Monthly Archives: August 2008

Books Online

EduChoices lists 25 Places to Read Free Books Online.  With only 25 places listed it’s not surprising that they missed some that I look at frequently.  One big one that was missed is the Baen Free Library.  Another is Cory … Continue reading

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Custom Google 404 Page

Google 404 Pages Help Your Web Visitors Find the Right Page looks like something I should implement. Now to see if I actually do…

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Housekeeping

I constantly struggle with trying to keep our house clean.  I have managed to form a few good cleaning habits, but there is a long, long way to go.  The key that I seem to be missing is doing a … Continue reading

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Free Alternatives to WoW Guides

There are a lot of WoW guides out there that will show you how to level quickly or how to make a pile of gold playing World of Warcraft.  Most of them will cost you $20-30.  I haven’t looked at … Continue reading

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Why Endgame is Fun

In my post on alts, I wrote that endgame is the end of fun.  This isn’t quite true.  As I level through the game, my focus is on leveling as quickly as I can.  Each ding gives me a thrill … Continue reading

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Incentive and Social Networks

I was reading an article on how an economics experiment managed to get worked to pick a lot more strawberries.  The line that struck me was: Again, workers prioritized money over social ties, abandoning groups of friends to ally themselves … Continue reading

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Podcast Thoughts

There are a ton of podcasts out there.  They are informative, fun, and cover a lot of good topics.  I don’t listen to them. The reason I don’t listen to them is simply that I have trouble with auditory learning.  … Continue reading

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Why So Many Alts?

I had a guildie ask me over the weekend what I’m planning to do with my druid in the endgame.  My response was "Nothing."  I may do a couple of Karazhan runs with my alts if they get to 70 … Continue reading

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Warcraft Faction Quote

At 70, you can choose from one of three factions: Raider, PVP, and Casual. You then blame the other two factions for ‘ruining the game.’" From The World Behind the World of Warcraft

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Subnotebook as an Ebook Reader

While shopping for school supplies for the kids I noticed a subnotebook that looked as though it would function well as an ebook reader.  The price is comparable to that of an Amazon Kindle or a PDA and it looks … Continue reading

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Turn an Ubuntu/Debian System Into an IMAP Mail Server

Turn an Ubuntu/Debian System Into an IMAP Mail Server looks like a project I’ve considered.  The last time I looked into this it proved to be too much of a hassle.  Maybe the tech’s advanced enough for me to handle … Continue reading

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Jane Austen’s World

World History Blog links to Jane Austen’s World.  This blog brings Jane Austen, her novels, and the Regency Period alive through food, dress, social customs, and other 19th C. historical details. I know that Jaimie likes to reread the occasional … Continue reading

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Free Realms Preview

Massively linked to a video preview of Free Realms.  It looks to have more to do and see than Club Penguin.  I hope that there’s enough of a game there to make things interesting.  If the system requirements are fairly … Continue reading

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Medium Difficulty Heroics

Tank Like a Girl continues their overview with Heroics order, part II: medium to tough.  I really like the detailed look at heroic instances including how tough they are and what the nasty parts are.  I had originally planned to … Continue reading

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Potion Sickness

For a while there was a potion sickness effect in the beta of Wrath of the Lich King that kept people from consuming more than one potion per fight.  I really hope this mechanic makes it into the actual game.  … Continue reading

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D&D Tiny Adventures

Dungeons & Dragons Tiny Adventures looks like it might be fun. One of these days I want to get the new D&D 4 books, but it won’t be soon. (via Tor.com)

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Phone a friend in exams

I love the idea of drawing on external resources in exams.  It seems to me that the way that most exams are currently done is silly.  I find it encouraging that some schools are trying new examination ideas.

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Weight Watchers RPG

Clive Thompson has a post up on Wired that discusses Weight Watchers as an RPG.  It’s really not much of a stretch.  As with an RPG, you roll a virtual character, manage your inventory and resources, and try to achieve … Continue reading

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Value

In the interview How to Live the simple life, Tim Kasser recounts the following story.  There is a story about a man who approached Gandhi and said that he’d been thinking about living a simpler life, but he didn’t feel … Continue reading

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My Ideal WoW Party

On one of the blogs I read someone posed the question "What would your ideal WoW party consist of?"  Here’s my answer as of late in Burning Crusade World of Warcraft. I am assuming you are forming up a group … Continue reading

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