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February 10th, 2008

06:08 pm - I have conquered Form Z part II (X-post)

Nicon took nothing. In fact, it was the first one I made outside of the stars for Domitian. That main star was a pain because it wouldn't sweep right. Nicon, I love you for reminding me how simple things are supposed to make you feel. Especially when you're rendering in 3d. So yes, this is a true pyramid with a hole through. Nicon: a pierced pile.

But this last one. This is the one that drove me nuts. I swept it, then I couldn't use boolean functions. I spent hours agonizing over this until I realized I was modeling the damn thing all wrong. It's not how it's shaped, but how it would be built. And lo, I give you: Hadrian, 3 towers.

There's still a lot of work to do. I have Senemut to finish. I have a new chapter, Collostius to add.

For those of you not up to speed in my world: I have every chapter in gold and silver on black and white except Senemut and Collostius (someone find the spelling of that chapter for me please, the main APX webpage is down).  They're in true 3d. The next step is to animate each cadency mark. Why you ask? Because I'm going to play yet another video at this year's convention. It will probably be in a closed audience as the Worthy Grand Scribe gets to view it first before anyone else is allowed to (sans me, the creator).
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: Avril Lavigne: I Can Do Better

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January 30th, 2008

03:30 pm - Sostratus!
A new colony in Region 7!

Let's hope this one goes better than Montana State. Here's looking forward to no more empty regions.

Wonder if they're going to want to do the installation at Andronicus...
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful

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April 16th, 2007

05:30 pm - Metagenes is safe...
All Active Brothers at Virgina Tech, Metagenes Chapter of APX, are accounted for and all right. Please keep them in your thoughts as they begin to heal from this waking nightmare.
Current Mood: scaredscared

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January 6th, 2007

06:52 pm - Coming soon to a mailbox near you...
The 2006 Archi is finally in the mail. Actually, I don't know if it's the 2006 publication, though my deadline was 2006. An Archi is in the mail.

Also coming up: the Winter 2007 APX Letter. Should be arriving around the same time. Look for them both in your mail box.

Enjoy: a lot of work behind the scenes went into making both issues ready for everyone. Of note: the APX Letter has information for our 2007 Convention in Denver, CO.

Fidelitas Amor et Artes
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
Current Music: APX Lullabye

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November 26th, 2006

10:29 pm - Hey...we should do this Meme...


Engaging personality, sensitive, modest, occasionally narcissistic, but can rise above vanity.

Colors: male: violet, female: rose
Compatible Signs:
Set, Horus
Feb 12 - Feb 29, Aug 20 - Aug 31

Role: God of the earth
Green-skinned man, with leaves all over his body and a goose on his head. Sometimes he was shown laying on his side under his wife, the sky goddess Nut.
Sacred animals:

What is Your Egyptian Zodiac Sign?
Designed by CyberWarlock of Warlock's Quizzles and Quandaries

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September 17th, 2006

09:53 am - Leadership Conference
Hey brothers,

The Leadership Conference is ON, this weekend in Tempe Arizona hosted by Satyros.

Actually, more specifically at this point almost all of the event is nearly over at this point. I hope everyone who attended had a blast.
Current Mood: hopefulhopeful
Current Music: Newsies: Seize The Day

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July 29th, 2006

11:01 pm - A meme I found somewhere thought it would be good for brotherly bonding...
1. Do you have a college degree?

Yes and I'm very proud I got it.

2. What was the amount of your last electric bill?

This is a little hard. I've never actually had to pay an electric bill directly. I think the last one I wrote a check for in 2001 for the Andronicus house was something in the ball park of $500, likely more.

3. Do you have term life insurance?


4. How many hours per week do you have to work?

It varies from about 5 hours to 50.

5. Have you ever attended a Toastmasters event?


6. Favorite place to attend Happy Hour?

Where I feel the most comfortable, with people I know I can drink around and be safe. Andronicus and Daedalus as often as possible.

7. How many miles is your commute to work each day (one way)?

between 3 feet and 2.5 miles, that is based on how many hours a week I'm working.

8. What time do you get up every morning?

Generally 7 am.

9. What is your definition of sleeping in late?

7:10 AM sometimes 8:00 AM

10. Have you found any gray hairs?

Yep. Got my first one when I was 18 as architecture school started. It may have been an omen.

11. Do you check your cholesterol on a yearly basis?

No, but my blood pressure is something I get checked regularlly. Lately it's been bouncing all over the place.

12. How large was your first cellular phone?

My hand. Just got it over 2 years ago.

13. Does your employer provide good health insurance?

The fact that I have insurance at all is good.

14. Did you use the internet to write a research paper back in high school or did you do it the old fashion way, with the little index cards that showed you how to find books on your topic, along with the encyclopedia, in the school library?

I was king of research. I know how to research ideas three ways to next week and I know how to use the internet intellegently. I'm surprised I'm not locked up somewhere in a think-tank.

15. Have you ever heard of the internet sensation DrivinBrad or visited Drivinbrad.com?


16. Have you attended a high school reunion?

Nope, especially considering our reunion is slated for the fall.

17. How many jobs have you held in your professional career?

Well professional as an architect: 0. As an adult with a job: 10.

18. Have you ever been fired or laid off from a job?

Yes. The first time was frightening. I had never done a horrible job in my life before. The second time I was just mad, but there was no guarentee that I was going to be rehired after the summer months so I just let it go.

19. What is your favorite well drink?

Rum and Coke.

20. What is the most expensive bottle of wine that you have in your residence?

I think a 2000 Cab from Buena Vista.

21. Have you been divorced?

Well about 4 years ago I said something stupid to the effect of "If [name of brother] got laid then I've gotten married". I apparently had gotten married the week before I said that stupid phrase so I assume that in my world I must have been divorced, or at least annulled. But it must have happened quicker than Britney Spear's 55 hours...

22. How old were you when you stopped getting IDed for alcohol/tobacco etc...?

I was freaking ID'd last week. I don't think I'm ever going to get a 'stop'.

23. Favorite casino?

I have never been to a casino.

24. Are you happier now than you were in high school?

Yeah I am. I've just gotten over my mental concept of big fish small pond.

25. Did you ever have Hypercolor shirts?


26. Do you remember when Michael Jackson was black and attracted to older people?

Sadly, yes.

27. What music was in your cd / cassette player when you were 16?

Mostly things taped off the radio. Meatloaf Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell, Lots of Wilson Phillips

28. Favorite fancy / upscale restaurant?

C & O's in Los Angeles/Santa Monica

29. How long has it been since you attended a kegger?

I am DAMN proud that I was at my last kegger July 14-15. Further proof that fraternity boys don't ever grow up.

30. How many major wars have you lived through?

Panama, Somolia, Persian Gulf War Those are the US Wars. There were a few tribal wars in Africa, the Bosnia/Balkans thing. Oh, of course the Irish Civil War. I'm sure a couple of other brothers could be more specific to other major wars.

31. Where were you when you found out about 9-11?

In front of my computer trying to comprehend what just happened, flipping on my TV trying to digest it all.

32. When's the last time you were at a 7-11?

Uh...I think summer 2000 with Karlee
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative

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June 21st, 2006

12:29 pm - Register Now!
LC 2006 is going to be bigger and better than ever... well at least longer... this year the Leadership Conference will be a full two days!

start checking out flights to tempe (fly in the 14th and out the 17th) ...

registration information will be in your WA's email boxes and online early next week... and due July 31st!

Registration and more information are online now!
Current Mood: excitedexcited
Current Music: Alpha Rho Chi: APX Lullabye

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April 19th, 2006

07:34 pm - Andronicus Founders' Day Event
April 30, 2006
Frank Lloyd Wright's: Freeman House
1962 Glencoe Way Los Angeles CA 90068
Cocktail Party
Alumni and 1 guest= $20

Contact: Christine Phung (christhp@usc.edu)

Park at the lot below, shuttle will bring you up to the house.
Current Mood: impressedimpressed

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April 11th, 2006

02:38 pm - Happy Birthday
1914 — 2006

Ninety-two years and growing... and going strong!

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