Adobe created Photoshop (first published one) in 1990. I think this was the first one.
Anyway, image manipulation was around before that, and Jerry Uelsmann is perhaps the greatest of those manipulators. He did all his manipulation in the dark room after may years of developing (fair pun) his method. You can see how he did one of his surreal photo composites here:Photoshop keeps terms like ‘dodge’, ‘burn’ and ‘mask’ whose origins were in photograp...
As discussed here, the climate models that predicted a rapidly warming earth continue to be way way off.
The measured results and the projected results are way off. I’ve received a lot of grief over the years from friends, family and colleagues because I’m a global warming “skeptic” (particularly about AGW).
Now mind you, I drive an electric car powered by a solar array and live in a house heated and cooled through Geothermal and had a gold rating from the NAH...
Windows 8.1 is scheduled to bring the Start button back to the Windows 8 desktop. However, it will not include the Start menu. Instead, it’ll simply transport the user out of the desktop and back into the Metro Start screen environment. This is a mistake.
I realize that there lots of people out there who like the Start screen metaphor. And we can argue whether the Start screen is a more productive environment than the traditional desktop until the end of time. However, wha...
I wonder what on earth the NSA is doing. All phone records (not the content of the calls themselves, nor the caller’s identity) including numbers dialed, duration of calls, location data, unique identifiers all are being handed over on an ongoing basis to the NSA. The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in Miami ordered this in April 25th, for a three month period ending July 19th.
This means that whether you are suspected of wrongdoing or not, your records are being analy...
Rock, Paper, Shotgun has put up their 'Wot I Think' for FE: Legendary Heroes.
"As with Fallen Enchantress, I’ve found myself enjoying the battle against the world and its wandering elements more than the larger conflict, which often seems a distraction rather than an epic war, but Legendary Heroes finally fulfils the promise of the deeply customisable fantasy strategy-RPG hybrid."
Read the full review at RPS.
The Atlantic found this highly interesting cartoon from the 1950s:
We are gradually losing this dynamic as the United States (and Europe) move away from a manufacturing economy and into an information economy and it’s not likely to get better.
Where in the 50s, the “captains of industry” had a symbiotic relationship with their workforce – their objectives required the labor and ingenuity an...
In the good old days of gaming, the game studios weren’t public and so they could give little sneak peeks and teasers of things they’re working on.
Unfortunately, the number of indie studios is dwindled and so there’s very little spontaneity in what companies share (which the Xbox One unveil showed us can be quite a bummer).
Below is just some artwork from a few of the things that are in development.
For our community of designers out there.
Adobe Kuler got an update today along with a new iOS app. Kuler lets you take images and extract the colors to create custom color palettes that can be shared, and used with other Adobe apps such as Photoshop. It’s actually a cool service especially for those who want some color inspiration.
If you don’t have an iPhone, they also have a web version.
So my question is that since Microsoft has chosen to make changes to it's Windows OS will it have the effect of Desktop PC users giving Linux (Ubuntu) a look at and try on their desktops?
Is there enough software available that the user could transition to Linux?
Okay, this is not meant to bash Windows 8 but to ask a valid question when it comes down to the Desktop PC. Lets keep it friendly.
Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes gets an 8.5 from Game Informer in their review that was posted today.
“Stardock has finally delivered on the promise that Elemental once held, back in the halcyon days of 2009. You don't have to be any kind of strategy savant to appreciate what this exceptional release has to offer. “
Full interview at Game Informer.
ObjectDock 2.1 is now available, and it has been one of my personal favorite apps for a long time. I like to keep a more minimal and organized desktop, which can become difficult--considering the wide variety of projects I have going on at any given time.
That said, I would like to share several setups using ObjectDock that will give you some help organizing your desktop.
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As a tablet OS, Windows 8 is pretty decent. I don’t have a problem with the Start screen in theory. But I spend 8+ hours a day in front of a PC doing real work and that means using a desktop OS.
Windows 8 includes the desktop but it relegates that to being a program you run from the Start screen. What we really want is to get the good stuff in Windows 8 (faster performance, new Modern app support, etc.) without the negatives. That’s where Object Desktop comes in!
Did anyone else watch the Microsoft unveiling of the Xbox One? I was embarrassed for them. Seriously, do they even have gamers involved anymore over there?
It’s like more and more decisions at Microsoft are being made by aging business fraternity people.
The folks at Gameranx have put up their review of FE: Legendary Heroes and gave it a 9 out of 10!
“For fans of the genre, and for those with fond memories of Masters of Magic and Age of Wonders,Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes is a fun, easy way to lose countless hours. All it takes is just one more turn.”
Read the full review here.
This is an example of a game of Fallen Enchantress: Legendary Heroes. For my own personal enjoyment, I create my own backstories and motivations for what occurs in a given game. In reality, Fallen Enchantress games are played in a “sandbox”. That is, the world is randomly generated and what happens changes from game to game. This story is about one particular game. The world you see described here will never happen again nor will the events ever be repeated because e...