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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.

Why Jorn Barger is wrong and the rest of the world is right

Posted: Friday, December 7, 2007

Estimated Reading Time: 1 minutes

So, as I was browsing the web for a topic for this week’s blog post, I came across an article in Wired that really caught my eye. In it, the inventor of blogging, Jorn Barger, talks about what blogging should have been instead of what it has become. He seems to be of the impression that blogs should be, essentially, reports of interesting links the blogger has seen recently. Sorry Jorn, but that’s what del.

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