First Blog Post of the New Year

Jan 3, 2022,

Just spent 4 hours making that emulator for the old Halo so I can port it to Google Glass 4. The graphical overlay for the aug reality engine was changed to a higher rez.  Then I had to recalibrate the setting, enemy movements were out of place and wouldn’t sync well. I incoporated a traditional handheld controller though, direct hand motion interface doesn’t work well for the old games.

The American moon base was officially dedicated today. Nasa posted its aug reality tour of the facility for G Glass, so I got to enjoy that. It’s a lot bigger than the Chicom base, too bad the Americans were slow to get it there first. I read on bbc news that the Pentagons StratForecast Simulator is predicting that India will launch it’s first manned moon mission this year. Russia has fallen behind recently and isn’t going to get to the moon till 2025, but their 6 piece Manned Orbital Waypoint Constellations are probably the reason there is any one on the moon at all!

Posted my 37th synth music piece on Soundcloud today. Got some good reveiws. Think I’ll make some more before too long. Synth is so much easier with the Miku AI suggestion and tone editor.

Started my online Madarin Chinese lessons today. Got 54 verb usage points. I need to get these certs so I can get that job at the Singapore Space Port I’ve been looking forward to.

Mash Up

This is the “consumer mash up” assignment. You incorporate your favorite product into the logo of the store you purchase it from.

I shop at Aeon. It’s this sort of department store that also sells groceries. They have an imported foods section that sells these frozen Italian pizzas that are the best. Frozen pizza is a must because delivery is too expensive. One pizza from Domino’s in Japan is over 40 dollars. And it’s thinner than what you would get in the states. So a higher end frozen pizza is much preferable.

I took a photo of a crisp cheese pizza and then I incorporated it in to the the logo to make an “O” using the photo editor, Gimp.

I Can Read Movies

I did the ds106 assignment “I can read movies” where you create cover art for a book adaptation for a  film you like. One of my favorite movies is the 1995 Japanese animation film “Ghost in the Shell“. It deals with cybernetics, existentialism and some badass robot fights. I think it would make a pretty good novel. As a matter of fact, the film was based on a Japanese comic book.

To make the cover art, I took a photo of a mannequin and, using Gimp, painted it’s shadows dark green. Then I painted the rest a lighter green to make a kind of contrast. This also evokes a kind of early computer screen. I added the Kanji text by copy/pasting it from wikipedia into the text box in Gimp. I wasn’t sure how to add a worn out, sort of used effect like in some of the other “I can read movies” coverart assignments.

I got the image for the mannequin here (NSFW)

A Whole New World

A large mutated Chihuahua washed up on a beach this morning. A photograph captured the lazy animal in the South Pacific preparing to doze off.  Mutant Chihuahuas continue to plague the region after their release by crazed criminal master mind Dr.Novotny. Local authorities are preparing to remove the animal with dynamite.

This is the ds106 assignment “a whole new world” where you create a picture to make a subject appear either too large or too small. I inserted our pet chihuahua onto a nice beach. I’m not sure if it creates the sense of scale I wanted to communicate. Let me know what you think!

I got the image for the beach here