Archive: November 2010

My problem with World of Warcraft was always the start. I’m told the end-game content is good, raiding is fun and tactical, and the risk/reward feedback loop is pretty well tuned, and these things may all be both true and…

I am amused that the two personal accounts I use that have an option of two factor authentication are Paypal and World of Warcraft. Both of those use my phone (Paypal though a one-time code by SMS, Battle.net with an…

“Age of Empires III is available for 10p” Interesting. That’s probably worthwhile. “On Games For Windows marketplace” Oh. Ah well. Lets give it a go. Go to site. “10p or 10 points” Well, I have 200 points, use those. Sign…

Google Apps has a single signon API. This makes you think they value the concept of single signon. Due to recent upgrades in Google Apps and other circumstances, I’m down from four¬†regularly¬†signed in Google accounts to just two. Aquarionics.com is…

Looking at these, they actually apply to any company I deal with. Hey ho. Answering an email by phone My primary method for communicating is by email. If I send an email, I have a trace of when I last…

When I was small, I had pocket money and a Commodore 64. A shop in town sold Commodore Format and budget C64 games for around three to four quid. If I saved up – I occasionally did – I could…

Having entered the murky world of Contracting, I’m putting together a new set of recruiters, since my previous circle of useful ones mostly deal in permanent roles. These are some things agencies have done that annoy me: Gone dark If…

Heat oil, some chop chicken, some garlic, some onion, fry. Add some random spices to make spicy-fried-chicken base. Realism that the sour cream is more important than you thought. Give up on fajitas. Turn down heat on flash-fry, find a…

Same thing as 2008, although the number of survivors of WW1 has shrunk to four. In World War One Forty two million people were mobilised for the Allies There were twenty two million casualties on the Allied side. There are…

These are the rules of Bar Billiards: You score until you bank, or screw up. Placing a ball on the black dot near the front of the table, you poke it with a stick up the table. All the holes…