GoonFleet has accepted my application for membership, but I'm going to hold off actually joining them in the war zone until I'm done running the mission I'm on and have finished training, because at this stage I'm more of a threat to my squaddies than I would be to the enemy. Christ, I can't even kill rats with consistent skill yet. I really need to work on this long-range missile sniping thing so that I can hang back and waste a dozen or so rats without getting my ship trashed and having to go back to Jita (2 jumps away) for a new one, to say nothing of all the time spent on installing missile launchers, shield extenders, etc. etc. which just gets tiresome. Also, I suspect the interface between my old serial touch pad and Cowzilla is causing me problems in the game, because every so often the cursor will just hang and I can't do anything for 10-15 seconds. This would get me and other people killed in a fleet action, so I guess I need to go find a cheap USB wheel mouse and just give up using the extended keyboard while playing EVE. Shouldn't be a big deal since I don't really need the keypad.
I also finished Charles Stross' The Jennifer Morgue last night. Boy, that's one hell of a book, and I have to say my appreciation for it was improved by the fact that I'd just finished reading Simon Winder's The Man Who Saved Britain not a week before, so all the Bond stuff was fresh in my mind. The plot is a most excellent blend of Fleming and Lovecraft, with Stross' own 21st Century twist on the Mythos arts. Pinky and the Brain are back in delightful supporting roles, and Bob Howard's girlfriend Mo plays a surprising but very satisfying part. Most excellent and highly recommended - did I mention that it also comes with a bonus short story that introduces Bob's new intern? Mwahaha.
This morning has been very slow at work, which is just as well because the Keflex makes me very tired and logy. I am cultivating the skill of sitting here in a semi-conscious daze with my eyes open (level 1, 5h 35m, LOL)
Speaking of things British, Liz needs to tell her son his head is leaking again. Best comment, imao: "Any man who is stupid enough to divorce Diana so he can marry his horse should keep his opinions to himself." Hear, hear!
UPDATE: James Joyner makes an astute observation concerning those traditional English Foods that the Prince thinks are better for you than a Big Mac & fries. (Don Surber)