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25 SIGNS YOU HAVE GROWN UP

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009

Sigh. It’s soo true.

1. Your house plants are alive, and you can’t smoke any of them.
2. Having sex in a twin bed is out of the question.
3. You keep more food than beer in the fridge.
4. 6:00 AM is when you get up, not when you go to bed.
5. You hear your favorite song in an elevator.
6. You watch the Weather Channel.
7. Your friends marry and divorce instead of “hook up” and “break up.”
8. You go from 130 days of vacation time to 14.
9. Jeans and a sweater no longer qualify as “dressed up.”
10. You’re the one calling the police because those %&@# kids next door won’t turn down the stereo.
11. Older relatives feel comfortable telling sex jokes around you.
12. You don’t know what time Taco Bell closes anymore.
13. Your car insurance goes down and your car payments go up.
14. You feed your dog Science Diet instead of McDonald’s leftovers.
15. Sleeping on the couch makes your back hurt.
16. You take naps.
17. Dinner and a movie is the whole date instead of the beginning of one.
18. Eating a basket of chicken wings at 3 AM would severely upset, rather than settle, your stomach.
19. You go to the drug store for ibuprofen and antacid, not condoms and pregnancy tests.
20. A $4.00 bottle of wine is no longer “pretty good shit.”
21. You actually eat breakfast food at breakfast time.
22. “I just can’t drink the way I used to” replaces “I’m never going to drink that much again.”
23. 90% of the time you spend in front of a computer is for real work.
24. You drink at home to save money before going to a bar.
25. When you find out your friend is pregnant you congratulate them instead of asking “Oh shit what the hell happened?”
BONUS:
26: You read this entire list looking desperately for one sign that doesn’t apply to you and can’t find one to save your sorry old ass.

Wait! I don’t watch the Weather Channel. Yeah!

So where is the amazing post, Kurn?

Tuesday, November 11th, 2008

Well…I can’t get my voice recognition to work with my Logitech mic. Since I mostly play while my daughter is asleep, I don’t want to shout. It seems that Apple’s Speakable Items likes their mic better than mine. WTF??

If you wonder where I’ve been, log in to WOW. Sheesh. Have you done the seasonal quests? Been a zombie? I actually helped kill the headless horseman and they let me get the epic ring. My first epic!!.

So please forgive me if this blog has suffered. Feel free to comment 🙂

Hey did you know Wrath of the Lich King is officially released on Thursday. Even though I heard that 7/11 already had it 🙂

p.s. The Realms have been down all day, so this is a good time for you to read blogs 🙂

Crack + Crack = More Crack. Bejeweled + WOW

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you. Bejeweled will be rolled into the next update of WOW. At least that’s what wired says. (And they are responsible journalists – I’m told).

Go see for yourself. We’ll be here keeping the coffee warm.

WOW-Crack strikes again. Collectors Edition preorders sell out!

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

The omniscient folks at WOW insider have unearthed a frightening shocking amazing factoid. Pre-orders of the Collector’s Edition of Wrath of the Litch King are sold out at GameStop and Amazon.

Ok, close your mouth. You knew people wanted this stuff. In case you missed it, that’s 2 days. Modona doesn’t sell tickets that fast.

WOW insider mentioned that Blizzard likes to limit the run on Collector’s Editions, but still. This is Crack People! Crack I say.

/emote revisited

Monday, September 15th, 2008

Quite a long time ago, there was a discussion about adding new emotes to WOW. There was much demand for ‘teabag‘ – So I suspect Blizzard blew the idea off. I on the other hand kept thinking about it. Here are a few of my ideas:

  1. Reading Map. When ever a player is viewing their map, their toon would be holding up a map. Each race could have their own variation. You could have one race holding an old moldy scape of paper, while another might hold it upside down. You get the idea. Then parties would be able to see when some one’s attention was distracted and cover her in a fight. Or…PvP players would know who wants paying attention. You could even have feints where people put up transparent maps on their screen and wait for an ambush. It could be a lot of fun.
  2. Checking Journal. Similar to maps but for all the other junk in the UI. Quest logs, Guild screens, Professional skills. The animation might be anything from the toon digging through a backpack to pulling out a writing desk to make notes. They could even have class specific animations. Mages could scribble with floating paper and glowing ink.

What ideas do you have? Click on comments below

Mac 10.3 + issues with Wrath beta

Monday, September 15th, 2008

So, I dug up some real news on the Wrath boards. It seems that there was a little bit of panic when Mac users were crashing with some of the latest updates to WOW.

One poster, Nakos, claimed:

I suggest checking the Mac Tech Support forum for details, if you’re not a tester, you can’t post, but you can still read: http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/board.html?sid=2000&forumId=7573591

Radoslawn is the Mac Q&A person and has been very helpful.

He’s said that he has not yet been given the technical specs for what the final release will require, but he will pass them on when he has them.

In particular, the most recent beta builds have included some corrupted models which cause the client to crash, those are still being tracked down.

Additionally, WotLK will have a new, vehicle interface, people using older Macs have been disconnected when using some aspects of this interface. This appears to affect PPC Macs, but not Intel Macs.

Radoslawn has said the graphics requirements of WotLK will probably be higher than the existing ones.

At this point, it seems that the beta client has not yet been optimized to run on the Mac, so some issues may be related to how the port is being done. It’s still early in the beta test, much will change prior to the expansion going live.

I looked into the issue of people having trouble installing patches on the Mac. Here is what Radoslawn suggests:

Seeing more of this issue as well, so let me list a few of the basics:
( but please post about the issue if these following steps won’t help, I’ll keep adding any procedures I missed )

I. Game has been moved

– if the game was moved from the initial place it was installed then the patch can’t find it

Possible solution:

1. go to Macintosh HD => Users => Shared => Blizzard
2. delete the file : com.blizzard.World of Warcraft.prefs
3. start WotLK

II. Permissions have gotten corrupted

Please use the steps below to repair file permission settings
on the hard drive you have installed World of Warcraft.

1.) click on the Finder icon in the Dock
2.) open the Applications folder
3.) open the Utilities folder
4.) double click on the Disk Utility application icon
5.) select the hard drive the game is installed on
6.) select the First Aid option
7.) click on the Repair Disk Permissions button

– or –

1. Select the Wrath of the Lich King Beta folder
2. press Command + i
3. in the Wrath of the Lich King Beta Info box, go to the Sharing & Permissions section
4. click on the lock and unlock it
5. make sure you have Read & Write permissions
6. click on the Burst icon ( cog wheel ) and select Apply to enclosed items

III. Patch is corrupted

– Please, please, please do not use wireless if you can use a wired connection. Too many issues with wireless to list.

– delete patch and start download again

IV. Hard Drive Directory is corrupted

Repair Directory Procedure:

1. (re)start the computer
2. right after the computer starts press Cmd(Apple)+s until you get a black screen with white type
3. let go of the keys when this screen comes up
4. at the cursor please type the following: fsck -f -y and press return
5. please be aware that some of the procedures will look like they are frozen,
but are actually taking a long time i.e checking hierarchy
6. if anything had to be repaired, repeat step 4
7. once things are repaired type exit and press return
8. computer will boot into Mac OS

IV. Game is corrupted and cannot be overwritten ( last resort fix )

In order to remove World of Warcraft safely from your system, you will need to:

1. go to Mac HD/Applications folder and move your Wrath of the Lich King Beta to the Trash
2. go to your Mac HD/Users/Shared folder and move the Blizzard folder to the Trash
3. empty Trash
4. Install Wrath of the Lich King Beta, then download and install the patches

The offical link to this issue is: http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=8557028338&sid=2000

OMG – Blizzard codes on Macs???

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

I was trolling the Wrath Beta Forums looking for some Mac news for you guys, when I stumbled on this quote:

Most of Blizzard’s programming is done on Macs. I read an article on the subject a long time ago and the comment the person made was along the lines of “we don’t know why more games are not released for Macs. Most programmers that we know of write their scripts on Macs for gaming.” I always found it to be an interesting comment on the gaming industry.

I have NEVER heard this before, but it’s one hell of a cool rumor.

Welcome Geoffrey

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

A while back I mentioned that I had returned to WOW because a very old friend had started playing.

Well He’s become completely adicted and we are now racing to level 70 like a couple of cats with our tails on fire. I talked him into joining the Lothar Realm and switched to my NE Druid to give hime time to catch up.

He rolled a human Paladin named Geoffrey, which he runs via his MacBook Pro. I recently asked Geoffrey if he wanted to post some entries here for you folks. He said sure. (We’ll see how that goes).

If you want to see how our characters are progressing here they are at Eillebill (my Druid) and Geoffrey.

Now that we have two pair of eyes on the site, I will be opening up comments soon. 🙂

Unbelievable but true. Banana disc polish

Friday, August 10th, 2007

If anyone tries this. Please let me know!!  How To Remove CD Scratches With A Banana – video powered by MetacafeUPDATE: I TRIED THIS.It sort of works. It might require effort or a better cloth. As ‘Myth Buster’ put it: PLAUSIBLE! 

Metroblogging Azeroth: Trading epic mounts for errrr…. epic mounts

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

Even reading this…I can’t believe it.

Metroblogging Azeroth: Trading epic mounts for errrr…. epic mounts: “« Yet Another Reason to Play WoW on a Mac… | Main
Trading epic mounts for errrr…. epic mounts

posted by Paul Hollingsworth at 11:05 AM on April 11, 2007
I was going to write a story about this but I’m speechless.
5000 Gold for sex.

I wonder if this is a TOS violation.

‘I play a level 70 night elf druid and would prefer someone who was into roleplaying (I have a costume!) boy honestly anyone will do, as long long as you have the gold. I would also be ok with a woman too, as long as you have the gold!’
The craiglist ad is after the jump.

 

Comments
Yikes…….

Posted by: Michael #1 at April 11, 2007 12:03 PM
I’m guessing some form of mind control is going to be required for this transaction to be completed.

Posted by: sean bonner at April 11, 2007 12:23 PM
this fiasco has totally lit a fire in my guild. a lot of us are pretty crass individuals but this subject has drawn a new line. moms beware.

Posted by: Peebers at April 11, 2007 01:51 PM
That’s just crazy.

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