Jumping

I’ve been playing around with EVE Online for a while now and I have to admit I’m still enjoying it. That’s good since I’ve already paid for a month of gameplay. The OS X client had some serious stability issues when I started playing, but it was patched before Christmas and it’s working much better now. There’s still the odd crash, but getting back online only takes minute and I’ve still not experience any loss of ISK (the in-game currency), disappearing ore or any other annoyances caused by the client crashing.

What do annoy me, however, are pirates. Pirates are players who move into high security systems with well-armed ships and steal other player’s cans while they are jetcan mining. If someone steals, or “flips” your can, you’re allowed to attack the pirate for 15 minutes without the police force, CONCORD, in the system interfering. Neither will it affect your security status, which is important to keep on the positive side to be get access to high security systems later.

What the pirate really wants is not the ore in your jetcan, what he wants is that you either try to steal back the content of your can or that you open fire on him. If you do either, he is allowed to blow you to pieces without CONCORD caring about and he will get a kill. This usually only works on new players who do not know the rules of the game. I walked into that trap once, but never again.

Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

If you’re playing EVE Online yourself, log in and have a look for Jacob Goods. MacWorld has an article about EVE you might find interesting.

Pain

Today I had my first run this year and not surprisingly there were a lot of people at the gym. The first couple of weeks are probably the best weeks for gyms all over the world as people with good intentions and fresh New Year’s resolutions get their memberships. Many of them will go to the gym for a month or two, then they’ll be all out of motivation but still pay for a full year. It’s a great business model.

After only two kilometer on the treadmill I started to feel a pain on the back of my ankles, it quickly got worse and so bad I could not continue running. After a short walking break I continued but had to stop again after a minute or so. I have no idea why it happened, I had drunk enough water before the work out and felt quite fresh when I started. A probably cause can be my legs are starting to adjust to the new shoes. It also looked like the treadmill was not perfectly level, so it could be that my feet had been trying to compensate for the entire run and finally just decided that it was impossible and gave up.

Now I’m taking a day off from running and will give it another go on Friday, hopefully with a better result. On Friday it will probably be less crowded as well.