July 1st, 2019


My tweets

  • Sun, 12:56: RT @JamesMelville: A massive trade deal has been agreed between the EU and South America. The biggest free trade deal ever agreed between c…
  • Sun, 13:51: RT @TimClarePoet: Say what you will about TERFs, they show a touching concern for my daughter's putative future amateur wrestling career. P…
  • Sun, 13:56: This would be pretty awful. Three men from founding member states... https://t.co/Q0dpTvjEtN
  • Sun, 14:48: RT @ManyFacedGodess: And it begins. You’ll start seeing a lot of posts about butch lesbians being confronted in toilets now. Because appare…
  • Sun, 16:01: RT @carneross: @nwbrux Thanks Nicholas. Much I learned from you.
  • Sun, 16:05: RT @jonworth: All Olly Robbins - like Ivan Rogers - did was actually try to make Brexit workable. Like any decent civil servant would. Bu…
  • Sun, 18:10: June Books https://t.co/mL3N4nL50Y
  • Sun, 19:35: RT @Dublin2019: #Dublin2019 is pleased to present the World Premiere of Erwin Strauss’ musical adaptation of The Enchanted Duplicator, the…
  • Sun, 20:48: RT @barrabest: Good people of Twitter, I need your help, especially if you have contacts in France 🇫🇷 A French photographer took this photo…
  • Sun, 21:32: RT @apcoworldwide: Our respective political systems are experiencing an earthquake-like paradigm shift, and the business community has the…
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I have reached Level 40 on Pokemon Go

Well, I've done it. This morning I received a 50,000 point gift from a friend, evolved a Rattata into a Raticate, and finally spun the Pokestop outside my office to get the last few points to reach Level 40, the top and final level on Pokemon Go. If you don't know what any of this is about, this article in the Guardian is a good intro.

I tracked the last 15 levels by date, and it's straightforward to see how long each level took me:

Date Level

Days since
last level

17-Jun-17 25
25-Aug-17 26 69
23-Oct-17 27 59
21-Apr-18 28 180
15-Jun-18 29 55
5-Jul-18 30 20
18-Jul-18 31 13
30-Jul-18 32 12
15-Aug-18 33 16
3-Sep-18 34 19
30-Sep-18 35 27
15-Oct-18 36 15
24-Nov-18 37 40
11-Jan-19 38 48
12-Apr-19 39 91
13-May-19 39¼ 31
3-Jun-19 39½ 52
16-Jun 39¾ 65
1-Jul-19 40 80

Not sure what explains the almost six-month gap to Level 28 - I guess that was the height of my Duolingo fixation?

Also the last few levels were distinctly slower.

Well, now that I've hit the top level, I don't think I will continue playing it as regularly. There are still fun little side quests that you can do, but I never got into the social aspect; it was something to do in the non-reading parts of my commute. Now I'll go back to Big Finish and maybe find some podcasts instead.