Today's post was supposed to be a happy report on Project Vulcan's Archon building efforts about how I have made 9 Archons, sold 8, and pulled in a profit around 1.7 billion ISK since I started (excluding start costs for BPOs of course). Then I was going to talk about my future plans on how to expand the enterprise after I saw how things shake out when Crius hits on July 22nd.
Then last night I got my freighter suicide ganked in high sec while autopiloting to Amarr, losing not only the ship by the load of low end minerals I was hauling for a future Archon.
It was always a risk, especially using autopilot, but I don't have that much time to sit at my desk any given night to nurse a freighter through 10-20 jumps in high sec. And even then you are not safe from a gank, so I accept this as a cost of the business. I'll try to mitigate it by doing my runs at less busy times and I'll avoid going to the hubs for my high end minerals with the slow freighter. That's the way the cookie crumbles.