the-inbetween posts categorized as General

Moon

The night sky is quite pleasant today. The full moon is very bright, and is as it was for van Gogh 114 years ago; and Mars, itself, is very bright and prominent in the sky and is interesting in its own right. Inspired by this, I decided to write the Moon. Literally. Using four 2-second exposure shots, I wrote “Moon” using… the moon: Composite of four shots. Staying with the celestial theme, Canada has recently launched its first orbital space…

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Grahhwwr

Nice little colour app: Colorschemer Conan O’Brien’s 2000 address to Harvard: But let me leave you with one last thought. If you can laugh at yourself, loud and hard, every time you fall, people will think you’re drunk. Seconds of Madness: a technically nice Flash game that runs well and good potential, but the overly random level generation really hurts the gameplay. One game you might get an excessively easy course where you can break 200 without trying; the next…

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Cunt Trump

Came across Indie Gamer today. While not the best looking of sites, nor the most chock full of information, it does serve as a sort of “mini-portal” to the independent game dev scene. There’s some links to other indie game review sites and some developers. I think I’m going to check out some of the more original games I find there. Perhaps that might offset all the complaints about the lack of originality coming down from the big publishers. On…

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po5ting

While I can never abandon my computer, for the last few months I have been feverishly avoiding computing. There are many reasons as to why I’ve been put off by the dev side of things, the largest of which is a general malaise, but overall I just needed a break. That very same sentiment is the reason why I am currently unemployed. Regardless of that, my curiosity has been renewed (for how long I don’t know, but at least it…

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Vertical Cities

Patrick Durand Photography — especially check out the “Vertical Cities” section. It reminds me of Earth From Above.

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mechatronics

Perhaps this is a hobby I should take up. Surely, it will relieve the boredom. Nice small and simple site for fur: //////////fur//// develops art entertainment interfaces for multidimensional multiuser involvement: software-programs in mechatronic artefacts that create dynamic action-spaces for two or more participants. Their description has the tendency to promote the rolling of one’s eyes (I can’t tell if they’re being serious), so ignore that. But don’t ignore some of their interesting projects, including the moderately publicized PainStation —…

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Lock, Stock and Two For One Rentals

Today I watched The Hours and Quills in succession. I think I want to kill myself now. guh. On a lighter note, I also saw Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels. Watching it was a relief of sorts, as I’ve had annoyingly bad luck trying to see this movie over the last year. When I’d go to rent it, it was either: not there; perpetually rented; or the display box would be there, but the actual movie would be missing…

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I had something written but now I link

People that nit-pick the smallest continuity errors and discrepancies in movies are often made fun of; they’re often labeled anal nerds and movie geeks. What does it say about a person when he searches for the most obscure signage in period films to validate their typographic historical accuracy? I don’t know, but I’m interested anyway: Typecasting. Insert your own caption for this one: Embroidered Photoshop. My suggestion: “Photoshop for the Amish.” I wish I knew this earlier: How to Configure…

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Mellow greetings, sir. What’s your boggle?

I don’t write down nearly enough of my thoughts. It’s unfortunate, as most of the good ones happen during the most inconvenient times. At times when they are most likely to be easily forgotten. I think I could write five novels based around the great thoughts that I know I once had, but can’t for the life of me remember. If a person does not expect to live much past their forties, is it fair to assume that their mid-life…

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Quicker than

Someone beat me to it: the Castlevania random subtitle generator, because Konami’s cliched titles have long since been the butt of many jokes. Lament of Innocence? C’mon. I had a similar idea to this but, as usual, I slacked off and lost interest. (here’s crude proof). I can never be a comic because my timing is off. Or I’m lazy. Or just plain monotone and not very funny: which makes the comedy thing slightly difficult. Or maybe not. I could…

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Via via

A story of net art found via sibling revelry, which was found via Net.Art Connexion, which itself was found on the obscurantist, who also linked to net_art_review. The obscurantist was in my bookmarks ever since milov linked to it; and at milov is where my link history ends, for I can not remember what originally brought me to it.

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Exactitudes

Exactitudes: a contraction of exact and attitude. By registering their subjects in an identical framework, with similar poses and a strictly observed dress code, Versluis and Uyttenbroek provide an almost scientific, anthropological record of people’s attempts to distinguish themselves from others by assuming a group identity. The apparent contradiction between individuality and uniformity is, however, taken to such extremes in their arresting objective-looking photographic viewpoint and stylistic analysis that the artistic aspect clearly dominates the purely documentary element. The description…

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Game Design as Cultural Practice

You know, if they had courses like this when I was going to school, maybe I’d still be going (or graduating by now). Regardless, this texts page for that course is a good resource. A List Apart is finally back! Unfortunately, the latest story seems to be nothing more than a promo for yet another weblog publishing tool. I guess that developments are slow in the standards department. I’m going to be selling my extra copies of Rez and Metal…

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