Sunday, December 28, 2008

Bleed el Eye

Well I'm finally done with classes, I don't think I'm going to do that again for a while. Hammered them down A style. Here's a list of games I've got on the plate along with liberal applications of World of Warcraft. I may get around to adding this to the main site like the book list page which also hasn't been updated in a while either. Anyway here's a list of the games on the plate, been pilin up for a while time to get a few knocked out before the baby hits. Cats are not happy about a baby on the way.

Tales of Vesperia - Currently Playing
Fallout 3
Penny Arcade Adventures 1 and 2
Sam and Max Season 2
Avernum 2-4
Geneforge 1-5
Ultima III
Final Fantasy 1, III, IV, VII, VIII, IX
Chrono Trigger DS
Orange Box - Currently Playing
Icewind Dale
Neverwinter Nights
CnC Red Alert 3 - Currently Playing
Super Mario Galaxy
Tales of Symphonia 2

Probably others. Hit me up if you wanna hit something, I have the week off so I can play all day all night all the time.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Of Gods and Men

So there are a lot, LOT, of Star Trek fan films floating around. I'd been following this one for a while, especially through my trip to vegas meeting Chase Masterston one of the stars. But fell off my radar. Equiped with an OE800 I finally watched it tonight. Simply amazing. An admriable tribute to 40 years of one amazing idea. Here's to you roddenberry, here's to you.

Pour one out for me.....

Sparks will be dead soon. Long live sparks. I've had many a dance at players and many a late night of Craft fueled by this beverage of the gods.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Suck that Windows.


This guy is so AMAZING. Buy his shit now.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

You're on a Star Trek now. Fairwell.


I rerolled on Sisters of Elune, a RP server. Not a lot of actual RP going on there but there is a large lack of annoying tweens on there as well. I'll probably stick around here for a while.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


So I'm sick and bedridden and web drifting and found this. GAK for your keyboard. Hurrah, a modern 8th wonder.


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Say good by to daylight

I rolled a new Warlock on a new server, Nazgrel, since it seems Hyjal has only gotten more packed.

I'm considering trying a priest as well so I've rolled a priest, Nemolas.

My paper is almost complete, classes are almost done. I'm going to play Tales, Fallout, Final Fantasy, and WoW until my eyes bleed.

See ya'll on Nazgrel.

Monday, December 8, 2008

What Alexander Means

You are usually the best at everything ... you strive for perfection.
You are confident, authoritative, and aggressive.
You have the classic "Type A" personality.

You are relaxed, chill, and very likely to go with the flow.
You are light hearted and accepting. You don't get worked up easily.
Well adjusted and incredibly happy, many people wonder what your secret to life is.

You are friendly, charming, and warm. You get along with almost everyone.
You work hard not to rock the boat. Your easy going attitude brings people together.
At times, you can be a little flaky and irresponsible. But for the important things, you pull it together.

You are incredibly sexy and sensual. You have a naughty vibe that no one can ignore.
You have an unquenchable desire. And you are unrestrained in your passions.
You have a tendency to be unfaithful. Whether you fight it or give in to it is up to you.

You are very intuitive and wise. You understand the world better than most people.
You also have a very active imagination. You often get carried away with your thoughts.
You are prone to a little paranoia and jealousy. You sometimes go overboard in interpreting signals.

You are balanced, orderly, and organized. You like your ducks in a row.
You are powerful and competent, especially in the workplace.
People can see you as stubborn and headstrong. You definitely have a dominant personality.

You are wild, crazy, and a huge rebel. You're always up to something.
You have a ton of energy, and most people can't handle you. You're very intense.
You definitely are a handful, and you're likely to get in trouble. But your kind of trouble is a lot of fun.

This is SOoooooo true, I am awesomely rebellious and chill.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008


This is the greatest video ever.

Creepy as Chucky

Does anyone think these puppets look like Chucky's petarded cousins. This video is so infectious. Infectious like a plauge. Your brain will rot. You can thank me later. When you're dead from diabetes from watching this sickeningly sweet movie.

Why we Solo

I found an interesting read on "Solo" players in MMORPGs. I fall into this category. I pretty much agree 100% with this article. I like the ever changing aspects of MMOs. I like the lore and stories of WoW. This is probably why I pick up WoW everytime an xpac comes out I suppose. I like to be able to play with a few friends if I want. I don't like to commit decades of time to scheduling raids 4 nights a week. WOTLK looks like it will be easy enough to pick up a group for the 10man dungeons. I love the large economy's and interactions. I sell something, a real person bought it. It's not static. Blizzard has done well to get back to it's roots and add some content for the Gamer with a job like mii.

In the same regard I love sinking hours n hours into a nice, well crafted Solo RPG like Final Fantasy I, Avernum, Eschalon, etc... You are the hero, the one, the savior.

Give it a read.

Monday, December 1, 2008

We built this city on scratchin that itch

I've got the itch again and they don't make a powder for it. It's my yearly World of Warcraft itch. Wrath of the Lich King was recently released which supposedly has a large swath of new quests and more casual content. Heck even the biggins raids come in 10 man varieties. I love the Warcraft universe and the lore within, I'm not into scheduling 15 raids a month to get gear. Burning Crusade didn't add much for the play like me but it sounds like the WOTLK pack does add some great stuff for the player like me. I guess the Death Knight starting quest sequence lays out a fantastic story line. That would probably be enough to keep me entertained for a few weeks. I'll probably pick up a discount copy of WOTLK somewhere and sink my teeth into it during the week off after Christmas.

I'm nearly done with my two graduate classes and I won't be continuing with this program at UW-Platteville. I'm convinced I don't want a masters in Project Management right now and UW-P seems to have some really good professors and really bad professors. For several thousand dollars a class I need an institution that can provide only good professors. I may finish up the Graduate certificate in Project Management since I'd only need another class for that.

As far as class stuff goes I've only got 1 more individual assignment and a group task in PPM7010. These will probably take a couple days to finish up. However I have my graduate research paper to finish for Organizational Behavior which admittedly I have not made much headway on. It's probably going to be a stressful next couple of weeks for me.

After that I have a STACK of games to hit, and cases of BRAWNDO on the way courtesy of Think Geek's free shipping today.

Games on my to play list (and in my currently purchased stack) are

Tales of Vesperia
Fallout 3
Geneforge 5
Geneforge 1-4
Final Fantasy IX
Final Fantasy I
Chrono Trigger DS
Tales Of Symphonia: Dawn of the New World

Also if I make it through that list I might pick up Fable II.

We played another rousing game of Battlestar Galactica last night, you know instead of working on my paper. I have to admit this is shaping up to be one of my favorite games. I like the secret espionage tactics the game employs for the secret Cylon player. The mechanics are relatively simple, at least compared to some of the stuff we play like Starcraft and Arkham Horror. Humanity lost this time.

Hopefully after my classes I'll finish my APRS station and get some horizontally polarized 6 and 2 meter antennas up. I'm probably going to go for a 6 meter wire dipole and a 3 to 5 element yagi for 2 meters.