Archive for the “Miscellaneous Stuffs” Category

This rambling article started about half a year ago amidst the uprising of countless horrible web sites about gaming in general and MMORPG’s in particular, coupled with the tendency for established sites to steadily drop in quality as they pressed for continual updates without any real reason for doing so, turning from interesting articles about game development and mechanical flaws to rambling sentimentalist crap along the lines of a fifth grade English essay entitled What Community in [GAME X] Means to Me. The only possible explanations for this bizarre turn of events in my mind were (1) a desire to get more ad banner impressions, or (2) a psychotic need to update in order to validate their existences. As the inevitable collapse of the dot com economy has destroyed the possibilities of payoffs from motive (1), I now proceed from the assumption that they are all insane.

Of course, the shoddy nature of this halfassed and unfinished article would tend to prove that I am indeed one of these malcontents. I offer no defense to this as I really don’t give a rat’s ass. I just want some use out of the space this and other unfinished articles are taking up on my host’s RAID arrays.

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This thread appeared on the forum while I was out of town. Since I drink alone a lot while staring at a CRT, this guide may prove useful to me someday should I ever venture forth amongst other people. I’m also posting it so maybe I can find out where Beau works and I can mooch free drinks off him.

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Before we get into this, let me point out some things which should be accepted as axioms:

  • Metsclubhouse.com is a site by Max and his brother about the New York Mets (a baseball team, so I’m told), with some stuff and writing which is of no doubt great interest to Mets fans.
  • I personally have never given a rat’s ass about baseball, and the only thing I know about the Mets is that my late step-grandfather occasionally hauled me out to the cheap seats when his company gave him free tickets (probably in lieu of a medical plan or something), and I pretended to have a good time while looking for good positions in the stadium to lurk with a sniper rifle.
  • None of this fazed Max, who called me every day when the site was being made to make sure I was properly aware of it.

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Note from 3/27/2009:  Another snippet found in the backwash of my FTP.  This was going to be a collection of weird stuff that we used to actually cook and eat while playing Starcraft for 3 days straight at Shadwolf’s house, called "The LAN Gourmet."  It never got any further than this, but really, it doesn’t have to.

Note that this recipe is not designed to be interesting, or nutritious, or even taste all that good. In fact it has severe physiological side effects. But we ate this stuff all the time. Now you can too.

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(Note 3/25/2009) I found this in a dusty directory while preparing to move everything into WordPress.  I don’t think I’ve ever published it, and for good reason.  Reason be damned.

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Bean 2-5

A weapons mod for Rainbow 6

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Welcome to Shadwolf’s swill reviews.  Here I will be posting Shadowolf’s reviews of various types of liquor, most of which I won’t go near, for the edification of those who are too poor or too sane to part with huge amounts of money for a fine 18-year old single malt.

Shadwolf prefers a simple star-based rating system for those who have better things to do than read.  His criteria include flavor, value, buzz, and comedic impact.  Unfortunately, not all of the beverages he rates here can be considered truly awful by non-cogniscenti, so this information may actually be of some value to someone. – Mu

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My half-Japanese heritage has bequeathed to me a rather distressing condition:  allergy to ethanol (grain alcohol).  I first discovered this when, at about 13 or so and in Austria, our group (a wind ensemble which was travelling around playing relatively bad music for Austrians who pretended to be interested) we stopped at a small rural inn which served bland food and excellent homemade wines.  After making a total idiot out of myself (as American teenagers will do when suddenly thrown into a permissive society with free access to alcohol), I went to the bathroom, where I noticed my face was entirely beet-red, and my pulse had shot up to somewhere around 135 beats per minute.  This was the first sign of my allergic reaction, which is a fairly common one among Japanese and was well-known in my particular family.  Meanwhile the other parts of my genetic makeup (primarily the English, Scotch and Sioux) were pushing for me to drink more than ever.  This is the fine line I walk.

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