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Old 04-15-2009, 11:36 PM   #1
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Hey everyone!

Well, let me first say it's great to find a community of people who appreciate rum. Most of my friends are either beer connaisours, or whisky pounders, and I don't know a single one that even knows you can drink rum without Coke.

A little about me: I'm a computer security specialist that currently manages a gas station... IT job market stinks... and I don't play the political games most require in today's economy. I collect video games, nearly over 400 now. I also write music, though you'll likely never see me play at Wembley or anything. I write, do CG art, and a ton of other things.

I also dream of finding the perfect rum, or making my own if I can't find one I would consider perfect.

Most of my experience is with liquor store fare rums. Captain, Captain 100, Captain Private Stock, Captain Tattoo, Malibu (various flavors), Sailor Jerry, Bacardi Select is my current experience. (Don't believe the label.. it's neither smooth, nor rich!)

So far Tattoo is my favorite in terms of flavor, but the best experience has been with the Private Stock. I tried a few of their flavored and clear varieties and found them just about as awful as the Malibu stuff. I want to get into the non-commercial good rums but really don't know where to find them or what to look for. If you have any pointers, I'd love to hear em!
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Old 04-19-2009, 02:55 PM   #2
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Old 04-19-2009, 03:47 PM   #3
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Welcome. You certainly have an interesting portfolio! I've been known to do some CG art in the past, do you have your works up somewhere by any chance? I would be interested in seeing them.

For pointers for good rum, you can check out my reviews at Refined Vices and RumDood's rum reviews or the many threads here at the Ministry of Rum.
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Old 04-19-2009, 06:59 PM   #4
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Old 04-20-2009, 01:49 AM   #5
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Welcome to the for-rum Kittani!! You rock!
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Old 04-20-2009, 08:10 AM   #6
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Welcome Kitani, no worries about managing a gas station, my family runs one and there are worse things (corporate world) than that for a job. Its always good to have a computer guy around, very useful. As for the rums, sounds like you're off to a good start. The counts site refined vices has great rum reviews, and as for picking up on quality...you'll here a bunch said here about different rums. Just make mental tabs on which ones to try and which to avoid. As for picking them up stop off in different hole in the wall liquor stores and there is always online shopping, some sites offer free shipping.

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Old 04-27-2009, 02:03 AM   #7
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Welcome Kittani,

Too bad you can't work right now in your field, but IT goes hot and cold in circles, currently I guess it is freezing cold.

I've been in Colorado quite a few times, for mountain biking (Boulder, Grand Junction, Durango) and I really loved it.

You happen to have a very nice liquor store in Argonaut on Colfax. Pretty good selection at very good prices. I would suggest Zacapa 23, Zaya 12 or Pampero Aniversario.
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Old 04-29-2009, 08:12 PM   #8
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Thanks, hehe. I'll check those out.

As for my art... I have a basic website I designed and populated with some of my art at www.lucidreality.50webs.com let me know what you think.

As to Colorado's IT market, it's not that it's freezing cold. I'm just somewhere in the middle. I can't take a pay cut to do the entry level jobs but am just a tad under-certified to do the real quality jobs. The rock and a hard place so-to-speak. I'd need to hit 50k to make it worth my while to change careers, and it's difficult to hit that mark with only a Bachelor's Degree in Information Security. Apparently memorizing answers for a cert exam is more qualified than hands-on training nowdays.

Oh... I discovered something the other day. I had a bottle of Captain Morgan Private Stock that I left half finsihed for almost a year at my sister's house along with a fresh unopened bottle of Tattoo. The P.S. mellowed while still remaining it's alcohol content with the synthetic cork, but I decided to mix it 50/50 with the tattoo and was VERY impressed. I'll call it "Tattoo in a Private Place" It takes enough of the syrupy sweetness off the Tattoo and cuts the alcohol "gag" from the Private Stock's naturally sharp flavor. I mostly do shots, so this one is definately being added to my repertoire along with the "Rocky Carribean" I made last month. (Rock Star Punched energy to Baccardi's regular clear rum... 5/1 mix with a dash of coconut and banana rum for undertones.)

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Old 05-12-2009, 11:35 PM   #10
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Hi Kittani,

Took a look at the link, and got me some nice desktop backgrounds.

Just wondering, you have education in computer security, but your real interest seems to be game programming. Ever considered working in the field?
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