Keeping Your Warcraft Addons Up To Date

wowmatrix.jpg While I’m on the subject of World of Warcraft, I want to take a moment to mention the software I use to keep the add-ons I use up to date. … The set I use started out as “GrimPack” from “GrimPickle” – it’s a good set of add-ons which have been tested with one another (and in some cases fixed to work better together). You can download it from http://www.grimpickle.com If you install it, the first time you start World of Warcraft afterwards, your screen will probably be a complete mess. … Once you’ve got a good set of add-ons working for you, you can use WoWMatrix to keep them up to date.

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World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Is Out on November 13th

"World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Pack" Blizzard has announced that the new expansion pack, Wrath of the Lich King, will be released on November 13th, 2008. … The “collector’s edition” includes a 208 page book, a key to unlock a special baby frost wyrm pet, a DVD with developer interviews, the official soundtrack CD, a mousepad and two starter decks of cards including two cards only available in the collector’s edition. … You can order the "World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Expansion Pack" for $3 under the normal price, or "World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King Collector’s Edition" for full price, with a limit of one per household. … Wrath of the Lich King requires that you already have a copy of the original "World of Warcraft" and the first expansion, "World Of Warcraft Expansion: Burning Crusade" .

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David Foster Wallace Has Left the Building

I remember around the time that "Infinite Jest" came out, several of my friends were talking about it. ctan was enraptured by it, read it cover to cover and then wrapped around and read it again. I wasn’t as caught up in it; in fact, the first time I tried to read it I got caught in the chapter where someone was looping seriously on smoking pot and masturbation, and I gave up on it. … I had a wonderful moment while reading “Infinite Jest” where I was driving in Boston near Allston and realized I was in the area near the fictional Enfield Tennis Academy that figured in the book. … He was able to take what would have been slapstick farce in the hands of others and give it a depth, complexity and reality that left it an ironic reflection of our increasingly twisted reality.

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Apple’s iPod Event on September 9th

Tuesday September 9th 2008 (today as I finish this; I meant to get this out sooner) is a special Apple event called “Let’s Rock” – although they haven’t specified, it’s clearly related to the iPod/music side of their business. … The unfortunate downside for all of us who already have iPhone 3Gs is that I can’t see us being able to buy a new, bigger phone at the normal price because AT&T is now subsidizing the phones up-front. … Rumors hold out for a new ‘grid view’ in it, a new music suggestion feature (of course advising you to buy from the iTunes Store), HD TV and movie support (currently only available on the Apple TV). … The long-rumored Apple tablet could be marketed as a Mac or as an iPod… if it’s marketed as an iPod it might be introduced at an event like today’s, but I doubt it as it’s clear the focus of the event is music.

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Toilet Bat

And, in the spirit of this new blog, I present to you: Toilet Bat. And remember to always look before you sit!

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