my main professor is working on making my personality more compatible with this work, i'm good for it in his opinion but he says i've begun to develop some bad habits .
Welcome back Punk.
While you were gone, the Aussies have been busy multiplying. Van wants a pet Wombat... I want to cook one in a pie. Charc's been doing all kinds of dangerous things without any assistance or supervision. Rigger's still grouchy about safety... what do you expect from a rigger. The new addict in the booth is Derek from Vegas. While we've had several new folks join over the summer he's clearly the one wasting the most time here. Derek also built a lamp... it's awesome to us tech geeks but it'll never fly with the S.O. Check out Derek's webpage for a cool photometric spreadsheet. Ricky is thinking about changing schools and majors. Avkid and I had a brief fight but I think we are over it now... The booth got shut down for a day because of some idiot hacker. Icewolf got quoted in a trade mag. Logos the Aussie got a pirate bath mat and pirate duckies to go with his pirate shower curtain. A lot of us bashed a 15 year old kid for being a moving light specialist... then we got to know him and we sort of like the whole family now. And of course Ship knows more than he knew before... plus he got married and built a lamp.
And then you start to meet the animals.
Oh and we're an island not a continent. Well, subcontinental mass really. (My wife is a geologist and gets precise about these things.)