After two months of dragging my feet, the wordpress squid.org is out the gate here. My company has been in the process of transitioning servers and sites from our Seattle network operations center down to Portland where we have lower expenses and better control over support. Squid.org was the first site to make the transition, but even since (HI! <–attack of the killer gf!) moving it down to Portland I have still been dragging my feet on releasing it due to a general unsatisfaction with the design. Either way, it’s out now. 😀
Other than that, it is about 2 weeks until BlizzCon starts, so I’m looking forward to that. We have three other folks from the Stonecutters who will be in attendance this year, and it will be my third time attending. I am probably going to purchase a new digital camera for the trip so that I can take pictures and post pictures of things to various web related stuff again. I am tied to my work iphone for photography right now, and if there is one thing the iphone doesn’t do well it is take memorable pictures. In my case, that’s somewhat of a double handicap.
I am playing Warhammer: Age of Reckoning on the side, but I think I am too old and closed minded to really adopt a new game these days. It has been somewhat of a struggle to get used to the clunky implementation of pet controls (I have been playing a White Lion). But mainly there really is no outstanding option if you want to play a dual wield melee character on the side of order. For some reason the witch hunter has not been a big draw for me. Overall, it’s a pretty decent game despite its nits, but it takes a lot to drag me away from WoW for an extended period of time.
Vay iPhone Edition
I downloaded a copy of Vay yesterday for the iphone. It was around $5 and so far has been a horribly cliche final-fantasy style game. In the end-all-be-all of fantasy cliches, an enemy kingdom attacks yours, steals your bride and kills your parents. You then set out to find a wise old man… stop me if this sounds familiar. Ultimately the production quality is good enough for the price, and the story is expected given the genera. I don’t feel ripped off, and its nice to have some more options when standing around in the grocery store.