Blog Posts for 2007

Blog Posts

Yuletide in Lord of the Rings Online

Posted: Monday, December 31, 2007

Estimated Reading Time: 1 minutes

I haven’t had a chance to play LotRO much lately because of the holidays, but yesterday I managed to get on for awhile. I trekked from west of Bree to the Shire, partly finishing a quest for Celandine Brandybuck in the process. The Shire is an amazing location and I love exploring it. The sights are fascinating…especially the Hill and the surrounding environs there. The plots of a certain ill-meaning hobbit up that way came to my attention, and of course I did something about it.

Minstrels in green linen

Posted: Thursday, December 20, 2007

Estimated Reading Time: 1 minutes

My guild, the irreproachable Crescent Order, has seen fit to grace me with a full outfit of custom-crafted light armor and a new cloak. All of it is a verdant hue, with intricate patterns weaved into the cloak. My armor score shot up something like 50 points, heh. I didn’t get around to composing music as I thought I would. I got distracted by SOE reenabling my Star Wars Galaxies account for a trial week.

Web standards, browsers, and the future of the web

Posted: Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Estimated Reading Time: 3 minutes

Recently, the CSS working group and the W3C in general have come under fire as Opera launches an assault on Microsoft. A counterculture of pro-proprietary technology advocates has risen up against the web standards movement. The web standards crowd has responded with fire and passion, sending up a rallying cry against what they see as a return to the browser wars of the ‘90s. All of this begs the question - what are we really trying to do with web standards and the Web in general?

The Lord of the Rings Online: Introducing Ceolrigan

Posted: Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Estimated Reading Time: 5 minutes

The first MMORPG I ever played was Everquest I. I bought the game at the insistence of some friends when I was living in New Zealand and loaded it onto my PC. I created my character and started killing bees. And more bees. And more bees. It bored the hell out of me. I uninstalled it after a day of playing and gave the game, and my account, to another friend.

T-Mobile must be boycotted

Posted: Monday, December 17, 2007

Estimated Reading Time: 1 minutes

Normally, I don’t post more than once a week. However, after reading about T-Mobile’s assault on Net Neutrality on Wired, I had to blog about it. T-Mobile wants to tell you what websites you can visit. We should tell T-Mobile what it can do with its Terms of Service….and take our money elsewhere.