Evening guys and girls. As you may have noticed, a few weeks ago I stopped posting without any prior notice or warning. I made promises to certain people that I would start posting again soon but that never happened and that, I am sorry for.
My original reason for my lack of posts was that I had to move out for a short while because of family problems. After those problems passed, I moved back in and got back to playing EVE to give myself something to blog about. This worked for a bit but eventually my plan fell through and someone in the house managed to go over my ISP’s fair use limit which ended up lowering my connection speed from 3Mb/s to 128Kb/s, which in turn meant that I couldn’t play EVE as I was stuck in Jita. And as we all know, Jita is hell to get out of even with the best connection.
After all this, I somehow (by some stroke of luck) managed to get myself a girlfriend. Which means that I’m now spending less time online and, as a result, having less time to play EVE or write any blog posts. On top of that, I’m going to be moving house on Monday or Tuesday and I won’t be getting an internet connection in the new house for at least two weeks.
But, in spite of all that, I will be trying my absolute best to keep updated and write blog posts from now until Monday/Tuesday and from then, until I get online in the new house.
On a side note, I’m still waiting for people to give me their opinions on whether I should stick with my current blog layout or change to a new one. So, to make it easier for you to make a decision I’ve put two screenshots together, one of the current design and one of the design I may have.
There are two sidebars at the bottom of the layout on the right but they looked a bit messy so I cut them out of the screenshot. The reason I cut them out is that if I were to choose that layout, I would tidy the sidebars up quite a bit so they fit in more with the layout as a whole. Also, by all means if you know of a layout design that I can use (i.e. a design for blogs on wordpress.com) and that will look better than either of these, tell me the name and I’ll take a look.
Until I get my next post up, here’s a funny little animation that came bundled with my new Samsung YP-S5 MP3 Player.
Last week, CrazyKinux posted an entry about the new game WebWars: EVE. At the time, no one seemed to know what it was. I actually got a bit excited, thinking it was going to be an actual video game on one of the consoles or on PC. I started thinking about how awesome playing through the Gallente – Caldari war would be. Maybe it could have even had two parts that you could choose between. The first being the Gallente – Caldari war, the second being the Amarr first taking the Minmatar as slaves. You could play as either side in both conflicts. I think I’d pre-order that game right now if it existed.
- Godlesswanderer said…
- I’d love a game based on EVE. It’s got some pretty awesome back story to base a game on. Personally I’d love to play through the Gallente – Caldari war.
If you are interested in signing up for the beta, you can register at the Sign-Up page on the WebWars: EVE website. I’ve registered for a beta invite so once I get the invite (assuming I get one at all) I’ll write up a review.
Until then, I found a few screenshots from the announcement at the EVE Online FanFest which you can see below.
…and I’m giving out invites!
Exciting news: Google has bought Jaiku today.What does that mean? First and foremost, we’re of course continuing to support our existing users. So fear not: your Jaiku phone, the Web site, IM, SMS, and API will continue to work normally.
That said, new user sign-ups have been limited for the time being. The idea here is to enable our team to get right to work with Google’s engineers on delivering a new, better service to you as quickly as we can instead of spending our efforts on optimizing the current back-end. Existing users will still be able to invite their friends, and those who are not yet on Jaiku can send us a request for an invitation to join.
We’ve put together a short FAQ about the acquisition, and we’ll continue to provide support on the #jaiku channel. But we’re eager to go beyond what’s there today, and build something completely new for you to enjoy. Take this as an invitation to join us on a journey to reinvent how you communicate and stay in touch with the people you care about.
Jyri, Petteri, and team
As most of you will have heard (and if you haven’t, you have now), Google has acquired Jaiku. As a result of this, Jaiku has gone into private beta. I’ve been told that even though new sign ups are closed, current users can send invites. So, if anyone wants an invite (I have 10), leave a comment and I’ll send an invite your way.
If you don’t enter a valid email address when you comment or in your comment, I won’t be able to send you an invite. So make sure you enter your email address and make sure it’s correct.
Update – 30/10/07:
As of today (October 30th) I’ve got six invites left. So if you’re still in need of an invite, leave a comment and I’ll send one your way.
I was just checking my new messages on Facebook when I came across a friend request from someone I’d never heard of. After accepting the request (can never have too many friends), I decided to check out their page. I wasn’t prepared for what I saw next. I would advise those with weak hearts to look away.
Click the picture for the Flickr page, where you can see the full size (23,725 pixel long) screen-shot.
This is why I don’t want to get too carried away with apps. I can kind of see why Alex Albrecht (Diggnation and Totally Rad Show co-host) sees apps as a bad move.