Friday, September 21, 2007


A Google Earth model of the mosque I am working on with one of my old professors has been posted on the client's website. I am suppressing proper names in this post because I'm sure that the client wouldn't want to be associated with 'Astromen' by way of a Google search. The model file and instructions on how to load it are provided on the client's site, as well. Link.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The Future(tm) is now in alpha

From their site:
Our goals are sort of idealistic. We think there are all kinds of things on the Internet that would be improved if anyone could have a virtual place of their own. Right now, there aren't enough good games, for example, and they all seem to be about elves in tights or soldiers in battle armor. Metaplace allows more diversity. Right now, there are lots of people who want to use virtual worlds for research, or education, or business, but it's just too darn hard to get one going. Now you can create a world in just a few minutes and start tailoring it to your needs. Basically, we wanted to democratize the process of making online spaces of all sorts.
Time to start learning Lua...
Edit: More info here...

Monday, September 17, 2007

For those of you playing Bioshock...

"Greenspan was a longtime associate of Ayn Rand - yes, that Ayn Rand. The one who seemed so very revolutionary when you were 14 or so and first read “Atlas Shrugged.”

In an article published in 1963 as part of Ayn Rand’s book Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal, Greenspan declared that protection of the consumer against “dishonest and unscrupulous business was the cardinal ingredient of welfare statism.”

“Regulation which is based on force and fear undermines the moral base of business dealings,” he wrote. “Protection of the consumer by regulation … is illusory.”"

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Giant bugs!

Another video from the TED Conference.
Theo Jansen is a kinetic artist / puppeteer whose machines exemplify living form. This is really visionary stuff. Tyler Paint had a post a while back about this fellow, too. The video is only ten minutes long.