I turned 34 yesterday.
Just writing a story with little to no outline is rough. Decided to work out the outline of this special "Galaxy Pen" she finds that enables her to draw things into reality. While the whole "magic crayon" idea is fun, I think I'm going to rework the universe.
I want her to solve problems and mysteries with her smarts, her skills, and an ever-changing toolset. I also want her to be around helping others, vanquishing evil monsters, and basically being a super dog.
A traveling salesdog is my first thought. Mythical goods she knows about, knows how to use, and answers to cryptic puzzles. You know that box of crickets from the movie Constantine? Stuff like that.
The below will likely be scrapped.
My personal retreat is coming up and I want to go in with the right framework for my story about Sadie. I wrote this, but think it may not be the right direction. This intergalactic fantasy stuff is great and all, but I think it pigeonholes me into something I may not want to explore further. Anyway.
Had a chance to finish up the 1:12 scale arcade cabinet for Sunset Riders. The screen is a little too high, so I'll print out a new one on Monday to lower it a bit. I may also go over the buttons with some paint. I'm liking how these V2 cabinets are shaping up with the thinner panels.
Currently looking into a small digital photo keychain (they average at 1.5" for the screen). It may be a weird fit in there as it's a 2" opening, but we'll see. May be able to decorate it with a bezel of sorts, like the Dig Dug, and make it really nice.
I was cleaning up the desktop of my home computer and found some screenshots I took, but never uploaded, of the sprite hack I did for Burger Time (original article here). Didn't want to lose them for good.
I recreated the old After Dark "Flying Toasters" screensaver for my mac. The program I used can wrap a SWF in a .saver format that a mac can read. That being said, it's not optimized and will likely kill your battery.
Oh well! Nostalgia is worth it!
To install, because I'm not a "verified developer", it's a little tricky. You'll have to move the .saver file into "~/Library/Screen Savers/" and then you'll be able to access it from your screen saver selector.
I guess you can go grab it here: Dropbox Link
Cabinet number 4 is Sunset Riders. Pew pew! Bury me with my money.
We got to try out the new gondola they installed at the Oakland Zoo. Kong was not pleased.
V2 of the cabinets are here to assemble! These use the thinner MDF for the panels. The rest of the parts are the same. I've been thinking about adding a two notches into the back and two notches into the front panels to help with the initial glue setup. I'm currently using a 2" block guide when I put it together and while I assume things are straight, I know it's slightly off.
I guess save it for V3, right?