Monthly Archives: September 2008

Fix your UI in advance!

Siha of Banana Shoulders has a good suggestion for how to Fix your UI in advance! I probably won’t take her advice – I find that addons change so much on those big patch days that you end up reconfiguring … Continue reading

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Daily Maintenance

Most evenings when I get home, I do a daily maintenance routine in Warcraft.  First I log onto my bank alt, see what’s sold, and scan the auction house for bargains.  If I’m lucky I’ll have passed another goalpost money-wise.  … Continue reading

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Spore

I bought Spore when it came out.  I’ve played it but it was rather dull.  My five year old plays it a a lot because he likes to make new critters.  The DRM is very obnoxious.  It’s really annoying – … Continue reading

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Cook’s Illustrated

Reading this post by The Ferrett a few months back convinced me to subscribe to the online version of Cook’s Illustrated.   I have been consistently impressed with the results from their recipes.  When Cook’s Illustrated says that something will taste … Continue reading

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Space colonization MMO

Massively has a post asking Can a space colonization MMO work? I really hope that a space colonization MMO comes along soon. It would make a nice change from the fanatasy fare that’s out there now. I know that EVE … Continue reading

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Zero sum gold

Gevlon of Greedy Goblin discusses loot distribution.  This time of transition as we move into the new expansion is a great time for thinking about this kind of thing.  As always, Gevlon manages to come up with an original take … Continue reading

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Power Word: Totem: Stages of my WoW career

Power Word: Totem’s Stages of my WoW career amused me because it’s so true. Fortunately I’ve been able to write off a couple of my Epic Fail Self Esteem Plummet Stages as “It was all new and I didn’t know … Continue reading

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Protection Warrior 3.0 Overview

Ciderhelm at TankSpot gives us something to look forward to in his Protection Warrior 3.0 Overview. After seeing what happened to hunter talents in the latest Beta build, I’m not taking anything as gospel. That being said, I did make … Continue reading

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Cool Timer

Lifehacker’s Featured Windows Download: Cool Timer looks as though it might be what I’ve been looking for in a computer timer. I’ll have to give it a whirl.

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Bird Blogs

Both my parents are birdwatchers, so it might be worth pointing them to I and the Bird #84, A Beginner’s Guide to Bird Blogs. It looks like there’s a lot of good bird stuff out there. (via Polymeme)

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Teaching Kids to Roleplay is Only Natural

Geekdad has a post on how Teaching Kids to Roleplay is Only Natural. I haven’t had much luck playing games with my kids. Either the games are too simple and I get bored or the the games are too complex … Continue reading

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Why QQ is a Good Thing

I hate reading the official forums.   Read the forums for pretty much any class/spec you play and you’ll come away despondent at how underpowered you are.  With Wrath coming out and a lot of things changing, there’s also a lot … Continue reading

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Are healers responsible and dps just having fun?

LarĂ­sa of The Pink Pigtail Inn has a post up: Are healers responsible and dps just having fun? The followup comments are great – be sure to read Saresa and Gevlon‘s posts on the subject. Ulv’s ranking of the different … Continue reading

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Storm from the Shadows-OOPSIE

One of Baen’s most popular authors accidentally uploaded a draft of version of his entire forthcoming novel to a promotional site. Storm from the Shadows-OOPSIE . I love the way Baen is handling this. So many companies would track down … Continue reading

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Underground House Book

Underground House Book might be worth checking out. I doubt I could get it built for $50 or even $500 as my handyman skills are lacking. From a quick look, the author seems to be a bit of a survivalist … Continue reading

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Cenarion Expedition Rep

Reading Can Tank, Will Travel’s  Brewfest Fun & Cenarion Expedition post reminded me that I should be starting to turn in plant parts on my druid.  I’ve already done one of the Hellfire quests but my plan from here on … Continue reading

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WoW Zone Design

I really hope that for Wrath the person or team that designed Netherstorm’s quests designs all the zones in Northrend.  Those who designed Blade’s Edge should be assigned to answering the phones.  Netherstorm has beautiful quest hubs and progression – … Continue reading

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Bejeweled addon

PopCap Games’ Bejeweled addon is something I’m really looking forward to. Mind you, I don’t know if I need any further distractions in game.

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Rimfall, Finger Pokes, and Angry Letters

Strange Horizons has an insightful article about Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series. I find that Discworld is my ideal comfort reading. There’s enough depth there to give me things to reflect upon, but it’s presented in such a way that even … Continue reading

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Zombie Pirates in Love

Tom Smith has once again come up with a terrific song for Talk Like a Pirate Day.   This time it’s Zombie Pirates in Love!

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