Jetfighter Game

My friend Sam made this awesome jetfighter flash game that allows you to control the game by leaning left and right (using your webcam). If you’re viewing this in your rss reader you may have to visit the site to actually see the game. Or just go here.

Here is Sam’s description of the game:

“Jetfighter J is a first person flying/shooting game in which your goal is to shoot down UFOs and collect records in order to save rock and roll. As you fly through a 3D randomly-generated fractal terrain, you have to dodge enemy missiles and avoid crashing into obstacles. What sets this game apart from the standard shooter though is the ability to use your webcam to control the jet. As one of the first Flash games to make use of your body motion as input, you can steer around hills and trees by moving your body in front of the camera. You can also play with mouse controls if you don’t have a webcam. The soundtrack is by Montreal bands The Delegates and Hollerado, and Jamie and the Boyfriends from New York.”

[Check out Sam’s site]

Right Click Upload to Flickr

If you’re using OSX Tiger and Flickr you might be interested in the ability to send images to Flickr by right clicking and hitting send. This is useful if you use Flickr for image hosting for your blog or you just want a really quick way to upload images to Flickr.

  • Download this automator action
  • Unzip and copy the Flickr.action file into ~/Library/Automator.
  • Open Automator (in your applications folder)
  • Add the Flickr Action to your workflow (you can search flickr and it should show up if you did #2 correctly)

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  • Authenticate it
      • Click File, Save As Plug-in (name it Save to Flickr or whatever) and choose finder in the drop down menu.

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        • Now right click on an image(s) anywhere in the finder and choose Automator -> Save to Flickr (whatever you named it) and your images are sent off to Flickr with the tags/privacy settings you chose.

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      This automator action can be used in a number of interesting ways. For example I made a timelapse with it. You can combine it with other automator actions to do whatever you need. You could use Automator to crop 100 images and then upload to them all to Flickr at the end. If you want to loop your automator actions you can use this.

      If you want to take some screenshots and upload them to Flickr use these shortcuts:

      • ⌘-shift-3 (whole screen)
        ⌘-shift-4-drag box (whatever you select)

      Images are then saved to your desktop as Picture 1, Picture 2… Now its as easy as right clicking them to upload to Flickr…

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