I think the main reason I don’t update the online world as much as I’d like to is the fact that blogging is not journaling. And while I haven’t had much success in keeping a fairly updated journal (sometimes I just want to do something else other than write about what happened that day), I find it much easier when things are private.
It all comes down to the principal–Speak No Evil. And I do my best to adhere to that principal. Continue reading →
I know it’s an odd entry to come back into blogging with, but I figured I needed to share this since it took me nearly a day to figure out. I can’t promise that I’ll get more active with my blog, but I do own this webspace and I should be making more use of it.
I’m responsible for creating our new N-Tier product framework at my job. When I started there, the company was new to Entity Framework, having done many successful projects with classic ADO.NET providers. I’ve had at least two projects I got to work on from scratch that made use of EF and I think I’ve finally come to a happy place in using it. Continue reading →
I’ve made no qualms about it in the past. I’ve fallen out of love with Drupal. Oh, how I wanted to have a website with a flexible CMS that wasn’t WordPress. Yet, I have seen the error of my ways. And I find myself, day after day, wanting to take down my guild’s website and replace it with a WordPress powered one. Oh, that day of content migrating shall be both painful and rewarding.
But there’s one thing standing in my way. Every time I get ready to pull the switch, I think of the theme. I haven’t found a good WP3.0 theme for the new website yet that I really like. And every time I peruse the available themes, I think “I could do this better myself if I could just settle on an idea”. Hence the problem.
Lots of articles are out there about in-game guild-related drama. And not just for World of Warcraft. The facts are that regardless of what MMO titles you play, you will eventually end up doing the following:
You will join a group of other people to enhance your play of the game and form relationships with other people.
At some point, said group will experience some form of grief, drama, or other type of physical, mental, or emotional stress that puts a burden on said relationships.
I’ve been through this numerous times, going back to the first MMO’s that I played. And let me tell you, I’m getting sick and tired of it. But the odd thing is, I don’t quit. I just come back for more.
Patch 3.3.5 for World of Warcraft was just released. And like all World of Warcraft players, that means that quite a few of my addons are now in the “borked” state. Yes, I could turn on the option to load out of date addons. But unlike previous minor updates, this patch has seriously taken a hammer to some of my more utilitarian addons (I’m looking at you, data brokers and especially WIM).
Like most players, I tend to have a hefty amount of addons. I don’t really want to have a bunch. But since each addon is designed to do a tiny amount of work for a particular piece of the game (i.e. an addon for auctions, an addon for improving the crafting UI, etc.), the number tends to ratchet itself up rather quickly. This is before the big packages like Carbonite and Auctioneer. All of this leads me to use Addon Update managers.