Monthly Archives: March 2010

A to Z of Awesomeness

Neil Cameron’s A to Z of Awesomeness is fun stuff.  Each letter of the alphabet is illustrated comic book style.  I have to say that J is just scary. (via GeekDad)

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Gaming can make a better world

I really hope that this TED talk by Jane McGonigal is correct. I find it interesting that the economist she quotes sees giving up the real world for a virtual world as a rational choice. My hope is that a … Continue reading

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WoW Moviewatch: I am Vengeance

This movie is what I think the Wrath intro should have been: WoW Moviewatch: I am Vengeance.   Arthas is an interesting character, but really the WoW story is the story of the PCs.  If all we’re doing is watching the … Continue reading

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State Housing

This quote of Tobold‘s is interesting: It turns out that social housing plus enough welfare to buy a TV and junk food is considerably cheaper and thus more effective than a prison cell. This seems to me like something that … Continue reading

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Natural Building and Sustainable Living Apprenticeship for Cold Weather Climates

If I could afford the 8 weeks, I would love to try something like this:  Natural Building and Sustainable Living Apprenticeship for Cold Weather Climates | Natural Building Institute Ontario.  “Si jeunesse savait, si veilesse pouvait.” I can picture my … Continue reading

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RSS in Plain English

RSS in Plain English – Common Craft – Our Product is Explanation is worth watching if you’re not already using an RSS reader.  If you read blogs or webcomics or any other source of information or entertainment that’s updated regularly, … Continue reading

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Suvudu Cage Match

Suvudu Cage Match’s writeups of the matches they’ve set up between an assortment of science fiction and fantasy characters amused me.  So far my favorite was the match between Ged and Edward Cullen. The scary thing was realizing just how … Continue reading

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The Best 2009 WoW Fanart Poll

The Best 2009 WoW Fanart Poll highlights some of the year’s best WoW Fanart.   A number of the pictures were depictions of Sylvanas.  Part of that is doubtless due to her outfits.  I found the different ways in which her … Continue reading

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All Art is Remix

All Art is Remix is a fun video showing how  art builds on what has gone before.

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happy things’s Tumblelog

I ran across this today: happy things’s Tumblelog.  Itseems to be a collection of picture and quotes that struck the collector as happy things.  There’s some fun and thought provoking stuff in there. “A life spent making mistakes is not … Continue reading

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Why Can’t They Read?

I found this Metaquote from fadethecat interesting.  The argument is that the reason people miss obvious warning signs is that they filter signs automatically: I ignore the seven thousand signs on the windows and doors when I walk into that … Continue reading

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Food storage containers

I find that our Food storage containers are in constant need of reorganization.  this post and the subsequent comments have some good ideas for cutting down on that.

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Why A Salad Costs More Than A Big Mac

I found this graphic interesting: Why A Salad Costs More Than A Big Mac – The Consumerist. I don’t know how accurate it is and if nothing else I’m sure people can quibble about the decimal points.  At the same … Continue reading

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Not wrong, just illegal

I found this essay fascinating: Not wrong, just illegal – Winnipeg Free Press.    The essay itself is a fairly standard discussion of the issues with file sharing.  What I found interesting is that this essay was entered in an ethics … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Avoid Talking on the Phone

The Oatmeal’s list of 10 Reasons to Avoid Talking on the Phone really rang true for me.   I hate talking on the phone.  It figures that my job involves a lot of talking on the phone.

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Hunters Ding 80

Jaimie and I got our hunters up to 80! I thought our dot-fear-win team of overpowered, but for leveling 2 hunters had them beat.  The problem with dot-fear-win was that they’re at their strongest against many strong mobs.  You want … Continue reading

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