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March 30, 2010

EVE- Worlds Collide

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 9:08 am

I’ve heard that one of the hardest L4 missions in EVE is “Worlds Colide”. I’ve always passed on it because I didn’t think I had the time to do it on the work nights when I’ve received it (or maybe I was scared). Well, I finally completed it last night. I got the Gurista Overlord spawn (no good loot). This mission is less difficult then Assault in my opinion. You have to watch your drones though as various groups like to go after them. The comments on eve-survival suggest that the NPC’s will switch agro from you to the drones. I didn’t experience this, but some groups seem to prefer your drones initially. The haul was about 50 million ISK in bounties, rewards, and loot.

March 29, 2010

A Cautionary Tale for Hi-sec Travelers in EVE.

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 8:51 am

While traveling from Hek to Dodixie in my bestower (industrial tansport ship), I got blown up by someone in a tempest. I had about 250 million ISK of junk in the hold including my trusty Ishtar (119 M in dodixie just for that). It was one shot, one kill. I didn’t see any indication of targeting, so I assume that passive targeting was used. Fortunately, I had just sold off some faction fittings and other valuables while in Hek, so the loss wasn’t the end of the world.
My tears over a lost bestower

March 28, 2010

What is “End Game” in EVE?

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 9:45 am

My current corp is currently active at a different time then I am. They’re all on from midnight to 3AM EDT, and I’m on in the evening. Because of this, I’ve been thinking about moving on. I haven’t yet because I haven’t decided what I want to do. I figured I’d write a post on the different end games that I see in EVE since I’ve been thinking about them. I’ll probably miss some facets of the game as I’ve never partaken in them.
End Game activities in EVE

March 19, 2010

Back to Eden

Filed under: Eve-Online — Cranky Sysadmin @ 8:18 am

I’ve gone back to EvE for a while. I dropped off the face of the um… universe when dominion came out, so I missed out on a lot of those changes. Planets are mow actual nice looking spheres instead of discs for instance.
random notes on my return to EVE

Hadoop? What kind of a name is Hadoop?

Filed under: Programming,System Administration — Cranky Sysadmin @ 8:03 am

Briefly, as I understand it, hadoop is a distributed program which allows one to aggregate data by processing across a bunch (more than 2) of computers. The name apparently comes from the name the lead developer’s son gave to his stuffed toy elephant. It’s not just the name that I dislike though.
Uninformed opinions and rants here

March 8, 2010

What is this Allods thing?

Filed under: Games — Cranky Sysadmin @ 9:09 am

Recently, my sister mentioned a game called Allods Online. It’s an MMO which recently went into open beta. The revenue model is based on an item shop. Sadly, the game doesn’t run on linux. Apparently, the “Starforce” protection scheme they use, presumably to stop cheating, won’t work with wine.
Playing Allods Online

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