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May 20, 2012
by jolon
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Crysis 2 Glitch — Swimming Below the Spore Conduit

While playing Crysis2, (which is a totally fun FPS-on-rails, no detractions here, this happens in any 3d game) I ran into a glitch while trying to finish a level, and got so frustrated, that I somehow  jumped between the 3D models (colliders to be precise) and into an underwater pit below the playable area.

Here I was able to swim around underneath the entire level, buildings, trees, and all, (which go lower than you would think) but would get blocked by I guess the solid floor of the level, which I could kind of look up through, but would get heavily obscured in certain areas. I swam everywhere in the level, then regretfully restarted, as I couldn’t save underneath. I love breaking then fixing software, so it’s fun to explore theactual underbelly of an FPS AAA title.

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May 14, 2012
by jolon
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Startups, this is how design works

Startups, This is how Design Works

Startups, This is how Design Works

Startups, This is How Design Works

A fascinating article about startups and what parts of design they should value most.

Halfway through, the author, Wells Riley takes a fascinatig sidetrack to explore how about 85% of the Apple product lineup has been modeled off Braun since the big manzana was founded.

He gives us a concise insight into Dieter RamsTen Principles of Good Design, and speculations into how Steve Jobs applied them to make our lives working with computers n times less painful.

His real point seems to be that small startup teams should be sure to include a creative founder, someone who can manage the image of not just the product, but the company and it’s other products for cohesion and success!

What I think is actually more important than actually trying to get someone on full-time in a start-up, is to recognize this sort of creative mind early on and at least get their advice, and then hire when possible.

But I think he might be suggesting is blue-sky/best-scenario when your best friend who you are starting your company with is also a world-class creative. Then you have nothing to worry about!

Anyway, very cool page, enjoy Wells’ message.

May 11, 2012
by jolon
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Staying in Anthem!

In honor of Friday end of day, here is ‘Staying in Anthem’ — which is actually my favorite LMFAO parody of all.

A nerd tells his friends to go out without him, and shuffles with ghosts, chases cats, drinks triple sec, tests out his new booklight, and a whole lot more. Hilarity.

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This was originally posted at College Humor, but that’s all I’ve been able to find out about it. I play this every Friday night as we stay in and organize our toothbrushes, learn new phantasmal dance moves, not unlike the hero of this video!

May 5, 2012
by jolon
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Kickball

I really like this video called ‘Kickball‘ which is a classic nerd-saved-from-the-bullys animated short.

It’s Dana Terrace‘s third year project at SVA, and very well done!

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