Monday, July 17, 2006

Wife's New Car

A NEW CAR!!!!!
Originally uploaded by FlipSide3.

So we got the wife a new car. The car is great, but buying from the dealer was not fun. Don't be surprised if I post a nice big fat rant here later on (cause I'm still fuming). In the future I think I'll be going to CarMax and try out the no-haggle pricing. That's starting to sound really good.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Build Solar Generator out of Auto Parts

Okay, so some kids from MIT throw together a working solar power system from auto parts. It not only pumps out electricity but also heat. So why can't my local power company offer me something like this to offset the power my house uses from the grid (and perhaps juice up my water heater)? If my Congress Critters are listening, how about supporting this kind of stuff. There's a huge untapped market here people!

From Digg:
Two groups at MIT are working on alternative approaches to solar-based electricity that could significantly cut costs -- and put the ability to harvest electricity from the sun into the hands of villagers in poor countries and backyard tinkerers alike.

read more | digg story

Sunday, July 9, 2006

List of the Most Controversial Books Ever Written

I've always been told that the best books are those banned from our sensitive eyes.

From Digg:
A must-have website for any student (especially in high school or college). This is a thought-provoking list of banned books, the places in which they were banned, and the reason for their banishment. Make sure to check it out...

read more | digg story

Friday, July 7, 2006

Jerison Warrior

Jerison Warrior
Originally uploaded by FlipSide3.

Here is my cousin's warrior with a sword he bought... and that I am jealous of.

Scepter of Orr

Scepter of Orr
Originally uploaded by FlipSide3.

Also managed a cool pose with my pet and the Scepter of Orr.

Satine Near Kessex Peak

Satine Near Kessex Peak 1
Originally uploaded by FlipSide3.

Made it to Kessex Peak... what a pain in the butt that was.

Bow Reference Table

WeaponRefire RateRangeFlight TimeArc SizeSpecial Feature
Longbow2.4 sec1.60.59 secNormalNone
Flatbow2.0 sec1.60.88 secLargeNone
Horn Bow2.7 sec1.40.59 secNormal10% Armor penetration
Recurve Bow2.4 sec1.40.40 secSmallNone
Short Bow2.0 sec1.050.59 secNormalNone

Weapon Max Damage Ranges

Axes: 6-28
Bows: 15-28
Daggers: 7-17
Hammers: 19-35
Staves: 11-22
Swords: 15-22
Wands: 11-22

Focus Item: 12 (Max Energy Boost)
Shields: 16 (Max Base Armor Level)