Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Dilithium Tracking 8/1/13

Another quiet week of numbers, it seems. Massively has been doing a nice bit of interviews with Dan Stahl (part one and two), which has some nice food for thought about the future. I've been working a little on my Romulan character, getting Lockboxes opened up for Lobi, and all has been pretty nice, really.

Now, that said, the number seem pretty good to me.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Resuming my routine.

Ah, the joys of starting back at square one…

I’m going to have to thank my friend John for introducing me to Maui Paintball back in March. I hadn’t played paintball in nearly two decades, and its so much different now than it was back then! Which is fair! I’m certainly a lot different than back then too.

So, I’ve been going at least once a month since then, participated in two tournaments with Team Scrat (a more wonderful bunch of lunatics I do not know), and even got my mom to play. But, I really have to thank paintball for one thing more than anything else – its getting me to exercise.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

/Dilithium Tracking

/Not too much opining this week. Last week Kevin Ly asked if I could share the Excel spreadsheet I've got my data on. I think I'd like to do that. Question is, of course, Google Docs or Microsoft Office Online? Dropbox? Arg... So, if you've got some feedback into that, please let me know! Just be gentle when you see the spreadsheet! I'm not exactly a trained professional here ;)

Thursday, July 18, 2013

[STO] Dilithium Tracker 7/18/13

Three statisticians went out hunting, and came across a large deer. The first statistician fired, but missed, by a meter to the left. The second statistician fired, but also missed, by a meter to the right. The third statistician didn't fire, but shouted in triumph, "On the average we got it!"

Its been a while since I've done looked at averages. Now, I have to fully admit that my data is a merely a small slice of what Cryptic has available to them. Moreover, I would imagine that Cryptic has access to economists and statisticians if they need a consult. I've got Excel and no formal instruction in the field. But, hey, when has that stopped me? While I'll warn against looking too much into my numbers and charts, its still interesting to look at. But first, our normal compound view of things...  

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Dilithium Exchange 7/11/13

Today is a big day! Steam's online summer sale continues, so that's always big for someone. Microsoft announces its formal reorganization, which will have effects on the PC industry for years to come. Nokia announced the Lumia 1020 with its 42 mega-pixel camera (well, sorta... marketing math). And now? Pacific Rim is opening. Well, assuming you've got a midnight showing. I'm not sure what the economic impact of giant monsters fighting Kaiju will be, but darnit, there ought to be something measurable.

I do apologize for being so late with this week's update. And now, a more serious look at things after the break ;)

Thursday, July 4, 2013

[STO] Dilithium Tracking 7/4/13

Happy 4th of July to our US players! And if you're not a US player? Well, give me some holidays I should keep on my calendar and what country they're for! You know, I can't quite remember any holidays in Star Trek, but I'm not exactly an expert in trivia and lore. Ah well. Side note: I'm currently playing STO on my laptop, which is running the preview for Windows 8.1. Works great, no issues, except that it seems I've lost some controls for my Skydrive online storage. That's not so bad - its all automatic and I generally want it synced, but that'll definitely affect your connection while up- and down-loading. For instance, its been struggling to upload a 1g+ video file over consumer-grade broadband (I don't even want to think how slow that is), so I've been having rubber-banding while attempting to play. Before I could simply turn it off for the time being, and resume later. Will need to suggest that... Otherwise W8.1 is fine and dandy for me.

Now, onto them charts!