AE4RV Mini-Blog Archives for 2002
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December 23, 2002: Quick shouts (I'm BIZ-ZAY!):
Check out Heifer International for
some very thoughtful last minute gifts.
Design Studio is a new and very promising enterprise from a
good friend of mine and some good friends of his. From new media
to architecture, they've got you covered, tastefully.
I recently exchanged email with the founder of Creative Computing magazine, Dave
Ahl. He told me about his online flea market - www.SwapMeetDave.com -
it is still under construction but already you can find "Cheap prices on
books and magazines (vintage Creative Computing, video games, cartoons, novels,
etc.), collectibles, and other weird stuff." Check
it out - I've ordered several books myself and am very pleased.
December 15, 2002: How
to Ruin American Enterprise
December 1, 2002: From bipolar: "everyone
always acts like they don't know where louisville is, or they ask "is
that in kentucky?" well...maybe
now they'll stop asking us if we wear shoes."
14, 2002: Krazy
Golf is an interesting 3d mini-golf game done in Shockwave.
November 6, 2002: I made a game for odd
October 29, 2002: The Realistic
Internet Simulator. 'Nuff said.
October 27, 2002: Mr.
Dutton Goes to Mozambique - "A journal of my service with Peace
Corps, starting in the states and ending ... ?"
October 26, 2002: Someone has lovingly
adapted Atari Adventure to
Flash for all to enjoy.
October 20, 2002: "Happy
Tree Friends" is deceptively cute.
October 11, 2002: Cool:
If I had $10,000 to spare I could get Built
to Spill and Dave
Attell to put on a show for me. If I had $100,000 I could get Chris
Rock. As much as I love Mr. Rock, I'd probably just get BTS and Dave
Attell to play 10 times...
Great strip today
from Penny Arcade.
Almost as good as this
one or this
the Plantation is the strangest Flash game that I have ever seen.
October 4, 2002: Lovers of brilliant sketch
comedy pay attention: I have uncovered some good news and some bad news
for fans of The State,
which ran for three seasons on MTV from
The bad news is that MTV has no
current plans to release any of the material on DVD or syndication.
You can however, get a fix. StateMedia.net has
all of the episodes (and more) in Quicktime format,
for free. The video (and audio) is fairly bad but it beats a blank. Relive Cuddly
at Chip's, Preschool
Narc, Superfriends, Nazi
War Criminals and more.
If that's not enough you can try Stella,
project with a few familiar
faces. Don't forget ebay.
September 26, 2002: Distributed
Computing involves harnessing the power of many personal computers
to do the work of a few super computers in an effort to solve big problems.
Typically, a small screensaver "client" is installed that activates
when your computer is idle, at which time your computer starts working
for whichever project you have chosen to help out. Like any other screensaver,
as soon as you hit a key or move the mouse, your PC is all yours again.
The most famous example of Distributed Computing is probably Seti@home which
seeks help in pouring over mountains of data from radio telescopes to search
for extra terrestrial radio signals. While I like this idea, and I think
that we, as a species SHOULD be listening for such things, some would argue
that there are better uses for this kind of computer power. Never fear,
for there are many
projects to choose from. Distributed.net seeks
to advocate DC in general and solve mathematical problems and advanced
encryption methods. Other DC projects seek to cure
cancer, unlock the mysteries of proteins,
and other philanthropic endeavors.
So don't Bogart those computrons;
choose a project
or two and help out.
September 11, 2002: Remember.
August 26, 2002: Congratulations to
the team from Valley Station (Louisville), Kentucky, for winning the
Little League World Series! Way to go!!
August 22, 2002: Edge8.com is
the new site by my friend, Scott Moore. We worked together for over two
years, and would like
August 21, 2002: Doug
Martsch has an interesting solo
album coming out in September. You can listen
to it here - just click on the turtle.
August 17, 2002: Several minutes of fun: Third
person 3D racing game in Java - Speed
In other news: I
August 16, 2002: Please do a little research before
forwarding that "Important
Message!!!!!!!!!!!" to everyone you know. The Purportal is
the quick way to research that latest Internet hoax or
scam that just landed in your email box.
August 12, 2002: "Bill
Biggart's Final Exposures" - Photojournalist Bill Biggart was
killed when the second tower collapsed near him on September 11.
August 9, 2002: Crows are cool. I spent two
and half years at a talented company named after the Latin word for
crow. And there's Bud Anderson's P-51,
named for the best of
the el cheapo bourbons. But today, I read this
article which details how a crow named Betty demonstrated not
only the ability to use a tool to retrieve food but also the ability to
MAKE a tool. I thought only primates had any tool-making or using ability,
and not many of them. Crows are cool.
August 7, 2002: I created some ambient "music" for
my new game, StarMonger. Yes, you can turn
it off if you don't like it :)
July 27, 2002: Free
virus protection is much better than none at all.
July 15, 2002: Eerie Flash-driven artist's portfolio: mypetskeleton
July 13, 2002: Preview StarMonger, my
latest. Not quite done but getting closer. Think Risk, but in space.
12, 2002: Fun-loving peeps testing everyday-consumables, it's: "How
Much is Inside?"
In other news, I wanna be MC
June 9, 2002: Cool 3D
Asteroids game (Java)
June 4-6, 2002: The Battle
of Midway. An incredible story of heroism, luck,
It turned the tide of
the Pacific War,
and this is the 60th anniversary.
It is a shame that veterans of
the battle and
the public, too, are no
longer allowed to visit the beautiful and historic atoll where
this conflict took place.
But, at least we can pretend.
June 1, 2002: Updated RC page.
16, 2002: Star Wars Episode II is one script-polisher and a few acting
lessons short of a Masterpiece (Anakin reminded me of Reese from Malcolm in the
Middle more than once, although not as good). Still, this is best one since the
original. Good story. No pandering to the little kids. No cute, indigenous species
doing a song and dance variety act at the end. Hard to believe that it is related
to Phantom Menace; It's quite good. Run, Luke, run to see it. (And Thank-you,
Kelly Wilson, for giving me your ticket! I owe you one).
May 12, 2002: The Flash Nuclear Power Plant
game was the center of much of my attention today. I added the secondary
cooling loop to the instructional diagram and color-coded the coolant flows for
easier understanding of how the systems work.
May 10, 2002: GeoffreyNoles.com is
up! Not much there yet but it was set up (mostly) to provide additional
bandwidth for Flashteroids 2001,
which is still garnering over 1,000 hits a day. Thanks to the folks at Winsave.com for
providing inexpensive hosting.
April 26, 2002: Chirpy
McFriskies (I did some cat-sitting
for Ben and Kelly
March 2, 2002: My friend Jason has very tastefully redesigned his web
site, The Art Filled Eye.
(Oh yeah, Happy Birthday to my Mom!)
February 24, 2002: The traffic generated by Flashteroids
2001 continues to overwhelm my server. Thanks to the mirrors it has
not yet gone down and everyone can continue to play all of the games from
ae4rv.com. I have decided to start accepting donations via Pay
Pal. Please consider sending us some money (ANY AMOUNT) to help out
with the server charges and inspire me to create more games!
February 21, 2002: Thanks to Krack.org for
providing additional server space for Flashteroids! (see below) Be sure
and check out their fine
February 20, 2002: Something of a birthday
present from Korea: Too much traffic! Yahoo! Kids, Korea, has added Flashteroids
2001 to their Flash
Games page. We received almost a years worth of Flashteroids traffic
in the first 12 hours! It is averaging over 1,000 hits an hour. My bandwidth
limit on my server space, while very ample on normal months, was pushed
almost to the limit in 24 hours. Fortunately, Darkrover.com and theLocust.org have
stepped in to act as mirrors for Flashteroids and it's still up. For
now. Hopefully the Korean traffic will subside to a dull roar so we can
get things back to normal. If anyone wants to buy ad space for the Korean-child
demographic, let me know...
10, 2002: Hot Sedimentary on
January 24, 2002: KG4QDH has a good Blog.
January 19, 2002: I
Can't Believe It's Not Stalin!
January 1, 2002: Happy New Year! Let's hope
it's a good one...
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