Archive for June, 2008

My first million!

Friday, June 20th, 2008

After my less-than-salubrious start to EVE Online missions outside of training I started to get the hang of space combat. Even if the agent assigning me the mission assures me that it is a simple matter of warping in to a location, picking up something that has no reason ...

Clothes and CDs

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

I woke up early this morning wondering if I had slept through the alarm or not. The sun was shining bright through my curtains and I couldn't remember if the radio had come on and I rolled over to go back to sleep or if I had woken up ...

Sucked in to space

Wednesday, June 18th, 2008

I got a bit caught up in EVE Online last night. Unfortunately, it wasn't because I was making such good progress. I got caught up because my ship kept on getting blown up. I made contact with a couple of new agents after I had completed the Cash for ...

Tasks to do

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Get some coolant for my motorbike. Put the coolant in to my motorbike's system.

EVE Online first impressions

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Taking advantage of the 14 day free trail of EVE Online, I downloaded the Mac-native client and logged in. I created my first character, picking my way through each step of the creation process as carefully as I could, having almost no knowledge of the game. I ended ...

Railing deaths aren't always good

Monday, June 16th, 2008

One of the problems in City of Villains about being a Mastermind in charge of robots, instead of just my own actions, is that a certain amount of finessing and care is required in ordering the robots what to do. There generally isn't a problem until a mistake is ...

A spoonful of curry

Monday, June 16th, 2008

I had friends over for a Friday Film Night, which generally involves getting a take-away meal. This occasion was no exception, with a plan in place to order a curry between films. One of the early times that I hosted a film night I was a little embarrassed ...

EVE Online free trial account

Friday, June 13th, 2008

I've mentioned a passing interest in trying the EVE Online MMORPG a few times, wanting to explore space and a sci-fi setting, but held back partly because of the PvP nature of the game and partly because of time constraints, what with playing World of Warcraft and City of Heroes/Villains. ...

Two weeks with my headphones

Friday, June 13th, 2008

It has been a couple of weeks since I got my new Denon AH-C551 headphones, and I have had a good opportunity to test them in a variety of conditions. Not everything is good, but there are far more positive aspects to them than negative. First, the negative ...

City of Heroes Mac

Thursday, June 12th, 2008

My progress in City of Villains is coming along nicely, and my crashes have become far less frequent since both the significant tweaks I made to the graphics settings as well as the minor change I made to the audio setting. I ran through a rather long mission with ...