Until today I have usually added images to blog posts by linking them from other pages, found through Google Image Search. But from now on I will change that habit. Not that I won’t use Google Image Search any longer, but I won’t add images to posts that are hosted on other sites. Instead I will search for the image, download it, resize it in Gimp, save it in a compressed format, and finally upload and add it to the relevant post with WordPress.
This change will greatly decrease the loading time for my blog and posts. Because usually are the images unnecessary large and have to be resized on the user’s computer, which means that the user have to download the full image, to later make it smaller. This is pretty pointless.
The images are also often saved in formats that aren’t very Internet friendly, which takes up much space and will just increase the loading time for the user. Instead I will save all images as compressed jpegs.
The last advantage with hosting the images on my own web host, is that the transfer time will decrease since the user won’t have to access foreign countries around the whole globe to download images. And it also looks pretty bad when the site won’t stop loading, because some Russian server has a slow upload speed.
I googled after some tips for future pirates in EVE Online, and I found a really great PDF document that consists of 55 whole pages(!), describing the basics of piracy, strategies, tactics, ships and fittings. A really great guide which I really recommend!
Now I’m really eager to start with piracy, maybe with a frigate which I can afford without any problems.
Here are you able to download the guide:
Here is a thread on the official EVE Online forum about the guide:
If you want to install EVE Online in Ubuntu, follow the steps below. I did it on Ubuntu 10.10 64-bit and it worked great.
- Install Wine
- Download the Windows-version of EVE
- Run the installer for EVE by right clicki the file, select Properties, open the Permissions tab and bock the Execute-box.
- Close the window, right click the install file and select Open with Wine…
- Install EVE but don’t run the game after the installation.
- Open a terminal window and type: “wget http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks”, followed by “sh winetricks corefonts vcrun6 d3dx9″ to install fonts, DirectX and stuff.
- Close the terminal and go into Applications > Wine > Configure Wine.
- Go into the Graphics tab.
- Chose the “Emulate a virtual desktop” option.
- Type in a desktop size that is smaller than your screen resolution. Since my monitor’s resolution is 1680×1050, I typed in 1440×900 in the Desktop size boxes.
- Now, close the Wine configuration window and start EVE Online.
Since I’m doing missions right now in EVE, I find this website very useful:
And because I use projectile weapons, I also find this website useful to easily compare the different ammo types:
Here is another page with a great amount of good information about missions in EVE:
I haven’t written very much here during the past two months, but I’m going to start blogging here again.
Earlier this week I got an email from CCP in which they asked me to return to EVE, and gave me 5 free testing days. Now I have added even more time and are playing on my old minmatar character – Ytec. I got almost 2 million skillpoints and have recently bought a battle cruiser, the Hurricane. I’m trading, and doing level 2 missions to increase my standing with Brutor to do level 3 missions some time in the future. Doing missions is also a way to decrease the trading fees.
But back to the Hurricane. I didn’t really know what fit it with, so I went online, googled and found the website BattleClinic. On that website I found this nice fitting:
I’m a bit poor so I haven’t bought any T2-items, and I haven’t played any level 3 missions yet. But so far it’s great and blows up everything in level 2 missions.