We all know that feeling.
We all know that feeling.
After seeing Lawnmowerman in the 90’s (even before) I have wanted a VR headset. I remember reading in a PC mag 20 years ago about a system that was commercially available at the time that could run… the original DOOM. This new product includes OOTB support for DOOM 3 BFG Edition:
DOOM 3 BFG Edition and Hawken are the only official Oculus-ready titles that have been announced as of November 1, 2012. We hope there are plenty of game developers who soon integrate Oculus technology into their upcoming titles and begin creating new games designed specifically for virtual reality!
also from the FAQ:
Libraries, headers, documentation, and samples for integrating the Oculus Rift with any game. We’ll also include out-of-the-box Unreal Engine and Unity integrations. The Oculus SDK will support PC (Windows) at launch.
Dont care too much about Doom 3–when I was reading it for Games Art and Design, I really didnt enjoy it; Im nostalgic for the original but I found 3 “disconnected” and dated, still its a Gamne I own and have modded with. Unity intergration will be fun with the framework being used by many indy developers, but Unreal is where this product will likley shine being that the engine is the core of many games on the market.
Purging out my email I noticed a few corrospondence that made me smile due to the supression of the incident(s) in my memory banks, currently giving me a chuckle is this from 2009, when I complained to the ABC’s Media Watch about a factual error being made on an ABC television programme:
I have been watching Mediawatch since its inception and I have noticed of late the focus seems to be focused on the ABC’s own reporters, this can only improve the ABC’s already excellent journalistic standards.
I feel then it is only appropriate that I draw your attention to an error reported today, the 17th of July 2009, on the ABC’s Playschool programme. The presenter was recounting a journey she took on Australia’s Highway 1, she mentioned a stop in Alice Springs—which is not on Australia’s Hwy 1. Could a correction please be aired to clear up any confusion to ABC viewers.
I would have like to have CC this to the Playschool email, but could not find it on there site, would you please be able to draw this to the attention of the Playschool Producers and Presenters on my behalf.
the response that followed:
Many thanks for your email. We appreciate tips from our viewers and look at all of them. One of our researchers will be in touch if we need any further information. Please be sure to keep us posted if you see anything else that you think should be on Media Watch
Its your kids education
I like this, it’s something missing in world leaders these days–I grew up in the Hawke era and this is how I remember what good politicians do. That and play cricket–but I dont know if the American public could handle a leader who so openly embraces such a colonial sport.
And I would have never known about this if it were not for 25,000 disgrunteled Texan’s wishing to succeed.
Whitehouse Beer petition page
Some folk are still end-users of the 20thC technology known as television, I dont hold too much animosity to those users as we cant always be connected to an IP. Anyway, those folk may have seen a program Underground on one of the networks last night, about a young software developer and activist known as Julian Assange.
Not being one to make use of the broadcast protocol, I will wait for the story to come out on eBook in the past.
From the Forward (Pastward?)
By releasing this book for free on the Net, I’m hoping more people
will not only enjoy the story of how the international computer
underground rose to power, but also make the journey into the minds
of hackers involved. When I first began sketching out the book’s
structure, I decided to go with depth. I wanted the reader to
think, ’NOW I understand, because I too was there.’ I hope those
words will enter your thoughts as you read this electronic book.
Copyright © 1997, 2001 Suelette Dreyfus & Julian Assange
I’m intending to spend a good deal of the day researching Australian Defamation laws involving politicians… because I dont have enough experience in that already.
Assange was speaking as part of a panel that was supposed to focus on the legal and ethical issues around diplomatic asylum, but instead veered off for a lengthy discussion about U.S. President Barack Obama’s speech at the U.N. this week, which he called “fine words” that needed to be followed up with “fine deeds.”
“It is time for Obama to do the right thing and join the forces of change, not in fine words, but in fine deeds,” he said.
Watch the speech below:
I wouldn’t call Former Chief Justice Kirby’s progressive ideals as dangerous, but progressive ideas are dangerous to those who oppose them, and we know too well the corporate media’s agenda to uphold the status quo. I am still currently viewing this (its about an hour), so I may return to provide some commentary if necessary. For now I would like to re-iterate 3 points CJ Kirby raised in regards to public education; Points I fully agree with:
“Its Free, Its Compulsory and its Secular”
This came across in discourse today and it reminded me of a time when it was still cool to dissent
Hindsight helps a lot; I would have really liked to have embeded this in the original Digital Distribution essay post…
But thats the thing with hindsight and deadlines.
Back when I was a student I aspired to work in the glamours world of the music industry, needless to say that didnt happen, but here is one of the many gigs I filmed at the time.
It was shot on a Canon XM1, but as you can see this upload has been thru the codec blender (blame the producer, not me. I didnt upload it)
More info can be found on the producers MySpace page (Im mentioned by name on this site…)
Im going to be spending an all nighter in Drupal sandbox getting ready for the release. Hopefully I can get something cool together for opening night. But for now the sandbox is fairly inconspicuous.. Below is a promo vid from team drupal that will no doubt be tweeted a
million trillion times between now and Saturday morning:
If you are interested in upgrading to the new version, then join the party!
EDIT: Changes for version 7 can be found on the following page at drupal.org