Monthly Archives: October 2009

Converting Audio for DSi – Doesn’t Work

EDIT: Doesn’t work.  Oxelon says that it converts the files to AAC, but the files cannot be read by the DSI.  Looks as though I’ll have to fight with iTunes after all. We bought Nintendo DSis for the kids for … Continue reading

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Build a XBMC Media Center On the Cheap

EDIT: This is for media playback, not media recording.  If you want a DVR check out MythTV. I think I may do a project such as this one in February: Build a Silent, Standalone XBMC Media Center On the Cheap … Continue reading

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theglen: 1525 things Mr. Welch can no longer do during an RPG

I love this list of 1525 things Mr. Welch can no longer do during an RPG.  Back in 2005, it was only 250 things so I’m glad to see the list has expanded. You’ll enjoy these more if you’re at … Continue reading

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Picasa Faces

I’ve been having fun playing with the face tagging feature in the latest version of Picasa. I don’t find a lot of entertainment in staring at my own face, but it’s fun to see both how little and how much … Continue reading

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The Zombiepocalypse, One Year On

Achtung Panzercow gives his take on The Zombiepocalypse, One Year On. After a year’s reprieve I can see that there were definitely positive aspects.  The problem for me was that the positives were abstract while the negatives were concrete. You’d … Continue reading

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You’ll Love It!

I was thinking about introducing people to new things.  I can think of at least seven people who have subscribed to World of Warcraft because of me.  I’ve introduced a number of people to books they might not have read … Continue reading

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A Darkness Forged In Fire

I recently read Chris Evans’ A Darkness Forged In Fire.  As the first book of a series I’m reserving judgment, but I’m enjoying it so far. A Darkness Forged In Fire is a fairly conventional fantasy story in many ways.  … Continue reading

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The World of Tomorrow (If The Internet Disappeared Today)

These pictures of The World of Tomorrow (If The Internet Disappeared Today) amused me.  I wonder what would really happen if the Internet disappeared?  Somehow I think we’d have a lot more to worry about than watching cats be cute.

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Stargate Universe: Early Thoughts

I’ve been watching Stargate Universe for the last few weeks and it’s really not grabbing me. The premise of the show is that a race known as the Ancients scattered technology across the universe.  One of the technologies is the … Continue reading

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Time for a New Keyboard

My keyboard at work died a few days back, a circumstance that may or may not have been assisted by someone spilling hot tea on the numeric keypad.  *shifty eyes* I’ve been using a cheap keyboard for the last few … Continue reading

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The disappearance of the bear

Shifting Perspectives has a  fascinating look at The disappearance of the bear.  Allison Robert looks at 8 reasons why bears are the least popular tank class.  I’ve barely done any tanking on my druid as I’ve been more interested in … Continue reading

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Losing Gear Progression in WoW

Spinks has a post on Losing Gear Progression in WoW.  The part that interested me was when she says this about Ulduar: “There’s no benefit to going there either, you’d be better served for rewards in the newer easier instance.” … Continue reading

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LE DICTIONNAIRE – Dictionnaire français en ligne gratuit

The kids often need obscure words defined for their french homework.  I’ve had difficulty finding a good online dictionary, but somehow turned up a good one tonight: LE DICTIONNAIRE – Dictionnaire français en ligne gratuit.

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The Economics Of Fear

I love reading The Watchtower of Destruction: The Ferrett’s Journal because of essays such as this one:  The Economics Of Fear.  I’m at least a couple of steps behind where Ferrett is in personal development.  I’m still learning to step … Continue reading

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Big Bear Butt Blogger » Culture Shock

I read the same post as Big Bear Butt Blogger » Culture Shock but I didn’t think about it as much as he did.   He’s right that the way you think about WoW makes a huge difference.  Is the … Continue reading

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Home Health Checklist

I’d be terrified to see where our current house is on this checklist: DIY Home Health Checklist Helps You Fix Problems Before They Blow Up – Repairs – Lifehacker.  However, when we move into our new place this is exactly … Continue reading

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EpicAdvice.com

World of Matticus’ interview reminded me about EpicAdvice.com.  It’s a site where you can ask Warcraft questions and vote on the answers.  The idea is that good questions and those who provide good answers get voted up while bad answers … Continue reading

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The Best Way to Search for an Old Post on Lifehacker

Lifehacker has a lot of good information, but their search function stinks.  Looking for old posts is as likely to pull up something from 2004 as last week’s entry.   This post is really helpful: The Best Way to Search … Continue reading

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Darths & Droids

The thing I like most about Darths & Droids is that it completely explains Star Wars.  If Star Wars is seen as a role-playing campaign with fast-talking players and an accommodating game master it makes a ton of sense.  So … Continue reading

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Doctor Who?

Keith McGowan at Tor.com has a fun take on Dr. Seuss as a science fiction author: Doctor Who?.  Look at all the odd creatures and structures that Dr. Seuss spun and it’s really not that much of a stretch to … Continue reading

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