Archive for the ‘Miscellaneous’ Category

“Fixing” an overheating laptop

September 30, 2014

(Not RPG-related.  Sorry.  Also not a good idea, so don’t do this.)

So the one feeble fan trying to keep my laptop cool just wasn’t succeeding.  The obvious “solution”: remove that inconvenient obstruction blocking the fan.

The before pic, with scale:

The during pic, with cuts on the top, right, and bottom sides:


The fan exposed; shortly after this pic I tore off the grille entirely.


Did it help?  Seems like it.  Hasn’t overheated yet.


The ancient salt mines of Wieliczka

March 14, 2012

This blog post is old but it’s new to me, and it is BLOWING MY MIND.

Map of the underground salt mine

Map of the underground salt mine













So, yeah, go read that blog post, and be inspired.

Greasemonkeying ENWorld: Removing the XP Comments from posts

April 30, 2010

So there’s been a change over at ENWorld. Now when a post receives XP, a box containing the reason it received XP is embedded in the post.

Some people probably like that. And that’s fine.

But I don’t like it so much. And instead of just whining about it, I (badly) wrote a Greasemonkey script that strips those Comments back out.

Please feel free to install it and give it a try by downloading it here.

Welcome to Stirges Suck

January 1, 2009

This is the mandatory first post to my new blog, Stirges Suck. I’ll be covering mostly 4E D&D, but every once in a while there might be a post on some other topic. Like this post, for example.

Stirges Suck supercedes my old gaming blog, A Million Hit Points. I’ll eventually be migrating the best of that content over here.

If you have any questions, please feel free to leave me a comment.