Category Archives: Personal

The Wargaming and Personal Blogs have moved!

The new blog is a WordPress blog and is now all integrated with my personal life – to all the advantages and disadvantages thereof. Not that it was never all that hard for any body to figure out who I am, where I live and what I do.  If I wished to remain anonymous, I would have never registered a domain ;).

If you want to link straight from your miniature wargaming sites, I suggest linking to https://jdgwf.com/category/miniature-wargaming/ as that’ll be the most interest of your visitors 🙂 However http://wargaming.jdgwf.com should forward there automatically as soon as the DNS servers around the world “stop, collaborate and listen”. Which should be less than an hour from the publish date of this post.

This’ll be a slightly confusing time, but the change will be worth it as there’s a lot more I can can modify and do with a Word Press blog rather than something hosted at Google.

A special thanks go out to Bell of Lost Souls for changing their Blog Roll feed so quickly as well!

Badges to link to this site are here as well (150×44):

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Ok lots changed today,

I just consolidated 3 different Blog Spot addresses into this one. I was getting weary of having 3 different blogs ( and was about to create a new one for my Space Wolves) for my 40k projects. All of the old Rule of Gauth, Nodrog’s Waaagh have been moved to this blog and future projects will begin here with proper labels.

I’m excited because this is going to make it easier for anyone who cares (i.e. noone) to keep up with what I do Warhammer 40k wise.

Added new logo for new direction, instead of the Rule of Gauth specific Red Shield & Gauth-G. I’m still not happy with it, but it’ll evolve.

My red meat fasting is coming to an end.

As some of you may know I’ve not had red meat (with the exception of a camping weekend earlier this month) since mid July. I did this mainly to prove to myself that I can go without steaks, hamburgers, etc if I have to. As some of you may know my family has a history of heart disease and my father has recently had a couple of heart attacks. I wanted to prove to myself (one of the biggest red-meat eaters I knew) that I didn’t have to have to depend on that for my staple of diet. I consider my test for the last three and a half months a success, but it’s affecting my social life some.

At the end of this month I’m dropping that self-imposed fasting since I have sufficiently succeeded in the proof-of-concept lifestyle change. I’m not going to go all out and binge eat red meat, but I’ll enjoy the occasional steak now and again as well as grilled hamburgers.

There might be some who questioned if I should have tried a vegetarian diet. Sorry, my metabolism doesn’t work like that. You’d have too see my canines to know that I’m an omnivore with (*cough* bloody) carnivore tendencies.

Just wanted to give an update for those friends and family who might read this blog.

Why do retail stores suck????

This is re-posted from my Warhammer 40,000 Orks blog and posted here in case someone doesn’t care about 40k (lots of you out there, and that’s great!):

Why the heck doesn’t Circuit City and Best Buy keep digital cameras in stock? Don’t they have market researchers who are supposed to anticipate these trends. Both stores lost 160-200 because they didn’t have a camera I needed in my price range in stock. “Oh, we can order it for you” or “Oh, maybe check back tonight.”

The whole purpose of a Brick and Mortar store is convenience. I want to walk out of there now with the product I want. If I’m going to order one, I’ll order it from a cheaper place–I’ll certainly not order it from the place that’s higher, charges tax, and doesn’t have great customer experience/service. It’s not like I could call them and get someone on the phone without having to make 4 calls and waiting 30 minutes just to see if they have it in stock.

Newegg.com got my business once again, folks….I’ve not gone wrong with them yet.

Also, if it’s on the DISPLAY COUNTER it BETTER WELL be in-stock unless there’s an out-of-stock little sign. Waiting 10 minutes for an employee to help another customer just to tell you that they don’t have said item is also pretty freakin’ annoying.

Ok, sorry. Rant off 🙂

heh

Mild rant concerning retail stores…

Why the heck doesn’t Circuit City and Best Buy keep digital cameras in stock? Don’t they have market researchers who are supposed to anticipate these trends. Both stores lost 160-200 because they didn’t have a camera I needed in my price range in stock. “Oh, we can order it for you” or “Oh, maybe check back tonight.”

The whole purpose of a Brick and Mortar store is convenience. I want to walk out of there now with the product I want. If I’m going to order one, I’ll order it from a cheaper place–I’ll certainly not order it from the place that’s higher, charges tax, and doesn’t have great customer experience/service. It’s not like I could call them and get someone on the phone without having to make 4 calls and waiting 30 minutes just to see if they have it in stock.

Newegg.com got my business once again, folks….I’ve not gone wrong with them yet.

Ok, sorry. Rant off 🙂

Edit, Addendum:
if it’s on the DISPLAY COUNTER it BETTER WELL be in-stock unless there’s an out-of-stock little sign. Waiting 10 minutes for an employee to help another customer just to tell you that they don’t have said item is also pretty freakin’ annoying.

heh