Four green thumbs

In the garden this year, for the most part, are the usual suspects. Tomatoes, beans, peas and corn are the big ticket items. But there’s also a few chili plants, broccoli, radishes and spring onions to round it all out. I’ve never gone all-in with starting from seed before but this year a mass sowing…

" Dumb flies. Why are flies so dumb? "Shelley

Diamonds In The Rough: The Sims

Cuh teekaloo, elicanto! With over 200 million copies sold, The Sims is a household name. In this episode of Diamonds In The Rough we listen to select tracks from the first title, expansions, as well as The Sims 2, 3 and 4! So polish your plumb-bob, put on your headphones and rediscover some music you’ve…

Diamonds In The Rough: Inns, Towns and Taverns

They are where adventures begin and end. They offer refuge to the harrowed adventurer. They offer ale, potions and insight into the worlds around you. Inns, towns and taverns have always been important locations in video games. And they often feature great music.

Diamonds In The Rough: Space

Space, the final frontier. Hear tracks from Hegemonia: Legions of Iron, Stellaris, Mass Effect Andromeda, Unreal Tournament and more!

" It was colder than the devil's heart, raining ice pitchforks as if the heavens were ready to fall. "Max Payne

Speedy 3 deedy

As an addendum to my previous post on the new 3D printer, over the weekend I used it in what you could describe as a “the future is here” moment. While base coating my Tatooine themed houses for a set of terrain I’m building for StarWars Legion, I decided that I needed some control panels…

Starting 3D printing – Anycubic Photon

I’ve recently purchased, and had immediate success with, an Anycubic Photon 3D printer. This is a FDM (fusion deposition modelling) type of printer that, for the cost, is allowing me to print some very detailed miniatures.  There are some tradeoffs but I’ve got no problem with any of them. But it will depend on what…

Diamonds In The Rough: Deserts, Dunes and Dust

The second episode of Diamonds in the Rough is now available. In this episode we trek into the dry and dusty wilderness of video games that feature levels set in arid areas. 

Diamonds In The Rough

I’ve been meaning to do a podcast for quite a while now. I’d been playing around with a few ideas and then after siting through a less than satisfying video games history presentation at PAXAUS2017 and then listening to a few of Meena Shemaly’s episodes of Game Show on ABC Classic FM, my mind was…

Those dang kids and their dang video games!

In the wake of yet another mass shooting the usual arguments are trotted out and as the hyperbole reaches a fever pitch some Americans have returned to blaming video games for societies woes. Which is kind of surprising given that there is no evidence linking video games to gun violence. I’ve seen Florida’s attourney general…

Princeling

It should be no surprise that media outlets are reporting that Eric Prince, who is widely regarded as a marchant of misery and someone who capitalises on human suffering, was potentially involved in attempting to set up a back channel between Russia and the Trump administration. Prince took a gamble by dropping money on the…

Bittersweet threads

I clicked on an article by Melissa Singer. Here’s why. I had mayonnaise on my finger and when I went to click a link on my iPad I accidentally mashed an article titled “The rise of the plain white T-shirt as a status symbol”. I’m not entirely sure why I read it instead of backing…