Saturday, October 06, 2007

Funny lines in not going out

The not going out show on BBC has some fanstastic lines, wit and sarcasm. It appears up front to be a bad sitcom, but it really is funny.
Lee Mack tends to get the best lines as its his show really but the other do get some nice builds.
last night's episode featured Lee who lives in a posh London flat but is from up north and sells ice creams from a van for a living saying "I can sell snow to eskimos... well ice creams to hoodies its the same thing"
The show is peppered with clever one liners, and misunderstandings. It loks liek it should not work, but it does.
Being the beeb it will be repeated lots, and the first series was funny too :-)
This is from season 1, or the 1st series as we say here in the uk

Friday, October 05, 2007

Waterfalls, Rocks, Halo3 and Roovatar

Having made a nice waterfall in Torque it was a bit mad that I ended up in Halo 3 by a waterfall of similar dimensions



Also in Halo3 is a very creative user creation scheme called Forge. You can actually edit the maps and the engine whilst a fast pace game is going on. One of the options is to let people see you, as a small bot, creating and placing things whilst the action goes on.

Just in single player this lets you get the right tools in the right place so that you can explore the replay mode and capture moments.

So forge and theater together make for a stunning set creation and playback faciltity.

star bang boom

The waterfall in the torque internal metaverse (which I am experiementing with) got enhanced by the addition of a cool rolling rock. This was tryging to see how far the base physics goes in Torque.

and finally there was the slightly odd look I managed to give Roo and his Roovatar when an experiment crossing him with penguin went a bit odd.
It did prove the tool chain though :-)

This video also made a cool association between Roo, Metaverse and Brian Eno and Will Wright and Spore :-) its sort of networking by proxy


Thursday, October 04, 2007

Internet People - Awesome geek fest

Thanks pranab for twittering this. It is amazing how many of those references I just nodded and said oh yes to :-)

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Guitar Hero on tv

This weekend guitar hero appeared in 2 of my favourite programmes on the box
The first was the excellant IT Crowd, a work of genius from Graham Linehan the creator of father Ted.

The second was a little spot on charlie brookers Screenwipe. He has been at this for a while and whilst he is not TV based he was one of the original blogger commentators back in 1999 with TVGOHome

The still shows a guitar on the sofa :-)

This episode is, like all them them very funny. There are a few parts you will have to go to youtube and find the next parts if you like his style.

rocket whoosh

rocket, originally uploaded by epredator.

I graduated in the online multiplayer Halo3 tonight and also experimented with the forge options allowing level creation, but live as part fo the game,

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Living the life

We popped down to hill head on a family trip today. It may not be glamorous but this is UK charm for those of you in other parts of the world. Check out the beach huts. The view shows the isle of wight, in cae you are wondering why we are so close to land.