Then at last his gaze was held: wall upon wall, battlement upon battlement, black, immeasurably strong, mountain of iron, gate of steel, tower of adamant, he saw it: Barad-dûr, Fortress of Sauron. All hope left him. (from: The Fellowship of the Ring, page 521)
The Terror was a bit slow and clunky as a horror novel, but I really enjoyed being sucked into the world of a 19th century Naval Arctic expedition. These photos of Ernest Shackleton’s Antarctic voyage will pull you right back there. Powerful, spooky stuff.
New developments on the Screaming Rattler side include a limited run of t-shirts and an improving web presence. We also spent some time in the studio earlier in the month and should have six proper songs ready for release soon. Get excited.
putting a page flipping effect on iPad content to make it feel more like a book is similar to putting a saddle on an automobile to make it feel more like a horse.iPad as the new Flash
You will never see anyone closer to a volcano than this. (via kottke)
A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.Jackie Robinson
- "Accident. Rig shuts down while replacement of key personnel takes place. Miss one turn."
- "Fire breaks out. Pay $2,500,000 for repairs."
- "Hit High-Pressure Gas—Rig Damaged. Specialists called in."
- "Blow-Out! Rig Damaged. Repairs cost $2,000,000"
- "Drill pipe breaks. Pay $500,000 for replacement."
- "Strike High Pressure Gas. Platform Destroyed."
- "Blow-Out! Rig Damaged. Oil Slick Clean-Up costs. Pay $1,000,000."
Dig these amazing, somewhat eery photos of BP’s Offshore Oil Strike board game over at BLDGBLOG. Unfortunately, my eBay searches turned up empty.
Pentagram has designed the identity for the US bid to host the World Cup in 2018 or 2022. Really loving the typeface and color palette. Looks like they handed off these materials to Blue State Digital for the creation of the website. One of the leads on this project was also the designer of the ‘94 World Cup logo. Good stuff. Sign the petition!
EpicWin is a “playful productivity app” for the iPhone. It reminds me much of Panic’s status board. Great opportunity for the EpicWin developers to make their app work for groups. The best RPGs come with parties, after all.