Monthly Archives: September 2010

Changeless Review

I recently read Changeless by Gail Carriger.  This is a sequel to Soulless and probably wouldn’t make much sense as a a stand-alone novel.  I enjoyed it, but not nearly as much as Soulless. In a Victorian London where vampires, … Continue reading

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Legendary Achievements

Jaimie’s had a busy achievement weekend. Her gnome mage finally finished her rep grind for the Reins of the Winterspring Frostsaber.  On her way she also got to exalted with the Argent Dawn.  To finish things off she did The Purification … Continue reading

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Penn and Teller take on vaccines

It’s too bad about the swearing because I really like this: Penn and Teller take on vaccines | Bad Astronomy | Discover Magazine.  It’s somewhat amusing that vaccines are victims of their own success.  When’s the last time you heard … Continue reading

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4e Skill Checks

So far I’m really struggling with skill checks in our 4e D&D games.  They’re just not fun. Take wilderness travel:  Player X has the highest nature score.  Player Y has a score that’s two points below X’s and the rest … Continue reading

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More Zombie Fun

Image by The Shaun Woods via Flickr The party faced the last wave of zombies from their fortifications in the abandoned temple.  This time the zombies were tougher and meaner.  Three of them flung corruption at the front line fighters … Continue reading

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Driveway Going In!

Construction has started! Roughly a year after we bought our lot, construction has started for our new house.  At this point it’s just the driveway going in, but it’s the first visible steps towards our house being built.

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Starcraft 2 Impressions

The load screens.  That’s my primary impression of Starcraft 2.  More or less it’s an update of Starcraft with lots and lots and lots of load screens. I finished the campaign yesterday.  The story was okay, though fairly predictable.  The … Continue reading

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Cleaning RSS Feeds

Image via Wikipedia I would like to have a way of cleaning up my RSS feeds.  There are a lot of good RSS feeds out there, but almost all of them cover topics that don’t interest me.  So far I … Continue reading

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Drive: the Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Cover via Amazon I finally got around to reading Daniel H. Pink‘s Drive: the Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us. His thesis is that using carrots and sticks as motivators is failing in our society and he marshals plenty of … Continue reading

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Dragonborn and Zombies

Image via Wikipedia The party was joined by jd2 the mage.  They continued deeper into the mine and into a forgotten library that had been ransacked by koblds and dragonborn.  After defeating a flashy but ineffective dragonborn and opening a … Continue reading

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Wisdom In Games

I love finding pieces of wisdom in unexpected places.  Tamarind from Righteous Orbs said the following about disagreements and I really feel that it solidifies some of the ideas about disagreements that I had bouncing around in my head. If … Continue reading

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What to do till Cataclysm?

I’m definitely in the middle of a slow period in WoW right now.  I’m not interested in raiding.  Running instances again doesn’t appeal – there are very few instances that I haven’t run at least once in each of the … Continue reading

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Khan Academy

Image via Wikipedia This looks like a great way of learning math: Khan Academy. I did calculus via a correspondence course and I found the most difficult part was actually doing it. There’s no lack of things to learn out … Continue reading

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