Too Many Ideas - Archive for August, 2006

Plasticine, Glue and Plastic Kits

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Sad news about the troubles at Humbrol, Airfix and Heller. Read the BBC story for more details: Sticky future for kitmaker Airfix

Don't Shoot the Messenger

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Last night’s local news had a piece about some vandals doing something stupid and dangerous. The whole piece was hijacked for an attack on YouTube because the stupid criminals filmed themselves and put it on the web. YouTube was lumped into a "dangerous part of the web" where you shouldn’t go like you wouldn’t go […]

Characters on the Couch (Part 8)

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

The Lover Archetype This Follows on from: Characters on the Couch (Part 7). The first part can be found at: Characters on the Couch (Part 1). "I only have eyes for you." Lovers are evangelical in their promotion and focus on relationships, sensuality and pleasure. They hold truthfulness and commitment dear. Harmonious relationships and emotional […]

Vue 5 Infinite Terrain to CSV Script

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

I’ve been meaning to have a play with the terrain functions in Vue’s Python. Finally found the time and wrote two scripts that use most of the related features. Two scripts that allow you to work with a terrain by exporting it as a CSV file that can be edited in a spreadsheet and then […]

Stormy Weather

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Glad I’m inside it’s throwing it down outside. Even a bit of thunder and lightning although it sounded like it was a reasonable distance away. Need to crack on with the current section of the Noir Fairy Tale so I can dump the hero back into the real world and have the same storm soak […]

Bank Holiday BBQ

Sunday, August 27th, 2006

Back from visiting friends for a BBQ yesterday. Weather held off except for one shower. Great to catch up with friends scattered across the country. Did some writing on the train. Not a huge amount but enough to feel like current WIPs are still moving. Wiped out so I’m going to get an early night.

Lookwell

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

This made me laugh – Lookwell an early 1990s US sitcom pilot is on YouTube. Vaguely Police Squadish. Found on Kung Fu Monkey Blog

West Winging Pluto

Friday, August 25th, 2006

As I said when blogging about Plutons a short while ago the whole Pluto thing really has all the elements of a good West Wing plot. The hijaking of the process to demote Pluto out of the planetary big league after the intelligent compromise that was the Plutons plan was killed off is by itself […]

Ragnarok – The Big Five O

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

Ragnarok Issue 50 landed through my door today with articles on wargaming Ragnarok, combat engineering for Dirtside 2, a scenario for Space Vixens From Mars, the Ottoman air fleet in Aeronef and the usual regular review columns. Steve F’s last issue as editor (thanks for the hard work over the last 10 issues Steve) before […]

Water Back On after 1 Week

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

United Utilities finally restored my water supply to full service at 10:30AM on Wednesday. Thats over 7 days 2 hours after they cut it off while working in the road to replace pipes. Apparently getting one tap working at low pressure by Saturday afternoon meets their contractual obligations. I’d compare their attitude to the attitude […]

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