Even More Snow

IMG_0063A great end to 2009 and start to 2010, SNOW!

To think a short time ago, having a white Christmas was extremely unlikely, nowadays it seems to be every year. Thanks Global Warming :).

It started on the same night as the office Christmas party, and on my way home I literally got covered in snow to the point of becoming a walking snowman.

In January it snowed some more, creating a layer of ice which turned everywhere into what looked like a glacier. Apparently, they run out of grit too, which was unfortunate, because when they finally got some more to put down, it began to snow again.

Lots of great snowmen this year :).

Snow, and More Snow

Car SnowLast night after watching Freakazoid with Scream-o-Vision, I decided I wanted some Haribo, so I went outside ot find out it had actually snowed, although there was only a little of it, I was quite content. Returning home and awaking the next morning to find out it had snowed a lot more.

The trip to work was a tricky one, with a lot of the times me nearly falling over on top of my laptop, the road was a safer place than the path since less people/cars had been there to squish the snow into layers of ice. Garden SnowI did almost fall over on the way to lunch though, nearly taking my friend Dave with me as my arms flew about looking for something/someone to balance onto.

It was a shame it didn’t last any longer than a couple of days, there were some great snowmen though, my favourite being the one ontop of the ticket machine which I like to think of as our Frosty God. I didn’t get to build an igloo this year, Frosty Godand apparently the Pavillian Gardens looked like something out of a fairy tale, but I forgot to go there.

I did however get lots of pictures, as well as some pictures of house around here that would be good to convert into models for my game. I’ve upload them all here but it could take a while. I need some kind of plugin for wordpress for photo gallerys I can associate my blogs to.

There are a few random pictures though I may not included, like in the snow I wrote “Abe for mod ’09”, an inside joke for those two goto geek++ in the early hours of the morning.

Samson and Delilah

Brighton Snow Well we didn’t get a white Christmas, but at least it snowed in January. Seen lots of awful and some great films recently. I discovered an app on the iPhone yesterday that apparently turns it into a flash drive. Its about 2.50 and called Flash Drive.

Haven’t gotten it yet, but judging by its descripting and star rating, I’m optimistic, I’ve been hoping for something like this for a while now. Downside is that it requires WiFi to work, though I’m not sure if that is required or just a bonus.

OTree Cutting WTFn the way to work the other day I came by a sign that I thought was hilarious. Tree Cutting but with a man digging symbol. Maybe its only me who find it funny, I think the falling rocks symbol may have been more useful there, if not like you have to watch out of holes in the ground, they were not digging them up, they were literally cutting them.

I was tempted to sell my limited edition Phantom Hourglass Nintendo DS (there is only 1000 in the entire world), its already tripled in price. Taking into account damage and loss, there probably closer to 900 by now. But I decided against it, I still haven’t completed the most recent Pokemon Ranger, and Chrono Trigger comes out next month.

PLimited Edition DSlus once I have the feather stylus, I will have all 3 limited edition phantom hourglass items from around the world (I found one of the Australian box thing in a shop in Brighton).

I’ve started to do some iPhone development again, working on one of my game ideas, thanks to my friend Dave I have some awesome music now, so currently I’m working on getting my 3d geometry export from Milkshape3D to render quickly. I wish there were shaders on the iPhone, they’ll probably add them in the next generation.

Speaking of shaders, I’ve been playing around the Geometry Shader in OpenGL. Its really annoying me since there is very little documentation compared with DirectX. DirectX seems to be moving forward, yet OpenGL is moving backwards with 3.0, maintaining it C structure.