A new look for the Chronicles

Well after all these years I fancied a change and have opted for the “Rusty Grunge” theme designed by Chris Wallace. I’ll be adding some new features in the very near future too – I want to see if I can get the Wowhead news feed to work in the sidebar perhaps and also add the JavaScript to get their tooltips to show when you hover over an item link.

I’ve received some great comments over the years and if anyone finds my guides are a bit tired or just plain out-of-date then please do get in touch. If you’re willing to submit revised or new articles to help keep us relevant, that would be awesome for the community.

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Awesomeosaurus T-shirts

Any King Krush or devilsaur owners out there? I have a fledgling t-shirt company called Awesomeosaurus T-shirts that might just appeal to you. My first design is a T-Rex fighting it out with a host of zombies – who do you think will win? I have a $10 off coupon code right now off the American Apparel t-shirts that’s valid until a minute before midnight (MST) on Sunday 23 January. I also donate 10% of the sale to the gamer’s charity, Child’s Play which I hope you agree is worthy of support. I’d be delighted to see you on our Facebook Page – stop by, say “hi” and post up a pic of your hunter and pet why not? Especially if you do have King Krush 🙂

To take advantage of the deal, use discount code LoveAA2011 at checkout.

Has it really been a year?

Oh boy. I’ve been hot and cold with World of Warcraft since last year, not helped by ill health following a massive pulmonary embolism which almost sent me to the Spirit Healer in November 2009. Inevitably Cataclysm has brought me back and because my guild is so awesome, I rolled a Goblin hunter to stay with them. Just how good is Cataclysm? Blizzard have done a great job revamping the geography and quests and sticking all the instance quest givers inside the instance means the group finder is even more useful. Being a Goblin, I tamed one of those color-changing raptors on the starter Lost Isles – lots of awesome as he spawns a different color when you dismount your Goblin Trike. I have another stable slot available and I’ve reserved that for a Black Axe Monkey from Deadmines – I mean, you have to – don’t you?

I’ll have to get a screen shot shortly…

Over and out

No posts for a while. That’ll be because I quit playing.

I need to get skilled up in other areas of web development other than my core skills of HTML/CSS and user experience design. That means PHP, Ruby on Rails, Django etc. We’ll see—I find it hard to learn in a social vacuum (i.e. just from books / websites). My employer has made me unemployable by staying firmly in the 20th century and working in isolation to other people’s beat has killed my passion for web, and life too tbh.

I hope everyone gets some use from what I’ve written about but after finding myself not approving a comment a moment ago I will be disabling comments. People’s inability to be civil really gets me down. Here’s a tip—only call your friends names as they’ll know you’re being mischievous rather than a prick.

Live long and prosper. Oh, wait. Wrong IP :p
Have fun! Be good.

Rather than spamming my comments, write me

Hey, show some respect and do things the right way. If you want to advertise a new website or service related to World of Warcraft and it has nothing to do with gold selling or power leveling, then drop me a line via the contact form. DO NOT spam comments on non-related pages.

Chalkdust, here’s looking at you. Thanks for not noticing that I’m already in a guild and have no need for your service at looking for guild dot net. That’s not to say it’s totally useless, more your method of comment spam has annoyed the hell out of me this morning.

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