- Rails RJS Templates — Just added to Rails, I believe; a simple way of adding
Tagged as: ajax jav
29 November 2005
Awesome trailer for XBox 360. Unfortunately, it was pulled by Microsoft’s lawyers, presumably because it glorifies violence. Well, if pointing your fingers at people and saying “bang” is violence, I guess it does. It’s a lovely demonstration of what silly multiplayer FPSes are like. Also, it references a great moment in Spaced, and has a lovely punchline. Watch it!
And when you’ve done that, watch this Consolevania style ad for the new Prince of Persia. Whatever the game is like, the ad is delightful, and one of the best games ads I’ve seen in a while. Capturing the feel of gaming without in-game footage – and that’s exactly what I like about it.
Getting Mario Kart DS online with a Netgear DG834G
28 November 2005
So much more to say about the sublime Mario Kart DS, but for now, I felt some technical advice would help Google out a lot.
If you’re having problems connecting to Nintendo Wi-fi Connection through your Netgear DG834G router – as in, your DS can’t see your wireless access point, even if it’s public, insecure, the works – it’s worth upgrading to the latest firmware. You can download that from the “support” page on the Netgear site for the router. Once you’ve flashed the firmware (remember to do it via a wired connection, to avoid bricking the router), you should find the DS finds the access point (be it WEPed or not) first time.
- Build your own paper rocket! — Awesome! From Make magazine 04
Tagged as: construction folding modelling paper toys
- TechEBlog – Functional Paper V8 Engine — Awesome. Super-detailed working V8 engine made of paper.
Tagged as: construction design engine model paper
Loud, autistic, and proud
28 November 2005
Most interesting article from the Observer magazine on autism, from two Sundays ago. Brings a variety of perspectives to bear on the topic, and talks to a nice cross-section of people. Some days are red-badge days for anybody, autistic or not.
Burnout: Revenge review
27 November 2005
Another game review from yours truly over at Pixelsurgeon: Burnout Revenge.
“… it’s worth forgiving for the stories you’ll take away from it: tales of near-misses, spectacular crashes, and the time you did a power-slide between two oncoming buses, and as was so excited as a result that you crashed into a wall. Give it a chance, and you’ll be rewarded with some of the best arcade racing in a while. It’s good stuff, but it’s not quite – DINGDINGDING – awesome, gold, or perfect.”
The quote will make sense if you’ve played the game – or read the review.
- Digital Vision Program – blog – Paul Rankin: Voices in Your Hand, a pilot project developed by Philips — Asynchronous voice messaging for underdeveloped/poor countries; compete with post, not phone.
Tagged as: developingworld innovation messaging mp3 phone
- Guardian Unlimited Technology | Technology | Let’s get physical — Like the Crystal Maze, but not on telly. Interesting – taking gaming metaphors into the real world
Tagged as: design games interaction physical
Agile Webs with Rails
22 November 2005
Quotation of the day, from a colleague walking past my desk:
“I wish we could find a way of developing agile webs. On rails.”
I’d left my copy of the Agile book out.
Visual! Studio! Team! System!
22 November 2005
It’s.. the Visual Studio 2005 song! From Microsoft Korea; it’s catchy, awesome, and has a great flash animation. The product clearly can’t live up to the song. All together now: “Visual! Studio! Team! System!“
Storing Rails sessions in your database
21 November 2005
project.ioni.st on storing sessions in your db. Succinct, handy, and goes straight on the “do not lose!” pile.