Tuesday, July 11, 2006
The Piper at the Gates of Dawn
Syd Barrett, one of the original members of legendary rock group Pink Floyd, has died at the age of 60 from complications arising from diabetes.
For the few of you who I know are Pink Floyd fans, this sad news is for you.
Bricks and mortar from a website
Wlofie directed me towards the Hirst Arts Fantasy Architecture which allows you to build your own miniature castles (primarily for role playing games, but used for other reasons as well).
The whole site excites me on two levels.
One level, that of going out, buying molds, plaster of paris, some glue, and going to town making cathedral or two.
And on the second level, the sheer amount of information given on the site on model building. Not only the number of projects you can make, but tips to help the building process and instructional videos on the various techniques used to build the models. And even more great (given that the company just sells the molds) are how the molds are made, with instructions on making your own molds.
That, I really like. Bruce Hirst (owner of the two person company) is not afraid of telling you how he makes the molds. Given the time and complexity I'm sure it's easier and cheaper to buy the molds from him, but still—the fact that he goes into such depth on how he makes them is very neat. The site is well worth the few hours it'll take to go over everything.
Cultural implications of the Princess Leia bikini indeed …
So Spring mentions the Princess Leia bikini (from Return of the Jedi although I doubt I really needed to mention that) so I click over to the article and immediately check out the pictures (what? Bother reading an article about Princess Leia's bikini? Yeah, right).
drooling looking over the pictures, one of the
models looks awfully familiar to me. Looking closer and yes, I know her! Amazing.