EVE Blog Pack: RSS & OPML Icons


About a week or two ago now, I created myself a few quick icons and images for the EVE Blog Pack links. And while I originally intended to give them a post of their own, a graphics project caused it to it totally slip my mind.

Any members of the Blog Pack (or any EVE bloggers wanting to promote the blog pack) can use these. Just make sure to save them onto your computer and host them somewhere else. I’d love to host these for everyone’s use but with my currently money troubles, I’d rather not have to pay for extra bandwidth or have my site offline for the rest of the month!

So, we have some “click here” images. One set for dark backgrounds and another set for lighter backgrounds.

And we’ve got some small icons for both the RSS and OPML links.



If you need anything else made up (any blog pack other icons, sizes, etc.), leave me a comment and I’ll get to work for you. Free of charge of course. :)

Blog Pack, Graphics September 20th 2009

Back in the Pack!


We’re back!

Man, it feels good to be back in the blog pack again. Those of you that weren’t around during the time EVE blogging was just taking off (i.e. when people started noticing that EVE blogs existed*) might not know, but I was one of the original EVE Blog Pack members. Of course a few months later, I started to get behind on EVE and my graphics so I had nothing to blog about. Then that eventually led to me being removed from the pack. Have no fear though! I’m going to do my absolute best to stop that happening again.

* AKA – A couple years ago.

I can’t wait to see whether my addition to the blog pack brings any new readers to the blog. By the way, if you’re a new reader, leave me a comment and let me know that you’re here!

I almost forgot, if you’re sitting there and wondering WTF the EVE blog pack is, click on this linky and wonder no more.


In other news. Still no updates on the ISP front. Still being disconnected every few minutes so I’ve had to resort borrowing a T-Mobile USB Web and Walk thingymajig, and even that seems to randomly disconnect due to spotty mobile signal in my area. I seem to get blazingly fast HSDPA speeds sometimes but an agonisingly slow GPRS connection most of the time.

On the graphics front, I’ve got two paid (as in real moneys!) jobs lined up. One is going to be a web site design for a game time re-seller, and the other is for a site that I am under orders to keep secret until launch so my money problems should solve themselves sooner rather than later. Well, providing that the communication problems that we’ve been having clear up.

On a more personal note, I am now (not through my own choice) single.  Well, to be more specific, I’m in the “will we get back together, won’t we” area. As can be expected with things like this, it’s insanely complicated and probably won’t work itself out for a while.

By the way, I also have copies of the graphics above with black text if any blog pack members wish to use them. That is all.
Good luck fellow new Blog Pack members!

Blog Pack, EVE Online, Gaming, General, Life, MMORPG, PC September 8th 2009

And the votes are in…


So 14 comments and 11 votes later, the results are in! And the general consensus seems to be that I should try and find a corporation, so that’s what I shall do.


Now, the usual step here would be to ask you guys what type of corporation I should join but I think I’ve pretty much made up my mind already. I’ve realised that regardless of what I’m doing in EVE, the cure for my boredom always seems to be to blow something up. And it makes it all the more sweet if there is another player (and a ransom) involved. So, as you might have just guessed, I’m going to go back to my old pirating ways.
I’m going to have to revise my Corporation Recruitment info page to reflect my current situation, so I’ll do that later on tonight. Once I’ve stopped being amazed at the couple of inches of snow we’re getting at the moment. Right now the info is pretty vague, so I need to make it more specific to my needs and/or preferences.

In other news, CrazyKinux over at CrazyKinux’s Musing posted the six new members of the EVE Blog Pack after a few months of what I’m sure was very tough deliberation. Unfortunately, I didn’t make it into the Blog Pack but rather than let it get me down, I’m going to soldier on and carry on blogging for the next Blog Pack re-shuffle. After being in the Blog Pack when it was only a wee baby, and having not been in it for months, it’s still strange to see my comparitively low view count. On a very good day, I seem to only get half of my old 50-60 views per day; although that’s probably also partly due to my lack of regular posts compared to my old posting schedule.
That said, congratulations to the bloggers that did get in to the Blog Pack. Make sure you keep up the great posts, otherwise I might be the one taking your place. ;)

Tag, you’re it!


There’s a meme making the rounds in the (rather large) group of EVE Online blogs and I’ve just been tagged by Manasi. Which means, it’s now your turn to listen to my ramblings. Actually, that’s kind of what you do anyway.

The Rules
  • Link to the original tagger(s), and list these rules on your blog.
  • Share 7 facts about myself in the post – some random, some weird.
  • Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
  • Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs and/or Twitter.

My 7 Facts:

  1. I have a National Diploma qualification in IT and I am currently studying graphic design.
  2. If I notice that I have a lot of blog pageviews, comments or Twitter replies, I am automatically put into a good mood.
  3. I am mentioned in the online version of the LA Times for two lip syncing videos I recorded a few years ago. The article isn’t hard to find but I’m not linking to it.
  4. I’m what some people would call a very fussy eater. People are always very surprised that I don’t eat chips (fries for the Americans and some Canadians).
  5. I’m usually last to sleep and first to wake up.
  6. I generally don’t like to play MMOs as I don’t like paying for a game I’ve already bought but EVE Online is the only exception.
  7. I love Cookie Crisp cereal. I could eat a whole box if I had enough milk and a big enough bowl.


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Blog Pack, EVE Online, Gaming, MMORPG, PC December 17th 2008