Don’t Hate the Playa…

The LittleBigOgre (6 years old) recently caused his school to call home with a concern. The concern was that he was giving one of the girls in his class a ring. Two rings actually. One of them being a gold and diamond ring.

When asked where he got it from, he responded with, “My mom’s jewelry box. She doesn’t use them anymore.”

When asked why he gave the girl the ring he answered, “She wants to marry me.”

Our sources later informed us that there was some kissing with this girl, who is a grade higher than the LittleBigOgre. We asked the LittleBigOgre about this kissing and he defended himself by saying, “It was her idea.”


He then asked, “Can {name removed for the protection of the child} come over for a play date?” and “Can she sleep over?”


Efficiency or Lazy?

I’m dead tired and the Men’s Olympic Semi-finals for Canada vs. Slovakia are on tonight at 9:30pm. I want to watch it, but I also want to get to bed right after the game.

So I’m thinking I could eliminate the time it’ll take me from going downstairs to upstairs if I move a TV up into the bedroom.

The other option is to just sleep on the couch.

I’m opting for sleeping on the couch, because moving the TV upstairs means moving it back down later.

Maybe I should drag a fridge over next to the couch…

Ubisoft DRM

I hate DRM and I hate piracy.


Pirates can shove their cutlasses up their asses and take a bath in rum.

Because of you fucking cheap assholes, petty, cowardly and often hypocritical thieves, we – legit customers – end up suffering idiotic DRM schemes that never end up working anyway.

All that out of the way, I’m not sure why Ubisoft doesn’t adopt a licensing system similar to what some of the tools I work with use. The system is that a server exists and to use the software it connects to the server and makes sure licenses are available. If so, it works. If not, you get told there are no licenses in use.

This is sort of what they’re doing already so what’s the difference?

You can check a license out from the server and set an expiry date. If you run over that time with the license, it automatically is revoked and restored to the license server. If you’re done before that time, you can just check it back in. If you want more time, just need to pop online for a few seconds to check in the license and pull it back out.


The expiry date would be required, no “never” option simply because if you lose it, it’s gone.

Ding! Level 70!

Not me, I’ve hit level 70 with a number of characters and have a bunch more in level 60 range. No, the excitement isn’t for me, it’s for the Little Big Ogre who hit level 70 on his Dwarf Paladin on Monday!

The Little Big Ogre is only six years old and has been playing along side me sporadically for the last couple of months. He’s happily killing ghouls and ‘pirates’ in around Borean Tundra.

He hit level 70 while delving Coilfang Reservoir with his uncle, aunt and myself (playing a Priest).

I realized I was remiss in posting WoW stuff lately. Admittedly my play time has diminished because of holidays and Olympics (Go Canada!). By the time I would get on to play, most of the raids are half way through or finished so I’ve ended up playing Borderlands (hence the number of posts on it).

I played my Priest as a Holy spec and admit I had fun with it. We wiped once due to fearing people into other mobs, but otherwise it was pretty smooth considering I wasn’t sure what was bound to what click+modifier in Clique (I use Clique and Grid, not Healbot). I ended up using a lot of Binding Heal, the HoT, Prayer of Mending and Greater Heal when in a pinch.

Priest healing seems like Druid Feral DPSing – you have a lot of abilities available to you and you can do well enough easily or you can do some pretty amazing things if you know what you’re doing. I think I’ll get back to leveling the Priest who only needs 7 more levels to hit level 80. I’m also tempted to switch it back to a Dwarf from a Draenai.

I can’t remember why I thought switching that was a good idea.


I was surfing around looking for a video of the Canada vs. Norway men’s hockey game that went on last night. I watched most of the game but had to stop watching near the end so I missed the two goals that made it 8-0.

CTV is carrying the game and they’re using Silverlight for their video player. My first thought was, “Why the heck are they using Silverlight?” Of course, I was having issues trying to watch the videos – all of them. It was telling me there was an error playing the video, please wait and because they’re trying to retrieve the video.

Rather vague message. I suspect I know what the issue is, it’s regional and somewhat convoluted.

I popped over to another work machine and fired up a browser to download something when I noticed MSN Canada had some interview videos. Curious, I fired one up.

MSN was using Flash for their videos.

There is a funny there…