Saturday, September 29, 2007

Games & Gaming Technical10:17 PM - Call me crazy...

...but between attending some sessions at the GSS yesterday and today, and the frustration of trying to be "polite" in updating my Ace mods from the svn repos by right-clicking each folder and saying "check for updates" before just flat updating, I'm really tempted to write myself a groovy or rails app that'll automate all that shit for me, with or without a GUI. The only slow bit will be for me to read up on the few svn commands I would need, and how I'd call back to my system to implement them and read the results for the "check for updates" part, in the case that no one's already written a bolt-on for that. Given that I think both are maintained in svn repositories, well, I suspect someone's done it by now.

Installing the languages and getting up & running is pretty damn trivial, and I've already seen that the syntactical differences not only don't provide a massive learning curve from what I already know, but furthermore they're probably going to end up a lot simpler than writing something like that in (say) Java.

Of course, if someone else can suggest something even quicker to get stood up and writing in, be my guest. But, I may not take it, if for no other reason that I kind of want to get my feet wet in at least one of these languages, and this would simply provide the excuse to do so. (I swear, necessity isn't nearly the mother of invention that laziness is. Necessity is far more removed, at least in the last, what, 300 years or so. A desire to do a little work now that enables lots and lots of future laziness drives far more action.)

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Games & Gaming02:08 PM - For Jeremy: positive change to combat rez in 2.3

Blue post states that combat rez will have its cooldown lowered by 10s.

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Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Life12:26 PM - Weekend plans heads-up

I'm signed up to go to the Gateway Software Symposium being held this weekend. This means I won't be around till about 7pm on Friday (they have a dinner, but I think I'm gonna skip it), and I won't be around Saturday or Sunday from 7:30 or so until around 6pm. (Conference is noon to 6:30, not counting dinner, on Friday; and 8am to 5:30 Saturday and Sunday.)

It'll be a good conference, I'm sure,if the last one I attended is any indication, but it does mean a good chunk of the weekend is shot for me.

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Games & Gaming09:48 AM - WoW excitement

Not a real update by any means, and probably not at all interesting to anyone who isn't into WoW, but...

Eeeeee! I get to go to Tempest Keep on Wednesday night! Warden's Reprise needed "ranged, non-fire-based damage". I guess I was the first one to respond, or maybe the only one on at the time who fit the requirement. One of their regular members is going to be in a study group that will make him an hour or more late, so they needed to fill the spot. I will be reading up on the Al'ar and Void Reaver fights, and of course whenever the other member logs on I'll switch out. (They may decide to do a third boss, Solarion, but at that point if their regular is able to log on at all he'll be on by then. Plus, today's patch day and that fight is changing with the patch, so no one really knows what it'll be like.)

So excited! This is the first time I'll get to attend any raiding content beyond Gruul, and I was beginning to think I'd never see even so much as Magtheridon. Obviously I'm not going to be catapulted into regular WR status by any stretch, but it's something. (I'm still hoping Bane will be willing to pick up a 2nd night to start trying Magsy in a month or so, but I'm not holding my breath.)

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Life11:28 AM - Arrrrrr!

In case anyone who'd want to know, didn't already know, tomorrow is International Talk Like A Pirate Day.

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Friday, September 14, 2007

Cats03:44 PM - Notes to self: cat trees

Mostly for my reference, I have some links I need to check out for a good cat tree for the cats. Requirements: at least 5' tall, preferably < $250 (some of these aren't, especially after shipping), sturdy/stable enough for Pele to take a flying leap at it without anchoring it to the wall.

The list so far:

Edit: Crossed off ones that are definitely a NO and highlighted two favorites, after discussion with J.

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Blog Questionnaires08:13 AM - A Song of Ice and Fire quiz

Your Score: House Tully

9% Dominant, 63% Extroverted, 72% Trustworthy

House Tully: Family, Duty, Honor

Dutiful. Affable. Total doormats. The kindest and gentlest of the houses, you are of House Tully.

You are a submissive personality, meaning that ruling is not something that intrigues you. You posses an odd kind of wisdom in knowing that the throne has too many drawbacks; your interests are far more domestic. You are no threat to the ruling powers, but your strong loyalties to hearth and home make you too difficult to be bought—and if you can't be bought, you're usually destroyed.

You are also introverted. You don't enjoy broadcasting your devices and ambitions to the entire world; instead, you prefer to confide in a close-knit support system of friends and family. You're very talkative with those you trust, and you're the type of person who will review plans endlessly. Trust from you must be earned, and you're very cautious around new people. In Westeros, that's probably a good thing.

Perhaps most notably, you are trustworthy. Once you are connected to someone, you will stick with them, come Hell or high water. Your loyalties run very deep, and you're definitely not the type to run willy-nilly betraying friends and destroying alliances. Unfortunately, you lack both the physical strength and the cojones to stand up to those who do you wrong. To those seeking power, you're an obstacle—but a lawn mower doesn't fear the garden gnome. Lions, dragons, and krakens all eat fish like you for breakfast.

Representative characters include: Catelyn Stark, Edmure Tully, and Brynden "Blackfish" Tully

Similar Houses: Stark, Targaryen, and Tyrell

Opposite House: Greyjoy

When playing the game of thrones, you play it as best you can, even when your best isn’t good enough.

The Song of Ice and Fire House Test written by Geeky_Stripper on OkCupid Free Online Dating, home of the The Dating Persona Test

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Saturday, September 01, 2007

Life09:08 PM - I'm such a camwhore

I'm generally not really vain day to day, but I swear, when I actually bother to blow out my hair I get so incredibly "lookitme!!" it's ridiculous. It's nearly cat-like levels of "who's pretty?" over here.

Anywho, I took a few pics and thought I'd share. This is the first time I've blown my hair out since I got bangs months ago. Granted, if I want the bangs to be bangs, and not pushed to the side while airdrying, I do have to run a flatiron over 'em, but the rest generally stays curly. I guess having a wedding to go to gave me enough of a nudge to give it a try again.

Also, I picked up my backup pair of glasses, and I kinda wanted to show them off. They're blue, so they're neat. :D

Check the rest of the post for the pics... (They were tossed in the post yourself FO thread as well, so if you've already been there, it's the same old shit.)

  1. The blowout. No wedding clothes, 'cause fuck staying dressed up at home.
    blowout

  2. The glasses. Not the most awesomest pic ever, but it's nighttime, and it's incandescent lighting (neither fake fluorescent nor nice bright natural sunlight).
    blue glasses

  3. Finally, some much desired booze in the form of a freshly made mudslide, courtesy of my husband.
    bottoms up!

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