Best Use of Music in Video Game Trailers

May 31st, 2009 | By

Added Multiwinia to the top because A.) I’ve got mad respect for Introversion and their products but this trailer is just a bold brilliant move.  The piano makes you instantly sad for the suffering and pain of war.  The brilliance lies that you feel, albeit only slightly, this tinge of sadness for the scenes you
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Great TED Talk: Dan Ariely: Are we in control of our own decisions?

May 31st, 2009 | By

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely, the author of Predictably Irrational, uses classic visual illusions and his own counterintuitive (and sometimes shocking) research findings to show how we’re not as rational as we think when we make decisions. In a games related issue this makes me really rethink how I am going to structure the pricing for
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FFMPEG just not compiling on FreeBSD

May 30th, 2009 | By

If you are having troubles compiling FFMPEG and are seeing errors with LibGL such as: No package ‘x11-xcb’ found You need to do a few things. Firstly upgrade X11: portupgrade libX11. This has been noted to solve a lot of problems so do this first, retry and see if it fixes it. This however might
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NIF – Fusing it all together, one atom at a time

May 28th, 2009 | By

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/26/science/26fusi.html Great article about at the NYTs about NIF or National Ignition Facility, which I think is tied with CERN for the most exciting scientific project on the planet.  Truly one of the greatest achievements of human history and the article goes into a little of the life of the project, what it is doing
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Quotes from a book written in 1948 that is insanely relevant today.

May 26th, 2009 | By

In accordance to the principles of Doublethink, it does not matter if the war is not real, or when it is, that victory is not possible. The war is not meant to be won. It is meant to be continuous. The essential act of modern warfare is the destruction of the produce of human labor.
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Lord of the Rings Online – My first 6 hours

May 24th, 2009 | By

So I’ve been going through a real LOTR kick lately.  After finishing watching the Extended version Trilogy again, I then went through all 6 DVD’s of the Making of and now I’m going through the Cast Commentary of each film.  I suppose watching all of this and immersing myself in the Film project has given
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Domain Registry of Canada – scam

May 23rd, 2009 | By

http://www.twistimage.com/blog/archives/domain-registry-of-canada-scam-with-direct-mail-and-online/ If at any point you receive correspondence from these guys do what any sensible person does and take the return stamped envelope, collect some animal feces with it and mail it back to their address.  They are a huge scam preying on the general ignorance of people saying that their .ca domains need to
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Vitamin increases Cognitive functions later on in life

May 22nd, 2009 | By

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/news/display/?id=4690 “University of Manchester scientists, in collaboration with colleagues from other European centres, have shown that higher levels of vitamin D – primarily synthesised in the skin following sun exposure but also found in certain foods such as oily fish – are associated with improved cognitive function in middle-aged and older men. The study, published
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Yooouuu Tuuube

May 11th, 2009 | By

http://www.yooouuutuuube.com/ I gaurantee you this isn’t what you think, oooh so much cooler Here’s an example: http://www.yooouuutuuube.com/v/?rows=36&cols=24&id=CBgf2ZxIDZk&startZoom=1



Fixing ALSA underrun erorrs associated with PulseAudio (and typically Skype) in Ubuntu

May 10th, 2009 | By

So after running into this problem suddently and for no ‘apparent’ reason(although it became apparent later) I noticed the complete lack of real support docs online in regards to the ALSA underrun problem.  Hopefully I can rememdy this a little bit and help some people out. Last week I noticed skype audio was getting really
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