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  1. Terrae Expungnandae 5.0 rediscovered

    A few months ago, while browsing an old file archive, I came across a folder labeled, "TWC". Knowing that could only mean forum material I opened it up. I was mildly surprised to discover that it contained files from my beta-testing days back in 2006. The biggest prize, however, was a zip file with the Terrae Expungnandae 5.0 installer. Two versions in fact. I waxed nostalgic as I recalled a different time and place, spending many hours beta-testing the TE mod.

    After some ...
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  2. Loving my Dog and loosing Weight

    Yesterday I was at my local Woolworth store buying a large bag of “My Dog” dog food for my loyal pet and was in the checkout queue when a woman behind me asked if I had a dog.

    What did she think I had an elephant? So, since I'm retired and have little to do, on impulse I told her that no, I didn't have a dog, I was starting the Dog Diet again. I added that I probably shouldn’t, because I ended up in hospital last time, but I'd lost 10 kilograms before I woke up in intensive care with ...

    Updated May 09, 2015 at 07:04 AM by Gigantus

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  3. Hitai Talks About Chess: Problems in the English Opening

    Well I haven't updated this in a while, so why not brush the cobwebs off this old blog and write something interesting.

    Back in the day, folks used to play chess on TWC. We had chess tournaments and there was even a member of Gaming Staff responsible for chess related matters (a good buddy of mine actually, who has sadly been absent in recent times). If you see me around the forums posting, underneath my avatar it has two extra fields: Tournaments Joined and Tournaments Won. This was ...

    Updated May 03, 2018 at 04:24 PM by Hitai de Bodemloze

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  4. Hands on Integration

    The other week I went to a Inter-Religion Integration Seminar.

    The Bishop came, laid his hands on my hand and said, “By the will of Jesus Christ, you will walk today!”

    I smiled and told him I was not paralyzed.

    The Rabbi came, laid his hands on my hand and said, “By the will of God Almighty, you will walk today!

    I was less amused when I told him there was nothing wrong with me.

    The Mullah came, took my hands and said, “Insha Allah, ...
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  5. Why I cannot stand the IRS

    I do not usually vent about problems like this on TWC, but today I got a letter from the IRS regarding tax year 2013 and how it relates to TWC. They are now claiming I owe them $13,319 in taxes for calendar year 2013 plus a tax underpayment penalty of $2,664 and interest of $472 for a total of $16,466 and gave me two freaking days to respond! Needless to say I am a bit bent over this.

    To start off with there are a few things you need to know about how TWC is run for you to understand ...
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