• Some people call him Maurice

    Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 11:15:17 -0400
    From: Ryan North <ryanqnorth@gmail.com>
    To: Quintin Stone <stone@rps.net>
    Subject: Re: NICE TRY, SPENCER

    Absolutely!

    On 14/03/2012 11:33 AM, Quintin Stone wrote:
    > Does Spencer speak of the pompitous of love?


  • Skyrim: Next mod

    Here's some before-and-after shots from the first stage of my next mod (utility mod, adds new types of weapon stands, containers, some fixes, and more).

    In vanilla Skyrim, there are just some weapons you don't want to put on a shield/weapon plaque. Basically anything that's not symmetrical except for battleaxes, which they managed to get right.


  • Skyrim: Q’s Windhelm Basement

    Windhelm's Hjerim is a fine estate, but worthy of The Dragonborn?

    The true Dovahkiin needs a place to display his prizes, treasures, trophies, and spoils of war. This mod adds the option to purchase a basement addition to the house in Windhelm. Within it you'll find 10 new mannequins, display cases of assorted sizes, wall plaques, and a dozen weapon racks. In the corner are 4 tall bookshelves, with a knapsack, satchel, and locked safe. Extra weapons and armor can be stored in various chests. A full smithing chamber is provided, complete with smelter and component storage.

    Along the back wall are plaques for your symbols of rank: a wall plaque for each Hold which can grant the title of Thane. Each plaque is adorned with a shield to indicate the source of the weapon.

    The cases and ranks and mannequins all come empty, waiting for you to fill them with your story.

    Once the mod is installed, talk to the steward of Windhelm. The basement is another decoration option you can purchase. When you do, the ladder down will be unlocked.

    Get from Skyrim Nexus

    Get from Steam Workshop


  • Meat Part 3

    Sunday brunch was a pair of chicken parm sandwiches made from chicken that had been soaking a full day in brine. Except for a single salty bite that suggested I could have washed the breast a little more thoroughly, it was the best chicken I've cooked myself. Sadly I did not have any blocks of whole milk mozz cheese, so I used a slice of provolone as the base and added shredded mozzarella and shredded parmesan.

  • Meat Part 2

    For dinner, a New York strip steak pan broiled in a dollop of bacon fat with salt and ground garlic. The marinade taste was a tad too strong though, so either I should not have let it marinade too long or I should have watered it down some. Also I forgot to set a second timer and let the 2nd side cook a little too long. But still delicious.

  • Meat Orgy Weekend

    This afternoon I started off my meat orgy weekend with a BBQ bacon cheeseburger, made from 1/3 pound of 80/20 ground beef and freshly cooked bacon on top. A couple hours was spent prepping the rest of the meat, marinading the ribs & steak, brining the chicken breasts.

  • Down the street

    I confirmed yesterday that there's a new gun store opening up down the street from my house. I'm so excited! A shame it couldn't be a whole indoor shooting range.

  • Hawaii

    We made it to Hawaii!

    But in my haste, I forgot cola!


  • Flash

    I'm going to make an attempt to learn Flash. I have an idea for a game and there's no reason it can't be a web-based game. It's relatively simple by modern standards and I figure it'll be more accessible from a browser.

  • RPS Restructured

    The main RPS page has undergone some changes. I've been modifying my code to get my RSS feed to get along with WordPress.