I spent most of the day yesterday in a hospital hooked up to an IV and getting pain medication. Needless to say, today is a day of rest. I shouldn’t even be online now. Back in a few.
Archives for March 2008
I never, ever thought I would be embarrassed to get an achievement.
It was just one dude. Only one.
(via Accordion Guy)
There is no way this is actual gameplay footage. A new game just popped up on my radar.
Now, that my self-imposed internet ban is over I figured I should post this week’s Monday Madness…on Tuesday. Oh, in case you’re wondering how I have links that I’ve supposed to have found over the week, well, I have my ways.
Baseball. I love it. The season’s just starting. Want to know the differences between pitches? I found this by Lokesh Dhakar (of Lightbox fame) via here and then monkeyPi. It’s a bunch of illustrated baseball pitches.
Let’s continue our party with Helen Keller. I’m a sucker for inspiring stories. It appears that someone has found a rare image of Helen and her tutor Anne Sullivan that reflects their relationship (via CNN). A picture is worth a 1,000 words.
I think my two boys alone have added at least 1,000 views to this great video of my three favorite muppets singing Danny Boy. It’s bookmarked on the Wii.
Lastly, while in my self-imposed internet ban, I had to do something. I bought a new car. Come on, spring!
More like Gun Line:
Thank you sir, may I have another?
Something like this should never happen, right?
This has pretty much nothing to do with gaming, but it is way too cool not to pass along. My bud and fellow buttonmasher, the Monkey, sent me a link to Pic Lens, a browser plug-in (it will auto-detect your browser) that is pretty much the Bee Knees. If you use Flickr, Google Image Search, Picasa, anything like that, it’s a must-see.
So why is it a must-see (and for that matter, a must-install)? Because it takes image browsing to the next level. Kicking it up a notch, as it were, if your Flickr stream were some shrimps and Pic Lens was Emeril. What it does, in a nutshell, is take an image stream and “Apple-ify it”. Think a little Cover Flow in iTunes (originally from this guy) but better. Pic Lens tiles the images in a manageable arrangement. You can then view the images in “3D”, scrolling through them much quicker than you would be able to if you were simply viewing the Flickr page, for example. You can click an individual image to enlarge in and then use your mouse scroll wheel to zoom in and out. It is very slick.
It’s also a very smart program. If you’re looking at a Flickr group (Explore, for example) that spans mulitple pages, Pic Lens is smart enough to retrieve everything in that stream. It is very slick.
After installing the plugin, when you mouse over an image, you’ll see a little “Play” button. Clicking on the play button brings up Pic Lens and grabs all the images it can associate with the image you clicked on (a Flickr stream, a Google Image Search). Then it’s surf’s up!
The only thing I don’t like is the inability to get any image information (source, tags, comments) but that is an enhancement that could always be added. It hardly detracts from the coolness that is Pic Lens.
So yeah, nothing here about gaming (although the Halo 3 Flickr Feed was fun to surf) but something I find extremely cool and thought you would, too.
Actually, come to think of it, didn’t the Flickr guys try their hands at an MMO (The Game Neverending or something) and then they envisioned Flickr as a game? See, it’s all related!
As I get ready to start my self-imposed internet ban for the week, I figured I’d link up this week’s madness. I’ve got a gamer responsibility post coming later this week (it’s pre-dated) so I should still be around virtually.
I’m amazed at what lengths the idiots in the media will go to for a story. Engadget reports a guy who decides to demo the Air Force’s pain gun. Does the gun work? Do you think he gets paid enough? Wonderful video. Engage!
Bill Harris at Dubious Quality does this great, in depth comparison of game scores to their publishers. A couple of publishers score high with each game released. One is Blizzard. The others are surprising.
Engadget also shows us an Etch A Sketch clock video.
Lastly, our most loyal reader Brock sent me a link to a great image a week or two ago. Think 300 meets Patapon. Pata pata pata pon.