The Cranky Sysadmin A world of technology, fun, and ignorant rants.

September 30, 2009

Virtual Server Hosting for EVE ISK

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 3:07 pm

I stumbled across this virtual hosting site a few weeks ago. It’s an interesting business model which wouldn’t work without EVE’s fairly liberal virtual money policy. I wonder how or if they ever convert to cash. I also wonder what other dubious but interesting business opportunities are out there in this line.

September 28, 2009

Aiming for an Orca

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 11:14 am

I’m looking for new things to do in EVE Online and one of the newer features that I have mostly ignored is w-space. W-space is that area beyond wormholes which is full of sleepers, t3 related loot, and great mining areas. One of the problems with w-space is the logistics. Our corp has setup a POS in w-space in the past and will probably do that again. I think the Orca is a good solution for those of us with a more solo attitude.
Orca for w-space? Sure!

September 23, 2009

Remembering Why Missions Are Good

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 8:23 am

I took my new Ishtar out for a spin in EVE and did the Recon (1 of 3) mission. It was slow going as I haven’t done a mission in a while and I was in a new ship with different handling then my Dominix.
Missions are OP

September 22, 2009

A New Toy

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 2:01 pm

Today, I finally finished out the skills needed to fly the Ishtar. I am working on Recons next, but that’s a whole other story. I am curious how well the Ishtar does in level 4 missions.
Read about my carebear Ishtar fit

September 19, 2009

Homeless, homeless.

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 11:03 am

After a few days away from EVE, I came back today to see what was up. Before logging in, I went to do some information gathering to make sure the space I was in is still safe.
Read on about my interesting day traveling through hostile space

September 7, 2009

Tiny Linux Boxes

Filed under: Mobile Technology,System Administration — Cranky Sysadmin @ 11:07 am

While cleaning out my um…. home office storage area (closet in the guest room) I came across a couple of gems which I had forgotten about, two Sharp Zauruses (Zauri?). One is a fairly old SL-5500. The other is a slightly less old SL-C3000.
More on the Sharp Zaurus

September 6, 2009

A Summer Home in Fade

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 12:18 pm

After a 5 day vacation to Bermuda with no good access to the internet (my wife demands that I be unplugged on our get-aways), I spent a little time finding an ok place to rat for cash. So now I have my ratting ship in Fade region and my pile of PvP ships in Pure Blind.
Read on

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