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.