Mason is a gaming enthusiast who enjoys World of Warcraft, Hellgate, and The Best Game Ever. He sadly no longer frequents DRAGON because of scheduling conflicts. He used to run a game there on alternating weeks.
He would like to share this video because it explains why people created the wiki.
He works at La Quinta and
enjoys his work immensely it pays the bills...
He thinks that The Wiki Outreach Program is a wonderful program and wonders how it ever fell by the wayside.
He lives in a house managed by Zabace, Inc..
He is currently attending Sacramento City College and studying Civil Engineering to become an architect.
He is probably on hiatus from SCC, however, because he got in trouble with the law for stealing his girlfriend's shoes. It is unknown who looked better in them.
He can no longer frequent DRAGON due to scheduling conflicts with work, and is no longer running a game there. Feel free to contact him regarding this via e-mail: <babys DOT in DOT a DOT blender AT gmail DOT com>.
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-Hey Mason, welcome to the wiki. Do remember please that the wiki is a family-oriented site, and edit your page accordingly. —JohnDudek
2008-07-08 18:50:48 Welcome to the Wiki. Please read Welcome to the Wiki/Business Owner; it will help explain how you can make the wiki a positive experience for you without clashing with established wiki social norms. For instance dropping a link to a business you are affiliated with on a page about a competitor isn't really classy. —JasonAller
2008-11-25 21:46:00 Hey, thanks for responding to my question! I actually showed up at DRAGON sometime in October and I've been playing there since, so I've got myself all situated and in some games. Thanks! —AndrewHarrison
2008-12-02 20:43:21 It is called Drom's Comics... —SunjeetBaadkar
2009-03-27 19:42:06 You are so right about people having bad experiences with good businesses, thanks for saying that! —NickSchmalenberger
2009-04-07 07:29:34 The DBC is getting a spot on 4th and L starting April 15th. Come to the Deadly Davis Derby on the 10 for bike fun and DBC support. —PxlAted
2009-04-07 07:31:52 Also, what's the difference between a trunk full of bowling balls and a trunk full of dead babies? You can't unload the bowling balls with a pitchfork. hehe —PxlAted
2009-04-23 02:25:16 hmmm
It does work... I have no idea how to accurately price it. —StevenDaubert
2009-04-28 10:06:38 You are an equal member of the wiki community and have an equal right to a say in anything going on. The term "gnome" just means a type of editing (cross linking, correcting spelling, etc) as opposed to adding a few topics and working with them. As a side effect, gnomes tend to work all over the wiki. That doesn't make them "better", although it possibly makes for more experience with a variety of situations. Still, you have a voice and a right to have a say in anything.
In that particular issue, I think things have settled down somewhat and most people are just leaving it alone to cool off. Or at least I am. —JabberWokky
2009-05-05 12:04:29 I've been wondering about BlueDot myself, but I haven't a clue. Sorry. —CovertProfessor
2009-05-07 11:29:30 KFC's fried chicken isn't my favorite (then again, I'm originally from a region full of a bunch of really good fried chicken places, both single restaurants and small local chains... and they don't deep fry it, but rather pan fry it), but try it cold... just chuck it in the fridge and eat it the next day. Preferably in a grassy field, surrounded by either trees and sky and nobody visible for miles, or a bunch of kid's playing on a jungle gym and the softly muted sound of people around you. Hard to beat. —JabberWokky
2009-05-07 11:39:28 Aside from the fact that you keep spelling "Johnny" wrong, I've actually moved back to town to pursue an education in Communications and Business at University of California Davis! How've you been? —JohnDudek
2009-05-07 11:41:20 Word, I'm down. —JohnDudek
2009-05-07 13:27:43 Re: users/realcomputers, edits #115 and #113. —JimStewart
2009-05-07 14:32:08 People have been using the wiki as a messageboard for so long, I've stopped caring. Meh. —WilliamLewis
2009-05-07 14:40:01 But Jim was incorrect in saying you have to stop deleting or I'll request you be banned. While the "fool" addition was silly, I don't think the "what the heck" response was completely unwarranted, especially after all the people trying to explain the differences between user type pages. I think everyone needs to just chill out a bit and leave it alone. A few days to clear the air always helps. —EdWins
2009-05-08 12:00:05 I'm not sure yet about next week. I'll keep you updated, though. —JohnDudek
2009-05-11 12:07:22 I am fond of deleted comments/ pages and files. those were funny. —PxlAted
2009-05-12 19:28:00 I dont know if I believe that you have nothing against me but all my classes are online and even if they wernt, I know nothing about woodland. Why dont you just go there, its not far. —RealComputers
2009-05-14 09:23:11 It was originally was named weed. The problem is that weeds (as in gardening, which quite a few people in Davis do on a regular basis as well) don't have another common name, whereas weed (the kind you recreate with) does have another common name. —JabberWokky
2009-05-14 09:46:43 Meh. I personally tend to go by what the majority of people call it. The majority of people in Davis across the entire town almost certainly use the term marijuana more often than cannabis. I'd say weed and pot are probably up there in general usage too. I only pointed out the weed thing so you knew the history. —JabberWokky
2009-05-14 10:56:32 I think you can redirect... I've seen somebody do that somewhere. In reality, the ideal is to copy it over, as they will grow in parallel. I do understand the whole "but there's not much of a Woodland Wiki community yet" argument. I do know that you can't include (which I would REALLY like to do in some cases). —JabberWokky
2009-05-14 11:38:01 It's up to you and the other editors of Woodland Wiki. There are pros and cons to both, and different solutions are probably better in different cases. —JabberWokky
2009-05-14 12:45:17 I will unfortunately be in Rohnert Park all of Monday, but I should be free Wednesday of next week. Busy, busy times! —JohnDudek
2009-05-17 00:29:45 FFFF hey tard. I found you, mysteriously enough. >:3 —KBathory
2009-05-18 18:38:18 Your face. I was going to say your mom, but been there, done that. —KBathory
2009-05-20 02:27:40 Oh, what did it say? —KBathory
2009-05-21 16:42:43 It's a good question with no simple answer, so this reply is going to be vaguely philosophical. Each edit like that is a tough call, and whatever is done will displease somebody. Try to use common sense, and listen to their objections for their actual issue they have. The easiest way to is to find a good break point (usually a calendar year or a managerial changeover) and archive them from that point back with a link from the main entry. Another way is to read through them and be both aggressive and very careful on a case by case basis. There's no rule against removing and reworking comments, but there's a healthy community tendency to view it with suspicion. (Note that I'm talking about comments: reviews are yet another case). Keep in mind that if you're not compromising here and there, you're probably not giving other people the room for their strong convictions regarding how the wiki should be edited. If you're clearly fair and have sound reasons (and communicate them when asked), you can pretty much do anything that improves the wiki. After all, that's kind of the point of editing it. —JabberWokky
2009-05-21 19:30:42 why prune when you can just archive and start anew? —StevenDaubert
2009-05-30 09:02:24 Holy crap dude, that WAS creepy, and definitely not me. I suppose I should change all my messaging passwords, but I'd be able to tell if someone tried to log on somewhere else. And hey, it doesn't really matter anyway. If something like that happens again, let me know. Eeew. —KBathory
2009-05-30 23:40:02 Hello Mason,
Thank you for your suggestions. If it is not too much trouble for you, please go ahead and organize the comments for us. I am a Wiki "n00b" and please forgive me for not making it clear on who I was responding to. Thanks again! —Sagat
2009-06-09 16:05:06 I'm the little asian girl that goes to dragon. _ well, the one besides Gene. Try facebooking me if you have fbook. —Chibi
2009-07-16 16:04:05 Hey man. Remember that mod I made or crysis a while ago? I have vastly improved it since. Check it out. Nuke cannon and giant aliens. http://www.moddb.com/mods/loser —RealComputers
2009-07-22 23:49:07 I do throw work ur way sometimes; if theres a problem I cant fix. The way my mod is now, its actually more difficult than the normal game because I didnt just change the settings, I made the AI much more difficult and numerous. The main thing though is that I added the nuke cannon to one map, and by nuke cannon I mean nuke cannon. They included it in the editor but not in the game for some reason. —RealComputers
2009-07-22 23:50:04 I was at chipotle the other day and I noticed there was no sign at the shop. Whats up with that? —RealComputers
2009-08-14 04:05:36 Nice to see another Starcraft fan. I don't find many people playing Starcraft. —WengFF
2009-08-25 18:40:45 Wow, I hadn't heard about no lan support, that really sucks. —NickSchmalenberger
2009-09-22 16:54:13 Hey man so help closed down? just got too slow? What u doin now? —RealComputers
2009-09-25 08:51:05 There is a conversation going on at Cybershield/Talk. Please stop by to help clarify the situation. —CovertProfessor
2009-09-25 22:10:05 Best of luck with the new business. I've been on both ends of cash flow issues for small businesses (as an employee and as an owner), and it stinks. —JabberWokky
2009-10-03 23:28:43 RE: Your request for Events posting: The info I posted is all off a single-page flyer. I know it is a UCD class, held in a normal-size classroom. The instructor has graciously opened his class up to the public so we may hear from these artists too. For info on the artists, I recommend Googling them (that's what I did). Anything else? —SteveDavison
2009-11-30 19:18:08 Haha, that's too bad. I made a trebuchet with some of my friends in eighth grade, just a random idea at lunch one day... turned into a PVC masterpiece that managed to huck a couple pieces of fruit. —JamesM
2010-06-05 22:27:19 Just in case you think I put that in there: http://daviswiki.org/Verizon_Wireless_EVO2_Store?action=diff&version2=22&version1=21 He did that to himself. —ARWENNHOLD
2010-07-13 23:59:14 I'm not saying you can't or shouldn't move the shuttle comments, but I think the reason they are there is that transportation is discussed on the page. In particular, the page claims that Super Shuttle stops in Sac after Davis but before airport, and some of the comments support or deny that claim. —CovertProfessor
2010-07-14 06:46:32 If you're sure nobody'll mind, just make the edit (move the comments). If it's controversial, kick up a talk page about it (click the Talk icon). Sometimes I'll do it before, sometimes after, depending on how controversial it is. And by "controversial", it might simply be something like "I'm not sure what this is saying; anybody know for sure?". Talk pages are a way to voice uncertainty and get other people's input about a specific entry. Sometimes they are useful when you have a conflict of interest to state your reasons for an edit you made so that people don't just assume some other reason.
Each edit is always a judgement call, with each editor figuring out what they think is best. If somebody points out an observation you hadn't thought of (like CP's comment above that "some of the comments support or deny that claim"), think how to take those points into account. You might edit the main entry to integrate the points from those comments, but the bulk of the comments belong elsewhere, so you move them. Most active editors voice specific objections, so that helps a good deal.
The only time there's real arguments on the wiki is when somebody's motivation isn't specific, often "I want it my way" to promote themselves or their business, or perpetual discussion about the more philosophical wiki topics (the hot one recently is if people should use their real names). Other than that, everybody is pretty united in the goal of improving the wiki: if you see something you can make better, just do it. —JabberWokky
2010-07-19 08:39:54 It also explains why small companies with employees who bond socially and have reasonable latitude (where a day off to see a kid's play is a common and accepted request) and pride in their work do better than those that don't. It satisfies all those requirements. And they are reasonable requirements — they are basically "people who feel like they are accomplishing something want to move forward". There are some neat studies that he doesn't mention that tie in. For instance, satisfaction in positions where you never see the result of your work (processing medical papers) is highly dissatisfying. If you see the end result - positive or negative, you have much higher satisfaction levels. I'd bet (but have not heard of a study that shows) the highest satisfaction is when you see the result and your improvement. Which ties back into the Mastery aspect he's talking about. —JabberWokky
2010-08-07 17:43:15 Unless your Mr. Burns —StevenDaubert
2010-08-07 20:03:21 No worries, I just thought the context might be helpful. When I saw yours and SD's edits, I thought, wait, didn't that used to be on the page already? So I looked at the history, and there it was. —CovertProfessor
P.S. I re-worked it a bit — see what you think. —cp
That reads much more smoothly now, thanks. I've had just under 5 hours of sleep in the last 36 hours or so :( —MM
Time for some sleep! —cp
I've still got at least another half hour at work, then time for food then time for sleep! —MM
Hang in there! —cp
2010-08-11 10:21:21 I guess it just was much friendlier than what I wanted to say. Yep, I was at Drom's last Friday, but there were a lot of people thanks to the Krosan Grip. —hankim
So glad I looked at your page. I just watched the RSA video link and now have some more interesting things to view for a bit. Thanks for sharing!— Wes
Yeah, the Triple Play package with Comcast Xfinity requires a two year commitment, that's the downside. If you canceled the next month they would probably want the I-Pod back. Not sure. I posted the pricing because a lot of people get a lot of different discounts for various reasons and people will try to call and get the "deal" thinking it is the regular price, when it is not. I just wanted to inform people about the actual cost for recurring and new members to clarify. I myself was paying 39.99/mo. for the fast Internet at the time (16 mbs) but that was because of a problem they had with my account last year and I planned on genuinely canceling until they offered the deal. Now it is back up to 89.99/ mo. That's the other reason I posted the pricing. Some get different prices and the cost will change with Comcast claiming it is their "set rate" for non-new customers and the amount varies. So, in a way, it helps to keep them in check also according to their posted pricing on the net compared to some idiot verbal pricing over the phone.— Wes-P
2010-09-01 12:00:03 re: http://daviswiki.org/Events_Board (1) How does one CORRECT an event entry? I tried to align an image toward the right, and obviously erred. (17 October, Arb discussion, top image)
(2) I added a similar event for November 21, but it didn't show up. The calendar says it's for 3 months, so that should now be Sept-Oct-Nov; right?
(3) How do I link to a particular date in the Events Calendar from another page?
Any suggestions or help will be appreciated. —LoisRichter
2010-09-08 16:03:56 Sorry to have to disagree a second time (this time on AshleyMatson's page), but again, I think we are disagreeing about what "clutter" on the Recent Changes amounts to. To me, clutter is when people make mistake, mistake, mistake — things they would have caught if they previewed — not making small changes one at a time, which can actually make it *easier* for other editors to follow. I also had to correct someone who is making productive edits — we seem very short handed these days. To tell someone who is being productive that they are cluttering seems a bit harsh. I realize you tried to soften it, but I still think it comes across harsh. Yes, tell people about clutter who need to be told, but I think we should save that for the more egregious cases. —CovertProfessor
2010-09-28 19:46:24 Mason—fyi I corrected the spelling on your ThetaXI/Talk post. Hope you don't mind. —Users/PeterBoulay
2010-10-01 22:50:12 THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT CANNOT BE JOKED ABOUT!!!!!! —WilliamLewis
2010-10-19 16:08:56 Careful! That sounds like legal advice... you wouldn't want to do time behind bars! My advice to you (is it legal? is it lay? I JUST DON'T KNOW ANYMORE!) is to add a disclaimer there so he won't think you're pretending to be a lawyer and sue you. —TomGarberson
2011-02-20 10:37:12 Hey man your listing on the computer repair page free section is kind of insulting (to you). If I were you I'd just take it down completely if thats what the wiki is going to write about you. —RealComputers
2011-04-24 15:49:13 Thanks for the info man, would "yes on fountain drinks" be considered advertisement? I'm not trynna get kicked out of the Wiki for advertising. —NikhilDahal
2011-04-24 18:09:06 Thanks once again man, I have been following the Davis Wiki since last year, but only recently joined. And I have read a lot of "Wiki drama" and from the way I saw it, it started from something dumb. Haha that is why I am trying to "play it safe". —NikhilDahal
2011-04-27 15:45:38 LOL at being cheaper than Geek Squad. They charge a few hundred dollars to connect your PS3 to your television. —hankim
2011-04-27 15:50:56 Does Hellgate London even still have servers up and running? I thought they took them all down like a year after the game came out. —TomGarberson
2011-04-27 17:03:09 I e-mailed you re: hellgate :) —TomGarberson
2011-04-27 18:57:25 This is very exciting news!!!!! —CovertProfessor
2011-04-28 07:53:16 Hi Mason, so would I be able to leave the image of the bear meditating holding the laptop on the computer repair page, as long as I didn't compare prices to Geek Squad? Thanks! —michaelgrippi
2011-05-01 13:46:35 Lawson is so OG in the game of Davis it's ridiculous
and he's a straight shooter
very jaded, but a straight shooter —StevenDaubert
2011-09-11 23:07:30 I deleted that comment because it was my own comment.. And I now realized that my comment that i deleted was to a to a 'make a wiki bash a business' person, so I know I'd never get a reply. So no point for having my comment up. —ndah100
2011-11-07 10:42:35 I think the specific course of actions the protesters want to see is a vast awakening of the majority of the populace as they cast off the system that burdens them while affecting change on a local level. But if you have to ask... —StevenDaubert
2011-11-18 23:10:23 So basically, every demonstration has to conform to what the government bureaucracy dictates or risk being violently attacked by heavily armored men whose job (supposedly) is to keep the peace? I'm sorry that you feel that some minor violations of regulations proclaimed by unelected bureaucratic fiat justify violence against the violators. —WilliamLewis
2012-01-08 12:46:15 Don't worry about me or my screen name. I am who I am. Don't antagonize me nerd. —PublicEnemyNumberOne