Monthly Archives: September 2011

STO: The Healer

Continuing my look this week at how to fill the traditional MMO roles in Star Trek Online, today we’re going to look at the cleric of space, the Healer. Unlike most other games, being a dedicated healer in space does not keep …

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STO: The Tank

I’ll be taking a look this week at how to fill the traditional MMO roles in Star Trek Online. First up, we’ll be looking at the venerable Tank. The essential role of a tank, is to absorb damage and protect …

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STO Min/Max

I spent my limited game time this past weekend, working on Min-Maxing in STO. I’m a bit of an oddity with min-maxing. In some ways, I’m very meticulous about finding the best set up. But in others, I don’t care …

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Stupid Netflix

Really Netflix? You’re splitting DVD’s into it’s own company called Qwikster? I was okay with the prices going up, but splitting the company? A) It’s a stupid name. B) I don’t want to have to maintain two queues. C) I’m …

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Cost/Benefit

I recently went to a meeting of local sci-fi/fantasy writers. All more or less amateurs. It was a meet-up of people who like writing, some who want to eventually get published, some who just do it for fun. It was …

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Busy

I have a long list of things I should do today. That never gets shorter. We had a doctor’s appointment this morning that took almost four hours.  But we found out we’re having a boy so there’s that. So instead …

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Short Sightedness

I was thinking recently about how short sighted political decisions are. Specifically, I’m talking here about NASA. The shuttle program, after 30years of flying the first reusable vehicle, ended this year. There were a few screw ups (Challenger, Columbia), but …

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Amazon Prime Books

I’m not sure how I feel about the news that Amazon is trying to form add a “Netflix like” service for e-books to it’s Amazon Prime. On the consumer side, since I’m already an Amazon Prime member, having free access …

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Home Improvement

Back in April, we decided to put our house up for sale. We were thinking about having kids and wanted some more space. This proved fortuitous, as we became pregnant in May. Over the course of 6 months, we went …

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Memories and Lessons

The internet appears to be awash with people talking about 9/11. Either security warnings about possible anniversary attacks, people reminiscing their experiences, tribute videos, events honoring first responders/military, etc. I usually don’t put much stock in regular anniversaries for things …

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