Highlights of a four-month time-lapse taken from a cottage overlooking Lake Huron, during an absolutely epic winter. We planted a double-Raspberry Pi camera on Dcember 27th and recovered it in early May, and were somewhat surprised to find that the board hadn't frozen or been eaten by raccoons. And indeed, the more-reliable Pi had taken over 42,000 photos. Including the lake freezing and thawing, icicles forming right in front of the camera (and then miraculously breaking off just three days later, before they get boring), killer storms, and ghostly single-frame shots of deer passing by. Hope you like it!
Can you help gran to survive winter? A game that portrays the bleak challenges faced by some older people via the medium of virtual pet toys. [more inside]
NYC Advent-ure is a virtual advent calendar of holiday events in NYC. Events are ordered from most to least time sensitive to make planning easier. I thought of it only a few days before December 1st, so this is a minimum viable product, as they say. I'll be rolling out updates and fixes (development, design, and content) during the month. I hope for it to continue next year and plan on setting something up so people in other cities can create their own calendars.
details a courtroom shoot-out I wrote about for Mojo in October 2003. It’s one of 17 old articles (all PDFs) which I’ve just posted on PlanetSlade.com. There you’ll find my pieces on Troma’s Best Trashy Videos (from Time Out), Quentin Crisp’s New York (The Independent) and Cerebus the Aardvark (The Idler). You’ll also discover how to Write a Cheque on a Cow (Inside Money), learn why you should Clean the Wallpaper with Stale Bread (Sunday Telegraph) and see how a trip to Colorado let me complete My Global Shakespeare Quest (Shakespeare Scene). Start with the menu.