Jan Ole Peek

Monthly Archives: March 2006

Spore – From Bacteria to Galactic God

Spore is an upcoming gaming from Will Wright, the creator of Sim City and The Sims. Spore is, at first glance, an evolution game: the player molds and guides a single-celled species across many generations, until it becomes intelligent, at which point the player begins molding and guiding a society into a spacefaring civilization. Spore’s […]

Amazing 3D Sidewalk Art Photos

These unbelievable photos are chalk drawings done by Julian Beever. Beever uses his drawings to create an amazing 3D illusion. Julian Beever is an English artist who’s famous for his art on the pavement of England, France, Germany, USA, Australia and Belgium. Most of his artwork it is impossible to tell whats real from what’s […]

Ultimate Quake 3 Setup

How about playing Quake 3 on a 24 monitor wall? Yes, that’s exactly what the guys over at plastk did by running the game on a 12-node Linux cluster with two monitors per server.  This is just plain crazy. The bevel between the monitors detracts a little from the effect but it’s still a lot […]

Google Calendar Screenshots

TechCrunch has gotten possession of screenshots from Google’s long delayed new Ajax calendar application, which will be called “CL2″. It was only a matter of time before someone broke down and leaked these – as far as I know these screen shots are the first on the public web. Previous ones were almost certainly photoshopped […]

Web Developer Extension

I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Web Developer extension for Firefox but damn is it ever cool! The fact that you can visually display where CSS tags or blocks or divs or classes or whatever start and end is amazing. Want to see what colour and type that font is? Just turn […]

It’s Time

It is once again time, this time for good I hope, to quit smoking. It’s been a long while since my last failed attempt but I feel that now I am at a place in time where I am so sick of the habit, so feeling crappy about it, that I’m going to pull through. […]

TuxMe Redesign

Not sure if you’ve ever visited my Linux website, but if not, now may be the time to do so. I just released a brand-new theme and the new power of Drupal 4.7. Head on over the Tuxme.com and check it out!

Real Life Simpsons Intro

This is really funny. It’s a video remake of the Simpsons intro clip. That’s right; real people acting out the actions that happen in the cartoon. It’s quite well done even though the actors could have looked a little more like the Simpsons, but I suspect that this was a rather low budget project.

Cranky Geeks

John C. Dvorak has a new talkshow on Digital Life TV entitled “Cranky Geeks”. The format should be familiar — John’s the host, and with three additional cranky guests, they debate the technology issues of the day. Check out the pilot episode here.

Obeying the Speed Limit

The story is this. A group of college students got together and decided to hold I-285 traffic to the posted speed limit (55). (I-285 makes a complete circle around Atlanta.) The Atlanta Journal quotes a spokesman for the DOT as saying that if the students weren’t blocking emergency vehicles and were going the speed limit, […]