Setting up a DOLServer (DAOC server emulator)

DOL = “Dawn of Light” and it is a community driven, open-source Dark Age of Camelot server emulator that is coded in C# and has been a ‘work in progress’ for about a decade or more.  Most of the information in this guide has been compiled from innumerable sources found on the Official DOLserver Forums. I’m writing this up-to-date guide because most of the ‘official’ documentation on DOLserver is outdated and I’m tired of trying to piece together information that is scattered willy nilly across a multitude of forums through … Continue reading

It’s Been Awhile! I apologize for that.

It’s been a very busy year since September when I started my new job at a local high school.  Besides assisting with their college level courses I’ve been in charge of a small computer club, and that has kept me far busier than I anticipated.  But it has been great fun as well and I really enjoy it!  🙂 In light of that, I’ve been quite remiss with my other hobbies; writing, photography, making YouTube videos, etc. I have added quite a few new cartomancy decks to my collection, and … Continue reading

Denied in Record Time!

A denial so quick I think my head is still spinning!  So I made my third submission attempt with iStockphoto, and quickly received my third denial e-mail.  I submitted my photos a little after 10PM and got my denial notice by 10:20PM!  WOW! The feedback was basically that all of the pics were too similar in composition.  And in iSp’s defense, they were all ‘tabletop’ type photos.  At least I didn’t get dinged on technical aspects, which is where I’ve been having some issues (focus, lens aberrations, etc.).  And all of the pics … Continue reading

Microstock Round Two – Denied!

Since I’m new to this, I was pretty sure I was going to get denied again.  Mainly because I don’t shoot what they “need.”  What they need/want is people – people doing anything. Well, I generally don’t like people – that’s the whole reason my career path is IT.  I love helping people solve problems and I love teaching people new things, but I hate social situations and I despise “directing” or managing people. So, as a photographer, I’ve always concentrated on landscape, architecture, gardens, and pets. Stuff that microstock houses … Continue reading

GW2 One week away

So me and the rest of my guildmates are getting pretty excited about GW2 (Guild Wars 2), and it’s going to be a reunion of sorts.  Many of the members have been split between various games recently; SWTOR, Rift, LOTRO, EVE, etc.  But GW2 looks like it will be bringing most of us back together – at least for the opening weeks.  I’m pretty much sold on a long-term GW2 adventure, with occasional forays back to my “mainstays” of EVE and LOTRO. So far, I really like what I’ve seen in GW2.  In fact, … Continue reading