A Quiz For A Cause: The Trevor Project & The American Foundation For Suicide Prevention

It's been awhile since I plugged Geeks Who Drink. As most of you know, I'm a quizmaster with GWD and we do Pub Quiz (aka trivia games) all across the US, and host a game every Tuesday here in Denver. What you may not know is that we also do what we call a Quiz For A Cause.

Quiz For A Cause is our philanthropic endeavor to unite geeks with great individuals, charities, and organizations in their community who want to raise funds towards a worthy goal – all while playing a night of pub quiz.

My friend George has cancer and needs some help

Hey, everyone, I'm sending out a plea for some help for a friend. My friend, George Climer, was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma earlier this year. Many people that are starting their career in "The Arts" (and by that, I mean artists, musicians, actors, directors, editors, etc) can only do part-time work to get a few bucks in to help pay the bills and keep their schedules flexible enough to be able to go do their artistic work when available.

New format and player

As I'm sure you've noticed, some Quotes have a little player attached to them and some don't. Well, "thanks" (he said sarcastically) to the latest Windows 10 update, I no longer have the ability to save .WAV files with MP3 compression. So, I'm going to be putting all new files on the site as MP3s. I'm also going to be going back to all the files I've updated over the past 2 years and re-doing those as MP3s as well, but that's gonna take a bit of time to convert them all.

Not dead yet

Hey, I'm still alive (yay!). Still in the hospital, but finally have limited internet access. I will try to get some stuff online this week though!

Basically, just like what happened 12 years ago to my left leg, I contracted necrotizing fasciitis again but in the right leg this time. Had a few surgeries on the leg, and there will be at least one more for a skin graft. Whee (he said sarcastically).

Thank you all for putting up with the lack of new content while I deal with this shit.


This is sucking more than the server issues...

So... I'm about to go into surgery for necrotizing fasciitis in just a bit. Content updates will be few and far between until I'm well enough to start posting new content. In a way it's like that constant phrase from the BSG reboot: all of this has happened before. But I sure hope it never happens again. (For relevance, I had the same surgery years ago on my other leg.)


Well, that was certainly not fun. Nothing like a database that decides to get corrupt when you're trying to do some updates. As you can see, I've gotten the database fixed and decided to do some updating to the look of the site as well.

The updating of the look/feel is not totally complete, however enough is there for the site to be functional so that everyone can use it again. I will also be back-filling the missed dates throughout the week and that should start tomorrow (Monday) night.

Thanks to all of you for being patient during the past week!


Updated Files

Hey, most of you know that I started updating some of the older files on the site last year. Over the years, I have varied the quality that I recorded and saved the files. Those really older files? Yeah, they sound... not so good compared to stuff I've been recording and posting within the past year. Also, there is sort of an "audible illusion" with the older files: they sound like the ends (and sometimes the beginning) are clipped/cut off.

Updating some files...

Over the 20 years this site has been running (yes, the archives only go back to 1999, but I started the site back in 1995) I have changed the bit-rate that I record the files at many times. Comparatively, most of the really old files sound like crap compared to things that I've posted in the past year.

Reminder about the Archives

I've been going through some logs lately and I've noticed a pattern of folks searching for an actor, a character, or even a show using the Search function. One of the biggest problems that I noticed is that a lot of these things being searched are not being spelled correctly. And, obviously, if the term being searched is not spelled correctly, you're going to have a hard time finding the stuff you're looking for.


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