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By Dwip March 30, 2010 at 2:54 am Comments (0) RSS Feed for this post

Billy the Kid: I need two men. Who’s with me? Ted: We’re with you, Billy the Kid! —Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure


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Upgradable
By Dwip March 19, 2010 at 9:11 pm Comments (1) RSS Feed for this post

A few things that may interest you, my readers, regarding several changes you may or may not have noticed: 1. This is now a WordPress 2.9.2 blog. I know that you care deeply about this, and have been clamoring. Well, maybe not. On the other hand… 2. This blog’s relationship with the Search Everything plugin has been terminated, and we are now running a different animal called Search Unleashed. You should note several vastly positive improvements, such as: – The end of that ridiculous business of returning hits on parts of words; – A vastly improved search bar, which you will see to your right, with the ability to search within categories; – The ability to use multiple terms and […]


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In My Day, We Called It “Belligerent Dwarfing”
By Dwip March 18, 2010 at 4:11 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

Darths & Droids clearly explains a mainstay of my HS and college gaming experience: In an in-character argument, the characters naturally need to apply the logic of the game world. The logic of the real world, however, may be very different. Being both a player and the incarnation of a character means you have to weigh your statements doubly carefully to avoid ridiculous assertions. This also has application to player versus GM arguments. If the GM strikes down something you want to do on logical grounds, you should argue that it makes sense in the game world. After all, your character just tried it, didn’t he? A character who is familiar with how reality works in the game world surely […]


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Unrealized Perils of the American Revolution
By Dwip March 15, 2010 at 6:00 pm Comments (8) RSS Feed for this post

Via Andrew Sullivan, we have this, which tells us that among other things, our forefathers apparently ran the risk of having to fight large cats on sinking rowboats in storms while dual wielding a cutlass and a flag. (As to the actual post that image is attached to, Re: Texas textbook standards or lack thereof, I have no comment but *headdesk*)


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It Was Seven Years Ago Today
By Dwip March 12, 2010 at 1:35 pm Comments (2) RSS Feed for this post

That Sgt. Pepper taught the…no, wait. So today marks the 7th anniversary of this blog, which now means that I’ve had a blog for just about the same length of time that I had a website of some sort before it, which is to say that I had webpages before this blog started up in 2003. I’ve been crudely hacking together HTML of one sort or another since 1997, when the web was a much wilder place, and I got infinitely more web provider spam than I do now. I’m going to talk about that for a little while, so bear with me.


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By Dwip March 12, 2010 at 1:35 pm Comments (0) RSS Feed for this post

An elf calls the deepest wood his own, A human everywhere may roam, But a dwarf just wants a house of stone. —Old children’s rhyme in the North


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Happy Birthday AFK_Weye
By Dwip March 7, 2010 at 3:58 pm Comments (0) RSS Feed for this post

As once more regards that most excellent Oblivion mod, AFK_Weye: 1. Because I am dumb, I forgot to note (here, anyway), that the public release of AFK_Weye turned a year old on February 27th. It’s garnered, over 4 versions and with a couple of patches, slightly over 10,000 downloads. Considering I never really expected it to be a hit outside of about 5 people who read this blog, I’m pretty happy with it, and I’m pretty proud of what’s been accomplished. It perhaps goes without saying that having thousands of people enjoy your work is a pretty good rush, never mind the ego boost and the affirmation that maybe you don’t suck after all. 2. With that said, as some […]


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Heraldic Shields With GIMP
By Dwip March 4, 2010 at 6:13 pm Comments (3) RSS Feed for this post

Not precisely how I had planned to break my latest long silence, but I sort of needed this for something, and it would be wise of me to remember how I did it. So. Basically, I want to create these: Which could be better, but aren’t bad for having started life as low-res book scans. For those of you not in my D&D game, those are house arms for noble families in Waterdeep. I’m not sure what I’ll do with them, but they’re shiny. 1. Open image 2. Layer/Transparency/Add Alpha Channel 3. Select exterior white area, delete 4. Move each color to new layer via selection 5. For each of the layers: – Hide all other layers. – Use the […]


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