Monthly Archives: August 2004

Bloglines and Multizilla

Bloglines can stop working properly (clicking on news sites does nothing) if you use Multizilla. Fixes are given here and here. Basically exit mozilla (inlcuding quickstart), add the line user_pref(“docshell.frameloadcheck.disabled”, true); to PREFS.JS, and restart mozilla.

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rapunsel.org

Rapunsel looks like it might be interesting for Callie in a few years. We’ll see what things look like then. I figure alittle background wouldn’t hurt the kids. Toontalk is another alternative.

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Shaving Matters

Shaving Matters has a discussion on shaving. I may well try the olive oil soap idea. Seems worth a shot.

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Read and Pass: August 2004

Read and Pass: August 2004 has a bunch of manifestos up on their site. Looks like there should be some interesting reading there. Now I just need to actually read them.

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RPGs I’d like to get

I’d really like to start up a collection of various RPG systems. Right now, the ones that really appeal (apart from D&D and Arcana Unearthed) are: The new World of Darkness mostly just to read – I don’t think I … Continue reading

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Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter

Home Work: Handbuilt Shelter is a photo book featuring green building and sustainable alternative architecture using natural building materials. This might be interesting for when Jaimie and I get around to building our own home. Mind you we’ll likely go … Continue reading

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Picks of Gen Con 2004

Sounds like Monte Cook found some interesting stuff at GenCon. Now I have bunch more items I’d like to spend money on.

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Minatures

Magnicent Egos Iron Wind Metals

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H?kan Ackeg?rd’s Gallery :: Items

H?kan Ackeg?rd’s Gallery :: Items has some nice item pictures.

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Shareaza.com

DRM really annoys me. I have to look for sites like Shareaza to find a cracked copy that I can actually use. Sigh.

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Free games:

I should check out this and related sites. This way I can recapture my lost youth – or maybe just find some old games that might be worth trying agin. I really should look for a copy of Railroad Tycoon, … Continue reading

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Does your spouse/significant other game with you?

Does your spouse/significant other game with you? My wife has known gamers since high school at least. For some reason, they didn’t let her play in their games. I finally started up a game this summer with a couple who … Continue reading

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D&D Movies Which Should Never Be Made

I found the thread on D&D Movies Which Should Never Be Made amusing. (The original is on rpg.net). My favorites: Sense Motive and Sensibility The Dirty D12 Phantom Fungus of the Opera The Texas Chain Lightning Massacre Night of The … Continue reading

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Explosive sink and toilet plunger is a gift from the gods

Reading the description of the Explosive sink and toilet plunger makes me think that it might be useful at my place. The trouble is that I already did my Home Depot splurging last weekend.

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Encounter Level / Challenge Rating / Party Strength

Encounter Level / Challenge Rating / Party Strength Here’s an approach to encounter levels that Justin would love. (Number crunching makes him happy.) p = CR {if CR < =2} or 2^(CR/2) {if CR > 2} EL = SIGMA(p) {if … Continue reading

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Download details: eMbedded Visual Tools 3.0 – 2002 Edition

I know that sometime in the not too distant future, I will be asked/required to develop an app for Tone Ag’s iPAQ. These might be useful tools. eMbedded Visual Tools 3.0 – 2002 Edition Microsoft SQL Server: SQL Server CE … Continue reading

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Thirty-eight dishonest tricks

This list of thirty-eight dishonest tricks which are commonly used in argument, with the methods of overcoming them looks fascinating. I find it hard to evaluate arguments on the fly. Even when dealing with written arguments I really have to … Continue reading

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Atari Announces Neverwinter Nights 2

Atari Announces Neverwinter Nights 2 so I can expect never to see my wife again. I was all excited about getting Neverwinter when it first came out, but as my home computer is rather slow, I never even made it … Continue reading

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We the Media

Yet another book that I really should read. I’m finding it hard to read even a couple of books a week these days. Some weeks I hardly read one. That may sound like a lot, but I’m more used to … Continue reading

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