Too Many Ideas - Archive for September, 2009

Chocolate Spice Cake

Monday, September 28th, 2009

I baked this for a friend’s birthday years ago. The other day they asked me for the recipe so here it is. Ingredients 200g Margarine 400g Caster Sugar 100g Plain Chocolate 4 Eggs (size 3) separated 2 x 2.5ml spoon Cinnamon 2 x 2.5ml spoon Mixed Spice 350g Self Raising Flour 240ml Milk 50g Cut […]

Updated Add Material Layer Scripts

Monday, September 28th, 2009

I’ve just uploaded version 0.4 of my python scripts for Vue that add material layers to all the materials in a scene. This release includes a new script which adds a material layer at the top of the list of layers so long as the material doesn’t include any nodes attached to the Transparency output […]

Living Longer to Slag!

Sunday, September 27th, 2009

Sent a short article for BTRC’s Slag off to Nick at Ragnarok earlier including three new systems and four ships designed to use them. All of them are built around a theme of creating ships that enhance the survivability of other ships through defence or distracting the enemy.

Create Sexy Characters the M&S Way

Friday, September 25th, 2009

I’ve done an update of an old blog post about describing characters as though their food in an M&S advert and put it up as a page in the impworks site proper to make it easier to find: Sexy, Memorable Characters the Marks & Spencers Way.

25 Years of Elite

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

Its 25 years since Elite by David Braben and Ian Bell published by Acornsoft went on sale in September 1984 for the BBC Micro computer. I played it for many hours on the spectrum in my youth. Even though its not an RPG I’ve added it to my Open the Door page – only the […]

A History of the World in Six Glasses

Monday, September 21st, 2009

I finished reading A History of the World in Six Glasses few days ago. Its a little tour through history looking at the impact of six (well seven if you include water) styles of drink and their history. It starts (briefly) with water then moves quickly on to beer then on through wine, spirits, coffee, […]

Dirk Dangerous and the Giant Balls of Doom – Accepted

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Astonishing Adventures Magazine has accepted my short story Dirk Dangerous and the Giant Balls of Doom for issue 8.  I’ve one minor rewrite to do and I’m going to look at adding back in some of what I cut to get it down to 3000 words since their word limits gone up since I first […]

Dirk Dangerous and the Giant Balls of Doom: Accepted

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Astonishing Adventures Magazine has accepted my short story Dirk Dangerous and the Giant Balls of Doom for issue 8.  I’ve one minor rewrite to do and I’m going to look at adding back in some of what I cut to get it down to 3000 words since their word limits gone up since I first […]

Fairy Tale Castle

Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Another quick test render of the I just finished of The Gothic Castle from Cornucopia 3D’s. Having gone all dark and gloomy last time I’ve gone for the opposite extreme: lightening the materials, a bright atmosphere with a low cloud layer and a hundred low power point lights scattered invisibly round the castle to light […]

Blogging Differently

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

I noticed awhile ago that I was blogging less.  Partly I put it down to frustration with the time it took me to add a page to my web site.  If I couldn’t easily add a page about something I didn’t need to blog about the page.  Partly it was a disatisfaction with the blog […]

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