Saturday, October 24, 2009

Game Maker Tutorial

Check out Tile Studio HERE
Check out a Game Maker Tutorial HERE
You can download Game Maker from HERE

Friday, October 23, 2009

NaNoWriMo Is Coming!

A NaNoWriMo person put me onto this interesting little on-line application which measures such things as your typing speed and gives you a little added stimulus as you WriMo away. Check it out HERE You don't know what NaNoWriMo is ... hmmmm... well if you're a frustrated writer you definitely need to check out NaNoWriMo HERE You just gotta do it, right!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

A Touch of Richard Feynman

Richard Feynman is one of my heros. I have quite a few of them, but they all share one major property: They are clear thinkers in some capacity. They are not saints or even necessarily noble people, but they are always people who in some capacity think particularly clearly. Richard Feynman is a particularly interesting person whose thinking in the realm of Physics is essentially paradigmatic. He is the Physicist's Physicist. My generation of Physicists grew up knowing we wanted to be like Feynman, as clear, as essentially thoughtful, and hopefully as creative.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Tools of the Writing Craft

Don't know how much help this screen shot is but this is what it looks like when yWriter5 comes up. There are tabs for such things as Location, Items, Scenes, Descriptions, and on and on so that you can sort out various background elements as you are writing. I'm planning to fool with it during this year's NaNoWriMo. Click on the image for a better view.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out

This is a 50 minute video, a visit with Richard Feynman. Richard Feynman was one of the heroes of my early maturity. I was a Physics undergraduate at St. Joseph's College in the years 1962-1966. Those were the days when Richard Feynman was creating the Feynman Lecture Series on Physics. But that wasn't really the draw. I think the draw was that Richard Feynman was a unique individual with an incredibly enquiring mind. The core of intellectual development is a penetrating curiosity, not merely an idle curiosity. A penetrating curiosity is not satisfied to merely observe. A penetrating curiosity seeks to explore and understand deeply. Spend 50 minutes with Richard Feynman, but turn on your "penetrating curiosity" before you do it and enjoy this fascinating gentleman.