Saturday, July 14, 2012

Blog Tweaks: Language and Answers

Last night, I did some blog tweaking. I played with the layout in a few ways and then changed it back to how it has looked. The simple and clean look is what I will stay with. I worry about adding more clutter considering my already wordy entries.

I added a follow bar and a languge translation bar. I do not know how much others use googles translation services, but I am very fond of them. I decided to add the bar after I spent a while poking around this eve online forum for Boiians.

It is written in Czech. I was there, because I noticed a bit of traffic coming from the forums. Due to my mild sense of curiousity I wondered what had prompted the traffic. I quickly disocvered that I could not read the website.

Call in, Google Translate Web itools. I've been browsing their public forum, but I have yet to see why I am getting the blog traffic.

There was also a search term that the blog picked up. The question was: What does LYFT stand for.

Ahh. I to, had no clue for quite a while. LYTF is Capital Punishment.'s alliance ticker and is short for Boglyft. It started as an inside joke and just expanded from there as 'the one true greeting'. I was going to link the graphic, not safe for work link, but I figure people can do the search themselves. Capital Punishment.'s original name was Boglyft. They got away with it for quite a while until someone petitioned it and CCP changed the alliance name. The current members had no say in the name change. I assume that Capital Punishment was selected due to TEXN (the founding corporation) being named The Executioners.

When I first met TEXN, I could only think Texan and wondered why they had named themselves after Texas. Texas has such a high number of executions that it made sense to me. It turns out, that was not the reason at all.

And then... there is this on the alliance forums. It still makes me chuckle.

BÖGLYFT

At the collapse of the Eve gate, all transmissions from Earth ceased. While many of them were quantum-based, faster-than-light technology, there yet remained some traffic on the old frequencies. One Collection of Signals, one Image, one Idea from the Old World has finally traveled across time and space to land in the collective underground of New Eden. A solitary capsuleer known as The Herald has worked his entire life to bring this Image to you. Come friend, and learn of the One True Greeting.

"Squatting. Shifting. Always Lifting." -Hymn of the Local 238

I play eve with these people...

1 comment:

  1. there's nothing like a good lyft....

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