What D&D Character Are You?

Yes, this sounds about right…and also sounds exactly like the D&D characters I’ve been playing since I was a kid.

I Am A: Neutral Good Human Ranger (6th Level)

Ability Scores:

Neutral Good A neutral good character does the best that a good person can do. He is devoted to helping others. He works with kings and magistrates but does not feel beholden to them. Neutral good is the best alignment you can be because it means doing what is good without bias for or against order. However, neutral good can be a dangerous alignment when it advances mediocrity by limiting the actions of the truly capable.

Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.

Rangers are skilled stalkers and hunters who make their home in the woods. Their martial skill is nearly the equal of the fighter, but they lack the latter’s dedication to the craft of fighting. Instead, the ranger focuses his skills and training on a specific enemy a type of creature he bears a vengeful grudge against and hunts above all others. Rangers often accept the role of protector, aiding those who live in or travel through the woods. His skills allow him to move quietly and stick to the shadows, especially in natural settings, and he also has special knowledge of certain types of creatures. Finally, an experienced ranger has such a tie to nature that he can actually draw on natural power to cast divine spells, much as a druid does, and like a druid he is often accompanied by animal companions. A ranger’s Wisdom score should be high, as this determines the maximum spell level that he can cast.

Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

This year, I’m thankful for where I am and where life has taken me. Is there room for improvement? Yes. Are there some regrets and mistakes to be corrected? Of course. Stay tuned for those. This could get interesting!

In general blog news, I’m going to try to be less of a frustrated perfectionist and just publish something here from time to time. I mean, if I’m going to take the time to keep the blog software up-to-date and managed, I should at least use it for the intended purpose and actually publish some content.

Post on Facebook, Get Quoted on Federal Computer Week

So, I posted what I thought was an off-hand, throw-away comment on DISA’s facebook page. I was surprised to see my comment quoted in this post at FCW.com: DISA Facebook post causes confusion — Federal Computer Week.

Let this be a lesson, kids: What you post can be quoted and re-posted far outside of the little box you think you’re operating in. I’m just glad it wasn’t anything embarrassing. Not that I’d EVER post anything embarrassing, of course.

Top 7 Best Online Colleges for 2010

Norwich University, the institution where I earned my Masters in Information Assurance, came out as number one in this list of the Top 7 Best Online Colleges for 2010.

From the article:

“Most of the positive reviewers described Norwich University’s programs as very rigorous, and detractors agreed: from their perspective, Norwich’s workloads were too demanding.”

I remember during a class conference call, one of my professors stated he honestly felt that the reading requirements exceeded those of many doctoral programs.  Wow.  Maybe I should go for the doctorate after all.  Dad would like that, anyway.

Blogging Like a Teenager on Tumblr

Ok, so this is more of a Twitter/Tumblr kind of post, but it’s been rolling around in my head for the last twelve hours, so I gotta get it out:

Standing in line to pick up my fan prizes for ordering my season tickets, I got a blip on my iPhone telling me that I had been ousted as the mayor of the Sommet Center on foursquare by the girl. I looked back at where she was sitting, and she had the cutest little guilty, goofy smile. I knew she had been watching me to see my reaction. That was a happy time. “The cutest place on Earth,” indeed. At that one little point, I thought it just might last.

Wow. There ya go folks…just like a teenager.

No, I’m not going to start posting emo stuff on Tumblr or anything crazy like that.