Category: Ingress

  • A Few Thoughts On Consistency

    Today I received my last Sojourner medal in Ingress.  It’s a deceptively simple one to earn – get within a certain distance of a game portal and perform a certain game action daily. The number of days starts at 15 and  increases over time. As of today, I have visited a portal 360 days in…

  • Hm, maybe I should post more often

    The 2nd-most-recent post on the blog is from February and mentions that I’d gotten my silver Translator badge that week.  I got my gold Translator badge* last week.  Maybe I should post more? Harriet Brown has been writing more about weight and health of late.  The most recent, in Slate, is worth reading (though the comments are…

  • Frustration

    [Note: Includes discussion of weight loss and history of intentional weight loss. Please avoid if you don’t want to read it.] Visited the endocrinologist again to follow up on my med changes. On my way into the office, the doc asks how the meds have made me feel; I said that I haven’t noticed much change…

  • Ingress

    If you saw my recent tumblr posts you may have thought I’m playing Ingress.  I am. Ingress is many things: an augmented reality game, Google Maps gamified, a walking game, a reason to get outside the house. The game centers around “portals”.  Portals can be gathering places, libraries, churches, unique businesses, or artworks — and, as a…