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October 9, 2016 by Draginol
If you are like me you are probably the guy that people call for help on their computer.  Recently, I discovered the Intel Device Advisor.

It’s as brilliant in its concept as it is straight-forward in its implementation.

Here’s how it works:

You download it and run it.  It stays in the background for a long while (as in, days).  It then reports to you, based on your uses, things you might need and where you can get them.  This is something Windows should,...
September 8, 2012 by Draginol
(from a forum discussion)

It’s not that I don’t take the issue seriously. It’s just that I don’t take you seriously.
February 21, 2012 by Draginol
My generation (>40 years or older) don’t often see the power of the online world.

But I know lots of people are like me out there.  I just enjoy the sentience of other people. You know what I mean?
January 25, 2011 by Draginol
I play MP online and I hate to say it but it sometimes brings out the worst in me. I am a big believer in being a good sport but if someone’s being nasty enough online and they’re winning, I know how to drag it out a very…very…long time.
November 8, 2010 by Draginol
Day 1 of the sabbatical has begun.

Apparently I have 3 children.

Today we took a walk in the woods.
November 8, 2010 by Draginol
One of the biggest problems I’ve run into as a business person is that I’ve never treated the PC game industry as a genuine business. It was a hobby side project.  I’m one of those guys who want the game industry to work better and I want to make games for those vocal people on net.

When Elemental: War of Magic didn’t live up to the standards we had hoped for, it was pretty stinging to my “my people” turn on me so quickly and so adamantly.  It was a bitter lesson that required me ...
March 27, 2010 by Draginol

This is the chair I want.
March 13, 2010 by Draginol

Sometimes you get pictures from friends and family that really do justice to the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words”.
December 26, 2009 by Draginol
Coming up with crazy new hobbies in your mid-30s provides an interesting challenge.

2007: Radar Detectors / Radio scanning.

2008: Beekeeping.

2009: Dietary Supplements

So looking forward, I have some new hobbies I’m looking at taking up.

1. Bats.  That is, putting up bat houses and such.

2. Gardening. Though more specifically, conservation and natural restoration.

3. Guns.  I’m having a hard time with this one because in the age of video games, guns l...
November 8, 2009 by Draginol

So it increasingly looks like sugar is really really bad for you – at least in the quanitites that the typical American now consumes.

I consume more than my share of sugar and I hate to sound unconcerned about my own health but you know, I might lose some years of life becaue of my love of sugar but I’d rather have sugar than a life lacking in sweetness.
September 6, 2009 by Draginol
I’m still waiting to get a decent, non-windy weekend to go up north before Fall.  It ain’t looking promising.
February 20, 2009 by Draginol
1. Who was your FIRST prom date?

Lori Wlodyka, 12th grade.

2. Do you still talk to your FIRST love?

I sure do, every day (Sherry).

3. What was your FIRST alcoholic drink?
A glass of wine I think.

4. What was your FIRST job?
I took out people’s trash to the dumpster for 10 cents a bag when I was little. Then I did babysitting, then I worked at an excavating company.

5. What was your FIRST car?

A 1984 Che...
February 16, 2009 by Draginol

Right now, we show the connection status as players are connecting.
February 1, 2009 by Draginol
1. I have never tried smoking or any drugs.

2. I never drank any alcohol until I was 21 and still mostly a social drinker (though I do like wine).

3. I was relatively dim until my 20s when my brain, for some reason, switched on and went into overdrive.

4. I tend to read 2 to 3 books a week.

5. I used to be a total sports junkie until high school, now I don't even watch the Superbowl.

6. I can't think of anyone that I "hate" or even severely dislike.

7. At ...
January 30, 2009 by Draginol

10 ill fated franchise reboots:

The top 12 best anti-depressants:

10 debunked scientific beliefs:

World's most pissed off speeding ticket recipient:

David Letterman's most awkward moments:

Crossing the scariest bridge in China: (must watch this)