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I've been 'free' for a couple of years now at least. I do NOT want to see "Shitty human being flaunts her new and not improved boobs" as a top 'story' in my face when I log in. There were also K-family stories in the list. Really, LJ? Wow, and just when I think someone can't FAIL at a redesign worse than anyone before.

I don't MIND a new design. I MIND having miserable mindless TRASH thrown in my face when I log in.
18 May 2013 @ 06:21 pm
For what it's worth, I deleted my Google+ account. I might delete the Facebook one out of spite since I dislike the interface so much.

I really like the G+ UI so much, but I am coming to the conclusion that Google can't run web services to save their lives. I was trying to get more involved with Google+, but while it was my primary social tool the administrators kept me in a constant cycle of having my profile 'under review'. I finally got fed up with it when they made these banners too obvious on my main page, and then I'd have to watch accounts named 'Spock' posting comments.

I was a fan. I was honest in my profile. I enjoyed G+. Google finally bludgeoned me away from their product. What else can I say about a company so incompetent in how they run things?

In other news I didn't bother watching the Eurovison Song Contest this year because their streaming service hadn't started after 10 minutes into the show. I felt peevish enough to walk away. There is a VPN service I can use in London, but it frequently would stop streaming and left me many minutes delayed as well. (I suspect there were a lot of folks hitting that same service so they could get Graham's commentary)
19 March 2009 @ 11:15 pm
I'm late with it because I was busy in LotRO last night. Still...

For Young Ones fans..
Oh you're made of stone.
But you're not a lone-ly House.
I am here!
I've got myself a walking, talking, living, walking, living doll!

It's the lads' House!

Or you can take a look at The Kebab and Calculator.

After waiting so long, I was a little surprised that I ran out of things to take a look at. I've gone through and looked at former houses of folks and generally sifted through all of the updates. Fun!

In addition to there now being a lot of UK cities, The Netherlands has some updates and the USA also got even more coverage.
Current Mood: tiredtired
09 November 2008 @ 09:50 pm
Google slipped in an Easter Egg into the imagery for a street in Pittsburgh. It was clearly just as obvious as the images around their main campus near San Francisco that it was a setup. I'll start you on your way and you can find everything on your own if you like, or you can just open up the text and see everything I've found.

Here we are at the beginning. Just keep going east down this street. Some things are obvious, some are not.

The people who did this called it Street With a View. Their website includes credits and a list of scenes.

A 'making of' video about the project.
A video of the car passing, made from the fire escape.

Under here is a list of things I found with links. Only look here if you want spoilersCollapse )
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: The Immortals: Scorpion (Lost Soul Bent on Revenge)
23 October 2008 @ 11:24 pm
This post will have a few tidbits up front and then discuss the new Warden class.

I should cut this because it got long.Collapse )
22 October 2008 @ 07:08 pm
Earlier this week, Turbine released people in the Moria closed beta from our NDA. People who read this probably had an idea, at the very least, that this is what I was doing. I'll take some time to talk briefly about the expansion in general first.

Keep in mind that beta is still going on, so some of this might change before it goes live.

I was worried the place would be dull with every cavern looking like another. Their lore people kept after folks that this was a KINGDOM enough so that the important caverns are vast. They are also distinct. I know right away where I am when I log in to the game, even without looking at any map names. If you want to see what some of the areas look like, my LotRO image page which is a bit sparse at the moment. I also have up a video of my Warden in action. I'm fighting an admin type who is in a heavily modified troll. I'm sorry the video is in WMV format and nearly 3MB, but all I have is the Microsoft Movie Maker. I'm actually killed by the fall before I hit the ground. This is also an issue in Moria as the dwarves did not believe in railings.

Most of the primary content was designed to be solo content, with the ability to group up to make things go faster. In addition to the basic sets of quests, there are a lot of excellent solo-only instances, 3-person instances, and 6-person instances. Some of these are very challenging and a lot of fun to complete. They've also introduced 'hard mode' in some of the instances, requiring you to complete certain parts of the instance in a short period of time.

The legendary weapons do add a new wrinkle, but you WILL have to take your time to level them up before they get really great of course. You can level up six at a time and need not have them equipped for that. The legacies (bonuses) on each weapon are random, so you'll just have to work at it to find one you like. The relics that you slot for additional bonuses will be mostly up to you, however. You'll receive a Third Age weapon as part of the book quests, and will easily be able to get more later. Second Age weapons are rarer, but worth the upgrade when one becomes available to you. I saw some First Age weapons shown in chat, but I have no idea what one will have to do in order to get one of those. I can only presume they'll be in live, too.
Current Mood: geekygeeky
25 May 2008 @ 08:16 pm
I watched a section of the ending of the landing online. It makes things so much more interesting to watch the telemetry room while everything is going on.
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
06 December 2007 @ 11:52 pm
Cut this to avoid spoilers...Collapse )
Current Mood: apatheticapathetic
17 October 2007 @ 09:54 pm
Here are two more ads, both of which were in pretty much every Dragon Magazine that I recall reading. I didn't really count my reading experience complete until I'd run across them.

The two ads....Collapse )
Current Mood: amusedamused
10 October 2007 @ 11:07 pm
I've been going through some of my old stuff, ostensibly looking for things to throw out. Of course I throw out little but spend time perusing old magazines and game books. Some of the ads amuse me, so I'll be scanning ads in over time and posting them now and again.

GenCon #18, 1985 as seen in Dragon MagazineCollapse )
Current Mood: amusedamused