Archives: July, 2006

It’s almost here!

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

Snakes on a Plane

August 18th! Be there!

Some Cuttlefish are Cross Dressers!

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

BBC ran this news article about male cuttlefish who mimick female cuttlefish in order to get closer to other females in order to reproduce:

We found that female mimickers could successfully deceive the consort male and that they were able to position themselves near the female in 30 out of 62 attempts

RMAing my RAM

Monday, July 24th, 2006

Well, the problems I’d though I’d fixed by upgrading my power supply have returned, and I believe my RAM is at fault. So, I got an RMA, and will be sending my RAM away tonight. I hope this was the issue, if not, I’ll keep RMAing other stuff, starting with my motherboard.

I’m an “asshole”

Sunday, July 23rd, 2006

So, I recently found out that one of the WoW addons I had been using (Clearfont) was distributing the font Calibri. Calibri is one of the new 6 fonts releases by Microsoft, and as per U.S. copyright law, it is illegal to redistribute copyrighted fonts over the internet. I called the author out on this, and when he refused to take the addon down, I contacted the webmasters of the sites where he had his addon hosted. They pulled the mod and the font, and the author and some others left some rather scathing comments towards me:

Someone’s on a crusade against me, so when I get a little time, I’m going to upload a font-less version (likely tomorrow), until I can get another font sorted out. Can anyone suggest an alternative that’s very similar?

README! What’s happened to ClearFont?

You only need update the file ClearFont.lua for v11100-3 – it has a small update for 1.12.

Why? Well, someone felt the need to attempt to take me down because of the main font I’ve used.
To be perfectly honest, I very much doubt Microsoft care – however I won’t be supplying them any more, mostly because I don’t want to cause the UI site owners trouble.
In fact, all that this guy has currently managed is to piss off me, the 3 site owners and I rather suspect, you as well. (Congratulations)

So, all I’ve done is stick the ‘number font’ as the main font for now – of course, if you don’t copy over the fonts from this version, you can keep the proper ones! 🙂

If you don’t have a copy of the original font in the first place – try searching for ‘Calibri’ on the internet (or try and find a previous version of CF).
The font comes with the Office 2007 beta and the Windows Vista betas for example.

Who is the asshole that is harassing you?

Turnabout is fair play.

yea its BULL that someone did that lol the font is EVERYWHERE on the net and im sure MS dont and wouldnt give a rats ass if some people in wow are useing the font

MS didn’t come after me, someone else decided to try and take it into their own hands (nothing came of it, and I doubt MS care, but it was an annoyance for the UI site owners, so I decided this would be the best course of action). *sigh*

Oh the terror I’ve caused >=D

I’m Hooked on a Feeling!

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

From [[David Hasselhoff]] comes this awfully funny music video…

Hooga Hooga Hooga Chakka!

There’s Way Too Many Ostriches!

Saturday, July 22nd, 2006

Why are there so many ostriches?

Anub Down!

Friday, July 21st, 2006

A little over 24 hours after transferring to Uther, I had killed the first two bosses in Naxx! This time, it was the first boss in the Spider Wing, Anub’Rekhan the Crpyt Lord. The model is a blown up version of the Crypt Lords from Warcraft III. But, the model in game has a texturing issue (similar to Thunderfury), so he’s all black except for his wings.

Here’s a picture of me with my new guild, Irony, and a dead Anub’Rekhan!

Anub Kill!

My new Mage

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

I bought a 60 mage off ebay to play on Alliance with some friends. I named him Oakenfold, and recieved this quick question in my first instance run on the mage:

Dumb question

He has really crappy gear, but I’m working to gear him up in Tier 0 and Tier 0.5.

Server Transfer!

Wednesday, July 19th, 2006

I transfered Nalk off Malorne today. He has gone to Uther, a PvE realm where several of my friends play. I’m currently applying to <Irony>, and I attended my first raid with them Tuesday night. We were lucky enough to kill Instructor Razuvious, who is the first boss in the Death Knight wing of Naxxramas. It was the first kill for the guild.

Here’s a picture, but it has a pretty bad angle and name tags on:

Woot for insta queues!

Story about a Printer

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

After almost three weeks at work, today I finally discovered that there was a printer in my cubicle. Now, I knew that there was a printer there the whole time, but something hadn’t quite clicked, and I wasn’t aware that I could actually print from it. But today, when I was walking back from the other side of the office where another printer was located, it dawned on me. There was a printer in my cubicle. I could print from it. I didn’t have to get up and walk across the room. The printer was even plugged in and turned on. Nothing to it. Oh well, at least walking to the printer was a good form of exercise…