The continuing adventures of Beau Yarbrough

Blast from the past:

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 20:14
Section: Geek screenshot

With the release of the Spyro Reignited Trilogy on Tuesday, I went and dusted off a website I first created in 1998 and haven’t updated since 2003:

The site has the same hints from 1998 through 2003 about Spyro the Dragon, Spyro: Enter the Dragon and Spyro: Year of the Dragon, although I updated the web page background (it turns out most users have a screen width larger than 1300 characters wide now) and updated the Amazon links on the store. (Fifteen years is along time to expect those links to remain viable on Amazon.)

One person counseled me to fully update the site to modern standards, but there’s something fun to me about the 1998 Web aesthetic, the animated Harry Potter knock-off logo, etc. Hopefully others feel the same way and, more importantly, still find it useful in 2018 and beyond.

Halloween iPhone 5 wallpaper

Monday, October 1, 2012, 3:00
Section: Geek

Halloween iPhone 5 wallpaper

I’ve seen this image multiple places around the Internet and wasn’t able to ascertain its origin. If it belongs to you, let me know and I’ll attribute it correctly, or take it down, as you prefer. Otherwise, enjoy the wallpaper — I love this creepy jack-o’-lantern.

Podcasts I subscribe to, Sept. 2012 edition

Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 18:34
Section: Geek

The staggering awfulness of the iOS6 Podcast app — which I’m now forced to use, since Apple disabled playing podcasts through their regular Music app — has forced me to look into alternative podcasting apps for my phone. My new job has me driving a lot more — I’ve driven 732 miles since the last time I submitted my mileage to the paper, almost four weeks ago — and I listen to podcasts when I drive, so this is a matter of some importance to me.

I’ll likely be switching over to Downcast or Stitcher, plugging the following podcasts into whatever new program:


World of Warcraft iPhone 5 wallpapers

Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 3:00
Section: Geek

World of Warcraft - Dwarf Crest iPhone 5 wallpaperWorld of Warcraft - Goblin Crest iPhone 5 wallpaper

To celebrate the release of World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria, here are iPhone 5 wallpapers for the two best races to play. (Gnomes are also acceptable and, in theory, so are pandaren, although I’m sure I’ll disagree on that latter point once every other person is playing one in a week’s time.)

If it seems like this is a lot of posts featuring new wallpapers, I actually did them all on one lazy Sunday afternoon. I’m not sure if that’s better or worse, but at least it means this semi-defunct blog hasn’t been turned into an all-wallpaper blog instead of whatever it was previously.

Pirate flag iPhone 5 wallpaper

Wednesday, September 19, 2012, 3:00
Section: Geek

Pirate flag iPhone 5 wallpaper

Just in time for Talk Like a Pirate Day — arguably the most important holiday of the year, in any nation or religion — wallpaper based on Calico Jack Rackham’s flag (much cooler than the more traditionally seen Edward England flag). I’ve learned way more than was perhaps intended about pirate flags over the years shopping at (Where I have, not coincidentally, bought multiple Calico Jack shirts.)


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