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Sunday, August 24, 2008

First some background. So I get the inspired idea to query "i was there" on flickr, hoping to see wondrous and amazing things like celebrity sightings, chemical fires, and amazing moments in sports, but I flubbed the search a little... Instead of putting "i was there" in quotes or tag-ifying it as "iwasthere", I ended up searching for matches on photos that contained "i" and "was" and "there."

Anyway, the result set was still interesting. But this photo in particular caught my eye. Nobody is that stupid... but there it is. A man leaping between two rocks towering 900 meters above the ground... in flip-flops.

Naturally, I am compelled to then perform a search on "moron". And look who is at the top of the list? What are the odds?

(Query results will change over time. Trust me, at the time of this writing, the flip-flop leaper was the top moron on flickr.)

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yup, a fourth submission

Friday, August 22, 2008

One more entry can't hurt. (Can it?)

LittleBigChallenge 001 - four

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media molecule rocks

Saturday, August 16, 2008

eight bits on media molecule

Why? Because I'm on their homepage, of course! I don't think the challenge is over, but the fact that Jim just had to blog about my third submission is surely a positive sign. :)

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a third submission

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Yeah. I think I need to stop obsessing over Little Big Planet. I can't sleep, I can't stop checking my e-mail and I'm jonesing for comments on flickr like a crack addict. I wonder how it's going to be when the game actually ships! I should go ahead and request that month off.

Anyway, I present to you submission number three:

LittleBigChallenge 001 - three

While I was pretty happy with the previous compositions, they still had that synthesized Photoshop smell to them. You know the one. It smells vaguely of filters... (This is what happens when a developer pretends he knows how to design) So I left Photoshop completely out of the equation and instead used a nifty old Apple II paint program called Blazing Paddles and took a photograph of the screen connected to my Apple //c.

This one is "me" for sure.

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littlebigchallenge 001

Monday, August 11, 2008

Everyone's favorite PS3-game-that-isn't-out-yet, Little Big Planet is having a logo design (technically, more of a "logo remixing") contest. It sounded like fun, so here are my two entries:

LittleBigChallenge 001 - one

LittleBigChallenge 001 - two

From the site:

In a few days / weeks, stay tuned and we'll share our (and your) favorite LBP logos to share with the rest of the LBP fanbase.

So, feel free to star all of my (Thelbane's) comments on the website and tell me how much you love them in the comments on flickr (entry 1, entry 2). Media Molecule doesn't mention any sort of prize other than rockstar-like fame, but I'm hoping for a public beta invitation or something if I make the cut.

If you don't know anything about LBP, definitely check out some of these videos.

Update: One of the nice posters has created a page that aggregates all the contest submissions.

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