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By Dwip February 28, 2009 at 1:38 pm Comments Off on Quote RSS Feed for this post

Me: I need to find a way to work the phrase “epic epoch” into a sentence. Sarah: Epic epoch fail – the end of the Cretaceous.


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AFK_Weye Public Release
By Dwip February 26, 2009 at 8:52 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

Well folks, it’s out. The long-anticipated third version, which will rock your world, AND make you waffles. You may find it here at TES Nexus. Or, for those of you without Nexus accounts and who don’t want them, drop me a line and I’d be happy to set you up. I will have more to say on this subject in coming days. For now, go have fun with it.


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Once More On Paper Writing
By Dwip February 25, 2009 at 1:39 am Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

As of about 5 minutes ago, I just sent off what amounts to my Master’s thesis to get graded. While I am fairly confident that I did good work, and that what I did actually amounts to interesting and original research which may one day actually mean something, ohshitohshitohshitfuckfuckfuckIreallyhopethisworks. Ultimately, the whole thing is 55 pages doublespaced, 12,035 words worth of highly complex technical jargon about MUDs, libraries, metadata, and everything in between. Before taking on this project, I do not believe I was previously aware that you could pack so much meaning into sentences. I’d quote some for you but my brain would explode. For the record, a little bit of context. My final paper for HST 407, the […]


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A Brief Paper-Writing Note
By Dwip February 24, 2009 at 6:29 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

Currently writing the last bit of my special project paper. Can I hit 10,000 words? Probably. We will discuss this later. For the moment, however, I am doing data analysis while listening to the stirring and dramatic Last of the Mohicans soundtrack, which you should own. Specifically to Promontory, which is the music from the climactic scenes. Never before, in the history of life, has talking about metadata ever been so epic. Can metadata defeat Magua? The world wonders.


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On That Wheel of Time Reread Note
By Dwip February 12, 2009 at 2:30 am Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

For whatever Wheel of Time readers are in the audience besides me, Leigh Butler, who is behind the awesome WOT FAQ, is doing a reread of the series at the Tor site, which has become a hotbed of awesome commentary on the books as well as something of a rasfwrj reunion, not that anybody cares but me. I, however, will sit here and squee. Albeit I shall do so in a fashion becoming of an Evil Overlord, as opposed to making me look like a particularly excitable 16 year old girl. Because while I have been many things, I have never been a particularly excitable 16 year old girl, nor do I intend to start. Yes, it is 2:31 in […]


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I Don’t Want To Set the World On Fire
By Dwip February 10, 2009 at 2:59 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

My dear readership, it’s time that we talked about something near and dear to the heart of every gamer. That subject? Baseball! [/President John Henry Eden] Or maybe we should talk about Fallout 3 instead – a game where there is less hitting of balls with sticks, and more hitting of supermutants with plasma rifles. And gatling lasers. Oh yes, the gatling lasers. Since I’m late to the party, I’ll build off Samson’s review of the game. Since this is essentially Oblivion with guns, if you for some reason never played it, my review of that is here. I’ll do some non-spoilerish comments first, then talk about some stuff in more spoileriffic detail later. The Good – The graphics are […]


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As Regards Current Weather
By Dwip February 4, 2009 at 6:14 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

Dear winter: I quit you.


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