I had a great time at Shore Leave this year. Instead of bringing R2, I did something different, and made N7 armor from Mass Effect, to enter into the costume masquerade. I got the "Best Workmanship" award, which was pretty cool.
Yesterday, for April Fools, Google announced Project Virgle,
which was supposedly a joint venture between Virgin Galactic and Google (hence "virgle")
to colonize mars. They invited everyone to submit youtube videos as applications
to be among the first colonists.
This was my entry, with the
caption "I am death. Every space adventure needs a good dose of death."
March 4, 2008
I've added some new books into my bookstore
that are based on Markov Chains,
a statistical model for predicting state changes based on the last few states, or tokens.
The wikipedia article makes it look atrociously complex, but for the purposes of randomly
generating text that looks a lot like the original sources it scans, the program is quite
simple. To generate some new text on the spot, for your amusement, I've made an
February 29, 2008
I've opened up a storefront through lulu.com,
which is the cafepress of the book publishing world. To get started, I've
already authored two books in under 24 hours! Check it out here:
One is a book entirely consisting of "This page intentionally left blank" notices.
The other is completely computer generated using a script I wrote a long time
ago (view a random output sample here).
It generated the book in probably less than a second. It took a lot longer
to format the pages and create the cover design, as simplistic as it is. :)
The Droid Project has begun.
It's sharing my lightsaber website, since they're both Star Wars hobby
Also-- I've finalized my CoA! (Coat of Arms)
December 2, 2007
As of a few days ago, I've started up a site that was suggested on one of
the forums. SwordWiki.org is a wiki for
sword information. It's slowly getting fleshed out... Hope it succeeds!
August 17, 2007
After discovering that DOS-BOX
will run my old freeware/shareware games and programs in Windows, with the
audio working (this is huge, by the way), I decided it was time to make an
all-in-one package. It's less than 4.5 MB in size, as of this
writing, including 22 games and screensavers/demos.
Also, to celebrate, I just released a "new" one that I wrote a number of
years ago but never released. It's the "LCARS" screensaver program I've had
collecting dust here. It's included in the archive package, but also can
be downloaded separately.
NecroBones.com is 10 years old this month. The domain was created on
March 6, 1997. Wow how time flies!
March 20, 2007
Just migrated my account with linode.com to their
new east-coast datacenter location, and they also recently doubled
the resources for all of their plans. Woohoo! Linode rocks!
December 11, 2006
My new Arms & Armor page is coming along nicely.
Many hours of work have gone into measuring and photographing each piece
and webifying the results.
December 5, 2006
Finally got around to posting a video of one of my old DOS demos. Quality isn't
very good in compressed video since the 3D vector-pixel animation blurs out,
such as the starfields at the beginning and rotating map display at the end.