Sunday, September 12, 2010

Minecraft = Blockland + (The Shield Lands ÷ 3)

They've almost figured out what we've known for years...

Autodesk to users: "Screw you!"

If you read any EULA for a "industry standard" proprietary software package, that's what every sentence is, but in legalese. I feel somewhat dirty for being with Autodesk on this one, but I am. Either a license agreement is contractually binding or it is not. The GPL relies on the same legal mechanics. That's why it's brilliant, because it liberates users with the means that were developed to exploit them. (Link.)

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Evolution is great!

What's happening in the photograph is wickedly awesome. Zuggtmoy would be very proud. Read about it.

Pixel art landscapes

This is a set of landscapes by an artist who did all the background work for two of my favorite PC games from my youth: Loom and The Secret of Monkey Island. This set of pictures utilizes the runtime palette manipulations Activision used to make their dazzling Atari 2600 games. They are also HTML5 demos (and will therefore not work in Microsoft's web browser).
(Link.) (Via.) (Some explanation.)