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Dakuna wrote:

Does anyone have any experience vacationing in Bora Bora that would be beneficial to hear about?

Sadly no but I'd be happy to join the exploratory committee if you'd like to send us ahead first.

(Have a great trip!)

Rahmen wrote:
Dakuna wrote:

Does anyone have any experience vacationing in Bora Bora that would be beneficial to hear about?

Sadly no but I'd be happy to join the exploratory committee if you'd like to send us ahead first.

(Have a great trip!)

Haha yeah, I dunno. It looks like it would be $5399 per couple, and I'm not sure if I can be convinced without some anecdotal evidence. Feel free to go ahead and do some advance scouting, sadly you will have to look for funding elsewhere as my funds are all tied up right now.

Dakuna wrote:

Does anyone have any experience vacationing in Bora Bora that would be beneficial to hear about?

Bora Bora? I 'ardly know 'er!

< rimshot >

Is selling on eBay easy or hard from a logistics point of view? I have a stash of pile games I want to be rid of. My options are I can get royally screwed through EB (the easy option) or put in a bit of effort, list on eBay, and hopefully see a better return.

Being as I'm talking selling really old, crap, 360 games for $5 instead of getting $1, I don't want to over invest in effort. But, if I can increase my return 5 fold, for a little effort, then I would be willing to give it a go.

By the time you factor in the ebay fees, paypal fees, etc a sale for $5 on ebay probably isn't much better financially than a sale of $1 in meat space, certainly not worth the extra effort imo. If you can move them as a bundle it might be worth while however.

You may however have luck on a local free classifieds site at $3-5 a pop.

m0nk3yboy wrote:

Is selling on eBay easy or hard from a logistics point of view? I have a stash of pile games I want to be rid of. My options are I can get royally screwed through EB (the easy option) or put in a bit of effort, list on eBay, and hopefully see a better return.

Being as I'm talking selling really old, crap, 360 games for $5 instead of getting $1, I don't want to over invest in effort. But, if I can increase my return 5 fold, for a little effort, then I would be willing to give it a go.

If there's an Amazon on the bottom of the world that lets you sell things, I'd advise you to go that route. There's less futzing about required to get the items listed and sold. It may be ever so slightly less cost effective, but the less effort required is well worth it for me.

As for Ebay, it's fairly easy, but there's a definite overhead in setting up listings. The Amazon route takes care of all that for you.

m0nk3yboy wrote:

Is selling on eBay easy or hard from a logistics point of view? I have a stash of pile games I want to be rid of. My options are I can get royally screwed through EB (the easy option) or put in a bit of effort, list on eBay, and hopefully see a better return.

Being as I'm talking selling really old, crap, 360 games for $5 instead of getting $1, I don't want to over invest in effort. But, if I can increase my return 5 fold, for a little effort, then I would be willing to give it a go.

Any crap I might be interested in?

Probably not playable for you unless you have an Australian or UK console. But hey, cheevs, right?

Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

Any crap I might be interested in?

It is stuff I am embarrassed to own... But Clocky is right, mostly PAL format.

Amazon AU is yet to materialise unfortunately, and we don't have a Graiglist equivalent either (that I'm aware of).

Thinking about it, it might even be better to just take some of the more 'suitable' titles down to our local children's hospital. They have a 'play zone' set up with consoles, etc for the kids in long term care.

m0nk3yboy wrote:

Thinking about it, it might even be better to just take some of the more 'suitable' titles down to our local children's hospital. They have a 'play zone' set up with consoles, etc for the kids in long term care.

Effin-A dude. Mega Bonus Karma Points for that.

m0nk3yboy wrote:
Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

Any crap I might be interested in?

It is stuff I am embarrassed to own... But Clocky is right, mostly PAL format.

Amazon AU is yet to materialise unfortunately, and we don't have a Graiglist equivalent either (that I'm aware of).

Thinking about it, it might even be better to just take some of the more 'suitable' titles down to our local children's hospital. They have a 'play zone' set up with consoles, etc for the kids in long term care.

Give them a call first and see if they'd take the games. I know when Penny Arcade started up the Child's Play Foundation, there's more than a few hospitals that just simply won't take games that are already opened (or board games, or books, or anything else that can't be somewhat guaranteed "clean").

Do you have half.com down there? That is what I use instead of eBay. Still an eBay company, but easier to list stuff and it just sits forever until it sells. Just overall easier to use for stuff like games, movies, books.

McIrishJihad wrote:
m0nk3yboy wrote:
Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

Any crap I might be interested in?

It is stuff I am embarrassed to own... But Clocky is right, mostly PAL format.

Amazon AU is yet to materialise unfortunately, and we don't have a Graiglist equivalent either (that I'm aware of).

Thinking about it, it might even be better to just take some of the more 'suitable' titles down to our local children's hospital. They have a 'play zone' set up with consoles, etc for the kids in long term care.

Give them a call first and see if they'd take the games. I know when Penny Arcade started up the Child's Play Foundation, there's more than a few hospitals that just simply won't take games that are already opened (or board games, or books, or anything else that can't be somewhat guaranteed "clean").

This. With so many immunocompromised children, there's an unfortunate vetting process that needs to be performed with well-intentioned donations. Happily, while hospitals have to be concerned about that, there are many worthy charities and child/youth organizations that would be delighted to receive such a gift.

Coldstream wrote:
McIrishJihad wrote:
m0nk3yboy wrote:
Bonus_Eruptus wrote:

Any crap I might be interested in?

It is stuff I am embarrassed to own... But Clocky is right, mostly PAL format.

Amazon AU is yet to materialise unfortunately, and we don't have a Graiglist equivalent either (that I'm aware of).

Thinking about it, it might even be better to just take some of the more 'suitable' titles down to our local children's hospital. They have a 'play zone' set up with consoles, etc for the kids in long term care.

Give them a call first and see if they'd take the games. I know when Penny Arcade started up the Child's Play Foundation, there's more than a few hospitals that just simply won't take games that are already opened (or board games, or books, or anything else that can't be somewhat guaranteed "clean").

This. With so many immunocompromised children, there's an unfortunate vetting process that needs to be performed with well-intentioned donations. Happily, while hospitals have to be concerned about that, there are many worthy charities and child/youth organizations that would be delighted to receive such a gift.

They're pretty good down there (obviously, with them being our state's leading child hospital).

We were victims of a burglary about 15 years ago, and I got a pretty decent payout for all the gaming stuff that was stolen. I bought a new PSone and 2 new N64s to give to the same guys, and some games, a mix of secondhand and new. The second hand stuff went into the shared/communal play areas, but the new, factory sealed stuff they were able to take and set up in the sterilised area they had for all the really sick kids that couldn't get down to the gaming area.

Some coworkers like to play Quake 3 after work occasionally. It's pretty fun. Are there are any modern FPS's with a similar vibe?

SixteenBlue wrote:

Some coworkers like to play Quake 3 after work occasionally. It's pretty fun. Are there are any modern FPS's with a similar vibe?

Nexuiz.

Warsow! Bunny hopping fo shizzle!

At my previous job we played Warsow, CS (pre-steam), Nexuiz, Enemy Territory, and something else that I can't remember the name of. It was mainly try stuff out until we got bored with it. Since we were in charge of all of the computer and network equipment (inventory and maintenance), we had a bunch of stuff that was in inventory waiting to be decommissioned so they were "re-purposed". Towards the end, we just mainly played Warsow because it was so fast paced.

Fun times

Oops double post!

As I start thinking ahead to dwelling options a question arises:

Can any paper work offer protection from the 'room mate can not/will not pay their share' eventualities? I gather you can both be on the lease but the landlord only cares that it gets paid, not how, and you're both subject to eviction if it is not paid. If you have a formal contract with the roommate then you'd have to get a lawyer or take it to court? Which could end up costing a lot I would think.

krev82 wrote:

As I start thinking ahead to dwelling options a question arises:

Can any paper work offer protection from the 'room mate can not/will not pay their share' eventualities? I gather you can both be on the lease but the landlord only cares that it gets paid, not how, and you're both subject to eviction if it is not paid. If you have a formal contract with the roommate then you'd have to get a lawyer or take it to court? Which could end up costing a lot I would think.

Unfortunately, I think the only way to truly avoid those issues, is to avoid a room mate...

m0nk3yboy wrote:

Unfortunately, I think the only way to truly avoid those issues, is to avoid a room mate...

I've got a completely separate lease from my roommates, but it's through the university. I think it might be tricky otherwise. Does not eliminate all roommate disputes, of course.

Yeah I'm pretty sure I'd rather not have a roommate(s) and ultimately it's going to come down whether I think dealing with potential dramas is worth saving a few hundred bucks a month. Looking forward right now, although I'd like to keep cost low regardless of income the desire for my own space is probably going to win out, trying to keep myself open to the possibilities however.

krev82 wrote:

Yeah I'm pretty sure I'd rather not have a roommate(s) and ultimately it's going to come down whether I think dealing with potential dramas is worth saving a few hundred bucks a month. Looking forward right now, although I'd like to keep cost low regardless of income the desire for my own space is probably going to win out, trying to keep myself open to the possibilities however.

I'm unsure of the leasing/sub letting arrangements in the US, but start out solo, and if it does become too much of a financial burden, advertise for a room mate then if it's an option.

Question to the D&D crowd: is there a good software tool to create your characters? PC or Android? I haven't played in 5 - 6 years, and will start a Pathfinder campaign in a couple of weeks. I can't even remember the name of the tool I used back in the day.

There's a bunch of Pathfinder apps on Android. They're quite good.

LarryC wrote:

There's a bunch of Pathfinder apps on Android. They're quite good.

Wait, there are specific Pathfinder apps for Android? I should have googled first, my apologies. My headspace is still in the days where one obscure semi-supported app for PC was the bees knees.

dejanzie wrote:

Question to the D&D crowd: is there a good software tool to create your characters? PC or Android? I haven't played in 5 - 6 years, and will start a Pathfinder campaign in a couple of weeks. I can't even remember the name of the tool I used back in the day.

If you're doing D&D 3/3.5 or Pathfinder, I'm a huge fan of HeroLab. It'll be $20 for the base app and the core library for Pathfinder, and then another $20 to get all the content from the various Advanced books.

If you're doing D&D 4th edition, I cannot recommend the WOTC Character Builder (included with a DDI subscription) enough. All the various and sundry rules released over the last forever are included and searchable.

Recommend me a beard-trimmer!

No, wait, that's not a question...

If you were to recommend me a beard-trimmer, which beard-trimmer would you recommend me?