Shin
2012-10-06

Steve Jobs on computers, speech from 1983


This version includes the Q&A bit after the speech at the 1983 International Design Conference.
Still relevant to this day.
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2012-10-04

Buying a second hand aquarium

Pros:

  • It’s considerably cheaper assuming everything works.

Cons:

  • It’s a LOT of work to set everything up the way you want.
  • Can get expensive if you don’t check everything properly.

Things to check for:

  • Make sure you can see the tank up and running so you know all the equipment works. Having to find out later you need a new pot filter or lighting and you can quickly exceed the cost of buying everything new in the first place.
  • Check for leakage on filter, tank and tank stand. Standard stands are plywood covered in veneer, a bit of water damage from weekly water changes can over time seep through the veneer and expand the plywood, making the whole stand an accident waiting to happen.
  • Carefully check how the tank is set up so you know what you want to replace and how. This goes for the filter, background, substrate and any decorative pieces that may have been glued in place.
2012-10-02

Guardian Cross tip: After the missions

So you’re done with all the missions and submissions of Chapter 1 and you’re waiting for the next chapter in Guardian Cross, what do you do in the mean time? Well you can re-fight all the battles you’ve completed, this will still give you Guardian Points (GP) and award you with random drops of Hunting and Colosseum tickets. To gain the maximum amount of GP look at your map at the first bridge from the left. To the right of it is the Town of Mechadane. Enter it and in the top right corner is the merchant Clark. Every time you defeat him you gain 60GP, which is the maximum at the moment.

2012-09-21

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Dammit, after trying my best not to read any news on the movie I stumbled across the trailer and now I’m looking forward to seeing it. Seeing as they’ve drawn the book out to 3 movies maybe Jackson will revisit the Lord of the Rings again after this to make it a trilogy per book as well…

2012-09-18

Guardian Cross

Guardian Cross is a great new game for iPhone & iPad by Square Enix, well worth checking out for Final Fantasy and card game fans alike.
Quests, player vs player, monster hunting for rare cards, it’s got it all.
Hiroyuki Ito, the creator of the Final Fantasy ATB system, is the lead concept planner for Guardian Cross. Composer Naoshi Mizuta and character designer Akira Oguro round out the all-star development team.

For a limited time, players can receive rare limited edition cards including moogles, mandragoras, Ifrit and other classic monsters from Final Fantasy XI and Final Fantasy XIV by inviting friends to play Guardian Cross.
If you do decide to check it out (it’s free so hell yeah) enter invitation ID SI57028 when you first start the game and we’ll both get a rare card!

2012-09-06

Sign of the times #1

Noticing a steady increase of shops for second hand goods in all parts of the city, from the poorer areas to the main shopping street.

2012-08-22

Kavinsky – Roadgame

2012-08-13

Cybermen invasion in Heerlen

They have begun invading empty real estate. The shops will be next. Then… global domination!

Cybermen Heerlen

Beware

Work in progress... home!
Trying to get all/most of the new code working before I start on the eyecandy.