Sunday, April 29, 2007

XBox 360 Elite

Want a quick understanding of what's new in the XBox 360 Elite, here's a <5 min. video describing the new features.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

DVD: Tideland

Watched the DVD, "Tideland" by Terry Gilliam. Interesting and strange.

WallPaper: Adobe CS3

I thought I'd try my hand at a wallpaper for Adobe's new CS3.

Software: Messiah

I was looking at some 3D graphics sites and one of the guys posted that he uses:

Messiah

"Messiah is our line of powerful animation & rendering products specifically designed to handle the most demanding character animation & rendering needs." - www.projectmessiah.com

One downside - hardware protected :-(

Friday, April 27, 2007

SCC Switch Provider

Moved my, "SCC Switch Provider" application over to the CodePlex. There was 922 downloads from the previous hosting site.

Find it here.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Game: Tribes

Just found out that this is now public domain. I was always a fan.

Tribes - Download the full version for FREE.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Book: Children of Hurin

Came out yesterday and there was a nice piece on the radio about the preparing of this book, Children of Hurin Originally written by the, "Lord of the Rings" author J.R.R. Tolkien.

"There are tales of Middle-earth from times long before The Lord of the Rings, and the story told in this book is set in the great country that lay beyond the Grey Havens in the West: lands where Treebeard once walked, but which were drowned in the great cataclysm that ended the First Age of the World.


In that remote time Morgoth, the first Dark Lord, dwelt in the vast fortress of Angband, the Hells of Iron, in the North; and the tragedy of Turin and his sister Nienor unfolded within the shadow of the fear of Angband and the war waged by Morgoth against the lands and secret cities of the Elves..." - Official Tolkien Website

Currently #2 on Amazon's sales list!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Dispatch

One of the missing features of Visual Studio 2005 is the ability to take a project and deploy it to a ftp-site. I had created some scripts in the past to do this and they worked pretty well but they required several other pieces of software to be installed and they were very fragile. Now along comes Dispatch. Currently in beta this is a plug-in for Visual Studio that simplifies the whole process. With almost point and click ease of use one can now deploy their VS solution. One feature I wish they had is the ability to support a dev-staging-release setup that many web-sites have but hopefully this will be in the final version. Please check it out.