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So, I recently decided to add the Odyssey expansion to my Elite experience. This primarily adds a lot of planetary action.

Basically, the ability to leave your ship.

There is a little tutorial mission they make you run when first loading, infiltrate a little base, shoot some baddies, that sort of thing.

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Between her recent weird NFT deal and now a new remix of an old track, I have to wonder if Madonna is doing alright.

This version is alright, but I am not sure I prefer it to the original. Frozen is probably my favorite Madonna track (Maaaaybe Ray of Light).

youtu.be/iNr52M85BDM

One thing I would not mind, if I can work put the "Status" post on Wordpress, is a post type that is essentially a microblog without an audience.

Like, its publicly there, but really a nusance.

This would be for things like Wordle Posting, which frankly, I feel like no one really cares about. Or maybe I could make notes about my Language Learning progress.

Basically, a microblog, for things only I (sort of) care about.

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Getting active on Mastodon in the past few weeks has helped inspire me to get back into better maintaining my Wordpress Blog. I used to be pretty heavily into putzing around with plug ins and automation to see what I could make it do. I also used to be better about making it an archive of everything I do.

There is apparently now a post type of "status", but I am not sure what it does. Maybe my theme doesn't support it. I made one but it just sort of vanished.

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I am actually not sure I like the AspX. It FEELS kind of big and clinky, but I alsonhave found that its pretty fast, at least conpared to my previousnships. It doesn't FEEL fast, but it is.

I don't really have a next step yet, so I will likely keep using the AspX for a while. I am thinking maybe a Mamba as a pure attack ship, but I am also thinking maybe I should go larger, start doing some true bulk transport of people and goods. Or just start doing more exploring.

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Today's update, I added a 4th ship to my collection, the Asp Explorer. I tried using it forntransport runs at Robigo but its not as good as the Dolphin.

So I decided to use it formits name sake, exploring (and maybe transporting goods and combat).

The first thing I tried through was moving goods. The target was a ground base, which I had never trued before.

When I discovered my AspX did not include Landing assist. So I sloppily crashed into buildings but managed to land.

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What might 1980ā€™s-era Journey song sound like with a heavy injection of chiptune melodies and metal musicality?

Video game composer and retro PC super-enthusiast Victor Love has the answer: his project ā€œMaster Boot Record.ā€

Expertly composed, emotional, and hard-driving... chiptune metal?

This song freaking SLAPS, so buckle up.

masterbootrecord.bandcamp.com/

This would be the equivalent of planning a trip to the next town over, but setting your GPS to a town across the country, then blindly following it for 2-3 states.

Thankfully, when I ran out of fuel, I was at a fuel scoop-able star.

Irritatingly, I had not upgraded my Fuel Scoop yet, so I had to let it sit and refuel for almost a half hour.

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Today's (catch up) post is brought to you by, Errors in Stellar Cartography and Route Plotting.

I mentioned previously making money ferrying people between Rodrigo and Sothis (Seen below, quite close). While picking up passengers, I plotted and checked a route for someone going elsewhere.

I opted not to take that job, it went WAY out.

But I forgot to re-plot my route. I had been talking to my song and distracted. Next thing you know, I am hundreds of light years off course.

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Cover for a Game Boy chiptune EP, I did a few years ago. You can download the EP for "what you want" ( even 0 $ ) here: vectrax.bandcamp.com/releases #PixelArt #MastoArt #art #music #chiptune

For a brief bit I started doing passenger runs out of Robigo, which is a popular place for easy money. I did this in a Dolphin.

The Dolphin is currently stored near Robigo, and kitted out for passengers. I tried replacing it but the Replacement ship isn't as ideal for these runs due to the way the internal components are laid out.

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Since they are all on my old posts, I figure I would share some screen shots from my journeys.

The first ship I bought was this Adder. Mostly I like the look and shape of it. It's been in storage for a bit now. I should come up with a use for it at some point maybe.

File under: Headline says it all:

If You Think Free Speech Is Defined By Your Ability To Be An Asshole Without Consequence, You Donā€™t Understand Free Speech (But You Remain An Asshole) - techdirt.com/2022/05/20/if-you

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I just wanted to add in on the "luke warm on the set list" part.

In general, the album for this tour, Gods We Can Touch, hasn't "clicked" as well for me. It has some good tracks, but it just feels like its missing something (more in a bit). Step 1, Step 2, and All My Demons are all absolutely fantastic.

And on "missing something", she absolutely is missing something as Silja Sol, her backup volcalist, recently left her band, and not having her actually does kind of hurt the sound.

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In one week I'll be in Chicago to see Aurora (and Sub Urban). It should be a pretty great show, though I am feeling a little luke warm on the set list this tour.

I should also add that per my Last.fm, Aurora is my top most listened to artist, of all time. Which technically means, of the last 5 years or so when I started using Last.fm more seriously.

Anyway, here is a really great set of older teacks from KEXP's Youtube.

youtu.be/P_XguuxLo10

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