Mission Log 62

Out there, among the stars…

Javelin launching from Columbia.

Last night I took my carrier out to the 4x Low Temperature overlap. It’s roughly 1,000 light-years outside the bubble. Most of the night was spent stockpiling enough Tritium to to make sure I could get back to sell without having to mine extra. You often run into Tritium when mining Low Temp Diamonds so I’m pretty sure I’m set. Once I’ve gotten enough loot to come back and sell, I’m planning on stockpiling A LOT of Tritium for a long term expedition to…somewhere. I’m not sure. I want to hit Elite in exploration. Installing a Universal Cartographic module in Columbia would help that all happen faster and much safer. The carrier can only jump 500ly at once so it’ll likely be several jumps before I’m far enough out to start finding things that haven’t already been discovered. I want my name on shit that hasn’t been seen before.

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The State of my Space

So it’s been a while…

Hey there, I’m Matt. This is my blog. It’s generally about the games I play. The focus is space games, but it’s not totally exclusive to them. I’ve started and stopped doing this blog probably 4-5 times since the first post back in 2015. You can tell because you’d think a 5 year old blog would have more content on it.

With everything going on in the world, I feel like I need an outlet. I’m not sure if this is it, but I have it, it’s here, it has a history, and I mean… I still love games. I still love Elite Dangerous. So why not this? I’m trying to decide if I want to spring for hosting. I’d love more control over how it looks and, more importantly, I’d love to have the adds removed. I’m noodling on it as I’m incredibly cheap. The easiest solution would be to just upgrade my WordPress plan to something other than free…but that’s not the cheapest. The cheapest, however, means I’d have to deal with exporting and importing the blog to the new host. I don’t know. My hesitance is directly tied to my lack of commitment. I’m doing this right now with no real content plan or any idea of the future I want for this space. And that’s not necessarily a requirement or a bad thing… but if I’m going to seriously jump into this enough to shell out money, I feel like there should be some preliminary planning done. Of course, I could just leave it all like it is. The ads (as far as I can tell aren’t super intrusive) and the blog is functional. It doesn’t look terrible (not a designer). I’m just not sure. I just know I feel like doing something again. I’m in a pickle.

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Mission Log 61

Big updates. Both in gameā€¦and here!

Conveyor getting the goods

Fleet Carriers are live in the game, mining is still a big money maker, and I’ve had a bunch of changes since the last time I updated the blog.

There’s so much here I’m not even sure where to begin. I’ve updated the about page with a new PC set up and I redid my ships of the line to be a little cleaner. There have been a bunch of changes in my life lately and with all the bologna in the world, I’m feeling like I need an outlet or something. Just something to make and put into the world? I’m not sure. But I figured I have this blog…it has a history, why not pick it back up again? But more on that later. I’m still figuring out what I want to do with this space.

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Mission Log 59

Housekeeping first! I’ve decided to let the cmdrmatt.space domain lapse. Chances are you’re getting to here from a direct link to the post on social media which I have to use because the site’s not hosted anywhere to actually take advantage of the domain. So I’m basically just paying to have a URL to redirect that never actually gets used. Also, the renewal comes at a time where I’m trying to cut back on frivolous spending…so there it is. It’s been cool to have over the last few years but it is what it is.

Now….on with the show.

I have only 2 modules left to engineer and finish the Keranos.

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