Monday, June 25, 2007

Friday, June 22, 2007

Vacation Pictures

I returned Tuesday night from a 10 day trip to Scotland and Ireland. We didn't get to spend much time in any one place; but we saw a great deal. The two most impressive places were Edinburgh and Skara Brae; both are examples of organic architecture. Edinburgh was built around large bridges connecting fortifications on two tall hills. The result is a honeycombed, chaotic accretion of a city that is a delight to walk through. Skara Brae is the ruin of a paleolithic village (5,000 years old) on the Orkney Islands that was a series of underground stone huts build like a rabbit warren. Link to album.

This is my current addiction. The video above is a playback of 4 human players vs. an assault by 4 computer controlled armies with the AI punched up to the highest difficulty setting. Good times!