Thar’s Gold In Them Thar Hills
By Dwip June 21, 2009 at 10:02 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

For today’s ludicrous Civ lolwut:


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On Fixing Vista Explorer Behavior
By Dwip June 20, 2009 at 8:27 pm Comments Off on On Fixing Vista Explorer Behavior RSS Feed for this post

But first, a brief message from our sponsors regarding hand-editing XML: *facepalm* We now return you to our regularly scheduled program. So, on the assumption that you, like me, are 1) using Windows Vista; 2) Really tired of popping open Explorer windows only to have them go to your Documents folder, which is slow and obscures things like your C drive you may have wanted to get to, there’s a couple ways to go about this: 1. Create a shortcut to Explorer.exe, and use the command line switches in this MS article to set the start directory you want. 2. But supposing you’re like me, and actually want to mirror the functionality of the Computer button in the Vista Start […]


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Thoughts On Iran
By Dwip June 17, 2009 at 2:08 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

So, in case you haven’t been paying any attention, or have been watching CNN which is apparently now become about the same thing, millions of people in Iran are out in the streets protesting the apparently government rigged election of our old pal Mahmoud Ahmadinejad over his reformist challenger Mir-Hossein Mousavi. I’ve been pretty much reading Andrew Sullivan and the New York Times Lede blog 24/7 this whole time. It’s crazy stuff. Millions in the streets, brutality by the police and militia, universities raided, you name it. I’m not sure if I have anything to really add, other than to salute a bunch of people who are putting their lives on the line for their own democracy and freedom, but […]


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Brief Historical Ponderances
By Dwip June 12, 2009 at 1:36 am Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

So, recently, Ta-Nehisi Coates, who blogs at the Atlantic and who is somebody you maybe ought to read, picked up James McPherson’s Battle Cry of Freedom on the history of the Civil War, and was talking about it. And in reaction to him I’ve got a whole bunch of random thoughts percolating about, so I’m just going to throw a few of them out to the rest of you: 1. Pretty much all of what Coates is saying on the subject is at the least interesting, but this one was really interesting, and I quote: “I’m coming to finally, at long last, admire Abraham Lincoln. I am almost ashamed to admit this. It feels cliche and silly. But its true. […]


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3000
By Dwip June 10, 2009 at 2:15 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

As regards that most excellent Oblivion mod, AFK_Weye: That’s 3,000 downloads at Nexus. To be fair, only a little over half of those downloads are Weye itself, with the remainder being patches and what have you, but still.


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Address Change
By Dwip June 4, 2009 at 3:18 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

For today’s Important Announcement: As of about 10 minutes ago, the new URL for this blog is http://dwip.arthmoor.com/ instead of http://dwip.alsherok.net/. For the moment (read: until the end of the month or so), the old Alsherok URL will still work, but you should update your bookmarks appropriately.


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A Brief Note on VATS
By Dwip June 3, 2009 at 1:35 am Comments (5) RSS Feed for this post

One of the great thing about VATS and a little applied weapons fire is that it makes dangerous mutated bear attacks go from this: To this: And yes, the full screen of that second one is as completely awesome as might be expected, considering the bear in question is flying over me at about 20 feet.


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Accessorization
By Dwip June 1, 2009 at 7:14 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

Dearest America, it’s time we had a chat. Yes, it’s time we had a chat about a subject near and dear to the heart of every gamer. That subject, you ask? Why, fashion, sweet America. Bright, warm fashions for this cold, cold world. “But how can I possibly look my best?” You cry. “All I have is this dreary brahmin skin outfit!” Fear not, sweetest America. You see, thanks to the greatness of American capitalism, all over the Wasteland you can find all manner of pre-war clothing, made from the finest synthetic fabrics. Just clean them up a bit, and look forward, dear America, to a brand new you. With your help, we can brighten up America, one outfit at […]


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