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Sep. 15th, 2011

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Bit late for this and for that I'm sorry.

This is my favorite Amy Pond / Rory scene. So romantic :)

Amy Pond to her future self "All those boys, chasing me,but it was only ever Rory....Why was that?"

"You know when, sometimes, you meet someone so...beautiful...and then you actually
talk to them and, five minutes later,they're as dull as a brick?

But then there's other people and you meet them and you think "not bad,they're okay and then you get to know them and -- and their face just sort of becomes them.

Like their personality's written all over it and they just -- they turn into something so...
beautiful."

"Rory's the most beautiful man I've ever met"

Jun. 13th, 2010

Keywurl temp. alternative : how to use your Keywurl keywords in SafariStand

Converting Keywurl keywords for use with SafariStand's Quicksearch featureCollapse )

Nov. 24th, 2009

PTR 3.3 links

Here we go again

ZOMG IT'S DOWNLOADING THE SAME PATCH AGAIN AND AGAIN. IS THE DOWNLOADER BROKEN?Collapse )

WHY IS IT INSTALLING 3.2.2?Collapse )

INSTALLING SAME PATCH OVER AND OVER AGAIN PLUS ITS INSTALLING 3.2.2Collapse )

FIX FOR THIS APPLICATION HAS FAILED TO START,CONFIGURATION INFORMATION INCORRECT
http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=20140811173&sid=1

SOLUTION FOR ERROR WRATH ENABLED ACCOUNT BUT NO WRATH DATA DESPITE HAVING WRATH DEFINATELY INSTALLEDCollapse )

FIX FOR ERROR = WORLD OF WARCRAFT NOT FOUND PLEASE MAKE SURE IT IS PROPERLY INSTALLEDCollapse )

FIX FOR "THIS REQUIRES A VERSION OF WOW.EXE OLDER THEN XXXX BUT YOU ALREADY HAVE VERSION XXXXX" ERROR OR "THIS REQUIRES A VERSION OF WOW.EXE NEWER THEN XXXX BUT YOU ALREADY HAVE VERSION XXXXX". MAY ALSO MENTION A .EXE OTHER THEN WOW.EXE FIX BELOW IS SIMILARCollapse )

WHAT IS THIS 0.0.1 VERSION THINGY ? I AM GOING TO HAVE TO PATCH FROM THE VERY FIRST VERSION OF WOW ??? WHY IS IT DOWNLOADING THE 3.0.1.8874 PTR INSTALLER ? I THOUGHT IT'S MEANT TO BE DOWNLOADIN THE 3.3 PTR INSTALLER ??Collapse )

WHEN NEW BUILDS COME OUT FOR THE PTRCollapse )

UPDATING THE REGISTRYCollapse )

Nov. 23rd, 2009

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EXPORTING YOUR REGISTERYCollapse )

Nov. 20th, 2009

How to find your realm server IP address (OS X)

Whilst logged into game open Terminal.app from your Applications/Utilities folder

Run this command while logged into your realm server (copy and paste the entire line)

netstat -n | grep 3724

The fifth column along contains the realm server address.

eg :

[17:50][/]$ netstat -n | grep 3724
tcp4 0 0 10.0.0.77.59841 12.129.236.96.3724 ESTABLISHED
^-------------- this number here

In my example it's 12.129.236.96 . Yes you need to take the .3724 off the end. Whip out a pen or pencil and write that address down ! You're going to be a lot of trace routes to that address !

I'm going to make a Level 1 on your server and see If can confirm that IP you are using there.

Sep. 13th, 2009

Linkage

Funny stories of tech support

http://community.livejournal.com/techsupport/


Moldover's cool CD cover

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8UzSVFUIc0

Also

http://community.livejournal.com/macintosh/
http://community.livejournal.com/customers_suck/

http://www.jetwolf.com/hof/osb/
http://www.jetwolf.com/hof/osb2/

More CS linkage

http://community.livejournal.com/pwn_customers/
http://community.livejournal.com/cs_comlink/

Aug. 19th, 2009

"You aren't in a party" WOW UI error

There's 2 interesting threads in the UI/Macro forums about this :

http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=19110231171&sid=1&pageNo=1

http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?topicId=19110413468&sid=1&pageNo=1

Basically what is happening is Blizzard changed SendAddonMessage so if it does fail to send to raid it no longer fails silenty and you get this message. SendAddonMessage used to fail completely silently. You only get this message in Battlegrounds when not in a party or raid apparently

Possible addons to update (including wiping your SavedVariable files for the addons) :

DBM
WIM
Anything using the LibHealComm-3.0 library
Anything else sending SendAddonMessage to the raid channel when in a Battleground but not in a raid or party.

Now I understand that LHC's been updated with this bug in mind. Not sure about the others:

2 Authors have come up with band aid type fixes for this error. Bear in mind though eventually you should be able to turn either of these addons off as most of the addon authors I know are working on bug fixes for their addons

Those 2 addons are :

http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-addons/details/youarentinapartyfix.aspx

http://wow.curse.com/downloads/wow-addons/details/party-time.aspx

Apr. 20th, 2009

My email addon update plan ( or automatic updater programs why I don't use them)

I'm following the great furor regarding Curse/Wowinterface's decision to block Wow matrix users from updating their addons direct from the wow matrix.

This post is not about that.

This post is about the change in my thinking that lead me away from using addon updater programs. With this philsophy I stopped using them because they weren't offering me what I needed. A warning for you I can get pretty verbose. Make sure you have at least 10-20 minutes to read this behemoth because I ain't going to summarise it for you.

I used to be like everyone else out there.
I used to use wow matrix and the WAU.

But then back in April 2008 I saw Kaelten's post about the closing of files.wowace.com. WAU wasn't working for me anymore. I was faced to going back to checking everything by hand. I then shifted to using wow matrix for a while. Then I discovered that the authors of addons didn't like me using it for reasons I whole heartedly agreed with. I shifted to updating using bookmarks for a while.

So I , a few months ago I sat down and really thought about it. Once I really thought about I come up with 5 truths about addons.

1) Addons don't need to be updated every single day/week/month
2) If an addon is working for you and/or isn't causing a problem for you then you shouldn't need to update it
3) Addons should tell me when they're ready to be updated
4) Addons should tell me what they've changed
5) If it's a MAJOR update then you should update it
6) If it's a MINOR update then you shouldn't update it


We have accurate threat numbers now so no need to constantly update threat meters / threat libraries. If an addon's working for you why download something's thats going to risk breaking it ? . I don't want to have to remember to open an updater program at all - why can't the addons themselves tell me when they need to be changed ? You start up wow matrix and it tells you that 6 addons need to be updated. Why can't those 6 addons tell me when if they need to be updated?

Now how would I know if I should update that addon or not . If it's MAJOR update then definitely. These could be things like any optimizations of code , code rewrites , bug fixes or fixes for incompatibility with another addon I use. Also included in here is if I've been getting bugs relating to what a addon does (eg a problem with chat and a chat mod updates)

If it's a MINOR update then I won't bother updating it. Localisation changes ? No ... why should I download an update when all that's changed is the text on a button in Russian ??? I don't speak Russian,German,French,Mandarin or Japanese . I only play in English so localisation changes are useless for me. Fix on a feature I don't even use? *yawn*. Fix for incompatiability for an addon I don't have use *No thank :D* Tagging change ? That usaully means that the fixes the author has submitted on previous builds of the addon he's certified as working so he's tagging them so it changes the version number to be consistent with all the sites he updates too. If you've been keeping up with updating your addons then tagging changes are minor. Or major if you haven't updated that addon for a while.

So what I did was go on Curse , Wowinterface and the wowace site. I made favourites of evey addon I use. I set it up to email me when they update. I then examine each email and make the decision to load the addon's page. I then work out if I want to download that update or not. Unzip , install , backup done.

Let me break it down what happens for me when I update.

Firstly I don't update every single day. I update maybe once per week only because I happen to enjoy keeping track of what's changed.

Emails = 22

I'm keeping track of around 100 addons. This is proof that most addons don't get updated that often. 22% . And some of those are duplicates. Recounts a big one for getting constantly updated. Ok lets remove duplicates.

Emails without duplicates = 12

Hmm ok now I need to figure out what are major updates and what are minor updates. Remember I can safely ignore a minor update. Majors are basically a download straight away. Addons I know get major updates fairly regularly also get loaded up. If I 'm having a problem with an addon then thats gets a update as well.

Webpages opened =6

With a tabbed browser looking through these are a snap. For each one I make sure I always go to the most recent one on wowace.com. I then re-examine change logs. Again Minor updates get ignored. Major or needed updates I download immediately. It's up to me wheter I judge an update worthy of downloading or not - I'm not an addon author lua writing magician. But even I can recognise when something sounds like a good update or not. This process doesn't take me long at all

Addon updates actually dowloaded = 4

As above unzip , install , back up done.

Average time taken = 8 - 12 minutes . Slightly longer on patch cause you know patch day :D

One final point. None of this install process stops me from playing. With most new versions of addons you can just copy over the old one and a simple "/console reloadui" command gets you up and running with the new version. There's also always cup of hot chocolate time , a precious time for me (nearly as much as sexy time.

I don't use any automatic updater programs as I can't find any that meet my needs. None of them offer what I need - a way for the addon pages themselves
to PUSH when they update. Not the other way around.

Any questions ? Comments ?

Oct. 14th, 2008

Patchs and You : Things you need to know about Patch 3.02

Hi and welcome to this edition of "Patchs and You !" 
 
 I'm you're host Guy Smiley :D 


In this edition "Things you need to do know about Patch 3.02"  Yes kiddies after the servers come up after maintence we'll have a new patch :D
 
Make sure you have the pre patch data downloaded
 
A few weeks back Blizzard started releasing part of the upcoming patch on the background downloader for the last few weeks. If you've been using the launcer you should be fine but just to double check open up the Background Downloader once the servers go down for maintence tonight. Leave it on all night (turn your monitor off)
 
Those having trouble with the Blizz Downloader should try downloading it manually. Here's a few links to help with that process :
 
http://www.wowinsider.com/2008/10/13/mirrors-to-get-you-caught-up-with-the-3-0-2-patch/
 
http://www.wowwiki.com/Patch_mirrors
 
You'll need to download the 
 
3.0.1 Preload TBC -> WotLK (Part 1)
3.0.2 Preload 3.0.1 -> 3.0.2 (Part 2)
3.0.2 Preload 3.0.1 -> 3.0.2 (Part 3)
 
Ones on that page for those downloading it manually.
 
For everyone once the servers come back up there should be a smallish patch to download on top of that . Good luck everyone with their downloading !!!
 
There are class changes. Read those patch notes :D 
 
Patch notes :
 
http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/test-realm-patchnotes.html
http://www.worldofwarcraft.com/patchnotes/
 
Class changes :
 
Patch notes from above & 
http://mmo-champion.com 
http://elitistjerks.com/  - will probably have some discussion on it
 
Just remember your not alone in your confusion.  Dont be afraid to ask someone else of your class about things. Everybody's all going to be in the same boat . Let's all help each other out :D
 
Mounts & pets are now spells
 
Your mounts & vainty pets are now spells. You use the item that normally summons the mount/vanity pet . The item then disappears. Then you open your character frame by pressing "C" then going onto the Pet tab there. Drag that button out onto where your normally have your mount/vanity pet. There's a key combo for getting to this screen 
 
Addons will need to be updated
 
Yes it's going to be chaos. The first thing to try is to turn on "Load out of date Addons"
If that doesn't fix it you may want to go looking for updates. If no update just turn em off for the next week or so. 
 
Kaydeethree has as per usaull written up a really good FAQ at :
 
http://forums.worldofwarcraft.com/thread.html?forumId=11114&sid=1&topicId=11162626297&pageNo=1&
 
Addon compatiablity link :
 
http://www.wowwiki.com/WotLK_AddOn_status
 
Some usefull addon links :
 
WoWInterface: http://www.wowinterface.com/downloads/latest.php?wotlk 
Curse: http://wow.curse.com/downloads/Updated.aspx 
Atlas/AtlasLoot: http://atlasmod.com 
Auctioneer: http://auctioneeraddon.com/dl 
Cosmos: http://cosmosui.org 
CT Mod: http://ctmod.net 
Deadly Boss Mods: http://deadlybossmods.com 
 
Barbershops
 
You can now change your hair style and various other little things (eg your horn style on a dranei). There should be barbers in IF & SW (not sure about Darn). Go ask your favourite guard about where to find your nearest barber (SW guard on the left FTW she's hawt :D) 
 
I expect people to show up to raids with new haircuts every day till the novelity dies down.
 
Battleground Marks & Marks of Justice
 
No don't panic. They haven't disappeared. They've just become part of a new system tracking these so they don't clutter up your bags. This reporter cant remember how to bring them up but recalls there is a tab off the Character Frame for it. There's also a way of showing them in your inventory on the same line as your money.
 
Training Dummies
 
There are now training dummies in IF & SW to test your DPS on.  There's levels 1,60,70, and 80 ones I think. There's also a boss level one.
 
The IF ones  can be found in the Military ward , facing out from the hall you enter your battle grounds in (ie stand in the entrance and walk across the plaza and should find it). The SW ones can be found in that place you go to train Rogues at (SI 7 ?) . It's just around from the place you go spend your honour at :D
 
Macros / keybindings are now stored server side
 
You can now log into another computer and having your keybindings/ macros just "there" without having to copy files over :D
 
You can turn this setting off by running the command "/console synchronizeSettings 0" on each account/computer you have, or by adding the line 'SET synchronizeSettings "0" ' to your config.wtf file on each computer. 
 
Inscription
 
The new profession for modding your spells is in. You can level it to 375 but not above. For more details go here :
 
http://www.elsprofessions.com/inscription/leveling.html
 
Calender
 
That funny button on your mini map is the new in game calender. It'll have in it what battleground weekend it is , when the ingame events are coming up and when the nest Darkmoon Faire is. You can also slot in your own events so Jujuga ...we can schedule that date together :D
 
Achievements
 
This just in - you get awards for vitrually anything you can do in wow :D . Like to belch a lot ? There's an achievement for that :D Like to die in Raids a lot ?  There's one for that too :D
 
Find the key for bringing these up in your keybindings. There's also a button on your bar for it. And that's all I have to say for that :) . Yes it's another source of epeen :D
 
No there are no Deathknights or Northrend
 
That's Wrath content. So stop asking :D
 
Ok if anyone else has anything else to add just say so :D
 
 

Chrome Hints n Tricks (for when it arrives for OS X)

http://www.techno360.in/3-steps-to-regain-your-privacy-in-google-chrome/
http://www.techno360.in/google-browser-chrome-tips-and-tricks/

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