Ruffled Furthers

Early Thoughts on Bluehost Vs. Dreamhost

I’ve officially switched from Dreamhost to Bluehost. Thus far I am incredibly impressed with the performance difference. Dreamhost offers what they call “Unlimited” Bandwidth and Drive space. That’s a lovely concept and all but they meter it to an extreme degree. You might have unlimited drive space but heaven help you if you want to upload a 20KB image to …

Rico PenguinEarly Thoughts on Bluehost Vs. Dreamhost
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Reviews: Destiny ~ Levels 1 to 20

I reached level 20 this morning in Destiny and figured this was a good time to do a review. Much like my review for Diablo 3 this is likely going to be a two part review. The first is the experience from level 1 to 20. Normally developers call this the “game” and then all the content that follows is …

Rico PenguinReviews: Destiny ~ Levels 1 to 20
Killer Lawns are Killer

Will this generation see the end of grassy lawns?

The state of California is going through a pretty nasty drought. If you haven’t had a chance to see this collection of images you really owe it to yourself. During this drought a lot of people were ranting about the ice bucket challenge because of how wasteful it was. I admire people wanting folks to be considerate but I feel …

Rico PenguinWill this generation see the end of grassy lawns?
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Early Thoughts on Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

Good lord does this game have the longest name I’ve seen in a while. I had somewhat forgotten that I preordered the collectors edition of this game many moons ago. It showed up in the mail with a rather ambiguous sounding sender. I thought to myself “I don’t recall ordering anything promiscuous.” As that is the cliched trait of those …

Rico PenguinEarly Thoughts on Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call
PrisonArchitect

Early Thoughts about Prison Architect & Diablo Season Mode

I recently got arguably the best humble bundle in years. One of the games in the list is Prison Architect. I’ve been interested in PA for sometime now but the asking price was far too high for an early release game. The story behind extortion level early release games is that it is to make sure that all the players …

Rico PenguinEarly Thoughts about Prison Architect & Diablo Season Mode
SeaKing

Early thoughts on the PS4 and Destiny

This has been an interesting weekend. The first PS4 I had ordered was actually stolen from our front porch. This caught me off guard and I do have plans to make sure this never happens again. After a few days Amazon very kindly sent me a replacement. I had an incredibly difficult time finding the power button. I plugged it …

Rico PenguinEarly thoughts on the PS4 and Destiny
TheGreatestQuestion

Blood, Water, and The Greatest Question.

Optimization continues as I’ve implemented some new caching systems. We’ll see if those help. The website is loading in about 16 seconds on average which is not great in internet terms. But instead of talking about that further I wanted to discuss something random. What could we talk about? I clicked on Random for Wikipedia and got “The Greatest Question“. …

Rico PenguinBlood, Water, and The Greatest Question.
WebsiteUpdates

The Good Problem of Bad Web/WordPress Optimization

My website is currently suffering a bit from some really poor optimization. For a while I wasn’t uploading images that were prepared for web use. That wasn’t a big deal back when I was only getting about a dozen visits a day but now that I’ve grown into a tiny three to four hundred views a day it is starting …

Rico PenguinThe Good Problem of Bad Web/WordPress Optimization
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Rico’s Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited Power Leveling Guide ~ 9,999 in Minutes! [Doing this Post Story is suggested]

So you’ve ramped up your got your Evil Symbols, Gathered your Puppy Paw Stick, and Duped the heck out of some innocents and items. What else is there to do? Level to 9,999 of course! To save you some time I’m going to say right up front that this is a “Big Bang at Mt. Ordeals 4.” Guide. So if …

Rico PenguinRico’s Disgaea 4: A Promise Revisited Power Leveling Guide ~ 9,999 in Minutes! [Doing this Post Story is suggested]