Friday, September 14, 2007

Mole Man Versus Dead Head

Mole Man Versus Dead Head

Originally uploaded by FlipSide3.

Let the battle of the super freaks begin!

I haven't posted any recent snapshots from Guild Wars, but here's an older one that I think is funny.

Here's my latest Guild Wars update. Satine the necromancer has captured all the necromancer and mesmer elite skills. She is also 9 elites away from having the ranger elites done. Haven't pressed any further into GWEN as I've been busy getting these elites.

Also Flipside my elementalist has made significant headway into nightfall. He saved Kormir, completing a mission Satine didn't even do. He is now one mission away from getting to Vabbi. It is sad that I now have 2 characters further along in nightfall than the dervish from that campaign.

My ranger the Old Hippie Dude is plugging away through Factions. My goal with him is to get the the Luxon capital of Cavalon and acquire some normal Luxon armor (I think it looks better than the prestige version). He defeated the Krakken last night and is on his way to a brief skirmish with Shiro. After that Cavalon awaits.

As a bonus my ranger captured the elite skill Barrage last night... which should make things a lot more fun.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Death of a Parrot

Alex the Parrot

On September 6th the world lost a bridge between species. Alex the African Grey Parrot had an amazing skill at communication. He could distinguish between colors, shapes, and concepts that my very young daughter hasn't even begun to master yet.

I remember seeing this little bird on various PBS science shows since I was a kid... which isn't surprising since he was born the year before I was. The sad thing is that breed of parrot has a 50 year lifespan, so this really is a shame. Feels like a little miracle that has always been lurking in the shadows of my life has just gone poof.

So if you get a chance, pause and toast a little bird with a big vocabulary.


I've been playing with a library page for my site for most of this year. It works fairly well, but I think I'll give this free one a try (at least your first 200 books are free). It is called LibraryThing.