Archive for June, 2012

A simple winter scene.

Thursday, June 28th, 2012

Judge Dredd!

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Get totally excited everyone:

Looks pretty ace. A slight departure from the original in many aspects – but I think it will be a decent sci-fi action clip.

First though, need to haul my ass to Prometheus. Then Total Recall. Then Jumpers.

Project Mame: Alpha phase – the quest begins.

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012

Likely if you know me well – you know the many projects I dream of completing.

Finally, with the help of Androond, we have decided to release a mutual dream. To build our very own arcade cabinet. We are both pretty enamoured with retro gaming and reliving the glorious history of gaming. A visit to Barcade in NY solidified our resolve and we decided it was time to commit – time and money.

Our first discussions were about the cabinet design – the most obvious build is the standard cabinet. The standups are the most common examples of arcade machines but they require a pretty large amount of space and can look gruesome. The alternative was to build a cocktail table type machine – these are much more compact and less intrusive. Cocktail machines also have a slightly more retro look and … are just cooler.

Debate ensued. Evidently Androond was driven to madness and insisted he would go off and design us a magical beast that would negate the need to build either as a single… but it would combine both designs and give us the ability to transform directly from a cocktail to standup cabinet.

I laughed. Directly in his face. Loudly.

On our next business meeting over a game of table tennis (yes, we conduct all business over table tennis) the design was discussed further – I was hesitant to say the least. The idea of a cabinet being able to shift from one form to another without disrupting cables and still providing stability struck me as slightly impossible. Post game ( a 3-1 loss to Androond) I was shown the AutoCAD designs (yes, we are professionals). Once we worked through a basic zoom problem I was pleasantly surprised. The design is simple and appears to work in a virtual world – the thing transforms for gods sake! Magical.

We’ve agreed to push on with this design but before any physical building begins we need to build our donor computer and configure it with MAME. Some testing will be done here and then we will move on to testing with physical buttons and joystiqs. I’ll tentatively title that the Beta phase!

The dream lives and advances!

Dam you early lunch!

Tuesday, June 19th, 2012

I totally shouldn’t be hungry for another hour but the internet has gone and ruined that.

I own a blog?

Tuesday, June 12th, 2012

At first – I thought this was all lies and slander. I’ve never had a blog before. Have I?

Apparently yes.

I even found this pretty interface.

What happened? Well, life got interesting. Now? Life seems less interesting – or perhaps I am stumbling across things to share once more.

Lets get the party started with some small nerdy stuff. I’ll try to keep the momentum rolling through-out the week;

Awesome lamp

Check out this wicked lamp, admittedly, its internet old (aka, been round the block). But its sticking in my favourites as a must buy. Totally present worthy. Who doesn’t want to jazz up the light world with some funky Mario graphics and sounds.

While we are on the Etsy subject – something that popped up today that surpasses the lamp. An unbelievable wall mural. You are not a parent if you a) don’t already own one for your child. b) don’t want to buy this for your future child. I guess if point b) applies… then you aren’t a parent anyway.

Not only is this item wicked – its affordable. So its a double threat…. you can afford to buy 32 of these AND it will help you pick up chicks. What. Could. Go. Wrong.

Its dangerous to go alone. Take this!