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Zork My Kindle

October 11, 2010

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One of the things I love about the Kindle is that it does one thing really well, which is be a book reading device.  It doesn’t have to make bacon and change my oil and do a dozen other multimedia functions, so long as reading on it is a superlative experience.  So while it does have a browser on it, I really haven’t cared much, other than to buy books.  Until today, when I stumbled upon the perfect marriage of new tech and old.

PortableQuest is a game engine made for text-based interactive fiction that can be played on the Kindle.  Just fire up Whispernet and browse to PortableQuest.com on your Kindle to get started.  You can play Mini-Zork I, Zork I, Zork II or Zork III.

Best of all, you won’t have to worry about being eaten by a grue.  Who said the Kindle needs a backlight!

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Papercraft Friday #100: Gatchaman God Phoenix

August 27, 2010

Woo Hoo!  We made it to Papercraft Friday #100!  And I mean “we” because as much as I love papercraft, I doubt I would have consistently blogged about it week after week if I hadn’t got such great interest and response from everyone.  So what did I choose for #100?  It had to be the God Phoenix from Science Ninja Team Gatchaman.  Possibly more well known in the U.S. as just the Phoenix in the Americanized and heavily edited Battle of the Planets, which featured that added little robot that fans now love to hate.  So when Studio Time Ring posted it in Tamasoft’s Pepakura Gallery, I knew I had my #100.  Bird, Go!  Transmute!

I’m currently building this one and hoped to have it ready to go for today, but life got in the way and I still have a long way to go.  Papercraft Friday stops for no build though, so I’ll do a followup post of the build when it’s done.  Here’s a little preview:

In honor of Papercraft Friday #100, I figured I’d dig into the blog stats and see what the three most popular papercraft posts have been.  And they are…. *drumroll*

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Papercraft Friday #90: Voltron

June 11, 2010

Form feet and legs! Form arms and body! And I’ll form the head!

This week’s model has been around for about 2 years, but is too good to ignore.  Each lion can stand alone or you can assemble the whole thing to form Voltron.  Awesome job by voltron5 and Getter1 over on zealot.com for this one.  The photos above and after the jump are from Getter1’s build.  Really excited to give this one a go.

Activate interlocks! Dyna-therms connected. Infra-cells up.  Mega-thrusters are go!   Let’s go, Voltron Force!

Not keen on this one?  Want more?  Check out other Papercraft Friday posts.

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The Arcade Ambiance Project

March 27, 2010

I saw an article the other day on Kotaku about the Arcade Ambiance Project.  I finally got a chance to check it out, and wow, what a fun idea.  Andy Hofle decided that the room containing his MAME cabinet lacked a little of that crowded arcade sound you may recall (if you’re old enough!) from days gone by, and set about to recreate it.  The result are 4 long .mp3 files, with sounds you might have heard in an arcade in 1981, 1983, 1986 and 1992.

It’s been around for 5-6 years now, but somehow escaped my attention.  If it’s escaped yours as well, go check it out and download the free tracks for yourself.

Now, if I only had a MAME cabinet.

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Akihabara Majokko Princess: Kirsten Dunst is Turning Japanese

February 25, 2010

I'm at a loss for words.

Slightly NSFW (not safe for work) w/ flashes of nude anime characters on advertisements.

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Hot Tub Time Machine Trailer 2 (NSFW)

January 23, 2010

Get Tub’d This March!

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Which one is this??

January 7, 2010

This Facebook ad caught my eye, but not for why you’d think.  See my Class of 1987 was all guys… so which one is this!?!?  ZOMG!!!