Gaming hard in May
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 May 2016, 3:28 pm
Well May is starting quite strong on the gaming front, I’ve kicked off a Diablo III character restart for the sixth season. I like the seasons in that they give me a reason to fire the game up once more, last time I had to roll a new sessional character but this one I got to restart an existing […]

Old coder eyes
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 8 April 2016, 8:34 pm
This week there were two occasions when I had chance to glance at some code shortly before it was due to be rolled out to live. In both cases I looked over the code, not in any official capacity as both had been through testing and peer reviewed before I even set eyes on them. However I found underlying […]

Crossing the Streamers
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 March 2016, 7:52 pm
Since our gaming marathon I’ve found myself watching a lot more streamers recently and it’s left me pondering if it something that I’ll ever want to get into more seriously. I both like and dislike the idea of interactions in equal measure maybe that’s why I enjoy the Forge snip-it style, however since forge has stepped […]

Game Roundup 2016 week 11
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 March 2016, 2:55 pm
The Silent Age Over the weekend I completed the game The Silent Age, I’ll not lie I was a little worried that the game was a very basic Point and Click adventure and on some levels that is exactly what you get. However you soon brush that aside as the story unfolds and you have to […]

It was a game blast
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 March 2016, 11:05 am
Good morning and happy March. Last weekend FlyinPinkMunki and I took part in a gaming marathon called GameBlast to help raise money for the charity Special Effect. Along with 3 other people our team played for a collective  130+ hours and raised over £630 in sponsorship. Personally I achieved my personal goal by setting up […]

Games Galore
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 February 2016, 3:10 pm
Over the last couple of weeks I’ve been enjoying the delights of American Truck Simulator, currently with 2 states but more to come in the future. The game is similar to the previous title however there is more going on with denizens of areas going about their daily business  and the addition of Aircraft, tumbleweeds […]

Shades of Grey (Unabridged)
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 22 January 2016, 3:36 am
I’m 83% through Shades of Grey (Unabridged) by Jasper Fforde, narrated by Gareth Armstrong.

A humble brag
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 January 2016, 4:07 pm
I’ve always enjoyed the offerings from Humble Bundles and I have purchased a large number of deals from the website in the last few years. Mostly for 1 maybe 2 of the games in each bundle and I have a healthly game backlog growing So when the monthly subscription was announced I was more than happy to give it […]

Facing Diablo
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 January 2016, 5:57 pm
Yesterday evening I complete the main 5 Acts of Diablo 3 and Reaper of Souls, I have to say I really enjoyed the story even if there was no clear plot device for me showing up and smashing everyone’s pots and vases to shit. My barbarian is now level 55 and primed to hit adventure […]

Forged online
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 12 January 2016, 3:51 pm
In the last week we’ve upgraded our Monitors and Graphics cards and have been enjoying playing games in proper widescreen and without as much glitchiness. Plus I get to say “My new years resolution is 1920 by 1080” 😉 I’ve been trying to remember to run Forge when I’m playing a game it supports, for […]

Having a GameBlast
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 13 January 2016, 3:17 pm
After wanting to take part in a charity gaming event for some time, I decided that this was the year to stop talking and get doing. So rounded up a few people to take part in SpecialEffect’s GameBlast16 event. Running between the 26th-28th of February 2016  it’s the UK’s largest charity gaming marathon weekend! During this period we […]

Into 2016 we stride
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 4 December 2001, 7:00 pm
Happy New Year bloggers, well it’s about time for my annual blog reboot post. But first up is my recap on the last few months of 2015. Games I’ve continued to play Dirty Bomb, leveling up to around 9, the leveling in the game is good damn slow. I’m not completely sure why the game […]

am ambivert?
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 November 2015, 4:04 pm
I enjoy being part of a group and happy to take the lead in meetings so I’ve never considered myself to be a strong introvert. However the definition of strong extrovert isn’t a definition that I would say describes me either as I’ve gone days with talking to anyone, and enjoy peace and quiet. I’m a little from column […]

Like not my favourite
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 17 November 2015, 12:55 am
5 Days before my 8th Twttr birthday they announced that they were rebranding Favourite to Like, apparently it’s part of “the company’s latest effort to simplify the user experience as it looks to attract new users”, which translates into what? We want to be like Facebook so people can sign up and find out it’s nothing […]

2015 part 4
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 November 2015, 11:42 am
Happy November everyone and good luck to those of you attempting the NaNoWriMo this year. It’s been a busy few months, the unrelenting stream of work which I had hoped would die down has naturally done the complete opposite. The winter months tend to be more relax so fingers crossed on that front. Additionally I am […]

Meanwhile … (3 months)
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 20 August 2015, 1:10 am
So seeing as I’m not really been posting properly for a few months I have likely skipped a few bits and bobs, so here a recap of some key things that have happened this year so far: I bought a car, the one I had before was having electrical issues so I bit a huge […]

4.3 update
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 19 August 2015, 1:01 pm
I updated to WP 4.3 yesterday and found that one of my plugins ceased working, it also stopped the website from loading, both the blog and admin pages. So I decided that I would raise a ticket to let the developer know there was an issue with the plugin: I’m very happy that the […]

Hangout to dry?
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 18 August 2015, 4:39 pm
I remembered when Google+ was hinted at as one of the best ways to use Google Hangout online. Well now Google have launched a standalone website for Hangouts at I the guess it’s related to the alphabet shake up, but part of me wonders if it could be a signal toward the end of Google+, as for […]

Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 16 August 2015, 8:19 am
Over the so called summer I have been watching the first series of Geek & Sundry’s TitansGrave  which has now come to it’s conclusion. The series was part of the TableTop season 3 that successful crowd funded in May last year, I was rather happy that the funding allowed for the RPG show to be […]

A mixture of things
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 14 August 2015, 4:42 pm
My whistle stop update which maybe more than I have written in ages. Since my list post featured some music, I thought I’d share a little more with you. I can’t remember how but I discovered Postmodern Jukebox earlier this year and even though I don’t know/like all the songs I find the concept of […]

Everybody’s gone to the console?
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 10 August 2015, 6:53 pm
I hoped that Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture from ‘The Chinese Room’, would show signs of a release on the PC, but as we stand on the eve of the games launch it would seem the partnership with Sony Santa Monica means the game is Playstation 4 bound and no other platforms are in scope. The […]

And relax
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 6 August 2015, 5:54 pm
Tonight is the last night of our family holiday visiting my in-laws in Yorkshire. We have all had a wonderful time and it’s been rather relaxing, especially after the long hours that I’ve been working recently. Thankfully I’m not back in work until Monday, so once tomorrows 185 mile trip is complete I’ll have a […]

What July?
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 31 July 2015, 6:25 pm
Well I’ve finally reached the far side of the chaotic patterns at work thankfully. So I’m trying to get my brain into blogging once more. It’s weird when I think that this time last year I was gearing up for Blaugust. I’ve had such a busy 3 months my blogging hasn’t really started in earnest […]

The pharma’s in his den
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 7 June 2015, 8:16 am
Well the madness continues on the work front, to the point that of the 2 days I had off this week, I spend a large portion on my laptop and/or conference call. Typical. All of that aside on wednesday it was my birthday and I had a stack of lovely gifts, many board game related of course. […]

In which I dust off my blog
Posted by Welshtroll [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 1 June 2015, 1:59 pm
The last three months have been very busy on the work front with a very tight deadline project that has been rather taxing, plus on call has been manic in May. Also I was diverting a lot of energy into driving lessons, theory and practical test preparations but happily I sat my driving test and passed on […]

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