Wednesday, December 31, 2008

EVE Online Speedlinking for December 31st, 2008

Well here we are. The last Speedlinking post of 2008. Well it is for me and some of the folks west of the North American east coast. I'm working on a review of the past year, so I won't go into many details and wishes to you all. That'll be in tomorrow morning's post. So without further delays, here are the last links of '08! Enjoy!

New Blogs:

From CCP Games Dev Blogs:

Massively & EVE Online News:

EVE Blogosphere:

Happy New Year to all of you! Fly Safe!

Monday, December 29, 2008

You still with me here?

As with many EVE Bloggers the end of the year has seen me very busy with RL (and work). I'm writing this during my lunch break, while at work. Over the last few days, I've managed to get a few hours in EVE, but at the price of not making last Friday's EVE Speedlinking post. A guy can have some fun n'est-ce pas?

No worries though, as I've decided to post the last speedlinking post of the year this week, on the last day of 2008.

Looking back at my posts over the last year, I've decided to focus a bit more on my game play over the coming year. I'll try to get back to a more personal point of view with EVE as I really enjoyed the feedback I got. Of course, I will continue maintaining the EVE Blogroll, Blog Pack and Blog Banter, as well as get back to a regular schedule for my podcasts.

Expect to see more daily posts over the next few weeks!

See you in space!

Monday, December 22, 2008

EVE Blog Banter #3: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Welcome to the third installment of the EVE Blog Banter, the monthly EVE Online blogging extravaganza created by yours truly. The EVE Blog Banter involves an enthusiastic group of gaming bloggers, a common topic within the realm of EVE Online, and a week to post articles pertaining to the said topic. The resulting articles can either be short or quite extensive, either funny or dead serious, but are always a great fun to read! Any questions about the EVE Blog Banter should be directed here. Check out other EVE Blog Banter articles at the bottom of this post!

This month's EVE Blog Banter comes to us from Roc Wieler of Roc's Ramblings. Roc's asks us to "write a story about a fellow EVE Blogger, or an EVE player whom has inspired you or affected you in some tangible way. After your story, describe why you chose them, and any Holiday wish you have specifically for them".

Wow, that's a tough one! One EVE Blogger, eh? One player, just one? That would be impossible in my case, because there's more than one individual who has influenced me in doing what I do for the EVE community.

I pondered a long time on the subject of this banter. I went over and over the list of blogs to see whom I could choose. Quite a few names came up. Some were naughty, some were nice. But after going over the list a few times, some names started to make their way to the front. In the end four were left. Four individual who've had such a big impact on me that this blog would not be what it is without their influence, neither would the podcasts that I've done, nor my abilities as a blogger and a writer. These individual's name resonate in everything I do, anything I write, whenever I ponder on the world of New Eden. These individuals are Winterblink, Zapatero, Brent Lassi and Nate Combs. There are the Giants on who's shoulders I stand. These are inspirations which push me forward. Here is why...

Winterblink - I can't recall the first time I came across some of his work, but I think it was his Nature Vraie short story. Then came the podcast Warp Drive Active, with fellow co-host Urban Mongral. And then the comic! This guy was a machine, spitting out EVE material faster than a Caldari shuttle being followed by a Brutix's drones! And to top it all off, the fellow is a Canadian! Can it get any better! Blinky has been an inspiration as well as a focus lens for me. Though I've now taken my very own place in the EVE Community, I could not have done it without Winterblink first showing me that it was possible.

Zapatero - When I first read the editorial in the first issue of EON, and came upon the name of it's author, I knew then and there that a new force had been unleashed. An invisible force that would bind talent, knowledge and hard work to create the work of art that EON is. Anyone who's been along for the ride from the first issue to the latest, has benefited from Zapatero's consistent efforts. Earlier this year, I was honored by being given the chance to write an article for the 12th issue. Somehow, I must have done something right, because I was given another chance recently (as you shall soon read). I don't consider myself a good writer, and the effort needed to put together these two articles have been a great learning experience.

Brent Lassi - I have been an avid follower of Brent's VirginWorlds almost from the day it was born. I was there when it was just a blog. I witnessed the transformation to what it is today: the Mecca of MMORPG podcasts and MMO news. Brent has been an inspiration for my involvement in both The Drone Bay, as well as the more recent (and much overdue) MicroWarpCast. If these two shows have enjoyed any success it is in great part due to the knowledge that's been passed down to us by Brent. Brent's amazing talent for podcasting is seen with every show he does, from his first back in March 2006, to his latest. I owe him dearly!

Nate Combs - If there is one an individual who understands the political intrigue and landscape of New Eden, that man is Nate Combs. Even before he wrote his masterful 2-part series on Alliances in the issues #11 and #12 of EON, Nate was writing about EVE over at Terra Nova. His insight and analysis of EVE's virtual world have been inspiration for me, both as a player of the game and has someone with scientific curiosity. I always look forward to a new article by Nate, and thoroughly enjoy his abilities to bring forward to beauty and complexity of new Eden.

Many individuals have played a part in getting my creative mojo going, but the 4 individuals mentioned above have had a too great impact on me as a player, blogger, writer and podcaster not to mention them here!

Thank you gentlemen!


Friday, December 19, 2008

EVE Online Speedlinking for December 19th, 2008

It's been 2 weeks now since my last Speedlink post and a lost has been going on - both in EVE and RL. The biggest news of the past 2 weeks has been the Starbase Exploit, which seems to be bigger than originally thought (by yours truly anyways). As always, CCP and the EVE Community will weather the storm, and will come out stronger as a result. Within a few days, we'll leave 2008 behind us, and embrace the New Year. And with it, new patches, new content, a new retail client and much more!

Just to keep you updated on my situation, over the last week, I've worked on adding new blogs to the EVE Blogroll, trying to compile the EVE Fanfest contest results, writing an EON article on the Fanfest, and some more. Oh and trying to play the game, cause you know, that's the whole idea eh!

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and am proud to see that the EVE Blogging Community has been hard at work providing you with amazing content over the last few weeks. Show them your love by dropping by their blogs and leaving as many comments as you can! They'll appreciate!

Now on to the links!

New Blogs:

From CCP Games Dev Blogs:

Massively & EVE Online News:

EVE Blogosphere:
From next week on, I should be back to the normal Friday Weekly schedule.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Learn a little more about David "CrazyKinux" Perry

It's been quite hectic the last 2 weeks, with a new job and 2 week-ends full of activity. The next one is more of the same, with both Saturday an Sunday scheduled with family activities. Hey, it's that time of the year.

Nevertheless, I'm slowly catching up to my EVE Community activities - one item at a time. I've unfortunately have had to skip last Friday's Speedlinking post, and will have 2-weeks worth of links come this next Friday. As well, the I'm still working on the editing of MicroWarpCast.

In the mean time, I've recently been tagged by fellow EVE Online player Richard Slater. So here goes...


  • Link to the original tagger(s), and list these rules on your blog.
  • Share 7 facts about myself in the post - some random, some weird.
  • Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names and the links to their blogs.
  • Let them know they’ve been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs and/or Twitter.
7 Facts About Me:
  1. I can eat a family-size jar of Nutella in 2 days!
  2. I have a Bachelor's Degree in History, which took me 7 years to complete.
  3. I was born on the opening day of the Walt Disney World Resort.
  4. I met Edward Seaga, the Prime Minister of Jamaica, while living there in 1981/82.
  5. My paternal grandfather was born a Perrée, but died a Perry.
  6. My first name is my mother's maiden name.
  7. I'm slowly becoming addicted to Twitter!
7 People to Tag:
  1. Winterblink
  2. Mynxee
  3. YoMma
  4. Kyle Maxwell
  5. EVE Warrior
  6. Serious Sally
  7. Xiphos83
There was a bunch of other folks I would have liked to tag, but I was limited to 7. Now, your turn guys!

Friday, December 05, 2008

EVE Online Speedlinking for December 5th, 2008

I'll be honest, this week I'm a tad more focused on RL, than on EVE. Despite this, and having gone through the EVE Blogsphere articles, I have to say the activity is not subsiding at all, and I'm quite happy to share the links below.

Also, this week we've got 8 new blogs added to the EVE Blogroll, for a grand total of 134. Now, I do know that I promised a clean-up of the list, which may, or may not reduce the total amount. At the very least you may see a few "Out of Date" or "No longer Active" appear next to some blogs. I'm on it, like Obama on Change!

New Blogs:

From CCP Games Dev Blogs:

Massively & EVE Online News:


EVE Blogosphere:

Only 3 week-ends before Xmas!!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Top EVE Online Bloggers You Should be Following on Twitter

Twitter is the latest social media craze. Though I wasn't too fund of the idea that people could follow me in whatever I told them I was doing, in April of this year I finally jumped in and created my @CrazyKinux account. The rest they say, is history.

For the EVE Online player, a twitter account allows him or her to connect and follow with other players and get tips, share experiences, and get to be the first to learn of EVE Bloggers new posts.

I've decided to put together a Top 10 list of the most interesting EVE Twitters that you should follow. Of course there are many others, but as a starting point, the following folks are a great start!
All the players above tweet regularly and provide good advice and friendly help. If you're looking to engage with some helpful EVE Blogger through Twitter, there's no better bunch of folks to follow!

Oh yeah, just don't forget to add me to that list: @CrazyKinux. Well at least I hope I worthy of your Follows!

Feel free to add your Twitter ID in the comments below!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Review of (an amazing) November 2008 at CK's Musing

November 2008 was a month like no other at CrazyKinux's Musing. Both in terms of content, visitors and comments. It was also a hectic month in terms of RL, with some crucial job interviews at the beginning of the month, which landed me an amazing career opportunity at CNW Group.

Of course, the EVE Fanfest 2008 was responsible for the majority of the sites traffic in the first few days of the month. Iceland and the folks at CCP were amazing and I plan to attend the 2009 edition as well! Maybe this time Mrs CK will tag along and we can spend a few more days visiting the natural beauty of the country.

Looking at some of the stats for the month of November gives us:
  • 33,315 pageviews
  • 22,895 visitors
  • 6,276 returning visitors
  • 480 RSS subscribers (average)
  • Passed 280,000 pageviews since launch!
Over the 3 days of Fanfest the blog had over 13,000 pageviews! Just to put that into perspective, in January of this year, the site had 8,000 pageviews - for the whole month! My Flickr account also saw an exponential level of activity with 40,793 views on Nov 7th, 35,611 views on the 8th and 26,504 views on the 9th! All of which were results of visits to my Fanfest 2008 collection.

Most popular posts of the month were:
  1. Walking in Station Videos - EVE Fanfest 2008
  2. EVE Fanfest Day 3 - Highlights
  3. Quantum Rise Trailer
Unfortunately, RL prevented me from releasing the next MicroWarpCast show - which I'm still editing (yeah, yeah I've been saying so for a few days now). And I've fallen off the band wagon with my Blog Pack Member Profiles. I promise to rectify the situation in the coming month.

Here's what I'm working on in the coming month:
Thanks for all your support and time spent reading this blog. All my efforts would amount to nothing if it weren't for you, my readers!

Fly safe as always!