Thanks for the upgrade!

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    2013-10-11 23.17.16


    Tonight, while out at an Ingress event, I finally made Level 8! I wasn’t certain I’d do it, to be blunt. Recently, getting a GPS lock has been a real chore, with the scanner showing me moving while still and locked solidly in place while moving.  Added to this were the fact that I have spent about a fortnight with no in-game weapons and the inability to get more was making it look tough. And then, a most kind-hearted smurf called zedalphus blew up one of our portals not 40 metres from where I stood shivering in a bus shelter, allowing me to re-capture it and get my new level. Since this is about my most public channel, I’d like to thank zedalphus publicly here for his sterling work on behalf of the Enlightened. He (or she) has a truly green heart and should be granted Honorary Enlightened status.

    As an aside, Agent GeekyLou was also able to get a new level and is (I believe), our newest level 7 agent at this time.

    A fun evening was had by all, including at the Pizza Express where the food was wonderful, though not as spicy as I was hoping for, and the service was entertaining to say the least. Read more…

    Update on the jobsearch problems


    Since I’ve promised a few people an update, then I’ll start here. I’m going to ramble a bit, so please bear with me.

    I managed to make both appointments yesterday, though not without cost to myself. Anyway, the JCP¹ adviser told me I could come in late if Reed² kept me too long, so I was confident that I’d make it somehow…  Read more…

    Standard Issue Noms

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    It’s funny how sometimes you can write daily as the ideas flow, and at other times, you’d love to write, but have nothing to say. I’m not one of the people who has an author’s mind. I can’t discipline myself to write a novella every time I set hand to keyboard, and I’m not knowledgeable enough about politics to write political rants and journals as some can. And so I’m left with just writing whatever comes into my head at the time, and hoping that someone finds it worth reading (or at least mildly entertaining). Read more…

    Birthday Weekend – Part 2

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    It’s been fun so far, at least mostly. I’ve had Louise with me all weekend and she’s been wonderful.

    We started Friday evening in the Euston Tap with drinks. In the end only 5 people showed up but was fun nevertheless. Most of us are also Ingress players so we claimed the local portal for the evening. Entertainment was provided by a high level Resistance player who goes by the handle LeJean, who tried (and at one point almost succeeded) to take it – though we did have a secret weapon in reserve, and later by a newer player Londonlime, who made a much briefer effort. Thanks to Geekylou and AgroKK for the defence. Read more…

    Birthday Weekend

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    And so it begins…

    I seem to have survived another whole year without falling off this planet of ours, and therefore will be dedicating this weekend to the celebration of such. This will hopefully involve drinks, meals, parties, movies, music and anything else I can fit in that’s even remotely appropriate. Possibly some things that aren’t. Read more…