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February 25, 1984 (35)
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Philadelphia, PA
The skeptic movement, educating kids about science and critical thinking, Scouting
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From the Archives #2: Annie Lennox is Essential

by arcanus on March 30th, 2015, March 30th, 2015 at 09:11 AM
I was on Alliedmods checking on plugins and found this back-and-forth (this is a nested reply so see the innermost section and work out).

From 1-17-2009:

Final reply from <plugin maker>
I've given this some thought and you make want to ask someone else to make your plugin.


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From the Archives: Box Offer

by arcanus on December 16th, 2014, December 16th, 2014 at 06:16 PM
I was searching through my email for something and found the following exchange with a service provider:

Hi Terry,

I was wondering if you guys at Team Interro Bang, are looking for another server located in Chicago, Illinois ?

My name is Marcus, and I am the director of operations over here at Premium Dedicated Servers ( Http:// )

I am currently looking around to help communities save money on their server costs.

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Updated December 16th, 2014, December 16th, 2014 at 06:20 PM by arcanus


Backpack Selling Experience

by arcanus on March 1st, 2013, March 1st, 2013 at 06:24 PM
I sold my backpack yesterday evening for $900. It consisted of 892 items or my whole inventory minus my Unusual Gentlemen's Gatsby with Circling Heart painted a pastel purple and untradables. The sale was easy, I submitted a request for $1100 to and was contacted a little bit later. I could have haggled, I didn't. We did the "who are you?" verification dance and I asked some uncomfortable questions about making money selling items whose value was derived from false

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How Our TF2 Servers Work

by arcanus on November 7th, 2012, November 7th, 2012 at 12:17 PM
I'm starting to document the large-scale structure of how our team's infrastructure operates. If you have a comment or question, please throw it in the thread. I'm disabling comments for this post.

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We run instances of "Source Dedicated Server" or SRCDS (srcds.exe) which is the server-side program that clients (players) connect to play TF2. When we refer to a TF2 server, we're referring to an instance of srcds.exe that is running with a particular setup like map, and ip address.

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TI Neverwases

by arcanus on October 16th, 2012, October 16th, 2012 at 02:07 PM
Team Interrobang has been defined by what we did. We were founded, we granted all admins kick powers, we were one of the first to offer recurring donations, we quickly moved to a public vote system, we had large team meet-ups. These items need not be unique but they are at least somewhat rare. In that same stretch, we've considered a few things which never were implemented. Here are a few of them:

Squads - Long ago in the dim ages, one of the senior admins (not myself or

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Awards Showcase - 7 Awards

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Eight Years of Service Name: Eight Years of Service
Serve as a member for eight years
Issue time: April 3rd, 2016, April 3rd, 2016, 10:05 PM
Issue reason: Been around 8 years
Survived Ty's Dad Name: Survived Ty's Dad
Survived Ty's Dad
Issue time: November 12th, 2015, November 12th, 2015, 12:24 AM
Issue reason: Survived Ty's Dad
Six Years of Service Name: Six Years of Service
Serve as a member for six years.
Issue time: April 9th, 2014, April 9th, 2014, 09:08 AM
Issue reason: The team was founded on March 24th, 2008, so Arcanus has the honor of being the first recipient of this award. Yay, Arcanus!
All That Glitters Name: All That Glitters
Donate a total of $1000 to the team.
Issue time: June 8th, 2013, June 8th, 2013, 02:22 PM
Issue reason:
Afterlife Reject Name: Afterlife Reject
Die a total of 75,000 times on our servers.
Issue time: June 8th, 2013, June 8th, 2013, 02:21 PM
Issue reason:
Soulmates Name: Soulmates
Attend at least four public team meetups.
Issue time: June 8th, 2013, June 8th, 2013, 12:56 PM
Issue reason: Re-adding lost award.!-Attended-three-TI-Meet-Ups
Senior Admin Name: Senior Admin
Served as a Senior Admin on the team.
Issue time: June 8th, 2013, June 8th, 2013, 02:05 AM
Issue reason: Re-awarding lost awards.