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OWC: Replacing main hard drive with third-party is not an option in new iMacs {TUAW.com}

May 13th 2011 2:02PM This isnt new.

The 21.5& 27 imacs use the onboard temp sensor of the HDD.

You just need to use the same make drive as you removed OR

ORder the proper temp sensor cable for your brand of HDD OR use the temp sensor jumper cable.

Breakfast Topic: How do you cope with broken addons? {WoW}

May 11th 2011 4:55PM I run fairly add-on heavy IMO, BUT im not averse to the standard UI(in most cases).

Typical add-ons:
Dominoes
IceHUD
Bagnon
Auctinator(since auctioneer broke)
Omen
Recount
DBM
Questhubber (new addition)
Scrap (since CrapAway! broke)
Akis Recipe list----HOW IS THIS STILL NOT BUILT IN!!!
Postal(since my last "take all" add-on broke)
CameraMaxFactor (since My last extended camera range Add-on Broke)

I am almost always running one or more "out of date" add-ons.

I run Dominoes, and IceHUD on my interface, I ALSO keep the stock screen full of numbers turned off.
But when Dominoes broke at one point and i had to go back to the stock UI i realized how horribly my bars were destroyed- i had just arbitrarily placed the bars without concern for the "#1", in the end i had the perfect UI , however i think my primary action bar was #5 or 6- the stock UI - i couldnt even FIND half my buttons, i had to just RESET the UI and start over from the stock interface- Which led me to this.

my #1 advice for Bar Add-ons- use the stock keymap as a starting point- I Painstakingly built a set in dominoes using the stock keymap and icon locations. The keymap i built takes into account where all the actionbars are on the standard UI,so that when dominoes brakes again i CAN use the stock UI, i can find all my buttons and items because they are the same keybind as in the stock UI, and they are ROUGHLY in the same area on the screen.

So I can live when Dominoes or IceHUD breaks now, I however am crippled and lost when bagnon or my junk seller gives out. (no joke, take icehud, but you wont be able to pry bagnon out of my cold dead hands)

When omen or recount or DMB break bad i just turn it off till an update, otherwise "Load Out of Date Add-Ons" stays checked.




Breakfast Topic: How do you cope with broken addons? {WoW}

May 11th 2011 4:54PM I run fairly add-on heavy IMO, BUT im not averse to the standard UI(in most cases).

Typical add-ons:
Dominoes
IceHUD
Bagnon
Auctinator(since auctioneer broke)
Omen
Recount
DBM
Questhubber (new addition)
Scrap (since CrapAway! broke)
Akis Recipe list

The Daily trial extended to the end of February {TUAW.com}

Feb 14th 2011 7:45PM Well the content of it is one thing. But the poor performance and general crashy-ness of the app made it a sure loser in my book. If they had called it "beta" it might not have left such a bad taste in my mouth.

In 10 minutes I had skimmed all the articles, most of which consisted of nothing more than an animated gif and 1 paragraph(some had a video!), had the app crash twice, and 5 minutes of waiting for things to load(on WiFi). It was pretty unpleasant, and actually much less than you get from visiting ANY news website (even my local 3) on the iPad itself.

Breakfast Topic: What pop figures deserve an Easter egg in WoW? {WoW}

Feb 12th 2011 11:23AM A former guildie of mine (awesome guy) had a Raptor as a pet from level 10(early BC), and her name was "Clever Girl". I've never gotten a raptor as a pet because i couldnt come up with a better name than that.

Breakfast Topic: What pop figures deserve an Easter egg in WoW? {WoW}

Feb 12th 2011 11:18AM My favorite so far is in Deepholm - Troggdor the Earthinator. - Im pretty sure ive seen a few other StrongBad references in there too.

WoW Insider's Cataclysm coverage page {WoW}

Dec 7th 2010 3:07AM Um yeah , no change here, 12:07 pst.

Scattered Shots: Grandpappy Frostheim on the end of Wrath {WoW}

Nov 29th 2010 9:40PM Agreed, Im oof after 3-4 shots, can't stand focus.

I understand that we're suppose to be Firing off BW to keep consumption down but, we need :
a.) shorter cool on Bestial wrath, or
b.) a way to increase the focus capacity beyond the 110%, or
c.) A focus benefit from the other classes AOE mana generation

Either way: I DO like the new hunter mechanics: BM is finally viable again.

WoW Rookie: An empire of alts {WoW}

Nov 5th 2010 8:07PM
My Banker is a lvl 80 DK as well - So you arent alone on that one! I actually think its an excellent idea, another thing is to make sure your lvl 80 banker is maxed out on enchanting skill.- then you can DE everything right on the character that can make a deposit in your bank , or sell it asap or make the best profit on the skill. (you need at least a 70 to max it).

I recommend leveling toons with at LEAST 1 gathering prof, if not 2, at least until Lvl40, the low level mats you gather are pretty valuable, and if you 2-gather till 40 you can easily afford the money sink items(mounts and trainings) at 40 i suggest taking the appropriate craft+gather for your class(till 80 and you min-max), I know I sound lame, but the advantage of being able to craft new gear on the go while leveling is worth it.

My leveling toons wore self-crafted items+heirlooms almost exclusively, as a bonus you almost NEVER craft things you arent going to use- simply by making the cloth needed to make the robes you want to wear you gain level appropriate skill-ups,(blizzard kinda nailed that back in vanilla)

Another thing I highly recommend is having your banker form your own guild for all your alts that arent already active in a guild: you can get your 10 sigs for 50g standing around in a 10-20 zone in about 10 minutes. You then have a guild bank all your toons can access(its a little pricey to buy up all the tabs for personal use, so I split it with a RL friend)- this is where you Warehouse the hand-me-down mats for your alts that are still leveling, stockpile Boe Blues for leveling Alts, and use as a distribution point for your gold and goods- you dont need altaholic to check your stock, you can just check your own GB from the web.

I subscribe to the similarly named Alts idea- Dzell is the base for all my alt names, its my first 80, I've deleted most of the other toons and created new since since. leveled a Hunter, a DK , a Mage, and a Pally(tank) to 80, I have a lock, a priest, a shammy, and a second mage leveling (15-44), I'm thinking a second hunter(worgen) when cata comes out. I started naming my Toons similarly being in a guild and staying recognizable to my friends, My former guild mass-server-transferred, I stayed behind with a few RL friends, and my personal GB has become a full sharing bank for those friends and we have our own 3 man(well 2 girls) guild, over 20 toons 9x80s between us.

Thats 9 currently on one server, I have another dozen or so alts spread across servers i created to play with random other RL friends, but Deathwing (woot!) is my home.