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Screenshots of Despair

Check out Screenshots of Despair, a new site with unintentionally funny screenshots, or as they put it “cataloguing online messages that evoke feelings of despair”.

Tron: Legacy, the iOS game

“Thank you for playing. The servers supporting Light Cycle Multiplayer are no longer in service. This update removes the multiplayer option and optimizes the single player experience. We apologize for the inconvenience. The fight for the ultimate GRID Game champion continues. Good luck program.”

Oh the irony, thank you Disney for ditching all support for this game and turning it from multi player online into single player offline. And that for a game about a virtual world on a server that’s cut off from the web (until the very end of the film anyway).

Some nice synchronicity going on there.

The Art of Tron

Cool article by Josh Nimoy who worked on creating software for generating special effects in Tron: Legacy.

I take representing digital culture in film very seriously in lieu of having grown up in a world of very badly researched user interface greeble.

Nice read to see how much thought and attention to detail went into creating even the smallest effects.
I hope the sequel is coming along according to plan.

Good rants are good

Sometimes I think I should stop posting rants about idiots.
Then I come across something like this and I’m reassured I’m not the only one annoyed with the current level of retardation in the online ‘community’.

Rest in Peace, Jean Giraud

Probably not known by many until you discover all the projects this creative powerhouse was involved in,
Jean Giraud a.k.a. Moebius has passed away last weekend at the age of 73.

What’s in a name; the new iPad

You know journalism has hit rock bottom when there’s a whole slew of news posts around the web either complaining about the new iPad not being called the iPad 3 or iPad HD or saying the fact that it’s called the iPad and nothing else signals the end of Apple or the downfall at least.
Here’s a news flash you idiots; turn over your iPad 2, what’s it say?
That’s right, iPad. Not iPad 2.
Now look at your iPad 2 box, what’s it say? Why surprise, it says iPad, not iPad 2.
So basically nothing’s changed and Apple has for the third time released a model of the iPad which once again is simply called iPad and be referred to for conversation’s sake as the iPad 3.
Seriously, people…

Career opportunities

I always wondered how people decide to become a bank robber. Now I know, thanks to this poster that’s hanging in the window of a temp agency. Translation of the text:
“Looking for the job that fits you? We’ll start the dialogue with you”.
Nice.

Work in progress... not home!
Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.