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Ingress Recruiter Badge Done Right

Level 4! That’s a text my mom sent me yesterday. My wife, dad, and mother-in-law have sent me similar messages. Leveling up is a common mechanic to video games but my mother doesn’t play video games so I’ve never had the chance to see her excited with new powers gained and an ever-climbing amount of […]

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Ingress 1.75

Ingress 1.75 is ready to go on Google Play and it offered this awesome changelog: What’s New Version 1.75.0 * Bug fixes But there’s a much better breakdown of the changes here: Ingress APK Teardown [1.75.0] || Fev Games Biggest change for my usage? Sharing profiles got better. So of course I had to test […]

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Ingress and Cemeteries

Since I started playing Ingress I’ve found myself walking down streets I’d never normally walk, staring at buildings I’d never looked at before, and finding details that bring joy to the few who are willing to notice. But there’s a moment for every Ingress player when they start appreciating cemeteries. The backbone of Ingress is […]

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Tabletop Day

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The Ingress Storyline

My only beef with the game of Ingress is that the story is very confusing. It’s neat in a way, though. The story develops less within the scanner application, more using YouTube and Google+ and other websites – the way a story would be broadcast in real life nowadays. That is, if anyone in real life used […]

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Using Integrated Timer for Ingress on the Hunt for Sojourner

If you play Ingress, I highly recommend also installing the Integrated Timer for Ingress (Android.) The default timers are helpful when farming, but I primarily use a custom 1440 minute timer to make sure I don’t lose track of my Sojourner badge. Tap on “24:00” at my last hack of a session, and I get a nice […]

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Dayton Chess Club

I mentioned yesterday that my trip to WordCamp Dayton was also my opportunity to visit the Dayton Chess Club. The speaker and volunteer dinner was hosted there and it was a lot of fun. I asked the staff if I could have a tour and they let me go downstairs to see the tournament room. […]