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      D1P 2017 Charity Campaign for The Life You Can Save: $1,690 (as of September 8, 2017)   12/12/2016

      I've decided to extend our charity campaign for The Life You Can Save organizations for the entirety of 2017 so feel free to contribute at any time!  Periodically through the year, I'll have game giveaways for those who have donated to the campaign as a "thank you" for supporting this worthy endeavor!

      Welcome former GAFers!   10/21/2017

      I'd like to take this opportunity to welcome any and all "refugees" from NeoGAF who may have discovered our humble little site as a result of the ongoing "situation" over at NeoGAF.   Feel free to check us out and if you like, join our small but interesting community!

      So you're new to DayOnePatch - please read this!   10/21/2017

      First of all, a warm, hearty WELCOME to DayOnePatch - we're REALLY pleased to have you here!   I mean that most sincerely!   Our site was founded in late 2010 when a bunch of people from the IGN forums got sick and tired of IGN being IGN and decided to create a brand new community under the name BadCartridge.  We operated under that name for a few years until there was a change in ownership which resulted in a change to the current name that we have now.  Since then, we've had a couple of owners before I assumed ownership of the site in mid-2016 and here we are today.   I guess I'd better say a word or two about our rules.  Look, here's the deal:  you are probably a sentient human being with a modicum of social skills so you probably have an idea of what is acceptable to say to another sentient human being with a modicum of social skills.  If what you are about to post gives you some pause as to whether you would say in in real life, then you probably shouldn't post it.  In other words, DON'T. BE. AN. ASSHOLE.  It's not that hard!  While we have a damned fine mod team, all disciplinary actions are ultimately my decision as the Supreme High Chancellor (catchy title, eh?  I came up with it myself!) of DayOnePatch.   Now that the unpleasant stuff is over, let's talk about the great things we have.  Well, we have a very semi-regular podcast!   We LOVE having members of our community as guests on the podcast, so if you don't mind having your voice transmitted to DOZENS of people, then let us know if you'd like to be a guest.   We have a Discord server for you to chat in -real-time of if you want to use the voice-chat capabilities for games or just shoot the breeze.  We have two requests: (a) PM me for an invite to the server. (b) If your Discord name is different than your D1P name, then you MUST tell me your Discord name before you receive an invite.   We have a Steam Community Group! http://steamcommunity.com/groups/day1patch# Yes, I know the title still says "Bad Cartridge" and that's because Valve doesn't allow name changes to Steam groups because Valve is stupid.   But the thing that I'm most proud of is the Announcement that you see at the top of the page.  http://www.dayonepatch.com/index.php?/announcement/40-d1p-2017-charity-campaign-for-the-life-you-can-save-1690-as-of-september-8-2017/ For this year, this community has donated nearly $1,700 to organizations that are trying to improve the lives of people in the developing world.  It is a true testament to the character of the individuals of this community that they've given to this project (as well as many, many others) freely and without expectation of anything in return.  Because of this, I'm honored and humbled to be a part of this community.   In closing, we're really glad you're here (feel free to bring other friends too!) and let's have a helluva lot of fun! 


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  1. How fast it's progressing gives me hope. It looks like our contractor used our money to fund a project over the summer on the lawyers house that he is now using to litigate against us. How fucked up is that. On the plus side....the city allowed us to change the Buidling Permist over to our names. This means we do not have to file all new permits to build. The Green Study he did and some other stuff were also included because he failed to put a copyright on them. Basically we went to the city and sat down with their engineers and layers who were uber helpful and they guided us on how to block him. Since he removed the permitted and stamped plans from the site...the City basically said...whoops...looks like you lost your plans....you can reprint the ones the city has on file for $150 We will still need to get a new engineering study done,but this whole thing puts us further ahead than we thought. Meanwhile...we filed an official complaint with the MHIC. We gave him two months to come to the table with a reasonable offer. And by reasonable..not something the City Engineers called illegal lol. I did leave a pretty general review on Google...nothing really in depth or detailed (That will come later).but it set the dude off.
  2. What's Your Gaming Purchases For the Rest of The Year?

    Mario Skyrim Xenoblade Maybe LA NOIRE PC---Probably wait for Winter Steam Sale and grab 3 or 4 games..
  3. Cuphead Has Sold a Million Copies

    Stardew Valley came out on the Switch
  4. Kaepernick files collusion grievance

    Should have waited till Tuesday....Green Bay needs a QB. And if the Vikings were smart they'd sign him just to keep him out of their hands...also technically we are on our 3rd String QB ourselves.
  5. Nice....later on throw some solar panels up on that roof. We are meeting with another contractor tomorrow......plan for now looks like we use what money we have left to move forward with at least completing the demo, foundation and framing and roofing the remodel and then work on interior spaces bit by bit as money frees up or comes in. After a back and forth with the lawyers....this is where we are at in negotiations(keep in mind we can sue and we'd win easily, but his lawyer has let us know he will declare bankruptcy..and we believe him...) Basically, my client wants to be extricated from the project but will allow the ____________to finish with the approved plans under ________ Construction and they can use the subs who have deposits as set forth below. I will be out of town Friday and Monday. I will keep up by email as best I can. The ____________already have a copy of the plans in pdf form. ____________Remodeling is willing to settle by forwarding all subcontractor information, the remainder of bathroom supplies which consist of two toilets, two vanity mirrors, 3 bathroom sink faucets, 2 shower faucets, 1 kit hen sink faucet, all the tile for both bathrooms, garbage disposal, bathroom fan, large kohler soaking tub (material value 8500.00). The subcontractors have the following deposits: Deposit for heating and plumbing contract 8,000.00. Deposit for footing and foundation 4000.00. Electrical deposit 3500.00. Plan submitting for approval and modifications of owner changes 5000.00. Excavating for foundation heavy equipment 2000.00. Demolition was started and trash that was hauled but not completed 4800.00. The plans will have to be revised as to updating hidden and unforseen damage upper level floor joices are not correcr in size. They opened the wall up and saw no block walls on gable end in which we thought the block wall stopped at first floor level. ___________will let them continue the build under __________name and permits so your client does not have to resubmit everything. Also your clients can use the subcontractors on the permits because again all new plans and permitts will be required to be submitted to city of ___________ to hire new subs. The settlement will release _____________ Remodeling and Painting, ____________ personally and the _____________from any legal or administrative actions. Also accepting these terms both parties would agree to a non-disparagement provision. Any permit changes as the project is being completed can continue under the company name to save added expenses without liability to _________Remodeling and Burgwald. Frankly...I don't even think the above suggestion/solution would be legal or even work...(we'd become the General Contractors under his license?) that the City or insurance would approve of something like that. Secondly....our deposit was for 58,333...accounting for the deposits and paid...thats missing 24K. The plans in question are ours..we paid for them and they were supposed to be kept on site at all times per the city...if they do an inspection today...his company would be in violation...we have a set of earlier plans, but not the most recent..... Anyway..I think we will reject this shitty offer and file a complaint with the Maryland Home improvement comission... the most we can get back is 20K..but I think we will at least get it...he will be at risk of a fine for each violation and so far we have counted 9.....and he runs the risk of having his license suspended or revoked......at this point litigation is gonna hurt our finances...the MHIC stuff won't cost us anything and if they do fine hime and find him guilty of violations...we can always revisit in court with a stronger suit later on.
  6. Loved the VITA.......so far I've bought 8 digital and 2 physical copies of Nintendo Switch Games.....SONY said fuck you to gamers with their proprietary memory....$100 for a 32 GB card...yeah...Sony screwed up big time in regards to the fact that Potable's systems need cheap memory options.. 32GB SDXC Card $13.99 https://www.bestbuy.com/site/sandisk-ultra-32gb-microsdhc-class-10-memory-card/3695074.p?skuId=3695074&ref=212&loc=1&ksid=719aa476-81e5-475d-bf13-d373e3325772&ksprof_id=14&ksaffcode=pg257479&ksdevice=c&lsft=ref:212,loc:2 32GB VitaCard $66.89 https://www.amazon.com/OFFICIAL-Memory-PlayStation-Japan-PCH-Z321J/dp/B008073TJ4/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1507814811&sr=8-6&keywords=vita+memory+card You could buy Stardew Valley, Golf Story and SteamWorld Dig2 with the extra money saved. Also.... where have you been? I've been on these boards saying tablet gaming is where this was all headed since 2012.... Nintendo just got there first and figured out a way to make a system that touched all three bases at once (Console,Tablet,Handheld)
  7. Not bad man...looks like great weather too. Framing should go quick With the guys in there it’s easier to get a sense of depth and scale too Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Tomb Raider Movie Poster and Teaser. Trailer tomorrow

    What's up with the neck? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Post what you were likely doing 10 years ago

    Starting my last semester of College.....trying desperately to find some sort of professional employment (beyond working full time at a B&B in DC) as the US tumbled deeply into its recession and jobs became scarce. I was also kicking myself because the new MGI BIll was about to be introduced which..if I had waited two years after getting out of the Service...would have saved me about 40 grand in college debt. (which I am still paying of course) And...helping to raise a little 4 year old who is now a Freshman in HS and going on 7 years of married to my current wife. No complaints here.
  10. Now that really sucks..and yeah..that timing works out. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  11. I know that feels man.....could be way worse....we’re supposed to hear via our lawyer if he’s gonna get back on the job or if we’re gonna have to get nasty and go full scale lawsuit Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  12. I really envy that PST time slotting Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  13. In the United States, redlining is the practice of denying services, either directly or through selectively raising prices, to residents of certain areas based on the racial or ethnic composition of those areas Now..you are saying that for example....my rural hometown of 4000 practices redlining. You are taking the position that minorities are not moving there because the institutions and people there are racist..you somehow think that race is an issue that the people there actually think about.....enough to the point that they are actively trying to thwart minorities.
  14. You sound like a conspiracy nut......Minnesota actually grew its black population and Asian population when it took in Somali and Hmong refugees. As far as redlining.....there are not social issues that happen in small rural communities where race diversity is almost non existent.
  15. okay...when i was a kid we had 1 mixed family in my hometown....that was up form zero black people....now we have two black familes for a total of 7 out 4280 people...the overall populations has actually decreased due to deaths and young people moving and farming slowing down...kind of the story of most rural towns Redlining..... it really wouldn't make sense....money is important and realtors don't care who buys the old Peters place..they just care that someone buys it.....the grocery store needs customers...they don't care who..they just need customers....