In other news

I broke my foot the day after my last post. I should probably write about that story, I’ve certainly told it enough times. It’s on the mend, and it’s gong slower than my doctor would like. I’m now (finally) in a walking cast and using a single crutch, but I want to see about switching to a cane.

The boys are doing well. Trouble is sleeping through the night and eating solid foods. Big Trouble loves being an older brother, and has been amazingly helpful during the last few weeks while I’ve been semi-out-of commission due to the broken foot.

I picked up “Spore” for the PC and “The Force Unleashed” for the Wii recently. I haven’t much of either, but I am (mostly) enjoying them. I just got to the Act I / Act II transition in TFU. I must say that is an interesting plot development/twist the writers snuck in there. (Not going to spoil it for anyone that stumbles across this post.)

My foot hurts – I think I need to go take some advil and a calcium supplement.

What is your D&D alignment?

Found this personality test on the WotC website. It’s supposed to be used to get an idea of how your character might react in different situataions, but I took it for myself.

Appearantly I’m Neutal Good.

I’m tempted to take it again to see if I can be more evil.

(link via Defective Yeti via Daddy Types)

why kids and parentling? see the path I took to get to the test…

Gmail Invites

I just got my first block of Gmail invitations. 3 of them are already earmarked for people, so I have 2 to give away.

I’m not giving them away right now, so don’t ask. I’m going to come up with a contest that will (hopefully) be more interesting than “first two replys get the invites.” I’ll post some more details later. (After I figure out just what it is I want to do.)

Aren’t I a stinker?

Edited on Aug 27th 2004, 04:54 by Hooloovoo

PVPOnline: Good CoH Stuff

I don’t read PVP regularly, but I was digging around a bit in the Penny Arcade archive when I came across this link in one of Tycho’s Rants.

I backtracked through the PVP archives a bit and found the beginning (I think) of Scott’s recent stint of comics related to CoH. Pretty funny stuff, and all very true. I’ve had many of the same experiences myself. If you’ve spent any amount of time playing the game, I’m sure you have, too.

Request for Gossip

Not sure the best place to post this, so I’ll just blog it and hope he sees it.

I was wondering if you could add a couple of bootleg RSS feeds for me. Specifically the City of Heroes News Archive and Server Status pages. (Maybe the Recent Updates too – but I don’t think that one will get used as much.)

Perhaps also a “feed request” form/link on the bootleg RSS site / blog. (Assuming, of course, that you want to start taking requests.)

Thanks, man 🙂

You Know You’ve been playing too much City of Heroes when…

You Know You’ve been playing too much City of Heroes when you have the following conversation with your wife in the middle of the night:

Hooloovoo: (shaking Wife awake) Go turn off the shower.

Wife: (groggy) Huh? The shower’s not on.

H: No, the shower outside.

W: (confused) What?

H: We have to turn the shower off so they’ll give us a new mission.

W: (realizing H is actually sound asleep) What kind of mission?

H: I don’t know, but it’s important that we turn the shower off first.

W: Okay. (rolls over and tries to go back to sleep.)

I have no recollection of the previous alleged conversation. Jenny told me about it this morning. I have been known to sleep-talk, but this is much more lucid and cohearant than my normal mumbling. Maybe I should skip CoH tonight and work on my website or something instead.


I know there’s a scheduled maintenance window and all, but how about a little warning with a server shut-down countdown, or even a courtesey “The server will be shutting down in XX minutes.” system message to give folks a chance to get to a place they feel safe being logged out?

is not looking forward to logging back into his main CoH character tonight.

My tanker is likely going to be taking a very quick trip to the medical center, since I just got forceibly (that can’t be spelled right…) removed from the server in a place he has no business being on his own.

MMMM, Experience Debt… yummy…

Movies ‘n’ Games

The company I work for is going to see HPatPoA. Chutta is wearing a “Muggle” shirt I found at Hot Topic. He was pestering me about playing CoH a while back, and I was bugging him about joining in on our CosPlay. Finally agreed that if I started Playing CoH, he would wear the “Muggle” shirt.

Since he wasn’t able to go with us Sunday night, I dropped it off with his GF at home this afternoon. She’s going to make sure he wears it to work today.