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Gootloader infection cleaned up   Leave a comment

Dear blog owner and visitors, This blog had been infected to serve up Gootloader malware to Google search victims, via a common tactic known as SEO (Search Engine Optimization) poisioning. Your blog was serving up 287 malicious pages. Your blogged served up malware to 418 visitors. I tried my best to clean up the infection, […]

Posted February 27, 2022 by Wistric in Uncategorized

Care and Feeding of Enthusiastic SCAdians   22 comments

The last six months of my Free Scholar-ness coincided with a very active time on the Atlantian Rapier Net. New fighters had questions, important questions, so I commented as thoroughly and helpfully as I could. Other fighters were having issues, major issues, so I replied helpfully and considerately and with caution to be as reserved […]

Posted October 26, 2016 by Wistric in Musings

Rapier Survey of Seemingly Unrelated Questions (RSSUQ) Results Part 1: Demographics   3 comments

Over the past few months I’ve been running a survey of SCA rapier fighters. As the title suggests, it contains mostly random and seemingly un-related questions. This survey set out to test a series of ad hoc hypotheses encountered in the rapier community and to answer certain questions. As of this writing I’ve received 391 […]

Posted October 6, 2016 by Wistric in Rapier Survey

Wistric’s Drill Class, Meridian Fighter’s Collegium, 25 Sept 2016   10 comments

This past Saturday I taught a class on drills (and other ways to improve) on your own and with a partner. My notes are below, and the drills covered are linked here. One day I should get video of these. First, GOOD DRILL PRACTICE: Don’t try to win the drill (ffs!). If your job is […]

Posted September 25, 2016 by Wistric in Teaching and Training

Obligatory April Fool’s Post   1 comment

I don’t know, something about how “Flat of my strong” is correct? Or how melee units should proceed no faster than a walking pace?

Posted April 1, 2016 by Wistric in Announcements

Gulf Wash XXV: Spin Cycle – Wistric’s Thursday, the Day of Days   2 comments

  Thursday morning was set aside for order meetings (where I discovered the best way to do an order meeting is standing in the back, drinking mimosas, banned by law from voting) and for the champions duels. I watched for a while, hang out and chatted, and then wandered back to camp to get ready […]

Posted March 30, 2016 by Wistric in Events

Gulf Wash XXV: Spin Cycle – Wistric’s Wednesday   1 comment

Armored Ravine Battle Wednesday morning I woke up feeling like I’d spent about three hours in the sun in heavy armor the day before. Because I did. In other words, I wanted nothing more from life except to drink coffee and eat bacon and watch everybody else go off to fight. Then I armored up […]

Posted March 29, 2016 by Wistric in Events

Gulf Wash XXV: Spin Cycle – Wistric’s Tuesday   2 comments

This year saw Wistric’s return to Gulf Wars, and perhaps the gods were unhappy about that. Really, though, I think the gods just think there are too many MODs: Damiano (Glean Abhann) and David (Meridies) got postponed due to the weather (more on that later) and Caitilin nearly did. Having finally managed to Iron Man […]

Posted March 25, 2016 by Wistric in Events

Gulf Wash XXV: The Spin Cycle – How was yours?   9 comments

Reports! (And, yes, that’s the official title here at the Warfare)

Posted March 21, 2016 by Wistric in Events

Announcement: Scholar ceremony of Lady Toki Ima   1 comment

Master Wistric Oftun, OD, and Lady Toki Ima, request the honor of your presence as she becomes his Scholar, to study the art of combat on her path in our Society. Please join us if able for a brief ceremony to be held at the Rapier Field Battle at Gulf Wars, on Wednesday, March 16th. […]

Posted March 11, 2016 by Wistric in Announcements