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Onyx Guardian Badge

It was never my intention to focus on the Guardian badge in Ingress. Earning it seemed at lot more about how other agents play instead of about how you play. But around day 100 you start to get the itch that this portal might be the one that makes it all the way. Mine finally […]

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Losing Streaks

There were two daily streaks I’ve been managing for months. One was posting daily here on my blog, and the other was hacking daily on Ingress. WordPress.com gives you a cool little notification every time you post if you’re on a posting a streak. Ingress rewards you with a badge, an award they call “Sojourner.” In March both of […]

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Platinum Guardian Badge

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240 Days

2/3 of the way to my Onyx Sojourner Badge.

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What a Morning

With a walkthrough from scruffian, today I got to deploy code to WordPress.com for the first time. That’s a cool/terrifying/exhilirating experience! I also got this bonus good-feels around breakfast:

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Ingress in Fort Smith

What would a vacation be without a bit of Ingressing? Since both my parents play, it was easy to get some hacking in. We’ve done a few missions and hit a lot of unique portals. It just so happened to coincide with my 180-day platinum sojourner badge as well.

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Running Smurfy

On Thursday my c25k training hit a new level. On week 5, day 3, there’s no walking breaks scheduled. You warmup, you run for 20 minutes, and you cool down. I ended up taking some walking time to catch my breath, and I didn’t hit the 2 mile distance that I’d like to with a […]

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c25k and Ingress

You might recall that I’m doing the Couch-to-5k (c25k) running program. I’ve completed the first four weeks of the program and in terms of habit-forming it’s been one of the easier ones I’ve attempted in my life. I piggy-backed on my habit of walking the dog around sun-down by turning that into my warmup walk. But […]

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Support this Ingress LEGO Set

It’s time to separate the nerds from the super nerds. This genius has designed a LEGO set for Ingress agents. The LEGO Ideas site will only make a set if it gets 10,000 users interested and then passes a review process. I’m not sure the folks at Niantic will let the licensing of this come […]

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Resistance Win the Persepolis Anomaly Series

The Resistance defeated the Enlightened by only 429 points in this summer’s anomaly series, “Persepolis.” According to the announcement on Google+, this will almost assuredly introduce N’zeer technology into the (confusing) Ingress storyline: The Resistance victory assures that Jahan will likely succeed in unlocking N’zeer technology in Persepolis, and the true power of the N’zeer […]