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As you may have noticed if you’ve tried to get to my blog, you’re now being redirected to my blogs’ new location. I’ve been wanting to buy a domain for this blog for around a year now and since I have money to spare, I thought that I should finally get around to it.

This post is mainly an information post to inform all of my readers that you’ll need to change your RSS, bookmark, etc. links to the links for the new blog. Of course, my old blog links will re-direct to the new ones but simply for convenience, it’ll be easier and quicker to link to my new blog URL.

While I had some troubles yesterday with broken links and whatnot, all links should still be working. So, if anyone has linked to anywhere in my  blog (at its old location), that link will now redirect to the new location of that post.
There are still some things that I need to fix such as re-doing the blogroll so it links to all of the blogs that my old blogroll did but that’ll definitely be finished by the end of the day.

I’m going to be mirroring this blog post on my old blog so as to get the message out to my RSS feed readers too.

Sorry if this post seems a bit muddled, I’m not too good at writing a blog post when I’ve just woken up. :(

As you may already be able to tell, I haven’t been playing EVE as much as I originally intended to over the past couple weeks. Unfortunately that was mostly my fault as I, rather foolishly, decided to re-activate my EVE Online account during the last few weeks of the college term. And as a result of that I was way too busy finishing off college work to get into EVE even for a little while. What little time I did have, I spent playing Spore (which I bought only recently).
Luckily though, my Christmas holidays have now started so I’m going to be gifted with hours upon hours of free time.

During the one or two times I was actually able to get into EVE, I didn’t really get anything constructive done (on my part anyway). I got quite a bit done for Heather though, on the other hand.

After making my way to Duripant, where she ended up starting, I bought myself a few EP-S Gaussian I Excavation Pulse mining lasers and fitted them to my old Pirating Brutix as that was the only ship I took there.

Blasphemy, right?

Blasphemy, right?

Surprisingly, after about half an hour of mining we got just over 9000m3, so I decided to stop there as that was roughly the capacity of the Iteron Mk I I bought. I wish I’d known how good a Brutix can be at mining back when I’d started out, I would be a lot richer than I am at the moment. I’m sure that there’s countless weeks of Brutix mining I could have done while waiting for my Mining Barge skills to train. I could be quite a rich man, as opposed to my 5ish mil right now.

That little bit of mining got us a hefty (newbie-wise) 330,000ish ISK, which I split 50/50 with Heather to go towards buying her first frigate. I did try to convince her that I didn’t need the money but she insisted that I took at least half since I did most of the mining.
While I will admit I was enjoying the somewhat relaxing mining, I was itching for someone to try and steal our ore so I could lock the bastard and stop him in his tracks. Maybe do a bit of ransoming while I was at it. Ah well, maybe another time.

I’m going to try and see if Heather will write a blog post about her experience on her EVE trial but we’ll see. I’m interested in how she felt about EVE Online itself and her time spent learning how to play.
Time to see if I can figure out the Authors & Users section of the WordPress Dashboard.

Fly safe y’all.

Those of you that follow my Twitter feed (although CrazyKinux and Jon from the Van Hemlock Podcast are the only two that I’m aware of), will know that over the past couple days, I’ve been thinking about buying a 60 day time card so I can get back into EVE Online again.

You may be thinking that this is rather out of the blue as I kind of dropped off the EVE ‘grid’ for a few months. Well, while walking with my girlfriend back to her place yesterday, she mentioned something about EVE which set me off on a 10 minute long talk about what made me quit last time (apart from not having the money). After I was finished, I mentioned that I wanted to get Heather to try it out before I quit but unfortunately I didn’t get to. Rather surprisingly, she said that she wanted to give it a go if it’d make me happy. After saying something along the lines of “Hell yes!”, we got back to her place and she started looking on Steam. Completely by chance, she found the EVE Online trial on there and asked whether it was worth her downloading it.

Now, as of right now, I’ve just bought my time card from the BattleClinic Deep Space Supply but as it’s my first time buying a time card, they need to do some routine verification which can take up to 24 hours. :(
Until then though, I do believe you guys need to update me on the goings on in EVE over the last couple months.

P.S. I swear they used to do 30, 60, 90 ad 180 day time cards apart from just the 60 day one?

Right, so I was thinking, since I can’t play EVE anymore (no extra money to spend on a subscription) I thought I’d go back to the original purpose of this blog at least until I can get back into EVE. Now onto the main subject of the post.

I received an invite to a website beta that I didn’t sign up to today. Thinking (perhaps foolishly) that I had been chosen specifically, I’ve gone ahead and created an account.

Fuggidy Main Page

Fuggidy Main Page

I should probably say now that as I didn’t sign up for a beta invite, I’m not entirely sure what Fuggidy is. But, after a bit of searching it seems that Fuggidy is a new competitor to brightkite and Fire Eagle.
On face value, it seems that it won’t be much of a competitor, but I’m going to be using it as often as I can over the next week or so and see if it really has a stake in the location based social networking scene.
After a quick look, it seems pretty average, nothing new. Although the addition of manual location adding seems interesting. If you can’t find your location in the pre-set location list (after entering zip code/post code), just enter a name and a location and Fuggidy will log your newly created location.

As a bit of fun, I’ve created a poll below. With this poll, you can tell me your opinion on what you want to read about in this blog. As I’m sure a lot of you will have multiple reasons for coming to this blog, you can have multiple answers. So, answer away!

Seems like there’s no “Pirate with mining and industrialist tendencies”. I wouldn’t quite call myself an industrialist with teeth but it’s close enough. ;)

Industrialist with teeth
Industrialist with teeth
Take The EvE Personality Test today!
Created with Rum and Monkey‘s Personality Test Generator.

You enjoy Eve’s economic model and you find that the greatest challenge of the game lies in mastering the market. System security status is a matter of profit/no profit for you, and you always factor in the possibility/probability of PvP in your estimates. To you, Eve isn’t a PvP or a PvE game. It’s a simulation of capitalizm in its purest form, and a place where the savvy wins the day.
Thanks to Wilhelm2451 for pointing this out.
On a side note, I haven’t been able to play EVE lately which explains my lack of posts but I’ll try and get some time in EVE soon so I have something to write about.
Fly safe, boys and girls.
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