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Guild Wars Hall of Monuments

Guild Wars Hall of Monuments

Discover the Guild Wars Hall of Monuments

Just click my Guild Wars character name Marquesta Karthon to see all that I have accumulated!

The Hall of Monuments Reward Calculator determines rewards that have been unlocked based on achievements in the original Guild Wars video game. It also shows how the individual reward benefits are calculated and potentially what other items are available.

CATAN Setup Guide

CATAN Setup Guide

Information about Setup Catan

The Settlers of Catan is one of the world’s best-selling board games by renowned designer Klaus Teuber.

The Setup Catan Board Layout Generator will assist you in setting up the board game Settlers of Catan. You will be able to get started playing in less time and enjoy a more fair and engaging game. There are various options available to allow you to select players, scenario, variant, and level of randomization; but first you must indicate which products you have.

Original version of Setup Catan

The bitbucket code repository contains source code based on the original Setup Catan Web site. It shows how the site was designed and what other technologies were used. Just click the repository name setupcatan-old to get started!

The coding for the original version of the CATAN Setup Guide will be available on bitbucket.

The green line to Cordova

The green line to Cordova
Memphis, TN
February 27, 2011

My journey started in downtown Memphis shortly after noon. As I left the Claridge House the weather outside was beautiful; 52°F, clear, and sunny. I began by heading north on Main St and then made my first turn towards the east on to A.W.Willis Ave. After about a mile this street turned into North Parkway and took me the rest of the way to midtown. At Watkins I cut over to the V&E Greenline and headed towards my first stop.

After collecting some stashed rations I was headed east on the V&E Greenline again. I followed it to the end at Springdale and then went south through Hein Park towards Sam Cooper Blvd. I ran one mile east along Sam Cooper then turned south on Tillman to reach the Shelby Farms Greenline. This was my favorite part of the run with over eight miles of paved paths leading to my second stop at the Shelby Farms visitors center.

Leaving the visitors center I headed east around patriot lake to the Tour de Wolf Trail. This multi-use mountain bike trail provided some interesting changes in terrain as I headed toward Germantown Parkway. I followed twists and turns until the path went south; my goal was to the east so I left the trail. After a short stretch of shiggy I found a service road and Germantown Parkway. I was glad to be out of the woods, but I was close to Walnut Grove and needed to run three more miles to reach Dexter and my final stop.

Explore the map below for more details.

Points of Interest
First Stop 34 mins 3.8 miles
Second Stop 2 hr 32 mins 15.7 miles
Final Stop 3 hrs 37 mins 21.7 miles

Rock ‘n’ Roll Mardi Gras Relay

Rock ‘n’ Roll Mardi Gras Relay
New Orleans, LA
February 13, 2011

Congratulations to James Williams on an excellent performance in his longest official race! Last weekend we competed in the relay division of the New Orleans Half Marathon. Below is a map of the course, more words to come later…

Points of Interest
First Relay Leg 1:07:05 8.3 miles
Second Relay Leg 41:21 4.8 miles
Relay Finish Time 1:48:25 13.1 miles
Additional Information
Overall Place 9 / 151
Gender Place 3 / 17

Off to a running start

Off to a running start
Walt Disney World
January 9, 2011

Just before 5AM, it was 50°F and still dark outside as I began the 2011 Disney World Half Marathon. The race was a lot of fun! There was a huge traffic jam getting into the parking area but I managed to make to my starting corral with the help of my local cousin. (Thanks, Katie!) Former Memphis runners Patrick and Pam also started in corral B and were chasing me for the entire run. (though none of us realized it until after the race was over.) Along the course we saw costumed characters every mile; cheering the runners on and offering photo ops. If you have google earth installed you can explore the route below. Click and drag your mouse to move the view. Zoom in and click on individual way points to see time and speed details.

Points of Interest
5K Split 24:39
10K Split 50:07
15K Split 1:16:33
Chip Finish Time 1:47:00
Additional Information
Overall Place 1154 / 21988
Gender Place 905 / 9567
Division Place 146 / 1272

Back in the skies again

Back in the skies again
West Tennessee Skydiving
January 29, 2011

Clear blue skies and 60°F last Saturday as I made my first jumps of year. On my 70th skydive I wore my forerunner for a test run, or jump. The tracking capabilities worked well and if you have google earth installed you can check out the results below. The garmin software did not output altitude so I have manually added values to a few key nodes. I am not as sure about my own tracking abilities. My max ground speed of 75mph was with the help of at least 35mph winds. I did fly in a fairly straight line towards my target and managed to land right next to the pea pit. This is the same drop zone where I began skydiving in May 2009.

Points of Interest
Exit Altitude 14,500 ft
Deploy Altitude 4,500 ft