Friday, December 26, 2008

New Public Domain Pics Link

I came across a new source for public domain imagery. As always, try to do a little research on the individual images to make sure sure someone isn't breaking copyright to upload them to the "public domain" sites to begin with.

Looks promising though!

Public Domain Pictures.net

If you know of any good ones to share, let me know, but first check the list I've made on the left hand side of this page to see what all is there already.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Laura Croft Alison Carroll


IMG_0592, originally uploaded by HAL.9000.

Alison Carroll, a British gymnast is the new Laura Croft! I've got to say that she fits in pretty good too ;)

This is my first post about what many would consider a "video game babe," but I know a lot of people like the video game ladies, so I'm giving them what they want! Only I'm calling it *dun dun dun* VIDEO GAME LADIES!!!

Alison Carroll ladies and gentlemen! The New Laura Croft! of Tomb Raider!



Sunday, August 17, 2008

Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe

DC Comic book characters, such as the dark knight (batman), superman, flash and more are going to be colliding with Mortal Kombat characters.

It's going to be bloody, it's going to be gruesome, it's going to be totally freaking sweet.

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Everything about this game seems amazing. No one knows how it feels until they actually play it though. There's one other big question that remains though, will there be fatalities for the DC Comcis characters? The answer is YES! The superheroes wont, but the super villans will. That's good enough in my book. Superman and batman don't kill people anyways, it would make them completely out of character, thus rendering the whole coolness of "superman" being in a Mortal Kombat game pointless, it would be like a fake superman.

Tell me, can you taste the awesome?

Monday, August 11, 2008

Don't Compress your C-Drive

I've recently learned that it may not be a good idea to use WINZIP, WINRAR, 7-ZIP* or something of the other to compress you're entire c-drive. I've learned this from Yahoo Answers.

I'm pretty sure the only solution to save the data is to open up that compressed hard drive on another computer, copy the zipped file over to another computer, format the original hard drive, uncompress the files, then copy the uncompressed files onto the newly formatted drive... Then hook the hard drive it back into the computer.

The compressed hard drive in this instance can't be uncompressed in this instance, because there's not enough room on the hard drive in the first place.

*7-Zip is in bold because it's my favorite free compression utility.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Added Two New Free Image Sources

On the left side of this blog I just added two new sources for public domain /royalty free images that you may like to use in your graphics and designs.

Clker
(Royalty Free Clip Art)

Republic Domain
(public domain wallpapers and photos)

I do hope you enjoy! Post any links to things you've made with a link to the original image too and I'll be glad to approve them!

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Change Hair Color GIMP Tutorial

This video tutorial will show you have to change someones hair color in a photo using the path tool.



I didn't make this video, but I watched the whole thing to make sure it was valid. Looks good! Now you can change someones hair color!

There's a photo of me when I was joking around with some interesting hair cuts. If you want to practice changing hair color, you can use this picture. It will be especially fruitful since there's a funny hairstyle to play with and some facial hair too :)

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Making a COD4 Video in 5 Steps!

Things you'll need:
Windows Movie Maker (Comes with Windows XP)
COD4 Player (For playing a demo)
FRAPS (For recording video)
COD4 Game (Doh)

Step 1:
Open console (with ~ button) while playing and type "/record DemoName" (without the quotes). Close console.

Step 2:
When finished, open console and type "/stoprecording" then close cod4.

Step 3:
Open Fraps and make sure you know the button for recording video, where the videos save to and set the recording to 30 FPS and Half Screen (no sound if you're putting music with it, it doesn't record sound well from COD4 Player on my computer anyway).

Step 3:
Open COD4 Player, find the demo in your COD4 folders, Open it up...

Step 4:
Start recording with FRAPS (don't worry about catching the perfect moments just right... That's in step 5. Stop recording and close COD4 when done.

Step 5:
Open Windows Movie Maker, import the video file saved where FRAPS saved it and edit it as you wish! (Tip: You can even put the same file on the film-strip to allow for editing the clip multiple times and cutting out certain sections). Save the file with the highest quality you can.

Check out my pro cod4 gamer video I made using this technique and click the "watch in high quality" link under VIEWS on YouTube.

Sunday, May 04, 2008

COD4 Pro Gamer Footage!


As it stands, this is my best quality COD4 video on YouTube so far... I'm still new at getting videos on YouTube without losing quality... In fact I suck at that so far lol. But I'm getting better and I'm learning new things, such as saving the file with specific settings.

This video is of a pro gamer.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Rappelz Online!

That's me on my mount to the left, so I can move around faster and a cute little pig thing with a flower tail on the right that just roams around. I didn't bring in any pictures of the monsters because I don't want to spoil too much ;)


I've played Rappelz for about a week now for many hours (don't tell anyone) and I've decided it's a really good game, great for being free. I barely noticed lag on the server I played on (which was a PvP, or Player vs Player server). My understanding is that it's a Korean game, so some of the in game text is a little incorrect-grammar wise.

All in all it's a great game though. The biggest exception to that in my opinion is variety of monsters... It seems that most of the monsters are just the same monsters repeated with different names and different stats. I haven't played many MMORPGS, but I'm pretty sure they at least make the similar monsters look different, not just give them different names. Just make the monsters head bigger ok!

Monday, April 14, 2008

The Witcher RPG PC Game Review

A big fat 9.5/10!


I just finished playing the DEMO of The Witcher, and let me tell you, it is definitely a great RPG! They're put so much thought and time into this game ensuring a fun and exciting game for many hours.

At first I thought the fighting was going to get repetitive and at first it was. Howevery shortly into the game I realized it was much more awesome than I had thought, there's such a wide array of fighting attributes to be toyed with that it's just astonishing.

Now try the demo out for yourself and kick some demon butt! Be sure to assign your skill points when you meditate (or rest as it's known in other games- but I prefer meditate).

Oh yeah, this is definitely a stereotypical "mans" game. You sleep with women along your quests, rescue them, and collect cards showing that you've been where probably some men have been before. I didn't expect that, but it was a pleasant surprise! :-)

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Soul Storm RTS Video Game Review 9/10


Warhammer: Dawn Of War: Soul Storm from the DEMO I downloaded and played is a great game. If you like Starcraft and are an anticipator of Starcraft 2, then you'll probably like this game. It actually seems a good bit more involved. With the full verions of the game, there's many more races to choose from.

I give this game a 9/10
because it's a great game, with the only flaw being complexity. The complexity isn't bad, except for when first learning the game it can be a overwhelming. The tutorial to teach you isn't encaptivating and feels like doing a math problem. If you've played the previous Dawn Of War Warhammer games, then this is right up your alley. Any fan of real time strategy games (RTS) is going to enjoy this if they have the patience to learn it.

Note: The character in the picture in this article is actually a playable character who's quite strong. ;)

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Thursday, April 03, 2008

Project Wonderful

I've found a great way to get some cheap hits and an excellent way to monetize your website. To advertise go straight to ProjectWonderful.com, to sell advertising space go to the same place but check out these project wonderful tips I wrote first.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Top 5 Basic First Person Shooter Tips

These are very important tips for anyone who plays First Person Shooters (FPS) brought to you by Pro Gamer KhRoNE.

  1. Reload whenever you get the chance. The number one killer of noobs is having a near-empty clip just before a fire fight.
  2. Make sure your headphones are on properly. As silly as this sounds, it's very important because you should be able to hear enemy fire near by and be able to judge where it's coming from, or hear their footsteps and know where they're at.
  3. Take a moment for headshots. Headshots really matter a lot. Even if you're not going for a headshot, take a short moment to aim before you fire, because it's better to take that moment rather than emptying a clip and not hitting the enemy once. This happens often. If you ever hear someone say "are you invincible" sarcastically or "how could he not die" then you can know this is because they don't take a moment to aim, and they're likely missing with most or even all of their shots.
  4. Familiarize yourself with the maps. There are places where people camp, places you may fall to your death, and places where you can hide for a moment to reload if you need to. Don't consider anything cowardly if it's something that might work... Remember, all is fair in love and war.
  5. Use melee attacks. Whatever the melee attack may be for the FPS game you play, it's almost surely a very powerful weapon. Whenever you run out of ammo, it's usually faster to strike with melee than to reload. When you're close enough to the enemy, use a melee attack to save ammo... Even if you have a lot of ammo, still use your melee if close, because you may not have time to reload for two more unseen enemies around a nearby corner.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Great Cheap Games for Older Computers

These games don't need expensive new hardware to run. I've picked two of my favorites that I personally play and still enjoy.

* Starcraft
*Starcraft: Broodwars (Expansion to Starcraft)

You can usually get Starcraft and the expansion for about $20 total. It's a real time strategy game.

*Red Faction (1, not 2)
In my opinion, one of the best FPS games ever made, they just made a newb mistake such as not selling Red Faction 2 with multi-player support, the whole reason most people liked part 1.  You can usually find this game for about $10 bucks.

There are many more games listed on this unformatted list which inspired my choosing of two favorites. I'm sure many of them are great, I just picked two so you couldn't blame me (this time) for making your eyes hurt at the end of the day.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Library of Congress on Flickr

According to the Library of Congress Blog, more than 3,000 photos are being put on flickr without copyright restrictions. That means bloggers and artists can use these images for graphic design, print, or wherever their imagination forces them by the ears to go. That means we can be lazy AND have uality work at the same time WITHOUT stealing. I know I know, all of the fun is taken out of it that way (just joking), but I think this will turn out very interesting!q

Find those Royalty Free Images Here

Quote from: http://www.loc.gov/blog/?p=233
"Out of some 14 million prints, photographs and other visual materials at the Library of Congress, more than 3,000 photos from two of our most popular collections are being made available on our new Flickr page, to include only images for which no copyright restrictions are known to exist."

They do this in accordance with their mission: "The Library's mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations."
http://www.loc.gov/about/mission/

Friday, January 11, 2008

How Do I Write A Copyright Character?

That's something people wonder. The answer is here.

Hold down ALT and press 0169 then release. ©

You can find many other ascii codes on Chexed.com too. This Copyright character is special for web designers though, because we often put that little Copyright symbol at the bottom of our pages.

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Banking off of 404

When someone visits your web site, sometimes they get that dreaded "404 Page Not Found" error. Hopefully, you should have those pages present a custom error message, preferably with a link back to your home site for your guests.

So how do you make money off of this? By sharing paid videos. Over at Chexed.com, I've made a video so each time someone gets a 404 error message, it plays a comedic video I made to let them know the page isn't there. Each time the video is watched an ad is displayed and I make a little moola. You can use this same video to make money with while providing your visitors with some entertainment. You don't even have to make a new video, though you can if you want.

See the 404 page not found in action.

3 Steps: Sign up on Revver, get the embed code.