Tuesday, 30 March 2010

PS3 Update will drop Linux capability

The PS3 Firmware 3.21 Update, due for release April 1, 2010, will remove the “Install Other OS” functionality from all existing PS3 systems—even ones predating the current PS3 Slim, more details here

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

If you like Typography

Check out http://friendsoftype.com/

Inspirational Type.

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Commodore making a comeback!?

Commodore USA are producing a new computer much in the style of the old C64 or Amiga computers where everything is self-contained under the keyboard.

From the tech' spec' it seems like a very capable machine.
The store officially launches June 1st; no prices have been announced so far.

Check out the homepage here: http://www.commodoreusa.net/index.html

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Michael Jackson's Thriller and Smooth Criminal 8bit chiptune remixes

Just found these awesome 8-bit chiptune remixes of Michael Jackson's Thriller and Smooth Criminal on youtube:

Thriller http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wM31lsU0Gpc
Smooth Criminal: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5F3n43xc29c

You can find the artist's home page here: http://www.myspace.com/saitone


Easy way to create a .ICO icon file

To create a quick .ico file (windows icon format), use this excellent free online tool here: http://converticon.com/

The utility supports GIF, PNG, JPEG and other file types.
Once you click 'Get Started' don't forget to choose your filetype.

It exports to various default sizes.

More info on the .ICO format here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICO_(file_format)

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Interactive 26 Gigapixel Image of Paris

Amazing interactive 26 gigapixel image of paris:

You may want to disable the sound (see the navigation bar at the bottom left).
Use your scroll wheel to zoom in and out.

Friday, 12 March 2010

Online ZX Spectrum Emulator

Just discovered this excellent online ZX Spectrum Emulator: http://zxspectrum.net

Complete with plenty of games to play including Manic Miner! (you can find it under 1983).
The emulator is Java-based which you should have installed but if not you can get it here