Archive for July, 2009

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Papercraft Friday #52: Cutty Sark

July 31, 2009

cuttysarkLet the Scotch whiskey flow!  It’s week 52 of Papercraft Friday, one full year without missing a single week.  Drink up!

Don’t get too inebriated, though, or you won’t be able to make this week’s model.  The Cutty Sark is still undergoing restoration in Greenwich, London, but you can build a little one of your very own while you wait for the restoration to be complete, thanks to Canon Creative Park.  Just don’t set it on fire!

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Isn’t This Lovely?

July 27, 2009

Someone had “fun” with my office window over the weekend.

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Doctor Who: The Waters of Mars New Trailer

July 26, 2009
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Chiron Beta Prime

July 25, 2009

Merry Christmas in July!

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Flash Games: Lunar Lander and MoonLander3D

July 25, 2009

One of my favorite arcade games as a kid was Lunar Lander. I remember there was one at the arcade in Chesterfield Mall in St. Louis County, and I would try to play it every time I was there. The vector-based game about landing on the moon was not only appealing to me because I am a big space nut (still am), but it had a thrust lever for a controller. How cool is that! If I had to pick my top 5 arcade games, this would be one of them. (The others, for the record: Gauntlet, Joust, Star Wars sit-down cabinet, and Zaxxon.  Wow… picking just 5 is hard!!)

LunarLander

Seb Lee-Delisle has created a very accurate Flash version of this arcade classic.  You can play is here on his site.

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, he also updated and released a 3D version of Lunar Lander called MoonLander3D.

MoonLander3D

Play MoonLander3D here, and see what you think compared to the original.

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Papercraft Friday #51: Princess Daisy

July 24, 2009

PrincessDaisy
I hadn’t planned on doing another Mario or Princess papercraft this week after Princess Peach last week, but Icthus7 Papercraft released Princess Daisy last Sunday, and I thought it’d be a good match if you were going to build the Princess Peach model. So here’s Princess Daisy!

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Silly Test

July 23, 2009

Testing the new Blackberry for WordPress app.

I’ve had this pen on my desk for years. The putty inside is still good! The kids love to play with it when they come to the office.

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