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  • KilaDesigns.com is now live!

    By Derek | September 8, 2008

    I’ve been helping my wife set up her web store so that she can sell jewelry on-line.

    We’ve been working on the store for a few weeks, and it’s now ready to go. Check it out! The store is powered by Zen Cart, which seems pretty nice.

    Buy something for your Significant Other!


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    Wheel Of Time Movies Coming Soon

    By Derek | August 19, 2008

    I’m not sure how I missed this, but apparently the Wheel Of Time series will be made into movies! Cool!


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    Stayed Home Today

    By Derek | August 12, 2008

    Last night I had sharp pains in my abdomen, on the lower right side.

    Jill and I were thinking it was my appendix, so we went to the Texas Med Clinic.

    The doctor informed us that if it was my appendix, I would know soon enough, but that there weren’t any real tests, other than an expensive CAT scan that would tell us.

    He also declined to charge us anything for our visit!!

    Basically, he said to keep an eye on it for a couple of days, and eat light.

    During the night, I had almost a 102 degree fever, but when I woke up I was feeling much better.

    So today, I stayed home from work, and ate soup. It still hurts a little, but I can move around much better now.

    Time will tell, I suppose. I mean, if my appendix bursts, according to the doctor, I’ll know it by the excruciating pain.

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    4e DnD, Third-Party Character Sheets.

    By Derek | July 26, 2008

    I found some great third-party 4e character sheets on the web. You can get them from here:

    Of course, you’ll have to have an account there to download them.

    Otherwise you can download them directly from here:
    Character-Sheet-4e-Shado-1.2.zip 1.8MB Zip

    I have also created a Role Playing Sheet using Shado’s style. My created sheet includes Character Background / Appearance / Personality & Portrait slots.
    Character-Sheet-4e-ShadoStyle-RP-1.0.pdf 1.0MB PDF

    If you’d like the source file for it, and you have a Mac with iWork, drop me a line, and I’ll shoot you over the Pages file the PDF is based on. I added text boxes to it, so that you could type in your character’s info. I don’t expect this page changes much throughout your character’s career… well, at least not *every* week.

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    4e DnD, Good Fun At Fallcrest!

    By Derek | July 26, 2008

    Well, we played 4e DnD last night. I must say, the combat moves much quicker than 3e used to.

    David ran our game, and Stephen brought his son. With myself and my son in the game, we had 4 player characters, so David decided to throw an NPC in with us, just to help balance. Most 4e dungeons / encounters are setup for 5 players. Our fifth player had some trouble at the last minute, and couldn’t make it.

    We started the sample adventure that’s included with the DMG, Fallcrest. We explored the town a bit, and then headed off to where the kobolds were supposed to be.

    I really like the game play, so far.

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    DnD 4e

    By Derek | July 19, 2008

    Last night my friend David came over, and we made Dungeons and Dragons 4e characters.

    He had already made one, so he kinda knew the drill, but it was my first one.

    We also helped my son, Austin, make one, too.

    I created a male Eladrin Wizard named Valaar. Austin made a male Dragonborn Warlord. David made a female Halfling Cleric.

    I really like the mechanic so far, it seems to streamline many things, while leaving the general “feel” of the game intact.

    I’ve played DnD since middle school, before AD&D 2nd Edition was released, and it’s nice to see the progression.

    Of course, it’s been years since I stopped playing, at this point. We’re trying to get a game together for Friday (or maybe every other Friday) nights.

    Anyone in?

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    Dr. Horrible

    By Derek | July 15, 2008

    What do Doogie Howser, Captain Mal Reynolds & Jack Black have in common?

    Not much, actually!

    However, the (actors that play the) first two are in a new “InterWeb TV Show Thingy” from Joss Whedon, the creative force behind Firefly & Serenity.

    Check it out at Dr. Horrible.com.

    Oh, yeah, there’s a link to buy it on iTunes, as well. You can afford to toss Joss $4, can’t you?

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    Added Mobile Version of DereksBlahg.net

    By Derek | July 14, 2008

    This evening I’ve setup a mobile version of my blog.

    To view it, point your mobile’s browser at my URL (http://dereksblahg.net).

    Let me know if it doesn’t work for you!

    Topics: Me, Technology | No Comments »

    Ron Paul Write In Campaign

    By Derek | July 14, 2008

    In case you haven’t seen it, check out the Ron Paul Write In Campaign!

    Check it out here: http://thepeoplehavespoken.org/

    Click here for the Bexar County Clerk’s Office info.

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    Dear Steve Jobs, The 3G Launch Sucked

    By Derek | July 11, 2008

    Dear Steve Jobs,

    Next time you have the chance, kick someone over at AT&T for me. Thanks.

    Then kick yourself for allowing AT&T to dictate how you sell product. Thanks.

    Wow… purchasing an iPhone 3G was so not the experience I expected from Apple.

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