Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Nasty Weather What Joy

Got to love this rainy weather. .. it is storming and the Internet is out so there is not a whole lot to do right now. It's not that bad, but it would be great if it would just quit for a couple hours, so that I can grill the steaks.

But we needed the rain so I can't complain too much about it and can only be grateful that we got it. 

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New WoW Multiboxing Team

I started a new Multiboxing Team today 9/16/2013 consisting of all Trolls a Druid, Shaman, Warlock,  Mage, and Hunter. 

I got them to level 8 so far however it took me a little bit of time to get everything setup and working. I had a little trouble with the interact with target to get everyone looting and working with the npcs like they were supposed too. 

Also once I got everything working I was killing things so fast that I got a little cocky and went over to Rachett and ran up the bluff to where the level 14 to 17 mobs are and a couple of rares.
I'd like to say that everything went smoothly, but it was a flop. I downed a few one at a time but when they ganged up on my team it went South really quick. 

My druid being the only one who had a healing spell ran out of mana really fast, we killed the level 14 but the skull got us all mainly because we could not hit it and I did not have click healing on but I will work on that. 

Once everything is working the way it should, I'll start making short videos it will be nothing special but should help some people. 

A better information on multiboxing check out the wide range of videos on YouTube just search for isboxer or pwnboxer to get started. 

Update: 09/17/2013
I got my team to level 10 so far, and I also made a guild called Evil Trolls mainly because they are all Trolls. I still have to setup healing and a key map to spread my team out. 

I made my druid the tank, shaman the healer, and my dps are a deamonlogy Warlock, a frost mage, and a beast master hunter. Mainly because of all the extra pets. 

My plan is to duel spec as soon as possible and go restro on the druid and elemental on the shaman. The way I see it with a tanking pet and void-walker I won't really need a full time tank. Normal instances and some heroics are really easy until you get to around level 85-90.

I've used Keyclone before but now I use Pwnboxer and ISBoxer along with a few addons and macros. Also to help with the gold and questing I use Zygor Guides and Tycoon.

Update: 11/01/13
Sorry for not having anything else to say on the subject of my new team, but there has been no changes to it so far. Been playing my 90s on Exodar and even got the horsemens mount and hollowed title this year. Was hoping that my wife would be able to get it but so far no luck. 

Funny thing is my wife and youngest son both got the mount from Houlon or how ever you spell it. I still need a few mounts to reach 150 sitting at 136 or so.

I've been unable to play for the past few days sense I've been back at work because we've been busy and by the time I get off watch I'm just too sleepy to play. 

However once the Hollowsend event is over I'm going to start playing my troll team again or my two 87 shamans on Exodar either way I plan to make a few videos of different high points now that I have paid for FRAPS and learned how to convert the video to make it smaller.

I still would like to learn more about video editing and how to have my webcam record me playing and giving commentary at the same time. Also time lapse would be a good idea, so I can cut out all the major boring stuff and turn a two hour video into a 10 minute video. 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

I Got A New Laptop About Two Weeks Ago | Problem Is

I got a HP Pavilion and straight out of the box the fn buttons do not work and I can't find anything online to fix the issue. It would not bother me so much if it were not for the fact that I like to dim my screen at night.

It tend to be a little on the bright side, so I search and found a software solution...


Description [From the website]
Dimmer is a little free application designed to help control the brightness of your computer screen, specially to help reduce the brightness beyond what the hardware alone is capable of. This becomes very useful when you are in total darkness and the minimum brightness from your display is still too much. It can dim LCD, TFT and LED screens. Dimmer will not damage your screen, if anything, it will save the backlight and consequently, energy, by emitting less radiation. To note is the fact that most desktop screens are actually capable of reducing the brightness levels quite low, the same is not true on 95% of portable screens. Dimmer was conceived to work on all versions of Microsoft Windows.

Download Dimmer Here 
Link  comes from the authors site...  http://www.nelsonpires.com/ 


After researching online I found a forum where they suggest pressing F10 at boot to go into the BIOS setup. Well I did just that and for the most part my fn keys work now.. go figure why they would be turned off by default.

How-ever the brightness up and down still does nothing, lol go figure! I'm thinking of following this guide to remapping the fn key to get more use out of it.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Feeling Better About Paying of Debt

So far I've paid off a $5000 loan,  paid my dad back $6000, paid off two other accounts, and got caught up on my utilities. 

At first I was a little sick at having to pay out so much money but once it was paid I felt so much better and I still have two more accounts to settle which I will handle when I get home. 

The bright side of it is that I'm not overdrawn or having to pay interest rates and I can start saving money for more important things like work on the house and braces for my youngest son, and if all goes well maybe another house.

Update: Well just as I thought I had everything paid off two more collection letters come in one for Dish Network for almost $300... funny thing is I have not had Dish Network in almost eight years... the other letter is for a couple hundred also but I have no idea what it's for there is nothing on it telling me whom they are collecting for going to have to call both of them and do some checking may be a scam of someone trying to collect on a debt that has already been taken care of years ago.

It's funny sometimes when these collection letters come in demanding me send them money that I don't really owe. Where they dig this stuff up I have no idea or maybe it's poor record keeping on their end. After looking back through my files for the past ten years I show a zero balance to Dish so WTF is up with the collection.

I feel that these leaches need to be strung up by their eye lids and have acid dripped in them slowly over the course of a couple weeks. I hate people making demands of me for things I don't owe, they need to just curl up somewhere and die.

New Laptop Issues

I got a new laptop a few days ago and it works, has a larger hard drive and more ram than my Dell but several times now it's failed to open reopen programs and games after they crashed or were shut down improperly.

No matter what I do the programs or games just will not start until I restart my computer.  This is not a big deal, but when I get a new computer I expect the damn thing to work with out errors.  Sadly I got two of the same laptops one for me and one for my wife.

We had planned to wipe out our old laptops and do a clean install of Windows, and add programs that are kid friendly so our sons will have a better way to do their school work plus be able to play a game or watch a movie from just about anywhere in the house.

But unless I start having better luck with this thing, I think that I may have to keep my old Dell laptop. But I do like how much lighter this new laptop is than my old one.  Another thing I don't care about is lugging both of them in the same backpack... it adds so much extra weight that I'm going to need to get a new case to carry my stuff in before my strap breaks.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Free Graphics Programs I Like

Here are some free graphics design/editing programs that I happen to use from time to time and like, now I'm not a great artiest but these programs make even my stuff look fairly good. It's a very short list so don't run for the hills just yet.

Plus I know the phobia people seem to have... if someone can make money by someone clicking on a link then people seem to avoid these links like the plague, but have no fear these are not affiliate links so click away. 

GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program. Today it’s available in versions for Linux, Windows, and Mac. It's a lot like Photoshop without the high price tag, i use it above all other graphic design software.


Paint.net is a Windows-based alternative to the Paint editor that Microsoft shipped with versions of Windows.  But it's a lot better than the standard paint, more features than Paint and it's just as easy to use.
Sadly it's only for Windows, so get over it lol.

Great free graphics editor uses mainly the SVG format but can load and edit others. It's avilable on the following platfloms Windows, Linux, and Mac with some tweaking.  Inscape is a great alternative to Illustrator but with a simplier interface.

Opensource 3D content creation suite great for people who are serious about 3D but struggling to afford the high dallor software. It's the largest open surce tool for 3D creation and that's not just because of it's file size... it has a ton of users.
You can use Blender to do things the costly programs do lie modelling, texturing, animation, rendering and compositing all for free which is great in my book.

Sculptris, a fun and engaging way to start off your digital sculpting journey! If you're new to the world of digital sculpting, Sculptris is the ideal ground on which to get started.

Free DvD Copying Software That Works

I came across a couple free dvd copying programs that are free and here is the kicker they are both easy to use and work for a change. Granted they want to install a toolbar or change your default search engine and homepage but you can uh-check these options or skip them and just install the programs.

The first is IQmango which is very easy to use and really small. How-ever it does not boast a lot of different formats when saving just the movie from the dvd. You see I buy about 3-7 movies each time I come home from work and I don't really like to carry those movies to work with me that would take up way too much room in my bags.

So I make a digital copy and place it on an external hard-drive, it's only a 500 gig drive but a keep about 70-100 movies on it at any given time, I delete the ones I don't really like or just get tired of and add a few new ones to take their place. The usb-drive also holds all of m music, and most of my pictures.

The other free program I've tried is DvD Cloner 2013, not a bad program just a little bit more options to play around with. Also there is Handbrake but it takes a few extra programs to make it work well, like converters and encoders plus had way too many steps for me sense I like everything fairly simple.

DvD Cloner 2013 also has a paid version and an affiliate program which I did not feel like signing up for you'll either like it or hate it. Also another good program is Burn 4 Free it's simple and easy to use, and should do the job well enough for most. How-ever it has more options than I was looking for so I removed it but it worked just fine.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Sonic for Drinks and McDonalds for Fries

Sonic has the best bang for your buck when it comes to drinks but sadly I don't really care for their food much. Most of the time I'll head over to McDonalds just for the fries, Hardies for the burgers, and Sonic for my drink.

Yeah it seems like a lot of extra time but where I live they're all really close to each other. Money wise it's may even cost a little bit less and you definitely get more drink for your money at Sonic but their fries suck.

There really needs to be one place that has it all, good burgers, fries, and big drinks

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Making Use of Time At the Doctors Office

Making use of the time I have here at the doctors office while my wife gets her hearing checked is really simple.  I figured that I would get in a blog post or two and maybe play an old Nintendo game, take some embarrassing photos,  and post a few auctions with the mobile armory app.

Everything went well she got some medicine for an inner-ear infection which we hope works the way it should.  Her ears have been hurting for about six months and each doctor she went to see gave her antibiotics that never helped.