My last week…

Friday, March 27, 2015 by spiralspy

I got this annoying problem: sharing files with friends and guildmates. I mean, the problem is not the act of sharing itself, but the method by which to do it. Sure, screenshots go to, logs can be passed around via, but what do you do with zip files? Videos? Music? Executables?! I know a bunch of filehosters that will gladly be of service, but the unfortunate thing is that I trust none of them...

Notes on “March of the Tortodrones”

Thursday, March 12, 2015 by spiralspy

Well.. it's mating season again and I just noticed that all my info on it was on my old blog. So the following is a repost salvaged from my database backup. It my be out of date, so I'll make adjustments as the need arises. (more…)

Tools of (the) trade: GNU bc

Sunday, February 22, 2015 by spiralspy

I recently seem to have a thing for economics. It's fun, but it's also a meta game that you can only play with the proper tools. There is TradeTrax, of course, which is an absolute must. But you also need a good calculator. Forget the one that comes with your desktop...

TradeTrax: finding your shelf warmers

Saturday, February 7, 2015 by spiralspy

Talk about wasting a couple of hours! My problem: by now, I have some 300+ assets logged into my SK ledger and TradeTrax is handling really well so far. However, there is little diversity. I only carry a handful of different articles since I didn't dare to buy things in bulk before using this software...

No patch notes? No problem!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 by spiralspy

Don't you just hate hate this? First the game tells you that there well be an update in 90 minutes, then you watch the updater slowly doing it's thing and after you can finally log in again, it's usually waiting a bit longer till the new stuff goes live. (more…)

Surviving the grasping plateau

Thursday, January 29, 2015 by spiralspy

Good news is: getting sigils is ludicrously easy. Bad news is: the efficient method is also incredibly boring. Your success depends on your patience, teamwork and your ability to not panic. That being said, the most important thing is to neither solo nor join random parties. Everyone needs to know what s/he is doing and stick to their job: comb, bait or puzzle...

Starting Lockdown in training mode

Saturday, January 17, 2015 by spiralspy

Let's say you are new to Lockdown. What do you get for 200 cr? Well, most likely your ass handed to you. Lockdown is the realm of the credit card kids where the rich will take you apart with maxed UV gear. You will mostly certainly not get a training session in a regular match.
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So, you want a Humbug hat?

Friday, December 26, 2014 by spiralspy

It's actually easier than you think, but more boring than you'd hope! (more…)