Meanwhile … (3 months)
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 August 2015, 1:10 am
So seeing as I’m not really been posting properly for a few months I have likely skipped a few bits and bobs, so here a recap of some key things that have happened this year so far: I bought a car, the one I had before was having electrical issues so I bit a huge […]


4.3 update
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2015, 1:01 pm
I updated to WP 4.3 yesterday and found that one of my plugins ceased working, it also stopped the website from loading, both the blog and admin pages. So I decided that I would raise a ticket to let the developer know there was an issue with the plugin: https://wordpress.org/support/topic/cannot-redeclare-get_language_attributes?replies=2#post-7315181 I’m very happy that the […]


Hangout to dry?
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 August 2015, 4:39 pm
I remembered when Google+ was hinted at as one of the best ways to use Google Hangout online. Well now Google have launched a standalone website for Hangouts at hangouts.google.com. I the guess it’s related to the alphabet shake up, but part of me wonders if it could be a signal toward the end of Google+, as for […]


Titansdone
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 August 2015, 8:19 am
Over the so called summer I have been watching the first series of Geek & Sundry’s TitansGrave  which has now come to it’s conclusion. The series was part of the TableTop season 3 that successful crowd funded in May last year, I was rather happy that the funding allowed for the RPG show to be […]


A mixture of things
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 August 2015, 4:42 pm
My whistle stop update which maybe more than I have written in ages. Since my list post featured some music, I thought I’d share a little more with you. I can’t remember how but I discovered Postmodern Jukebox earlier this year and even though I don’t know/like all the songs I find the concept of […]


Everybody’s gone to the console?
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 August 2015, 6:53 pm
I hoped that Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture from ‘The Chinese Room’, would show signs of a release on the PC, but as we stand on the eve of the games launch it would seem the partnership with Sony Santa Monica means the game is Playstation 4 bound and no other platforms are in scope. The […]


And relax
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 August 2015, 5:54 pm
Tonight is the last night of our family holiday visiting my in-laws in Yorkshire. We have all had a wonderful time and it’s been rather relaxing, especially after the long hours that I’ve been working recently. Thankfully I’m not back in work until Monday, so once tomorrows 185 mile trip is complete I’ll have a […]


What July?
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 31 July 2015, 6:25 pm
Well I’ve finally reached the far side of the chaotic patterns at work thankfully. So I’m trying to get my brain into blogging once more. It’s weird when I think that this time last year I was gearing up for Blaugust. I’ve had such a busy 3 months my blogging hasn’t really started in earnest […]


The pharma’s in his den
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 June 2015, 8:16 am
Well the madness continues on the work front, to the point that of the 2 days I had off this week, I spend a large portion on my laptop and/or conference call. Typical. All of that aside on wednesday it was my birthday and I had a stack of lovely gifts, many board game related of course. […]


In which I dust off my blog
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 June 2015, 1:59 pm
The last three months have been very busy on the work front with a very tight deadline project that has been rather taxing, plus on call has been manic in May. Also I was diverting a lot of energy into driving lessons, theory and practical test preparations but happily I sat my driving test and passed on […]


All things me
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 15 March 2015, 6:58 am
Here is my obligatory sorry I haven’t blogged anything for weeks post, hopefully to be more consistent from now on. To recap here is a short trip through my last month. Work Yay I managed to get the piece of work out of the door that I was working on, to say I underestimated the size […]


Too much work
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 25 February 2015, 3:01 pm
Well my blogging has taken a big hit as I’ve been a little overwealmed with a project at work that is creeping into my free time a little.  When that happens my blogging schedule is usually the first victim. Outside of the out of hours support that I usually do, I’m certainly not in favour […]


Friendly Bytes
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 February 2015, 5:24 pm
I recently followed the Twitter conversation and blog posts the last week which focused on discussion around online friendships, what they mean to people, experiences and how they rank against real-life relationships. You can read them here : Belghast – Braxwolf – Liore - ContainsModeratePeril While reading these I was reminded of a post that I wrote during the hectic month […]


Hidden in plain sight
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 February 2015, 9:12 am
The Secret World still remains one of my favourite MMO games, of course as with many titles games I’ve not played it in time but given the chance I’d return to the Secret World concealed within this one. I played from launch and even though there were a large number of us initially, the familiar faces soon […]


Excited, understatement!
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 February 2015, 1:20 am
So 18 months after my local phone exchange was converted, fibre to the cabinet that serves my phone line, has finally been completed. Which means I don’t have to keep checking the blasted website every week. Admittedly when I last contacted BT the indicated that the already stood cabinet may be completed by the end […]


The owls are not what they seem
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 February 2015, 3:30 pm
As much as the Steam Box is exciting and the idea of being able to access my game library on the couch is one that thrills me, the fact of the matter is everyone that I have talked too about having a SteamOS enabled living area, has pretty much indicated that they would most likely […]


Off to the Shadow Realms with you
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 11 February 2015, 6:04 pm
I was a little stunned by the announcement that Biowares Asymmetric multiplayer dungeon “crawler” was being canned, especially as the focus seems to indicate that the development resources were being channelled into Dragon Age, Mass Effect and another IP. As Syp puts it, this IP was something new from Bioware in over 6 years, in […]


More plugin fun
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 February 2015, 7:18 am
So after my toe-dipping exercise into making a plugin to cater for adding text to the publicize functionality, I decide to build a proper admin screen for the plugin, which I have to admit wasn’t as complex as I first thought it would be. First up was the text to be inserted, I found out […]


OP Respawn timer
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 February 2015, 3:54 pm
For us massive multiplayer gamers news about our games can often be hidden away behind the console and triple AAA game news on a mainstream game news site. It might not seem like much but Massively, as the name suggests, was just that. It was a place without the majority of column space taking about […]


Social linking text plugin
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 February 2015, 5:12 pm
Whenever I make a post I like to have the Publicize element of Jetpack update my Social Media stuff when I make a new post. However I like to prefix the message that goes out with the text “[Blog]” so that on twitter it’s clean that I’m not just linking to something random. I usually remember […]


So long GChat
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 February 2015, 2:31 pm
I’ve been using Google Talk for years now, primarily because it means I don’t have to have chrome running to use the chat plus the install is very lightweight. Along with with having different styles that allow me to just see the messages and hides all avatars of the chatters. Of course the best functionality […]


SOE betide
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 February 2015, 1:04 am
Well it’s safe to say that the news that SOE has been sold, further cements my belief that the companies strategy hasn’t been great over the last few years. For me personally the cash shop focus has been awful and abused to the point that many players stopped buying into the OP/Nerf cycle. Release CashShop Overpowered Item […]


Same site, New host
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 2 February 2015, 2:44 pm
So after 9 years with Evohosting the time came to seek out a new company to handle my relatively low space and bandwidth requirements, with 5 Domains and really wanting a UK based host, it was a rather trickier task than I first thought. The biggest problem I was encountering was that most of the […]


Gaming wishlist for 2015
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 January 2015, 2:38 pm
Another year and my Steam Library grows even fuller not helped in the slightest by the sales, of course there are many new games going out this year that I’m also looking forward to. There are some new titles and many re-vamp or successor Big Pharma by Twice Circled – The idea behind the game […]


Reaping Kickstarter rewards
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 3 January 2015, 4:50 pm
In 2014 crowd funding continued with some epically failing to reach the starting line, while others silently gained momentum smashing their targets. It was also the year that early access seemed to be everywhere, maybe a little too much in some case as the public want to make sure they are buying into the thing […]


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