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The History Kid

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About The History Kid

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    Keep Calm & "Washija!"


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    Tales of Zestiria the X
    Chrono Crusade
    .hack (Anything but LOTB)
    Black Cat
    Saga of Tanya the Evil
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    U.S. Army
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    Audio Gear, Music, History (Reading/Writing), Aviation, and sometimes video games
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    Ace Combat
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  1. The current climate surely is making the whole thing worse. States reopening to a sea of violence isn't really looking good for any businesses or people who have been cooped up for months on end. They were debating on letting us go back into the office in a couple of weeks, that has since been taken off the table in light of recent events. All of this is just...insane. 2020 needs a Snickers.
  2. I'm burnt out...

    1. IIVIsouljam


      Get some rest when you can! Sometimes I unplug from everything that's not actually too essential to the more important things. It's the main reason why I left a few social media platforms or took an extensive break from others. Keep healthy my friend! 

  3. Some visualization may be helpful here. Basically, you can change the top user rank that says "Greenhorn Member" - these are customizable - as mentioned - in the shop. Your User Status is what is defined by site management. AF Member is just that - a member, a typical user. The dots will always show what level of a user you are (1-5, possibly more). Some forums switch these terminologies around, but regardless they have two different functions. Your top "rank" or "status" - regardless, is just a title. The bottom one is your standing in the forum.
  4. ^ Family history research is a rollercoaster, no matter who you are. I'd be interested to see/hear the kind of things that you find in your quest. Things get a little rocky by about 1700 in most cases. I had to jump to "court records" when I ran back to about 1720 on one side, and that only got me to about 1430. That was just one branch too - most of them I don't have much success beyond about 1800. The most recent haul included some light reading, for fun reading, and something to get the damn squirrels to stop chewing on my gutters. Now before you all get all worried, that gun is a lot more scary looking than it actually is. It's mostly made of plastic and die and shoots BB's, not bullets. The goal is to scare them and make them sore, not to injure. I'm just really getting sick of being woken up at 6 AM everyday by my gutters getting gnawed on.
  5. Ranks on any forum are generated by post count. I couldn't tell you what AF's are, but they're entirely maintained by that. It's kind of a staple thing of forums. Usually it's by 10's, 50's, or 100's in post numbers. Elevated status generally will change those too. ETA: you can change your rank or "custom status" with enough points in the shop too.
  6. Resurrecting this. We went to 55 hour weeks earlier, and that's maintained. A lot of states are opening up now and that either spells a crapload of work for me, or a [ redacted ] ton of work for me. I am positive our resident healthcare employed members feel the same about now. Interestingly enough has been a lot of talk of vaccines ahead of the fall. While I don't see that as feasible, I'm also not a doctor. Hopefully AF has been staying sane in my half-absence.
  7. I'm not sure anyone really thought that - at least not anyone who was analyzing data and working over any actual records. Our extensions at work have only been at 2 weeks at a time, but that's really only because there's no way to issue something beyond 2 weeks.
  8. The only anime I remember buying on VHS was DBZ. I think I had four of them in all, three of them were movies. I couldn't tell you what the episodic one was. I think each were $20 too. That's about the extent of my memory. By the time I was actually "in" to anime, DVD's had pushed into the mainstream, and I was dealing with that. Pilot Candidate, Gundam Wing, and Rurouni Kenshin were my firsts there.
  9. To be fair, there were plenty of people rebelling and fighting against quarantines during the twentieth century shutdowns as well. Human nature hasn't changed in 100 years.
  10. It's weeks/days like this that make me wish I had a book scanner...

  11. The thing that has to be considered currently is moreso on data-cap restrictions. I'm not saying that these files are huge, but if you're talking about 10 to 20 pictures on a page, that can quickly run up to 20-40 MB per page, per cycle. Couple that with the delay of the CDN, and you have yourself a recipe for a majorly slow page load. AF's response time is already down due to CloudFlare (I'm not knocking CF, but it is notorious for slowing things down, not speeding things up). I've been a big proponent of allowing users to toggle avatars and signatures on and off, plus adding a simple-mode for mini-profile display. If this was any software other than IPS, I probably could have written it by now. But, due to the proprietary nature of IPS, that isn't exactly as simple as it could be. At any rate, sig dimensions right now, and limits are what I'd consider to be fair and not too distracting (the standard for header imaging peaks at about 420px tall - on a big website, a sig shouldn't be bigger). It's a signature block after all, I doubt too many people are paying as much attention to the signature as they are the rest of the post.
  12. God, I hope people get over it. We don't need to get more attached to social media than we already are. This whole thing is honestly just ridiculous and annoying at this point above and beyond anything else. There will be a "new normal" - I think that's pretty much been settled on. What exactly that looks like is up for anyone's guess. Bottom line is, however, that it is extremely doubtful that any public gatherings of any type are "gone." What I do hope they enforce better though, is cleanliness. I have to say, anime cons have got to be some of the most nasty places I've ever been, and I've been in moldy, asbestos infested tunnels before...
  13. Day 43.  Really?

  14. Now before you go jumping to a random "this is my mood tune" conclusion; read this first. Sit and really think on this one before you give your list. What are five songs that describe who you are as an individual? I often think of situations, times, seasons, etc, in terms of music (and color, but that's another topic). There's also plenty of people that I associate certain songs or music to. For the sake of people's bandwidth, lets keep this to a list. If you want to link the list to videos, do so - just don't use the auto-video insert. (You can also leave us to our own searching, whatever works for you - just be mindful). Here's mine - 01. Dierks Bentley & Brothers Osborne - Burnin' Man 02. Luke Combs - When It Rains It Pours 03. David Lee Murphy & Kenny Chesney - Everything's Gonna Be Alright 04. Tritonal feat. Rosie Darling - Never Be the Same 05. The Naked and Famous - Hearts Like Ours
  15. My guess is that the file upload was incomplete. The file that the server had showing was around 6 KB, the version I just uploaded was about 31 KB. Anymore, if IPS detects a bad file, it'll just blank it (it handles this differently for different file types and placements). Should be good now though.

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