Out4Blood & El_Cap's Rise of Nations Strategy

Sunday, March 12, 2006

God Bless America

Friday, March 10, 2006

Test Update
Just to show easy it is.

Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Don't let the door hit you on the way out...
A high-ranking Food and Drug Administration official resigned Wednesday in protest of the agency's refusal to allow over-the-counter sales of emergency contraception.

Susan Wood, director of FDA's Office of Women's Health, announced her resignation in an e-mail to colleagues at the agency. The e-mail was released by contraception advocates.

Saturday, July 30, 2005

El_Capitan's New Blog
Visit El_Capitan's new blog. As much as I have liked posting here with Out4Blood, I think it's time to move on. I don't think the new blog will be as good as this one, but it will be my own, and it will contain some T&P strategies as I prepare for the upcoming Age of Empires III and Rise of Legends in a few months.

Thursday, July 28, 2005

Financial Calculators at Dinkytown.net
Answer any personal financial question using the Financial Calculators at Dinkytown.net

Monday, July 18, 2005

Age of Mythology
I've been playing Age of Mythology lately. I visited Ensemble Studios (in Dallas) to see some of my old buddies and I got to try out the latest build of Age of Empires III. It got me a bit nostalgic, but instead of busting out AOK, I decided to get AOM, which I had actually never played.

There's a new game in town: Guess-the-google. Try it out. You're given a series of 20 pictures from Google's images and have to guess what keyword triggered them.
It's not as easy as you might think.

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Michelle Wie crushes opponent
Michelle moved a step closer to The Masters by winning her 2nd round match in the 80th U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship. She beat C D Hockersmith with a score of 6 & 5; she is now in the top 16.

Sunday, June 19, 2005


I wonder how this will damage Formula 1 in the USA?
Ferrari win six-car US Grand Prix
Just six cars took the start at Indianapolis this afternoon after the Michelin teams stood by their threat not to race without an additional chicane ahead of the high-speed Turn 13.

Michelin could not guarantee the safety of their tyres through this corner over a race distance, so instructed their teams not to compete if the track layout was not changed to slow the cars.

The FIA refused the request for a chicane, pointing out several other options available to Michelin. The Michelin teams declined these and jointly decided they would race on the tyres they used in qualifying, but only if the chicane was inserted.

It wasn't. As a result, all cars took to the grid, but the Michelin cars all peeled in at the end of the formation lap, leaving only the Ferraris, Minardis and Jordans to start. Jordan and Minardi had been expected to stand by the Michelin teams.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

The Wired Home
I'm gonna check this stuff out. Home Automation:
mControl can operate and automate items such as lighting, a gas fireplace, sprinkling systems, HVAC systems, security cameras, and a hot tub to name few. mControl has been designed for Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, however, can also be run on Windows XP Pro, and viewed from Internet Explorer 6.0 or greater.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

Google Mail frickin' rocks
The geeks at Google just continue to impress me. I can't remember the last time I received spam in my Gmail inbox. So I checked the "spam" folder. It was chock full of good juciy pr0n spam, penis enlarging spam, and mortgage pusher spam. So, I am still getting it, I'm just don't have to look at it. And zero false positives as well. Very handy.

And have you seen Google's new personalized homepages? Very nice.

Thank you Google!

Monday, June 06, 2005

What's the next big game?
So what's the next big one we'll all be playing? (If Wifey let's us?)

Rise & Fall: Civs at War?
Age of Empires III?
Heaven vs Hell?
Star Wars: Empire at War?
Company of Heroes?

or will it be Rise of Nations: Rise of Legends? OMFG!

Friday, June 03, 2005

The Anecdotes of J. Brooks Dann

So I finally got my copy of Anecdotal. I started in on the first chapter last night. I won't give a review yet, but it's clear why he went with Dog-Ear as his publisher. :-)

UPDATE: That sounds off. Here's what I meant.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

My bro wrote a book!!
Jeremy Dann gets published! He wrote this book called Anecdotal or Anecodotal, depending on who's in charge of the marketing materials (and no I'm not getting referrer points here - JD is).

It's about an MBA who lays shirtless in his bed with a laptop on his chest. Or so it appears from the cover. Pretty compelling stuff, I'd say. And I'm not kidding, the publisher actually had this to say:
Jake Tanner is a 31-year-old itinerant consultant, quasi-journalist and regular man-about-town in post dot com San Francisco. When he decides to add dilettante raconteur to his impressive list of credentials, he starts to capture the hopes, dreams and social commitments of the new millennium male - moments big and small... anecdotes of life, love and leisure. But when his relationship takes a sudden unexpected turn, he finds that narrating one's own life isn't... Actually, this is Jake and I have to admit that I enjoy writing back cover copy even less than I like reading it, so I think I'll quit while I'm ahead. But I posed in my underwear for the painting on the cover, and I think that demonstrates real commitment to my craft.
Okay, truth be told, JD (or J. Brooks Dann as he is going by now - how pretentious) is not really my brother. But I did sit NEXT to him at Harvard Business School!

Hey... maybe we can get Glenn Reynolds to do a book review? Or maybe a plug on Instapundit?

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Cool News
Big Huge Games announces their next upcoming game which is planned to be released during Spring of 2006. RoN Heaven has the best links if you want to know more. Here's something they didn't find out yet, which doesn't really tell you much about the game.

Otherwise, here's something cool about skilled game players (partiularly RoN players) relating to uhh... real life?