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Jemimus on xbox live

So, to play GTAIV I had to sign up to an xbox live account, as part of the game being “Games for Windows” enabled.

I don’t actually have an xbox, but whatever.

Here is my xbox live gamer tag:

Put your gamertag here too.

GTAIV is amazing by the way. I especially love the acting and storyline. The writers for these games are gods.

Expect some video and stuff soon.

December 29th, 2008 Posted by | Gaming | 3 comments

The Craft of War: BLIND – Amazing WoW Machinima

The Craft of War: BLIND on Vimeo on Vimeo

It just doesnt get better than this. The work that went into the animation alone…

December 29th, 2008 Posted by | Gaming, Video, Warcraft | no comments

Order in which to read all the Warcraft Novels

Here is a guide on the chronological order of all the Warcraft novels that are now out there. This may help you if you want to start reading the novels, and are not sure where to begin.


Rise of the Horde – Christie Golden

Covers the Draenei’s fligth from Argus, the corruption of the Orcs, the massacre of the Draenei and the events leading up to the first portal being opened.


The Last Guardian – Jeff Grubb

Covers the background of Medivh and Khadgar, Karazhan, the opening of the first portal, and the first war


Tides of Darkness – Aaron Rosenberg
Covers the Second War, the invasion of the Orcs of Southern Lordearon, the attack on Quel’Thalas, the Orc’s eventual defeat.


Beyond the Dark Portal – Aaron Rosenberg and Christie Golden
Covers the Orc’s second incursion into Azeroth, and the Allience counter-invasion of Dreanor



Of Blood and Honor – Chris Metzen
Covers the story of Tirion Fordring


Lord of the Clans – Christie Golden
Covers the history of Thrall and the formation of the new Horde


Day of the Dragon – Richard Knaak
Covers the Defeat of the Dragonmaw Clan at Grim Batol, the salvation of the Red Dragonflight and interference of Deathwing in the affairs of the Alliance

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The War of the Ancients Trilogy – Richard Knaak
Covers the events 10.000 years ago of the first Burning Legion invasion, the great sundering of the world, and the hostory of Malfurion and Illidan Stormrage


Arthas: Rise of the Lich King – Christie Golden – Release set for April 2009
Covers the History of Athas, and possibly the events leading up to and including the Thid War: the  second invasion of Azeroth by the Burning legion and the devestation of Lordaeron by the Scourge


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The Sunwell Trilogy – Richard Knaak and Kim Jae-Hwan
Covers the event leading up to the re-creation of the Sunwell in Quel’Thalas


Cycle of Hatred – Keith RA DeCandido
Covers the political tension between the Horde and the remnants of the Alliance following the Third war



Night of the Dragon – Richard Knaak
Covers the further machinations of the Black Dragonflight in Grim Batol, covers some of the events leading up the Blue dragonflights war on magic

December 28th, 2008 Posted by | Books, Gaming, Warcraft | no comments

Jemimus.net now supports Facebook Connect!

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You can now log onto the Fluffshack using your Facebook account!
When you do this, it instantly creates a profile on Jemimus.net that is bound to your Facebook account.

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When you leave comments on posts, you can have that comment feed back into your Facebook news feed!

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What else does the Fluffshack need to support?  I see mybloglog all over the place, so perhaps that would be good. Once Myspace launches their own Friend connect system, I will incorperate that too!

Also, if more interesting Google Friend connect (GFC) or Facebook connect widgets appear, I will probably add more. I also need to work on supporting generic Opensocial (even though GFC gives a kinda support for it already on the site)

December 26th, 2008 Posted by | Geek, Social Media | one comment

Goodreads | World of Warcraft: Beyond the Dark Portal (Worlds of Warcraft) World of Warcraft: Beyond the Dark Porta

World of Warcraft: Beyond the Dark Portal (Worlds of Warcraft) World of Warcraft: Beyond the Dark Portal by Aaron Rosenberg


My review

rating: 4 of 5 stars
Does a good job of going over the Warcraft II expansion plot, though it was noticeable they changes a few details here and there to go with the retcon of World of Warcraft in regards to the Dreanor of Warcraft II.

I think its a shame we still do not conclusively know what happens to Turalyon and Allaria, but I suppose this gives Blizzard free lease to reuse these characters with a future expansion. It would have been nice to have seen Khadgar run into the Naaru before the end, but oh well, might be fore a later book.

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December 26th, 2008 Posted by | Books, Gaming, Geek | no comments

Goodreads | 2 reviews of Microsoft Resource Kits

Microsoft  Windows  2000 Server Resource Kit (It-Resource Kit) Microsoft Windows 2000 Server Resource Kit by Microsoft Corporation


My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
This remains still one of the most in-depth and complete collections of material on Windows server. Many of the basic concepts and design of Active Directory, basic TCP/IP technologies, and much more, are discussed in great technical detail, and it remains an extremely valuable reference source for me, even for Windows 2003, and I bet for 2008 also.

I also have the 2003 resource kit, but they cover different aspects of the sever product. I don’t know if there is a technical reference from MS on Windows server that equals the ground covers in this kit.

I recently through out many of my 2000′ books, but these will remain on the shelf for a long time.

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Microsoft  Windows Server(TM) 2003 Resource Kit Microsoft Windows Server(TM) 2003 Resource Kit by Microsoft MVPs and Partners


My review

rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is basically a bundled collection of books that are also available separately. It contains some of the most in-depth books available on Windows server, including the very excellent “Windows Internals 4th edition” by Mark Mark Russinovich. Also the Troubleshooting and Performance guide are extremely good and in-depth.

This collection goes a lot farther than just about anything a Windows professional will have come across in MS course material. It is meant mostly for enterprise administrators as many of the skills needed to use the knowledge of these books lend themselves particularly well the large-scale enterprise environment.

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December 26th, 2008 Posted by | In The Trenches, Sysadmin, Tech | no comments

First Round Capital Literally Makes All Their Startups Dance

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This just makes me smile 🙂

Just in – the most ridiculous (and, yes, awesome) holiday card ever. First Round Capital, quoting James Brown, says “Any problem in the world can be solved by dancing” and then promptly shows video clips of each and every one of their portfolio companies…dancing. The whole thing is inspired by WhereTheHellIsMatt, they say. It’s not pretty. But I sure am smiling.

The YieldX guys, at 1:48, look like they are about to be hit by a car. Because they are dancing in the middle of the street in San Mateo.

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December 18th, 2008 Posted by | Imported | no comments

Changed Realms and now playing WoW with Sister

Moved Aldariana to Doomhammer EU, where my sister plays.

Wierdness, we look like sisters.. his was not intentional 😉

December 16th, 2008 Posted by | Gaming, Warcraft | no comments