Archive for November, 2008


There is now half-life 2 dedicated server software on harrenhall. It’s currently hosting two servers — Kingspyre Tower (TF2), and Wailing Tower (L4D). The latter is an official DGH server so that you can get around the matchmaking BS and get right on it if you’ve joined DGH. So far it looks like the L4D server uses around 15-25% of the CPU when in use. Depending on how much strain a full TF2 match entails, I may set up another soon.


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The Something Store

For those of you who don’t know what to get someone for Christmas, get them a Something. I first heard about the Something Store on NPR earlier this year and bought something just to see if this place was real, and that the somethings were as varied as they say. During the interview with the creator, he stated that the most expensive thing they sent out was a $450 emachine, though the majority of the somethings range from $2 to $20. Each something costs only $10, and that includes shipping.

The first something I ordered ended up being a wind-up toy from Kikkerland ($15 value). The second something was a mini magnetic dart board ($2 value). I was still impressed by the variation. The Something Tracker also gives you an idea of what people are receiving. I think that the only lie on that page is where they are going. I ordered 25 somethings this for my relatives this Christmas, and the majority of what I received is on that list.
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New acquisitions

NIN: Year Zero

Apocalyptica: Worlds Collide

Avenged Sevenfold: Waking the Fallen

Boston: Greatest Hits

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: So Far

Red Hot Chili Peppers: Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Californication

Jonas WIP

Right before we left for vacation, I had my regular check up with my OB. We’d decided long ago that when the time came, we were going to find out if it was a boy or girl. BEHOLD my healthy, kicking-all-the-time boy-in-progress.
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Schroe Dot Org’s Florida Vacation

Jor and I were away for the past week (not that you’d have noticed with the normal amount of updates here). I’ve added a link to our Picasa photo gallery on the right hand side, with hundreds of pictures from our week long trip to Orlando/Lake Buena Vista. That means Disney, folks.

The parks we visited were MGM/Disney Hollywood, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and Epcot. By far the last two were the most enjoyable. The majority of the pictures are from the safari ride and walk-throughs. I learned a very important lesson regarding those red-triangle warnings (“physical considerations”) on rides at Disney. “Expectant mothers should not ride” isn’t there to prevent anything from happening to the fetus, it’s just REALLY UNCOMFORTABLE for the mother. I was sore the rest of the day from all the bouncing on the safari ride.
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