Around this time last year, I was coding on a 3d space sim game called Constella. I got some nice demos out of it, but abandoned it after a few months.
I started playing 2003′s Freelancer during the Thanksgiving break, and it’s a frustratingly terrific game. It gets several things so wonderfully right, but misses the mark on too many others. If I was gonna pick up Constella again, here’s what I’d make sure it had:
Here’s what I’d
swipe directly be inspired by from Freelancer:
Maybe I’ll grab the Constella code over the Dec holiday break. Not likely Panda3d, though – prolly Unity.
Aloha. I’m on Syme now.
I was in a musical at our local theatre this summer, and we had a discussion after one of our earlier dance rehearsals. Dancing got pretty sweaty – we’re moving around, learning our choreography, etc. Anyway, a fellow dancer asked me what I used to control my pit stink – ‘you never smell bad’ she said.
“I don’t use deodorant, I just … don’t ever smell like that.”
“Woah, really?” She sniffed my pits, and behold, no smell.
Fast forward a few weeks, and we’re trying on costumes. I wear a tuxedo coat, corset, tutu, etc. My pits start to stink. “NAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooOOOOoooo!!!” I decry. Soaping and scrubbing in the shower discouraged the odor, but never really cleared it up. So I turned to SCIENCE to solve this.
Most underarm odor is caused by bacteria on the skin and living in the arm hair (science, it’s fun). Bacteria can’t live when the pH level drops too low. An acid like lemon juice will do this – lemon juice typically has a pH of 1 (lower than vinegar, even). So I took a shower first; then I juiced a lemon, got a rag damp, and scrubbed my underarms. The smell went away pretty much instantly.
On Wednesday night, I joined coworkers Randy, Jen, Sarah, Jamie, and Todd to play as the Angry Badgers dodgeball team representing the Staff at Grays Harbor College.
Despite our peak physical condition, intimidation tactics, and years of combat & paramilitary training, we got spanked. Here’s a glimpse of my reflexive, hyper-competitive posture.