Friday, April 26, 2013

[SlowCarb] Week 4!


Week 4 and doing pretty well! I’m not entirely sure how I should decide which way to really track my weight. The weekly, predictable fluctuation makes me wonder if I should pick the results from a certain day (say, Friday or Saturday) as my milestone or not.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

[STO] Dilithium Tracking 4/25/13


Another eventful week. If you've been in the market to buy Dilithium with your Zen, this has probably been a fantastic time for you, relatively speaking. While we've not hit the same levels seen last year, its definitely a possibility at this point. If you're selling Dilithium? Its still a pro-Dilithium market, in my opinion, and I've been cheerfully selling at current prices.

The Z:D rate has been steadily climbing, while the top 10 offers remain relatively low in volume. I'm still holding to the theory that the big Zen spenders who are willing to pay a premium on their Dilithium are not active in the market right now, opting to wait for The Legacy of Romulus. There was a massive drop in trading after the announcement on March 21st. It did start to recover, but then something else happened.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

[STO] Dilithium Tracking 4/18/13

The Market has been dramatic as of late! The Top 10 offers have dropped again, and the Z:D Exchange Rate is going back up. Now, that’s not necessarily a bad thing; the rate is still overall pro-Dilithium, but people buying Dilithium with Zen are getting a little more for their money. Why the relatively sudden change? I’m not sure. I’ve never been able to really figure out a correlation between the Z:D rate and offer volume.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

[SlowCarb] Now on Week #3


So far, so good! I’m actually cooking at home a lot more now, which makes life easier on my wallet. I managed to survive not only a vacation but having my in-laws visiting from the mainland. Obviously, the trend is for Sunday and Mondays to have a spike in weight (Saturday is my cheat day), with it coming down by the end of the week.

I am exercising on a MWF schedule(-ish), doing kettlebell swings, Turkish get-ups, and trying to walk/jog after to cool down. No idea if I’m putting on musicle or not. I do find that my GymBoss is helpful, though; I’d rather focus on form, and I have harder time doing that when I’m counting reps. I’m not training for paintball specifically, but better cardio and less weight should offer enough of a boost that I’ll be happy.

I’ll definitely have to buy a copy of The 4 Hour Body later, since I need to return my brother’s copy soon-ish.

For more reading?

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Almost 2 weeks into The 4 Hour Body


My brother is lending me his copy of Tim Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Body. I’ve skimmed it for the most part, with the only section I’ve really read is his Slow Carb Diet. Surprisingly enough, my dear mum has joined me on this, and that makes things a bit easier than going solo.

So, not quite two weeks thus far, but I’m pretty happy. The food is reasonably good, I’m getting used to how to order when I eat out, and while the progress is a lot faster than what I’m used to, its still there. I don’t view it as a long-term thing necessarily, but we’ll see. It makes me think of the crash-diet a doctor put my friend on because he was diabetic, and needed to lose a lot of weight, fast.

More later :)

[STO] Dilithium Tracking 4/11/13


Looks like trading is back to normal, but wow! Z:D is at a relative high, still hovering around 1:100. Its dipped below 1:100 around the end of March, but that’s about it. Right now people buying offering to buy Dilithium is really driving traffic, though. If you go by Wednesday’s sampling, there’s 635,877 Zen difference between the top 5 pools to buy Dilithium and the top 5 for buying Zen (so, $6,358.77).

Thursday, April 4, 2013

[STO] Dilithium Tracking 4/3/13

Looks like the Dilithium Exchange is trying to get back to normal after a big drop last week! Wow! Trepidation over what the surprise announcement really put a damper on trading. Of course, it wouldn’t have been so impressive if not for the relative high volume we’ve been experiencing as of late. It’ll be interesting to see how things go while the new update is in testing.

Starting this week, provided I don’t screw it up somehow, I’ll be cross-posting on Priority One’s website. It’s a great opportunity, and I’m looking forward to seeing where this goes. Of course, the day I need to work on everything is the day Live Writer/Blogger go weird on me... ah well.

And now, on to the data!

Monday, April 1, 2013

[STO] I'm on Priority One's podcast! :D

I am really honored that Tony contacted me for an interview! And, I'm moderately horrified at how lousy my microphone's sound quality is. Wow, poor guy. Anyhow, you can listen to the podcast at:

And be sure to subscribe! They've got news, talk about gameplay, and all sorts of neat stuff :)