July 15th, 2008


Calling WoW players abroad!

I play on various EU/UK servers but my waking hours (and so playing hours) do not coincide with many of my EU/UK guild-mates. A friend and I recently worked out that my sleep/wake pattern (when there is one) is similar to EST (east coast USA, etc.). I am wondering if getting hold of a US copy of WoW (and account) might mean that I end up playing on servers with more instancing/questing partner availability, e.g. there is a Ravelry guild on Bloodhoof, EU (both sides) that I have toons in and one on Draenor, US (ditto) but I am usually the only person online on Bloodhoof - I wonder if there might be more online on the US server. I also wonder how my playing would fit with Oceana servers/players/timezone.

1. Does anyone know how to easily get a US/Oceana copy of the game from the UK?

2. Does anyone know how to easily get a US/Oceana WoW account from the UK? I did read something once about just signing up for a free trial US account and then using it with the EU version of the game but I have forgotten where...

3. Would any of you be able to recommend a server/guild on one of these two?
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    awake awake
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I feel so illllllll!

Same old same old, but I need to do so much today and do not even have enough spoons to sit at my mac and read/knit! :(

As usual, I need to learn to say NO more. There is so much depending on me and it all just makes me feel worse...
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    sick sick
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Just a brain-dump

This is just a brain-dump / stream of conciousness. Maybe dumping it here will get it out of my mind and let me rest?

I feel sick and fatigued and there is a constant, silent scream of panic and pain in my head.


I need a pause button for life or even a stop button (for my mind, at least) because, until I rest and so hopefully feel better, I cannot deal with the stuff I need to deal with and it just weighs on my mind and stops me resting and I can't do task A because I am panicking about task B and …

I feel so ILL right now. My vision is wobbly. Nausea. Pain (guts, eyes, head, feet, … the list just goes on and on and is another weight on my mind/life/energy/spoons).

Stress and worry exacerbates both IBS and MS. Heh.

Vicious cycle/circle/spiral.

I think that I still need to learn to say NO. To at least ponder whether I will be able to manage something before agreeing to do it. The problem is that I want to make other people's lives easier and forget about my own …

I am using "…" (…) a lot in this entry. This is because my mind keeps doing it and so …

I keep phasing out.

My mind keeps screaming, "I CAN'T DO THIS!"

I will live, I know that. Ultimately I CAN do this and I CAN cope - I just need a chance to reboot first.

Please, world, give me that chance? PLEASE?

I hope that dumping all of this here will let my mind stop screaming at me and let me rest for a short while at least…
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    sick sick
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My thoughts on Twitter Search

Twitter recently announced the ability for ANYONE to search Twitter, without the need for a Twitter account of their own.

As you can imagine from the way I have described it here, I am horrified by this development and wish that I had made my Twitter account non-public, even if that would mean non-Twitterers could not see my Tweets. The whole point, for me, of Twitter, LiveJournal, etc., is for friends and family to be able to see how I am without needing to sign into one or more website accounts. I will also add that my LiveJournal settings prevent search engines like Google from indexing my journals.

I left a comment on the above linked blog post but I am guessing that it will not pass the comment approval process and so will not be published online. I am therefore going to copy/paste it here for posterity:

It is no wonder I am being added by more and more serial adders since Twitter Search was announced! Ah well. *block* *block* *block*

*looks to see how to make my account non-searchable but still public*

*can't find a robots.txt for Twitter Search*

Also, when will the API be fixed so that TwerpScan, etc. will work again?

With respect to that last sentence, way to go Twitter (and many other software development companies, e.g. Microsoft and Blizzard) for releasing new functionality without fixing existing show-stopper (for a least some of your users) bugs!

Hmmmm. Can you tell that I am turning into an Angry Old (wo)Man?