Gibbserv.net

Icon

A slow updating blog I write for no particular reason.

Argg! FEDEX sucks

Ok so I was expecting an order today and low and behold FedEx updates the tracking information with “Customer not available or business closed”. Bullshit. My house has 7 cars outside and about 16 people inside and we weren’t available? I call BS! Unless he knocked on the door with rainbows and snuggles instead of knuckles like everyone else I know uses, we would of signed and I would have my package. As it currently goes, I wont have it until the 26th. My rage meter is currently at 87%.

Mini Construction…

Ok, so I have alot of unpinned minis that I need to put together and paint.  But I am currently focusing on my Battletech Mechs as well as some minis appropriate for use in the RPG portion of BTech.  Here is a pic of my mini contruction area.  Its alot more room than I had a few weeks ago.  I cleaned out a stack of game boxes and those paints and sculpting tools used to be in a box that took up a shit load of space.  I will provide some pics of the construction process when I get a chance.  Their after the break.

Mech Bay

Here's where the magic happens.

Read the rest of this entry »

Short story

Once there was a robot made of gold. He had a half brother who happened to be Charlie Sheen. Charlie Sheen was a world class ninja who also could rock out on his sweet 8 string axe (most ninjai are adept guitar players). On a cold Thursday afternoon, Dr. Robotnik killed the golden robot brother of Charlie Sheen. He eat the sweet golden robot flesh and found joy in destroying Charlie Sheen’s happiness. Charlie Sheen used massive ninja powers to enter the shadow lands to track down his brothers killer. There he me his father who had been thought dead by his family. It turns out his father had forgoten where he left his keys had been lookingfor them all accross the world all this time. Happy reuinited, Charlie Sheen used ancient ninja magics to summon a key beast from Vorgon IV. Together him and his father killed the beast and in it’s endless gullet, they found the long lost keys of Papa Sheen. Quest completed, Papa Sheen joined Charlie Sheen on his hunt for Dr. Robotnik.

My Poor Locust

My Locust is currently a smoking pile of useless crap.  I don’t want to go into to much detail but either the Maskirovka (who is hunting me for reason I care not to get into) found me using my true identity and traced the last name back to my family and thier factory in the Outworlds Alliance, killed them and stole my old Locust, sending it to me as a little message.  Or,  my mother and father learned where I was (my dad was always resourcefull) and sent me the Locust to cheer me up.  What has me frightened is that there was no note associated with it.  It was just sitting at a space port in the St. Ives Compact waiting for me when we arrived in system for a meeting with Justin Allard about a covert support possition as a St. Ives unit were we would assist with an assault on Aries.  After thoroughly scanning for explosives and A/V equipment, I have decided to go about finding a replacement engine (or salvaging one from anyone unlucky enough to let me kill them).  If I had my way as well as unlimited resources -Err… any resources for that matter- I would configure her as seen below the break.

I leave you with a conversation I had as Lester McDougan, my Battletech character, while riding in a cab prior to shipping out to Aries for some heavy combat against some mean Liao forces.

Lester – “Hey Driver!  Where can I buy an axe?”

Cabbie – “What type of axe sir?”

Lester – “You know… for people!”

Read the rest of this entry »

Uber Enforcer Design

Ok so currently in my groups Battletech campaign I drive an Enforcer (ENF -4R) which serves me well.  It currently is missing massive amounts of armor since we just finished an assault on Aries to destroy a supply depot, a mech facility and a mountain side security outpost. My current Enforcer is configured as seen below the break.  If I was rich like one of my noble born compatriots (who’s wife is trying to kill him) I would configure my baby as seen waaayyyy past the break.

PS. I just bought an old sculpt enforcer to to be my new mini during mech combat. so I plan on trying to do that mini and the mini for my character when out of my mech at the same time. I’ll put some pics up eventually when they are done.

Read the rest of this entry »

Blogs Back

Ok!  The blog is back.  Found a backup of the database which I restored from so all the content sans pictures are back.   My friend Cacaphonia is working on rebuilding the KillK website.  This is a comic that is basically a retelling of the events so far in our 2000 yr WoD campaign.  Characters have died, risen, dodge a meteor, been witness to genocide, killed orphans, saved orphans, and generally gotten crazier as time went on.  So you have that to look forward to.  Oh and to correct the back story of our goals that Cacaphonia incorrectly documented,  we are looking for Lucifer not hunting him.  Lucifer is a nice guy who my character is bullying everyone into looking for so I can help assist him in the protection/development of humanity.  Viva la Revolution!

Dwarf Fortress 64bit hell

OK, real quick. I just wanted to get this up before I got sidetracked with Ogres or fucking Werewolves. If you are fighting with Dwarf fortress on 64bit Linux (native linux version) don’t forget to load your 32bit video libs (xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs.i586 for nvidia. Be sure to add RPMFusion repo first).  This should cut down on some of the issues.  Keep in mind,  you will still need to install all the other 32bit libs required.  So have fun with that.