Saturday, December 22, 2007

The Weighted Companion Cube

"Portal" has to be one of the more fun puzzle games I've played in a very very long time. I went back and rescued my dear friend from the Aperture Science Enrichment Center.

Now all we need is cake.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

On Freedom from Religion...

Regarding Presidential hopefully, Mitt Romney's recent speach about his Mormon faith:

I do agree with most of the points he raises... except the bits that sound like the same thinly veiled contempt some "God Fearing Christians" express towards non-believers, secular humanists, atheists, polytheists, and agnostics, etc.

I suppose that contempt is present on both sides of that fence.

When exposed to Christian doctrine, people must choose for themselves whether they believe 'The Bible' is: 'Well-Intended Fiction', or 'Written by Mankind but Inspired by Divine Grace' or 'The Infallible Word of the Almighty Creator'.

So, why is it that those those pesky secular humanists can't just leave it as "well-intended fiction" and put up with a little "Under God" once in while?

Because, to them, it must make otherwise very serious matters sound absolutely childish and absurd. Imagine for a moment, if people went around saying: "In Aslan we trust", "Paul Bunyan Bless America!", or "One nation under Gandalf".

"I swear to tell the whole truth and nothing but the truth, may The Force help me."

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


The SecondLife 'WindLight' client (still beta-ish), has really nifty looking water effects, ripples, sparkle... and Reflections!

Such a nice visual improvement that I've lept from my lofty sky platforms and have resumed tinkering down at sea level. The gondola seen above has been rebuilt and re-scripted and behaves as one would expect a boat like this to. It handles like a dream. You can even kick-stomp the keel to pop the nose for a quick 'bootlegger' turns!

I added a Ferro and a Forcola too. ;)