Someone tried to impersonate my Father to scam me on Facebook

2017-01-30

This is effed up! Some scammer just tried to impersonate my father.

I got a friend request from "Terry Tavares" with a picture of my dad. I thought to myself "hmm, I didn't unfriend him, maybe he made a new account or maybe he unfriended me by mistake?" So I accepted.

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There's a Special Place in Hell for Dentists!

2016-12-26

Going to the dentist is often hell for me.

I've already bitched about this before but DAMMIT! It HURTS! It's fucking torture!

I brush and floss EVERY SINGLE DAY. I also use one of these dental pick type brushes after brushing and flossing to get into the cracks etc. Lately I started getting pain like the time a dentist caused me so much pain I needed 600mg of Ibuprofen every 3 hrs for a month). This new pain is similar feeling but not quite as bad. It's comes and goes but generally I get it at least once or twice a day. Yesterday it came 3 times. If I'm lucky it goes away by itself but 5 times out of 6 I need to take 200−400mg of Ibuprofen and then 20−30 minutes later it's gone. When it really hurts I can feel it from my temple to neck.

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Rant - Colds!

2015-09-28

I've had 4 cold this year but they've knocked me out 7 weeks and running so far

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Finding Motivation

2013-06-24

I didn't know what to title this post. "Starting over"? "Looking for inspiration"?

I gave my resignation letter a couple of weeks ago and last Friday was my last day at Google. I left on good terms and they were sad to see me go. Google is a great place to work and I've recommended it to all of my friends. But, at this point in my life I was not happy with my life including Google. That's not Google's fault it's mine.

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Lost, Jaded, and without Direction

2013-02-20

I feel like a dork writing this post. It's certainly #firstworldproblems and I'm certainly lucky to be able to do this but ... I'm kind of freaking out.

I mentioned I quit my job and decided to travel. But now I'm finding travel is kind of .. um, overrated? I guess that's a personality thing. Some people might find it invigorating to travel long term. Me, not so much. Elizabeth Dunn claims long vacations don't make you more happy than short ones. The advice seems to be take lots of short trips rather the 1 long trip. Sitting on a beach watching the sunset is great but after a while everything gets old? I don't know if that makes any sense. Maybe a more common example is going to say 5 different cities in Europe and after visiting the biggest church, market, museum in the first 3 cities not really feeling like visiting the more churches, markets, and museums in the remaining 2.

Another thing that's happened is my burn rate is higher than I expected. I don't like naming numbers because it makes people jealous and reveals how lucky I am and how whining about it so messed up but ... as I mentioned I was paying certain amount a month in San Francisco for rent. So, my goal was to spend not too much more than that for hotels while traveling. That means staying at places under a certain amount a night. Except for hostels though that's a really hard goal to meet in certain places. I managed it in some cities in Europe but London? Not a chance. Singapore? No way. Honolulu. Not even close. Tokyo I managed to rent a short term apartment within my budget but only because I committed to being there several months.

I guess all of that is basically the long way of saying I feel pressure to choose a place and live there to lower my expenses. And that brings up my issue. Where? I still have no clue what I want to do. Indie games? I need partner🌙. Do I really want to do make indie games? I don't know.

Teach? Clearly I've written several educational articles on my other blog and I've been answering questions on stack overflow which makes me feel good but teaching sounds like a very low−paying job and I'm not sure I'm willing to go there. Also teaching sounds like a highly political job at most schools. Maybe I should start my own? But I have no clue how to do that or if I'm motivated or skilled enough to do it, or if I'd even find it fulfilling. Even scarier is trying to keep up with tech while teaching.

Maybe make some kind of web app? I have no idea what that would be. Better forum software? A better dating site? (not even sure how to make it better. My sole idea is to try to brainstorm a way to get rid of the aholes and still manage to get people to sign up.

A mobile app? Like what?

Just go back to work? That feels safe but dumb given the opportunity now to do my own thing.

Something else entirely? No ideas there.

But that's just it, where do I settle? SF? LA? NYC? Tokyo? Singapore?

And −−−how−−− do I find motivation? I don't feel like traveling has helped that at all, except maybe to make me realize I'd rather be somewhere more permanent and doing something productive rather than just sightseeing. Maybe I should go to a bunch of tech conferences, hack−a−thons, or game jams? The #1 thing that dissuades me from doing that is just how big a sausage fest each one of those is. It's depressing for some reason. It feels like choosing to be alone and nerdy by choosing to do stuff where there are generally only men. I know that's irrational ... or is it?

Another which I also mentioned before is I'm just not as big a gamer anymore. A play maybe 4−5 games a year to completion? I'm not addicted to Candy Crush Saga or Puzzles and Dragons, I never got into Pokemon, Everquest, World of Warcraft, Diablo, Counterstrike, Skyrim, or any fighting game. I haven't been able to get sucked into an RPG since the mid 90s. I appreciate new ideas like Portal, World of Goo, Braid, FTL, Anti−Chamber but I've rarely gotten into them. I've never played DOTA or League of Legends. In fact until a year ago I had never heard of it. I guess what I'm saying it's it's hard to work up the motivation to start an indie game studio if I'm not actually feeling it anymore. Maybe hanging around other gamers would bring back that love of games?

I also need social support, as in friends. If that's my goal I either have to pick Tokyo or else make a serious effort to make some new friends, something I've never done in my life. All of my friends up to this point have been naturally occuring for lack of a better way to say it.

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Where's the Ramen?

2010-05-31

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Adult Story #4

2008-08-01

To be honest, I don’t know if this is really an "Adult" story but whatever.

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dating-before 2005-06-19

2005-06-19

What can I tell you about me?  What will get you to write me?

I'm 36.  I'm from Los Angeles.  I look white but I'm actually a mix.  Hawaiian, Tahitian, Chinese, Portuguese, English, Irish and Dutch.  You can't see the Pacific Asian in me, I picked up my mom's genes and my sister got my dad's.  In fact when we were kids most people didn't think we were related.

An advantage to being Hawaiian though is that I got introduced to lots of interesting foods and so now as an adult I love trying new foods.

This last 18 months I've been studying Japanese fulltime in Tokyo, Japan.  My Japanese is pretty good.  I have mostly not spoken in English in the last 18 months.  That doesn't mean there isn't lots of room for improvement but I get by.

My current hobbies include updating this website, photography, visiting new restaurants and cafes, meeting friends, watching movies, listening and singing to music, trying my hand at graphic design, stuff like that.  You could add travel except that I don't like to travel alone but invite me and I'm there!

I collect stuff.  Let's see, watches I never wear (well lately) I have about 50. Books I never read (don't we all?) I have 3 or 4 bookshelves full. Movies I never watch (that's not true, I have watched most of them)  I have probably 300 total.  Stuffed animals I never see (well, that's because I'm in Japan and most of them are in storage in America but then I do have 4 or 5 new ones here in Japan).  I have around 70 including an 8 foot tall giraffe.  CDs I never listen too (well, more so in Japan than in the states.  I have around 800 but I only brought about 150 to Japan and I think I got most of my listening time in the car while driving, something I don't get to do in Japan)

I've lived quite a few places including Provo Utah, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Baltimore Maryland, Cockeysville Maryland, San Francisco California, Tokyo Japan and of course all over Los Angeles and Orange County California.  I don't plan ahead of time that I'm going to move but it just happens.  Situations change and I end up moving.

Up until this point in my life I've been a KICK ASS video game programmer. That means I'm creative, imaginative, smart, resourceful and kids love me 😉  Making video games is extremely hard work.  More so than most jobs I know of.

What am I looking for?  Of course all the normal things.  Smart, nice, fun to be with, easy going.  Some things I'm looking for that may be a little rarer are for example creativity.  I love women that do something creative whether is make crafts or videos or music or webpages or whatever.

Probably the most rare quality I'm looking for is someone with experience in at least one of the following.  Web design, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Director, 3D Graphics/Effects, Programming, Graphic design.  Why?  Well, because those are parts of my life and they will from time to time come up in conversation and there's nothing worse than having your girlfriend role her eyes, shut off her brain, and make some snide remark about "oh no, not that topic".  It's not so much that you have to have experience with one of those things but if those topics come up and you are going to give me a look of "yuck" then your are not for me.  I want to be with someone who approves of  me and that includes liking what I do and not looking at it as "mad scientist stuff".

Other than that I'm pretty easy going.😃

If you want to see more pictures or other info about me, try the older links below for older versions of this page.

Write me here.

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dating-before 2005-06-19-j

2005-06-19

ここに来てようこそ!これはグレッグマンのデートのホームページだ。読めば僕のような方が欲しがるのがいいな。もっと知りたかったら読んで続いてね。

ところで、僕は35才のアメリカ人だ。今東京に住んでいるけど元々アメリカのロスから来た。ロスのディズニーランドから5k位に育っていたから何回ディズニーランドに行ったか分からない。その上に先の10年の5年にはディズニーランド一年のパス-を持っていた。持っていたときほとんど毎週の日曜日の夜にディズニーランドで友達に会って、一緒に食事をしながら人々を見た。

アメリカ人と言えばどんなような人を想像するの?青目の白人だか?アメリカ人は色々な国々から来たでしょう。僕はハワイ系、タヒチ系、サモア系、中国系、イギリス系、ポルトガル系、アイルランド系、オランダ系のアメリカ人だ。僕の家族の歴史がふくざつだよね。元々金髪だったが10才の時ぐらい茶色になって来た。

僕の特別の特徴の一つは引っ越したことがいっぱいあるよ。19歳から今までもう20回以上引っ越したことがある。それは一年に1回以上でしょう。カリフォル二アのロス、ペンシルベニア州のフィラデルフィア、メリーランド州のバルチモール、メリーランド州のカッキズビール、カリフォルニア州のサンフランシスコ、そして今日本の東京に住んでいる。いつも引っ越す希望がなかったけど、何かがあってのですく行ったんだ。もう引っ越したくなくなってきたけど自宅を見つけるまでにまだどこかに行かなくっちゃね。

キャリアについて、僕のサイトを見たら、コンピューター・ソフト開発のを分かって来ると思う。もっと詳しく説明すると僕はすごく得意なゲーム・ソフト開発をしている人だ。今まで18_プロジェクトが出来た。興味があればこのページにリストが書いてある。ゲーム・ソフトの開発すろことは大変か知っているか?ほとんど一つは1年間から2年までかかるよ。ゲーム機械の力が強ければ強くなるともっと大変になるよ。中学生、高校生の時プログラマーはソフト、映像、音、音楽、全部一人で6ヶ月で作れた。今ほとんど15人から30人はかかるよ。

でも、今は休みを取っている。休みを取っているというよりむしるサバティカルだ。先の10ヶ月(2000年10月から)日本に住んで、日本語学校に通って、フルタイムで一周に5日に一日に4時間に日本語を勉強している。前回日本に住んでいた時セガで働いていた。目的は日本語を勉強だったけど生けるために仕事が必要だった。しかし、セガで、多分日本のゲーム会社全部で、仕事は毎日朝の10時から夜の11時半までだ。その上に僕の通勤は1時間2十分だったので勉強のやる気が急になくなった。当たり前じゃないか?

セガは仕事をしながら日本語を吸い取ると思ったかな。けどアメリカでいいチャンスがあってので、アメリカに帰って、そのチャンスを取った。それで今年仕事しなくても日本語勉強できる.

いつまで日本にいるか分からないがすぐ次のすることを決めなければならない。

ところで、僕のことについてちょっと言った方がいいかも。僕はちょっと恥ずかしいがりだ。でもシャイというより、知らない人と話すのが難しいげど友達と煩くなるよ。知らない人と話す上達して頑張っているね。

好きなことは、コンピューター、テクノロジー、インターネット、ゲームだ。コンピューターとインターネットで想像が使えるでしょう。ゲーム・ソフトを開発で、ホームページを更新で、デジカメで撮った写真を編集で、普通のソフトを開発で、全部クリエーティブのことでしょう。会いたいのは同じようなクリエーティブなことを興味を持っている人だ。CGとビデオもを楽しんで作りたい。

それ以外普通のことも好きだ。色々な映画が好きだ。このページにそんなに有名じゃないが好きな映画のリストが書いてある。DVD、レザーディスク、ビデオの映画300枚ぐらいを持っている

多分いい仕事があって、恋人がいなかたのでね。買い物すいに買っちゃうことが多いい。例えば、集まったのは、CD800枚腕時計は45個ぬいぐるみは70匹、それ本がいっぱい過ぎる。

映画では想像的な映画の方がドラマよりが好きだ。僕の生活にもうドラマがある十分ので他は要らないでしょう。たまに面白いドラマがあるけど。想像的なので色々な面白いアイディアに紹介されるから興味がある。

面白いアニメも大好きだが、平均アニメは面白くないでしょう。でも面白いのは本当に面白いね。GTOとか、ワン・ピースとか、ランマ1/2とか面白くない?

腕時計は女の人の装身具みたいけど男の人が使ってもいい。ただ僕の言い訳だ。ほとんど安い方を買う。スワッチとか。

CDさ、音楽がなかったら人生が苦しくならないか?その上にいつも同じ音楽を聞くと飽きるので「Napster」を使わないさえ、たまに新しいCDを買わなくっちゃ。今スウィングとテクノが特に好きだけどカントリー以外何でもすきだよ。先買ったCD5枚は「Faye Wong」フェー・ウォン、「Brian Setzer」ブライアン・セッツァー、「Janet Jackson」ジャネット・ジャクソン、「Orbital」オービタル、「Depeche Mode」デペッシュ・モードだ。最近友達から美空ひばりの貢ぎのCDをもらった。最高面白いよ。

美味しい食べ物を食べるのは生きている理由一つじゃない?まだ食べたことがない食べ物を食べるのが大好きだ、お腹がそんなに強くないのに。今の生活で外食ばかりだ。料理を作れるが時間がかかるし、一人で無駄でしょう。東京にいるうちにできるだけ新しいレストランに行くようにしている。今学生なので安い方けどね。

後は遊園地が大好きだ。最近行ってないけどジェットコースターが大題ダイス好きだ。一番いい載ったのはロスベガスのビッグショットだ。

どんな女性を探していると聞いたらこのような女性だと思う。それに楽しくて、戯れているのが見つけたい。僕より活発がいいと思う。知的なのが必要だ。僕の一番大切な親友だ。親友と何でも一緒にやるでしょう。あまり何も一緒にやらない経験が欲しくない。そのような経験を持っているカップルが多いでしょう。いつも女は女の友達と何かしていて、男もいつも彼の友達何かをやっていて、寝ることだけ一緒にやっているので、なぜカップルになったか分かりがたい。僕の見つけたい相手は僕の親友なので、ほとんど親友と一緒に何でもやりたいし、何でもについて話したいし、一緒に何か作ったりとか、いいと思わない?

よろしければEメールを出してね。ここにクリック.

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Getting a Date

2005-06-02

Hello and welcome to my dating info page. If it's not clear I've changed my look. You can check out my old pages if you are curious what you used to look like.

What do you want to know about me?

Well for starters, I'm a video game creator. I enjoy the creative aspects of my job. Games incorporate all the disciplines of movies, music, graphic design as well as all the disciplines that take those and turn them into a a game, game design, technology, artificial intelligence. You couldn't ask for a more creative field I think.

I'm also a programmer. It has it's advantages. I can build and fix a computer. If there is a technical problem I want solved I can usually solve it. I wrote the system that runs this website for instance.

Not so vital stats
Name: Gregg
Location: Tokyo
Age: 39
Height: 5'10 (178cm)
Eye Color: Brown
Blood Type: Alien
Sign: Peace
Dogs or Cats: Dogs
Drink: Sometimes
Smoke: No way!
Religion: nope

I love eating and trying new cuisines. When I get the chance I go out with my more adventurous friends and try new restaurants. I can't imagine eating the same dish or even the same cuisine every day. Even though I look white I'm positive I can use chopsticks better than you! 😊

I'm a music lover. Before I moved to Japan I had over 900 CDs. I pretty much like stuff all over the board. For dancing I like techno but for listening everything is good. Rock, Pop, Jazz, Swing, Bossa Nova, Vocals, Oldies, Hip Hop, R&B, Lounge, Ska, you name the genre and there are probably a few songs I'm into. I also like singing but most of that occurs in the car while I'm driving and being in Tokyo I don't get to drive much. If the song matches my voice I do okay.

I love going to the movies of course. I especially like to going to opening day blockbuster movies and seeing them when you can feel the energy in the audience. I don't usually mind crowded places like Shibuya since the more people there are the more interesting things there are to see.

Taking me to a bookstore is dangerous since I will want to buy 50 books even if I'll never read them. I especially like Art books, Architecture books and Children's books. On the other hand I don't read nearly as much as I should. For novels I probably prefer SF or something with a new idea to challenge my imagination.

I like doing crafts although I don't do them often enough. Making my own art, photography, or even clothing. You might even consider this website a craft as well.

I'm not really into sports, both doing and watching. I would like to do more. I'd like to try snowboarding more and some tennis but I need a partner. I'd also like to try surfing. Swimming is always fun as I grew up swimming since I was like 3yrs old.

I'm looking for someone who is first and foremost a fun person to be with. Someone who says "yes" to most suggestions about what to do. I'm also looking for someone that can be my best friend. My best guess is that person should have some similar interests. Movies and music are not similar interests, everybody enjoys those. I'm guessing that is someone that enjoys all the things a computer allows them to do and maybe enjoys a video games once in a while. That doesn't mean you should be a "geek" but it means that if you find computers boring or you think video games are a waste of time then we are clearly not a match.

I'm also looking for someone that is into the American ideal of a relationship which is that once you become a "couple" for the most part you act as a couple. Because you are best friends you want to do not all but most things together as a couple. I only bring that up because the Japanese ideal seems to be you sleep together a few times a week but you play with your friends separately.  I'm not looking for that kind of relationship.

You should also be smart, believe in yourself and preferably believe that you can do anything you set your mind to.

Other than that I'm pretty easy going.😃

If you want to see more pictures or other info about me, try the older links below for older versions of this page.

Write me here.

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   before 2002-01-19
   before 2001-08-10
   before 2000-08-20
   before 2000-06-06
   before 1999-10-22
   before 1999-04-06
  
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