Saturday, August 9, 2008

Bernie Mac died this Morning *sadface*

Comedian Bernie Mac Dies at 50

Bernie Mac, who for the past 30 years made the public laugh thanks to an over-sized comic persona as captured on the small and large screen as well as on stages small and large, died Saturday morning.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

I can has Baby pics

Sorry for the absence.

It's been a hectic couple of months, our new baby was born on July 11, 2008. We named her Lilith Paige. (Yeah I won the name battle yay!) We are still trying to get my oldest daughter used to the fact she has a sister, but at 1 year 2 months old it's a bit hard.

On the Warcraft front of course due to all of this I haven't been playing very much. I'm super excited about possibly getting a beta invite. I really want to test out the Death Knights because it sounds like the kind of hybrid character that I will really enjoy.

I'm hoping to get a few more of my characters to 70 before WotLK comes out namely my druid and my warrior. My warrior is sitting a 25 alliance side, but I also have a undead warrior as well, unsure of which I should level its hard to make up my mind sometimes.

Also trying to juggle my console game addiction, I recently picked up Lost Oddyessy. What an amazing game, I haven't gotten very far because I want to be able to give it the attention it deserves.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Whoa Time Flys

Well it's been like a month since I posted not very good when you want people to continue reading what you are posting.. Sorry everyone.

Things have gotten super hectic at home, the new baby is due July 17th, my first daughter Piper is walking, talking and generally being a little hellion, and I've started playing Wow again. I knew my stint in COH wouldn't last too long.

PVP is what I've been doing mostly as I can jump in do games for as long as I want and hop off the PC when I need to do things around the house. I suprised myself and got enough honor for my Helm yesterday on my mage. Which is a very big improvement.

More later time to get out of this place and head home

Friday, May 23, 2008

The dreaded Pre Expansion Boredom.

So I've only been playing enough lately to do my daily quests then log off. Can't really bring myself to do much of anything since the expansion will be coming out in months and nullify any work I would put into raiding at this point. I remeber when BC came out and upon entering outlands I started replacing my Grand Marshal and Tier 2/3 gear and a very fast rate. Considering all the hours I put into raiding and PVPing to get both it was a bit disheartening.

I have also reactivated my City of Heroes account, which while very fun, can get very boring and repetative even worse so that daily quests. The instances all look VERY similar and they all have basically the same thing, go in arrest the bad guys and find loot 1 2 or 3. The graphics are still very eye catching and I can make characters for hours their character creator is bar none the best in ANY game.]]

Hopefully I can come back in a week or so and pick up one of my alts and get back into the game. Probably either my warrior or druid will be getting leveled hard core soon.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Yay! The birthday party was a sucess.

Tuesday was my daughter's first birthday. We had a cookout/birthday party at Mcneely Lake. I cooked for everyone. Was the first time I've used a grill since I was a little kid helping dad cook. Apparently I can cook no matter what the tools involved everything came out wonderfully. Piper got a bit of a fever towards the end, she has some teeth coming in so it's nothing serious thankfully. She absolutely loves her radio flyer sports coupe. Truely picked it out and it's honestly amazing to see the smile on both of their faces when they are outside.

I haven't gotten to play Wow in a few days, I picked up GTA 4 and have been playing that during my spare time. So far the game is crazy very detailed, soooo many things to do. I really do need to play Wow more so I can get my flying mount and the PVP off items that are going to a rating requirement.

Monday, May 5, 2008

UI Spotlight: PSY UI

Well I was trolling around the boards over at this morning and ran across this UI posted by Trulymad.. It's alot like many other UI's over the years but it is very well done, and the placement of the unitframes is a bit different. The textures and fonts all flow well together and I am just in love with the overall Ui.

Psy UI Download link

Gear Advancement

Now that I am exalted with SSO, I'm looking into upgrading my gear while still farming gold for my epic flying mount. So looks like I will be doing some honor grinding now as well when Im not doing dailies. It's the easiest route to upgrades and will help once I decide to start raiding again.

So here's the cost break down for the pieces.
Elemental Honor Points gear
I should probably pick up the off set pieces first as Blizzard is adding a arena
rating to some of the off set pieces.

The other difficult decision here is do I want to do Staff or Main hand/Shield. While the staff looks very cool, I just picked up the SSO shield, that coupled with the gladiator's gavel would be a very nice upgrade.

Stat comparison

Gladiator's Gavel+Sunward Crest VS Gladiator's Warstaff

Sunday, May 4, 2008


If you have not seen Iron Man yet be sure to do so as soon as you are able. It is the BEST super hero movie ever done to date, Yes including Spiderman you fanbois.

I won't post any spoilers etc here, you must go see it for yourself. RDJ is absolutely amazing as Tony Stark.

Sunday Sunday Sunday

I did my dailies as usual last night and noticed I'm 900 reputation away from exalted with the Shattered Sun Offensive. Boy was I mad, it was already after 11pm so I couldnt run Magister's Terrace for the rep. Which means I will have to wait and do my dailies so I can get my shield when I get home grrr.

Btw.. Did I mention I hate sundays, it seems like all of the irrate people call in to get their internet fixed on the weekends. Yay for a 3 day work week. I decided to take off Tuesday and give myself a 3 day weekend. Which will be nice means I only have to work today and tommorrow.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Latest UI

So I'm using a mix of Caith's Ui and some things of my own to fit my playstyle. Heres some screenies.
Caith's UI

Extra Day at work

I need to upgrade my gear, badly. I have mostly the Honored rep rewards from all of the factions right now which while not bad for starter 70 gear it's nowhere near the gear level I was used to while playing either my mage on Uldaman, or Starsunder me and my fiance's rogue. So here is my gear spreadsheet of non raid instance gear I need to get.

Azshira's gear updates

So I switched shifts with Mike so that I could have this friday off to go see Iron Man YAY! I have been like a little kid again ever since I heard about this movie coming out. I grew up reading Iron man comics and have always wanted a well done movie about it.

This day is going to suck though, I had to be here a half an hour earlier and if it's anything like yesterday it's going to be like hell.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Something to Fry your brain, Courtesy of "The James"

So my friend James sends me these 2 over our interoffice communicator. My brain is too fried from walking the random dregs of society through connecting to their wireless homenetworking or informing them how bad of a idea it was to install our virus scan program on top of their Norton's Antivirus.


1) Consider a lamp, with a switch. Hit the switch once, it turns it on. Hit it again, it turns it off. Let us imagine there is a being with supernatural powers who likes to play with this lamp as follows. First, he turns it on. At the end of one minute, he turns it off. At the end of half a minute, he turns it on again. At the end of a quarter of a minute, he turns it off. In one eighth of a minute, he turns it on again. And so on, hitting the switch each time after waiting exactly one-half the time he waited before hitting it the last time. Applying the above discussion, it is easy to see that all these infinitely many time intervals add up to exactly two minutes.

QUESTION: At the end of two minutes, is the lamp on, or off?

2) basically, movement does not exist - You want to cross a room, say around 100 meters, in a finite time. To reach the 100 meter mark though, you must first reach the 50 meter mark, and to reach that , you must first reach 25 meters. Furthermore, you must reach 12.5 meters to reach half that. Since space if infinitely divisible, we can repeat these requirements forever. Thusly so, you have to reach an infinite number of midpoints in a finite time. This is impossible, so you can never reach your goal. In general anyone who wants to move from one point to another must meet these requirements, therefore motion is impossible, and what we perceive as motion is merely an illusion.

Also Someone is required to buy me this.... Do it now!

Datamancers newest PC mod, well an LCD screen really

Spotlight! Tapestry's UI

One of my favorite UI builders to follow is Tapestry, All of his UI's are very well put together and I've used several since he started releasing them. Here is his latest he posted over on Elitist Jerks.

Tapestry's Current Raid UI

Tapestry's WIP UI

Tapestry's UI Download


Just found these while looking through some files on the ole work PC.

Addon Help

So alot of my friends like mods, Hell I love mods. The bad part of this is that they don't know how to configure them or set them up like I do. Which means I end up doing it for them. Today I find this excellent posting over on Wow Interface, which is basically a list of mods and what they do. Pretty helpful and even showed me a few mods I would like to try in the future.

Addon Survival Guide

All work and no play.

Well again I plan to work on getting my EPIC FLYING MOUNT RAR!! Things did not pan out how I wanted them to. Mom invited us over for dinner last night. I was like cool free food and I do not have to cook.

I end up cooking dinner for everyone, which since I'm a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to doing anything takes until around 9:00pm. Which would have been fine, but staying until almost 10:00pm puts a bit of a cramp in what I had planned for the evening. Get home and instead of doing my dailies, I watch the new episode of House and then go to bed.

It's all good we had fun. I just wish there was more time during the day to get the things I need to do done.

Monday, April 28, 2008

New guild. No guildies.

Well not too long ago I left the guild I was in at the time due to time constraints. Between work, the baby, and everything else I need to get done during the day I just didn't feel like I had the time to commit to raiding.

So what do I do, I go and create a new guild myself. Right now it's just my fiance, her sister, and myself in the guild. Looking to the future on that front I've decided well maybe I do have time to raid as long as I don't have to deal with wipes cause by people who are unable to follow simple directions even on bosses in Kharazan. So I guess I will be recruiting after I get Azshira more gear.

New guild website for Dark Tranquility

New beginnings

Almost exalted with the Shattered Sun Offensive!! I can't wait I love the look of the new caster shield from them.

[Sunward Crest]

Well looks like I finally got this blog looking halfway decent, Will have to make some more changes later when I get the time to photoshop a logo etc.