Monthly Archives: December 2009

2009 Cleanup

Well, I managed to put up posts for 363 days this year.  I’d been shooting for 365, but didn’t quite make it.   I plan to post much less this year, though it is fun to look back at the things … Continue reading

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Girl Genius

    If you’re looking for an extremely well done comic, it’s hard to go wrong with Girl Genius. Girl Genius tells the story of Agatha Heterodyne.  Her world is one in which steampunk mad science works.  Needless to say, … Continue reading

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Predictably Irrational

I finished reading Dan Ariely’s Predictably Irrational book a few days ago. It was a fun, fascinating book. It explores some of the ways in which we behave in economically irrational ways. There are many of valuable lessons in this … Continue reading

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Ninja Raiders

  The latest song that’s been stuck in my head is this parody of Single Ladies found via WoW Moviewatch: Ninja Raiders. The original tune is pretty catchy already and the additional humor in this one really makes it stick … Continue reading

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How Fanboys See Operating Systems

This photo chart made me laugh: How Fanboys See Operating Systems — The Adventures of Accordion Guy in the 21st Century.    

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Fish any pool successfully

This wasn’t even mentioned in the official patch notes but it’s really useful: Never catch junk from pools. Fish any pool successfully with skill 1. via El’s Extreme Anglin’ – WoW Fishing Guide. This means that you can get the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2009

It was a lovely white Christmas here.  Snow fell pretty much all day and is scheduled to keep falling.  I’m really glad that we decided to stay home this Christmas as driving in this weather would be nasty. After chasing … Continue reading

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Obsolete Tanks

  After tanking some runs on my death knight, I logged into my paladin.  I haven’t done anything with her for quite a while, but I used to tank heroics on her just fine.  Looking at her hitpoints now, I’d … Continue reading

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Tiny Move Trackers

The Quantified Self has a post on Tiny Move Trackers – little gadgets that you wear to track your activities through the day.  These are high-tech versions of a pedometer.  They track your activities throughout the day.  The big advantage … Continue reading

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Pre-raid Warrior Tank Shopping list: the 3.3 edition | Tank like a girl

Tank like a girl has updated her Pre-raid Shopping list: the 3.3 edition for protection warriors.  This list would work pretty well for paladins as well, and if you keep an eye out for shield specific stuff it would mostly … Continue reading

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Wrath Heroics by Difficulty

I got the Northrend Dungeonmaster Achievement this weekend on my death knight.  Oddly enough, that’s the first toon I’ve gotten it on – my warrior never finished Oculus or Culling of Stratholme. I’m looking at moving on to tanking heroics … Continue reading

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Drill/driver settings

Clearing up the confusion on drill/driver settings – Fine Homebuilding gives a good description of the different settings on drills.  The rechargeable batteries on my drill have died and I’ve been reluctant to spend the money on replacements but I’m … Continue reading

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Harry Potter and the Tremendous F***-up.

Harry Potter and the Tremendous F***-up. : Built on Facts argues that the greatest villain in the Harry Potter Series in in fact the beloved Headmaster Dumbledore. I enjoy it when someone points out that the story as told can … Continue reading

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The Sword-Edged Blonde

I recently read The Sword-Edged Blonde by Alex Bledscoe.  It was a fun read. This is a fantasy noir detective novel.   The author doesn’t cheat – the answers fit the story and the mysteries are answered from the clues given. … Continue reading

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Overcoming the Fear of Tanking

Spinks had a good post on  Overcoming the Fear of Tanking.  This is a great time time to learn how to tank or heal if you haven’t already.  Here’s why: Tank and healers are in demand! You will have as … Continue reading

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Questing for Immersiveness in MMOs

The Pink Pigtail Inn has a post a while back:  Questing for Immersiveness in MMOs.  Elnia argues that MMOs are not about immersing yourself in the story.  The story is told in so many fragments and with so many interruptions … Continue reading

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Understanding Comics

I recently read Scott McCloud’s Understanding Comics.  A bunch of people were really impressed with it, so I finally decided to check it out from the library.  It was informative but I feel that a lot of it went over … Continue reading

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PUGging Away

I spent the weekend taking full advantage of the Dungeon Finder tool. It’s been a lot of fun. Most of the time was spent running on my 30ish priest – Scarlet Monastery and Razorfen Downs over and over again. It … Continue reading

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Copyediting 1A: Nitpick Your NaNo

Kestrel’s Aerie has some advice for Copyediting 1A: Nitpick Your NaNo that looks like good advice for any copy editing project.  I like the way he breaks it down into a step -by-step process to help you find problems in … Continue reading

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Be Prepared for the Aliens

It turns out I haven’t spent my life in vain. I’ve been preparing for the coming of the aliens this whole time.

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