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OH THOSE MORNING JITTERS

Post by Merk » Fri May 01, 2009 11:40 am

Guys I started posting on this forum when I was a freshman in high school. Now I am graduating college and entering the real world. Boy a lot sure has happened during those years!

TIMELINE

High school:
Played DDR. Picked Orion .78 Maniac. Thought the game was gay. Played BB$, thought it could be fun.
Friends got into it as well. Started playing on weekends.
Got decent. Second person in my group of friends to pass a 9.
Played in a tournament, got 3rd.
Discovered IndyDDR Yahoo! group.
Played a little bit more but interest waned.
Kinda stopped playing but still had interest.
5th mix came out at a different arcade.
Played some 5th, thought it was kinda gay that all the old stuff was gone.
Played a little, but not too much.
Former arcade got 5th, still didn't change the fact that the game was meh.
Decided to play in another tournament at the last minute.
Didn't do well, oh well! Friend's brother got really good and crushed the tournament.
Again, never really played, but still had interest and wouldn't pass up a chance to play.
Friends kinda stopped playing as well.
Nothing much really happened, and then Max came out.
Definitely did not like Max.
Started playing at the "other" arcade since it still had 5th.
Interest revitalized!
Started playing, by myself, weekly. All other friends stopped playing entirely. Friend's brother still played a lot.
Focused on getting better.
Another tournament came around. Didn't play, but I chose roulette for people. Ended up hitting Fantasy (6th) a bunch.
Kept playing 5th.
7th came out. Traveled to the Mounds Mall in Anderson to play it. Tried it, liked it, but had to play 5th since that's all I had.
7th came to Ft. Wayne, I forget who got it first, maybe PP? I'm not sure.
Started playing 7th. Really enjoyed it. But was too much of a fatty to do hard stuff.

At this point things really start picking up and a bunch of shit happens.

ON THE NEXT EXCITING EPISODE:
I meet some exciting people!
I rekindle my love with Riot!
IndyDDR!
Arcade drama!
DDR Extreme released!

Time will be wasted, make sure you keep hitting F5.
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Re: OH THOSE MORNING JITTERS

Post by Riot » Fri May 01, 2009 11:59 am

God I can't wait to hear about me.

You better make this JUICY
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Re: OH THOSE MORNING JITTERS

Post by Ho » Fri May 01, 2009 12:39 pm

Merk wrote:Another tournament came around. Didn't play, but I chose roulette for people. Ended up hitting Fantasy (6th) a bunch.
http://www.indyddr.com/photos/picdispla ... 02&pic=030

Ah, the memories...
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Post by Merk » Fri May 01, 2009 4:51 pm

Yeah, sadly those days are gone. . . I'm sure there are plenty of photos in the archive that depict some of the things that I have/will mention.

http://www.indyddr.com/photos/picdispla ... 02&pic=014

^^ LOL ME PICKING A SONG WHAT A FATTY
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Post by Potter » Sat May 02, 2009 1:44 am

I know exactly what you mean dude. One day I realized all the sudden I'm not 12 and going to play ddr every week.


it sucks :(
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Post by chocobojoe » Sat May 02, 2009 10:32 am

Where is the rest of the story, Merk? I'm waiting.

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Post by Blacktop » Sun May 03, 2009 9:59 am

Definitely back in those days, my friends and I wished that Illinois had a DDR scene even half as involved as Indy's. We would go visit Indianapolis every chance we got.

I recall once a few years ago, we visited during my Spring Break, which happened to be on April 1st. It also turned out that on that particular April 1st, Ho reprogrammed the board to post random sentences instead of what you actually posted. Made it a little difficult to get people together, but it was still hilarious. =D
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Re: OH THOSE MORNING JITTERS

Post by LikeableRodent » Tue May 05, 2009 5:54 am

Merk, what's up? Continue the damn story!

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Re: OH THOSE MORNING JITTERS

Post by Merk » Tue May 05, 2009 12:51 pm

Hold on guys, things are little rough on my end right now. I probably shouldn't have started this right before finals, graduation, and a job interview. But don't worry I haven't forgotten about this.

But hey if anybody has any job interview tips I would be very happy to hear them!

http://www.apparatus.net/careers/

I'm going for the MOSS Analyst position.
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Post by Riot » Tue May 05, 2009 12:57 pm

Shave, shake hands firmly, tell him you have extreme OCD and lick everything in his office once and blame it on that.
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Post by Fluffyumpkins » Tue May 05, 2009 4:24 pm

Riot wrote:Shave, shake hands firmly, tell him you have extreme OCD and lick everything in his office once and blame it on that.
The ol' Riot maneuver eh?
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Post by chocobojoe » Tue May 05, 2009 6:16 pm

Say: "I know a lot about your company. I have an apparatus. It's in my pants. I use it thrice daily."

But in all seriousness, ask a lot of questions about the position, show interest in the company, tell the company what you can bring to the table that would make you better than other candidates. Make eye contact. Don't ask about salary.

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Post by Riot » Wed May 06, 2009 12:24 pm

has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do more like?
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Re: OH THOSE MORNING JITTERS

Post by Merk » Wed May 06, 2009 2:15 pm

Guys my interview is tomorrow and the only real experience I've had with Sharepoint is some random admin stuff. I booted up Windows Server 2003 in VMWare, set up a SQL server, installed and connected Sharepoint to the SQL server, and just messed with the basic admin interface.

Exactly how fucked am I? Job listing doesn't really say that I have to know a lot about the software, but still. . .
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Post by chocobojoe » Wed May 06, 2009 2:48 pm

Bring some chocolate with you to try to butter up the interviewer. Toblerone is a good choice.

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