Archives for October 2004
The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
The David Rumsey Historical Map Collection “has over 10,000 maps online. The collection focuses on rare 18th and 19th century North and South America maps and other cartographic materials. Historic maps of the World, Europe, Asia and Africa are also represented.”
MoCoLoco: The Retreat – “a contemporary house on wheels with a private decked courtyard no less. ‘There are no faux finishes. Where there is wood, it is solid timber, where there are windows, they are floor to ceiling glass.'”
Acts of Gord
Gord, the owner of a video game store recounts hist many bouts with the clueless, yet entertaining customers of his video game store on his site Acts of Gord. Those who have worked in retail will appreciate and recognize the common thread of “Consumer Idiocy” in his tales.
Rooster Teeth, the team that brought us Red vs Blue has just launched their newest machinima series: The Strangerhood. Based on the game engine for The Sims 2, this sitcom should prove quite funny given their outstanding work on Red vs Blue, and the intro video they have posted.
They also have a nice explanation of the word ‘machinima’ for those who are not familiar with the term:
> It’s a quickly growing method of animation where people make short length films and use videogame engines for the animation instead of drawing by hand or using traditional computer animation. For more information, you can visit the Academy of Machinima Arts & Sciences. They’re way better at explaining this stuff than we are.