Posts Tagged ‘YouTube’


Friday, December 26th, 2008

I preparation for my upcoming Cthulhu game, I’ve been looking for inspiration from some cool real-world creatures. Enter, the siphonophore:

OK, I cheated. The siphonophore is not a creature, but a colony of jellyfish-like creatures, called zooids, all acting in concert. Anyway, I think the video speaks for itself. Enjoy.

Footbag Yax

Saturday, November 8th, 2008

You learn new things about the people around you every day. I was surfing YouTube tonight, checking out footbag videos, and ran across this one:

That’s Yax, from Dungeon

Who would a thunk…

Grand Ol Flag Blues

Saturday, June 14th, 2008

WaMu sponsored a video contest. This is my pick for #1:

Voting is still open. Feel free to view the four finalists and cast your vote. My #2 pick was the punk video, third down on the page.

Friedman’s Four Ways to Spend Money

Thursday, June 5th, 2008

I was reading Mike Gorski’s Real DuPont blog this morning. The city council of my home town (DuPont, WA) is debating the merits of a skate park. Some of the discussion is silly, focusing on how people feel and whether or not kids will “like” the decision. There is very little open discussion about the economics of the decision, which as a taxpayer disturbs me. It reminded me of Milton Friedman’s matrix of spending, from his Free to Choose series. Here’s a snippet…

Holographic Video Conferencing

Thursday, May 29th, 2008

Today’s video games have great graphics, and game environments are becoming more and more immersive. Virtual worlds, like Second Life, can’t match the power of a console gaming platform, but what they lack in graphical finesse, they make up for by providing a rich social networking experience.

They’re all outdated crap!

Compared to what companies like Musion are doing, even the X-BOX can be considered a dinosaur. Watch the video, below. It’s a recording of Gorillaz’s live performance at the MTV Awards 2005 in Lisbon. While you’re watching, realize that those are holograms on stage, before a live audience.

Using the power of Cisco’s On-Stage TelePresence Experience, Musion has taken holograms to a new level. In the next video, you’ll see someone from San Jose, California talk live with a group in Bangalore, India.

What will gaming be like in five years? Ten? Lawnmower Man? Please.

Second Life Parody

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

I know I’m behind the times. I know many of your SL residents have already seen this. I haven’t, OK! Seriously, I just came on this parody today. Too funny.

Wick on Game Design

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

John Wick () is finishing up his latest game, Houses of the Blooded. At the same time, he’s launched a game design video blog on YouTube.

John’s no stranger to game design, or design journals. In 2000, John released the self-published Orkworld. During development, he wrote a weekly design blog on the Gaming Outpost website. It was very insightful, and I’m glad to see he’s doing something similar with Houses.

Richard Hammond presents Bloody Omaha

Tuesday, January 29th, 2008

I have no idea if this is how they really made the Omaha Beach scene in Saving Private Ryan, but it sure is an interesting vid…

Internet Party: When Google’s parents leave town…

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

Social media, new media, google mania. Whatever, it’s funny. Many thanks to for showing me this.

Breach (2007)

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

I don’t watch that many movies; there aren’t that many worth watching. My friends kid me that I always walk out of the theater. That’s unfair; I’ve stayed for at least three that I can remember!

I was going crazy the other day, so I popped in Breach, in an attempt to numb my brain and relax. It’s a decent flick; I was pleasantly surprised.

The part of Robert Hanssen, one of the biggest spies in US history, is played by Chris Cooper. I like this guy. He’s usually cast in a supporting role, so I think one of the reasons I paid attention to this movie was that he had a central part.

Eric O’Neill, the guy who played an integral part in bringing Hanssen down, intrigues me. Perhaps this is because we’re the same age, I don’t know. He wasn’t an agent, but dreamed of it. But, seeing the stress the life of the FBI caused for his family, he walked away. O’Neill currently practices law in DC.