Skip to main content

Z Cam!

Z Cam!

Now this is awesome:

Z Camera

This is camera similar to eye toy, but with a major difference: It measures depth instead of light. Why is that important? Because this thing really can "see" your hands, your fingers, your head and doesn't get distracted with background or other stuff. In the vid it is mainly shown as a sort of game device, but actually i think this thing could change the way we use computer radically (and this comes from a rather pessimistic person when the topic is "predicted revolutions").

The guy in the vid mentions it shortly: Minority report! Tom Cruise handling the computer with his bare hands moving in midair looked technically hardly feasible back then, but with it seems trivial. If they could make real holograms aswell, this is the only realistic technology that could make us control these kinds of visuals, because it looks very stable, you don't need to wear special "gear" to use it and this way of controling "things" is just very intuitive, after all: what's easier to handle things than using your hands?

And there are just more and more ideas for it: Think of using that Z-buffer it delivers as a mask for a video image of the same source and voilá! You are within your game! Not just a sily image, no, you are there as a 3D body!

One word: Awesome!

Indy 4 final poster...

Indy 4 final poster...

The final poster is out now! Indiana Jones IV doesn't have to go without (a final) one anymore. But looking at it, i couldn't resist...

I think he's too old.

Kommentar Niederösterreichische Landtagswahl...

Kommentar Niederösterreichische Landtagswahl...

Die Niederösterreicher sind ein eigenes Volk. Aber die burgenländischen Serben, die in Niederösterreich leben, umso mehr. Vom Standard-Forum (ungeschnitten!):

"ich serbe aus bg. wohnhaft in nö habe fpö gewählt, bisher fast immer spö, aber wegen der kosovo politik von gusi(ca) war es anders nicht möglich. das werden wohl die 7% serben gewesen sein die bisher immer rot gewählt hABEN. freue mich schon auf die nationalratswahlen. in wien leben noch mehr serben und ich weiss schon wem sie wählen werden!!!"

No, da weiss einer, was er will. Freiflug nach Serbien mit zwei Beamten der Exekutive...? Das ist noch echte Ironie.

Phobia!

Phobia!

60 Weirdest phobias one can have...

Wowie... my favourites so far:

Barophobia: Fear of gravity. Yes, you got yourself a probem there!

Apeirophobia: Fear of infinitivity. Don't look up to the sky.

Arachibutyrophobia: Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth. Errr... yes.

Phronemophobia: The fear of thought or thinking. No, i'm not stupid, i'm a Phronemophobic.

And my personal favourite:

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia: The fear of long words. The guy who named this fear sure had a sense of humor.

Weng Weng...!

Weng Weng...!

Weng weng was a small actor, so small he's in the guiness book of records for being to shortest actor in a leading role. Reason enough for two rappers called the chuds to remix one of the overtures of his movies and create a cool funk/rap/hiphop tune. Check out the movie:

I wanna make a funky 70ies videogame now!

Missverstanden!

Missverstanden!

Heut mal auf deutsch, da es ein richtig schön österreichisches Thema ist: Kärntner Landeshauptmann Haider fand sich kürzlich unfreiwillig auf Fotos wieder, die ihn (möglicherweise!) alkoholtrinkend mit Jugendlichen posierend zeigen. Ein gefundenes Fressen für die immerhungrige Presse, die da natürlich gleich die Fakten verdreht...

Team Fortress 2!

Team Fortress 2!

'nuff said. It's here, it's new, it's cool. And i played it. You can look it all up on my TF2 stats page!

My fav is the engineer so far, alltough this class is already so widely played, i try to avoid it nowadays. My sympathy goes for the spy now, as everybody hates the spy (including other spys). For understandable reasons i have to add, as he is a pain in the ass for almost every class (maybe excluding the scout, as this one is simply too fast to kill in melee). Especially thankful targets are of course snipers, as they present a perfect aim for backstabbing, when they are trying to get the next headshot. And your ability to sabotage the funky toys of the engineers makes them enormously annoyed and suspicious about practically everyone. If you get shot on by a friendly engineer, don't mind, he is surely just very caring about his turret or teleporter or whatever he calls his child at the moment.

But of course the most mentionable about the game is the look. It all reminds me so much to roadrunnder-cartoons, that i am constantly laughing just at how all these characters are represented. From the medic as a german doctor ("I am ze Uebermensch!") to the grunty heavy with his minigun fondly called "Sasha"... It feels like you take your part in a roadrunner (which clearly is the scout guy) and coyote (which is approximately every other class) cartoon. That alone is already a huge motivator! As the whole action of any FPS and this one in particular is pretty cartoony with respawning people, unrealisticly huge cannons with unrealistic amounts of ammo and an inhumane playing speed, valve's choice going with such a cartoon style fits just too perfect.

With other words: If you have just the slightest sympathy for online FPS, then you got to buy this.

Amsterdammit!

Amsterdammit!

Oh, i just found some image that was lying around on my HD... was working on that some weeks ago when i was suddenly interrupted by some annoying work stuff and forgot about it. I guess it tells pretty well how our amsterdam trip went...

Ali G kicks Becks and Posh's ass!

Ali G kicks Becks and Posh's ass!

This guy is as hilarious as he is brilliant! He humiliates the two of them for several minutes and only Posh manages once to maybe sorta answer it sorta witty...

God, David Beckham is so nice and ... boooring, he has troubles to see where he stands...

Ali G: "Beckham, was u into the spice girls before..." Becks: ... laughs, then gets serious: "No... but i was into Posh!"

There were at least 3 times that Becks started laughing until he reconsidered and answered with a very serious "No." on some questions... What a dork. Posh is at least trying to fight back, you can tell she has an easy game with Becks, she's about to jump into Ali's face for severals times, but hey... This is Ali G, he basically squashes them to pieces and they can't help but laugh... brilliant! This is high comedy! This is Art! Awesome!