Monthly Archives: July 2008

Note Taking Tools

I would love to take more notes than I do.  In essence, that’s what this blog is all about – notes to myself about things I find interesting.  I write these posts so that a year from now when I’m … Continue reading

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Karazhan Cat Druid Gear

I don’t know if my druid will hit level 70 before Wrath comes out, let alone run Karazhan, but if I do run Karazhan, ThinkTank has The Cat From-Karazhan gear guide for me to consult.

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Ideas for new content beyond WotLK

Big Bear Butt Blogger has a very intersting post on his ideas for new content beyond WotLK. This appeals a lot to me. I would love it if there were a reason to revisit some of the older dungeons. Before … Continue reading

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Basic guide to Affliction DPS

Basic guide to Affliction DPS is a good guide both to reading WoW Web Stats as an affliction warlock and to how to DPS effectively in a raid as an affliction warlock. My affliction warlock is leveling with Jaimie’s shadow … Continue reading

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The Grind

Clive Thompson recently posted Back to the Grind in WoW — and Loving Every Tedious Minute in which he discusses World of Warcraft and grinding.  (Found via WoWInsider) I’d define grinding as killing a given group of mobs over and … Continue reading

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Why Do I Exercise?

I’ve been doing some form of regular exercise since my early teens.  Sometimes it’s been very regular and structured, sometimes it’s been very minimal.  Why do I do it? I don’t do it to be visibly physically fit.  Pick any … Continue reading

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Games and the Kids

Tor recently had a review of Microlite d20.  It looks like it could be fun.  I think the kids are old enough that they might enjoy a tabletop RPG, but I shudder at the thought of doing all the bookkeeping … Continue reading

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Wrath Beta Thoughts

I didn’t opt in for the beta of Wrath of the Lich King.  The biggest reason for that is that I don’t want to have all my stuff disappear at the end of the beta.  I don’t know if I … Continue reading

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Tracking Transfers

It’s driving me nuts – I saw a website that would let you track World of Warcraft transfers/name changes. Basically it looked for characters with similar gear/talents/names that disappeared on one server and popped up on another. I cannot track … Continue reading

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Overview of Healing Classes

Matticus provides a nice overview of the strengths and weaknesses of each of WoW’s healing classes in Assigning Healing Strategy – Part 1: Recognizing Class Strengths. This is important for for heal leads and for raid leads. I’ve raid healed … Continue reading

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Community Raids

Life of a Nin had a post On Raiders and raiding which discusses summer slumps in raiding and lack of progress.  He mentions the idea of a large scale raiding alliance as a possible solution.  You stay in your guild, … Continue reading

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Threat Mechanics

Lume the Mad has a good guide to Threat Mechanics. Having at least a basic understanding of threat is vital for group play in World of Warcraft.

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WordPress 2.6 Broke My Bookmarklet

WordPress 2.6 broke the bookmarklet that I use for putting up short posts. I click the Press This bookmarklet and nothing happens. It’s a little awkward to have to go to Login/Write and paste in the URL when all I … Continue reading

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A year with our Static Group

Just over a year ago (roughly June 30, 2007), Justin, Faith, Dave, Jaimie, and I rolled up toons on the Quel’dorei server to play together.  Jamie and had had our raiding guild on Andorhal fall apart and we were looking … Continue reading

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The Best Tech Tools and Fitness Plans to Get in Shape

Lifehacker has a post on The Best Tech Tools and Fitness Plans to Get in Shape. I’m particularly intrigued by shovelgloving. I think that it may be time for me to vary the weights part of my exercises and it … Continue reading

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MMO Addiction

I was working late and played Brad Paisley’s "I’m gonna miss her."  It made me laugh and I told Jaimie about it.  There are people who act as if MMO players spending too much time on an activity deemed to … Continue reading

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The List to Beat All Lists

The List to Beat All Lists: Top 20 Productivity Lists to Rock Your Tasks is a very large list of productivity tips. I think I’ll follow the author’s advice and read through these a few at a time.

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Heather Dale and the Value of Free

Many years ago, mp3.com was a fine place to fine free legal music. Bouncing around at random, I picked up a track called Kingsword by Heather Dale. I played it a couple of times and liked it. Jaimie liked it … Continue reading

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Gruul Down!

Our guild alliance went into Gruul’s lair last night for the first time and cleared the whole thing. It was a very impressive performance. High King Maulgar took us three tries (plus one premature pull). Gruul himself only took us … Continue reading

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Blackrock Spire Memories

I recently ran Blackrock Spire with some 55ish people from our guild alliance. We ran Upper Blackrock Spire, then Lower Blackrock Spire. It was fun to see the old place again. I have a lot of memories of running it … Continue reading

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