Google+ has made Twitter boring, here’s what Twitter should do about that « Scobleizer

Google+ has beautiful photos and videos. Twitter? Just page after page of mind-numbing 140 character items. Now, Flipboard demonstrated to all of us that photos and videos CAN be added into the display, and the new Twitter UI does do some of that, but it just isn’t enough. Google+ is blowing Twitter away here. –Google+ has made Twitter boring, here’s what Twitter should do about that « Scobleizer.

James Goodwin Clonney: Mother’s Watch

This painting, of two impish children taking advantage of a moment of unsupervised freedom as their mother naps, is one of my favorites from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art, here in Greensburg. The pun in the title intrigues me, as does the amazing complexity of the children’s clothing. The painting was not there when I took the kids to the museum yesterday. I poked around online, and learned that…

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“Ken Burns Effect” Pales in Comparison to Striking 3D Versions of Archival Photos

We’ve all seen how Ken Burns brings old photos to life by panning and zooming. This clip demonstrates a striking effect of mapping a 2D photo onto a 3D surface. The animator has to clone in order to create the missing data — the background details that are hidden by foreground objects. But the end result is very powerful. I would say the virtual camera is about 30% too swoopy…

[2.5] FPS MouseLook Script

Yay, me. I got the MouseLook script to work in my Blender Game Engine work-in-progress.  Thanks to [2.5] FPS MouseLook Script. Based on models I had already created for one reason or another, the game currently involves donuts, paneled walls, tables, and iPad projectiles. Oh, and you’re a little bot. You may have guessed that I’m not really sure where this is going, in terms of narrative or gameplay. It’s just an…