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Comics - Battle Pirates

When I was working at KIXEYE, I did a few comics for my team. These are the ones that I did.

Comic - TAGS Teaser

This has been on my mind for quite a while. Time to do what I can with it before the ants take over.

DIY - Dry-Erase Playing Cards

Someone who purchased some of my dry-erase wooden game tokens asked if I made playing cards in the same way. I said I didn't, but thought it would be a cool experiment to try. Pretty neat, I guess!

You can make these yourself actually. I'm using the same concept from my original Dry-Erase Game Tokens post.

1. Procure yourself some dry erase sheets (I use GoWrite! Dry Erase Sheets) and some playing cards. I happened to have some blank Bicycle playing cards, so I used those. Any work though.

2. Cut out a rectangle from the dry-erase sheets that are smaller than the playing card. I used a rounded corner paper punch to make them look nicer. Not necessary, but a nice bonus.

That's pretty much it!

Purhase: Wandering Panda Store

Comic - Anaconda

True story.

For reference, here is the video. It's something else. It transcends all ages. In all honestly, he was just surprised when the bass drum hit.



I'm just trying to look at a slideshow about really cool "cut in half" objects, but this thing is just overloaded with ads. Just above the fold you see four ads, including one video ad that automatically plays. Each time you look at the next slide/photo, the ads refresh.

I understand that these media sites need the ad revenue to make their money and keep the lights on, but the experience is awful. I didn't even get to the third photo because it was so awful. No wonder people install ad blockers.

Comic - Air Pressure

True story.

Animated Gif - Oliver Doing the Moonwalk

If you want to see and hear the appropriate song to go with this gif, check out GifSound (you'll need to be on a computer to get it to work). That one is pretty good.

This was the original image.

Comic - Daycare

Not a true story. Thought about it though.

Professor Layton - Instant Insanity Blocks

I had an opportunity last night to print out and adhere the faces onto my Professor Layton themed Instant Insanity puzzle game cubes. I think they're a nice fan-made addition to my small Professor Layton collection. Funnily enough, I really didn't care for the 3DS incarnations with their panning and zooming environments.

The premise of the puzzle is that each cube has a mix of one of four icons on each face. Your goal is to stack these four cubes vertically so that each face that is showing a different face (four faces showing per cube as you can't see the top or bottom face). As I mentioned in yesterday's post, it's much like Sudoku where each line has to have something different.

Apparently this is all based on the Polya Enumeration Theorem. I haven't had to time to actually read this article, but it explains how one create their own with different patterns on the cubes.

Purchase: Professor Layton Games on

Professor Layton Instant Insanity

I was reading a book about creating your own wooden puzzles at home when I came across this old 1900s puzzle known as Instant Insanity. It basically has four dice, each side with one of four colors (there are doubles on some of the sides). The goal is to stack them vertically so each face in a vertical line has a different face showing. Think Sudoku with dice faces.

I decided what would be more fun than to put my favorite puzzle professor on it. It's the type of puzzle you'd see in the game and thought it a good fit.

I'll post another picture once I attach these onto the cubes themselves.