04/26 - Juicey
Very minor update today. A year ago I put some ads on Nightshade Insanity, which expired yesterday. I went ahead and updated it to the new layout while I was reverting the text, although something tells me the page itself could stand to be edited.
Out of sheer coincidence, Jim Sterling posted this video about "SEO Juice" on Monday, which made me feel embarassed because the "ads" I'd been running were revised sentences with a few links, just like the description of sponsored content, and I didn't realize before that was a problem. As such, I'm no longer accepting ads for this site, and updated my About page accordingly.
02/01 - That's Great, It Starts With an Earthquake
December quickies. Sorry for not having 2016 in Review yet, it's been slow writing in between getting sick with fear and anger at all the stupid shit that's been going on (with the added bonus of December containing a RiffTrax film I couldn't write anything about). But might as well do something to distract myself from the awfulness of the world.
01/10 - Forget Me, I'm Lost
Let's make up for the month-long drought with the September, October, AND November quickies all in one go! I'll try to get the December quickies and Year in Review out soon.
Yeah, still wasting too much of my time on World of Warcraft. But now that I'm at level 110 and there aren't any major events happening, I can wind back on my play time. And hey, I finally got the "Crazy for Cats" achievement and my Tauren gets to be a Crazy Cat Man!
11/11 - Wowwy Wow Wow
Because everyone needs something to distract them after what happened on the 9th, here's the August 2016 quickies. Surprise! I finally banged out some words about World of Warcraft! And... uh... not much else.
10/20 - What's This Odd Feeling Of Getting Stuff Done?
For those who don't follow me on Twitter, I got tooth pulled on the 10th. For several months I had been dealing with swelling and abscessing in my gums between my #2 and #3 teeth (backmost upper right molars in front of the wisdom tooth I don't have). Before I traveled to housesit, I went to a dentist who thought it was an infection from a piece of food getting stuck in my gums, and gave me some medicated mouthwash that I thought did the trick. Shortly after my trip to the city started, the abscess came back.
When the tooth became painfully cold sensitive, I went to another dentist. The X-ray showed possibly dying nerves, but more concerning was a dark space between the outside of the tooth and the inner pulp. Fearing I was going to have to get a root canal, I went to an endodontist who did a 3D scan of the area, where they found the tooth was afflicted with resorption; basically, my mouth had decided "Fuck this tooth" and was chewing a hole in it. A root canal wouldn't have fixed it (the surrounding cells would have continued eating the tooth), and extraction was the only solution. Now I have to wait two to four months before I can get an implant.
The tooth pulling meant I took a week off of WoW, where I managed to work on the July 2016 quickies.
Also, a couple of coding changes I'm making. First, I have to go through and and italicize game/book/movie/etc titles in old articles, like they should have been from the start. For ages I didn't do that even though I knew it was wrong because older pages didn't have the titles italicized and I thought it'd be confusing if some pages had italics and others didn't. But one day I decided, "the site's already a mess because of that layout update I've been sitting on for two years. Might as well fix that while I'm at it." All the 2016 quickies have been fixed.
Second, reader Whitney Clark notified me that I still had "alt" tags for mouse-over captions, when nowadays it's supposed to be "title". I've fixed those on the Lemmings pages it applied to. I also fixed the bug where the lemmings background wasn't repeating.
09/15 - This is Why I Resisted WoW For So Long
I managed to tear myself away from World of Warcraft long enough to finally put together a page for the game prototypes I made in the last two semesters of class. After I get the Netherwing mounts and Crazy for Cats achievement, I really need to take at least a weeklong break from that game.
Some people might wonder why I didn't move my review of *that* game into the Recommended Readings on the top of this page. While I do think that trashing was one of my better writings (if a bit long, but fuck, that game was crawling with problems), I was getting tired of seeing that game's name on the front page of my site.
08/17 - FOR THE HORDE
A while back I tweaked the Music page to be less of clusterfuck. I guess I was a little too excited about having just learned some CSS when I revamped that, huh? But more importantly, there's another collection of Odds and Ends in MOREC.