Tuesday, April 27, 2010

iPad used by 100 Year Old Gran

This video supports everything I have said about the iPad, in that it isn't for tech-people, it is for people who for whatever reason struggle to use a traditional computer.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Random Fact

In Italy drivers loose points for breaking traffic rules rather than gain them. The idea is that loosing good points has a stronger phycological effect than gaining bad points.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Duck Face

Is it pouting, making a kissy face or making a duck face? I don't know, but Stop Making That Duck Face is funny.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I'm Here by Spike Jonze

Spike Jonze director of Being John Malkovich, Adaptation and Where the Wild Things Are also directs music videos and short films. And last month I'm Here was launched on it's website.

The thirty minuet short features two robots in an adaptation of The Giving Tree. And is one of the better shorts I have recently seen.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Greg Mutt

I seen Greg Mutt first after Avatar was released, he is a very lifelike anthropomorphic CGI Dog. At the time I though it was done by some Hollywood guy who had too much time on his hands, but turns out it is a short film company in Wiltshire UK called BustyKelp who are mainly know for their work on commercials.

The reason why I know this is because AudioMotion the tool they use has been using Greg to promote their tool. I just hope they make more videos now the secret is out, because Greg is cool.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

A Very Long Wee

I have had long urinations, but this is something completely different. I should point-out that this isn't me.

Update: Fixed video.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

The Codex Of Alchemical Engineering

This is one of those things on the internet that passed me by. Mainly because I was linked to it, couldn't work out how to play it by clicking around it's interface and so didn't bother with it. This has happened a couple of times in the last year, but yesterday when I found myself looking at it yet again (it was mentioned in An Episode Of Geek Nights on Programming) I thought I would give it a proper go. And I am so glad I did.

What I am referring to is a flash game called The Codex Of Alchemical Engineering. In it you are given a set of atom modifiers and some manipulator arms that you must use to collect basic atoms and from level to level make more and more complex elements from them. The game plays very much like a simpler version of CeeBot.

Here is a video tutorial that should help get you started.

NOTE: To rotate one of the arms you have to click and hold the left mouse button as if you where dragging it, and while still holding the left mouse button press the Ctrl or Shift keys on your keyboard to change the arm's orientation or start length. This is not very well explained in the game's instructions, the video does a slightly better job, but still doesn't spell it out.

Some of my solutions:

Level 1 (a very fast solution)

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Level 5

Level 6

Level 7

Level 8

Level 9