WoW Baron 45 strategy

Some tips I wrote up for our guild when trying the Stratholme Baron: 45 run. Part of my Warcraft Tips series – hope it’s of some use to you! If you’re unfamiliar, the aim is to get to the Baron and get your first hit in on him less than 45 mins after zoning into […]

WoW feral druid tanking gear

Part of my Warcraft Tips series – hope it’s of some use to you! Do me proud, put those warrior tanks to shame! Druid tanks don’t need to worry so much about T0/T1/T2 sets. It’s a blessing and a curse – we don’t get stat bonuses, but we do get to look different :) Here’s […]

Why you should create a startup now

A positive but realistic post by Chris over on Particletree: Even though the odds say you’ll mess up on your first go (and even your second), just like walking, talking, or even snowboarding, business success comes through persistence and basically knowing more than you know now. This is why failures do better than newbies and […]

How quick can you make a cappuccino?

We have a really good Gaggia espresso machine in our building. It’s a pleasure to use, right up there with what most dedicated coffee shops are using, and much better than the rubbish you’ll see in a lot of bars. One of the guys here with me appreciates a top notch coffee as much as […]

Using and Live Bookmarks

This is a quick overview of how to use with Firefox Live Bookmarks. Why is it so good? You’ll find out! First you’ll need a account – go to and register: Once you’ve completed registration and logged into you should drag the bookmarklet up to your Tool Bar: You can see […]

Game Time Expires: How I quit World of Warcraft

60 druid, The Venture Co, EU. (13/33/5 feral tank spec) I quit WoW on 26 August 06 03:32 CEST. I decided to quit on the 25th, and luckily the 26th was when my monthly game time was expiring. I’m not sure that I would have gone through with it had I had a longer run […]

Do you Google? Victims of their own success?

Google thought it was time they offered the rest of the world a quick semantic primer: A trademark is a word, name, symbol or device that identifies a particular company’s products or services. Google is a trademark identifying Google Inc. and our search technology and services. While we’re pleased that so many people think of […]

How Shit Happens

Only recently seen this, explains some management decisions we’ve all experienced. In the beginning was the Plan and then came the Assumption. And the Assumptions were without form, and the Plan was completely without substance, and darkness was upon the faces of the workers. And they spoke amongst themselves saying, “It is a crock of […]

Should we A or B? Yes, we should.

I’m wondering if it’s because I’ve programmed too much, but I find it quite funny to give the correct answer of Yes to A or B questions. “Would you like tea or coffee?” “Yes” (I would like some tea or some coffee) “Should I go left or right?” “Yes” (otherwise you’ll never get there) Too […]

Movie review: Star Wars Episode III – Revenge of the Sith

Revenge of the Sith occupied my time yesterday evening – I went along with some geeks (colleagues) and a Star Wars nut (significant other). Personally, I’m an old school sf fanatic, brought up on a diet of Clarke and Asimov, with plenty of Heinlein, Bradbury and Wells thrown into the mix. For example, I’m dreading […]