Nature Vraie 9 is now up, go check it out. So far the response has been very positive indeed.
I was watching the latest WWDC conference video at the Apple website after hearing so much fluff on Slashdot about Steve Jobs apparently losing his flair. I have to agree with the sentiments of others, that this is a developer’s conference. They’re more interested in things they can use more than the typical whiz-bang niftiness that usually comes out during an Apple keynote.
Still, there were plenty of interesting items shown, especially those having to do with Leopard. That Time Warp demo looked fairly compelling, but while the ability to go “back in time” to see the state of any folder or file that was changed and resurrect that to the present is interesting, I have to worry about performance on my G5 Mac. And one of the little asides they showed was the new updated iChat client (which I never seem to use). The ability for the software to take a snapshot of what’s behind you in a videoconference and substitute any picture or video in its place is just a stroke of genius.
It’s a neat time to own a Mac, and probably an even better time to upgrade to an Intel one.
New PC first though, for me.
Part 8 of Nature Vraie is now online, after a loooooong wait. And as previously stated, that site got a recent overhaul to its interface to make it a little easier to navigate.
Well the 2006 Alliance Tournaments in EVE have finished. In honor of this, I’ve commemorated the occasion as I did last year, with a new comic.
It was an interesting tournament overall, but the semi- and quarter- finals were really a sight to behold. There were some awesome fights, and some great upsets. The finale was a bit underwhelming, shall we say, but it was still great to be able to watch the entire tournament over EVE TV, and to attend the finals in person as a rep for WDA. :)
Maybe the lackluster ending to the tournament will make CCP take notice, and either rework the organization and rules of the tournament next year. Alternately, they could simply come up with some kind of more compelling event for everyone to take part in.
There’s a rather large tournament happening in TV at the moment, and CCP have taken the interesting steps of getting EVE Radio to come and broadcast it all live via streaming video. Very cool, and it runs for about six days through July as the tournament progresses.
About a week ago I was asked by the kind folks there to work up some kind of monologue about Warp Drive Active that could be put to video, and it seems that was broadcast today during one of their segments between matches.
Check out the schedule for the tournament here, and access the live stream here.
This weekend I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Laocoon of EVE Tribune, a news site for the EVE community. The interview appears in their Issue #5.
I can never get over when this kind of thing happens. If someone had told me years ago I’d be doing an online comic and getting interviewed by websites I’d have laughed at them. This reminds me of the time when Urban Mongral of EVE Radio interviewed me for his radio show Desert Asteroid Disks. That was definitely interesting as well, as I got to choose a bunch of songs to subject listeners to across the entire hour of the broadcast. If i can find the MP3 of that I’ll put it online.
Check out the EVE Tribune interview here.