Too Many Ideas - Archive for 2010

A Cold Picture for a Cold Day

Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

It’s bitingly cold again today so I decided to post another picture I took last week when Liverpool was foggy and covered in frost. This one is of the thick frost on a section of the chain fences at the Albert Dock.

Monsters Review

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Just back from seeing Monsters at FACT in Liverpool followed by an excellent meal at Tapas Tapas. Monsters is a science fiction, road movie, love story, monster invasion film and I can’t think of a single film to really compare it to.  Six years after giant aliens landed on Earth the South of the US […]

Albert Dock in the Fog

Wednesday, December 8th, 2010

Sunday night a thick fog descended on Liverpool. By Monday lunchtime it had lifted but I was still able to get some interesting photographs down on the waterfront at Lunchtime. I was surprised how many people were out with their cameras. Normally if I wander down there at lunch time there will be tourists about. […]

Vue Site Maintenance

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

With all of the different flavours of Vue now available I’ve spent a bit of time cleaning up my unofficial Vue News blog. I’ve even tweaked the Vue Squidoo lens although those get so little traffic I’m seriously tempted to knock them on the head.

Forgotten Futures XI – Planets of Peril

Monday, December 6th, 2010

Marcus L. Rowland has released the eleventh installment of his excellent, shareware Forgotten Futures RPG: Forgotten Futures XI – Planets of Peril. Its currently available on CD and the download version will be available on 20th December 2010. Forgotten Futures XI is a complete setting based on Stanley G. Weinbaum’s 1930s science fiction stories. It […]

The American

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

The American is probably the slowest film I’ve seen in a long time – it’s certainly the slowest thriller I’ve seen for several years.  Personally I really liked how slow it was but, as was the case for the friend I went to see it with, it could be too slow for many. George Clooney’s […]

Vue 9 Sea Monster

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Last night I started messing around with a picture I was messing around with in Vue 7. I was never 100% happy with the lighting of the original. The monster was too visible – I wanted it to be lurking and menacing. Now Vue 9 has the wonderful new relighting feature so I made a […]

Fiddling with Pictures

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

I’ve been fiddling with my pictures pages because it gets quite a lot of visits when there is snow and in the run up to Christmas. I’ve found a jQuery lightbox that doesn’t seem to be cursed with lots of problems with bad paths. I’ve also written a little display plug-in to add a thumbnail […]

British Museum Great Court Roof

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

On my visit to London on the way to Dragonmeet I went into the British Museum to have a look at the Great Court Roof. The roof was designed by Foster and Partners its an iconic piece of recent architecture. This picture is of part of it around an hour before sunset catching the low, […]

Pelgrane talk at Dragonmeet 2010

Monday, November 29th, 2010

The following notes come from the seminar at Dragonmeet (27th November 2010) by Kenneth Hite, Robin D Laws, Simon Rogers and Gareth Hanrahan.  I didn’t record the talk so these are just notes that I took that give the gist of what was being said.  They’re also only the notes about investigative gaming.   I’m providing […]

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