I have spent a bit of time working on Regulus this week. Today the WordPress Widgets plugin was announced. They have been available on wordpress.com for a while and I spoke to Andy from wordpress.com earlier this week and have had the plugin working in the theme since Tuesday. It just needs a few tweaks and I will release it all into the wild. The widgets aren't the only new feature, with one thing in particular that a lot of [...]
Archive for March 2006
I have watched a fair few fan films, generally from theforce.net (which appears to be down at the moment). With the exception of a couple of Star Wars ones they're generally pretty rubbish. Today I found out about a new fan film based on Zelda. The trailer is really rather good, especially considering the total lack of budget. Watch out for the slightly dodgy wigs, and special effects, but otherwise it looks very promising. Here's hoping there is no speech [...]
I have mentioned this before, but feel it is important enough to keep repeating Unfortunately the article linked to in the last post has been turned into a pay to view thing, which even the glorious bugmenot can't sort out, but this new article from Yahoo! talks about things from a slightly different perspective. The study cataloged research papers and media stories about cognitive exercise. According to the report, research indicates that people who maintain â€œhealthy cognitive loadsâ€ like playing [...]
Not much to say about this, apart from the fact that it's one of the bestest Lego models I have ever seen (and I've been to Legoland). The models at Legoland are really nice, but they are also really big, things like this that have such insane amounts of detail whilst keeping everything to the traditional Lego scale (the little yellow Lego men can sit in the planes) are what I love. A quick disclaimer: I have nothing to do [...]
Filled with names like Flickr, and Meebo web 2.0 has become very well known for it's unusual names - much like Star Wars. Anyway now, I assume to show how ridiculous these names are, there is a web 2.0 names quiz (web 2.0 or Star Wars character). For what it's worth I scored 38/43, largely because of my knowledge of Star Wars rather than my knowledge of web 2.0 companies. [via]
The title may be a bit misleading but Gizmodo are reporting on a new dart which contains a camera which can be used in much the same way the spy cam can in the ever so popular Splinter Cell games.
I've been very busy recently so the dev diary has been the thing that takes a back seat (again). Also I have never liked releasing things this early in case people aren't impressed/ interested, or simply because I don't want negative feedback. I have to keep reminding myself that this is the whole point of doing the development publicly. So let's get it over with... Prototype 1 Ok - Prototypes. I've never bothered prototyping games before, and to tell the [...]
I was recently interviewed by a new video games blog, Foogaming. They concentrated on my work as an independent developer with my games site binary sun. They're a really nice lot over there and are posting lots of news about the gaming world. If you're interested in reading a bit more about me and my games you can head on over and check out the interview.
Bad news for all you Hasselhoff lovers. Apparently he is a violent man, at least that's what his wife, Pamela Bach, is claiming. Thanks to Alex for the tip off.
Now when I say on the cheap - I don't really mean it... ... You can check out the insanity here I reckon it would cost more in time and effort to do something like this than it would to just go out and buy a flat screen tv. Unfortunately I don't have a link to the website of the person who did this - I'd love to find out if anyone knows where they are and why they chose [...]
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Jim Carrey... in a serious movie... whatever next? Ok, he's done some straighter less comedic stuff before, but this is the most serious I've ever seen Jim Carey act and he pulls it off rather well. The story revolves around a man whose girlfriend (Kate Winslet) erases all her memories of him and their time together. Very upset he does the only thing he can, and erases all his memories of her. From the [...]
Wow - just found out that Microsoft are going to be changing the way Macrodobe Flash is supported in Internet Explorer. The first quote I read said that Flash wouldn't be supported at all, which concerned me a little since at work we base pretty much our entire business around embedded Flash (and Shockwave) content. Reading up on it it's not quite so bad as it appeared, but it's still not ideal. Microsoft is expected to release updates to Internet [...]