Captain’s Log 10-01-3301 Sol Tour

So I ended up in Sol earlier today. Thought I’d better take the tour 😀 Continue reading Captain’s Log 10-01-3301 Sol Tour

Captain’s Log 10-01-3301 Abraham Lincoln Sol

Well I made it home finally. Still looking for a trade sweet spot that I can milk for a while.  A quick hop over from Chowie to Eta Serpentis for a lucrative run on Superconductors and I did my usual trade hopping. Continue reading Captain’s Log 10-01-3301 Abraham Lincoln Sol

Calling All Elite Content Creators!

I’v already got a forum post about this so will be reproducing that here instead of typing it all out again…
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Captain’s Log 08-01-3301 Chowie Swigert Port

Not much in this Captain’s Log, some RnR was called for and I bounced around a bit but didn’t really come across anything worthy of mention.

I have found an interesting little system though.
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Galactic Meanderings has a Goal

I have been reminded that my other half got a star named after me. Guess where I’m going if I can figure out where it is… Continue reading Galactic Meanderings has a Goal

Captain’s Log 04-01-3301 Lamarr Ring LP 751-1

Welcome to another Captain’s Log.

Did a variety of interesting things today, made some good trades, and built a mod for my joystick. Oh, I took a screenshot too 😀 Continue reading Captain’s Log 04-01-3301 Lamarr Ring LP 751-1

Captain’s Log 03-01-3301 Wagner Station Ualapalor

The Captain’s log is an ancient tradition of navigators, explorers, merchants, and warriors which I am going to continue here. Until Frontier Developments get their finger out and allow us some sort of API access this is all your going to get. profits and losses, figures, and other gubbins are stuff that I can’t be arsed noting down. Instead, you’ll be getting a hopefully entertaining summary of what I’ve been up to. The title will tell you where I ended up, but not where I’ve been.

Ran a few runs around Eravate building up a cash base so I could upgrade. Don’t ever make the mistake that to be able to perform better at whatever your chosen profession you have to upgrade your ship entirely. I’m still in my Sidewinder, but with a few judicious equipment upgrades I’ve got my laden range over 10ly. It’s always a good idea to get rid of the loaner equipment as soon as you can. It’s heavier than even the basic off the shelf gear and will affect your FSD range.

So I did that and have discovered somewhere I think I might be hanging around for a while. I’ve found a supply of silver and a fairly local demand. So I’ll be plying this run until it dries up.

Next ship upgrade is a hauler, larger loads means better margins, means quicker getting my Cobra. That’s a ways off yet though, will have to do a few silver runs in the Sidewinder first…

Cmdr Mandrill

A New Beginning, A New Game

I have discovered the joy of flying a starship again. It may be a humble Sidewinder, and I may be doing nothing more glamourous than flying from place to place making what money in trade and courier missions that I can. But it is joyful so far in a way that EVE stopped being a long time ago. There are things missing, naturally, but it makes up for it by making even hopping between systems repeatedly entertaining.

I will be using this blog to chronicle my journeys, thoughts, speculations, and experiences as I play this new game and as such a redesign is in the off. Playing around with ideas at the moment but it will be in keeping with the new direction as much as I can manage.

This is not the thrill of the new, I can feel that in my bones. I will enjoy this game for as long as I have EVE, and hope to explore as much of the galaxy as I can.

You can learn more about Elite: Dangerous on their website.

Watch this space for developments.

Cmdr Mandrill

Happiness – We Don’t Need “God”

These posts talking about god, religion, and happiness, of which there may be a few, are me attempting to articulate something I’ve been thinking about and meditating on for a while. I’ve got jottings in my Moleskine and a collection of post-its which are in no particular order and which I will be drawing on for the content of these posts. As a result, I may end up rambling a little but will certainly try and stay roughly on topic within the bounds of each post. This post develops my thoughts on the nature of what we call “God” and why the concept should be discarded.

A lot of my thinking along these lines was prompted by the work of Karen Armstrong, particularly The Great Transformation, and The Case for God. She articulates some of the ideas that I’m building on with far greater skill that I could, but then she’s been thinking along these lines for longer ;D I only have ebooks of these works at the moment, so it’s tricky to provide references. I’ll be looking into getting dead-tree versions and annotating them at some point. This may eventually lead to a little more coherence.

PLEASE, do comment, question, and critique this. As with everything in life, it is a work in progress.

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