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Obsession with a Skillet #Aggronaut talks about further decent into #FFXIV crafting black hole

To Achieve Self Sufficiency There are a lot of reasons why people craft in online games.  Some start down the path because there is an item that can be created that is better than something that they can get through other means.  Others start down the…
To Achieve Self Sufficiency There are a lot of reasons why people craft in online games.  Some start down the path because there is an item that can be created that is better than something that th...
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Fear of the Unknown #Aggronaut talks about the wave of MMO Nostalgia and why those early games worked so well

MMO Nostalgia One of the interesting subtexts this week that we will likely talk about on tonight’s AggroChat is Kodra and Pathfinder Online.  He has begun the descent into this game and been trying to drum up a certain measure of interest from the rest…
MMO Nostalgia One of the interesting subtexts this week that we will likely talk about on tonight’s AggroChat is Kodra and Pathfinder Online.  He has begun the descent into this game and been tryin...
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Witcher 3 Impressions #Aggronaut loses an entire night to #Witcher3 and gives his impressions so far

Losing Time Last night I had these plans of coming home, and hopping into Final Fantasy XIV and working on crafting once again while chatting away with my Free Company folk.  However when I got home absolutely none of that actually happened.  I had left…
Losing Time Last night I had these plans of coming home, and hopping into Final Fantasy XIV and working on crafting once again while chatting away with my Free Company folk.  However when I got hom...
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NBI Talkback 3 – What Made You A Gamer? #Aggronaut talks about his gamer origins for #NBI2015 talkback challenge

Early Beginnings I had an extremely strange couple of days, so instead of talking about that I thought I would tackle the third talkback challenge.  For this one my good friend Jaedia posted a prompt on the Newbie Blogger Initiative website asking “What…
Early Beginnings I had an extremely strange couple of days, so instead of talking about that I thought I would tackle the third talkback challenge.  For this one my good friend Jaedia posted a prom...
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Half Sleeping #Aggronaut talks #AggroChat 57 and the art of sleeping with the weather station blaring in background

AggroChat 57 – Preparing for Heavensward //html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3558931/height/325/width/600/theme/standard/direction/no/autoplay/no/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/preload/no/no_addthis/no/Tonight we have Belghast, Ashgar, Tamrielo, Kodra…
AggroChat 57 – Preparing for Heavensward Tonight we have Belghast, Ashgar, Tamrielo, Kodra and Thalen and once again we felt like we didn't have much to talk about.  However once we dug in a little...
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The Podcasting Bug – Part 2 #Aggronaut continues his #NBI2015 guide to podcasting, talking about recording

Making it Happen Yesterday I talked at length about the design that goes into a podcast.  While sure some people quite literally just start recording without much forethought, the best and most successful podcasts put quite a bit of effort into figuring…
Making it Happen Yesterday I talked at length about the design that goes into a podcast.  While sure some people quite literally just start recording without much forethought, the best and most suc...
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The Madness Continues #Aggroanut talks #AggroChat 58 and #FFXIV crafting madness

AggroChat #58 – Eight Is Enough? //html5-player.libsyn.com/embed/episode/id/3572710/height/338/width/600/theme/standard/direction/no/autoplay/no/autonext/no/thumbnail/yes/preload/no/no_addthis/no/This week we explore the age old question of podcasting..…
AggroChat #58 – Eight Is Enough? This week we explore the age old question of podcasting.. just how many hosts can you have before a show descends into madness? As the title suggests we ended up wi...
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Don’t Believe Your Own Hype #Aggronaut makes strange #NBI2015 post about not buying into hype and staying grounded

Strange Dreams Last night I failed miserably to attend the World of Warcraft raid.  For whatever reason I have not slept amazingly well this week, so by the time I got home yesterday I found myself incapable of sitting up straight in my office chair. …
Strange Dreams Last night I failed miserably to attend the World of Warcraft raid.  For whatever reason I have not slept amazingly well this week, so by the time I got home yesterday I found myself...
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Mistakes Were Made #Aggronaut gets a vehicle, crafting to 11, and mistake of starting #Witcher3 late at night

Thing that Happened The last few days have been extremely strange for me, in that I have been processing a sequence of events.  I wrote over the weekend that we had a bit of car trouble and found out there was a recall on our Pontiac Torrent related to…
Thing that Happened The last few days have been extremely strange for me, in that I have been processing a sequence of events.  I wrote over the weekend that we had a bit of car trouble and found o...
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Madness Intensifies #Aggronaut talks about meeting a reader and furious craft leveling in #FFXIV

No Getting Used to It By the time yesterday afternoon rolled around I had well passed my stress quota.  If I were a pinball machine the tilt sensors were going off.  The previous week had been one of the more stressful experiences in part because I don’t…
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The Podcasting Bug – Part 3 #Aggronaut concludes #NBI2015 podcasting guide with hosting discussion

Putting it Someplace Today is the final post in my series highlighting some of the decisions that you need to think about when starting a podcast.  In the first post I talked a bit about various formats, casting options and some of the design aspects.  In…
Putting it Someplace Today is the final post in my series highlighting some of the decisions that you need to think about when starting a podcast.  In the first post I talked a bit about various fo...
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The Podcasting Bug – Part 1 #Aggronaut begins series on podcasting - this part on the "design" aspects #NBI2015

Love of Spoken Word I grew up with I guess what you would call a love of both the written and spoken word.   The moment I got access to my first copying machine, was the moment I first tried to create my own comics and magazines devoted to whatever I…
Love of Spoken Word I grew up with I guess what you would call a love of both the written and spoken word.   The moment I got access to my first copying machine, was the moment I first tried to cre...
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30 Something Gamer, Programmer, Husband, Sometimes Blogger and Equal Opportunity Geek

When I am not attending meetings and doing strategery at work....  I am playing one of the following usually.

The Secret World
Rift
Lord of the Rings Online
Minecraft
Skyrim/Oblivion/Morrowind
Everquest II

I am supremely amped about Elder Scrolls Online, the big thing on the horizon I am looking forward to.

You can always check out my blog.... which doesn't get nearly as updated as it should.
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I was actually kicked out of a Rocky Horror Picture Show
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Gliffy Diagrams
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Diagrams Made Easy. Draw a flowchart, org chart, UML, ERD, network diagram, wireframe, BPMN, and other diagrams.

The Walking Dead: Season One
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Spiele als Lee Everett, ein verurteilter Verbrecher, der in einer von Untoten verwüsteten Welt eine zweite Chance erhält. Nimm an den Ereign

Powerful Workflow Tips, Tools And Tricks For Web Designers | Smashing Ma...
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This article presents a collection of tools, tips and tricks that will make your standard workflow as fast and practical as possible, so tha

Leaflet — an open-source JavaScript library for interactive maps
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Leaflet is a modern, lightweight open-source JavaScript library for mobile-friendly interactive maps.

How to Build Your Own Syncing RSS Reader with Tiny Tiny RSS and Kick Goo...
lifehacker.com

Yes, Google Reader is going away, and yes, there are great alternatives. However, if you're tired of web services shutting down on you, why

EverQuest Next
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What's Next? Find out this August at SOE Live in Las Vegas, Nevada!

How To Rift – Character Creation
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Since the release of the Rift free to play conversion, I have had a large number of friends coming back to the game. Previously I did posted

Designing CSS Layouts With Flexbox Is As Easy As Pie | Smashing Coding
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This article introduces some of the myriad of possibilities afforded by flexbox, such as source-order independence, flexible sizing or just

Google+ - Apps on Android Market
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Real-life sharing rethought for the web, wherever you are. Google+ for mobile makes sharing the right things with the right people a lot sim

Google Chrome
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Moving the web forward

Myinstants! Instant button generator and database
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Create your own instant button and share with your friends.

Gmail
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Sharing news and tips from the Gmail team and friends

Marvel
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The House of Ideas and home to the Avengers.

Redactor WYSIWYG editor on jQuery
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Home Download Installation Docs Examples What's new Roadmap. <h2>Well, one day I went up in a balloon and the ropes got twisted&lt

Aldiko
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A central place for you to read, shop and organize eBooks.

LOTRO
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The Lord of the Rings Online

Atomic City Adventures
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Action PC gaming in a retro science fiction universe!