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September 18, 2008 by SanChonino
This has been coming for a long time.

You could argue this began with the switchover to JU2, but that would put far too much importance on the format and not enough on the message.

You could argue it began with the release of Impulse (a program I actually use on a relatively regular basis, but dammit I'm sick of seeing these retards post ARTICLE AFTER ARTICLE for help with problems that have been answered in EIGHT THOUSAND OTHER THREADS FORTY-FIVE MILLION TIMES OVER), but that would im...
March 19, 2008 by SanChonino

For years I have been San Chonino.

Years and years and years.  Since 2004, approximately.  In the link up top, it explains exactly how and when that name came to be.

Yet now I find myself in the midst of a possible identity crisis - a desire to change my online handle.

July 2, 2007 by SanChonino
So . . . for the first time in a long, long while, I'm changing my avatar.

Go to the forums. Check it out. Tell me what you think of it.

I don't know if I can go without my customary little "devil face" or not. It was just so wondrously descriptive of me . . .

Let me know, people.
November 3, 2006 by SanChonino
Earlier today, I wrote a thread about being apathetic towards the current drama going on between a couple of the “politically inclined” bloggers here, simply trying to poke fun at some of the drama that is enjoyed on the JU site. But in reply to my blog, one of the so-called “good guy” bloggers, BlueDev, had nothing but scathing, biting words towards me!

Nor is this the first time that BlueDev has shown his true colors. Many times, on many threads and in personal e-mails, he has made threat...
September 1, 2006 by SanChonino
With the new format for the forums and Zoomba's article about putting up an avatar to be a "cool kid" (if you haven't read it yet, read this article here), many of us have been putting up (or changing) our avatars. It's gotten me to thinking - why do we pick what we pick?

For months my avatar was a portrait of Miguel de Unamuno, my favorite author. But with the new format, I felt I wanted a change. So now it's Holly, the hologrammatic computer program from my favorite BBC TV show, Red Dwar...
June 29, 2006 by SanChonino
When I started blogging on JU, I wrote an article early on about politics in which the conservative majority on this site absolutely crucified me. Granted, I wrote the article in a moment of passion, and didn't mean what I had said, but I was crucified just the same.

It scared me away from this site for a bit. I didn't blog here for a few weeks after that.

But when I finally did start blogging here with regularity, one of the first people I met and began to have a digital friendship with...
April 28, 2006 by SanChonino
for quite a while now, I've been trying to figure out why my score was two points off of the usual fives and tens. I'm always ###3 or ###8. For weeks, every time I looked at my score, I tried to understand how I somehow seemed to have lost two points along the way.

Then, this evening, it finally hit me! Some time I must have made some comment that someone didn't like, and I must've pissed them off enough to earn the distinction of "trolling" (a term that, to be perfectly honest, I'm not ev...
April 24, 2006 by SanChonino
Just a thought.
I have a site over on myspace (okay, so you could call me a blogging whore, I have a blog here - by far my favorite, because of the sense of community that you get at JU - I have two blogs at blogger, an MSN space, and another account at myspace. Why? Because different people I know use different ones. I sure get annoyed by myspace, but all my compatriots from work blog there - thus, they make me, too, if I want to be in the loop.
But here's my gripe - why the lowercase-capi...