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Closing shop
It's been an age since my last post, and not much has changed. Well, a ton  has changed, but the underlying sentiment from February 2015 -- that real life is displacing any time for meaningful Eve interaction -- has calcified. This week I logged in for the ...
It's been an age since my last post, and not much has changed. Well, a ton has changed, but the underlying sentiment from February 2015 -- that real life is displacing any time for meaningful Eve interaction -- has calcified...
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Playing the long game
My daughter was born a couple of weeks ago. There's a lame joke to be made about a frigate-sized baby requiring many years of real-world skill training to pilot. But, the more apt observation is that this noob is handily piloting a pair of Titan -sized tend...
My daughter was born a couple of weeks ago. There's a lame joke to be made about a frigate-sized baby requiring many years of real-world skill training to pilot. But, the more apt observation is that this noob is handily pilo...
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Hey, +Nexus : our local (i.e. yours and mine!) +Best Buy on East Charleston in Palo Alto, #1045, for a couple of weeks now has had a floor model Nexus 9 that only does the spinny start-up animation. Store folks haven't been responsive to requests to fix it. Maybe you can push, eh?
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Goals update update
NB my mid-September note updating some gameplay goals  -- or, take the quick, quick version below: Train up to use tech 2 modules on Eemiv's main mission-running ship Clone Eemiv and stick one copy amid the dangers of low-security space With Dengar, partici...
NB my mid-September note updating some gameplay goals -- or, take the quick, quick version below: Train up to use tech 2 modules on Eemiv's main mission-running ship Clone Eemiv and stick one copy amid the dangers of low-sec...
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Nerd alert!
Everything is normal here My first thought seeing Google's post about adding linear optimization tools to Google Sheets was to apply them toward  skill training . Specifically, prioritizing Eemiv's and Dengar's skill plans based on skill points per hour and...
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+Star Wars, any more #McQuarryMonday plans? It's been a while and I miss the concept art.
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My wife, who works in digital preservation, pointed out to me that libraries and archives are doing more in terms of digital/online preservation than museums. The Internet Archive and Stanford University both have collections specifically focused on preserving games. And, thank you for advocating for Eve's addition to the MOMA: over a couple of decades so far and dozens if not hundreds of gaming titles along the way, and Eve right now is the only game I'm regularly playing and enjoying. 

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Two side projects
"Side project" #1, illustrated at right, has kept me occupied of late. Her arrival is imminent! Honestly, a combination of things I have and haven't decided to do have also hindered progress on the ship. I haven't cleared off a large-enough space to do some...
"Side project" #1, illustrated at right, has kept me occupied of late. Her arrival is imminent! Honestly, a combination of things I have and haven't decided to do have also hindered progress on the ship. I haven't cleared off...
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Mumble mumble
Alas, I didn't meet any of the goals I laid out below. Work and prep-time for an incoming baby simply trumped sitting down with Eve. What spare gameplay time I've had I've spent returning to a galaxy far, far away with Good Ol' Games' release of X-Wing  and...
Alas, I didn't meet any of the goals I laid out below. Work and prep-time for an incoming baby simply trumped sitting down with Eve. What spare gameplay time I've had I've spent returning to a galaxy far, far away with Good O...
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New tool
Just sharing: the Oceanus release brought some tools to ease exporting/importing ship fits between the game client and third-party programs. The developer post mentioned to tools specifically: EFT (short for "Eve Fitting Tools")  and pyfa . EFT has been run...
Just sharing: the Oceanus release brought some tools to ease exporting/importing ship fits between the game client and third-party programs. The developer post mentioned to tools specifically: EFT (short for "Eve Fitting Tool...
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Goals update
In March, I laid out goals that I ended up accomplishing two months later . Along the way, an underlying goal for myself was to figure out what gameplay styles I liked  and to identify what, if anything, I'm playing for . Time, I think, to lay out some new ...
In March, I laid out goals that I ended up accomplishing two months later. Along the way, an underlying goal for myself was to figure out what gameplay styles I liked and to identify what, if anything, I'm playing for. Time, ...
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Remember The Milk
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Spreadsheets ... in spaaaaace!
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I did an incognito-mode Google search for "spreadsheets in space," and the top hits are Eve-oriented pages and images. A pair of developer b

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You Need A Budget (YNAB)
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Google and Brandy: A Sober Mistake
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When you search Google for [brandy] or [brandy drinks], you'll get a Knowledge Graph card with information from Wikipedia: "Brandy is a spir

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Composer Michael Giacchino grew up fascinated with both movies and music, and he's gone on to an ideal career writing scores for a number of

10000000
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Inequality in Star Wars: George Lucas Doesn’t Care About Metal People
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