Posts Tagged ‘blogs

20
Oct
09

closing in

Tomorrow I transfer all the old blogs, and close down the old site. Getting kind of excited about it.

Of course, there’s a little apprehension too … like what happens if WordPress’ little gizmo fails and all of my old blogs get dumped into cyberspace … should I try and back them all up now, just in case? Hmmm.

Oh well. Regardless, of that, here’s your last reminder — change your links, bookmarks and feeds to this site!

In the meantime, watch this video of Jeff Reed … err, just some random drunk guy … trying to get more beer.

(Man, it’s like my college years condensed and played out in front of me … )

EDIT: I had to add this one, too. It’s freakin’ great.

15
Oct
09

The countdown

We have ended all negotiations ....

"We begin bombing in five minutes."

I’ve decided to postpone the nukeage of the old World of Threes blog home until next Wednesday. It looks as though WordPress makes this really easy to do (ie, “transfer blog” function), but I’ve decided to give you guys some time to get adjusted. But I gotta admit, I’m feeling like Ronald Reagan during the cold war after weeks of fruitless negotiations with the Ruskies.

All new content will be here, and the extra time should enable you to switch your links, feeds and what not. And the Facebook link has been changed, so if you subscribe through there, you should be good to go.

🙂

14
Oct
09

Gimme a minute, ‘kay?

So, as I posted on my older blog, this is my new blogging home. The burning question that I’m sure you, my former blog readers, have is “WHY?”

OK, so here’s the rationale:

  1. Basically, I HATE having my blog’s address listed as “pheh.wordpress.com” and having the blog called “World of Threes.” In my mind, it makes my blog hard to find and definitely makes it confusing when I talk to people about blogging.
    “Hey, I write a blog, you should check it out.”
    “What’s it called?”
    “World of Threes!”
    “What’s the URL? WorldofThrees.com?”
    “No, pheh.wordpress.com”
    “WTF? Dude, that’s dumb.”
    “Yeah…I gotta fix that one of these days.”
    It’s been bugging me for a long time … and I’ve decided to do something about it. I didn’t see a simple way to change the address name in the wordpress listings, so I figured I’d have to create a new one, and transfer my old blog stuff here. A pain in the dupa, sure, but at least I can have a little uniformity.
  2. The whole “Pheh” thing came about because I was basically tapped out on ideas. “Blog name? Feh. I don’t frickin’ know.” When I started Wo3s, all I knew was that I was completely disgusted with myspace, where I had been keeping a personal blog. And being disgusted is no way to start a blog. I didn’t really have a direction, so I started poking around the ‘burgosphere, figuring a good direction to go would be to emulate some of the more popular bloggers, and play around until I found my own direction. And to that end, I was successful. I tried out different approaches — some worked, some didn’t — and  now I know what I want to do. But the original concepts behind Wo3s don’t fit anymore. So, it’ll be a fresh start, with access to all of the previous shenanigans.

Now that you understand that, let me answer the next question:
“Why ‘Sheep the Moon’? What the hell does that even mean?”

One night I was in on an Ulduar raid in World of Warcraft. It was the first time in a long time that we had a mage with us, and we had gotten further than expected. We were staring down new enemies, and our raid leader wasn’t really sure of how to handle a group of trash mobs. So, as he marked them up, he told the mage, “I need you to sheep the moon.”

Mess with the mage, you Baaah like the rest.

Mess with the mage, you Baaah like the rest.

Of course, I had a nice beer buzz going, and burst out laughing. I’ve heard the term a million times, but it just struck me as sounding so completely obscure and ridiculous — but to us Dorkcraft players, it was a specific action that was perfectly clear.

See, when your group is facing too many opponents to handle successfully, the raid leader marks them with little icons in order to prioritize kill order and keep others incapacitated until you’re ready to kill them. So, a “skull” over a bad guy means that he is the first to die, the “X” means the second to die, etc. But a crescent moon over a mob means the person playing a mage has to turn the target into a sheep, thereby keeping it out of the fight until other bad guys are dead. Hence the phrase “Sheeping the moon.”

So, after our raid leader had said, “Sheep the moon” several more times, I decided that if I was ever going to write a gaming blog, I would call it “Sheep The Moon.”

But since I’m not going to do that, I opted to use it for a new home.

And you know what? The phrase still makes me smile and giggle a bit.

14
Oct
09

Creating a new home

As we all know, things change. People change. Hairstyles change. Interest rates fluctuate.

And now, I’m making a big change in the world of blogging. I’m ending the World of Threes.

DON’T PANIC. I’m not ending my blogging career.

Nope, you can’t get rid of me that easily (silly humans). What I’m going to do is ship this site to a new home called Sheep the Moon.

The reason why will be the first entry there.  And yes, I will be transferring all of my previous blogs from here over to that site. And not a lot will change, except the name. Still the same mayhem and silliness that you’ve come to expect.

So if you link to me, get ready to change the links. If you bookmark, get ready to change. And I’ll be changing it on Facebook, too. This change is going to come quickly … mainly because it’s my weekend, and of all the things I don’t like to have unsettled, it’s my blogging home.

And now to start setting things up … guess I better crack open a beer.

09
Oct
09

Small change …

For those of you who loved the stylings of my Interweb friend Mindbling, she has a new home! She and her good friend Wormy are now over at BitchBurgh.

I don’t know what direction she’s gonna take, but if it includes more things like the “Stumpy, the One-Legged Stripper” video, you know they’re gonna kick out some great stuff.

I’ve changed my link to her site. Change yours, too.

So, be sure to break out your favorite box of wine and stop by their new home. Say “Hello.” Sit a spell. And you better share the wine. They’ll get surly(er) if you don’t.

17
Sep
09

Bull Moose

Like I said a few days ago, I’m ending the politics stuff on this site.

However, I just opened up a new site on blogspot. It’s called “Bull Moose.” And it’s the home for the “radical middle.” I’ll be joined on it by a guy I’ve known for 20 years or so, and I expect some good stuff to be posted there.

It’s still in its infancy — but I do have the intro posted. Expected changes over the weeks and months as we get things the way we want them (and as we get used to Blogspot.)

So, for you political junkies, feel free to stop by. We’re looking forward to some fun times over there.

03
Sep
09

Light reading

I hope you guys are out enjoying the perfect weather we’ve been having. And if you’ve found away to lay out in your hammock and read blogs, here’s a few things for you to check out.

  1. Angry Drunk Bureaucrat’s Visitor’s Guide to the G-20. ADB has been a long time favorite blog of mine to read, but he topped himself with his visitor’s guide series. Truly classic. If I ever meet ADB in real life, I’m buying him a beer or some bourbon (assuming he hasn’t been cut off). Here is Part 1, and Part 2.

    My werewolf savaged my homework.

    "My werewolf savaged my homework."

  2. Cake Wrecks. Now, for those of you who like your trainwrecks a little on the sweet side, this is your blog. Not a lot of reading involved, but trust me, that whole “picture says a thousand words” saying is extremely appropriate. However, the author does manage to enhance or explain what the cakes were supposed to be, because some are just that bad. Consider the writing to be the “icing on the cake,” and it’s actually the good kind of icing.
  3. Assuming you’re a people watcher (like me), People of Walmart is the site for you. It exemplifies the reason why we all love to hate Walmart. But don’t be surprised if it doesn’t load, loads slowly or is a bit twitchy. It got some big coverage recently, and consequently has been mobbed — kinda like if Walmart was to have a sale on NASCAR TVs, moonpies and RC Cola.

OK, I’m going out to hit the trails. Enjoy.




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