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I'm a 32-year-old student affairs professional, technology enthusiast, and all-around geek.

It's Diwali!

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Level 65 macros

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Macro 1:

/ac "Comfort Zone" <wait.2>

/ac "Inner Quiet" <wait.2>

/ac "Steady Hand II" <wait.3>

/ac "Manipulation" <me> <wait.2>

/ac "Precise Touch"

/ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>

/ac "Precise Touch"

/ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>

/ac "Precise Touch"

/ac "Basic Touch" <wait.3>

/ac "Precise Touch"

/ac "Standard Touch" <wait.3>

/ac "Careful Synthesis III" <me> <wait.3>

/e "Step 2 please master!" <se.2>


/ac "Manipulation"> <me> <wait.3>

/ac "Steady Hand II" <me> <wait.3>

/ac "Standard Touch" <me> <wait.3>

/ac "Innovation" <me> <wait.3>

/ac "Tricks of the Trade"

/ac "Standard Touch" <me> <wait.3>

/ac "Great Strides" <wait.3>

/ac "Byregot's Blessing" <wait.3>

/ac "Careful Synthesis III" <wait.3>

FFXIV | Noob Tank Diary, Part 1

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So, I'm new to this game and MMOs in general. Apparently I'm a tank.


The first dungeon I entered, I knew basically nothing. I'm sorry to my poor party, but at least no one died. Thanks to them for trying to explain the basics of tanking in the middle of things. Before that explanation, I didn't really know what enmity meant or why the monsters kept ignoring me and going after my party.


The second time, I did much better at holding enemies, but sometimes failed to pick up new ones. I must have done okay - I got two player commendations!


After logging out last night, I decided to search online for some resources for being a better tank and stumbled upon this page:


It didn't occur to me that I could pull the AoEs away from my party, like this:


When you pull, you run to the other side of the enemies so that:

(party >) (enemies >) (< you)


I will certainly keep this in mind in the future. I also didn't realize that a Heavy Slash/Skull Sunder combo was a very effective alternate to spamming Overpower all the time.


I only wish the HUD images weren't broken links in that post... I'll have to try to go into the HUD editor and see if I can find the indicator bars they are talking about.


It seems like I have two more dungeons coming up soon - I will try to keep these new tactics in mind.


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My friend got this ad for #LLSIF on her phone today, so I had to tell her.

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Free as in it costs no money to play. You pay with your soul and happiness for a few fleeting moments of sheer joy. This must be what a heroin addiction is like.

Unexpected Image Behavior in Known Content-Type "Post"

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This image has not been edited from the default upload options in post editor:

It's too wide for the container, but the container will squish it. It should look distorted even on a large sized screen, and will be hard to recognize on a mobile screen.

Code if needed (the code tag in Known's Rich Text Editor doesn't seem to be cooperating for me at the moment):

Illya runs


The image again, with img-responsive and no size info:

This image is properly responsive. This adapts to the size of the container it is within on both mobile and desktop screens. It's powered by predefined bootstrap style "img-responsive".

Code, if needed:

Illya runs


Here's the image again, with img-responsive but no change to default width and height:

It doesn't seem to matter if width and height are defined. This adapts to the size of the container it is within on both mobile and desktop screens.

Code, if needed:

Illya runs

Holy Rin, Nya! Rin Today hit 200 subscribers!

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Holy Rin, nya!

really really shocked!

I can't believe it... rintoday ( hit 200 subscribers today. What are all these people expecting from me?

Thanks for subscribing! Rin is shocked and humbled, nya!

Pushed another minor update to the homepage

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Pushed a minor update to

  • Fixed bootrstrap formatting weirdness on index page
  • Fixed typos on idol and play pages
  • Added favicons from
  • Updated some back end stuff in the nanoc Rules

updated screenshot

Please don't say you are lazy

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This video  is what made me want to watch K-On in the first place. If you haven't seen it, take a look! Azunyan insists!
Watch "K-ON!! Ending theme - Don't Say Lazy" on YouTube

Even AZUNYAN wants you to watch it, even though it was before she was there!!