Too Many Ideas - Archive for July, 2008

Watch out for Floating Key frames in Vue

Tuesday, July 29th, 2008

I was tinkering with an animation script for Vue when I discovered something I thought I’d share to save others scratching their heads… I was using SetCurrentFrame() to set the key frame for the animation. I was later returning to an earlier key frame to apply a tweak to the same objects animation. The current […]

Burn Up

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2008

So based on part I of Burn Up I think we can take it Bradley Whitford felt it was time to show he can play an American capitalist pig. Does he know something about Morgan Freeman’s availability because I thought he had those movie roles sown up… And as a fan of David Calder’s work […]

Refactoring the Restroom

Monday, July 21st, 2008

After spending a few hours refactoring python code on an ongoing (not yet ready for release) Vue python script I’m reminded of a cartoon that used to be on the wall of the Guild of Students projection room. Under a picture of Charlie Brown was the line "Working here is like wetting yourself in dark […]

Dark Knight Trailer

Friday, July 18th, 2008

For no good reason other than it being Friday but which one is the joker in the pack?

Bonekickers

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

I think the Radio Times had it right when it points out that Bonekickers includes the word Bonkers. Although as anagrams of the title go Obscene Kirk has something to be said for it. While it has something of Time Team about it and a touch of A Very Peculiar Practice too you can tell […]

Sugary Pulp Research Goodness

Monday, July 14th, 2008

I love it when research material falls into my lap. I came across a book about the espionage and shady goings on in Shanghai in the 1920s-40s era for the massive sum of £1.99 in my local remaindered book shop on Saturday. Handy since some of NitS is set there around then and involves shady […]

Film Meme

Wednesday, July 9th, 2008

Via Very True Thing. Below is the Entertainment Weekly’s list of 100 Classic Movies of the past 25 years. Bold the ones I’ve seen, italic the ones I plan to. Pulp Fiction (1994) The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03) Titanic (1997) Blue Velvet (1986) Toy Story (1995) Saving Private Ryan (1998) Hannah and Her […]

Doctor Who: Journey's End

Saturday, July 5th, 2008

Not a bad episode but not I expect going to go on my all time favourites list. Too many yeah and so what moments towards the end. Still they didn’t push the great big reset everyone on Earth’s memory button this time.

Review – Wanted

Friday, July 4th, 2008

Short spoiler free review: only go and see this if you can live with an action picture entirely lacking a heart or soul which justifies its existance by lashing itself to a far too cool barrel before throwing itself into a river above a waterfall. Which isn’t a good thing TM. So I went to […]

Trying to Lose My Muse

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008

I’ve been asked to write an article. That shouldn’t be a problem I’ve done it before and written far longer ones in a few evenings. Except I keep getting ideas for stories. I even know where my stalled alternate history, action, highwaymen novel ought to be going finally. All I need is a box I […]

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