High Maintenance // Brad Pitts
A big thank you to Jeremy. Couldn’t have done this without you.
Chris Weed and Brad Sappington of Groucher. Thank you for HvZ. Thank you for this game that has made me so confident and made me meet so many amazing people.
And thank you David Karp, for tumblr, which is how we were able to meet and discuss zombie/Human tactics in the first place.
Ok enough sappiness for the night, I’m going to go cry now.
HEY. HEY. HEY CHRIS. SOMEONE WANTS TO THANK YOU.
It’s not my fault. The training was like 20 minutes long and then they just put me in charge of their space program. Of course I’m going to blow things up. I just didn’t think I’d feel this bad about it.
"I love you" - August Sappington
|Trevor:||maaaan, making games is haaaaarrd|
|me:||yeah fuck it|
|lets make sandwiches|
|gnarwhal studios - we make sandwiches now|
|open a deli|
|and that's our motto|
|'we make sandwiches now'|
|me:||the healthy treat that's fun to eat|
|me:||the healthy treat that's fun to eat, LIKE DICK|
"Had I known what was in store—the difficult nature of the study and the time I was about to invest—I would have been hard pressed to justify such an intense involvement. But, fortunately, I naively allowed myself to blunder into a two-year commitment that was at once exhausting, often overwhelming, enlightening, and one of the most inspiring and satisfying experiences of my life."
My Life as a Turkey - PBS
I watched this with my family the day after Thanksgiving. It’s incredible. Joe Hutto decides to hatch a dozen wild turkeys and allow them to imprint on him. It starts as an interesting experiment, but becomes a much larger commitment when he decides to take on all of the responsibilities of a wild turkey mom. His humility and sensibility throughout the process make this something much more special than your average nature documentary. It’s about 50 minutes long and I highly suggest watching it.
Tech project which displays the time as a QR Code in an LED matrix, put together by ch00ftech:What the hell?
Right? This is an idea I had at some point along my four day drive across the country. QR codes are very popular for some reason. Marketers insist that they’re useful and demand to put them in everything despite the fact that nobody uses them.
The real problem with QR codes is that they force people to use a machine to translate what could easily be human-readable information. Rather than a QR code, why not just show the text “Chevy.com” or even better just the word “Chevy” because everyone knows how to google stuff? Seriously, I’ve seen QR codes on highway billboard signs as if anyone is going to whip out their smartphone while they’re pulling 65.
So why a clock? As I’ve said before, clocks have already sort of been perfected. A digital wristwatch is probably the most convenient, accurate, and durable way to tell the time possible. Any attempt to change the typical blue-light special wristwatch will only make it more expensive or harder to read. This clock attempts to do both.
Also, this clock points out the ultimate irony of QR codes which is that they are a technological convenience that really isn’t convenient. In order to read this clock, the user will require some sort of QR scanning device which is guaranteed to have a time-telling function built into it already.
So, that’s why I made it. Hilarious, right?
You can find out more about how it was put together at ch00ftech’s blog here
NN=No-Neck (with Variable Limb Length)
FF=Flat-Faced with Classic Kelly Body
LL=Long-limbed with Classic Kelly Head