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Chris G. Williams Beware: I mix tech and personal interests here. November 2006 Entries
The Spoils
Before I forget, my store has been picked as an Invitational Qualifier Venue for the new CCG, The Spoils. More info to come. This is a big deal and should bring lots of new people into the shop. I'm excited.

Posted On Thursday, November 30, 2006 10:44 AM

travel schedule
After an excellent Thanksgiving, I find myself back on the road. I'm not in Texas at the moment though. I'm currently teaching ASP.NET at the AUM (Auburn University Montgomery) Technacenter. This is a nice town, with a surprising amount of stuff to do. Turns out (according to the folks I spoke to) Montgomery is also one of the top 3 cities in terms of Tech Jobs. Who knew? The trip was nice, my car stereo plays MP3s so I've been listening to the Eragon audiobook before the movie comes out. So far, ......

Posted On Thursday, November 30, 2006 10:42 AM

The Spoils tournament report
This battle report is courtesy of Heartless Gamer (one of my shop regulars) and a competitor in The Spoils pre-release event. The Spoils The Spoils is a trading card game developed by Tenacious Games Inc. that is being dubbed as a Tournament Card Game (TCG). The development team is a veritable who's who of the card gaming scene. With names like Jon Finkel, of Magic: The Gathering fame, this card game has been built from the bottom up with competitive play as the core. On top of making a game that ......

Posted On Monday, November 13, 2006 9:18 PM

spamming the main feed...
Jason Olson, What the hell are you thinking? Dude!! Did MS eat your brain and replace it with a marketing droid? Seriously, EIGHT mainfeed posts in one day? Do we need to have another SNR discussion ......

Posted On Monday, November 13, 2006 8:48 PM

The Spoils - Prerelease Tournament
If you're anywhere near Reality Check Games this weekend... come pay us a visit! The Spoils - Prelease Tournament 10:00AM - Sunday, November 12th PRIZES 1st Place: One iPod Shuffle, engraved with “The Spoils First Edition Launch, November, 2006” and a foil resource 2nd Place: 1 Spoils Tournament Experience XL T-Shirt and a foil resource 3rd-4th Place: 1 pack of Spoils Sleeves each and a foil resource 5th-8th Place: a foil resource ......

Posted On Thursday, November 9, 2006 12:08 PM

tabs in Visual Studio 2005
Does anyone know how to hotkey switch tabs in Visual Studio 2005. My fingers are trained for Alt-Tab, but obviously that doesn't work. Is there a similar combination for tabs inside VS2005? (I do the same thing in FireFox too...)

Posted On Thursday, November 9, 2006 10:07 AM

XNA Game Studio Express Beta 2 now ready for download
Nuff Said!

Get it HERE!

Posted On Wednesday, November 1, 2006 9:00 PM

I hope she doesn't mind I posted this.
I wanted to share this conversation I had with Miss Lacey, regarding my spider post a couple days ago. See D'Arcy, I'm not the only one that hates spiders. ME: spiders!! hate em!! Trisha: yeah, spiders are scary!Trisha: did you find him? ME: NO!! Trisha: yeah, if I see them before they see me I am usually ok and will scoop them up on something and put them outside, but when it is a surprise I freak the hell out too ME: heh... they all hate me.Trisha: one time when I was in high school, I got home ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 1, 2006 5:10 PM

Latest XBOX 360 update could be your last.
If you're a modder, and maybe even if you aren't, you could be in danger of turning your 360 into a brick, courtesy of Microsoft's latest firmware update on the 360. Tread with caution and read the link below. For what it's worth, a coworker of mine got the "3 lights of death" on her hubby's xbox 360 immediately upon rebooting after the update finished. Dunno if she was modded, or just had some suspect hardware or if ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 1, 2006 11:31 AM

Worldwide D&D Game Day
This Saturday, November 4th, is Worldwide D&D Game Day. (Copyright Wizards of the Coast, Inc.) Click the picture for a gallery. I'll be busy leading a bunch of stalwart adventurers around 3.5e Ravenloft. Zombies and Ghouls and Vampires oh my... Good times. If you happen to be anywhere near Reality Check, be sure to stop by. We'll be starting around noon and opening new tables every couple hours as needed. Each session runs about 4 hours ......

Posted On Wednesday, November 1, 2006 8:57 AM

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