Friday, October 28, 2011

Epic Anime Adobe After Effects Fights

One of the things I love about computing is the upward trend towards everything becoming cheaper, faster and more accessible. Where as once computer special effects where for the privileged few, now we are seeing a growing number of independents using them in their film projects. And One of the things I love about martial arts is the rewards you get for time invested. The below videos combine both of these things to good effect.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Cover Up Makeup Advert

This is an advert for Dermablend Pro a skin concealer for scars, tattoos and blemishes for makeup people to use on models, tv people etc.

I love this advert, firstly because of Rick, but mostly because it is a very good advert that has style and demonstrates the product very well.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mercury Arc Rectifiers

The Mercury Arc Rectifier was used in the days before semiconductors to convert high voltage mains current to CD current for train lines. My favorite thing about this is that they are rather complex pieces of glass that wouldn't look out of place on a TARDIS.

Friday, October 07, 2011

First World Problems

The third world has problems like starvation, war, finding drinkable water and lots of other fundamental problems. The first world has problems like, waiting for more than ten minutes on hold when trying to pay a bill and, being unable to find the correct remote control for the TV. The funniest one I have heard is that someone had to see Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows in 3D because the 2D showings had sold out.

Reddit has a subgrop called FirstWorldProblems which is full of these although a lot could be argued to be problems for everyone.
Zach who has a channel on youtube called Funnyz did a rap called first world problems.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Breaking up the Monopoly with Modern Board Game Design

Scott Nicholson is currently on sabbatical at MIT where he is infusing everyone with boardgame enthusiasm. His main research focus while at MIT is to create a toolkit for allowing groups of students to use a boardgame toolkit and simple parameters to develop their own boardgame to learn about a subject.

A few weeks ago he did an open talk about himself, boardgames and what he is doing at MIT and his research focus. He is an excellent lecturer so it is worth a watch.