Monday, January 24, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Water to Steam in -30deg

So we replicated that youtube video that has been going around the internet for the last little while of those people in Yellowknife. Thanks to some insanely cold weather in Ottawa we had the privilege of experiencing it first hand.Thanks for the idea Heidi.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Beyond Black Mesa

Remember the old game 'Half-Life'? It's possibly the best game ever made along with the second one. I never had a good enough computer for the Half-Life 2 but I spent hours playing the first one. The game engine was really what allowed those games to flow and have really decent graphics. They weren't ultra realistic but were just enough to make it incredibly immersive. The other thing was the perfectly timed 'surprises'. Even if you were expecting it the alien creatures and the commandos could jump out at you so fast you'd be left swinging your crow-bar aimlessly.

Anyway, some fans loved the games so much that they made a fan-made short movie with a couple extra bucks they had lying around. Actually it was only $1200 which is what makes the quality of this movie so incredible. This movie has been a long time coming (I remember reading about it a couple years ago) but man is it worth it.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Inspiration In The Parking Garage

This is pretty cool. Taking those impromptu concerts in malls to another level.

"Coming out of a music educators' conference in the Eugene Hilton, I heard some beautiful voices as I walked to my car. Some choir kids had located a place with good acoustics, and they were just making beautiful music. The lights over their heads only made the moment more angelic."