Geeky Tools to Help Keep Your Resolutions

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Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a great (and safe) New Year celebration. I stayed home and was in my PJs by 4:30. We did make steaks and twice baked potatoes, and stayed up til midnight, but that was the extent of our festivities. Just the way I like it. Did you make resolutions? I have a good friend who years ago resolved to not make resolutions. She also gave up giving up things for Lent. Continue Reading

Winter & Mid-Season TV Line-Up

Game of Thrones returns Sunday, March 31

After a bit of a hiatus, I am back with your winter television shows that you're dying to now are returning when now? Well, soon. Sooner than you think. I mean you'll survive Christmas, the end of the world, and New Year's and be thinking "Shit, here's Valentine's Day hot on it's heels" but before it hits, all your free time will be sucked up by new episodes of your favorite shows and you'll be Continue Reading

Guide to Pacifist-craft: Getting Started

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In the last couple of weeks most folks talking about World of Warcraft have been focused on the new expansion, Mists of Pandaria. PANDAS! PANDAS! PANDAS! I will say, this is an awesome expansion and I'm having a lot of fun with it. However, that's not the topic of this post. No, readers, I have to be different. In the lull after leveling my goblin priest to 85 (FINALLY) and MoP dropping, I was Continue Reading

Female Geek Heroes

Boudica and Her Daughters statue near Westminster Pier, London, commissioned by Prince Albert and executed by Thomas Thornycroft.

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Sally Ride, the first US woman to go in to space, died at the end of July this year after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 61. Her name being in the news reminded about why I started this blog. In part it was to speak up for those of us women who appreciate things that are supposed to be the interest of men. Space travel, science, math, science fiction, video games, fantasy books, all Continue Reading

How Meta: Charity, Podcast, & Other

I hate blog posts about the blogs that the post is written on. Sadly, it is sometimes a necessary evil. Extra Life Donation Drive You may have noticed an Extra Life donation drive button on the right side of my blog. On October 20 at 8AM Central I'll be starting a 24 hour video game marathon. I'm asking for folks to pledge to support me. All monies go to the Children's Miracle Network hospital Continue Reading

Trek & Wars: Let’s Call The Whole Thing Off

Original image by Brian Nielsen

OK Folks, we need to talk. I'm sure you're aware that there's this whole Star Trek vs. Star Wars and which one is better and why thing. Horsefeathers, I say! It needs to stop. You can not compare the two, it's like apples and oranges. Yes, that's right. Two different things. Star Trek is Science Fiction. And yes, I'll say it. Star Wars is not. I will pause while you recover. Don't start Continue Reading

How To Find A New Web Host

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Last week there was no post here at Oh, A Girl Dragon because I was moving the site to a new host. Setting up new hosting and transferring a site to a new host is something I've done more times than I care to admit to. Thus, I thought I would put together a how-to for anyone who is thinking of setting up a new website or transferring their current one. Decide What You Want & Need Sit down Continue Reading

Fall Geek TV Line-Up

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One of my favorite new shows from last year, Grimm, started up season 2 this past Monday. I was totally taken unawares. I thought I still had time. Alas, I did not. So I decided to write up a guide to return dates of shows that might appeal to my fellow geek. Please let me know if I missed any. All times are Eastern, please check your local listings. Being Human - Syfy, Returning in 2013, Continue Reading

Wish I Was Going: Geek Girl Con 2012

Geek Girl Con

If you are going to be in the Seattle area this weekend, check out Geek Girl Con. As one might assume, this is a Con for Geek Girls, and this is their second annual Con. Don't dismiss this event as sewing lessons and pink Millennium Falcons. Actually there are sewing lessons, but do you know any of us that would really want a pink Millennium Falcon? GGC is put on by a group of volunteers Continue Reading

Pain, Pain Go Away

Wong Baker Pain Scale

I have talked a bit here about how OAGD was delayed due to pain issues I had last fall. Correction. Continue to have. Last October I woke up in the middle of the night with a thigh cramp. I jumped out of bed to stretch and in the process caused a disc in my neck to bulge and hit a nerve. Likely it was already bulging and the quick jump up just sealed the deal. At first, and for a few months Continue Reading