Thursday, December 29, 2011

Might as well call this a Larry Correia Fan Site...

Save yourself the trouble of buying three books and get the omnibus when it comes out. I don't like the cover, but I love what is inside and highly recommend it.

Monsters, guns and very interesting characters, and I'm including a gun in that list of characters...

Monday, March 29, 2010

No WoW, Back to Dag

I haven't been playing WoW for the last two months. Just didn't see the point. My son is now at the age where playing with him is WAY more fun that sitting at a computer (and before I mostly played when he was sleeping). I'm also way too geeked about the changes coming for Cataclysm just don't feel like playing much until then. I do miss some of my friends in the game, so I'm thinking that I will try to plan an evening a week and work it out so we can get online and play at the same time.

I am planning on getting back into Dagorhir and getting my foam fighting ass in better shape. I picked up an inexpensive longbow a couple of weeks back and I'm planning on making some punch shields to practice with, and maybe I'll pop down the nearest group one of these weekends and surprise them with a new player. That said, I have a new baby on the way, so I'll probably have to limit it to home practice for a while.

Monday, March 1, 2010

New Name

I changed my profile name and some of my profile information. Fiskr is a much more appropriate name for reasons that should be obvious to folks who know me. I intend to post here a lot more, but we shall see.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Monster Hunter International

I recently finished Monster Hunter International, by Larry Correia, who also runs the blog Monster Hunter Nation. If you are even remotely enjoy reading about guns, guts (as in bravery), and monsters, then you are seriously missing out if you haven't read it. Go get a copy, because Monster Hunter Vendetta is on it's way.

Just an FYI: I get NOTHING for recommending this book except the warm feeling of sharing something really great and the fact that I finally have something to say on this blog after so long.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Where Do You Get Your News?

In my regularly scheduled update (kek) I ponder the question above.

I don't get my news from the TV or newspapers or even the radio. I get most of my "news" from the people I know (a crazy conglomeration of far "left" to far "right", with lots of independents thrown in for good measure) , and when it's interesting to me, I Google it. This probably sounds crazy to at least some people out there, but I'm curious where most people get their news. I know that the mainstream media is slowly losing viewers, readers, and listeners (not as sure about radio but I understand it's fairly widespread), so I'm curious if I'm as odd as I think, or if others are bucking the traditional news sources as well.

I'll avoid many of the reason WHY I do this for a later discussion sometime in the next decade or so.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wowhead Mouseover and The Art of Soloing WoW Blog

I don't have much original content for today but I do have something very interesting to anyone who blogs about WoW.

Darth Solo left me comment that points to his guide to adding the Wowhead mouseover tool, which is slightly different than mine (and he was first), so I figured I would highlight the link.

He also pointed me to his guide to customizing Blogger which I will also highlight. I am a computer programmer, and I used to program in Algol on mainframes of all things, and I'm just now getting into Python at my day job, but I haven't delved much into CSS or even Blogger so I'm very happy to have it as a resource. Expect the visual appearance here to change as I absorb his guide.

I have found Darth's blog, The Art of Solo-ing WoW, to be an entertaining read and a great resource even if you aren't a solo player (which I am for the most part), and I highly recommend it.

Thanks Darth!

And on the off chance that the important links don't show up in your reader:

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Hello World

This is my Nth attempt at blogging, the rest were rather single purpose and rather short-lived so I've created this one to combine all my interests. I expect to primarily focus on my hobbies, though I will freely wander into even forbidden territories, such as politics.

Since I play World of Warcraft, I also added the Wowhead mouseover tool, which means that if you see something like this Darkmist Recluse Spider, you should see some data about it when you pass your mouse over the link. And since this is my first post here, I'll add the instructions as to how to easily add the tool to your blog here on Blogger.

  1. Go to your Dashboard
  2. Click on the "Layout" link for your blog
  3. Click on "Add a Gadget" in any of the areas that offer it
  4. Select the "HTML/Javascript" gadget.
  5. Add "Powered by Wowhead" to the title or I guess leave it blank if you want
  6. In the Content area, paste the following code:
    <script src=""></script>
  7. Save it.
  8. Drag it to wherever you want on the page.
  9. Save your Layout

There you should now have the ability to add links to Wowhead and they should provide mouseover data as I have demonstrated in my second paragraph.

For other blogs that don't use Blogger, see this guide.

If anyone has any better guides, or even better written ones, please comment.