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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!

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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.

Blog-Design-Comparison

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.

Sun Oct 28, 11:17:00 PM 2007

But unfortunately it wasn’t to be. It turns out that this new EVE-based game is a web game (I should have guessed by the name really) in which you fight for control of territory, but in this case, the territory that you fight to control are individual websites.
Even though this game is nothing like what I expected it to be, I’m still excited to play it. I hope that, like most web games, it is 100% free and will remain 100% free. There’s nothing I hate more (game-wise) than a game you play through a website makes some of the content only open to subscribers. That’s the reason I left OGame and Runescape (when I was about 13). Well, apart from the fact that those two games ended up boring the hell out of me.

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.

EVE - The Battle for Google.com (by Stuck in Customs)

EVE - The Space Station (by Stuck in Customs)

EVE - The Toolbar (by Stuck in Customs)

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.

App-Madness

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.