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from Raleigh, NC

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    • 5 Days

      3 years ago

      DarkBowler Photographer

      That is how long it has been since I had my last day at KCST (my old engineering job of 3 years in the eastern part of NC), Packed up my old apartment and subsequently the past 8 years of my life in Greenville, Moved to Raleigh, and started my new Job. So it has been a crazy 5 days.

      Thursday was my last day at KCST after working my way up from a 2nd shift engineer to basically the top Robotics/EE/Controls Engineer in the plant over the course of 3 years. Through all of the hard times and crazy long weekends ( and working all the weekends in general) that place was in some ways a good place to work. I really did love my coworkers who I worked with on a day to day basis and that is what honestly made it hard to leave but I couldn't move up any more or learn anymore in the environment they created. I didn't cry I promise but it was hard to leave that place.

      Then on Friday I packed up my whole life in to the back of a U-Haul and after throwing about 4 trash bags of crap I still had much than I needed but what do you expect after 8 years of living in one place. On Saturday after doing some final packing I made the 100 mile journey from Greenville to Raleigh to live at a friends house who has a spare room for me to rent. With the help of a few friends I was able to set up my whole room in a few hours but I still do need a desk and a dresser, living out of a suitcase is only fun when your traveling. Finally Sunday I had to make the hour trip out to the outlet mall to buy some work clothes ( the past 3 years I wore a uniform so I wasn't exactly prepared for working in a real "business" environment). For the record clothes shopping sucks.

      I got to my new job today (Monday) and unfortunately there was nothing ready for me so I basically sat there for 7 hours trying to learn how to use an IPhone 5C (yes, I am an Android person who has never used an apple device so its a new interface to learn). I was able to go to some meetings and meet some of my team members but apparently some things happened over the weekend that had to be dealt with today so I wasn't really able to interact with people and learn about what I am exactly doing. This may not be the best update in the world but it is something new nonetheless. I will try to make another journal at the end of the week to give an update but it has been a very emotional/tiring/stressful couple of days so I'm just going to leave it at that for now.

      TLDR: I quit my job, I moved to a new city, started a new job, will tell more later.

      P.S. Thank you all for your kind encouraging words of support through this whole process, it means more than you know You know who you all are

      -Connor

    • It's finally time to deliver the photos

      4 years ago

      DarkBowler Photographer

      I'm in the final stages of getting all of my photos ready for delivery to RT from RTX this year. It has been 3 months of work and over 180 hours of editing and sorting the more than 12,000 photos and the 3 hours of video (Yes, I kept track). I still have to post a bunch but I am about ready to finally pack up some huge zip files and sent them to RT. This is going to be a long evening of work on my side and making sure my website can do all the compressing. This is going to be rough but I will be glad when this is finally done. Don't get me wrong is not that I don't love taking photos for RT because I do, but I took way to many this time and I had way to much work to do after the fact that has put me behind on other work. I learned a lot this year and I hope I get to do it again next year. Next time with a few thousand less photos to work through.

    • So long story short...(PAX Flight home)

      4 years ago

      DarkBowler Photographer

      My flight home has not gone according to plan so as a result I will take the red eye tonight and go right in to the office after 13hs (with time change) of travel tomorrow. It's going to be a long night/ wednesday...... DAMN IT smiley2.gif

    • PAX Flight Time

      4 years ago

      DarkBowler Photographer

      So I am heading to the airport in little over 2 hours to start my trek out to Seattle for my first PAX Prime. I am praying this one goes smoothly however based on every convention trip I have taken this summer (all 3 of them) I have a feeling something will happen at the airport. So any prayers/good vibes/ voo doo magic you can send my way would be appreciated. If I can get through the evening with out too much hassle it will be amazing, especially I will be landing in Seattle at just after midnight (which is 4am by my body time). Either way you will hear about it in either elation of aggravation on twitter hope you enjoy the comedy that will probably ensue.

      Safe Travels to everyone else heading out.

      P.S. Thank you to @SailorTweek and @SirNarvy for being awesome and letting me crash at their house tonight and of course @OboeCrazy for picking up what will be a very tired Connor from the airport.

    • RTX Sunday Photos Part 1

      4 years ago

      DarkBowler Photographer

      So I know I have been a little lax on posting more photos from RTX and I am sorry about that but I do need sleep and there are only so many hours in a day. So what I have done is I have uploaded a bunch of my completed photos from Sunday for your enjoyment. Enjoy
      RTX Sunday Photos Part 1

      Here is a Few Samples of @Burnie
      14938719796_df584e5138_c.jpgBurnie and his Hammer by DarkBowler, on Flickr

      @Chris
      14961720395_3c549ccb72_c.jpgChris at Gauntlet Panel by DarkBowler, on Flickr

      @JJ
      14961721935_ae1ec9eb75_c.jpgJJ at RT Recap Panel by DarkBowler, on Flickr

      @Kdin, @AxialMatt
      14775041590_8de0fd8009_c.jpgKdin, Jeremy, Matt at AH by DarkBowler, on Flickr

      and of course @Caleb, @Ray, @Gavino, @Michael, @Ryan, @Lindsay @Kdin
      14775115838_67e16b6cfe_c.jpgBehind the Scenes at AH Panel by DarkBowler, on Flickr

    • 4 years ago

      DarkBowler Photographer
    • In case you haven't heard LoZeldathon

      4 years ago

      DarkBowler Photographer

      So today is the day of @Ilan 's stream to help @LoZelda with her medical bills to fight the horrible cancer. To see more details please check out Ilan's journal

      I'm not sure how much of the stream I will be able to watch but here is what I am doing to help. Throughout the LoZeldathon Ilan will be giving away prizes to people who donate so I have decided to give some prizes as well. I am donating 3 8x10 pictures from RTX to 3 people who donate during the stream to be given away by Ilan. These people will be able to go to my website Connor MacRae Media select a photo and I will send it to them free of charge.

      Here is another way you can help and get a little something in return. During the stream you can go to my website and purchase a photo from RTX and all the proceeds from all the photos purchased will go to Jenn. That way you get a cool photo and help out one of the family at the same time.

      Please help and donate anything that you can, every little bit will help. We are a family and one of our own needs are help even if it is just your prayers/good vibes/happy thoughts.

      -Connor

      P.S. While I am at it I am releasing another album from RTX. This time the
      RTX Costume Contest

      For Example

      14622951228_46f421b855_z.jpgxrtx1055 by DarkBowler, on Flickr

      14623035627_ef38e8be5d_z.jpg_mg_8972 by DarkBowler, on Flickr

      14807203654_58f9b76aed_z.jpgxrtx1259 by DarkBowler, on Flickr

    • Hey RTX Guardians (Part 1 of ....?)

      4 years ago

      DarkBowler Photographer

      So you remember how I may or may not have taken a lot of photos at RTX and before the convention itself.....well I am going to be posting a bunch of those to my website overnight so when you get up tomorrow you can see a bunch of new photos in the Guardians Only album on my website. Sorry for the long tease but I am still working on editing a few more before I start the long upload.

      Have a good one.

      -Connor

      P.S. Here is something to hold you over.

      14603601898_08f12a606e_c.jpg_MG_6435 by DarkBowler, on Flickr

      14603569539_7777a442e1_c.jpgXRTX4424 by DarkBowler, on Flickr

    • RTX Saturday Photos

      4 years ago

      DarkBowler Photographer

      ARE NOW LIVE !!!!!

      Check them out RTX 2014 Saturday

      Here is a preview

      @Kerry on stage

      14738628536_c1206cb0f9_c.jpgXRTX0567 by DarkBowler, on Flickr

      14574998269_6040d3e3fd_c.jpgXRTX1431 by DarkBowler, on Flickr

      14738649016_10739d3273_c.jpgXRTX1484 by DarkBowler, on Flickr

      @Arryn
      14691447063_6e3dc08079_c.jpgXRTX9157 by DarkBowler, on Flickr

      14761629885_7aa6806785_c.jpgXRTX0605 by DarkBowler, on Flickr

      @Williams
      14574880398_b54e5ab5cc_c.jpg_MG_9130 by DarkBowler, on Flickr

      Please God, don't let my website crash....again

    • A Quick Tip on Photo Processing

      4 years ago

      DarkBowler Photographer

      When you are trying to render 1200 photos at one time even the strongest computer will have some trouble.

      Yes, I am rendering the next batch of photos from RTX 2014. I'll post more about this later.

  • Comments (364)

    • Ruble

      10 years ago

      some halo 3?

    • poland626

      10 years ago

      Dammit. Doesn't matter. I can't make it anyway. Stupid studying. I have to do some HW so I can't make it. Sorry

    • poland626

      10 years ago

      What is 2night about?

    • toby30

      10 years ago

      hi whats up
      im just chillin here

    • corvito

      10 years ago

      Could i get a spartan avatar
      Primary: Dark, Dark Black
      Secondary: Dark Green
      smiley10.gifsmiley10.gifsmiley10.gif

    • Ruble

      10 years ago

      BOO. that was a great show. thanks for letting me on

    • poland626

      10 years ago

      Don't know anything about next weeks subject so I don't think I can join

    • MDosik FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      Sorry, can't come. :(

    • Ruble

      10 years ago

      ok....just a tip. to make sure there are no problems during my shows i call into it ten minutes early to make sure there are no problems. me and jenga do that

    • Ruble

      10 years ago

      my "gameroom" AKA a very huge walk in closet like idk 50 FT by 50 FT it is a fucking museum. i own every system and at one point owned every new system

    • Ruble

      10 years ago

      i will call into your podcast

      i want to see what yours is like

      alacaboose

      Cockbite radio head host

    • toby30

      10 years ago

      hi whats up

    • MDosik FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      I'm sorry man, I'm so beat tonight... I can't make it to the cast. :(

      Sorry man. :(

    • toby30

      10 years ago

      marissa no u don't know me

    • NateTheGreat

      10 years ago

      Like right now! If you want to help out just message me when you're on and we'll do something cause I need all the help I can get.

    • poland626

      10 years ago

      p.s. I don't know jack about GH so I don't think I will talk this time. Plus, I would need to find time first

    • poland626

      10 years ago

      k

    • poland626

      10 years ago

      Crap. I missed last night. What happened?

    • michalev

      10 years ago

      that was kinda fun man, too bad there were a couple technical difficulties

    • MDosik FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      Sorry, can't. School... Ugh

      But good luck dude! Hope all goes well.

      P.S.

      I'll kick your ass in GH later. xD

    • Kittiegirl92

      10 years ago

      wow hey i'm flattered but i've never played the 360 before. i suck i know.

    • ABYSS_GK

      10 years ago

      what the hell? what podcast you talkin about... I think you accidentally left a comment on the wrong user...

    • Charlie

      11 years ago

      LOOONG!


      I heard you missed your plane, how'd that work out?

    • MDosik FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      Would you rather I be posting pictures of men?

    • Kittiegirl92

      11 years ago

      it was really cool meeting you at DBP and getting to hang out with you. <3
      ~Kittie

    • llcoolbean

      11 years ago

      Was cool to meet you in NYC, hope you had a great time!

    • poland626

      11 years ago

      DUDE! I had to leave the party early. Yeah, it sucked. I think I got food poisoning from pizza earlier that day and I have been having terrible, unbelievable stomach pains the whole time home. I knew I remembered your name.

    • The_Rizzo

      11 years ago

      I'd be all for that, but I'm at work for the next two hours

    • ABYSS_GK

      11 years ago

      Yeah.... but hey, if it was so easy to find, it wouldn't be special, now would it ^_^

    • ecjulien

      11 years ago

      It's going pretty well, I just got the best new job and a great new boyfriend. I have to say, this is the best it's been in a long time.

    • ecjulien

      11 years ago

      That's pretty awesome. I haven't talked to you in ages, how are you?

    • GeneralHavoc

      11 years ago

      Wasssup?

    • ABYSS_GK

      11 years ago

      CONNOR!!! xD

    • wiggly

      11 years ago

      it was an accedent, instead of pressing "watch", i pressed "add"

    • TKDobsessed

      11 years ago

      I've just been helllllla busy. Getting ready to transfer to college, training for the Jr. Olympics and for my black belt, trying to keep decent grades, personal shit (aka a couple heartbreaks), plus a brand-new myspace addiction. I keep wanting to go on Jeschat but I can't find the time.

    • poland626

      11 years ago

      You should difinatly watch Soum_Guy_V He is going to have a journal that will be awsome and I quote from his journal
      "i will be posting a story, a true story.

      the end of the story will leave u speachless, and sitting infront of your computer."

      Go and watch him now!

    • GeneralHavoc

      11 years ago

      Wasupppppppppppp? Haven't talked to you innawhile!

    • ABYSS_GK

      11 years ago

      CONNOR!!! *POUNCE* smiley12.gifsmiley12.gifsmiley12.gif

    • ABYSS_GK

      11 years ago

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      Heya Connor, hadn't said hey to ya in a while, so just droppin off some love ^_^
      Hope to talk to ya sometime soon smiley8.gif

    • dsptlspg57

      11 years ago

      Because I think it's really cool that you are in marching band and marching band is awesome. Plus we used to talk and for some reason I never asked you to be my friend then so I thought I would now.

    • ShivanDragon

      11 years ago

      Hey, if you could vote for me here i would really appriciate it. Thanks.

    • ABYSS_GK

      11 years ago

      CONNOR!!! BLARGHYNESHELTY!!! XD

      *have no clue what above says.... just sound it out*

      smiley12.gif

    • foxman796

      11 years ago

      happy new year

      carlisle hischool band 3rd in the atlantic cost championship

    • Rei_Smite

      11 years ago

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    • ABYSS_GK

      11 years ago

      Connor! smiley12.gif Haven't talked in a while. get on jc if you can tonite

    • ABYSS_GK

      11 years ago

      get on JC if you can so I can harass you :P
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    • ABYSS_GK

      11 years ago

      I've just been busy lately, haven't had time to get on regularly.

    • ABYSS_GK

      11 years ago

      *hugs* haven't harassed ya in a while, how ya doin?
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    • ABYSS_GK

      11 years ago

      *POUNCE* CONNOR!
      *hugzez* I haven't talked to you in a while ^^ smiley12.gif

    • ecjulien

      11 years ago

      Awww! I hope things get better. Don't forget to look up!! smiley12.gif

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