Monthly Archives: January 2009

Kids and the Death Knight Starting Area

My kids have been playing around with Death Knights lately.  They love seeing the Naxx bosses before they were famous.  :)  “Look – it’s Heigan the dance guy!  It’s Noth!”  Mind you, if my kids grow up to be serial … Continue reading

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Twitter Recommendations

I haven’t used Twitter at all.  This blog is about it for my social networking tools.  Kevin Kelly is trying to find out what skillful Twiter writers are like.  I may check out some of these recommendations and see if … Continue reading

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The Edge of Reason

I read Melinda Snodgrass’ Edge of Reason last night.   It was a good book, not a great one.  This is a book where I will remember the ideas far longer than I will remember the characters.  Edge of Reason is … Continue reading

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Update Notifier

I’ve been wondering about a n extension such as this one: Update Notifier installs updated Firefox addons automatically. It’s a mild irritant to have to click through when version 2,01c of an addon is updated, so I’ll be glad to … Continue reading

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TagScanner Renames and Tags Your Digital Music

I’ve found TagScanner really useful for tagging and renaming my mp3s. It seems that everyone and every application has different standards for naming mp3s. This way I can have them all conform to one standard which makes them much easier … Continue reading

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Naxxramas Strategy

Too Many Alts has a fine writeup of Naxxramas Strategies. The part I really appreciate is that he talks about trash mobs. Most of the guides I’ve seen assume that trash is trivial, which is not always the case.

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A Messy UI

I have a mod that takes screenshots whenever I kill a boss, ding, or complete and achievement.  The annoying thing is that I can’t use 99.9% of these screenshots as you can’t see anything but the UI.  I play on … Continue reading

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Eggnog Recipe

I played around with various eggnog recipes this holiday season. The best one I found was Voices from the Adamsclan – A Family Secret Revealed…. The Cooks Illustrated one was far too custardy, others were too spicy or milky. This … Continue reading

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Raiding as Ret

I raided as Ret for Friday’s run.  It was fun to do a ton of DPS.  The amusing thing for me was that I had one piece of instance loot – the rest was quest rewards, craftable stuff, or rep … Continue reading

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TellMeWhen

Tank Like A Girl discusses TellMeWhen for keeping track of self-buffs. This might be handy for making sure that I don’t forget to keep commanding/battle shout up at all times on my warrior. NeedtoKnow looks good too, but I’m not … Continue reading

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NFB Makes Films Free Online

NFB Makes Films Free Online looks like yet another source for some niche films. I know my parents would probably be interested in the Bill Mason canoeing videos.

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ProCom Unvented Propane Heater

If we were staying in our current home for much longer, I would seriously consider getting a ProCom Unvented Propane Heater. We’re hoping to move out in another year and a half, so I don’t think the expense is justified. … Continue reading

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Safe storage for your digital data

The ioSafe Solo looks like a good solution for Safe storage for your digital data. I use offsite backups at work, but the offsite isn’t that far away, so if there were a larger scale problem we would still find … Continue reading

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Higher Learning – Achievement

Jaimie is taking advantage of the world server is going up and down to get the Higher Learning – Achievement . Every time the server comes back up, there’s a new book spawned. Always look on the bright side of … Continue reading

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Flowchart Decides Which Chart Style is Best for Your Data

I’m sometimes asked to chart stuff at work and most of the time I have no idea what kind of chart to use. This looks like a handy way to decide (or at least get started on the right track: … Continue reading

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Why Raid?

It seems that loot drama is inevitable.  Raid leading is a stressful thing (and the pay sucks).  It seems to me that a decent raid leader, like a decent manager, is a jerk (the great ones are not, but that’s … Continue reading

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Making a Maker: Ultimate Starter Tool Set

This post on Making a Maker: Ultimate Starter Tool Set struck me as a good idea for a gift for the kids. I wonder if I would be more inclined to make stuff if I set up a decent workspace … Continue reading

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Damage taken

Gevlon talks about Damage taken in a raid situation. Checking up on this is something I need to get better at as a raid leader. The Expiration addon used to be handy for a quick report. Recount does the job … Continue reading

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Your Genetic Journey – The Genographic Project

I just finished watching Spencer Wells’ talk on building a family tree for all humanity. I check out the web site, Your Genetic Journey – The Genographic Project, and this seems to me to be a great gift for someone … Continue reading

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Dancing with Heigan

We ran Naxx last night and I had a blast.  My favorite bit was the Heigan fight.  We didn’t come anywhere close to downing Heigan (our best attempt was around 69%) but I enjoyed myself immensely.  Part of my enjoyment … Continue reading

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