Too Many Ideas - Archive for January, 2007

Will Auteur Brands destroy the Big Broadcasters?

Saturday, January 13th, 2007

This line of thinking was kicked off by John Rogers‘ blog post 4GM: Nobody gets Rich, Everybody Gets Paid and some of the comments on it. The Auteur Brand has a long tradition in our society. Far older than those names. The cult of personality around creative people goes back to the emergence of the […]

Vue Picture: Ardent Veridian

Friday, January 12th, 2007

A render using atmospheres and plants from Linda Daireaux’s Incredibly Lush Tropical Paradise. The ecosystem covering the island is a modified version of one that came in the pack. I moved the palms into a separate layer with altitude dependant distribution because they didn’t look right when they were breaking the lines of the mountains […]

STEEPVM Tips

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

Add factors wherever they seem to fit in best. If they might fit into multiple categories put it in them all. In some situations you may want to carry out STEEPVM for different regions or organisations that are parts of the same setting. Rearrange the headings to suit your needs on the worksheet. If the […]

Plutoed gets Plutoed

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007

At lunchtime I thought tonight I was going to blog about The American Dialect Society’s choice of Word of the Year. It got Plutoed. This afternoon I thought it might be that the BBC’s new children’s spy show M.I.High is supposed to be about teenage members of MI9. Not sure why anyone would reactivate the […]

Sometimes You Just Need to Let an Idea Stew

Monday, January 8th, 2007

I was reminded by the problems at Little Chef of a discussion I had with a friend over ten years ago inspired by a rather battered Little Chef map. The last few days I’ve been working on the project that has sat on the hard drive of two computers untouched for so long. I’m glad […]

Snowflake Number 3

Sunday, January 7th, 2007

A third snowflake made in XFrog and rendered in Vue 6 Infinite.

Crabfu Steamworks

Friday, January 5th, 2007

The Crabfu Steamworks site is well worth a look for some really cool steam powered remote control vehicles.

STEEPVM Ecology, Politics, Values and Mystical

Wednesday, January 3rd, 2007

Ecology The playfield of disaster stories, the ecology and environment looks at changes to ecosystems, climate change, extinctions, evolution and the interconnectivity of many factors. Supernatural and mythical creatures place and effects in an ecosystem may appear here. Politics Like economics changing political systems is rarely the stuff of science fiction but its popular with […]

MemeMachine Beta 0.2

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

I took the MemeMachine section off my impworks site a while ago because it didn’t really fit in. It’s not really a serious contender in the feed aggregator world just a bit of fun that I came up with to let me play around with some ideas that might be mistaken for Web 2.0. Hence […]

Finally West Wing Season 7

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2007

Finally got to see the 7th and final season of the West Wing. Although I thought the final episode itself lacked something I have to say that the season itself was well worth watching.

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