Monthly Archives: March 2009

Why aren’t you (really) good at graphic design?

This looks great: Seth’s Blog: Why aren’t you (really) good at graphic design?. I often have to do minor throwaway kinds of design and it would be good to do so aesthetically.

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Jimmy the Mage

This seemed appropriate today. Time to start downloading that EQ client.

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How Not to Write A MMO Quest

This article on quest design: How Not to Write A MMO Quest was a fun read. It’s interesting to see all the ways that even experienced quest designers can go wrong. I wonder if there’s a way for quest designers … Continue reading

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Studying Statistics

I would like to learn more about statistics.  I took a Statistics course of two at university, but I came out of there knowing less about statistics than I did when I went in.  Here’s a list of internet resources: … Continue reading

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HOWTO: Multi-Line Labels in Arcview 3.x

A client asked me to provide him with a map that has multi-line labels.  Here’s a picture of what he wants. Unfortunately, Arcview 3.x doesn’t natively offer labels that span multiple lines.  Here are the solutions I’ve come up with … Continue reading

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BOX4BLOX

BOX4BLOX is a tool for organizing Legos. I am very tempted to get one of these to sort out our kids’ Lego collection.

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Cat Gearing

One of these days I may get around to leveling my druid to 80.  When I get there, WoWInsider has a very thorough guide to Gearing your Cat Druid (part one and part two).  My one caveat would be that … Continue reading

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Academic Earth – Video lectures from the world’s top scholars

Lifehacker highlighted Academic Earth – Video lectures from the world’s top scholars. It looks interesting, but the site was running very slowly when I looked at it. I find these kinds of sites interesting because I learn more when there … Continue reading

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What to do about WoW?

Almost since the start of Wrath, we’ve been losing raiders. I don’t want to personally recruit people – if I have to start doing that, WoW switches from fun to a job. I enjoy puttering around in WoW on mostly … Continue reading

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March Sadness

Doofy the Paladin is suffering from March Sadness. Progress has ground to a halt as their roster of raiders has disappeared. We’re in much the same situation with our guild alliance. Historically we’ve run 2-3 nights per week, but we’ve … Continue reading

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The Loremaster – Achievement

Jaimie finished The Loremaster – Achievement today. She’s nuts.

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Pasqualle Dances Again

Pasqualle had her second dance performance tonight. It went well and she had fun.

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60+ Great How To Sites and Resources

A while back, Mashable highlighted 60+ Great How To Sites and Resources. It always amazes me just how much information is out there. Admittedly some of it is more than a little strange, but in many ways that’s the wonderful … Continue reading

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Mount farming for fun and… well, fun

If you’re short a couple mounts for the achievement, Big Bear Butt Blogger has a suggestion in Mount farming for fun and… well, fun. Jaimie and I did this last week and it worked pretty well even with my fury … Continue reading

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How To Get a 2 Year Old To Wake Up When You Want

Daily Cup of Tech had a really good idea for How To Get a 2 Year Old To Wake Up When You Want. The same basic plan but with a coffee pot instead of a lamp can be used for … Continue reading

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Protecting Your Allies

Eye for an Eye has a list of tools retribution paladins can use for Protecting Your Allies. Most of these are the standard Protection abilities that I keep forgetting to use as Retribution. About the only one I remember is … Continue reading

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New WoW UI Blog

Matt from World of Matticus is thinking about the Birth of a new blog: Part 1 – Foundations. I’m curious to see what he comes up with. I know that my UI is pretty ugly and cluttered and I’d love … Continue reading

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Bad Time to be a Miner?

Prices on Saronite bars have dropped a lot on my server, to the point where I’ve been buying them off the Auction House and vendoring them for a profit. I really hope none of the people selling them are trying … Continue reading

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Alec wrestling a pig

YouTube – Alec wrestling a pig.

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Pasqualle’s First Dance Performance

I managed to record Callie’s first dance performance. Next time I’ll try to get closer.

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