I’m really alive. Just enjoying my long Space Vacation. Sometime spend my time reading blogs around the community and in various places. I’m not really up to anything much overall.
With EVE Online latest expansion Rubicon I’ve been trying or putting in some effort motivating myself to get back into space a little daily… even if it’s just to spin my ship. Not that I’ve ever really done that much, especially since my hangar ships are not really set to spin either last I remember. But anyway it’s really been a long time since I really played EVE Online on login other than to do Skill Management, Updating expiring Market Trade Orders and undercut the now established competition and making fuel for the POS.
My Corp CEO awarded me a Medal for years of Corp Loyal Service as a veteran member of well over 3 years in Corp. Didn’t know I was awarded medal before, the first time. I should probably have gotten a Medal for Investing and making the Corp Billions of ISK in my Market Trade efforts managing the Corp Trade Wallet assets on my own. But anyway…
The last EVE Online expansion whatever it was called as it’s clearly not on the surface of my mind to even remember, but I had no interaction I’m aware of with anything introduced in that expansion. I also didn’t play EVE much during that expansion. I just enjoyed the time settling into the new job and being on assignment out-of-state and just not playing EVE Online. In fact I didn’t really play any online game at all to any real degree. I played some of Sim City that was released earlier this year that which was released in August for Mac users. I just like simulation games mostly. But that was as much as I did for gaming for almost last 5 months. Just spent more time working at the game of life.
I was aware of EVE Rubicon expansion, but I paid no attention to anything about it otherwise. Only put some effort into reading the Rubicon patch notes just the day before it was released this week. That’s quite a bit of effort compared to the last several months of just EVE Skill Management mostly.
Got the expansion downloaded on patch day. Like the new character log in screen, its pretty cool looking. But so far I haven’t had much interaction with much the new features directly changed or introduced in the expansion so far. Spent most the time so far just updating old Market Trade Orders, training the new Customs Skill for PI, picking up stuff in far away stations, getting material to make POS fuel to keep it fueled and running.
PI Customs New Extortion Racket
Also did spend some time checking on my Empire PI Planets and launching stuff up to Customs Office to which on some planets It amounted to what seemed to me like extortion tax rate and probably elevated my blood pressure a bit enough to figure out I promptly need the new Customs Code Expertise skill to lower taxes at least. So far on both my EVE characters I got the skill to Custom Code Expertise IV so far. Later on I checked and realized some orbiting Concord to Interbus Corp customs office were replaced with capsuleer customs offices. The taxes did vary quite a bit picking up PI stuff with some customs offices charging lowest I remember 7%. Many Customs Offices seemed to be around 11% taxes with some much higher at about 19%. It did cross my mind to try to set one up, but I debated if that was even worth the hassle. For now I’m a bit undecided on that.
At this point I don’t really have a plan of really what to do or find interesting to do at this point in New Eden. Most of my Corp seem to be very much inactive member wise, other than the core of the CEO and a few long time directors. Overall I’d say much of my corp members are still inactive. That’s never really affected my EVE play much other than to sometime make corp chat a bit lively. I’m very much a solo player in EVE. But so far just trying to slowly ease back into space.
Just happened to watched the EVE Online: Rubicon Trailer and to be honest I couldn’t really get excited about it and or be looking forward to the expansion. At a quick glance I can’t even honestly remember what the current game expansion is called or anything feature wise that’s really in the current expansion. My mind seems so far removed from New Eden.
I just log in when I can remember to update my character skill queue and often character skill queue is inactive at best.
Not the best of days at work today. Almost everything seem to go wrong and lots of piping leaked on our startup project at the site. It was below freezing this morning. 8″ PVC pipe busted. leak got fixed, it leaked again, got fixed and then leaked again. Replaced all the gaskets and it seemed to be fixed. And somehow after that another 8″ scheduled 80 PVC piping cracked and leaked all over the place during testing. Obviously not in a good spot of course to get it repaired. And right after that the same line that got fixed earlier again and again and again blew big time and leaked lots and lots of water all over the place right when we was about to call it a day. So days things just seem to go very wrong. Life!
I like playing around with my smart phone (iPhone) and marvel at what technology can do and leads to these days with apps, who doesn’t. Recently started playing with some more apps and got to like using the app Flipboard.
I tend at time to read a bit of my Twitter and some RSS feed while flipping through the Flipboard app and it makes tweets looks really cool. But at the same time I tend to just read a lot of other things across a wide variety topics that I also find interesting and come across interesting stuff to read.
Playing with the Flipboard app I just made some the interesting things I come across in reading into a magazine. Flipboard lets you create magazines around you interest or whatever fancy your liking of things to read or pulling from lots of news and magazine article sources.
Just a magazine about things other than games or maybe that too if its interesting. Thing I come across that’s interesting about things in Life, Earth, Space and Cosmos Beyond. Just thought I share it here.
If you use Flipboard enough for whatever reason, well you can create your own magazine as well about whatever you want it to be about.
- Who needs newspapers? Just use Flipboard (techerator.com)
- Curate or Custom Publish? Flipboard is a Great Way for Marketers to Do Both! (business2community.com)
Since I decided to devote some time to work on my Reef Aquarium project have mostly just been doing research to re-acquaint my self with the hobby. Been checking out some YouTube vids and make my way back to my old Reef Community forum at Reef Central. I’ve forgotten more than I can remember over the years. So it helps to do research and read stuff to be able to plan properly and carefully in going about setting up the 180 gallon tank.
In the Reef Aquarium hobby you don’t do anything in a hurry! No good thing come from rushing in this hobby either. Everything takes a lot of planning. It’s already a very expensive hobby as it is as well.
This is going to take a while. It sure is exciting though.
- A Real Life Project… Years Delayed (ardentdefense.wordpress.com)