Saturday, December 29, 2018

Rekindling an old love. Or how I've been sucked back into blogging!

2019. A new year. A fresh beginning.

Having recently resubscribed to Eve Online, I find myself wanting to get back to my old habits of blogging and being more active with the community of gamers and Eve bloggers with whom I've shared so much in the past.

And so, I've decided to get back to a much more active blogging schedule. Before I do that though, I need to clean-up the blog, removing some old tags I used at the start of my blogging days back in 2005-2006. In addition to that, there's still a ton of old links that use .com instead of my new domain

That's still ongoing and will likely take me a few more weeks to finish up. In the meantime I still want to post regularly with updates on my new adventures in New Eden, share some of the cool artwork that I come across (as in the above), share short movies and trailers of what I'm looking forward to in the near future. All in all, just getting back to my pre-july-2011 days.

I'll try to push out one most post later today with ideas for my weekly blogging schedule.

Stay tuned!

Monday, December 19, 2016

How EVE Online and a Passion for its Community led to my Career Makeover

(This post was originally published on LinkedIn on December 14th under the title "How Internet Spaceships and a Passion for Online Communities led to a Career Makeover")

What does an online multiplayer game have to do with a career makeover you ask? Bear with me for a second.

A bit of background first.

For as long as I can remember, I didn't know what I wanted to be when I grew up. It seemed to me that all my friends in high school or college were working hard studying to become engineers, marketing professionals, teachers or whatever was driving them.

Me, not so much. Nevertheless, I worked hard in school and always kept my options open. After 6 years in university, I had a Bachelor's degree in History and a full time opportunity to work for a major technology player. Off I went to work at IBM in Toronto, as a Customer Relations representative. The role would eventually lead me to work in digital media, in various Sales and Business Development positions for the next 15 years.

That career path allowed me to travel the world, meet extraordinary people and build long lasting relationship, which I cherish to this day.

But deep down inside, there was a void. A void that would soon get filled with by a community of internet spaceship pilots.

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Friday, April 29, 2016

EVERPSACE: You've just been promoted to Space Optimizr!

Yesterday, I got a DM from Michael of @everspace_game promoting me to Space Optimizr and Alpha pilot. It's been a blast of fun ever since!

Expect more updates on my progress!