You will probably have noticed that I haven’t been posting over the last two weeks. My intention to begin with was to post updates every so often to show I’m still in the land of the living. Unfortunately I had some family troubles over Christmas which then leaked over into New Years and carried on until about a week afterwards. Unfortunately, this left me without access to my computer for about two weeks and I’ve spent the last couple days catching up on everything I’ve missed while away from the computer. I’ll try and get something posted by the end of the week but in the mean time, check out my Tumblr blog for my recent Diggs, Flickr uploads and Twitter posts.
On side note, I’m still looking for more opinions on whether I should change my blog layout. If I don’t get any more by the time I write my next post, I’m most likely going to go with the current majority and change.
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I can’t help but think sometimes that I must be on some sort of spam list or something. Out of the 348 spam comments (probably more by the time I finish writing this) that have been caught by the spam filter, about 90% of them were posted to my New EVE Ship Purchase: Myrmidon entry. You’d think spammers would get fed up after a realising that their comments aren’t getting past the spam filter. That said, I assume it’s a bot of some sort and not actual people searching the internet for blogs to spam. That’d be a boring job, although I bet it’d pay a lot. Like being a Dustman or something.
On a side note, I’ve been thinking about taking my Digg info (submissions and diggs) and my Flickr pictures out of my FeedBurner feed. After all, if anyone wants those they can subscribe to my Tumblr feed or my Flickr/Digg feed individually. Of course, I’m not going to make a decision right now; I want to know what the people that are currently subscribed to my feed think.
So, everyone currently subscribed to my FeedBurner Feed (so, three of you), what do you think? Would you rather that the feed only contained my blog posts? Or are you only subscribed to my FeedBurner feed because you think the default feed for my blog is boring without my Digg and Flickr feeds? Tell me what you want done and it shall be done.
…and you will be sent there upon the slightest sign of deviance.
So, it’s been two weeks since my last entry. I’m sure you’re expecting a very good explanation…
Well, I kind of don’t have one.
In the first week, I got Halo 3. And like CrazyKinux and Winterblink, I managed to get distracted and ended up being unable to focus on anything else. After a few days, I finished the fight and was ready to get back into EVE Online.
I had just started playing EVE again when The Orange Box came out. So, like the majority of gamers out there I bought if off of Steam, downloaded it and got playing. Ever since then I’ve been playing Half life 2, episodes one and two, Portal and a bit of Team Fortress 2. Just Portal alone is worth the £30 I spent on it.
With Halo 3 and The Orange Box already out and other great games coming out soon; It really is a great year to be a gamer. Not so great for our wallets, mind you.
Just a short post for today but seeing as now I will have more time to play EVE, there should be more EVE related entries on their way. If I can’t get any EVE related entries posted, I’ll try and keep you updated on other things.
On a side-note, I’ve now got a Tumblr blog where you’ll be able to find my Jaiku, Twittr, Pownce and Flickr feeds along with the RSS feed for this blog. At the moment it seems like a great place to keep my feeds. Unlike my Feedburner feed, I won’t be adding my Digg activity (for the time being anyway). So if you are subscribed to that feed purely for my Digg activity, stay with Feedburner. For everything else, I recommend you subscribe to my Tumblr feed.
It seems that I totally missed out on the existence of Streamy, which is strange because I was pretty excited about it when I heard about it before it went live.
Anyway, if anyone has any invites knocking around, I’d be insanely grateful if you could send me an invite. For anyone without invites, assuming I can get an invite, I’ll be writing a review after I’ve had a few days to play around with it.
In the mean time, I’ve just registered at Jaiku so I will probably write up a little review of that soon. For now though it looks pretty cool; it seems a lot like Twitter but with a more sleek design and the ability to post RSS or Atom feeds to your Jaiku page. You can also send texts to Jaiku and they will post to your Jaiku page. Now, Twitter does have this but it isn’t free, like Jaiku. At least, it wasn’t when I last used Twitter.
I should clarify that by free, I meant that Jaiku is free for me. It counts as a normal text message so you are charged your standard network rate. Since I get a set amount of free texts a month (and being in the UK, receiving texts is free), it is essentially free for me. If you are on a “pay as you go” tariff (or your country’s equivalent), it will not be free for you; but you will only be charged your standard rate.
I just checked the Twitter site and it seems that standard rates apply to people in the US but texts to the UK number sometimes count as an international number, depending on the network. So it looks like standard rates may apply, or they may not.
Revision3 CEO Jim Louderback just gave us an update on geek podcast Diggnation and let us know that starting next week the show will be offered in HD format (delivering on the promise the company made last month).
As for the show’s much discussed distribution strategy, the show schedule will be shifted to offer members downloads on Friday, and non-members downloads on Sunday. This should finally end the whining from all the fanboys asking for an earlier release, as well as all the Diggnation mirrors serving their crack-like addition to the tech musings of Alex Albrecht and Kevin Rose.
Source: Wired Blogs
Just a quick post today, I’ll update you on my PvP Myrmidon once I’ve gotten some sleep.