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Working Man

Posted by wars128 on April 16, 2008

Well, if I pass a background check and a drug test(Which I should with flying colors. It’s not like I do necrosia or anything 🙂 ), I wil have my first job. What this means for the show:
1. Since I will be working near full time for most of the summer, expect less shows.
2. There will be a domain name.
3. I will have lots of more stuff to review!
I’m so excited!
Sam

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Reflections

Posted by wars128 on April 8, 2008

Was at home watching the NCAA champinonchp game with the family, but before the game started I got to go on my old computer, which has my old mech design software on it. Sure its been transferred over to my laptop, but you can’t have an emulator running inside an emmulator, so it dosent even work on my laptop. Anyhew, I was looking at all the designs with fresh, Mega Mek battle tested eyes, and I realized, that while I may have been a bit munch with many of the designs mounting Large Pulse Lasers tied to targetting computers, Most were pretty good. Its good to know that I should be able to salvage most of the 300 or so designs on it. Not looking forward to tranferring everything though. In other news, I am on track to get a summer job, which means more BattleTech Book reviews!
Sa

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Spring Break!

Posted by wars128 on February 22, 2008

Life has been hard for me these past couple of weeks. I underestimated some things, and was shocked to find two nearly failing test grades staring me in the face. So, I am beginning to right the ship. That should mean i’ll actually be able to get around to putting another show out and getting back to the blog. My spring break is in 1 week after today! Since I won’t be going out of town, expect a new show then at the latest.
Sam

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Idea

Posted by wars128 on January 16, 2008

Well, schools back in session. Its nice to have a schedule again, but there are some things I really dislikebut anyways…This idea came to me while walking back to my dorm from a class. Since mechs are supposed to be like cars are now, the same with the companies, which mech producing company would be considered “Luxury”, or “Bargain”? Here’s what I have got so far:
If 50% or more of a companies designs have a light or XL engine, it would be a Luxury brand.
If less than 25% of a companies designs have a light or XL engine, it would be a Bargain brand.
Sound good?
I cannot do this right now, since I do not have access to my TROs at the dorm. Expect to see something next week.
I have a feeling that this may grow into something bigger…
This may or may not happen, because this looks like a vast project. Another idea I have..well..Ii’m still working on it….
Also, soon I will be switching the podcasts email address over to gmail, because yahoo’s spam filter is awful. I get around 20-30 spam messages a day on there, and it is very annoying ….
Sam

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Happy New Years!

Posted by wars128 on December 31, 2007

Well, 2008 is almost upon us, and I’d like to show you my MechHead Podcast related New Years Resolutions:
1. Do a podcast each and every week- There is no reason why I cannot get out a podcast every week except for exams or being very sick. You, the listener, deserve a weekly podcast and this year I intend to get up off my butt and do a show every week unless for dire circumstances.
2. Write longer blog posts- I’d like each blog post that I write to be longer, and insightfull/meaningfull. I want this blog to really be a companion to the show, and not just something that I occasionally post a short thing here and there. Here is an example: say I cover a certain mech on the show. After the show is posted, I would do a more in depth review, or talk about alternatives to the design, etc.
3. Get a team together for podcast- I would love to have a kind of “Podcasting Team”. with people who send in ideas for the show, people to bounce questions/ ideas off of, people to maybe cohost the podcast or even do some blog posting. If you are interested in contributing in any way send an email to mecheadpodcast@yahoo.com.
4. Get a domain name- I really need to do this, since it will be easier to find the site,etc. Most likely it would point to this site. Also, the email would change too.
5. Become a more vocal voice in the BattleTech Community.
6. Play BattleTech more- Hopefully I can convince my friend that BattleTech is great, so then I could go up against a real person, and not the Mega Mek bot.
7. Upgrade equipment- This means getting a better microphone,getting a mixer, and learning how to use my recording software better.
8. Get HMP- I really need to get this program!
9. Be move available to the listener-I want it so that any feedback can be given to me at anytime,so I will be putting more ways to reach me up on here.
10. Website overhaul- I’m going to fix all the spelling errors on this site, maybe rearrange some menus, just overall trying to make it a better environment for you, the listener. I will also have a page of what the topic for every single show was for easy reference.
11.A “Welcome to BattleTech” episode of the podcast, for people to show their friends who they are introducing to BattleTech.
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12. I will come up with a new logo for the MechHead Podcast.

Thats my list for now. If you have any that you want to add, do so in the comments. I’ll probably add some more as they come to mind.
I want to thank everyone who has listened to this podcast this year, sent me an email, commented on the blog, told a friend, etc. Special shout out to Ghost0402 for being the Resident Expert Extraordinare!
Happy New Years Everyone!
Sam

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Classes almost over!

Posted by wars128 on December 3, 2007

Wedensday is my last official day of classes, with exams done on the 13th. After that, expect to see a bunch of shows coming out, maybe even more! I am so ready for this semester to be over!
Sam

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Busy Busy Busy, yet, yet, again…

Posted by wars128 on September 20, 2007

I severly apologize for the lack of shows and blog posts..things have been really busy around here with school and life. I should have a show for this coming week, but id like some suggestions for MOTW, VOTW, etc. i’m just getting back into rythm and soon there will be more shows.
Sam

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Hard week

Posted by wars128 on September 11, 2007

Updates and blog posts may be a bit scarce this week, due to the fact that I am very freaking busy. Hopefully, by next week everything will be back to normal. And if this cold will go away by the weekend, then yall will have a nice and shiny brand new show soon. New Tech Tues may or may not happen ths week, depending on how fast i can get my homework done.
Chow,
Sam

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Site of the week!

Posted by wars128 on September 2, 2007

Hey all! Just got done with my first week of school. So far so good, but it definitely is going to be harder than last year, but anyways..there might be a new show for yall if I can overcome whatever sickness that I have right now. You wouldn’t want an entire show full of sniffling and sneezing, would you? Also, I finally have a new computer and it is sweet! But back to the article at hand. This weeks site was introduced to me by our Resident Expert, Ghost0402. it is http://www.btechunits.com . It is a forum site, similar to the classicbattletech.com ones, but much less people and a bit laid back. There are many things to read and do there, such as Ghost’s Merc unit’s battles,games, and more. I really enjoy it. It may not update as often, but its still a good site.
http://www.btechunits.comGets 5 Timber Wolfs out of 5
Have a good labor day,
Sam

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New Computer/ School started

Posted by wars128 on August 27, 2007

Well, I have finally gotten a new computer!!!! This thing dosent even make a sound when the recording software is on! There may be a podcast coming this weekend if im not too busy. Also, today was my first day of sophmore year. so far everything sems to be good.
Hope everyones having a great monday,
Sam

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