Sunday, January 28, 2007

Almost There...

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Just Added : Dialogue At The Empty Bottle Poster

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Packet Garden

Packet Garden captures information about how you use the internet and uses this stored information to grow a private world you can later explore.

To do this, Packet Garden takes note of all the servers you visit, their geographical location and the kinds of data you access. Uploads make hills and downloads valleys, their location determined by numbers taken from internet address itself. The size of each hill or valley is based on how much data is sent or received. Plants are also grown for each protocol detected by the software; if you visit a website, an 'HTTP plant' is grown. If you share some files via eMule, a 'Peer to Peer plant' is grown, and so on.

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Five Years

Today is my five year anniversary of living and working in the United States. When I think back over the past five years, the time in Philadelphia, the heady days of Hell's Kitchen in New York, and now the relative calm of home ownership in New Jersey, I am very proud of my journey.

In particular, I am proud of the work I've done here at Algorithm, which has been entirely self generated, initially as a means of breaking the monotous tedium of corporate life, and now as a true creative outlet which has afforded me the opportunity to meet some wonderful people.

I am sure I should somehow begin to document many of the stories I have gathered over the past 5 years, especially some of the ones I've gotten from the jobs I've worked ("I love it... What is it?"). However, as Algorithm moves to being much more immediate and blog based, the time for documentation will come, but it is not now. I am simply having too much fun, and as Martha Stewart always says, you are truly blessed if you can find something you can do which gives you a reason to get up in the morning, and is fun every time you do it.

Mary and I are getting married next month, and I can only look forward to the next 5 years of my wonderful journey, this time with my best friend with me.

No regrets, never.

Just Added : Nemo DNA Logotype

Logotype for Kentucky based alternative metal band Nemo_Dna.

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Just Added : Brice Woodall And The Bots Poster

Friday, January 12, 2007

Found Imagery : Peacekeeper Missile Tesing

LGM-118A Peacekeeper missile system being tested at the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.

The lines shown are the re-entry vehicles - one Peacekeeper can hold up to 10 nuclear warheads, each independently targeted. Were the warheads armed with a nuclear payload, each would carry with it the explosive power of twenty-five Hiroshima-sized weapons.

Original: here

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Thursday, January 11, 2007

Bartle Test

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Bartle Test is a series of questions and an accompanying scoring formula that classifies players of multiplayer online games (include MUDs and MMORPGs) into categories based on their gaming preferences. The test is based on the research of Richard Bartle and was organized into its first electronic form by Erwin Andreasen. Although the test has met with some criticism for the dichotomous nature of its question-asking methodology, the test has been taken by a large number of computer game players. As of January 2007, the test had been taken by over a quarter-million players.

The Bartle Test defines four categories of player:

Who prefer to gain "points," levels, equipment and other concrete measurements of succeeding in a game.
Who prefer discovering areas, creating maps and learning about hidden places.
Who prefer to interact with other players.
Who prefer to be in conflict with other players.

The result of the Bartle Test is the "Bartle Quotient," which is calculated based on the answers to a series of 30 random questions in the test, and totals 200% across all categories, with no single category exceeding 100%.[6] For example, a person may score "100% Killer, 50% Socializer, 50% Achiever, 0% Explorer," which indicates a player who prefers fighting other players relative to any other area of interest. Scores are typically abbreviated by the first letter of each category, in order of the quotient. In the previous example, this result would be described as a "KSAE" result.

In addition to helping players define their game-playing preferences, the Bartle Test has also been used by game designers to help define the requirements of games that are intended to appeal to a particular audience.[7]

In 2006, after running for ten years on a web server maintained by Erwin Andreasen, the database met with intractable scalability problems. After several months, the test was rewritten and moved to GuildCafe servers, preserving all the original test data.

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Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Just Added : Double Crossers Roller Derby Poster

Poster & Logotype for Windy City Rollers team The Double Crossers, based in Chicago.

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Can't Wait : Apple TV (February 2007)

Can't Wait : Apple iPhone (June 2007)

Just announced at the MacWorld 2007 Keynote speech by Steve Jobs, here comes the next generation iPod - a phone, browser, mail, ipod, photos and video all in one (and it probably makes the coffee in the morning too).

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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Nintendo DS iPod Clone

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Just Added : Dialogue At The Note Poster

Monday, January 01, 2007

Waiting For : Super Mario Galaxy

More Microsoft Zune Weirdness

A brand in trouble.

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