Monthly Archives: June 2010

How to Keep Towels off the Bathroom Floor

At the moment our bathroom doesn’t have a place to hang up towels.  I tend to hang them on the shower curtain rod, but that doesn’t work so well for the rest of the family.   When we move to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Hugo Nominees

Thanks to the digital package, I’ve read more Hugo nominees than ever before.  It never ceases to surprise me just how out of touch I am with the general SF reader as represented by the Hugos. By and large, these … Continue reading

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Coupon-clipper eats for a month on $27.08

I find these kinds of experiments interesting: Coupon-clipper eats for a month on $27.08 – Boing Boing.  I don’t know if I’d be willing to put in the work to eat this cheaply, but it’s good to be reminded that … Continue reading

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Heather Dale June 26, 2010

We went to see Heather Dale as a family last night.  it was a fun evening.  Unfortunately there weren’t any new songs and the next album is going to be a re-recording of some of her previous songs.  One of … Continue reading

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Deathtrap Design and the Invisible Gorilla

I have seen the Invisible Gorilla trick, but I hadn’t though of its applicability to raid encounters.   Elder Game: MMO game development » Deathtrap Design and the Invisible Gorilla argues that the reason raiders stand in the fire is … Continue reading

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Our House is a Go!

We got approval from the credit union yesterday for our house, so building can begin! It’s a scary step – this is the most expensive thing I’ve ever bought (and probably the most expensive thing I’ll ever buy). The two … Continue reading

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Moore’s “Radical Extremist” Comment

This amuses me: Was There An Attempt to Bury Moore s “Radical Extremist” Comment.  How delusional do you have to be not to realize that there will be recordings of pretty much any public event?  Silly minister. I liked this … Continue reading

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Power Auras for Restoration

Totem Talk: Power Auras for restoration reminded me that I can set up Power Auras to watch for procs.  I’ve mostly been using it as a buff monitor, so it’s good to be reminded of the other uses. Mother Earth … Continue reading

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Design Outside the Box

I watched Jesse Schell’s Design Outside the Box presentation on the future of games.  In it he talks about extending the points/achievements/progression system of games to real life.  It was a little creepy to listen to, but at the same … Continue reading

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Abstruse Goose » The Sum of All Knowledge

Abstruse Goose » The Sum of All Knowledge is a fun comic and an even better caption quote!

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Everything you need to know about the internet | Technology | The Observer

Everything you need to know about the internet has a number of interesting points.  I particularly liked the point that we should take the long view.  Should our society survive another 100 years, we may be in a position to … Continue reading

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Hugo Voters Packet is Expanding

John Scalzi  brought my attention to many of the Hugo Nominees available in ebook format: Hugo Voters Packet is Expanding « Whatever.  There’s a lot of good reading material in there. I hadn’t read most of the novels, but I … Continue reading

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How architecture helped music evolve

I found David Byrne’s TED talk fascinating, but not ultimately convincing.  It had a bit of the feel of a Just So story.  Nevertheless it is fascinating to think about the ways in which architecture and audience helped shape different … Continue reading

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Turn Your Old Router into a Range-Boosting Wi-Fi Repeater

Turn Your Old Router into a Range-Boosting Wi-Fi Repeater is nicely timed for me.  I was trying to figure out if this was possible with the hardware I have on hand.    Sadly, it looks as though the answer is no … Continue reading

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Dancing Will Make Boys Gay

Our youngest son is taking dance lessons and it’s surprised me just how shocking that is to people.  There seems to be a consensus out there that taking dance lessons will instantly make boys homosexual.   One of the funnier … Continue reading

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Fun to be a Hunter

All my Quel’dorei toons except for my mage have hit 80 and are about as progressed as I’m going to get them. After playing every class, hunter is definitely my favorite for solo play. There’s just something about being out … Continue reading

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Enclosed Belgian recumbent tricycles

Make: Online : Enclosed Belgian recumbent tricycles look like fun.  I remember looking at cycles like these back when I was about 10 and wishing I could afford one.  Funny how things don’t change much.

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The Classical Approach

David Drake’s post: The Classical Approach describes how the history and literature of Greece and Rome help shape his writing.  It never ceases to amaze me just how alien other human cultures can be.  When you think that these are … Continue reading

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Sentences Change My Life

I found this very encouraging Keep Reading.  C.J. Mahaney writes that he feels discouraged because he hardly remembers 1% of the books he reads.  Then he quotes this great sentence from John Piper: I do not I do not remember … Continue reading

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The Alchemyst

I recently finished The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. I enjoyed it. Sophie and Josh,  teenage twins, are working at their summer jobs in San Fransico when Josh’s employer is attacked by odd creatures looking for a … Continue reading

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