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Ooh. =:D Ghostbusters: the Video Game.

Fancy moving to Canada? Calculate your score.

Via timberwoof, perhaps the most savvy electoral candidate the US will see this cycle: Sean Tevis, "an Information Architect in Kansas running for State Representative. I've decided to 'retire' my current State Representative. I'm going to win. This is my story (XKCD homage style) so far."

You may recall there was a proposal to name a San Francisco sewage plant after Mr Bush. It's just been announced the motion is on the ballot for November. ^_^

Somewhere to visit in Second Sweden: Disorientation Station, as Garth Goode puts it. =:) Set high above the sim is a giant six-faceted die, which invites you to come inside. It's then that you find out it reorients itself every sixty seconds, leaving you still affixed to the same surface you arrived on, with a fully furnished interior for each face.

What looks like a very handy tool, especially for LSL newcomers: Scratch for Second Life, permitting the composition of scripts by assembling basic building blocks.

According to Bettina Tizzy, Rezzable's art showpiece sim Black Swan, acting as a test for whether people will pay a one-off fee for admission (L$199), is currently free until August 4th. ^_^

Quite a perceptive comparison of recent sim openings, highlighting several important ways in which different approaches were taken to attempt to ensure a successful debut, and sustained popularity.

Linden Lab to Major Tom
Linden Lab to Major Tom
Start the viewer now and put your headset on
Ten, Nine, Eight, Seven, Six, Five, Four, Three, Two, One, Connected
Linden Lab to Major Tom
Region handshake, clothing’s on
Check for IMs and may Phil’s love be with you


The 1913 MA marriage law I mentioned the other day? It's going down: "The Massachusetts Senate voted Tuesday to repeal the law. The House is expected to vote this week." (Well, maybe a bit later..)

Porn for the day: Two for One, recommended to anyone who might enjoy a nice, straightforward latex TF. ^_^

Little bit of LJ news: Basic accounts are coming back. They're still wondering what sort of advertising will get thrown in, though.

Doctor Who may be over for a while, but there is another season of the Sarah Jane Adventures to look forward to later this year. ^_^

I actually liked the very old game they did after the first movie, so I expect this will amuse me greatly. I think I had it for the commodore 64.

I'm not sure if we'll ever see games tied into films though I could see it happening with television as more and more of it is accessible via the internet. It would be very easy to integrate a show and a game over the net, I'd think.

A sequel to Wargames? I'd completely missed that one, myself. I'm not sure how I feel about that, the original had a sort of naive, how computers work, thing going for it that would be tough to pull of now a days.
Ahh, C64? I was of the BBC Micro clan. =:) (Which led, indirectly, to my first post-graduation employment - Acorn decided they wanted a good CPU, and thus, designed one - the Acorn RISC Machine)

Welllll.. "ever" is a very long time. =:) I'd love to see what a director like Tarsem Singh or Darren Aronofsky could do with a genuinely mixed-media production concept. Speaking of whom, I really need to try catching The Fall sometime - looks quite spectacular.

True enough.. that speech synth somehow encapsulated the production's spirit, and it'd be stretching matters quite a lot to bring a sound like that back under the guise of something a hacker would use today. Then again.. nah, why not? Give me an SPO-256 and a four-level VFO. =:D

But how a modern sequel to that story might be crafted, making it its own creation, but still somehow in the spirit of the original.. quite a tricky proposition, especially for a movie as fondly regarded as that. I suppose not having heard much buzz about it lately suggests it's not worth careening around to the local Lackluster. Dare I check Rotten Tomatoes?

This peculiar facination Hollywood has with sequels is rather strange to behold, though, especially when you look at the mountains of books that would just love to make their way onto the big screen.. how about Vernor Vinge's "A Fire Upon the Deep" or "Rainbow's End", C J Cherryh's Chanur saga, or ole ADF's Spellsinger yarns?