politicians; that would be illegal. I merely think that it's morally legitimate."

Although I hope I included enough links to pertinent information so that someone could make up their own mind about this, I'm posting this because I think this guy is a tremendous douchebag that deserves all the bad karma he can get. Is he entitled to his opinion? Of course, and he's equally entitled to spread it all over the internet if he so desires. I don't think, however, that hateful rhetoric like this should be rewarded, so I'm equally free to spread that opinion all over the internet myself.

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Bi-Weekly SD Furry Fans Coffee Social - Wednesday July 15th! [12 Jul 2009|02:01pm]

It's time again for the bi-weekly San Diego Furry Social!
Time: 7 PM
Place: Egyptian Tea Room
4644 College Avenue
San Diego, CA, 92115

Come meet other furries in San Diego county and live it up!
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May 25 - Nerd Pride Day [13 May 2009|10:20pm]

I just read about Nerd Pride Day in Wikipedia. Anybody know if there's any kind of festivities planned for anywhere in the area? It falls on a Monday this year, so perhaps the weekend before?
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Malice Alice [12 Nov 2008|03:30am]

  Hey can I get some opinions on my emo webcomic? It's at http://calamity-outfitters.weebly.com/ 
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I need to share with the class... [11 Nov 2008|03:44pm]

I'm geeking out over my preorder on the new Dark Knight soundtrack- they added music and remixes by the Crystal Method, plus a booklet. A BOOKLET. GAHHHH!!! And you know the best part? I saved $18 being a diligent geek and looking at the site ahead of time.

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kinda random... jessica rabbit thing [29 Oct 2008|04:45pm]

i know this is kinda random, but my little sister turned me onto this girl and its like someone took Jessica Rabbit and Read more...Collapse )
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[19 Sep 2008|01:18pm]

Conjecture is almost here!

Check out the schedule, then register! Don't want to drive home late? Book a room at the hotel!

See you there!
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Star Trek Fan groups? [06 Sep 2008|05:33pm]

Are there any 'ships' here in San Diego? Any groups of fans at all? I'm just curious as I have an idea for a 'ship', but I don't know if anyone else would be interested... So, I wanna look into what's around, first! You know, not fall face first into a big mistake?
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Conjecture 2008: September 26-28 [22 Aug 2008|01:24pm]

[ mood | relaxed ]

After a long Convention Season, take Shoreleave in San Diego

Conjecture 2008
Crowne Plaza
San Diego, CA
Sept. 26-28, 2008

David Drake

Registration rates are $40.00 for adults, 
$20.00 for Librarians/Military/Teachers with Proper ID, 
$15.00 for High School Students, 
$1/year for Children 6-15 years of age, 
Free for Kids Under 5.

Room block closes on August 26...booking code is VII (as in 'seven'). You can do it on line or call in at: 1-619-297-1101.

x-posted: my journal, San Diego, and lots of odd places...trying to get the word out!!! 
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[19 Jan 2008|11:04am]

What are some free or nearly free activities to do in San Diego? I have lived here for almost three years and now I am looking for something to do on a regular basis to keep busy.
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[12 Dec 2007|02:33pm]

let me introduce myself...i work for a dialup company as a technician...our customers arent' very smart to say the least...and we do stupid stuff to entertain ourselves...like when they type

netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt

ipconfig /flushdns

they don't get it...so i'm say stuff like...n like nancy and thats annoying...so i challenge all of you to find the antonym of this acronym...lol...of course that doesn't make sense (but i don't know what the antonym of an acronym is)...but you know how NATO the acronym North Atlantic Treaty Organization well i want those two things

netsh int ip reset resetlog.txt

ipconfig /flushdns

to be the acronym of something stupid...lol...but i has to be suitable to use w/ customers

example the dns part would be donkey nitrate salami
lol...thnx in advance
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HELP PLEASE! [23 Aug 2007|11:07pm]

Hello, I've been a part of this community for a while.
Sorry I've never introducded myself. My names Shannon.
And I have a problem. I was wondering if anyone in here could help me out.

My computer has been not working right. My desktop picture wont show all it is is a red background and when I change it it turns back to red. And I get alot of pop-ups, and messages saying that the window can't close. I have a virus removel program but I don't think it's working. It will pop up and tell me I have a trojin virus, I click heal and in about 10 mins the same things pops up again with the same trojin. Also when I track the trojin down I find it in my WITT file and I go to delete it it won't let me. It says the file is in use and connot be deleted. HELP ME PLEASE.

Does anybody know any real goood spywear or viris removel programs that are free or at least not too much money?
Any advice would be hot.

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Time to book your Hotel Room for Conjecture 6 [23 Aug 2007|12:41pm]

We're in the final stages of the preparations for Conjecture 6, and that also includes the Hotel Block closing on August 28th.

If you have been considering coming to Conjecture this year, please take a moment to book your room using this link. Our rates are $115/night for all standard room types. The booking code you need for calling in a reservation is: CNJ Feel free to call the local number (1-619-297-1101) and ask to speak to a local person for reservations.

Parking is $6/day for hotel guests (with in/out privileges), and as with last year we will have a discounted rate for those not staying at the hotel.

And just a reminder, our Guest of Honor is Larry Niven, and our theme this year is Alien Cultures.

Registration is only $40 until September 15th.
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BOYCOTT PetWorks Petstore in Grossmont Center/La Mesa in San Diego, CA [05 Jun 2007|09:39pm]


     PetWorks PetStore located in Grossmont Center/La Mesa in San Diego, CA sells sick, unhealthy puppies to unsuspecting customers and doesn't stand behind their warranty if you should have problems. This is not a chain store, but an individually owned and operated pet store whose owner is Richard Fuller, of Richard Fuller Inc. d.b.a. PetWorks. If I can prevent one person or family from going through what I went through, then this blog will have been worth it! 
     We all hear the horror stories about pet stores, puppy mills and how it's best to go through a reputable breeder or adopt from  the humane society right? But we all see those cute, adorable puppies in the window and think..."it could never happen to me?" But if you look up Petworks on Yahoo Reviews, Google Blogs or My Space or even the Better Business Bureau of San Diego, like I should have done first, then you will see the numerous stories of families devastated by PetWorks' ruthless and unscrupulous practice of selling sick, defective and unhealthy puppies to people. It's been going on for years and has been getting more frequent. 
     So here's my story to add to the list of people victimized by this heartless pet store PetWorks in the Grossmont Shopping Center of La Mesa/San Diego:

I went in on 01/02/07 and fell in love with a 3 month old Golden Retriever and was wanting a puppy in my life to train as a service dog. I am a disabled, U.S. Navy veteran and wanted a canine companion. I had been to the store before and seen the smiling faces and joy of all the people looking at puppies. People buying them impulsively like we tend to do. I ,also, had a store credit from earlier in the year when I almost bought a Westie from them and changed my mind because when I got home I realized I truly couldn't afford the price for the Westie. So they seemed to understand and gave me a year to use this credit at their store, but no refund. I was impressed and thought it was very nice of them to do that for me. 
     Well, I should have used my store credit to buy pet supplies and donate them to the animal shelter as good karma, but No! I saw this 
3 month old golden retriever puppy, had the money this time, and yep, I went for it. The puppy was so sweet and smart. I came back 3 days after I had paid for the pup in full earlier on Tuesday ,01/02/07, to bring the puppy home on that Friday, 01/05/07, over weekend so we could have time to bond. When I got to the store, a store employee told me "I have some bad news...the puppy has contracted kennel cough (a highly contagious illness btw) and can't go home yet." That was Friday, 01/05/07, and I was finally able to bring the golden retriever puppy home on 01/30/07 after the puppy had finished all the antibiotics. I had the puppy home for less than 24 hours when I noticed the puppy had severe dry skin, couldn't stop chewing and scratching, and was very uncomfortable. Their Veterinarian diagnosed the puppy's skin problem as Seborrhea which is a hereditary defect. 
    They only gave me a 50% refund minus $80 for some trumped up kenneling fees took the puppy back and resold it. I tried to get all my money back in small claims court. But I lost! I had signed two addendum forms after the original contract so the judge had to decide in their favor. He did say that he was definitely convinced they intended to sell me a sick dog, that the kennel fees was in his opinion "chinsy" and that if it were his business he would have given me all my money back with an apology.
     Not only did they refuse to honor their 1 year warranty, but the two addendum forms they had me sign voided their warranty....pretty sneaky huh? So I am out $540, still have no service dog and they took the dog back and resold it! I hope to prevent anyone else from going thru what I did. This place needs to be shutdown and put out of business! 


     Oh and the BBB which they belong too wasn't much help either in resolving this either. Petworks uses BBB logo as just a ploy.  PetWorks belongs to the BBB and is using them, in my opinion, to appear to be a reputable business. If you do your research like I did not do first, then you will see that this is a very sad, but true story similiar to other people who have bought pets from PetWorks.

San Diego Anime Events Calendar [24 May 2007|07:50pm]

San Diego, CA japanese anime and manga related calendar of events. Including local club meetings, cosplay events, conventions, theater showings, and etc. Any organizers in the local anime/manga scene with a Google account, please contact me via elfgrove[AT]gmail[DOT]com ; I'll be happy to add you as a calendar editor so that you can post your group's events there as well.

cross-posted a ton, sorry
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Anyone out in Ramona or Escondido?? [21 May 2007|04:17pm]

Been thinking we need a geekish gathering out here in "the boonies" ~ so, anyone else live in the 760 area?
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Reminder: [25 Apr 2007|10:02am]

[ mood | busy ]

On Thursday April 26, 2007 at various restaurants throughout San Diego -- eat breakfast, lunch or dinner and 25% of your total bill will be donated to the fight against AIDS.
Click this link for further details:
Dining Out for Life - San Diego

Tell your friends -- Spread the word...

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Fight AIDS! [27 Apr 2007|06:51pm]

[ mood | cold ]

On Thursday April 26, 2007 at various restaurants throughout San Diego -- eat breakfast, lunch or dinner and 25% of your meal will be donated to the fight against AIDS.
Click this link for further details:
Dining Out for Life - San Diego

Tell your friends -- Spread the word...

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ConDor? [27 Feb 2007|06:32pm]

Who's going to ConDor?
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