Rise, ChunPo!

ChunPo Rises

ChunPo kneels on the ground in front of a cherry blossom tree, and listens to the sounds of battle, born to him on the winds. He understands that these sound are from wars in far away lands, lands he abandoned when he made his choice to stay here in Pandaria after helping free his beloved homelands from the evils of the Sha and the Orcs.

ChunPo makes a daily pilgrimage from his homestead in Halfhill to here, Emporer Chao’s grave and the memorial to those who sacrificed their lives in defense of Pandaria, both here and in Orgrimmar. These were the wars that ChunPo fought in, and these are the wars that left him with the physical scars that have faded and the emotional scars that never will. All ChunPo wants is to enjoy peace in this home he fought to the death for.

Yet the sounds of these new, far away wars grow louder and louder. The winds call to him, call him to leave his home, possibly never to return, because… Because…

“Azeroth is in danger…”

ChunPo tries to ignore this voice, but it grows louder and more urgent every day. He ignores it, but knows that he will give in. Azeroth needs him, had given him years of peace but now calls him to action…

ChunPo kneels and communes one last time with Emperor Chao’s spirit, and is not surprised as Lorewalker Cho and the Celestials join him in saying farewell. Their voice echoes in his mind, radiating warmth and love and courage, and they say as one:

“Rise, hero, your time of solace is over, it is time to stand once more. For Azeroth. For the Alliance.”

The Celestials, having delivered their message, vanish. ChunPo rises and looks into Lorewalker Cho’s eyes. They kneel to each other, then yell as with one voice:


Christmas Playlist 2017

This is my Christmas/holiday playlist for 2017! I had to re-do it once, but this is the final version. All of these songs mean a lot to me, I hope you find some songs that you like. Just click “Play” below.

Happy holidays, everyone!

Tools I can’t live without: Synergy 

Geek post!  🙂 There are a few utilities that I use that are not well known, but I find critical. One of the ones that I use most is Synergy. It’s function is straight-forward: share one mouse and keyboard among multiple computers. What makes Synergy awesome, though, is how far above and beyond this functionality Synergy goes. First, it’s cross-platform: I use it to share between my Linux workstation and a Macbook Pro seemlessly. Second, it supports clipboard sync – e.g. copy some text on the Macbook and paste it into a window on the Linux workstation like they are the same system.

Good stuff!

Synergy is software for sharing one keyboard and mouse between multiple computers.

Source: Synergy – Mouse and keyboard sharing software

Amiga Games now available via Internet Archive

Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh!!! The Internet Archive just dumped a metric buttload of Amiga games and software!  Anyone who loved and used an Amiga back in the day will be rejoicing today! There are so many classic titles available. Looking through the list, I see some of my favorites (Lemmings 2, Pinball Fantasies, The Lost Vikings) plus a ton that I always wanted to play (Batman: The Movie, Arkanoid: Revenge of Doh, Ninja Mission). I even see a bunch of non-games.

This is so friggin’ amazing!

Source: Software Library: Amiga: Games : Free Texts : Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

Useful Crontab Header | [ squarism ]

Years and years ago, I wrote about an awesome crontab header that I had found somewhere on the net. At the time, I linked to the page but did not include the actual header in the blog post. Now, the site that I linked to is gone, and I could not find the header anywhere in my dot files.

Fortunately, Squarism came to the rescue!

# minute (0-59),
# | hour (0-23),
# | | day of the month (1-31),
# | | | month of the year (1-12),
# | | | | day of the week (0-6 with 0=Sunday).
# | | | | | commands

Source: Useful Crontab Header | [ squarism ]

WeightJournal – October 2, 2015 – Puppy sighting!

WeightJournal – October 2, 2015 – Puppy sighting!

In this week’s video – recorded live from one of our local parks – I babble about how our bodies tend to try and get rid of weight if we stay out of their way. I think I probably have talked or written about this before, but it keeps coming to mind. Once a person is 50+ lbs overweight, our bodies actively start trying to lose some of that weight/fat. We aren’t meant to be that obese, and our…

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WeightJournal, August 13th, 2015 – All about exercise!

WeightJournal, August 13th, 2015 – All about exercise!

I know, I know, normally when I’ve taken a couple weeks away from this journal, it means I’ve started gaining a ton of weight. That isn’t the case this time – I just completely lost track of days/weeks. I’m back now, though, and this week I’m babbling about my activity habits over the last 9 months, including how I’ve tended to feel about exercise videos/equipment, along with my newest endeavor,…

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