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]
ScrapBlog.com looks like a fun piece of software. Too bad you can’t use it yet.
I grabbed the entire 24 hour timelapse from the apple opening for your viewing pleasure. If you look hard enough you can see some crazy dude propose to his some chick in the video at 2:37. There are some dudes who know whats up and are also rockin a pose in the video at 8:05.
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)
- Authenticate it
- Click File, Save As Plug-in (name it Save to Flickr or whatever) and choose finder in the drop down menu.
- 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.
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:
âŒ˜-shift-3 (whole screen)
âŒ˜-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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The Cult of Mac Blog:
Apple is at it again — making TV ads that bear an uncanny resemblance to music videos.
Apple’s latest TV advert, touting Intel chips inside its new Macs, is remarkably similar to a music video from The Postal Service for the song “Such Great Heights.”
Here is the apple ad and here is the Postal Service video.
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The geeks at Bloglines updated their hardware last night and its much zippier this morning. I just wish they’d update their crappy interface as well.
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