Monday, 22 December 2008

Friday, 19 December 2008

Arduino Open-Source Micro-controller

Neat little open source micro-controller for robotics and electronic arts projects. Keep wondering how you could hook Halo up to some external robotic device so as to give her a presence in the atom world in the same way that our avatars give us a presence in the digital world. What would you call such a thing? Is it still an avatar?

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Monday, 15 December 2008

Adding Features to Halo

Good day working on Halo. Amazingly quiet - the pre-Christmas lull I hope. New features added included:

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Images & Video of Stars Orbiting Milky Way Black Hole

Stunning images and video of the heart of the Milky Way. Never realised they were resolving the individual stars there. The image above is only 1 parsec across - just short of the distance from us to Alpha Centauri. Particularly striking as I'm reading Incandesence by Greg Egan which is set there.

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Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Tabbloid - Personalised PDF newspaper from RSS

Love it. Been meaning to do something like this myself in C# so I could wake up to my own newspaper. Must give it a try.

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Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Video: 15 Minutes of Sony Home

Sony Home video. Looking very nice, just those scene transitions and awkward gestures. Love the shadows. Assume the ghosted avatars are waiting to download, or are they non-friends?

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